A report of the Executive Director, Neighbourhoods and Communities was presented which sought approval for the Local Plan/Local Development Framework (LDF) Publication Core Strategy and Housing Development Plan Document and approval to carry out public consultation.
It was considered that given changes as a result of the economic downturn, change of Government and Regional Spatial Strategy Middlesbrough's first LDF documents which had been amongst the first to be adopted in the UK in 2009 needed to be reviewed.
Following a review process it was reported that in total 420 representations had been received as part of the Preferred Options consultation with approximately 390 from residents and community groups and the remainder from statutory and other organisations as outlined in Appendix 3 of the report submitted. The report set out the overall strategy of the Plan and addressed the main issues raised in the objections.
It was confirmed that following the proposed statutory consultation with stakeholders and the public as outlined the Core Strategy and Regeneration DPD would be submitted to the Secretary of State and subsequent public examination in summer 2014 and adoption in Autumn 2014.
With the approval of the Chair of the Council a report outlining a proposed amendment that the housing allocation for Brackenhoe East, Prissick be extended southwards to incorporate an additional 50 dwellings and consequent changes on the proposed Plan was circulated at the meeting for consideration.
Moved, seconded and ORDERED as follows:-
1. That the Local Plan/Local Development Framework Publication Core Strategy and Housing Development Plan Document be approved together with the six week statutory public consultation subject to the amendment as outlined for the housing allocation for Brackenhoe East, Prissick to be extended southwards to incorporate an additional 50 dwellings and as a consequence the following changes as outlined in the report submitted:-
(a) Policy H4 Prissick (Core Strategy- page 19)
Amended to show 100 dwellings now proposed for the period 2019-2024;
(b) Policy H20 Prissick (Housing DPD - pages 57 to 59)
Amended to show 50 additional dwellings now proposed for Brackenhoe East for the period 2019-2024;
(c) Plan 3f Brackenhoe East
Amended to include the additional land at Brackenhoe East proposed for residential development.
2. That minor consequential changes as a result of the amendment outlined in recommendation 1 above be approved to ensure consistency.