Agenda and draft minutes

The Executive
Thursday, 26th April, 2018 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

18/59

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 379 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2018 be approved.

 

18/60

Equality and Diversity Policy pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to review the Council’s Corporate Equality Objectives and the Corporate Equality Policy.  Corporate Select Committee on 23 April 2018 had considered training and requested a report to a future meeting setting out the updated consultation forward plan. 

 

Options considered:

·           That Councillors considered and commented on the revised Equality Policy and Corporate Equality Objectives. (Recommended)

·           That Councillors did not consider or comment on the revised Equality Policy and Corporate Equality Objectives. (Not recommended)

 

RECOMMENDED:

 

That Council be recommended to approve and adopt the revised Corporate Equality Policy.

18/61

Gateway Improvement Programme pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report sought authority to introduce a Gateway Improvements Programme to act as a catalyst to the development of strategically important “Gateway Zones” as follows:

(a)   the Fairfield to Station Road corridor in Buxton

(b)   the A57 western entrance to Glossop

 

Options considered:

The Executive was recommended to authorise officers to initiate a Gateway Improvements Programme as set out in the report.  The report also proposed two initial schemes for the programme in view of the present issues surrounding these two locations detracting from their immediate locality as well as diminishing the positive regeneration of their respective town centres.  

The recommendations allowed the principle of establishing the Gateway Improvements Programme to be considered separately from the two initial projects.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.            That officers be authorised to establish a Gateway Improvements Programme as set out in the report with an initial focus on the Fairfield to Station Road corridor in Buxton and the A57 western entrance to Glossop;

 

2.            That officers be authorised to work on two early projects as part of the programme and subject to further details being brought back to the Executive as follows:

 

                 i.          Proposals aimed at improving the front appearance of properties along the west side of Fairfield Road Buxton via a targeted grant scheme and improvements to front forecourt gardens

               ii.          Prepare proposals to improve the site and area around the former Spread Eagle Public House (Riverside Inn) at Woolley Bridge where the new proposed junction of A57 and Wooley Lane is proposed in Glossop.

 

18/62

Consultation on the National Planning Policy Framework pdf icon PDF 402 KB

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to inform Councillors of the proposals in the draft National Planning Policy Framework which was currently subject to consultation. The report also made recommendations regarding responding to the consultation.  Information on the changes as part of the Government consultation would be added to the Council’s website or covered in a press release.

 

Options considered:

Option 1 (recommended) – that the Council liaises with the Local Government Association to submit a joint response to the consultation. This was recommended as it was considered that such a response would carry more weight.

Option 2 (not recommended) – that the Council submits its own response or does not respond to the consultation. This was not recommended as it would provide the Council with less or no influence over national policy.

 

RESOLVED:

That the proposals in the draft National Planning Policy Framework be noted and the proposal to work with the Local Government Association to submit a joint response (Option 1 in Section 5 of the report) be approved.

 

18/63

Minor Amendments to Street Trading Consent Policy to include Charitable Events pdf icon PDF 216 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The purpose of the report was to consider minor amendments to the Street Trading Consent Policy to include charitable events.

 

Options considered:

To approve the proposed amendments to the Street Trading Consent Policy or consider further changes.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.            That the amendments to the current Street Trading Consent Policy be approved to include provision for charitable events as detailed below.

2.            That the amended Street Trading Consent Policy attached at Appendix 2 to the report be approved.

 

 

18/64

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. 

 

18/65

To approve the exempt minutes of the previous meeting

Minutes:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 15 February 2018 be approved.

 

18/66

Review of Public Realm CCTV Surveillance System

Minutes:

The Executive approved an option for the future of the public realm CCTV system based upon the findings of the external consultant.

 

 

18/67

Alliance Environmental Services - Phase 2 Transfer of Services

Minutes:

The Executive agreed the process for the transfer of further Council functions to Alliance Environmental Services (AES).

 

18/68

Accelerated Housing Delivery Programme

Minutes:

The Executive were updated on the progress so far in delivering the Accelerated Housing Delivery Programme approved by the Executive in September 2016 and gave approval for the next steps.

 

18/69

Facilities Management Arrangements

Minutes:

The Executive considered new arrangements for the Council’s facilities management services.

18/70

Electrical Testing and Remediation Housing Revenue Account Properties - Contract Award Report

Minutes:

The Executive awarded a contract for the works to carry out electrical testing and remediation works to HRA properties during 2018/2019 (including the option to extend the contract by an additional one year subject to satisfactory performance).

18/71

Disposal of two strips of land at Dollywood Close, Buxworth

Minutes:

The Executive approved the disposal of land at Dollywood Close, Buxworth by entering into an option agreement with a local developer.