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Agenda and minutes

Venue: The Snow Room - Ground Floor, West Offices (G035). View directions

Contact: Louise Cook  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

6.

Declarations of Interest (1:02pm)

At this point in the meeting, Members are asked to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registerable interests they might have in respect of business on this agenda, if they have not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests

 

 

Minutes:

Members were invited to declare at this point in the meeting any disclosable pecuniary interests or other registerable interests they might have in respect of business on the agenda, if they had not already done so in advance on the Register of Interests.

 

Cllr Fisher declared an interest in Agenda Item 4, City of York Planning Policy Housing Delivery Action Plan (HDAP) Update and Local Development Scheme (LDS) Update, as he had been involved in developing the Strensall Neighbourhood Plan, which was mentioned within the report.

7.

Minutes (1:03pm) pdf icon PDF 116 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of the Local Plan Working Group held on 15 June 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 June 2022 be approved, and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

8.

Public Participation (1:03pm)

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the committee.

 

Please note that our registration deadlines are set as 2 working days before the meeting, in order to facilitate the management of public participation at our meetings.  The deadline for registering at this meeting is 5:00pm on Tuesday 29 November 2022.

 

To register to speak please visit www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill in an online registration form.  If you have any questions about the registration form or the meeting, please contact Democratic Services.  Contact details can be found at the foot of this agenda.

 

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During coronavirus, we made some changes to how we ran council meetings, including facilitating remote participation by public speakers. See our updates (http://www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on meetings and decisions.

 

 

Minutes:

It was reported that there had been one registration to speak at the meeting under the council’s Public Participation Scheme.

 

Mr Beacon spoke on the Housing Delivery Action Plan and the National Planning Policy Framework.  He made reference to why he felt the Local Plan set the scene for ruining the climate and exiling the poor.

 

 

9.

City of York Planning Policy Housing Delivery Action Plan (HDAP) Update and Local Development Scheme (LDS) Update (1:07pm) pdf icon PDF 339 KB

The purpose of this report is to ask Members to recommend that Executive:

·        Approve the update to the Housing Delivery Action Plan (HDAP) and support the continued implementation of the Plan across corporate teams.

·        Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Place for sign off of the publication version of the HDAP.

·        Approve the Local Development Scheme Update.

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Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered a report that asked them to recommend that Executive:

·        Approve the update to the Housing Delivery Action Plan (HDAP) and support the continued implementation of the Plan across corporate teams.

·        Delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Place for sign off of the publication version of the HDAP.

·        Approve the Local Development Scheme update.

 

The Director of Place and Principal Strategic Planning Policy Officer highlighted the updates to the Housing Delivery Action Plan and the Local Development Scheme (LDS), noting that:

·        Due to the council not delivering 95% of the housing requirement, and in accordance with the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF), an action plan (the HDAP) had to be prepared and published.

·        The Housing Delivery Test (HDT) followed the standard methodology figure until the Local Plan was adopted, which resulted in higher annual figures. Upon adoption, the HDT measure would be set against the lower Local Plan annual requirement figure, as set out in Table 1 of the report.

·        The HDAP would focus on the council’s involvement in supporting and facilitating housing delivery, although some barriers could be multifaceted and extend far beyond the council’s control.

·        The council was required to prepare and regularly review a Local Development Scheme under the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

·        The LDS set out a timetable for the production of new or revised Development Plan Documents. It outlined the remaining stages of Local Plan examination and the steps to adoption. It also presented the work programme to adopting the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule and Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) in relation to climate change and affordable housing.

 

Members questions were answered by officers relating to the performance of the authority, sustainable development, major application grants and refusal rates, student accommodation, site viability, developers, brownfield sites, affordable housing, housing cooperatives and short term holiday lets. Members noted that:

·        On 1 April 2022 sites benefitting from planning permission equated to a total of 7,648 additional homes. Under normal circumstance this should indicate a healthy level of consents to be confident of sustained housing growth in future years. However, new working practices and economic realities could suppress this optimism and the future monitoring of housing commitments and delivery.

·        Once adopted, the Local Plan would release larger Green Belt sites currently not available to developers. This would assist the accelerated delivery on housing development, within the technicalities of the legislation. 

·        The HDAP was designed to mitigate the risk against being in a position where the ‘presumption in favour of sustainable development’ was engaged.

·        The process for identifying, preparing and selling of small custom-build and self-build sites was acknowledged within the HDAP. However, officers recognised that engagement with developers and landowners regarding housing cooperatives could be strengthened in the action plan to support and facilitate cooperative and community housing schemes.

·        The Full Council HDAP resolution calling on Executive to action work concerning short term and holiday lets could be reflected within the action plan.

·        Planning fees were set nationally by the government and the new  ...  view the full minutes text for item 9.

 

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