Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday 3 March 2020 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 Late Items.

2.

Approval of Minutes pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The Cabinet is requested to approve as a correct record the minutes of its meeting on Tuesday 4 February 2020.

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.

Allocation of Commuted Sums to Deliver Affordable Housing pdf icon PDF 77 KB

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

 

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.

Decision:

*RECOMMENDED TO THE 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.

6.

Housing Strategy 2020-25 pdf icon PDF 66 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendix and make the following resolutions and recommendation to Council as set out below:

 

1.    That the Cabinet approves the Housing Strategy 2020-25 and recommends its adoption by the Council.

2.    That the Director of Housing and Communities is granted delegated authority to make modifications to the Strategy in order to align with the emerging Local Plan Review.

Additional documents:

Decision:

*RECOMMENDED TO THE COUNCIL

 

1.    That the Housing Strategy 2020-25 be adopted.

2.    That the Director of Housing and Communities is granted delegated authority to make modifications to the Strategy in order to align with the emerging Local Plan Review.

7.

Request for delegated authority - Carry forward requests pdf icon PDF 70 KB

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

 

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. 

Decision:

*RECOMMENDED TO THE 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.

8.

Rough Sleeper Initiative Grant pdf icon PDF 65 KB

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

 

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.

Decision:

*RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL

 

1.    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.

9.

Senior Staff Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

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

 

That the Council be recommended to publish the Senior Staff Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021.

Additional documents:

Decision:

*RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL

 

That the Senior Staff Pay Policy Statement 2020-2021 be agreed for publication.

10.

Tangmere Strategic Development Location - Chichester District Council (Tangmere) Compulsory Purchase Order 2020 pdf icon PDF 185 KB

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

 

That the Cabinet recommends to Council that following consideration of this report:

 

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; and

 

5.    Cabinet notes and approves the revised timetable identified in section 6 of the Report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

*RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

That following consideration of the report:

 

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.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the revised timetable identified in section 6 of the report be approved.

11.

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The Cabinet is requested to consider the agenda report and its appendices and makes the following resolution and any subsequent recommendations to Council:

 

That Cabinet considers the report of the Independent Remuneration Panel and advises the Council as to their recommendations.

Additional documents:

Decision:

*RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL

 

That Council considers the report of the Independent Renumeration Panel.

12.

Energy Procurement pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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

 

1.    Note the Environment Panel’s recommendations as set out in paragraph 9.1.

2.    Approve that the Council continues as a participating authority in a tripartite contract with the LASER Energy Buying Group and enter into a new ‘purchase in advance’ 4 year contract with effect from 1 October 2020.

3.    Subject to Council making funds available when determining the 2020-21 budget spending plans, approve that the Council pays the uplift cost for its electricity supply to become 100% renewable, estimated to be £1,000 per annum.

4.    Subject to Council making funds available when determining the 2020-21 budget spending plans, approve the uplift cost for a 100% renewable gas supply, estimated to be £4,500 for year one of the contract.

5.    Note the Environment Panel’s support for an investigation into the use of Power Purchase Agreements relating to renewable energy in relation to future energy procurement.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the Environment Panel’s recommendations as set out in paragraph 9.1 be noted.

2.    That the Council continuing as a participating authority in a tripartite contract with the LASER Energy Buying Group and enter into a new ‘purchase in advance’ 4 year contract with effect from 1 October 2020 be approved.

3.    That subject to Council making funds available when determining the 2020-21budget spending plans, approve that the Council pays the uplift cost for its electricity supply to become 100% renewable, estimated to be £1,000 per annum.

4.    That subject to Council making funds available when determining the 2020-21 budget spending plans, approve the uplift cost for a 100% renewable gas supply, estimated to be £4,500 for year one of the contract.

5.    That the Environment Panel’s support for an investigation into the use of Power Purchase Agreements relating to renewable energy in relation to future energy procurement be noted.

13.

Pallant House Gallery - CDC Appointed Trustee pdf icon PDF 68 KB

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

 

1.    Cabinet approve the alignment of the term of appointment of the Chichester District Council representative to Pallant House Gallery Trust and Company to the local election cycle.

 

2.    Cabinet approve the extension to the existing appointment of Councillor Clare Apel until the next local election (May 2023), or until the appointee ceases to hold office.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

1.    That the alignment of the term of appointment of the Chichester District Council representative to Pallant House Gallery Trust and Company to the local election cycle be approved.

2.    That the extension to the existing appointment of Councillor Clare Apel until the next local election (May 2023), or until the appointee ceases to hold office be approved.

14.

Charging for Discretionary Food Safety Services pdf icon PDF 81 KB

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

 

That Cabinet approve the discretionary food safety fees and charges for 2020-21 for food hygiene rating revisits, advice for new and existing businesses and food export health certificates, as set out in the Appendix of this report.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the discretionary food safety fees and charges for 2020-21 for food hygiene rating revisits, advice for new and existing business and food export certificates, as set out in the Appendix to the report be approved.

15.

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.

16.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The Cabinet is asked to consider in respect of agenda item 17 whether the public including the press should be excluded from the meeting on the following ground of exemption in Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 namely Paragraph 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) and because, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption of that information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Please note that two appendices for agenda item 10 are restricted and are therefore attached on salmon paper for members of the Council and relevant officers only. Agenda item 17 is exempt and available to members online only.

17.

Staffing Matter

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

 

That the recommendations set out in section 2.1 and 2.2 of the report be approved.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the recommendations set out in section 2.1 and 2.2 of the report be approved.