Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Report to confirm results of consultation on
the loss of public open space in Burton in Kendal.
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 the report on public consultation on the loss of public open space in Burton-in-Kendal. He began by reminding Members that Cabinet had taken the decision to dispose of the land to South Lakes Housing to support the delivery of 28 affordable homes and that as part of the decision making process, the decision was required to go out for consultation with the public.
The Portfolio Holder highlighted the two responses to the consultation, neither of which related to the Council’s land and therefore, there had been no objections. In concluding the report, the Portfolio Holder reiterated the importance of providing affordable housing in the district.
The Leader reminded Members that this report linked to the next item on the agenda that was to be considered in Part II.
No questions having been raised, the Leader asked the meeting if the motion was agreed. There was no dissent.
RESOLVED – That:-
(1) the receipt of representations to the loss of public open space be noted; and
(2) the disposal of the public open space land shown at Appendix 1 to South Lakes Housing in order to deliver 28 affordable houses be agreed.
Reasons for Decision
Delivering a balanced community – For housing and communities, deliver affordable homes to meet need with:-
· new affordable homes to rent; and
· a range of housing to attract and retain young people.
To not dispose of the land to South Lakes Housing which will lead to the loss of a potential 28 affordable houses in Burton in Kendal. This is not a recommended route.
Report author: Sion Thomas
Publication date: 19/03/2021
Date of decision: 17/03/2021
Decided at meeting: 17/03/2021 - Cabinet