Agenda item


NOTE: The deadline for amendments is midnight, Monday 24 July 2017.


To consider a report of Cabinet on the Havering Local Plan (attached, subject to approval by Cabinet).


Procedural motion by the Conservative Group that agenda items 5 and 6 be dealt with via a single debate CARRIED by 38 votes to 10.


Amendment by the Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 29 votes to 16; deemed motion by the Administration AGREED without division.


A report of Cabinet, agreed by Cabinet at its meeting on 19 July, asked Council approve the proposed Submission Havering Local Plan and its annexes for publication and public consultation under Regulation 19 of the Regulations prior to submission to the Secretary of State. It was noted that an amendment to Policy 36 of the Local Plan had been agreed by Cabinet, as shown in the supplementary agenda for the meeting. 


The Local Plan set out the long term strategic planning policies and objectives, opportunities for development and clear planning policies on what will or will not be permitted and where.



Deemed Motion


That the report be adopted and its recommendations carried into effect.


Amendment on behalf of the Independent Residents’ Group


As the recommendations make no provision for Council to consider any amendments to the draft plans following public consultation, this Council agrees to submit the plans for consultation as outlined in recommendation (i) of the covering report to Council, but in place of (ii) and (iii) agrees to hold an Extraordinary Council meeting immediately following the consultation to consider any amendments to the draft plan, before submitting the Havering Local Plan to the Planning Inspectorate for consideration.


Following debate, the amendment by the Independent Residents’ Group was NOT CARRIED by 29 votes to 16 (see division 2) and the deemed motion was AGREED as the substantive motion, without division.




(i)            That the proposed Submission Havering Local Plan (attached and subject to the amendment agreed by Cabinet as shown below) and changes to the 2008 adopted Proposals Map (Annex 2 of the report to Cabinet) and procedural and evidence documents (listed below) be approved for publication and public consultation under Regulation 19 of the Regulations prior to submission to the Secretary of State;


Amendment agreed by Cabinet:



AGREED to an amendment to The Havering Local Plan 2016 – 2031 (Proposed Submission Version) as follows:

                          Amendment to Policy 36 (page 117 of the Cabinet Agenda pack) – Low Carbon design, decentralised energy and renewable energy


No change to the Policy ‘headline’ but additional text (in italics) and consequential renumbering to the explanatory text.


12.8.4In line with Government requirements set out inWritten Ministerial Statement (HCWS42),a Local Plan Wind Resource technical feasibility study (2016) has been prepared. This has identified a number of potentially suitable locations for wind turbines in the borough subject to proposals satisfying planning policy requirements.These have been reflected in the Areas Suitable for Wind Energy Development designated on the Proposals Map. The Wind Resource Study identifies potential for wind turbines in the north of the borough within parts of Dagnam Park and Bedfords Park. These are Council owned parks. The Council does not intend to bring forward or support proposals for wind turbines at Dagnam Park and Bedfords Park or at any of its other parks.


12.8.5 The Study identifies what areas are potentially suitable for large, medium or small turbines. Smaller turbines would not normally be allowed on sites suitable for larger wind turbines as this could reduce the potential for wind energy production.


12.8.6 To demonstrate compliance with the Written Statement (HCWS42) dated (18 June 2015) all proposals for wind turbines should be accompanied by a consultation statement, which sets out how the proposal has been subject to meaningful pre-application consultation with the affected local community. Following statutory consultation with the relevant local community as part of the planning application process, the applicant should be able to demonstrate that the planning impacts identified by affected local communities have been addressed in full.



            Procedural and Evidence Documents:



o      Consultation Statement 2017 (Annex 5);

o      Duty to Co-operate Statement 2017 (Annex 6);

o      Health Impact Assessment (Annex 7);

o      Equalities Impact Assessment 2017 (Annex 8)

o      Sustainability Appraisal 2017 (Annex 9)

o      Habitats Regulation Assessment 2017 (Annex 10);

o      Outer North East London Strategic Housing Market   Assessment 2016 (Annex 11)

o      Outer North East London Strategic Housing Market Assessment: Update for Havering 2016 (Annex 12)

o      Housing Position Statement (Annex 13)

o      Retail and Commercial Leisure Needs Assessment 2015 (Annex 14)

o      Employment Land Review 2015 (Annex 15)

o      Open Space, Allotments and Sport and Recreation Needs Assessment   2016 (Annexes 16-21) comprising of:

·         Open Space Assessment Report

·         Open Space Standards Paper 2016

·         Indoor Sport and Leisure Facilities Assessment Report 2016

·         Indoor Sport and Leisure Facility Strategy 2016

·         Playing Pitch Strategy Assessment Report 2016

·         Playing Pitch Strategy and Action Plan 2016

o      Infrastructure Delivery Plan 2017 (Annex 22)

o      Gypsy and Traveller Accommodation Assessment 2017 (Annex 23)

o      Gypsy and Traveller Position Statement 2017 (Annex 24)

o      Town Centre Position Statement 2017 (Annex 25)

o      Wind Resource Evidence Base 2016 (Annex 26)

o      Green Belt Study 2016 (Annex 27)

o      Residential Car Parking Standards 2017 (Annex 28)

o      Viability Assessment 2017 (Annex 29)

o      Strategic Flood Risk Assessment 2016 (Annex 30)

o      Transport Position Statement 2016 (Annex 31)

o      Havering Strategic Modelling Technical Note 2016 (Annex 32)

o      Havering SINC Review 2017 (Annex 33)



(ii)          That the Proposed Submission Documents, be approved as set out in (i) above and relevant supporting documentation as the final documents for submission to the Secretary of State under Regulation 22 of the Regulations, subsequent to public consultation provided that only non-material and minor amendments are required.


(iii)         That authority be delegaed to the Director of Neighbourhoods, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, to finalise and approve the proposed Submission Documents, as set out in (i) above for submission to the Secretary of State, including to:


o   make non material/minor amendments to the proposed submission documents;


o   undertake any further consultation required arising as a result of the Regulation 19 consultation;


o   make modifications to the Submission Documentation during and as a result of the Examination process; and


o   make submissions to the Planning Inspectorate in support of the Submission Local Plan during the Examination process.




Supporting documents: