Development Management Pre-application Advice Service
Decision Maker: Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11
Decision status: Decision Made
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Purpose of report: The formalisation of arrangements to provide
planning and development advice is a key element of the new
Development Management service. The proposed changes will impact on
applicants and developers. It is envisaged that the proposed new
arrangements including fees/charges would come into effect from 1
Members are asked to: Note the proposed changes to the Development Management service and to approve fee/charges for the provision of advice in relation to planning and development.
ITEM DEFERRED TO 30 NOVEMBER EXECUTIVE MEETING: This will enable further benchmarking to be undertaken with other local authorities to ascertain information on the level of possible fees and charges.
RESOLVED: (i) That Option B be endorsed and that the proposals to introduce the Development Management approach, with charging for the provision of pre-application advice in relation to planning and associated applications, be approved.
REASON: So that Officers can prepare for the implementation of an improved, customer-orientated approach to the provision of discretionary planning advice.
(ii) That the fees and charges outlined in Annex 2 to the report be approved for implementation from 1 January 2011.
REASON: So that the continued provision of an enhanced pre-application service can be assured.
(iii) That Officers prepare and publish details of guidelines / protocols explaining the nature and operation of the service and that these be publicised before the new arrangements are implemented.
REASON: So that developers and agents are aware of the reasons for the introduction of the new service arrangements and understand in advance of implementation how they will operate.
(iv) That a review of the service and arrangements for it be undertaken, with a report to be brought to Executive in January 2012.
REASON: So that the Executive may be advised of the impact of the proposals and consider any revisions to them as may be deemed necessary.
Report author: Michael Slater
Publication date: 30/11/2010
Date of decision: 30/11/2010
Decided at meeting: 30/11/2010 - Executive - for meetings from 03/06/00 to 26/04/11
Effective from: 03/12/2010