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York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan – Examiner’s Report and Decision Statement

Meeting: 17/03/2022 - Executive (Item 104)

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The Corporate Director of Place to present a report which asks Executive to agree the recommendations of the Examiner in respect of the York Precinct Neighbourhood Plan, to enable the Plan to proceed to Referendum.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:  (i)      That the Examiner’s modifications set out in Annex B (Decision Statement) to the York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan be agreed and that, subject to those modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions and other legislative requirements.

 

                   (ii)      That the York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan, as amended, proceed to a local referendum based on the neighbourhood area and residential properties within the immediate vicinity of the neighbourhood area, to include the postcodes outlined in Appendix A of the Examiner’s report (at Annex A).

 

                   (iii)     That the Decision Statement at Annex B to the report be published on the City of York Council’s website.

 

Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with neighbourhood planning legislation.

Minutes:

The Corporate Director of Place presented a report which asked Executive to agree the recommendations of the Examiner in respect of the York Precinct Neighbourhood Plan and enable the Plan to proceed to referendum.  The report and Plan had been considered by the Local Plan Working Group at their meeting on 7 March 2022 and recommended to Executive for approval.

 

The Plan, at Annex C to the report, had been prepared by York Minster Neighbourhood Plan Forum with the support of York Minster and Alan Baxter and ongoing engagement with the local community and the council.  The Examiner’s report, at Annex A, described the Plan as ‘impressive’ and recommended that it proceed to referendum subject to Modifications, as outlined in Annex B along with the council’s Consideration / Justification. 

 

Members expressed their thanks to the Forum for their positive and community-led approach to a difficult process in a non-parished area.  Having noted the comments made under Public Participation on this item, it was

 

Resolved:  (i)      That the Examiner’s modifications set out in Annex B (Decision Statement) to the York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan be agreed and that, subject to those modifications, the Neighbourhood Plan meets the Basic Conditions and other legislative requirements.

 

                   (ii)      That the York Minster Precinct Neighbourhood Plan, as amended, proceed to a local referendum based on the neighbourhood area and residential properties within the immediate vicinity of the neighbourhood area, to include the postcodes outlined in Appendix A of the Examiner’s report (at Annex A).

 

                   (iii)     That the Decision Statement at Annex B to the report be published on the City of York Council’s website.

 

Reason:     To allow the Neighbourhood Plan to progress in line with neighbourhood planning legislation.


 

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