74 Updates from Task and Finish and/or Working Groups PDF 116 KB
To receive written or verbal updates from the following Task and Finish/Working Groups:
CIL – written update
Staines Development Task Group – Ann Biggs, Strategic Planning Officer
Local Plan Task Group – Ann Biggs, Strategic Planning Officer
Climate Change Working Group – verbal update from Councillor Noble
The Chairman proposed that this item be heard before item six on the agenda. This was agreed by the Committee.
The Committee received updates on the work of the CIL Task Group, the Staines Development Framework Task Group, and the Local Plan Task Group from the Strategic Planning Manager. An update on the work of the Climate Change Working Group was given by Councillor Noble.
Since the update had been issued with the agenda, the CIL Task Group had met to recommend the NHS bid proceed with removal of EV Charging Points and bike racks. This would need to be agreed by the Spelthorne Joint Committee.
The Staines Development Framework Task Group had met to agree recommended amendments to the finalised draft of the Staines Development Framework. The final draft would be considered by the Committee in November.
There had been no calls to have meetings of the Local Plan Task Group as officers were working through consultation responses. The Committee requested clarification on how questions regarding the Local Plan could be considered. The Strategic Planning Manager explained she was happy to answer questions, but the examination of the Local Plan would be the next forum for debate. The Committee noted that advice on the Local Plan had been received from an advisory inspector and barrister as part of the process. Next steps for the Local Plan process were outlined for the Committee.
Councillor Noble provided a summary of items considered by the Climate Change Working Group.
The Committee resolved to note the updates from the CIL Task Group, Staines Development Task Group, the Local Plan Task Group, and the Climate Change Working Group.