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Meeting of the Executive held on 07/12/2004
The Core Strategy - Draft Issues and Options Paper



Summary & Purpose
This report, which was considered by the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group at its meeting on 3rd November 2004, introduces the first part of the Core Strategy which is attached at Annexe A. This deals with the spatial portrait of the Borough, the issues, spatial vision, objectives, spatial strategy, and the options for the location of development. Annexe B sets out an outline of the Scoping Report for the Sustainability Report which has to accompany the Core Strategy.

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APPENDIX S
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE - 7TH DECEMBER 2004

LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK SPECIAL INTEREST GROUP
- 3RD NOVEMBER 2004

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Title:
THE CORE STRATEGY – DRAFT ISSUES AND OPTIONS PAPER

[Wards Affected: All Wards.]
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Summary and purpose:

This report, which was considered by the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group at its meeting on 3rd November 2004, introduces the first part of the Core Strategy which is attached at Annexe A. This deals with the spatial portrait of the Borough, the issues, spatial vision, objectives, spatial strategy, and the options for the location of development. Annexe B sets out an outline of the Scoping Report for the Sustainability Report which has to accompany the Core Strategy.

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Quality of life implications – social, environmental & economic (sustainable development):

The Core Strategy will benefit the Borough by providing a clear basis for decision making on the use of land and the location of facilities for the community, in line with sustainable development principles

E-Government implications:

Implications for E-Government may arise because of the opportunities for using Information Technology with the public consultation.

Resource and legal implications:

The resource and legal implications are set out in the report in the Local Development Scheme.

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The first consultation stage on the core strategy

1. Attached at Annexe A is a draft of the first stage of the Core Strategy also known as the Options and Issues Paper. This document will be distributed to all the main stakeholders including the town and parish councils, for comment. It is intended to focus on the broad aspects of the strategy and does not go into detail. It sets out a number of elements all based on government guidance:

The spatial portrait of the Borough

The main spatial issues

The spatial vision for the future

The spatial objectives

A spatial strategy – expressed broadly

Options for the strategic location of new development

2. The intention is to provide a broad basis of ideas for organisations to make comments in order for the Council to identify its preferred option on the second stage prior to consultation with the broader community.

Outline of Scoping report for the Sustainability Appraisal

3. As part of the work on the Core Strategy, the Council is required, under the Planning and Compensation Act 2004, to carry out a Sustainability Appraisal. This is necessary for documents produced as part of the Local Development Framework.

4. The first stage of the Appraisal is a Scoping Report, which has to be carried out exactly in accordance with the guidance published by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister ”Sustainability Appraisal of Regional Spatial Strategies and Local Development Frameworks”. This is a technical report with no discretion about how it is prepared. The Scoping Report must be sent to a limited number of Statutory Organisations such as English Nature, the Environment Agency and the Countryside Agency for their comment. To ensure that the Appraisal is covering all aspects, this work is to be done before any public consultation is carried out. The Scoping Report is to be produced according to a complex process, and may be subject to amendment as the process progresses. Annexe B sets out the broad approach.

Consideration by the Local Development Framework Special Interest Group

5. The Local Development Framework Special Interest Group, at its meeting on 3rd November 2004, considered the Core Strategy and the Outline Scoping Report for the Sustainability Appraisal which has to accompany the Core Strategy. Members agreed to commend the Core Strategy to the Executive. Members' alterations and comments on the strategy are underlined.

6. Members sought confirmation from Officers that when the Core Strategy goes to consultation in December, copies will be available to the public including the locality offices.

Conclusion

7. The Issues and Options Paper needs to focus on the main considerations and be clear enough for the public to make decisive comment.

Recommendation

It is recommended that:

1. the Core Strategy Issues and Options Paper be agreed as a document to be published for public comment; and 2. the Outline Scoping Report be noted.

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Background Papers (DoPD)

There are no background papers (as defined by Section 100D(5) of the Local Government Act 1972) relating to this report.

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CONTACT OFFICER:

Name: Geraldine Molony Telephone: 01483 523296

E-mail: gmolony@waverley.gov.uk

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