Councillor Matthew Bennett, Cabinet Member for Planning, Investment and New Homes introduced the report and highlighted that:
The Local Plan Review was before Cabinet for third time before it goes out to wider consultation. It was due at Council on 22 January and would be back to Cabinet later in the year. This version reflected the Council’s approach to declaring a climate emergency.
He also highlighted that inclusive growth was a main feature of the review and the Council were ensuring that maker, industrial and work spaces were being protected and that they were not forced and those jobs/areas were protected.
Councillor Becca Thackray asked officers to review the analysis provided Centre for Sustainable Energy to ensure that the Plan took into considerations it findings.
Officers advised that:
The process was a lengthy one and Cabinet welcomed new ideas and to enable the Plan to do more.
The Mayor would be invited to express a final view on conformity of the plan and Cabinet expected positive comments.
1) That the Draft Revised Lambeth Local Plan Proposed Submission Version at Appendix 1 and the Proposed Changes to the Policies Map at Appendix 2 be approved for pre-submission publication and submission to government for independent examination.
2) That any minor amendments (typographical edits and formatting) of the
documents in Appendices 1 and 2 prior to the start of pre-submission publication to be delegated to the Assistant Director Planning, Transport and Development, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning Investment and New Homes.