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Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Sub-Committee (Adur)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Before the Committee was a report by the Director for Place copies of which had been circulated to all Members and a copy of which is attached to the signed copy of these minutes as Item 8.
The report before the Sub-Committee set out a practical solution to ensure that vital flood defences were provided in a vulnerable location at the Western Harbour Arm in Shoreham to enable work to proceed on-site. To achieve this, authorisation would be required by Members to extinguish Restricted Byway 3157 (“RB3157”) at Stowes Hard in Shoreham.
The extinguishment of the RB3157 would reduce and prevent the integrity of the floodwall from being compromised, minimising its vulnerability and risk to flooding and ongoing costs for management and maintenance requirements
Members were given background to the RB3157 and it was explained why it is was necessary to extinguish it for the benefit of improving flood protection in Shoreham. Members were also given alternative options to ensure suitable public access could be maintained
Members discussed the report and expressed concern at the loss of the Byway and public hard without seeking an alternative. It was agreed that
The Adur Sub Committee of the Joint Strategic Committee
1) Notes the implications and processes associated with the extinguishment of RB 3157.
2) Notes that a further report will be presented back to the Joint Strategic Committee Sub-Committee setting out the next key steps, necessary budget and timescales required to deliver the Flood Defence project.
3) Delegates authority to the Assistant Director for Regenerative Development to make a formal application to extinguish RB3157 subject to a successful conclusion of negotiations in relation to Byway RB3156 in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration.
4) Delegates authority to the Assistant Director for Regenerative Development not to proceed with the Diversion Order that was made on the 8th March 2021 in respect of RB3157 subject to a successful conclusion of negotiations in relation to Byeway RB3156 in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration
The call-in deadline for the decision will be 5pm on Tuesday 27 June 2023.
Report author: Cian Cronin
Publication date: 20/06/2023
Date of decision: 15/06/2023
Decided at meeting: 15/06/2023 - Joint Strategic Sub-Committee (Adur)
Effective from: 28/06/2023