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Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 4th September, 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

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 August 2019, attached

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 14 August 2019 be approved and signed as a correct record by the Chairman.

4.

Public Question Time

To receive any questions from members of the public, notice of which has been given in accordance with Procedure Rule 14.  Deadline for notification is no later than 48 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting which is 11.00 am on Monday 2 September 2019.

6.

Member Question Time pdf icon PDF 51 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 30 August 2019

7.

Scrutiny Items

8.

New School Provision in West Shrewsbury pdf icon PDF 133 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Ed Potter – Portfolio Holder for Children’s Services

 

Report of Director of Children’s Services

 

Contact:  Karen Bradshaw, 01743 254201

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To agree that a resolution go to Council on 19 September 2019 to activate clause 7 of the Third Schedule in the S106 agreement by the serving of a notice on the landowner of the Council’s intention to construct 2 new schools on part of the community land at Bowbrook, and to initiate discussions with the landowner on the transfer of the land via a 999-year lease.

 

9.

Approval of Changes to Parking Strategy pdf icon PDF 155 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Davenport – Cabinet Member for Highways and Car Parking

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  01743 258916

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1  That authority is given to proceed with the required public consultations to enable implementation of the following amendments to the parking strategy.

 

i

Changes to the geographical boundaries for qualification for residents on-street permits to the existing Red zone and Blue area residents parking schemes in Ludlow are assessed and implemented if after full consultation any changes are deemed appropriate.

 

ii

To introduce concessions that allow, in appropriate circumstances entitlement by residents who hold on-street parking permits to also park within approved specified carparks that are in close proximity to on-street residents parking schemes.

 

iii

That all loading bays across the county excluding shared use bays should operate 24 hours a day 7 days a week.

 

iv

That when the number of on-street parking spaces available in any residents parking scheme is less than the number of properties, the on-street residents parking permit criteria restricting allocation to one permit per property, registered in the scheme, be increased to 2 permits per property subject to the completion of a residents survey where 51% or more of the returns indicate a preference and the local Member/s is/are in support.

 

v

To assist with the excessive demand for season tickets in some popular carparks it is proposed that the specified maximum number of resident permit and season ticket thresholds for all off street carparks are combined to give an overall maximum threshold for each carpark.

 

vi

That annual permit concessions for holiday let properties located within an on-street residents parking scheme be provided. Entitlement to be one digital permit per holiday let property at a cost of £100 per permit which is equivalent to the cost of a residents on street permit.

 

vii

That the times of operation of the evening /overnight tariffs on Mondays to Saturdays in Raven Meadows multi storey car park, Shrewsbury are brought forward to by 2 hours to apply between the hours of 6.00pm and 8.00am.

 

viii

That on Mondays to Saturdays in Raven Meadows multi storey car park, Shrewsbury a 2 hour rather than the existing 3-hour tariff cap to the evening /overnight tariffs should apply.

 

 

2  That the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, be given delegated authority to consider the outcomes of the consultation decide whether to implement recommendations i to viii following the public consultation, and to make, publish and confirm any TRO changes required as a result of the implementation of any of the proposed changes to the Strategy.

 

3  That the following amendments to the parking strategy are approved and implemented:

i

That digital tickets (primarily pay by mobile) are added as an additional payment option to the on-street pay and display service.

 

ii

That Shropshire Council absorb the convenience fee on all digital ticket payments

 

4  That the proposal for season tickets to be made available on the Shrewsbury Park and Ride service with an annual season ticket tariff of £200 per annum is considered within the on-going review of the service.

 

 

 

10.

Application by Bishop's Castle Town Council for Bishop's Castle to be considered as a Neighbourhood Area pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Gwilym Butler – Portfolio Holder for Communities, Place Planning and Regulatory Services

 

Report of Mark Barrow, Director of Place attached

 

Contact:  01743 258916

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1  To agree the proposed Neighbourhood Area identified on the map in Appendix 2, covering the Parish of Bishop’s Castle as an appropriate basis for the development of a Neighbourhood Plan and notifies Bishop’s Castle Town Council accordingly.

2  To agree that if the proposed Neighbourhood Area is approved, Bishops Castle Town Council will be able to prepare a Neighbourhood Plan for that area, which will be subject to public consultation, examination and local referendum as set out in Neighbourhood Planning Regulations 2012 as amended.  Assuming any subsequent local referendum is successful, Shropshire Council’s full Council will then be asked to adopt the final version of the Neighbourhood Plan.

 

11.

Annual Treasury Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance attached

 

Contact:  James Walton tel 01743 255011

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To accept the position as set out in the report

12.

Financial Monitoring Report Quarter 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance attached

 

Contact:  James Walton, 01743 255011

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To note that at the end of Quarter 1 (30 June 2019), the full year revenue forecast is a potential overspend of £7.955m.

 

To consider the impact of this on the Council’s General Fund Balance

13.

Treasury Management Update Quarter 1 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Lead Member – Councillor David Minnery – Portfolio Holder for Finance and Corporate Support

 

Report of James Walton, Director of Finance, Governance and Assurance

 

Contact:  01743 255011

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To accept the position set out in the report

14.

Proposed Compulsory Purchase of Land at Shrewsbury Flax Mill Maltings pdf icon PDF 170 KB

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Charmley – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Assets, Economic Growth and Regeneration

 

Report of Director of Place, attached

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow, 01743 258916

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To resolve, subject to consideration of the matters set out in this report and the prior completion of the proposed CPO Indemnity Agreement (CPOIA) to make a compulsory purchase order pursuant to powers under sections 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as amended) and section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous    Provisions) Act 1976 for the acquisition of the land and new rights for the purposes of creating a car parking area with improved accessibility areas to the site because it is considered that the acquisition will facilitate the carrying out of the development or redevelopment or improvement on or in relation to the land, and the development, redevelopment or improvement is likely to contribute to the promotion or improvement of the economic, social and environmental well-being of Shrewsbury and the surrounding district.

 

Cabinet to authorise the Director of Legal and Democratic Services to carry out the functions set out in (a), (b) (c), (d), (e), (f), (g) and (h) below and to authorise the Executive Director of Place to carry out the functions set out in (b), (c), (d), (e) and (h) below:

 

(a)  To negotiate and enter into the CPOIA;

(b)  Subject to the completion of the CPOIA and subject to the requirements of the CPOIA, to take all steps to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the Compulsory Purchase Order (“Order”) including the publication and service of all notices and the promotion of the council’s case at any public inquiry;

(c)   To make any amendments, deletions or additions to the land identified in this report to be subject to the Order (“Order Land”) as to include and describe all interests in land and rights required to facilitate the carrying out of the development;

 

(d)  To identify and acquire interests and new rights required to facilitate delivery of the development at the Flax Mill either by agreement or compulsorily pursuant to the Order (including pursuant to any blight notices as appropriate) including conduct of negotiations, making provision for the payment of compensation;

(e)  To negotiate, agree terms and enter into agreements with interested parties including agreements for the withdrawal of blight notices and/or the withdrawal of objections to the Order and/or undertakings not to enforce the Order on specified terms, including where appropriate removing land or rights from the Order, making provisions for the payment of compensation;

 

(f)    In the event the Order is confirmed, to advertise and give notice of confirmation and thereafter to take all steps to implement the Order including, as applicable in accordance with the CPOIA to execute General Vesting Declarations and/or to serve Notices to treat and Notices of Entry in respect of the acquisition of interests and rights over the Order Land;    

 

(g)  To take all steps in relation to any legal proceedings relating to the Order including defending or settling claims referred to the Lands Tribunal and/or applications to the courts and any appeals; and

(h)  To retain and/or appoint external professional advisers and consultants to  ...  view the full decision text for item 14.

15.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To resolve that, in accordance with the provision 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

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That in accordance with the provision 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 Agenda item 10

16.

Rural Entrepreneurship and Competitiveness Investment Programme Phase 1 (Bishop's Castle Business Park)

Lead Member – Councillor Steve Charmley – Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Assets, Economic Growth and Regeneration

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact Mark Barrow, tel 01743 258916

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To agree the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

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