Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

2.

Declarations of interest

3.

Urgent matters

To consider any items of business, other than those shown on this agenda and which, by reason of special circumstances to be stated at the meeting, in the opinion of the Chairman, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

 

4.

Minutes of the meeting held on 9 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 200 KB

The Chair will move that the minutes of the meeting be signed as a correct record. The only part of the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

5.

Motion referred from Council on 18 July 2019 - Manydown Country Park

Council requests that the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Property and the Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and the Natural Environment work with our appointed master-developer partners for Manydown to ensure that as soon as possible after planning approval for the Manydown development, the Country Park is opened and made accessible for all the residents of the Borough.

6.

Motion referred from Council on 18 July 2019 - Housing Standards

Council requests that the Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and the Natural Environment write to the Government in response to the consultation encapsulating the views of Full Council in relation to this consultation.

 

7.

Climate Emergency Declaration pdf icon PDF 592 KB

At the meeting of full Council on 18 July, Councillors unanimously agreed to support a motion to request the Cabinet declares a Climate Emergency.  This short paper provides the mechanism to make this declaration and to formally initiate the process.  It also provides a high level summary of actions the Borough Council is already taking and further proposed actions in the coming months, including a timetable for key meetings.

 

Recommendation from the Cabinet Member for Environment and Enforcement

Additional documents:

Decision:

1)    A Climate Emergency be declared, in line with the aims of the Motion considered at full Council on 18 July 2019; and

 

2)    Request the Community, Environment and Partnerships Committee to consider a report on the proposed actions at their meeting in December 2019, prior to reporting to full Council in February 2020.

8.

Extension to Strategic Grants for 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Approval is sought for a proposal to extend the funding agreements of eight strategically funded organisations for one year, pending longer-term decisions on future grant funding.

 

Recommendation from the Cabinet Member for Finance and Service Improvement and Cabinet Member for Communities, Culture and Partnerships

Additional documents:

Decision:

That current community and voluntary sector strategic grant agreements due to end in March 2020 should be extended for one further year at the same levels of funding, subject to approval of budgets by full council in February 2020.

9.

North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) - Management Plan (2019-2024) pdf icon PDF 344 KB

The purpose of this report is to present for adoption, an updated management plan for the North Wessex Downs Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, covering the period 2019-2024.

 

Recommendation from the Cabinet Member for Planning, Infrastructure and Natural Environment

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Cabinet adopt the revised management plan and note that it is consistent with the council’s continued commitment to managing the natural environment.

10.

Revenue and Capital Monitoring as at 30th June 2019 (Quarter 1) pdf icon PDF 607 KB

This report presents the 2019/20 forecast outturn position, as at the 30th June 2019, for revenue and capital expenditure and income and compares it with variances reported against budget. The report also identifies risks and issues which could have significant financial impacts.

 

Recommendation from the Cabinet Member for Finance and Service Improvement

Decision:

Note:

 

1)    That the forecast net revenue expenditure on services in 2019/20, before net transfers to reserves, is forecast to be £0.71M lower than the latest budget.

 

2)    That capital expenditure in 2019/20 is forecast to be £0.39M lower than the latest approved budget.

 

3)    The risks associated with the revenue and capital forecasts as detailed in sections 4 and 7 of the report.

 

4)    The 2019/20 savings position as detailed in section 8 of the report.

 

5)    That budget virements amounting to £0.99M were processed in the first quarter, as summarised in section 9 of the report.

11.

Basingstoke and Deane Borough Council Brexit preparations pdf icon PDF 258 KB

This report provides an overview of an intensive piece of work undertaken by the borough council to ensure that the council, council services and the local communities we serve are prepared for the UK’s exit from the European Union.

 

Recommendation from the Leader of the Council

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the work undertaken by the borough council to prepare for Brexit be noted.