The Head of Policy,
Communications and Governance introduced the report, and explained
that the Policy and Resources Committee considered the outcome of
the Church Road, Otham planning
application appeal at their meeting on 3 February 2021. The
proposed scope for the review was based on this discussion and
Member feedback following the meeting. It was proposed that the
report be presented to the Committee at the meeting on 8 September
2021 to allow time for a thorough review.
External planning advice would
be sought to support the review, and there would also be
involvement from key stakeholders. Several research methods would
be used including interviews, surveys
and desktop research.
In response to questions, the
Head of Policy, Communications and Governance outlined the
percentage of complaints that related to planning for 2019-2020,
however this would not have captured any complaints relating to the
item being discussed.
Concern was raised about
communication between Officers and Members and the level of support
given to Members to aid the technical understanding of planning
RESOLVED: That the scope for the Church Road, Otham review, as set out in 3.2 of the report, be
approved and reported back to the Committee on 8 September