The Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management presented a report that updated Members on further work that had been done on the East Devon Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment (HELAA) to satisfy Government guidelines. Members noted that the majority of information provided had also been provided as an interim report at the 3 May 2022 meeting however since this meeting there had been a further call for sites with all the key findings being incorporated into this report.
In response to a request to check the numbering of the 2022 call for sites the Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management advised this would be checked paying particular attention to West Hill.
1. That the East Devon Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment November 2022 report for use as evidence for the purposes of the new Local Plan and other spatial plan making, for development management, and in support of achieving East Devon District Council’s corporate objectives be endorsed;
2. That delegated authority be given to the Service Lead – Planning Strategy and Development Management in consultation with the Chair of Strategic Planning Committee, to finalise the HELAA for consultation. To include making any minor changes to correct possible factual or grammatical errors, ensure links to background reports are made and other minor amendments that do not materially change content.
3. That the East Devon Housing and Economic Land Availability Assessment November 2022 report be published on the Council’s website as part of the new Local Plan evidence base.