Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To re-affirm the decision to dispose Council
owned land in Burton in Kendal for affordable housing.
Note – At this point in the proceedings, Councillor Dixon declared a non-pecuniary interest by virtue of the fact that he had previously considered the matter as a Member of the Planning Committee. He was disconnected for the remainder of the item.
Note - At this point in the proceedings, Councillor John Holmes, whilst having no voting rights as a Member of the Shadow Cabinet, declared a disclosable pecuniary interest by virtue of the fact that he was a Director on the Board of South Lakes Housing, he was disconnected for the remainder of the item.
The Housing and Innovation Portfolio Holder presented a report proposing the disposal
of Council owned land in Burton in Kendal. Members having considered the representations received from members of the public regarding the loss of public open space, Burton in Kendal prior to reaching their decision.
During discussion on the item, Members expressed their support for the proposals.
The Leader asked the meeting if the motion was agreed. There was no dissent.
RESOLVED – That the decision taken on 3 February 2021 by Cabinet following the completion of public consultation on loss of public open spacein accordance with the Local Government Act 1972 s.123 (2A), be reaffirmed.
Reasons for Decision
The proposed disposal of Council owned land links to the Council priority for delivering a balancedcommunity, forhousing andcommunities, deliveringaffordable homes to meet need with new affordable homes to rent and a range of housing to attract and retain young people.
Alternative Options Considered
Refuse to sell the land or allow access over the land with the consequence the development cannot proceed thus losing the 28 affordable homes for the District.
Note – following the conclusion of discussion and voting on the item, Councillors Phillip Dixon and John Holmes were reconnected to the meeting.
Report author: Sion Thomas
Publication date: 19/03/2021
Date of decision: 17/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/03/2021 - Cabinet