Agenda

Budget Meeting, Council
Thursday, 21 February 2019 7:00 pm

Venue: Rose Theatre, Barton Peveril College

Contact: Laura Johnston, Performance and Governance Lead Specialist; Tel: 023 8068 8041; Email:  laura.johnston@eastleigh.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

MAYOR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the Council meeting held on 18 October 2018.

3.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

4.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

5.

LEADER'S REPORT

PART 1 - DECISIONS TO BE TAKEN

6.

RECOMMENDATIONS (INCLUDING CALL-INS) REQUIRING DECISION

7.

Statement of Gambling Policy pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Additional documents:

8.

Statement of Licensing Policy pdf icon PDF 60 KB

Additional documents:

9.

General Fund Revenue Budget 2019/20 DOCX 15 KB

A Procedure Note is will follow and be available in hardcopy on the day of the meeting.


To consider the General Fund Revenue Budget recommendations from the Cabinet meeting held on 31 January, taking into account the minutes of the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel held on 29 January, attached herewith.

Additional documents:

9a

Council Tax Resolutions 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider the report of the Chief Financial Officer regarding the Council Tax Resolutions 2019/20.

9b

Capital Strategy DOCX 15 KB

To consider the Capital Strategy recommendations from the Cabinet meeting held on 31 January 2019, taking into account the Minutes of the meeting of the Audit and Resources Committee held on 22 January 2019 and are attached herewith.

Additional documents:

10.

Citizen of Honour Nominations DOCX 30 KB

PART 2 - STATEMENTS AND QUESTIONS

11.

MOTION - MEMBERS QUESTIONS

To consider the following motion from Councillor Broomfield:

 

‘In order to allow residents full access to and understanding of the proceedings of this council, publication of Members’ questions to Cabinet Portfolio holders in the agenda of meetings of the Council should be matched by publication in the subsequent Minutes of meetings of the responses given.’

12.

MOTION - UNADOPTED ROADS

To consider the following motion from Councillor Tidridge:

 

‘Eastleigh Borough Council to request that an amendment is made to the National Planning Policy Framework to allow planning authorities to require developments to have roads within the development adopted by the appropriate Highways Authority.   This request to be made to the Minister of State for Housing and Planning, copying in MPs representing residents within Eastleigh borough.

 

Background

 

At present, developers cannot be required to have roads within their development adopted.  Planning authorities can require that roads are built to an adoptable standard, but not that the roads are adopted. 

 

Residents of developments where roads have not been adopted often face charges for the maintenance of their roads, and yet get no discount on their council tax: effectively meaning that they pay twice for road maintenance.  There is no control over the cost to residents, often imposed by a company chosen by the developer.   A streetworks authority can require a private road to be repaired if there is a danger to traffic, and then, the costs are borne by the residents.

 

Building unadopted roads can result in developers fitting more housing into an area and not following requirements for surface water drainage, even if they are asked to build to an adoptable standard.

 

Speed of response from the relevant highways authority is often given as a reason for not having roads adopted, but by effectively opting out of the system, the impetus to improve speed of response is reduced.

 

Street furniture is not necessarily considered when opting for unadopted roads.  This can make it difficult for councils to find appropriate sites for litter bins, for example.  Design and surfaces can result in problems in accessing dwellings for large vehicles, including refuse collection trucks.  Even if building to an adoptable standard is specified, developers may fail to meet the specified agreed standards.

 

Roads can subsequently be adopted, but this is at public expense.  This may be problematic if the roads have not been built to an adoptable standard.

There is a campaign to have estate charges scrapped and enable roads to be adopted at no cost to residents, but this expects local authorities to foot the bill, which in turn would impact all residents through the council tax.  Addressing the problem earlier in the process by allowing authorities to require adoption would result in the burden moving to the developer.  

 

The campaign for addressing estate charges has been picked up by Helen Goodman MP who presented a 10 minute rule bill in December last year.

Amending the National Planning Policy Framework to allow planning authorities to require roads to be adopted, when those authorities determine that it is appropriate, would represent an important improvement to the quality of life for the residents.  It would also increase pressure to improve the speed of processing by highway authorities as opposed to simply bypassing the system which maximises developer profit and convenience.

13.

CABINET STATEMENTS DOCX 14 KB

To receive the following written statements by Members of the Cabinet on relevant portfolio matters and to deal with any related questions:

 

a)    Cabinet Member for the Environment – Councillor Kyrle

b)    Cabinet Member for Transport – Councillor Airey

c)    Cabinet Member for Economy – Councillor Pretty

d)    Cabinet Member for Social Policy – Councillor Campbell

 

Additional documents:

14.

MEMBERS' QUESTIONS

To deal with questions from Members to the Leader and Cabinet Councillors on Cabinet decisions, performance and strategy. 

PART 3 - RESOLVED ITEMS

15.

RESOLVED ITEMS - FOR NOTING AND QUESTIONS ONLY

Cabinet

19 November 2018

13 December 2018

31 January 2019

Audit and Resources Committee

24 October 2018

13 November 2018

4 December 2018

22 January 2019

12 February 2019

Administration Committee

19 November 2018

Licensing Committee

30 January 2019

Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel

8 November 2018

29 January 2019

7 February 2019

Chandler's Ford and Hiltingbury Local Area Committee

14 November 2018

16 January 2019

Hedge End, West End and Botley, Local Area Committee

5 November 2018

10 December 2018

28 January 2019

Eastleigh Local Area Committee

15 November 2018

8 January 2019

Bursledon, Hamble-le-Rice and Hound Local Area Committee

25 October 2018

24 January 2019

Bishopstoke, Fair Oak and Horton Heath Local Area Committee

23 January 2019