Cabinet, Monday 10 April 2017
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet. The meeting will commence at 6.30 pm.
This document gives notice of decisions that will be made during private session. If you believe any of these decisions should be made in public session please contact the Committee Services team.
1 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS
Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
An induction loop is fitted in the Council Chamber. Anyone who is a hearing aid user should switch their hearing aid to position 'T'.
The Chair will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.
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 PREVIOUS MINUTES
To confirm the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 13 March 2017.
6 ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
The Deputy Leader of the Council will give a verbal update.
7 EQUALITY OBJECTIVES UPDATE
Mendip District Council is required by statute to review and establish organisational equality objectives. Our current objectives run from April 2016 to April 2018. This report outlines the progress made so far on these objectives.
8 AMENDMENT TO THE SCHEME OF DELEGATION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD PLANNING
The Council has a statutory duty to support Neighbourhood Plans pursuant to Section 61G(5) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 as applied to Neighbourhood Plans by Section 38A of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004) and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012.
Further to the recent imposition of deadlines to "make" the Plan it is proposed that the Scheme of Delegation is amended to allow Cabinet to execute this function.
9 RODE NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN
Rode Parish Council have prepared and submitted a Neighbourhood Plan for Rode and in line with the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012, the District Council has arranged an independent examination of the Plan and is now in receipt of the Examiner's Report.
The Report concludes that the Plan, as modified in line with the Examiner's recommendations, should proceed to referendum.
10 WELLS RECREATION GROUND TRUST - ENGAGEMENT OF A PROJECT DEVELOPMENT MANAGER FOR STAGE 1
This report updates Members on engaging a Project Development Manager for the Wells Recreation Ground Trust and recommends endorsement of the successful candidate.
The Project Development Manager will be engaged to deliver the Stage 1 tasks of the Project to improve the Bishop's Barn and Wells Recreation Ground. These tasks are the preparation and submission of an application to the Heritage Lottery Fund seeking development funding for the Bishop's Barn improvement project and also preparing a masterplan for the site. Both tasks require significant stakeholder engagement and wider public consultation.
REPORTS FOR INFORMATION
11 PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS
To note any recent Portfolio Holder Decisions.
12 FORWARD PLAN
To note the current Forward Plan.
13 MINUTES FOR INFORMATION
To note any draft minutes.
14 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.
EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS
15 EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC
Cabinet is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 14 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:
information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council)
16 SHAPE HOUSING
This report is to follow.