Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 14th May, 2018 11.00 am

Venue: Council Offices

Contact: Kate Batty-Smith  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

167.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that an apology for absence had been received from Councillor T J Bartlett.

168.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 37 KB

To receive any declarations of interest from Members in respect of business to be transacted on the agenda.

Minutes:

It was noted that there were no declarations of interest.

169.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 82 KB

The Decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 April 2018 numbered CAB 157 to CAB 166 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 16 April 2018, as detailed in decision numbers Cab 157 to CAB 166, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

170.

Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 47 KB

The Notice of Forthcoming Key Decisions is included in the agenda to enable the Cabinet to identify future agenda items of public interest that should be subject to pre-Cabinet scrutiny.

Minutes:

It was agreed that there were no forthcoming Key Decisions identified for pre-Cabinet scrutiny at this stage.

171.

Review of On and Off-Street Parking Charges pdf icon PDF 51 KB

To consider the attached recommendations of the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee’s recommendation, made at its meeting held on 24 April 2018 (Minute No 163), be rejected.   

172.

Dover District Regeneration Update pdf icon PDF 65 KB

To consider the attached recommendations of the Scrutiny (Community and Regeneration) Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Scrutiny (Community and Regeneration) Committee’s recommendations, made at its meeting held on 25 April 2018 (Minute No 114), be rejected since the issues raised were already being pursued.

173.

State of the District pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

 

Responsibility: Leader of the Council

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That regular on-line updates to the data collected be approved, with Members informed in a timely manner of any significant changes.

 

(b)  That an annual strategic highlights report be prepared each year, capturing overall changes in trends, in addition to a full State of the District report which will continue to be available on-line.

174.

Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Built Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the revised Local Development Scheme, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved and brought into force.

175.

Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider the attached report of the Chief Executive.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Built Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the draft Statement of Community Involvement, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved for a six-week consultation period, subject to the addition of a timetable page.

176.

Kent Environment Strategy pdf icon PDF 67 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Environment, Waste and Health

Minutes:

It was agreed that commitment to the Kent Environment Strategy be approved, in so far as it is consistent with the Council’s corporate priorities and to the extent that resources will allow.

177.

Redevelopment of St Margaret's Bay Beach Huts pdf icon PDF 71 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health

 

Appendix 1 of the report is included in the private part of the agenda as it contains information which is exempt under paragraph 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the project to redevelop the St Margaret’s site for the purpose of refurbishing and erecting beach huts for rental be approved.

 

(b)  That the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environment Health, to take the necessary actions to deliver the project, including accepting the best ‘value for money’ tender (in accordance with the Council’s Contract Standing Order 12.3), for the refurbishment and construction of beach huts.

178.

Performance Report - Fourth Quarter 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Governance.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the Council’s Performance Report and Actions for the Fourth Quarter 2017/18 be noted.

 

(b)   That a review be undertaken to assess the value of performance indicators to overall corporate performance.

179.

Appointment of Member Representatives to Outside Bodies 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Governance.

 

Responsibility: Leader of the Council

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the following appointments to outside bodies for 2018/19 be approved:

 

Action with Rural Communities          1 Year             Councillor M Ovenden

                                                                                    Councillor F Scales

 

Age Concern Deal                              1 Year             Councillor P Heath

(Liaison Committee)

 

Aylesham & District                            1 Year             Councillor L Keen

Workshop Trust

 

Canterbury and Coastal                      1 Year             Councillor S Chandler

Health and Wellbeing Board

 

Deal Fairtrade Steering Group           1 Year             Councillor P Hawkins

 

Deal and Sandwich Coastal               1 Year             Councillor M Holloway

Community Team                                                       Councillor M Eddy

 

Dover Bronze Age                              1 Year             Mr A Richardson

Boat Trust

 

Dover Coastal                                     1 Year             Councillor N Collor

Community Team                                                       Councillor A Napier

 

Dover, Deal and District                     1 Year             Councillor P Carter

Citizens’ Advice Bureau                                              Councillor R Frost

 

Dover District                                      1 Year             Councillor M Holloway

Volunteering Centre

 

Dover Fairtrade                                   1 Year             Councillor D Hannent

Steering Group

 

East Kent Housing Board                   1 Year             Councillor S Chandler

 

East Kent Housing                              1 Year             Councillor J Back

Dover Area Tenants’ Board                                        Councillor M Rose

 

East Kent Spatial                                1 Year             Councillor K Morris

Development Company

 

Industrial Communities                       1 Year             Councillor S Manion

Alliance

 

JAC Kent Downs                                1 Year             Councillor N Kenton

AONB Partnership

 

Kent County Playing                           1 Year             Councillor P Beresford

Fields Association

 

Kent Forum                                         1 Year             Councillor K Morris

 

Local Enterprise                                  1 Year             Councillor K Morris

Partnership Board

and Executive

 

Local Government                              1 Year             Councillor K Morris

Association –

General Assembly     

 

Police and Crime Panel                      1 Year             Councillor Holloway

For Kent

 

River Dour Partnership                       1 Year             Councillor N Collor

 

River Stour (Kent)                               1 Year             Councillor M Conolly

Internal Drainage Board                                              Councillor M Ovenden

 

Sandwich and Pegwell Bay                1 Year             Councillor M Ovenden

National Nature Reserve

Management Committee

 

South East England                            1 Year             Councillor K Morris

Councils (SEEC)                                                        (sub: M Conolly)

 

Stagecoach Bus Users’                      1 Year             Mrs S Nicholas

Group

 

Tourism South East                            1 Year             Councillor M Holloway

 

(b)  That the Leader of the Council be requested to nominate an alternative Member to substitute at meetings on an ad hoc basis when the appointed Member is unavailable (and where the constitution of the body allows this).

 

(c)  That the appointment of the Chief Executive to the Kent Forum be approved.

 

 

180.

Appointment of Project Advisory Groups for 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the attached report of the Director of Governance.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the membership of the Local Plan Project Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows:

 

Portfolio Holder for Built Environment (Chairman); the Chairman of the Planning Committee; a representative from the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee; Councillors N S Kenton, D P Murphy, B Gardner and P Walker; a representative from the town and parish councils (Mr Keith Gowland representing the Kent Association of Local Councils and nominated substitute); three representatives from the voluntary sector (Mr Pat Sherratt – The Dover Society; Mr Robin Green – The Deal Society; and Mr Richard Ralph – Sandwich Town Team); three representatives from the Business Forum (Mr Gareth Doodes – Dover College; Mr Matthew or Mr Stuart Jaenicke – Viking Recruitment; and a representative from Megger Instruments Ltd); and the Chief Executive/Head of Regeneration and Development.

 

(b)  That the membership of the Dover Town Centre and Waterfront Project Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows: Portfolio Holder for Property Management and Environmental Health (Chairman) and Councillors J S Back, P M Brivio, N J Collor, M R Eddy, K E Morris and P Walker. 

 

(c)   That the membership of the Dover Leisure Centre Project Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows: Portfolio Holders for Property Management and Environmental Health (Chairman); Access and Licensing; Corporate Resources and Performance; Councillors P M Beresford and P Walker; and Mr Peter Ward.

 

(d)  That the membership of the Homelessness Project Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows: Portfolio Holders for Built Environment (Chairman) and Corporate Resources and Performance; Leader of the Council; and Councillors P M Brivio and N A G Richards.

 

(e)  That the membership of the Commercial Investment Project Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows: Portfolio Holders for Corporate Resources and Performance (Chairman) and Property Management and Environmental Health; Leader of the Council and Councillors M R Eddy and P Walker. 

 

(f)   That the membership of the Residential Investment Project Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows: Portfolio Holders for Corporate Resources and Performance (Chairman) and Built Environment; Leader of the Council and Councillors M R Eddy and B Gardner.

 

(g)  That the membership of the Investment Advisory Group for the Council year 2018/19 be established as follows: Portfolio Holder for Corporate Resources and Performance (Chairman), Chairman of the Governance Committee; Chairman of the Scrutiny (Policy and Performance) Committee; and Councillors P I Carter and P M Wallace. 

 

 

 

 

181.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 40 KB

The recommendation is attached.

 

MATTERS WHICH THE MANAGEMENT TEAM SUGGESTS SHOULD BE CONSIDERED IN PRIVATE AS THE REPORT CONTAINS EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED WITHIN PART 1 OF SCHEDULE 12A OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS INDICATED AND IN RESPECT OF WHICH THE PROPER OFFICER CONSIDERS THAT THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN MAINTAINING THE EXEMPTION OUTWEIGHS THE PUBLIC INTEREST IN DISCLOSING THE INFORMATION

Minutes:

That, in accordance with the provisions of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000, the press and the public be excluded during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

182.

Development of Interim Housing for Homeless People

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the position regarding the previously approved projects be noted.

 

(b) That the proposed project for the development of land adjacent to Triangles Community Centre, Barwick Road, Dover, to provide affordable housing for use as interim housing, be approved.

 

(c) That the Director of Environment and Corporate Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Director of Finance, Housing and Community and the Portfolio Holder for Built Environment, to take the necessary decisions to progress the project to the construction phase, including the acquisition and any necessary appropriations of the land, evaluation of tender prices, the ‘value for money’ business case and decisions relating to the award of contracts.