Agenda and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Friday, 26th October, 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 92 KB

Minutes:

Agreed that the minutes of the meeting of 14 September, 2018 be noted by the Committee.

 

3.

Tai Tarian - Local Letting Policies pdf icon PDF 172 KB

Report of the Head of Commissioning, Support and Direct Services

Minutes:

Cabinet Members took on board the views of the Scrutiny Committee, which had discussed the report in its meeting immediately prior to the Cabinet Board.

 

Cabinet Members felt that the report should be deferred at today’s meeting, to allow further information to be included as follows:

 

·       A screening assessment had been completed, with the outcome that no Equalities Impact Assessment (EIA) was necessary, but Members felt that an EIA should nonetheless be completed due to the vulnerable nature of homeless people (even though homelessness was not defined as a protected characteristic);

 

·       Cabinet Members wanted additional legal information included within the report around the Authority’s statutory duty to homelessness. They also wanted figures included in the report relating to homeless and potentially homeless households within the Authority;

 

·       Cabinet Members wanted the impact of the ‘Bush Row’ Local Letting Policy assessed in relation to the wider community (ie if the recommendation was approved, would the problems mentioned in the report be forced into other areas?);

 

·       Members expressed concern about giving delegated powers to the Head of Commissioning, Support and Direct Services as they felt such policies should be brought for discussion and approval by the Cabinet Board.

 

Decision:

 

That the report be deferred until further information had been included in relation to the points identified above.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

Member’s required more information before making a decision on the recommendations contained within the report.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

4.

Local Development Plan (LDP) Annual Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the Annual Monitoring Report, as detailed at Appendix 1 to the circulated report, be noted and the submission and publication procedures as set out in the report be implemented.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure compliance with the requirements of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 and Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) (Amendment) Regulations 2015.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

5.

Food and Feed Service Delivery Plan 2018-2019 and the Food and Feed Law Enforcement Review 2017-2018 pdf icon PDF 660 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Food and Feed Service Delivery Plan 2018- 2019 and the Food and Feed Law Enforcement Review 2017-2018, be noted.

6.

Neath Food and Drink Festival pdf icon PDF 426 KB

Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

7.

Forward Work Programme 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 221 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Forward Work Programme be noted.

8.

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.

 

9.

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.

 

10.

Repayment of Grant Monies

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the full amount of grant monies, as detailed in the private circulated urgent report, be waived, for the reasons given within the circulated report. 

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To ensure the Authority exercises it discretion under the Housing Grants Construction and Regeneration Act 1996: Disabled Facilities Grant (Conditions relating to approval or payment of Grant) General Consent 2008.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

11.

Pitches 4 and 5 at Cwrt Herbert, Neath Abbey

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

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the grant of a lease to the Trustees of Celtic Neath AFC in respect of the playing fields and recreation area known as pitches 4 and 5 at Cwrt Herbert, Neath Abbey, on the terms set out in the private circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To allow the playing fields and recreation area to be used for the playing of senior football and associated training purposes 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:

 

This item has been subject to external consultation.

 

12.

Canolfan Sheltered Accommodation, Seven Sisters, Neath

Private Report of the Head of property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the recommended offer received from A W Properties for land formerly known as Canolfan Sheltered Accommodation, Seven Sisters, Neath, on the terms set out in the private, circulated report, be approved.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the sale of a surplus property and to obtain a capital receipt.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

 

13.

Former Brynsiriol Senior Citizens' Centre, Cymmer, Port Talbot

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the recommended offer for the former Brynsiriol Senior Citizens’ Centre, Cymmer, Port Talbot, as detailed in the private circulated report, be approved. 

 

Reason for Decision:

 

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

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to consultation with the Local Ward Member.

14.

Property and Regeneration Delegated Powers

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

15.

Sale of Former Ynysmaerdy School

Private Report of the Head of Property and Regeneration

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That Officers continue negotiations with Linc Cymru for the disposal of the former Ynysymaerdy School.

 

Reason for Decision:

 

To enable the sale of surplus land for an innovative housing development and to obtain a capital receipt.

 

Implementation of Decision:

 

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

 

Consultation:

 

This item has been subject to consultation with the Local Ward Member.