Prepared in accordance with The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (Section 35), the Localism Act 2011 (Section 113) and The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (Regulation 34), this is the Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) produced by Middlesbrough Council. The AMR is produced in relation to the council's Local Plan, previously known as the Local Development Framework (LDF, from 2004/05 - 2012/13).
View the Annual Monitoring Report 2013/14.
Covering the period from 1 April 2013 to 31 March 2014, the AMR has two main purposes:
i. to assess progress on the preparation of the Local Plan against the timetable set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS); and
ii. to assess the effectiveness of the adopted Local Plan and saved - under the 2004 Act - Local Plan policies.
The assessment under (i) above will be used to decide the need to amend the LDS, for example if targets are not being achieved. The assessment under (ii) above will decide the need to adjust or replace policies that are not working as intended and/or to ensure they reflect changes in national policy.