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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre Folkestone

Contact: Jemma West 

Items
No. Item

1.

Declarations of Interest

Members of the Council should declare any interests which fall under the following categories. Please see the end of the agenda for definitions*:

 

a)    disclosable pecuniary interests (DPI);

b)    other significant interests (OSI);

c)    voluntary announcements of other interests.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

2.

Minutes

To consider and approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting held on 19 April 2017.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 18 April were submitted, approved and signed by the Chairman.

3.

Updated Medium Term Financial Forecast

Report C/17/03 sets out the medium term financial position and updates the latest forecast for the Council’s financial projections.  It seeks to take a view over the medium term so that the Council can undertake its financial planning in good time and carry out any required actions in a planned and timely manner. 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report C/17/03 sets out the medium term financial position and updates

the latest forecast for the Council’s financial projections. It seeks to take a

view over the medium term so that the Council can undertake its financial

planning in good time and carry out any required actions in a planned and

timely manner.

 

Proposed by Councillor David Monk

Seconded by Councillor Stuart Peall and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report C/17/03.

2.         To note the current financial position of the council (Section 2).

3.         To note the key strategy areas outlined in section 3.

4.         To agree to receive detailed proposals at future meetings in order to progress the overall strategies to meet the future financial challenges.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Reason for decision:

(a)       The council needs to be able to carry out an early assessment of the

financial implications of its approved policies and strategies and also

external financial pressures facing the authority to ensure that it has robust budgeting and remains financially viable.

(b)       It allows for actions to be undertaken over a longer term and therefore

these can be planned and implemented effectively.

(c)        It allows actions which have a long lead in time to be developed and

considered effectively over a longer period.

4.

Bigginswood Development

Report C/17/06 provides an update on progress delivering new homes and jobs on a council-owned brownfield site known as Bigginswood in Folkestone.  The report outlines the proposed preliminary work and budget necessary to establish a delivery route and associated programme.

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report C/17/06 provides an update on progress delivering new homes and

jobs on a council-owned brownfield site known as Bigginswood in

Folkestone. The report outlines the proposed preliminary work and budget

necessary to establish a delivery route and associated programme.

 

Proposed by Councillor Malcolm Dearden

Seconded by Councillor Mrs Jenny Hollingsbee and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report C/17/06.

2.         To note the necessary preliminary work required to undertake detailed delivery planning through to a procurement decision.

3.         To note that a further report is brought back to Cabinet when a delivery decision needs to be made. That report will:

·         Detail the issues around finance, risk profile and timelines of each option; and

·         to recommend a procurement route.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Reason for decision:

The scheme will address a corporate plan priority and will provide much needed new homes and jobs in the district.

5.

Street naming and numbering policy

Report C/17/01 sets out a proposed street naming and numbering policy to ensure the Council maintains a consistent approach when carrying out its street naming and numbering duties.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report C/17/01 sets out a proposed street naming and numbering policy to

ensure the Council maintains a consistent approach when carrying out its

street naming and numbering duties.

 

Proposed by Councillor David Monk

Seconded by Councillor Stuart Peall

 

Resolved:

 

That a further report be brought back to Cabinet in 12 months with a view to receiving an update on the impact of the policy.

 

(Voting: For 8; Against 1; Abstentions 0)

 

Proposed by Councillor Malcolm Dearden

Seconded by Councillor David Monk and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report C/17/01.

2.         To approve the street naming and numbering policy appended to this report.

3.         That a further report be brought back to Cabinet in 12 months with a view to receiving an update on the impact of the policy.

 

(Voting: For 8; Against 1; Abstentions 0)

Councillor Rory Love voted against.

 

Reason for decision:

Cabinet is asked to approve the street naming and numbering policy to ensure the Council undertakes its street naming and numbering duties consistently in accordance with legislation, national guidance and the public sector mapping agreement.

6.

Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000 (RIPA)

Report C/17/07 sets out the Council’s policy on the use of the directed surveillance and covert human intelligence sources under the Regulation of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

Report C/17/07 sets out the Council’s policy on the use of the directed

surveillance and covert human intelligence sources under the Regulation

of Investigatory Powers Act 2000.

 

Proposed by Councillor Mrs Ann Berry

Seconded by Councillor Malcolm Dearden and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report C/17/07.

2.         To endorse the RIPA policy and procedure in appendix 1 to this report.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Reason for decision:

The Cabinet is asked to agree the recommendations set out to endorse the policy.

7.

Corporate Risk Register update

The Council is committed to report on its changes to the Corporate Risk Register and report C/17/02 outlines updates since April 2016 based on the corporate objectives outlined in the Corporate Plan 2013-2018.

 

Supporting documents:

Minutes:

The Council is committed to report on its changes to the Corporate Risk

Register and report C/17/02 outlines updates since April 2016 based on

the corporate objectives outlined in the Corporate Plan 2013-2018.

 

Proposed by Councillor David Monk

Seconded by Councillor Alan Ewart-James and

 

Resolved:

1.         To receive and note report C/17/02.

 

(Voting: For 9; Against 0; Abstentions 0)

 

Reason for decision:

Cabinet is asked to agree the recommendations set out because:

a) It is a requirement of the Council’s Risk Policy to provide updates to the

Corporate Risk Register to Members.