To consider the proposed response to the Allithwaite and Cartmel Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
The Housing Portfolio Holder presented a report detailing the consultation response to Allithwaite and Cartmel Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan. The report set out the proposed response to Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish Council’s Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan and was aimed at assisting the Parish Council in making any final amendments to the Neighbourhood Plan to enable progression towards the final stages of preparing the Neighbourhood Plan.
The Housing Portfolio Holder added that there was a good collaborative partnership at the meeting she had attended and thanked officers for their hard work on the Pre-Submission Draft Neighbourhood Plan.
It was recommended that further discussion around the Parish’s proposal to include principal residency be discussed at the 25 November meeting.
RESOLVED – That
(1) the proposed response in Appendix 1 (subject to any necessary changes) for submission to the Allithwaite and Cartmel Parish Council be approved; and
(2) authority be delegated to the Director of Strategy, Innovation and Resources to make any considered necessary by Cabinet.
Reasons for Decision
The Draft Plan includes measures to support connectivity to facilities and services, requiring digital infrastructure connectivity in new development, supports new and enhanced community facilities and supports new affordable housing and other forms of housing in the Parish (though restricted in terms of occupancy).
The Draft Plan supports new development that is sustainable, energy efficient with emphasis on renewable energy, addresses flood risk, supports incorporation and enhancement of green infrastructure and biodiversity, requires high quality design and supports walking and cycling connections and enhancement of existing networks.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
The alternative option is to not approve the proposed response. This would mean that the draft response submitted would have to be withdrawn and the Council would lose the opportunity to comment on the Plan at this crucial stage at which the Plan can still be influenced before it is formally submitted to the Council for Publication under Regulation 16 (see paragraph 3.4). It is recommended that the draft response is approved, or approved subject to amendments, in order to make best use of this important opportunity to shape the Plan before it is submitted.