Agenda

Agenda

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Addresses and Questions by Members of the Public

4.

Councillor Addresses on any item for decision on the Cabinet agenda

5.

Councillor Addresses on Neighbourhood Issues

6.

Items raised by Cabinet Members

7.

Scrutiny reports

Scrutiny Committee meets on 18 January.  Any recommendations from that meeting will be published as a supplement to this agenda.

8.

Exploring future options for Council owned land in the City centre pdf icon PDF 134 KB

The Executive Director (Development) has submitted a report to seek approval to delegate to officers the process and selection of a preferred commercial partner for the potential redevelopment of Council owned land in the city centre. This will enable the Council to make an informed choice about its next moves.

Cabinet is recommended to:

 

1.   Delegate authority to the Executive Director Development, in consultation with the Council’s Section 151 Officer, the Head of Law and Governance, and the Cabinet Member for Finance and Asset Management, to agree the terms, route to market, and then select a preferred commercial partner for the potential redevelopment of council owned land in the city centre; and

 

2.   Note that any decision to enter into contract with the preferred commercial partner for the redevelopment of the land would require a separate Cabinet decision. This would be taken in the round with consideration of other options, including the potential to renew the lease with existing lease holder.

9.

Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 545 KB

The Head of Financial Services has submitted a report to consider the feedback from the recent consultation on the proposed changes to the 2022/23 Council Tax Reduction Scheme and to agree the principles of the new scheme to be drawn up for approval by Council.

Cabinet is recommended to:

1.    Note the outcome of the consultation on the proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme; and

 

2.    Delegate authority to the Head of Financial Services  to draft the details of the new Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022/23 in accordance with paragraphs 8 to 11 of this report which sets out the proposed implementation and changes to the Scheme; and

 

3.    Recommend to Council to resolve to adopt the new Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2022/23 taking into account the following:

   To increase the Income Bands in line with paragraph 8 Table 1 using CPI for the Benefit Cap uprating;

   To continue to support a 100% CTR entitlement;

   To continue with a Banded Scheme based on Income rather than family composition;

   To leave non dependant deductions as they are currently.

10.

Proposal to remove and sell car parking decking from Oxpens car park pdf icon PDF 225 KB

The Executive Director for Development has submitted a report to seek approval to remove and dispose of car park decking at Oxpens Car Park.

Cabinet is recommended to:

1.    Grant project approval for the removal of the car park decking located at Oxpens car park and sold for recoverable steel rather than stored for potential reuse; and

 

2.    Delegate to the Director of Development in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Delivery and the Head of Law and Governance and Head of Financial Services the authority to procure, and enter into all appropriate contracts to implement the recommended option.

11.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 408 KB

Recommendation: That Cabinet resolves to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 15 December 2021as a true and accurate record.

12.

Decisions taken under Part 9.3(b) of the Constitution pdf icon PDF 382 KB

The Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive) has submitted a report asking Cabinet to note a decision taken by the Head of Paid Service (Chief Executive) using the urgency powers delegated in Part 9.3(b) of the Constitution.

Recommendation: That Cabinet resolves to note the decision taken as set out in the report and recommend to Council to note the decision.

13.

Dates of Future Meetings

Meetings are scheduled for the following dates:

 

9 February 2022

16 March 2022

13 April 2022

15 June 2022

13 July 2022

 

All meetings start at 6.00

 

Matters Exempt from Publication

If Cabinet wishes to exclude the press and the public from the meeting during consideration of any of the items on the exempt from publication part of the agenda, it will be necessary for Cabinet to pass a resolution in accordance with the provisions of Paragraph 4(2)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 on the grounds that their presence could involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as described in specific paragraphs of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Cabinet may maintain the exemption if and so long as, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

Part Two – matters exempt from publication

 

14.

Exploring future options for Council owned land in the City centre - Appendices 1 and 2