Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday 5 November 2019 9.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 2, East Pallant House. View directions

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

Items
No. Item

1.

Chairman's Announcements

The Chairman will make any specific announcements for this meeting and advise of any late items which due to special circumstances will be given urgent consideration under agenda item 13b).

2.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 146 KB

The Cabinet is requested to approve as a correct record the minutes of its meeting on Tuesday 1 October 2019.

3.

Declarations of Interests

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

4.

Public Question Time

In accordance with Chichester District Council’s scheme for public question time as amended by Full Council on 24 September 2019 the Cabinet 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.

5.

Determination of Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020 - 2021 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendix and make the following recommendation to Council:

 

That Cabinet recommends that the proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020-2021 be approved by Full Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION TO THE COUNCIL

 

That the proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2020-2021 be approved.

6.

Financial Strategy and Plan 2020-21 to 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 89 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following recommendations to Council as set out below:

 

1.    That the key financial principles and actions of the five year Financial Strategy set out in appendix 1 to the agenda report be approved.

2.    That the current five year Financial Model detailed in appendix 2 and the Resources Statement in appendix 3 to the agenda report be noted.

3.    That, having considered the recommendations from the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee, the Minimum Level of the General Fund Reserves is set at £6.3m.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION TO THE COUNCIL

 

1.    That the key financial principles and actions of the five year Financial Strategy set out in appendix 1 to the agenda report be approved.

2.    That the current five year Financial Model detailed in appendix 2 and the Resources Statement in appendix 3 to the agenda report be noted.

3.    That, having considered the recommendations from the Corporate Governance and Audit Committee, the Minimum Level of the General Fund Reserves is set at £6.3 million.

7.

Disabled Facilities Grants Policy 2020 - 2024 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendix and make the following resolutionsas set out below:

 

1.    That the proposed West Sussex Disabled Facilities Grant Policy 2020 to 2024 contained in Appendix 1 to this report be approved.

2.    That the Cabinet approves delegated powers for the Divisional Manager for Housing Services, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing to make amendments and updates to the Policy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the proposed West Sussex Disabled Facilities Grant Policy 2020 to 2024 contained in Appendix 1 to the report be approved.

2.    That delegated powers be approved to the Divisional Manager for Housing Services, following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, to make amendments and updates to the policy.

8.

Appointment to Panels and Outside Bodies

Following a brief introduction from Mr Bennett, Divisional Manager for Democratic Services the Cabinet is requested to make the following resolutions:

 

1.     That Cllr Peter Wilding replace Cllr Norma Graves as Chairman of the Joint Employee Consultative Panel.

2.     That Cllr Martyn Bell replace Cllr Tony Dignum on the Chichester Vision Steering Group.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That Cllr Peter Wilding replaces Cllr Norma Graves as Chairman of the Joint Employee Consultative Panel.

2.    That Cllr Martyn Bell replaces Cllr Tony Dignum on the Chichester Vision Steering Group.

9.

2019-2020 Treasury Management half yearly update pdf icon PDF 209 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following resolution as set out below:

 

That Cabinet reviews and notes the summary of treasury management activities and performance for the six months to 30 September 2019.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet reviews and notes the summary of treasury management activities and performance for the six months to 30 September 2019.

10.

Economic Development Strategy and Inward Investment & Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 83 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following resolution as set out below:

 

That Cabinet agrees to the adoption of the Economic Development Strategy (appendix 1) and Inward Investment & Growth Strategy (appendix 2) in accordance with the proposal set out in paragraph 5 of the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the adoption of the Economic Development Strategy (appendix 1) and Inward Investment & Growth Strategy (appendix 2) in accordance with the proposal set out in section 5 of this report.

11.

Parking Proposals and Off-street Parking Charges pdf icon PDF 81 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and make the following resolutionsas set out below:

 

1.    That the Cabinet approves the proposal as set out in 6.1 of this report to increase car parking charges, which subject to consultation responses, be implemented from 1 April 2020 for a two year period. 

2.    That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2018 and the Road Traffic Act 1984. 

3.    That the Cabinet approves the consolidation of all Parking Orders since 2012 into one document. This document will further clarify the provision for electronic payments and the exemption from daily charges for Blue Badge holders (with the exception of Pay on Foot parking) which subject to consultation be implemented from 1 April 2020.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the proposal be approved as set out in 5.1 of this report to increase car parking charges with the additional amendment of a £2 per hour rate for both Little London and Baffins Lane car parks, which subject to consultation responses be implemented from 1 April 2020 for a two year period.

2.    That the Director of Growth and Place be authorised to give appropriate notice of any revised charges or changes as set out within this report pursuant to the Off-street Parking Places (Consolidation) Order 2018 and Road Traffic Act 1984.

3.    That the consolidation of all Parking Orders since 2012 into one document be approved. This document will further clarify the provision for electric payments and the exemption from daily charges for Blue Badge holders (with the exception of Pay on Foot parking) which subject to consultation be implemented from 1 April 2020.

12.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

There are no items which require the exclusion of the press and public.

13.

Late Items

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.