Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Awaiting Implementation
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider a Masterplan for the regeneration
Cabinet considered a report on a proposal for a Staines-upon-Thames Masterplan.
Proceeding with a Masterplan brings a number of advantages, as set out in Paragraph 2.4 of the report, including setting out an ambitious and deliverable overall vision for the transformation and regeneration of the whole town.
Alternative options considered, and rejected, by Cabinet:
· Do nothing and continue with ad-hoc decision making
· Deliver masterplan using in-house resource
1. agree to go out to tender for a Staines-upon-Thames Masterplan; and
2. agree that the Deputy Chief Executive (Finance), in consultation with the Leader, be given delegated authority to enter into a contract to appoint the external advisors.
Reasons for Decision
The production of a Masterplan for Staines-upon-Thames will help shape and develop the town alongside the new Local Plan which is being reviewed, and which will be adopted in 2021.
It will set a clear vision and strategy for the transformation and regeneration of the centre of the town, focusing on deliverable outcomes and policies in an holistic way.
It will set out our expectations of developers, investors and the local community and will be rooted in commercial reality.
Report author: Heather Morgan
Publication date: 07/11/2019
Date of decision: 06/11/2019
Decided at meeting: 06/11/2019 - Cabinet
Effective from: 15/11/2019