Agenda, decisions and minutes

Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee
Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10.00 am

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall

Contact: Charlotte Kearsey  01246 345236

Items
No. Item

27.

Declaration of Members' and Officers' Interests relating to items on the Agenda

Minutes:

No declarations of interest were received.

28.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Burrows, Huckle, Innes and Wall.

29.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

Minutes:

RESOLVED –

 

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Joint Cabinet and Employment and General Committee on 23 October, 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

30.

Exclusion of Public

To move “That under Regulation 21(1)(b) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the following Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.”

 

Paragraph 4 - On the grounds that it contains information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.

Minutes:

RESOLVED –

 

That under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involved the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.

31.

Planning Services Resources

Additional documents:

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.   That the proposed new staffing structures for the Strategic Planning and Key Sites Team and the Development Management Team, as attached at appendix C of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

2.   That the proposal to establish the new posts of Principal Planning Officer, Enforcement Officer and four Career Grade Planner / Senior Planners in the Development Management Team be approved.

 

3.   That the proposal to establish two new Career Grade Planner / Senior Planner posts in the Strategic Planning and Key Sites Team be approved.

 

4.   That the existing posts of Career Grade Planning Assistant and two Planning Assistants in the Development Management Team and two Senior Planners in the Strategic Planning be removed from the staffing establishment.

 

5.   That the proposal to establish the new post of Housing Delivery Manager in the Economic Development Team be approved.

 

6.   That a contribution of £25,000 per annum from the Housing Revenue Account, to support the cost of the proposed Housing Delivery Manager, be approved.

 

7.   That a new provision of up to £15,000 per annum within the Development Management Team and Strategic Planning budgets to meet the costs of viability advice be allocated.

 

8.   That an allowance be included within the 2019/20 Development Management Team and Strategic Planning budgets of up to £30,000, to provide provision for review and improvement of planning administration and validation processes.

 

 REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS

 

To ensure the Planning Service is properly structured and resourced to continue to deliver the statutory and local functions in support of sustainable economic and housing growth in the Borough.

Minutes:

The Assistant Director – Economic Growth submitted a report seeking approval for the proposed Planning Service staffing structures.

 

The new staffing structures would ensure that the Planning Service was properly resourced to continue to deliver the statutory and local functions required to support sustainable economic and housing growth.

 

The report provided detail on the financial and human resources implications. It was explained that the proposals had been the subject of ongoing consultation with the Strategic Planning and Key Sites Team and the Development Management Team.

 

*RESOLVED –

 

1. That the proposed new staffing structures for the Strategic Planning and Key Sites Team and the Development Management Team, as attached at appendix C of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

2. That the proposal to establish the new posts of Principal Planning Officer, Enforcement Officer and four Career Grade Planner / Senior Planners in the Development Management Team be approved.

 

3. That the proposal to establish two new Career Grade Planner / Senior Planner posts in the Strategic Planning and Key Sites Team be approved.

 

4. That the existing posts of Career Grade Planning Assistant and two Planning Assistants in the Development Management Team and two Senior Planners in the Strategic Planning be removed from the staffing establishment.

 

5. That the proposal to establish the new post of Housing Delivery Manager in the Economic Development Team be approved.

 

6. That a contribution of £25,000 per annum from the Housing Revenue Account, to support the cost of the proposed Housing Delivery Manager, be approved.

 

7. That a new provision of up to £15,000 per annum within the Development Management Team and Strategic Planning budgets to meet the costs of viability advice be allocated.

 

8. That an allowance be included within the 2019/20 Development Management Team and Strategic Planning budgets of up to £30,000, to provide provision for review and improvement of planning administration and validation processes.

 

REASONS FOR RECOMMENDATIONS -

 

To ensure the Planning Service is properly structured and resourced to continue to deliver the statutory and local functions in support of sustainable economic and housing growth in the Borough.