Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Sandra Hobbs  0300 300 5257

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To approve as a correct record, the Minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 5 December 2017.

3.

Members' Interests

To receive from Members any declarations of interest.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive any matters of communication from the Chairman.

5.

Petitions

To consider petitions received in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Part 4G of the Constitution.

6.

Public Participation

To respond to general questions and statements from members of the public in accordance with the Public Participation Procedure as set out in Part 4G of the Constitution.

7.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 55 KB

To receive the Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019.

Decision:

That the Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019 be noted.

8.

Central Bedfordshire Local Plan pdf icon PDF 109 KB

 

To consider the next steps with the draft Local Plan.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

1.      To note that the Local Plan identifies the importance of development being infrastructure led and requests officers to ensure that priority is given to the early delivery of the infrastructure, including through the master planning process for the proposed allocations.

2.      To note that the Local Plan recognises and addresses the importance of avoiding coalescence and requests officers to consider how this could be strengthened even further through supporting technical guidance that further emphasises the importance of countryside gaps to support the sustainable growth approach that underpins the Plan.

3.      To ensure that new developments and homes are constructed to a high standard, the Council will continue to press the Government for powers to ensure this.

RECOMMENDED to Council

1.         that the draft Pre-Submission Local Plan be approved for the purposes of publication; and

2.         to delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Business, in consultation with the Executive Member for Regeneration, to make any minor amendments to the Local Plan prior to publication.

 

9.

Draft Budget 2018/19 and Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 200 KB

 

The report proposes the draft Budget for 2018/19 and updates the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) approved by Council in February 2017.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the draft Budget for 2018/19 and the updated MTFP 2018/19 – 2021/22 be approved as the basis for consultation with the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, residents, local businesses and other interested parties.

10.

Draft Capital Programme 2018/19 To 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 57 KB

 

The purpose of this report is to seek Member approval for a draft Capital Programme for the Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) period 2018/19 to 2021/22 to facilitate effective financial management and planning.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Capital Programme for 2018/19 to 2021/22 be approved for consultation with the Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, residents, local businesses and other interested parties.

11.

Draft Budget for the Housing Revenue Account (Landlord Business Plan) 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

 

The report sets out the Draft Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Landlord Business Plan Budget for 2018/19, with proposals that respond to legislative changes; make best use of the investment potential; account for the rent reduction; and align to the debt strategy in the context of long term Business Planning.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the draft Housing Revenue Account budget proposals for 2018/19, as set out in the report, be approved as the basis for consultation with Corporate Resources Overview and Scrutiny Committee, tenants and the public.

12.

Recommissioning Continuing Support Services for Children pdf icon PDF 27 KB

 

To present the recommissioning approach and Communication, Engagement and Consultation (CEC) Plan for endorsement.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.      That the recommissioning approach and process be endorsed.

2.      That the engagement approach, set out in the Communication, Engagement and Consultation plan, be approved.

13.

Exclusion of Press and Public

 

To consider whether to pass a resolution under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 to exclude the Press and Public from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that the consideration of the items is likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

14.

Urgent Item of Business - Purchase of Nights Inn Hotel for Use as Transitional Accommodation

 

The report sets out the rationale for the purchase of a 20 bedroom hotel in Luton.  Approval is sought for the Council’s Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to purchase the site, so that it can be used to provide transitional accommodation to clients presenting as homeless, where the Council has a statutory obligation to provide accommodation. 

Decision:

1.         That the purchase of the Nights Inn Hotel, as set out in the report, be approved.

2.         That the Director of Community Services, in consultation with the Executive Member for Education, Skills and Assets, be authorised to finalise the terms of the proposed purchase.