Decision details

Wareham Gateway Development

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Before introducing the following item, the Leader of the Council reported the receipt of a petition, with over 1000 signatures, regarding Wareham Gateway Development.  This petition would be dealt with through the councils petition scheme accordance with the councils constitution.


The Committee considered a detailed exempt report on the Wareham Gateway    Development and discussed next steps and their preferred option.




(a)       That authority be delegated to the Executive Director for People (Adults) and the Executive Director for Place in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder(s) for Adult Social Care & Health and Housing to agree with NHS colleagues how public land assets would  be used and any capital financial benefit was to be returned to Dorset Council to deliver our shared aims in Purbeck.


(b)       That the commencement of procurement for a Development Partner who will fund and deliver this project, and a Housing Provider to provide Housing Management services in conjunction with NHS Dorset Healthcare and NHS Dorset CCG, be approved. Final award to be approved by Cabinet.


(c)       To support preferred development 2 as set out in the exempt report of 1 October 2019.


(d)       To bid for One Public Estate phase 8 grant funding with partners to support the ongoing work programme of the Building Better Lives Programme and support usage of some existing OPE funding to support the Town Council in making a decision.


(e)       To approve the approach of Dorset Council officers leading on the development of the preferred option into an outline planning application for submission during this financial year.


(f)        That the proposed disposal of capital assets at an estimated value as set out in the exempt report be approved.


(g)       That an allocation of capital funding and total amount as set out in the exempt report be approved.



Reason for the decision


To deliver the outcomes of the Building Better Lives programme in Wareham, and to respond to identified need and gaps in service.


Report author: Mathew Kendall

Publication date: 03/10/2019

Date of decision: 01/10/2019

Decided at meeting: 01/10/2019 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

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