To receive an update regarding the Garden Communities Delivery Member Governance Board.
The Chair gave a summary of the report which described the work of the Garden Communities Delivery Member Governance Board and the progress made over the last seven months, and identified the current work programme.
In response to a Member question, the Chair said the problems the North Essex Authorities (NEA) were experiencing raised issues for Uttlesford District Council’s local plan, but the Council was working with the NEA to resolve various issues.
Councillor Day asked that a briefing be held for members to bring them up to speed on the work of the Garden Communities Delivery Member Governance Board and the delivery boards specific to each new garden community. The Chair said he would like papers from these meetings to be made available to other councillors if possible, to maintain the principle of transparency.
In response to a Member question, the Chief Executive said a briefing would be held for Members when the council received the Inspector’s letter responding to its local plan.
Members noted the report.