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Cabinet - Glastonbury Town Deal, Monday 20 June 2022

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet at 6.30 pm.

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NOTICE OF DECISIONS

Icon for pdf Cabinet 20.06.22 - Notice of Decisions [128.58KB]

FULL AGENDA AND REPORTS

You may find it convenient to use this copy of the agenda and reports in one document.  Councillors may refer to the page numbers of this document when they consider the papers

Icon for pdf Cabinet Agenda and Reports Pack 20.06.22 - public papers [1.39MB]

AGENDA

Icon for pdf Item 00 Cabinet Agenda 20.06.22 - Glastonbury Town Deal [211.09KB]

1        CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
·       Welcome everyone to the meeting.
·       Please can all mobile phones be set to silent.
·       Please note the Council Chamber is fitted with a hearing loop and those with hearing aids should set their aids to the "T" position
·       Fire: There is no fire alarm test planned so if the alarm sounds we will evacuate the building: Please leave the building by the emergency exits, use the stairs not the lift, and make your way quickly but safely across the car park to the assembly point which is in Collett Park.

2        APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE 
To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.

3        DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST 

4        PUBLIC PARTICIPATION   
a)    Items on the agenda
b)    Items not on the agenda

5        QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS

Icon for pdf Item 005 Questions from Members [113.32KB]
Questions need to have been submitted to the Chief Executive 10 working days in advance of the Cabinet meeting to which they are to be submitted.  All questions must relate to the terms of reference of Cabinet and actions taken by individual Portfolio Holders, in accordance with the provisions of the Council's constitution.

6        GLASTONBURY TOWN DEAL - PROJECT CONFIRMATION FOLLOWING DEVELOPMENT OF BUSINESS CASES

Icon for pdf Item 006 Glastonbury Town Deal - Project Confirmation following development of Business Cases [215.98KB]
This paper relates to the Glastonbury Town Deal (GTD).

•          Glastonbury is one of 101 Towns selected by Government to bid for up to £25mfrom the Towns' Fund to support growth and reduce deprivation

•          Accelerator Projects (£0.5m), submitted in August 2020 have been completed, including renovation of part of Building C of the Red Brick Building, the Glastonbury Way, St Edmunds Hall, Herbies Field and Town Centre refurbishments

•          The Town Investment Plan (TIP) for £24.5m was submitted on 29 January 2021 and makes the case for considerable government investment, to improve the indices of deprivation and 'level-up' the town as a whole.

•          Government agreed the projects in June 2021 and then the Treasury Green Book Business Case has been completed for the projects, as required.

This paper presents 10 of the 11 projects. The final project is scheduled to be considered on 4 July 2022, as a short extension has been agreed with Government for that  project. These projects have been reviewed by the Glastonbury Town Deal Board, Scrutiny Task & Finish Group and the S151 Officer. 

Other organisations that have reviewed the projects are listed withint he Project Summary Documents at Appendix A.  This contains exempt information.  Members of the Cabinet have also been supplied with full Business Cases for each of the projects.  This information is also exempt.  If Members wish to discuss any of the information contained in Appendix A or the Business Cases then they will need to resolve to exclude the press and public from the meeting.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

Cabinet may be asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the discussion of the Appendices in relation to item 6 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972, as amended) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:

Category 3

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).

7       ESTABLISHMENT OF AN IMPLEMENTATION BOARD IN SOMERSET FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT REORGANISATION

Icon for pdf Item 007 LGR Implementation Board Proposal [105.59KB]
Icon for pdf Item 007a Appendix 1 Terms of Reference - Somerset LGR Implementation Board [151.77KB]
Cabinet is being asked to appoint Members to serve on theLGR Implementation Board, whose purpose is to ensure that the creation of the new unitary Council for Somerset is carried out efficiently and that the related decisions of the five councils are collaborative, transparent and democratically accountable.

8       PROPOSED GENERAL CONSENT AND SPECIFIC CONSENTS PROCESS IN RESPONSE TO DIRECTION ISSUED UNDER SECTION 24 OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT AND PUBLIC INVOLVEMENT IN HEALTH ACT 2007

Icon for pdf Item 008 LGR Section 24 Cabinet Report [115.03KB]
Icon for pdf Item 008a Appendix 1 S24 Direction [180.45KB]
Icon for pdf Item 008b Appendix 2 Proposed General Consent and Specific Consents [141.39KB]
Icon for pdf Item 008f Appendix 6 Annex D - Levelling Up bid [273.61KB]
Cabinet is asked to consider the Proposed General Consent and Specific Consents process in response to the Direction issued by the Secretary of State under Section 24 of the Local Government and Public Involvement in Health Act 2007, which will help to ensure that the creation of the new unitary Council for Somerset is carried out efficiently and that the related decisions of the five councils are collaborative, transparent and democratically accountable.

Appendices 3, 4 and 5 relating to this document contain exempt information.  If Members wish to discuss any of the information contained within Appendices 3, 4 or 5 then they will need to resolve exclude the press and public from the meeting.

 

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

Cabinet may be asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during the discussion of Appendices 3, 4 or 5 in relation to item 8, on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972, as amended) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:

Category 3

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).

 

9        URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent

 

CIRCULATION OF PAPERS
In accordance with Section 100B(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended, reports and documents relating to items 6 and 8 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council.

 

 

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