Agenda and decisions

Eastbourne Borough Council Cabinet
Monday, 16th March, 2020 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 5 February 2020 pdf icon PDF 162 KB

2.

Apologies for absence

3.

Declaration of members' interests

7.

Eastbourne and Lewes Community Safety Partnership – Annual Report (Eastbourne) pdf icon PDF 166 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Rebecca Whippy

Decision:

(Non-key decision):

 

That the Cabinet note the achievements and activities of the Eastbourne and Lewes Community Safety Partnership in 2019/20.

8.

Eastbourne Housing Strategy 2020 – 2024 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Alan Shuttleworth

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To consider the final draft of the EBC Housing Strategy 2020 – 2024 set out at Appendix 1 to the report.

 

(2) Subject to there being no requirement for significant amendments, to authorise the Deputy Chief Executive and Director of Regeneration and Planning to adopt the strategy and produce a formatted version for public release.

9.

Bandstand and Promenade Improvements pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Margaret Bannister

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree that £3 million be earmarked from the Council’s capital programme in order to support priority improvement works on the Bandstand and the adjacent promenade.

 

(2) To give approval to the commencement of the procurement processes to deliver the priority improvement works on the Bandstand and the adjacent promenade and delegation of the development and management of the procurement processes to be followed and authority to appoint the necessary contractors be given to the Director of Regeneration and Planning, such delegation to include approval to allowing exceptions to the council’s contract procedure rules should that become necessary.

10.

Seafront Lighting Reinstatement pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Jonathan Dow

Additional documents:

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

(1) To agree that funds up to the level already earmarked for the project within the Council’s capital programme be released to support seafront lighting reinstatement works

 

(2) To agree a waiver of the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules for necessary works in connection with reinstatement of the lighting and award the contract for works to the Council’s term electrical contractor, GM Monk;

 

(3) To authorise the Accountable Officer to sign a waiver of the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules to GM Monk in connection with these works.

11.

Completion of the Winter Garden redevelopment pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of Tourism and Enterprise

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Margaret Bannister

Decision:

(Budget and policy framework):

 

(1) To support Option 2 of the two proposals for completion that are offered and recommend to Full Council that Option 2 be agreed. The business plan commissioned by David Clarke Associates (DCA) 2015 identified that for the full income potential to be realised for Devonshire Park, all of the complex needed to be transformed to the same standard. The Winter Garden remains outstanding. We are seeking authority to agree a programme of works for the Winter Garden

 

(Key decision)

 

(2) To delegate responsibility for all contractual land procurement related decisions to the Director of Tourism & Enterprise (up to £3m in total spend).

12.

Housing Revenue Account Capital Budget Allocation - Bedfordwell Road pdf icon PDF 103 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 make an allocation in the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for £29m for the construction programme at Bedfordwell Road.

 

(2) To note the financial and legal advice provided within this report.

 

(3) To agree to delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration and Planning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing to:

 

(a) appropriate all or part of the land at Bedfordwell Road, in accordance with further financial and legal advice to be taken, from the General Fund to the HRA

 

(b) appropriate all or part of land at further sites as identified in paragraph 6.3 of the report, in accordance with further financial and legal advice to be taken, from the General Fund to the HRA.

 

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 Revenue Account Capital Budget Allocation - 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).

15.

Hampden Retail Park - Development Proposal

Report of Director of Regeneration and Planning

Lead Cabinet member: Councillor Colin Swansborough

 

Exempt information reasons 3 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and 5 - Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

 

Decision:

(Key decision):

 

To agree a revised allocation from the Council’s capital programme for a reduced development scheme at Hampden Retail Park as set out in the exempt report and to approve the associated development agent appointment and legal works.