Decisions

Decisions published

26/06/2019 - Decommissioning of Old Dover Road Hostels ref: 829    Recommendations Approved

The facility is in need of significant investment. The committee will be asked whether to cease the service at this location or to request the budget provision to bring the hostel up to standard.

Decision Maker: Community Committee

Made at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Community Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

That the hotels at Old Dover Road be decommissioned and ceased to be used for letting as temporary accommodation.

 

Reason for the decision:  Agreeing to decommission the properties would allow officers to explore the asset value, and if there was a future agreement by the council to sell the properties, this would improve the financial health of the Housing Revenue Account.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marie Royle


26/06/2019 - Water Bottle Filling Points ref: 830    Recommendations Approved

To explore the possibility of further water filling points in Whitstable using funds from the Opportunities Fund.

Decision Maker: Community Committee

Made at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Community Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

That four additional water bottle refill points be installed in Whitstable (at Westbeach public toilets, St Anne’s public toilets, Skinners alley public toilets and Beach Walk public toilets) using the carried forward Whitstable Area Member Panel Opportunities Fund budget.

 

Reason for the decision:  The installation would present environmental benefits and would put the council in a strong position to be able to further promote the Refill scheme.  In addition, the four sites are accessible and easy to maintain within an already established maintenance contract.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


26/06/2019 - Housing revenue account business plan ref: 828    For Determination

Decision Maker: Community Committee

Made at meeting: 26/06/2019 - Community Committee

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 26/06/2019

Decision:

 

 

That tenants be consulted on the HRA Business Plan 2019.

 

Reason for the decision:  Option 1 addressed the important financial and policy challenges facing the HRA.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tricia Marshall


27/06/2019 - Potential Local Nature Reserve at Wincheap ref: 827    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Regeneration and Property Committee

Made at meeting: 27/06/2019 - Regeneration and Property Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 27/06/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: To declare the land shown on the plan in Appendix 1 as a Local Nature Reserve under the National Parks and Access to the Countryside Act 1949 for a minimum period of 99 years.

 

Reason for the decision: Declaring the land as a Local Nature Reserve would demonstrate that the council had no intention of developing the land in the future.  The creation of a Local Nature Reserve would also provide opportunities for further environmental improvements in the future.

Wards affected: Wincheap;

Lead officer: Richard Moore


23/05/2019 - Canterbury Connected Business Improvement District 2 - The Council's Vote ref: 826    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Regeneration and Property Committee

Made at meeting: 23/05/2019 - Regeneration and Property Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 23/05/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED – To authorise the Chief Executive to vote ‘yes’ with the Council’s votes as a Non-Domestic Rates levy payer in the ballot.

 

Reason for the decision: The advantages for the city and it’s economy have been proven during the first BID term. A second BID term offers a viable and proven way to deliver a range of projects and interventions which improve or safeguard the health of the city centre without further pressure on public finances.


24/05/2019 - Appointment of a Licensing Sub-Committee for the Council Year 2019/20 ref: 825    Recommendations Approved

To agree delegations to officers, non-political balance where necessary - they must do this unanimously and
agreeing the formation of the sub committee

Decision Maker: Licensing Committee

Made at meeting: 24/05/2019 - Licensing Committee

Decision published: 10/07/2019

Effective from: 24/05/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED –

 

a)    That a Licensing Sub-Committee is established (in accordance with section 9(1) of the Licensing Act 2003).

b)    That the membership of the Licensing Sub-Committee comprise three councillors drawn from the Licensing Committee plus a reserve councillor, the selection of the councillors being based on a rota system reflected by the details which will be circulated for the meeting.

c)    That, as previously agreed by the Committee, the political balance rules for the Sub-Committees be relaxed, but that so far as practicable the Sub-Committees be politically balanced, unless for reasons of non-availability or conflict of interest that is not possible.

d)    That all functions of this Licensing Committee (referred to it in accordance with section 7(1) of the Licensing Act 2003) are hereby (in accordance with section 10 of the Licensing Act 2003) arranged to be discharged by the Licensing Sub-Committee and licensing officer in accordance with the Scheme of Delegation set out at Appendix G of the Council’s Licensing Policy (determined on 20 April 2017).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Newman