Agenda and minutes

Executive - Wednesday, 9th June, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Burnley Town Hall

Contact: Eric Dickinson/Alison McEwan  Democracy Officers

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 218 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 20th April 2021.

Minutes:

The Minutes of the last meeting held on the 20th April 2021 were confirmed.

2.

Declaration of Interest

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Afrasiab Anwar declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, and  Councillor Bea Foster declared an Other (Prejudicial) Interest, in Item 10 on the agenda relating to Holiday Activities and Food Programme 2021.

3.

Right To Speak

To consider questions, statements or petitions from Members of the Public

Minutes:

Councillor Alan Hosker exercised a Request To Speak regarding issues on Landlords and Anti-Social Behaviour, Planning, Taxi Licensing, and access to Streetscene services by those without the internet.

The relevant Executive Members for Housing and Development Control, and Community and Environmental Services, responded to Councillor Alan Hosker.

4.

Constitution-Part 3 Executive Member Portfolios 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 42 KB

To note the Executive Member Portfolios 2021-22 approved by the Leader, which is an Appendix to Part 3 of the constitution.

Minutes:

PURPOSE

To note the detailed Part 3 Executive Member Portfolios 2021-22 which the Leader agreed on 1st June 2021.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To comply with the Council`s constitution on reporting the Part 3 Executive Member Portfolios 2021-22 to the Executive.  

 

DECISION

That the detailed Part 3 Executive Member Portfolios 2021-22 which the Leader agreed on 1st June 2021 be noted.

5.

Executive Appointments to Committees, Working Groups, Panels and Outside Bodies 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 13 KB

To consider Executive Appointments to Committees, Working Groups, Panels and Outside Bodies 2021-22

Minutes:

PURPOSE

To consider the Executive Appointments to Committees, Working Groups, Panels and Outside Bodies 2021-22 as set out in the note on the agenda.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To maintain appointments in 2021-22 for the Committees, Working Groups, Panels and Outside Bodies which are appointed to by the Executive.

 

DECISION

That the Executive Appointments to Committees, Working Groups, Panels and Outside Bodies 2021-22 be agreed as set out in the note on the agenda, with the inclusion of the Executive Member for Economy and Growth as the remaining Executive Member on the Traffic Regulation Order Sub Committee.

 

 

 

 

6.

Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL)- Green Homes Grant pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To consider a report on Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) - Green Homes Grant

Minutes:

PURPOSE

To seek approval to sign a contract with Rhea Project Limited for the provision of Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL) delivery partner

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To deliver energy efficiency measures and advice to residents through CHiL to reduce fuel poverty.

 

 

DECISION

That the Head of Legal and Democratic Services be given delegated authority to sign the indemnity letter and delivery partner contract with Rhea Project Limited for the provision of Cosy Homes in Lancashire (CHiL).

 

7.

Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme 2021 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To consider a report on a Holiday Activities and Food (HAF) Programme 2021

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Afrasiab Anwar and Councillor Bea Foster left the room and they did not take part in this item.

For this item only, Councillor Sue Graham took the Chair.

 

PURPOSE

To seek approval for the provision of a budget from LCC via the Department of Education for the Holiday Activities with Food (HAF) Programme 2021 and to establish the budget.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To support the borough’s most vulnerable residents and provide activities with food for those children and young people eligible for free school meals.

 

 

DECISION

(1)  That the Head of Policy and Engagement be authorised to entered into an agreement with the county council to accept the funding to deliver the Holiday Activities with Food (HAF) Programme;

 

(2)  That the Head of Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to give effect to all necessary documentation to implement the above decision; and

 

(3)  That Full Council, or the Chief Executive under Council Urgency powers, be recommended to establish the budget using the HAF grant funding allocation for 2021.

 

8.

Strategic Risk Register 2021 pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To consider a report on the Strategic Risk Register 2021

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PURPOSE

To approve the Strategic Risk Register 2021.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To ensure that Risks are appropriately monitored and recorded.

 

The register is updated for the revised Strategic Objectives.

 

DECISION

That the Strategic Risk Register 2021 be approved.

9.

Exclusion of the Public

To determine during which items, if any, the public are to be excluded from the meeting and to consider the exclusion of the public from the meeting before discussion takes place on the following items of business on the grounds that in view of the nature of the business to be transacted if the public were present there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972

 

Minutes:

That the public be excluded from the meeting before discussion takes place related to Minutes 10 and 11 on the grounds that in view of the nature of the business to be transacted if the public were present there would be a disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of Part VA of the Local Government Act 1972 relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

10.

Update on Pioneer Place/Manchester Road Development.

To consider an Update on Pioneer Place/Manchester Road Development.

Minutes:

PURPOSE

The purpose of the report is to enable delivery of the development proposal at Curzon Street (Pioneer Place) and Manchester Road by approval of new terms and delegations, and to update Members on progress.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

The Council and its development partner Maple Grove Developments have invested a considerable amount of time and resource into bringing the scheme to this stage, including securing the REEL cinema and Lidl supermarkets as tenants, and securing £3m of funding from LCC and £3.64m from the LEP. Approval of this recommendation will ensure that the scheme continues to progress within the timescale required by the LEP funding.

 

A major Leisure based development in the Town Centre will bring new visitors to the town centre during the day and evening time, retain footfall, deliver new jobs and support the growth of the UCLAN campus.  The development will diversify the town centre from a primarily retail lead offer and consolidate its leisure and evening economy offer.  The development is a major strategic intervention in Burnley’s Town Centre and Canalside Masterplan and has gained much support from strategic partners and the Business Improvement District.

 

It is necessary to seek additional Executive approvals, which are beyond the authority of previous approvals and delegations relating to terms and financial implications, and this will ensure the timescale for the LEP funding expenditure is not compromised.

 

DECISION

(1) That the project update and programme be noted;

(2) That the cost of the lease variation, to be funded from the Growth Reserve as set out in paragraph 33, be approved;

(3) That the change to the Council’s Historic Cost Cap as set out in paragraph 39 be approved;

(4) That the underwriting of costs as set out in paragraph 45 be approved;

(5) That Delegated authority be given to the Strategic Head of Economy and Growth in consultation with the Executive Member for Resources to waive any of the pre-conditions as set out in paragraphs 45 and 51;

(6) That Delegated authority be given to the Strategic Head of Economy and Growth to negotiate and agree any remaining terms for variations to all existing Agreements and agree new Agreements (as necessary) to give effect to this decision; and

(7) That the Head of Legal & Democratic Services be authorized to complete all legal documents necessary to give effect to this decision.

11.

Sale of Land Off Active Way

To consider a report on the Sale of Land Off Active Way

Minutes:

PURPOSE

To seek approval for the sale of land off Active Way, Burnley as shown edged red on the plan contained in Appendix 1

 

REASON FOR DECISION

To secure a capital receipt for the disposal of the land and to secure investment in the development of the same.

 

DECISION

(1)  That the sale of its land off Active Way, for the agreed price as set out in Paragraph 16 of the report, be approved;

 

 

(2)  That the Head of Finance and Property be authorized to negotiate terms and agree an option for the sale   subject to the purchaser obtaining the necessary consents and funding for the proposed development; and

 

(3)  That the Head of Legal & Democracy be authorized to complete the legal documentation necessary to give effect to the decision.