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To Receive any Declarations of Interest and Notification of any Dispensations Granted
You are invited to declare any registerable and/or non-registerable interests in matters appearing on the agenda, and the nature of that interest.
You are also invited to disclose any dispensation in relation to any registerable and/or non-registerable interests that have been granted to you in respect of any matters appearing on the agenda.
Please complete the Declarations of Interests card available at the meeting and return it to the Democratic Services Officer before leaving the meeting.
Councillor K Clark declared a registerable personal interest in agenda Item 5: 2021/22 Financial Management Report to 30 November 2021 (CAB77/22), as she was a Director and Employee at Justice Prince CIC which had contracts with North Tyneside Council funded from the Housing Revenue Account (Working Roots).
To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 29 November 2021 (previously circulated).
Resolved that the Minutes of the previous meeting held on 29 November 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.
Report of the Young Mayor
To receive a verbal report on the latest activities of the Young Mayor and Young Cabinet.
The Young Mayor reported on the following activities in which she and Young Cabinet Members and/or Youth Councillors had been involved:
· The Equalities Committee had met with the young people’s focus group Unity as and discussed transgender issues facing young people in North Tyneside, where Unity members shared their concerns and how they could work together to highlight where improvements could be made.
· Youth councillors had helped with the Make Christmas Special project which brought people together who would be isolated on Christmas day, providing a hot meal and gift to each person delivered to their home and a few smaller groups meeting in person.
· The BAME Taskforce budget consultation had taken place in December and some of the Youth Council BAME Committee members participated in this session.
· Youth councillors, SEND Youth Forum members and Children in Care Council had taken part in their own budget engagement session and learned about how the North Tyneside Council budget was managed, how it linked with the Our North Tyneside Plan, and also made some suggestions on savings and investments to be included with other feedback for consideration when setting the final budget.
· Some youth councillors had been nominated for the Spirit of North Tyneside Award 2021, along with many other young people who had contributed in their own time to make a difference to the lives of others in their communities, with Youth Parliament Member, Abi Tang, and the Young Mayor being part of the judging panel to decide on the winners.
· Daniel Taylor had been presented with the Young Mayor’s Award because of his outstanding commitment to his work on projects, using his lived experience to inform and help improve council services.
· The Children in Care Council had led the December Leadership Forum and delivered a training session around what it was like being in care and what they as young people wanted to see being improved. Many services had pledged support around apprenticeships ensuring that young people in care had a trusted adult in their life and the team would be working closely with services from January to drive these pledges forward.
· The Children in Care Council had held their annual Christmas event which allowed them to meet with Senior Corporate Parents to showcase what work they had done over the year and seek support for the coming months with their goals.
· The Young Mayor for North Tyneside and Member of UK Youth Parliament elections were underway with 21 candidates for the two positions. Online voting for the first stage of the election concluded on 14 January, with the top four candidates continuing to campaign to become elected in the second round of votes to be announced on the 4March 2022.
· The Young Mayor had made a recording to be used for the Holocaust Memorial Day.
The Elected Mayor thanked the Young Mayor for the update and the young people for their work throughout the year including contributions made to Children in Care and the Spirit of North Tyneside. ... view the full minutes text for item CAB76/22
To receive the fourth budget monitoring report for the current financial year which reflects the indication of the potential revenue and capital position of the Authority at 31 March 2022.
Cabinet considered the fourth monitoring report outlining the 2021/22 financial position. It provided the latest indication of the potential revenue and capital financial position of the Authority as at 31 March 2022. This report was an interim view and it was expected this would change over the coming months as the recovery from Covid-19 continued.
The report covered the forecast outturn of the Authority’s General Fund and Housing Revenue Account (HRA) revenue budget including management mitigations where issues had been identified; the delivery of 2021/22 approved budget savings plans; and an update on the Capital Investment Plan including details of variations and reprogramming that were recommended for approval.
The budget for 2021/22 was approved by full Council at its meeting on the 18 February 2021. The net General Fund revenue budget was set at £150.154m. This included £4.537m of savings to be achieved, all of which had been identified in previous years.
The forecast overall pressure for the General Fund Revenue Account was estimated at £5.247m against the approved net budget. This was made up of a forecasted pressure of £1.306m on normal activities and £3.941m relating to the impact of Covid-19. The pressure on normal activities in the service was driven mainly by Health, Education, Care and Safeguarding at £7.284m, reflecting the continued pressures in Children’s Services, partly mitigated by the contingency balances that had been created as part of the 2018/19 budget setting process and continued to be held centrally to reflect the on-going pressures in social care being felt locally and nationally.
Included in this projection was £5.097m of pressures in Corporate Parenting and Placements and £1.564m in Integrated Disability and Additional Needs. The drivers for these pressures continued from 2020/21 and were outlined in the report.
It was anticipated that the outturn forecast for normal activities would improve over the course of the financial year as planned remedial actions began to impact on both expenditure and income.
With regards to the impact of Covid-19, the main drivers behind the £19.318m impact on services were also within Health, Education, Care and Safeguarding where £12.037m was for increased costs to the Authority. Significant Covid-19 related pressures also existed in Environment, Housing and Leisure (£3.850m) and in Commissioning & Asset Management (£2.528m).
The report outlined the revenue grants which had been received during August and September 2021.
The latest position in respect of Schools Funding was provided in the Annex to the report. Schools were required to submit their rolling three-year budget plan by 31 May each year. The total planned deficit for 2021/22 was £3.902m. The Authority had been working with schools for a number of years with regard to long-term strategic issues of surplus secondary places and the associated financial pressures, which continued to be compounded by rising employment costs. The provisional outturn for the year ended 31 March 2021 showed a surplus of £3.721m, which revised the trend of deficits over the previous few years.
As well as school balances being forecast to reduce overall, some individual ... view the full minutes text for item CAB77/22
To consider a report which gives an explanation of how the North Tyneside Council Tax Base for 2022/23 has been calculated and requests approval for the calculation of the Authority’s Council Tax Base for 2022/23.
Cabinet considered a report which provided an explanation of how the proposed North Tyneside Council Tax Base for 2022/23 had been calculated and requested approval of the calculation for 2022/23.
The detailed Council Tax Base calculation for North Tyneside for 2022/23 was attached as Appendix A to the report, together with an explanation of the specific elements that formed part of this calculation. Within this calculation, adjustments had been made to reflect the effect of exempt properties, disabled relief, discounts and premiums.
Applying the adjustments had the effect of adjusting the total number of properties to a common base for each band, in terms of full year equivalents.
The Council Tax Base Regulations ensured that the Council Tax Base for an area took into account the effect of disability reductions in respect of dwellings which fell within Band A. They introduced an additional ‘alternative valuation band’ to allow Band A properties to qualify for a disabled reduction. Previously, properties adapted to meet the needs of a disabled person were charged at a rate equal to the next lowest valuation band, so for example a qualifying Band D property would be charged at a Band C rate, but this had not applied to Band A properties. Instead of paying the normal Band A charge (six-ninths of the Band D) a qualifying Band A property was now charged five-ninths of the Band D charge. For the purpose of the Council Tax Base calculation, it was now necessary to show Band A properties which qualified for a disabled reduction as if it were an additional valuation band. Deductions were then made for exempt dwellings and the estimated impact of the Council Tax Support scheme for 2022/23.
In order to arrive at the Council Tax Base calculation for 2022/23, the number of dwellings within each of the Council Tax Bands, A – H, had been converted to their Band D equivalents, using the appropriate proportions. The result of this calculation for 2022/23 was to produce a total number of properties prior to an allowance for non-collection and contributions in lieu of 63,126.
The next stage of the Council Tax Base calculation involved making a deduction for the non-collection of Council Tax. This non-collection element of the calculation was made in respect of the amounts that were legally due, but which, for varying reasons, may not be collected. The assumed Council Tax collection rates for North Tyneside had improved significantly since 1993/94, when the assumed collection rate was 95%. The assumed North Tyneside Council Tax collection rates for each year from when Council Tax had been introduced in 1993/94 were detailed in the report.
A fundamental issue for the Council Tax Base calculation was the assumed percentage Council Tax collection rate to apply. The Authority’s performance on Council Tax collection had been improving for many years, reaching a peak of 99.20% in setting the Council Tax Base for 2012/13. However, since 2013/14, a lower collection rate of 98.50% had been proposed and agreed. This lower ... view the full minutes text for item CAB78/22
To seek approval for the fee levels for older person’s care homes from April 2019, together with the associated fee increases in April 2020 and April 2021; and the commencement of a procurement exercise with all in borough older person’s care homes in line with the requirements set out in the report.
Cabinet considered a report seeking approval for the fee levels for older person’s care homes from April 2019, together with the associated fee increases in April 2020 and April 2021; and the commencement of a procurement exercise with all in borough older person’s Care Home providers to put in place new contracts.
Further to the reports to Cabinet in June 2020 on the Adult Social Care Action Plan which set out an approach to working with the social care market to secure greater market stability, and in February 2021 to the finalise arrangements and to undertake a procurement exercise leading to the award of contracts to preferred bidders. This report provided an update on this and sought approval for the weekly rate for 2019 with fee increases in April 2020 and April 2021, and the weekly price and updates to the commercial arrangements to be included in a proposed procurement exercise.
During the period late 2019 and into 2020, work was undertaken with Care North East (North Tyneside) but was not concluded due to dealing with COVID-19 matters. The review of the figures put forward by the Authority and those put forward by Care North East (North Tyneside) was picked up again in 2021. Following this work, officers considered the position and a delegated decision was taken on 6 July 2021. This decision was then communicated to care homes on 6 July 2021. Subsequently, the decision was formally challenged by Care North East (North Tyneside) by way of Judicial Review proceedings. A copy of the judicial review claim and a witness statement in support of the claim were attached in the annexes to the report for information.
As a consequence of the Judicial Review application, officers reviewed the decision and agreed that it be withdrawn, and that the matter be presented to Cabinet for consideration and determination.
As explained above, on the 6 July 2021, the Authority under the Officer Delegation Scheme determined a fee increase for care home provision from April 2019. This followed the review of information from Care North East (North Tyneside) and the Authority’s own work on care home costs that was undertaken as part of the draft pricing strategy consultation exercise. The Authority also put in place further increases to the April 2019 base costs in line with previously determined inflationary uplifts in April 2020 of 5% and April 2021 of 2.16% to give a new set of rates to be paid for the three-year period commencing April 2019. The outcome of this and the associated annual fee increases were appended to the report. This decision was one of the subjects of the Judicial Review that the Authority received and it was decided to withdraw that decision pending some further work with Care North East (North Tyneside) and report to Cabinet on the matter.
This additional work had now been concluded and had resulted in the proposed figures set out below.
These proposed figures reflected careful consideration of the figures set out in Care North ... view the full minutes text for item CAB79/22
To consider a report seeking approval to adopt North Tyneside’s revised Tree Management Policy and new Tree Planting Strategy.
Cabinet considered a report seeking approval for the adoption of a revised North Tyneside Tree Management Policy and new Tree Planting Strategy.
The Authority’s green spaces provided important recreational areas for communities to enjoy. Trees in particular, bring benefits for physical health and emotional wellbeing.Trees were an important part of the borough’s landscape and were a sensitive and sometimes emotive issue to manage. The Authority had responsibility for the management and maintenance of approximately 141,000 trees across the borough. This included trees in open spaces, parks, cemeteries and woodland areas.
Every year the Authority received hundreds of tree related enquiries relating to requests for pruning, tree removal, tree planting and the removal of leaf litter. Trees made a valuable contribution to both wildlife conservation and the protection and development of a variety of habitats. They contributed to the visual landscape by softening the shape of the built environment and could positively affect property values. Trees and woodland areas played a crucial role in the carbon cycle, acting as sinks (absorbing CO2 from the atmosphere) and stores (retaining carbon in trees and soils) helping to improve air quality and reduce the impact of flash flooding. They also protected soil from erosion and reduced sediment run-off.
In 2009, the Authority introduced a Tree Management Policy. The policy was a framework which set out how the Authority protected and managed its trees. It was also a reference point to enable a consistent approach towards tree management. The policy was reviewed in 2010 and again in 2016, to take into consideration quality of life issues and to include a comprehensive list of tree species recommended for specific land types or locations. The policy took into consideration the Authority’s Biodiversity Action Plan. In relation to biodiversity, trees provided a stable eco-system where wildlife such as birds, animals, insects and plants thrived. The policy also took into consideration other sustainable development policies, which sets out management objectives for managing specific areas such as open spaces, schools, cemeteries, housing estates and parks.
In July 2019, full Council declared a Climate Emergency, setting a target to reduce the carbon footprint of the Authority and the borough by 50% by 2023, and to be carbon neutral by 2050.Subsequently, in further acknowledgement of the urgency of the Climate Emergency, the refreshed Our North Tyneside Council Plan 2021-25, approved by full Council in September 2021, included the following ambition: “We will publish an action plan of the steps we will take and the national investment we will seek to make North Tyneside carbon net-zero by 2030.” Protecting existing trees and increasing tree planting, woodland and canopy cover would form a key part of the carbon net-zero 2030 plan that Cabinet would consider in 2022.
In November last year, the Executive Leadership Academy for Elected Members was launched. Participants were supported by officers to explore a policy issue of interest. The Authority’s Tree Management Policy was subsequently selected as a policy of interest by Councillor Thirlaway, a participant on the ... view the full minutes text for item CAB80/22
To seek approval of the reviewed North Tyneside Council Lettings Policy.
Cabinet considered a report which sought approval of the reviewed North Tyneside Council Lettings Policy.
It was considered best practice to undertake a review of the Policy every two years and the last review was completed in 2019. It was timely to consider the impact of the changes made to the Lettings in 2019, to confirm that those changes had had the intended outcome.
Since the review of the Policy in 2019, there had been a number of legislative changes, which were linked to the Lettings Policy. Therefore, it was important to consider those legislative changes during the review, to ensure that the policy met these requirements and that it was fit for purpose.
The review of the Lettings Policy had taken into consideration all relevant legislation, issues identified during the operation of the current Lettings Policy and feedback from consultation with Members, staff, tenants / potential tenants, residents and key stakeholders. It was to be noted that North Tyneside Lettings Policy had received positive recognition by other Local Authorities within the Tyne and Wear area.
Focus had also been given to the outcome of the previous review, carried out in 2019. This included changes to:
· Financial Resources
· Transfer (North Tyneside Council Tenants)
· Restrictions on Bidding
· Home Offers
Since the implementation of the Authority’s Lettings Policy in 2019, key legislative changes had been enacted, namely: -
· Domestic Abuse Act 2021.
· EU Settlement Scheme covered by Right to Rent under Immigration Act 2016.
· The Armed Forces 2020.
Having carefully reviewed the Authority’s 2019 Letting Policy attached at Appendix 1 to the report against the requirements imposed on the Authority by the legislation set out above, it was clear that the Policy already met those requirements, and that the Policy was fit for purpose in that regard.
A summary of the changes introduced by the Authority’s 2019 Lettings Policy were set out in the report. Significantly, the changes that were introduced then, had had the intended outcome and all of the changes implemented operated effectively.
Having carried out a thorough review of the North Tyneside Lettings Policy, it had been identified that there were no material changes to be made. That the Policy remained fit for purpose following the legislative changes as referenced in section 1.5.3 of the report. The only changes made were minor amendments to text, to provide greater clarity to the existing policy.
Cabinet considered the following decision options:
Option 1 - to accept the recommendations set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report.
Option 2 - to accept the recommendations, subject to amendments as specified by Cabinet.
Option 3 – to not approve the recommendations and refer the content of the report back to officers for further consideration and consultation.
Resolved that the North Tyneside Council Lettings Policy, as set out in Appendix 1 to the report, be approved.
(Reasons for decision: The review has highlighted that the current policy is fit for purpose and continues to support the efficient and effective management of the housing register and ... view the full minutes text for item CAB81/22
To seek approval for a process of public engagement to be undertaken on the proposed updated North Tyneside Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy; and at the conclusion of the consultation period the draft Policy to be brought before Cabinet for its consideration.
Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to undertake public consultation on an amended North Tyneside Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Licensing Policy.
The Authority was the licensing authority for hackney carriages (taxis) and private hire vehicles (PHVs), their drivers and their operators, for the Borough. The overall aim of the licensing scheme was to ensure the safety of the public.
The North Tyneside Transport Strategy, approved by Cabinet in May 2017, commits to managing North Tyneside’s transport network effectively, considering all forms of travel including taxis and PHVs and sets out how the Authority would support the safeguarding of vulnerable people, such as through hackney carriage and private hire licensing policies and the design of infrastructure.
The North Tyneside Local Plan notes that taxis and PHVs would continue to play an important role in the wider transport network and that opportunities to integrate them with other modes of transport would be explored. The regional North-East Transport Manifesto sets out objectives to integrate taxis into the public transport network with better interchange and information, ensure high standards of licensing and provision, and encourage greater use of low emission technologies in taxi fleets.
The Authority licensed around 141 taxis, 651 PHVs, 878 drivers and 19 operators in the Borough. These licenses had been granted in accordance with national legislation and consideration of the Policy. The licensing service was based at the Killingworth site, and it was responsible for administrating and enforcing the licensing scheme. The Policy included information on legal requirements, procedures and standards relevant to taxi and PHV licensing. The Policy was last reviewed in February 2020 prior to the release of the new Statutory National Standards for taxis and private hire vehicles.
The legislation which governed taxi and PHV licensing had been in place for a considerable period of time. This had been subject to previous review and amendment and in 2014, the Law Commission was asked by the Government to consider the legislation relating to taxis and PHVs. Whilst the Law Commission’s report acknowledged that the licensing of taxis and PHVs was a “fiercely local” matter, it nevertheless recommended the introduction of national standards.
Some of the recommended changes were introduced through the Deregulation Act 2015, for example: extending licences from one year to three years, and allowing sub-contracting between operators.
The current Policy was updated in February 2020, subsequent to this in July 2020 the Department for Transport (DfT) produced the Standards under the Policing and Crime Act 2017 which, as stated, the Department expected to be implemented by all licensing authorities.
The Government had issued statutory taxi and private hire vehicle minimum standards to licensing authorities entitled, ’Statutory Taxi & Private Hire Vehicle Standards’ (“the Standards”). The Standards outlined how licensing authorities should carry out their licensing functions in relation to Hackney Carriage (taxis) and Private Hire vehicles, drivers and where appropriate operators. Although the minimum standards focused on protecting children and vulnerable adults, all passengers would benefit from the application of the Standards. ... view the full minutes text for item CAB82/22
To consider a report which outlines the Compulsory Purchase Order proposal in respect of the various land interests at Tyne Brand, North Shields. Those interests are within the area shown by the dark outline plan attached as Appendix 1 (the “Order Land”).
Cabinet considered a report which outlined a Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) proposal in respect of the various land interests at the Tyne Brand Site, North Shields, shown on the plan (within the area in dark outline) attached at Appendix 1 to the report.
The former Tyne Brand factory site was a complex development site in multiple ownership.
Over the years there had been a number of reported efforts by private developers to purchase those land interests with a view to bringing forward housing development on the site. However, these had been unsuccessful, and the site had remained an eyesore and undeveloped for in excess of 40 years.
Following the approval of the North Shields Master Plan in January 2021 and with no realistic prospect of the site being brought forward for development without public sector intervention an application was made to the North of Tyne Brownfield Housing Fund.
Grant funding had been secured to assemble and remediate the site on the basis of adopting a staged approach to achieving its onward redevelopment. The first stage of this approach included two key deliverable outcomes; these were to develop an Acquisition Strategy and a Demolition/Site Clearance Strategy by December 2021.
An Acquisition Strategy would set out how the Authority could acquire the remaining interests on the site. In the first instance this would be via negotiation with those landowners willing to engage. However, in order that the land interests could be acquired in a timely manner the potential use of CPO powers must be a consideration.
A Demolition/Site Clearance Strategy would set out how the demolition and site clearance of as much of the site as feasible to facilitate safe access for more detailed Stage 2 site investigations could be achieved.
In terms of the use of CPO powers, under section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 a local authority had a power to acquire compulsorily any land in their area in order to facilitate the carrying out of development, redevelopment or improvement on or in relation to the land.
In order to exercise such powers, the Authority must be satisfied that the proposed development, redevelopment or improvement was likely to contribute towards any of the following objectives:
· the promotion or improvement of the economic well-being of their area;
· the promotion or improvement of the social well-being of their area; or
· the promotion or improvement of the environmental well-being of their area.
The site was part of a wider regeneration plan which was a valid reason to use CPO powers.
To use its CPO powers the Authority must also demonstrate a number of further requirements:
A scheme for the site – the site has been problematic for several years and was an ideally placed gateway housing site for delivery of the Authority’s Masterplan ambitions. As such, it was anticipated that once the site was assembled and remediated, suitable development options, including an appropriate planning application, would be brought forward. Housing concepts were shared during the initial Masterplan engagement exercise ... view the full minutes text for item CAB83/22
This is to give further notice in accordance with paragraphs 5(4) and 5(5) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 of the intention to consider items (13) and (14) below in private.
Cabinet is requested to consider passing the following resolution:
Resolved that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test as defined in Part 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.
Reasons for taking the items in private: The reports in items (13) and (14) below contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information).
Resolved that under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and having applied a public interest test as defined in Part 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act.
0.86 of a Hectare of Land at Sandy Lane, Wideopen
To consider a report seeking approval to declare 0.86 hectares of land at the east end of Sandy Lane in Wideopen, surplus to the Authority’s requirements and to make it available for freehold sale, for the development of a new supermarket.
Cabinet considered a report seeking approval to declare 0.86 hectares of land at the east end of Sandy Lane in Wideopen, shown on the plan (within the area in dark outline) attached at Appendix 1 to the report, surplus to the Authority’s requirements and to make it available for freehold sale and development as detailed in the report.
The extent of the site shown on the plan at Appendix 1 formed part of the wider Weetslade Employment Site as designated in the Local Plan 2017 to 2032.
Cabinet considered the following decision options: to accept the recommendations set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report, or alternatively, to not approve the recommendations.
Resolved that (1) the 0.86 hectares of land at the east end of Sandy Lane shown on the plan (within the area in dark outline) attached at Appendix 1, be declared as surplus to the Authority’s requirements and the sale of it subject to the main terms detailed in Section 1.5 of the report, be approved;
(2) the Director of Commissioning and Asset Management, in consultation with the Elected Mayor, the Director of Resources and the Director of Law and Governance, be authorised to agree any reasonable revisions to the terms of the sale of the site;
(3) the Director of Law and Governance, be authorised to negotiate and enter into a lock-out agreement, site investigation licence and conditional sale contract together with associated documents and complete the freehold transfer of the Site in accordance with all relevant legal requirements, the Authority’s Constitution and Financial Regulations;
(4) the Director of Commissioning and Investment, be authorised to deal with all ancillary matters arising that were consistent with the preceding recommendations, and;
(5) the capital receipt from the sale of the Site being recycled to assist with bringing forward inward investment at Indigo Park or at other allocated employment sites within the Borough, be approved.
(Reasons for decision: It is considered to be an appropriate mechanism to secure investment in the North West of the borough for the benefit of the local economy through the creation of employment opportunities whilst providing a capital receipt to enable other employment sites to be brought forward creating more and better job opportunities for residents.)
Centurion Park Golf Club, Wallsend
To consider a report seeking approval to proposals to secure a significant amount of investment in Centurion Park Golf Club.
Cabinet considered report which outlined proposals put forward by the Authority’s tenant of Centurion Park Golf Club in Wallsend to secure a significant amount of private investment in the Club and the potential development of land; and seeking approval to the surrender and renewal of the existing lease and to declare the land shown on the plan (within the area in dark outline) attached at Appendix 1 to the report, surplus to the Authority’s requirement and agree to its sale subject to the main terms detailed in section 1.5.3 of the report.
Cabinet considered the following decision options: to accept the recommendations as set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report, or alternatively, to not approve the recommendations.
Resolved that (1) the proposals for the surrender of the existing lease and regrant of a new lease of Centurion Park Golf Club on the main terms detailed in Section 1.5.2 of the report, be approved;
(2) subject to the new lease being completed, the land shown on the plan (within the area in dark outline) attached at Appendix 1, be declared surplus to the Authority’s requirements and the sale of the freehold of this land, subject to the main terms detailed in Section 1.5.3 of the report, be approved;
(3) the Director of Commissioning and Asset Management, in consultation with the Elected Mayor, the Director of Resources and the Director of Law and Governance, be authorised to agree any reasonable revisions to the terms of the new lease and to the sale of the site by the Authority, be approved;
(4) the Director of Law and Governance to negotiate and complete the surrender and regrant of a lease and the freehold transfer of the site by the Authority, together with any associated documents in accordance with all relevant legal requirements, the Authority’s Constitution and Financial Regulations, be approved and;
(5) the Director of Commissioning and Investment, be authorised to deal with all ancillary matters arising that were consistent with the preceding recommendations.
(Reason for decision: It is considered to be the best way to secure significant private investment in Centurion Park Golf Club and deliver the outcomes and benefits detailed in Section 1.5.4 of the report.)
Date and Time of Next Meetings
Monday 31 January 2022 at 6.00pm (Extraordinary Meeting)
Monday 7 February 2022 at 6.00pm (Extraordinary meeting)
Monday 21 February 2022 at 6.00pm (Ordinary Meeting)
Monday 31 January 2022 at 6.00pm (Extraordinary Meeting)
Monday 7 February 2022 at 6.00pm (Extraordinary meeting)
Monday 21 February 2022 at 6.00pm (Ordinary Meeting)