Agenda item

Local Plan Regulation 18 (Scope, Issues & Options) Consultation

(Relevant Portfolio Holder: Councillor Gaynar Owen)


Councillor Gaynar Owen introduced the report of the Corporate Director of Place & Community, which sought authorisation to publicly consult on the scope of a new Local Plan and on the West Lancashire Local Plan 2023 -2040: Issues & Options material.


The minute of Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee held on 21 October 2021 had been circulated prior to the meeting.


A Motion circulated prior to the meeting was moved and seconded.


In reaching the decision below, Cabinet considered the details set out in the report before it, the reasons contained therein and the agreed comments of the Executive Overview & Scrutiny Committee.


RESOLVED:   A.      That the Sustainability Appraisal and Habitats Regulations Assessment of the Issues & Options material (provided at Appendices B and C respectively), and the Duty to Co-operate Statement (provided at Appendix D), be noted.


B.      That the Local Plan 2023-2040 Issues & Options material (provided at Appendix A) be approved for public consultation, subject to any minor amendments made by the Interim Head of Growth and Development in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, and that comments on the scope of a new Local Plan also be sought as part of this public consultation.


C.      That the Local Plan Cabinet Working Group meet more frequently to consider documents.


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