Decision status: Information Only
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
3.1 The Planning Officer introduced the report, as set out in the agenda.
3.2 The Hackney Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) provided monitoring information on spatial planning related activity for the financial years of 2015/16 and 2016/17 to inform and monitor policy development and performance. It highlighted the extent to which the policies set out in the Local Plan (the Core Strategy 2010, the Development Management Local Plan 2015, the Site Allocations Local Plan 2016, and adopted area action plans) had been achieved, using quantitative indicators. The AMR reports on two monitoring years covering from 1 April 2015 to 31 March 2016 and 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017. The AMR provided analysis of the effectiveness of policy and of the changing environment it was being applied to in the borough.
3.3 In response to a question regarding open space, it was explained that the information detailed within the report had been interpreted incorrectly and that there had been an actual gain of 0.183 hectares of open space and not a net loss of 1360sqm of publically accessible open space in Hackney 2015/17.
3.4 Reference was made to the level of active enterprise growth of 65% and it was explained that enterprise covered businesses with employees of 9 or more, with a turnover. The Government also publishes a full list.
3.5 Reference was made to the £24.5 million received by the Council from S106 legal agreements and it was explained that a full breakdown on how this was spent was detailed in section 8 of the report.
3.6 Discussion took place regarding environmental and sustainable data and the Planning Officer advised that the next AMR would report more on these factors and what others were doing. This would include new monitoring indicators going forward.
3.7 Reference was made to the town centres referred to in the report and it was explained that they could be split into specific areas and that there was a separate analysis for local centres detailed within the report.
Publication date: 11/05/2022
Date of decision: 18/01/2018
Decided at meeting: 18/01/2018 - Planning Sub-Committee