Decision details

Report on Response to Withy Patch Notice of Motion

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The Chairmanof theCountyCouncilreferred a notice of motion on the Prospective sale of County Council-owned land at Withy Patch (see Appendix)submitted to the CountyCouncilon 19 July 2019,to Jeremy Hunt the CabinetMember for Finance and Resources, for consideration. 


The motion called on the Cabinet Member to ‘either take action now to reassure the community that the Council will not proceed with selling or transferring this land to developers or to confirm he will not accept any arrangement which attempts to get the Council to agree to waive, or write off, any of the section 106 developers’ contributions from the New Monks Farm developers that will be required to provide sufficient education provision to meet the needs of the resulting community.’


The motion also called on the Cabinet Member for Safer, Stronger Communities, to ‘undertake a meaningful consultation with those residents as the person accountable for their welfare on the Council’s land and to object to the sale of the land should the residents ask for that.’


(Cabinet portfolio names have since changed to Cabinet Member for Finance and Cabinet Member for Fire & Rescue and Communities).




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Publication date: 04/12/2019

Date of decision: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 16/12/2019

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