To receive the report from the Cabinet Member for Environment & Transport and the Corporate Director for Growth, Environment & Transport and to consider and endorse or make recommendations to the Cabinet Member.
(1) The Cabinet Committee received a report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport and the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment and Transport which contained information on the Gravesend Transport Quarter Phase 3 - Rathmore Road Link, Gravesend. Mary Gillet, Major Projects Planning Manager, was in attendance to introduce the report and in response to questions raised and comments made referred to the following:
(2) Some car parking provision would be retained at Gravesend Station but this would be reduced. Network Rail had been given permission to build a car park over the railway but this permission had lapsed.
(3) The Borough Council had reviewed the situation and were satisfied with car parking provision.
(4) RESOLVED that the Cabinet Committeeendorsed the proposed decision to be taken by the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport to:
a) give approval to the outline design scheme for Gravesend Transport Quarter Phase 3 - Rathmore Road Link shown on Drg. No. 4300015/000/001 Rev 2 for development control and land charge disclosures; and subject to planning approval;
b) give approval to the publication of a Compulsory Purchase Order, any other statutory approvals and any other necessary legal rights or consents required for the scheme shown in principle on Drg, No. 4300015/000/001 Rev 2 subject to any substantive amendments arising from the detailed design being approved by the Corporate Director of Growth, Environment & Transport;
c) give approval to the advance voluntary acquisition of No. 15 Darnley Road that is affected by the scheme on terms to be agreed with the Director of Property and Infrastructure;
d) give approval to the voluntary acquisition of Gravesham Borough Council car park land that is affected by the scheme on terms to be agreed with the Director of Property;
e) give approval to enter into a funding agreement for financial support through the South East Local Enterprise Partnership Single Local Growth Fund, and other such funding agreements as required for the delivery of the scheme, subject to the approval of the Corporate Director of Finance & Procurement and Infrastructure; and
f) give approval to enter into construction contracts as necessary for the delivery of the scheme subject to the approval of the Procurement Board to the procurement strategy.