Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday 11th January 2021 5.00 pm

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Contact: Jane Fulton (Ext 37611) 

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members and officers are invited to make any declarations of pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests that they may have in relation to items on the agenda, and are reminded that they should re-declare their interest before consideration of the item or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.

 

Members and officers should make their declaration by stating:

a) the item they have the interest in

b) whether it is a pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interest

c) the nature of the interest

d) if it is a pecuniary or prejudicial interest, whether they will be exercising their right to speak under Question Time

3.

Question Time

a) Questions from the public (for a period of up to 15 minutes).

b) Questions from Members with prejudicial interests (for a period of up to 15 minutes).

4.

Urgent Business

The Cabinet may consider items of an urgent nature on functions falling within their responsibilities where special circumstances apply. Where the item relates to a key decision, the agreement of the Chairman of the Overview Select Committee must have been sought on both the subject of the decision and the reasons for the urgency. Such decisions shall not be subject to the call-in procedure as set out in the Scrutiny Procedure Rules at Part 6 of the Council’s Constitution.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 169 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 December 2020 (as attached).

6.

Budget variation reports

To consider any reports from the Head of Corporate Support.

7.

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan Update - pdf icon PDF 367 KB

This report provides the annual update on the baseline position for the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan (HRABP) projections. 

The HRABP forecasts income, expenditure, investment and borrowing in respect of Council housing over a 30 year period.

The update has been produced by our retained expert consultant; Housing Finance Associates and is based entirely on inputs that have been provided by the Council.

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

            RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL

 

            That the updated Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 202/21 be noted.

8.

West Sussex Journey to Work Programme - End of Year Report - Miriam Nicholls pdf icon PDF 346 KB

The report provides a background to The Journey to Work Project and summarises its achievements over the past year and its future.

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED

 

            That the contents of this report be noted.

9.

Supplementary Estimate to Cover Costs Awarded Against the Council in Appeals - Y/103/18/PL and EP/148/20/PL pdf icon PDF 458 KB

Planning permission was refused for applications Y/103/18/PL and EP/148/20/PL. Both decisions were taken by the Development Control Committee (DCC) and were contrary to the advice of officers. In deciding the subsequent appeals, the Inspector has concluded that the Council acted unreasonably in refusing planning permission and has awarded costs against the Council.

 

This award follows an award of costs for BE/69/19/OUT in May 2020 (a decision also taken at Development Control contrary to the officer recommendation). This award of costs (£11,400) was paid out of the Department’s budget. A Supplementary Estimate is now sought to pay these further costs as the Department budget is unable to accommodate these significant additional payments.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

            RECOMMEND TO FULL COUNCIL

 

            To approve a supplementary estimate of a maximum of £33,000 to settle the awards of costs in respect of applications Y/103/18/PL and EP/148/20/PL.  This equates to a band D equivalent Council Tax of £0.53.

10.

Variation to Parking Charges pdf icon PDF 159 KB

The Councils Medium Financial Strategy assumes that income from all charges should be reviewed. This therefore requires certain parking charges for 2021/22 to be varied to find the additional income. The purpose of this report is not to make the decision on the charges, but to ask for approval to commence the consultation.

In addition, this report reviews other car parks initiatives and services improvements.

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED - That

(1)  To approve that the proposed charges in Appendix A are put out for consultation; and

(2)  Give delegated authority to the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services to consider the results of the consultation and take a decision.

 

11.

Corporate Plan and Service Delivery Plan pdf icon PDF 227 KB

This report sets out the Q2 performance outturn for the Corporate Plan and Service Delivery Plan performance indicators for the period 1 July 2020 to 30 September 2020.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

The Cabinet

            RESOLVED – That

(1)  The Council’s Q2 performance against the targets for the Corporate Plan indicators as set out in this report and Appendix A be noted;

(2)     The Council’s Q2 performance against the targets for the Service Delivery Plan indicators as set out in this report and Appendix B be noted; and

 

(3)    The minutes from Overview Select Committee on 1 December 2020 and associated comments and queries be noted.

 

12.

Environment & Leisure Working Group - 10 December 2020 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

The Minutes from the meeting of the Environment & Leisure Working Group held on 10 December 2020 are attached and contain the following recommendations for Cabinet to consider:

 

·         Minute 20 [Safer Arun Partnership] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link - Report and Appendix

·         Minute 21 [Tree Planting Strategy] – to view the Officer’s report – please click on this link - Report

 

 

 

Decision:

Cabinet considered the minutes from the meeting of the Environment & Leisure Working Group held on 10 December 2020 and approved the recommendations at:

 

Minute 20 – Safer Arun Partnership Review

 

The Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED – That

 

(1)          The work of the Safer Arun Partnership is endorsed and the importance of partnership working in contributing to reducing anti-social behaviour and addressing crime and disorder in Arun is recognised; and

 

(2)          Recognition is given to the work of the Safer Arun Partnership in contributing to the delivery of the Council’s strategic priority ‘Supporting you if you need Help”

 

Minute 21 – Tree Planting Strategy

 

The Cabinet

 

            RESOLVED

 

            To endorse the principles outlined in the report which would form the basis of the Tree Planting Strategy 2021 to 2031 and an associated planting plan which would both be presented to the relevant Committee.