Decision details

Local Development Scheme – BCP Local Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Recommendation to Council for approval


RECOMMENDED that Council:-

(a)            approves that all previous planning policy work on emerging legacy Local Plans of the preceding authorities is refocused on the preparation of an area-wide BCP Local Plan;

(b)           approve the Local Development Scheme to come into effect on 23 September 2019 and confirm the timetable to produce the BCP Local Plan and other related planning policy documents; and

(c)            delegate authority to the Head of Growth & Infrastructure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning to make minor text changes to the LDS document to be published on 23 September 2019.

Voting: Unanimous


To set out the revised timetable and framework to produce the BCP Local Plan and other planning policy documents. The LDS is effectively a project plan and does not constitute a policy document, however as the LDS sets out planning policy making timescales it will impact on the Key Policy Framework.

The preparations of the LDS is a statutory requirement of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 as amended by the Planning Act 2008, Localism Act 2011, Housing and Planning Act 2016 and the Neighbourhood Planning Act 2017.

Preparation of the planning documents as set out in the lDS will help deliver the Council’s strategic priorities as expressed in the emerging Corporate Plan.


Report author: Julian McLaughlin

Publication date: 13/09/2019

Date of decision: 11/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Cabinet

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