Cabinet to discuss homes, parking and infrastructure

Homes, parking and infrastructure will feature strongly on next week’s Cabinet meeting on 20 June 2018, aiming to build more homes, improve parking and put more onus on developers to fund community infrastructure.

Proposals under consideration include land in Newquay and Launceston being purchased under the Council’s Housing Development Programme (HDP). If supported, the proposal will help to meet increased demand in Cornwall for affordable housing for local residents, delivering 675 new homes.

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Cabinet will also be discussing the proposed Charging Schedule for the new Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) which will allow the Council to raise money from developers to pay for vital infrastructure like roads, schools and playgrounds. 

Following an extensive review of the way the Council delivers parking services across Cornwall, new parking plans will be considered.

Proposals include upgrades to technology so that car park users can pay on exit and book a space in advance, which would allow people to spend more time in town centres.  Improving the technology in the busiest car parks will also free up enforcement officers to tackle on-street parking issues.

After the Cabinet agreed in principle at their meeting last month (02 May 2018) to the Council taking a significant strategic leadership and delivery role in developments at Threemilestone, Cabinet will also consider the strategic purchase of land at Langarth Farm, to bring forward the development of a high quality housing scheme and set the tone for further development in the area.

If Cabinet agree that the land may be purchased, the final decision on whether to go ahead will be taken by full Council. If agreed, the proposed development would be led by Cornwall Council and made up of a mixture of housing types, including a significant proportion of affordable housing, but also housing owned by the Council and rented at market rents.

Cabinet members will also consider the findings of an inquiry into the best way for members make decisions around the work of the Cornwall Investment Programme. 

Other items on the Cabinet agenda include a review of the Council Performance Report and Capital Programme Outturn Review.

Members of the public are able to attend the Cabinet meeting in person at New County Hall, or can watch the meeting via a live webcast.

Members of the public can also submit questions no later than midday two clear working days before the meeting. 


Story posted 12 June 2018