To consider the report of the Director of City Development that seeks Executive Board’s recommendation to Council that the 39 proposed Main Modifications to the remitted part of the Site Allocations Plan be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
Further to Minute No. 102, 16th December 2020 and further to subsequent consideration by the Development Plan Panel on 2nd March 2021, the Director of City Development submitted a report which sought the Board’s recommendation to Council that the 39 proposed Main Modifications to the remitted part of the Leeds Site Allocations Plan be submitted to the Secretary of State for independent examination.
Responding to a Member’s enquiry, clarification was provided on the recommendation within the report to submit the 39 proposed Main Modifications to the Secretary of State, with explanation being provided on how the proposal which recommended the Barrowby Lane, Manston site for general employment use was reflected within that 39.
(a) That the comments of the Council’s Development Plan Panel meeting on 2nd March 2021, (the draft resolutions from which are detailed at Appendix 7 to the submitted report), be noted, and that the assessment of the representations received in response to the consultation exercise undertaken on the proposed Main Modifications, as detailed, together with the supporting documentation, be noted;
(b) That Council be recommended to:-
(i) approve that the proposed 39 Main Modifications to the Remitted part of the Site Allocations Plan (as detailed in Appendix 1 to the submitted report); the Sustainability Appraisal Addendum (in Appendix 2) and the supporting material (detailed in paragraphs 1.2) be submitted to the Secretary of State, pursuant to Section 20 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended, for the purpose of Examination by an independent inspector;
(ii) invite the independent inspector appointed to hold the Public Examination, to make modifications to the Remitted part of the Site Allocations Plan, pursuant to Section 20 (7C) of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended in order that it is sound and legally compliant;
(iii) delegate authority to the Chief Planning Officer, in consultation with the Executive Member for Climate Change, Transport and Sustainable Development, to:-
(a) approve the detail of any updates or corrections to the submission material and any further technical documents and supporting evidence required to be submitted for consideration at future hearing sessions;
(b) continue discussions with key parties, including via statements of common ground and suggest to the Inspector any further Main Modifications, edits and consequential changes necessary to be made to the Remitted part of the Site Allocations Plan following Council approval, during the Examination; and
(c) prepare and give evidence in support of the Remitted part of the Site Allocations Plan.
(The matters referred to within this minute, given that they were decisions being made in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules, were not eligible for Call In, as Executive and Decision Making Procedure Rule 5.1.2 states that the power to Call In decisions does not extend to those decisions being made in accordance with the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules)