Cabinet - Monday 15th July 2024 7.00 pm

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

Contact: V Messenger (Democratic Services)  Tel: (01992) 564243


No. Item


Webcasting Introduction

This meeting is to be webcast and the Chairman will read the following announcement:


“I would like to remind everyone that this meeting will be filmed live or recorded, and uploaded to the internet and will be capable of repeated viewing.


Therefore, by participating in this meeting, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.


If any public speakers on MS Teams do not wish to have their image captured, they should ensure that their video setting throughout the meeting is turned off and set to audio only.


Members and public speakersare reminded to turn on their microphones before speaking and turn them off when they have finished.”

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Apologies for Absence

To be announced at the meeting.


To report non-attendance before the meeting, please use the Members Portal webpage to ensure your query is properly logged.


Alternatively, you can access the Members portal from the front page of the Council’s website, at the bottom under ‘Contact Us’.

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Declarations of Interest

To declare interests in any item on this agenda.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 123 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 28 May 2024.

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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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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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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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Productivity Plan 2024 pdf icon PDF 93 KB

(Leader – Cllr C Whitbread) To approve the Productivity Plan (C-009-2024-25).

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Approach to Housing Energy Efficiency Retrofit pdf icon PDF 113 KB

(Housing & HGGT – Cllr N Bedford) To approve the proposed approach to the programme for improving the energy efficiency of EFDC’s housing properties (C-010-2024-25).

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Regeneration and Place Investment Fund pdf icon PDF 520 KB

(Commercial & Estates – Cllr T Matthews) To agree to create an Investment and Reservation Fund and to use this funding to progress the first tranche of Place Based initiative schemes (C-011-2024-25).

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Terra Verde Services Business Plan pdf icon PDF 120 KB

(a)           TVS Business Plan


(Contracts Delivery – Cllr R Balcombe) To approve the adoption of the Business Plan (C-013-2024-25).


(b)        Appendix 2 (Restricted)


Please be advised that the meeting may need to go into private session, if required, since Appendix 2, which shows financial costs and estimates for TVS Ltd, is restricted, as detailed under item 13 (Exclusion of Public and Press).

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Qualis Quarterly Monitoring Report - 6 months transitional period to 31st March 2024 pdf icon PDF 141 KB

(Commercial & Estates – Cllr T Matthews) To consider the content of the report with particular emphasis on the ongoing monitoring actions required (C-012-2024-25).

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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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Exclusion of Public and Press


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


Exempt Information Paragraph Number


Terra Verde Services Business Plan Appendix 2






Joint Venture



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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Joint Venture

(Commercial & Estates – Cllr T Matthews) To agree the recommendation of the Joint Venture arrangement set out in the report (C-014-2024-25).

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