Agenda and minutes

Developer Contributions Executive Committee
Thursday, 13th June, 2013 10.00 am

Venue: HMS Tracker Room - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Kate Batty-Smith  Democratic Support Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Developer Contributions Executive Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Leader of the Council, Councillor Paul Watkins, be elected as Chairman of the Developer Contributions Executive Committee.

2.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was agreed that an apology for absence from Councillor N S Kenton be received and noted.

3.

Appointment of Substitute Members

To note appointments of Substitute Members.

Minutes:

It was agreed to note that, in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14, Councillor N J Collor had been appointed as substitute for Councillor N S Kenton.

4.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

 

Where a Member has a new or registered Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (DPI) in a matter under consideration they must disclose that they have an interest and, unless the Monitoring Officer has agreed in advance that the DPI is a 'Sensitive Interest', explain the nature of that interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a DPI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation permitting them to do so.  If during the consideration of any item a Member becomes aware that they have a DPI in the matter they should declare the interest immediately and, subject to any dispensations, withdraw from the meeting.

 

Where a Member is declaring an Other Significant Interest (OSI) they must also disclose the interest and explain the nature of the interest at the meeting.  The Member must withdraw from the meeting at the commencement of the consideration of any matter in which they have declared a OSI and must not participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter unless they have been granted a dispensation to do so or the meeting is one at which members of the public are permitted to speak for the purpose of making representations, answering questions or giving evidence relating to the matter.  In the latter case, the Member may only participate on the same basis as a member of the public and cannot participate in any discussion of, or vote taken on, the matter and must withdraw from the meeting in accordance with the Council's procedure rules.

Minutes:

It was agreed to note that there were no declarations of interest. 

5.

Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 33 KB

Minutes:

It was agreed to note the Committee’s Terms of Reference.

6.

Decisions pdf icon PDF 61 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Developer Contributions Executive Committee held on 16 July 2012 numbered CAB (S106) 1 to CAB (S106) 4 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Decision of the meeting of the Developer Contributions Executive Committee held on 16 July 2012, as detailed in decision numbers CAB (S106) 1 to CAB (S106) 4, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

7.

Developer Contributions Arising from Planning Application DOV/12/00440 - Land at Great Farthingloe Farm and Western Heights, Dover pdf icon PDF 751 KB

Outline permission (with all matters reserved except access) for construction of up to 521 residential units (Use Class C3); up to 9,335sqm 90 apartment retirement village (Use Class C2); up to 730sqm health facility (Use Class D2); conversion of thatched barn to pub/restaurant (Use Class A4/A3); conversion of stable block to retail shop (Use Class A1/A2); and conversion of farmhouse to bed & breakfast (Use Class C1) together with associated landscaping and ancillary infrastructure and works at Great Farthingloe Farm, Dover – Outline permission (with all matters reserved) for construction of up to 7,400sqm 130 bed hotel & 150 person conference centre (Class C1); and conversion of the Drop Redoubt to a Museum/Visitor Centre (Use Class D1) together with associated landscaping and ancillary infrastructure and works at land at Western Heights, Dover – Outline permission (with all matters reserved except layout and access) for construction of up to 31 residential units (Use Class C3); and reconstruction of the Victoria Halls to provide 9 residential units (Use Class C3) together with associated landscaping and ancillary infrastructure and works at land at Western Heights, Dover – Provision of pedestrian access network to facilitate enhanced recreation access together with associated landscaping and works on land at Great Farthingloe Farm and Western Heights, Dover

 

To consider the attached report of the Head of Regeneration and Development.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

(a)        It was agreed to recommend to the Planning Committee that, should it be minded to grant planning permission, the monetary Section 106 requests for Farthingloe/Western Heights, as set out at Appendix 8 of the report, be determined as follows:

 

            (i)         Education (Provision of 130 new primary school places and 25% of a new site) – That discussions continue with Kent County Council regarding an appropriate level of contribution, having regard to the overall development viability and the priorities given to the other development contribution requests by the Planning Committee, as informed by the Developer Contributions Executive Committee.  

 

            (ii)        That, should any sums allocated for educational provision not be spent within the timescale, these should be allocated to other infrastructure needs arising from the development as determined by the Developer Contributions Executive Committee and the Planning Committee. 

 

            (iii)       Family Care and Social Care (Community Hubs and Building Community Capacity, Co-location with Health, Accommodation Solutions, Assistive Technology) – That the claim from Kent County Council be rejected.  

 

            (iv)       Libraries and Archives (Additional Stock/Equipment and Staffing Support for Dover Discovery Library) – That the claim from Kent County Council of £37,518.31 (or £28,470 pro rata estimate with reduced scheme as recommended) for library stock at Dover Discovery Library be accepted, but the other element of the claim be rejected, with this allocation accorded the lowest priority.

 

            (v)        Community (Adult) Learning (Additional Stock/Equipment and Class Provision)  – That the claim from Kent County Council be rejected.

 

            (vi)       Sustainable Travel (Pump-priming a new or revised bus route to serve the development at Farthingloe) – That the claim from Kent County Council of £400,000 be accepted, subject to further investigations and, in the event that the sums or part of the sums allocated are not required for this purpose, the monies be allocated to other infrastructure needs arising from the development as determined by the Developer Contributions Executive Committee and the Planning Committee. 

 

            (vii)      Sustainable Travel (Subsidy for a bus service to the proposed hotel at Western Heights) – That the claim from Kent County Council of £100,000 be accepted, subject to further investigations and, in the event that the sums or part of the sums allocated are not required for this purpose, the monies be allocated to other infrastructure needs arising from the development as determined by the Developer Contributions Executive Committee and the Planning Committee.

 

            (viii)      Sustainable Travel (Travel plan monitoring) – That the claim from Kent County Council of £5,000 be accepted, subject to further investigations and, in the event that the sums or part of the sums allocated are not required for this purpose, the monies be allocated to other infrastructure needs arising from the development as determined by the Developer Contributions Executive Committee and the Planning Committee.

 

            (ix)       Sustainable Travel (Mitigating possible impact of increased trips to the Western Heights) – That the claim from Kent County Council of £100,000 be accepted, subject to further investigations and, in the event that the sums or part of the sums allocated are  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.