Agenda and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Friday, 8th December, 2017 10.01 am

Venue: Committee Rooms A/B - Neath Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Tammie Davies 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

Agreed that Councillor A.Wingrave be appointed  Chairperson for the meeting.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board held on 27 October, 2017 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Minutes:

Noted by the Committee.

3.

Minutes of the previous Community Safety and Public Protection Scrutiny Sub Committee held on 19 October, 2017 pdf icon PDF 226 KB

Minutes:

Noted by the Committee.

4.

Biodiversity Duty Plan pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.              That the Biodiversity Duty Plan as presented in Appendix 1 to the circulated report be agreed;

2.              that the adoption and publication procedures as set out in the circulated report be implemented.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To ensure compliance with the requirements of the Environment (Wales) Act 2016.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decisions will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

The Plan has been the subject of internal consultation and its final form reflects the outcome of that process.

5.

Sky Lantern and Balloon Policy pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the amended Policy for the release of Sky Lanterns and Balloons on Council Owned Land, as set out in Appendix 1 to the circulated report, be agreed.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that the existing policy reflects more recent evidence on the impact from the release of balloons into the environment.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

6.

Quarter 2 Performance Monitoring pdf icon PDF 631 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the monitoring report be noted.

7.

Forward Work Programme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Forward Work Programme be noted.

8.

Access to Meetings - to resolve to exclude the public for the following items pursuant to Regulation 4(3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290 and the relevant exempt paragraphs of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

RESOLVED:          That pursuant to Regulation 4(3) and (5) of Statutory Instrument 2001 No. 2290, the public be excluded for the following item of business which involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 14 and 16 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

9.

Arwelfa Care Home

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the recommended offer for the property previously known as Arwelfa Care Home, by A.H. and A.M., which represents market value for the property, be accepted.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the disposal of a surplus property and attain a capital receipt.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Member for the Cymmer ward has been consulted and is generally supportive of the proposal to dispose of the former Arwelfa Care Home and Day Centre on the open market.

 

 

 

10.

Dan Y Bryn Care Home

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the offer from the Mount Elim Church for vacant land adjacent to the Dan Y Bryn Care Home, Pontardawe, as detailed in the private circulated report, be agreed.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the disposal of a surplus property and attain a capital receipt.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Members for the Pontardawe ward have been consulted and are broadly supportive of the proposal.

 

11.

Land at Empire Avenue

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Head Property and Regeneration be given delegated authority to agree terms for the disposal of the small sliver of land at Empire Avenue, as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the council to obtain a financial consideration.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

12.

Gwaun Cae Gurwen School House

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the recommended offer for the former YGGD Gwaun Cae Gurwen School House, Gwaun Cae Gurwen, by W.J.P., which represents market value for the property, be accepted.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the disposal of a surplus property and attain a capital receipt.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Member for the Gwaun Cae Gurwen ward has been consulted and is generally supportive of the disposal of the property on the open market.

 

13.

Min Yr Afon Care Home

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Head of Property and Regeneration be given delegated authority to proceed with the disposal of the former Min Yr Afon Care Home, Cwmavon, Port Talbot, to the appropriate tender bid, as detailed in the private circulated report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the disposal of a surplus property and attain a capital receipt.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Members for the Bryn and Cwmavon ward have been consulted and are generally supportive of the proposal to dispose of the former Min Yr Afon Care Home on the open market.

 

14.

Former Crown Foods, Carnaud Metal Box

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the recommended offer to acquire the former Crown Foods, Carnaud Metal Box, as set out in the private circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the acquisition of the former Crown Foods, Carnaud Metal Box.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

Consultation:

 

Local Ward Members have been consulted and are broadly supportive of the proposals. 

 

 

 

15.

Neath Town Centre Redevelopment

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

That the Director of Environment be granted delegated authority to

 

(a)          formally notify Simons that it can no longer take the scheme forward with them as a partner, and legally terminate their relationship to the scheme;

 

(b)          proceed with the development of the retail scheme on the site of the former multi-storey car park, linking it to the existing Wilkos unit.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To ensure the successful continued redevelopment of Neath Town Centre and to formally end arrangements with the currently appointed developer.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

The decisions will be implemented after the three day call in period.

 

 

16.

Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road, Phase 2

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the time limit to negotiate claims under Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road Phase 2, to all the parties named in the private circulated report, be extended to 31 March, 2018.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To secure approval for the immediate action required in respect of claims under the Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road Phase 2 Scheme. 

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

17.

Cwmllynfell Welfare Hall, Gwylim Road, Cwmllynfell, Pontardawe

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the granting of the lease of the Neuadd Cwmllynfell Hall, Cwmllynfell, on the terms set out in the private circulated report, subject to the prior consent of the Coal Industry Social Welfare Organisation (CISWO) being obtained, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow the Welfare Hall to continue to be used for the interest of the charity for the benefit of the local community.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.

18.

Civic Maintenance

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment and installations within civic centres and other office accommodation be transferred internally to the Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council’s Building Services Department from 1 April 2018, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that suitable arrangements are in place to ensure the continued maintenance and repair of mechanical and electrical equipment and installations within civic centres and other office accommodation. 

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

The decision will be implemented after the three day call in period.