Reporting Person – Douglas Spinks
Councillor Elson, Portfolio Holder for Planning, introduced the report in response to the resolution of Council at its meeting on 3 December 2020 which called for a joint study with other authorities and partners on the future infrastructure requirements of the east of Woking based on both current and future demand and that the terms of the study come to the Executive. Councillor Elson explained that the report set out what had already been done to assess the nature, type and scale of infrastructure to support the development identified in Byfleet and West Byfleet up to 2027 and which sought approval to the terms of what would be done to assess future requirements. The Executive was informed that the outcome of the study would be reported to the LDF Working Group, the Joint Committee and Executive.
The Executive noted that Officers would ensure that Byfleet and West Byfleet Neighbourhood Forums were consulted at key stages of the study. The Portfolio Holder asked Officers to include the residents’ association, which covered Byfleet, West Byfleet and Pyrford, and Pyrford Neighbourhood Forum in the consultation process.
That (i) the infrastructure already identified to support the proposed development in the Site Allocations Development Plan Document (DPD) relating to Byfleet and West Byfleet, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be noted; and
(ii) the terms of the study to identify the future infrastructure requirements to support proposed development in Byfleet and West Byfleet be agreed.
Reason: To enable the assessment of the infrastructure requirements to support proposed future development in Byfleet and West Byfleet.