Agenda and decisions

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Contact: Ian Ford Email:  iford@tendringdc.gov.uk or Telephone  01255 686584

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 215 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 - Reference from the Community Leadership Overview & Scrutiny Committee - A.1 - Freeport East pdf icon PDF 220 KB

To enable the Cabinet to consider recommendations made by the Community Leadership Overview & Scrutiny Committee in relation to this matter, together with the Leader of the Council’s response thereto.

Decision:

RESOLVED that the recommendations made by the Community Leadership Overview & Scrutiny Committee be endorsed and that the response of the Leader of the Council thereto be approved.

8.

Matters Referred to the Cabinet by a Committee - Reference from the Planning Policy & Local Plan Committee - A.2 - Conservation Area Character Appraisal and Management Plans for Harwich Old Town; Manningtree & Mistley; Frinton & Walton; Brightlingsea; and Great Bentley pdf icon PDF 191 KB

To enable the Cabinet to give consideration to recommendations made to it by the Planning Policy & Local Plan Committee in relation to the second tranche of five in a series of ‘Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans’ that had been prepared for the Council by Essex Place Services.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that the new Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plans for: Harwich Old Town (Appendix 1); Manningtree and Mistley (Appendix 2); Frinton and Walton (Appendix 3); Brightlingsea (Appendix 4); and Great Bentley (Appendix 5) be approved for consultation with the public and other interested parties.

9.

Leader of the Council's Items

There are none on this occasion.

10.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Business & Economic Growth Portfolio Holder - A.3 - Levelling Up Fund Bid Submissions pdf icon PDF 317 KB

(1)    To request Cabinet’s endorsement to the Council submitting two Levelling Up Fund bids, one for Clacton and one for Harwich & Dovercourt each requesting up to £20m from the Government.

 

(2)    To approve an allocation of £2.295m from funding already set aside by the Council for Town Centre Levelling Up in order to provide match funding to the bid.

 

(3)    To authorise the Leader of the Council to approve the final bids for submission by the 6 July 2022 deadline.

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet -

 

a)     endorses the principle of submitting two Tendring District Council led town centre bids as set out in the Portfolio Holder’s report;

 

b)     approves allocating the entirety of the funding set aside by the Council for Town Centre Levelling Up (£2.295m) to support the bids, should it be needed once the financial cases are complete;

 

c)      authorises the Leader of the Council, in consultation with the Section 151 Officer, to give the final approval for both Tendring District Council led Levelling Up Fund final bids for submission to the Government by the deadline of 6 July 2022, including a decision on the final level of investment required to support the bids; and

 

d)     notes and supports the submission of the Essex County Council led transport bid.

 

11.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Housing Portfolio Holder - A.4 - Tendring Careline - Financial Options Appraisal pdf icon PDF 490 KB

To offer options with regards the financial position of Tendring Careline and the future viability of the service.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet - 

 

a)     agrees to the continuation of a Tendring Careline Service for residents;

 

b)     adopts Options 4 as the basis for the longer term approach to deliver a viable and sustainable Careline Service in the long term;

 

c)      requests Officers to take steps to maximise marketing opportunities to increase the customer base in an orderly way through 2022/23 and 2023/24 in working towards the figures highlighted in Option 4 within Appendix A to the Portfolio Holder’s report;

 

d)     approves the utilisation of the existing Careline Reserve of £221k to underwrite the financial risks associated with a), b) and c) above; and

 

e)     requires that detailed updates be presented to Cabinet as part of future financial performance and budget setting reports later in the year in order to provide an ongoing review.

12.

Cabinet Members' Items - Report of the Housing Portfolio Holder - A.5 - Jaywick Sands - Future of New Build Homes & Applications to Homes England regarding Designated Protected Areas pdf icon PDF 356 KB

(1)    To update Cabinet on the current situation regarding the Council’s recently built discounted homes for sale in Jaywick Sands and to recommend an alternative option for the future of the dwellings; and

 

(2)    To seek delegations for applications to be made to Homes England for the waiver of Designated Protected Areas.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet - 

 

(a)    notes the contents of the Portfolio Holder’s report;

 

(b)    agrees to the retention of the five unsold properties within the Council’s housing stock for letting in accordance with the local lettings and sales plan;

 

(c)    authorises the Corporate Director (Operations & Delivery), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, to sign any amended grant agreement proposed by Homes England in respect of the Starter Homes funding received in 2015; and

 

(d)    authorises the Assistant Director (Housing & Environment), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing, to make applications, where appropriate, to Homes England for the waiver of Designated Protected Areas made under the Leasehold Reform Act 1967 and The Housing (Right to Enfranchise) (Designated Protected Areas) (England) Order 2009.

 

13.

Cabinet Members' Items - Joint Report of the Corporate Finance and Governance Portfolio Holder and the Housing Portfolio Holder - A.6 - Potential Acquisition of Property and Land in Victoria Street, Harwich pdf icon PDF 331 KB

To consider, in principle, whether to acquire certain land and property in Victoria Street, Harwich.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet agrees, in principle, of the acquiring of the land and property in Victoria Street, Harwich.

14.

Cabinet Members' Items - Joint Report of the Housing Portfolio Holder and the Planning Portfolio Holder - A.7 - Jaywick Sands Place Plan and Design Guide Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 255 KB

To report on progress towards developing a framework for regeneration in Jaywick Sands and to enable Cabinet to consider the recommendations submitted by the Planning Policy and Local Plan Committee in respect of proposals for statutory public consultation on a Jaywick Sands Place Plan and a draft Jaywick Sands Design Guide.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

1.      approves the recommended objectives for the regeneration of Jaywick Sands as set out in the Portfolio Holders’ joint report;

 

2.      approves the Jaywick Sands Place Plan Consultation Strategy;

 

3.      approves the draft Jaywick Sands Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document for publication and consultation with the public and other interested parties; and

 

4.      requests that the responses received in response to the consultation exercises for both the Jaywick Sands Place Plan and Design Guide be reported to, and considered by, the Planning Policy and Local Plan Committee.

15.

Management Team Items

There are none on this occasion.

16.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Cabinet is asked to consider passing 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 Item 17 on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A, as amended, of the Act.”

17.

Cabinet Members' Items - Joint Report of the Corporate Finance and Governance Portfolio Holder and the Housing Portfolio Holder - B.1 - Terms for the Acquisition of Property and Land in Victoria Street, Harwich

To agree terms for the acquisition of certain land and property in Victoria Street, Harwich.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet -

 

a)     approves the terms set out in Appendix B to the Portfolio Holders’ joint report (B.1) for the acquisition of the land as shown edged red on the Plan attached as Appendix A to item A.6 of the Joint Report of the Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and the Housing Portfolio Holder;

 

b)     authorises the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) to agree any such other terms he considers necessary, in consultation with the Head of Legal Services, should that be required;

 

c)      approves that the purchase and associated acquisition costs of £161,000 be met from the existing New Build and Acquisitions Budget within the HRA Capital Programme to be funded 60% from Direct Revenue Financing and 40% from 1-4-1 Capital receipts;

 

d)     approves, in principle, of the acquisition of the land shown edged yellow on the plan appended as Appendix A to item A.6 of the Joint Report of the Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and the Housing Portfolio Holder and notes and authorises all further investigations, negotiations and processes that may be necessary; and

 

e)     authorises the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) to agree any terms he considers necessary, in consultation with the Head of Legal Services, to acquire the land shown edged yellow on the plan appended as Appendix A to item A.6 of the Report of the Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder and the Housing Portfolio Holder provided that any cost can be accommodated within the New Build and Acquisitions Budget within the HRA Capital Programme.