Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

The Cabinet is asked to note any apologies for absence received from Members.

 

2.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 141 KB

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are invited to declare any Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Personal Interest, and the nature of it, in relation to any item on the agenda.

 

4.

Announcements by the Leader of the Council

The Cabinet is asked to note any announcements made by the Leader of the Council.

5.

Announcements by Cabinet Members

The Cabinet is asked to note any announcements made by Members of the Cabinet.

6.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet by the Council

There are none on this occasion.

7.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet by a Committee

There are none on this occasion.

8.

Leader of the Council's Items

There are none on this occasion.

9.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Housing Portfolio Holder - A.1 - House Building by Tendring District Council pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To set out the proposed aspiration of the Council to deliver good quality, affordable housing to support economic growth within the District and to ensure that the Council delivers on its commitment to further underpin the housing led renewal process in Jaywick Sands by providing safe new housing as part of the housing led regeneration strategic priority.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)    endorses the approach proposed in respect of building new Council owned homes;

 

(b)    approves, “in principle”, to build 200 new Council houses on the basis that any proposed specific site development opportunities will be approved by Cabinet on an individual business case and will reflect the overarching direction established via the emerging Housing Strategy;

 

(c)    approves the accepting of Gifted Units under Section 106 Planning Agreements with on-going responsibility for service charges incurred by management companies and, in some instances, a requirement for the Council to become shareholders in such companies; and

 

(d)   authorises the Corporate Director (Operational Services), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and the Head of Governance and Legal Services, to agree the final terms and conditions for the transfer of Gifted Units including the management company governance arrangements.

10.

Cabinet Members' Items - Joint Report of the Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and Leisure & Tourism Portfolio Holder - A.2 - Business Plan for Clacton Leisure Centre pdf icon PDF 187 KB

Following on from Cabinet allocating a budget of £525,000 in their July meeting, for asset improvement works at Clacton Leisure Centre, to request approval of the business case in order for the project to proceed.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)    approves the business case for asset improvement works to Clacton Leisure Centre; and

 

(b)  agrees to proceed with the project set out in the ‘Clacton Leisure Refurbishment’ report previously reported to Cabinet in July 2019, with the Head of Sport and Leisure be delegated to undertake the necessary procurement in accordance with the Council’s procurement procedure rules.

11.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Corporate Finance and Governance Portfolio Holder - A.3 - Freehold Disposal of Land at Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea and Freehold Acquisition of Land at Rush Green, Clacton-on-Sea pdf icon PDF 215 KB

To consider objections and comments received in respect of the potential disposal of public open space and to approve the principle of various property transactions and contractual arrangements required to facilitate the extension of the sixth form facility at Clacton County High School and improvement of public open space at Rush Green.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

(a)   having considered the objections and comments received, as set out in Appendix D to the Portfolio Holder’s report, in respect of the potential disposal of public open space, agrees that the loss of public open space is outweighed by the provision of a new extended school facility and by the provision of a dedicated sixth form education facility in the District;

(b)   approves, in principle,:

a.    the freehold disposal of land at Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea, as shown edged red on the plans in Appendix A, for the purposes of educational provision, relying on the General Consent Order for the reasons set out within the report;

b.    the freehold acquisition of land at Rush Green Clacton-on-Sea, as shown edged red on the plans in Appendix B, for the purposes of public open space;

c.    the granting of rights for access and installation and use of services in the Council’s retained land at Vista Road;

d.    the revision and extension of an existing shared use agreement related to changing rooms in order to include grass and artificial pitch areas;

e.    the Council entering into an umbrella agreement with Essex County Council in order to encompass the foregoing to then secure funding from Essex County Council for various improvement works in return for the various rights granted and Tendring District Council’s undertaking to procure and carry out key improvement works at the Vista Road site;

(c)   authorises officers to procure, contract and carry out the key improvement works and such other works that are shown on the plans and listed at Appendix C and other improvements that are considered necessary by the Corporate Director (Operational Services), subject to the sufficiency of funding;

(d)   authorises the Deputy Chief Executive and the Corporate Director (Operational Services), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Finance & Governance, to enter into the necessary legal agreements to deliver this project.

 

12.

Cabinet Members' Items - Joint Report of the Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and Housing Portfolio Holder - A.4 - Freehold Purchase of a Residential Property pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To seek approval from Cabinet for the freehold purchase of a residential property in Tendring.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet authorises, in principle, the freehold purchase of the property, subject to its decision to be taken later in the meeting in relation to the terms of the contract and the transfer of deeds necessary to complete the purchase of the property.

13.

Management Team Items

There are none on this occasion.

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Cabinet is asked to consider the following resolution:

 

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Agenda Items 15 and 16 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraph(s) of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.”

15.

Exempt Minute of the Meeting held on Friday 13 September 2019

To confirm and sign the exempt minute of the meeting of the Cabinet held on Friday 13 September 2019.

 

16.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Corporate Finance and Governance Portfolio Holder - B.1 - Terms for the Freehold Disposal of Land at Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea and Freehold Acquisition of Land at Rush Green, Clacton-on-Sea

To approve terms for the freehold disposal of the land at Vista Road, Clacton-on-Sea, acquisition of land at Rush Green Clacton-on-Sea and various other matters.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet, having had regard to its discretionary powers under the General Disposal Consent Order (England) 20013, -

 

(a)       approves the terms for the freehold disposal of Land at Vista Road to Essex County Council (ECC), as scheduled in the Current Position section of the Portfolio Holder’s report;

(b)       approves the terms for the freehold acquisition of Land at Rush Green from ECC as scheduled in the aforementioned Current Position section;

(c)       approves the terms for the terms for the granting of works access over Land at Vista Road to ECC, as scheduled in the above mentioned Current Position section;

(d)       approves the terms for the granting of an easement for installation and use of services under of Land at Vista Road to ECC, as scheduled in the aforesaid Current Position section;

(e)       approves the terms for the addition/revision/extension of the joint user agreement related to the football changing rooms to include shared use of the transferred land, car park, access and all-weather pitch at Vista Road with Sigma Trust and/or ECC, as scheduled in the previously mentioned Current Position section;

(f)        authorises the acceptance of £1,010,315 from ECC together with the undertaking to complete the key improvements and to expend the other funding only on improvements at the Vista Road and Rush Green sites;

(g)       authorises Officers on receipt of the funds to procure and complete works as (f) above, including the commissioning of advisors and contractors as required;

(h)       authorises the Deputy Chief Executive to conclude detail of the terms as scheduled in the aforementioned Current Position section; and

(i)         authorises the Deputy Chief Executive to enter into the various contracts as above, and any umbrella or supplemental contracts that he considers necessary, all on the terms set out and subject to such other terms that he considers necessary.

 

17.

Cabinet Members' Items - Joint Report of the Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and Housing Portfolio Holder - B.2 - Terms for the Freehold Purchase of a Residential Property

To approve terms for the freehold purchase of a residential property in Tendring.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)    approves the terms for the freehold purchase of the property; and

 

(b)    authorises the Deputy Chief Executive to enter into a contract and transfer deed in order to complete the purchase of the property on the terms set out and subject to such other terms that he considers necessary.