Agenda and minutes

Extraordinary, Council
Wednesday, 28th July, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Queen Elizabeth Hall, Civic Centre Oldham

Contact: Liz Drogan 

Items
No. Item

1.

To receive apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Alexander, Briggs, Cosgrove, Curley, Aftab Hussain, Fida Hussain, Leach

2.

To receive declarations of interest in any matter to be determined at the meeting

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

3.

Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021: A Joint Development Plan Document for 9 Greater Manchester Local Authorities (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) pdf icon PDF 442 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to a report which asked them to approve the Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021: A Joint Development Plan Document for 9 Greater Manchester Local Authorities (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan) for

publication and submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government following the recommendation by Places for Everyone Joint Committee on 20th July 2021.

 

Members were informed that, following approval by the nine districts, consultation on the Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021 would commence not earlier than 9 August 2021 for a period of 8 weeks.

 

When it was adopted Places for Everyone would become part of the development plan for Oldham. It would replace parts of Oldham’s Core Strategy and change the Proposals Map. A list of Core Strategy policies that would be replaced by Places for Everyone was contained in Appendix 2.

 

Members noted that Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021 could be found at Appendix 3 and supporting documents were available on GMCA’s website at https://www.greatermanchesterca.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning-and-housing/places-for-everyone/. The full Places for Everyone Joint Committee report could be found at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

The report summarised the main components of the Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021, what it meant for Oldham and implications for the review of Oldham’s Local Plan.

 

Councillor Roberts MOVED and Councillor Shah SECONDED the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

Councillor Sykes MOVED and Councillor Al-Hamdani SECONDED the amendment

“Proposed Amendment from the Oldham Liberal Democrat Opposition Group to the report titled ‘Places for Everyone Publication Plan 2021: A Joint Development Plan Document for 9 Greater Manchester Local Authorities (Bolton, Bury, Manchester, Oldham, Rochdale, Salford, Tameside, Trafford and Wigan)’

With reference to the options and recommendations found on pages 11-12 of the report.

Reword Section 3.2, Option 2 to read: ‘Members reject the Places for Everyone: Publication Plan 2021, and agree to formally withdraw from the Places for Everyone process, and instead develop only a Local Plan for the Borough of Oldham, in consultation with the people of this borough, which is focused upon the development of Brownfield sites and takes proper account of the infrastructure capacity of each Ward and District’.

Reword Section 4 Preferred Option 4 to read: ‘The preferred option is for members to reject the Places for Everyone: Publication Plan 2021, and agree to formally withdraw from the Places for Everyone process, and instead develop only a Local Plan for the Borough of Oldham, in consultation with the people of this borough, which is focused upon the development of Brownfield sites and takes proper account of the infrastructure capacity of each Ward and District’.”

 

Council S Bashforth spoke against the amendment.

Council Dean spoke against the amendment.

Councillor H Gloster spoke in support of the amendment.

Councillor Hamblett spoke in support of the amendment.

Councillor Hobin spoke in support of the amendment.

Councillor Jabbar spoke against the amendment.

Councillor Hulme spoke against the amendment.

 

Councillor Roberts exercised her right to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 3.

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Statement of Community Involvement 2021 pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Council gave consideration to a report which asked them to adopt the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) 2021.

 

The SCI set out how Oldham Council would involve the community in the preparation and the revision of planning policy such as the Local Plan, together with the consideration of planning applications. 

 

This SCI was as per the adopted SCI 2020 version but with references to Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF) amended to refer to Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan Document.

 

An Equalities Impact Assessment was prepared to support the SCI 2020. Given the nature of the changes to this SCI 2021 it was considered that there was no need for a revised EIA as the only changes ware in relation to altering references to GMSF to Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan Document.

 

Councillor Roberts MOVED and Councillor Shah SECONDED the recommendations set out in the report.

 

Councillor Byrne spoke on the report.

 

RESOLVED that the Statement of Community Involvement 2021 be adopted and be made available to view alongside the Equality Impact Assessment 2020.