Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of Previous Meeting

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the District Executive meeting held on Thursday 1st August 2019.

2.

Apologies for Absence

3.

Declarations of Interest

In accordance with the Council's current Code of Conduct (as amended 26 February 2015), which includes all the provisions relating to Disclosable Pecuniary Interests (DPI), personal and prejudicial interests, Members are asked to declare any DPI and also any personal interests (and whether or not such personal interests are also "prejudicial") in relation to any matter on the Agenda for this meeting.

Members are reminded that they need to declare the fact that they are also a member of a County, Town or Parish Council as a Personal Interest. Where you are also a member of Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council within South Somerset you must declare a prejudicial interest in any business on the agenda where there is a financial benefit or gain or advantage to Somerset County Council and/or a Town or Parish Council which would be at the cost or to the financial disadvantage of South Somerset District Council. 

4.

Public Question Time

5.

Chairman's Announcements

6.

Allowenshay Private Water Supply (PWS) pdf icon PDF 110 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That District Executive:-

 

a.

agreed that the Exceptions and Appeals Panel be asked to vary the policy for this case only for the approval of a Home loan through Wessex Resolutions CIC to make it available to all residents served with the Notices regardless of the vulnerability or financial status.

Reason:

To agree financial support that the Council can provide to residents of Allowenshay, Dinnington and Hinton St George in relation to improvements required to their private water supply.

(Voting: 5 in favour, 4 against, 0 abstentions)

7.

Financial Strategy 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 287 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That District Executive agreed to:-

 

a.

approve the Financial Strategy including the proposed new Savings Targets;

 

b.

approve the planned movements in reserves as set out in paragraphs 62 and 65;

 

c.

note the initial 2020/21 Budget and Medium Term Financial Plan estimates;

 

d.

note the approach and timeline for budget setting for 2020/21.

Reason:

To agree the updated Financial Strategy for 2020/21 onwards, and to note the information regarding the initial Medium Term Financial Plan estimates for the period 2020/21 to 2024/25. 

 

8.

Commercial Strategy 2017-2021 (Interim Update 2019) pdf icon PDF 105 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That District Executive:-

 

a.

approved the Commercial Strategy 2017-2021 (Interim Update 2019) as per the attached revised Strategy at Appendix 1;

 

b.

approved that any capital received from the disposal of investment assets (only) are used as part of a revolving investment fund, unless specifically agreed otherwise by council;

 

c.

recommends to Full Council the approval of an increased investment fund limit and borrowing limit to take the council through to 2021, as set out at Appendix 2 as a Confidential item;

 

d.

recommends to Full Council the increased level of delegation of individual investment / acquisition approvals to the CEO in consultation with the Leader as set out at Appendix 2 as a Confidential item.

Reason:

To note the mid-term review of the Commercial Strategy 2017-2021 which was originally approved by District Executive and Full Council in August 2017 and to update and strengthen the Strategy to ensure that it is fit for purpose until 2021.

 

9.

Accelerating Housing Supply in South Somerset - Housing Infrastructure Fund pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.

 

10.

Public Space Protection Orders: Yeovil pdf icon PDF 5 MB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That District Executive agreed to:-

 

a.

make a Public Space Protection Order to restrict street drinking in the town centre of Yeovil;

 

b.

make a Public Space Protection Order to restrict begging in the town centre of Yeovil.

Reason:

To agree the approval of two Public Space Protection Orders; one to address street drinking and one to address begging.  Both PSPOs are in relation to defined areas of Yeovil town centre.

 

11.

The 'Making' of the Castle Cary and Ansford Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Decision:

 

RESOLVED:

That the District Executive agreed to the making of the Castle Cary and Ansford Neighbourhood Plan.

Reason:

To note the result of the Referendum in relation to the Castle Cary and Ansford Neighbourhood Plan and to confirm that the Plan be ‘made’ (or adopted).

 

12.

District Executive Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

 

RESOLVED:

That the District Executive:-

 

1.

approved the updated Executive Forward Plan for publication as attached at Appendix A, with the following amendments;

·         Wincanton Town Centre Strategy governance and finance – October 2019

  • Heart of the South West Joint Committee Governance Review Report – October 2019

 

2.

noted the contents of the Consultation Database as shown at Appendix B.

Reason:

The Forward Plan is a statutory document.

 

13.

Date of Next Meeting pdf icon PDF 40 KB