Duty to Cooperate

The Duty to Cooperate, introduced by the Government through the Localism Act 2011, requires all Local Planning Authorities to demonstrate that they have considered and appropriately addressed cross boundary strategic issues throughout their plan preparation. The Council is required to cooperate with neighbouring authorities and prescribed statutory bodies (e.g. the Environment Agency) to address strategic issues, and will be required to demonstrate to a Planning Inspector at public examination into our Site Allocations Document (SAD) that the Council has met this Duty and that the plan reflects this co-operation. In order to demonstrate this cooperation, the Council has produced a Duty to Cooperate Schedule setting out the issues and the steps to be taken to consider these issues. The Schedule is a ‘live document' and is being updated on an on-going basis:

The Council has been working closely with neighbouring authorities even prior to the introduction of the Duty to Cooperate, and this is evidenced through Member and/or officer attendance at cross boundary meetings, and through representations to neighbouring authorities Local Plan consultations.

Birmingham Development Plan - Duty to Cooperate


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