Decisions

Decisions published

09/07/2024 - King George V Playing Fields ref: 2485    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that Executive approve for the Council to enter into agreement for lease dictating terms for the eventual grant a lease of the King George V Playing Fields to the Exeter City Community Trust (ECCT) in accordance with the broad proposals set out in this report but with negotiation and agreement of detailed terms to be delegated to the City Surveyor in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 


09/07/2024 - Local Government (Access to Information) Act 1985 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 2497    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 


09/07/2024 - Liveable Water Lane: Development Framework and Design Code Supplementary Planning Document ref: 2496    For Determination

To consider the report of the adoption of the Liveable Water Lane Supplementary Planning Document

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approves the adoption of the Water Lane SPD, included as Appendix A of the report.

 

RESOLVED that the Executive:-

 

(1) note the Consultation Statement which documents responses to the consultation on the Liveable Water Lane: development Framework and Design Code Supplementary Planning Document (the “Water Lane SPD"), the Water Lane SPD Strategic Environmental Appraisal Screening Statement, the Water Lane Primary School Options Appraisal, the Haven Road Position Statement, the Liveable Water Lane SPD Transport and Mobility Technical Note, and the Water Lane Views Analysis;

 

(2) grant delegated authority to the Director of City Development, in consultation with the Council Leader and Portfolio Holder for City Development, to agree minor changes to the Water Lane SPD before it is taken to Council with a recommendation to adopt.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katharine Smith


09/07/2024 - InExeter Business Improvement District Business Plan 2025 - 2030 ref: 2494    For Determination

Report to set out the process and proposals for a third term of the InExeter Business Improvement District (BID), as well as the 5 year Business Plan which businesses within the BID area vote upon November 2024.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council:-

 

(1)  votes in favour of continuing the InExeter Improvement District (BID) in the forthcoming ballot in November 2024;

(2)  approves a budget of £7,000 to undertake the ballot to be funded from General Fund reserves;

(3)  agree for the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services and City Centre to continue sitting on the InExeter Board, with support from the Service Lead for Net Zero & Business, to oversee the interests of the City Council and wider city centre through activity undertaken by InExeter;

(4)  supports an amendment of the BID boundary to exclude West Street, Bartholomew Street West, and New North Road;

(5)  charge InExeter in collecting the BID levy, calculated at £12,000 + VAT per annum per year; and

(6)  agree for the Service Lead for Net Zero & Business to draw up contingency plans, to be implemented in the result of a no vote in November 2024.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Hatfield


09/07/2024 - Treasury Management 2023/24 ref: 2491    For Determination

To consider the report on the Treasury Management 2023/24

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council note the content of the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


09/07/2024 - 2023/24 HRA Budget Monitoring Report – Outturn ref: 2490    For Determination

To consider the 2023/24 HRA Budget Monitoring Report – Outturn

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council notes and approves:-

 

1)    the supplementary budget of £50,000 as detailed in paragraph 8.5 of the report;

2)    the HRA financial position for 2023/24 financial year;

3)    the revision of the HRA Capital Programme to reflect the reported variations detailed in Appendix 3 of the report;

4)    the request to transfer £466,000 from the social housing acquisitions Section 106 budget to the social housing acquisitions open market budget as detailed in paragraph 8.13 of the report;

5)    to request £74,000 of additional funding to finalise the Hamlin Gardens project; and

6)    to request that the new HRA development at Hamlin Gardens (Brooke House) be designated as a scheme for applicants over the age of 60, as detailed in paragraph 8.14 of the report.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


09/07/2024 - General Fund Capital Monitoring 2023/24 and Revised Capital Programme for 2024/25 and Future Years ref: 2489    For Determination

To consider the report on the General Fund Capital Monitoring 2023/24 and Revised Capital Programme for 2024/25 and Future Years

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

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 2024/25.

(3) £85,000 for the City Wall following tender returns, £185,000 to complete the RAMM re-roofing works and £88,120 as a contribution to a scheme to repair the roof at St Nicholas Priory.  The additions would be funded by borrowing.

 

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

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


09/07/2024 - Overview of General Fund Revenue Budget 2023/24 – Quarter 4 ref: 2488    For Determination

To consider the report of the Overview of the General Fund Budget 2023/24

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RECOMMENDED that Council notes and approves (where applicable):-

 

(1)  approves the net transfer of £173,188 to Earmarked Reserves as detailed in paragraph 8.11 of the report;

(2)  approves the £6,235,860 supplementary budgets and budget transfers as detailed in paragraph 8.13 of the report;

(3)  note the Earmarked Reserves as of 31 March 2024;

(4)  note the Council Tax account and collection rate;

(5)  note the outstanding sundry debt, aged debt analysis and debt write-off figures;

(6)  note the creditors payments performance;

(7)  approve the £5,882,563 General Fund working balance at 31 March 2024, having considered the account the overall financial position of the Council; and

(8)  note the update to the One Exeter programme update.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


09/07/2024 - Parking Tariffs 2024 ref: 2487    For Determination

To make amendments under the Parking Places Order to improve the regulation of Council car parks, to support the aims of reducing traffic congestion and addressing the goal of a carbon neutral Exeter by 2030.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that the item be deferred.

 

Reason for Decision: As agreed at the meeting.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Hatfield


09/07/2024 - Review of Corporate Risk Register ref: 2486    For Determination

To consider the report wh.ich advises of the council’s risk management progress and revised Corporate Risk Register which has been linked to the Council’s Strategic Priorities

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that Executive note the Corporate Risk Register and propose any

necessary actions to help mitigate the risks for which it is responsible.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Hodgson


09/07/2024 - Disposal of land at Grace Road Fields for the facilitation of the Low Carbon Exeter District Heat Network ref: 2500    For Determination

Following the award of £42.5m by Government to build a heat network using water source heat pumps officers are seeking authority to dispose of part of Grace Road Playing Fields, at best consideration, to the Exeter Energy Network (a vehicle backed by 1Energy).

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Wards affected: Alphington;

Lead officer: Michael Carson


09/07/2024 - Relocation of the Green Space Team and Disposal of the Existing Green Space Depot at Belle Isle ref: 2499    For Determination

Following the winding down of Exeter City Living (“ECL”) officers are seeking authority to: i) a capital budget to relocation the existing Green Space Depot; and ii) dispose of the existing depot on the open market.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Wards affected: St David's;

Lead officer: Michael Carson


09/07/2024 - Productivity Plan ref: 2492    For Determination

Report seeking endorsement of the Council’s Productivity Plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 09/07/2024 - Executive

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Agreed:

 

RESOLVED that the Executive approve the Productivity Plan and grant delegated authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council to make any necessary drafting amendments before publication.

 

Reason for Decision: As set out in the report.

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Luxton