Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 8th September, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: Astley Room - Castle. View directions

Contact: Denise French 742211 

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

2.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

To receive declarations of interest from Members  on items included in the agenda.

3.

MINUTES OF A PREVIOUS MEETING pdf icon PDF 189 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 July, 2021.

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting held on 21 July be approved as a correct record.

4.

REVIEW OF COVID IMPACT pdf icon PDF 609 KB

Decision:

That:

(a)  The impact of the Covid19 Pandemic on the community of Newcastle under Lyme, and on Council services, be noted.

(b)  The Finance, Assets & Performance Scrutiny Committee be invited to review the impact of the pandemic on Council services

5.

WALLEYS QUARRY - ODOUR ISSUES pdf icon PDF 454 KB

Report to follow

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet notes that:

(a)  despite the further works that have taken place at Walleys Quarry landfill site, a significant level of complaints continue to be received from residents of the Borough and air monitoring data continues to show odour levels in exceedance of annoyance levels;

(b)  officers have served an Abatement Notice on Walleys Quarry ltd in relation to the Statutory Nuisance caused by the site;

(c)  an appeal against the Abatement Notice has been lodged in the Magistrates’ Court;

(d)  the ongoing work being taken to address the issues being experienced by residents and businesses.

6.

LOCAL PLAN ISSUES AND STRATEGIC OPTIONS pdf icon PDF 501 KB

Additional documents can be accessed by following the links at the end of the report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That:

(a)  Delegated power be granted to the Executive Director - Commercial Development & Economic Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning, to finalise the public consultation arrangements and associated documentation for the Issues and Strategic Options Paper.

(b)  A period of not less than six weeks public consultation be approved to conclude no later than Tuesday 14th December 2021 on the draft Issues and Strategic Options Paper and the publication of the accompanying Sustainability Appraisal Scoping Report.

(c)  A report be submitted to a future meeting summarising the findings of the consultation event.

7.

DRAFT STATEMENT OF COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT 2021 pdf icon PDF 563 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the Newcastle-under-Lyme Statement of Community Involvement 2021 be approved and adopted. 

8.

CAR PARKING STRATEGY - 2019-2029 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 416 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That:

(a)  The update to the Council’s Car Parking Strategy 2019-2029 be noted.

(b)  The recommendation for Christmas Car Parking charges be approved and includes the Town Centre Covid Recovery free car parking on the Midway as noted within the report and authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Commercial Development & Economic Growth, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Town Centre’s and Growth to implement these charges.

9.

JUBILEE2 UPDATE pdf icon PDF 574 KB

Decision:

That:

(a)  It is noted that since 2012 there have been a number of long standing and/or significant building defects that have had an adverse impact on the reputation of Jubilee2. It is further noted that since 2017 significant progress has been made to resolve some long standing building issues at Jubilee2

(b)  That Officers of the Borough Council alongside Morgan Sindall complete the intrusive Building survey to identify any other unknown building defects that may cause future failures of the fabric of the building or failure of fixed electrical and mechanical plant or equipment prior to their normal life expectancy.

(c)  Officers of the Borough Council alongside Morgan Sindall having completed the above survey establish and agree appropriate corrective actions where building defects are identified.

10.

PROCUREMENT OF A CUSTOMER E-PAYMENT SYSTEM pdf icon PDF 417 KB

Decision:

That delegated authority be granted to the Head of Finance (S151 Officer), in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, to enter into a new partnership contract for a Customer E-Payment System.

11.

FINANCIAL AND PERFORMANCE REVIEW REPORT - FIRST QUARTER (Apr-Jun) 2021-22. pdf icon PDF 352 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the contents of the report and Appendices A and B be noted and Cabinet will continue to monitor and challenge the Council’s performance alongside its financial performance for the same period.

12.

FORWARD PLAN pdf icon PDF 262 KB

Decision:

That the Forward Plan be received.

13.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business which is urgent within the meaning of Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.