The Leader welcomed to Cabinet members of the public who were in attendance for this item. Cabinet acknowledged the concerns raised by some members of the public but equally noted concerns raised as regards congestion in and out of the town on a main arterial route. Officers were asked to again outline the need for the scheme to be undertaken and the alternative approaches that had been considered. A member of the public was invited to ask a question of Cabinet and his point was addressed. Whilst Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the report it was again emphasised that the Council would work with community groups such as the Friends of Penny Pie Park to ensure that all stakeholders would continue to play a part in reaching as practicable an outcome as possible.
RESOLVED that, under Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972, having considered and assessed the representations received that the open space shown in Appendix 1 to the report forming approximately 1.133 hectares (11,330 square metres) of Penny Pie Park, no longer be required for the purposes for which it is currently held and may be used instead for highway purposes.