Agenda and decisions

Executive - Tuesday 9th April 2024 5.30 pm

Venue: Rennes Room, Civic Centre, Paris Street, Exeter. View directions

Contact: Mark Devin, Democratic Services Manager  Telephone 01392 265477 or email  committee.services@exeter.gov.uk

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Councillor Wood

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 299 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting held on 5 March 2024.

3.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors are reminded of the need to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests that relate to business on the agenda and which have not already been included in the register of interests, before any discussion takes place on the item. Unless the interest is sensitive, you must also disclose the nature of the interest. In accordance with the Council's Code of Conduct, you must then leave the room and must not participate in any further discussion of the item.  Councillors requiring clarification should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer prior to the day of the meeting.

 

5.

Questions from the Public Under Standing order No. 19

To receive questions relating to items on the Agenda from members of the public and responses thereto.

 

Details of questions should be notified to the Democratic Services Manager by 10.00am at least three working days prior to the meeting. Further information about speaking at a committee can be found here: Speaking at a Committee

 

6.

Overview of General Fund Revenue Budget 2023/24 – Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 281 KB

To consider the report of the Director Finance

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council notes and approves (where applicable):

 

(1)  the General Fund forecast financial position for the 2023 financial year;

(2)  the supplementary budgets as detailed in paragraph 8.12 and Appendix 3 of the report;

(3)  the outstanding Sundry Debt position as at December 2023;

(4)  the creditors payments performance; and

(5)  the One Exeter programme update.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

7.

2023/24 General Fund Capital Monitoring Statement – Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 258 KB

To consider the report of the Director Finance

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approves:-

 

(1)  the overall financial position for the 2023/24 annual capital programme; and

(2)  the amendments and further funding requests to the Council’s annual capital programme for 2023/24.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

8.

2023/24 HRA Budget Monitoring Report – Quarter 3 pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To consider the report of the Director Finance

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council notes and approves (where applicable):

 

(1)  the HRA forecast financial position for 2023/24 financial year; and

(2)  the revision of the HRA Capital Programme to reflect the reported variations detailed in Appendix 4 of the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

9.

The Household Support Fund – Scheme 5 pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the report of the Director Finance.

 

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council grant delegated authority to the Director Finance in consultation with the Leader and the Portfolio Holder for Council Housing Development & Support Services to agree the scheme for disbursing funding from the fifth Household Support Fund.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

10.

Climate Adaptation Strategy for Devon, Cornwall and Isles of Scilly pdf icon PDF 197 KB

To consider the report of the Director Net Zero Exeter & City Management.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve:-

 

(1)  the endorsement of the Climate Adaptation Strategy for Devon, Cornwall, and Isles of Scilly; and

(2)  to continue attending and participating in Devon, Cornwall, and Isles of Scilly Climate Impacts Group meetings, which coordinate regional action on climate adaptation, preparing communities and organisations for a changing climate, and improving resilience across the region.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

11.

Council Health and Safety at Work Policy pdf icon PDF 143 KB

To consider the report of the Director Net Zero Exeter & City Management.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council adopts the Corporate Health and Safety Policy.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

12.

Members’ Training pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider the report of the Director Corporate Services.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that the Executive Committee note the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

13.

Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter and pre-application charges pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider the report of the Director City Development.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that the Executive Committee note the Consultation Statement, which documents the responses to the consultation on the proposals for pre-application charges and the introduction of the Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter, attached at Appendix A of the report.

 

That Executive RECOMMEND that the officer recommendations to Council be amended as follows:-

 

(1) approves the introduction of preapplication charges as set out in the report and endorses the Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter attached at Appendix B of the report;

(2) grants delegated authority to the Director of City Development, in consultation with the Leader, to make minor editorial changes to the Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter, attached at Appendix B, prior to its publication on the City Councils website; and

(3) grants delegated authority to the Director of City Development, in consultation with the Leader, to regularly monitor and review the Liveable Exeter Placemaking Charter, and to make minor alterations to improve its clarity and detail.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report and as amended at the meeting.

 

 

 

 

14.

Exeter Plan: Full Draft Consultation reporting pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To consider the report of the Director City Development.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that the content of the ‘Exeter Plan: Full Draft Consultation Statement’ (Appendix A) be noted as the document to be used to inform the preparation of the final draft of the emerging Exeter Plan..

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

15.

Wonford Community Wellbeing Hub pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Culture, Leisure and Tourism.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council note:-

 

(1) the report, extensive business case and community engagement; and

(2) that officers will bring back a report with potential funding options for £7million by April 2025.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

16.

Live and Move Sport England Place Partner 2025-2028 pdf icon PDF 575 KB

To consider the report of the Director of Culture, Leisure and Tourism.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council:-

 

(1)  authorise the Director of Culture, Leisure, and Tourism in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Leisure Services and Physical Activity to develop a next stage bid and to apply to Sport England for funding;

(2)  recognise this next stage of work will focus on increasing physical activity, decreasing inactivity, reducing inequalities, and providing positive experiences for children and young people; and

(3)  support the proposed next stage bid to Sport England based on the learning from the project to date and the principles outlined at 8.12 of the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

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