Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

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.   

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

3.

Exclusion of Press and Public

    To consider that the press and public be excluded from the remaining part of the meeting pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that discussions may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.

    Minutes:

    Decision:

     

    That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following three items of business, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.

     

    Reason for Decision:

     

    Should the press and public remain during debate on these items there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Part 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

4.

Asset Development Fund Programme

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Economy which set out the latest programme for the Asset Development Fund (ADF) and sought approval to a number of alterations and additions to the programme.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

The Council need not invest in the projects as recommended. Withdrawing from any or all of the projects in the programme would mean that the potential benefits of the schemes may not be achieved.

 

Decision:

 

1.    That the changes and additions to the Asset Development Fund programme as set out in Appendix B of the submitted report be approved.

 

2.    That the plot at Kingsway Business Park (as detailed within the report) be added to the Asset Development Fund and be allocated £65k from the fund;

 

3.    That the Assistant Director, Legal Governance & Workforce be authorised to advise appropriate Council services, to prepare and execute appropriate legal documentation to secure the delivery of the approved projects.

 

Reason for decision:

 

Approval of the recommendations would enable Officers to proceed with investment projects for the Asset Development Fund and to secure its defined benefits in accordance with the aims and objectives set out by Cabinet.

 

Eligible for call in - yes

 

 

5.

Langley Land Pooling Agreement (LPA) - Sites Update

    The Director of Neighbourhoods to report.

    Minutes:

    The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which provided an update on the sites that were contained within the Langley Land Pooling Agreement (LPA) developed and agreed by Cabinet in 2010 and which sought approval of the proposals outlined for the remaining 8 sites.

     

    Alternatives considered:

     

    No alternative proposals had been put forward for consideration.

     

    Decision:

     

    1.    That the disposal of the eight remaining sites for new build development as detailed within the submitted report be approved as follows:

    ·         4 sites for outright sale packaged together for the market with approximately 164 homes delivered;

    ·         4 sites for The Riverside Group to deliver Affordable Housing in the form of Shared Ownership, Rent to Buy or Affordable Rent, with approximately 103 homes delivered.

    2.    That approval be given to the sites (if applicable) being released from the provisions of the ‘Regeneration Sites Programme’ as agreed by Cabinet in June 2013.

     

    Reason for decision:

     

    The recommendations had been put forward to ensure that the continued regeneration of the Langley estate continued.

     

    The disposal of the eight remaining sites would provide a greater mix of housing options for the estate including the addition of Rent to Buy and Shared Ownership products.

     

    Packaging the sites together for expressions of interest would provide the Council and The Riverside Group with the best value for the remaining outright sale sites, which would in turn go into the Land Pooling Agreement for use on the Langley estate to deliver community and environmental improvements across the estate.

     

    Eligible for call in - yes

     

     

     

6.

Kirkholt Medical Centre

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered the report of the Director of Neighbourhoods which sought approval for the disposal of the brownfield site on the former roundabout adjacent to the Strand development in Kirkholt, Rochdale for the development of a new medical centre.

 

Alternatives considered:

 

No alternative proposals had been put forward for consideration.

 

Decision:

 

1.    That approval be given to the land being gifted or leased as a Community Asset Transfer to One Partnership, as part of the wider regeneration of the area;

 

2.    That the final decision on the land transaction option be delegated to the Director of Neighbourhoods and Director of Resources.

 

3.    That approval be given to the site being released from the provisions of the ‘Regeneration Sites Programme’ approved by Cabinet in June 2013.

 

Reason for decision:

 

The proposed new medical centre would be an asset to the area and was a key element of the overall regeneration masterplan for Kirkholt.

 

One of the Council’s main priorities was to bring forward Brownfield sites for development.

 

The land was a former roundabout site that is adjacent to the new Strand development. The new medical centre would complement the new retail, community and residential development being undertaken by Rochdale Boroughwide Housing.

 

Disposal of the site for alternative use was not a realistic option as the provision of the new medical centre on Kirkholt was a key priority for the Council and health organisations and it formed an integral part of the transformational development of the estate and regeneration masterplan for the area.

 

Eligible for call in - yes