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Peter
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12/12/2017 : 13:15:05      reply with quote


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SUMMONS TO MEETING OF SILSDEN TOWN COUNCIL FOR FINANCE and
PLANNING 7.30PM IN THE COOP CONFERENCE ROOM ON THURSDAY
THE 14th DECEMBER 2017

1. Apologies for absence
2. To decide on acceptance of reasons for councillors absence.
3. Public adjournment
4. To review budget and set precept for 2018

More details
www.silsden.net/town_council/docs_17/17_planning/STC_Gp_&_Planning_agenda_dec2017.pdf

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14/12/2017 : 17:36:07      reply with quote


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TONIGHT

COCK UP ON THE AGENDA re THE VENUE

The meeting WILL take in the COOP conference room (not the Town Hall) as stated

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14/12/2017 : 21:51:59      reply with quote


Bradford cutbacks will mean there will be less support, or even no support for many of our local facilities.

At the finance meeting tonight it was decided it was necessary to increase the precept because of the increased support which is likely to be required.

The precept was set at £78,850

This will work out to be £25.20 for a band D property, or 7p per day.

Although this is an increase it will still be one of the lowest rates in the area.

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15/12/2017 : 07:30:53      reply with quote


This is a sensible move, as long as the extra money is spent to improve local services, and not used to grow the large reserves already there. There is a danger that it could be spent on some grandiose scheme, like a new community centre that we dont really need. Time to watch how our money is being spent.....
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15/12/2017 : 09:58:32      reply with quote


Perhaps you should have attended the meeting?

STC were reluctant to increase the precept, but with the cuts to come from Bradford it was felt prudent, should funding from Bradford fall short, to budget to support our local facilities . The budget is set for the coming year so it was better to set the amount at a higher rate, if the money is not required the precept will be reduced next year.

There were certain items, such as the legal requirement to have funds available to hold local elections (if a seat at STC is contested). There is enough money in the kitty to hold 2.5 of these elections so this money has been ring-fenced. When you get to look at the STC finances this will show up as money in the pot but it can only be spent on its intended use.

When you talk of STC funding another community centre - this is not going to happen. I think you are confusing the very real need for sports facilities in the park, which if it ever does happen, will be funded by private finance and the likes of lottery grants etc.

Don't forget STC has granted the Friends of Silsden Town Hall £5000 to complete a comprehensive survey of the building before Bradford transfer the asset. Perhaps this should have bee done by Bradford before they refurbished the building and there would not have been a large cost overrun of the refurbishment!


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15/12/2017 : 15:26:22      reply with quote


Worth a read
Facilities in the park
LAND AT BELTON ROAD, SILSDEN


A report will be submitted by the Assistant Director – Planning, Transportation and Highways (Document “BA”) in respect of an outline planning application for the erection of up to 190 dwellings on land at Belton Road, Silsden - 15/05875/MAO.

The report explains that only the principle of development and matters concerning access to the development site are to be considered under this outline application. Appearance, landscaping, layout (including highways layout within the site) and scale are matters which have been reserved for later consideration in separate application(s).

Recommended –

(1) That the application be approved for the reasons and subject to the conditions set out in the Assistant Director - Planning, Transportation and Highway's technical report.

(2) That the grant of planning permission be subject also to the completion of a legal planning obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 and Section 278 of the Highways Act 1980, or such other lawful mechanism for securing the heads of terms as may be agreed in consultation with the Interim City Solicitor, in respect of:

(i) The provision of 20% affordable housing (2 and 3 bedroom units) on the site.

(ii) The payment of a contribution of £202,844 for education infrastructure improvements, at primary level, in Silsden,

(iii) The payment of a contribution of £161,863 towards recreation facilities in Silsden; the first priority being use of the monies to provide additional community facilities in Silsden, include the existing structures in the park being brought back into use and providing a new facility/flexible space for sports, meetings and new changing rooms for those playing sports in the park; and the second priority being the retention of the existing Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) next to the youth centre in Eliot Street and general recreational facilities in Silsden Park,

(iv) The payment of a contribution of £20,000 to mitigate impacts on sensitive habitats, in accordance with the Habitat Regulations, by bringing forward improvements on nearby routes leading to Rombalds Moor,

(v) The payment of a contribution of £100,000 towards the provision of a footbridge to cross the A629,

(vi) An agreement that land to the south of this application site, within the current ownership of the applicants, shall be reserved for the future provision of a road to facilitate a highway route leading from the north of Silsden Town Centre to Keighley Road at a point at the south of the town centre,

(vii) Highway works, to include:

(a) The payment of a contribution of £20,000 for the provision of two bus shelters (at bus stop numbers 16917 and 16918),

(b) The provision of dropped crossings at the site entrance and at the Belton Road/Keighley Road junction,

(c) The provision of a new refuge crossing facility close to the bridge on Keighley Road with a ‘Village Gateway’ feature,

(d) An upgrade of the pedestrian island at the Keighley Road/Belton Road junction,

(e) The provision of two Vehicle Activated Signs (VAS) on Keighley Road,



the legal planning obligation to contain such other ancillary provisions as the Strategic Director, Regeneration (after consultation with the Interim City Solicitor) considers appropriate.



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15/12/2017 : 18:53:00      reply with quote


midway... great to see such investment coming to the town, especially into developing sports facilities at the park.
Peter... glad no community centre is going to happen, not sure why such large cash reserves are kept by STC, when local services need support. Election thing is unlikely to happen?
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15/12/2017 : 20:41:14      reply with quote


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why such large cash reserves are kept by STC, when local services need support. Election thing is unlikely to happen?
As I previously said it is a legal requirement. Bradford used to cover this but cutbacks have moved the liability to the local community. The money required for election liability has now been raised, it's now ring-fenced so that money doesn't have to be raised from the precept now.

Re the Land off Belton Road - this is now a Barratt Homes project and they won't like parting with s106 money to benefit the local community because it hurts their bottom line. Expect changes downward to the money we receive for the local community.

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