Agenda and decisions

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No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive from Members, declarations of the existence of any disclosable pecuniary, or non-pecuniary, interests and the nature of those interests in relation to any agenda item. Please see Agenda Notes.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 12th June 2019.

4.

Public Question Time (15 minutes)

The opportunity is given to members of the public to put questions to Cabinet Members or Committee Chairs provided that a question does not relate to:

 

·         Matters which are the subject of current or pending legal proceedings, or

·         Matters relating to employees or former employees of the Council or comments in respect of individual Council Officers

5.

Petitions and Deputations (15 minutes)

To receive any petitions or deputations provided that no such petition or deputation is in relation to:

 

·         Matters relating to individual Council Officers, or

·         Matters relating to current or pending legal proceedings

6.

Leader and Cabinet Members' Question Time (15 minutes)

Any Member of the Council may ask the Leader of the Council or any Cabinet Member any question without prior notice, upon:

       

·       Any matter relating to the Council’s administration

·       Any matter relating to any report of the Cabinet appearing on the summons

·       A matter coming within their portfolio of responsibilities

 

Only one supplementary question is allowed per question.

7.

Equality and Diversity - Vision and Action Plan for 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods updating Members on the work of the Equalities Working Group and the Equalities Action Plan for 2019/20.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the work of the Equalities Working Group (EWG) and the Equalities Action Plan (EAP) for this year be endorsed.

8.

Community Wellbeing Engagement Update pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods seeking to update Members on the most recent community engagement work within the community wellbeing team.

Decision:

RESOLVED that the community engagement work undertaken by the Community Wellbeing Team, particularly using Asset Based Community Development and strengths-based working be noted.

9.

2018-19 Financial Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources informing Members of the final Council position against agreed budgets for the 2018/19 financial year and seeking that the final outturn position be noted and to approve movement to and from earmarked revenue reserves.

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Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(1) it is noted that:

i. the year-end position for the financial year 2018/19 is an increase to the General Fund balance of £37k.

ii. the General Fund balance has increased from £1.636m to £1.673m at the end of 2018/19.

iii. the savings achieved in year total £150k.

iv. the level of earmarked reserves has reduced by £152k to £4.567m.

 

(2) that the transfers to and from earmarked reserves as detailed in the table in section 6 of the report is approved

10.

2018-19 Year End Performance Report pdf icon PDF 99 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources that informs Members of the Council’s performance against key measures in 2018-19.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the Year End Performance Report for 2018-19 at Appendix 1 of the report is noted.

11.

Council Tax - Civil Penalties pdf icon PDF 107 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Performance and Resources that recommends the introduction of a Council Tax Civil Penalty Policy for those residents who make incorrect statements or fail to notify a change in their circumstances, fail to provide information or knowingly provide incorrect information therefore obtaining an incorrect council tax discount, reduction or an exemption from their council tax account.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that a Council Tax Civil Penalty Policy is implemented from 17 July 2019 which would see a £70 civil penalty imposed on those residents who knowingly obtain an incorrect discount or exemption from their council tax as outlined in Appendix A of the report.

12.

Gloucester Heritage Strategy pdf icon PDF 127 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy informing Members of the approach taken to the production of the Gloucester Heritage Strategy 2019-29, presenting the representations received on the draft strategy, and seeking to secure Members’ approval to adopt the strategy.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that the Gloucester Heritage Strategy 2019 to 2029 be adopted.

13.

Kings Quarter Regeneration pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy seeking to secure approval for the lease surrender of Bruton Way car park, extension of the project management contract and the necessary capital enabling costs to carry forward the momentum generated by the Kings Quarter regeneration project and ready the site for development.

 

 

Please note that Appendix A is exempt from disclosure to the press and public by virtue of Paragraph 3 (information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person, including the authority that holds the information) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended. If Members wish to discuss Appendix A the Cabinet will need to resolve to exclude the press and public before doing so.

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1) the following activities be approved to assist in achieving the accelerated delivery programme for enabling the development of Kings Quarter and ensuring that the pace of change can be continued if planning permission is granted:

 

a) the surrender back to the Council of the present long lease to NCP Limited for the Bruton Way multi-storey car park at the earliest opportunity, upon terms approved by the Property Commissioning Manager in consultation with the Head of Policy and Resources.

 

b) the extension of the contract for the Kings Quarter dedicated project management resource from 7thJuly 2019 until 6th January 2020, as envisaged by the original Cabinet approval dated 22nd June 2016, with Reef Estates Limited and to authorise the waiver of the contract rules under rule 6.1.5.

 

c) the allocation of additional costs required in respect of the determination of the Planning application for Kings Quarter and Kings Square as set out in Appendix A Table 1 of the report.

 

d) the demolition of Bruton Way Car Park, Bentinck House and partial demolition of the northern end of Grosvenor House.

 

(2) it be noted that subject to any necessary consents being obtained and the bids from the procurements listed in recommendation (1) and Appendix A, Table 1 in the report being in budget the Council will award the contracts (having first followed the appropriate decision making process) to enable those works to be undertaken after determination of the planning application.

 

(3) it be noted that further budget will need to be identified for the next phases of the regeneration programme. Future Enabling Works associated with this have been listed in Appendix A Table 2 of the report.

 

 
 
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