Decision details

Planning Policy Team

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Review of existing resource and options for future structure.


Executive considered a report of the Portfolio Holder – Corporate Governance which provided a summary of the current issues affecting management and operation of the joint Planning Policy Team.  The report sought approval regarding possible changes to the existing arrangements.


Moved by Councillor Steve Fritchley and seconded by Councillor Clive Moesby



1) officers take the necessary steps to dis-establish the joint Planning Policy Team by migrating officers back to their host Councils including opening discussions with North East Derbyshire District Council.


2) a review of the resulting structure, including consultation and a report to seek approval for any further changes be considered by the Employment and Personnel Committee.


(Director of Development)



To provide flexibility to address the potential impact of upcoming planning policy reforms and to be able to best reflect the priorities of each Council in respect of their Local Plans.



A ‘do nothing’ option was rejected because this would not address the increasingly urgent case for change.  A ‘do more’ option was rejected because more work was needed first.


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Reason Key: Revenue Income or Expenditure of £75,000 or more;

Contact: Chris Fridlington, Assistant Director of Development and Planning Email:

Report author: Chris Fridlington

Publication date: 21/07/2021

Date of decision: 19/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 19/07/2021 - Executive

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