Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
The Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing presented the report to consider the call-in of Executive regarding the fourth resolution of 8 October 2019 from Overview and Scrutiny Committee. She clarified that the Council was committed to do all it legally could to meet the climate change challenges. The various policies in the local plan would be informed by robust evidence and there would be a full consultation on the local plan and the policies to be contained within it. Following the call-in the wording of recommendation four had the following wording added ‘including low carbon policy formulation and related quantification developed….’.
The Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing commented following the outcome of the consultation on the Local Plan that within legal requirements all the relevant local plan policies coming forward should address the issue of low carbon/carbon neutral development.
The Senior Planning Officer stated that the government was currently undertaking a Future Homes Standard consultation which would hopefully result in a stronger national remit.
The report was proposed by the Portfolio Holder for Climate Change Emergency and Housing and seconded by the Portfolio Holder for Planning.
RESOLVED that the approval of a suite of policies to be prepared through an update of the Local Plan to meet Climate Change challenges including low carbon policy formulation and related quantification developed in consultation with local experts and interest groups, such as Action on Climate in Teignbridge
Report author: Trevor Shaw
Publication date: 02/12/2019
Date of decision: 28/11/2019
Decided at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive