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Cabinet, Monday 10 January 2022

This meeting will be held at 6.30pm. This will be a virtual meeting.


IMPORTANT NOTICE

In light of the Government's most up to date guidance and rising Covid numbers, the Leader of the Council has agreed that this meeting should not meet physically but be replaced by an informal meeting of the Cabinet.  The informal meeting of the Cabinet will be held completely virtually. 

Virtual meetings cannot make formal decisions.  Instead, the informal meeting will act as a consultative meeting, making recommendations on each of the items put before them, and the Chief Executive will be asked to decide on them in line with the Cabinet's recommendations using his emergency delegation.  This arrangement is in accordance with the Council's Constitution.

Members of the public will be able to watch the informal meeting at the link given below.

Please note, the film of the meeting will only be available for 150 days after the date of the meeting.

You can view the live stream of the meeting by clicking this link you may need to select 'Watch on the web instead'.

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 10.01.22 [13.61MB]

AGENDA 

Icon for pdf Item 00 Cabinet Agenda 10.01.22 [177.39KB]

1 CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS 

  • Welcome everyone to the meeting and confirm that we will be following the Hybrid Meeting Guidance 
  • 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  

  1. Items on the agenda 
  2. Items not on the agenda 

5 SCEEG ANNUAL THREE POINT PLAN
Part of the remit of SCEEG (Scrutiny Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Group) is to develop an annual three-point action plan of core projects to address priority areas in support of the Council's climate change and biodiversity objectives.

Icon for pdf Item 05 SCEEG Annual Three Point Plan [182.12KB]

6 SCEEG TREE RECOMMENDATIONS
A presentation was given at Scrutiny in November 2021 detailing all current and planned actions by the Council in relation to trees. Upon reviewing that presentation SCEEG (Scrutiny Climate and Ecological Emergency Working Group) has put together a list of further recommendations for Cabinet to adopt.

Icon for pdf Item 06 SCEEG Tree Recommendations [191.96KB]

7 POLICY DP7 SPD AND NET ZERO CARBON TOOLKIT
This report introduces a draft Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) providing guidance on the interpretation of Local Plan Policy DP7; Design and Amenity of New development, incorporating guidance on energy efficiency, sustainable construction and renewable energy.

It also recommends that Cabinet endorses the Net Zero Carbon Toolkit as technical guidance to help developers and homeowners move towards net zero carbon building.

Icon for pdf Item 07 Policy DP7 SPD and Net Zero Carbon Toolkit [151.64KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07a Policy DP7 SPD and Net Zero Carbon Toolkit - Appendix Draft Guidance [342.02KB]
Icon for pdf Item 07b Policy DP7 SPD and Net Zero Carbon Toolkit - Appendix Toolkit [6.76MB]

8 MEDIUM TERM FINANCIAL PLAN UPDATE (LOCAL GOVERNMENT FINANCE SETTLEMENT)
The current Medium Term Financial Plan covers the period from 2021-22 to 2023-24. The new Plan will be approved by the Council in February 2022.

Icon for pdf Item 08 Medium Term Financial Plan Update (Local Government Finance Settlement) [254.76KB]

9 FORWARD PLAN
To note the current Forward Plan 

Icon for pdf Item 09 Mendip District Council Forward Plan [297.26KB]

10 URGENT BUSINESS 

To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent. 

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