Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 65 KB

3.

Intention to Hold Part of the Meeting in Private if necessary

4.

Deputations/Public Addresses

5.

Declarations of Interest

6.

The Vulcan Works Northampton - update and appointment of main construction contractor pdf icon PDF 127 KB

B (Copy herewith)

Decision:

 

1.    Cabinet delegated authority to the Head of Economy, Assets and Culture, in consultation with the Borough Secretary and the Cabinet Member for Regeneration to finalise the contract terms and to appoint the main construction contractor for the Vulcan Works project.

 

2.    Cabinet approved the inclusion in the Capital programme of all resources spent to date and those needed to complete the project (set out at exempt Appendix A of the report).

 

3.    Cabinet approved the acceptance of the ERDF grant funding in the sum of £3,062,315 and delegated authority to the Head of Economy, Assets and Culture in consultation with the Borough Secretary and Cabinet Member for Regeneration to undertake such actions necessary to enter into the grant funding agreement.

 

4.    Cabinet approved the continued appointment of Ridge and Partners LLP  to provide project management and cost consultancy to support the project.

 

5.    Cabinet delegated authority to the Head of Economy, Assets and Culture, to appoint the services of a design team for RIBA stage 5 and to enter into a contract, to develop final detailed design ahead of construction (these costs are accounted for within the total project cost).

 

6.    Cabinet delegated authority to the Head of Economy, Assets and Culture to commence the procurement of an operator through Ridge and Partners LLP to manage the completed Vulcan Works. Cabinet will receive a further report on the outcome of the procurement process and approval for the award of contract.

 

7.

Abandoned Shopping Trolleys pdf icon PDF 107 KB

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Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Cabinet accepted the results of the public consultation outlined in the report.

 

2.    Cabinet formally resolved that schedule 4 of the Environmental Protection Act 1990 be applied to the whole of Northampton.  The scheme cannot come into force until at least three months after the date of the resolution.  Cabinet therefore recommended that the implementation date is 1st May 2019.

 

3.    Cabinet agreed that the fee for recovery be set at £65 per trolley.

 

8.

Graffiti and Flyposting Policy pdf icon PDF 160 KB

B (Copy herewith)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet adopted a formal policy approach to graffiti and flyposting in the Town and agreed the following recommendations:

 

1.    A free removal service to be offered for domestic properties, upon completion of a suitable disclaimer.

 

2.    A chargeable removal service to be offered for commercial and other non-domestic property, upon completion of a suitable disclaimer.

 

3.    Formalisation of existing education and enforcement processes relating to graffiti and flyposting.

 

9.

Budget Monitoring: Period 8 pdf icon PDF 97 KB

B (Copy herewith)

Decision:

1.    Cabinet noted the contents of the report and noted that future reports will set out the actions being taken by Corporate Management Board to address issues arising.

2.    Cabinet noted the capital appraisals approved under delegation as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

 

10.

Loan Request

B (Copy to follow)

11.

Opportunity to redevelop Belgrave House as affordable rented housing for key workers pdf icon PDF 2 MB

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Decision:

1.    Cabinet approved the principle of Belgrave House being converted into 120 affordable rented apartments which will be leased to the Council by Legal & General (the owner of the building), retained within the Housing Revenue Account and managed and maintained by Northampton Partnership Homes.

 

2.    Cabinet approved the action that the Council and Northampton Partnership Homes are taking to progress the development of Belgrave House, including the expenditure that is being incurred in relation to the assessment, design and ‘due diligence’ work carried out on Belgrave House.

 

3.    Cabinet agreed to receive a further report in May 2019 when approval will be sought for the Council to enter into an investment arrangement with Legal & General, using a financial lease, in order to facilitate the conversion and regeneration of the Belgrave House office building into a residential scheme of 120 apartments.

12.

Exclusion of Public and Press

THE CHAIR TO MOVE:

“THAT THE PUBLIC AND PRESS BE EXCLUDED FROM THE REMAINDER OF THE MEETING ON THE GROUNDS THAT THERE IS LIKELY TO BE DISCLOSURE TO THEM OF SUCH CATEGORIES OF EXEMPT INFORMATION AS DEFINED BY SECTION 100(1) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 AS LISTED AGAINST SUCH ITEMS OF BUSINESS BY REFERENCE TO THE APPROPRIATE PARAGRAPH OF SCHEDULE 12A TO SUCH ACT.”

13.

Vulcan Works - Private Appendix