Future use of land at North East Gravesend
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Vice-Chair in the Chair
The Cabinet was presented with a report which sought approval to undertake a master planning exercise for land at North East Gravesend and to enter into negotiations with two current landowners with a view to either acquiring their property or entering into an agreement to bring forward the area in a coordinated and comprehensive manner in order to maximise development potential and improve the area more generally.
The Cabinet was advised that the sites detailed in the report were prime development sites for the area. There would a risk that, without a considered, co-ordinated approach to the site in its entirety, the full benefits for the community would not be realised. There was a desire to develop the overall site to promote health and well-being through carefully planned green spaces, introducing residential sites with retail outlets to support the community and development of complimentary employment use in the area.
The Cabinet expressed concern regarding the connectivity and infrastructure within the area and stated that this will need to be a key priority.
1. authority be granted for the Council to engage consultants in a master planning exercise for the area as set out in section three of the report; and
2. delegated authority be granted for the Director (Planning & Development) and the Director (Corporate Services), in consultation with the Commercial Portfolio Holder and Chief Executive, to enter into negotiations with the owner of Plot one with a view to acquiring their land holding in the first instance including any overage provision as necessary; secure a coordinated and comprehensive approach to the area more widely through negotiation with the owner of Plot six and the land at Dalefield Way to the east of the Denton Caravan Site; and work with the owner of Plot one on a cohesive development proposal should agreement of terms for land acquisition not prove possible, as set out within section four of the report.
Note: Cllr John Burden left the Chamber during consideration of this item.
Report author: Stuart Bobby
Publication date: 09/09/2019
Date of decision: 09/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 09/09/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 19/09/2019