Background
Background

Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: The Bainbridge Room, The Copeland Centre, Catherine Street, Whitehaven. CA28 7SJ

Contact: Clive Willoughby  Tel: 01946 598328

Items
No. Item

LDF 19/1

Appointment of Chair

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Michael McVeigh duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor Carl Walmsley be appointed Chair of the Local Development Framework Panel for the Municipal Year 2019/2020.

 

 

Councillor Carl Walmsley in the chair.

LDF 19/2

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors James Date and Linda Jones-Bulman.

LDF 19/3

Declarations of Interest

Minutes:

There were no Declarations of Interests made at this meeting.

LDF 19/4

Minutes of the Meeting held on 19 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED - That the minutes of the meeting held on 19 March 2019 be signed by the Chair as a correct record.

 

LDF 19/5

Appointment of Deputy Chair

Minutes:

It was proposed by Councillor Michael McVeigh duly seconded and

 

RESOLVED – That Councillor Graham Minshaw be appointed Deputy Chair of the Local Development Framework Panel for the Municipal Year 2019/2020.

 

LDF 19/6

Local Plan Issues and Options Draft 2017-2035 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Principal Strategic Planner presented the Copeland Borough Local Plan Issues and Options Draft 2017-2035 to the Panel.

 

Members were advised that Planning applications must be determined in accordance with the Development Plan unless material considerations indicate otherwise. At present the Development Plan for Copeland comprises the Copeland Local Plan 2013-2028: Core Strategy and Development Management Policies Document, adopted in 2013, and a number of “Saved policies” from the 2001-2016 Local Plan.

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) states that policies in Local Plans should be reviewed to assess whether they need updating at least once every five years, and should then be updated as necessary.

As a number of significant changes to national planning policy and guidance have occurred since the production of the Council’s Core Strategy, the Strategic Planning team has commenced work on a new Local Plan which, once adopted, will replace the Core Strategy and Saved Policies.

 

Each section of the document was then discussed and comments made, before Members were advised of the proposed timetable leading to the anticipated adoption of the Local Plan towards the end of 2021.

 

The Strategic Planning team were thanked for their hard work in preparing the Copeland Borough Local Plan Issues and Options Draft 2017-2035 document.

 

RESOLVED:-  that the Copeland Borough Local Plan Issues and Options Draft 2017-2035 be forwarded to Council for consideration with a recommendation that an 8 week public consultation be commenced.

 

 

LDF 19/7

Copeland Local Development Scheme 2019 pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Strategic Planning Manager informed Members of the work programme between 2019 and 2021 to produce the new Copeland Local Plan 2017-2035.  The timescales and resources for achieving this had been brought together in the Local Development Scheme 2019 and Members were asked to provide their approval.

 

RESOLVED:- that the Strategic Planning work programme between 2019 and 2021 to produce the new Copeland Local Plan 2017-2035 be agreed.

 

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