Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday 26 April 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Chamber, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU

Contact: Claire Skoyles: Democratic Services Officer  Email: claire.skoyles@westsuffolk.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 214 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2022 (copy attached).

3.

Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary or local non pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, no later than when that item is reached and, when appropriate, to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.

4.

Open forum

At each Cabinet meeting, up to 15 minutes shall be allocated for questions or statements from and discussion with, non-Cabinet members. Members wishing to speak during this session are encouraged to give notice in advance. Who speaks and for how long will be at the complete discretion of the person presiding.

5.

Public participation

Members of the public who live or work in the district are invited to put one question or statement of not more than three minutes duration relating to items to be discussed in Part 1 of the agenda only. If a question is asked and answered within three minutes, the person who asked the question may ask a supplementary question that arises from the reply.

 

A person who wishes to speak must register at least 15 minutes before the time the meeting is scheduled to start. This can be done online by sending the request to democratic.services@westsuffolk.gov.uk or telephoning 01638 719237 or in person by telling the Committee Administrator present at the meeting. However, we have a corporate and social responsibility for the safety of our staff, our councillors and visiting members of the public. We therefore strongly urge anyone who wishes to register to speak to notify Democratic Services by 9am on the day of the meeting so that advice can be given on the arrangements in place.

 

There is an overall time limit of 15 minutes for public speaking, which may be extended at the Chair’s discretion.

6.

Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee: 17 March 2022 (Report number: CAB/WS/22/017) pdf icon PDF 316 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/017

Chair of the Committee: Councillor Ian Shipp

Lead officer: Christine Brain

7.

Report of the Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership Joint Committee: 1 March 2022 (Report number: CAB/WS/22/018) pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/018

Portfolio holder: Councillor Sarah Broughton

Lead officer: Rachael Mann

8.

West Suffolk Local Plan Preferred Options consultation (Report number: CAB/WS/22/019) pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/019

Portfolio holder: Councillor David Roach

Lead officers: Julie Baird and Marie Smith

 

Decision:

Recommended to Council: (17 May 2022)

That:

 

1.       The West Suffolk Local Plan Preferred Options (Regulation 18) document, as contained in Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/019, together with supporting documents, be approved for the purposes of public consultation.

 

2.       Delegated authority be given to the Director (Planning and Growth), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning to make minor non-material consequential changes to the documents, as necessary.

9.

West Suffolk Local Plan Preferred Options consultation - Appendix A: Part One - Strategic Policies (Report number: CAB/WS/22/019)

Supplementary Agenda Pack ‘A’

Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/019

Portfolio holder: Councillor David Roach

Lead officers: Julie Baird and Marie Smith

 

This provides the draft consultation document for Part One: Strategic Policies section of the Preferred Options consultation. It sets out the draft local plan vision and objectives and the strategic policies that are the heart of the West Suffolk Local Plan. These contain the Council’s development strategy establishing our commitment to achieving net zero, adapting to and mitigating for climate change, setting the pattern, scale and quality of development to meet our need in West Suffolk to 2040, and making provision for all types of development, infrastructure, community facilities and the conservation and enhancement of the natural and built environment (where these issues relate to strategic priorities).

10.

West Suffolk Local Plan Preferred Options consultation - Appendix A: Part Two - Non Strategic Policies (Report number: CAB/WS/22/019)

Supplementary Agenda Pack ‘B’

Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/019

Portfolio holder: Councillor David Roach

Lead officers: Julie Baird and Marie Smith

 

This provides the draft consultation document for Part Two: Non Strategic Policies section of the Preferred Options consultation. The non strategic policies are locally specific policies that will be used in day-to-day planning decisions (providing more detail on the strategic policies, and providing criteria that proposals are required to comply with).

11.

West Suffolk Local Plan Preferred Options consultation - Appendix A: Part Three - Site Allocations (Report number: CAB/WS/22/019)

Supplementary Agenda Pack ‘C’

Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/019

Portfolio holder: Councillor David Roach

Lead officers: Julie Baird and Marie Smith

 

This provides the draft consultation document for Part Three: Site Allocations section of the Preferred Options consultation. These include residential, mixed-use and employment site allocations. It also identifies existing employment areas, town centres and local centres.

12.

Decisions Plan: 1 April 2022 to 31 May 2023 pdf icon PDF 233 KB

To consider the most recently published version of the Cabinet’s Decisions Plan

 

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/020

Portfolio holder: Councillor John Griffiths

Lead officer: Ian Gallin