Decisions

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Decisions published

07/02/2019 - Planning Decisions ref: 443    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Plans Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Plans Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

That the Planning decisions for the period 9 January 2019 and 24th January 2019 be noted.

 


04/02/2019 - Capital Programme 2019-20 to 2025-26 ref: 448    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Recommended to Full Council

 

a)     That the Capital Programme update for inflation, listed at  3.1 in the report be approved.

 

b)     That the inclusion of the Capital Projects (PiDs), listed at 4.3 in the report, into the Capital Programme 2019/20 to 2025/26 be approved.

 

c)     That the recommendations from the Member event to close the gap listed in 5.3 in the report be approved

 

d)     That borrowing up to £600K from the PWLB to create a revolving loan facility for CLTs to support affordable housing, listed in 7 in the report, be approved.

 

e)     That it be noted that even after approval of the above recommendations, there is still a shortfall in 2025/26 of £1.3m

 

f)      That in light of the projected deficit on the Capital program of £1.3m, that the Capital Program be reviewed by members in conjunction with officers in order to determine options to address the capital funding gap. The deadline for the review being the 30th September 2019.

 

g)     That the £60k identified for replacing pay and display machines be included in the Capital Programme and funded from the reserve set up specifically for this.

 

 

 


04/02/2019 - Proposed changes to Council Tax Legislation - Long Term Empty Properties and Review Current Council Tax Local Discount Policy ref: 445    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Recommend to Full Council:

 

      i.        That the ‘Rating (Property in Common Occupation) and Council Tax (Empty Dwellings) Bill’ be adopted and the premiums be applied from 1st April 2019;

 

      i.        That 100% 3 month discount for unoccupied & substantially unfurnished properties be reduced to a maximum of 1 month from 1st April 2019.

 

    ii.        That the 100% 12 month discount for properties undergoing major structural alterations be reduced asfollows:

 

   iii.        April 2019 – 100% discount for 6 months maximum

1st April 2020 -  0% discount

 

   iv.        That a new Local Council Tax discount and premium policy to reflects changes made be agreed.

 

 


04/02/2019 - Homelessness (Temporary Accommodation) ref: 447    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Resolved:

 

      i.        That  the continued financial pressure and unsustainability on the Homelessness Service be noted.

 

     ii.        That Officers continue to explore alternative, sustainable and cost effective long term options for the delivery of temporary accommodation.

 

    iii.        That it be noted that if plans proceed with the Modular Accommodation option, suitable location(s) will be required.

 

   iv.        That Officers be tasked with identifying suitable property that could be used to create additional hostel accommodation.

 

    v.        That the Head of Paid Service consider extending the temporary contract for the existing Homeless Prevention Officer.


04/02/2019 - Budget 2019/20, Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019-20 to 2023-24 ref: 444    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Recommend to Full Council:

 

a)     That the assurance of the Chief Finance Officer (s151 Officer) of the robustness of the budget 2019/20 as set out in section 12 of the report be noted.

 

b)     That the assumptions and forecast applied to develop the MTFS outlined in section 14 of the report be noted.

 

c)     That the forecast deficit of £0.752m in the MTFS for 2023/24 be noted.

 

d)     That the risks associated with the Budget 2019/20 and MTFS outlined in section 16 of the report be noted.

 

e)     That a Joint Internal & External Scrutiny committee to review the grants made to external bodies for the financial year 2020/21be noted.

 

f)      That Torridge’s Band D Council Tax for 2019/20 be increased by £5 (3.15%) from £158.86 to £163.66 per year be approved.

 

i)     That Torridge’s Net Revenue Budget 2019/20 to be £10.149m be approved.

 

j)     That the contributions to the Council’s reserves as outlined in paragraph 10.4 of

        the report be approved.

 

k)    That the Head of Paid Service, Senior Management and the new council, review

       and revise the strategic plan & priorities and prepare options to achieve the

       savings going forward be approved.

 

 


04/02/2019 - Annual Review of Parking - Recommendation from Internal Overview & Scrutiny Committee ref: 449    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That the recommendation from Internal Overview and Scrutiny be refused.

 


04/02/2019 - New Homes Bonus Community Grants ref: 446    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Recommend to Full Council:

 

      i.        That the personal Councillor grants remain at £2,000 be approved

 

    ii.        That £115k is top-sliced from the New Homes Bonus – Community Grants Allocation to utilise in the Revenue Budget 2019/20 be approved.

 


04/02/2019 - Apologies for Absence ref: 450    Decision Made

Decision Maker: Community & Resources

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - Community & Resources

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors