To receive the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy seeking approval for the adoption of the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) for Podsmead Estate Regeneration and Matson Estate Regeneration.
44.1 Council considered the report of the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Strategy that sought approval for the adoption of the Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs) for Podsmead Estate Regeneration and Matson Estate Regeneration.
Councillor Gravells thanked everyone including Members of all parties and residents who had contributed to the documents. He placed the SPDs in the context of the City Plan.
Councillor Coole reminded Members that the proposed regeneration would be life changing and commented on the importance of ensuring it is delivered.
Councillor Haigh related her experience from the Podsmead and Matson Neighbourhood Partnerships where the response and desire to engage had been positive.
Councillor Field drew Members attention to the pride residents felt in the area as revealed by the consultation exercise and improvements that would be hardwired into the planning process such as solar panels and electric charging points.
Councillor Stephens commented that communication and tenant participation were vital. He further advised on the importance of exploring innovative models of delivery such as social enterprises and cooperatives to build communities for people to be proud of.
(1) the Supplementary Planning Document for the Matson Estate Regeneration be adopted.
(2) the SPD for the Podsmead Estate Regeneration be adopted.
(3) authority be delegated to the Head of Place, in consultation with the Cabinet member for Housing and Planning to make minor amendments to the SPDs.