Decision details

Rectory Farm Development Brief

Decision status: Recommmend Forward to Council

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Purpose of the report


To consider the Rectory Farm Development Brief and make recommendations to full Council.  The Rectory Farm Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) set out the Council’s expectations for a high quality, inclusive and sustainable place which reflected and responded to local character, alongside the design process.




That the Cabinet endorsed the Rectory Farm Development Brief and recommended its adoption by full Council.


Options considered and rejected


1.          To recommend full Council adopt the Rectory Farm Development Brief as a guidance note, rather than an SPD.

2.          To do nothing and recommend full Council do not adopt the Rectory Farm Development Brief either as an SPD or as a guidance note.


Reason for decision


The document helped shape the Council’s ambitious plans for the District and provided assurance of high quality design. The improvements would support green infrastructure, addition of new cycle ways, walkways and sustainable transport measures. It would bring a great benefit to the local community.



Publication date: 16/11/2021

Date of decision: 09/11/2021

Decided at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Accompanying Documents: