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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Chappell Room

Contact: Lyndsey Parnell  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

22.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Clarke, Ellis and Hollingsworth. Apologies were also received from Councillor Barnfather (observer).

23.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 27 July 2017. pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the above meeting, having been circulated, be approved as a correct record.

24.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None

25.

Neighbourhood Planning- Scheme of Delegation pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Report of the Service Manager Planning Policy.

Minutes:

The Service Manager Planning Policy introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking Cabinet approval for various delegated authorities to enable the process to produce Neighbourhood Plans in the Borough.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Authorise the Service Manager, Planning Policy to provide technical support and advice to neighbourhood planning groups, on emerging neighbourhood development plans in line with the relevant legislation and practice guidance;

 

2)    Authorise the Service Manager, Planning Policy to determine whether the appropriate legal requirements outlined in Regulation 15 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 have been met in relation to a draft neighbourhood development plan and to publish the draft plan;

 

3)    Authorise the Service Manager, Planning Policy to identify and appoint an appropriate person to examine a draft neighbourhood development plan and to submit the plan to the examiner;

 

4)    Delegate all other decisions and processes in respect of the Neighbourhood Planning Process to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, except for the making of the Neighbourhood Development Plan.

26.

Local Planning Document - Additional Proposed Housing Allocations and Modifications pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Service Manager Planning Policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager Planning Policy introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, proposing that further consultation should be carried out on the Local Planning Document as a consequence of feedback received from the planning inspector on the allocation of sites for future housing growth.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Approve the Housing Background Paper Addendum 2 (September 2017) at Appendix 1 to this report and requested by the Inspector in her letter of 16th June 2017, to go out for a six week consultation period together with the amended housing allocations policies at Appendix 2 and the Sustainability Appraisal Publication Draft Addendum 4 at Appendix 3;

 

2)    Authorise the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, to make any minor changes such as typographical, formatting or changes to imagery necessary to the modifications at Appendix 1, Appendix 2 and Appendix 3  prior to the consultation commencing; and

 

3)    Authorise the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Growth and Regeneration, to consider and approve consultation on any modifications to the Local Planning Document Publication Draft as a consequence of the examination process, following their consideration by the Inspector and in advance of final approval by Cabinet and Council.

27.

Review of complaints received by the Council and Annual Review Letter – Local Government Ombudsman 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager Legal Services introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, informing Members of the receipt of the Annual Review letter from the Office of the Local Government Ombudsman and the complaints dealt with by the Council through the internal Complaints Procedure during the year 2016-17.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

28.

Eagle Square Improvements pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Report of the Service Manager Economic Growth and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager and Economic Growth and Regeneration introduced a report, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, seeking support for works to Eagle Square and to report the outcome of public consultation on the proposals.

 

Members noted  that these works were separate to the planned works to reinvigorate the market site in Arnold and the wider Town Centre area. It was also commented that further consideration should be given to the type of tree planters for the scheme so that they do not encourage future littering.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Support the proposed modifications to Eagle Square; and

 

2)    Note the intention to accept the winning tender for the works subject to this falling within the estimated cost.

29.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Service Manager Democratic Services.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Service Manager, Democratic Services, which had been circulated prior to the meeting, detailing the Executive’s draft Forward Plan for the next four month period.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To note the report.

30.

Progress Reports from Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

Councillor Peter Barnes (Environment)

 

·         Additional Park Ranger time has been allocated to Gedling Country Park resulting in staff on site every day.

 

·         Extension works at Carlton Cemetery would begin shortly.

 

·         Waste Services are looking at improving information given to residents to ensure that all waste is collected in the correct bin.

 

Councillor Gary Gregory (Community Development)

 

·         The Horticultural show at Richard Herrod Centre this Sunday would be open to the public between 1 and 4 pm.

 

·         Colwick Skate Jam event would be taking place this weekend.

 

·         The recently held Carlton Play day at Jubilee Park was well attended.

 

·         Many residents enjoyed watching the Tour de Britain cycle race as it passed through the Borough on 6 September.

 

Councillor Henry Wheeler (Housing, Health and Well-being)

 

·         Arnold Leisure Centre pool has recently re-opened to the public.

 

·         Thanks to Leisure staff for their professionalism in dealing with a number of recent difficult issues.

 

·         The County’s Health and well-being strategy will be updated shortly and consultation is planned.

 

·         Nottingham North and East Clinical Commissioning Group are to hold their annual public meeting at the Bonnington Theatre on 26 September.

 

·         The Mental Health Befriending Service at Arnold Methodist Church will shortly be holding an event to mark their first year of operation.

 

·         Temporary accommodation in the Borough remains under pressure.

 

·         The County Council has recently met Districts to progress joined up working in homelessness prevention.

31.

Member's Questions to Portfolio Holders.

Minutes:

None.

32.

Any other items the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

None.

 


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