Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 5th December, 2022 11.05 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that an apology for absence had been received from Councillor D P Murphy.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 143 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.

3.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 158 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 7 November 2022 numbered CAB 44 to CAB 58 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting held on 7 November 2022, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 44 to CAB 58, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.    

4a

Enclosed Dog Park Petition pdf icon PDF 63 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendation, made at its meeting held on 14 November 2022 (Minute No 36), be approved as follows:

 

That funding for an enclosed dog park at four sites (North Deal recreation ground, Cow Leas Meadow, Connaught Park and Station Field) be added to the Special Projects budget for 2023/24.

5.

Garden Waste Containerisation pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the use of garden waste sacks be withdrawn and replaced with wheeled bins, in the interests of the Health & Safety of the refuse collection contractor’s workforce.

 

(b)  That the Head of Commercial Services be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment, to finalise and approve the draft Garden Waste Service Terms and Conditions (as set out at Appendix 1 of the report), subject to the outcome of a short period of consultation with existing users of the service.

6.

Infrastructure Funding Statement 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Planning and Development.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the Infrastructure Funding Statement 2021/22, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, and supporting CSV spreadsheets, as set out at Appendix 2 to the report, be approved and published on the Council’s website by no later than 31 December 2022.

 

(b)  That the Strategic Director (Place and Environment) be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment, to make future minor factual amendments to the Statement, as required. 

7.

Home Upgrade Grant 2 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Place and Environment).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance, Digital and Climate Change

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the Council’s participation in a consortium project with Dartford Borough Council to access the Government’s Home Upgrade Grant to raise the energy efficiency rating of off-gas grid homes and help them to transition to clean heat be approved.

 

(b)  That the Strategic Director (Place and Environment) be authorised to deliver the project and to take all actions and decisions in connection therewith.

8.

Treasury Management - Quarter Two Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance, Digital and Climate Change

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the report be received.

9.

Strategic Performance Dashboard - Quarter Two 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 94 KB

To consider the report of the Strategic Director (Corporate and Regulatory) (to follow).

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance, Digital and Climate Change

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Council’s Strategic Performance Dashboard – Quarter Two 2022/23 be noted.

10.

Dover Design Review Panel pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Planning and Development.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment

Minutes:

It was agreed that a Dover Design Review Panel be established.

11.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 51 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 items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

12.

Purchase of New Affordable Housing at Castle Avenue, Dover

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Social Housing, Port Health, Skills and Education

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That a project to acquire a block of six new-build flats to be developed on land at Castle Avenue, Dover for affordable rent be approved.

 

(b)  That the Head of Finance and Investment be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Social Housing, Port Health, Skills and Education, to take the necessary decisions and actions to progress the project and purchase the properties including (but not limited to) agreeing the purchase price, approving the sale purchase agreements and appointing any professional advisers.

13.

Town Centre Regeneration Budget Drawdown for Works in Bench Street, Dover

To consider the report of the Head of Investment, Growth and Tourism (to follow).

 

Responsibility: Leader of the Council

 

 

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the allocation of £500,000 from the Town Centre Regeneration budget for the purpose of making the Bench Street site safe be approved.

 

(b)  That the Strategic Director (Place and Environment) be authorised, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to appoint the consultants and award the contracts needed to make the site safe. 

 

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