Agenda and decisions

Development Sub-Committee - Monday, 20 May 2024 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Knowle Green, Staines-upon-Thames TW18 1XB

Contact: Matthew Williams  Email: m.williams@spelthorne.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence & Substitutions

To receive any apologies for non-attendance and details of Member substitutions.

Decision:

Apologies were received from Councillor Chandler.

2.

Minutes

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 22 April 2024.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 April 2024 were agreed as a correct record.

3.

Disclosures of Interest

To receive any disclosures of interest from members in accordance with the Members’ Code of Conduct.

 

4.

Questions from members of the Public

The Chair, or his nominee, to answer any questions raised by members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 40.

 

At the time of publication of this agenda no questions were received.

5.

Urgent Actions

To consider any urgent action that have arisen since last meeting.

6.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To note the Forward Plan for future Development Sub-Committee business.

Additional documents:

7.

Update Report - Development Delivery Strategy pdf icon PDF 610 KB

To consider recommending to Corporate Policy and Resources Committee to:

 

1.    Approve the introduction of a Development Delivery Strategy.

2.    Approve the form and content of the draft Development Delivery Strategy attached to this report.

3.    Approve a Councillor led working party to produce a development site prioritisation list to be considered at the September Business, Infrastructure and Growth Committee Meeting for approval, and

4.    Refer the Development Delivery Strategy to Full Council for adoption.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Sub-Committee resolved to recommend to Corporate Policy and Resources Committee to:

  1. Approve the introduction of a Development Delivery Strategy.
  2. Approve the form and content of the draft Development Delivery Strategy attached to this report.
  3. Approve a Councillor led working party to produce a development site prioritisation list to be considered at the September Business, Infrastructure and Growth Committee meeting for approval, and

4.    Refer the Development Delivery Strategy to Full Council for adoption.

8.

Neighbour Consultations - Benwell House Phase 2 (BHP2) & White House Phase 2 (WHP2) Residential Sites pdf icon PDF 503 KB

To consider a report on Neighbour Consultations and to:

 

1.    Note the feedback from residents

2.    Approve the engagement of an architect to undertake feasibility drawings that articulate forms of viable development that align as closely as possible with residents’ feedback

3.    Approve a budget for the architect of £1,000 for each project.

Decision:

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

  1. Note the feedback from residents
  2. Approve the engagement of an architect to undertake feasibility drawings that articulate forms of viable development that align as closely as possible with residents’ feedback

3.    Approve a budget for the architect of £1,000 for each project.

9.

Presentation on the Waterfront Scheme pdf icon PDF 14 MB

To receive a presentation on the proposed Waterfront Scheme.

Decision:

The Sub-Committee resolved to note the presentation.

10.

Ashford Victory Place – extinguishment of Spelthorne Borough Council and Knowle Green Estates contractual obligations pdf icon PDF 492 KB

To consider a report on the termination of the conditional contract to transfer Ashford Victory Place to Knowle Green Estates Limited.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Sub-Committee resolved to:

  1. Approve the request to formally terminate the Conditional Contract dated 3rd March 2022 between the Council (1) and Knowle Green Estates Limited (2) for the sale and purchase of Land at Ashford Hospital, London Road, Ashford (Ashford Victory Place Contract), and

2.    Authorise the Group Head of Corporate Governance to enter into any legal documentation to terminate the Ashford Victory Place Contract.

11.

Exclusion of Public and Press (Exempt Business)

To move the exclusion of the Press/Public for the following items, in view of the likely disclosure of exempt information within the meaning of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 and by the Local Government (Access to information) (Variation) Order 2006.

12.

Local Authority Housing Fund Acquisitions

To consider a report on Local Authority Housing Fund Property Acquisitions.

Decision:

The Sub-Committee resolved to agree to the recommendations as set out in the report.

13.

Year End Valuations 31/3/2024

To receive a presentation on the independent valuations of the Investment & Regeneration portfolios.

Decision:

The Sub-Committee resolved to note the presentation.