Councillor R A Overton left the meeting before the item discussion began.
The Cabinet Member for Economy, Housing, Transport & Infrastructure presented the report of the Director: Housing, Employment, & Infrastructure.
The Council had worked closely with Donnington & Muxton Parish Council to develop the Neighbourhood Development Plan and to take the necessary steps to get the pan and its proposals ready, to be put to a referendum. Support for the neighbourhood plan process was expressed.
RESOLVED – that
a) Cabinet agreed with the Independent Examiner that, subject to the modifications recommended by him being made, the Donnington & Muxton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan met the “basic conditions” and all other legal requirements as summarised in this report and in the Independent Examiner’s report;
b) Cabinet agreed that the required modifications should be made to Donnington & Muxton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan and that the Donnington & Muxton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum Version (September 2021) should proceed to Referendum;
c) Cabinet agreed that the Referendum Area should not be extended beyond the designated area to which the Donnington & Muxton Neighbourhood Development Plan relates; and
d) The Chief Executive proceed to exercise all the relevant powers and duties and undertake all necessary arrangements for the Donnington & Muxton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan (Referendum Version) to proceed to Referendum and for the Referendum to take place asking the question whether the voter wanted Telford & Wrekin Council to use this neighbourhood development plan for the Donnington & Muxton Parish Neighbourhood Development Plan area to help it decide planning applications in this neighbourhood area.
Following the conclusion of the item, Councillor R A Overton returned to the meeting.