Agenda, decisions and minutes

Regeneration and Sustainable Development Cabinet Board
Friday, 18th October, 2019 10.05 am

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

Contact: Nicola Headon 

Items
No. Item

1.

Appointment of Chairperson

Decision:

Agreed that Councillor E. V. Latham be appointed  Chairperson for the meeting.

 

Minutes:

Agreed that Councillor L.C.Jones be appointed Chairperson for the meeting.

 

2.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Minutes of the 6 September, 2019, be approved.

3.

Minimum Unit Pricing of Alcohol pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Joint Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection and Assistant Chief Executive and Chief Digital Officer

 

Decision:

That delegation arrangements in respect of the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service set out in version 14.12.18 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 the Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 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)                  That delegation be granted to officers in [a] above, the authority to authorise individual competent and qualified officers to act under that legislation.

(c)                  That delegation be granted to officers in [a] above the authority to institute legal proceedings under the provisions contained in the official Public Health (Minimum Price for Alcohol) (Wales) Act 2018 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.

 

(d)                  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.

 

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

That the delegation arrangements in respect of the Environmental Health and Trading Standards Service, set out in version 2.08.16 of the authority’s Constitution [ i.e. in Part 3 - Officer of the Council Delegation Arrangements : {c} Environmental Health and Trading Standards  - Schedule 1] are amended to:

 

a)           Add the official Feed and Food Control (Wales) Regulations 2009, The Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) Regulations 2011 and the Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006 and the Law of Property Act 1925 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)           That delegation be granted to those officers in [a] above the authority to authorise individual competent and qualified Officers to act under that legislation;

 

c)           That delegation be granted to those Officers in [a] above the authority to institute legal proceedings under the provisions contained in the official Feed and Food Control (Wales) Regulations 2009, the Trade in Animals and Related Products (Wales) Regulations 2011, the Food Hygiene (Wales) Regulations 2006 and the Law of Property Act 1925 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, be approved;

 

d)           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 the implementation of this additional piece of legislation.

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

4.

Neath Port Talbot Local Development Plan (LDP) – Consideration of: the findings, conclusions and recommendations of the third LDP Annual Monitoring Report (AMR) pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the report be noted.

5.

Welsh Government Consultation: National Development Framework 2020-2040 – Consultation Draft pdf icon PDF 405 KB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Decision:

That the responses to the Welsh Government consultation questions on the draft National Development Framework (NDF) 2020-2040, set out in Appendix 3 of the circulated report, be agreed and authorisation granted to submit a response to Welsh Government.

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the responses to the Welsh Government consultation on the draft National Development Framework (NDF) 2020-2040, set out in Appendix 3 of the circulated report, be agreed and authorisation granted to submit a response to 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.

 

6.

Neath Port Talbot County Borough Council - 2019 Air Quality Progress Report pdf icon PDF 11 MB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

 

Decision:

1)       That the contents of the 2019 Air Quality Progress Report and Detailed Assessment of Air Quality be noted and agreed.

 

2)       That the 2019 Air Quality Progress Report be made available to the public and other stakeholders via the Council’s website, and a copy sent to the Welsh Government for information.

 

 

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1)       That the contents of the 2019 Air Quality Progress Report and Detailed Assessment of Air Quality be noted and agreed.

 

2)       That the 2019 Air Quality Progress Report be made available to the public and other stakeholders via the Council website, and a copy sent to the Welsh Government for information.

 

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.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7.

Wales Audit Report - Environmental Health pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Report of the Head of Planning and Public Protection

Decision:

1.   That the Wales Audit Office’s findings from the follow up work based on the report: ‘Delivering with Less – Environmental Health Services’, be noted.

 

2.   That the action plan in response to the proposals for improvement issued by the Wales Audit Office, be approved.  

Minutes:

Decisions:

 

1.           That the Wales Audit Office’s findings from the follow up work based on the report: ‘Delivering with Less – Environmental Health Services’, be noted.

 

2.           That the action plan in response to the proposals for improvement issued by the Wales Audit Office, be approved. 

 

Reason for Decisions:

 

For the approved action plan to be forwarded to the Wales Audit Office.

 

Implementation of Decisions:

 

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

 

8.

Forward Work Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes:

Decision:

 

That the Forward Work Programme for 2019/20 be noted.