Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Cabinet
Thursday, 17th January, 2019 3.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: Penny Milne  Democratic Services Team Leader - 023 9244 6234

No. Item


Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillors B Bentley, N Drew and G Watts.


Chairman's Announcements


The Chairman announced that item 6, Environmental Services Heads of Terms, had been withdrawn from the agenda.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


The East Hampshire District Council Local Plan Review 2017 - 2036 pdf icon PDF 151 KB

Appendices and Background Papers circulated under separate cover.

Additional documents:


Councillor Glass presented a report to Cabinet seeking a recommendation to full Council for the draft Local Plan 2017-2036 to be published for a six-week public consultation period.  She highlighted the importance of having an up to date Local Plan and explained the engagement that had taken place to date with District Councillors and Town and Parish Councils.


Cabinet commended the work that had been undertaken on the draft plan and explained that it had been drafted to embrace the housing challenges set by Government in a skilful way to take into account infrastructure and jobs.  Extensive communications would be carried out to promote the consultation to engage as many people as possible and maximise the number of responses.


Cabinet noted that the Local Plan would only cover the parts of the District outside of the South Downs National Park (SDNP) and in response to questions was advised that the Council liaised regularly with the South Downs National Park Authority to ensure that the Local Plans aligned as much as possible.


With regard to Gypsies and Travellers, the starting point was a Gypsy and Travellers Housing Needs Assessment.  It was important to look at the current and future need before identifying sites that would be suitable.


RECOMMENDED to Council that:


a)    the draft Local Plan 2017-2036 be approved for publication for the purposes of public consultation; and


b)    a 6-week period of public consultation on the draft Local Plan be approved from 5 February 2019.