Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 9 April 2019 9.00 am

Venue: Meeting Room 1, 135 Eastern Avenue, Milton Park, Milton, OX14 4SB

Contact: Steve Culliford  Democratic Services Officer

Items
No. Item

76.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Councillor Anna Badcock had sent her apologies for absence. 

77.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 130 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the public minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 31 January 2019. 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to approve the minutes of the meeting held on 31 January 2019 as a correct record and agree that the Chairman sign them as such.

 

78.

Declaration of disclosable pecuniary interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting. 

Minutes:

Councillor Jane Murphy declared personal interests in the Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan, as she had been a member of the group preparing the plan, and the East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan, as she had helped the neighbourhood plan group. 

79.

Urgent business and chairman's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman. 

Minutes:

None

80.

Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 

Minutes:

None

81.

Developing a health and wellbeing strategy pdf icon PDF 121 KB

To consider the head of community services’ report. 

 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the head of community services’ report, which sought agreement to develop a strategy that set out the council’s aspirations and ambitions for improving the health and wellbeing of its communities. 

 

David Turner welcomed the development of the strategy but asked for confirmation that the council would develop a joint strategy with the Vale of White Horse and that the council had the necessary budget. 

 

In response, the Cabinet member reported that the Vale had already supported the development of a joint strategy.  Cabinet noted that the council had allocated sufficient budget to develop the strategy and consult on it, but further budget might be necessary to implement the strategy.  Cabinet welcomed the proposal. 

 

RESOLVED: to

 

(a)      agree to developing a health and wellbeing strategy for South Oxfordshire District Council that sets out the council’s aspirations and ambitions for improving the health and wellbeing of its communities, in partnership with key stakeholders, partners and residents, using data and insight to inform its priorities;

 

(b)      agree to consider developing a joint strategy with Vale of White Horse District Council, should the opportunity present itself; and

 

(c)       note that the head of community services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for community services, will engage with key stakeholders to inform the draft strategy. 

82.

Thame Leisure Centre boiler replacement pdf icon PDF 109 KB

To consider the head of community services’ report. 

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the head of community services’ report, which proposed the award of a Joint Contracts Tribunal Design and Build Contract to carry out the works to replace the two boilers at Thame Leisure Centre. 

 

Cabinet noted that the boilers needed replacement as part of the centre’s maintenance programme and supported the proposal. 

 

RESOLVED: to agree to award a Joint Contracts Tribunal Design and Build Contract to Oxford Direct Services to carry out the works to replace the two boilers at Thame Leisure Centre at a cost of £130,466. 

83.

Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 137 KB

To consider the head of planning’s report. 

Minutes:

Councillor Jane Murphy, Chairman, declared a personal interest in this item and left the room during its consideration.  Councillor Felix Bloomfield, Vice-Chairman, took the chair for this item.   

 

Cabinet considered the head of planning’s report on progress with the Cholsey Neighbourhood Plan.  Cabinet noted that the plan met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012.  The plan had also received support at the referendum.  Cabinet welcomed the plan. 

 

RECOMMENDED: to Council to

 

(a)      make the Cholsey Neighbourhood Development Plan so that it continues to be part of the council’s development plan; and

 

(b)      authorise the head of planning, in agreement with the Qualifying Body, to correct any spelling, grammatical, typographical or factual errors, together with any improvements from a presentational perspective. 

84.

East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 138 KB

To consider the head of planning’s report. 

Minutes:

Councillor Jane Murphy, Chairman, declared a personal interest in this item and left the room during its consideration.  Councillor Felix Bloomfield, Vice-Chairman, took the chair for this item.  

 

Cabinet considered the head of planning’s report on progress with the East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Plan.  Cabinet noted that the plan met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012.  The plan had also received support at the referendum.  Cabinet welcomed the plan. 

 

RECOMMENDED: to Council to

 

(a)      make the East Hagbourne Neighbourhood Development Plan so that it continues to be part of the council’s development plan; and

 

(b)      authorise the head of planning, in agreement with the Qualifying Body, to correct any spelling, grammatical, typographical or factual errors, together with any improvements from a presentational perspective. 

85.

Pyrton Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Minutes:

Cabinet considered the head of planning’s report on progress with the Pyrton Neighbourhood Plan.  Cabinet noted that the plan met the requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and The Neighbourhood Planning (Referendums) Regulations 2012.  The plan had also received support at the referendum.  Cabinet welcomed the plan. 

 

RECOMMENDED: to Council to

 

(a)      make the Pyrton Neighbourhood Development Plan so that it continues to be part of the council’s development plan; and

 

(b)      authorise the head of planning, in agreement with the Qualifying Body, to correct any spelling, grammatical, typographical or factual errors, together with any improvements from a presentational perspective. 

86.

Exclusion of the public

To consider whether to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business under Part 1 of Schedule 12A Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i)         it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 to 3 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

(ii)       the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED: to exclude members of the press and public from the meeting for the following item of business under Part 1 of Schedule 12A Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 and as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 on the grounds that:

(i)         it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraphs 1 to 3 Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and

(ii)       the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information. 

 

 

87.

Minutes

To adopt and sign as a correct record the exempt minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 31 January 2019. 

Minutes:

Cabinet adopted the exempt minutes of its meeting held on 31 January 2019.