Reference - Local Plan Working Group
To guide the
preparation of the Local Plan relating to changes to the planning system
proposed in the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Bill, including associated
changes in planning advice and guidance.
Purpose of the group:
Guide preparation of the Local Plan and other
planning documents as appropriate.
Help speed up Local Plan preparation.
Advise on Local Plan timetable set out in the
Local Development Scheme (LDS).
Facilitate an information exchange between
members and officers.
Advisory only as decisions on Local Plan are a
function of the Council.
Possible role in championing the Local Plan
review and providing updates to other members.
Local Plan matters to consider:
Strategy of Local Plan e.g., growth strategy/
Ensure integration with other Corporate
Strategies e.g., Strategic Plan.
Consider key issues for local plan and options
to address those issues - drawing on members local knowledge.
To provide informal feedback on policy direction
Role in consultation/engagement as per the
Statement of Community Involvement. • Engage positively in establishing
evidence base and the response to it.
Other Planning Documents:
LPMWG maybe used to guide the preparation of
other planning documents e.g., Statement of Community Involvement,
Supplementary Planning Documents/development briefs/ masterplans/Other
Format of meetings:
Format should be informal business as usual
discussions with information to be assumed to be confidential until the formal
approval process has commenced.
It may be appropriate to invite other
Councillors or relevant stakeholders to the meetings on an ad hoc basis
Frequency of meetings:
A programme of regular meetings will be diarised
and agreed to deliver the Local Plan timetable set in the LDS.
There may be a need for more frequent meetings informed
by key stages of the Local Plan review. Training
A training programme will be established for
Members of the Working Group, and it will be expected that Members will engage
positively with this.
Advisory Body - Need not be politically balanced
Membership: T Furness (Chair), C Cooke, P Gavigan and N Walker
**Any other Ward Members, at the invitation of the Mayor or
Chair of the Local Plan working group**