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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: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

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

Revised Growth Strategy Local Plan consultation document was approved at the September meeting of the Executive.

Consultation is scheduled to take place in the next quarter.

5.1.02 Housing sites

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

The council can demonstrate a 5-year housing land supply.

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 approved 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: 50%

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: 50%

Status: Green

Comments:

The SPA SPD continues to be implemented to enable housing development to proceed. The council 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:

A new compliance surveyor has been appointed.

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 the strategic transport action plan, 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 - WPC has started work on drawing up a business plan
  • Crowthorne CH - decision still pending on the planning application and CPC working on their business plan
  • BM CH - new plans have been drawn up for the joint facility and the CCG submitted their OBC, however, this was rejected, so they are resubmitting in October
  • MHWCC - the lease is still in progress

5.4.01 Spending priorities

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Amber

Comments:

Work continues on the development of the Blue Mountain community and health facility, working through funding opportunities available to the project.

5.4.02 Neighbourhood Planning Referendums

Stage: Waiting

Due date: 30 September 2019

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

None required this period.

5.6.01 Special Protection Area (SPA)

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 75%

Status: Green

Comments:

Since April 2015 around £11.3 million of SANG contributions have been secured through s106 Agreements with over £6.1M being received. This allows the council's SANG suite of open spaces:

  • to be upgraded
  • guarantees their long-term maintenance
  • 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, Amen Corner North, TRL and Frost Folly 2.

5.7.01 Public realm land

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Both of the public realm contracts are fully staffed. Summer work and mowing season is coming to an end, the final grass cut is complete.

5.8.01 Recycling

Stage: In progress

Due date: 31 March 2020

Percentage complete: 0%

Status: Green

Comments:

Through the re3 partnership wood taken into the HWRC is now being recycled and having a positive impact on the recycling rate meaning that the current rate is higher than the same time last year.