Decisions

Copies of any Forward Plans published before May 2007 can be obtained from Committee Services on request.

Decisions published

05/02/2019 - Allocation of Growth & Investment Funding ref: 1779    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to allocate funding from the Growth & Investment reserve and authorise the Executive Director of Commercialisation in consultation with the Deputy Leader to undertake option 2.1.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Undertake Option 2.1.

Wards affected: Thetford Boudica; Thetford Burrell; Thetford Castle; Thetford Priory;

Lead officer: Robert Campbell


05/02/2019 - Thetford Enterprise Park Delivery Plan ref: 1775    Recommendations Approved

To accept funding from the Norfolk Business Rates Pool and to agree a programme of activity to bring about a first development on the Thetford Enterprise Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

1)     Acceptance of £75,000 from the Norfolk Business Rates Pool to support the proposed delivery plan and authorises the Executive Director Commercialisation in consultation with the Executive Member for Corporate Strategy and Investment to approve the terms of the grant and enter into the grant agreement, be approved.

 

2)     Match funding of £75,000 from the Growth and Investment Fund in pursuit of the proposed delivery plan, be approved.

Wards affected: Thetford Boudica; Thetford Burrell; Thetford Castle; Thetford Priory;

Lead officer: Robert Campbell


05/02/2019 - Norwich Western Link route options consultation ref: 1776    Recommendations Approved

To seek Members views on Norfolk County Council's proposed route options for the Norwich Western Link.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered and approved their preference to support Option D only (with the Easton prong) based on the benefits to transport access from villages in the north east of the District.

Lead officer: Phil Mileham


05/02/2019 - Options for the Enforcement of Electric Vehicle Car Parking Spaces (D14 19) ref: 1778    Recommendations Approved

To provide details of the current car parking options available in order to agree the scope of the statutory consultation that will propose changes to the car parking order.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Place (Health Lead)

Decision published: 06/02/2019

Effective from: 14/02/2019

Decision:

1.     Members wished to consider the enforcement of Electric Vehicle only spaces and where appropriate consider pursuing enforcement against non-electric vehicles which use spaces served by electric vehicle charging infrastructure;

2.     In principle, that Breckland District Council (Off-Street Parking Places) Order 2014 be amended so as to follow electric vehicle parking bays to be used only by electric vehicles;

3.     Officers be authorised to undertake the necessary consultation and equality impact assessment in relation to the proposed amendments to the car parking order and report back to a future meeting following completion of the consultation process;

4.     That the draft notice of proposals and the draft statement of reasons (attached as Appendices) be approved in principle.

Wards affected: Dereham Toftwood; Dereham Neatherd; Dereham Withburga; Swaffham; Thetford Boudica; Thetford Burrell; Thetford Castle; Thetford Priory;

Lead officer: Andrew Grimley


05/02/2019 - Match Funding (large) application - The Horticulture Industry Scheme CIC ref: 1774    Recommendations Approved

To consider the decision to award funding to The Horticulture Industry Scheme CIC.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

The grant of £15,953 (or 30% of the project costs, whichever is the lower amount) to The Horticulture Industry Scheme CIC to continue its work with offenders in Thetford.

Wards affected: Thetford Boudica; Thetford Burrell; Thetford Castle; Thetford Priory;

Lead officer: Stevie Spencer


05/02/2019 - Match Funding (large) application - Dereham Town Council ref: 1772    Recommendations Approved

To consider the decision to award funding to Dereham Town Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

The grant of £20,000 (or 10% of the project costs, whichever is the lower amount) to Dereham Town Council to significantly expand play provision at the Toftwood Play Area in Limassol Road be approved.

Wards affected: Dereham Toftwood;

Lead officer: Stevie Spencer


05/02/2019 - Match Funding (large) application - Access Community Trust ref: 1773    Recommendations Approved

To consider the decision to award funding to Access Community Trust.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

The grant of £20,000 (or 20% of the project costs, whichever is the lower amount) to Access Community Trust to establish a one-stop support hub based around a community café in Thetford be approved.

Wards affected: Thetford Boudica; Thetford Burrell; Thetford Castle; Thetford Priory;

Lead officer: Stevie Spencer


05/02/2019 - Budget, Medium Term Plan and Capital Strategy 2019-20 ref: 1777    Recommendations Approved

To consider and approve the capital and revenue budget estimates and proposed council tax, the financial medium term plan and the capital strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet Recommend to Full Council that:

1)     The Breckland revenue estimates and parish special expenses for 2019-20 and outlined position through to 2022-23 (as set out in Appendix B and E in the report) be approved.

2)     The capital estimates and associated funding for 2019-20 and outline position through to 2022-23 (as set out in Appendix H in the report) be approved.

3)     The fees and charges shown at Appendix D and D2, for adoption on 1 April 2019 be approved.

4)     The Council Tax is set at £88.83 for a Band D property in 2019-20 (a £4.95 per annum increase on 2018-19 levels).

5)     The financial Medium Term Plan and associated staffing full time equivalents at Appendix A of the report be approved.

6)     The Capital Strategy at Appendix G be approved.

7)     The Business Rates relief for retail business premises contained in the guidelines at Appendix I of the report be approved (this is offset by a Government grant).

8)     The additional one off income generated from the 2019-20 75% Business Rates Pilot scheme is set aside, 50% in the growth and investment reserve to fund future feasibilities and funding applications and 50% to the General Fund (as detailed in paragraph 1.10 of the report).

9)     To increase the establishment by 1.0 FTE (shared with SHDC at 60% BC and 40% SHDC) to create a post that adds capacity to support the Chief Executive and Directors at a senior level to move forward a number of strategic priorities and helps to identify the key impacts of emerging national and local policy on the organisation(s) from a corporate point of view, enabling effective mitigation as required (as detailed in paragraph 1.9 of the report).

10)  That the full time equivalent is increased by 5.0 FTE in ARP as agreed at ARP Joint Committee on 4 December 2018 (as detailed in paragraph 1.9 of the report) where the costs are fully offset by additional income and shared between the other partners.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);