Sefton’s timetable for the Core Strategy has been set between now and 2014.
Labour Councillor for Molyneux ward, Cllr. Tony Carr said: “As a local representative I want to ensure that I, along with my colleague Cllr. Marion Atkinson, continue to offer a strong and informative voice on behalf of Sefton residents. Following a 12 week consultation period for the Core Strategy Options Paper, which deals with concerns such as the green belt and green space, which ran between late May and mid-August 2011, Sefton Council’s Planning Committee was presented with an interim report on 16 November 2011.”
Adding to that Cllr. Marion Atkinson said “The report outlined initial results of the consultation for Sefton’s Core Strategy. Given the huge response from the public it will take the next few weeks to analysis the views.”
Cllr. Carr said “We will continue to keep our residents informed as the timetable progresses between now and 2014.”
The timeline for the Core Strategy process is as follows:
Approval of a Preferred Option and draft policies – Sefton’s Cabinet of senior Councillors will make a formal decision based on the evidence provided by the studies and by the formal consultation of a Preferred Option. The Cabinet will also need to approve a number of the key studies in January 2012. Including:
Approval of a Preferred Option and draft policies – Sefton’s Cabinet of senior Councillors will make a formal decision based on the evidence provided by the studies and by the formal consultation of a Preferred Option. The Cabinet will also need to approve a number of the key studies in January 2012, including:
A report to a Leaders’ meeting in January to get a steer of how to progress, based on representations we have received and legal advice about risks associated with various options. We would then hope to report on the representations to February Planning Committee and Cabinet. Based on what direction is selected, further work will have to be done e.g. study on agricultural land. It is not expected that the Preferred Option could be reported to Planning Committee/Cabinet/Council for approval until late summer at earliest.
Preferred Option Consultation - October - December 2012
Core Strategy Publication Draft - Approval by Cabinet - Mid 2013
Publication and pre-submission consultation - Autumn 2013
Examination in Public - The Core Strategy is required to be inspected in public by Inquiry which will be carried out by a Government appointed Inspector which will occur early 2014.
Adoption - The Core Strategy is required to be formally adopted by the full Council – Spring 2014.