Decisions

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Decisions published

16/01/2019 - Aylesbury Vale Estates (AVE) Business Plan ref: 416    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

(a)          Decision(s)

 

That the draft Business Plan for Aylesbury Vale Estates (AVE) for 2019/2022 be approved. (A copy was attached to the confidential part of the agenda).

 

(b)          Reason(s) for Decision(s)

 

The Council’s consent is required to the Business Plan in accordance with the agreement with AVE.

 

(c)          Alternative Options Considered

 

Not to approve the Business Plan.  Representatives of AVE were present at the Cabinet meeting to respond to questions from Cabinet Members.

 

(d)          Relevant Scrutiny Committee

 

Economy and Business Development.  That Committee had considered the draft Business Plan at its meeting on 10 December, 2018 and the Cabinet report included the Committee’s comments.  The Committee Chairman could not be present at the Cabinet meeting due to another commitment.  Cabinet Members pursued the comments made by the Committee with the AVE representatives and were satisfied with the response.

 

(e)          Conflicts of Interest / Dispensation(s)

 

As a member of the AVE Board, Councillor Mrs Ward declared a prejudicial interest in this item and left the meeting whilst the matter was discussed.

 

 

Lead officer: Teresa Lane


16/01/2019 - Final Budget Proposals for 2019/20 ref: 413    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

(a)          Decision(s)

 

(1)          That the Finance and Services Scrutiny Committee be thanked for its input to the budget setting process.

 

(2)       That Council be recommended to:-

 

(1)  Approve the budget for 2019/2020 and the Medium Term Financial Plan as set out in summary form in the Appendix attached to the Cabinet report.

 

(2)  Approve an increase in Council Tax of £5 (3.35%) for 2019/2020, the maximum allowable for lower tier councils.

 

(3)  Approve the use of £1.48m of New Homes Bonus to meet the costs of the Connected Knowledge Programme in 2019/2020.

 

(4)  Approve the proposed fees and charges as set in Appendix E to the Cabinet report.

 

(5)  Approve the level of Band D Special Expenses charge for 2019/2020 as set out in Appendix F to the Cabinet report.

 

(b)          Reason(s) for Decision(s)

 

The Council is statutorily required to set a budget for 2019/2020 and plan for expenditure in subsequent years based upon the Medium Term Financial Plan.  The Budget proposals reflect the transition to a new unitary authority.

 

(c)          Alternative Options Considered

 

The development of the budget proposals has involved a number of key elements of choice as set out in previous reports to Cabinet.

 

(d)          Relevant Scrutiny Committee

 

Finance and Services.  The Committee Chairman attended Cabinet to elaborate upon his Committee’s deliberations.  Cabinet accepted all the comments of the Scrutiny Committee and in particular:-

 

·        It was confirmed that the business cases of all of the projects that formed part of the Connected Knowledge Programme were analysed carefully by a programme management board and were and would continue to be assessed having regard to the likely requirements of the new unitary authority.  The Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources would be invited to attend meetings of the programme management board.

 

·        It was agreed that the sum of £10,759 should be re-instated in the budget for funding to a number of voluntary and community sector organisations including the Citizens Advice Bureau and that in order to give those organisations some certainty whilst the new council was being established, this funding should be for a two year period.

 

The budget proposals will now be subject to consideration by full Council and are not therefore subject to call-in.

 

(e)          Conflicts of Interest / Dispensation(s)

 

As a member of an organisation that contributed financially towards the work of the CAB, Councillor Mordue declared a personal interest in this item insofar as it affected the future funding arrangements for this organisation.

 

 


16/01/2019 - Public Sector Equality Duty ref: 415    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

(a)          Decision(s)

 

That AVDC’s Equality Report for 2018 be approved for publication in order to meet the Council’s statutory duty.

 

(b)          Reason(s) for Decision(s)

 

This is a statutory requirement.

 

(c)          Alternative Options Considered

 

None.

 

(d)          Relevant Scrutiny Committee

 

Finance and Services.  That Committee considered the report at its meeting on 14 January, 2019.  The Committee Chairman attended the Cabinet meeting and elaborated upon the Committee’s deliberations. The Committee’s comments which were essentially around future reporting information were accepted.

 

(e)          Conflicts of Interest / Dispensation(s)

 

None.

 

 

Lead officer: Andy Barton


16/01/2019 - Capital Programme Update 2019/20 to 2022/23 ref: 414    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

(a)          Decision(s)

 

That Council be recommended to approve the updated Capital Programme for the period 2019/20 to 2022/23, onwards as set out in summary form at Appendix A to the Cabinet report.

 

(b)          Reason(s) for Decision(s)

 

The Council is required to set a capital budget for the coming year and as part of prudential financial management, incorporate a longer term view of capital activity.  Regular review of the capital Programme is essential, especially when a number of major schemes are running in parallel.  The CIPFA Prudential Code (December 2017) includes a requirement to produce a capital strategy.

 

(c)          Alternative Options Considered

 

None as such.  The proposed Capital Programme represents the allocation of anticipated resources in accordance with corporate priorities.

 

(d)          Relevant Scrutiny Committee

 

Finance and Services.  That Committee considered the Capital Programme at its meeting on 14 January, 2019.  The Committee Chairman attended the Cabinet meeting to elaborate upon the Committee’s deliberations.

 

Cabinet accepted all of the recommendations of the Scrutiny Committee.

 

Cabinet’s final recommendation will now be considered by full Council and therefore is not subject to call-in.

 

(e)          Conflicts of Interest / Dispensation(s)

 

None.

 

 

Lead officer: Andrew Small


15/01/2019 - Amendment to the HMO Fee Structure/Discount ref: 411    Recommendations Approved

To amend the available discounts for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMO) licences with immediate effect.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision published: 15/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

That the proposed revised discounts for HMO licences, as detailed in the report published on 8 January, 2019, be approved with immediate effect.  This includes to:-

·                    Offer a 30% discount to all new HMO applications that are received within 3 months of first occupation (Mandatory and Additional HMOs)

·                    Offer a 30% discount to all HMO renewals applications that are made prior to licence expiry.

·                    Remove the £80 discount for applications from ‘known compliant HMOs’.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Neil Green