Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To secure funding for pre-planning technical
work on the proposals to redevelop Pleasley Vale.
Executive considered the report of the Portfolio Holder – Economic Development which provided an update on the proposals to redevelop Pleasley Vale and requested funding for pre-planning technical work to determine the viability for the project.
Executive discussed the timetable for the reports to be produced, with an indication given by the Director of Development that it would be in the next few months.
Moved by Councillor Liz Smyth and seconded by Councillor Steve Frith
RESOLVED - That £50,000 be allocated to the project from the transformation reserve to commission technical reports on highways, flood risk, drainage and disposal of foul water, under delegated authority granted to the Assistant Director of Development in consultation with the Re-Imagining Pleasley Vale Strategic Group.
REASON FOR DECISION:
The Council needed to be satisfied that the proposals could be provided with a safe and suitable access and that the cost of any necessary highway improvements would not prevent the development going ahead before it could be satisfied that the proposed development was capable of being delivered.
Equally, the Council needed to be satisfied that flood risk would not be a significant constraint on development of the site and that provision of appropriate drainage and disposal of foul drainage would be achievable and affordable before it could be satisfied that the proposed development would be reasonably likely to happen.
OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED:
The ‘do nothing’ option was rejected in line with the request of Members made at the informal meeting of the Executive in May 2020.
The ‘do more’ option was not recommended at this stage because the outcome of the survey work recommended in this report may have materially altered the scheme, which would have made redundant any additional work carried out at this stage.
(Director of Development)
Contact: Chris Fridlington, Assistant Director of Development and Planning Email: Chris.Fridlington@bolsover.gov.uk.
Publication date: 29/07/2020
Date of decision: 27/07/2020
Decided at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Executive