Aylesbury Vale District Council are selling the land on Barlow Road, whi
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Cabinet considered a report on the disposal of the former garage compound at Barlow Road, Wendover at its meeting on 12 March 2013. The full extent of the statement made in the petition was included in the Cabinet report. One of the petition organisers was present at the meeting and was invited to address Cabinet.
During consideration of this matter, Cabinet acknowledged that there were insufficient play facilities within reasonable walking distance of the Honeydene Estate, and whilst accepting that the Barlow Road site was not suitable for such use, Members asked officers to work with residents, the Parish Council and adjoining landowners to identify alternative options. Officers could provide professional support, particularly in relation to site negotiations. In addition, it might be possible to allocate some of the Section 106 funding provided through the Princess Mary Hospital development to support land acquisition or play area equipment procurement. Members were however of the view that this should not delay the sale and redevelopment of the Barlow Road site, which would secure a significant capital receipt for the Council.
Accordingly, having noted that a further report would be brought back to Cabinet at the conclusion of the investigations regarding alternative site options, Members
(1) That the best offer received for the acquisition of the Barlow Road site for residential development purposes, as detailed in the confidential section of the report submitted, be accepted and the Head of Legal and Estates, after consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, be authorised to agree the final sale terms and the necessary legal documentation.
(2) That officers be authorised to support Wendover Parish Council and any appropriate residential body in seeking to identify, procure and fit out an alternative suitable play facility for the residents of the Honeydene Estate.