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Decision details

Proposed revision to the interpretation of the affordable housing policy and revision to the Planning Obligations SPD

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Approval to implement a revised interpretation of Tamworth's Local Plan Affordable Housing Policy HG4 and approval to undertake consultation on amendments to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document in order to reflect the new National Planning Policy Framework.

Decisions:

The Portfolio Holder for Heritage and Growth updated Cabinet on the impact of changes to national policy set out in the revised National Planning Policy Framework in relation to the provision of affordable housing and to seek endorsement of the proposed interpretation of Local Plan policy HG4 (Affordable Housing). Approval was sought to consult on revisions to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document to reflect these changes and to publish the revised document following the period of consultation. Further approval was sought to delegate authority to make minor amendments to the document in future.

 

RESOLVED

 

 

That the Council reverted to seeking to secure affordable housing contributions from developments of 10 units and more as set out in policy HG4 of the adopted Local Plan;

 

 

That Council noted that  part c) of policy HG4 continued to be not in compliance with the NPPF and that little weight should be applied to it when assessing planning applications;

 

 

That references to specific paragraphs of the National Planning Policy Framework in the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document be updated to reflect the revised National Planning Policy Framework

 

 

That Cabinet approved a period of consultation on revisions to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document, as set out in recommendations 1 and 2, and approved publication of the revised document subject to the approval of the Portfolio Holder Heritage and Growth

 

 

That future minor amendments (changes that would not require a period of public consultation and would not alter the scope or emphasis of the document) to the Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document be delegated to the Assistant Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Portfolio Holder Heritage and Growth.

 

(Moved by Councillor S Claymore and seconded by Councillor R Pritchard)

 

 

Report author: Richard Powell

Publication date: 04/07/2019

Date of decision: 27/09/2018

Decided at meeting: 27/09/2018 - Cabinet

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