Issue details

Council response to the Government's consultation on the Future Homes Standard

Decision type: Non-Key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/02/2020

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The deadline for submitting responses to the consultation is Friday 7th February. The SBCP joint response was received on Friday 30th January. It has not been possible to finish drafting the response early enough to enable a decision to be made at Executive Committee. However, under the Constitution, Executive Members are empowered to make executive decisions within their portfolio. The decision is not considered to be a “key decision” as defined in the Executive Procedure Rules. Also due to these timescales it has not been possible to allow time for Scrutiny to be able to call the decision in. Therefore, the Chief Executive has designated the decision as “urgent” under article 15.8 of the Constitution. The consultation response has been agreed between the Portfolio Holder (Cllr Mike Rigby) and the Chair of Scrutiny (Cllr Gwil Wren).

Decision due: 5 Feb 2020 by Planning and Transportation Portfolio Holder