Waverley Borough Council Committee System - Committee Document
Meeting of the Executive held on 25/05/2004
Rooks Hill, Bramley
Summary & Purpose
This report seeks authority to transfer an area of common land of around 267 square metres subject of a Compulsory Purchase Order to Surrey County Council for the sum of £200 in order to effect road improvements. A further area of 56 square metres is required for an easement for cutting vegetation, the annual fee for which is to be a peppercorn. The land in question is hatched and cross-hatched respectively on the submitted plan.
Quality of Life Implications
Prevention and Control
A small area of common land has been taken in order to improve the road junction between the A281 and Run Common Road. While this may have had a small negative effect on the biodiversity of the area, the improvement of this road junction is designed to produce a reduction in road accidents that have led to personal injuries and fatalities.
There are no e-government implications.
Resource and legal implications
The transfer will provide the Council with a small capital sum.
The transfer will involve officer time.
1. A report to the former Leisure Committee on 16th September 1996 alerted members to Surrey County Council’s (SCC) proposals to acquire a small amount of common land in connection with the road improvement at Rooks Hill. SCC served Notice to Enter on 19th July 2002 and the road works were subsequently undertaken. Following negotiations with the District Valuer acting on SCC’s behalf, a compensation figure of £200 has been agreed.
It is recommended that:
1. the area of common land shown hatched be transferred to Surrey County Council for the sum of £200;
2. Surrey County Council be granted an easement to cut vegetation over the area shown cross-hatched; and
3. any other terms and conditions be agreed by the Property & Development Manager.
19/07/2002 Letter from SCC enclosing Notices to Treat and Enter
24/04/2003 Letter from District Valuer South East