Agenda and decisions

Special meeting, Licensing and Planning Policy Committee
Thursday, 6th August, 2020 7.30 pm

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Items
No. Item

1.

Question Time

To take any questions from members of the Public

 

2.

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.

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 86 KB

The Committee is asked to confirm as a true record the Minutes of the Meeting of the Committee held 5 March 2020 (attached) and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.


Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting of the Licensing and Planning Policy Committee held on 5 March 2020 were agreed as a true record and the Committee authorised the Chair to sign them subject to the following amendment:

 

That Item 38 Epsom & Ewell Local Plan – Overview of Proposed Housing Strategy be amended to read:

a)            Sound Housing Strategy: Members discussed the importance of having a Local Plan Housing Strategy that is demonstrably sound in order to ensure that the Borough Council remains in control of future growth. The soundness criteria were: Sustainable, optimising, Objectively Assessed Housing Need and 5-year Housing Land Supply.

4.

Pavement Licence Policy pdf icon PDF 85 KB

The report outlines the proposed Council policy for implementing pavement licences following the enactment of the Business and Planning Act 2020.  

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Approved the Pavement Licence Policy as set out in Appendix 1 to the report subject to the following amendment:

That Condition 23 reads as follows:

The licence must be displayed prominently at or on the premises where it can be conveniently read from the exterior of the premises.

and delegated to the Head of Housing and Community any minor amendments to the Policy, in consultation with the Chairman of Licencing & Planning Policy Committee;

(2)      Agreed to set a fee of £100 for per pavement licence application;

(3)      Delegated to the Head of Housing and Community the determination and enforcement of Pavement Licences made under the Business and Planning Act 2020.

 

5.

Revised Local Plan Programme pdf icon PDF 76 KB

The Local Plan Programme sets out the timetable for the new Local Plan. It has been updated following the Coronavirus Pandemic, which has caused unexpected delay to the existing published Local Plan work programme.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration, it was resolved that the Committee:

(1)      Had considered and approved the revised Local Plan Programme August 2020 attached at Appendix 1 to the report.