Decision details

Wessex Fields Site Development Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes



(a)    From the outcome of the consultation, the Cabinet are recommended to progress the three key themes broadly supported by the public:

·                Health, Care, Research and Education;

·                Affordable or Keyworker Housing;

·                Realising the vision of the Living Lab.

(b)    Cabinet delegates authority to the Director for Development in consultation with his senior officers to commission soft market testing to develop viable delivery options relating to the preferred use themes. Once completed, this will be reviewed by the Cabinet with an estimate of a report in Autumn 2020.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holders: Leader of the Council

Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Culture


Adopting the recommendation will demonstrate the Cabinet has listened to the public and will ensure the development of the land delivers an environmentally sound and leading-edge solution, carried out in a manner fitting the essential criteria the Council has identified for the project. The recommendation is a good fit with the following corporate priorities:

a.         Sustainable Environment

b.         Dynamic Places

c.         Connected Communities

d.         Fulfilled Lives


Report author: Rachel Doe

Publication date: 20/03/2020

Date of decision: 18/03/2020

Decided at meeting: 18/03/2020 - Cabinet

Effective from: 28/03/2020

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