Decision details

Bedminster Green Framework

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the joint work in developing the Framework document and supported it being a material consideration in determination of future planning applications.

2. Cabinet approved in principle the allocation of up to £6m Strategic CIL funds for the design and delivery of Bedminster Green strategic highway works and river restoration and flood alleviation works, subject to proposed amendments to the Regulation 123 list. Cabinet noted that this will be done through existing delegated authority by the Director (Development of Place) in association with the Cabinet Member (Strategic Planning and City Design) following completion of consultation on the proposed amendments.

3. Cabinet noted that a further report will be brought to Cabinet for the approval of detailed project proposals for the Bedminster Green strategic highway works and river restoration and flood alleviation works, including outline designs, costs, match funding proposals and the Strategic Transport Assessment for the Bedminster Green area.

4. Cabinet approved the proposal to extend the area and period of effect of the Affordable Housing Practice Note 2018 to (i) March 2021, or (ii) the date of the adoption of the new Local Plan, whichever is the earlier, to include the Greater Bedminster area, recognising that the AHPN is an interim measure that does not introduce new policy but provides guidance and supports the implementation of the existing Bristol Local Plan.

5.a. Cabinet noted the details of the development agreement for Plot 5 of the Bedminster Green Framework area (as detailed in plan 1 at Appendix I), including present negotiations for the acquisition of interests to satisfy the tenant and title obligations under the development agreement.

5.b. Cabinet noted that If the acquisition of the interests on Plot 5 by agreement cannot be achieved within the time frame officers judge necessary to efficiently progress and support the regeneration of the Bedminster Green area, the [Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration] will bring a further report to Cabinet outlining the alternative options that the Council could consider in relation to acquiring such interests.

5.c. Cabinet noted the benefits of the proposed developments within the Bedminster Green Framework for bringing an increased population to bolster existing traders and encourage and sustain new enterprises within the Bedminster Business Improvement District (BID) and confirms the Council’s ongoing commitment to working with Bedminster BID to forward the regeneration of East Street.

5.d. Cabinet noted the opportunity Bedminster Green brings for investment in employment and skills to help equalise and diversify employment opportunities and to achieve both inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Report author: Colin Molton

Publication date: 05/03/2019

Date of decision: 05/03/2019

Decided at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 13/03/2019

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