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Meeting: 24/02/2020 - Cabinet (Item 52)

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Non-Key Decision

Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning and Regeneration: Councillor Matthew Relf

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that

a)    the undertaking of a public and stakeholder consultation for 4 weeks on a draft Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study, be approved;

 

b)    the Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study be approved in principle subject to delegated authority being granted to the Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning and Regeneration, to make any minor changes to the Study prior to publication;

 

c)    the final Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study (including stations masterplans) be adopted as a basis for future action for linking the Kirkby and Sutton Parkway stations to the proposed HS2 train station at Toton, and to capitalise on the economic, social and environmental potential for development and improvement around the station locations;

 

d)    delegated authority be also granted to the Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning and Regeneration, to produce an action plan for the Study as required.

 

Minutes:

Cabinet approval was sought to undertake a public and stakeholder consultation on a draft Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study, also presented for adoption as a basis for future action for linking the Kirkby and Sutton Parkway stations to the proposed HS2 train station at Toton.

 

Members considered the alternative option of declining to carry out the proposed consultation or adopting the Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study.  However, these options were not recommended as they would reduce the weight of the Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study in the planning process and disadvantage the Council in accessing funding and potential transport connectivity opportunities for the economic benefit of Kirkby and Sutton-in Ashfield.

 

RESOLVED that

a)    the undertaking of a public and stakeholder consultation for 4 weeks on a draft Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study, be approved;

 

b)    the Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study be approved in principle subject to delegated authority being granted to the Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning and Regeneration, to make any minor changes to the Study prior to publication;

 

c)    the final Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study (including stations masterplans) be adopted as a basis for future action for linking the Kirkby and Sutton Parkway stations to the proposed HS2 train station at Toton, and to capitalise on the economic, social and environmental potential for development and improvement around the station locations;

 

d)    delegated authority be also granted to the Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Place, Planning and Regeneration, to produce an action plan for the Study as required.

 

Reasons:

1)    To carry out public and stakeholder consultation. Consultation will allow the Maid Marian Line Economic Growth Feasibility Study to have the greatest weight in the planning system once formally adopted.

 

2)    To provide a spatial and economic framework which will allow the station locations to respond positively to the economic, social and environmental opportunities of the Maid Marian Line.

 

3)    To provide a framework for future private/public investment in the areas around Kirkby and Sutton Parkway Stations.

 

4)    To inform decisions in the emerging Local Plan.