Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 12th July, 2021 7.00 pm

Venue: Conference Suite - Civic Offices. View directions

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

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Webcasting Introduction

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

 

(b)          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.

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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7.

Implementation of the Local Plan: Update on Progress pdf icon PDF 542 KB

Planning and Sustainability (C-007-2021-22) - to provide members with regular updates on the progress of Masterplans and Concept Frameworks within Epping Forest District to ensure that members are kept fully up to date.

 

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Decision:

 

 

(1)        The progress of Masterplans and Concept Frameworks, including the use of Planning Performance Agreements and the progress of other proposals at pre-application and application stage was noted together with the positive progress being made on the Local Plan as its reaches the next stage of Main Modification Consultations; and

 

(2)        The Cabinet approved the Housing Action Plan and its publication.

 

 

8.

Essex and Herts Digital Innovation Zone - Annual Report pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Finance, Qualis Client and Economic Development (C-008-2021-22) - The DIZ Annual Progress Report sets out the partnership’s work programme over the last twelve months, highlighting key achievements and challenges, as well as initiating a discussion on future priorities.

 

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Decision:

 

 

(1)        The Cabinet received and commented on the Annual Progress report of the Essex & Herts Digital Innovation Zone; and

 

(2)        Provided guidance on the district’s longer-term digital ambition around place-making.

 

 

9.

Qualis 4 Year Business Plan - 2021/22 to 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 462 KB

Finance, Qualis Client and Economic Development (C009-2021-22) - It is a requirement of the Shareholder agreement that each year Qualis produce and present to the Council a one year and a 4 year Business Plan for the Council to consider and sign-off.

 

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Decision:

 

(1)        The Cabinet considered the views expressed by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee and made any amendments considered necessary to recommend to Council; and

 

(2)        The Cabinet approved the 4 Year Qualis Business Plan, including the specific permission set out within the covering report.

 

 

10.

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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