Decisions

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Decisions published

09/09/2021 - Members' Question Time ref: 236    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

Cllr Garratt asked a question regarding St Mary’s junction (PQ 13-21) and a summarised response was provided verbally, a full reply would be sent in writing.

 

A supplementary question was asked regarding whether he Cabinet Member for Highways PFI, Transport and Infrastructure would carry out a full review of the scheme, including safety issues at the Forest Road pedestrian crossing, and bring a report back to Cabinet at a future date.

 

Cllr Garratt asked a further question regarding the Council Tax Support Scheme and how the poorer could be supported through the hardship fund. A full written reply would be sent.

 

 


09/09/2021 - Consideration of the Forward Plan ref: 235    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

The forward plan was discussed. Although it was necessary to provide sufficient information on each item, the format would be reviewed to ensure that all information contained within it was factually correct before being published.


09/09/2021 - Cabinet Member Announcements ref: 230    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care, Public Health and Housing Needs reported that, following the recent announcement from government about measures to address Adult Social Care, he believed that, although a step in the right direction, it would not address the employment issues in the sector on the island. More information was still needed but it was believed that next year’s budget would still have to be cut. Other councils had similar concerns. The Cabinet Member for Strategic Finance, Corporate Resources and Transformational Change was also dissatisfied with the announcement as it would have financial implications and additional burdens for the council. The government had failed to release a costing analysis and this was still awaited. The had been no indication of the island’s allocation but the majority of the funding would go to the NHS. A lot of the data would not be available until at least the fourth quarter. Although there would be some winners, it was believed that the island would be disproportionately disadvantaged.

 

The Cabinet Member for Children’s Services, Education and Lifelong Skills reported that there had been a focused Ofsted visit to Children’s Services, looking particularly at Children in Need and children subject to Child Protection Plans. The team had set up a new social work model and had received a favourable report which would improve children’s circumstances.

 

A report would come to Cabinet in October regarding options for the future of Chillerton and Rookley Primary School. It would be recommended that a 6-week consultation should take place and all responses would be fully considered before a report in Spring 2022 setting out the outcomes with the proposed next steps and timeframe.

 

The Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Business Development and Tourism reported that work was continuing on the Culture and Regeneration Strategy, and that 20 Expressions of Interest for the Shanklin Spa site had been received.

 

The Cabinet Member for Highways PFI, Transport and Infrastructure reported that comments received regarding Ryde Interchange consultation were currently being considered and would be incorporated in the final draft scheme. There had already been some minor changes to the original scheme. It was agreed that although it was mainly a transport plan, there were some public realm issues within it

 

An update was given on the floating bridge. The matter would be moving to mediation before the end of November. A technical report was being commissioned to assess the extent of the problems and potential cost of rectification. No decision would be taken on the future of the floating bridge until the technical report had been received. May 2022 would be the fifth year of its operation and would be due an inspection by the MCA, the cost of which would have to be borne by the council.

 

The Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing Provision reported that Island Plan roadshows were taking place. 13 had been done and a further 27 were still to be held. A total of 365 residents had so far been engaged. Thanks were expressed to Planning officers for their help and support and to Town and Parish Councils and community libraries who had hosted the roadshows.

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Waste Management reported that potential funding routes were being explored to enhance the environment and the biosphere. A ‘green levy’ was a potential solution but would not be a tourist tax as had been indicated in the media. The idea was in the early stages and currently only in principle.

 

The Cabinet Member for Strategic Finance, Corporate Resources and Transformational Change reported that the council’s legal team had been accredited under the Lexcel scheme, by the Solicitors’ Regulation Authority, having achieved 25/25 determinations of good practice. The legal team were commended by the Cabinet.

 


09/09/2021 - Public Question Time - Maximum 15 Minutes for Written Questions and 15 Minutes for Oral Questions ref: 234    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

A written question was received from Mr P Coueslant (PQ 38-21). The Leader indicated that a written reply would be sent.

 

No oral questions were received.


09/09/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 233    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

Councillor Jordan declared an interest in Minute No. 32 – Quarterly Performance Report.

 

Councillor Bacon declared a pecuniary interest in Minute No. 34 as he was a D-Bid payer.


09/09/2021 - Minutes ref: 232    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2021 be agreed.


09/09/2021 - Quarterly Performance Monitoring Report - Q1 ref: 226    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To report on progress against the Corporate Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Option 2: Cabinet approves the Performance and Finance Report – Quarter ended 30 June 2021 and Finance Report Quarter ended 31 March 2021 and the priority report detail as set out in appendices 1-9, together with the council’s financial position as set out at 10-13.

 

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Wendy Perera


09/09/2021 - Deployment of Discretionary Business Support Grant ref: 227    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider options for use of discretionary business support grants to support COVID recovery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Option A - To support the remaining COVID discretionary business grant funds being committed in the area set out in paragraphs 12 to17 above with details to be agreed by the Cabinet member in consultation with the Isle of Wight Economic Development Board Executive.

 

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Ashley Curzon


09/09/2021 - Climate & Environment Strategy ref: 231    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

In response to 2018’s IPCC report and the increase in public calls for climate action following publication of the report, the Isle of Wight Council (IWC) declared a climate emergency in July 2019[1] and stated an aim of meeting net zero by 2030. These aims will help IWC to not only tackle the climate emergency, but also to help in meeting IWC’s priorities of preserving our environment, delivering economic growth, protecting our community, and planning for our future needs.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Option 1: Agree to adopt and support the Climate Change and Environment Strategy and Action Plan with the following commitments:

 

(a)  The aim to meet the target dates, as set out in the Strategy, to be net-carbon zero:

 

                  as a council by 2030,

                  across the school estate by 2035 and

                  as an Island by 2040;

 

(b)  To provide for the required staff resources to manage the co-ordination and the delivery of the Action Plan, of £94,314 (through the 2021/22 budget process).

 

(c)   The resources already committed within existing council service plans and budgets.

 

(d)  The development of business cases, applications for grants and other external funding for future projects to fulfil other council and community led actions.

 

(e)  A full Strategy review and update, for publication every two years.

 

(f)    The Action Plan is reviewed as and when required and in the first instance within the first nine months.

 

(g)  The delegation to commence the projects within the Action Plan, subject to available resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Waste.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Holly Jones


09/09/2021 - Council support to Visit IOW in progressing D BID 2 ref: 228    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Visit IOW are due to consult on a new D BID and if they decide to progress the council will need to agree to manage the BID process and resultant collection of the BID levy, if it is successful. The council will also need to agree whether to support the BID as the owner of premises that are in scope for paying the levy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Option A - To support the D BID proposition, agree to run and manage the legal processes necessary to undertake the ballot of potential levy paying businesses, agree to cast its votes in favour of the D BID proposition and set aside the funds required to pay the levy if successful.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Ashley Curzon


09/09/2021 - Referral of Motion from Full Council - Newport City Status ref: 229    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider a motion referred from Full Council on 21 July 2021 regarding a bid for nomination of the Island's county town for city status.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

 

Option 3: Support the motion and lead the preparation of a bid contingent on assistance towards the development of the bid being provided as part of the Shaping Newport Steering Group. 

AND

Option 4: The bid to be approved by those delegated to act on behalf of the Isle of Wight Council, NCCC and the Shaping Newport Steering Group.

 

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Wendy Perera