Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre. View directions

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 270 KB

To approve the minutes of the meeting held on 28 March 2019.

4.

Matters Arising

Any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

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.

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.

7a

Parking in Foldcroft

Petition from Anne Ratcliffe:

 

“We the undersigned are residents of Foldcroft and call on Harlow District Council to commence an estate wide consultation on the challenges facing residents around parking within the boundary of the Estate.

 

We ask the Council to review all options up to an including the introduction of an Estate wide parking permit scheme.”

8.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 242 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.

Recent Decisions Taken by The Leader, Deputy or Portfolio Holder(s)

To note recent Portfolio Holder decisions taken under delegated powers, as attached.

9a

Portfolio Holder for Environment - 21 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 102 KB

9b

Portfolio Holder for Resources - 29 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

10.

Public Space Protection Order for Town Centre pdf icon PDF 236 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Approved the Public Space Protection Order (attached as Appendix 1 to the report) after considering the consultation responses.

 

B    Approved that the Public Space Protection Order comes into force once all necessary signage has been put in place.

 

C    Agreed that once implemented, the Public Space Protection Order is monitored for three years and a report on its impact is brought back with recommendations on any extensions, amendments or additions if required.

 

D    Agreed that cases not covered by the Public Space Protection Order that require enforcement based on behaviour will continue to be enforced through the Council’s Anti-Social Behaviour policy.

11.

Award of Telecoms Management Contract at Harlow Science Park pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approved the appointment of Bridge Fibre Limited to provide a telecoms management service to Harlow Council on the Harlow Science Park.

 

B    The final terms and completion of the contract be delegated to the Head of Finance and Deputy to the Managing Director in consultation with the Portfolio Holders for Finance and for Economic Development.

12.

Development of Plot H Small Unit Scheme at Harlow Science Park pdf icon PDF 229 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet approved the funding of approximately £7.2 million to develop Plot H of the Harlow Science Park into a range of ‘mid-tech’ units combining office, research and manufacturing/assembly space, to be known as Modus. The agreement of the final figure is to be delegated to Head of Finance and Deputy to the Managing Director in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources and the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development following the appointment of a contractor and the agreement of a fixed price sum.

 

B    The development be retained by Harlow Council as an investment with the development likely to comprise a mix of long leasehold disposals providing a capital receipt and shorter leases providing an ongoing revenue stream.

 

C    The development be funded through borrowing repaid by the Enterprise Zone business rate uplift retention as agreed with the South East Local Enterprise Partnership (SELEP).

13.

Portfolio Holder Delegations pdf icon PDF 333 KB

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

14.

Appointment of Cabinet Overview Working Group, Panels and Partnership Bodies 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 20 KB

15.

Cabinet Overview Working Group Work Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Additional documents:

16.

Communications from Committees/Working Groups/Parties and Panels

17.

Minutes of Panels/Working Groups

To note the following draft minutes of Cabinet appointed bodies. Minutes remain draft until approved by the relevant body.

17a

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 14 March 2019 of Cabinet Overview Working Group pdf icon PDF 203 KB

17b

Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 26 March 2019 of Harlow Local Highways Panel pdf icon PDF 190 KB

18.

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.