To consider the report of the Director of City Development providing an update on the progress made on bringing forward the East of Otley development since the report of September 2017, and requesting approval to a number of matters that will formalise the Council’s role in this work and enable critical infrastructure and planning activities to move forward.
Further to Minute No. 63, 20th September 2017, the Director of City Development submitted a report providing an update on the progress which had been made on bringing forward the East of Otley development, and which sought approval to a number of matters which would formalise the Council’s role in this work and enable critical infrastructure and planning activities to progress.
(a) That the positive progress which has been made in this area, be noted, with the Board reconfirming the Council’s commitment to bringing forward the East of Otley mixed use site;
(b) That the Director of City Development’s approval for the Council to enter into a funding agreement with Homes England for a Housing Infrastructure Fund grant of £6.318m, on the basis set out at paragraph 3.1.10 of the submitted report, be noted; with it also being noted that the approved injection of this sum into the Capital Programme along with contractual arrangements of the funding will be the responsibility of the Head of Regeneration;
(c) That agreement be given for the Council to take a leading role on the delivery of the East of Otley Relief Road project, and that agreement also be given for the Chief Highways and Transportation Officer, in consultation with the Executive Member for ‘Climate Change, Transport and Sustainability’ to undertake the actions as set out at paragraphs 3.2.7 and 3.2.8 of the submitted report to enable its delivery;
(d) That the principle of the Council making a financial contribution towards the East of Otley Relief Road, be approved, with the contingent delivery risks, as outlined in paragraph 3.3.5 of the submitted report being noted;
(e) That the revised Heads of Terms relating to the disposal of the Council’s land within the East of Otley allocation, be approved, and that approval also be given for the Council to enter into an Agreement with developers to facilitate the delivery of the East of Otley Relief Road project, as set out at paragraph 3.3.7 of the submitted report; with it being noted that the Head of Land & Property will be responsible for agreeing the associated detailed terms of the disposal and the related agreement;
(f) That the intention to undertake consultation on a Development Brief for the East of Otley site, as set out at paragraph 3.5.1 of the submitted report, be noted; that approval be given for this to include the potential inclusion of Council-owned land at the former Ing’s Tip and north of Cambridge Way, and that it be noted that the Head of Strategic Planning will be responsible for delivery of the brief.