Decisions

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Decisions published

12/02/2020 - South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 - Further Plan Modifications ref: 2399    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, having given due consideration, the proposed Further Modifications to the South Northamptonshire Local Plan Part 2 (Annexe to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be endorsed.

 

(2)  That it be agreed to commence a six-week period of public consultation on the proposed Plan Modifications in accordance with the Council’s adopted Statement of Community Involvement.

 


12/02/2020 - Review of Committee Work Plan ref: 2400    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 12/02/2020 - Planning Policy and Regeneration Strategy Committee

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)  That, subject to the removal of the agenda items relating to the Housing Supplementary Planning Document and the Guidance Note on Health Impact Assessments from the 18 March meeting, the Committee Work Plan be noted.


10/02/2020 - Business Rates Retail Relief Policy ref: 2381    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To provide.an update on the retail relief scheme and the forthcoming changes to the scheme as announced in the recent Queen’s Speech on 19 December 2019, and to seek approval to recommend to Council  the Business Rates Retail Relief Policy for 2020 -21

 

Decision non-key

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That Full Council be recommended to approve the adoption of the proposed  Business Rates Retail Relief Policy.

 

Lead officer: Belinda Green, Jacey Scott


10/02/2020 - Business Rates Retail Pub Relief Policy ref: 2397    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To provide members of Cabinet with an update on the forthcoming changes for Business Rates Relief  and seek approval for the proposed Pub Relief Scheme

 

Decision non-key

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That Full Council be recommended to approve the adoption of proposed Business Rates Pub Relief Policy.

 

Lead officer: Belinda Green, Jacey Scott


10/02/2020 - Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2020-2021 ref: 2396    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider a Local Discretionary Rate Relief Policy 2020-2021 and recommend to Full Council for adoption

 

Decision Non-Key

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the contents of the report be noted.

 

(2)            That Full Council be recommended to approve the adoption of the Local Discretionary Business Rate Relief Scheme for 2020-2021.

 

Lead officer: Belinda Green


10/02/2020 - Referrals from the Community Funding Panel Meeting of 6 January 2020 ref: 2393    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To take recommendations from the Council’s Community Funding Panel regarding applications of over £20,000 which cannot be determined by officers under delegated authority.

 

Item deferred from 13 January 2020 Cabinet meeting.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the recommendation of the Community Funding Panel to award £240,000 under the New Homes Bonus Local Community Grant funding stream to Towcestrians Sports Club for the Astro Hockey Pitch project be approved.

 

(2)            That the recommendation of the Community Funding Panel to award £94,306 under the New Homes Bonus Local Community Grant funding stream to Bugbroke Parish Council to improve and refurbish the Community Centre be approved.

Lead officer: Peter Worth


10/02/2020 - Community Funding Policy ref: 2394    For Determination

To consider approval of refreshed Community Funding Policy and Working arrangements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the new Community Funding Policy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be adopted.

 

(2)            That the new Terms of Reference for the Community Funding Panel (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) be adopted.

 

(3)            That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director: Wellbeing in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance and Portfolio Holder for Wellbeing to update the policy if required and produce working procedures.

 

(4)            That Full Council be recommended to change the delegated authority given to officers in relation to community funding to that outlined in the new Community Funding Policy (annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book).

Lead officer: Jo Barrett


10/02/2020 - Corporate Plan 2020-21, Draft Budget and Medium Term Financial Position ref: 2398    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree recommendations for Full Council on the Revenue and Capital Budgets 2020/2021

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That, having given due consideration, the Corporate Plan be recommended to Council for approval.

 

(2)            That the Risk Register be noted.

 

(3)            That, having given due consideration, Council be recommended to approve an increase in the level of Council Tax for South Northamptonshire Council of £5.00, or 2.6%, for a Band D property in the District for this Council’s services increasing the Band D Council tax to £196.33.

 

(4)            That the comments from the Scrutiny Committee when it considered the investment growth items at its meeting held on 15 January 2020 be noted.

 

(5)            That, having given due consideration, the Draft Budget for 2020-21 be endorsed and recommended to Council for approval.

 

(6)            That, having given due consideration, the Medium Term Financial Position be recommended to Council for approval.

 

(7)            That, having given due consideration, the Capital Programme be recommended to Council for approval.

 

(8)            That authority be delegated to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to amend the Capital Programme to reflect any changes in external funding such as Heritage Lottery Funding, Better Care Funding and so on, so that the capital expenditure budgets are matched to the external income received.

 

(9)            That, having given due consideration, Council be recommended to approve a minimum level of General Fund reserves of £1.0m.

 

(10)        That, having given due consideration, Council be recommended to delegate authority to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to:

·        Transfer monies to/from earmarked reserves should that become necessary during the financial year.

·        Update prudential indicators in both the Prudential Indicators Report and Treasury Management Strategy Report to Council, for any budget changes that impact on these.

 

(11)        That, having given due consideration to the changes to the Fees and Charges, the Fees and Charges schedule be endorsed and authority delegated to the Executive Director – Finance in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Performance and Governance to finalise the Fees and Charges Schedule if further adjustments are required prior to submission to Council, which is recommended to approve the Fees and Charges.

 

(12)        That the Forecast Reserves Statement be noted.

 

(13)        That, having given due consideration, the Capital Strategy be noted.

 

(14)        That, having given due consideration, the Treasury Management Strategy be noted.

 

(15)        That, having given due consideration, the Investment Strategy, be noted.

 

(16)        That, having given due consideration, authority be delegated to the Executive Director - Finance to make any technical changes necessary to the papers for the Council meeting of 26February 2020.

 

(17)        That the contents of the Section 25 Report from the Executive Director - Finance in relation to the robustness of estimates and adequacy of reserves be noted.

 

(18)        That, having given due consideration, Council be recommended to  approve the Statement of Pay Policy for 2020-21 as required by the Localism Act.

 

(19)        That the equality impact assessment for 2020-21 be noted.

 

(20)        That authority be delegated to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Executive Director - Finance and the Leader, to represent the Council on the Business Rates Pilot Board and to make whatever decisions necessary to represent the interest of the Council on that Board within the parameters set out by MHCLG which shall include the authority to agree the allocation of this funding.

 

(21)        That it be agreed to release a further £1.9m of reserves for the Local Government Reorganisation programme (in addition to the £500,000 funding already agreed by Council on 30 August 2018) and to delegate responsibility to the Chief Executive and the Executive Director - Finance, in consultation with the Leader, to transfer up to £2.4m in total to the Future Northants programme office in order for the Strategic Delivery Director of the programme to be able to commit this expenditure in accordance with the agreed baseline budget and provide regular monitoring reports against all aspects of the £43.5m total programme budget.

 

Lead officer: Martin Henry


10/02/2020 - Quarterly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report - December 2019 ref: 2395    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the quarterly performance, finance and risk report showing the position as at end of December 2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the quarterly Performance, Risk and Finance Monitoring Report be noted.

Lead officer: Geoff Kent


06/02/2020 - Northants County Council Former Silverstone Infants School, High Street, Silverstone, NN12 8US ref: 2389    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Refused reasons to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Silverstone;


06/02/2020 - Land at Towcester Vale ref: 2382    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

Wards affected: Tove; Towcester Brook;


06/02/2020 - The Red House, High Cross, Syresham, NN13 5TJ ref: 2383    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

Wards affected: Astwell;


06/02/2020 - Silverstone Park, Dadford Road, Silverstone, NN12 8GX ref: 2386    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

Wards affected: Silverstone;


06/02/2020 - Silverstone Park, Silverstone Road, Biddlesden, Bucks, NN12 8TN ref: 2387    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

(SNC consultee on application) – no objection raised to Aylesbury Vale District Council, subject to various requirements to be agreed with SNC

Wards affected: Silverstone;


06/02/2020 - Land At J16 M1 Weedon Road, Upper Heyford ref: 2385    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

Wards affected: Harpole and Grange;


06/02/2020 - Land At J16 M1 Weedon Road, Upper Heyford ref: 2384    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

Wards affected: Harpole and Grange;


06/02/2020 - Land Adjacent to Tesco's, Old Tiffield Road, Towcester ref: 2390    Abandoned

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Application S/2019/1341/MAO was withdrawn by the applicant.

Wards affected: Towcester Brook;


06/02/2020 - Land South of Grange Park, Quinton Road, Northampton ref: 2388    Refused

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Refused reasons to be set out in the minutes

Wards affected: Blisworth and Roade; Grange Park;


06/02/2020 - Appeals Progress Report ref: 2391    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 06/02/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)            That the position statement be accepted.