The meeting was informed that, since the agenda for this meeting had been published, representations had been received from some promoters of sites to express their disappointment with some of the proposals within the Local Plan.
RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL ON 23RD NOVEMBER, 2017:-
(i) that the updates on the Local Plan Examination and consultation on modifications, as detailed in the report now submitted, be approved;
(ii) that the Jobs and Business Plan and Housing Strategy are reviewed and updated to align with the Local Plan (as modified);
(iii) that, subject to the outcome of the Sustainability Appraisal, the total number of jobs provided for during the Local Plan period be modified to approximately 28,840, including around 16,920 net additional jobs;
(iv) that, subject to the outcome of the Sustainability Appraisal, the objectively assessed housing need figure be a maximum of 1,134 dwellings per year based on the Policy On Employment-Led CR Sens Scenario in the Barnsley Demographic Forecasts October 2017 Report by Edge Analytics;
(v) that for the remainder of the examination, authority be delegated to the Head of Planning and Building Control, in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesperson for Place, to agree to main modifications and associated consultation, including those requested by the Inspector at stages 1 and 2 of the examination, any further main modifications arising following the stage 3 hearings and in response to the Inspector’s Interim Findings. This will include additional site allocations, changes to existing site allocations if required and any further changes to the figures in recommendations 2.2 and 2.3 if requested by the Inspector;
(vi) that, subject to the Inspector agreeing, consultation on modifications to the plan, including any additional site allocations, begins in January 2018 for a period of 6 weeks; and
(vii) that approval be given to extend the Programme Officer Post to the end of July 2018.