Agenda and decisions

Venue: via Remote Video Link

Contact: Email: committeeservices@horsham.gov.uk  Direct Line: 01403 215465

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 231 KB

To approve as correct the minutes of the meeting held on the 23 July 2020

(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 of the Cabinet

4.

Announcements

To receive any announcements from the Leader, Cabinet Members or the Chief Executive

5.

Public Questions

To receive questions from and provide answers to the public in relation to matters which in the opinion of the person presiding at the meeting are relevant to the business of the meeting

6.

Update on the Council's Financial Position pdf icon PDF 621 KB

To receive a report from the Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)     To note the changes in the Council’s financial position in 2020/21 and the Medium Term.

 

ii)    To recommend Council approve a £50k capital budget for the refresh and refurbishment of the museum whilst it remains closed during 2020/21.

 

iii)   To recommend Council approve a £125k capital budget increase to the £180k Henfield Library car park capital project, to address significant issues in the foundations.

 

iv)   To enter into a four year £0.75m scheme to deliver supported accommodation for rough sleepers, providing full funding is approved by MHCLG.

 

v)    Subject to iv) above,  to recommend Council approve a £69k capital budget and £25.5k revenue expenditure budget in 2020/21 and the associated matching income obtained from MHCLG.

REASON

 

i)     The Council needs to acknowledge the highly unpredictable nature of the national and local situation occasioned by the COVID-19 pandemic and the huge impact this is having on its financial position both in the short and longer term. This has moved the council from what has been a long term healthy financial position to one with predicted large deficits unless action is taken.

ii)    Work is needed to modernise and refresh museum displays, introduce a digital cultural heritage offer, and improve the customer experience.

iii)   The more expensive dig out and rebuild of the car park in Henfield will address structural defects and make the asset last much longer and is therefore more economical in the long term.

iv)   & v) establishing supported accommodation will help support and reduce the number of rough sleepers in the district.

7.

Adoption of Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans for Slinfold and Warnham pdf icon PDF 563 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)      To approve the revised Conservation Area boundaries for Slinfold and Warnham, as shown on the Conservation Area designation maps (1 and 2) included in this report.

 

ii)     To approve the Conservation Area Appraisals and Management Plans for Slinfold and Warnham, as set out in Appendices 3 and 4, to be used in the determination of planning applications from 24 July 2020.

 

iii)   To delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Planning & Development to approve minor editorial changes prior to final publication of the documentation.

 

REASON

 

i)      To formally designate the amended Conservation Area boundaries.

 

ii)     To provide updated Conservation Area guidance for the two settlements and Members in determining applications.

 

iii)   To give the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development delegated authority to approve minor changes to the document, without the need for it to be referred back to Cabinet.

8.

Carbon Reduction Target and Action Plan pdf icon PDF 474 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Environment, Recycling and Waste

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)      To approve an aspirational target for the Council’s direct emissions to be carbon neutral by 2030.

 

ii)     To approve an additional target for the emissions that are not directly within the Council’s control to be carbon neutral by 2050.

 

iii)     To approve a short term action plan for carbon reduction measures to run until March 2022.

 

REASON

 

i & ii)    To implement the priorities of the Corporate Plan for Horsham District Council to become carbon neutral.

 

iii)    To commence the work required to reach the approved targets.

9.

Community Lottery pdf icon PDF 237 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Community Matters and Wellbeing

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)       The approve the continuation of the Horsham District Community Lottery after a successful year one trial.

 

REASON

 

i)     To continue to raise funds for local voluntary and community groups.

10.

Horsham District Local Plan - Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 232 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)     To approve the publication of the attached Local Development Scheme January 2020 – December 2022.

 

REASON

 

i)     To ensure that the Council acts in accordance with the requirements of the Planning & Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended by the Localism Act 2011).   

12.

Update to Building Control Charges Scheme pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)     To recommend to Council that the revised Charges Scheme as set out in Appendix A is approved.

 

REASON

 

i)     To ensure Building Control Charges are able to cover the costs associated with the relevant functions and kept in line with inflation.

11.

Horsham District Local Plan - Statement of Community involvement pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To receive a report from the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

i)     To adopt the Statement of Community Involvement, attached at Appendix 1.

 

ii)    That the Cabinet Member for Planning and Development has delegated authority to agree minor editorial changes such as typographical errors prior to publication.

REASON

 

i)     To enable an up to date and accurate SCI to set out guidance on how the planning system works and sets out how the council will inform, consult and involve people in planning decisions within Horsham District.

 

ii)    To undertake minor editorial or typographical amendments.          

13.

Overview & Scrutiny Committee

To consider any matters referred to Cabinet by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee

14.

Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 149 KB

To note the Forward Plan

15.

To consider matters of special urgency