Agenda and draft minutes

New Enforcement Powers Policy, Masterplan Part 1: Land West of Great Eccleston, Masterplan: SA3/5 Land West of the A6, Garstang, Authorities Monitoring Report 2018/2019, Cabinet
Wednesday, 4th December, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 2, Civic Centre, Poulton-Le-Fylde

Contact: Duncan Jowitt  Democratic Services and Councillor Development Officer

Items
No. Item

CAB.18

Declarations of interest

Members will disclose any pecuniary and any other significant interests they may have in relation to the matters to be considered at this meeting.

Minutes:

None.

CAB.19

Confirmation of minutes pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To confirm as a correct record the minutes of the previous meeting of Cabinet.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting of Cabinet were confirmed as a correct record.

CAB.20

Public questions

To receive and respond to any questions from members of the public.

 

Public questions can be delivered in writing to Democratic Services or sent by email to: democratic.services@wyre.gov.uk. Public questions for this meeting must be received by noon on Thursday ….. Questioners should provide their name and address and indicate to which Cabinet member the question is to be directed.

 

The total period of time allocated for public questions will not normally exceed 30 minutes.

 

Minutes:

None

CAB.21

Introduction of New Enforcement Powers Policy under the Housing and Planning Act 2016 pdf icon PDF 617 KB

Minutes:

The Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities submitted a report seeking approval:

 

·         for the council to adopt new enforcement powers contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA2016) allowing the council to impose civil penalties for housing enforcement and to apply for rent repayment orders and banning orders.

 

·         for the delegation of authority to develop, implement and further amend the council’s policy in respect of the new Housing Enforcement powers to the Corporate Director Communities in consultation with the Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder and the Legal Services Manager, such policy to be in accordance with Schedule 13A of the Housing Act 2004, and any other guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

 

·         to authorise the Corporate Director Communities to authorise the Head of Housing and Community Services to discharge the relevant powers detailed in this report.

 

Decision

 

Cabinet agreed

 

·         that the council would adopt new enforcement powers contained in the Housing and Planning Act 2016 allowing the council to impose civil penalties and to apply for rent repayment orders and banning orders.

 

·         that a Policy and Matrix be adopted for the use of the new powers in Housing Enforcement set out at Appendix 1 of the report.

 

·         that any revenue arising from Civil Penalties and Rent Repayment Orders would be reinvested by the council to further regulate and improve the private rented sector as set out in Regulation 4 of the Rent Repayment Orders and Financial Penalties (Amounts Recovered) (England) Regulations 2017.

 

·         that delegation of the authority to develop, implement and further amend the council’s policy in respect of the new enforcement powers be given to the Corporate Director Communities, in consultation with the Neighbourhood Services and Community Safety Portfolio Holder and the Legal Services Manager and that such policy be in accordance with Schedule 13A of the Housing Act 2004, and any other guidance issued by the Secretary of State.

 

·         that authorisation be given to the Corporate Director Communities to authorise the Head of Housing and Community Services to discharge the relevant powers detailed in this report.

 

CAB.22

Masterplan Part 1: Land West of Great Eccleston pdf icon PDF 183 MB

Report of the Report of the Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities.

Minutes:

The Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities sought approval of the Masterplan (Part 1) for Local Plan allocation SA3/3 Land West of Great Eccleston.

 

Decisions

 

Cabinet approved the Masterplan (Part 1) Land West of Great Eccleston and delegated authority to approve the Masterplan (Part 2 - Delivery) Land West of Great Eccleston to the Head of Planning Services in consultation with the Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder.

 

Powers to make minor editorial amendments and corrections to the Masterplan prior to publication were delegated to the Head of Planning Services

CAB.23

Masterplan: SA3/5 Land West of the A6, Garstang pdf icon PDF 7 MB

Report of the Report of the Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities.

 

Minutes:

The Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities sought approval of the Masterplan for Local Plan allocation SA3/5 Land West of the A6, Garstang.

 

Councillors Sir Robert and Lady Dulcie Atkins and Councillor Collinson asked a number of questions to which the Leader and the Head of Planning Services responded.

 

Decisions

 

Cabinet approved the Masterplan for Land West of the A6, Garstang and delegated powers to the Head of Planning Services to make minor editorial amendments and corrections to the Masterplan prior to publication.

CAB.24

Authorities Monitoring Report 2018/2019 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

Report of the Report of the Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities.

 

Minutes:

The Planning and Economic Development Portfolio Holder and Corporate Director Communities submitted a report asking Cabinet to consider and recommend the content of the Authorities Monitoring Report 2018-2019.

 

Councillor Fail asked a number of questions that were answered by the Head of Planning Services and queried the take up of employment land stated for Hillhouse Technology Enterprise Zone, Thornton at paragraph 3.3.3. The Head of Planning Services agreed to investigate further and provide Councillor Fail with a written reply.

 

Decision

 

That subject to the inclusion of any minor editorial alterations, the Authorities Monitoring Report 2018-2019 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report be approved and made available for public inspection.