Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Thursday, 28th October, 2021 10.30 am

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 66 KB

To receive any declarations of interest by Members in items on the agenda. For any advice on declarations of interest; please contact the Monitoring Officer before the meeting.

3.

Notification of Persons wishing to speak pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note any members of the Council wishing to speak, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rule 28.4, and which item(s) they wish to speak on.

4.

Minutes of the meeting dated 23 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To approve the minutes of a previous meeting as a correct record. The only issue relating to the minutes that can be discussed is their accuracy.

5.

Questions from Members of the Council pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any questions from members of the Council, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rule 28.3, to be submitted and answered.

6.

Questions from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To receive any questions from members of the public, of which due notice has been given in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rule 28.5, to be submitted and answered.

7.

Consideration of the Forward Plan as at 27 September 2021 pdf icon PDF 290 KB

To note any forthcoming items as set out in the Forward Plan.

8.

Budget Update Report 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 510 KB

To consider and decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED – That Officers shall continue to work towards reducing the projected budget deficit in line with the Budget Strategy and report back in December with draft proposals prior to public consultation.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: To enable Directors and Heads of Service to continue the service planning process and to help develop proposals with their respective Portfolio Holder(s) for savings, changes to service delivery and optimise income. 

9.

Draft Housing , Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2021-2026 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

To consider and decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED – That a six-week period of consultation be arranged for the draft Strategy be approved and the results reported to Cabinet on 17 March 2022 for adoption.

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION: The consultation would ensure compliance with the requirements of the Homelessness Act 2002 and the Government’s Rough Sleeping Strategy by engaging with partners to help inform the final version of the Strategy.

10.

Declaration of an Air Quality Management Area - Hawkhurst pdf icon PDF 535 KB

To consider an decide on the recommendations as set out in the associated report.

Decision:

RESOLVED –

1. That an Air Quality Management Area in Hawkhurst be declared and an Air Quality Management Area Order be issued, signed and sealed.

2. That over the next 12 months the Sustainability and Environmental Protection Teams develop an Air Quality Action Plan to include measures to tackle exceedance be approved and that this will primarily be done within existing budgets, but that specific actions within the plan may have additional associated costs. 

 

REASON FOR DECISION: Local Authorities are required to review and assess air quality within their areas and under those requirements have a duty to designate those areas where the air quality objectives are either not being met or are likely to be shown to be at risk of not being met. 

11.

Urgent Business pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To consider any other items which the Chairman decides are urgent, for the reasons to be stated, in accordance with Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.

12.

Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 28 KB

To note that the date of the next scheduled meeting is Thursday 18 November at 12:00pm.