Terms of Reference
(a) To determine all matters in the following stages of the production of the Local Plan:
(i) Preparation Stage – the evidence base and arrangements for community involvement; publication of preparatory draft documents and associated public consultation.
(b) To advise and make recommendations to Cabinet and Council upon the following stages of production of the Local Plan:
(i) approval of any full
Local Plan document for initial consultation;
(ii) approval of any Proposed Submission Local Plan Document prior to submission to the Secretary of State.
(iii) Adoption of Local Plan Documents following the Inspector’s report and recommended modifications after the Examination.
(c) Insofar as Neighbourhood Planning documents and the CIL charging schedule:
(i) To determine all matters as relevant in the preparation, production, publication of Neighbourhood Planning documents and to advise Council as to the subsequent adoption of:-
Planning documents as covered by the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012
• Neighbourhood Forums;
• Community Right to Build Organisations;
• Neighbourhood Development Plans;
• Neighbourhood development orders; and
• Community right to build orders;
(ii) to advise and make recommendations to Cabinet in respect of the preparation, consultation and production of the CIL charging schedule (or any modification thereof) including submission for examination and subsequent adoption.
(d) To consider and agree the adoption of Supplementary Planning Documents.
(e) To determine matters upon related projects and studies to the Local Plan or to make recommendations to Cabinet.
(f) To consider and comment on behalf of the Council in respect of the Regional Strategy, Local Development Frameworks, Neighbourhood Planning documents and other relevant plans or consultation exercises by Government, local authorities or other relevant bodies.
Support officer: Nancy Graham, Senior Democratic Services Officer. Tel: 01962 848235 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org