The Panel considered a report drawing attention to the issues raised through the recent consultation in connection with Chapters 20 – 25 of the Draft District Plan Preferred Options, together with Officer responses to those issues. The Panel also considered draft revised chapters showing proposed amendments, for subsequent incorporation into a revised Draft District Plan.
The proposed amendments were presented as working Draft Revised Chapters only at this stage, as they might change before final agreement of a revised Draft District Plan. Therefore, these Revised Chapters would only be presented to the Executive until such time that the complete suite of amendments were collated and presented as one comprehensive Revised Draft District Plan.
Officers referred to a missing page from the printed version of the agenda in respect of the Issues report for Chapter 21 – Heritage Assets. A revised version was tabled which had been amended to take account of comments received from the Bishop’s Stortford Museums Trust relating to the storage of materials uncovered during excavation. Councillor G Jones suggested that the amendment should also make reference to making the evidence publicly available. Officers undertook to consider this further.
The Panel supported the recommendations as now detailed.
RECOMMENDED – that (A) the issues raised in respect of Chapters 20 - 25 of the Draft District Plan Preferred Options, as detailed at Essential Reference Papers B - G to this report, be received;
(B) the Officer response to the issues referred to in (A) above, as detailed in Essential Reference Papers B - G to the report submitted, be noted; and
(C) the draft revised chapters, as detailed in Essential Reference Papers B - F to the report submitted, be noted, with decision on their final content being deferred to allow consideration of further technical work and other issues.