Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 12th February, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber Area B, Rushcliffe Arena, Rugby Road, West Bridgford. View directions

Contact: Laura Webb  0115 9148481

Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of the Meeting held on Tuesday 11 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 210 KB

4.

Opposition Group Leaders' Questions

To answer questions submitted by Opposition Group Leaders on items on the agenda.

5.

Citizens' Questions

To answer questions submitted by citizens on the Council or its services.

 

1.    “Authority to grant outline planning permission for the land South of Clifton was delegated to the Executive Manager (Communities) on 25 January 2018, so the Council’s decision to grant permission is now hurtling towards its first birthday.  Why has the planning permission not yet been granted?  Every delay worsens the prospects for attaining/maintaining the 5-year housing land supply you require and moves more projected completions beyond the current plan period, meaning that additional sites have to be found elsewhere.  I understand that a government grant was awarded to help provide roads for the Clifton development – is there a time limit for spending it?”

 

Ms Carys Thomas

 

KEY DECISIONS

6.

Empty Homes Strategy pdf icon PDF 239 KB

The report of the Executive Manager – Neighbourhoods is attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that

 

a)    The Empty Homes Strategy 2019 -2024 be approved and,

 

b)    The Executive Manager – Neighbourhoods be authorised to make minor rvisions to the Strategy during its lifespan

7.

Non-Key Decisions

8.

Bingham Leisure Centre - Review of Chapel Lane Site pdf icon PDF 598 KB

The report of the Executive Manager – Communities is attached.

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that

 

a)    the outcome of the options appraisal be noted and the preferred option of a new leisure centre (with community hall) and stand-alone offices be approved;

 

b)    the procurement of a professional team to proceed to the next stage to proceed to the next stage of design, planning approval and tender development be authorised;

 

c)    a Cabinet led Member group to oversee the leisure aspect of the report be appointed;

 

d)    the financial implications identified within the report be noted and the inclusion of £20m in the Councils Capital Programme together with the funding and resource implications associated with the development in the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy be approved and presented to Full Council on 7 March 2019;

 

e)    once successful planning permission has been achieved a further report be provided with pre-tender estimates and any revised funding consequences.

 

9.

Budget and Financial Strategy 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 169 KB

The Report of the Executive Manager – Finance and Corporate Services is attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that Cabinet recommend that Council;

 

a)    adopts the budget setting report and associated financial strategies 2019/20 to 2023/2024, including the Transformation Strategy and Efficiency Statement to deliver efficiencies over the five year period.

 

b)    Adopts the Capital programme, as set out in Appendix 4 of the annex to the officer’s report.

 

c)    Adopts the Capital and Investment Strategy, as set out in Appendix 5 of the officer’s report.

 

d)    Sets Rushcliffe Borough Council’s element of the 2019/20 Council Tax for a Band D property at £137.39.

 

e)    Sets the Special Expenses for West Bridgford, Ruddington and Keyworth, as detailed at Appendix 1 of the annex to the officer’s report, resulting in the following Band D Council tax levels for the Special Expenses area:

 

                      i.        West Bridgford £48.51

                    ii.        Keyworth £1.60

                   iii.        Ruddington £3.37

10.

Revision to the terms of reference of the Economic Prosperity Group pdf icon PDF 157 KB

The report of the Chief Executive is attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that:

 

a)    The membership of the EPC be continued.

 

b)    The amended Constitution (Terms of Reference, Membership and procedures) of the EPC be approved.

 

c)    Nottingham City Council continue to host the Committee and provide all secretarial, legal and financial support services, (including S151 and Monitoring Officer roles) be approved. The annual costs be agreed by the constituent authorities and to be met in equal shares. The chairing of the Committee may be transferred to Nottinghamshire County Council in future as is allowed for in the terms of reference.

11.

Discretionary Rate Relief Policy Review pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The report of the Executive Manager – Finance and Corporate Services is attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

It was RESOLVED that:

 

a)    The new policy for Discretionary Rates Relief be approved.

 

b)    The Executive Manager – Finance and Corporate Services be given delegated authority to amend the policy within the next 3 years following expected changes to the current business rates scheme in 2020/21.