The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 21 to 24 of the agenda and its two appendices considered by the Cabinet at its meeting on 5 March 2019.
The report contains the following recommendations for the Cabinet to make to the Council:
RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE COUNCIL
a) That the proposed responses to the representations received and subsequent modifications to the Infrastructure Business Plan (IBP) as set out in Appendix 1 be approved.
b) That the amended IBP including CIL Spending Plan attached as Appendix 2 be approved.
The Council considered the recommendation made to it by the Cabinet at its meeting on Tuesday 5 March 2019 as set out on pages 21 to 24 of the agenda report and appendix 1 and an extract of appendix 2 on pages 11 to 33 of the agenda supplement for that meeting. The entirety of the Infrastructure Business Plan (IBP) in appendix 2 was available to view only electronically.
Mrs S Taylor (Cabinet Member for Planning Services) formally moved the Cabinet’s recommendation and this was seconded by Mr A Dignum (Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Growth and Place).
Mrs Taylor presented the Cabinet’s recommendation. The report and appendix 1 set out the representations received as a result of the IBP consultation and suggested modifications to the IBP. The Council was requested to approve the IBP and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) spending plan in appendix 2. The Chichester Growth Board, and CDC’s Development Plan and Infrastructure Panel had considered the proposed responses to the representations received and their views were reflected in the two appendices. Most of the consultation responses related to: re-phasing of projects; updates to the IBP text; projects to be deleted as they had been delivered or were no longer required; updated details for the projects; and new projects to be added. Further information was expected from West Sussex County Council (WSCC) about which schools would be expanded and more accurate costings would be provided in due course. WSCC had requested that IBP/329: primary school at Graylingwell should be removed from the IBP as the project was not required as the development had not yielded the expected number of school children. WSCC requested that the Chichester Road Space Audit projects were moved from 2019-2020 to 2020-20/21. Should a design for a city-wide parking management plan be approved, WSCC had proposed that the costs of implementation (cost of signs and lines) should be part-funded by WSCC, as some of the issues were historic. The costs would be assessed once an initial design had been completed. The overall cost estimate for the work was £750,000 as identified in IBP/654, IBP/655 and IBP/665. Any additional enforcement costs associated with the city-wide plan would be met by WSCC. The effect of this change to the IBP CIL Spending Plan and the adjustments relating to the amount of CIL expected to be collected in relation to the housing trajectory January 2019 were shown in appendix 2.
Mr S Oakley (Tangmere) commented on various aspects of the IBP and CIL Spending Plan: the questionable utility of the real time passenger information system; the difficulty in planning for the need for new schools; and the road space audit.
Mr Oakley also commended the excellent work undertaken by Mrs K Dower (Principal Planning Officer) in overseeing the IBP, which was a very important collation of data about infrastructure provision and priorities, the funding and design and delivery principles.
Mrs Taylor concurred with Mr Oakley’s commendation of Mrs Dower, who had, she said, skilfully prepared a very complex report.
On a show of hands the members voted in favour of the Cabinet’s recommendation with no votes against and no abstentions.
(1) That the proposed responses to the representations received and subsequent modifications to the Infrastructure Business Plan (IBP) as set out in Appendix 1 be approved.
(2) That the amended IBP including CIL Spending Plan attached as Appendix 2 be approved.