Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business, which by reason of special circumstances, the Chair proposes to accept, under Section 100(b)(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Decision:

None

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Please indicate if there are any interests which should be declared.  A declaration of an interest should indicate the nature of the interest (if not already declared on the Register of Interests) and the agenda item to which it relates.  If a disclosable pecuniary interest is declared, the member should withdraw from the room whilst the matter is discussed.

 

These declarations apply to all Members present, whether the Member is part of the meeting, attending to speak as a local Member on an item or simply observing the meeting from the public seating area.

Decision:

None

4.

CHAIR'S CORRESPONDENCE

To receive any Chair’s correspondence.

Decision:

The Chair welcomed Councillor Stuart Dark back onto the Cabinet in his new position as Cabinet Member for Environmental Services and Public Protection.

 

5.

MEMBERS PRESENT UNDER STANDING ORDER 34

To note the names of any Councillors who wish to address the meeting under Standing Order 34.

 

Members wishing to speak pursuant to Standing Order 34 should inform the Chair of their intention to do so and on what items they wish to be heard before a decision on that item is taken.

 

Decision:

Councillors A Holmes, C Morley, A Ryves and M de Whalley attended under standing order 34.

6.

CALLED IN MATTERS

To report on any Cabinet Decisions called in.

Decision:

None

7.

MATTERS REFERRED TO CABINET FROM OTHER BODIES

To receive any comments and recommendations from other Council bodies which meet after the dispatch of this agenda. 

 

Decision:

The Regeneration and Development Panel had received a briefing on the items on the agenda.

8.

KING'S LYNN TOWN INVESTMENT PLAN

To receive a verbal update on the Plan and Town Board

Decision:

Councillor Middleton introduced the Town Board and the work which it had undertaken to produce the King’s Lynn Town Investment Plan.

9.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

 

The Cabinet is asked to consider excluding the public from the meeting under section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 for consideration of the items below on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

           

PRIVATE ITEM

Details of any representations received about why the following reports should be considered in public will be reported at the meeting.

 

 

Decision:

RESOLVED: That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

 

 

10.

KING'S LYNN TOWN INVESTMENT PLAN

To consider the exempt report

Decision:

RESOLVED:   1)         That the Town Investment Plan as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be endorsed.

 

2)               That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Business Development to agree the final submission of the Town Investment Plan by the deadline on 30 October 2020

3)               That the short list of projects seeking Town Deal Funding support as detailed in section 3 of the report be endorsed.

4)               That the prioritisation and funding arrangements for projects submitted under the Future High Streets Fund as part of the Town Investment Plan long list as detailed in section 4 & 9 of the report be agreed.

5)               That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Business Development and to agree the Heads of Terms with government and the Town Deal Board based on the priorities set out in the TIP.

6)               That the continuation of the King’s Lynn Town Deal Board as the public – private partnership to support delivery of the shared vision and objectives set out in the TIP be supported.

7)               That the Council underwrites the match funding commitment required for St George’s Guildhall restoration project in order to give it the best chance of meeting the FHSF gateway criteria for funding.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To allow the Council to secure grant funding stream to deliver the investment priorities in the Town Investment Plan for King’s Lynn, contribute to the Recovery Plan in response to the Coronavirus pandemic and the long term economic prosperity of the town.

11.

HIGH STREET HAZ

Decision:

 

 

RESOLVED:1) That delegated authority be granted to the Assistant Director in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Project Delivery sign the partnership contract and any necessary legal documentation required for the High Street Heritage Action Zone programme.

 

2) That delegated authority be granted to the Assistant Director to recruit a 3.5 year fixed term HS HAZ Project Officer to manage delivery of the programme

 

Reason for Decision

To allow the Council to access a major grant funding stream in line with the corporate strategy to support the vibrancy and viability of King’s Lynn’s town centre and contribute to the Recovery Plan in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.