Decisions

Decisions published

12/01/2021 - Tree replanting programme following Ash Dieback Disease in Exeter ref: 2092    For Determination


Report regarding additional inspections and works needed to ensure diseased trees do not pose an increased risk to people and property. To deal with those Ash trees that are about to cause increased risk on Council land.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 13/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve the capital budget presented in the report, to allow the Tree Management Team to begin the replanting of new trees in place of diseased Ash trees following the Ash Die Back emergency and for additional Ash tree works in accordance with the recommended actions by the Exeter City Council Service Manager Public and Green Spaces, in order to maintain tree canopy cover.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Harvey


12/01/2021 - Housing Rents and Service Charges 2021-22 ref: 2093    For Determination


Report concerning the Housing Rents & Service Charges

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 13/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve: -

 

(1)   the increase of Council dwelling rent by 1.5% from 1 April 2021;

 

(2)   the increase of garage rent by 1.5% from 1 April 2021; and

 

(3)   the increase of Service Charges by 1.5% from 1 April 2021, with the exception of charges detailed in paragraph 13.3 of the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michelle White


12/01/2021 - General Buller Statue Review ref: 2091    For Determination


Recommendations from the Task and Finish Group

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 13/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that the findings of the Scrutiny Task and Finish Group be noted.

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve: -

 

(1)        an application being made for listing building consent for the relocation of the statue to an alternative location, to allow the opportunity to conduct a public consultation on the proposed Task and Finish Group recommendations prior to a final determination of the matter by full Council;

 

(2)        temporary information boards be erected near to the statue;

 

(3)        an arts-based engagement project with residents be established, through a public art working group in conjunction with the University of Exeter and Exeter Culture, to consider the role of public art and create a new public art strategy in Exeter;

 

(4)        a working group be created to establish a Council Anti-Racism Strategy led by the Portfolio Holder for Culture and Communities; and

 

(5)        the Corporate Equality and Diversity Group develop a training and awareness raising programme for staff and Councillors on equality impact assessments, and their role in the Council’s decision-making process.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

Wards affected: St Davids;

Lead officer: Melinda Pogue-Jackson


12/01/2021 - Council Tax base and NNDR 1 2021/22 ref: 2094    For Determination


Setting the 2021/22 Council Tax base in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 13/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that:-

 

(1)        in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012, the amount calculated by Exeter City Council as its tax base for the year 2021/22 shall be 37,377; and

 

(2)        the responsibility to approve the Council’s NNDR1 return by 31 January 2021 be delegated to the Director Finance (Section 151 Officer).

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


12/01/2021 - 2021/22 Budget Strategy and Medium Term Financial Plan ref: 2095    For Determination


Budgetary position for the 2021/22 financial year
and beyond.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 13/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

 

(1)        note the contents of the report; and

 

(2)        approve the proposals to establish a balanced revenue budget and capital programme.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


17/03/2020 - Purchase the 50% lease of 2 Mercer Court, Bishop Westall Road ref: 2090    Recommendations Approved

To purchase the 50% lease of 2 Mercer Court, Bishop Westall Road, Exeter, EX2 6WL at a value in the region of £90,000 (this being the value of the leasehold interest, as determined by the Council’s valuer) there will be additional costs of £2,700 for Stamp Duty on the purchase.

 

Decision Maker: Director City Development, Housing & Supporting People

Decision published: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 17/03/2020

Decision:

To purchase the 50% lease of 2 Mercer Court, Bishop Westall Road, Exeter, EX2 6WL at a value in the region of £90,000 (this being the value of the leasehold interest, as determined by the Council’s valuer) there will be additional costs of £2,700 for Stamp Duty on the purchase

Wards affected: Topsham;

Lead officer: Bindu Arjoon