Decision Maker: Council, Cabinet
Decision status: Recommendations approved
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: No
Councillor Humby was not present for this item.
Councillor Green left the meeting before consideration of this item.
Councillor Weir, Cabinet Member for Local Economy, moved that the Recommended Minute be approved and adopted (seconded by Councillor Learney, Cabinet Member for Housing and Asset Management).
Council proceeded to ask questions and debate the matters in the Report and Recommended Minute.
Members were reminded that the only matters that required its decision in Recommended Minutes of Cabinet were with regard to the Local Enterprise Funding.
AMENDMENT (1) Councillor Lumby (2) Councillor Godfrey
Addition of the following words (in bold) at the end of Recommendation 16
“Approval to incur capital expenditure in stages totalling £5m to be funded from the LEP grant recognising the terms and conditions attached to the grant agreement. Such expenditure will be subject to payback to the LEP should the scheme not progress and achieve the grant objectives. This approval is subject to the Council requiring that any proposed disposal of the site should be structured so far as possible to ensure a high likelihood of the scheme proceeding within the required period to avoid clawback of the LEP monies.”
The Mayor allowed for an adjournment of the meeting between 9.15pm and 9.30pm so that Cabinet could informally consider the Amendment.
Upon the Mayor reconvening the meeting, Councillor Weir (Cabinet Member for Local Economy) advised that she would be pleased to invite Councillor Lumby to join a team currently producing a report to be considered at Cabinet in October setting out the detail of the evaluation process against criteria for the disposal of the site to a purchaser. Councillor Weir hoped that, on this basis, Councillor Lumby would reconsider his Amendment.
On the basis of the Cabinet Member’s statement, the proposer and seconder of the amendment (Councillors Lumby and Godfrey respectively) agreed to withdraw their amendment.
As it was the will of five members present at the meeting, a recorded vote was taken on the Motion to approve the Recommended Minute.
The following Members voted in favour of the motion:
Councillors Achwal, Becker, Bell, Bentote, Brook, Clear, Clementson, Cook, Craske, Cunningham, Cutler, Evans, Gemmell, Godfrey, Gordon-Smith, Hiscock, Horrill, Hutchison, Learney, Lumby, Mather, McLean, Miller, Murphy, Pearson, Porter, Power, Read, Ruffell, Scott, Thompson, Tod, Weir, Weston, Williams.
The following Members voted against the motion:
The following Members abstained:
Councillors Bronk, Fern, Ferguson, Laming, Prince, Rutter.
That the Recommended Minute of the Cabinet held 28 August 2019 (as follows) be approved and adopted:
(1) Approval to agree and to enter into the LEP grant agreement for a total sum of £5m based on the Heads of Terms (appendix 6 of Report CAB3172), with final amendments to be delegated to the Strategic Director: Place in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Local Economy.
(2) Approval to incur capital expenditure in stages totalling £5m to be funded from the LEP grant recognising the terms and conditions attached to the grant agreement and that such expenditure will be subject to payback to the LEP should the scheme not progress and achieve the grant objectives
Wards Affected: St Bartholomew; St Paul;
Contact: Ian Charie, Head of Programme: Station Approach Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Publication date: 10/10/2019
Date of decision: 25/09/2019
Decided at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Council