Monday, 11 March 2019

This meeting will be held in the Council Chamber, Mendip District Council, Shepton Mallet. The meeting will commence at 6.30 pm.

NOTICE OF CONFIDENTIAL DECISIONS
Icon for pdf 28 Day Notice of Confidential Decision 11.03.19 - Arrears [8.04KB]

APPROVED MINUTES
Icon for pdf Approved Cabinet Minutes 11.03.19 [269.27KB]

AGENDA

1         CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Mobile phones should be switched to silent.
An induction loop is fitted in the Council Chamber.  Anyone who is a hearing aid user should switch their hearing aid to position 'T'.
The Chair will explain the evacuation procedures in the event of an emergency.

2         APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE     

To receive apologies from Members who are unable to attend the meeting.

3         DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

4         PUBLIC PARTICIPATION   

a)    Items on the agenda
b)    Items not on the agenda

5         PREVIOUS MINUTES

To confirm the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 18 February 2019: to follow

6         REVIEW OF SITES DISPOSALS PROCESS AND ASSET MANAGEMENT PLAN UPDATE

The Council has identified potential efficiencies in the processes for the disposal of small and medium to moderate plots of land. This is covered in more detail in the revised Acquisitions and Disposals Strategy and the Procedure Notes for the Purchase of Small Pieces of Council Land, which are appended to this report.
Icon for pdf Item 06 - Review of Sites Disposals Process and Asset Management Plan Update [55.68KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06a - Appendix A - PROCEDURE NOTES FOR THE PURCHASE OF SMALL PARCELS OF COUNCIL OWNED LAND [82.84KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06b - Appendix B - AMP 2019 to 2025 [201.39KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06c - Appendix B(i) AMP 2019 to 2025 Appendix 1 disposals and acquisition [88.06KB]
Icon for pdf Item 06d - Appendix B(ii) AMP 2019 to 2025 Appendix 2 framework for Asset Transfers [34.43KB] 

7         BREXIT CONTINGENCY PLANNING

The report is to reassure members that the Council is undertaking the necessary planning and preparations to identify and mitigate any potential short-term adverse impacts of Brexit, particularly a 'No Deal' Brexit, whilst also looking forward to maximising any opportunities that Brexit presents.
Icon for pdf Item 07 Brexit Contingency Planning [65.05KB]

8         SCRUTINY WORKING GROUP ON WORKING WITH PARISHES

Following a reshaping of Scrutiny Board a series of working groups were formed to deliver recommendations on areas of focus for the Council. The Scrutiny Partnership Working Group was formed to look at the relationship between the District Council and Parish Councils.
Icon for pdf Item 08 Working in Partnership with Parishes - Proposals from the Scrutiny Working Group [73.91KB]

9         OUTSIDE BODY ARRANGEMENT

Cabinet will be given an opportunity to review a number of the arrangements for Member representations on strategic partnerships and outside bodies. This month Cabinet will be asked to review the following:

  • Axe and Brue Internal Drainage Board - Councillors Tom Killen, John Parham, Philip Ham and Roy Mackenzie
  • Wessex Water - Councillor Terry Napper
  • Bristol Water Local Engagement Forum - Councillor Terry Napper

REPORTS FOR INFORMATION

10       PORTFOLIO HOLDER DECISIONS

To note any recent Portfolio Holder Decisions.
Icon for pdf Item 10a 2019 307 February - CAB [30.7KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10b 2019 308 February - Cranhill Road car park - web [39.93KB]
Icon for pdf Item 10c 2019 309 February - Pomparles Bridge - web [31.13KB]

11       FORWARD PLAN        

To note the current Forward Plan.
Icon for pdf Item 11 Mendip District Council Forward Plan [115.12KB]

12       MINUTES FOR INFORMATION             

Draft Minutes of the Scrutiny Board 4 February 2019
Icon for pdf Item 12 Draft Scrutiny Minutes 04.02.2019 [91.81KB]

13       URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any business that the Chair considers is urgent.

EXEMPT AND CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS

14       EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

Cabinet is asked to consider whether a resolution should be passed to exclude the press and public from the meeting during item 15 on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Schedule 12A Local Government Act 1972) of the following description is likely to be disclosed:

Category 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including those of the Council).

CIRCULATION OF PAPERS

In accordance with Section 100B(2) of the Local Government Act 1972, reports and documents relating to item 15 disclosing exempt or confidential information have been distributed only to elected members and officers of the Council.

15       IRRECOVERABLE ARREARS