Agenda and minutes

The Executive - Thursday, 12th October, 2017 6.30 pm

Venue: The Board Room, Pavilion Gardens, Buxton

Contact: Linden Vernon Email:  linden.vernon@highpeak.gov.uk or Tel: 01538 395613 

Items
No. Item

18/21

Declarations of Interest

i)

Disclosable Pecuniary Interests

ii)

Other Interests

 

Minutes:

Councillor McCabe declared an other interest – Council’s representative to Tameside & Glossop Integrated Care NHS Foundation Trust.

18/22

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 330 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 3 August 2017 be approved.

18/23

Policy on Enforcement of Environmental Crimes pdf icon PDF 449 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report presented a revised policy that aimed to further improve the Council’s approach to tackling environmental crimes such as littering, fly-tipping and dog fouling.  The report was considered by the Community Select Committee on 4 October 2017.

 

Options considered:

 

1.     To approve the policy on environmental enforcement and the revised approach to enforcement activity described therein (recommended).

 

2.     Not to approve the policy on environmental enforcement and to continue with the existing approach (not recommended).

 

RESOLVED:        1.      That the content of the report be noted.

 

2.         That the proposed Policy on the Enforcement of Environmental Crimes be approved.

 

18/24

Glossop Creative Industries Assessment pdf icon PDF 322 KB

Minutes:

This report provided a brief summary of the Glossop Creative Industries Assessment Report produced for the Council by Tom Fleming Creative Consultancy.  The report was considered by the Economy and Growth Select Committee on 28 September 2017 whichexpressed concerns around the level of resources allocated to the project and the input required of volunteers.  It was also considered beneficial for there to be increased involvement of local councillors.  It was suggested that it would be useful to provide an update on the project to the Economy and Growth Select Committee early in 2018.

 

Options considered:

 

1.     That members comment on and support the broad direction of the proposals in the Glossop Creative Industries Assessment Report. (Recommended).

 

2.     That members do not support further action to refine, develop and implement the findings of the Glossop Creative Industries Assessment Report (Not recommended).

 

RESOLVED:

 

That, subject to the above comments, the report be received.

 

18/25

Safeguarding Children and Adults at Risk of Abuse and Neglect pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

The report provided an annual update to members on the Council’s action to meet its safeguarding duties.  The report was considered by the Corporate Select Committee on 9 October 2017.

 

Options considered:

 

There were no options available.

 

RESOLVED:        That the actions taken by the Council in response to its safeguarding duties be noted.

 

18/26

Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to present the revised Growth Strategy to the Executive, following consultation and approval from the Economy and Growth Select Committee.

 

Options considered:

 

1.            Approve the Growth Strategy: The Growth Strategy had been conceived as the implementation plan for the Local Plan that was adopted in April 2016. Having an implementation plan in place would help in demonstrating the Council’s commitment to delivering the Local Plan and maintaining a 5 year supply. The strategy also helped to maximise the benefits of Growth by providing a clear plan to achieving them. Recommended.

 

2.         Do not approve the Growth Strategy: This was not considered the preferred option because the growth strategy helped to align the actions and resources to achieve a shared vision of delivering the Local Plan. Not having a delivery mechanism in the form of the Growth Strategy in place could be a risk to the  five year housing supply and losing out on the community benefits in the form of Community Infrastructure Levy, Council tax, New Homes Bonus and Business rates. The other key purpose of the strategy was to demonstrate strategic positioning of the economic strength of the region. This was anticipated to provide confidence and certainty of strategic fit of all projects to prospective investor and funders. Not having the strategy in place would reduce the region’s chances of attracting investment. Not recommended.

 

RESOLVED:          That the revised version of the Strategy be noted and approved for online publication.

 

18/27

Business Rates Revaluation and Local Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to provide an overview of the updated and new business rate reliefs that had been recently announced by central government, and sought approval the Council’s local discretionary business rate relief policy.   The report was considered by the Corporate Select Committee on 9 October 2017.

 

Options considered:

 

1.         Option 1 – Not Recommended

Do not approve the Local Discretionary Rate Relief Policy and updated Business Rate Relief Policy

 

2.         Option 2 – Recommended

            Approve the Local Discretionary Rate Relief Policy and updated Business Rate Relief Policy (subject to consultation)

 

RESOLVED:        1.      That the implications of the business rates revaluation on the local businesses in High Peak, including the new reliefs that have been implemented by central government, be noted.

 

2.      That the principles and criteria for the local discretionary rate relief scheme taking into account comments from Corporate Select Committee (subject to consultation with preceptors) be approved.

 

18/28

Recommendations from Select Committees

Minutes:

Alison Lewin (Deputy Director of Transformation Tameside and Glossop CCG) and Dr Alan Dow (Chairman of Tameside and Glossop CCG) attended the Community Select Committee on 4 October 2017 to provide an update on the review of Intermediate Care provision in Tameside and Glossop.  There was a presentation on the options for the delivery of bed based intermediate care.    Option 2: all bed-based intermediate care in a single location at the Stamford Unit was the preferred option for Tameside and Glossop CCG.

 

Options considered:

 

Councillors considered the three options that had been put forward for the purposes of consultation.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the relevant minute of the Community Select Committee meeting of 4 October be sent to the Tameside and Glossop CCG  as the Council’s response to the consultation at this stage.

 

 

 

18/29

To resolve that the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items because there may be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the public and press be excluded from the meeting for the following items because there may be disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

18/30

To approve the exempt minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the exempt minutes of the meeting of the Executive held on 3 August 2017 be approved.

 

18/31

Disposal of extended leasehold interest in the former Swineshaw water treatment works at Blackshaw Road/ Bute Street, Glossop

Minutes:

The Executive approved a report which considered the sale of the freehold interest in the former water treatment works at Blackshaw Road / Bute Street, Glossop.

 

18/32

Contract Award - Structural Engineering Services Framework

Minutes:

The Executive approved a report that considered the appointment of Structural Engineers to a framework for design and advice services to the Council following the completion of a tender exercise.

 

18/33

Sale of freehold interest in land at Woodsmill, Glossop

Minutes:

The Executive approved a report that considered the sale of a reversionary freehold interest in land in the Woods Mill area of Glossop.