Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 15th March, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

CAB/106/03/22

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Councillors Sharp and Derbyshire.

CAB/107/03/22

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION that:

 

1.     The public minutes CAB/79/01/22 to CAB/88/01/22 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 18 January 2022;

 

2.     The public minutes CAB/89/02/22 to CAB/105/02/22 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 22 February 2022 and;

 

3.     The private minute CAB/104/02/22 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 22 February 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman informed the meeting that she would propose minutes CAB/79/01/22 to CAB/88/01/22 separately from minutes CAB/88/02/22 to CAB105/02/22 and the private minute CAB/104/02/22.

 

Proposed by Councillor Taylor

Seconded by Councillor Robinson

 

and RESOLVED that minutes CAB/79/01/22 to CAB/88/01/22 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 18 January 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.

 

Proposed by Councillor Taylor

Seconded by Councillor Tonkin

 

and RESOLVED that Minutes CAB/89/02/22 to CAB/105/02/22 and the private minute CAB/104/02/22 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 22 February 2022 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings.

 

 

CAB/108/03/22

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were made.

CAB/109/03/22

Questions and Representations from the Public

To receive questions and representations from the public under Rules 3 and 4 of the Executive Procedure Rules of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

Cllr Jonathan Davies submitted the following question in his capacity as Chair of Clifton Community Council:

 

“Given the LGR process is now confirmed and this council will cease to exist from April 2023.
Can the leader please confirm the council’s intentions on devolution of assets to communities that the council holds and communities and parish council have expressed a wish to take on through devolution.

An example of such assets is the play park and associated land in Clifton that Clifton Community Council had been told would be devolved to the council over a year ago only to be told it was all on hold while the council reviewed the policy on devolution of assets that the leader at full council last year assured me would not be the case.”

 

The Leader gave the following response:

 

“Overview and Scrutiny Committee recently carried out a review of the Council’s policy on the devolution of assets. We are awaiting clarification from the Government, through what is known as a section 24 direction, on what controls may be placed on financial decision making by the existing Councils in advance of LGR, including the disposal of assets. Cabinet will consider the recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Committee after this Order has been received and understood.”

 

Cllr Jonathan Davies asked the following supplementary question:

 

“Given that Clifton Community Council in particular and other Councils have been promised devolution of assets, even last year we were reassured. The order, the section 24 direction, has not been issued yet, I understand from the Government. So the Council can still act. Will Eden District Council not look at securing these assets for communities that have been promised, by devolving or starting that process now before the section 24 order is issued?”

 

The Chair indicated that a written response would be given.

 

 

CAB/110/03/22

Questions and Representations from Members

To receive questions and representations from Members under Rule 5 of the Executive Procedure Rules of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

No questions or representations were received from Members under Rule 5 of the Executive Procedure Rule of the Constitution.

CAB/111/03/22

First Homes Policy Position Statement pdf icon PDF 816 KB

To consider Report No: DCE07/22 of the Assistant Director Development which seeks Cabinet approval to adopt the First Homes Policy Position Statement (Appendix 1) which sets out how the Council will implement national policy relating to First Homes.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that the First Homes Policy Position Statement is adopted by the Cabinet.

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DCE07/22 of the Assistant Director Development which seeks Cabinet approval to adopt the First Homes Policy Position Statement (Appendix 1) which sets out how the Council will implement national policy relating to first homes.

 

Proposed by Councillor Taylor

Seconded by Councillor Rudhall

 

and RESOLVED that the First Homes Policy Position Statement is adopted by the Cabinet.

 

Reasons for Decision/ Recommendation: The Council is recommended to adopt the First Homes Policy Position Statement to ensure development requirements for First Homes are clear and align where possible with Council adopted policies.

CAB/112/03/22

Adoption of the Appleby Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plan pdf icon PDF 8 MB

To consider Report No: DCE19/22 of the Assistant Director Development which seeks the Cabinet’s support for the adoption of the character appraisal and management plan report for Appleby conservation area.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that:

 

1.     The Cabinet adopts the character appraisal and management plan report set out in Appendix A and issue an adoption statement.

 

2.     The Cabinet delegates authority to the Assistant Director Development to make minor amendments to correct factual errors or improve the clarity of the document prior to publication.

 

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DCE19/22 of the Assistant Director Development which seeks to consider the Cabinet’s support for the adoption of the character appraisal and management plan report for Appleby conservation area.

 

Proposed by Councillor Taylor

Seconded by Councillor Robinson

 

and RESOLVED that:

 

1.     The Cabinet adopts the character appraisal and management plan report set out in Appendix A.

 

2.     The Cabinet delegates authority to the Assistant Director Development to make minor amendments to correct factual errors or improve the clarity of the document prior to publication.

 

Reasons for Decision/ Recommendation: To comply with legal requirements and enable the Character Appraisal and Management Plan to be used in planning decision making and provide applicants with clear guidance when submitting planning applications.

 

CAB/113/03/22

Configuration of Waste and Recycling Collections pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To consider the attached report DCE21/22 of the Deputy Chief Executive, which outlines the resolution of Overview and Scrutiny Committee in respect of proceeding with a policy review into the configuration of waste and recycling collections.

 

RECOMMENDATION: that Cabinet notes the resolution of Overview and Scrutiny Committee and agrees that a policy review into the configuration of waste and recycling collections is not undertaken.

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DCE/21/22 of the Deputy Chief Executive which outlines the resolution of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee in respect of proceeding with a policy review into the configuration of waste and recycling collections.

 

Proposed by Councillor Tonkin

Seconded by Councillor Rudhall

 

and RESOLVED that Cabinet notes the resolution of Overview and Scrutiny Committee and agrees that a policy review into the configuration of waste and recycling collections is not undertaken.

 

Reasons for Decision/ Recommendation: The intended purpose of the policy review is no longer valid.

CAB/114/03/22

Eden District Council Community Fund Recommendations pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider Report No: DCE18/22 of the Assistant Director Communities which seeks approval for the award from Eden District Council Community Fund of Grants to the seven projects set out in Appendix A.

 

RECOMMENDATION: It is recommended that a grant from the Eden District Council Community Fund is agreed for seven of the eight projects set out in Appendix A, to a total of £44,059.63.

Minutes:

Members considered Report No: DCE18/22 of the Assistant Director Communities which seeks approval for the award from Eden District Council Community Fund of Grants to the seven projects set out in Appendix A.

 

Proposed by Councillor Taylor

Seconded by Councillor Tonkin

 

and RESOLVED that that a grant from the Eden District Council Community Fund is agreed for seven of the eight projects set out in Appendix A, to a total of £44,059.63.

 

Reasons for Decision/ Recommendation:

 

1.     Five applications are recommended for full approval and two recommended for part-approval as outlined in Appendix A. Eight were considered by the Eden District Council Community Fund Partnership Panel and seven were recommended for support.

 

2.     The applications are recommended for support as the Council has historically supported community groups and organisation that meet both the Eden District Council Community Fund criteria and Council Plan priorities.

 

CAB/115/03/22

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

Minutes:

The Chairman invited the Interim Chief Executive to speak. He outlined that the Council had received a letter from the Secretary of State for Levelling-Up, Housing and Communities which outlined proposals for the resettlement of Ukrainian refugees. There was a commitment from Government to work with Local Councils. There will be a register of interest, but also a relationship in terms of future educational need, and support needs for individuals. The letter does not go into detail, but does commit to work with local councils on the programme. He also highlighted that they had been invited to a webinar, where the government will outline what the proposals are.

 

 

CAB/116/03/22

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting of the Cabinet be confirmed as the 19 April 2022.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of the Cabinet be confirmed as the 19 April 2022.