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Items
No. Item

CAB1

Apologies for Absence and Declarations of Interest

To receive any apologies for absence and declarations of interest.

Minutes:

The Leader announced that Councillor Eke was unwell and would be standing down from his duties on the Cabinet for the time being.

CAB2

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 230 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2021.

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 9 March 2021 were approved as a true and correct record.

 

CAB3

Questions or Statements from Non-Executive Members of the Council (standing item)

To receive questions or statements from non-executive members on matters included on the agenda.

Minutes:

Councillor Caton requested information as to what budget would be available to support Stansted Day Centre, following on from possible initiatives with Touchpoint.

 

Councillor Freeman, as Chair of CSRWG, said that he had been working with Councillor Khan on this matter and that it was for each body to come forward with any proposals for funding. The Director – Finance and Corporate Services confirmed this and said that monies were available.

 

Councillor Pavitt referred to the Local Plan Strategic Objectives item on the agenda and asked whether there had been any progress made in challenging the application of the maximum level of affordability uplift in Uttlesford.

 

Councillor Evans said that work was currently being undertaken by officers who were looking at the appropriateness of excluding self-employment levels from calculations.

 

CAB4

Matters Referred to the Executive by the Scrutiny Committee or by the Council (standing item)

Minutes:

No matters had been referred.

 

CAB5

Consideration of reports from overview and scrutiny committees (standing item)

To consider any reports from Scrutiny Committee.

Minutes:

Councillor Gregory, as Chair of Scrutiny, referred to the Scrutiny Committee meeting on 7 April and the call-in of the Corporate Plan Delivery Plan (CPDP). He thanked Councillor Reeve for his engagement and detailed discussion and said he was looking forward to receiving interim progress reports. He said he considered there were still some shortcomings in the document, particularly in that Scrutiny looked for details and for some degree of measurement within the CPDP.

 

Councillor Gregory then provided an update on the work of the Task and Finish Group on Planning Obligations. He said that their report had been passed by the Scrutiny Committee and would be brought to Cabinet. He read out the five recommendations and particularly thanked Councillors Jones and Criscione for their contributions, alongside Nigel Brown (Development Manager).

 

 

CAB6

Report of Delegated Decisions taken by Cabinet Members (standing item)

To receive for information any delegated decisions taken by Cabinet Members since the previous Cabinet meeting.

 

 

Minutes:

The Leader read out the list of delegated decisions taken by Cabinet Members since the previous Cabinet meeting. There were no comments made.

 

CAB7

Report on assets of community value determined by the Assets of Community Value and Local Heritage List Committee (standing item)

To receive for information any decisions made by the Assets of Community Value committee since the previous Cabinet meeting.

 

·        Local Heritage List – published on 23 April 2021: https://uttlesford.moderngov.co.uk/ieDecisionDetails.aspx?ID=503

Minutes:

Councillor Day reported that he had chaired the Local Heritage List Committee on 22 April and commended Bruce Tice (Principal Website Officer) for his contribution as lead officer. He said that 60 assets had been added to the second edition of the list with one put back requiring further information. He expressed concerns about the condition of old iron signposts and said that he had written to Essex Highways on the matter. He said that he had also written to the Assistant Director – Planning in respect of the limited protection on the properties on the list. He had suggested that some properties should be looked at under Article 4 Directions of the Town and Country Planning Orders.

 

Councillor Day also reported that the Assets of Community Value were currently undergoing a review and that the possibility of delegating less complicated matters to officers was being examined with a report being brought back to Cabinet.

 

Councillors Hargreaves and Evans both welcomed the initiative in respect of Article 4 Directions. Councillor Hargreaves said that Conservation Area reports needed to be updated. Councillor Evans welcomed the contact made with Essex Highways in respect of the condition of iron works.

 

The report was received.

 

 

 

CAB8

Appointments to Cabinet Committees pdf icon PDF 5 KB

To consider appointments to Cabinet Committees.

Decision:

RESOLVED to approve the membership of Cabinet Committees as follows:

 

ASSETS OF COMMUNITY VALUE AND LOCAL HERITAGE LIST COMMITTEE:

 

Cllrs C Day, J Evans, R Freeman, P Lees and L Pepper

 

VOLUNTARY SUPPORT GRANTS COMMITTEE:

 

Cllrs N Hargreaves, P Lees, C Day and J Lodge

Minutes:

Councillor Lees proposed and Councillor Day seconded the proposed appointments.

 

RESOLVED to approve the membership of Cabinet committees as follows:

 

ASSETS OF COMMUNITY VALUE AND LOCAL HERITAGE LIST COMMITTEE:

 

Councillors C Day, J Evans, R Freeman, P Lees and L Pepper.

 

VOLUNTARY SUPPORT GRANTS COMMITTEE:

 

Councillors N Hargreaves, P Lees, C Day and J Lodge.

 

 

CAB9

Cabinet Working Groups - Terms of Reference pdf icon PDF 266 KB

To approve the Terms of Reference for Cabinet Working Groups.

Decision:

RESOLVED to approve the terms of references for Cabinet working groups as set out in the report.

 

Minutes:

The Leader proposed and Councillor Pepper seconded the proposed terms of reference.

 

RESOLVED to approve the terms of references for Cabinet working groups as set out in the report.

 

CAB10

Cabinet Working Groups - Appointments pdf icon PDF 16 KB

To consider appointments to Cabinet Working Groups.

Decision:

RESOLVED to approve Cabinet working group membership as follows:

 

 

Name of Group

 

No of Members

Membership

Community Achievement Panel

5

H Asker

M Caton

P Lees (C)

M Sutton

Vacancy

Community Services Review Working Group

6

A Coote

C Day

R Freeman (C)

A Khan

P Lavelle

M Tayler

Energy and Climate Change and Working Group

7

M Caton

C Criscione

G Driscoll

R Freeman

 

B Light

L Pepper (C)

R Pavitt

Highways Panel

4 + 4 ECC members

UDC Members

G Driscoll

G LeCount

R Jones

G Sell

ECC Members

S Barker

R Gooding

P Gadd

M Foley

Housing Board

10 + 2 tenant reps

A Armstrong

A Coote

A Dean

A Khan

P Lees (C)

M Lemon

S Merifield

N Reeve

G Driscoll

M Foley

 

Investment Board

12 + 2 independent members

G Bagnall

C Criscione

N Hargreaves

A Khan

P Lavelle

G LeCount

J Lodge

R Pavitt

N Reeve

G Sell

J de Vries

Vacancy

Local Plan Leadership Group

12

G Bagnall (C)

M Caton

R Freeman

P Lees

B Light

M Lemon

S Merifield

R Pavitt

N Reeve

Vacancy

M Sutton

M Tayler

Museum Management Working Group

5 + 5 Board Members

A Armstrong

N Gregory

B Light

G Sell (C)

R Freeman

Stansted Airport Advisory Panel

10

M Caton

A Dean

M Sutton

P Fairhurst

M Foley (C)

V Isham

G LeCount

M Lemon

S Luck

N Reeve

Strategic Infrastructure Delivery Group

7 + external reps

M Caton

C Criscione

G Driscoll

J Evans (C)

N Gregory

L Pepper

M Tayler

 

Minutes:

The Leader stated that there were amendments to the published list in that Councillor Foley would chair the Stansted Airport Advisory Panel (STAAP) and Councillor Sutton would replace Councillor Eke on the same panel.

 

The Leader proposed and Councillor Hargreaves seconded the proposed appointments.

 

RESOLVED to approve Cabinet working group membership as set out in the report, with the exception of Councillor Sutton replacing Councillor Eke on STAAP and Councillor Foley being appointed as Chair of STAAP.

 

 

 

 

CAB11

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 113 KB

To consider appointments to Outside Bodies.

Decision:

RESOLVED to approve appointments for Outside Bodies for 2021-22.

 

Organisation

 

Number

Representative (s)

 

Armed Forces and Community Covenant

1

Rod Jones         

Board of Turpins Indoor Bowling Club

1

Paul Fairhurst

Campaign to Protect Rural Essex

1

Martin Foley

Committee of the Friends of the Maltings

1

Patrick Lavelle

Community Safety Partnership   

1

Colin Day

Cooperation for Sustainable Development Board

1

John Evans

Council for Voluntary Services – Uttlesford

1

Sandi Merifield

Crawley Prize Endowment

2

Colin Day & John Lodge

Dunmow Day Centre Management Cttee

1

Patrick Lavelle

Dunmow Museum Management Cttee

1

Rod Jones

Essex County Traveller Unit

1

Colin Day

Essex Flood Partnership Board

1

Richard Pavitt

Essex Waste Partnership Board

1

Patrick Lavelle

Friends of Bridge End Gardens

1

Richard Freeman

Harlow and Gilston Garden Town Board

1

John Evans

Historic England Heritage Champion

1

Geoffrey Sell

Local Government Association  - General Assembly

1

John Lodge

LGA – SPARSE Rural Assembly

1

John Evans

Local Strategic Partnership

1

Colin Day

London Stansted Cambridge Consortium

1

John Lodge

Parking and Traffic Regulation outside

London Adjudication Committee

1

Geof Driscoll

Saffron Walden Arts Trust

1

Paul Fairhurst

Saffron Walden Business Improvement District (SW BID)

1

Neil Reeve

Saffron Walden Museum Society

1

Barbara Light

Stansted Airport Community Trust

1

Garry LeCount

Stansted Airport Consultative Committee

1

Sandi Merifield

Stansted Day Centre Management Committee

1

Geoffrey Sell

Strategic Aviation Special Interest Group

1

Louise Pepper

Thaxted Guildhall Management Cttee

1

Mike Tayler

Uttlesford Association of Local Councils

1

Christian Criscione

Uttlesford Citizens' Advice Bureau

1

Richard Freeman

Uttlesford Community Travel

1

Geoffrey Sell

Uttlesford Transport Forum

4

Richard Freeman, Geof Driscol  Mark Lemon & Garry LeCount

West  Essex Transportation Board

1

Geof Driscoll

 

 

Minutes:

The Leader proposed and Councillor Pepper seconded the listed representatives together with the additional appointment of Councillor Day to the Community Safety Partnership (CSP)

 

RESOLVED to approve appointments for Outside Bodies for 2021-22 as set out in the report.

 

CAB12

Appointments to North Essex Parking Partnership and the West Essex Wellbeing Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 82 KB

To consider appointments to the North Essex Parking Partnership and the West Essex Wellbeing Joint Committee.

Decision:

RESOLVED to make the following Joint Committee appointments:

 

NORTH ESSEX PARKING PARTNERSHIP:

 

Cllr R Freeman

 

Substitute Member: Cllr A Armstrong

 

WEST ESSEX WELLBEING JOINT COMMITTEE:

 

Cllrs P Lees and M Tayler

 

Minutes:

The Leader proposed and Councillor Hargreaves seconded the proposed appointments.

 

RESOLVED to make the following Joint Committee appointments:

 

NORTH ESSEX PARKING PARTNERSHIP:

 

Councillor R Freeman

 

Substitute Member: Councillor A Armstrong.

 

WEST ESSEX WELLBEING JOINT COMMITTEE:

 

Councillors P Lees and M Tayler.

 

 

CAB13

Local Plan Strategic Objectives pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the Local Plan Strategic Objectives report.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED to approve the draft vision and objectives for the new Local Plan as recommended by the LPLG.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Evans, as Portfolio Holder for Planning and the Local Plan, outlined the report and the Supplementary Paper. He commended Stephen Miles (Local Plans and New Communities Manager) for the quick turnaround of his reports and thanked other officers for their contributions. He referred to the draft vision and objectives within the documents and said that this product had been the result of harmonious working within LPLG and that best practice had been followed.

 

He said that the language of the plan needed to be clear and he encouraged everyone to review the information outlined in the Supplementary Paper. He said that LPLG would come back to Cabinet in July with further ideas, particularly in respect of potential development locations.

 

Councillor Reeve said that he supported the content and the vision and recognised that the process would evolve.

 

Councillor Lees said that Members would have the opportunity to refine wording over time.

 

Councillor Caton referred to Paragraph 1.2.5 of the Supplementary Paper which included reference to “the local benefits of Stansted Airport”; he asked whether the Administration had any plans as to how to respond in light of the recent Planning Appeal decision.

 

The Leader said that it was far too early to look at next steps and that he was disappointed that no advance notification of the decision had been given to the Council. He said next steps were under consideration.

 

Councillor Evans proposed and Councillor Armstrong seconded the recommendation in the report.

 

RESOLVED to approve the draft vision and objectives for the new Local Plan as recommended by the LPLG.

 

 

 

 

The meeting ended at 7.40pm.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

COMMITTEES OF CABINET

 

 

ASSETS OF COMMUNITY VALUE AND LOCAL HERITAGE LIST COMMITTEE:

 

Cllrs C Day, J Evans, R Freeman, P Lees and L Pepper

 

VOLUNTARY SUPPORT GRANTS COMMITTEE:

 

Cllrs N Hargreaves, P Lees, C Day and J Lodge

 

 

JOINT COMMITTEES

 

 

NORTH ESSEX PARKING PARTNERSHIP:

 

Cllr R Freeman

 

Substitute Member: Cllr A Armstrong

 

WEST ESSEX WELLBEING JOINT COMMITTEE:

 

Cllrs P Lees and M Tayler

 

 

 

WORKING GROUPS OF THE CABINET

Name of Group

 

No of Members

Membership

Community Achievement Panel

5

H Asker

M Caton

P Lees (C)

M Sutton

Vacancy

Community Services Review Working Group

6

A Coote

C Day

R Freeman (C)

P Lavelle

M Tayler

A Khan

Energy and Climate Change and Working Group

7

M Caton

C Criscione

G Driscoll

R Freeman

B Light

L Pepper (C)

R Pavitt

Highways Panel

4 + 4 ECC members

UDC Members

G Driscoll

G LeCount

R Jones

G Sell

ECC Members

S Barker

R Gooding

P Gadd

M Foley

Housing Board

10 + 2 tenant reps

A Armstrong

A Coote

A Dean

A Khan

P Lees (C)

M Lemon

S Merifield

N Reeve

G Driscoll

M Foley

 

Investment Board

12 + 2 independent members

G Bagnall

C Criscione

N Hargreaves

A Khan

P Lavelle

G LeCount

J Lodge

R Pavitt

N Reeve

G Sell

J de Vries

Vacancy

Local Plan Leadership Group

12

G Bagnall (C)

M Caton

R Freeman

P Lees

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