Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 18th November, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Offices, High Street, Epping

Contact: A. Hendry (Democratic Services)  Tel: (01992) 564246 Email:  democraticservices@eppingforestdc.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast and Members are reminded of the need to activate their microphones before speaking.

 

The Chairman will read the following announcement:

 

“I would like to remind everyone present that this meeting will be broadcast live to the Internet and will be capable of subsequent repeated viewing, with copies of the recording being made available for those that request it.

 

By being present at this meeting, it is likely that the recording cameras will capture your image and this will result in your image becoming part of the broadcast.

 

You should be aware that this may infringe your human and data protection rights. If you have any concerns then please speak to the Webcasting Officer.

 

Please could I also remind Members to activate their microphones before speaking.”

 

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3.

Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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4.

Reports of Portfolio Holders

To receive oral reports from Portfolio Holders on current issues concerning their Portfolios, which are not covered elsewhere on this agenda.

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5.

Public Questions and Requests to Address the Cabinet

To receive any questions submitted by members of the public and any requests to address the Cabinet.

 

(a)        Public Questions

 

To answer questions asked by members of the public after notice in accordance with the provisions contained within Part 4 of the Constitution (Council Rules, Rule Q3) on any matter in relation to which the Cabinet has powers or duties or which affects the District.

 

(b)       Requests to Address the Cabinet

 

Any member of the public or a representative of another organisation may address the Cabinet on any agenda item (except those dealt with in private session as exempt or confidential business) due to be considered at the meeting, in accordance with the provisions contained within Article 7 of the Constitution (The Executive, Paragraphs 27 and 28).

 

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6.

LGA Corporate Peer Review

Cabinet to receive a presentation from Gary Hughes, Principle Advisor from the Local Government Association (LGA) on what a Corporate Peer Review is, the benefits of the review, who is involved and the process, timings of the review and subsequent report publication. Corporate Peer Reviews are flexible and the overall aim is to challenge and share learning to support EFDC in their improvement journey.

 

 

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7.

Overview and Scrutiny

To consider any matters of concern to the Cabinet arising from the Council’s Overview and Scrutiny function and to identify any matters that the Cabinet would like the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to examine as part of its work programme.

 

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8.

Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee - 10 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 122 KB

(Commercial and Regulatory Portfolio Holder) To consider the attached minutes from the meeting of the Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee, held on 10 October 2019, and any recommendations therein.

 

 

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Decision:

The Cabinet noted and agreed the minutes of the Asset Management and Economic Development Cabinet Committee meeting of 10 October 2019.

9.

Local Plan Cabinet Committee - 17 October 2019 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

(Planning Services Portfolio Holder) To consider the attached minutes from the meeting of the Local Plan Cabinet Committee, held on 17 October 2019, and any recommendations therein.

 

 

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Decision:

The Cabinet noted and agreed the minutes of the Local Plan Cabinet Committee meeting of 17 October 2019.

10.

Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 368 KB

To consider the attached report (C-019-2019-20).

 

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Decision:

The Cabinet agreed that the Statement of Community Involvement be adopted.

 

 

11.

Implementation of the Local Plan - Update on Progress pdf icon PDF 476 KB

To consider the attached report (C-021-2019/20).

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Decision:

The Cabinet noted the progress of the Masterplans and Concept Frameworks, including the use of Planning Performance Agreements and the progress of other proposals at pre-application and application stage.

12.

Customer Services Strategy pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To consider the attached report (C-20-2019/20).

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Decision:

The Cabinet noted and approved the direction and content of the Customer Strategy and its outputs.

13.

Finance Report Six Month To End of September 2019 pdf icon PDF 104 KB

To consider the attached report (C-022-2019/20).

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Decision:

The Cabinet noted and commented on the report and actions in the Financial Performance report for the six months to the end of September 2019.

 

 

14.

Any Other Business

Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972, together with paragraphs 6 and 24 of the Council Procedure Rules contained in the Constitution requires that the permission of the Chairman be obtained, after prior notice to the Chief Executive, before urgent business not specified in the agenda (including a supplementary agenda of which the statutory period of notice has been given) may be transacted.

 

In accordance with Operational Standing Order 6 (non-executive bodies), any item raised by a non-member shall require the support of a member of the Committee concerned and the Chairman of that Committee.  Two weeks' notice of non-urgent items is required.

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15.

Exclusion of Public and Press

Exclusion

To consider whether, under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press should be excluded from the meeting for the items of business set out below on grounds that they will involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act (as amended) or are confidential under Section 100(A)(2):

 

Agenda Item No

Subject

Exempt Information Paragraph Number

Nil

Nil

Nil

 

The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006, which came into effect on 1 March 2006, requires the Council to consider whether maintaining the exemption listed above outweighs the potential public interest in disclosing the information. Any member who considers that this test should be applied to any currently exempted matter on this agenda should contact the proper officer at least 24 hours prior to the meeting.

 

Background Papers

Article 17 of the Constitution (Access to Information) define background papers as being documents relating to the subject matter of the report which in the Proper Officer's opinion:

 

(a)        disclose any facts or matters on which the report or an important part of the report is based;  and

 

(b)        have been relied on to a material extent in preparing the report and does not include published works or those which disclose exempt or confidential information and in respect of executive reports, the advice of any political advisor.

 

The Council will make available for public inspection one copy of each of the documents on the list of background papers for four years after the date of the meeting. Inspection of background papers can be arranged by contacting either the Responsible Officer or the Democratic Services Officer for the particular item.

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