Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Implemented
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To consider the appointment of
The Cabinet had before it a * report of the Head of Planning, Regeneration and Economy seeking approval to engage consultants to prepare a strategic flood risk assessment and drainage strategy as evidence base for the Culm Garden Village masterplanning process.
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration outlined the contents of the report stating that at the meeting on 1 October 2020, Cabinet approved the appointment of consultants to progress a Masterplan SPD for the East Cullompton Local Plan allocation and a Framework Masterplan for the wider garden village. Flooding and hydrology was a very important consideration for the garden village, there being numerous small watercourses crossing the site, as well as the River Culm to the west of the garden village and areas of flood zones 2 and 3 in the wider garden village area. The flood risk and hydrology work was a key component of the evidence base for the garden village masterplan.
He outlined the work that was being commissioned in detail and how it would be funded via the Homes England garden communities capacity funding
Consideration was given to the importance of the work to be undertaken to mitigate flooding in the area.
RESOLVED that: delegated authority be granted to the Head of Planning, Economy and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration to engage consultants to produce a strategic flood risk assessment and drainage strategy.
(Proposed by Cllr R J Chesterton and seconded by Cllr Mrs N Woollatt)
Reason for the decision – There is a need for a strategic flood risk assessment and drainage strategy to be obtained as part of the Culm Garden Village masterplanning process.
Note: *Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes
Report author: Jenny Clifford
Publication date: 19/05/2021
Date of decision: 13/05/2021
Decided at meeting: 13/05/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 22/05/2021