Report of the Corporate Director, Community.
(1) the draft Edgware Town Centre Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), attached at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved for public consultation;
(2) the Interim Chief Planning Officer be authorised, following consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning and Enterprise to consider and agree to any necessary amendments to the draft document arising as a result of Barnet Council’s formal consideration of the draft document, as well as any minor amendments required to finalise the document for consultation.
Reason for Decision: Preparation and adoption of an SPD provided specific area guidance to assist in the determination of planning applications within the SPD boundary, as well as guiding infrastructure investment and area management initiatives. A joint-SPD promoted a joined-up approach to planning in the town centre and reflected how the centre was used rather than administrative / borough boundaries. As such, delivering a more attractive town centre and optimising the development potential of a highly sustainable location for economy, leisure, public realm, environmental and housing. There was a statutory requirement to undertake consultation on draft SPDs.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: As set out in the report.
Conflict of Interest relating to the matter declared by Cabinet Member/Dispensation Granted: None.