Decision details

Annual Monitoring Report 2019/20

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Councillor Hannah Roberts), Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

Under Regulation 34 and 35 of The Town and Country (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 local planning authorities must make monitoring information available for inspection as soon as possible after the information becomes available. The Monitoring Report covers the previous financial year that is 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020. In terms of housing land supply, the Monitoring Report also presents the position as at 1 April 2020. Oldham’s Monitoring Report is attached as Appendix 1.
In line with the Regulations the Monitoring Report provides details on whether the council is meeting the milestones set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS) for preparing the various Local Plan documents. Performance is monitored against the LDS that was in place at the start of the monitoring period. The Monitoring Report also monitors a range of planning indicators, such as housing, employment and biodiversity, which seek to assess the effectiveness of the council’s land-use planning policies, and whether they are achieving their objectives and delivering sustainable development. This is our 16th Monitoring Report.

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: The AMR be submitted to MHCLG.

Reasons for the decision:

Option 1 – To approve the Monitoring Report for publication and send it to CLG (Advantages – approving the Monitoring Report will help with implementing our local planning policies and meets the regulations.)
(Disadvantages – there are no disadvantages to approving and sending the Monitoring Report to CLG.)
Option 2 – To not approve the Monitoring Report and not send it to CLG.
(Advantages – there are no advantages in not approving the Monitoring Report.) (Disadvantages – not approving the Monitoring Report could result in less certainty and confidence in developments coming forward and would result in us not meeting the regulations.)

Alternative options considered:

Option 2

Publication date: 31/03/2021

Date of decision: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 10/04/2021

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