Decision - City Plan – Duty to Co-Operate: Request to adjoining Local Planning Authorities to assist in meeting city’s housing requirements.
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City Plan – Duty to Co-Operate: Request to adjoining Local Planning Authorities to assist in meeting city’s housing requirements.
Decision Maker: Economic Development & Culture Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Under the Localism Act and National Planning
Policy Framework public bodies have a duty to co-operate on
planning issues that cross administrative boundaries. Co-operation
should enable local planning authorities to work together to meet
development requirements which cannot wholly be met within their
own areas. Through work on the City Plan it has become clear that
housing requirements cannot be fully met within the City
Boundaries. Under the duty to cooperate
the City Council is required to work with adjoining local authorities to see if any of this unmet need can be accommodated elsewhere, if the City Plan is to be found "sound" by a Planning Inspector. This report seeks agreement to make a formal approach to the neighbouring authorities.
That The Committee agree to request local planning authorities in the Brighton and Hove strategic housing market area (set out in the appendix to the report) to consider the extent that they are able to assist in meeting the City's unmet housing requirements; and
The Committee notes that the results of this request will be reported to the Policy and Resources Committee/Full Council in November/December at the time the City Plan is considered for submission.
Report author: Mike Holford
Publication date: 24/09/2012
Date of decision: 20/09/2012
Decided at meeting: 20/09/2012 - Economic Development & Culture Committee