Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
1. That all areas of public open space within the Kings Barton development that fall within the boundary of Headbourne Worthy parish (the area marked A in appendix 1 of report CAB3418) are transferred directly from Cala Homes to HWPC, or its successor together with the appropriate proportion of the commuted sum to meet the costs of future management and maintenance of the areas of open space. This includes land ready now and which will become available in later phases.
2. That all areas of public open space within the Kings Barton development that fall within the boundary of St Barnabas ward (the area marked B in appendix 1 of the report) are transferred from Cala Homes to Winchester City Council, together with the appropriate proportion of the commuted sum to meet the costs of future management and maintenance of the areas of open space, and allocated to the Town Account. This includes land ready now and which will become available in later phases.
3. That £75k costs incurred by Cala Homes in establishing the Barton Meadows nature reserve are met by reducing the overall commuted sum payable for management of public open space at Kings Barton.
4. That the commuted sums for the future maintenance of all public open space within the Kings Barton development will be calculated as follows:
a. Phase 1a = 43,233m² @ £11.79/m² = £509,717.07, less £25k = £484,717.07
b. Phase 1b = 26,279m² @ £11.79/m² = £309,829.41, less £25k = £284,829.41
c. Phase 2a = 12,652m² @ £11.79/m² = £149,167.08, less £25k = £124,167.08
d. For all subsequent phases, using the council’s standard rate for public open space maintenance at the date of transfer (which currently stands at £13.77/m²)
5. All of the rates above apply as at the date of this approval and will be subject to inflation at the point of transfer from the developer.
6. That, the Service Leads Legal and Built Environment be authorised to enter into all necessary legal agreements in order to formalise the commuted maintenance payments, the future management of the open space within St Barnabas ward on behalf of the city council by HWPC and any other consequential amendments arising from the approved recommendations
Reason Key: Expenditure > £250,000;
Wards Affected: St Barnabas; The Worthys;
Contact: Steve Lincoln, Service Lead: Community Email: email@example.com.
Report author: Steve Lincoln
Publication date: 19/07/2023
Date of decision: 18/07/2023
Decided at meeting: 18/07/2023 - Cabinet
Effective from: 27/07/2023