This matter is the responsibility of Executive Councillor Mike Rigby (Economic Regeneration, Planning and Transportation).
Report Author: Graeme Thompson, Principal Planning Policy Officer.
Cllr Rigby introduced the report which was a consultation document and not a planning application. It provides an overview of the plans, centred around a mixed-use residential scheme and multi-purpose venue including a cinema and bowling alley.
Comments from the Committee included: -
· It was asked whether there would be consultation undertaken with the existing businesses already in Station Road? There would be an online consultation set up, as well as drop-in sessions for views to be shared. It was recognised that a large part of the consultation work would be around relationship building.
· The timescales around delivery were very tight – is this likely to be achieved? It will be delivered in phases, and some work such as the drainage has already started. Most of the future work will be taken forward by the new Somerset Council.
The Committee moved to note the recommendations to the Executive.
Prop: Thwaites / Sec: Firmin Unanimous
7.30pm Cllr John Hassell, Joe Wharton and Tim Bacon left the meeting.