Issue - decisions
Development Management - Planning and Development Advice
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.