Decision details

Report on Update of Sites of Biological Importance

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

The reason for this decision is to adopt changes, which have occurred to designated Sites of Biological Importance (SBIs) within the borough and to note the SBI Review – 2017, Oldham District Synopsis’ report.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To adopt the changes to the SBIs listed in Table 1. The advantage of this option is that the changes to SBIs will be subject to the principles set out in National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to avoid, mitigate and as a last resort compensate any harm. There are no disadvantages to this option. If development was proposed it would be expected to comply with NPPF and Local Plan policies.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 - To adopt the changes to the SBIs listed in Table 1. The advantage of this option is that the changes to SBIs will be subject to the principles set out in National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to avoid, mitigate and as a last resort compensate any harm. There are no disadvantages to this option. If development was proposed it would be expected to comply with NPPF and Local Plan policies.
Option 2 - Not to adopt the changes to the SBIs listed in Table 1. There are no advantages to this option. The disadvantage is that boundary changes will not have been adopted and therefore the full extent of the SBI’s may not be given due consideration under NPPF and the Local Plan.

Alternative options considered:

Not to adopt the changes to the SBIs listed in Table 1. There are no advantages to this option. The disadvantage is that boundary changes will not have been adopted and therefore the full extent of the SBI’s may not be given due consideration under NPPF and the Local Plan.

Publication date: 20/11/2019

Date of decision: 19/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

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