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20/07/2020 - Business and Planning Bill, Grant of Pavement Licences ref: 3578    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

 

(1)        That the Cabinet noted that the Business and Planning Bill was at Committee Stage in the House of Lords and was likely to get Royal Assent this month and that the Council should have a process in place to determine licensing applications made under the Act;

 

(2)   That in order to achieve the tight timelines for determination of Licence Applications under the new Act, the Cabinet agreed:

 

(a)  To amend the Scheme of Delegation and add decision making authority to the role of Director of Contract and Technical Service / Director of Commercial and Regulatory Services in respect of applications that do not receive any objections and those that do receive objections the Portfolio Holder for Commercial and Regulatory Services or the Leader of the Council be consulted as well as the Chair or Vice Chair of the Licensing Committee before a decision can be made;

 

(b)  That Consultations on licence applications be carried out by electronic and digital means only;

 

(c)   That the relevant ward members would be consulted on any license applications related to their ward;

 

(d)  That Licence fee will be as set out in Resource Implication section of the report;

 

(e)  That the licence period shall be the maximum permissible under the Act currently likely to be up to September 2021; and

 

(f)    That Licensing Conditions as attached to the report were adopted.

 

(3)        That the Chairman of Council agreed to waive the call-in for this decision on the grounds that the implementation of these recommendations would need to be put into immediate practice as soon as the Act received its Royal assent.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Acceptance of Tenders - Contracts 690 and 790, Inspection, Maintenance and Improvements of Void Properties 2020-25. ref: 3577    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

(1)        The Cabinet agreed that, Gracelands CMS Ltd and Mackie Contracts Essex Ltd be awarded 1-year contracts renewable annually for up to a maximum of 4-further years, for the inspection, maintenance and improvement work to Council-owned void properties in the sum of £277,324.66 and £411,929.58 with an overall weighted price and quality score of 90.96% and 63.04% respectively; and

 

(2)        The Cabinet agreed that, the overall value of the works be capped to the allocated budgets included in the Capital Programme identified for void works on an annual basis; and

 

(3)        That, this contract be designated as a serial contract to facilitate the annual adjustment to the tendered rates in accordance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) BCIS ALLCOS Resource Cost Index of All Construction: All Repair and Maintenance Work #7419.  

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Tenancy Policy ref: 3576    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

 

  1. The Cabinet agreed to extend the life of the current Tenancy Policy (which expires in July 2020) by a further 2 years to July 2022

 

  1. Having agreed the extension to the life of the Policy, Cabinet agreed to the recommended amendments set out below:

 

·         Discontinuation of two year fixed-term tenancies

 

·         Introduction of an obligation for tenants to declare any properties/land purchased during their tenancy.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Housing Rents Policy ref: 3575    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

 

The Cabinet agreed to the adoption and implementation of the updated Housing Rents Policy which set out Epping Forest District Council’s approach to the setting of rent and service charges ensuring compliance with current legislation, the requirements of the Regulator’s Rent Standard and recognised best practice. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Adopting A 2-Part Register for Self-build and Custom Housebuilding ref: 3574    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

 

(1)        The Cabinet agreed to adopt a 2-part register;

 

(2)        The Cabinet agreed to adopt and implement local connection and financial solvency tests; and

 

(3)        The Cabinet agreed the adoption of the overarching policy.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Implementation of the Local Plan: Update on progress ref: 3573    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

The Cabinet noted 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 be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Approach to Managing the Effects of Air Pollution on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation ref: 3572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

(1)  The Cabinet agreed the Approach to Managing the Effects of Air Pollution on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation for the purposes of formal consultation with Natural England and the Conservators;

 

(2)  The Cabinet agreed that any necessary and appropriate changes arising from that consultation and any data and targets arising from the finalisation of the current air quality modelling work would be incorporated into the Approach to Managing the Effects of Air Pollution on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation;

 

(3)  The Cabinet agreed that the adoption of the Approach to Managing the Effects of Air Pollution on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation was delegated to the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Sustainability, submitted to the Local Plan Inspector examining the Council’s emerging Local Plan and be used to inform the Council’s updated Habitats Regulations Assessment for the emerging Local Plan; and

 

(4)  That upon adoption, the Approach to Managing the Effects of Air Pollution on the Epping Forest Special Area of Conservation would be a material consideration in the determination of planning applications and permitted development rights proposals within the Epping Forest District Council administrative area.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Financial Issues - Covid 19 ref: 3571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

 

 

(1)          The Cabinet agreed to support staff in managing their health and safety requirements at home by providing an allowance from the funding set aside in the Budget, of no more than £180 one off payment per employee;

 

(2)          The Cabinet gave their agreement to continue work on mitigation risk package by transferring some commercial rent risk to Qualis;

 

(3)          The Cabinet agreed the key principles and the approach to debt recovery together with the timetable;

 

(4)          The Cabinet agreed the Covid19 Response List;

 

(5)          The Cabinet agreed to the secondment of a Strategic Director to Qualis for a period of up to 2 years with a 1 year review to oversee the development of the commercial operations; and

 

(6)          The Cabinet agreed to receive regular updates on the Financial impact.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);