To consider a report of the Head of Planning, Regeneration and Economy updating the Local Development Scheme and providing a timetable for the production of a new Local Plan for Mid Devon.
The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Head of Planning, Regeneration and Economy updating the Local Development Scheme and providing a timetable for the production of a new Local Plan for Mid Devon.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that there was a legal requirement for the Council to have a Local Development Scheme, which must be made publicly available and kept up to date.
The adoption of the Mid Devon Local Plan in late July 2020 and decisions made by Councils not to progress the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan meant that there was a need for the Local Development Scheme to be revised.
The report sought Cabinet approval for a revised Local Development Scheme to come into effect on the 11th February. The scheme set out the timetable for preparing a new Local Plan for Mid Devon which followed the option 6b full plan review with enhanced consultation that was recommended in the preceding Cabinet report.
The revised Local Development Scheme no longer included a timetable for preparing the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan, and did not include a timetable for preparing a joint non-statutory strategy and infrastructure plan since this would not be subject to a formal process for plan making.
There was no requirement to consult on revisions to the Local Development Scheme. Once approved and brought into effect, the revised Local Development Scheme would be published on the Council’s website.
RESOLVED that the revised Local Development Scheme attached at Appendix 1 be approved to come into effect on 11 February 2021.
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and seconded by Cllr C R Slade)
Reason for decision:A Local Development Scheme is required under section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended by Section 111 of the Localism Act 2011.
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.