Agenda and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Friday, 14th September, 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 D.W.Davies be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

 

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 140 KB

Minutes:

Noted by the Committee.

3.

Quarter 1 Key Performance Indicators 2018 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Joint Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection, the Head of Property and Regeneration and the Head of Commissioning and Support Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the monitoring report be noted.

4.

Rights of Way Improvement Plan Review pdf icon PDF 145 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Minutes:

Decision:

 

1.              That a review be undertaken of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan (2008-2018);

 

2.              That the Rights of Way Improvement Plan Review Delivery Schedule as set out in Appendix 1 to the circulated report, be implemented.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To ensure compliance with the CROW Act 2000, and to put a framework in place for the management and improvement of our Rights of Way network for the next 10 years.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

 

5.

Alleged Public Footpath - Community of Crynant pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Report of the Head of Legal Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That a modification order be made to recognise a public footpath from Main Road to Woodland Road, in the Community of Crynant between points A and D at the widths specified in paragraphs 4.2 and 4.3.

 

Reasons for Decision:

 

1.              There is sufficient use of the path throughout the relevant period, in addition to using the way to access the Rugby Club and Community Centre;

 

2.              Those who make use of the path can be said to represent the public at large;

 

3.              The installation of street lighting and the relatively recent improvement works were evidently done to improve access for all members of the public.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

6.

Alleged Public Footpath - Communities of Briton Ferry and Neath pdf icon PDF 123 KB

Report of the Head of Legal Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

7.

Tai Tarian Local Lettings Policies pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Report of the Head of Commissioning and Support Services

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That consideration of the report be deferred to such time as Officer’s from Tai Tarian be present to present the report.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow relevant Officers to be present to answer any questions Members may have.

8.

Forward Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Forward Work Programme be noted.

9.

Urgent Item

Minutes:

Because of the need to deal now with the matter contained in Minute No. 10 below, the Chairperson agreed that this could be raised at today’s meeting as an urgent item pursuant to Statutory Instrument 2001 No.2290 (as amended).

 

Reason:  Due to the time element.

 

10.

Port Talbot Business Improvement District Funding pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the offer of grant funding from the Welsh Government in order to pursue the potential establishment of a formal Business Improvement District for Port Talbot Town Centre, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

In order that the potential for establishing a Business Improvement District in Port Talbot town centre can be pursued.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

11.

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.

 

12.

Former Brynsiriol Senior Citizens Centre, Cymmer, Port Talbot

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be withdrawn from consideration at the meeting.

13.

Former Brynhyfred Primary School, Giants Grave Road, Briton Ferry

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the terms for the grant of a sublease to Me Myself and I Neath Port Talbot, of the majority of the former Brynhyfryd Primary School site at Giants Grave Road, Briton Ferry, Neath, as detailed in the private circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow the premises to be used for the benefit of the local charity and the local community.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

14.

Lonlas Village Workshops, Skewen, Neath

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.              That Officers of Property and Regeneration in conjunction with Legal Services continue to try and negotiate a sensible and realistic rent and terms for a new head lease of the Workshops which, if tentatively agreed, be reported to Cabinet Board for resolution;

 

2.              Failing the above, the Authority hand back control and management of the Workshops to the Landlords and then seek to negotiate tenancies of the operational units and offices it wishes to continue to occupy on terms and conditions to be agreed by the Head of Property and Regeneration.

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

To agree the way forward in respect of ongoing negotiations with the Landlord in respect of the renewal of the head lease.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Member has been consulted on this item.

 

 

 

15.

Former School House at St Helier Drive, Sandfields, Port Talbot

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the recommended offer for the former Sandfields Comprehensive School House, 74 St Helier Drive, Sandfields, Port Talbot, as detailed in the private circulated report, 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 Members have been consulted on this item.

16.

Ty Arian, Silver Court, Sandfields, Port Talbot

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the terms and conditions for the release of the restrictive covenant on the New Sandfields Aberavon building ‘Ty Arian’, at Silver Court, Sandfields, Aberavon, Port Talbot be agreed, which will allow the surplus building to be sold and used as a dental practice.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the proposal to progress.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

The Local Members have been consulted on this item.

17.

The Pavilion/Changing Rooms at Taibach Memorial Park, Port Talbot

Private Joint Report of the Head of Streetcare and the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the grant of the lease to the Trustees of Goytre Afc of the pavilion/changing rooms at Taibach Memorial Park, Port Talbot, on the terms set out in the private circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow the unused pavilion/changing rooms to be used by the club, 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 Members have been consulted on this item.