Agenda and minutes

from 25 March 2021, Cabinet - Monday, 29 March 2021 7:00 pm, MOVED

Contact: Nikki Dunne, Democratic Services Officer, 02380 688298 Email: nikki.dunne@eastleigh.gov.uk 

Items
No. Item

1.

Public Participation

Councillors not on Cabinet and members of the public can participate during this section of the meeting in the following ways:

 

·  If you are able to participate live (meet technical requirements) and wish to be present and speak, you will need to notify Democratic Services 4 working days (Midday Tuesday 23 March 2021) before the Event.

·  Alternatively, the public can email a statement to be read out by ‘the spokesperson’.  Emailed statements will need to be received 2 working days (Midday Thursday 25 March 2021) before the date of the Event. Democratic Services will confirm receipt of the email and confirm it can be read out.

·  The statement (including questions) will be the equivalent of a maximum of three minutes if read out.  Please therefore restrict your statement to one side of A4 (12 font).  This applies audio/ video recordings also.

·  Alternatively a MP4 file will be sent to Democratic Services 4 working days (Midday Tuesday 23 March 2021) before the Event.  This must be accompanied by a written transcript (emailed). In the event that the file does not meet technical requirements the transcript will be read by the spokesperson and shown on the screen.

 Please contact us via democratic.services@eastleigh.gov.uk

Minutes:

There was no public participation on this occasion.

RECOMMENDED ITEMS (REQUIRING A DECISION)

2.

Update on the Local Plan pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Minutes:

Issue

 

The Report summarises the Council’s progress in the examination of the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan (2016-2036), heading towards the adoption of the Plan. The Council has worked closely with the Inspector to address the issues raised. This Report provides an update on the outstanding actions to finalise the proposed main and additional modifications to the Plan. The proposed main modifications schedule will be subject to a Council decision on 27 May 2021 and public consultation in June/July 2021.

 

Consideration

 

To set out the policies to guide future development within the Borough. On adoption, it will be the main statutory document against which individual planning applications in the Borough are determined. 

RESOLVED –

 

That Cabinet noted the progress in the examination of the Eastleigh Borough Local Plan (2016-2036) and the preparation of main and additional modifications to the Plan. 

3.

Equality Strategy and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Issue

 

The Council has legal duties and a community leadership role in the exercise of its functions to address discrimination, promote genuine equal opportunities and foster good relations between different communities in Eastleigh Borough. The Strategy and Action Plan proposes a plan to improve consideration of equalities in the workforce, services and projects of the Council.

 

Consideration

 

The Council has a clear and inclusive mission of ‘Supporting Communities and Improving Lives’ and has clear statutory duties under the Equality Act 2010. The draft Strategy proposes that there is a renewed approach across all relevant Council areas (wider than the Health and Wellbeing theme of the Corporate Plan) to ensure the Council is not only fulfilling meeting those duties but also meaningfully engaging with communities to address inequality of opportunity and promote cohesion.

Events and media reporting at the current time concerning a range of equality-related issues e.g. violence against women and girls, highlight the strategic need for the Council to continue addressing inequality, and undertake actions on its own and with external agencies such as the Police where appropriate.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That Cabinet approved the Equality Strategy and Action Plan 21/22 at Appendix 1.

4.

Nutrient Charging Policy pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Minutes:

Issue

 

In March 2020 Cabinet agreed an initial charging policy for nitrate credits offered by the Borough to developers as a mechanism to mitigate any increase in nitrates arising from development. The Council has successfully acquired 194 acres of land with the primary purpose of offsetting the nitrate impact of development. As information develops on the impact of nitrates and mitigation methodologies it is appropriate to review charges. 

 

Considerations

 

To set out the current position of the Council and proposes a move to charge £3,000 per nitrate credit (1 credit equates to 1 kilogramme of nitrate per year), rather than a charge per dwelling as per the previous approval.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That Cabinet:

 

·  approved a charge of £3,000 plus VAT per nitrate credit to developers with immediate effect, secured by S106 Agreement. 

5.

CIP Approval pdf icon PDF 147 KB

Minutes:

Issue

 

To consider a CIP Scheme (paper 8).

 

Consideration

 

The report set out matters relating to a CIP scheme (paper 8).

 

RESOLVED –

 

That Cabinet approved:

·  expenditure of £19,137 for two new coffee machines at Itchen Valley Country Park.  This will be funded from existing revenue budgets.

6.

Exempt Business

To consider passing a resolution under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 in respect of the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it is/they are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

The Schedule 12A categories have been amended and are now subject to the public interest test, in accordance with the Freedom of Information Act 2000.  This came into effect on 1st March 2006.

 

It is considered that the following items are exempt from disclosure and that the public interest in not disclosing the information outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

(1)  That, in pursuance of Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they are likely to involve the disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act; and

 

(2)  That, in pursuance of the public interest test, the public interest in disclosing the information contained in the following item of business was outweighed by the public interest in maintaining the exemption.

 

7.

Property Transaction

Minutes:

Issue

 

To consider a property transaction (Paper 10)

 

Consideration

 

The report sets out a number of matters relating to a property transaction.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the recommendations in the report be approved.

8.

Property Transaction

Minutes:

Issue

 

To consider a property transaction (Paper 11)

 

Consideration

 

The report sets out a number of matters relating to a property transaction.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the recommendations in the report be approved.

RESOLVED ITEMS (SUBJECT TO QUESTIONS ONLY)

9.

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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.

10.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 200 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED -

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 22 February 2021 be agreed as a correct record.