Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To provide an update to the timetable for the
Greater Exeter Strategic Plan
The Cabinet had before it a * report of the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration updating the Local Development Scheme (LDS) to take account of the new Greater Exeter Strategic Plan timetable agreement.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that the Local Development Scheme provided interested people and organisations with the Council’s project plan for the preparation of local development documents, namely the Local Plan Review 2013 -2033, the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan and a New Local Plan for the area.
The paper also sought approval on the proposed scope and timetable for the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan. With changes in administration arising from the local elections, it had been necessary to ensure that the GESP was proceeding in a way and on a timetable which continued to meet the objectives of the four councils. Discussions between lead officers and members had therefore been taking place. The Council’s leaderships had now confirmed their commitment to continuing GESP preparation with a revised table. The plan would cover the local authority areas of East Devon, Exeter, Mid Devon and Teignbridge and would be prepared jointly by those four local planning authorities with the support of Devon County Council. It would set an overall vision and strategy for the area, contain policies and proposals for strategic and cross boundary issues, set the overall amount of growth for the period 2020 – 2040, promote the Liveable Exeter vision, implement the overall vision and strategy by allocating strategic sites and provide district’s local plans with targets for non-strategic developments. The timetables for each local development document was set out in full in Appendix 1 of the report.
(Proposed by Cllr G Barnell and seconded by Cllr D J Knowles)
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.
Report author: Jenny Clifford
Publication date: 26/11/2019
Date of decision: 21/11/2019
Decided at meeting: 21/11/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 30/11/2019