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Decision details

City of York Local Plan – Preferred Sites Consultation

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Purpose of Report: To update Members on Local Plan progress including details of further technical work to underpin a revised portfolio of sites for consultation in Summer 2016 along with an updated timetable for progressing the Local Plan to Submission and Examination.

Members to agree a way forward.



Resolved:  That in accordance with Option One, the Executive:

(i)      Approve the document attached as Annex A, to the report, along with supporting evidence and information for public consultation.

(ii)      Delegate to the Director of City and Environmental Services (CES) in consultation with the Executive  Leader and Deputy Leader the making of any changes to the draft document attached as Annex A that are necessary as a result of the recommendations of Executive or any minor non substantial amendments that are identified prior to the issue of the consultation document.


(iii)     Delegate to the Director of City and Environmental Services, in consultation with the Executive Leader and Deputy Leader, the approval of a Consultation Strategy and associated documents.

(iv)    Delegate to the Director of City and Environmental Services in consultation with the Executive Leader and Deputy Leader the approval of supporting evidence, information and documentation to be published during public consultation.


(v)     Approve the draft LDS attached as Annex H to the report, as the Council’s project plan for progressing the Local Plan and other development plan and related documents.


(vi)    That, in respect of site ST15: Land to the West of Elvington Lane, an expression of interest be made in the context of the DCLGProspectus – Locally-led  garden villages, towns and cities on the basis of the current site as defined in the Preferred Sites Document (Annex A to the report).



Reasons:   (i)      So that a National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) compliant Local Plan can be progressed.


(ii)      So that changes recommended as a result of discussions at the LPWG and the Executive can be made and any presentational errors can be addressed.


(iii) & (iv)      To ensure that the proposed methods of consultation are satisfactory to Members and accord with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement.


(v)       So that an NPPF compliant Local Plan can be progressed and to provide information to interested parties about the next stages of development for the documents listed.


                  (vi)      To ascertain whether support from the Government would be forthcoming in respect of funding and expertise which would help progress the development of the site.

Report author: Martin Grainger

Publication date: 30/06/2016

Date of decision: 30/06/2016

Decided at meeting: 30/06/2016 - Executive

Effective from: 05/07/2016

Accompanying Documents:


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