The report sought Cabinet approval to adopt village envelope boundaries as informal
guidance for development management purposes. These maps had been prepared in
consultation with Parish Councils and Ward Members to indicate where the Council
currently considered the existing built-up confines of settlements were. These would
help clarify the written definitions in the Local Plan for the purpose of decision making on
Both the Leader and Portfolio Holder said this had been an extremely worthwhile and
positive exercise which had seen good engagement from local representatives.
(i) the village envelope boundaries shown in the appendix to the report
be adopted as informal guidance for development management
(ii) authority be delegated to the Head of Planning Policy, following
consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Development,
to amend, where relevant, a village envelope boundary to account for
the construction of new development.