To consider the report of the Director of City Development that informs Executive Board of the proposed scope for the Local Plan Update, namely a focus on new or revised planning policy to help further address the climate emergency. On this basis, the report seeks approval to commence consultation on the proposed scope of the Local Plan Update, as detailed.
The Director of City Development submitted a report that presented details regarding the proposed scope for the Local Plan Update, namely a focus upon new or revised planning policy to help further address the Climate Emergency. On this basis, the report sought approval to commence consultation on the proposed scope of the Local Plan Update, as detailed.
In considering the report, a Member highlighted the importance of ensuring that the comments which would be received as part of the proposed consultation process were taken into consideration, as appropriate.
Emphasis was also placed upon the importance of ensuring that the methods used to conduct the consultation made the process as accessible as possible. In response, the Board was provided with details of the actions being taken with the aim of maximising accessibility.
Reference was also specifically made to the continued importance of flood prevention, and the need for due consideration to be given to this issue as part of this process.
(a) That the proposed initial scope of the Local Plan Update, be agreed as follows:-
· Update and create new policies; make consequential changes, within the Adopted Leeds Core Strategy (amended 2019), the Natural Resources and Waste Local Plan (2013) and Unitary Development Plan (2006) which focus on: carbon reduction, flood risk, green infrastructure, place-making and sustainable infrastructure in order to adapt to and mitigate the impacts of climate change and ensure the delivery of sustainable development within the Leeds Metropolitan District for a period of at least 16 years from Adoption;
(b) That the commencement of consultation on this scope for a period of eight weeks using supporting topic papers (Appendices 1 and 2 within the submitted report), be agreed;
(c) That the consultation documentation (Appendices 1 and 2 within the submitted report) be referred to the Infrastructure, Investment and Inclusive Growth Scrutiny Board for the purposes of consultation in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Budget and Policy Framework;
(d) That the necessary authority be provided to the Chief Planning Officer, to enable the Chief Planning Officer, in liaison with the Executive Member for Infrastructure and Climate, to approve any amendments to the consultation material in advance of public consultation;
(e) That it be noted that the Chief Planning Officer is responsible for the implementation of the resolutions, as detailed above.
(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)