Decisions

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Decisions published

11/07/2024 - Planning Enforcement Plan 2024 ref: 1307    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Made at meeting: 11/07/2024 - Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Decision published: 12/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)       Adopt the Planning Enforcement Plan at Appendix 1 to the report subject to the following amendments:

·                An amendment to the Examples of Breach provided for Level 1 priorities set out in Table 1 on page 175 of the agenda pack, to incorporate implications for physical and mental health within bullet point three.

·                An amendment to Table 1 on page 175 of the agenda pack to add the wording “Development in the Green Belt except for minor residential development” to the Examples of Breach for Level 1 priorities and remove the wording “Development in the Green Belt” from the examples of breach for Level 2 priorities.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Taylor


11/07/2024 - Urgent Decisions ref: 1308    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Made at meeting: 11/07/2024 - Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Decision published: 12/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved:

(1)       To note the urgent decisions taken and the reasons for those decisions, since the last meeting of the Committee.

(2)       That if in future and if appropriate the Committee could be consulted by email if the meeting schedule does not permit time for decisions.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Bircher


11/07/2024 - Community Infrastructure Levy Member Working Group ref: 1305    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Made at meeting: 11/07/2024 - Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Decision published: 12/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)       Agree to the establishment of the CIL Member Working Group.

(2)       Approve the Terms of Reference for the CIL Member Working Group as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

(3)       Agree the Membership of the CIL Member Working Group for 2024/25 as set out in Section 3 of the report, with the following members appointed:

·                Cllr Clive Woodbridge (Chair) – Licensing & Planning Policy Committee Representative

·                Cllr Kim Spickett – Community & Wellbeing Committee Representative

·                Cllr Liz Frost – Environment Committee Representative

·                Cllr Alex Coley – Strategy & Resources Committee Representative

·                Cllr Alan Williamson – Climate Change Action Group Representative

·                Cllr Julie Morris – Liberal Democrat Representative

·                Cllr Rob Geleit – Labour Representative

·                Cllr Keiran Persand – Conservative Representative

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Mawer


11/07/2024 - Minutes of Licensing Sub-Committees ref: 1304    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Made at meeting: 11/07/2024 - Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Decision published: 12/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)       Receive the Minutes of the meetings of the Licensing Sub-Committees held on 12 February 2024, 18 March 2024, and 10 April 2024, and authorise the Chair of the Sub-Committee meeting to sign them as a true record of that meeting.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Phoebe Batchelor


11/07/2024 - Local Validation Requirements List 2024 ref: 1306    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Made at meeting: 11/07/2024 - Licensing and Planning Policy Committee

Decision published: 12/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee resolved (with 7 votes for, 1 vote against and 1 abstention) to:

(1)        Adopt the Local Validation Requirements List at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Taylor


09/07/2024 - Urgent items ref: 1303    For Determination

Decision Maker: Community and Wellbeing Committee

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Community and Wellbeing Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)          Note the urgent decisions taken and the reasons for those decisions, since the last meeting of the Committee.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Bircher


09/07/2024 - Homelessness: Annual Action Plan Update ref: 1302    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Community and Wellbeing Committee

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Community and Wellbeing Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Following consideration, the Committee unanimously resolved to:

(1)          Agree the priority actions points which have been taken to manage homelessness over the past 18 months.

(2)          Note the use of Homelessness Prevention Grant (HPG) and homelessness grant reserves to cover the increase in expenditure, during 2023/24, to enable the Council to meet its duties under the Housing Act 1996 and Homelessness Reduction Act 2017.

(3)          Agree that a further update regarding nightly paid accommodation (NPA) expenditure be provided at the Community & Wellbeing Committee in October 2024.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Arjan de Jong