Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 6th March, 2023 11.00 am

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Items
No. Item

34.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that there were no apologies for absence. 

35.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 55 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. 

36.

Records of Decisions pdf icon PDF 178 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 6 February 2023 numbered CAB 80 to CAB 90 (inclusive) are attached. 

 

The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet to be held on 27 February 2023 are to follow.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meetings held on 6 February and 27 February 2023, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 80 to CAB 90 and CAB 91 to CAB 94 respectively, be approved as correct records and signed by the Chairman.

37.

Fees and Charges 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 67 KB

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

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s endorsement of Cabinet decision CAB 84, made at its meeting held on 20 February 2023 (Minute No 83), be acknowledged.   

38.

Adoption of St Margaret's Bay Conservation Area Character Appraisal pdf icon PDF 85 KB

To consider the attached report of the Principal Heritage Officer.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the proposed responses to the representations received and the resulting modifications to the St Margaret’s Bay Conservation Area Character Appraisal, as set out at Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.

 

(b)  That the St Margaret’s Bay Conservation Area Character Appraisal, as set out at Appendix 2 to the report, be adopted as a material consideration for planning purposes.

 

(c)   That the Head of Planning and Development be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment, to make any necessary editorial changes to the Appraisal prior to publication in order to assist with clarity, consistency, explanation and presentation.   

39.

Draft Green Infrastructure Strategy pdf icon PDF 95 KB

To consider the attached report of the Senior Natural Environment Officer.

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That the draft Green Infrastructure Strategy, as set out at Appendix 1 of the report, be published for public consultation for a period of 6 weeks.

 

(b)  That the Head of Planning and Development be authorised, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Environment, to make minor amendments to the draft Green Infrastructure Strategy prior to consultation.

40.

Provision of Interim Housing for Ukrainian and Afghan Refugees Utilising the Government's Local Authority Housing Fund pdf icon PDF 105 KB

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

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)  That a project to acquire and, where necessary, refurbish ten properties for affordable rent, under the terms of the Local Authority Housing Fund programme, 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) accepting grant funding from the Local Authority Housing Fund, agreeing the purchase price, approving the sale purchase agreements, appointing any necessary professional advisers and agreeing works to bring the properties up to lettable standards. 

41.

Strategic Performance Dashboard - Third Quarter 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

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

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

42.

Exclusion of the Press and Public pdf icon PDF 52 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.

43.

Award of Contract for Asbestos Surveying, Sampling and Removal Works 2023/24

To consider the attached report of the Head of Property Assets.

 

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

Minutes:

It was agreed that a one-year contract (plus a possible one-year extension subject to performance) be awarded to PA Group (UK) Ltd, for the consideration set out in the report, to provide the required surveying, testing and, where required, removal of asbestos-containing materials within the Council’s housing stock, in conjunction with planned maintenance and responsive repair works.