Decisions

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Decisions published

15/10/2021 - Devolution Pilot (Green Street Community Centre) (Decision to be taken) ref: 615    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree devolution pilot schemes

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 07/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:

 

·       To agree in principle to transfer the management of the Green Street site to the Karima Foundation on a long-term lease of 25 years

 

·       To delegate to the Service Director for Localities and Strategic Partnerships in discussion with the Cabinet Member for Communities, the Service Director for Property and Assets and S151 Officer to finalise the lease arrangements.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 15/10/2021

Effective from: 15/10/2021

Decision:

The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, on behalf of the Leader:

 

·       AGREED in principle to transfer the management of the Green Street site to the Karima Foundation on a long-term lease of 25 years

 

·       AGREED to delegate to the Service Director for Localities and Strategic Partnerships in discussion with the Cabinet Member for Communities, the Service Director for Property and Assets and S151 Officer to finalise the lease arrangements.

Wards affected: Booker, Cressex & Castlefield;

Lead officer: Claire Hawkes


15/09/2021 - Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP) ref: 590    Recommendations Approved

This report will propose to Council the adoption of the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 15/09/2021 - Council

Decision published: 13/10/2021

Effective from: 15/09/2021

Decision:

Councillor Williams, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration introduced a report on the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan (VALP).  A supplementary report had also been issued to amend a minor error regarding a site area, and to ask for authority to be delegated to the Cabinet Member, in consultation with the Service Director for Planning and Environment, to make further minor amendments that would not alter the implementation of the plan.

 

Following its submission in 2018, the appointed Inspector had completed his Examination of the plan and prepared his binding report setting out how the VALP should be modified in order to be sound.  To fully enact the plan, as modified to accord with the Inspector’s report, it had to be adopted by the Council.  If the plan was not adopted, it would need to be withdrawn leaving the North and Central areas of the council without an up to date Development Plan.

 

The Cabinet Member stressed that it was important for the Aylesbury Vale area of the Buckinghamshire Council to have an adopted Local Plan as it would support the delivery of 30,134 homes, including 16,000 in and around Aylesbury. Of these numbers, approximately 8,000 homes would be built to take the unmet housing needs from the southern part of the Council’s area.  An adopted local plan would allow local people and the Council to determine and decide where development took place rather than be subject to unwanted opportunistic and speculative applications from developers. Lastly, the VALP would also provide an incremental increase in the amount of green belt space in the Vale, which was highly unusual for a Local Plan to achieve.

 

The Cabinet Member responded to questions on the VALP as follows:

·                     That while 76% of the allocations in the VALP had already been completed or committed, not adopting the VALP would be unlikely to stop the planned growth at areas such as Hampden Fields or Woodlands.

·                     That as the information in the VALP regarding the expressway was out-of-date and not linked to a policy, the Cabinet Member would be looking to treat this as a factual correction, should Council give him delegated authority to make further minor amendments that would not alter the implementation of the plan.

·                     On some of the initiatives and tools in the VALP to protect biodiversity and the environment, which included adding 98.6 hectares of green belt to Buckinghamshire.

·                     On the methodology that had been used to calculate social and affordable housing numbers.

·                     That, as stated at the Cabinet meeting earlier in the week, the Council would engage with the Whaddon Parish Council at the earliest opportunity with regards to a SPD on the Shenley Park development.

·                     that the Council would continue to support Town and Parish Councils with the formation of their Neighbourhood Plans.

·                     It was confirmed that the Council would be looking to develop a new transport plan for Buckingham.  In addition, Officers had been asked to undertake a study on the A421 corridor.

·                     That some wind generation already existed at Berryfields, near Aylesbury.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That the Planning Inspector’s report, Appendix 2 to the agenda, be accepted.

 

(2)               That the Vale of Aylesbury Local Plan, as modified in accordance with the Inspector’s report (Appendix 1), and updated to amend a minor error regarding a site area referred to in paragraph 2.1 of the supplementary agenda report, be adopted.

 

(3)               That the final Sustainability Assessment report, detailed with the supplementary agenda, be noted.

 

(4)               That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration, in consultation with the Service Director for Planning and Environment, to make further minor amendments that would not alter the implementation of the plan.

Wards affected: Aston Clinton & Bierton; Aylesbury East; Aylesbury North; Aylesbury North West; Aylesbury South East; Aylesbury South West; Aylesbury West; Bernwood; Buckingham East; Buckingham West; Great Brickhill; Grendon Underwood; Ivinghoe; Stone & Waddesdon; Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville; Wing; Winslow;


08/10/2021 - Saunderton Vale Waiting Restrictions (Decision to be taken) ref: 611    Recommendations Approved

A report, with recommendation, to be written regarding the results and responses received during the Statutory Consultation on waiting restriction proposals around the Saunderton Train Station, High Wycombe.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 30/09/2021

Effective from: 08/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:               

 

Recommendation to implement the waiting restrictions as they were advertised and proposed in the Statutory Consultation.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 08/10/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:

 

to implement the waiting restrictions as they were advertised and proposed in the Statutory Consultation.

Wards affected: Ridgeway West;

Lead officer: Ricky Collymore


08/10/2021 - Lacey Green Waiting Restrictions (Decision to be taken) ref: 610    Recommendations Approved

A report, with recommendation, to be written regarding the results and responses received during the Statutory Consultation on waiting restriction proposals in Lacey Green.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 30/09/2021

Effective from: 08/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:               

 

Recommendation to implement the waiting restrictions as they were advertised and proposed in the Statutory Consultation.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 08/10/2021

Effective from: 08/10/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:

 

to implement the waiting restrictions as they were advertised and proposed in the Statutory Consultation.

Wards affected: Ridgeway West;

Lead officer: Ricky Collymore


05/10/2021 - Wendover Cycleway Improvements (Decision to be taken) ref: 601    Recommendations Approved

Progression of Wendover Cycleways Improvements project to construction following public consultation on 3 cycleway improvement options

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 27/09/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:     

 

That the Leader notes the results of the public consultation event and the proposed amendments to the scheme that are now being explored as set out in section 7.5.

 

Delegates authority to the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects to complete detailed design  having regard to public feedback already received.

 

That the Leader delegates authority to the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects to proceed with the construction of the Wendover Cycleways improvements, once all the appropriate changes to the design have been incorporated.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

The Leader:

 

NOTED the results of the public consultation event and the proposed amendments to the scheme that are now being explored as set out in section 7.5.

 

DELEGATED authority to the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects to complete detailed design  having regard to public feedback already received.

 

DELEGATED authority to the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects to proceed with the construction of the Wendover Cycleways improvements, once all the appropriate changes to the design have been incorporated.

Wards affected: Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville;

Lead officer: Ben Fletcher