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ENVIRONMENT SELECT COMMITTEE 4 JUNE, 2007 PLANNING John Heminsley – Planning Services Manager.

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1 ENVIRONMENT SELECT COMMITTEE 4 JUNE, 2007 PLANNING John Heminsley – Planning Services Manager

2 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee Two Main Components of the Planning Service: Planning Policy Development Control

3 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee PLANNING POLICY New system introduced by 2004 Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act Regional Spatial Strategy Local Development Frameworks

4 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee REGIONAL SPATIAL STRATEGY Currently under Review Big Issues: -Housing Numbers -Employment Land -Centres and Offices

5 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK Key Policy Documents which will be subject to independent examination: Core Strategy Site Allocations Development Control Policies Rugeley Town Centre Area Action Plan (Issues and Options Consultation due October 2007) Currently out to consultation at issues and options

6 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee KEY ISSUES FOR CANNOCK CHASE DISTRICT IN AS WE MOVE TO PREFERRED OPTIONS STAGE Overall Shape/Location of Future Development in the District Housing Land Allocations Employment Allocations The Future of Cannock, Rugeley and Hednesford Town Centres Protection of Green Belt/AONB

7 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee SUPPLEMENTARY PLANNING DOCUMENTS Housing Choices (Affordable & Aspirational) Open Space Sport and Recreation Developer Contributions (Consultation Proposed September 2007) Currently out to consultation

8 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee CONSERVATION AREA CHARACTER APPRAISALS & MANAGEMENT PLANS & MANAGEMENT PLANS 8 Conservation Areas: Rugeley - Town Centre Rugeley – Church Street Rugeley – Lichfield St/Talbot St Rugeley – Sheepfair Brereton Village Centre Trent & Mersey Canal Cannock Town Centre Bridgtown – North Street

9 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee DEVELOPMENT CONTROL Dealt with 750 Applications in National BVPIs on Speed of Processing 109a Major60% in 13 weeks 109b Miner65% in 8 weeks 109c Other80% in 8 weeks Aiming for Top Quartile Performance Top QuartileOur Performance2006/7 BVPI109a Major applications74.9%61.5% 109b Minor applications81.1%70.7% 109c Other applications91.4%85.8% New Delegation Arrangements – Aiming to Increase Percentages of Delegated Decisions from 75% to 90%

10 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee KEY ISSUES FOR DEVELOPMENT CONTROL Housing Delivery-Brownfield Sites Densities Design Quality-Renewable Energy Recycling Zero Carbon Manual for Streets Householder Permitted-Radical Changes Development Proposed

11 s-ppd-Environment Select Committee LOCAL AREA AGREEMENT ISSUES Block 4-Retail Floorspace in or on Edge of Centres Block 5-Conservation Area Appraisals & Management Plans


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