Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 12th July, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre

Contact: Adam Rees 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

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

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 185 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 17 June 2021.

4.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Written Questions from the Public pdf icon PDF 196 KB

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

6.

Written Questions from Councillors

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

7.

Petitions

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

8.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 266 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.

9.

Year End 2020/21 Finance and Performance Report pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Acknowledged the outturn position set out in within the report in respect of the General Fund for the year ending 31 March 2021.

 

B    Recognised the End of Year operational performance and risk management that has been achieved in 2020/21 across all Council services.

 

C    Approved the transfer to reserves of £2,144,000 as set out in Appendix 3C to the report.

 

D    Approved the carrying forward of £242,320 of budgets from 2020/21 to 2021/22 in respect of the General Fund as set out in Appendix 3B to the report is delegated to the Deputy to the Chief Executive/Head of Finance and Property Service in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance and Governance. The approval or otherwise to be to be determined by no later than 30 July 2021.

10.

Capital Programmes Outturn Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 476 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted that the Housing Capital Programme (HCP) final outturn for 2020/21 is £21.556 million as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

B    Approved the £1.250 million carry forward request for capital schemes from 2020/21 HCP into 2021/22 as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.

 

C    Noted that the Non-Housing Capital Programme (NHCP) final outturn for 2020/21 is £11.504 million as set out in Appendix 3 to the report.

 

D    Approved the £3.984 million carry forward request for capital schemes from 2020/21 NHCP into 2021/22 as set out in Appendix 4 to the report.

11.

Housing Revenue Account Outturn Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 473 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Noted the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Outturn Report 2020/21 as set out in following paragraphs and in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

B    Approved the £1.188 million in revenue carry forward requests as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.

 

C    Noted that the HRA general working balance as at 31 March 2021 is £16.243 million as set out in Table 1 of the report.

 

D    Noted that the Major Repairs Reserve balance as at 31 March 2021 is £1.574 million as set out in Table 3 of the report.

 

E     Noted the balance of £7.068 million of retained Right to Buy (RTB) receipts held as at 31 March 2021 in order to finance the new build programme as set out in Table 4 of the report.

12.

Renewal of Article 4 Directions pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approval in principle be given for new Article 4 Directions in Harlow Town Centre, Pinnacles, Templefields and Burnt Mill to limit changes from office to residential use, to take account of the new Use Classes and for this to take effect from 31 July 2022, when the existing Article 4 extensions expire.

 

B    A new Article 4 Direction be put in place to limit the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 to limit of changes from Retail to Residential use in the Harlow Town Centre.

 

C    Noted that further background work will be undertaken to support the confirmation of the Article 4 directions at the point of enactment and notification to the Secretary of State.

13.

Harlow Design Guide - Approval for Consultation pdf icon PDF 223 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the Draft Design Guide Addendum Supplementary Planning

Document (as set out at Appendix A to the report), to enable it to be published for the purposes of consultation under Section 12(b) of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

B    Delegated authority to the Head of Environment and Planning, to make and approve any minor or inconsequential amendments to the Draft Design Guide Addendum Supplementary Planning Document arising from the statutory consultation.

14.

Cabinet Policy Development Working Group Work Plan 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To agree the Working Group’s work plan for 2021/22.

15.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

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.

17.

Matters of Urgent Business

Such other business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be received as a matter of urgency by reason of special circumstances to be specified in the minutes.