Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 7th October, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber. View directions

Contact: Kate Batty-Smith  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

62.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

63.

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:

There were no declarations of interest.

64.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 80 KB

The Decisions of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 1 July 2019 and 2 September 2019 numbered CAB 18 to CAB 31 and CAB 50 to CAB 61 respectively (inclusive) are attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meetings of the Cabinet held on 1 July and 2 September 2019, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 18 to CAB 31 and CAB 50 to CAB 61 respectively, be approved as correct records and signed by the Chairman.

65a

Local Plan Housing Policies pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To consider the attached recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendation, made at its meeting held on 9 September 2019 (Minute No 23), be approved as follows:

 

That provision for executive housing be addressed via the self and custom-build housing policy.

66.

Tenant Engagement on Withdrawal from East Kent Housing Arm's-Length Management Organisation pdf icon PDF 43 KB

To consider the attached recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s endorsement of Cabinet decision CAB 60, made at its meeting held on (Minute No 27), be acknowledged.

67.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976: Request for Increase in Hackney Carriage Fares pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Regulatory Services.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Transport and Licensing

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the table of revised fares proposed by the Dover Federation of Licensed Taxi Operators should not be approved.

68.

Shared Ownership Sales Policy pdf icon PDF 74 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Finance and Housing.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the proposed Shared Ownership Sales Policy be approved.

 

(b)  That the Head of Finance and Housing, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health, be authorised to undertake any necessary minor amendments to the policy prior to the formal review date.

69.

St James's Church, Woolcomber Street, Dover pdf icon PDF 101 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Assets and Building Control.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Commercial Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That a project to undertake essential works to safeguard the structure of St James’s Church in the short to medium-term, and which allows the former leisure centre to be demolished, be approved.

 

(b)  That the Strategic Director (Operations and Commercial), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Commercial Services, be authorised to take all necessary actions to deliver the project, including the awarding of relevant contracts. 

70.

Review of Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Governance.

 

Responsibility: Leader of the Council

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the recommendations set out at Appendix 1 to the report be approved, notably that the appointments to Age Concern Deal (Liaison Committee), the Dover Bronze Age Boat Trust and the Dover District Volunteering Centre be withdrawn with effect from May 2020, and that the appointments to the Dover, Deal & District Citizens’ Advice Bureau and Mary Hougham Almshouses be reduced to one Member with effect from May 2020.

71.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 39 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.

72.

Kearsney Parks - Cafe Provision

To consider the report of the Head of Commercial Services. (to follow)

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Commercial Services

Minutes:

It was agreed that the proposal for the Council to fit-out the café at Kearsney Abbey and operate an in-house catering service from the same be approved.