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Meeting of the Executive held on 04/10/2004
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME



Summary & Purpose
At the meeting of the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group on 2nd September 2004, Members agreed the full draft of the Local Development Scheme. This document which is attached at Annexe 1 includes schedules detailing the scope of the work involved in each of the Development Plan Documents, including the purpose, coverage, timetable and arrangements for production. The structure of these documents accords with current Government advice.

The Local Development Scheme was considered by the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 13th September 2004. This document is to be considered by the Executive and Council prior to submission to the Government Office by December.

Quality of Life Implications
Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe Communities
Local Economy
Natural
Resource Use
Pollution
Prevention and Control
Biodiversity
and Nature
Local
Environment
Social
Inclusion
Safe, Healthy
and Active
Communities
Local
Economy
Positive
N/A
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive


APPENDIX C
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL
ENVIRONMENT AND LEISURE OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEE -
13TH SEPTEMBER 2004

EXECUTIVE - 4TH OCTOBER 2004
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Title:
LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME
[Wards Affected: All]
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Summary and purpose:

At the meeting of the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group on 2nd September 2004, Members agreed the full draft of the Local Development Scheme. This document which is attached at Annexe 1 includes schedules detailing the scope of the work involved in each of the Development Plan Documents, including the purpose, coverage, timetable and arrangements for production. The structure of these documents accords with current Government advice.

The Local Development Scheme was considered by the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 13th September 2004. This document is to be considered by the Executive and Council prior to submission to the Government Office by December.
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Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

Natural Resource Use
Pollution Prevention and Control
Biodiversity and Nature
Local Environment
Social Inclusion
Safe, Healthy and Active Communities
Local Economy
Positive
N/A
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive
Positive

E-Government implications:
There may be implications for e-government in the consultation processes.

Resource and Legal Implications

There are sufficient resources to undertake the Core Strategy, the Industrial and Commercial Land and Development Control Development Plan Document (DPD). It is likely that consultants will be needed to assist with some of the work associated with the Housing DPD, in particular with work relating to the Urban Capacity Study and with the Planning Obligations DPD. There are also adequate resources to complete the existing commitments. However, there are not sufficient resources to undertake Area Action Plans (AAPs) for Farnham, Cranleigh, Haslemere or Godalming or the Leisure DPD. These could only be undertaken with additional resources or with Planning Delivery Grant monies.

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Background

1. At the meeting of the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group on 4th August the general approach to the preparation of the Local Development Scheme was agreed and the priority areas of work were identified. Officers developed this work and produced a draft Local Development Scheme. The Local Development Framework Special Interest Group at its meeting on 2nd September agreed the Local Development Scheme which is attached at Annexe 1. The draft document includes schedules detailing the scope of the work involved in each of the Development Plan Documents, including the purpose, coverage, timetable and arrangements for production. The structure of these documents accords with current government advice.

Structure and Content of the Local Development Scheme

2. The draft document has been devised following extensive discussions with the Government Office. It sets out the objectives of the Scheme, its context and component parts. It also explains its relationship to the Community Strategy and other strategies.

3. The document also sets out the staff resources that are available and how they will be deployed.

4. A view was expressed at the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group that work on the Haslemere Area Action Plan should be brought forward. Members accepted that this could only be achieved with additional resources.

Waverley Borough Local Plan 2002: Transitional Arrangements

5. The current Waverley Borough Local Plan will be “saved” for three years from the date of commencement in accordance with the transitional arrangements set out in PPS12. It will, however, not be possible to review all the policies in the current Local Plan within the three-year period. Whilst the Local Development Scheme identifies those parts of the current Plan which will be replaced during the three-year period, it is necessary to identify those policies which will need to be saved beyond the three-year period.

6. Attached at Annexe B in the Scheme is a Schedule which identifies those policies in the current Local Plan which:

will be replaced by the Core Strategy policies;
will be replaced by those policies to be the subject of an Examination in the Autumn of 2006; and
will be “saved” beyond the three-year period.

Arrangements for Independent Examinations

7. The Core Policies and the Dunsfold Aerodrome Area Action Plan would be subject to an Examination under the new system in October of next year and that other key policies (Housing, Employment Land, Planning Obligations and updated generic Development Control Policies) would be the subject of an Examination in the Autumn of 2006.


Observations of Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee

8. The Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee considered the Draft Local Development Scheme at its meeting on 13th September 2004. The Committee pointed out that it had only a limited time to consider the documents but expressed its appreciation of the work carried out by the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group. The Committee expressed concern at the title of the 'Leisure' Development Plan Document. It was felt that this did not adequately encapsulate the activities involved. It was agreed that this should be the 'Sport and Leisure' Development Plan Document.

9. The Committee also expressed concern that the Political Management Section in each document inconsistently described the committee process involved in the consideration of the documents. The Committee restated the importance of the Environment and Leisure Overview and Scrutiny Committee and its 'overview' role in the process and that that this process should be clearly stated under the Political Management section in each document. The Committee's preference was to consider each of the documents at the stage before the Executive would be considering recommending their adoption to the Council.

Recommendation

It is recommended that the Executive approve the Draft Local Development Scheme prior to it being adopted by Council and submitted to the Government Office by December.
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Background Papers (DoPD)

Draft Planning Policy Statement 12 (Local Development Frameworks)
Draft T&CP (Local Development) England Regulations 2004
Draft T&CP (Transitional Arrangements) England Regulations 2004
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CONTACT OFFICERS:

Name: Peter Hartley Telephone: 01483 - 523297

Name: Geraldine Molony Telephone: 01483 523296

E-mail: gmolony@waverley.gov.uk



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