Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Waida Forman.

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 36 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 23 March 2017 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

4.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

5.

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.

6.

Written Questions from Councillors

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

Minutes:

None.

7.

Petitions

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

Minutes:

None.

8.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 101 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.

9.

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.

10.

Portfolio Holder Delegations pdf icon PDF 18 KB

To note the Leader of the Council’s Scheme of Delegation to Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the Leader’s Scheme of Delegation to Portfolio Holder’s for 2017/18, as set out in the document submitted, is noted.

11.

Appointment of Cabinet Overview Working Group, Panels and Partnership Bodies 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED that appointments to Cabinet Overview Working Group, Panels and Partnership Bodies were approved as appended to the minutes.

12.

Cabinet Overview Working Group Work Plan 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 22 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the proposed 2017/18 work plan for the Overview Working Group as detailed in paragraphs 2 and 3 from the report submitted was agreed.

13.

Local Development Plan - approval of statutory consultation document pdf icon PDF 30 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approves the Local Development Scheme for publication. (Appendix A to the report).

 

B     Cabinet approves the Development Management Policies for consultation. (Appendix B to the report).

 

C     Cabinet agrees the production of a Town Centre Area Action Plan to set out the spatial strategy and land use planning policies to guide and support the regeneration of the Town Centre.

 

D    Subject to A, B and C above authority be delegated to the Head of Governance (or the Managing Director if in post at the appropriate time), in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Environment, to approve any inconsequential and non-material amendments to the policies and text that may be necessary arising from the completion of technical reports and the strategic policies.

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report on the Local Development Scheme, and the Local Development Plan’s draft Development Management policies, which if approved would be included as part of the Plan’s Regulation 19 consultation. Approval was also sought for the production of a Town Centre Area Action Plan.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approves the Local Development Scheme for publication. (Appendix A to the report).

 

B     Cabinet approves the Development Management Policies for consultation. (Appendix B to the report).

 

C     Cabinet agrees the production of a Town Centre Area Action Plan to set out the spatial strategy and land use planning policies to guide and support the regeneration of the Town Centre.

 

D    Subject to A, B and C above authority be delegated to the Head of Governance (or the Managing Director if in post at the appropriate time), in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Environment, to approve any inconsequential and non-material amendments to the policies and text that may be necessary arising from the completion of technical reports and the strategic policies.

14.

Acquisition of Land in London Road pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet recommends to Full Council that: Authority is delegated to the Head of Governance, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Regeneration & Enterprise and Finance, to commence Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings at the appropriate time to acquire the land at London Road North currently owned by Powerrapid Ltd.

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report to recommend to Full Council that a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) was sought to acquire 10 acres of land from Powerrapid Ltd. should a CPO be necessary.

 

Proposed by Councillor Tony Durcan (seconded by Councillor Jon Clempner) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet recommends to Full Council that: Authority is delegated to the Head of Governance, in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Regeneration & Enterprise and Finance, to commence Compulsory Purchase Order proceedings at the appropriate time to acquire the land at London Road North currently owned by Powerrapid Ltd.

15.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

None.

Minutes:

None.

16.

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.

16a

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 2 March 2017 of Safety Committee pdf icon PDF 23 KB

16b

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 9 March 2017 of Cabinet Overview Working Group pdf icon PDF 20 KB

16c

Minutes of meeting Wednesday, 29 March 2017 of Harlow Local Highways Panel pdf icon PDF 34 KB

17.

Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.

Minutes:

None.