Due to the length of the paperwork the covering report only will be included in the main agenda pack for this meeting. The full report, including the appendices, will be published in a separate additional papers pack.
The Strategic Planning and Conservation Manager presented a proposed Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) in respect of high quality design. The SPD added further detail to the Council’s Local Plan in respect of design quality. Requirements in respect of existing residential properties, new build housing, conversions, shop front signage and non-residential properties had been included in the document. Officers anticipated that the document would help housing developers and architects through the Council’s planning process.
The contents of the proposed SPD had already been considered by Members at a meeting of PAP. Members were advised that an updated version of this report would be presented for the consideration of Council on 24th June 2019. There would be no material changes to the document, though the presentation of the content would look different.
During consideration of this item Members noted that reference was made to provision of space in developments for cycle storage. The decision as to whether to incorporate cycle sheds and spaces into housing developments would be determined on a case by case basis and the SPD provided the authority with some flexibility in relation to this matter.
RESOLVED to note
1) the ‘Consultation Comments and Officer Responses’ table made in response to consultation on the draft High Quality Design SPD, and the actions proposed by strategic planning officers to make subsequent revisions to the SPD;
2) the revised version of the High Quality Design SPD; and
3) the High Quality Design SPD be adopted at a meeting of Full Council.