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117. Local Development Scheme and Statement of Community Involvement.
Councillor Eileen Wragg, Personal, Member of the Devon County Council Minerals & Waste Task Group when the Plan was adopted in 2017.
The Council is required to maintain an up to date Local Development Scheme that sets out a programme and timetable for production of future planning policy documents and a Statement of Community Involvement that details how we will consult on the production of these documents. This report introduces the updated version of both documents which have been considered by Strategic Planning Committee and are recommended to Council.
The Chair introduced this item by outlining that the Council is required to maintain an up to date Local Development Scheme that sets out a programme and timetable for production of future planning policy documents, and a Statement of Community Involvement that details how it will consult on the production of these documents. The report within the agenda introduces the updated version of both documents which have been considered by Strategic Planning Committee and are recommended to Council.
She then invited members to note the content of the report and confirm their agreement to the recommendation contained within it so that the new Local Development Scheme and Statement of Community Involvement be adopted and take immediate effect.
Cllr Dan Ledger confirmed that this was an amalgamation of two issues, both of which had been discussed already at Strategic Planning Committee, with the main change being a timetable for the new Plan coming through. The Statement of Community Involvement was only two years old and contains a small number of changes.
It was also pointed out that the proposed new Local Development Scheme and Statement of Community Involvement were presented to Cabinet on 6th January 2021 when it was also recommended to Council that the recommendation in the report, should be approved and take effect immediately following approval.
The Chair invited members to move to a vote.
Cllr Ledger proposed that the recommendation be approved.
Cllr Woodward seconded the proposal.
Cllr Hayward proposed a recorded vote, which was seconded by Cllr Millar.
Following a vote by show of hands, the proposal to hold a recorded vote was carried by a majority.
The Chair then moved to a vote on the recommendation in the report. Following a recorded vote, the recommendation was carried by a majority.
Councillors Megan Armstrong, Paul Arnott, Jess Bailey, Dean Barrow, Denise Bickley, Kevin Blakey, Kim Bloxham, Fred Caygill, Sarah Chamberlain, Maddy Chapman, Iain Chubb, Andrew Colman, Olly Davey, Bruce De Saram, Alan Dent, Peter Faithfull, Cathy Gardner, Steve Gazzard, Ian Hall, Marcus Hartnell, Sam Hawkins, Paul Hayward, Nick Hookway, Stuart Hughes, Ben Ingham, Sarah Jackson, Paul Jarvis, Luke Jeffery, Vicky Johns, Geoff Jung, David Key, Fabian King, Dan Ledger, John Loudoun, Dawn Manley, Tony McCollum, Kathy McLauchlan, Paul Millar, Andrew Moulding, Helen Parr, Geoff Pook, Geoff Pratt, Val Ranger, Marianne Rixson, Eleanor Rylance, Brenda Taylor, Ian Thomas, Phil Twiss, Joe Whibley, Tony Woodward, Eileen Wragg, - voted in favour – 51.
Councillor Mike Allen – voted against – 1.
That Council adopt the proposed new Local Development Scheme and Statement of Community Involvement, as appended to the report, and that they take immediate effect.
The Chairman declared the meeting closed at 18.22pm.