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Meeting of the Executive held on 06/01/2004
Report of the Meetings of the East Street Special Interest Group (SIG) held on 27th November 2003 and 19th December 2003



APPENDIX M
WAVERLEY BOROUGH COUNCIL

EXECUTIVE – 6TH JANUARY 2004

Title:
REPORT OF THE MEETINGS OF THE EAST STREET SPECIAL INTEREST
GROUP (SIG) HELD ON 27TH NOVEMBER AND 19TH DECEMBER 2003

A. ELECTION OF CHAIRMAN

The appointment of Mr C H Mansell, Portfolio Holder for East Street, as Chairman of the newly constituted Special Interest Group, was confirmed.

B. TERMS OF REFERENCE

The terms of reference of the Special Interest Group were as follows:-

“To advise the Portfolio Holder on issues relating to the Waverley Landlord Consent for the scheme. To consider with and advise the Portfolio Holder on the key issues identified by the Council in October 2002 as follows:-

Brightwell House and Gardens
Bowling Green and any necessary alterations to the green and clubhouse
Tennis facilities relocation
Replacement and relocation of community uses, i.e. Brightwells Gostrey Centre, CAB, Farnham Youth Project
Provision of a cinema
Improvements to Borough/Bear Lane/South Street junction
Improvements to East Street
Confirmation of 30% affordable housing, location and funding
Phasing and timing
Cobbett Clock and public art
Retention of the overall mix of uses and maintaining a balance
Retention of main principles of urban design strategy
Car Parking”

C. MASTER PLAN

C.1 At its first meeting, the Special Interest Group was guided through the plan brochure (master plan) submitted by the architects, Scott Brownrigg, to ensure that it had taken account of the key issues listed at Item B above.

C.2 In general terms, the SIG was satisfied that these key issues had been identified. The Property and Development Manager assured Members that any minor omissions or points of clarification, along with any specific concerns that had been raised during consideration of the presentation, would be conveyed to the developers; i.e. Brightwells Gostrey Centre to be referred to by full name; the consultation process to involve Farnham Town Council and the Farnham Traffic Task Group; greater detail on public art; clarification of parking provision in respect of both options for Brightwells Gostrey Centre; a revised timetable.

C.3 At its second meeting, the SIG returned to consider the content of the revised brochure and expressed itself satisfied that, subject to further minor drafting amendments, the brief had been met.

Recommendation

The Special Interest Group considers that it has fulfilled the brief under its terms of reference and, through the Portfolio Holder, concludes that it is able to:-

RECOMMEND to the Executive that the key issues identified by the Council in the Autumn of 2002 and outlined in Item B of this report have been considered and that these have been addressed in the master plan dated 19th December 2003, submitted to the meeting.

Programme for Approving Landowner Sanction

The Officers have now concluded that the key issues identified by the Council in October 2002 have been addressed satisfactorily.

The Officers recommend that the Executive endorses, in principle, the agreeing of landowner sanction and that the Executive should pass the report to the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 26th January 2004 for observations, and that a special Executive meeting be held, followed by a special Council meeting, provisionally arranged for 2nd February 2004.

Recommendation

The officers recommend that the proposed timetable for landowner sanction be approved.

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