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Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: THIS IS A VIRTUAL MEETING - PLEASE USE THE LINK ON THE AGENDA TO LISTEN TO THE MEETING. View directions

Contact: Amanda Holyoak  Senior Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

83.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

An apology for absence were received from Councillor Robert Macey.

84.

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

Minutes:

None were declared

85.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 29 April 2020, attached

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 29 April 2020 be approved as a true record and signed by the Leader

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes if the meeting held on 29 April 2020 be approved as a true record and signed by the Leader

86.

Public Question Time pdf icon PDF 283 KB

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 not later than 1.00pm on 28 May 2020

Minutes:

A public question relating to cycling and walking in local communities was received from Rob Wilson

 

A public question relating to the North West Relief Road was received from Peter Welch

 

The full questions and responses provided are attached to the signed minutes and are available on the webpage for the meeting

87.

Member Question Time pdf icon PDF 359 KB

To receive any questions of which Members have given due notice, the deadline for notification for this meeting is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 27 May 2020

Minutes:

Member questions were received as follows:

 

relating to the implementation of 20mph speed limit outside schools received from Councillor Dan Morris.

 

relating to the help available to small businesses in small market towns to enable them to resume business received from Councillor David Turner.

 

relating to the provision of a multi storey car park in Bridgnorth received from Councillors Les Winwood, Elliot Lynch, William Parr and Christian Lea.

 

relating to the sale of the former Training Centre on Racecourse Crescent received from Councillor David Vasmer.

 

relating to the opening of LA maintained schools received from Councillor Brian Williams

 

relating to the introduction of a vehicle weight restriction on Crow Lane Childs Ercall  received from Councillor Rob Gittins

 

The questions and responses provided are attached to the signed minutes and are available on the webpage for the meeting

 

 

 

88.

Scrutiny Items pdf icon PDF 480 KB

Report of the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee –  Report of Signs, Boards and Banners Task and Finish Group attached

 

Chair of Performance Management Scrutiny Committee:  Cllr Claire Wild

 

Contact:  Danial Webb, Overview and Scrutiny Officer, tel 01743 258509

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the report and recommendations of the Signs, Boards and Banners Task and Finish Group be noted and in view of the Covid-19 situation be reviewed in approximately 12 months time.

Minutes:

The Chair of the Performance Management Committee, Councillor Claire Wilde introduced the report and thanked the Task and Finish Group for their hard work.  She commented that the recommendations had been rather superseded by the current Covid 19 outbreak.

 

The Chair of the Signs, Boards and Banners Task and Finish Group, Councillor Joyce Barrow commented that it had been a very thorough piece of work that had been carried out in very different times and suggested that the recommendations should be reviewed once the impact of the Covid 19 outbreak could be assessed.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Communities, Place Planning and Regulatory Services commented that the High Street may be very different once the Covid 19 outbreak was over and proposed that the recommendations be reviewed once the full effect of the virus had been established.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the report and recommendations of the Signs, Boards and Banners Task and Finish Group be noted and in view of the Covid-19 situation be reviewed in approximately 12 months time.

89.

West Midlands Design Charter pdf icon PDF 235 KB

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

 

Report of Director of Place attached

 

Contact: Mark Barrow 01743 258916

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet endorses the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Design Charter, attached at Appendix 1, and acknowledges that this can be taken into account as a material consideration to inform planning decisions and to inform policy development, notably the review of the Local Plan

 

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Communities, Place Planning and Regulatory Services introduced the report which sought to endorse the West Midlands Combined Authority Design Charter which would enable it to be used to inform planning decisions and policy development especially the review of the Local Plan. He stated that the purpose of the Charter was to improve design quality across the region.  He drew members attention to the 12 principles contained within the Charter.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet endorses the West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) Design Charter, attached at Appendix 1, and acknowledges that this can be taken into account as a material consideration to inform planning decisions and to inform policy development, notably the review of the Local Plan

 

90.

Quarter 4 2019/20 Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 565 KB

Lead member:  Councillor Lee Chapman, Portfolio Holder - Organisational Transformation and Digital Infrastructure

 

Report of Intelligence and Insight Manager attached

 

Contact:  Tom Dodds 01743 258913

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To consider the emerging issues in this report

 

To review the performance portal and identify any performance areas that they would like to consider in greater detail or refer to the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

The Portfolio Holder for Organisational Transformation and Digital Infrastructure presented the report which set out Council’s Performance against its key Outcomes for Quarter 4 2019/20.  He stated that the reporting period covered the major flooding that had occurred in February and the start of the Covid 19 crisis and associated lockdown.  He informed the meeting that due to the lockdown the use of theatres, leisure centres and libraries had reduced. He informed members that levels of recycling had reduced due to the closure of the Household Recycling Centres and paid tribute to all the crews that had enabled the continuation of kerbside collections, and to all those staff that had enabled essential services to continue.

 

RESOLVED:

 

To consider the emerging issues in this report

 

To review the performance portal and identify any performance areas to consider in greater detail or refer to the Performance Management Scrutiny Committee.

91.

Exclusion of 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 the consideration of the following items

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That 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 the consideration of the following items

92.

Housing Revenue Account Sewage Treatment Plants - Future Management Report

Lead Member: Councillor Robert Macey - Portfolio Holder for Housing and Strategic Planning

 

Report of Director of Place

 

Contact:  Mark Barrow 01743 258916

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the recommendation in the report be approved.

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Assets, Economic Growth and Regeneration introduced the report which set out options for the future management of the Council’s 26 sewage treatment plants (STPs) held by the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).

 

RESOLVED

 

That the recommendation in the report be approved.

 

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