Issue - meetings

Tatton Project

Meeting: 14/11/2019 - Executive Cabinet (Item 154)

154 Tatton Project

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Business, Development and Growth).

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    To approve masterplan Option D for the Tatton Development.

2.    To approve the progression of the further works identified in the report maintaining the professional services of the appointed consultant to progress the next stage of feasibility works.

3.    To acknowledge that the further works will be funded through the remaining One Public Estate Funding, with any deficit being funded through the income generation reserve.

Minutes:

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Executive Member (Economic Development and Public Service Reform), presented the confidential report of the Director (Business, Development & Growth) which present the feasibility study and masterplan options for the demolition of the former bus depot off Eaves Lane and Tatton community centre to allow the development of a new community centre, GP surgery and pharmacy and residential assisted living apartments.

 

Decision:

1.    To approve masterplan Option D for the Tatton Development.

2.    To approve the progression of the further works identified in the report maintaining the professional services of the appointed consultant to progress the next stage of feasibility works.

3.    To acknowledge that the further works will be funded through the remaining One Public Estate Funding, with any deficit being funded through the income generation reserve.

 

Reasons for Recommendation(s):

1.    Following a review of the masterplan options, Officers have brought forward masterplan option D as the recommended scheme for the Tatton development.

2.    Option D provides an Assisted Living Unit containing 59 apartments and 12 residential properties, GP Surgery and Pharmacy, new Community Centre and improvements to the Tatton recreation ground.

3.    The proposal promotes the use of space by combining the Assisted Living Unit with both the GP Surgery/Pharmacy and Community Centre into the same extended footprint.

4.    The proposal provides 12 low-rise residential properties to the northern end of the site, which will provide natural surveillance for the park area.

5.    The proposal provides improvements to recreational facilities for the local residents.

6.    The proposal will reduce anti-social behaviour within the area by developing a scheme that compliments the surrounding area. The assisted living will offer 24hr surveillance to the park and community centre.

7.    Maintaining the current consultant team will allow continuity of the design works.

8.    The consultant team to date have provided a value for money high quality service.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

1.    Masterplan Option A – rejected as the community centre and GP surgery separated from the assisted living could be open to ongoing vandalism.

2.    Masterplan Option B – rejected as the community centre separated from the assisted living and GP Surgery could be open to ongoing vandalism. The proposed residential properties take too much of the park/green space.

3.    Do nothing – rejected as this will not deliver the councils corporate objectives.