Decision details

Wessex Fields Development Site

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To review current position and consider and approve next steps


RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)         Note that Phase 1.1 (of Phase 1), as previously agreed with DLEP, is progressing to meet the current programme and funding requirements;

(b)        Agree that Phase 1.2 (of Phase 1) will only progress to the boundary of the development site at this time, and not through the site as previously proposed;

(c)         Agree that Phase 2 will not progress at this stage, until the future use of the site is determined

(d)        Agree that a public consultation event is held in the coming months to consider views on how the site could be developed, including potential use of the site and access to and from it;

(e)         Use the information from the consultation to evolve the current master plan for the development site.

Voting: (a) and (b) : 8:1 (1 Abstention)

(c) – (f)  : Unanimous

Portfolio Holder(s): Regeneration

Transport and Infrastructure


The recommendations support the Council’s drive to respond to the climate emergency, to recognise that new roads induce further traffic, and to listen to the public’s concerns and take appropriate action. The recommendations also support the Council’s key priorities to encourage well-being, sustainability and investment.


Report author: Councillor Julie Bagwell

Publication date: 03/10/2019

Date of decision: 30/09/2019

Decided at meeting: 30/09/2019 - Cabinet

Effective from: 11/10/2019

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