Agenda and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Friday, 20th April, 2018 10.01 am

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

Contact: Tammie Davies 

No. Item


Appointment of Chairperson


Agreed that Councillor A.Wingrave be appointed Chairperson.


Minutes of the previous Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board held on the 9 March 2018 pdf icon PDF 86 KB


Noted by the Committee.


Regeneration and Sustainable Development Performance Indicators for Quarter 3 of 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 631 KB




That the report be noted.


Planning Pre-Application Advice: Amended Service Protocol and Proposed Increase to Charges 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 98 KB

Additional documents:




That the amended protocol, and proposed increases in the non-statutory pre-application fees associated with the Development Management Service, as set out at Appendices 1 and 2 to the circulated report, be approved and implemented with effect from 23 April, 2018.


Reason for Decision:


To determine the standard of service offered and level of charges for the non-statutory pre-application service within Development Management.


Implementation of Decision:


The decision is for immediate implementation.  The Chairperson of the Scrutiny Committee had agreed to this course of action and there would therefore be no call in of this decision.




Environmental Health and Trading Standards Changes to Officer Delegation Arrangements pdf icon PDF 161 KB




1.           That the delegation arrangements in respect of the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service as set out in version 14.08.15 of the Authority’s Constitution [ i.e. in Part 3 - Officer of the Council Delegation Arrangements : {c} Environmental Health and Trading Standards  - Schedule 1 ] be amended to:


a. add Public Health (Wales) Act 2017 to the list of legislation [set out in the above referred to Schedule 1] delegated to the Director of Environment, the Head of Planning and Public Protection and the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Manager;


b. delegate to those Officers in [a] above the authority to authorise individual competent and qualified officers to act under that legislation;


c. delegate to those officers in [a] above the authority to institute legal proceedings under the provisions contained in the Public Health [Wales] Act 2017 in conjunction with the Head of Legal Services [including the signing of any cautions in accordance with Home Office Guidelines] and, where an alleged offender is being held in custody in relation to an offence, to institute proceedings by way of charge.


2.           That the Head of Legal Services be authorised to seek amendment of the Constitution by the Council in due course, in order to reflect the above changes to the authority’s delegation arrangements.


Reason for Decisions:


To ensure that the Constitution reflects further legislation has been added.


Implementation of Decisions:


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



Urgent Item


Because of the need to deal now with the matters contained in Minutes No. 12 below, the Chairperson agreed that these could be raised at today’s meeting as urgent items pursuant to Statutory Instrument 2001 No.2290 (as amended).


Reason:  Due to the time element.