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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Tewkesbury Borough Council Offices, Severn Room

Contact: Democratic Services Tel: 01684 272021  Email:  democraticservices@tewkesbury.gov.uk

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1.

Announcements

When the continuous alarm sounds you must evacuate the building by the nearest available fire exit. Members and visitors should proceed to the visitors’ car park at the front of the building and await further instructions (during office hours staff should proceed to their usual assembly point; outside of office hours proceed to the visitors’ car park). Please do not re-enter the building unless instructed to do so.

 

In the event of a fire any person with a disability should be assisted in leaving the building.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Pursuant to the adoption by the Council on 26 June 2012 of the Tewkesbury Borough Council Code of Conduct, effective from 1 July 2012, as set out in Minute No. CL.34, Members are invited to declare any interest they may have in the business set out on the Agenda to which the approved Code applies.

4.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 February 2019.

5.

Items from Members of the Public

To receive any questions, deputations or petitions submitted under Rule of Procedure 12.

 

(The deadline for public participation submissions for this meeting is 28 February 2019).

6.

Executive Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To consider the Committee’s Forward Plan.  

Subject To Call In:: No - Item to Note.

Decision:

That the Committee’s Forward Plan be NOTED.  

7.

Council Plan Year 4 (2016-20) pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider the Council Plan and make a recommendation to Council for adoption.  

Subject To Call In:: No - Recommendation to Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Council Plan refresh be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL for ADOPTION, subject to the following amendments:

·         Foreword – amend seventh paragraph ‘…- you will see these issues these feature as priorities…’.

·         Foreword – amend final paragraph to reword first sentence which currently reads ‘You will also see (on pages 11 and 12) that we have made lots of achievements under each of our priorities throughout the last year…’.

·         Our achievements 2018-2019 – Growing and supporting communities – amend sentence on Community Infrastructure Levy to say when it was implemented as well as adopted.

·         Photo Index – amend reference to ‘Staverton Airport’ to ‘Gloucestershire Airport’.

8.

Discretionary Rate Relief Policy pdf icon PDF 142 KB

To adopt the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy.  

Subject To Call In:: Yes - No action to be taken prior to the expiry of the call-in period.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Discretionary Rate Relief Policy, as attached to the report at Appendix 1, be ADOPTED.  

9.

Grass Cutting Improvement Plan pdf icon PDF 227 KB

 To consider the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Subject To Call In:: Yes - No action to be taken prior to the expiry of the call-in period.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Grass Cutting Scrutiny Review Report, attached to the report at Appendix A, including recommendations 1-6 as set out in Paragraph 3.1 of the covering report, be APPROVED.  

10.

Development of a Strategic Planning Framework for Gloucestershire County to 2050 and Beyond pdf icon PDF 247 KB

To recommend to Council that it agrees to work in partnership with the five other local planning authorities, Gloucestershire County Council and the GFirst LEP to develop a broad Strategic Planning Framework for Gloucestershire, to 2050 and beyond, via the preparation of a ‘Statement of Common Ground’.

Subject To Call In:: No - Recommendation to Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That it be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL that the Council agrees to work in partnership with the five other local planning authorities, Gloucestershire County Council and the GFirst LEP to develop a broad strategic planning framework for Gloucestershire, to 2050 and beyond, via the preparation, for approval by Council, of a ‘Statement of Common Ground’.  

11.

Borough Growth Reserve pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To support the establishment of a new Borough Growth reserve, including funding for that reserve, to help facilitate and support the growth in the Joint Core Strategy and accelerate development in line with the trajectory.

Subject To Call In:: Yes - No action to be taken prior to the expiry of the call-in period.

Decision:

1.      That, subject to confirmation of windfall receipts from the 100% Business Rates Retention Pilot, £500,000 be allocated to form a new Borough Growth Reserve.

2.      That, subject to the successful completion of the required business case and reimbursement of expenditure from grant funding, £100,000 of the A40 Innsworth Gateway Reserve be reallocated to the Borough Growth Reserve.

3.      That any expenditure in excess of £50,000, or of abnormal risk, is undertaken by the Chief Executive in consultation with the relevant Member Panel.