Local Plan Sub-Committee - 3 December 2020 (7pm)
Virtual meeting with remote access03rd December 2020
LOCAL PLAN SUB-COMMITTEE
NOTICE AND AGENDA
For a virtual/remote meeting to be held on Thursday 3 December 2020 at 7pm.
Members of the Local Plan Sub-Committee:
Sarah Nelmes (Chair)
Steve Drury (Vice-Chair)
Joanne Wagstaffe Chief Executive
25 November 2020
(The Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 made under the Coronavirus Act 2020 enable Council/Committee meetings to be held in a virtual format and enables remote attendance.
The meeting starts at 7pm and will be virtual/remote meeting in that it will be conducted at no specific location and all participants are at various locations, communicating via audio and online.
The Council welcomes contributions from members of the public to its discussion on Part I agenda items at Committee meetings. Contributions will be limited to one person speaking for and one against each item for not more than three minutes. Please note that in the event of registering your interest to speak on an agenda item but not taking up that right because the item is deferred, you will automatically be given the right to speak on that item at the next meeting of the Committee. Details of the procedure are provided below:
Members of the public wishing to speak will be entitled to register and identify which Part I report they wish to speak on from the published agenda for the remote meeting. Those who wish to register to speak must do so by notifying the Committee Team by e-mail 48 hours before the meeting. The first 2 people to register (1 for and 1 against) will be sent a link so that they can join the meeting to exercise that right. This will also allow the Committee Team to prepare the speaker sheet in advance of the remote meeting to forward to the Chair of the meeting.
In accordance with The Openness of Local Government Bodies Regulations 2014 any matters considered under Part 1 business only of the meeting may be filmed, recorded, photographed, broadcast or reported via social media by any person.
Recording and reporting the Council's meetings is subject to the law and it is the responsibility of those doing the recording and reporting to ensure compliance. This will include the Human Rights Act, the Data Protection Act and the laws of libel and defamation.
Please note that the meeting is being held virtually. The Part I business of the meeting will be live streamed at:
The virtual/remote committee meeting protocol is provided below:
1. APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the Local Plan Sub-Committee meeting held on 19 October 2020.
3. NOTICE OF OTHER BUSINESS
Items of other business notified under Council Procedure Rule 30 to be announced, together with the special circumstances that justify their consideration as a matter of urgency. The Chairman to rule on the admission of such items.
4. DECLARATION OF INTERESTS
To receive any declarations of interest.
5. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.
5a. MOTIONS UNDER PROCEDURE RULE 11
At the Council meeting on 20 October 2020 it was agreed that the following motion would be referred to the Local Plan sub-committee. The proposer and seconder of the motion have been invited to the meeting to present their motion under new Rule 11(11).
Councillor Sara Bedford, seconded by Councillor Peter Getkahn to move under Notice duly given as follows:
Space standards in permitted development housing
Council notes that on 30 September 2020 the Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick announced that in future all new homes delivered through Permitted Development Rights will have to meet space standards. This will mean that all new homes in England delivered through these rights will in the future have to meet the Nationally Described Space Standard.
Details of the Space Standards are contained in this document: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/technical-housing-standards-nationally-described-space-standard
Whilst welcoming the overdue commitment to better housing, Council deplores that no date has been set to change the relevant regulations.
Council therefore agrees to write to the Housing Secretary, urging that the regulations should be introduced with immediate effect and no later than the end of 2020.
6. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC
If the Sub-Committee wishes to consider the remaining items in private, it will be appropriate for a resolution to be passed in the following terms:-
“that under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A to the Act. It has been decided by the Council that in all the circumstances, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.”
1. LOCAL PLAN: SITES FOR POTENTIAL ALLOCATION
To receive a report.
2. SITES FOR CONSIDERATION
To receive a presentation.
3. OTHER BUSINESS – If approved under item 3 above.
Any enquiries on the agenda please contact the Committee Team by email at