Issue - meetings

Local Plan Update

Meeting: 10/01/2017 - Strategic Planning, Sustainability and Transportation Committee (Item 129)

129 Report of the Head of Planning and Development - Local Plan Update pdf icon PDF 66 KB


The Principal Planning Officer updated the committee on the progress of the Local Plan examination and provided the Government’s latest position regarding the Housing White Paper.


The Officer outlined that the Local Plan Inspector had:


·  Confirmed that the Council had met its duty to cooperate;


·  Endorsed the Council’s statement of housing need, but without the market uplift, making the figure 17,660;


·  Opined that two sites – New Line Learning and Boughton Lane – should be removed from the Local Plan, and that sites in Yalding allocated for mixed housing and employment should be removed. It was also stated that a reduced housing supply was achievable at the Invicta Barracks site;


·  Supported development at Woodcut Farm, Junction 8;


·  Requested commitment to a review of the Local Plan from April 2021.


In response to a question it was explained that the five year land supply now stood at approximately 6.21 years.  This figure would be updated with more recent completions data when monitoring for the 2016/17 monitoring year was undertaken.


RESOLVED: That the report be noted.