Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
1. That the Places for Everyone: Publication Draft 2021 be approved, including strategic site allocations and Green Belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents, for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for an 8 week period for representations to begin not earlier than 9 August 2021.
2. That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, to approve the relevant Statement of Common Ground(s) required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.
PfE 2021 enables a strategic approach to delivering growth and housing needs in GM and in Trafford and it sets the strategic framework for the Local Plan. The PfE 2021 needs to be approved by each of the nine LA’s to ensure that the Plan can progress to Examination and Adoption.
The PfE 2021 ensures that development in GM and Trafford can come forward in a sustainable manner giving developers, investors, communities and the Council certainty in decisions on planning matters The only other option is for Trafford to not be part of PfE 2021, which would require Trafford to deliver a higher housing number, requiring the release of more Green Belt land in Trafford. Not progressing PfE 2021 risks greater uncertainty and delay in delivering sustainable growth in Trafford.
Publication date: 29/07/2021
Date of decision: 26/07/2021
Decided at meeting: 26/07/2021 - Executive
Effective from: 06/08/2021