Agenda for Policy, Resources & Growth Committee on Thursday, 30th November, 2017, 4.00pm

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Agenda and decisions

Venue: Council Chamber, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove, BN3 3BQ

Contact: John Peel  Democratic Services Officer

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No. Item


Procedural Business

    (a)      Declaration of Substitutes: Where Councillors are unable to attend a meeting, a substitute Member from the same Political Group may attend, speak and vote in their place for that meeting.


    (b)      Declarations of Interest:


    (a)      Disclosable pecuniary interests;

    (b)      Any other interests required to be registered under the local code;

    (c)      Any other general interest as a result of which a decision on the matter might reasonably be regarded as affecting you or a partner more than a majority of other people or businesses in the ward/s affected by the decision.


    In each case, you need to declare

    (i)        the item on the agenda the interest relates to;

    (ii)      the nature of the interest; and

    (iii)     whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest or some other interest.


    If unsure, Members should seek advice from the committee lawyer or administrator preferably before the meeting.


    (c)      Exclusion of Press and Public: To consider whether, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, or the nature of the proceedings, the press and public should be excluded from the meeting when any of the following items are under consideration.


    NOTE: Any item appearing in Part Two of the Agenda states in its heading the category under which the information disclosed in the report is exempt from disclosure and therefore not available to the public.


    A list and description of the exempt categories is available for public inspection at Brighton and Hove Town Halls.

    Additional documents:


Minutes pdf icon PDF 300 KB


Chair's Communications


Call Over


Public Involvement pdf icon PDF 199 KB

    To consider the following matters raised by members of the public:


    (a)      Petitions: to receive any petitions presented by members of the public to the full Council;


    i)       Reduce the use of single-use plastics in Brighton and Hove. Presented to the council meeting on the 2nd November. Lead petitioner Mr. Arney.


    ii)     Water Fountains to Reduce Rubbish and Pollution. Extract from the proceedings of the Council meeting held on the 2nd November, 2017. Lead petitioner Mr Cross.


    (b)      Written Questions: to receive any questions submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 23 November 2017;


    (c)      Deputations: to receive any deputations submitted by the due date of 12 noon on the 23 November 2017.

    Additional documents:


Member Involvement pdf icon PDF 196 KB


Council Tax Reduction Review pdf icon PDF 242 KB

    Report of the Executive Director, Finance & Resources

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    That the Policy, Resources & Growth Committee:


    1)           Notes the review of the Council Tax Reduction scheme.


    2)           Notes that the calculative elements of the scheme will be uprated in line with national amounts. (These are the amounts used to work out CTR entitlements based on the number and age of people in the household and their circumstances)


    3)           Notes the latest forecast reductions in claimant numbers will meet the forecast cost of the scheme included in the integrated service and financial plans (ISFPs) for 2018/19.


    4)           Approves £150,000 funding for the discretionary fund in 2018/19; this would require one-off funding of £140,000.


    5)           Recommends the scheme to Full Council.


Targeted Budget Management (TBM) 2017/18: Month 7 pdf icon PDF 376 KB


Treasury Management Policy Statement 2017/18 (Including Annual Investment Strategy 2017/18) - Mid Year Review pdf icon PDF 425 KB


Draft Revenue Budget and Capital Investment Proposals 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 444 KB


Saltdean Lido CIC - request for loan pdf icon PDF 249 KB

    Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

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    1)           That the Committee notes the progress made by SLCIC including the restoration of the pools which reopened for public use during the summer.


    2)           That the Committee approves the granting of a loan of £0.22 million to SLCIC to enable a revised Stage 2 lottery bid for £4.2 million to be considered by the Heritage Lottery Fund.


    3)           That the Committee delegates authority to the Executive Director Economy Environment & Culture to agree the terms of the loan with the CIC and take all necessary steps to progress these recommendations.


Review of Members' Allowances pdf icon PDF 409 KB


Progress update Corporate Key Performance Indicators Q2 2017-18 pdf icon PDF 563 KB


Madeira Drive Regeneration Framework and Madeira Terraces update pdf icon PDF 348 KB

    Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

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    1)           That the committee note the success of the crowd funding campaign in raising funds for the restoration of the first three arches of Madeira Terrace, engaging the wider community in the future of Madeira Terrace, raising the profile of the Terrace nationally and internationally, and in galvanising the support of the business community.


    2)           That, subject to the final crowd funding target being achieved, the committee authorise the Executive Director of Environment, Economy & Culture to ensure all relevant legal and statutory permissions are in place in order to allow restoration work for the first three arches to begin in 2018.


    3)           That the Committee note that work to complete the tender specification for the restoration will take place in consultation with Historic England, Conservation groups and key stakeholders and will form part of a full tender exercise to take place in Spring 2018.


    4)           That the Committee agree that work already underway to submit bids for future funding for the Terrace, including a proposed HLF (Heritage Lottery Fund) bid, be further progressed and regarded as a priority for support within the city.


    5)           That the Committee agree that officers will initiate an early soft market testing exercise to continue to assess the capacity of the private sector to deliver a privately financed proposal for Madeira Terrace. If such a scheme were shown to be viable (and deliverable within the parameters of the wider regeneration framework for Madeira Drive) this committee will be asked to agree a formal procurement process. Soft market testing will be carried out during the early feasibility stage of the project.


Royal Pavilion Estate Capital Project Phase 2 pdf icon PDF 421 KB

    Report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture

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    1)           That Policy & Resources Committee notes the progress made to date on the Royal Pavilion Estate capital project and the works taking place at Brighton Dome to complete Phase 1 outlined in paragraph 3.4.


    2)           That Policy, Resources & Growth Committee agrees that a Round 1 Heritage Lottery Fund bid is submitted for Phase 2 works as described in paragraph 3.8 and that, should this bid be successful, a Round 2 bid then be prepared and submitted to the Heritage Lottery Fund.


    3)           That Policy, Resources & Growth Committee notes that Historic England has placed the Grade II listed Royal Pavilion Garden on the At Risk Register and the Royal Pavilion & Museums has commissioned a Conservation Plan and Management & Maintenance Plan to address the issues raised and put in place measures for future conservation and management of the Garden to achieve substantial improvements and the removal of the Garden from the At Risk register.


    4)           That Policy, Resources & Growth Committee earmarks £1.0million of unallocated capital resources to support the Royal Pavilion Estate Capital Project Phase 2. 


Corporate Procurement for Water Supply and Wastewater Provision pdf icon PDF 282 KB


Response to Forthcoming General Data Protection Regulation pdf icon PDF 245 KB


Trade Union Recognition Agreement pdf icon PDF 277 KB


Committee Time Table 2018-19 pdf icon PDF 234 KB


Greater Brighton Economic Board – Admission of New Member to the Board pdf icon PDF 288 KB

    Report of the Executive Lead, Strategy, Governance & Law

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    That Policy, Resources & Growth Committee:


    1)            Recommends to Full Council on 14 December 2017 that Crawley Borough Council joins the GBEJC and that Gatwick Airport Ltd join the GBBP.


    2)            Notes that these changes to the membership are dependent on the decision of Full Council, all the local authorities represented on the Board agreeing that the new members be appointed, and the Board taking a formal decision that the new members are appointed.


    3)            Recommends to Full Council that it agrees to amend the Board’s Heads of Terms and that it instructs the Monitoring Officer to amend the Council’s constitution to reflect these amendments once they have been formally approved by all the constituent authorities and the Greater Brighton Economic Board.


Night Shelter Proposal pdf icon PDF 304 KB


Items Referred For Council

    To consider items to be submitted to the 14th December 2017 Council meeting for information.


    In accordance with Procedure Rule 24.3a, the Committee may determine that any item is to be included in its report to Council.  In addition, each Group may specify one further item to be included by notifying the Chief Executive no later than 10.00am on [Insert Date] 2013 (the eighth working day before the Council meeting to which the report is to be made), or if the Committee meeting takes place after this deadline, immediately at the conclusion of the Committee meeting.

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