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Deed of Grant North Drive, High Cross

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 type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2021

Decision due: 23 Nov 2021 by Head of Strategic Finance and Property

Contact: Anna Osborne, Assets and Estates Manager Email: anna.osborne@eastherts.gov.uk Email: anna.osborne@eastherts.gov.uk.

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