The Portfolio Holder for Planning presented the report for the proposed Joint Statement of Community Involvement (Joint SCI) that had been prepared for the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP). The Joint SCI set out the proposed approach to public consultation on the GESP as it progressed through its statutory plan-making stages towards adoption.
The Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 14 July 2020 considered the report and supported amendments to recommendation (2); to replace wording of Chief Executive with Managing Director; add the Leader of Opposition to the consultation; the changes to be minor editorial changes; and that all Members to be notified within 24 hours of any changes. Executive supported the amendments.
(1) the contents and adopts the Joint SCI that has been prepared for the Greater Exeter Strategic Plan (GESP) be approved; and
(2) delegated authority be given to the Leader, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, Leader of the Opposition and Managing Director, to agree minor editorial changes, to the Joint SCI arising from decisions by the other GESP local planning authorities, and emailing all Councillors within 24 hours of the changes, and to approve it as a Local Development Document, noting that it will apply jointly to East Devon District, Exeter City, Mid Devon District and Teignbridge District Councils.
(The vote was unanimous)