Agenda and decisions

CPH Managed Growth Decision Session - Tuesday 25th October 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Solihull

Contact: Democratic Services 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies and Substitutions

Decision:

There were no substitutions or apologies received.

2.

Declarations of Interest

To receive notification of any declaration of pecuniary and/ or conflicts of interests  from Members.

Decision:

Councillor J Windmill informed the Decision Session that he had considered whether the report in respect of an application for the release of restrictive covenants at a site in Solihull affected his property. Councillor Windmill  advised that he did not consider the matter amounted to a pecuniary interest.

3.

Questions and Deputations

To answer questions and hear deputations , if any asked by any resident of the Borough pursuant to Standing Orders.

Decision:

There were no questions or deputations submitted at this Cabinet Portfolio Holder Decision Session.

4.

Solihull Green Prospectus - 6 Monthly Progress Report pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To enable the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth to consider progress of the Council`s Green prospectus.

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED

 

The Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth:

1.  Considered and approved the format and content of the Green Prospectus- 6 Monthly Progress Report.

2.  Noted the specific and emerging issues in respect of the Green Prospectus- 6 Monthly Progress Report.

5.

UK Central – PR and Communications Plan 2016-18 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

To enable the Cabinet Member to consider and approve a UK Central PR and Communications Plan for 2016-18, including developed guidelines for the UK Central brand and co-ordinated activities that reach multiple identified audiences, in line with the development of the UK Central Programme.


Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth:

 

1.  Considered and approved the UK Central Public Relations and Communications Plan 2016-2018.

2.  Endorsed expenditure of approximately £100,000 per annum being allocated for the delivery of Public Relations and Communications activity which will result in the securing of business investment and growth in the Borough of Solihull , which supports the objectives of maintaining and increasing National Non Domestic Rates generated locally and the effective delivery of the Councils Medium Term Financial Strategy.

3.  Noted that the endorsed expenditure referred to at resolution (2) above will be resourced from the UK Central Programme, made up of funding from the West Midlands Combined Authority, Council UK Central reserves and other partner organisations.    

6.

Application for Designation of a Neighbourhood Area by Hockley Heath Parish Council pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To enable the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth to consider the application made by Hockley Heath Parish Council (HHPC) and agree to designate the Parish as a Neighbourhood Planning Area (NPA).

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth designated the submitted Neighbourhood Planning Area for Hockley Heath in its entirety for the area within the Solihull Metropolitan Borough Council (shown on the plan attached at Appendix A of the report) pursuant to Section 61( G ) of the Town and County Panning Act 1990.

7.

Revenue and Capital Monitoring 2016/17 as at 31st July 2016 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

To inform the Cabinet Member of the Portfolio’s financial position as at the 31 July, highlighting any areas of concern and actions being taken to contain expenditure within the approved budget for 2016/17.

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth endorsed the 2016/17 Revenue and Capital Monitoring position as at 31 July 2016.

8.

Outcomes and Recommendations from Scrutiny Boards pdf icon PDF 44 KB

To enable the Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth to consider the recommendations from the Economic Development and Managed Growth Scrutiny Board from its meeting on 13 September 2016 on the Local Plan Review- Emerging Draft Local Plan

Decision:

 

RESOLVED

 

The Cabinet Portfolio for Managed Growth:

1.  Noted and endorsed the officer initial comments on the recommendations from the Economic Development and Managed Growth Scrutiny Board from its meeting on 13 September 2016 on the Local Plan Review – Emerging Draft Local Plan.

2.  Confirmed that he would be presenting a report to Full Cabinet on 10 November 2016 on the Local Plan Review- Emerging Draft Local Plan in accordance with the details set out in the Next Steps of the report considered by the Scrutiny Board. 

9.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

The Decision Session is not likely to be open to the public during the discussion of the following item because the report contains exempt information as defined in Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

Decision:

The Cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth resolved that in accordance with Section 100 A (4 ) of the Local Government Act 1972 , the press and public be excluded from the Decision Session for the following item of business to be transacted , on the grounds that there would be disclosure to them of exempt information in terms of paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the above Act.

10.

RELEASE OF RESTRICTIVE COVENANTS AT SITE IN SOLIHULL

To the cabinet Portfolio Holder for Managed Growth to review an application for the release of restrictive covenants affecting  a site in Solihull,  in order to allow a residential redevelopment to take place.