Decisions

Decisions published

18/07/2019 - Changes to memberships of committees and sub/committees for the remainder of the council year 2019/20 ref: 848    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 18/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 14/08/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

 

RESOLVED that the following changes to membership be made:

 

Add the following as members:

  • Decision Review Committee – Louise Harvey-Quirke
  • Decision Review Committee – Ian Thomas
  • Planning Committee - Neil Baker
  • Planning Sub-Committee – Neil Baker
  • Policy and Resources Committee – Ashley Clark
  • Policy and Resources Sub-Committee – Dan Watkins
  • Standards Committee – Ian Thomas

 

Add the following as reserve members:

  • Audit Committee – Ian Thomas 
  • Planning Committee - Anne Dekker 
  • Whitstable Harbour Board – Robert Thomas 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Newman


18/07/2019 - Governance Committee - Wednesday, 3 April 2019 ref: 850    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 18/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 14/08/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting above be received.

 


10/07/2019 - Provisional Outturn for General Fund & Housing Revenue Account ref: 838    For Determination

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(a)  That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(b)  To endorse the action of the Deputy Chief Executive in respect of additional contributions to reserves identified in this report.

 

Reason for the decision: The General Fund Revenue Budget was £12,000 underspent for 2018/19. This is a favourable position and is a combination of Directors and Heads of Service continuing to manage expenditure, additional unforeseen one off savings, and a general improvement in income levels. The surplus transferred to the general fund reserve will provide additional funds should the contingent liabilities materialise.

 


10/07/2019 - References from Committees and Area Forums ref: 840    For Determination

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

(a)  That the Fixed Penalty Notice level for Duty of Care be set at £300.

(b)  That the Fixed Penalty Notice level for graffiti and fly posting be set as £150.

 

Reason for decision: The levels offered a fair and robust approach to the offences to ensure that the environment is considered and those responsible were held to account.  The council spends a considerable amount of money to clear up after and to respond to complaints regarding these matters and the fine level would be appropriate to this activity.

 


10/07/2019 - Capital Outturn Report 2018/19 - General Fund and Housing Revenue Account ref: 837    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Committee noted the carry forward of unspent capital budget provisions for those projects identified and to approve the realignment and slippage of the Housing Revenue Account capital budgets.

 

Reason for the decision: There was no adverse impact on council financial resources. The only practical option is to note the carry forwards, approve the use of underspend to cover the in year overspends on schemes as detailed in Appendix A and to approve the realignment of the Housing Revenue Accounts capital budgets.

 

Lead officer: Lisa Fillery


10/07/2019 - Councillor involvement in working group activity and key subject matters ref: 839    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the role of Councillor Champion as set out in the report be formally endorsed and delegated authority passed to the Chief Executive to make appointments in consultation with the Leader.

 

Reason for the decision: Councillor involvement in working groups and key subject areas offered a number of benefits to the council. The opportunity to contribute local knowledge, background information and expertise on matters of interest supplements the practical and professional expertise provided by officers.

 


10/07/2019 - Key Performance Indicator Outturns 2018/19 ref: 836    Information Only

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Policy and Resources Committee noted the council’s performance and approved the publication of the Annual Report 2018/19 as set out in Appendix 1.

 

Reason for the decision: The Key Performance Indicators measured how the council is performing against the aims of the Corporate Plan and councillors set the targets for these.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Guy Mayhew


10/07/2019 - The Self and Custom Build Register ref: 835    Recommendations Approved

For approval (Planning)

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the council introduces local connection criteria, and a joining and annual fee to be entered on the Self and Custom Build Register.

 

Reason for the decision: The local connection criteria would provide more accurate information about demand for this type of housing and a charge would assist with the administrative costs of managing the register.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Thomas


10/07/2019 - Planning Enforcement Plan ref: 834    For Determination

For adoption

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the draft Planning Enforcement Plan be published for consultation.

 

Reason for the decision: To ensure the draft Planning Enforcement Plan was effective in prioritising planning enforcement work to ensure that public money was most efficiently spend on the matters on the public interest.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Thomas


10/07/2019 - Statement of Community Involvement ref: 833    For Determination

To consider releasing for consultation, the matter will come back to committee after any consultation.

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Statement of Community Involvement be approved for consultation.

 

Reason for the decision: The Statement of Community Involvement sets out how the council aims to involve the community and stakeholders in shaping the future of our district, through the planning process. This includes how the community and stakeholders can get involved in planning applications, Local Plan preparation and neighbourhood plans. Consultation would ensure our Statement of Community Involvement was effective and fit for purpose for our local community and stakeholders.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Thomas


10/07/2019 - Heritage Strategy ref: 832    Recommendations Approved

In November 2018 the committee approved the draft strategy for public consultation.

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 05/08/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the heritage strategy be adopted.

 

Reason for the decision: Historic England and the local community had been involved in the formation of the strategy and the comments received in the public consultation on the draft strategy were very positive. The adoption of the strategy would support the delivery of the Local Plan 2017 and Corporate Plan.

Lead officer: Karen Britton