Agenda, decisions and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Friday, 9th March, 2018 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 E. V. Latham be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

 

2.

Minutes of the previous Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board held on 26 January 2018 pdf icon PDF 16 KB

Minutes:

Noted by the Committee.

3.

Minutes of Community Safety and Public Protection Scrutiny Sub Committee held on 17 January, 2018 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Minutes:

Noted by the Committee.

4.

Rural Development Plan 2014-2020 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Decision:

That the report be noted.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

 

5.

Former Plaza Cinema, Port Talbot pdf icon PDF 753 KB

Decision:

That the Head of Property and Regeneration be granted delegated powers to:

 

1.                   commence a procurement exercise for the granting of an agreement for lease, a lease and operating agreement for the former Plaza Cinema, Talbot Road, Port Talbot;

 

2.                   set the Heads of Terms and for the agreement for lease,  the lease and the operating agreement to be included in the procurement documentation issued to the interested bidders;

 

3.                   establish the criteria on which the tenders are to be evaluated and also to accept the highest scoring tender on the basis of this criteria. In the event that the highest scoring tenderer declines the award, delegated authority is granted to the next highest scoring and so on;

 

4.                   enter into an agreement for lease, a lease and an operating agreement with an organisation for the former Plaza Cinema, Talbot Road, Port Talbot and any associated documentation taking into account any obligations on the Authority by virtue of S123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

That the Head of Property and Regeneration be granted delegated authority to:

 

1.                        commence a procurement exercise for the granting of an agreement for lease, a lease and operating agreement for the former Plaza Cinema, Talbot Road, Port Talbot;

 

2.                        set the Heads of Terms for the agreement for lease,  the lease and the operating agreement to be included in the procurement documentation issued to the interested bidders;

 

3.                        establish the criteria on which the tenders are to be evaluated and also to accept the highest scoring tender on the basis of this criteria. In the event that the highest scoring tenderer declines the award, delegated authority is granted to the next highest scoring and so on;

 

4.                        enter into an agreement for lease, a lease and an operating agreement with an organisation for the former Plaza Cinema, Talbot Road, Port Talbot and any associated documentation taking into account any obligations on the Authority by virtue of S123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

The procurement of a successful operator will enable the Council to satisfy Welsh Government’s funding requirements, thus securing the capital investment needed to bring the building back to good use. The letting of the premises for a sustainable alternative use will provide a rental income and will contribute to the Council’s Regeneration Programme for Port Talbot, in line with the Port Talbot Integrated Territorial Strategy and the wider Swansea Bay City Region Economic Regeneration Strategy. It will also positively contribute to Welsh Government’s Tackling Poverty agenda and the Well-Being of Future Generations Act.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

 

6.

Forward Work Programme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Forward Work Programme be noted.

7.

Access to Meetings

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 Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

8.

Private Urgency Action

Decision:

That the report be noted.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the following urgency action taken by the Head of Property and Regeneration in consultation with the requisite Members, be noted:-

 

Officer Urgency Action No 1387 re: Sale of Former Hafod Care Home, Wenham Place, Neath.

 

9.

Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road Phase 2 - Network Rail

Decision:

That the terms and conditions provisionally agreed for the acquisition of land and various rights from Network Rail (as detailed in the private, circulated report) and payment of professional and legal costs together with payment of the advance payment of compensation.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the terms and conditions provisionally agreed for the acquisition of land and various rights from Network Rail (as detailed in the private, circulated report) and payment of professional and legal costs together with payment of the advance payment of compensation, be approved.

 

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To pay compensation to the affected parties as a result of the Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road, Phase 2 Scheme.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

10.

Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road Phase 2

Decision:

That the time limit to negotiate claims under Port Talbot PDR Phase 2, to all the above named parties, be extended to 30 June, 2018.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the time limit to negotiate claims under Port Talbot Peripheral Distributor Road, Phase 2, to all the above named parties, be extended to 30 June, 2018.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

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

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

11.

Proposed Lease of Playing Fields and The Pavilion at the Red Field, Cymmer, Port Talbot

Decision:

That the grant of the lease to the Trustees of Croeserw AFC of the playing field and pavilion at The Red Field, Cymmer, Port Talbot, on the terms set out in the private, circulated report, be approved.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the grant of the lease to the Trustees of Croeserw AFC of the playing field and pavilion at The Red Field, Cymmer, Port Talbot, on the terms set out in the private, circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow the playing field and pavilion to continue to be used by the football and rugby clubs, and local school for the benefit of the local community.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Member has been consulted and supports the proposal.

 

The premises are located within land which comprises public open

space for the purpose of the Local Government Act 1972, and it will be necessary to give public notice of the intention to grant the

lease.

 

A notice will be placed in the Evening Post to inform the public of

the proposal and indicate that anyone wishing to object should

make that objection to the Council within a stipulated time period.

Any objections received will be reported back to this Cabinet Board

for consideration.

12.

Land at Waun Sterw, Pontardawe

Decision:

That the disposal of the vacant land at Waun Sterw, Pontardawe, as detailed in the private, circulated report, be approved.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the disposal of the vacant land at Waun Sterw, Pontardawe, as detailed in the private, circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the sale of surplus land for an innovative housing development and to 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 scheme.