Decision Maker: Housing, Economy and Business Committee
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Seek authority to consult on the Draft Public Realm Design Guide
Duncan Clarke, Strategic Planning Manager, presented the report. Members commented on: parks and green space and how these would complement existing green space, how the design guide would interact with plans to encourage developers to invest in retail space in the borough and other planning policy considerations such as conservation, the consultation process, how positive features of the town centre can be developed and the plans for economic development in the town centre.
In response officers advised more urban green space and pocket parks were expected to act as short stay parks and would complement some of the larger green spaces in the town centre where people are expected to stay longer, Officers offered to arrange a member briefing as part of the consultation which was planned to commence in September and advised that the tram extension was a key part of public realm development in the town centre.
1. The Draft Sutton Town Centre Public Realm Design Guide for Developers and Infrastructure Providers for public consultation be approved.
2. Authority be delegated to the Strategic Director, in consultation with the Chair of the Housing, Economy and Business Committee, to approve any non-material amendments to the document prior to commencement of consultation.
Report author: Alex Penfold
Publication date: 09/07/2019
Date of decision: 02/07/2019
Decided at meeting: 02/07/2019 - Housing, Economy and Business Committee