Agenda and draft minutes

Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee - Tuesday, 26th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Room 1, Civic Centre, Silver Street, Enfield, EN1 3XA. View directions

Contact: Metin Halil 

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Mary Maguire

Apologies for lateness were received from Councillors’ Hassan and Savva.




Members of the Sub-Committee are invited to identify any disclosable pecuniary, other pecuniary or non-pecuniary interests relevant to items on the agenda.



There were no declarations of interest.




The Chair will consider the admission of any reports (listed on the agenda but circulated late) which have not been circulated in accordance with the requirements of the Council’s Constitution and the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information and Meetings) (England) Regulations 2012.


Note: The above requirements state that agendas and reports should be circulated at least 5 clear working days in advance of meetings.



There were no urgent items.




To receive a report from the Executive Director of Place presenting The Annual Monitoring Report and Updated Housing Trajectory 2019.


(Report No.208)


Additional documents:


The Sub Committee received a covering report and presentation slides.

(Report No. 208)




1.    The Chair thanked officers, Neeru Kareer, May Hope, Harriet Bell and John Zheng, for their absolute hard work over the past few months with regards to the draft new Local Plan consultation. Councillor Barry also mentioned that residents appreciated it and felt they were genuinely being asked for their views and were keen to take part. She also thanked officers for their hard work in this matter.

2.    Neeru Kareer (Head of Strategic Planning & Design (Interim) clarified that the 2 items on the agenda are house-keeping reports, which is a requirement of the team. Due to a lack of resource, these reports should have been presented last year and as the new Local Plan is progressing now is an opportunity to bring all of the sections house-keeping up to date, starting with the Annual Monitoring Report. This is a high-level monitoring report of the plan making function, including the current plan and current policies. It was also an opportunity to be open and transparent about the Council’s housing supply and housing completions. The report is seeking Cabinet Sub-Committee approval and endorsement, to bring the monitoring report into line for a 2-year reporting period.

3.    John Zheng (Planning Policy Officer) presented a power point presentation, talking through the key points of both reports. The second report concerns the Council’s future plan making programme which is termed the Local Development Scheme, a 3-year forward looking programme of what the Council will be doing in terms of producing planning documents.


The following points were highlighted:


·         This was the Annual Monitoring report covering 2016 – 2018 financial years.

·         The presentation slides covered the following headings and will be published alongside the minutes of this meeting:

a.    Annual Monitoring Report 2016-18

b.    Housing Trajectory – updated

c.    Current snapshot of the Borough

d.    Housing Completions between 2016-18

e.    Schemes in the pipeline

f.     Housing Trajectory overview

g.    Other key Highlights




1.    The report covered not only Council led housing schemes but all housebuilding in the borough. For Council led projects, the following schemes are in progress to date:

a.    Alma Estate – 163 homes under construction, with completion anticipated May-19

b.    Electric Quarter – 21 new affordable homes and 40 market units completed

c.    Ordnance Road – 15 units completed with 100% affordable provision.

d.    Ladderswood Estate– Phase 1 40 units completed which includes 22 affordable units.

2.    The Council’s small sites housing project are yet to be formally counted and will fall into this 19/20 reporting period  , as completed owing to the reporting mechanism and criteria set by the GLA through the London Development database (LDD). There would therefore be another 100 plus properties coming from small sites developments with nearly 50% affordable units in this years return.

3.    As detailed at page 50 of the report, the Housing Trajectory overview graph would look very different by next year, when the Annual Monitoring report (AMR) is presented,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.


LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME 2019 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To receive a report from the Executive Director of Place presenting The Local Development Scheme 2019 – 2022.

(Report No.209)


Additional documents:


The Sub Committee received a covering report and presentation slides.

(Report No. 209)


The following points were highlighted:


1.    John Zheng (Planning Policy Officer) presented a power point presentation, talking through the key points of the report. The report concerns the Council’s plan making programme which is termed the Local Development Scheme (LDS), which is a 3-year programme of what the Council will be doing in terms of producing planning documents.

2.    The LDS:

a.    supports the new Local Plan 2036 programme and timetable and supporting documents:

·                     Edmonton Leeside Area Action Plan

·                     North London Waste Plan

·                     Heritage Strategy

b.    Legislative requirement to provide an up to date LDS. The current LDS 2013-16 has now expired and needs to be renewed.

c.    Responds positively to changing national and London wide planning agenda.

d.    Programme for the next 3 years – the table within the power point presentation and timetable detailed at page 83 of the report summarises what is planned for the next 3 years. The dotted line of the graph shows what stage the team are at present for each of the programmes that are under way:

·         New Local Plan 2036 – Consultation on Issues and Options completed end of February 2019.

·         Edmonton Leeside AAP – currently at examination stage with a view to be adopted by early 2020.

·         North London Waste Plan – Is at Preferred Option stage. Consultation commenced in 2019 with a view to adoption by mid-2020.

·         Heritage Strategy – Consultation has been completed alongside the draft new Local Plan. comments are now being analysed, with a view to seeking adoption as SPD, in May/Jun-19 .


Alternative options considered: Noted the following alternative options which had been considered as set out in section 6 of the report:


1.    The alternative is not to revise and republish the Council’s LDS, leaving the2013 published LDS timetable in place and resulting in the Council

          demonstrating non-delivery against the proposed programme. This is    not advised, as there is now a requirement to review Local Plans every five years.

2.     The alternative also sends out a negative message to residents,     business, and the development industry that we are not prepared to manage new challenges and opportunities facing the borough.


DECISION: The Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee agreed to:


1.    approve the programme attached in Appendix 1 titled ‘LDS 2019-2022’ to this report to have immediate effect and agrees to its publication on the Council’s website.


Reasons for recommendations:


1.    The revised LDS is considered to set out a realistic programme for the

           remainder of the Plan preparation process and other associated     documents in accordance with current legislation and regulations. Members should note that while realistic, the timetable is very ambitious and officers will need to increase pressure on partners to cooperate with the new timetable to incorporate the next round, of Local Plan consultation and carefully monitor the content and scale of representations received from the first stage of consultation.




To confirm the minutes of the previous meeting of the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee held on 24 October 2018.



The minutes of the meeting held on 24 October 2018 were agreed as a correct record.




To note that future meetings of the Local Plan Cabinet Sub-Committee have been scheduled to take place on:



Thursday 25 April 2019



NOTED the dates agreed for future meetings of the committee:


Thursday 25 April 2019.


Post Meeting Note:


This meeting has now been cancelled.