Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the Government’s proposed
changes to the Planning system and formulate a consultation
The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Head of Planning, Regeneration and Economy considering two current consultation papers published by the Government: ‘’Changes to the current planning system – consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations’’, and ‘’Planning for the Future – White Paper’’ and responses by Mid Devon District Council.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that the Government were holding consultations which would have a significant changes to current planning policy. He explained that the Planning Policy Advisory Group (PPAG) had debated the Council’s response and he provided members with the details of comments submitted.
Consideration was given to:
· The comments of the PPAG in relation to the Government’s consultation “Planning for the Future – White Paper”
· The comments made by the Cabinet Member for Climate Change in relation to the Government’s consultation “Planning for the Future – White Paper”
· The effect that the change in planning policies would have on the Climate Change agenda
a) The Cabinet approves the submission of the draft responses in Appendix 1 incorporating the additional suggestions put forward by PPAG which were confirmed at the meeting to the Government’s consultation on the technical paper “Changes to the current planning system”
b) Members of the Cabinet inform the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration of any further responses needed in Appendix 2 to the Government’s consultation “Planning for the Future – White Paper”
c) Delegated authority be given to the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration to finalise the appendix 2 response to the Government’s consultation on the “Planning for the Future – White Paper” and to submit these to the Government.
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and seconded by Cllr D J Knowles)
Reason for the Decision The recommendations sought were to approve the
responses for submission to the Government, so that the Council has engaged with the consultation in the interests of Mid Devon.
Note: *report previously circulated and attached to the minutes
Report author: Jenny Clifford
Publication date: 07/10/2020
Date of decision: 01/10/2020
Decided at meeting: 01/10/2020 - Cabinet
Effective from: 10/10/2020