Decisions

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Decisions published

10/06/2019 - North Street Quarter - scheme delivery ref: 513    For Determination

The report will update on progress towards delivery of the North Street Quarter and make recommendations in respect of third party land and property interests to be acquired as part of the scheme.

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 15/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To note progress in respect of the Land Collaboration Agreement (LCA) between the two landowners - Lewes District Council and North Street Quarter (NSQ) Ltd. and programme for NSQ Ltd’s appointment of a Developer.

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development, Chief Finance Officer and Assistant Director – Legal & Democratic Services, to acquire various third party interests at the NSQ site.

 

(3) To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, Cabinet Member for Strategic Development, Chief Finance Officer and the Assistant Director – Legal & Democratic Services to enter into a pre-emption agreement to acquire the affordable housing element of the North Street Quarter project.  This acquisition would be in addition to the previous authority granted by Cabinet to acquire the Health Hub and Car Park from the scheme.

 

(4) To allocate funding towards the costs of discharging the pre-commencement planning conditions for Phases 2 and 3 of the scheme.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Beverley Lucas


10/06/2019 - Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy 2019/2020 ref: 512    For Determination

The new policy will align the policies for EBC and LDC.  The main changes are:-

 

·         No longer covering non-dependant deductions as eligible costs for a Discretionary Housing Payment

·         We will take into account if  there is a  for the rent and whether the guarantor has been approached with regards to paying arears

·         Taking into account if the landlord has insurance against rent arrears.

 

Decision Maker: Lewes District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/06/2019 - Lewes District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 15/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To adopt the revised policy for Lewes District Council, subject to the removal of bullet point 5 at section 4.1 of the policy, as recommended by the Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 7 February 2019.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angy Weaver


05/06/2019 - Enabling Community Assets – Royal Hippodrome Theatre and Langney Playing Fields ref: 510    For Determination

Update on the Council’s asset investments.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree in principle to the transfer of the freehold of the Royal Hippodrome Theatre to The Royal Hippodrome Theatre Eastbourne CIC (company number 09353373) and in principle to the transfer of Langney Playing Fields to Acorns Charitable Trust.

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, any other Cabinet member who indicates an interest and Chief Finance Officer to agree the final disposal terms subject to:

 

(i) a red book valuation undertaken by a RICS qualified Person for both assets and

 

(ii) further legal due diligence and exploration of the potential for including restrictive covenants controlling the future use of the properties and overage clauses enabling the Council to share in any future increase in value in the properties realised after the properties have been sold. The scope of the delegation to the Director to include the potential for disposal at an under value in accordance with circular 06 of 2003 where it is considered that this will help to secure the promotion or improvement of the economic, social or environmental well-being of the Council’s area.

 

(3) To authorise the Director of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, any other Cabinet member who indicates an interest and Chief Finance Officer to undertake all actions required to complete the disposal of the properties above including authorising completion of legal documentation.

 

(4) To note that a further report will be submitted to Cabinet in the Autumn of 2019 setting out the Council’s approach and policy towards community assets.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jessica Haines


05/06/2019 - Discretionary Housing Payment (DHP) Policy 2019/2020 ref: 506    For Determination

The new policy will align the policies for EBC and LDC.  The main changes are:-

 

·         No longer covering non-dependant deductions as eligible costs for a Discretionary Housing Payment

·         We will take into account if  there is a  for the rent and whether the guarantor has been approached with regards to paying arears

·         Taking into account if the landlord has insurance against rent arrears.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To adopt the Revised Policy for Eastbourne Borough Council.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angy Weaver


05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Town Centre Business Improvement District ref: 509    For Determination

Your Eastbourne BID (Business Improvement District) is in the process of preparing a BID proposal which will go to a ballot in July 2019. The proposal sets out the additional services and enhancements the BID company will provide above a baseline of services that the council and its partners already provide Businesses within the Town Centre BID boundary. Businesses will vote on whether to approve the BID proposal and Levy.

 

A levy of 1.5% of the properties rateable value will be made and collected annually through the Business Rates system by the Council. It is anticipated the levy will generate £1.5m over the entire 5 year period of the BID.

 

Cabinet will be required to approve the business plan and to instruct the Council’s returning Officer to proceed with the ballot in conjunction with the ballot contractor.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) That the Business Improvement District (BID) Plan as set out at appendix 1 to the report be approved.

 

(2) To approve the BID ballot date and to authorise the Council’s Returning Officer (as ‘ballot holder’) to proceed with the ballot and require the Functional Lead for Growth and Prosperity to supply up to date rating list information to the ballot contractor.

 

(3) That the Chief Finance Officer be given delegated authority to:-

 

i. determine the statement of baseline services and baseline agreement annually.

 

ii. operate a BID revenue account and pass over monies to the BID company.

 

(4) To confirm that the expected costs of the ballot (c. £3,400) would be met by the Council.

 

(5) To agree that the initial ‘one off’ software costs required to collect the levy (c. £22,500) would be met by the Council.

 

(6) To agree that the Council would pay the estimated annual

BID levy cost (c. £5,600) for Council owned properties within the BID boundary.

 

(7) That the Director of Service Delivery be given delegated authority to:-

 

i. approve the operating agreement.

 

ii. vote in favour of the BID area in respect of the Council owned properties that fall within the BID area.

 

iii. administer, bill and collect the levies under the BID scheme.

 

iv. review the costs associated with the Council’s administration and collection of the BID levy at the end of year 1, should the ballot be successful.

 

(8) To note that the Council’s reasonable costs of collecting the levy and the associated financial management costs would be recoverable from the BID levy monies, as specified in paragraph 8.4 of the report.

 

(9) To note that the Council’s Returning Officer be permitted to delegate his responsibilities to others and that he has engaged the services of the Electoral Reform Services Ltd to undertake the ballot on his behalf.

Wards affected: Devonshire; Meads; Upperton;

Lead officer: Nick Ducatel


05/06/2019 - Local Employment and Training Grants Programme ref: 507    For Determination

To approve a Local Employment and Training Grants Programme utilising S106 developer monitoring monies

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To approve a Local Employment and Training Grants Programme utilising S106 monitoring contributions.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Sharp, Sara Taylor


05/06/2019 - Redundancy and redeployment ref: 511    For Determination

To receive a report (if submitted to this meeting) giving details of employees currently subject to this policy and related financial implications. The redundancy and redeployment policy with its associated procedures is a change management process within the Council designed to provide appropriate corporate assessment, support and learning interventions for those whose substantive posts are under threat.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) That the actions taken to manage implications of change for displaced individuals be noted.

 

(2) That the financial implications of severance for those identified in the event that redeployment was not secured by the relevant date be agreed.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Knight


05/06/2019 - Downland Whole Estate Plan ref: 505    For Determination

For Cabinet to note progress on the Whole Estate Plan and consider agreement of the Council’s vision for the Downland Estate.

Decision Maker: Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/06/2019 - Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet

Decision published: 06/06/2019

Effective from: 14/06/2019

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) That progress on the Downland Whole Estate Plan be noted.

 

(2) To agree the draft vision set out at paragraph 2.2 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Langridge Kemp