July 1st, 2012 |
Two Questions To Council
Chris Black has submitted the following questions to the next Full District Council on July 17th:
1) To the Leader of The Council.
Policy CLT5 of our Core Strategy begins:
“New public open space will be required to accompany additional residential development,
having regard to local current and projected future need. Standard Charges may be applied
to developments as necessary.
In particular the Council will seek the incorporation of a significant amount of public open
space to accompany new, and be integrated with existing, residential development in the
west of Rayleigh…..”
The creation of Sweyne Park was one of the major successes of the District Council in the last 30 years, and the future of the park has been safeguarded by placing it in the ownership of the National Playing Field Association. (Now known as “Fields In Trust”)
Does the Council plan to protect new open spaces created under CLT5 in the same way as with Sweyne Park, and transfer the ownership of them as quickly as possible to Fields In Trust , whilst continuing to manage them ourselves?
2) To the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Transportation
It is very likely that the planned development in West Rayleigh will result in the need to either enlarge St Nicholas School (which has been specifically designed for future expansion) or to build a completely new primary school.
How do we ensure that this new facility is available when the new houses are first occupied?