Cabinet, Monday, 10 July 2017
This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet.
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 22 May 2017.
6 SOMERSET GROWTH PLAN 2017- 2030
The Somerset Growth Plan sets the vision for economic growth between 2017 and 2030; it will attract and guide investment, to overcome barriers and maximise sustainable growth from local opportunities, benefiting Somerset's communities, businesses and residents.
7 DRAFT MENDIP ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT STRATEGY 2017-2020
The draft Mendip Economic Development Strategy 2017-2020 seeks to build on this work, and will form the strategic framework for the delivery of future growth activities across the District, in a rapidly changing economic landscape.
8 EMPTY HOMES STRATEGY
The purpose of this strategy is to outline the Council's approach to assisting empty home owners and helping to bring their properties back into use, and when necessary intervene and make use of the powers in accordance with the Part 4 of the Housing Act 2004. It sets out what empty home owners can expect from the Council and its officers.
9 2016/17 QUARTER 4 BUDGET MONITORING AND OUTTURN REPORT
The report outlines the Budget Outturn position for 2016/17 and requests for Earmarked Reserves as part of the year end process. The figures, once approved will form an important element of the Statement of Accounts.
10 PROPOSALS TO ALTER THE SCRUTINY PROCESS WITHIN THE COUNCIL
Following concerns from across all parts of the Council regarding the effectiveness of the council's scrutiny process work has been carried out to identify ways in which the council can make scrutiny an integral part of the actions and business of the council.
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 the draft minutes of other Committees.
14 URGENT BUSINESS
To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.