Agenda and decisions

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet
Wednesday, 11th September, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Court Room at Eastbourne Town Hall, Grove Road, BN21 4UG

Contact: Committee Services on 01323 415021 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 128 KB

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Declaration of members' interests

7.

Corporate performance - quarter 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Part A - Corporate Performance

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Colin Swansborough

 

Part B - Financial Performance

Report of Chief Finance Officer

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Stephen Holt

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision)

 

(1) To note the achievements and progress against Corporate Plan priorities for 2019-20, as set out in Part A of this report.

 

(2) To agree the General Fund, HRA and Collection Fund financial performance for the quarter, as set out in part B of the report.

 

(3) To approve the amended capital programme as set out in appendix 4 of the report.

8.

Climate emergency resolution pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

That £36k per annum be approved towards the cost of a dedicated post, shared with Lewes District Council, to develop and support the delivery of a Climate Change Strategy.

9.

Pesticide policy and pollinator strategy pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Report of Director of Service Delivery

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To approve the Pesticide Policy for adoption.

 

(2) To approve the Pollinator Strategy for adoption.

10.

Access Audit pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Rebecca Whippy

 

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

(1) To approve plans for an Access Audit.

 

(2) To approve the establishment of an Access Accreditation Scheme for Eastbourne.

11.

Sovereign Energy Centre pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To agree a budget of up to £115k to carry out additional feasibility and design work for a stand alone energy centre at the Sovereign Centre site; this could potentially provide low carbon heat sourced from the embedded energy in the nearby sewer network. If viable, a decision to invest will be considered at the February 2020 Cabinet.

12.

Housing delivery update: Bedfordwell Road pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Alan Shuttleworth

 

(This report contains an exempt appendix. Any discussion of this must take place at item 14 following exclusion of the public.)

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration & Planning in consultation with the Portfolio holder for Housing and the Chief Finance Officer to move the development of the Bedfordwell Road scheme through to Stage 2 of the Clear Sustainable Futures (CSF) process to allow the Council to fully understand the financial and delivery options for the site.

 

(2) To delegate authority to the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with the Council Leader to release £1.218m from the existing scheme capital allocation to meet the costs of progressing the development of the scheme through to Stage 2 with CSF.

 

(3) To bring a further report back to Cabinet once the Council has reached Stage 2 and are in a position to report comprehensively on the financial viability of the scheme and to determine the best way of proceeding for tax efficiency purposes and agree a budget in the Housing Revenue Account and/or General Fund.

13.

Exclusion of the public

The Chief Executive considers that discussion of the following items is likely to disclose exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 and may therefore need to take place in private session. The exempt information reasons are shown beneath the items listed below. Furthermore, in relation to paragraph 10 of Schedule 12A, it is considered that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. (The requisite notices having been given under regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.)

 

(Note: Exempt papers are printed on pink paper).

14.

Housing delivery update: Bedfordwell Road - Exempt appendix 1

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Alan Shuttleworth

 

Exempt information reason 3 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).