Voting record

 Annual meeting, Council, Thursday 29th April, 2021 7.00 pm

Item: Reconsider plans to demolish the URC Hall on the Old River Lane site in Bishop's Stortford

Amendment to motion:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

delete all wording and replace with the following:
A) The Council Notes that:

1)    The Old River Lane regeneration offers the opportunity to create strong community and arts facilities for Bishop’s Stortford. The current Old River Lane regeneration plans agreed by Full Council on Thursday 18th March 2021 are sufficiently flexible to offer the opportunity to work with third parties to deliver additional community facilities.

2)    Given the current condition of the URC Hall it is not practical to repair and refurbish. The Council’s plans for the Old River Lane generation are compliant with CFLR8 of the East Herts District Plan 2018, satisfying both conditions (b) and (c).

 

B.   Therefore this Council resolves to:

1.    Work with local groups during the planning process and the pre-development marketing of the available space to provide additional community facilities as part of the ongoing re-generation of Old River Lane. These facilities could include a community hall, community spaces and/or space for the delivery of community services. The Council will include the URC in this engagement to explore with them their plans for using the capital money the Council provided to them through our purchase of the hall.

2.    Continue work on the Cultural Strategy which was agreed unanimously by Full Council on 2nd March 2021. Future workstreams to be undertaken include taking an inventory of publicly and privately owned facilities within Bishop’s Stortford which can be used by community and arts groups; furthermore to discuss with Hertfordshire County Council to ensure local groups can access facilities at state schools outside of school hours.

3.    Continue investigations into whether the cinema spaces within Old River Lane can be designed to allow larger capacity live performance events to be held on site.

4.    Support the Old River Lane re-generation plans”

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Councillor Graham McAndrew For

Substantive motion:

Recorded Vote status:Carried

A) The Council Notes that:

1)    The Old River Lane regeneration offers the opportunity to create strong community and arts facilities for Bishop’s Stortford. The current Old River Lane regeneration plans agreed by Full Council on Thursday 18th March 2021 are sufficiently flexible to offer the opportunity to work with third parties to deliver additional community facilities.

2)    Given the current condition of the URC Hall it is not practical to repair and refurbish. The Council’s plans for the Old River Lane generation are compliant with CFLR8 of the East Herts District Plan 2018, satisfying both conditions (b) and (c).

 

B.   Therefore this Council resolves to:

1.       Work with local groups during the planning process and the pre-development marketing of the available space to provide additional community facilities as part of the ongoing re-generation of Old River Lane. These facilities could include a community hall, community spaces and/or space for the delivery of community services. The Council will include the URC in this engagement to explore with them their plans for using the capital money the Council provided to them through our purchase of the hall.

2.  Continue work on the Cultural Strategy which was agreed unanimously by Full Council on 2nd March 2021. Future workstreams to be undertaken include taking an inventory of publicly and privately owned facilities within Bishop’s Stortford which can be used by community and arts groups; furthermore to discuss with Hertfordshire County Council to ensure local groups can access facilities at state schools outside of school hours.

3.  Continue investigations into whether the cinema spaces within Old River Lane can be designed to allow larger capacity live performance events to be held on site.

4.  Support the Old River Lane re-generation plans

 

Voting
CouncillorVote
Councillor Graham McAndrew For