Licensing and Planning Policy Committee
Thursday, 10th September, 2020 7.00 pm


Contact: Democratic Services, email:  tel: 01372 732000

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Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public.


Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare the existence and nature of any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests in respect of any item of business to be considered at the meeting.


Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held on 6 August 2020 (attached) and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.


Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) Addendum pdf icon PDF 73 KB

The report outlines the proposed addendum to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement following the safety guidance and restrictions from government to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

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Changes to the English Planning System 2020 pdf icon PDF 70 KB


This report updates members on the existing and proposed changes to the planning system in England which have been introduced as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, and more fundamental reforms which have either come into force or are proposed as part of the government’s intention to reform the planning system in England.

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Communications and Engagement Strategy pdf icon PDF 96 KB

The Draft Communications and Engagement Strategy sets out a framework as to how the Council can publicise and inclusively involve stakeholders in the forthcoming Regulation 18 consultation for the new local Plan. The strategy takes account of the potential impacts of the Coronavirus Pandemic.

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Housing Delivery Action Plan pdf icon PDF 71 KB

The Housing Delivery Action Plan identifies actions to increase future housing delivery in the Borough. The Council is required to prepare an Action Plan following the Housing Delivery Test (HDT) published by Central Government in February 2020, where the Council was unable to demonstrate housing delivery necessary for in the previous three years.

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Draft response to proposed changes to the standard method for assessing local housing need pdf icon PDF 84 KB

The Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government (MHCLG) has published a consultation titled ‘Changes to the current planning system: consultation on changes to planning policy and regulations’. The consultation was published on 6 August 2020 and comments are invited by the end of 1 October 2020.

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Supplementary information: Licensing and Planning Policy Committee presentation pdf icon PDF 349 KB

The presentation to be given at the meeting of the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee on 10 September 2020.