Decision details


Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Phil Bibby CC, asked the following question:


“Are the Executive confident that the way the consultation on the Station Gateway Area Action Plan has been structured on the Council’s website will engender a good representation and response from the public?”


The Leader of the Council replied that he would ask officers to look at improving the way the consultation was structured on the website to make it easier for the public to access.


The Committee then received updates from the relevant Executive Portfolio Holders on the following matters:


·         Innovate UK Edge;

·         New Multi-Storey Car Park;

·         New Community Woodland;

·         Community Renewal Fund;

·         Stevenage Warms Spaces;

·         Oaks Cross First Modular Homes;

·         Tree Planting in Chells;

·         Future Councils Funding;

·         New Leisure Contract (Everyone Active); and

·         Street Food and Music Event: Sunday, 5 March 2023


In respect of the new Multi-Storey Car Park, Councillor Phil Bibby, CC advised that it had been brought to his attention from a keen cyclist that the western entrance to the car park and cycleway adjacent to the railway line was near a foul sewer which affected the pavement/cycleway level and was potentially dangerous.  He wondered whether this matter could be resolved.


The Executive Portfolio Holder for Economy, Enterprise & Transport replied that matter had been brought to his attention.  The initial advice was that cyclists should dismount their bikes before they reached this point.  However, he stated that SBC and HCC officers were working on a permanent resolution of the issue and that Councillor Bibby would be advised of this in the near future.

Publication date: 10/03/2023

Date of decision: 08/03/2023

Decided at meeting: 08/03/2023 - Council