The Planning Policy Officer
introduced the report that outlined the progress made on the local
plan’s implementation, review and the engagement arising from
the duty to cooperate. The period covered was 1 April 2019 to 31
March 2020, with the progress made since then to be included in the
next authority monitoring report.
As a result of the reduction in
retail and employment space, the approach to these would be
reviewed within the current local plan review. Two of the key
highway schemes would not be delivered in time, with all schemes to
be continually monitored.
The Committee were informed
that 134 dwellings had been completed within the time period, which
led to a shortfall of 206 against the 9-year target of 7947 since
the local plan’s adoption.
Several Members highlighted the
importance of providing different types of housing across the