Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Joel West 

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Items
No. Item

42.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Rod Truan, Mark Wilkinson and Maggie Hulcoop.

43.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors’ declarations of interest (if any) in relation to any items on the agenda.

Minutes:

None.

44.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 141 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2015.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 17 September 2015 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

45.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

46.

Written Questions from the Public

To receive any questions from members of the public in accordance with Rule 10 of the Council Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

47.

Written Questions from Councillors

To receive any questions from Councillors in accordance with Rule 11 of the Council Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

None.

48.

Petitions

To consider any petitions that have been referred to the Cabinet under the Council’s Petition Scheme.

Minutes:

None.

49.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To note the Forward Plan, which lists all upcoming Cabinet decisions and provides notice of key decisions and those expected to be taken in private session.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Jon Clempner, stated that the Local Development Plan Emerging Strategy (Decision ref. I001170) will be allocated a date of consideration prior to the next Cabinet meeting.

 

RESOLVED that the Forward Plan is noted.

50.

Recent Decisions Taken by The Leader, Deputy or Portfolio Holder(s)

There have not been any decisions taken by Portfolio Holders under delegated powers since the last meeting of the Cabinet.

Minutes:

None.

51.

Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2015-2045 pdf icon PDF 532 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet notes the recent Government announcements and RECOMMENDS to Council that the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan is finalised to include the following key assumptions:-

 

  (a)        Implement legislation to reduce dwelling rents annually by 1% in each of the four years commencing 2016/17.

 

  (b)        Renew the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) debt of £209m upon maturity of each loan and that repayment be kept under review as outlined in paragraph 25 of the report submitted.

 

  (c)        Maintain the minimum HRA working balance at 31 March 2016 at £2.727m.

 

  (d)        Revise the housing asset management plans as outlined in paragraphs 21 and 22 of the report submitted.

 

  (e)        Assume annual increases of at least 5% per year for garages and increases / decreases in service charges related to changes in expenditure.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report that advised of recent Government announcements related to social housing and explained that the Council must revise key principles contained in its Housing Revenue Account Business Plan (2015-45) as a result.

 

Proposed by Councillor Jon Clempner (seconded by Councillor Mike Danvers) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet notes the recent Government announcements and RECOMMENDS to Council that the Housing Revenue Account Business Plan is finalised to include the following key assumptions:-

 

                  (a)        Implement legislation to reduce dwelling rents annually by 1% in each of the four years commencing 2016/17.

 

                  (b)        Renew the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) debt of £209m upon maturity of each loan and that repayment be kept under review as outlined in paragraph 25 of the report submitted.

 

                  (c)        Maintain the minimum HRA working balance at 31 March 2016 at £2.727m.

 

                  (d)        Revise the housing asset management plans as outlined in paragraphs 21 and 22 of the report submitted.

 

                  (e)        Assume annual increases of at least 5% per year for garages and increases / decreases in service charges related to changes in expenditure.

52.

Anti-social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet RECOMMENDS to Council that it approves:

 

  (a)        The Corporate Anti-social Behaviour Policy 2015, attached at Appendix 1 of the report submitted.

 

  (b)        The addition to the Scheme of Delegation to Officers as set out in paragraph 16 of the report submitted.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report that proposed a new corporate Anti-social Behaviour Policy, to accommodate new powers conferred by recent legislation.

 

Proposed by Councillor Emma Toal (seconded by Councillor Mike Danvers) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet RECOMMENDS to Council that it approves:

 

                  (a)        The Corporate Anti-social Behaviour Policy 2015, attached at Appendix 1 of the report submitted.

 

                  (b)        The addition to the Scheme of Delegation to Officers as set out in paragraph 16 of the report submitted.

53.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

Minutes:

None.

54.

Minutes of Panels/Working Groups

To note the following draft minutes of Cabinet appointed bodies. Minutes remain draft until approved by the relevant body.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings are noted.

54a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 14 July 2015 of Housing Standards Board pdf icon PDF 165 KB

54b

Minutes of meeting Wednesday 16 September 2015 of Housing Standards Board pdf icon PDF 157 KB

55.

Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.

Minutes:

None.