Decisions Made

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Decisions published

17/01/2020 - Crawley Borough Local Plan 2020 – 2035 Submission Draft Factual Update for Consultation and Supporting and Technical Evidence Base Documents ref: 304    Recommendations Approved

The 27 November 2019 Cabinet approved the delegation of factual amendments to the Local Plan necessary in accordance with national policy to the Head of Economy and Planning (paragraph 2.2(a)(i), Submission Crawley Local Plan 2020 – 2035 Cabinet Report: PES/336).
Since the Cabinet version of the Local Plan was prepared, there have been a number of amendments made to the text of the Local Plan document. These are all “factual and necessary in accordance with national policy”.

In addition, Cabinet approved the delegation of the approval of the supporting documents for the Local Plan and technical evidence base documents to support the Local Plan through Examination to the Head of Economy and Planning (paragraph 2.2(a)(iii), Submission Crawley Local Plan 2020 – 2035 Cabinet Report: PES/336).
The following documents have been prepared to support the Local Plan at Public Consultation and Examination:
? Local Plan Map
? Draft Sustainability Appraisal/Strategic Environmental Assessment (January 2020)
? Habitat Regulations Assessment Scoping Report (January 2020)
? Draft Consultation Statement (January 2020)
? Draft Infrastructure Plan (January 2020)
? Housing Trajectory (31 December 2019)
? Employment Land Trajectory (31 December 2019)
? Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (January 2020)
? Northern West Sussex Strategic Housing Market Assessment (November 2019)
? Northern West Sussex Economic Growth Assessment (January 2020)
? Crawley Retail, Commercial Leisure and Town Centre Needs Assessment (January 2020)
? EcoServe – GIS Report (March 2019)

Decision Maker: Head of Economic and Planning

Decision published: 27/01/2020

Effective from: 17/01/2020

Decision:

Option 2 was chosen as the most appropriate approach. The changes proposed are minor and factual and will assist in ensuring the Plan considered at public consultation and subsequently by the Inspector at Examination is the Plan the council considers to be most up-to-date and sound.
Approval is granted for the publication and submission of the Submission draft Local Plan 2020 – 2035 (January 2020) and the accompanying supporting and technical evidence base documents.

Lead officer: Clem Smith


15/01/2020 - Insurance Tender Appraisal ref: 300    Recommendations Approved

The report will request Cabinet approval to delegate the decision of the award of the Council's insurance contract and the Commercial Property insurance contract to The Leader of the Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the Council presented report FIN/486of the Head of Corporate Finance which sought a delegation to the Leader of the Council for the awarding of the Council’s insurance contract and its Commercial Property insurance contract. It was noted that the Council was currently undertaking a procurement exercise for insurance placements using the Yorkshire Procurement Organisation (YPO) framework to ensure that the Council achieves the best value for money.

 

Councillor Crow was invited to speak on the item and in response to queries raised the Leader confirmed that the proposed delegation of the contract was a one-off delegation and ongoing change. He also confirmed that the reason for following this approach was that the local government mutual insurance scheme, of which the Council was a founding member, was not fully ready to trade and as such provide the Council with the required insurance provision. The Council therefore had to go out to tender for the two insurance contracts.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

The Cabinet

 

a)         notes the current work taking place on the Council’s insurance contract and the Commercial Property insurance contract.

 

b)         delegates the one-off decision to award the contracts for the provision of insurance to the Leader of the Council, following the evaluation of the tender process.

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

In line with the Constitution, Cabinet would normally award any contract with a total value over £500,000. Due to tight implementation timescales, the report recommends that the best approach in order to meet the contract start date is to seek approval to delegate the contract award decision. It is therefore recommended that the Leader of the Council makes the award decision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Windust


15/01/2020 - Draft Crawley Transport Strategy ref: 299    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to go out to public consultation on a Crawley Transport Strategy, which sets out a vision for future transport infrastructure and services in Crawley whilst also presenting in outline proposals for the first phase of delivery towards that vision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development presented report PES/341 of the Head of Economy and Planning which sought approval to commence a period of public consultation on the draft Crawley Transport Strategy (Appendix A of report PES/341). The draft strategy was acknowledged as an aspiration document, as the Council did not hold responsibility for transport, but it did set out some clear direction that the Council and its partners should be working toward for the betterment of the Borough.

 

Councillor Crow was invited to speak on the item, commenting that he welcomed the intention of the document.

 

Councillors Irvine and Mullins spoke as part of the discussion in support of the report and the associated draft strategy.

 

It was noted that there would be some clerical corrections made to the draft strategy prior to it being released for consultation.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

The Cabinet

 

a)         review “New Directions for Crawley”, the borough’s new draft Transport Strategy (attached as Appendix A to report PES/341), and approve the draft for public consultation.

 

b)         delegates authority to the Head of Economy and Planning, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Development, to make minor amendments to the Crawley Transport Strategy in response to the consultation. (Generic Delegation 7 will be used to enact this recommendation).

 

 

Reasons for the Recommendations

 

To commence the process of establishing a Transport Strategy for Crawley, which:

 

·         Seeks to provide a vision, rationale and framework to enable an integrated approach to improving access and transport throughout Crawley.

 

·         Includes issues and options on how Borough wide transport provision can be improved and how the Council can respond in relation to its own service delivery

 

·         Presents priorities for scheme delivery as the first phase towards delivery of the strategy’s vision

 

·         Seeks to make the case for further external funds to invest in Crawley’s sustainable transport infrastructure.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clem Smith


15/01/2020 - Housing Revenue Account Property Portfolio Rents for 2020/21 ref: 303    Recommendations Approved

To Agree The Rent Increase/Decrease For 2020/21 For Properties Held In The Housing Revenue Account

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member For Housing

Decision published: 21/01/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Dodds


14/01/2020 - Water Services Contract ref: 302    Recommendations Approved

The report will seek approval for the Council's Water Services Contract. This is following participation in the LASER Energy Buying Group Framework contract for water supply, sewerage and other services.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 21/01/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mike Pidgeon