Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 19th April, 2022 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, The Forum. View directions

Contact: Corporate and Democratic Support  01442 228209

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 227 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2022

 

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed the meetings from the previous meeting

2.

Apologies for Absence

 

To receive any apologies for absence.

 

Decision:

There were no Apologies received.

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

 

A member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a personal interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered -

 

(i)            must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent

 

and, if the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest, or a personal interest which is also prejudicial

 

(ii)            may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter (and must withdraw to the public seating area) unless they have been granted a dispensation.

 

A member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Members’ Register of Interests, or is not the subject of a pending notification, must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal and prejudicial interests are defined in Part 2 of the Code of Conduct for Members

 

[If a member is in any doubt as to whether they have an interest which should be declared they should seek the advice of the Monitoring Officer before the start of the meeting]

 

Decision:

None

4.

Public Participation

An opportunity for members of the public to make statements and ask questions in accordance with the rules as to Public Participation.

 

 

Decision:

None

5.

Referrals to Cabinet

There were no referrals to Cabinet

Decision:

None

6.

Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

7.

HRA Business Plan pdf icon PDF 578 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED TO RECOMMEND

 

1. That Council approves the updated Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Business Plan

 

Cabinet Agreed

 

2. To approve the following budget virements in the HRA for 22/23:

 

£140k increase to the HRA Supervision and Management employee budget to cover the costs of an additional Team Leader Post and two new Strategic Housing Officer posts.

 

£200k increase to the HRA Supervision and Management supplies and services budget to cover the additional work to be undertaken in respect of stock reviews etc.

 

£340k reduction to the HRA Rev

 

 

8.

Employment and Skills Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 629 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1. To approves the Draft Employment and Skills Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation.

 

2. To delegate authority to the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Infrastructure and the Assistant Director for Planning, to agree the timing of the public consultation on the Draft Employment and Skills Supplementary Planning Document.

 

9.

Annual Internal Audit Programme Approval pdf icon PDF 519 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet Approved

 

The Annual Internal Audit Programme for 2022-23.

10.

Solar Bulk Buy Proposal pdf icon PDF 605 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1. To delegate approval to the Strategic Director (Place) for Dacorum Borough Council to sign the contract and appoint the chosen scheme provider (iChoosr) to proceed with the delivery of the Hertfordshire wide solar bulk buy scheme.

 

2. That the signing of the final contract by Dacorum Borough Council on behalf of the other authorities that wish to join the scheme, will be subject to them signing an MoU to ‘promote the scheme and afford the relevant property data to Dacorum Borough Council’, if required.

 

3. That Dacorum Borough Council agrees to share the auction benefits with Buckinghamshire County Council (plus any other local authority who may require support to join the scheme), subject to Dacorum Borough Council being satisfied there will be no legal commitments between the parties.

 

11.

Appropriation by the Housing Revenue Account of General Fund land St Margarets Way pdf icon PDF 343 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1. That the site at St Margaret’s Way is no longer required for its current purpose.

 

2. To delegate authority to the Strategic Director (Place) to apply for consent pursuant to section 19 Housing Act 1985 to the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (or equivalent successor title) to appropriate the flats (above a garage block) and amenity land held within the Housing Revenue Account at St Margaret’s Way as shown edged red and green on the Plan (‘HRA Land’).

 

3. To delegate authority to the Strategic Director (Place) to carry out a consultation in relation to the intended appropriation and the disposal of the public open space within the HRA Land at St Margaret’s Way; if objections are received as part of the

consultation process, the consideration of those objections will be referred back to Cabinet.

 

4. To delegate authority to the Strategic Director (Place) to take all necessary steps to appropriate the HRA Land from the Housing Revenue Account to planning purposes and the garages held within the General Fund within the Site for planning purposes pursuant to Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972

and Section 227 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for planning purposes subject to the completion of the processes authorised by Recommendations 2 and 3..

 

5. To delegate authority to the Strategic Director (Place) to appropriate the Site at St Margaret’s Way from planning purposes to the Housing Revenue Account prior to construction of the new build council houses as set out in Part II of the report.

 

12.

Exclusion of the Public

To consider passing a resolution in the following terms:

 

That, under s.100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972 Schedule 12A Part 1 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006 the public be excluded during the items in Part 2 of the Agenda for this meeting, because it is likely, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted, that, if members of the public were present during those items, there would be disclosure to them of exempt information relating to the financial and business affairs of the Council and third party companies/organisations.

 

Local Government Act 1972, Schedule 12A, Part 1, paragraph 3.