Agenda and draft minutes

Executive - Tuesday, 17th March, 2020 6.30 pm

Venue: Burnley Town Hall

Contact: Eric Dickinson/Alison McEwan  Democracy Officers

Items
No. Item

89.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies were received from Cllr Lishman.

90.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 404 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 17th February 2020.

Minutes:

The minutes of the previous meeting werer approved as a correct record.

91.

Scrutiny Review Report - Railway pdf icon PDF 154 KB

To consider a report from the Railway Scrutiny Review Group.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Purpose

 

To consider the outcomes of the second scrutiny review of Manchester Road Railway Station.

 

Reason For Decision

 

To continue to maximise the benefits of the new rail link and facilities for residents of, and visitors to Burnley.

 

Decision

 

That the Executive notes the recommendation of the Scrutiny Committee, and will continue to work with a wide range partners to seek funding for and support development at the station.

92.

Revised B-with-us Allocations Policy pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To seek approval for the revised B-with-us Allocations Policy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Purpose

 

To seek approval for the revised B-with-us Allocations Policy.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To ensure that the B-with-us partnership continues to operate an allocations policy that is fully compliant with the legal and regulatory framework for the allocation of social housing. 4. Failure to update the current allocations policy risk the potential for legal challenge and subsequent loss of reputation and/or financial penalty for the Council as a partner in the scheme.

 

Decision

 

That Executive approves the B with us Allocations Policy.

 

93.

Homes England Investment Partner and Registered Housing Provider pdf icon PDF 135 KB

To seek approval to apply to Homes England to become an Investment Partner and a Registered Housing Provider and submit a bid for grant funding.

Minutes:

The Executive noted the recommendation from the Scrutiny Committee regarding the ring-fencing of revenue generation to the Housing Team, and agreed that this could be considered in future years should the programme be expanded.

 

Purpose

 

To seek approval to apply to Homes England to become an Investment Partner and a Registered Housing Provider and submit a bid for grant funding.

 

Reasons for Decision

 

1.To allow the local authority to apply to Homes England for funding from the Affordable Homes Programme and other funding streams as appropriate.

2. To facilitate the delivery of affordable rented housing across the borough.

3. To increase the numbers of empty homes the Council returns in to use.

4. To increase the Council’s income by expanding the empty homes lease programme.

 

Decision

 

That the Executive authorises:

1. The Head of Housing and Development Control to apply to Homes England to become an Investment Partner.

2. That the Executive authorise the Head of Housing and Development Control to apply to Homes England to become a Registered Housing Provider.

3. That the Executive authorises the Head of Housing and Development Control to submit bids for grant funding for affordable housing to be deliver through the Council’s current empty homes programme.

4. That the Executive authorises the Head of Housing and Development Control to accept offers of grant funding.

94.

Organisational Development Strategy 2020 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To seek approval for the Council’s revised Organisational Development Strategy.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

PURPOSE

 

To revise the council’s Organisational Development (OD) Strategy.

 

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

 

The strategy sets out how the council as an organisation needs to develop, to help it achieve its ambition for the borough as set out in the Strategic Plan.

 

 DECISION

 

That the Executive approves the council’s revised Organisational Development Strategy.

95.

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:

PURPOSE

 

To consider when it may be relevant to exclude the public from the meeting.

 

REASON FOR DECISION

 

Minute numbers 96 and 97 contain exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

 

DECISION

 

That members of the public be excluded from the ,eeting before discussiontakes place on the items relating to minutes 96 and 97 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 Paragraph 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.

96.

Sale of Land adjoining Burnley Police Station, Parker Lane, Burnley

To seek approval for the sale of sale of land adjoining Burnley Police Station, Parker Lane, Burnley, Burnley.

Minutes:

PURPOSE

To seek approval for the sale of sale of land adjoining Burnley Police Station, Parker Lane, Burnley, Burnley

 

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

 

1.         To obtain a capital receipt on the disposal of the land and to secure investment in the improvement and retention of Burnley Police Station and Magistrates Court, aligned to the Council’s strategic objectives.

 

2.         The sale of the land will allow the Police Station to be extended and improved to meet the revised national custody suite standards and therefore anchor the police and associated staff in Burnley town centre.

 

DECISION

 

3.         That the Executive authorises;

 

a.         the sale of its land adjoining Burnley Police Station, Parker Lane, Burnley,

 

b.         the Chief Operating Officer to negotiate and agree the final terms of sale,

 

C. the Head of Legal & Democracy to complete the legal documentation necessary to give effect to the decision.

 

 

 

97.

Sale of Land at Centenary Way/Red Lion Street, Burnley

To seek approval for the sale of land at Centenary Way/Red Lion Street.

Minutes:

PURPOSE

 

To seek approval for the sale of land at Centenary Way/Red Lion Street

 

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATION

 

1.         To obtain a capital receipt on the disposal of the land and to secure investment in new, high quality office space in the Town Centre, aligned to the Council’s strategic objectives.

 

2.         The sale of the land will allow the new owner to develop approximately 41,000 sq. ft of new office space, with car parking. 

 

3.         The development is one of the key strategic projects in the Town Centre and Canalside Masterplan and will help to dramatically increase footfall within the town centre.

 

DECISION

 

That the Executive;

 

a.         Approves the sale of land at Centenary Way/Red Lion Street, Burnley, as set out in the report,

 

b.         Delegates authority to the Chief Operating Officer to negotiate and agree the final terms of sale,

 

c.         Delegates authority to the Head of Legal & Democracy to complete the          legal documentation necessary to give effect to the decision.