This item was heard as Item 10, the final item. Councillor S Davies left the meeting at 11:17.
Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street presented the report of the Director: Prosperity and Investment.
The report was a technical one that requested that Cabinet note progress made on development proposals at Glebe Street, Wellington and to seek Cabinet approval for the making of the Glebe Street/High Street Compulsory purchase Order 2022
The Leader of the Liberal Democrat Group noted the need for sensitivity for residents at the site. The Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services, Regeneration and the High Street stated that this was a matter that was being monitored and that this concern was shared by Cabinet.
RESOLVED – that Cabinet
a) Note the progress Wrekin Housing Group had made with their development proposals at Glebe Street/High Street, Wellington;
b) Authorise the Council to make and advertise a compulsory purchase order of the land edged red and coloured pink on the plan at Appendix 1 under section 17 Housing Act 1985 (“the CPO”) for the reasons set out in the draft Statement of Reasons (Appendix 3 ) prepared in support of the CPO; and
c) Authorise the Director; Prosperity & Investment and the Associate Director; Policy & Governance to take all necessary steps to secure the making (including making such further amendments to the draft Statement of Reasons prepared in support of the reasons for making the CPO as are necessary) confirmation and implementation of the CPO, including the publication and service of all relevant notices, the presentation of the Council’s case at any local public inquiry and the resolution of any compulsory purchase claims including, if necessary, by way of making (or responding to) a reference to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber).