Demolition of the Old Car Park, Garfield Road, Victoria Centre, Paignton
Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
(i) that the Cabinet reaffirm the decision of the Investment and Regeneration Committee to approve the demolition of the old car park, Garfield Road, Victoria Centre, Paignton and that the Interim Director of Place be instructed to gain vacant possession and be authorised to proceed with the demolition and a contract for such being in place by the end of December 2019 to be funded from the Land Release Fund; and
(ii) that Exempt Minute 205/2/19(ii) “a draft design brief be brought back to the Investment and Regeneration Committee for consideration prior to the planning application for demolition being submitted” be rescinded as this decision is no longer required in order to progress with the proposed demolition of the old car park, Garfield Road, Victoria Centre, Paignton.
Reasons for the decision:
To enable the Council to proceed with the decision and governance arrangements to demolish the Old Car Park at Garfield Road.
Alternative options considered:
The decision will come into force and may be implemented on Monday, 30 September 2019 unless the call-in procedure is triggered (as set out in Standing Orders in relation to Overview and Scrutiny).
At the meeting of the Investment and Regeneration Committee held on 12 February 2019, Members considered an exempt proposal in respect of the demolition of the unused old car park, Garfield Road, Victoria Centre, Paignton to unlock the site for development. The resolved (Exempt Minute 205/2/19 refers). The Investment and Regeneration Committee was disbanded in May 2019 and the governance and decision making transferred to the Cabinet.
The submitted report proposed that the Cabinet rescinds the decision in Minute 205/2/19(ii) as this is no longer required in order to progress with the demolition of the old car park site. Any future development of the site will go through the normal planning consent process in any event but community groups are already engaged with Council officers and the TDA on a range of evolving design proposals.
Councillor Morey proposed and Councillor Carter seconded a motion which was agreed unanimously by the Cabinet as set out above.
Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:
Publication date: 20/09/2019
Date of decision: 17/09/2019
Effective from: 28/09/2019
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