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Declarations of Interest
Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.
There were no declarations of interest.
To consider matters relating to the site of the Free School in Middleton.
Cabinet considered a report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Environment which sought approval to rescind decisions previously made by Cabinet at its meeting on 19th December 2017. Members were advised that further consultation had been undertaken with local residents following publication of the report.
Alternatives considered: To retain the original Cabinet decisions to develop the proposed Bowlee Masterplan for community use and additional residential development.
(1) That the decision of Cabinet taken on the 19th December 2017 (Minute 88 (2) and (3) refers) is rescinded.
(2) That the development of a proposed Masterplan for Bowlee to not now go ahead be approved.
(3) That the alternative site identified through the public consultation process on land bordering Whittle Brook down to Martindale Crescent be identified as the preferred site for a free school.
Reason for resolution:
In light of the significant concerns expressed by local residents about the proposed Masterplan and the impact upon the amenity of the area focus is required entirely on the proposed new Free School rather than attempt to develop a Masterplan for Bowlee.