Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 7th June, 2021 11.00 am

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    Items
    No. Item

    123.

    Apologies

    To receive any apologies for absence.

    Minutes:

    It was noted that an apology for absence had been received from Councillor M J Holloway.

    124.

    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.

    125.

    Record of Decisions pdf icon PDF 217 KB

    The decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 May 2021, numbered CAB 112 to CAB 124 (inclusive), are attached.

    Minutes:

    It was agreed that the decisions of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 17 May 2021, as detailed in decision numbers 112 to 124, be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

    126.

    Draft Dover District Council Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 8 KB

    To consider the 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 24 May 2021 (Minute No 12), be rejected.  It was noted that Government guidance is not to use bed and breakfast accommodation for families with children, and 16-17-year-olds, for more than six weeks.  The Council’s aspiration is never to use this type of accommodation for these groups except in an absolute emergency and then only for a maximum of 10 working days.

    127.

    Revision of Housing Assistance Policy pdf icon PDF 290 KB

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

     

    Responsibility: Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)  That the existing Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy be amended in order to simplify and improve the assistance available to disabled residents.

     

    (b)  That the Head of Regulatory Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health, be authorised to make further minor changes to the policy.

    128.

    Appointment of Members to Outside Bodies 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 472 KB

    To consider the attached report of the Head of Governance.

     

    Responsibility: Leader of the Council

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)  That the following appointments to outside bodies for 2021/22 be approved (with appointments being for one year unless otherwise stated):

     

    Action with Communities in Rural Kent                      Councillor D G Beaney

                                                                                        Councillor M Rose

     

    Aylesham & District Workshop Trust                          P Walker

     

    Deal Fairtrade Steering Group                                   T J Bartlett

     

    Deal & Sandwich Coastal Community Team             M J Holloway

                                                                                        S H Beer

     

    Dover Coastal Community Team                               N J Collor

                                                                                        R S Walkden

     

    Dover, Deal & District                                                 D Hawkes

    Citizens’ Advice Bureau

     

    Dover Fairtrade Steering Group                                 D Hannent

     

    East Kent Spatial Development Co.                           T J Bartlett

     

    Industrial Communities Alliance                                 S C Manion

     

    JAC Kent Downs AONB Partnership                         N S Kenton

     

    Kent County Playing Fields Association                     T A Bond

     

    Kent Forum                                                                 T J Bartlett

     

    Local Enterprise Partnership Board &                        T J Bartlett

    Executive

     

    Local Government Association – General                 T J Bartlett

    Assembly

     

    Local Government Association Coastal                     N S Kenton

    Special Interest Group

     

    Manston Skills and Education Board                         M J Holloway

     

    Police & Crime Panel for Kent                                    O C de R Richardson

     

    River Dour Partnership                                               N J Collor

     

    River Stour (Kent) Internal                                          M D Conolly

    Drainage Board                                                           P D Jull

     

    Sandwich & Pegwell Bay National                             S S Chandler

    Nature Reserve Management Committee    

     

    South East England Councils (SEEC)                       T J Bartlett

                                                                                        (sub: M J Holloway)

     

    Tourism South East                                                    M J 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 not available (and where the constitution of the body allows this).

     

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

    129.

    Appointment of Project Advisory Groups 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 655 KB

    To consider the attached report of the Head of Governance.

     

    Responsibility: Leader of the Council

    Minutes:

    It was agreed:

     

    (a)   That a Climate Change Project Advisory Group be established with a membership for the Council Year 2021/22 as follows: Leader of the Council (Chairman), Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Digital (Vice-Chairman) and Councillors S H Beer, N J Collor, N S Kenton, K Mills, O C de R Richardson, H M Williams and a vacancy.

     

    (b)   That the proposed Terms of Reference of the Climate Change Project Advisory Group be approved.

     

    (c)   That the membership of the Local Plan Project Advisory Group for the Council Year 2021/22 be approved as follows: Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regulatory Services (Chairman), Chairman of Planning Committee (Vice-Chairman), Chairman of Overview and Scrutiny Committee, and Councillors D G Beaney, E A Biggs, T A Bond, D G Cronk, P D Jull, S C Manion and C F Woodgate.

     

    (d)   That the membership of the Dover Town Regeneration Advisory Board for the Council Year 2021/22 be approved as follows: Leader of the Council (Chairman), Portfolio Holder for Inward Investment and Tourism and Councillors E A Biggs, P M Brivio, N J Collor, D Hannent, K Mills, O C de R Richardson, C D Zosseder and a vacancy.

     

    (e)   That the membership of the Homelessness Project Advisory Group for the Council Year 2021/22 be approved as follows: Portfolio Holder for Housing and Health, Portfolio Holder for Planning and Regulatory Services and Councillors P M Brivio, S C Manion and H M Williams.

     

    (f)    That the membership of the Investment Advisory Group for the Council Year 2021/22 be approved as follows: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Digital, Chairman of Governance Committee and Councillors S H Beer, M J Holloway and C D Zosseder. 

    130.

    Appointment of Dover Joint Transportation Advisory Board Vice-Chairman for 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 4 KB

    To consider the attached recommendation.

    Minutes:

    It was agreed that Councillor J S Back be appointed Vice-Chairman of the Dover Joint Transportation Advisory Board for the Council Year 2021/22.

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