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23/11/2021 - Hertfordshire Building Control Company Development ref: 1478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

That the all decisions reserved to the shareholder relating to the effective operation of the Company, be delegated to the Chief Executive, acting as East Herts Council’s appointed company shareholder representative to Hertfordshire Building Control Company to, in consultation with the Executive Member for Planning and Growth.

 

 


23/11/2021 - Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, Rolling Infrastructure Fund Memorandum of Understanding ref: 1475    Recommendations Approved

The RIF MoU sets out how funds reclaimed from Garden Town developers under the HIG Agreement will be held and how spend will be considered.  To consider endorsement of the MoU.

 

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

A.                 That the Memorandum of Understanding relating to The Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Rolling Infrastructure Fund (attached as Appendix 1 to the report) be agreed and its submission to Homes England by the end of November 2021 as required of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Authority partners and specifically Hertfordshire County Council be agreed (as accountable body for the Housing Investment Grant funding to which the Memorandum of Understanding relates).

 

B.                 That the set up and operation the Rolling Infrastructure Fund ‘in principle’ be agreed subject to more detailed work and approval of the appropriate governance and operational arrangements for its management.

 

C.                 That the Rolling Infrastructure Fund is governed initially in accordance with the approved Memorandum of Understanding as required by Homes England as a condition of the Housing Investment Grant funding and subsequently in accordance with any further governance arrangements that may be put in place following further agreement between the HGGT partners.

 

D.                That the Head of Planning and Building Control, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, be authorised to agree any further non-material amendments.

 

Lead officer: Kevin Steptoe


23/11/2021 - Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Transport Strategy ref: 1476    For Determination

To consider endorsement of the HGGT Transport Strategy following consideration of the Strategy by the HGGT Board on 12 Oct 21.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

The Leader of the Council presented a report on the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Transport Strategy. She said that the document was the final version for endorsement which set out a clear view on the strategy for transport expected into the Garden Town. Once adopted by Council, it would become a material planning consideration.

 

Councillor McAndrew added that it was a big document and thanked Officers for their time and commitment. He referred to page 224 of the report and highlighted the example of how people with restricted mobility would be able to move around in a new development and said that this was often forgotten.

 

The Garden Town Lead Officer said that it was a much stronger document after going through the consultation process. He said that there was a focus on consulting with an audience that are not normally reached as the Garden Town was a development for the future and the next generation so it was important to get their views.

 

Councillor Haysey proposed, and Councillor McAndrew seconded a motion supporting the recommendation in the report. On being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED -  That (A) the HGGT Transport strategy be recommended to Council for adoption as a material consideration in the planning process for the preparation of masterplans, pre-application advice, assessing planning applications and any other development management purpose for sites within the Garden Town area;

 

(B)           delegation is given to the Head of Planning and Building Control, in consultation with the Director of the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town, to make any minor text or design amendments to the Transport Strategy prior to its publication should there be necessity for clarification or changes proposed by the respective decision makers of East Herts, Harlow and Epping Forest Districts and Essex and Hertfordshire Counties in order to ensure a consistent document; and

 

(C)           The Executive acknowledge that the ambition, mode share objective and principles in the Transport Strategy should help shape existing and future work programmes of the Highway Authorities across the Garden Town, and can provide supporting justification for funding submissions and spending commitments in relation to transport.

 

Lead officer: Kevin Steptoe


23/11/2021 - Deed of Grant North Drive, High Cross ref: 1474    Recommendations Approved

Officers have agreed terms for a Deed of Grant giving vehicular access along North Drive, High Cross for a site that has planning consent for the construction of 9 detached houses (3/21/1910/FUL). North Drive is an unadopted road owned by the Council that has a history of disrepair and surface water flooding due to run-off from surrounding land and insufficient surface water drainage. In return for the grant of vehicular access the developer Osprey Homes (South East) Limited will pay the Council the sum of £100,000 on completion and carry out an agreed schedule of works to upgrade and repair the road and provide additional surface water drainage both to the road and ancillary land. The value of these works is in the region of £120,000. The majority of the works will be carried out before the houses are developed with the remaining area that will be affected by construction works being completed within 3 months of the development completing. The Solicitor for the Grantee will hold a sum of £20,000 for the Council to draw on should the developer default on this later phase of works. The works will be subject to a maintenance period of one year from the date of completion. The granting of this access provides a capital receipt for the Council and will improve and upgrade the road surface and surface water drainage of North Drive reducing future repair costs and flood risks for the Council.

Decision Maker: Head of Strategic Finance and Property

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

The Head of Strategic Finance and Property to authorise a Deed of Grant for vehicular access along North Drive to Osprey Homes (South East) Limited in connection with planning consent 3/21/1910/FUL.

Lead officer: Anna Osborne


03/12/2021 - Bishop’s Stortford Business Improvement District (BID) Parking proposal: Discover and Save (NKD21/20) ref: 1479    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Environmental Sustainability

Decision published: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 11/12/2021

Wards affected: Bishop's Stortford All Saints; Bishop's Stortford Central; Bishop's Stortford Meads; Bishop's Stortford Silverleys; Bishop's Stortford South;

Lead officer: Jess Khanom-Metaman