A report from the Director of Regeneration and Environment is attached. This seeks approval for the Council to use its powers to appropriate for planning purposes the site at Dujardin Mews. (Key decision – reference number 3734)
(8.40 – 8.45 pm)
Councillor Ahmet Oykener (Cabinet Member for Housing and Housing Regeneration) introduced the report of the Director of Regeneration and Environment (No.58) seeking approval for the Council to use its powers to appropriate for planning purposes the site at Dujardin Mews.
NOTED the update on development of the Dujardin Mews scheme, with negotiations having been completed to permit access to the private road through Gardiner Close and acquisition of the public footpath on the western edge of the site achieved through confirmation of a Compulsory Purchase Order.
Alternative Options Considered: Not appropriating the land for the planning purposes could result in serious delays if a third party sought to assert any rights over the development site.
DECISION: Cabinet resolve, in accordance with section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972, to appropriate the site at Dujardin Mews (as set out in Appendix 1 of the report) from its present holding purposes to planning purposes and to authorise the exercise of the Council’s powers set out in section 237 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to override all adverse rights.
Reason: To provide the 38 homes as part of the planning application, the Council must ensure that the whole site as set out in Appendix 1 of the report would be held for the purpose of section 237 to enable the development to continue ahead without the encumbrance of third party rights.
(Key decision – reference number 3734)