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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 11.00 am

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

Contact: Jane Palmer  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

126.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

127.

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.

Minutes:

None were declared.

128.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12 December 2018.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12 December 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12 December 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

129.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 84 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.

Minutes:

Public questions were submitted by Mr C Lemon relating to speeding issues in the Radbrook area of Shrewsbury and by S Mulloy relating to Mardol House. 

 

The response to Mr Lemon was provided by the Portfolio Holder for Transport and Highways and it was noted that the response to Mr Mulloy, who was not able to be present, would be sent to him after the meeting.

130.

Member Questions

To receive any questions of which members of the Council have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00pm on Friday 11 January 2019.

Minutes:

Councillor J Dean asked a question relating to the current Preferred Sites Consultation documents and the scoping of the sustainability objectives into criteria as part of the Local Plan review.  The Portfolio Holder for Planning and Housing Development provided a response; the question and response form part of the formal record of the meeting.

131.

Scrutiny Items

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

Minutes:

There were no scrutiny items for consideration.

132.

Draft Private Rented Sector Housing Enforcement Policy Introducing Civil Penalties and Rent Repayment Orders for Consultation pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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

 

Report of the Director of Public Health

 

Contact: Professor Rod Thomson            Tel: 01743 258918

Decision:

RESOLVED:

i)          That the draft “Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy” as set out in Appendix 1 be approved for consultation

ii)         That the Regulatory Services Operations Manager undertake an eight week period of consultation, the feedback from which and the proposed policy be brought back before Cabinet for further consideration prior to presentation to Council for adoption.

 

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Adult Services, Health and Social Housing presented a report from the Director of Public Health on the draft Private Sector Housing and Enforcement Policy that had been produced and would be subject to an eight-week consultation period. 

 

He explained that the Policy had been drawn up to reflect new powers given to Local Authorities under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to impose civil penalties of up to £3,000 as an alternative to prosecution and the extension of rent repayment orders.  He stated that these measures would help the Council tackle rogue and irresponsible landlords but stressed that Shropshire landlords were generally of a very high standard.

 

RESOLVED:

i)          That the draft “Private Sector Housing Enforcement Policy” as set out in Appendix 1 be approved for consultation

ii)         That the Regulatory Services Operations Manager undertake an eight-week period of consultation, the feedback from which and the proposed policy be brought back before Cabinet for further consideration prior to presentation to Council for adoption.

 

 

133.

Shropshire Schools Funding Formula 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Lead Member – Councillor N Bardsley – Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People

 

Report of the Director of Children’s Services

 

Contact: Karen Bradshaw              Tel: 01743 254201

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation of the Shropshire Schools Forum on the funding formula for Shropshire schools for the financial year 2019/20 for maintained schools and the academic year 2019/20 for academies, be accepted.

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader joined the meeting from this point.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People presented a report from the Director of Children’s Services setting out the proposals agreed by the Shropshire Schools Forum on 22 November 2018 on the funding formula for 2019/20.

 

The Deputy Portfolio Holder for Education had attended the Shropshire Schools Forum meeting and drew particular attention to the Appendix detailing the particular issues that had been considered at the Forum meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the recommendation of the Shropshire Schools Forum on the funding formula for Shropshire schools for the financial year 2019/20 for maintained schools and the academic year 2019/20 for academies, be accepted.

134.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

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.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

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.

135.

Exempt Minutes

To approve as a correct record and sign the exempt Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12 December 2018.

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the confidential Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12 December 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the confidential Minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 12 December 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Leader.

 

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