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Decision details

Supplementary Planning Documents Update

Decision Maker: Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning, Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Decision status: Decision Made

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of report: To provide an update on Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) prioritised to support the emerging Local Plan, including Affordable Housing, Green-Blue Infrastructure and a new Carbon Reduction and Renewable Energy SPD.

The Executive Member will be asked to:
• Note progress to date
• Agree scope/ project plan for the delivery of the Green-Blue Infrastructure and Carbon Reduction SPDs.
• Note Affordable Housing policy position and implications following changes to national policy.


Resolved: That;


                             i.        The progress of the Supplementary Planning Documents be noted;

                            ii.        The scope of the Green Infrastructure SPD be endorsed to allow the draft document to progress;

                          iii.        The scope of the Carbon Reduction, Renewable Energy and Sustainable Design and Construction SPD be endorsed, to allow the document to progress as the next priority SPD.


Reason:     So that work on interim draft Supplementary Planning Documents can be progressed prior to adoption of the York Local Plan.


                          iv.        A report be taken to the Local Plan Working Group and Executive regarding the production of an Affordable Housing SPD and the implications of national policy changes.


Reason:     So that Members are aware of potential implications of the NPPF (2019) on affordable housing policy and consequential implications for the production of an SPD.


                           v.        A future report on Green-blue Infrastructure Strategy be taken to Executive to endorse the scope, timetable, and resources required for a GBI strategy and action plan.


Reason:     So that work on a draft GBI strategy and action plan can commence.


                          vi.        A response to the government’s consultation on whether to implement changes to Part L of the Building Regulations be taken to a joint Decision Session of the Executive Members for Environment and Climate change, and Economy and Strategic Planning.


Reason:     So that the Council can submit a formal response to the Government led consultation on Building Regulations.


Report author: Alison Cooke

Publication date: 18/10/2019

Date of decision: 17/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 17/10/2019 - Decision Session - Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Effective from: 22/10/2019

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