Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Environment
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
To seek approval of £***** of which
£******* (Capital) – from planning reference 14/02917/FUL £*****(Revenue) – from planning reference 05/03628/FULM
The project intends to improve the quality of public open space (POS) at Riverside Drive, Sprotbrough.
The site was laid out as POS circa 1990 when the adjacent housing estate was built but was never transferred to CDC. When the developer went into receivership the land reverted to HM Treasury and was bought by CDC in 2019 as POS.
After over 30 years, the site infrastructure has become dilapidated and requires investment to make the site a safe, sustainable POS for local residents for years to come.
Works proposed include the resurfacing of 800m+ of limestone paths, replace 100m+ of timber boundary fences, improvement of site entrances for safety of users (remove shrubs to improve visibility and surveillance and resurface), woodland and grassland management, installation of bins and seats.
All works except woodland thinning are proposed for completion in year 1 (current financial year). Woodland thinning works require a felling licence from the Forestry Commission so have been proposed for year 3 of the scheme to allow time for necessary surveying works ahead of an application being made and considered.
The improvements will have additional maintenance implications; therefore, a maintenance plan has been identified and costed for a 15-year period and will be funded from the above revenue S106 resource.
1. To approve the use of Section 106 commuted
sum resources from Planning Permissions: 14/02917/FUL
£******* (Revenue) 05/03628/FULM £****** (Capital)
Totalling **** to fund a range of environmental improvements to
public open space including 15 years maintenance at Riverside
2. To include this project within the Capital Programme. (Cap 1 application has been submitted alongside this ODR)
ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND
To not carry out the works, which would have an impact over time on the safety of the site plus there would be a significant risk of public and member dissatisfaction.
Publication date: 13/11/2023
Date of decision: 07/11/2023