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F15/177

National Planning Policy Framework

Request Description

Please provide in relation to the Council's interpretation of the National Planning Policy Framework with regard to the use of green belt land for housing;

  1.Any legal or other externally sourced advice given to the council,its committees , chief or senior officers on the subject including a reference as to who provided it;

  2.Any internal advice given to the council , its committees , chief or senior officers Including a reference as to who provided it;

  3.Any internal report or other document which refers to the interpretation and/or expresses a  different interpretation from the council's current interpretation or which otherwise challenges that interpretation.

  4. the cost of any external advice;

  5.Regarding 1.-5. above anything which relates specifically to Watton at Stone unless already covered.

Request Date31 March 2015
Requested byIndividual
Released Date  

28 April 2015              

Response

1. The Council has appointed Peter Brett Associates (PBA) to undertake a Green Belt review.  The report has not yet been recieved in final form. 

2. The Council undertook an initial Green Belt review in 2013.  Part 1 of the Review was considered by the District Planning Executive Panel on 3 Oct 2013.  Part 2 of the Review was considered by the District Planning Executive Panel on 3 December 2013.  Both reports are available on the Council's website on the  page.

3. Copy of a letter from Nick Boles MP to Mark Prisk MP which reflects a conversaion the former (Nick Boles) had  (downloads below).  The Council also has also recieved and responded to e-mail communication from a resident, , which refers to a question asked by Oliver Heald MP in parliament in relation to the protection of Green Belt in North Herts. (copy downloads below)

4. The fee for BPA to undertake the Green Belt review is £49,387. 

5. Nil

Refused

                                                             

Refusal