Issue details

Response to NOM on Withy Patch FR14_19-20

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).



Decision type: Non-key

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/12/2019

Decision due: 4 December 2019 by Cabinet Member for Finance

Lead member: Councillor Jeremy Hunt

Contact: Tony Kershaw, Director of Law and Assurance Email: Tel: 033 022 22662.

Democratic Services Contact: Suzannah Hill 033022 22551

West Sussex Plan Priority: A Council that Works for the Community