Decision - Local Aggregate Assessment for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove

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Local Aggregate Assessment for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove

Decision Maker: Economic Development & Culture Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The National Planning Policy Framework states that Mineral Planning Authorities should plan for a steady and adequate supply of aggregates by peparing an annual Local Aggregates Assessment (LAA) based on a rolling average of 10 years sales data and other relevant information. In line with other waste and minerals planning policy documents, the LAA for Brighton & Hove has been jointly produced with East Sussex County Council.


55.1    The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director of Environment, Development and Housing setting out the outcome of the joint Local Aggregate Assessment 2013/14 for the Mineral Planning Authorities (MPAs) of Brighton & Hove City Council and the South Downs National Park Authority.


55.2    It was noted that the National Planning Policy Framework required MPAs to produce an annual Local Aggregate Assessment (LAA) to assess the demand for and supply of aggregates in their area. The LAA was based on the Plan Area for the East Sussex, South Downs and Brighton & Hove Waste and Minerals Plan which had been adopted in February 2013. The Plan Area covered the administrative areas of East Sussex and Brighton & Hove including those parts which lie within the South Downs National Park.


55.3    Councillor Hawtree welcomed the report which he considered was important as it highlighted the importance of the marine element and the level of dependence on marine landings and dredging.


55.4    Councillor Mears stated that she had also read the report with interest, considering that this would form a crucial part of ensuring that there was the ability to support major developments which came on stream across the city.


55.5    Councillor Bowden, the Chair concurred with points which had been made and the Head of City Planning and Development stated that officers of the constituent authorities recognised the importance of the marine environment and were seeking to ensure that there was a coherent and balanced approach. In answer to questions he explained that as the facility at Newhaven was designated for household waste rather than for construction/commercial, different processes applied.


55.6    RESOLVED – That the Local Aggregate Assessment 2013/14 for East Sussex and Brighton & Hove be approved and published.

Report author: Steve Tremlett

Publication date: 16/01/2015

Date of decision: 15/01/2015

Decided at meeting: 15/01/2015 - Economic Development & Culture Committee

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