Your Councillors

Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee

11 October 2016

Is the final decision on the recommendations in this report to be made at this meeting?

Yes

 

Regulation 18 Consultation on the Tonbridge and Malling Local Plan

 

Final Decision-Maker

Strategic Planning, Sustainability and

Transportation Committee

Lead Head of Service

Rob Jarman, Head of Planning and Development

Lead Officer and Report Author

Mark Egerton, Planning Policy Manager

Classification

Public

Wards affected

All

 

 

This report makes the following recommendations to this Committee:

1.   That the Committee notes the commencement of the consultation and intention to bring a report to the 8th November meeting setting out a proposed response.

 

 

This report relates to the following corporate priorities:

·         Keeping Maidstone Borough an attractive place for all -

·         Securing a successful economy for Maidstone Borough -

 

 

Timetable

Meeting

Date

Strategic Planning, Sustainability and

Transportation Committee

11th October 2016

 

 



Regulation 18 Consultation on the Tonbridge and Malling Local Plan

 

 

1.        PURPOSE OF REPORT AND EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

 

1.1     This is an informative report designed to draw the committee’s attention to the commencement of the Tonbridge and Malling Local Plan Regulation 18 consultation and the intention to bring a report to the 8th November 2016 meeting setting out a proposed response to that consultation.

 

 

2.        INTRODUCTION AND BACKGROUND

 

2.1     The Committee will be aware that production of a Local Plan must meet various requirements set out in government legislation and the National Planning Policy Framework.

 

2.2     Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council have started the process of producing a new Local Plan, to replace their current suite of Local Plan documents. The new Local Plan will have a time horizon up to 2031  

 

2.3     On the 30th September 2016, Tonbridge and Malling Borough Council published the first stage of the new Local Plan “The Way Forward” for public consultation.

 

2.4     This early stage public consultation sets out the issues that need to be addressed in the forthcoming Local Plan and a potential development strategy for the way forward, as well as associated technical assessments.

 

2.5     Written responses are invited by 5pm Friday 25th November 2016.

 

 

 

3.        AVAILABLE OPTIONS

 

3.1     This report is intended to draw the Committee’s attention to the ongoing consultation and is not seeking any decision. Should Committee Members wish to provide feedback; this will be amalgamated into the proposed response. A report setting out the proposed response to the consultation will be taken to the 8th November 2016 committee.

 

 

4.        PREFERRED OPTION AND REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

4.1     As set out in paragraph 3.1 above, the Committee is asked to note the commencement of the consultation.

 

 

5.       NEXT STEPS

5.1     Officers will review the Local Plan consultation documents and report back to the 8th November 2016 Committee with a proposed response.

 

 

6.       CROSS-CUTTING ISSUES AND IMPLICATIONS

 

 

Issue

Implications

Sign-off

Impact on Corporate Priorities

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

Risk Management

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

Financial

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Mark Green,

Section 151

Officer &

Finance Team

Staffing

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

Legal

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Kate Jardine,

Team Leader

(Planning),

Mid-Kent

Legal

Services

Equality Impact Needs Assessment

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Anna Collier,

Policy &

Information

Manager

Environmental/Sustainable Development

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

Community Safety

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

Human Rights Act

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

Procurement

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

& Mark

Green,

Section 151

Officer

Asset Management

These will be considered in the report detailing the consultation response.

Rob Jarman,

Head of

Planning and

Development

 

7.        REPORT APPENDICES

 

There are none.

 

 

8.        BACKGROUND PAPERS

 

There are none.