Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: The Forum, Moat Lane, Towcester, Northants NN12 6AD

Contact: Richard Woods, Democratic and Elections  Email: democracy@cherwellandsouthnorthants.gov.uk, 01327 322043

Note: Special meeting 

Items
No. Item

49.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

50.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 January 2020.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 22 January 2020 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

51.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

 

52.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman notified Members that, due to the large number of anticipated agenda items, the 18 March 2020 meeting of the Committee would start at 4pm. 

53.

South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 - Further Plan Modifications pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report of the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy

 

Purpose of Report

 

To consider modifications that are proposed to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2.

 

***Please note that all appendices to this report will be to follow***

 

Recommendations

 

The meeting is recommended:

 

1.1         To endorse the proposed further Modifications to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 (Appendix 1 to the report).

 

1.2         To agree a six week period of public consultation on the proposed Plan Modifications in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, having given due consideration, the proposed Further Modifications to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 (Annexe to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be endorsed.

 

(2)  That it be agreed to commence a six-week period of public consultation on the proposed Plan Modifications in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement.

 

Minutes:

The Committee considered a report from the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy, which requested that Members consider the eleven Further Modifications that were proposed to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2, following feedback received from the Planning Inspector.

 

In response to questions from Members relating to the provision of bungalows on new housing developments at Policy LH10, the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy explained that on new developments of ten or more dwellings, at least 5% of these were required to be bungalows. This percentage had been subjected to rigorous viability testing by independent consultants.

 

In considering the Further Modifications, Members requested that the Assistant Director – Planning and Economy explore the possibility of applying the 5% bungalow requirement at Policy LH10 to developments of twenty or more dwellings, as opposed to the existing requirement of ten or more dwellings.  

 

In response to further questions from the Committee regarding new housing developments that directly adjoined the Northampton Related Development Area (NRDA) boundary, the Planning Policy and Growth Strategy Manager reassured Members that future developments would not alter the existing NRDA boundary.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That, having given due consideration, the proposed Further Modifications to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 (Annexe to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be endorsed.

 

(2)  That it be agreed to commence a six-week period of public consultation on the proposed Plan Modifications in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement.

 

54.

Review of Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 41 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Plan.

 

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the removal of the agenda items relating to the Housing Supplementary Planning Document and the Guidance Note on Health Impact Assessments from the 18 March meeting, the Committee Work Plan be noted.

Minutes:

The Committee considered its Work Plan.

 

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the removal of the agenda items relating to the Housing Supplementary Planning Document and the Guidance Note on Health Impact Assessments from the 18 March 2020 meeting, the Committee Work Plan be noted.