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Corporate performance on clean and green

5.1.01 Local Plan

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Local Plan is progressing in line with the programme in the Local Development Scheme.

The Revised Growth Strategy Local Plan consultation document was consulted on during this quarter following approval by the Executive in September.

Scheduling issues are being considered at present to secure council approval for the publication version of the Local Plan.

5.1.02 Housing sites

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

The council can demonstrate a 5 year housing land supply and this has been confirmed by recent appeal decisions.

Major allocated sites are delivering new housing at Amen Corner North, Blue Mountain, Warfield and TRL.

Significant numbers of new apartments are also being built in the town centre at the Winchester House and Eagle House sites.

The Revised Growth Strategy consultation document sets out how the council can meet its housing needs to 2036 with a significant buffer.

5.2.02 Strategic Housing Market Assessment (SHMA)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Guidance no longer refers to Housing Market Areas. Overall housing need is calculated according to the government's formula. Work has been completed in draft to establish the need for affordable and other specialist housing for the new Local Plan.

5.2.03 Thames Basin Heath Special Protection Area

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

The SPA SPD continues to be implemented to enable housing development to proceed. BFC continues to receive facilitation funds for the use of its SANG capacity. Third party SANG capacity is also now becoming available to help support the strategy.

5.2.05 Support housing delivery via council’s land holdings

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Housing delivery is being supported through the work of the property joint venture with three sites in the town centre, now identified.

5.3.01 Transport improvement

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

The Transport Capital Programme continues to incorporate borough led transport improvements which result from new development and strategic transport action plans, currently focussed towards the A322, A329 and A3095 strategic corridors.

Local junctions and corridors will also be improved as development growth is delivered. Developer led improvements continue to be managed through the S106 and S278/38 processes.

5.3.03 Community Hubs

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

  • Warfield CH - work has started with Property and Legal regarding the land covenants on Priory Fields and how to overcome them
  • Crowthorne CH - planning application for the community hub was approved and negotiations taking place regarding changes to the Deed of Variation
  • BM CH - in December the Executive approved the funding and procurement plan for the joint facility, as did the CCG
  • MHWCC - the lease was completed

5.4.01 Spending priorities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Capital Programme for 2019/20 being implemented and Parks and Countryside and Highways and Transport schemes identified for 2020/21.

These align with the Local Plan, the Strategic Transport Plan, the Thames Basin Heaths Special Protection Area and schemes with LEP and government match funding.

5.4.02 Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Stage: Waiting

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

There are no Neighbourhood Planning Referendums currently.

5.6.01 Special Protection Area (SPA)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 80%

Status: Green

Comments:

Since April 2015 around £13.3 million of SANG contributions have been secured through s106 Agreements with over £6.2 million being received. This allows the council's SANG suite of open spaces to be upgraded.

It guarantees their long-term maintenance and raises significant income for service provision.As a result the SPA designation is not harmed, residents get excellent open spaces to enjoy and developers can build their residential developments.

The council is working with developers on further SANGs at Broadmoor, Blue Mountain, Piglittle Fields, Bucklers Park and Frost Folly 2 and 3.

5.7.01 Public realm land

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Quarter 3 is leaf fall season and this is the main focus for both of the public realm contracts. The street cleansing teams take the lead with leaf clearance, in areas with large green space the grounds maintenance teams assist. Quarter 3 also sees the start of the winter work for grounds maintenance, woodland and hedge maintenance is well underway.

5.8.01 Recycling

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Quarter 3 recycling level is as expected for the time of year. Garden waste levels dropped off compared to quarters 1 and 2 but overall collected waste is lower than anticipated, this is for all materials.