Agenda and draft minutes

Council Assembly
Wednesday, 13th June, 2018 6.30 pm

Venue: The Council Chamber, Moorlands House, Stockwell Street, Leek. View directions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of interest

(a)          Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

 

(b)       Other Interests

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Minutes:

The following declarations were made:-

 

Agenda Item

Members Declaring Interest

Nature of Interest

5. Submission of Local Plan to the Secretary of State

Cllr Herdman

Disclosable Pecuniary Interest – beneficial interest in land – sites within Blythe Bridge and Forsbrook

Cllr Bull

Other Interest – owns property near sites.

 

2.

To suspend Council Procedure Rules of Debate in accordance with Rules 30.3 and 26 of the Council Meeting Procedure Rules

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Minutes:

RESOLVED  -  That in accordance with Rules 30.3 and 26 of the Council Meeting Procedure Rules, rules of debate be suspended to facilitate informal debate.

 

3.

Submission of Local Plan to the Secretary of State pdf icon PDF 233 KB

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Minutes:

(Councillors Herdman and Bull left the meeting during its consideration and took no part in the discussion or voting thereon.)

 

Councillors considered the submission of the Local Plan to the Secretary of State under Regulation 22 of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended). A new Local Plan would shape and guide proposals for growth and investment in the Staffordshire Moorlands up to 2031. It would provide greater certainty to all parties regarding the local development process and set out proposed planning policies for the Staffordshire Moorlands District.

 

Members considered the details of the report in considerable depth.  This included the response to consultation exercises, consequences resulting from the reduction in public transport in the District, protection of the greenbelt and the need for supporting infrastructure.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.            That the proposed submission version of the Local Plan as set out at Appendix 1 of the report for the purpose of submitting the same Plan, associated representations and evidence to the Secretary of State for examination under Regulation 22 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) be considered and approved.

 

2.            That the schedule of late representations which had been considered be noted and that it be agreed to their inclusion in the version of the Local Plan to be submitted to the Secretary of State.

 

3.            That it be agreed that any minor corrections to the documents can be approved by the Cabinet Member for Planning, Development and Property so long as these do not substantially affect the substance of any policies or land allocations.