Report of the Interim Executive Director, Environment.
The Chairman informed Members that this item had been withdraw from the agenda. He informed Members that he Levelling Up and Regeneration Act had gained Royal Assent at the end of October 2023 and following this there were indications that an update to the National Planning Policy Framework was due to be published imminently by the Government, including changes that would affect the plan-making process. For this reason, it has been decided to withdraw this item and return it to Committee as soon as possible once there was further clarity on the national policy changes that were due to come forward. The Chairman advised that it was likely to be considered by the Committee in mid-late January 2023.