Withdrawal of the Bromyard Depot Site from the DRP
Decision Maker: Cabinet member housing, regulatory services, and community safety
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To withdraw the Bromyard Depot from the
Development Regeneration Partnership (DRP) as the council has not
been able to secure vacant possession of the entire development
site, and therefore current scheme cannot be taken forward at this
a) The Bromyard Depot site is withdrawn from the Development Regeneration Partnership as the consented housing scheme is not deliverable at this time; and
b) Keepmoat Housing Limited are reimbursed for the development costs incurred to date (£201,222), in accordance with the requirements of the Development Regeneration Partnership Overarching Agreement.
Alternative options considered:
1. Do nothing – the site could remain in the Development Regeneration Partnership (DRP), but at this time it is not possible to take forward the consented housing scheme as the council has been unable to secure the vacant possession of the grazing land which is subject to an agricultural tenancy which forms part of the site. As such there is a risk the site remains undeveloped.
2. Reduced scheme – the housing scheme could be partially developed on the Bromyard Depot site only, excluding the land subject to the agricultural tenancy. This option is not viable, as the agricultural tenancy land is required for site access to meet the conditions of the planning approval, and to deliver a financially viable scheme.
Wards Affected: Bromyard West;
Contact: Roger Allonby, Head of economic development Email: Roger.Allonby@herefordshire.gov.uk Tel: 01432 260330.
Publication date: 07/04/2021
Date of decision: 07/04/2021
Effective from: 14/04/2021