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Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 20th March, 2019 11.00 am

Venue: Shrewsbury Room, Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, Shropshire, SY2 6ND

Contact: Amanda Holyoak  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Members are reminded that they must not participate in the discussion or voting on any matter in which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest and should leave the room prior to the commencement of the debate.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the Cabinet meetings held on 27 February 2019 and 6 March 2019, attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meetings held on 27 February 2019 and 6 March 2019 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

4.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To receive any questions or petitions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  Deadline for notification for this meeting is no later than 24 hours prior to the start of the meeting. 

5.

Member Question Time pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To receive any questions of which members of the Council have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00 pm on Friday 15 March 2019.

6.

Scrutiny Items

To consider any scrutiny issues from Council or any of the Scrutiny Committees

7.

North Midlands Adoption & Permanency Partnership pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Lead Member – Nick Bardsley – Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People

 

Report of Director of Children’s Services attached

 

Contact:  Karen Bradshaw, 01743 254201

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

that Cabinet acknowledge the statutory requirement to be part of a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) by the 1st April 2020, as set out in the Education and Adoption Act 2016.

 

that Cabinet approve the formation of a Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) between Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council.

 

that Cabinet approves the Outline Business Case (OBC) which sets out the ambition of Staffordshire County Council, Stoke-on-Trent City Council, Shropshire Council and Telford & Wrekin Council to go beyond adoption and develop a regional model of wider permanence which includes Fostering, Connected Persons and Special Guardianship Orders (SGO).

 

 

8.

Proposed Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing pdf icon PDF 195 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Lee Chapman, Portfolio Holder for Adult Services, Health and Social Housing

 

Report of Director of Public Health

 

Contact:  Rod Thomson, 01743 253934

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

that Cabinet approves the proposed Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy 2019 - 2023, as set out in Appendix 1, and agrees that it is adopted by the Council and implemented with effect from the 1 April 2019.

 

9.

Proposed Closure of Shropshire Council Bring Bank Sites pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Lead Member – Gwilym Butler – Portoflio Holder for Community and Place Planning

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow, tel 01743 258916

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

that Cabinet approves the closure and removal of the Shropshire Council owned Bring Bank sites,

and the budget for this service is removed.

 

10.

Market Drayton Neighbourhood Development Plan pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Lead Member – Robert Macey – Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow, tel 01743 258916

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

that Cabinet agrees the conclusions of the Examiner’s report into the Market Drayton Neighbourhood Development (Appendix 1) and that the plan in its current form should NOT proceed to referendum, and that this resolution be communicated through a decision notice published by Shropshire Council.

that Cabinet agrees that Shropshire Council, Market Drayton Town Council and other relevant Parish Councils continue to work constructively together to determine the most appropriate means of delivering the objectives of the draft Neighbourhood Development Plan. 

 

11.

Woore Neighbourhood Development Plan pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Lead Member – Robert Macey – Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow, tel 01743 258916

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Woore Neighbourhood Development meets the ‘basic conditions’ and all other legal requirements as summarised in the Independent Examiner’s Report, subject to the modifications proposed in the Schedule of Modifications (Appendix 2)

That the required modifications be agreed to the Woore Neighbourhood Development Plan and that the Woore Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum Version (March 2019) proceed to referendum. 

That the referendum area be that as defined as the designated area to which the Neighbourhood Development Plan relates, i.e. the Woore parish boundary.

That the Executive Director for Place be authorised to exercise all the relevant powers and duties and undertake necessary arrangements for the Woore Neighbourhood Development Plan Referendum Version (March 2019) to now proceed to Referendum and for the Referendum to take place asking the question ‘whether the voter wants Shropshire Council to use this neighbourhood plan for the Woore Neighbourhood Plan area to help it decide planning applications in this neighbourhood area’. 

 

12.

Shropshire Local Plan Review - Strategic Development Sites pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Lead Member – Robert Macey – Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow, tel 01743 258916

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet approves the principle of further engagement with the proposers, neighbouring authorities, local communities and other relevant stakeholders to develop positive redevelopment proposals of strategic sites at the former Ironbridge Power Station at Buildwas and Clive Barracks at Tern Hill. These will then be brought forward for Cabinet to consider as part of the Local Plan Review Preferred Strategic Sites consultation later in 2019;

 

That Cabinet approves in principle the potential to explore the benefits to Shropshire of accepting a proportion of unmet development needs from the Black Country Authorities, and to engage further with the proposers of land near Junction 3 of the M54; neighbouring authorities; local communities; and other relevant stakeholders to develop positive proposals to meet these development needs and provide local employment opportunities. This will then be brought forward for Cabinet to consider as part of the Local Plan Review Preferred Strategic Sites consultation later in 2019.

 

13.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To resolve that, in accordance with the provisions of Schedule 12A of the Local

Government Act 1972 and Paragraph 10.4 (3) of the Council’s Access to Information

Rules, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the

following item/s.

14.

Housing Revenue Account - Purchase of Development Land Weston Rhyn

Lead Member – Lee Chapman – Portfolio Holder for Adult Services, Health and Social Housing

 

Report of Director of Place, TO FOLLOW

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow, tel 01743 258916

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

that the recommendations in the exempt report of the Director of Place be approved.

 

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