Agenda and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Monday, 23rd July, 2018 10.05 am

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

Contact: Tammie Davies 

Note: This meeting will start immediately following the Scrutiny Committee 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Minutes:

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

 

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Minutes:

Agreed that the minutes of the meeting of 22 June, 2018 be noted by the Committee.

3.

Tai Tarian Progress Report pdf icon PDF 358 KB

Report of the Head of Commissioning and Support Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the monitoring report be noted.

 

4.

Air Quality Progress Report 2018 pdf icon PDF 83 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members requested the addition of an extra decision as reflected at No: 3 below.

 

Decisions:

 

1.              That the contents of the 2018 Air Quality Progress Report and Detailed Assessment of Air Quality during the previous calendar year, be noted;

 

2.              That the report be made available to the public and other stakeholders via the Council website, and a copy sent to the Welsh Assembly Government for information;

 

3.              That Natural Resources Wales (NRW) be invited to a future meeting of the Cabinet Board in order to discuss nuisance dust results.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To provide information about air quality in accordance with legislative requirements.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

5.

'Buy With Confidence' Trader Approval Scheme Administered by Trading Standards pdf icon PDF 193 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

6.

Welsh Government Consultation - National Development Framework – Issues, Options and Preferred Option pdf icon PDF 335 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Minutes:

Members felt that a more strongly worded response was necessary in order to fully emphasise concerns. The Head of Planning and Public Protection would amend before submitting the response.

 

Decision:

 

That the responses to the consultation on the National Development Framework – Issues, Options and Preferred Option, as set out at Appendix 1 to the circulated report be agreed, and authorisation be given to the Head of Planning and Public Protection to amend the response in a more strongly worded manner in order to reflect concerns, and submit the response to the Welsh Government.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure that the interests of the Authority are represented and in line with its various statutory duties.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

7.

Forward Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 224 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 items 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.

 

9.

Former Plaza Cinema, Talbot Road, Port Talbot

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the tender received by Port Talbot YMCA for the operation of the former Plaza Cinema be accepted.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the Council to satisfy Welsh Government’s funding requirements, thus securing the capital investment needed to bring the building back into beneficial use. The letting of the premises for a sustainable alternative use 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 Decision:

 

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

10.

Proposed Lease of Recreational Land Adjoining the Maerdy Playing Fields, Tairgwaith, Pontardawe

Private Joint Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration and the Head of Legal Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the area of recreational/amenity land adjoining the Maerdy Playing Fields, Tairgwaith, Pontardawe, Swansea (as detailed at Appendix 1 to the private circulated report) be leased to the Trustees of Amman Valley Radio Control Club, and the objector informed accordingly.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To comply with the Councils obligation under Section 123(2A) of the Local Government Act 1972 and to give full consideration to the objection received to the proposal.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

11.

Vivian Park Playing Field and Pavilion Procurement Plan

Private Joint Report of the Head of Streetcare and the Head of Engineering and Transport

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.            That the Head of Streetcare and the Head of Property and Regeneration be granted delegated authority to commence a procurement exercise for the granting of a lease for the sports pavilion and playing fields at Vivian Park Sandfields Port Talbot. 

 

2.            That the Head of Property and Regeneration be granted delegated authority to set and agree Heads of Terms on the part of the Council and the chosen provider for a leasehold arrangement for  the sports pavilion and playing fields at Vivian Park Sandfields Port Talbot and such Heads of Terms to be included in the procurement documentation issued to the interested bidders.

 

3.            That the Head of Streetcare be granted delegated authority to accept the highest scoring tenderer of the procurement exercise being carried out, on the basis of the criteria detailed in this report.  In the event that the highest scoring tenderer declines the award, delegated authority be granted to the next highest scoring and so on.

 

4.            That the Head of Property and Regeneration be granted delegated authority to enter into a lease with a provider for the sports pavilion and playing fields at Vivian Park Sandfields Port Talbot.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To allow for the facility to continue to be used for the playing of sports by local clubs and the community and to allow savings to be generated to contribute to the Forward Financial Plan.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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