Planning Committee – 27 October 2006 (Special Policy Meeting)

Chairman: Councillor Wardle
Venue: Pittwood House, Ashby Road, Scunthorpe
Time: 2pm


  1. Substitutions.
  2. Declarations of personal or personal and prejudicial personal Interests, if any.
  3. Local Development Framework – Core Strategy – preferred options consultation. (Report of the Head of Planning and Regeneration).


PRESENT: – Councillor Wardle in the chair.

Councillors Long (vice-chairman), Bunyan, Collinson, Eckhardt, England, Grant, Glover, Kirk, Regan and Whiteley.

Councillors Appleyard, Ellerby, Holgate, Oldfield and Mrs Simpson attended the meeting in accordance with the provisions of Procedure Rule 37(b).

The committee met at Pittwood House, Scunthorpe.

854 DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL OR PERSONAL AND PREJUDICIAL INTERESTS – The following members declared personal interests as follows

Nature of Interest
Councillors Bunyan, Eckhardt, England, Glover, Long and Wardle 855 Members of parish councils
Council Kirk 855 Scunthorpe Charter Trustee

855 (43) LOCAL DEVELOPMENT FRAMEWORK – CORE STRATEGY – PREFERRED OPTONS CONSULTATION – The Head of Planning and Regeneration submitted a report inviting members to note the publication of the Local Development Framework (LDF) Core Strategy ‘Preferred Options’ for consultation (and accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Report) in accordance with the milestones set out in the approved Local Development Scheme.

The report outlined the community engagement and consultation measures that had already been undertaken and informed members of the next stages of the LDF Core Strategy preparation process.

Work on the LDF Core Strategy had commenced shortly after the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act in October 2004. Early engagement work had included a council wide survey of all residents, ongoing reports in the council’s Direct magazine and the publication for an issues and options document for consultation. Two planning films had also been produced and sent to all stakeholders including Town and Parish Councils. Both planning films had been translated into the main ethnic languages spoken locally (and signed and subtitles) and shown in council offices, local links and libraries. Focus group work had also included the use of external facilitators to work with the councillors, the Local Strategic Partnership, key stakeholders and statutory consultees. Consultation had taken place widely on the Core Strategy ‘Issues and Options’ paper earlier in the year.

The ‘Preferred Options’ was the first formal stage of consultation in the production of the Core Strategy and built on the early engagement work already undertaken and the Core Strategy ‘Issues and Options’ outcomes.

The council’s Local Development Scheme (LDS) set out the key milestone dates for the Core Strategy. The council was required to undertake a statutory six – week period of consultation for the Preferred Options stage. The consultation period was proposed to run between Monday 30 October and Monday 11 December 2006 to meet the six -week statutory period and the LDS timetable.

The next stage would be for the council to consider all responses received from the consultation process and to make further changes to the Core Strategy as necessary. The Core Strategy would then be developed into a draft document that would be brought before council for approval prior to formal submission to the Secretary of State in March 2007.

Resolved – (a) That the publication for consultation of the Core Strategy of the Preferred Options (and associated Sustainable Development Report) be noted, and (b) that the results of the consultation be reported to the planning committee and council prior to approval of the document for submission to the Secretary of State.