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Cabinet Decision: 11th February 2016
Title of Item/Report
South of the Borough Investment Update
Record of the Decision
Consideration was given to a report on that gave an update on the investment in the South of the Borough.

There were challenging times; with limited resources and increasing responsibilities. The pattern of economic growth, impact of the National Planning Policy Framework and infrastructure needs in general in the Borough continue to change rapidly.

Stockton-on-Tees was a growing borough that had proved resilient in the face of significant economic challenges. Its population, workforce and overall number of jobs had increased in the past 20 years, despite the impacts of recession.

Traditionally the focus of housing development in the South of the Borough had been in Ingleby Barwick. However, with a high demand for the properties had come significant pressure on the local road network and community facilities. Continued investment by private housing developers, and further housing and school planning permissions, some granted at appeal, saw yet more pressure on local facilities and road network. Additionally, there had been a number of planning permissions granted in the Allens West and Urlay Nook areas of Eaglescliffe, and in and around Yarm.

The Council's desire to create and retain top class infrastructure and facilities remained, and so in the 2015-16 budget setting process, the Council agreed the allocation of nearly 10M to support future (infrastructure) investments and regeneration related activities, following their 2014-15 allocation of nearly 6M.

The report updated Members on:-

Ingleby Barwick Leisure Facility
Road Network Improvements
Preston Park
Green Infrastructure
Yarm High Street & Library
Teesside Park Highway Improvements

A further progress report would be brought to Cabinet in due course.

RESOLVED that:-

1. The content of the report be noted.

2. The work undertaken to date be supported.

3. The work planned be supported.
Reasons for the Decision
Over the years there has been significant pressure on the local road network and community facilities. The Council's desire to create and retain top class infrastructure and facilities remains, and so in the 2015-16 budget setting process, the Council agreed the allocation of nearly 10M to support future (infrastructure) investments and regeneration related activities, following their 2014-15 allocation of nearly 6M.
Alternative Options Considered and Rejected
None.
Declared (Cabinet Member) Conflicts of Interest
None.
Details of any Dispensations
N/A
Date and Time by which Call In must be executed
Midnight, 19 February 2016.
Attachment

Date of Publication: 15 February 2016


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