Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual - Extraordinary, Cabinet
Monday, 9th November, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual www.oldham.gov.uk/live

Contact: Liz Drogan  0161 770 4705

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Chadderton.

2.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To Receive Declarations of Interest in any Contract or matter to be discussed at the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive Questions from the Public, in accordance with the Council’s Constitution.

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

5.

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework: Publication Draft 2020 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Director of Economy which sought approval of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework for publication and submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

Once adopted the GMSF would replace parts of Oldham’s Core Strategy and change the Proposals Map. A list of Core Strategy policies that would be replaced was contained in Appendix 1 to the report. The Proposals Map would be changed through the addition of allocations for housing and employment development, and changes to Green Belt boundaries, as set out in this report.

The Leader, the Cabinet Member for Housing and the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Districts outlined the main elements of the report.

It was reported that following approval by the ten districts, consultation on the Publication Draft 2020 would commence 1st December 2020 to 26th January 2021.

It was also reported that this document was not the final version and that there was an opportunity to make representations during the consultation period. 

When it was adopted the GMSF would become part of Oldham’s development plan. It would replace parts of Oldham’s Core Strategy and change the Proposals Map. A list of Core Strategy policies that would be replaced was contained at Appendix 1 of the report.

The GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and supporting documents could be found at https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing/gmsf2020/. The full AGMA Executive Board Report, which included a list of the supporting documents available, could be found at Appendix 2 to this report.

The report summarised the main components of the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and what it meant for Oldham. It also set out the implications for the review of Oldham’s Local Plan.

 

Options/alternatives

Option 1: Members approve the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and supporting background documents for publication and submission to the Secretary of State for examination as per the report recommendations set out at the beginning of this report.

Option 2: Members do not approve the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and supporting background documents for publication and submission to the Secretary of State for examination as per the report recommendations set out at the beginning of this report.

 

RESOLVED – That:

1.    The GMSF: Publication Draft 2020, including strategic site allocations and green belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents be approved for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for a period for representations between 1 December 2020 and 26 January 2021.

2.    Delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy authority to approve the relevant Statement of Common Ground(s) required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019;

3.    Delegated authority be given to the Greater Manchester Lead Chief Executive, Housing, Homelessness and Infrastructure, in consultation with Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett the Portfolio Leader for Housing, Homelessness and Infrastructure to make minor or non-material amendments to the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040, Our Five-Year Delivery Plan (2020-2025) and Oldham Local Implementation Plan pdf icon PDF 445 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Deputy Chief Executive which sought:

·         Endorsement of the refreshed Greater Manchester Transport Strategy and the final version of Our Five-Year Delivery Plan for approval by GMCA and publication in December 2020.

·         Approval the Oldham Local Implementation Plan for publication

·         Delegated authority to approve future updates to the Oldham Local Implementation plan.

Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) had been working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the ten Greater Manchester councils and the Greater Manchester Mayor to prepare new, and updated, transport strategy documents that cover the entire city-region. This work included a refreshed version of the long-term, statutory local transport plan - the Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 - and a final version of Our Five-Year Delivery Plan (2020-2025) which set out the practical actions planned to deliver the Strategy over the next 5 years. In addition, ten new Local Implementation Plans had also been prepared (one for each Greater Manchester council), including Oldham.

Oldham’s Five-Year Delivery Plan set out the practical actions planned, over the next 5 years, to deliver the 2040 Transport Strategy and achieve the transport ambitions of the GMCA and the Mayor, in parallel with the development of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). The Delivery Plan included a mapped summary of proposed place-specific schemes as well as a range of Greater Manchester-wide interventions ranging from Emergency Active Travel measures to support social distancing as part of the Covid-19 recovery, to a GM-wide reformed bus network and associated infrastructure, clean air plan, and integrated fares and ticketing standards.

Oldham’s Five-Year Delivery Plan would be published in support of the GMSF consultation and as part of the GMSF evidence base in December 2020. This report includes details of the interventions that could result in direct investment in Oldham or are particularly relevant to Oldham. The Delivery Plan also contained details of the strategic transport interventions associated with GMSF allocations that may be brought forward. This report includes details of the GMSF interventions associated with Oldham’s GMSF allocations.

 

Options/alternatives

Option 1 - Members can endorse the refreshed Greater Manchester Transport Strategy and the final version of Our Five-Year Delivery Plan, subject to correction of the errors detailed in Appendix D, approve the Oldham Local Implementation Plan for publication as an appendix to Our Five-Year Delivery Plan and delegate authority to the Leader and the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods and Culture to approve future updates of the Oldham Local Implementation Plan.

Option 2 - Members can decide not to endorse the refreshed Greater Manchester Transport Strategy and the final version of Our Five-Year Delivery Plan, not approve the Oldham Local Implementation Plan for publication as an appendix to Our Five-Year Delivery Plan and not delegate authority to the Leader and the Cabinet Member to approve future updates of the Oldham Local Implementation Plan. The GM Transport Strategy would be published without an Oldham Local Implementation Plan, which could have a detrimental impact on investment in Oldham

 

RESOLVED – That:

1.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.