Agenda and draft minutes

Economic Development Board
Wednesday, 13th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber

Contact: Lisa Young  Email: lisa.young@gosport.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

25.

Apologies for non-attendance

Minutes:

Apologies for non attendance were received from Councillor Carter and Councillor Bateman.

26.

Declarations of Interest

All Members are required to disclose at this point in the meeting or as soon as possible thereafter, any disclosable pecuniary interest or personal interest in any item(s) being considered at this meeting. 

 

Minutes:

There were none.

27.

Minutes of the previous meeting of the Economic Development Board held 18 September 2019 pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED: That the minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2019 be signed as a true and correct record.

28.

Deputations - Standing Order 3.4

(NOTE: The Board is required to receive a deputation(s) on a matter which is before the meeting of the Board provided that notice of the intended deputation and its object shall have been received by the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Monday 11th September 2019.  The total time for deputations in favour and against a proposal shall not exceed 10 minutes).

 

Minutes:

There were none.

29.

Public Questions - Standing Item 3.5

(NOTE: The Board is required to allow a total of 15 minutes for questions from Members of the public on matters within the terms of reference of the Board provided that notice of such Question(s) shall have been submitted to the Borough Solicitor by 12 noon on Monday 11th November 2019).

Minutes:

There were none.

30.

RELEASE OF A RESTRICTIVE COVENANT UPON THE FORMER PRIDDY'S HARD MUNITIONS BASE pdf icon PDF 118 KB

To obtain approval to release a restrictive covenant of ‘not to place a charge upon the buildings’ known as: E Magazine, Proof House, C Magazine and Buildings M, P, Q and U at the former Priddy’s Hard Munitions Base

 

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Property Services Manager requesting that the Board approves the release of the restrictive covenant and authorises the Legal Services team in consultation with the Property Services Manager to enter into such documentation as is necessary to effect the decision.

 

The Chairman proposed that an addendum to the recommendation be made to add to the recommendation

 

provided that the Borough Solicitor and Property Services Manager have received sufficient information to assure the Council that the release of funding for the Development is imminent and dependent upon the release of the restrictive covenant’

 

It was proposed to introduce this to ensure that the Council has sufficient information to assure the Council that the release of the funding would occur for the development as it was important that this took place before the covenant was lifted.

 

Members agreed that it was important that the Council facilitated the proposal where they could to help to ensure that the development took place.

 

Members acknowledged that authority would be delegated to the Borough Solicitor and Monitoring Officer in consultation with the Property Services Manager to approve the removal of the covenant once satisfied that the funding was in place.

 

A Member requested that consideration be given to removing the words ‘and dependent upon the release of the restrictive covenant’ as it was felt that this would be ensured by the Borough Solicitor and Monitoring Officer and the Property Services Manager when under consideration.

 

Members accepted the importance of the proposal to the site and recognised that the removal of the covenant was essential for the work to go ahead. Members also agreed that it was important that the covenant was not removed until it was established the funding was in place.

 

It was important to recognised that their needed to be flexibility to ensure that the timing of the removal did not impact on the receipt of the funding but that the Borough Solicitor and Monitoring Officer and the Property Services Manager would ensure that this was the case.

 

It was agreed that the addendum, as amended, be approved by the Board.

 

RESOLVED: That the Board approves the release of the restrictive covenant and authorises the Legal Services team in consultation with the Property Services Manager to enter into such documentation as is necessary to effect the decision, provided that the Borough Solicitor and Property Services Manager have received sufficient information to assure the Council that the release of funding for the Development.

 

 

 

31.

ANY OTHER ITEMS

Minutes:

There were none.