Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council House, Plymouth

Contact: Claire Daniells  Email: Claire.Daniells@plymouth.gov.uk

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Items
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2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Cabinet Members will be asked to make any declarations of interest in respect of items on this agenda.  A flowchart providing guidance on interests is attached to assist councillors.

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3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To sign and confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 11 February 2020.

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4.

Questions from the Public

To receive questions from the public in accordance with the Constitution.

 

Questions, of no longer than 50 words, can be submitted to the Democratic Support Unit, Plymouth City Council, Ballard House, Plymouth, PL1 3BJ, or email to democraticsupport@plymouth.gov.uk. Any questions must be received at least five clear working days before the date of the meeting.

 

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5.

Chair's Urgent Business

To receive reports on business which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be brought forward for urgent consideration.

 

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6.

Leader's Announcements

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7.

Monthly Activity Round Up

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8.

Reports from Scrutiny

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8a

Food Justice Select Committee Recommendations pdf icon PDF 219 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Mrs Apinall, Chair of the Food Justice Select Committee introduced the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

Councillor Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Housing and Co-operative Development thanked the committee for their work and introduced the Cabinet response to the recommendations.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed to accept the recommendations 1, 2, 4, 5, 6 and 7 as set out in the report.

 

Cabinet did not support recommendation three on the basis that Public Health are aware that CaterEd do carry out interventions around cooking skills with vulnerable families. There are complicating factors with allowing the public to use commercial kitchens which would undermine this recommendation; the ability of families to know how to use the commercial equipment within them, also the impact on the commercial premises compliance with food safety legislation could be compromised.

 

8b

Dental Health Select Committee Recommendations (to follow) pdf icon PDF 150 KB

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Councillor Mrs Apinall, Chair of the Dental Health Select Committee introduced the recommendations as set out in the report.

 

Councillor Kate Taylor, Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social thanked the committee for their work and introduced the Cabinet response to the recommendations.

 

Cabinet agreed to endorse the recommended actions for NHS England as identified by the committee and as set out in the briefing report.

9.

Pledge Update pdf icon PDF 324 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Lowry, Cabinet Member for Finance introduced the Pledge update.

 

Following the completion of a further ten pledges in February 2020, the total number of pledges completed is 73 of 100.

 

Pledges completed are numbers 9, 15, 31, 33, 42, 54, 86, 89, 90, 91

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed to note the completion of these ten pledges in February 2020, bringing the total for completed pledges to 73.

 

10.

Plymouth Visitor Plan 2020-2030 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

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Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader introduced the item Plymouth Visitor Plan 2020-2030.

 

Cabinet noted the progress to date and that the plan will use the legacy of Mayflower 400 to continue to grow the city’s tourism sector using the National Marine Park as a key catalyst.

 

Following a discussion Cabinet agreed to adopt the proposed plan, including the emerging ‘Star Projects’ – as recommended by the Brexit, Infrastructure and Legislative Change OSC at its meeting held on 15 January 2020

 

 

11.

Vibrant Culture In Plymouth pdf icon PDF 183 KB

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Decision:

The Leader, Councillor Evans OBE introduced the item on Vibrant Culture in Plymouth.

 

Cabinet considered the briefing report regarding the cultural health of the city, the progress of the music report and the intention to refresh the10 year culture strategy for the city.


Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed to:

 

1) Note the report and the demonstrable vibrancy of the cultural sector;

2) Note the music report and adopts the associated action plan;

3) Adopt the Agents of Change Principles;

4) Mandate Plymouth Culture to refresh the culture strategy.

 

12.

Inclusive Growth Charter pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Housing and Co-operative Development introduced the report on Inclusive Growth Charter.

 

Cabinet noted that the Inclusive Growth Flagship of Plymouth Growth Board has developed a Charter for businesses that demonstrates and increases activity that fosters more inclusive economic growth and enables participants to act as a beacon for others. The Council has been participating in and providing secretariat support for the Group.

 

The report presented details the outcome of that work.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed:

 

·         That the Council will engage with the Inclusive Growth Programme as a supporter of the Charter and an applicant for the Chartermark;

·         To approve the allocation of resources for the development and administration of the Chartermark and secretariat of the Inclusive Growth Group presentations to the Plymouth Growth Board.

 

13.

Community Use Transfer and Assets Policy pdf icon PDF 203 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Housing and Co-operative Development introduced the report on Community Assets Transfer and Use Policy.

 

The report sets out the review and update of the 2013 Community Asset Transfer Policy. The Policy governs the use of assets, owned and controlled by Plymouth City Council that could be used by the community where a subsidised or nil rent is requested.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed:

 

1)    To note the report and adopt an updated policy for Community Asset Transfer and Use;

2)    That Economic Development lead on managing the process of registering expressions of interest from community groups and organisations, matching them to the asset database, and working with colleagues to get business support for the subsidised tenants that they work with.

14.

Plan for Sustainable Fishing (to follow) pdf icon PDF 172 KB

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Decision:

The Leader, Councillor Evans OBE introduced the Plan for Sustainable Fishing.

 

Cabinet noted the report and plan and the desire for Plymouth to be the epicentre for fishing.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed to note the content of the Plan for Sustainable Fishing and launch the consultation.

 

Feedback from the fishing industry to the proposed plan is especially welcomed.

15.

National Marine Park - Update pdf icon PDF 309 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Sue Dann, Cabinet Member for Environment and Street Scene introduced the report on the National Marine Park.

 

The paper sets out the work completed to date, the national recognition the National Marine Park proposition has received and the next steps for the project.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed to:

 

1)    Acknowledge the significant progress to date on the creation of the UKs first National Marine Park within Plymouth Sound.

2)    Instruct officers to commence work on the bid for the lottery’s Horizons Fund with partners for submission in November.

3)    Instruct officers to commence the next phase of the stakeholder engagement to take place over Spring/Sumer 2020 to inform the feasibility work and the business plan.

4)    Instruct officers to complete the NMP feasibility work and a 5 year NMP Business Plan by the end of 2020.

 

 

 

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Compulsory Purchase Order Resolution for the Regeneration of Talbot Gardens pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Penberthy, Cabinet Member for Housing and Co-operative Development introduced the report on the Compulsory Purchase Order Resolution for the Regeneration of Talbot Gardens.

 

The report is concerned with the City Council’s statutory duty to review its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) at least once every 5 years, a provision introduced in The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed that:

 

·         Subject to South Hams and West Devon agreeing likewise, the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is formally adopted under section 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

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Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Coker, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure introduced the report on the Statement of Community Involvement.

 

The report is concerned with the City Council’s statutory duty to review its Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) at least once every 5 years, a provision introduced in The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2017.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed that:

 

·         Subject to South Hams and West Devon agreeing likewise, the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) is formally adopted under section 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004.

 

 

 

 

18.

Bus Shelter Infrastructure and Advertising Concession Contract pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Coker, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure introduced the report on the Bus Shelter Infrastructure and Advertising Contract.

 

The current contract for the provision, maintenance and cleaning of the City’s bus shelters and associated highway advertising infrastructure is due to expire on 31 December 2020.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed:

 

1)    To approve the Business Case (to allow the procurement of the bus shelter contract to ensure a new supplier is appointed before the end of the current contract period).

2)    To authorise the procurement process (to allow the Open procurement procedure with the option to negotiate to ensure maximum income is generated for the Council)

3)   To delegate the award of the contract to Paul Barnard, Service Director for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure (in accordance with Contract Standing Orders Clauses CSO7 and CSO21)

 

 

 

 

 

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Our People Strategy 2020-2024 pdf icon PDF 178 KB

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Decision:

Councillor Pete Smith, Deputy Leader introduced the report on Our People Strategy 2020-2024.

 

Cabinet received a presentation on the new strategy which takes a digital format.

 

Following a discussion, Cabinet agreed:

 

1)    The approach of publishing Our People Strategy digitally for 2020-2024

2)    Endorsed the content of the strategy.