Venue: Moorlands House, Leek
Contact: Pat Trafford. Tel. 01538 395551
STATEMENT OF THE REASONS FOR THE DECISION:
Forsbrook Parish Council had applied to the District Council for designation of the whole of their parish as a Neighbourhood Area.
A resolution made at the meeting of the Cabinet on 14th February 2017 enables a decision concerning the application to be delegated to the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Development & Property, in consultation with ward members who represent the applicant neighbourhood area.
When a Parish Council is applying for the whole of the parish to be designated, Regulations require a Local Planning Authority to designate the specified area as a Neighbourhood Area, if that application is considered to be valid and complete. This application fell within the prescribed circumstances that require the Council to approve designation of the area applied for and the application was considered to be valid and complete. These issues were considered in section 7 of this report.
A four week period of public consultation had been held to publicise the application. Five responses had been received, all in support of the application.
The authority has eight weeks from first publicising the application to reach a decision. The application must be determined by Friday 13th April 2018.
ANY ALTERNATIVES CONSIDERED:
That the Portfolio Holder approved the designation of the whole of the parish of Forsbrook as a Neighbourhood Area.
A RECORD OF ANY CONFLICT OF INTEREST:
A NOTE OF ANY DISPENSATION IF GRANTED: