Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday 8th June 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Guildhall, St Giles Street, Northampton, NN1 1DE

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence and Notification of Substitute Members

Minutes:

Councillor Bowen sent apologies.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

Minutes:

There were none.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To confirm the minutes of the West Northamptonshire Shadow Executive meeting held on 20 April 2021

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Cabinet approved the minutes of the meeting of the Shadow Executive held on 20 April 2021.

Minutes:

RESOLVED: 

 

That the Cabinet approved the minutes from the Shadow Executive meeting of the 20th April and signed as a true and accurate record.

4.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

Minutes:

There were none.

5.

Corporate Plan pdf icon PDF 447 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     Approved the Corporate Plan subject to further review, consultation and stakeholder engagement on the detailed implementation of the priorities within the services, and

2.     Delegated to the Chief Executive final approval in Consultation with the Leader

 

REASONS:

1.     The recommendation was made in order that West Northants Council sets a clear foundation for its future planning and direction aligned to its stated vision of making West Northants “a great place to live, work, visit and thrive”.  It is important that the priorities to achieve the Council’s vision provide a clear reference point to link all decision making back to and provide a clear direction to inform all service planning. 

 

2.     It is common and best practice for Councils to publish such plans as a means to communicate their priorities, for stakeholders to be clear on what the future holds and for everyone to understand what future success would look like and how it will be measured.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:

None. The plan is required as the first formal statement of the intent and commitment of the new Council and to set out where its focus will be as it moves towards longer term planning, service design and transformation.

 

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None. 

Minutes:

The Chairman presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. He invited comments from the members who were present.

 

·       It was noted that the report was well presented but the question of whether the Plan could be more ambitious was raised.

·       The re-opening of the London to Bedford Rail line was mentioned as something that would be positive for Northampton, as well as improving travel to London.

·       It was noted that the closure of sure start centres had had an adverse effect on vulnerable children and families.

·       It was noted that the construction of a new secondary school in Daventry had drawn concerns with regard to the use of green space. It was asked why more work had not been done with the current schools in the area, instead of constructing a new one.

·       Concern was raised regarding how long care plans took to be provided for Adults returning home after a stay in the hospital.

·       It was suggested that a supplementary document detailing the journey of the new Council would be helpful.

·       It was suggested there was a crisis with regards to housing with many poorer families living in overcrowded conditions.

·       It was asked whether the Heritage Board would be restarted.

·       The Social Value Act 2013 was discussed, with emphasis placed on how the Council could benefit from it.

·       It was noted that lack of parking for students had increased the amount of students parking in the side roads of Far Cotton and this had become an issue for residents. It was asked whether Section 106 could be used to mitigate these issues.

The following responses were issued by the relevant Cabinet members.

 

·       Consultation had and would be occurring regarding the re-opening of rail lines and the Council would continue to be a part of the East–West rail consortium. It was agreed that Northampton’s rail connectivity could be improved.

·       The Cabinet was informed that the Mayor or Bedford had asked for the Council to be involved in supporting the re-opening of the Northampton to Bedford Rail Line. The Council had written in support of this.

·       It was agreed that the closure of the sure start centres had had an impact on troubled families. It was noted that the Council had been awarded grants to help with this, which was being looked in to.

·       A new Assistant Director would be starting in July and would review school place sufficiency.

·       The points relating to a shortage of suitable housing were noted.

·       With regards to the anti-poverty strategy it was noted that it was important to find a way to engage with all Councillors on this issue.

The Chairman advised that the Heritage board had been paused due to Covid-19, but there was due to be a meeting very soon.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

1.     Approved the Corporate Plan subject to further review, consultation and stakeholder engagement on the detailed implementation of the priorities within the services, and 

2.     Delegated to the Chief Executive final approval in Consultation with the Leader  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Future Northants Transformation Task & Finish Group Output pdf icon PDF 503 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     Endorsed the agreed Transformation Priority Plan timeline to disaggregate the hosted services between North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council. 

2.     Endorsed the principles of transformation as laid out in section 4.5 (a) to (I), inclusive

 

REASONS:

The recommendations were both agreed outputs of the Joint North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council Members Transformation Task and Finish Group

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS: None

 

 

CONFLICTS OF INTEREST DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Golby presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. The task and finish group had started work about a year ago with a wide review of the Councils future transformation. There had been an early review conducted alongside North Northants Council with good partnership collaboration and good value for money. It was advised that there had been an added focus on long term growth and transparency. Councillor Golby thanked Jane Carr and her team for all their hard work.

 

The Chairman agreed that the Task and Finish Group had undertaken a vital piece of work.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

1.     Endorse the agreed Transformation Priority Plan timeline to disaggregate the hosted services between North Northamptonshire Council and West Northamptonshire Council. 

  1. Endorse the principles of transformation as laid out in section 4.5 (a) to (I), inclusive.

 

7.

School Minor Works Budget 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 544 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     Approved the 2021/22 ‘School Minor Works’ budget to rectify condition issues in WNC maintained schools, ensuring the Council continues to fulfil its statutory obligation of maintaining its school estate; 

2.     Noted that WNC’s allocation of ‘School Condition Allocation’ funding for 2021/22 has been confirmed by the DfE at £1,629,546 and agree that this grant funding will be utilised as WNC’s ‘School Minor Works’ budget for 2021/22; 

3.     Noted that any works undertaken under the ‘Schools Minor Works’ budget will be delivered as part of a rolling programme of conditions surveys at maintained schools in the Local Authority

 

REASONS:

1.     WNC will continue to fulfil its statutory obligation of maintaining its school estate; 

2.     The recommended course of action is the most effective and prevents delays in procuring essential works; 

3.     Consistency with previous decisions. This is the third year of the ‘School Minor Works’ programme. 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:

This paper relates to the fulfilment of WNC’s statutory obligation of maintaining its maintained schools estate. If WNC take no action the schools estate will deteriorate and remedial works will represent a greater financial liability when requiring to be addressed in the future. The grant would also need to be returned to central Government.

 

Failure to address works categorised as ‘urgent’ or ‘required immediately’ would increase the risk of serious health and safety incident(s) occurring, with schools potentially having to close as a result of condition issues and pupils being unable to access education. This is not considered to be a viable option.

 

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Baker presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. Approval was requested to use the school condition funding; it was advised that this money had been a grant from the Department of Education to the Council for this use. The report advised that 8 schools would be surveyed and repaired.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

1.     Approved the 2021/22 ‘School Minor Works’ budget to rectify condition issues in WNC maintained schools, ensuring the Council continues to fulfil its statutory obligation of maintaining its school estate; 

2       Noted that WNC’s allocation of ‘School Condition Allocation’ funding for 2021/22 had been confirmed by the DfE at £1,629,546 and agreed that this grant funding would be utilised as WNC’s ‘School Minor Works’ budget for 2021/22; 

3.     Noted that any works undertaken under the ‘Schools Minor Works’ budget would be delivered as part of a rolling programme of conditions surveys at maintained schools in the Local Authority;

8.

Commissioning Residential and Nursing Care Services for Older People pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     Noted the commissioning activity to date along with ongoing intentions to commission and procure residential and nursing care services for the future.  

2.     Approved for delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for Adults Communities and Wellbeing to undertake a procurement exercise to secure and implement an interim Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) framework to commence the 1 September 2021 for a period of 12-months.  

3.     Approved the proposed fee rate inflationary uplift of 2.65% for 2021-22 to support market delivery cost pressures.  

 

REASONS:

The recommendations underpinned strategic commissioning intentions to design and procure a new outcome-based delivery model for older peoples residential and nursing care for the long-term purchasing of effective, sustainable and affordable provision supply that enables West Northamptonshire Council to fulfil is statutory duties to meet care needs and shape the local care market

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:

The option to proceed with procurement tender only when the cost of care and fee structure work had been completed was considered and rejected. The current Care Home Services Framework and DPS contracts would expire as per the existing terms and from 1 September 2021 the Council would seek to secure supply of residential and nursing care services on a spot-purchased basis until long-term commissioning arrangements are secured. A further report would be presented to Cabinet in due course to seek approval for future arrangements. While spot purchasing can be used to secure services, this approach can increase susceptibility to variable pricing and is not the most effective way of managing cost and supply.

 

CONFLICTS OF INTERESTED DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Golby presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. The Committee was informed that the current contract ends on the 31st August 2021 with no option to extend, and that there will be a new Interim DPS framework put into place.

 

Councillors made the following comments.

 

·       It was asked whether there were any council run care homes. There had been 2 in Daventry but both had been closed down. It was noted that there had been an increase in the cost to families and the council during this time.

·       It was suggested that there was a lack of space for Dementia patients which then required them to remain in hospital when not necessary.

·       It was asked why the associated risk had been noted as red and what that entailed.

·       There had been no mention of the ethical care charter which ensured that those who worked within the care sector followed the required procedures.

Councillor Golby advised that scrutiny was welcomed which could help to add value.

 

Stuart Lackenby the Executive Director for Adults, Communities and Wellbeing made the following comments.

 

·       The goal was to enable people to continue to live in their own homes as much as possible.

·       Providers could be added or removed depending on which services were required.

·       It was noted that this was a long-term approach and that some fee levels were not in line with the Council’s needs. The Council needed to be confident that the fee rates match up to the care provided.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

1.     Noted the commissioning activity to date along with ongoing intentions to commission and procure residential and nursing care services for the future.  

2.     Approved for delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for Adults Communities and Wellbeing to undertake a procurement exercise to secure and implement an interim Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) framework to commence the 1 September 2021 for a period of 12-months. 

3.     Approved the proposed fee rate inflationary uplift of 2.65% for 2021-22 to support market delivery cost pressures.

9.

National Bus Strategy pdf icon PDF 446 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     Noted the challenges faced by the bus industry due to COVID-19 and the funding that is being provided by the Government and Council to ensure that bus services continue to operate, as set out in Section 5 of this report; 

2.     Noted the publication of Bus Back Better, the National Bus Strategy for England, as summarised in Section 6 of this report; 

3.     Committed to the formation of an Enhanced Partnership under the Bus Service Act 2017, for the reasons set out in Section 7 of this report; and  

4.     Agreed that delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for Place, Economy and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways & Waste Services to prepare an Enhanced Partnership and Bus Service Improvement Plan to be brought back to Cabinet for approval. 

 

REASONS:

1.     To improve bus services for West Northamptonshire communities and minimise the risk of any communities losing their bus service; 

2.     To facilitate climate and environmental benefits through increasing bus use and the operation of more low emission buses; 

3.     To contribute to the implementation of the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan (the Local Transport Plan); 

4.     To enable the Council to access the funding being made available by Government to support the National Bus Strategy. 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:

As an alternative option to the formation of an Enhanced Partnership, it is open to the Council to consider Franchising, although Government has made clear in the National Bus Strategy that due to the lengthy process involved in developing and approving a Franchise model, Local Transport Authorities should develop an Enhanced Partnership in the meantime.

 

Under the Bus Services Act, an Enhanced Partnership must contribute to the implementation of an authority’s local transport policies, which for West Northamptonshire are currently the Northamptonshire Transportation Plan (Local Transport Plan) previously prepared by the County Council.

 

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

 

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Larratt presented the report copies of which had been previously circulated. The report advised that the funding for some bus services was coming to an end. The Government published the ‘Bus Back Better’ bus strategy, which had dispersed £3billion of funding in order to help the bus industry recover. In order to access this funding it would be necessary for the council to establish partnerships with bus strategies, this commitment needs to be made by the end of June, with the bus service improvement plan published by the end of October. The Government expects this to then be delivered by January 2022.

 

Councillors made the following comments.

 

·       It was asked whether having a council run service could be considered.

·       It was asked whether the current bus station would have the necessary capacity for extra services.

·       A cross party working group to try and realise this project was suggested.

Councillor Larratt advised that he would be happy to consider a cross-party working group, and noted that the idea of franchising had been dealt within the report, but, it was felt that it would be unsuitable for West Northants.

The Executive Director of Place & Economy, Stuart Timmins made the following comments.

 

·       Franchising had been looked at with regards to scale and capacity, it was advised that nothing was off the table regarding this possibility.

·       The Government had been clear on the required partnership. It would, however, be up to the council to determine what that would look like going forward.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

1.     Noted the challenges faced by the bus industry due to COVID-19 and the funding that is being provided by the Government and Council to ensure that bus services continue to operate, as set out in Section 5 of this report; 

2.     Noted the publication of Bus Back Better, the National Bus Strategy for England, as summarised in Section 6 of this report; 

3.     Committed to the formation of an Enhanced Partnership under the Bus Service Act 2017, for the reasons set out in Section 7 of this report; and  

4.     Agreed that delegated authority be given to the Executive Director for Place, Economy and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, Highways & Waste Services to prepare an Enhanced Partnership and Bus Service Improvement Plan to be brought back to Cabinet for approval

10.

Proposed redevelopment of the former Avenue Campus to provide affordable housing pdf icon PDF 611 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet

Delegated to the Executive Director for Place, Economy and the Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Housing, the completion of the acquisition of the University of Northampton’s Avenue Campus in St George’s Avenue, Northampton Avenue Campus excluding the Newton Building to enable development to be taken forward as described in this report.

 

REASONS: 

1.     To enable the council to fulfil its statutory housing functions.

2.     Increase the supply of affordable housing to meet local housing needs

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:

The Decision was made not to purchase the Newton Building The original assumption in the NBC Cabinet report was that the Newton Building was required for Office Accommodation and provision for the acquisition was included in the HRA Capital Programme. WNC officers are clear that if there was a requirement for the Newton Building to be used for office accommodation then there is not the ability to charge the acquisition to the HRA. It would have to be a general fund purchase. There is no budget in the general fund capital programme to support the acquisition of the Newton Building and therefore if there was the desire to purchase the Newton Building then an additional capital budget would need to be approved by full council before being able to proceed. However, this point is largely academic as there is a more fundamental issue in that officers do not believe there is currently any need for further office accommodation to be held by the Council as it has sufficient office accommodation with its existing estate to accommodate all office accommodation needs. Therefore, it would not be good use of public funds to acquire further office accommodation when there is currently no requirement for it and this approach cannot be supported. As a result, the advice is that the acquisition of Newton Building by the Council should not proceed.

 

The affordability of the purchase and development of the University Campus (excluding the Newton Building): In the previous business case it was assumed that a certain level of Homes England funding would be received. The expectation is that we will still receive a level of funding but to be prudent we have recalculated the business case and estimated the impact on the HRA in 2021-22 to see if the development is still viable under different scenarios of Homes England funding. Appendix D provides full detail of the funding models that include best and worst case scenarios.

 

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Brown presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. The Avenue Campus housing project had been a legacy issue, Northampton Borough Council proposed purchasing the site, but this had not concluded before vesting day. It had been proposed that this purchase should occur through the housing accounts and using New Homes England Funding. It was advised that 170 new homes were planned for this site, and that a significant amount of legal due diligence work was underway. The team in charge of this project had developed financial appraisals of the scheme.

 

The Cabinet then resolved to hold part of the meeting in private in order to discuss the appendix attached to the report, the content of which was exempt from publication.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That under Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that if the public were present it would be likely that exempt information under paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Act would be disclosed to them. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

Delegate to the Executive Director for Place, Economy and the Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Finance and Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Culture, Leisure and Housing, the completion of the acquisition of the University of Northampton’s Avenue Campus in St George’s Avenue, Northampton Avenue Campus excluding the Newton Building to enable development to be taken forward as described in this report

 

11.

Updates to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 625 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     The changes to the Constitution already made by the Monitoring Officer under her delegated power be noted

2.     The proposed changes to the Constitution set out in Appendix 1 be agreed

3.     Delegated power be granted to the Monitoring Officer to amend the Constitution to give effect to the agreements for joint arrangements with LGSS (Cambridgeshire, Bedford, Milton Keynes) Northampton Partnership Homes and North Northamptonshire Council.

4.     A further review of the Constitution?and Member Officer Protocol?be carried out by the Democracy and Standards Committee and referred to a future meeting of Council

 

REASONS:

1.     The Council must have a Constitution and that document must be kept up to date. 

2.     Executive delegations and amendments require approval by the Executive as all Executive functions sit solely with the Executive. 

3.     The proposed changes will support decision making and enable the Council to carry out its functions.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS: Failure to make the recommended changes could result in a Constitution that is not up to date or fit for purpose.

 

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Brown presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. Cllr Brown proposed that the second recommendation be altered to remove the approval of changes under Part 8, paragraph 7, in order to maintain consistency with the discussion that had taken place at t Full Council.

 

RESOLVED:

1.     The changes to the Constitution already made by the Monitoring Officer under her delegated power be noted. 

2.     The proposed changes to the Constitution set out in Appendix 1 be agreed, aside from the changes under Part 8, paragraph 7.

  1. Delegated power be granted to the Monitoring Officer to amend the Constitution to give effect to the agreements for joint arrangements with LGSS (Cambridgeshire, Bedford, Milton Keynes) Northampton Partnership Homes and North Northamptonshire Council.  

4.     A further review of the Constitution?and Member Officer Protocol?be carried out by the Democracy and Standards Committee and referred to a future meeting of Council. 

12.

Appointments to Partnership Organisations

Decision:

RESOLVED: Cabinet noted that the Leader will inform Democratic Services of the Appointments to Partnership Organisations.

 

REASONS: Appointments to Partnership Organisations are required in order to ensure correct democratic representation on a number of bodies to which members may be appointed.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS: There are none.

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

 

Minutes:

The Chairman presented the report and in lieu of a report read out the recommendations which were then agreed by Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That In lieu of a report, Cabinet was asked to note that the Leader will inform Democratic Services of the Appointments to Partnership Organisations.

13.

North West Relief Road pdf icon PDF 735 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED: That Cabinet;

1.     Noted continued progress to deliver the Northampton North West Relief Road; 

2.     Supported the capital investment required to complete this scheme as set out in Section 6.1 of this report and required to proceed to construction including forward funding against future S106 and Community Infrastructure Levy payments; 

3.     Agreed to progress a bid to the Levelling Up Fund for £20 million; 

4.     Noted SEMLEP’s proposed conditions on the continued financial support from the Local Growth Fund as set out in Section 5.2. 

 

REASONS:

1.     The scheme is identified within the West Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy as being required to support anticipated additional growth, much of which is already consented requiring the additional highway capacity the scheme provides to mitigate their impacts. 

2.     The Levelling Up Fund provides an opportunity to gain the additional financial support the project requires and the project is a very good fit to the aims and requirements of this funding opportunity. 

3.     The £7.93 million Local Growth Deal funding administered by SEMLEP provides an essential contribution to the project funding. 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS:

The road is required in order to improve the highway network and help to address traffic problems in parts of northern Northampton and surrounding villages. By providing additional capacity the road will help to enable development including the major Sustainable Urban Extensions at Buckton Fields, Dallington Grange and Northampton West.

 

During previous consultation, 64% of those responding to the consultation supported the need for the North West Relief Road. A number of respondents commented on potential flooding, noise and visual impacts and the severance of rights of way or thought that the road should be built as a dual carriageway from the outset. There was also significant concern expressed about possible traffic impacts due to the road opening before the Northampton Northern Orbital Road and it was suggested that the two roads should be built at the same time. However, there were very few suggestions that an alternative route would be more advantageous.

 

 

CONFLICT OF INTERESTS DECLARED AND DISPENSATIONS GRANTED: None.

Minutes:

At the Chairman’s invitation Councillor Larratt presented the report, copies of which had been previously circulated. The report stated that the scheme would provide the necessary infrastructure for new residents in the areas and lessen any travel time. The business case for the proposal had been strong.

Councillors made the following comments;

 

·       It was suggested that travel times may not be helped by this road. It could make travel worse and as such would be of no benefit to Northampton.

·       It was suggested that the Council had been backed into a corner over this issue, considering that the project had gone £20 million over budget and could possibly be more.

·       It was noted that there was a need for an orbital road but that this road should be viewed as an access road, and as such should not be part of the orbital road project.

·       Clarification was requested with regards to where the section 106 money had been taken from. If money had been borrowed this would be a concern for residents, and could impact the Council’s budget.

·       It was advised that there had been some confusion from residents as to purpose of the road.

·       It was unclear how some residents would use part of the route.

·       It was hoped that Audit and/or Scrutiny would take a look at this item and include it in their work plan.

·       It was asked whether any money had been signposted to go into the neighbouring communities.

Councillor Larratt made the following comments in response.

 

·       It was advised that there was a requirement to deliver the relevant housing to the area and as such the project was needed.

·       The air quality and amount of congestion and pollution had been taken into account.

·       It was noted that a bid was being put forward. If the bid were not not be successful then a report would come back to Cabinet for further discussion.

·       He had been informed that the relief road was essential to the development of Dallington Grange.

 

Stuart Timmiss Executive Director of Place and Economy made the following comments.

 

·       Section 106 funding had been agreed and was assigned for this project, with a fair level of commitment.

·       If the development was over a certain number of houses then the Council would get funding for this.

·       Scrutiny of the project was welcomed.

·       Going forward, work would be undertaken with The Executive Director of Finance and his team in order to look at what further plans could be put into place.

·       The priority of the orbital road development was noted with regard to infrastructure.

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet;

1.     Noted continued progress to deliver the Northampton North West Relief Road; 

2.     Supported the capital investment required to complete this scheme as set out in Section 6.1 of this report and required to proceed to construction including forward funding against future S106 and Community Infrastructure Levy payments; 

3.     Agreed to progress a bid to the Levelling Up Fund for £20 million; 

4.     Noted SEMLEP’s proposed conditions  ...  view the full minutes text for item 13.

14.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

Minutes:

There was none.