Decisions

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Decisions published

24/06/2022 - EXEMPT FINANCIAL INFORMATION FOR THE GUILDHALL REPORT ref: 1160    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022


24/06/2022 - NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL LEVELLING UP BID ref: 1157    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:             1)         That the application being made by Norfolk County Council (appendix 1 to the report) be supported,  and a letter of support be provided.

 

2)            That in principle support to provide a land value contribution to the scheme be given, subject to a further report to cabinet once details of the scheme and land required is confirmed, if the application by Norfolk County Council is successful.

 

Reason for Decision

To secure investment to deliver transformation improvements at the Southgates and the Gyratory which are key gateways into King’s Lynn and to support delivery of priorities set out in the King’s Lynn Town Investment Plan


24/06/2022 - LEVELLING UP FUND APPLICATION ref: 1156    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:            1)         That the submission of the Oasis project under round 2 of the Levelling Up Fund as set out in the report be approved.

 

2)          That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive and S151 Officer, in consultation with the Leader, Portfolio Holder for Development & Regeneration and Portfolio Holder for Finance to agree the final application to be submitted to government by 6 July 2022.

 

3)            That the budget as set out in the report be approved to undertake further due diligence and development of project delivery requirements for the Oasis project in the period up to the outcome of the bid which is expected at the end of 2022.

 

4)            That subject to the successful outcome of the bid, a separate report be brought to Cabinet to approve the final scope of the Oasis project and to amend the capital programme for 2022-26 to incorporate the match funding and delivery requirements of the project.

 

 

Reason for Decision

To secure investment in the borough to support the ambitions to level up West Norfolk

The portfolio holder change to recommendation 2 reflects the interests declared in the meeting.


24/06/2022 - KING'S LYNN TOWN DEAL GUILDHALL & CREATIVE HUB BUSINESS CASE ref: 1158    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:  1)         That the draft Business Case as set out in appendix 1 to the report be endorsed.

 

2)         That delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive, the Deputy Leader and the Portfolio Holder for Development and Regeneration to approve the final Business Case in their capacity as representatives of the Council on the Town Deal Board.

 

3)            That delegated authority be granted to the Section 151 Officer to approve the final Business Case and sign the Business Case Summary Document for submission to government in the Council’s capacity as Accountable Body for the Town Deal.  

 

Reason for Decision

 

To approve the Business Case as the Accountable Body for the Towns Fund to ensure the funding is secured to deliver the Guildhall & Creative Hub project; to deliver the investment priorities in the Town Investment Plan for King’s Lynn and support the long term economic prosperity of the town.

 

Cabinet did not accept the additional recommendation from the Panel at this stage as the information would be provided further down the line, once the business case had been submitted, as the timeframes for submission were exceedingly tight.


24/06/2022 - EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC ref: 1159    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 24/06/2022

Effective from: 24/06/2022

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 item 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.

 

 


21/06/2022 - Cabinet Appointments 2022-23 ref: 1149    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:            1)         That officers be instructed to seek membership from Group Leaders for the Cabinet Committees and Task Groups for 2022/23.

 

2)         That the Membership of the Joint Safety and Welfare Committee and Joint Employee Committee for 2022/23 remain as the previous year.

 

Reason for Decision

To allow the business of the Council to continue into 2022/23.


21/06/2022 - Appointments to Outside Bodies 2022-23 ref: 1148    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:            1)        That the Cabinet appoints representatives to serve in an Executive capacity on the outside bodies and partnerships requiring appointment in the Appendix attached.

 

2)        That the reporting arrangements be noted, as shown in section 3 of the report.

 

3)        To note that all other appointments to Outside Bodies will be made at the Council meeting on 14th July 2022.

 

Reason for decision

 

To ensure continued involvement in the community by the Council.

 


21/06/2022 - Local Development Scheme ref: 1145    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:That the revised Local Development Scheme as set out in Appendix 1 to the report to come into effect from the 21 June 2022 be approved.

 

Reason for Decision

 

It is a legal requirement that local plans are prepared in accordance with the Local Development Scheme. The Inspectors for the Local Plan Review have requested an up-to-date Local Development Scheme which shows the correct submission date and corresponding changes to the timing of the Examination, receipt of Inspectors Report and adoption of the Plan.

 

 


21/06/2022 - Risk Management Policy ref: 1147    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the item be deferred to the next ordinary meeting of Cabinet.

 

 

Reason for Decision

To give suitable time to consider all the items on the agenda.

 


21/06/2022 - Safe in Accommodations Strategy for Norfolk 2021-24 ref: 1146    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:  To  Norfolk County Councils Safe in Accommodation Strategy for Norfolk 2021-2024 be endorsed and the requirements of the Domestic Abuse Bill, 2021 be noted.

 

Reason for Decision

 

Endorsement of the Strategy by the Councils Cabinet is necessary as it will inform the Councils Homelessness & Rough Sleeper Strategy 2019-2024 and approaches to wider areas of work in relation to Domestic Abuse.  It will also ensure that the  Council is fulfilling its role in supporting victim-survivors of domestic abuse.

 


21/06/2022 - Planning Scheme of Delegation ref: 1144    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RECOMMENDED:     1)         That the scheme of delegation be amended as set out in the report, and as attached to the report.

 

2)         That the operation of the scheme be reviewed in summer 2023, to assess the impact of the changes.

 

Reason for Decision

To ensure the scheme of delegation provides that balance between taking planning decisions under officer delegated powers and taking decisions at planning committee, and that is allows for an efficient and effective service for all customers


21/06/2022 - Resourcing - Development Management Team ref: 1143    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:            1)         That the recruitment of the following new posts be approved:

·           1 x Principal Planner

·           6 x Planning Officers

·           1 x System and Performance officer

·           1 x Ecologist

·           1 x Cil Officer

·           1 x Technical Support Team Leader

·           1 x Technical Support Officer

·           1 x Arboricultural assistant/officer

·           1 x Enforcement Officer

·           1 x Enforcement Support Officer

 

2)    That the planning fee income in the budget be increased from £1.1 million to £2 million to more accurately reflect the income received over the past 3 years and the increase in planning fees set out in the Levelling up and Regeneration Bill.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To provide sufficient capacity and expertise to enable the DM team to respond to the number and complexity of planning applications and to provide sufficient resilience within the team; and

 

To enable planning applications to be determined more speedily and to achieve the performance measures that will be outlined in the Bill

 


21/06/2022 - RIPA/Non RIPA Policy and operating procedures ref: 1142    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED:  1)         That the attached revised policy, produced from scratch following the last IPCO inspection to reflect the comments of the inspector, and through consultation with a professional training and policy development provider be agreed.

 

2)    That as per section 5.2 of the policy the Council will report its use, or non-use of these powers to the Corporate Performance Panel in line with the guidance provided by IPCO to enable members to determine the effectiveness of the RIPA policy each year.

 

3)    That any minor amendments (such as formatting, layout, amendments to Appendix A roles and officers assigned to roles) to be a delegated decision with liaison with a member / portfolio holder as decided by this Cabinet.

 

 

4)    That any relevant or serious errors highlighted contrary to this policy MUST be reported to IPCO and furthermore it is recommended any such occurrences are fed into the Annual Governance Statement.

 

5)    That delegated Authority is granted to the Assistant Director for Legal Services in consultation with the Leader to make any amendments to the policy as recommended by IPCO.

 

6)    That training be carried out for officers and members on the subject.

 

Reason for Decision

To ensure compliance with current legislation, to replace the previous policy which has become out of date and does not provide sufficient or up to date information / details to officers or members of the public on the full requirements for RIPA and Non-RIPA


21/06/2022 - FORWARD DECISIONS ref: 1140    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

The forward decision list was noted.