Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
1.1 That the Cabinet Member for Communities and Regeneration resolves:
i. to consider the responses to the Code of Construction Practice (summarised at section 5 below and in full at Appendix 1) and endorse the officers’ comments thereon and the resulting changes proposed to the Code.
ii. to approve the adoption of the Code of Construction Practice (Appendix 2 to this report) by condition to new applications for basements, and other major development (Level 1 and Level 2 schemes) from 1st January 2022.
iii. to adopt the requirements of the Code of Construction Practice to major developments (Level 1 and Level 2 schemes) granted after 1st September 2016, from the 1st April 2022 onwards.
iv. to delegate to the Director of Policy and Projects, power to make minor modifications to the Code of Construction Practice and its associated guidance notes and templates, subject to consultation with the Cabinet Member.
2. Reasons for Decision
2.1 The Code of Construction Practice is a key document working to minimise and mitigate the impacts of construction and new development on amenity across the borough. The revised Code provides a tool for the council to manage the impacts of construction and development across the borough.
2.2 The application of the Code is referenced in the City Plan 2019-40 (Policy 33 Local Environmental Impacts), and the Code aligns closely with the Council’s forthcoming Environment Supplementary Planning Document.
2.3 The adopted Code and associated guidance and templates for applicants will be published on the Council’s website ahead of the adoption date of 1st January 2022. This will help applications currently in development to adhere to the new Code’s requirements. In addition, the requirements of the Code will be applied from 1st April 2022 to major developments already granted planning permission, allowing them time to adapt existing processes and procedures to the requirements of the new Code.
2.4 The Code supports all pillars of City for All, in particular the council’s aims for a Cleaner and Greener city, where adoption of a revised Code of Construction Practice is listed as a key commitment within our City of All Vision and Strategy 2021/22.
Publication date: 20/12/2021
Date of decision: 20/12/2021
Effective from: 31/12/2021