Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

44.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

None.

45.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2016.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 15 September 2016 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

47.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

48.

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.

49.

Written Questions from Councillors

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

Minutes:

None.

50.

Petitions

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

Minutes:

None.

51.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 135 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:

RESOLVED that the Forward Plan is noted.

52.

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.

53.

Response to the Findings and Recommendations of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Growth Commission pdf icon PDF 194 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A.   Recognises the importance of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor as a key economic corridor.

 

B.   Confirms its commitment to Harlow playing an active role in the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Consortium to ensure that the town is recognised as a key location for investment and economic growth within the corridor.

 

C.   Supports the five priorities identified by the Growth Commission to drive the realisation of the ambition for the corridor.

 

D.   Confirms its commitment to work with partners to ensure that Harlow is able to develop a symbiotic relationship with London and other areas within the corridor.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report which sought to establish the Council’s response to the findings of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Growth Commission’s findings.

 

Proposed by Councillor Jon Clempner (seconded by Councillor Danny Purton) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A.   Recognises the importance of the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor as a key economic corridor.

 

B.   Confirms its commitment to Harlow playing an active role in the London Stansted Cambridge Corridor Consortium to ensure that the town is recognised as a key location for investment and economic growth within the corridor.

 

C.   Supports the five priorities identified by the Growth Commission to drive the realisation of the ambition for the corridor.

 

D.   Confirms its commitment to work with partners to ensure that Harlow is able to develop a symbiotic relationship with London and other areas within the corridor.

54.

Memorandum of Understanding on Highways and Transportation Infrastructure for the West Essex/East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area pdf icon PDF 90 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A.   Approves the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between East Hertfordshire District Council, Epping Forest District Council, Harlow Council, Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Highways England covering Highways and Transportation Infrastructure. (Appendix A).

 

B.   Delegates authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment to approve any minor amendments to the draft Memorandum.

 

C.   Subject to B, the Chief Executive be authorised to sign the MoU in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report which sought approval for a Memorandum of Understanding on Highways and Transportation Infrastructure for the West Essex/East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area in order to provide evidence of working together under Duty to Cooperate.

 

Proposed by Councillor Danny Purton (seconded by Councillor Jon Clempner) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A.   Approves the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between East Hertfordshire District Council, Epping Forest District Council, Harlow Council, Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council and Highways England covering Highways and Transportation Infrastructure. (Appendix A).

 

B.   Delegates authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment to approve any minor amendments to the draft Memorandum.

 

C.   Subject to B, the Chief Executive be authorised to sign the MoU in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder.

55.

Memorandum of Understanding: Managing the Impacts of Growth within the West Essex/East Hertfordshire Housing Market Area on Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A.   Approves the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between East Hertfordshire District Council, Epping Forest District Council, Harlow Council, Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, City of London Corporation (Conservators of Epping Forest) and Natural England managing the impact of growth on Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation.

 

B.   Delegates authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment to approve any minor and inconsequential amendments to the draft Memorandum.

 

C.   Subject to B, the Chief Executive be authorised to sign the MoU in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report which sought approval for a Memorandum of Understanding on managing the impacts of growth within the West Essex/East Hertfordshire housing market area on Epping Forest special area of conservation in order to provide evidence of working together under Duty to Cooperate.

 

Proposed by Councillor Danny Purton (seconded by Councillor Jon Clempner) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A.   Approves the draft Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between East Hertfordshire District Council, Epping Forest District Council, Harlow Council, Uttlesford District Council, Essex County Council, Hertfordshire County Council, City of London Corporation (Conservators of Epping Forest) and Natural England managing the impact of growth on Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation.

 

B.   Delegates authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment to approve any minor and inconsequential amendments to the draft Memorandum.

 

C.   Subject to B, the Chief Executive be authorised to sign the MoU in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder.

56.

Finance Report pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees to accept the four year local government funding settlement as set out in this report.

Minutes:

The Cabinet received a report which recommended accepting the four year local government funding settlement.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees to accept the four year local government funding settlement as set out in the report.

57.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees to the proposed additions to the 2016/17 work plan for the Overview Working Group as detailed in appendix 1 of the report.

 

      i.        Treasury Management Strategy Review.

    ii.        Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

   iii.        The Medium Term Financial Strategy.

57a

Cabinet Overview Working Group Work Plan pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor Waida Forman (seconded by Councillor Mark Wilkinson) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees to the proposed additions to the 2016/17 work plan for the Overview Working Group as detailed in appendix 1 of the report.

 

              i.        Treasury Management Strategy Review.

            ii.        Local Council Tax Support Scheme.

           iii.        The Medium Term Financial Strategy.

58.

Minutes of Sub-Committees/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.

58a

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 8 September 2016 of Cabinet Overview Working Group pdf icon PDF 113 KB

58b

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 13 September 2016 of Housing Standards Board pdf icon PDF 193 KB

58c

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 15 September 2016 of Harlow Local Highways Panel pdf icon PDF 35 KB

59.

Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.

Minutes:

None.