Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 13th June, 2017 10.00 am

Venue: Town Hall, Scarborough

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 43 KB

Members are reminded of the need to consider whether they have a personal or prejudicial interest, or a disclosable pecuniary interest, to declare in any of the items on this agenda.  If so, the nature of the interest must be declared at the start of the meeting or as soon as the interest becomes apparent.  In addition, the attached form must be completed and passed to the Committee Administrator.  The Officers will be pleased to advise, if necessary, and any request for assistance should be made, in the first instance, to the Committee Administrator whose name appears at the end of this agenda.  Ideally, such advice should be sought before the day of the meeting so that time is available to consider any uncertainty that might arise.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

 

 

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2017 to be attached.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 16 May 2017 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.

 

 

3.

Public Question Time

Public questions of which due notice has been given and which are relevant to the business of the Cabinet.

Minutes:

The Chairman reported that no public questions had been received.

 

 

4.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To review the Cabinet’s Forward Plan (reference 17/137) attached.

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered the Forward Plan (Reference 17/137).  In respect of his Public Health and Housing portfolio, Councillor Chatt confirmed that the new Selective Licensing Scheme within parts of Scarborough would go live at the beginning of July, and that affected landlords were responsible for paying the licence, not their tenants.  Councillor Plant advised of one amendment to his portfolio that the item Whitby Market Review should come under the Public Health and Housing portfolio.  In respect of his Tourism and Culture portfolio, Councillor Jenkinson commended the opening of the new Leisure Village, the continuing success of the Open Air Theatre for which 68,758 tickets had already been sold for this season, and the large amount of sales generated through the new box office.  He also refuted claims made in recent election literature that the Tourist Information Centre and public conveniences had closed in Whitby.  Councillor Chatt thanked Councillor Nock, Portfolio Holder for Strategic Transport, Transport Services and ICT for addressing his constituents’ complaints about parking outside a school in Barrowcliff.  In reply to a question, Councillor Turner advised she would be seeking the Council’s support to join a local authority in Lincolnshire in lobbying the Government to reduce waiting times for GPs in rural areas.  Councillor Turner also commented that she expected to hear the outcome of the Community Led Local Development funding bid by July when she would report to the Cabinet.

RESOLVED that the Forward Plan be approved.

 

 

5.

Progress of Scrutiny of Executive Decisions

To receive an oral report by the Chief Executive.

Minutes:

Members were advised that there had been no call-ins of executive decisions since the last meeting on 16 May.

 

 

6.

Adoption of the Scarborough Borough Local Plan 2011-2032 pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To consider the report of the Director (TW) (reference 17/127), attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a report by the Director (TW) (Reference 17/127) in respect of the Scarborough Borough Local Plan 2011-2032.  Introducing the report, the Portfolio Holder, Councillor Plant commended the efforts of the Forward Planning Team and the Members Working Group in bringing this key strategic document to fruition through a long period involving substantial consultation with stakeholders and independent examination.  The Local Plan was integral to the ongoing regeneration of the Borough enshrining an ambitious growth agenda of 450 new homes per year, and put the Council in a good position vis-à-vis developers as one of the first local planning authorities to adopt the new style Local Plan. These congratulations were endorsed by other Cabinet Members and the Director, Mr Watson.

RESOLVED that the Cabinet recommends that the Council agrees to the adoption of the Scarborough Borough Local Plan 2011/32 under Regulation 26 of The Town & Country Planning (Local Planning)(England) Regulations 2012.

 

Reasons

The Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act (2004) and the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) require local planning authorities to prepare and adopt local plans documents that form part of the statutory development plan and are the basis for land use decisions, allocations and the determination of planning applications. Following the completion of the examination in public into the Local Plan, the appointed Planning Inspector has concluded that, subject to a series of recommended modifications, the Plan provides an appropriate basis for the planning of the Borough.

 

 

7.

Housing Strategy 2017-2021 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider the report of the Director (TW) (reference 17/082), attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a report by the Director (TW) (Reference 17/082) in respect of the new Housing Strategy 2017-2021.  Members commended the Housing team for producing an excellent piece of work which inter alia sought to build on the Council’s progress in delivering affordable housing in the Borough, in growing the Home Improvement Agency to support elderly and vulnerable people, and in driving up standards in the private rented sector through the new Selective Licensing Scheme.  Updating the report, the Housing Manager noted that the Homelessness Reduction Bill cited in paragraph 5.7 which had big implications for the Council, had now been enacted.

RESOLVED that the Cabinet recommends to Council the adoption of a new Housing Strategy for the Borough for the period 2017-2021.

 

Reasons

To ensure the Council has a robust plan in place to help meet housing need within the Borough.

 

 

8.

Performance Management Framework - Quarter 4 Report 2016-17 pdf icon PDF 322 KB

To consider the report of the Director (LD) (reference 17/136), attached. 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a report by the Director (LD) (Reference 17/136) in respect of the Council’s performance at the end of the final quarter of 2016/17.  With the permission of the Chairman, Councillor Cluer addressed the Cabinet, querying why in the Critical Success Factors proposed for 2017/18 in Appendix 2, there was no performance measure to reduce carbon emissions since this was central to the delivery of the Council’s Environmental Sustainability Strategy and Action Plan.  In reply, the Performance and Admin Manager undertook to add the delivery of this strategy to the proposed Critical Success Factors.

RESOLVED that the Cabinet:

(i) note the contents of the report

(ii) subject to the above amendment, approve the Council’s Critical Success Factors for 2017/18

 

Reasons

·         To provide information relating to Council performance for a rolling 12 month period to the end of the fourth quarter/year end of 2016/17, including monitoring of Performance Indicators, Critical Success Factors and the Council’s Significant Partnerships. 

·         To seek approval for the Council’s Critical Success Factors for 2017/18.

·         To ensure that the Council’s Corporate Service and Business planning processes are effective. 

·         In accordance with Government guidelines, details on the performance of the Council and its services must be made available through as many mechanisms as possible.

 

 

9.

Sands Development: Construction of a Mixed-Use Development (Including a Multiplex Cinema)

To consider the report of the Director (NE) (reference 17/135), attached. 

Minutes:

The Cabinet considered a report by the Director (NE) (Reference 17/135) in respect of the construction of a mixed use development as part of the Sands development.

RESOLVED that the Cabinet delegates authority to the Director (NE) in consultation with the Leader to enter the Council into a Supplemental Agreement with Benchmark Leisure Limited and Benchmark Properties Limited to facilitate the construction of a mixed use development comprising a multiplex cinema, commercial units, residential apartments and a multi-storey car park on the former Atlantis site on terms principally contained within this report.

 

Reasons

To provide the necessary authorisation to enable the Council and the developer to move forward with the Sands Development, in particular to secure the cinema operator for the development and the subsequent construction of the mixed use development comprising a multiplex cinema, commercial units, residential apartments and a multi-storey car park.

 

 

Director, Mr Trevor Watson

The Chairman ended the meeting by thanking the Director, Mr Watson for his contribution to the work of the Council at this his last Cabinet meeting.