Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Summary of Decision:
The Cabinet Member has agreed:
A) That the recommendations of the Examiner as set out in the council’s Decision Statement (see Appendix 1) and Examiner’s Report (see Appendices 3 and 4) be accepted.
B) That in accordance with the Examiner’s recommendation, the Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan (submission version, see Appendix 2), as modified within the Examiner’s Report proceed to local referendum.
C) That in accordance with the Examiner’s recommendation, the referendum area be restricted to the neighbourhood area designated by the council on 4th September 2013 as the Pimlico Neighbourhood Area.
D) That in the event of a positive referendum result, the Executive Director of Innovation and Change be authorised to publish an Adoption Statement and formally ‘make’ the plan.
Reasons for Decision
The Examiner’s recommendations will ensure the Pimlico Neighbourhood Plan is clear and effective as a framework for making decisions on planning applications in the Pimlico Neighbourhood Area. The recommendations address the concerns raised by the council during consultation and examination, and other stakeholders during consultation, and ensure the draft plan meets the ‘basic conditions’ prescribed by legislation.
Before a neighbourhood plan can be made, it is a statutory requirement that it is first subject to local referendum within the Neighbourhood Area, and any additional areas as considered appropriate by the Examiner. Before this happens, the council must publish a Decision Statement setting out the actions it proposes to take in response to the Examiner’s Report. Where the council decides to proceed to referendum, in the case of a successful majority vote in favour of the plan, the council must formally ‘make’ the plan.
Publication date: 20/06/2022
Date of decision: 20/06/2022
Effective from: 28/06/2022