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The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012

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Authorities’ monitoring reports

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34.—(1) A local planning authority’s monitoring report must contain the following information—

(a)the title of the local plans or supplementary planning documents specified in the local planning authority’s local development scheme;

(b)in relation to each of those documents—

(i)the timetable specified in the local planning authority’s local development scheme for the document’s preparation;

(ii)the stage the document has reached in its preparation; and

(iii)if the document’s preparation is behind the timetable mentioned in paragraph (i) the reasons for this; and

(c)where any local plan or supplementary planning document specified in the local planning authority’s local development scheme has been adopted or approved within the period in respect of which the report is made, a statement of that fact and of the date of adoption or approval.

(2) Where a local planning authority are not implementing a policy specified in a local plan, the local planning authority’s monitoring report must—

(a)identify that policy; and

(b)include a statement of—

(i)the reasons why the local planning authority are not implementing the policy; and

(ii)the steps (if any) that the local planning authority intend to take to secure that the policy is implemented.

(3) Where a policy specified in a local plan specifies an annual number, or a number relating to any other period of net additional dwellings or net additional affordable dwellings in any part of the local planning authority’s area, the local planning authority’s monitoring report must specify the relevant number for the part of the local planning authority’s area concerned—

(a)in the period in respect of which the report is made, and

(b)since the policy was first published, adopted or approved.

(4) Where a local planning authority have made a neighbourhood development order or a neighbourhood development plan(1), the local planning authority’s monitoring report must contain details of these documents.

(5) Where a local planning authority have prepared a report pursuant to regulation 62 of the Community Infrastructure Levy Regulations 2010(2), the local planning authority’s monitoring report must contain the information specified in regulation 62(4) of those Regulations.

(6) Where a local planning authority have co-operated with another local planning authority, county council, or a body or person prescribed under section 33A of the Act, the local planning authority’s monitoring report must give details of what action they have taken during the period covered by the report.

(7) A local planning authority must make any up-to-date information, which they have collected for monitoring purposes, available in accordance with regulation 35 as soon as possible after the information becomes available.

(8) In this regulation “neighbourhood development order” has the meaning given in section 61E of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990(3).

(1)

See section 38A of the Act (inserted by paragraph 7 of Schedule 9 to the Localism Act 2011 (c.20)) for the definition of “neighbourhood development plan”.

(3)

1990 c.8. Section 61E was inserted by paragraph 2 of Schedule 9 to the Localism Act 2011.

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