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No. Item


Apologies for absence and substitutions


There were no apologies for absence.



Declarations of interest


There were no declarations of interest.



Urgent matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.



There were no urgent matters.



Minutes of the meeting held on the 14th October 2020 pdf icon PDF 242 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.


The minutes of the meeting held on 14th October 2020 were confirmed by the committee as a correct record and signed by the Chair.



Manydown Programme Update Report pdf icon PDF 697 KB

Contact Officer:  Andrew Reynolds


This report provides an update on the progress of projects within the Manydown Programme.

Additional documents:


The Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Property introduced the report which provided the committee with an update on the progress of the projects within the Manydown programme. 


He confirmed that the Programme Update Report charted good ongoing progress in the work of the joint venture partnership now established with Urban&Civic and the Wellcome Trust.  He was pleased that Richard Coppell, The Development Director from Urban&Civic was in attendance and would be a regular visitor to the Committee.   Richard would be providing an update to members at the meeting on the latest steps being taken with regard to accomplishing detailed planning, resolving the S106 agreement with the local planning authority and early thinking on the Country Park.  He would also be able to inform members about the proposed corporate acquisition of Urban& Civic by the Wellcome Trust and answer questions.


The Manydown Garden Communities LLP Chief Operating Officer (Project Director) would provide a confidential update to Members on the MGC LLP Business Plan and Budget for 2021.


He said that The Project Director would also provide a confidential update presentation on the Southern Manydown Issues and Options representation for the information of members.


He confirmed that the two key areas were affordable housing and the Manydown standard and that technical studies had been commissioned with the intention to approve the report in February by the MCG LLP before going to the the Manydown Development Vehicle (MDV LLP).


He advised that the Vision and Development principles for Southern Manydown could be found at confidential appendix 3 of the report. The emerging concepts within the Vision and Development Principles document reflected early thinking which built on the 2014 Vision of Manydown and early technical studies. The document set out the landowners’ overarching vision, key guiding vision themes, an illustrative concept map and early thinking around how the Manydown Principles could be evolved to apply to Southern Manydown. It represented the start of a much wider conversation with stakeholder groups and local people that would broaden the vision and further refine the development principles.


He confirmed that the project team were awaiting a decision from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government on the capacity funding bid of £1.2m submitted in September 2020


Visiting speaker, Miranda Chubb was invited to address the committee and she asked that the Manydown Development was constructed to net zero or Passivhaus standards as she was concerned about climate change and controlling the amount of carbon emission should be our highest priority.   She said that it was also our legal obligation to meet the targets of the Paris carbon agreement and the Climate Change Act, as well as needing to meet Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council’s 2030 net zero target. 


She referred to Norwich City Council’s development of over 100 homes and Exeter City Council’s construction of Passivhaus standards.  She would also like the development to incorporate renewable energy such as solar panels and heat pumps.


The Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Property responded  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19/20


Review of work programme pdf icon PDF 99 KB

The committee is asked to note and review its Work Programme.


A discussion took place in the possibility of inviting some guest speakers to address the Committee on the delivery of carbon neutral housing.  The Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Property reminded the Committee that it was a 50/50 partnership with Urban&Civic and Welcome Trust and it was important that they were consulted and in support of potential advisors to the Committee.


The committee noted the work programme.


The meeting ended at 8.00 pm.