Issue details

Huntington Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner’s Report and proposed modifications

Purpose of the Report: To inform Members of the recommendations made in the Examiner’s Report following examination of the Huntington Neighbourhood Plan and further proposed modifications to the plan pertaining the Green Belt policies. The report will set out next steps in relation to progressing the Huntington Neighbourhood Plan prior to Member’s making a decision to progress the plan to referendum.

The report will include further modifications proposed following a challenge to the green belt policy through the examination process and subsequently. The further modifications proposed amend the plan to conform with the Council’s approach to decision-making where Green Belt is a consideration in line with the recent High Court Judgement ‘Wedgewood vs City of York Council’ (March 2020).

Whilst officers can modify the plan under the Neighbourhood Planning Regulations under specific circumstances, advice received on this matter recommends consultation on the proposed modifications to allow interested parties to comment and for those comments to be considered, if necessary.

The Executive will be asked to approve an additional Neighbourhood Plan (Regulation 17) consultation so that interested parties can comment on proposed modifications to the approach to Green Belt policies in the Neighbourhood Plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Be significant in terms of its effects on communities;

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: Huntington and New Earswick Ward;

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/09/2020

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 22/10/20 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Economy and Place

Contact: Anna Pawson Email: Email:

Consultation process

Previous consultations on the Huntington Neighbourhood Plan have taken place as follows:
• Area designation stage (2015) – undertaken by City of York Council;
• Pre-submission stage (2018) – undertaken by the Neighbourhood Forum;
• Submission stage (2019) – undertaken by City of York Council.
Consultees included in Schedule 1 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, and people who live, work and do business in the parish of Huntington.


Agenda items


  • Huntington Neighbourhood Plan - Examiner’s Report and proposed modifications  


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