Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Thursday 8 October 2020 2.00 pm

Venue: Virtual Meeting

Contact: Caroline McCleary  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

39.

Apologies for Absence.

Minutes:

None.

40.

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 10 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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

41.

Declaration of Interests.

Minutes:

None

42.

Former Gedling Mineral Line pdf icon PDF 202 KB

Report of the Service Manager Community Relations

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Service Manager Community Relations introduced a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting updating Members on the feasibility work that has been undertaken regarding a future walking and cycling route along the former Gedling Mineral Line.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the feasibility work that has been undertaken regarding a future walking and cycle route along the former Gedling Mineral Line; and

 

2)    Approve that officers can proactively work with Network Rail, City and County partners to undertake:

·         more detailed design work taking into account site constraints and improvements needed

·         consultation with local residents on design work

·         business planning for the future development of the former mineral line.

43.

Temporary Accommodation pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Report of the Service Manager Economic Growth and Regeneration & Housing and Welfare Support Manager

Minutes:

The Service Manager Economic Growth and Regeneration presented a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, updating members on the various work being done to support residents needing temporary accommodation.  

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the work which is being undertaken by the Temporary Accommodation Officer Working Group to improve performance of the average length of time spent in temporary accommodation performance indicator as set out in the report;

 

2)    Note the need for Gedling Borough Council to increase access to temporary accommodation provision (as an alternative to B&B provision) within the Borough and the work being undertaken to identify the preferred option(s) to secure additional temporary accommodation;

 

3)    Note that an application has been made to Homes England for funding from the Next Steps Accommodation Programme; and

 

4)    Authorise an application to be made to Homes England for the Council to obtain ‘Investment Partner’ status.

44.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA) Annual Audit and update pdf icon PDF 247 KB

Report of the Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Director of Organisational Development and Democratic Services introduced a report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting, updating Members on the Council’s use of powers under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act between 1st April 2019 and 31st March 2020.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the contents of the report; and

2)    Approve amendments to the Council’s Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 Policy document at Appendix 1 to the report.

45.

Selective Licensing Phase 2 Consultation pdf icon PDF 215 KB

Report of the Food, Health and Housing Manager

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Payne left the meeting at 2:50 pm

 

The Food Health and Housing Manager introduced a report, which had been circulated in advice of the meeting, proposing the introduction of Phase 2 of the selective licensing scheme for the private rented sector and the associated decisions needed.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the scheme of Selective Licensing as outlined in the proposal to declare a Selective Licensing Designation within the private rented sector – Phase 2 at Appendix 1 to the report;

 

2)    Approve the proposal to declare a Selective Licensing Designation within the private rented sector contained at Appendix 1 to be issued for a 12 week public consultation; and

 

3)    Note the proposed budget and resource requirements outlined in the financial implications section of this report.

46.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 137 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.

47.

Any other items the Chair considers urgent.

Minutes:

Under this item the Chief Executive gave a brief update on the very latest position with Covid-19:

 

·         He said that the number of cases in the Gedling Borough is on the rise, although rates are not as high as in the City area

 

·         Government funding of £48,000 had been received to support the Council with Covid related compliance and enforcement activities, including Covid marshals.

 

·         It was understood that the Secretary of State was due to make an announcement early next week on additional measures to control the virus in Nottinghamshire.