Agenda and minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Ruth Rimmington  Email: ruth.rimmington@chorley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chair for the Meeting

Minutes:

Decision: That Councillor Alistair Bradley be appointed Chair for the meeting.

2.

Welcome by Chair and Introductions

Minutes:

The Chair, Councillor Alistair Bradley, welcomed everyone to the meeting and asked those present to introduce themselves.

3.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were submitted on behalf of Councillor Martin Boardman (Chorley Council), County Councillor Michael Green and Councillor Clifford Hughes (South Ribble Borough Council). 

4.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

Decision: That the minutes of the Central Lancashire Strategic Planning Joint Advisory Committee meeting held on 30 January 2018 be approved as a correct record

5.

Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.

 

If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interests received.

6.

National Planning Policy Framework pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Report of Central Lancashire Planning Policy Officers

Minutes:

Zoe Whiteside (Development and Regeneration Manager, Chorley Council) presented the report which provided members with an overview of the consultation proposals within the draft National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) published on 5 March 2018. 

 

The direction of travel for these policies is very much about accelerating house building and achieving sustainable development which includes economic, social and environmental objectives.  There is the new requirement for authorities to review plan policies every five years following the date of adoption, with updates, if necessary, to reflect changing circumstances.  Local plans must address strategic priorities of an area looking ahead over a minimum of 15 years from adoption.

 

Members considered the different areas of the NPPF.  It was noted that not all areas have a Neighbourhood Plan.  The figures relating to the housing delivery test are subject to agreement and a future discussion will be required on the commitment to these numbers. 

 

Decision: That the report be noted.  

7.

Supporting Housing Delivery through Developer Contributions - Summary Overview pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of Director (Business, Development and Growth) (Chorley Council)

Minutes:

Alison Marland (Principal Planning Officer, Chorley Council) presented the report which informed Members of the MHCLG’s consultation on “Supporting housing delivery through developer contributions” this proposes changes to the Community Infrastructure Levy and Section 106 Planning Obligations.

 

The reforms proposed are: reducing complexity and increasing certainty, supporting swifter development, increasing market responsiveness and improving transparency and increasing accountability. 

 

Members noted this is positive in respect of viability assessments, although the assessments will need to be thorough.  As these will be done in advance there is the potential that the assessments will be out of date. 

 

Decision: That the report be noted.  

8.

Central Lancashire Employment and Skills Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of the Director (Business, Development and Growth) (Chorley Council)

Minutes:

Jonathan Noad, (Director of Planning and Property, South Ribble Borough Council), presented the report which sought the support of the Joint Advisory Committee for a submission to the Construction Industry Training Board of an application for the approval of Client Based Approach Status.

 

The adoption of the CITB Client Based Approach would not be prescriptive and applicants working on sites which trigger the SPD Employment and Skills requirements may choose not to adopt the approach and to implement, monitor and report through their own processes.

 

Decision: Approval granted for the submission to the Construction Industry Training Board of an application for the approval of Client Based Approach Status

9.

Local Plan Review Update

A verbal report will be presented at the meeting.

Minutes:

Zoe Whiteside (Development and Regeneration Manager, Chorley Council) gave an update.  A bid has been submitted to the government for £250,000 towards the review.  Four positions were advertised and shortlisting will be undertaken this week with interviews scheduled for 20 April. 

 

Officers would be meeting to discuss arrangements early May to resolve issues relating to governance and ICT. 

 

Mark Lester (Director (Business, Development and Growth), Chorley Council) suggested that a proposal be brought to the next meeting to consider how the Central Lancashire authorities can work together on their economic strategies. 

 

Decision:

1.         To note the progress on the Local Plan review

2.         To consider how the Central Lancashire authorities can work together on their economic strategies at the next meeting. 

10.

Central Lancashire Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of Central Lancashire Planning Policy Officers

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Zoe Whiteside (Development and Regeneration Manager, Chorley Council) presented a report which set out the contents of the draft Central Lancashire Local Development Scheme (LDS).

 

This is a statutory document which councils are required to publish on their websites, and identifies new planning policy required, and how and when these are to be prepared.  Each Council will need to take this document through their respective decision making processes. 

 

Members noted the high level programme for the review of the Central Lancashire Local Plan. 

 

Decision: That the report be noted.  

11.

City Deal Update

A verbal report will be presented at the meeting. This will include and update of the Central Lancashire Transport Plan.

Minutes:

Chris Hayward (Director of Development, Preston City Council) gave an update. 

 

Agreement has been reached with LCC to assemble three parcels of land required.  A number of partners are contributing to the cost of this.  Compulsory purchase orders have been submitted and work is expected to commence on site in November 2019. 

 

Works to Preston City Centre is almost complete, including Fishergate to the bus station and the bus station and car park. 

 

Consultation was complete in relation to the Broughton corridor and works were now at detailed design stage. 

 

Works to the Penwortham bypass and Bamber Bridge town centre are ongoing. 

 

Members were also updated on the ongoing consultation regarding the Open Space, Playing Pitches and Recreation Strategy.  The consultation will form the evidence base for the new strategy.  The assessment report is expected in July, with recommendations in September.

 

Decision: That the report be noted.  

12.

Dates of Future Meetings

To note that provisionally the next meeting of the Joint Advisory Committee is to be held at Lancashire County Council, County Hall, Preston on 5 June 2018 at 5.30pm.

Minutes:

·                5 June 2018 at 5.30pm

·                4 September 2018 at 5.30pm

·                13 November at 5.30pm

·                29 January 2019 at 5.30pm

·                26 March 2019 at 5.30pm