Presentation on theme: "Presentation to the East Sussex Strategic Partnership 21 January 2014 Nigel Hannam Wealden District Council The Duty to Co-operate."— Presentation transcript:
Presentation to the East Sussex Strategic Partnership 21 January 2014 Nigel Hannam Wealden District Council The Duty to Co-operate
Covering……. What is the Duty to Co-operate ? Why is it important ? What have we done so far ? What are we planning to do ? Issues going forward …… Questions
What is the Duty to Co-operate ? Statutory Duty to Co-operate on all local plans – created by Section 110 of the Localism Act 2011 Goes considerably beyond simple consultation Requires councils and other public sector bodies to engage constructively, actively and on-going. Also highlighted in the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF)
Why is it important ? Provides / requires cross border co-operation on strategic issues Is a legal duty considered by the Planning Inspectorate before considering any Local Plan’s soundness A number of councils have fallen at this first hurdle including locally Mid Sussex and Brighton and Hove So this is a major issue covering key areas including: Housing Employment Transportation Infrastructure Waste & Minerals
Excellent work across East Sussex Regular officer meetings & co-operation Inaugural East Sussex Strategic Planning Members Group meeting on 26 September 2013 Memorandum of Understanding agreed between East Sussex Local Authorities What have we done so far ?
What are we planning to do ? Key initial items for work programme are; Managing housing needs & pressures Supporting strategic infrastructure provision Being efficient and consistent on common policy issues Members Group to meet again in March Potential links and involvement with other bordering Councils
Issues going forward ? Housing numbers and delivery Strategic infrastructure Environmental protection and enhancement Economic growth & development Sustainability