Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 4th December, 2023 6.00 pm

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Media

Items
No. Item

50.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

It was noted that an apology for absence had been received from Councillor P M Brivio.

51.

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.

52.

Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 175 KB

The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 6 November 2023 numbered CAB 39 to CAB 49 (inclusive) are attached.

Minutes:

It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting held on 6 November 2023, as detailed in decision numbers CAB 39 to CAB 49, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

53a

Dover Town Centre Regeneration - Camden Crescent, Dover pdf icon PDF 55 KB

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

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Overview and Scrutiny Committee’s recommendation, made at its meeting held on 13 November 2023 (Minute No 64), be accepted as follows:

 

That the list of project risks to be included within the detailed risk assessment include risks related to other organisations and partners.

54.

Exclusive Right of Burial pdf icon PDF 72 KB

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Community and Corporate Property

Minutes:

It was agreed that the period for which Exclusive Right of Burial is granted at Council-owned cemeteries be reduced from 100 to 50 years.

55.

Non-Domestic Rates (Business Rates) Discretionary Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider the attached report of the Strategic Director (Finance and Housing).

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)   That a revised business rates discretionary relief policy in two volumes be approved. 

 

(b)   That the automatic award of relief to certain business types be approved.

 

(c)   That a revised process for making decisions on relief applications in non-automatic award cases, via a scoring matrix procedure and on a case-by-case basis, be approved.

56.

Damp and Mould Policy pdf icon PDF 76 KB

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

 

Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Skills and Education

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed:

 

(a)   That the proposed Damp and Mould policy be approved.

 

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

57.

Strategic Performance Dashboard - Second Quarter 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider the attached report of the Head of Corporate Services and Democracy.

 

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

It was agreed that the Council’s Strategic Performance Dashboard for the Second Quarter 2023/24 be noted.