Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

60.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Toal and Wilkinson.

61.

Declarations of Interest

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

Minutes:

None.

62.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2017.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 14 September 2017 are agreed as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

63.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Minutes:

None.

64.

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.

65.

Written Questions from Councillors

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

Minutes:

None.

66.

Petitions

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

Minutes:

None.

67.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 75 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.

68.

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.

69.

Town Centre Area Action Plan - Issues and Options Consultation pdf icon PDF 29 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the contents of the report.

 

B    Noted the informal Issues and Options Consultation due to be undertaken by Allies and Morrison, following input by the Local Development Plan Panel at its meeting on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

Minutes:

Cabinet received an update report on the Town Centre Area Action Plan – Issues and Options consultation being undertaken by Allies and Morrison and the progress being made towards a public consultation under Regulation 18.

 

Proposed by Councillor Danny Purton (seconded by Councillor Tony Durcan) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the contents of the report.

 

B    Noted the informal Issues and Options Consultation due to be undertaken by Allies and Morrison, following input by the Local Development Plan Panel at its meeting on Wednesday 4 October 2017.

 

 

70.

Management Options for Enterprise Zone Building pdf icon PDF 38 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approved the development of an in-house management for the Council owned ‘Nexus’ building on the Harlow Science Park.

 

B    The marketing of the building be undertaken by the appointed agents for the wider Science Park development.

 

C    Cabinet will review the arrangements after two years of the building being operational.

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report which recommended that the Council developed an in-house management option for the Nexus building in Harlow Science Park, with a review of the arrangements taking place two years after the building became operational.

 

Proposed by Councillor Tony Durcan (seconded by Councillor Mike Danvers) it was:

 

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approved the development of an in-house management for the Council owned ‘Nexus’ building on the Harlow Science Park.

 

B    The marketing of the building be undertaken by the appointed agents for the wider Science Park development.

 

C    Cabinet will review the arrangements after two years of the building being operational.

71.

DCLG Pilot Programme for 100 Percent Business Rates Retention - 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 47 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the content of the report and its potential implications for the forthcoming budget setting for 2017/18.

 

B    Granted delegated authority to the Head of Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Resources, to give notice formally of the Council’s intention to accept or to decline to opt into the 100 percent BRR Pilot Programme with the other constituent Essex local councils as deemed most favourable to the Council.

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report about the DCLG’s Pilot Programme for 100 percent Business Rates Retention in 2018/19. The report asked for delegated authority to be given to the Head of Finance, in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder for Resources to opt-in to the Programme along with the other constituent councils within Essex provided it was considered beneficial to do so once further information was available.

 

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

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the content of the report and its potential implications for the forthcoming budget setting for 2017/18.

 

B    Granted delegated authority to the Head of Finance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Resources, to give notice formally of the Council’s intention to accept or to decline to opt into the 100 percent BRR Pilot Programme with the other constituent Essex local councils as deemed most favourable to the Council.

72.

Appointment of a Consultant for the Re-Development of Lister House pdf icon PDF 24 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the appointment of the consultants Faithful and Gould, via the Pagabo Framework, to provide the professional services to develop a scheme and gain planning consent for the Lister House site in Staple Tye for the sum of £113,132.50.  

Minutes:

Cabinet received a report recommending the appointment of Faithful and Gould as consultants in order to help develop a scheme and gain planning consent for the Lister House site.

 

Proposed by Councillor Tony Durcan (seconded by Councillor Danny Purton) it was:

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the appointment of the consultants Faithful and Gould, via the Pagabo Framework, to provide the professional services to develop a scheme and gain planning consent for the Lister House site in Staple Tye for the sum of £113,132.50.  

73.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

None.

Minutes:

None.

74.

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.

74a

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 5 September 2017 of Housing Standards Board pdf icon PDF 215 KB

75.

Matters of Urgent Business

To deal with any matters of an urgent nature.

Minutes:

None.