Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Philippa Braithwaite  Email: philippa.braithwaite@chorley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

20.EC.180

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 13 February 2020 of Executive Cabinet pdf icon PDF 238 KB

Minutes:

Decision: That the minutes of the Executive Cabinet meeting held on 13 February 2020 be confirmed as a correct record for signature by the Executive Leader.

20.EC.181

Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.

 

If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

20.EC.182

Public Questions

Members of the public who have requested the opportunity to ask a question(s) on an item(s) on the agenda will have three minutes to put their question(s) to the respective Executive Member(s).  Each member of the public will be allowed to ask one short supplementary question. 

Minutes:

There were no public questions.

20.EC.183

Developing the Council's Green Agenda - O&S Task Group Final Report pdf icon PDF 737 KB

To receive the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Task Group.

Decision:

The report of the Overview and Scrutiny Task Group be received and the recommendations approved.

Minutes:

The Chair of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, Councillor John Walker, presented the report which had identified eight recommendations in four different areas (governance and resource, community leadership, Council operations, and legislation and policy). Councillor Steve Holgate, Chair of the Task Group, thanked members and officers involved with the inquiry, which had engaged with different stakeholder groups/residents to increase the scope of influence and develop a longer-term response.

 

Decision: That the recommendations set out in the Overview and Scrutiny Task Group report be approved and an action plan be developed to expedite the green agenda as a corporate priority.

20.EC.184

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

Condition:

Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).

Minutes:

Decision: To exclude the press and public for the following items of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

20.EC.185

Tatton Procurement

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Commercial Services).

Decision:

1.    To acknowledge the programme constraints for delivery of the Tatton development.

2.    To approve the weighting and evaluation criteria.

3.    To approve the delegation of Contract Award to Executive Member (Resources).

Minutes:

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Executive Member (Economic Development and Public Service Reform), presented the confidential report of the Director (Commercial Services) which outlines the weighting and evaluation criteria for the procurement of an architect to deliver the design to RIBA stage 3 and to prepare and submit a full planning application.

 

Members discussed the report and agreed that meaningful public consultation and engagement was key to ensuring the success of the development.

 

Decision:

1.    To acknowledge the programme constraints for delivery of the Tatton development.

2.    To approve the weighting and evaluation criteria.

3.    To approve the delegation of Contract Award to Executive Member (Resources).

 

Reasons for Recommendation(s):

To allow for the progression of the Tatton development design and planning.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

Delay progressing the procurement of an architect until after budget approval at Full Council on 7 April 2020. This option would jeopardise obtaining Homes England funding as we would not be able to deliver the scheme within the Homes England imposed completion date of before 31 March 2022.

20.EC.186

Any urgent business previously agreed with the Chair

Minutes:

Councillor Alistair Bradley, Executive Member (Economic Development and Public Service Reform), updated Members regarding the Shared Services Agreement which had been approved by Shared Services Joint Committee and would be taken to both Council meetings for approval.