The Board considered a report of the Strategic Director Enterprise, Community and Resources, which advised that the Government had introduced new legislation to help deal with governance issues during the COVID-19 pandemic. This included the Town and Country Planning (Development Management Procedure, Listed Buildings and Environmental Impact Assessment) (England) (Coronavirus) (Amendment) Regulations 2020. These new regulations provided for the temporary suspension (until 31st December 2020) of certain planning consultation procedures where they may conflict with COVID-19 public health priorities. Subsequently, an addendum (COVID-19) to the Councils previously adopted Statement of Community Involvement had been produced. A copy was attached to the agenda item for information.
RESOLVED: That the Board endorses a recommendation to Executive Board for the addition of the addendum (Appendix A) into the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for Local Plan making.
Kathryn Brindley –
Pg 78 parish council applies for whole parish to be designated area. Serious implications with regard to Parish Councils. They would have to apply and it would be down for the Council to designate this area. We have no neighbourhood plans at present.
Mike Fry – which parish council? Hale previously applied.