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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

Items
No. Item

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.  

2.

Apologies for Absence and Substitutions

To receive apologies for absence and advise of any substitutions. 

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 356 KB

To approve the Minutes of the meeting held on 5 October 2022 and of the Special meeting held on 18 October 2022.

Additional documents:

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 10 November 2022)

6.

Executive Committee Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 399 KB

To consider the Committee’s Forward Plan.  

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

Decision:

That the Executive Committee’s Forward Plan be NOTED.  

7.

Financial Update - Quarter Two Performance Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To consider the quarterly budget position.  

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the financial performance information for the second quarter 2022/23 be NOTED.  

8.

Draft Empty Property Strategy 2023-2025 pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To approve the Draft Empty Property Strategy 2023-2025.

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the draft Empty Property Strategy 2023-25 be APPROVED.  

9.

M5 J10 Improvements Scheme pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To receive an update on the M5 J10 Highway Improvements Development Consent Order Process and delegate authority for the decisions needed to agree the Statement of Common Ground with Gloucestershire County Council and to finalise and submit the Local Impact Report to the Examining Authority.

Subject To Call In:: 1. No - Item to Note. 2. No - Decision taken as urgent as defined in Scrutiny Rule of Procedure 15.1 because there would be insufficient time for the completion of the call-in process before implementation of the decision.

Decision:

1.      That the update on the M5 J10 Highway Improvements Development Consent Order process be NOTED.

2.      That authority be delegated to the Head of Development Services, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Lead Member for Built Environment, for the decisions needed to agree the Statement of Common Ground with Gloucestershire County Council and to finalise and submit the Local Impact Report to the Examining Authority.  

10.

Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) and Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Rate Summary Statement Requirements pdf icon PDF 424 KB

To make a recommendation to Council to approve the publication of the Infrastructure Funding Statement relating to the financial year ending 31 March 2022 by 31 December 2022 and the annual Community Infrastructure Levy Rate Summary Statement to be published alongside the Infrastructure Funding Statement by 31 December 2022.

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

That it be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:

1.      That the publication of the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) relating to the financial year ending 31 March 2022 by 31 December 2022 be APPROVED.

2.      That the annual Community Infrastructure Levy Rate Summary Statement be published alongside the Infrastructure Funding Statement by 31 December 2022.

11.

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (2022-2026) pdf icon PDF 145 KB

To approve the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy (2022-2026).  

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

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Strategy 2022-2026 be APPROVED.  

12.

Rural England Prosperity Fund pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider a submission to the Rural Prosperity Fund. 

Subject To Call In:: No - Decision taken as urgent as defined in Scrutiny Rule of Procedure 15.1 because there would be insufficient time for the completion of the call-in process before implementation of the decision.

Decision:

1.      That the Rural Prosperity Fund Investment Plan addendum for Tewkesbury Borough be submitted by 30 November 2022.  

2.      That authority be delegated to the Head of Development Services, in consultation with the Head of Finance and Asset Management, the Lead Member for Economic Development/Promotion and the Lead Member for Community, to prepare and submit the Investment Plan addendum on behalf of the Council.

3.      That authority be delegated to the Head of Development Services, in consultation with the Head of Finance and Asset Management, the Lead Member for Economic Development/Promotion and the Lead Member for Community, for the decisions needed to develop and implement the action plan arising from the UK Shared Prosperity Fund and Rural Prosperity Fund, or subsequent funds, or vary it in response to circumstances which may arise as a consequence of the need, including authority to enter into agreements, notices and other legal documents as necessary.

13.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme and Council Tax Discounts 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To recommend a Council Tax Reduction Scheme and Council Tax Discounts to Council for approval.  

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

Decision:

That it be RECOMMENDED TO COUNCIL:

1.      That the default Council Tax Reduction Scheme be ADOPTED effective from 1 April 2023 with a minor revision to the national working age regulations to allow for a de minimus tolerance for income changes.

2.      That authority be delegated to the Head of Corporate Services, in consultation with the Lead Member for Finance and Asset Management, to agree the uprating of the working age regulations incorporated into the local Council Tax Reduction Scheme in line with those announced by the Department for Work and Pensions.

3.      That the following Council Tax discounts be ADOPTED effective from 1 April 2023:

·         The discount for unoccupied and substantially unfurnished properties is 25% for the maximum period of six calendar months.

·         The discount for properties that are unoccupied and require major structural repair work to render them habitable is 25% for the maximum period of 12 calendar months.

·         The discount for unoccupied furnished properties (second homes) is zero.

·         An empty homes premium of an additional 100% is levied on properties that have remain unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for at least two years, but less than five years.

·         An empty homes premium of an additional 200% is levied on properties that have remain unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for at least five years, but less than ten years.

·         An empty homes premium of an additional 300% is levied on properties that have remain unoccupied and substantially unfurnished for at least ten years.

14.

Separate Business

The Chairman will move the adoption of the following resolution:

 

That under Section 100(A)(4) Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded for the following items on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

15.

Separate Minutes

To approve the separate Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 5 October 2022 and of the Special meeting held on 18 October 2022.

16.

Meadow Lane Lease

(Exempt –Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 –Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information))

 

To agree the lease of playing pitches and changing facilities at Meadow Lane, Longford to a club or community group for 25 years.