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Agenda and minutes

Operations and Place Shaping Board
Tuesday, 6th November, 2018 5.30 pm

Venue: Hollybank Room, Public Service Plaza, Civic Centre Road, Havant, Hants PO9 2AX

Contact: Mark Gregory  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

20.

Apologies

To receive and record apologies for absence.

 

Minutes:

Apologies were received from councillors Howard and Shimbart.

 

21.

Minutes

To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Operations and Place Shaping Board held on 16 October 2018.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 October 2018 were agreed and signed as a correct record.

 

22.

Matters Arising

Minutes:

There were no matters arising.

 

23.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of Interests from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.

 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

 

24.

Scrutiny Panel Updates

To receive verbal updates from Councillors Buckley and Lloyd on the work of the Local Plan Scrutiny Panel and the Parking Review Scrutiny Panel respectively.

Minutes:

There were no scrutiny panel updates.

 

25.

Cabinet Recommendations for the Regeneration Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

A copy of the Regeneration Strategy is attached.

At its meeting held on 24 October 2018, Cabinet made the following recommendation to Council:

RESOLVED that Cabinet recommends to Council that:

 

(1)                the Opportunity Havant Regeneration Strategy for Havant Borough 2018-2036 (attached at Appendix A) be approved and adopted; and

(2)                subject to 2.1 above, the Council notes the prioritisation and phasing of the initial projects. These projects are prioritised on the basis that:

·             They have potential for the generation of income that can be re-invested in the delivery of other projects within the Regeneration Programme;

·             They are on land owned by the Council;

·             They are allocated/identified in the Adopted and the emerging Local Plan;

·             They attract external grant funding; and

·             There are no significant barriers to development and therefore are potential quick wins.

Minutes:

The Board considered the draft Regeneration Strategy.

 

In response to questions the Board was advised that the past tense of the strategy was the accepted practice for such documents and the tone of the vision statements for each area reflected the aspirational and people focussed approach that the council had towards regeneration.  A further piece of work around place shaping and creating communities would be undertaken, but it did not form a part of this document.

 

Regarding specific details about the delivery of regeneration, the Board was advised that the document was to be viewed as part of a suite of documents that added further detail, such as the Corporate Strategy and Local Plan.

 

The Board focussed on the delivery of affordable and social rented housing and noted that social rented housing had not been stipulated on page four under ‘Housing Challenges’ or the delivery of this housing on page nine under ‘Objectives’.  Cllr Pike reassured the Board that affordable and social rented housing would be delivered within the overall housing developments in the Regeneration Strategy.

 

The Board also requested that the font used for the ‘Vision Statements’ on page 12 be amended to be read more easily.

 

The Board supported the draft strategy and commended the evidence base on which it had been drafted.

 

Following the debate it was RESOLVED that the below Cabinet recommendation to Council be supported:

 

(1)       The Opportunity Havant Regeneration Strategy for Havant Borough 2018-2036 be approved and adopted; and

(2)          Subject to (1) above, the Council notes the prioritisation and phasing of the initial projects.  These projects are prioritised on the basis that:

·         They have the potential for the generation of income that can be reinvested in the delivery of other projects within the Regeneration Programme;

·         They are on land owned by the Council

·         They are allocated/identified on the Adopted and emerging local Plan;

·         They attract external grant funding; and

·         There are no significant barriers to development and therefore are potential quick wins;