That the Cabinet Member agreed:
A) That the recommendations of the examiner as set out in the council’s decision statement (see appendix 1), be accepted.
B) That the examiner’s recommendation that the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan, as modified in appendix 2, proceed to a referendum.
C) That in accordance with the examiner’s recommendation, the referendum area be restricted the neighbourhood area designated by the council on 27th March 2014 as the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area.
REASONS FOR DECISION
1) The examiner’s recommendations would ensure the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Plan was clear and effective as a framework for making decisions on planning applications in the Knightsbridge Neighbourhood Area. They addressed the concerns raised by the council and other stakeholders, and ensured the plan met the basic conditions prescribed by legislation.
2) Before a neighbourhood plan can be made, it was a statutory requirement that it was first subject to a local referendum. Before this happens, the council must publish a decision statement setting out the actions it proposed to take in response to the examiner’s report.