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Declarations of Interest

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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Minutes pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To sign and confirm as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 May 2020

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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 Any questions must be received at least five clear working days before the date of the meeting.


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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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Leader's Announcements

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Covid-19 Cabinet Member Updates

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Update from the Director of Public Health on Shielding

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Update from the Chief Executive on Reset/ Resurgam

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Update on the Good Neighbour Scheme

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National Marine Park Update

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Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) - Adoption

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Councillor Mark Coker, Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Infrastructure introduced the Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document to Cabinet. 


The purpose of the SPD was to add further detail and guidance to the policies in the local plan and are material considerations when making decisions on planning applications. On 8 October 2019, Cabinet approved consultation on a draft SPD and its companion documents. All three documents had been updated following this consultation which ran from 3 November 2019 to 5pm on Monday 6 January 2020. Once adopted, the SPD would supersede all currently adopted SPDs across the three authorities.


Cabinet agreed to recommend to the City Council that, subject to South Hams and West Devon agreeing likewise,the Plymouth and South West Devon Supplementary Planning Document (SPD), and its two companion documents, the Developer Contributions Evidence Base and the Traditional Farm Buildings: Their adaptation and re-use (Barn Guide), are formally adopted in accordance with Regulation 14 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).


Capital & Revenue Outturn Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 159 KB

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Councillor Mark Lowry (Cabinet Member for Finance) introduced the Capital & Revenue Outturn Report 2019/20 to the Cabinet.


The purpose of the report was to detail how the Council had delivered against its financial measures using its capital and revenue resources, to approve relevant budget variations and virements, and report new schemes approved in the capital programme.


The council had effectively balanced its budget reporting a small revenue overspend of £0.005m. The overall net spend equates to £185.488m against a budget of £185.483m.


Due to the need to deliver in excess of £17.000m of savings in 2019/20 on the back of balancing the 2018/19 revenue budget where £11m of net revenue reductions were successfully delivered this was a commendable outturn position. In addition to meeting the spending challenges over the past year there had been an impact upon the council’s finances due to the COVID 19 pandemic.


Cabinet agreed to –


1.  Note the revenue outturn position;


2. Note the revenue costs to be funded under the Flexible Use of Capital Receipts Policy and recommend that Council approves the Policy as recommended by the Service Director Finance;


3. Note the use of Working Balances to ensure a balanced position is achieved in 2019/20;


4. Note the Capital Report including the Capital Financing Requirement of £196.180m.





Cabinet Appointments 2020/21

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