Agenda

Council
Tuesday 3 March 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms, East Pallant House. View directions

Contact: Democratic Services  Email:  democraticservices@chichester.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 195 KB

The Council is requested to approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 28 January 2020.

2.

Urgent Items

The Chairman will announce any urgent items which due to special circumstances are to be dealt with under Late Items.

3.

Declarations of Interests

Members and officers are reminded to make any declarations of disclosable pecuniary, personal and/or prejudicial interests they may have in respect of matters on the agenda for this meeting.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

Apologies for absence will be notified at this point.

 

The Chairman will make any specific announcements.

5.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 98 KB

In accordance with Chichester District Council’s scheme for public question time as amended by Full Council on 24 September 2019 the Council will receive any questions which have been submitted by members of the public in writing by noon two working days before the meeting. Each questioner will be given up to three minutes to ask their question. The total time allocated for public question time is 15 minutes subject to the Chairman’s discretion to extend that period.

RECOMMENDATIONS BY THE CABINET

To consider the following recommendations of the Cabinet requiring the approval of the Council. The reports giving rise to these recommendations are in the papers for the meeting of the Cabinet on 4 February 2020 and 3 March 2020.

 

6.

2020-21 Treasury Management and Investment Strategies and Capital Strategy update

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 15 to 17 of the Cabinet agenda for 4 February 2020 and pages 1 to 55 of the Cabinet appendices for 4 February 2020.

 

The following recommendations were made to Council:

 

1.    That the Treasury Management Policy Statement, the Treasury Management Strategy Statement, the Investment Strategy, and the relevant Indicators for 2020-21, as amended be approved and;

2.    The Capital Strategy for 2020-21 to 2024-25 be approved.

7.

Infrastructure Business Plan (IBP) - Approval Following Consultation,

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 27 to 31 of the Cabinet agenda for 4 February 2020 and pages 119 to 143 of the Cabinet appendices for 4 February 2020.

 

The following recommendations were made to Council:

 

1.    That the proposed responses to the representations received and subsequent modifications to the Infrastructure Business Plan (IBP) as set out in Appendix 1 be approved; and

2.    The amended IBP including CIL Spending Plan attached as Appendix 2 be approved.

8.

Allocation of Commuted Sums to Deliver Affordable Housing

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 15 to 18 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 March 2020.

 

At the time of printing the following recommendations were due to be made to Council:

 

1.    The allocation of grant of £438,750 to Worthing Homes to support the development of 9 social rented homes on a site at Middleton Close, Bracklesham, funded from commuted sums.

2.    The allocation of grant of £160,000 to Chichester Greyfriars Housing Association to support the development of 8 social rented homes at Royal Close, Chichester, funded from commuted sums.

9.

Housing Strategy 2020-25

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 19 to 21 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 March 2020 and pages 1 to 25 of the Cabinet appendices for 3 March 2020.

 

At the time of printing the following recommendation was due to be made to Council:

 

That the Housing Strategy 2020-25 be adopted.

10.

Request for delegated authority - Carry forward requests

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 23 to 25 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 March 2020.

 

At the time of printing the following recommendations were due to be made to Council:

 

1.    That the Council’s Financial Regulations are updated in order to delegate authority for the approval of budget carry forward requests to the Director of Corporate Services (the Council’s S151 officer) following consultation with the Chief Executive.

2.    To ensure transparency of budget carry forwards to members, the details of all carry forwards agreed by the S151 Officer to be included in the draft Statement of Accounts outturn report considered annually by the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee.

11.

Rough Sleeper Initiative Grant

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 27 to 29 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 March 2020.

 

At the time of printing the following recommendation was due to be made to Council:

 

1.    That Cabinet recommends to the Council that delegated authority is given to the Director of Housing and Communities, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing Services, to spend the Rough Sleeper Initiative (RSI) Grant set out in para 5.1 of the agenda report in accordance with the terms of the grant.

 

2.    That Council accommodate receipt and spending of the Rough Sleeper Grant when considering the annual Budget Spending Plan report 2020-21.

12.

Senior Staff Policy Statement

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 31 to 33 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 March 2020 and pages 27 to 38 of the Cabinet appendices for 3 March 2020.

 

At the time of printing the following recommendation was due to be made to Council:

 

That the Senior Staff Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 be published.

13.

Tangmere Strategic Development Location - Chichester District Council (Tangmere) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 35 to 180 of the Cabinet public agenda for 3 March 2020 and pages 39 to 114 of the Cabinet appendices for 3 March 2020.

 

At the time of printing the following recommendations were due to be made to Council:

 

1.    The Council authorises the use of Compulsory Purchase powers as set out in Section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to compulsorily acquire the Order Land identified within Appendix B, and in particular that the Council makes the Order;

 

2.    The Director of Planning and the Environment be authorised to settle the final form and content of the Order and all associated documentation and take all action needed to pursue the Order and secure its confirmation;

 

3.    The Director of Planning and the Environment be authorised to negotiate, agree terms and enter into agreements with interested parties including agreements for the withdrawal of objections or undertakings not to enforce the Order on specific terms including where appropriate removing land or rights from the Order or to request the modification of the Order by the Secretary of State;

 

4.    The Director of Planning and the Environment be authorised to implement the Order powers following confirmation of the Order, and so acquire title to and/or take possession of the Order Land.

14.

Budget Spending Plan 2020 - 21 & Council Tax Resolution pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Please note that although not a Cabinet recommendation this item links to item 15 and the Council is requested to make the following resolutions:

 

1.            That the following, as submitted to and recommended by the Cabinet as the Budget for 2020-21 be approved:

                      i.        the 2020-21 Net Revenue Budget in respect of the Council’s own services be approved at £14,235,800.

                    ii.        the 2020-21 Council Tax Requirement in respect of the Council’s own services be approved at £8,975,796.

                   iii.        that Council approve a Council Tax of £165.81 (Band D equivalent).  This represents a £5.00 (3.11 %) increase on the Band D charge.

                   iv.        That the uncommitted revenue budget of £483,900 be transferred to the General Fund Reserve to mitigate the deficit expected in 2021-22.

                    v.        That the capital programme, including the asset renewal programme (appendix 1c and 1d of the February Cabinet report) be approved.

 

2.    That Council approve the Resolutions in Appendix A.

 

Additional documents:

15.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel

The material relevant to this item is the report on pages 181 to 184 of the Cabinet agenda for 3 March 2020 and pages 115 to 146 of the Cabinet appendices for 3 March 2020.

 

The recommendations made by the Cabinet will be advised orally.

OTHER ITEMS

16.

Questions to the Executive

Members are invited to ask a question of a member of the Executive (maximum of 40 minutes duration).

17.

Late Items

To consider any late items as follows:

 

a)    Items added to the agenda papers and made available for public inspection.

b)    Items which the chairman has agreed should be taken as matters of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be reported at the meeting.

18.

Exclusion of the press and public

There is no requirement to exclude the press or public.