Redevelopment of Somerdale
Decision maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Kraft have appointed Taylor Wimpey as preferred developer for the Somerdale site who, under the terms of their mutual contract, are required to submit a planning application by 30th November 2012. The Council’s adopted Local Plan and draft Core Strategy set out the current and draft planning policies for the redevelopment of the Somerdale site. The Cabinet wishes to highlight the existing and proposed policy planning policies and to confirm its corporate intentions for the site in the event that planning permission is granted in due course.
(1) To NOTE the evidence base that supports the Draft Core Strategy in relation to development at Somerdale, summarised in the report;
(2) To AGREE that officers should engage with the developer to encourage a development of appropriate quality that not only meets the requirements of the adopted Local Plan but also supports the delivery of the Draft Core Strategy and meets the needs of the local community; and
(3) To NOTE the economic and employment opportunities for the site and the working party established between the Council’s Economic Development team and Keynsham Town Council to demonstrate and stimulate business demand.
Reasons for the decision:
The report aims to clarify the relevant existing and emerging planning policies and evidence base for the redevelopment of Somerdale
Alternative options considered:
An option for Taylor Wimpey to submit a Development Brief for endorsement by B&NES was resisted as there is no mechanism within the Council for this to happen within the timetable established by Taylor Wimpey.
Report author: Emily Price
Publication date: 12/07/2012
Date of decision: 11/07/2012
Decided at meeting: 11/07/2012 - Cabinet
Effective from: 20/07/2012