Consideration was given to current consultation on revisions to the National Planning Policy Framework and the new National Model Design Code. A draft response to the consultation was also considered.
Concerns over beauty, beautification, subjectivity and environmental schemes were raised. The current policy for electric vehicles and charging points was included and the Design Code could be promoted. Innovative practice, chargers on lamp posts, electricity supply and retro fitting buildings were also discussed.
1. That the consultation proposals and their possible implications be noted.
2. That the draft response to the consultation, Appendix 4 to the report, be approved and submitted, subject to the rephrasing of Option 1 as the better of the two available options.