Decision details

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


RECOMMENDED:  That the contents of the report be noted and Council be recommended that the draft Local Plan previously approved by Full Council be amended as follows:

1)     That reference to the term ‘A10/Main Rail Line Strategic Growth Corridor’ is deleted from the Plan.

2)    That the Settlement Hierarchy reverts to that of the Core Strategy (as amended by the Site Allocations and Development Management Policies Document), subject to a check that it still remains up to date.


3)    That a criterion-based policy is introduced into the Plan for the assessment of proposals for development in rural settlements.  The Criterion-based policy to be agreed in consultation with the Chair and Vice-Chair of the Local Plan Task Group.

4)    That a housing requirement is calculated for designated neighbourhood areas using the methodology set out at section 2.13 and Appendix 3.

Reason for Decision


To address concerns raised by the Local Plan Inspectors at examination in order that they may report the Plan is ‘sound’ and enable the Council to proceed to adoption at the earliest opportunity.


The comments of the Local Plan Task Group were taken into account in the revised recommendation 3.

Publication date: 09/03/2023

Date of decision: 07/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 07/03/2023 - Cabinet

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