Cabinet were asked to consider the findings of the examiner’s report of the independent examination of the Leekfrith Neighbourhood Development Plan and to determine if the plan had met the “basic conditions” required for the plan to proceed to referendum.
Option 1 (recommended) – that the Council agrees with the recommendations set out in Section 2 of the report. This option was recommended as the Neighbourhood Plan (as modified) was considered to meet the necessary requirements in order to proceed to referendum. This would enable the community to determine whether the Neighbourhood Plan should be used to determine relevant planning applications in the Parish.
Option 2 (not recommended) – that the Council does not concur with the recommendations set out in Section 2 of this report or the Examiner’s report. This was not recommended as the Neighbourhood Plan (as modified) was considered to have met the relevant requirements to proceed to the referendum stage. If the Council were to pursue this option and not follow the advice of the Examiner, it must notify the Parish Council, previous consultation bodies and parties which had submitted representations to the Examiner to invite further representations.
1. That the Examiner’s modifications in respect of the Leekfrith Neighbourhood Plan be accepted and that it be noted that the basic conditions as required by Paragraph 8(2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 had been met.
2. That the Examiner’s recommendation that the Leekfrith Neighbourhood Plan, as modified by recommendation a), be submitted to a referendum in the Parish of Leekfrith on 7th May 2020 be approved.