@WaverleyBC’s Executive meeting 4th Sept to discuss Wey Hill fairground car park

From the Agenda for the Waverley Borough Council Executive meeting on 4th September 2012.

Item 15. CALL-IN REPORT BACK – WEYHILL CAR PARK (Page 109, Appendix J)

[Portfolio Holder for Car Parks & Community Safety: Cllr Carole King] [Wards Affected: Haslemere Critchmere and Shottermill]

At the request of four members of the Committee, the Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee met on 7th August 2012 to scrutinise the following decision taken by the Executive on the proposals detailed in the report attached at Appendix J:

“To authorise the preparation and submission of a fresh application for common land consent for the refurbishment of Weyhill Car Park under Section 38 of the Commons Act 2006”.

The Overview and Scrutiny Committee considered the decision and, following discussion, agreed to recommend to the Executive that it should carry out a full and in-depth consultation with local traders, residents and the Town Council. The Committee asked the Executive to reconsider the length of time allocated for consultation, proposing that the initial consultation be set at a reasonable amount of time of 6 weeks, before moving onto the second stage. A number of observations where raised during the meeting and these are detailed in the report.
Under Waverley’s Constitution, the Executive has to re-consider the decision in the light of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendation and decide whether to change it before a adopting a final decision.

Recommendation
It is recommended that the Executive considers the recommendation noted above from the Community Overview and Scrutiny Committee and notes the observations.