Agenda

Cabinet - Tuesday, 31st January, 2023 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chambers, District Council Offices, Gernon Road, Letchworth Garden City, SG6 3JF

Contact: Committee Services - 01462 474655  Email: committee.services@north-herts.gov.uk

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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES - 13 DECEMBER 2022 pdf icon PDF 418 KB

To take as read and approve as a true record the minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on the 13 December 2022.

3.

NOTIFICATION OF OTHER BUSINESS

Members should notify the Chair of other business which they wish to be discussed at the end of either Part I or Part II business set out in the agenda. They must state the circumstances which they consider justify the business being considered as a matter of urgency.

 

The Chair will decide whether any item(s) raised will be considered.

4.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Climate Emergency

The Council has declared a climate emergency and is committed to achieving a target of zero carbon emissions by 2030 and helping local people and businesses to reduce their own carbon emissions.

 

A Cabinet Panel on the Environment has been established to engage with local people on matters relating to the climate emergency and advise the council on how to achieve these climate change objectives. A Climate Change Implementation group of councillors and council officers meets regularly to produce plans and monitor progress. Actions taken or currently underway include switching to green energy, incentives for low emission taxis, expanding tree planting and working to cut food waste.

 

In addition the council is a member of the Hertfordshire Climate Change and Sustainability Partnership, working with other councils across Hertfordshire to reduce the county’s carbon emissions and climate impact.

 

The Council’s dedicated webpage on Climate Change includes details of the council’s climate change strategy, the work of the Cabinet Panel on the Environment and a monthly briefing on progress.

 

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded that any declarations of interest in respect of any business set out in the agenda, should be declared as either a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest or Declarable Interest and are required to notify the Chair of the nature of any interest declared at the commencement of the relevant item on the agenda. Members declaring a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest must withdraw from the meeting for the duration of the item. Members declaring a Declarable Interest, wishing to exercise a ‘Councillor Speaking Right’, must declare this at the same time as the interest, move to the public area before speaking to the item and then must leave the room before the debate and vote.

5.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

To receive petitions, comments and questions from the public.

6.

ITEMS REFERRED FROM OTHER COMMITTEES

Any Items referred from other committees will be circulated as soon as they are available.

7.

DEVELOPER CONTRIBUTIONS SPD pdf icon PDF 243 KB

REPORT OF THE SERVICE DIRECTOR – REGULATORY

 

The Developer Contributions SPD is the first of the proposed Supplementary Planning Documents supporting the Local Plan. A consultation draft was approved by Cabinet in September 2022 and Cabinet is asked to adopt the final version of the SPD (as updated).

 

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STRATEGIC PLANNING MATTERS pdf icon PDF 497 KB

REPORT OF THE SERVICE DIRECTOR – REGULATORY

 

This report identifies the latest position on key planning and transport issues affecting the District.

 

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9.

THE ALLOCATION OF DLUHC HOMELESSNESS GRANT pdf icon PDF 373 KB

REPORT OF THE SERVICE DIRECTOR – REGULATORY

 

This report details proposals for the remaining allocation of this funding and provides updates on other relevant DLUHC funding opportunities.

 

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10.

REVENUE BUDGET 2023/24 pdf icon PDF 478 KB

REPORT OF THE SERVICE DIRECTOR – RESOURCES

 

For Cabinet to recommend a budget for 2023/24 to Full Council for their consideration and approval.

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11.

INVESTMENT STRATEGY (INTEGRATED CAPITAL AND TREASURY) pdf icon PDF 264 KB

REPORT OF THE SERVICE DIRECTOR - RESOURCES

To consider the Investment Strategy and recommend to Council the adoption of the Investment Strategy

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