Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

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Cabinet Decision: 16th June 2011
Title of Item/Report
Local Development Framework

Tees Valley Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy Development Plan Document (DPD)
Tees Valley Joint Minerals and Waste Policies and Sites Development Plan Document (DPD)
Record of the Decision
Members considered a report that advised that following the Examination in Public of the Tees Valley Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites Development Plan Documents (DPD), the five Tees Valley Authorities had received the Inspector's Final Binding Report into the soundness of those documents.

It summarised the main issues considered by the Inspector and set out his conclusion that the DPDs provided an appropriate basis for the planning of minerals and waste in the Tees Valley for the periods of the plans. Furthermore, he took the view that the Councils had sufficient evidence to support the Core Strategy and the Policies and Sites DPDs, and could show that each had a reasonable chance of being delivered. The Inspector considered that both plans were sound and required no further changes, other than those proposed by the Councils, to make them so. Both plans were considered consistent with the principles contained in the Ministerial Statement "Planning for Growth". A copy of the Inspector's Report was attmade available to members was also available for Inspection at the Member's Library or to download from the Council's website.

The report set out that the next stage was for the Council to adopt the DPDs and seeks approval of those documents for that purpose. It also sought delegation to the Head of Planning the authority to make any necessary minor amendments to the documents prior to adoption.

It advised that once the Councils had adopted the documents, any person aggrieved by the Core Strategy or Policies and Sites DPDs may make an application to the High Court on the grounds that the document was not within the appropriate powers and/or a procedural requirement had not been complied with could be made within six weeks from the date of adoption.

The DPDs were substantial documents and had therefore been made available for inspection in the Member's Library and the Council's website.

RECOMMENDED to Council that

1. the contents of the report be noted.

2. the Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites Development Plan Documents for adoption be approved.

3. Delegate authority be given to the Head of Planning to make any necessary minor amendments to the Joint Minerals and Waste Core Strategy and Policies and Sites Development Plan Documents prior to adoption.
Reasons for the Decision
There was a statutory duty under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 for local authorities to adopt a development plan for their respective areas. The Minerals and Waste DPDs would be development plan documents that set out the Council's vision and strategy for meeting known and anticipated minerals and waste development requirements to 2026.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None
Details of any Dispensations
No applicable
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Not applicable
Attachment

Date of Publication: 20 June 2011


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