Decisions

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Decisions published

08/02/2024 - Council Tax Premiums on Second Homes and Empty Properties ref: 603    For Determination

New Levelling-Up and Regeneration Act 2023 has given local authorities the power to implement a premium of up to 100 per cent council tax charge on any property empty or unfurnished for over 1 year. It also gives the power to implement a premium of up to 100 per cent council tax charge on any second home from the following financial year.
Decision to be made as to whether the council wishes to implement such premium.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 20/02/2024

Decision:

That Cabinet recommends to Full Council the following:

 

To adopt, commencing the billing period starting 1 April 2024, a council tax premium of 100 per cent for all long-term empty properties as defined by amendments to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 in force on that date:

 

To adopt, commencing the billing period starting 1 April 2025, a council tax premium of 100 per cent for all dwellings occupied periodically as defined by amendments to the Local Government Finance Act 1992 in force on that date (second homes); and

 

That the Draft Council Tax Policy for Second Homes, Long Term Empty Properties and determining discounts for certain dwellings be adopted and that the council's Section 151 Officer delegated authority to amend the council's policy of premiums in line with secondary legislation and/or statutory guidance, as and when published in conjunction with the Revenues and Benefits Managers.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Erin Rhodes


08/02/2024 - LEP Integration of functions into Upper Tier Local Authorities ref: 601    Recommendations Approved

New arrangements following the government arrangements on changes to LEP functions

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 20/02/2024

Decision:

To note that subject to meeting certain conditions, the Government is looking to integrate a number of existing LEP functions into UTLAs.

 

To note that to meet the conditions, and to maintain a focus on the Solent area, Isle of Wight Council (IWC) will need to work with Portsmouth City Council (PCC) and Southampton City Council (SCC) to take on these functions through the creation of a new joint UTLA Board.

 

To agree that subject to the 3 Solent UTLA area being recognised by the Government as an area for LEP integration, with appropriate due diligence, IWC should become a Member of Solent Partners, a company limited by guarantee, that is a successor body to the Solent LEP, to help drive economic growth in the sub-region.  This agreement to be conditional on PCC and SCC similarly agreeing to become Members of Solent Partners.

 

To agree that IWC should not appoint a Director to the Board of Solent Partners to ensure that there is no conflict of interest with the wider governance needed for the new LEP integration arrangements.  IWC, along with the other two UTLAs will seek appropriate requirements within the articles of Solent Partners to ensure representatives of all three ULTAs are entitled to observe board meetings.

 

To note the proposed draft governance structure attached as Appendix 1 that shows how IWC should work with partners to achieve our economic growth ambitions which will need to be outlined in an updated Solent 2050 Strategy.

 

To agree that subject of the agreement of all three partners, PCC are confirmed as the Accountable Body for Solent Partners. 

 

To agree that any existing LEP funding disaggregated to the three Solent UTLAs can be pooled (subject to agreement with PCC and SCC) for the benefit of economic growth of the Solent region.

 

To agree that IWC, as one of the three UTLAs, will work with partners to develop an agreement on how Solent Partners will deliver economic growth for the functional economic area.

 

That delegated authority be given to the Chief Executive, and the Director of Finance and s151 Officer, acting individually or collectively in consultation with the Leader to agree the final details of the transfer of LEP functions to the UTLAs including future governance arrangements.

 

To agree that IWC should seek to support the creation of a Solent Economic Partnership, inviting adjacent Districts and Boroughs, Hampshire County Council, and other key public sector stakeholders, to enable Local Authorities leaders and leaders within the business community to have a regular opportunity to discuss and support economic growth in the region.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Rowland


08/02/2024 - District 2 TRO Review - Newport and Carisbrooke ref: 602    Recommendations Approved

TRO Proposals and public feedback

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 20/02/2024

Decision:

That the decision on the proposed parking restrictions in Wellington Road, Newport which are subject to this report in relation to *The Isle of Wight Council (Various Streets, Newport) (Traffic Regulation) Order No 1 2023 is postponed, pending the outcome of the public inquiry.

 

That all other proposed parking restrictions which are subject to this report in relation to *The Isle of Wight Council (Various Streets, Newport) (Traffic Regulation) Order No 1 2023; *The Isle of Wight Council (Residents’ Parking Places) Order No 1 2023; * The Isle of Wight Council (Parking Places) Order No 4 2023 are approved as proposed.

Electoral Divisions affected: Carisbrooke and Gunville; Newport Central; Newport West;

Lead officer: Scott Headey


08/02/2024 - QPMR Q3 - 2023/24 ref: 599    Recommendations Approved

To provide a summary of progress against Corporate Plan activities and measures for the period October 2023 to December 2023. To inform Cabinet of areas of particular success, issues requiring attention and remedial activity in place to deal with these. To provide a report on the financial position of the council for the same period

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 20/02/2024

Decision:

That Cabinet noted the Performance Report for the Quarter ended 31 December 2023, and the priority report detail as set out in appendices 1-10.

 

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Emma Bruce


08/02/2024 - Determination of School Admission Arrangements for 2025/26 ref: 600    Recommendations Approved

To determine the Isle of Wight Council’s school admissions arrangements for 2025/2026.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/02/2024

Effective from: 20/02/2024

Decision:

That Cabinet approves the 2025/2026 admissions arrangements.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Ashley Jefferies