Agenda

Executive - Tuesday, 23rd November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Penrith

Contact: Members Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION that the public minutes E/43/10/21 to E/51/10/21 of the meeting of the Executive held on 19 October 2021 be confirmed and approved by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

 

3.

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.

 

4.

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

 

5.

Questions from Members

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

 

6.

Civil Penalties and Rent Repayment Order Policy pdf icon PDF 370 KB

To consider report no: PP29/21 of the Assistant Director Communities which seeks approval for the Civil Penalties and Rent Repayment Order Policy, under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, provided in Appendix A.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the Civil Penalties and Rent Repayment Order Policy, under the Housing and Planning Act 2016, is adopted by the Council.

7.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act - Annual Update pdf icon PDF 639 KB

To consider report no: G37/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services which seeks to enable consideration to be given to an update on the use of the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (‘RIPA’) by Council officers.

 

 RECOMMENDATION that:

 

1.     It be noted that there has been:

a)    No authorisations sought or granted by the Council in the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2001 between 1 May 2020 and 31 April 2021; and

b)    No non-statutory authorisations for covert surveillance sought or granted by the Council between 1 May 2020 and 31 April 2021.

 

2.     the revised Policy and guidelines which are attached to this report as Appendix 1 be adopted; and

 

3.     it be noted that the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services will arrange appropriate training for authorising officers and officers who may potentially consider seeking authorisations for covert surveillance.

 

 

8.

Eden District Council Community Fund Recommendations pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider report no: PP24/21 of the Assistant Director Communities which seeks approval for the award from the Eden District Council Community Fund of grants to the three projects set out in Appendix A.

 

RECOMMENDATION that a grant from the Eden District Council Community Fund is agreed for two of the three projects set out in Appendix A, to a total of £14,000. 

9.

Nomination as an Asset of Community Value - The New Inn, Brampton pdf icon PDF 245 KB

To consider report no: G30/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services which considers the nomination of the New Inn, Brampton as an asset of Community Value under the Localism Act 2011.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the nomination of the New Inn, Brampton as an asset of community value be accepted.

Additional documents:

10.

Zero Carbon Eden Strategy pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider report no: PP33/21 of the Assistant Director Delivery which seeks authorisation to approve the new strategy regarding the implementation of the action plan to make the council’s operations zero carbon by 2030.

 

RECOMMENDATION that the strategy and action plan set out in appendix 1 be approved.

11.

Q2 Performance Management Report pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To consider Report No: F37/21 of the Interim Director of Resources which seeks to:

 

1.     Provide a summary of progress against the revised corporate performance targets, for the period 1 July 2021 – 30 September 2021.

2.     To inform the Executive and Overview and Scrutiny Committee of any areas of concern or issues requiring attention and the remedial activity in place to deal with these.

 

RECOMMENDATION that Executive note the progress for Quarter 2 2021/2022.

Additional documents:

12.

Doomgate Flood Prevention - Appleby pdf icon PDF 852 KB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director Delivery which will be sent ‘to follow’.

13.

Economic Development Framework (EDF) - Update pdf icon PDF 2 MB

To consider the report of the Assistant Director Development which will be sent ‘to follow’.

14.

Improvements to Penrith Castle Park including Penrith Tennis Club move pdf icon PDF 644 KB

To consider report no: PP28/21 of the Assistant Director Communities which:

 

1.     Seeks approval for the proposals for undertaking significant improvements to the Penrith Castle Park including the relocation of the Penrith Tennis Club to the Penrith Park, detailed in Appendix 1 of this report.

 

2.     To seek delegated authority for the Deputy Chief Executive to agree and sign an agreement between the Council and Penrith Tennis Club.

 

RECOMMENDATION that

 

1.     The proposals for improvement to Penrith Castle Park be approved.

 

2.     To approve delegated authority for the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Communities to agree and sign an agreement between the Council and Penrith Tennis Club.

15.

LGR Implementation Reserve pdf icon PDF 428 KB

To consider report no: F38/21 of the Interim Director of Resources which seeks to summarise the resources required to fund the implementation costs of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) within Cumbria, and requests appropriate delegations to the Council’s Interim Director of Resources (S151 Officer) to identify a funding source from earmarked reserves held by the Council in order to contribute up to £1.6 Million to a County wide Implementation Reserve.

 

RECOMMENDATION: The Executive is recommended to:

 

1.     note the requirement for a county wide LGR Implementation Reserve;

 

2.     approve, for recommendation to Council, the establishment of an implementation reserve of £1.6million, to fund the Council’s contribution to the LGR implementation costs;

 

3.     delegate authority to the Interim Director Resources in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Resources to pay appropriate contributions to Cumbria County Council;

 

4.     note the governance arrangements and scheme of delegation regarding the use of the reserve as set out in the report (Paragraph 4.8 and associated appendices);

 

5.     delegate responsibility to the Assistant Director of Legal & Democratic Services in consultation with the Resources Portfolio Holder, to agree the terms, and sign the Memorandum of Understanding for the Implementation Reserve.

16.

Q2 - Revised Budget 2021/22 & MTFP pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Interim Director of Resources which will be sent ‘to follow’.

17.

Any Other Items which the Chairman decides are urgent

18.

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting of the Executive be confirmed as December 21 2021