Southend New Local Plan
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
The Cabinet considered a report of the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director (Growth & Housing) presenting a revised and updated Local Development Scheme (LDS), which set out the future programme for the preparation of the Southend New Local Plan.
Reasons for decision:
To ensure the expeditious production of a New Local Plan for Southend and associated evidence base to manage and guide future growth and development in the Borough and its hinterland in a positive and timely manner, where the Council has control of decision making in the public interest as representatives of the local community.
1. The failure to prepare a new local plan for Southend would result in its current plans becoming increasingly out of date and the Council becoming increasingly unable to positively influence the scale, nature and location of development within the Borough.
2. An out-of-date local plan also brings the potential risk of “planning by appeal” with the responsibility for decision making increasingly being passed from the Council and the local community to the Planning Inspectorate and the Secretary of State, as the Council’s existing local plan becomes further out of date.
Note: This is a Council Function
Eligible for call-in to: Place Scrutiny Committee
Cabinet Member: Cllr Mulroney
Report author: Mark Sheppard
Publication date: 26/02/2021
Date of decision: 23/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 23/02/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 06/03/2021
This decision has been called in by:
- Councillor Tony Cox who writes for consideration by Place Scrutiny Committee"
- Councillor Meg Davidson who writes for consideration by Place Scrutiny Committee"