Agenda and minutes

Venue: COUNCIL CHAMBER

Contact: Democratic Services Department 

Items
No. Item

726.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor P Brown.

727.

Declarations of Interest

Members are reminded of their personal responsibility to declare any personal and prejudicial interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda in accordance with the provisions of the Local Government and Finance Act 1992 relating to Council Tax, the Local Government Act 2000, the Council’s Constitution and the Members Code of Conduct

 

Note:

 

(a)  Members are reminded that they must identify the item number and subject matter that their interest relates to and signify the nature of the personal interest and

 

(b)  Where Members withdraw from a Meeting as a consequence of the disclosure of a prejudicial interest they must notify the Chair when they leave

Minutes:

Councillor S Jago Declared her Interest in Item Six – Council Tax Discounts for Long Term Unoccupied Properties as she takes advantage of the empty property discount scheme.

 

Councillor H Barrett Declared his Interest in Item Six – Council Tax Discounts for Long Term Unoccupied Properties as he takes advantage of the empty property discount scheme.

728.

Minutes of Previous Meeting(s)

To approve as accurate the Minutes of the following Meetings:

Minutes:

The Council approves as accurate (subject to any amendments) the Minutes of the following Meetings:

728a

Full Council: 19/12/2018 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Full Council Meeting held 19 December 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728b

Cabinet: 19/12/2018 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held 19 December 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728c

Licensing Committee: 28/11/2018 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 28 November 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728d

Licensing Committee: 28/11/2018 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 28 November 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728e

Licensing Committee: 19/12/2018 pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Licensing Committee held 19 December 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728f

Standards: 23/11/2018 pdf icon PDF 76 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Standards Committee held 23 November 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728g

Planning, Regulatory and Licensing: 13/12/2018 pdf icon PDF 95 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Planning, Regulatory and Licensing Committee held 13 December 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728h

Scrutiny : Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services: 08/01/2019 pdf icon PDF 61 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee held 8 January 2019 be accepted as a correct record.

728i

Scrutiny : Social Services: 04/12/2018 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Social Services Scrutiny Committee held 4 December 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

728j

Democratic Services Committee: 10/12/2018 pdf icon PDF 73 KB

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Minutes of the Democratic Services Committee held 10 December 2018 be accepted as a correct record.

729.

Scrutiny Committee Quorum pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider report of the Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The quorum for the Governance, Performance, Business Change and Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee shall be at least four Councillors present.

730.

Adoption Of Council Tax Reduction Scheme For The Financial Year 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 132 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The decision to adopt a Council Tax Reduction Scheme to commence in April 2019 for the 2019/20 financial year be approved.

731.

Council Tax Discounts for Long Term Unoccupied Properties pdf icon PDF 162 KB

To consider report of the Deputy Chief Executive

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor S Jago and Councillor H Barrett having Declared their Interest in this item left the Chamber for the consideration of this item.

 

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The determination to apply a new level of 0% discount effective from 1 April 2019 for all Class C, Long Term Unoccupied properties, as defined in Section 12 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended, be approved (See Appendix B)

(b)  The determination to apply no discount in the 2019/20 financial year in respect of Long Term Unoccupied Properties as defined by Classes A and B of Section 12 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 as amended be approved (See Appendix B)

(c)  The determination to apply no premium in the 2020/21 financial year in respect of Long Term Unoccupied Properties, and Unoccupied and Furnished Dwellings be approved (This position to be reviewed in 2019 in relation to financial year 2021/22)

732.

The Replacement Merthyr Tydfil Local Development Plan (2016 - 2031): Report of Consultation and Submission for Examination pdf icon PDF 174 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Neighbourhood Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

(a)  The responses to the Replacement Deposit Local Development Plan representations as contained at Appendix 1 be approved

(b)  The Schedule of Focused Changes at Appendix 2 for Statutory Public Consultation purposes, the results of which will be considered by an independent Inspector in due course be approved

(c)  The Submission of the Replacement Local Development Plan and accompanying documentation to Welsh Government and the Planning Inspectorate for Examination in accordance with the approved LDP Delivery Agreement and the Town and Country Planning (Local Development Plan) (Wales) Regulations 2005 (as amended) be approved

(d)  Delegated powers be vested with the Head of Planning and Countryside in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Planning to negotiate issues, agreed amendments and respond to requests for further information as required by the Inspector during the examination process

(e)  The Head of Planning and Countryside in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and Planning be authorised to make any necessary typographical and minor changes to the Local Development Plan, Consultation Report, Proposed Focused Changes and associated submission documents

733.

Amendments to Common Allocation Policy pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Community Regeneration

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cerys Clarke referred to Paragraph 5.1 of the report – Financial Implications and advised that the cost was shared between the Local Authority and four Regional Social Landlords so the financial implication was £1072.60 and not £5363 as shown in the report.

 

Resolved subject to the foregoing that:

 

The proposed changes to the Policy be approved.

734.

Supporting People Local Commissioning Plan Annual Update 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The Local Commissioning Plan 2019/20 including the commissioning of new services be approved.

735.

Petition Received by the Authority pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To receive a report from the Chief Executive.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

736.

Adoption Allowances and Inter-Agency Adoption Fees – Children’s Services pdf icon PDF 150 KB

To receive report of the Chief Officer Social Services

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that:

 

The report for Information be received.

737.

To deal with any other urgent business or correspondence

Minutes:

The Mayor congratulated Mark Thomas on his new appointment and thanked him for his service to the Council over the years.

 

Other Members also paid tribute to Mark Thomas for his service to the Authority and wished him well in his new role.

738.

To receive communications from Her/His Worship the Mayor

Minutes:

No Communications were received from His Worship the Mayor.

 

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