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Developer Guidance Note: Applications for Speculative Housing Development

Meeting: 16/06/2015 - Cabinet (Item 30)

30 Developer Guidance Note: Speculative Housing Development Proposals pdf icon PDF 85 KB

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As detailed in the recommendations.


The Chief Officer (Planning and Environment) provided details on planning guidance to be issued to developers in the event that they were proposing to submit speculative applications for housing development due to a lack of a five year housing land supply.


The guidance note had been produced in order to ensure that if developers were considering the submission of applications because of the land supply position, then they must fully justify their case that their proposal warranted making an exception to the Unitary Development Plan and represented a sustainable form of development.


The content of the guidance note was self-explanatory and was specifically designed to ensure that developers provided full information to justify their proposals in order that the Council could give their applications appropriate consideration, given that they were essentially exceptions to the development plan.




(a)       That the content of the Developer  Guidance Note for use in supporting the Development Management process in dealing with applications for speculative development, made on the basis of a sub 5 year land supply be approved; and


(b)       That delegated authority be given to the Chief Officer (Planning and Environment) to make any necessary changes to allow the guidance note to be finalised for publication.