Decisions

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Decisions published

06/12/2018 - Referral from Full Council - Establishment of Religious Diversity Working Party ref: 595    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Established a Religious Diversity Working Party with the terms of reference attached as Appendix A to the report.

 

B    Appointed Councillors to the Working Party as set out in Appendix B to the report and grants delegated authority to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Portfolio Holder for Governance, Equality and Diversity to appoint religious leaders in the community to the Working Party.


06/12/2018 - Creation of HTS (Housing and Regeneration) Company ref: 589    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A       Noted the draft Business Plan for HTS (Housing and Regeneration) Ltd attached as Appendix A to the report.

 

B      Approved the revised terms of reference for the Shareholder Sub Committee attached as Appendix B to the report.

 

C      Agreed the proposed pipeline of house building sites for commencement utilising RTB receipts and other funding attached as Appendix C to the report.

 

D      Delegated authority to the Managing Director, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to complete all necessary financial formalities to progress the above.

 

Lead officer: Brian Keane


06/12/2018 - Spatial Vision and Design Charter ref: 594    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Vision and Design Guide (attached as appendices A and B to the report), as material planning considerations for the preparation of masterplans, the preparation of the Gilston Area Charter, pre-application advice, assessing planning applications and any other development management purposes.

 

B    Delgated authority to the Planning and Building Control Manager, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment, to agree any minor amendments following consideration of the Vision and Design Guide by the Garden Town Local Planning Authorities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Graeme Bloomer


06/12/2018 - Housing Revenue Account, Quarter 2 Finance Report 2018/19 ref: 592    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted:

 

             i)        An unfavourable variation against the approved HRA operational /controllable budget of £867,000 representing 1.63 per cent of the gross Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget.

 

            ii)        A favourable non-operational variance of £660,000 representing 1.24 per cent of gross HRA budget which includes adjustments to capital programme financing as a result of the re-alignment of budgets in the housing capital programme which increases the anticipated direct revenue contribution required in 2018/19.

 

B    Noted the forecast balances at 31 March 2019, of £10,157,000in respect of the HRA and nil in respect of the Major Repairs Reserve (MRR).

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


06/12/2018 - Referral from Cabinet Overview Working Group - Local Council Tax Support Scheme Proposals 2019/20 ref: 597    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A       Cabinet recommends to Full Council that the current scheme remains unchanged for 2019/20 and that the introduction of fixed period awards for Local Council Tax Support is not implemented at the current time and kept under review.

 

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


06/12/2018 - Capital Programmes, Quarter 2 Finance Report 2018/19 ref: 593    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A     The progress in the delivery of the Council’s Housing and Non Housing Capital Programmes as at Quarter 1 (30 September 2018) as follows:

 

             i)        Housing Capital Programme –forecast outturn of £19,819,000 (Original Estimate: £18,804,000).

 

            ii)        Non Housing Capital Programme – forecast outturn of £13,268,000 (Original Estimate: £15,250,000).

 

B    That the cost of providing three council homes at The Readings is likely to be £876,000 spanning three financial years, and that the first portion of the project will incur £147,000 in 2018/19 financed by retained receipts (£44,100) and HRA resources (£102,900).

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


06/12/2018 - Joint Finance Performance Report, Quarter 2 2018/19 ref: 591    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet acknowledged the projected outturn position set out in sections three and four of Appendix A to the report for the second quarter (July - September) of 2018/19 as follows:

 

             i)        An adverse variation on controllable budgets of £141,000 representing 0.23 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

            ii)        A total projected underspend of £1,076,000 representing -1.78 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

           iii)        The Council performed on or above target for 48 out of 48 (100 per cent) of its quarterly performance indicators.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


06/12/2018 - Treasury Management Strategy Statement 2018/19: Mid-Year Review ref: 590    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The Mid-Year Review of the Treasury Management Strategy, attached as Appendix A to the report, be noted and referred to Council for consideration.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


06/12/2018 - Referral from Cabinet Overview Working Group - Non Housing Asset Management Strategy ref: 596    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A       The Non Housing Asset Management Plan (AMP) attached as appendices A and B be approved.

 

Lead officer: Graeme Bloomer