Agenda and draft minutes

Extraordinary, Overview and Scrutiny Board
Thursday, 5th November, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting - Virtual address. View directions

Contact: Constitutional Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies For Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

2.

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.

3.

Urgent Business

Urgent business, if any, introduced by the Chair

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business received.

4.

Public Question Time

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

Minutes:

No public questions were received.

5.

Greater Manchester's Plan for Homes, Jobs and the Environment (GMSF) pdf icon PDF 605 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a report which asked them to consider recommending to the Cabinet that the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework be approved for publication and submission to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government.

 

The Board was informed that the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) Executive Board on 30th October 2020 had resolved to note the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and supporting background documents and had recommended the documents to the districts with the intention that the districts approve:

 

a)    Publication of the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for representations between 1 December 2020 and 26 January 2021; and

b)    Submission of the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 to the Secretary of State for examination following the period for representations.

 

Following approval by the ten districts, it was intended that consultation on the Publication Draft 2020 would commence 1st December 2020 and last until 26th January 2021.

 

When 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 attached at Appendix 1 of the report. The Proposals Map would be changed through the addition of allocations for housing and employment development, and changes to Green Belt boundaries.

 

The GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and supporting documents could be viewed 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, was attached at Appendix 2 of the report.

 

The Board noted 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.

 

The Board was informed that the  ‘Publication stage’ was a formal consultation on the draft joint DPD pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (“the Regulations). It was a statutory stage that provided an opportunity for organisations and individuals to submit their final views on the content of the plan. The decision to ‘Publish’ the draft joint DPD was an Executive

decision for the Greater Manchester (GM) local authorities.

 

Following consultation on the Publication Plan, the draft joint DPD and the

representations made at the Publication stage would be sent to the Secretary of State – this was the ‘Submission stage’ under Regulation 22 of the Local Planning Regulations. Submission required approval of each of the 10 Full Councils of the GM local authorities. Upon completion of the consultation on the Publication draft in January 2021, a post-consultation report would be prepared and the plan would be submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in mid- 2021. Whilst anyone could make a representation on any point, only those pertaining to the 4 tests of

soundness would be taken into account by the Inspector(s). If major new issues  ...  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 440 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Board gave consideration to a report which provided details of new, and updated, transport strategy documents that had been prepared by Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), working with the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), the ten Greater Manchester councils and the Greater Manchester Mayor, to 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 been prepared (one for each Greater Manchester council), including Oldham.

 

Draft versions of the documents were published as part of the GMSF Transport Evidence Base for the Association of Greater Manchester Authorities (AGMA) Executive Board on 30th October, which noted the GMSF: Publication Draft 2020 and supporting background documents and recommended the documents to the GM local authorities. The GMSF 2020 and supporting documents could be viewed at https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/housing/gmsf2020/.

 

The Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040 was first published in February 2017 and had undergone a ‘light touch’ policy refresh to reflect work undertaken and the changed context since 2017, including, for example, the adoption of the “Right-Mix” ambition for at least 50% of all journeys to be made by active travel and public transport by 2040 and further development of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework. The refreshed 2040 Transport Strategy would be published in December 2020 alongside the GMSF consultation, as part of the GMSF evidence base.

 

The long-term approach to planning Greater Manchester’s transport network, set out in the 2040 Transport Strategy, was underpinned by a series of five-year Delivery Plans. The first Delivery Plan (2016-2017 to 2021-2022) was published in 2017, alongside the 2040 Transport Strategy. An updated, draft Delivery Plan was published for consultation – alongside the first version of the GMSF - in January 2019. A final version of this document had now been prepared.

 

Our Five-Year Delivery Plan sets 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 GMSF. The Delivery Plan included a mapped summary of proposed place-specific schemes as well as a range of GM-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. Our Five-Year Delivery Plan would be published in support of the GMSF consultation and as part of the GMSF evidence base in December 2020. The report included details of the interventions that could result in direct investment in Oldham or were 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 included details of the GMSF  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.