Agenda

Environment Scrutiny Commission
Monday 20 January 2020 7.00 pm

Venue: Ground Floor Meeting Room G02A - 160 Tooley Street, London SE1 2QH. View directions

Link: Livestream/Video (YouTube)

Items
No. Item

Part A - OPEN BUSINESS

1.

Apologies

2.

Notification of any items of business which the chair deems urgent

3.

Disclosure of Interests and Dispensation

4.

Minutes

5.

New Southwark Plan

    This item will consider the New Southwark Plan and plans to amend this to deliver the Carbon Reduction Strategy. An officer report is enclosed.

     

     

    What is the New Southwark Plan?

     

    The New Southwark Plan (NSP) will be a new borough-wide planning and regeneration strategy up to 2033. Once finalised and adopted, it will replace the current local plan. Not only will it set out planning policies to guide development but it will also explain how development will be delivered and may inform future decisions about investment in infrastructure. The spatial plan consists of three main areas:

     

    1.Area visions – setting out the aspirations of the borough’s distinctive neighbourhoods

    2.Planning policies – informing decisions on planning applications and development proposals

    3.Site allocations – potential development sites with specifications for development requirements

     

    Once finalised and adopted, it will replace the current local plan, comprising the saved Southwark Plan policies 2007 and the Core Strategy 2011, and will be used to make decisions on planning applications.

     

    Current stage – After submission

     

    The council submitted NSP to the Secretary of State on 16 January 2020. It means the ‘Examination in Public’ process has now started, which is the last stage of the plan-making process. Throughout the examination process, the Planning Inspector will examine and assess NSP based on the following criteria:

     

    •Has it complied with the ‘duty to cooperate’?

    •Does it meet all the necessary legal requirements?

    •Is it sound?

    •Is it well evidence-based?

    •Is it deliverable?

    •Is it compliant with national and regional policy?

     

    Relevant documents can be found here: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/planning-and-building-control/planning-policy-and-transport-policy/development-plan/local-plan?chapter=4

     

    Supporting documents:

6.

Regeneration and implementing Planning policy

7.

Road User Charging

8.

Work Programme

Discussion of any other open item as notified at the start of the meeting.

Part B - CLOSED BUSINESS

Discussion of any closed items as notified at the start of the meeting and accepted by the chair as urgent.

Distribution List 2019/20

Supporting documents: