Councillors “call-in” Wirral Council Cabinet decision on controversial Local Plan for further scrutiny
Councillors on Wirral Council have “called-in” a Cabinet decision made just before Christmas (17th December 2018) about the controversial Local Plan.
Video of the Cabinet meeting starting at the point where the Local Plan is discussed is below.
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I published a piece on this blog last year in advance of the Cabinet meeting headlined Greenbelt consultation returns to Cabinet on 17th December for further decisions.
The Cabinet decision on the Local Plan will now not be implemented until Wirral Council’s Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee meet to review the decision. That public meeting is expected to take place on Thursday 7th February starting at 4.00 pm in Committee Room 1, Wallasey Town Hall, Brighton Street, Seacombe, CH44 8ED.
A copy of the decision made at the Cabinet meeting before Christmas which will be discussed by the councillors on the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee is below:
(1) a revised Local Development Scheme be submitted for approval by the Council once the amended future timetable has been determined;
(2) approval be given to amend the Scheme of Delegation of Executive Functions to Officers to delegate to the Corporate Director of Economic and Housing Growth, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Planning, decisions relating to the approval and publication of the evidence base, and associated technical reports, relevant to the preparation of the Local Plan;
(3) the summary report on the consultation responses received be published in February 2019; and
(4) the Council be requested to continue to lobby the Government, to enable it to use the ONS household projections, published in September, 2018 for the purposes of preparing its Local Plan, which would give an annual target of 488 new residential dwellings per annum.
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