The Cabinet had before it a *report of the Director of Place updating the Local Development Scheme and providing an updated 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 prepare and maintain a Local Development Scheme for the district.
He explained that the Local Development Scheme was a project plan for the preparation of local development documents, in this case the preparation of a new Local Plan for Mid Devon. The current scheme was approved by the Cabinet in February 2021 at the same time as approval was given for officers to commence the preparation of a new Local Plan. Since those decisions, good progress had been made by officers, including the gathering of technical evidence and surveys, and also the completion of a draft Issues Paper for the new Local Plan.
He added that a number of changes were now needed to the scheme to bring it up to date and comply with legal requirements. He identified the changes to the scheme outlined in the report
RESOLVED that the revised Local Development Scheme be approved for the period from 12 January 2022.
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and seconded by Cllr C R Slade)
Reason for the decision – an updated Local Development Scheme is required under Section 15 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004
Note: *Report previously circulated, copy attached to minutes.