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Authority Monitoring Report

Meeting: 13/09/2016 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee (Item 70)

70 Report of the Head of Planning and Development - Authority Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 84 KB

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Decision:

That the Authority Monitoring Report 2015/16, attached as appendix 1 to the report of the Head of Planning and Development, and as amended by the urgent update report, be approved for publication on the Council’s website.

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

The Planning Officer, Spatial Planning presented the highlights of the report and Urgent Update.

 

The Committee heard this was the first Authority Monitoring Report for three years, which was different to previous reports because it had taken into account the gap of three years and the Local Plan work that had been undertaken.

 

The Committee discussed the need for the report to provide a more detailed level of analysis in order to gain value from it.  It was felt the report was not capturing the latest issues in the borough.  This was noted and would be taken into consideration for future reports.

 

Concern was raised regarding the impact of achieving the target for Gypsy and Traveller sites 10 years ahead of the plan.  The concern was whether this would mean no sites would be provided for the remaining 7 years.

 

It was explained this may result in the Council having to allocate more sites.  However, after three calls for sites, no more sites came forward.

 

It was agreed the report was useful and necessary and had identified a need to work with other areas in future to make the information more useful.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Authority Monitoring Report 2015/16, attached as appendix 1 to the report of the Head of Planning and Development, as amended by the urgent update report, be approved for publication on the Council’s website.

 

Voting:  For – 9  Against – 0  Abstentions – 0