Redevelopment of former Cement works site
The Parish Council received the further draft of the S106 on Wednesday 13th April. Some points previously raised had been dealt with but there were still concerns. BPC sent list to CEMEX, and their two representatives attended the April Parish Council Meeting. South Cambs District Council was not represented since its queries had been resolved. Cambs County Council queries and comments had been added to this version, which were mostly to do with a Travel Plan and Playing area on the new development.
The following are the draft notes which will be adopted at the May meeting and which I think will give you all the further information BPC has. As always if you want any clarification and I can help please contact me.
Discussion on the April version of the S106 Agreement.
Tuesday 19th April 2016
Present : Ian Southcott (CEMEX) Simon Barrett (CEMEX), Cllrs Fletcher, Potter,
Mc Cormick, Alderton, Gardiner, Fesco, Day, Hatton, Mesdames Parkes, Goding and Tookey, District Cllr Van de Weyer, and Mr M Goding.
Firstly BPC Queries were addressed by Simon Barrett.
a) BPC legal costs are not covered in the draft (SCDC and CCC are). Simon Barrett confirmed that these would now be included – as long as reasonable.
b) Land and building for sport – currently agreement states transferred once work completed. BPC stressed that unable to start the various projects until actually own land and buildings. Simon Barrett agreed that this would now be at “commencement”.
c) Public Open space on Haslingfield Road – Simon Barrett agreed that the Landscape Architect would work with BPC to formulate the design of area. The Developer would then implement the proposal. If BPC decide not to take over then a Management Company would need to be found.
d) School car park – Simon Barrett said that since this was in the planning approval is likely to stay as indicated i.e. Opposite the school and off the new footpath.
e) River walk – BPC asked that the wording be more flexible to allow for “river walks projects within the parish of Barrington”. Simon Barrett agreed this would be changed.
f) Archer Bridge - At the moment CCC not willing to sign agreement as it does not own any land here in order to be able to make improvements. Clerk to BPC was working on a proposal.
g) Tennis courts – BPC has asked to move these to the new development site. CEMEX need to work to the Planning Committee report so could not change this element. (However, SCDC has stated that these could be moved).
h) The revised Water Report is still awaited by CEMEX and Simon Barrett hoped to have that out to us within next couple of weeks.
Discussion then followed on various issues.
Could this be allocated where originally intended to go ? i.e. on Heslerton Green side of school ?
Simon Barrett said that the Committee report states the position so there is no opportunity to move it. To do so would require a committee resolution.
Concern about disabled users having to cross road – would need a drop off point.
County have been offered use of alternative sites either BPC or Green Charity land.
When asked, Ian Southcott confirmed that a Liaison Meeting was overdue and in June the railway would have been operating for 12 months so an ideal opportunity to review. Concerns had been raised regarding emergency vehicles access should the train break down. CEMEX had met with Heidi Allen MP on the subject.
Agreed there would need to be a separate smaller group meeting to discuss the revised report once received.
Generally agreed that the water table is high at the moment, not only Haslingfield Road end of the village but also West Green.
Also agreed vitally important that there is a satisfactory solution to the water issue. Simon Barrett said that part of this would be holding back water through attenuation (using swales) and Monty Goding pointed out that gault pit was also to be used for this. (Gault pit is the lake which will form part of the new public open space).
Simon Barrett confirmed that the survey work has been completed and there is a design in place. Agreed that it is doable, there are a couple of pinch points which should be acceptable, but now need engineering design to cross the viaduct.
He also confirmed that this would be lit; and will be subtle, responding to movement.
Ian Southcott confirmed that at long last design for the lighting to the footpath has been agreed. Agreement needs to be made with the school for access to power. (as part of the Waste and Minerals permission for quarry infill)