Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Monday, 7th June, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber - Council Offices. View directions

Contact: Emma Denny  Email: emma.denny@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To approve, as a correct record, the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 10th May 2021.

3.

Public Questions and Statements

To receive questions and statements from the public, if any.

4.

Items of Urgent Business

To determine any other items of business which the Chairman decides should be considered as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4)(b) of the Local Government Act 1972

5.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 233 KB

Members are asked at this stage to declare any interests that they may have in any of the following items on the agenda. The Code of Conduct for Members requries that declarations include the nature of the interest and whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest (see attached guidance and flowchart)

6.

Members' Questions

To receive oral questions from Members, if any

7.

Recommendations from Overview & Scrutiny Committee

To consider any recommendations to Cabinet by the Overview & Scrutiny Committee, for consideration in accordance within the Overview and Scrutiny Procedure Rules.

8.

Recommendations from Planning Policy & Built Heritage Working Party

The following recommendations were made to Cabinet at the meeting of the Planning Policy & Built Heritage Working Party meeting held on 17th May 2021:

 

THE GLAVEN VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS & MANAGEMENT PLANS 2021

 

1.     That Cabinet adopts the five Glaven Valley Appraisals for statutory planning purposes and for the Appraisal documents to become material considerations in the planning process.

  

2.     That Cabinet agrees the proposed boundary changes as recommended in the draft Appraisal documents and that they be published in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

 

3.     That Cabinet  agrees the proposed Local Listings as identified within the draft Appraisal documents. 

 

Decision:

THE GLAVEN VALLEY CONSERVATION AREA APPRAISALS & MANAGEMENT PLANS 2021

 

Decision

RESOLVED:

 

1.     To adopt the five Glaven Valley Appraisals for statutory planning purposes and for the Appraisal documents to become material considerations in the planning process.

  

2.     To agree the proposed boundary changes as recommended in the draft Appraisal documents and that they be published in accordance with the Planning (Listed Buildings & Conservation Areas) Act 1990.

 

3.     To agree the proposed Local Listings as identified within the draft Appraisal documents. 

 

9.

Adoption of the Ryburgh Neighbourhood Plan (RNP) pdf icon PDF 237 KB

Summary:

 

The purpose of this report is to formally “make” the Ryburgh Neighbourhood Plan as part of the statutory Development Plan for North Norfolk. The Plan was subject to independent examination and successful referendum on the 6th May 2021. The Council has a legal duty to now make the Plan within 8 weeks of the day after the referendum was held, unless it considers that doing so would breach European Union Obligations.

 

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.       Note the outcome of the referendum of 6th May 2021;

2.       Adopt the Ryburgh Neighbourhood Plan as part of the statutory Development Plan for North Norfolk;

3.       That the attached Decision Statement is approved under Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended and authorised for publication and release in order to bring to the attention of the qualifying body, the people who live, work and or carry out business in the Neighbourhood Plan Area;

4.       Authorise the required consequential changes to the adopted policies map and the required consequential changes to the referendum version of the neighbourhood plan through delegated powers to the Planning Policy Team Leader.

 

 

 

Cabinet Member(s)

 

Ward(s) affected

Sarah Butikofer   - Leader of the Council,

John Toye  Planning Portfolio Holder

Ryburgh (Stibbard ward)

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Iain Withington, Planning Policy Team Leader 01263 516034

iain.withington@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

RESOLVED:

 

1.      To adopt the Ryburgh Neighbourhood Plan as part of the statutory Development Plan for North Norfolk;

2.      To approve the attached Decision Statement under Regulation 19 of the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 as amended and authorised for publication and release in order to bring to the attention of the qualifying body, the people who live, work and or carry out business in the Neighbourhood Plan Area;

3.      To authorise the required consequential changes to the adopted policies map and the required consequential changes to the referendum version of the neighbourhood plan through delegated powers to the Planning Policy Team Leader.

10.

North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund - Annual Review pdf icon PDF 354 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In March 2020 Cabinet approved a recommendation to:

 

·       Change the name of the Big Society Fund to the North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund (NNSCF).

 

·       Refocus the NNSCF to encourage a wider and more diverse range of projects from communities across North Norfolk.

 

·       Give additional weight to projects with positive environmental outcomes which demonstrates the Council’s commitment to the Climate Emergency it declared in 2019.

 

·       To support the delivery of identified Council priorities in respect of Quality of Life and Climate, Coast and Environment.

 

This report provides an overview of the North Norfolk Sustainable Communities Fund during its first year of operation.

 

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

Cabinet to receive the report and note the contribution that the NNSCF makes on Council priorities as well as the impact that Covid 19 has had on applications to the NNSCF and the provision and delivery of community projects.

 

To ensure the NNSCF continues to reflect Council priorities to build sustainable communities and respond to the Climate Emergency declared by the Council in 2019.

 

 

 

             

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr. Virginia Gay

 

Ward(s) affected All

Officer - Sonia Shuter – Health and Communities Manager

 

11.

Managing Performance Q4 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

The Managing Performance Report attached, as Appendix A, will enable the Council to assess delivery against objectives detailed in the Corporate Plan Delivery Plan 2019-2023 and operational service performance. It gives an overview, assesses the impact that Covid-19 has had on both these aspects of Council performance, and the actions being taken to address these issues and proposes any further action needed.

 

 

Options considering action regarding performance are presented separately, issue by issue, to the appropriate Council Committee where committee approval is required.

 

Conclusions:

 

With the second national Covid-19 lockdown in November 2020 (and subsequently the third lockdown from 4th January 2021), Coronavirus has continued to have a significant impact on the Council’s capacity and ability to achieve all of the objectives in the Corporate Plan Delivery Plan 2019-2023 and some impact on service operational performance during Quarter 4 covering the period January to March 2021.

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet resolves to note this report and endorses the actions being taken by Corporate Leadership Team detailed in Appendix A – Managing Performance.

 

 

To ensure the objectives of the Council are achieved.

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr Sarah Bütikofer

Ward(s) affected

All

Contact Officer, telephone number and email: Steve Blatch, Chief Executive

Email:- steve.blatch@north-norfolk.gov.uk

Tel:- 01263 516232

 

 

Additional documents:

12.

North Norfolk District Council Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021 pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

All public authorities are required to publish one or more equality objectives, at least every four years, which they think should help them to meet the aims of the Public Sector Equality Duty. In addition, the Equality Act 2010 requires that people be treated fairly at work or when using services. The Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021 sets out the Council’s approach to demonstrate its compliance with the Act. 

 

The Council is legally required to publish its equality objectives. It is doing this alongside the publication of its refreshed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021.  

 

 

  

Recommendations:

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

To recommend to Full Council the formal adoption of its Equality Objectives and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021.

 

The Council is legally required to publish Equality Objectives. It is doing this alongside the publication of its refreshed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021. The Equality Objectives and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy will need to be formally adopted by Full Council 

 

 

             

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr S Butikofer, Leader

 

Ward(s) affected – all

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Karen Hill, Assistant Director of People Services, 01263 516183, karen.hill@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

RESOLVED:

 

To recommend to Full Council the formal adoption of its Equality Objectives and the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021 (subject to the amendments agreed by Cabinet)

 

Reason for the recommendation:

 

The Council is legally required to publish Equality Objectives. It is doing this alongside the publication of its refreshed Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy 2021. The Equality Objectives and Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy will need to be formally adopted by Full Council 

 

13.

Disposal of a Property pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Summary:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Options considered:

The Council acquired a property under a voluntary arrangement following non-compliance of an Urgent Works Notice under section 54 Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Area) Act (1990)

 

Following a feasibility study and options appraisal, Officers supported a disposal of the property.  In accordance with the Councils Disposal policy, the property has since been advertised for sale on the open market seeking offers from potential purchases. 

 

A previous offer to acquire the property which had been approved by Cabinet 12 April 2021 is no longer progressing and a number of further offers have been received and assessed. These are outlined in the exempt appendix.

 

A feasibility study and options appraisal considered a number of alternative options which would require significant financial investment and resource. 

 

Conclusions:

 

Following the property having being advertised for sale on the open market best and final offers have been received.  These offers have been qualified and assessed.   Acceptance of the recommended offer will result in a requirement for the purchaser to complete works to the property as outlined in the Urgent Repairs Notice and will bring the property back into habitable use.

 

Recommendations:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reasons for

Recommendations:

 

1.     That Cabinet approves the disposal of the property as outlined in the exempt appendix.

2.     That should there be any further changes to the offer made or the potential purchaser, to delegate to the s151 Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, to dispose of the property for any value exceeding the original purchase price (plus any additional costs incurred).

 

The disposal is in accordance with the Council’s Disposal policy and the offer is deemed to be the best financial consideration reasonably obtainable at the current time.

 

 

             

Cabinet Member(s)

Cllr E Seward

 

Ward(s) affected

Walsingham

Contact Officer, telephone number and email:

Renata Garfoot, Asset Strategy Manager, 01263 516086

Renata.garfoot@north-norfolk.gov.uk

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision

RESOLVED

 

1.    To approve the disposal of the property as outlined in the exempt appendix.

2.    That should there be any further changes to the offer made or the potential purchaser, to delegate to the s151 Officer, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, to dispose of the property for any value exceeding the original purchase price (plus any additional costs incurred).

 

Reason for the decision:

 

The disposal is in accordance with the Council’s Disposal policy and the offer is deemed to be the best financial consideration reasonably obtainable at the current time.

14.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To pass the following resolution:

“That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs _ of Part I ofSchedule 12A (as amended) to the Act.”

15.

Private Business