Decision details

Adoption of Minerals and Waste Joint Plan

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To approve the adoption of the Minerals and Waste Joint Plan


Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 15 February 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to recommend that Council:
i. Note the Inspector’s Report and recommended changes and accept the main modifications;
ii. Adopt the Minerals & Waste Joint Plan incorporating the Inspector’s Modifications circulated with this Report. In doing so, this will replace the current policies in use for development control purposes;
iii. Adopt the accompanying Policies Map;
iv. Authorise the Corporate Director, Business & Environmental Services to make any further minor typographical amendments or updates in producing the final version of the document and, to take any necessary steps to conclude the adoption process; and,
v. Authorise the publication of the Adoption Statement and Sustainability Appraisal in accordance with Regulations 26 and 35 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

Reasons for the decision:

Under his delegated decision making powers in the Officers’ Delegation Scheme in the Council’s Constitution, the Chief Executive Officer has power, in cases of emergency, to take any decision which could be taken by the Council, the Executive or a committee.

Following on from the expiry of the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020 (“the 2020 Regulations”), which allowed for committee meetings to be held remotely, the County Council resolved at its meeting on 5 May 2021 (before the expiry of the Regulations) that, for the present time, in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic circumstances, remote live-broadcast committee meetings should continue as informal meetings of the committee Members, with any formal decisions required being taken by the Chief Executive Officer under his emergency decision making powers and after consultation with other Officers and Members as appropriate and after taking into account any views of the relevant Committee Members and all relevant information. This approach has been periodically reviewed since that time and will be further reviewed by full Council at its February 2022 meeting.

The Chief Executive Officer took all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter, including considering the views of the Executive Members, and made the decision set out above for the reasons set out in the body of the report.

Alternative options considered:


Publication date: 15/02/2022

Date of decision: 15/02/2022