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The following public representations were made:
The Leader of the Council introduced the item and highlighted the following:
Thanks to the Committee for this consideration of the material and
their important role in the decision-making process;
Cabinet wanted to have an open and transparent process for Armada
Way and so experienced and independent experts were commissioned to
undertake the most recent consultation and engagement
The consultation reflected the values of being democratic, taking
responsibility, acting with fairness, and being cooperative, in the
He advocated for pre-decision scrutiny on key decisions;
The consultation exercise was not a vote or a referendum, and the
project was not starting from nothing, and he was grateful for the
generally positive responses received from local people and
businesses on the scheme;
The consultation and engagement had launched on 17 October
They wanted the new scheme to:
i. Recapture the scale and grandeur of Armada Way;
ii. Include more trees and greenery;
iii. Include a huge and exciting new destination play village for families;
iv. Help wildlife and nature;
v. Be water smart;
vi. Improve safety for all, especially women and young girls;
vii. Have more places to sit, relax and eat;
viii. Include a new cycling path for people of all abilities;
ix. Have plenty of pop-up spaces for retail, arts, culture, and entertainment;
h) They had ... view the full minutes text for item 29.