Agenda and minutes

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No. Item


Apologies for absence

To receive any apologies for absence.


There was none.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting.


RESOLVED: The minutes from the previous meeting were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


Declarations of Interest

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the Member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.


Those declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.


There was none.


Urgent Business

To consider any business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept as urgent under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act, 1972.


There was none.


Members Present Pursuant to Standing Order 34

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.  



There was none.


Chair's Correspondence

If any.


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The Chair informed the Panel that she had asked officers to investigate the possibility of a Parkway Railway Station at the KLIC and would report back to the Panel as appropriate.


Cabinet Report - Hunstanton Multi User Hub and Transport Interchange pdf icon PDF 678 KB

To consider the report and make any appropriate recommendations to Cabinet.

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The Assistant Director presented the Cabinet report which provided the background to the project and the issues that were now being faced.  A copy of the presentation is attached.  It was explained that issues with Planning Permission Regulatory changes, unforeseen rises in construction costs following the Covid-19 pandemic and more recently forecast falling house prices, have had a material impact on the financial viability of this scheme.


Alternative options for the site were being considered, but the conclusion was that the site had become unviable for a variety of reasons as a location for housing, the availability of other government grants for transport and NCC prepared to fund their own library and to invest in the site as an Active Travel Hub, officers are instead recommending that the Council pursues this option.


The Chair thanked the Assistant Director for his report and invited question and comments from Members of the Panel, as summarised below.


In response to a question from Councillor Beal, the Assistant Director explained that recommendation two included details of the TIC provision.


Councillor Beal referred to the bus stops outside the Princess Theatre and Spinney and felt that these were no longer needed and should be reverted back to much needed car parking spaces.  The Assistant Director explained that this would be a matter for the Highways Authority.


In response to a question from Councillor Beal regarding the Camper Van trial, the Assistant Director explained that no sites had been identified presently.


Councillor Beal referred to the Hunstanton Oasis and commented that it needed to be retained on the Seafront and not moved to a car park.  He also suggested use of the school site.  The Assistant Director explained that consultations and discussions had taken place with Hunstanton Town Council and Hunstanton Advisory Group on the school site, but it would involve a loss of playing fields.  The Assistant Director explained that the next steps for the Oasis were being looked at and feedback on the unsuccessful Levelling Up Fund application was awaited.


Councillor Beal raised concerns on the charges and subsidies of the Oasis.


The Vice Chair, Councillor Gidney made reference to access to the development and storage for cycles.  He also asked if it was possible to see an interior ground floor plan of the development to see if there was potential for expansion in the future.  Councillor Gidney also commented that solar panels should be used alongside things that were beneficial for wildlife, such as bird boxes.  The Assistant Director explained that he could feedback Councillor Gidneys comments to the Norfolk County Council proposal.  The Assistant Director confirmed that the development would be fully DDA compliant and would provide cycle parking and storage provisions. 


Councillor de Whalley asked for clarification on the management of the TIC and if this area would also serve as a waiting room and for detail on how this development would link in with the Local Cycling and  ...  view the full minutes text for item RD88:


Work Programme and Forward Decision List pdf icon PDF 258 KB

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RESOLVED: The Panel’s Work Programme was noted.


Date of the next meeting

To note that the next meeting of the Regeneration & Development Panel is scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 4.30pm in the Town Hall.


The next meeting of the Regeneration and Development Panel was scheduled to take place on Tuesday 28th February 2023 at 4.30pm in the Town Hall.