Decision details

Weyside Urban Village Development Update Amendments to the Transaction with Thames Water and Appropriation of Land for Planning Purposes

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


To ratify the reappraised financial projection of the project.


Decision of the Leader:


1.     That the Managing Director be authorised, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to sign and complete the Deed of Variation to the Thames Water Agreement with Thames Water and to proceed with the implementation of the relocation of the Sewage Treatment Works and associated works.


2.     That, pursuant to s122 of the Local Government Act 1972, the Council owned land shown outlined in blue on the plan at Appendix 1 to the report submitted to the Executive be appropriated for planning purposes in connection with the implementation of the Weyside Urban Village in so far as it is not already held for those purposes.


3.     That it be noted and recorded that the land to be acquired by the Council from Thames Water pursuant to the Thames Water Agreement (as varied) and any further land to be acquired by the Council for, or in connection with, the Weyside Urban Village development is to be acquired pursuant to s227 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 for planning purposes to enable the implementation of the Weyside Urban Village.


4.     That the call in procedure be waived in respect of the decisions referred to in paragraphs (1) to (3) above.



To enable the completion of the Deed of Variation at the earliest opportunity and to ensure that there is clarity as to the powers under which, and the purposes for which, land needed for or in connection with the Weyside Urban Village is held or acquired by the Council.


Other options considered and rejected by the Leader:



Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader and any dispensation granted:



Report author: Michael Lee-Dickson

Publication date: 06/07/2021

Date of decision: 06/07/2021

Decided at meeting: 06/07/2021 - Executive

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