Decision Maker: Council
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: No
Council considered the recommendation from the Executive on the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Stewardship Objectives and Principles.
Councillor L Haysey proposed, and Councillor E Buckmaster seconded, a motion that the recommendations, as detailed below, be approved.
Councillor M Goldspink said the Liberal Democrat Group largely supported these proposals, in that they provided community cohesion and environmental sustainability.
Councillor J Dumont said he had continued to receive representations from his Ward residents expressed concerns regarding the Gilston proposals. He referred to a letter from the Council received by residents inviting them to a consultation, which had unfortunately not been clear.
Councillor L Haysey asked that he send a copy of the letter to her, and said she would be happy to talk to residents in Councillor Dumont’s ward. The proposals had been taken through the District Plan process and would be subject to extensive consultation as part of the Masterplanning Framework. Nearly half of the site within Gilston would be left as open space, and the aim was to build communities, not just houses.
Councillor J Kaye said he supported the proposals and referred to the sensible provision being made with the invoking of Article 4 directions.
The motion being put to the meeting and a vote taken, it was declared CARRIED.
RESOLVED - that the Stewardship objectives and principles, relating to development proposals coming forward as part of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, be endorsed.
Report author: Kevin Steptoe
Publication date: 15/01/2020
Date of decision: 18/12/2019
Decided at meeting: 18/12/2019 - Council