Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 3rd May, 2016 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Amanda Taylor  01775 764837

Items
No. Item

56.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 79 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 22 March 2016 (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 22 March 2016 were signed as a correct record.

57.

Declarations of Interest.

(Where a Councillor has a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest the Councillor must declare the interest to the meeting and leave the room without participating in any discussion or making a statement on the item, except where a Councillor is permitted to remain as a result of a grant of dispensation.)

Minutes:

There were none.

58.

Questions raised by the public under the Council's Constitution (Standing Orders).

Minutes:

No questions were raised under the Council’s Constitution (Standing Orders).

59.

To consider any matters which have been subject to call-in.

Minutes:

There were no matters subject to call-in.

60.

To consider matters arising from the Policy Development and Performance Monitoring Panels in accordance with the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure or the Budget and Policy Framework Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Policy Development and Performance Monitoring Panels.

61.

SHDC Corporate Asbestos Policy 2016 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

To present the revised SHDC Corporate Asbestos Policy 2016 for approval (report of the Portfolio Holder for Strategy, Governance and Public Protection and the Executive Director Commercialisation (S151) enclosed).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Portfolio Holder for Strategy, Governance and Public Protection and the Executive Director Commercialisation (S151), which proposed a revised Corporate Asbestos Policy 2016 for approval.

 

DECISION:

 

That the revised Corporate Asbestos Policy 2016 be approved.

 

(Other options considered:

·         Not to approve the recommendation.

Reasons for decision:

·         To ensure that the Council operated in accordance with relevant legislation.)

62.

Delivery of Extra Care Housing at Kings Road, Spalding pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To seek support for the delivery of a dementia-friendly supported housing scheme consisting of 39 affordable apartments at Kings Road, Spalding (report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and the Executive Director Commercialisation enclosed)

 

(Please note that appendix 5 associated with this report is not for publication by virtue of Paragraph 3 (Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)) in Part 1 of Schedule 12a of the Local Government Act 1972, and is therefore attached to this agenda as Item 11.)

 

(Please note that Appendix 1 to this report is no longer available due to changes in Data Protection legislation).

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Portfolio Holder for Housing and the Executive Director Commercialisation (S151), which sought support for the delivery of a dementia-friendly supported housing scheme consisting of 39 affordable apartments at Kings Road, Spalding.

 

Members supported the proposal in principle, subject to the scheme passing through the planning process.

 

It was noted that, by providing the land for the scheme, the Council would be releasing an asset at less than market value.  This was permitted by Secretary of State disposal consents and the Council’s own policy on land sales.  It was also reported that this would be in support of a scheme that would result in the Authority gaining nomination rights, which would assist in terms of providing it with a wider base upon which to allocate from the housing register, thus potentially helping to free-up much needed Council stocks.

 

DECISION:

 

a)    That, subject to planning and full funding being in place, the proposal outlined in the report for the development of an Extra Care Housing development at Kings Road, Spalding be supported;

 

b)    That, subject to planning consent, contract and full funding being in place, the transfer of council-owned land at Kings Road, Spalding to Lace Housing, for a figure of £106,500, representing 50% of the market valuation of the site, and a council contribution (by means of match-funding) to support the delivery of the scheme, be agreed;

 

c)    That the capital receipt realised through the sale of the council-owned site at Kings Road, Spalding, be directly invested into the delivery of new housing through the Council’s wholly-owned housing company, Welland Homes Ltd; and

 

d)    That the Council becomes a partner in the Lincolnshire Housing with Extra Care Design Guide Competition, alongside, alongside Lace Housing and the University of Lincoln, with a view for the final design guide to support and inform the final design of the facilities provided as part of the proposed development.

 

(Other options considered:

·         Not to approve the recommendations.

Reasons for decision:

·         To secure the delivery of the proposed Extra Care Housing scheme at Kings Road, Spalding, meeting the strategic housing ambitions set out within the Council’s Position Statement on Extra Care Housing 2015-2018 alongside a major critical activity set out in the Council’s Corporate Delivery Plan.)

63.

Any other items which the Leader decides are urgent.

 

 

Note:         (i)      No other business is permitted unless by reason of special circumstances, which shall be specified in the Minutes, the Leader is of the opinion that the item(s) should be considered as a matter of urgency. 

 

(ii)     Any urgent item of business that is a key decision must be dealt with in accordance with the Constitution’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.

Minutes:

There were no urgent items.