Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 124 KB

To approve as correct the minutes of the meeting of the Council held on 4th  September 2019.

(Note: If any Member wishes to propose an amendment to the minutes they should submit this in writing to committeeservices@horsham.gov.uk at least 24 hours before the meeting.  Where applicable, the audio recording of the meeting will be checked to ensure the accuracy of the proposed amendment.)

3.

Declarations of Members' Interests

To receive any declarations of interest from Members.

4.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Chairman of the Council, the Leader, Members of the Cabinet or the Chief Executive.

5.

Questions from the Public

To receive questions from the public under Rules 4a.2(f) and 4a.8-18

 

6.

Recommendations from Cabinet pdf icon PDF 39 KB

To receive the recommendation from the meeting of Cabinet held on 26th September 2019 to enable the  development of the café and bar offer in order to further improve customer service and increase net return whilst reducing the cost of running The Capitol. (The report of the Cabinet Member for Leisure and Culture to Cabinet is online here)

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)       That the café and bar at The Capitol be managed directly in-house.

 

Reasons for Recommendations

 

i)       To enable the development of the café and bar offer in order to further improve customer service and increase net return thus reducing the overall cost of running The Capitol.

7.

Recommendations from Committees pdf icon PDF 40 KB

To receive the recommendation of the following Committee and, if approved, to adopt the recommendations contained therein:

 

Audit Committee – 11 July 2019 – one recommendation in respect of the treasury activity and prudential indicators for 2018/19 – Minute No. AAG/13 (The report of the Director of Corporate Resources to the Audit Committee is online here

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That:

 

i)   an increase from £1m to £1.5m in the limit on lending to subsidiary companies in the 2019/20 Investment Strategy be approved; and;

 

ii)  a £0.5m limit on shareholding in its subsidiary companies in the        2019/20 Investment Strategy

 

Reasons for Recommendations

 

i)             The annual treasury report is a requirement of the Council’s reporting procedures.

ii)            This report also covers the actual Prudential Indicators for 2018/19 in accordance with the requirements of the relevant CIPFA Codes of Practice.

iii)          Changes to the limits in the 2019/20 Investment Strategy are required to enable the housing companies agreed by Cabinet on 21 March 2019 to commence operations

8.

Reports of representatives

To receive reports from representatives on outside bodies

9.

Former Novartis Site, Parsonage Road, Horsham, West Sussex pdf icon PDF 156 KB

To receive a report from the Director of Place.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That

 

i)          The application for approval to the Head of Development, subject to completion of a legal agreement and appropriate conditions be approved.

 

ii)         In the event that the legal agreement was not completed within three months of the decision of the Council, or other later date as agreed by the Head of Development, the Director of Place be authorised to refuse permission on the grounds of failure to secure the Obligations necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms.

 

Reasons for Recommendation

 

i)          It was recommended that the application be delegated for approval as the proposal would bring forward the development of a strategic site allocated for mixed use within the Horsham District Planning Framework.  The proposal would provide much needed high quality employment space as well as an appropriate residential area.  The proposal utilises a brownfield site in a central and sustainable location, resulting in the regeneration of this strategic town centre site. 

 

ii)         It was recommended to delegate to the Head of Development in order that the detail and clauses of the necessary Legal Agreement could be finalised and all necessary conditions imposed. 

 

iii)        It is recommended that the legal agreement be completed within three months of the decision of the Council, or other later date as agreed by the Head of Development.  If not agreed, the Director of Place was authorised to refuse permission on the grounds of failure to secure the Obligations necessary to make the development acceptable in planning terms.  This would allow the Director of Place the ability to refuse the proposal if it was considered that there had been unreasonable and prolonged delays in the completion of the agreement. It would also allow the Director of Place to extend this period if matters were progressing well, but further time was needed.

 

10.

A27 Arundel Bypass consultation - draft Horsham District Council response pdf icon PDF 463 KB

To receive a report by the Leader of the Council.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That the consultation response to be submitted to Highways England by 24 October 2019 be approved, subject to the removal of the line on page 2: ‘Grey (Option 5BV1) and Amber (Option 4/5AV2) would also provide a beneficial outcome.

 

Reasons for Recommendation

 

i)          To take account of the issues raised in the Highways England consultation and to enable the Council to be fully transparent in our response to the proposed options.

11.

Members' Questions on Notice

To receive questions from Members under Rules 4a.20(b)-25

12.

Urgent Business

To consider matters certified by the Chairman as urgent