{meta} Agenda for Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development on Tuesday, 15 January 2019, 10.00 am

Agenda and decisions

Venue: The Boardroom, Salford Civic Centre, Chorley Road, Swinton. View directions

Contact: Claire Edwards 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of interest.

3.

Decision Items (Part 1 - Open to the Public):

3a

Salford Revised Draft Local Plan pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

 

I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution do hereby:

 

Approve the Revised Draft Local Plan and supporting documents, subject to the changes detailed in the attached document,for the purposes of public consultation from Friday 25 January 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019.

 

The Reasons are: to provide an opportunity for the community and other stakeholders to comment on the Revised Draft Local Plan and the associated consultation documents.

 

Options considered and rejected were: A number of sites were suggested through the previous stages of consultation for allocation or designation and alternative policy approaches were also suggested. The Revised Draft Local Plan identifies the approach that the city council intends to take, having had regard to the comments received during the previous stages of consultation, additional evidence that has been assembled, changes to national planning policy and work on the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

Assessment of Risk: Medium

In order for the city council to be able to adopt the Local Plan, the document must be found sound when an independent examination of the document is carried out. To be sound a Local Plan must be positively prepared, justified, effective and consistent with national policy, and the city council must be able to demonstrate the soundness of the document to a Planning Inspector on this basis. It is recognised that various policies and proposals in the Revised Draft Local Plan may be subject to significant challenge from those seeking higher or lower levels of development or different policy approaches, but the plan is considered to be sound. The Local Plan is being produced in parallel with the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and any changes to the timetable for producing the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework may necessitate changes to the Local Plan timetable for the remaining stages.

 

The source of funding is: The non-staff costs associated with the consultation are limited in scale (associated with the printing of the documents) and will be met from existing revenue budgets.

 

Legal Advice obtained: Yes, provided by Stephanie Hall, Senior Solicitor

The legislative requirements in the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for the preparation of the local plan have been complied with.
The Council is required by Regulation 18 to notify various consultation bodies, the general public and local businesses of the proposed local plan and invite representations.  The Council must then take into account any representations received in preparing its local plan.    

If the proposed local plan is not prepared in accordance with Regulation 18, any subsequent attempt by the Council to adopt the plan would be susceptible to challenge.

 

Financial Advice: Yes, provided by Paul Hutchings, Strategic Finance Manager

At the present time there are no specific financial implications of the consultation of the draft Local Plan.  Any additional resource requirements resulting from the consultation will be subsumed within the existing resources  ...  view the full decision text for item 3a

3b

Salford Revised Planning Obligations SPD. pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Salford City Council - Record of Decision

 

I, Councillor Derek Antrobus, Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development, in exercise of the powers contained within the Council Constitution, do hereby:

 

Approve the Draft Planning Obligations SPD (SPD) for the purposes of public consultation from Friday 25 January 2019 to Friday 22 March 2019.

 

The Reasons are that the adopted Planning Obligations SPD (June 2015) needs updating:

 

·                     To reflect changing national policy and legislation

·                     To respond to the latest information on development viability in Salford

·                     To provide additional guidance on the implementation of local policies on planning obligations in light of experience in applying the existing SPD

 

Options considered and rejected were to not publish the Draft Planning Obligations SPD.

 

Assessment of Risk is medium. It is recognised that various policies and proposals in the Revised Planning Obligations SPD may be subject to challenge through both the formal consultation period, and potentially also to its subsequent adoption.

 

The source of funding is existing revenue budgets. Non-staff costs associated with the consultation are limited in scale (associated with the printing of the documents)

 

Legal Advice obtained from: Robert Irvine (Solicitor). Before adopting a Supplementary Planning Document, a Local Planning Authority is required to undertake a public consultation for a period of at least four weeks.  As part of the consultation, the Draft SPD must be made available along with a statement setting out who has been consulted during the preparation of the document, the main issues raised by them and how those have been addressed in the Draft SPD.  This report seeks approval to carry out a consultation in accordance with the statutory provisions.

The Council is also required, during the preparation of a plan such as an SPD to consider whether an Environmental Assessment is required, and should consider whether a sustainability appraisal is required.  The determination statement addresses these issues.

 

Financial Advice: The city council currently secures planning obligations from developers as a result of new developments in line with the adopted Planning Obligations SPD (June 2015). In 2017/18 the city council received £3,218,304 of planning obligations, with expenditure in the period of £2,304,666. Once adopted planning obligations will be secured having regard to the policies in the revised SPD.

 

Procurement Advice: Not applicable.

 

The following documents have been used to assist the decision process:

 

·         Draft Planning Obligations SPD

·         Salford Revised Draft Local Plan assessment of residential viability (January 2019)

·         Determination statement on the need for sustainability appraisal and strategic environmental assessment

·         Consultation statement

Contact Officer: Matt Doherty        Tel No: 0161 793 2304

 

 

 

 

 

This decision is not subject to consideration by another Lead Member.

 

The appropriate scrutiny panel to call-in the decision is the Growth and Prosperity Scrutiny Panel.

 

 

 

 

Signed: Councillor Antrobus                                             Dated: 15th January 2019

Lead Member for Planning and Sustainable Development

 

 

 

FOR DEMOCRATIC SERVICES USE ONLY

 

This decision was published on 15th January 2019.

 

This decision will come in force at 4.00 p.m. on 22nd January 2019, unless it is called-in in accordance  ...  view the full decision text for item 3b

4.

Exclusion of the Public.

5.

Decision Items (Part 2 - Closed to the Public) - No Items.

6.

Any other business.