Decision details

Frome Gateway Regeneration Framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes

Purpose:

1. To seek approval of the Frome Gateway Regeneration Framework.
2. To seek approval for the acquisition of land in relation to the Bedminster Green Framework Area.
3. To note the proposals in relation to two Council owned sites in the Regeneration Framework area at Universal House and the Wellington Road depot site.

Decision:

That Cabinet:

 

Frome Gateway

1.      Approved the Frome Gateway Regeneration Framework and note that it will be a material planning consideration in the determination of planning applications.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor to secure the freeholder requirements set out in this report through lease re-gearing negotiation in the Frome Gateway area and to note the costs of these requirements will be considered when determining best value.

3.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor to take all steps required to deliver a last-mile logistics hub on the Universal House site and an energy centre with larger family accommodation on the Wellington Road Depo Site as set out in this report.

4.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Mayor, to explore and to submit funding bids (which may be over the key decision threshold) to enable the redevelopment of Frome Gateway, noting that the acceptance and spend of any funding award over the key decision threshold will be subject to further approval in accordance with the decision pathway.

5.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Mayor, to explore and to submit funding bids (which may be over the key decision threshold) to enable development of a Community Land Trust or similar appropriate vehicle to run and manage community and cultural spaces in Frome Gateway, noting that the acceptance and spend of any funding award over the key decision threshold will be subject to further approval in accordance with the decision pathway.

6.      To authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, to implement a local lettings policy in the Frome Gateway Regeneration area.

7.      Noted the consultation report at Appendix B.

 

Bedminster Green

8.      Authorised the Executive Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Growth and Regeneration to take all steps required to acquire the land as outlined in this report.

Report author: Abigail Stratford

Publication date: 06/02/2024

Date of decision: 06/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 06/02/2024 - Cabinet

Effective from: 14/02/2024

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