Agenda and minutes

Local Development Framework Working Party
Wednesday, 26th October, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 5, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

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To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20 July 2016.

Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 20 July 2016 were approved as a correct record.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and Officers to declare any interests which they may have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

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To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

The report sets out the process to formally commence work on a review of existing development plan documents and the consequential need to undertake work on delivering a new Local Plan for the Borough.

 

The Working Party is requested to note the report.

 

Officer contact:  Emma Curle Tel 0161 474 3542 email: emma.curle@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) which set out the process to formally commence work on a review of existing development plan documents and the consequential need to undertake work on delivering a new Local Plan for the Borough.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members asked about the situation relating to gypsies and travelling show people.  In response, it was stated that this issue would be looked at as part of the Local Plan.

·         Members questioned whether the Local Plan would run alongside the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework and how the Local Plan would be affected if the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework did not go ahead.  In response, the Committee were advised that the Local Plan would run slightly behind the GMSF, and that if the GMSF did not go ahead, the Local Plan could continue but the timescales were likely to be affected.

·         The role of Neighbourhood Plans and how these would fit in with the Local Plan was raised and Members were advised that the Neighbourhood Plans would proceed cautiously and that they would need to comply with the Development Plan.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.

 

4.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework

To consider a report of the Corporate Director for Place Management & Regeneration.

 

The verbal report will provide an update on the developments of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The Working Party is asked to note the report.

 

Officer contact: Steve.Johnson on 0161 474 350- or email: steven.johnson@stockport.gov.uk

Minutes:

A representative of the Corporate Director for Place Management and Regeneration provided a verbal report which provided an update on the developments of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework.

 

The following comments were made/issues raised:

 

·         Members considered that the more information that could be communicated on this issue, the better.

·         A communication strategy was being drawn up and Members were urged to feed in to this.

·         The Chair encouraged Members to reflect the comments that were being given to them even if they do not agree with them.

·         There was some discussion regarding which Committees this issue would be discussed at and how this would be advertised.  In response it was stated that this would be done by a press release, regular updates on the Council’s website and individual letters.

·         Members questioned whether the review into parks and open spaces was available.  In response, Members were advised that this was not ready yet.

 

RESOLVED – That the report be noted.