ENVIRONMENT AND REGENERATION SCRUTINY COMMITTEE

 

Minutes of a meeting held on 17th May, 2018.

 

Present:  Councillor V.J. Bailey (Chairman); Councillors Mrs. P. Drake, V.P. Driscoll, S.T. Edwards, G. John,  M. Lloyd, N. Moore, A.R. Robertson, Ms. S. Sivagnanam and  S.T. Wiliam.

 

Also present: Councillor J.C. Bird (Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning), Councillors L. Burnett, N.P. Hodges, K.P. Mahoney, L.O. Rowlands and M.R. Wilson.

 

 

43        APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN -

 

RESOLVED - T H A T Councillor M. Lloyd be appointed Vice-Chairman for the Municipal Year.

 

 

44        MINUTES -

 

RECOMMENDED - T H A T the minutes of the Extraordinary Meeting held on 19th April, 2018 be approved as a correct record.

 

 

45        DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST -

 

Councillor A.R. Robertson declared a personal and prejudicial interest in Agenda Item No. 5 in that he owned land adjacent and on the site at Cosmeston.

 

 

46        DEVELOPMENT OF TOURISM AND COMMERCIAL OPPORTUNITIES AT COUNTRYSIDE SERVICE SITES - CALL-IN - COUNCILLOR L. BURNETT

 

The Chairman commenced by asking Councillor L. Burnett (not a Member of the Committee) to present her call-in to the Scrutiny Committee.  Councillor Burnett referred to the fact that the principle of income generation had been discussed in depth by both Cabinet and Scrutiny Committees at a number of meetings and the development of commercial opportunities had been well established as a strategy to offset financial challenges facing the Council and to protect non-statutory services such as Country Parks.

 

However, as outlined in the call - in resolutions 1, 2 and 4 of the current proposals Cllr Burnet had stated that this represented a step change in the Council's approach to commercial activity in Country Parks. Rather than commercial activities on land that remained within the control of the Council, these resolutions related to the disposal and potential privatisation of large tracts of Public Open Space within our Country Parks to facilitate the establishment of campsites. As such they required in depth scrutiny before progressing.

 

Cllr Burnett’s call – in further expressed that “scrutiny should include consideration of:

 

1.         The terms and conditions related to disposal of land and the intended leases.

 

2.         The terms and conditions related to the operation of campsites

 

3.         Proposed operational arrangement for campsites including type of user; tents, caravans, motor homes etc

 

4.         Potential construction of buildings for offices, shower blocks etc, and the envisaged supply of power, sewage, drainage and roads within the site.

 

5.         Proposed governance arrangements.

 

6.         Whether the use of wide-ranging delegated powers is appropriate in this case and whether the outcome of the invitations to tender should be reported to Cabinet.”

 

Cllr Burnett stated that for her the question was whether the proposals represented “creeping privatisation”.  In the past she stated that Councillor Neil Moore and herself under a previous administration had asked many questions regarding outsourcing of services to the private sector.  Cllr Burnett also referred to a previous consultation that had been undertaken where a  Member of the Council who was now a Member of the current Cabinet had said that the Council should look to work with organisations such as Centre Parks to seek to establish similar facilities in the Vale. Cllr Burnett queried whether this suggestion had been followed up by officers.  She also stated her disappointment that no ward Member Councillor had called the report in in relation to the sites in their ward areas. 

 

The Cabinet resolutions made on 16th April 2018 as outlined in the extract of the minutes before the Committee were noted as below:-

 

  • “That the Council undertakes a marketing exercise and invites tenders for development of tourism and commercial opportunities at the locations identified in the Appendices A – F attached to the report and in accordance with the contents of the report.

 

  • That Authority be granted to the Head of Legal Services in consultation with the Head of Finance, to advertise the areas of land shown in Appendix B, D, E, G and H attached to the report for disposal by lease to third party partner organisation as required by Section 123(“2A) of the Local Government Act 1972, and, subject to no objections being received, to proceed with disposal subject to the use of appropriate delegated powers.

 

  • That the Head of Regeneration and Planning be granted delegated powers in consultation with the Managing      Director and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning, to agree fees and charges, terms and conditions for new commercial (leisure and tourism) activities in respect of Leckwith Woods and to authorise the Head of Legal Services to enter into appropriate legal agreements on behalf of the Council in this regard. “

 

The Operational Manager for Regeneration in presenting the Cabinet report advised that the programme of exploring commercial partnerships was about making the parks more sustainable.  The purpose of the report was to seek approval to offer areas of open space land (under lease agreements) to third party partner organisations to develop new activities and facilities that would enhance the product offer for both residents and visitors within the Vale of Glamorgan, within Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Porthkerry Country Park and Leckwith woods as set out in Appendices A – F attached to the report.  Although the current parks were operated to high standards in the Vale one of the reasons for looking at such opportunities would be to bring the parks into the 21st century.  The Operational Manager also referred to the fact that a report had been submitted to Cabinet on 11th January, 2016 which had sought authority to invite tenders from potential commercial partners in order to create new tourism and commercial opportunities in Cosmeston Lakes and Porthkerry Country Park and to investigate opportunities at Leckwith Woods.  The report noted that two separate invitations to tender for the provision of tourism and commercial activities at the country parks had subsequently been submitted to the Sell2Wales website. 

 

As a result, a new ice cream parlour had been established at Cosmeston Lakes and discussions were ongoing in respect of other operations.  A number of organisers had been signed up to provide weddings at both country parks. These new partnerships would the report stated enhance the product offer for visitors to Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, develop the tourism offer, whilst providing income to the Council to contribute to future savings and protect the parks accordingly.  It was envisaged that these new business partnerships would provide further evidence of the potential viability of the commercial opportunities that existed within the Country Parks and would help promote the sites for further investment.

 

Delegated powers were already in place for the Country Parks and Medieval village, that allowed the Head of Regeneration and Planning, in consultation with the Managing Director and Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning, to agree fees/charges, terms and conditions for new commercial (leisure, tourism and retail) activities and to authorise the Head of Legal Services to enter into the appropriate legal agreements on behalf of the Council in this regard, including leases. This was restricted to the country parks only and hence the same delegated authority was required for any future negotiation relating to Leckwith woods (see recommendation 4).

 

The previously submitted Cabinet report (Tourism and Commercial Opportunities at Countryside Service Sites C3043 - 11th January 2016) had proposed that officers investigate tourism and commercial opportunities at Leckwith woods. 


Within Cosmeston Lakes Country Park, Porthkerry Country and Leckwith Woods as set out in Appendices A - F it was important to note that the Council would be seeking proposals for a wide range of opportunities and with particular regard to the provision of campsites  related to high quality camping pods.  These were used elsewhere in the country and were an upmarket provision.  Various examples of such facilities were displayed around the Council Chamber for Members’ information. 


In referring to the way in which leases could be managed, the Operational Manager advised that the Council would set out high standards of operation and  for the camping pods very stringent conditions would be associated.  It was also important to note that planning permission would be required in respect of some activities and this would involve widespread consultation on specific proposals. 

 

In response to some representations that had been made on social media regarding potential residential development the Operational Manager confirmed that the proposals were only for tourism development, appropriate to the sensitive country park setting.  In referring to some points as outlined in the written representations that had been received and which had been circulated to Members and tabled at the meeting the Operational Manager referred to the queries regarding biodiversity and advised that in particular with regard to the golf course at Porthkerry this was surrounded by important habitats but the golf course itself was not of significant biodiversity value, being close mown grass.  The Operational Manager added that he could not see how perhaps 10 to 15 camping pods would significantly contribute to parking in relative terms bearing in mind the scale of visitor use and again in referring to litter issues advised that there were current litter issues on the sites which needed managing and there was no reasons to believe that a relatively low number of camping pod users would add to this.  In respect of suggestions of anti-social behaviour, the Operational Manager acknowledged that some such issues already existed as with any such location but he felt camping on the site could help by the early reporting of incidents as opposed to camping adding to such issues. 

 

In referring to commercial operators the Operational Manager stated that they would obviously have to undertake research and provide details of their proposals to the Council for consideration prior to any proposals being approved. The Committee was further provided with examples of a large number of areas throughout England and Wales and including nature reserves and Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty where similar activities as outlined in the report were currently operating.  These were sensitive areas of high biodiversity importance and the principal of such activities taking place was well established. 

 

Councillor K.P. Mahoney, not a Member of the Committee, granted permission to speak, had also made written representations which had not only been forwarded to Members of the Committee prior to the meeting but had also been tabled at the meeting.  Cllr Mahoney commenced by stating that  the previous Administration of the Council had set the “ball rolling” for such opportunities to be considered and that although he appreciated the difficulties with budgets in his view  destroying the whole ethos of the parks was not appropriate.  He referred to the area of Sully that he said was under threat from new housing developments (1100 houses in total) in a very small area.  Both Cosmeston and Porthkerry were he stated very beautiful sites to relax in. In referring particularly to the Cosmeston he advised that it was idyllic and serene area with many people visiting the site for relaxation purposes. In referring to the Wellbeing Act he felt that the authority should be looking at the importance of such sites to assist people and their wellbeing.

 

In referring to the Glamping Pods, he stated that although he had no direct opposition to such facilities proposing these on such a serene site was in his view not appropriate.  He did not want to deprive the local community of such facilities and questioned why the gravelled area further north into Cosmeston could not be considered for such use.  At this point the Operational Manager took the opportunity to advise Committee that the area being suggested was a site of special scientific interest and was identified as a conservation area within the country park from which the public were generally excluded to protect the most sensitive land as habitat for biodiversity.  The proposed Glamping location fell outside all such designations.

 

Councillor Nic Hodges not a Member of the Committee, with permission to speak, stated that the Council in tourism terms had not in his view fully utilised the  Nell’s Point site and that in his view the facilities being proposed at the sites contained within the report would destroying the iconic beauty of such areas. Cllr Hodges urged the Council to not  spoil the facilities that currently existed and also questioned the effect on the adder population and wildlife habitats.   With specific reference to Glamping pods, he commented that the campsite would also be under a flight path from the neighbouring airport and sited near a railway network.

 

Councillor Wilson, not a Member of the Committee again granted permission to speak stated that he represented the Stanwell Ward and was conscious that there had been various attempts by different administrations to consider opportunities for countryside sites.  However, in his view he felt that the proposals were a step too far and reiterated that Cosmeston was a peaceful site and a sanctuary for the population and should be looked at sensitively and urged  to reject the proposal as a step too far.

 

The Chairman then referred the debate to the Committee itself.  A  Member of the Committee reiterated the view that the proposals were a step to far in their view and it was not appropriate to turn the parks into campsites.  In referring to the Pitch and Putt Golf site at Porthkerry a number of Members advised that the area was prone to flooding and was surrounded by bio-diversity.  The proposals they stated were an attempt to destroy biodiversity and in particular over develop Porthkerry.  The Member continued by stating that they could not see the significant financial benefits that were being suggested and the report did not provide any detailed information as to  what the proposed financial income would be. The serenity of Cosmeston he stated was special and he urged that the proposals be reconsidered.

 

Another Member reiterated the comment that in their view there was a lack of detail in the report, with no financial costings being provided and indeed no real indication of what the Council would be receiving.  The Member also concurred that there were opportunities for developing commercial partnerships and that disposing of the land on a long term lease had not been the previous administrations intention, the intention being to consider a tourism offers and not disposal for private use.

In referring to the issue of the golf course losing money he stated that it if that was  the case then the Council should consider closing the facility. A number of Members considered that the public outcry to the proposals should be taken into account and that the proposals should be rejected. 

 

In response to a query as to whether there were constraints / covenants in relation to the Porthkerry site the Operational Manger had sought advice from the Legal Department and could confirm that there were none in place.

 

At this point the Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Planning advised that the proposals were about seeking opportunities to work with providers and to ascertain whether there was an appetite to provide facilities at such sites. He also took the opportunity to reassure Members that if the proposals were accepted that he would ensure that any Expression of Interest applications that were submitted were brought to the Scrutiny Committee in turn for consideration aswell as Cabinet.

 

However, a number of Members of the Committee reiterated earlier sentiments that the Council needed to protect its open spaces as it was widely accepted that the proposals would destroy the peace and quiet currently experienced at the sites. Any proposals they felt that were put forward should in their view enhance the areas.

 

Although Members acknowledged the need for income generation proposals for the Council they felt strongly that the report was lacking in sufficient detail and did not allay the public’s fears or the Committee’s fears in relation to environmental issues.

 

A Member in referring to the issue of consultation stated that in their view neighbouring wards should have also been consulted and he was not aware that this had been undertaken and that public open spaces were vital for communities. 

 

Being afforded the opportunity to respond following the debate, Councillor Burnett stated that she had recognised the risk to herself in bringing the call in to the Committee as the previous Cabinet Member under the previous Administration advising of the need to ensure that correct activities for the areas were developed.  Furthermore the report and the proposed use of delegated powers were loosely defined in her view and required further consideration and discussion as had taken place at the meeting.

 

In conclusion, the Chairman took the opportunity to thank all the Members of the Committee and the public present in the gallery for their interest and for the written representations that had been presented for the Committee’s consideration.  In summing up he stated that the Committee’s views appeared to be centred around the lack of detail, they did not like the idea of Glamping pods and the lack of consultation about the types of facilities to be allowed at the sites and suggested that the concerns raised should be referred to Cabinet for consideration.   The suggestion from a Member that a Task and Finish Group be set up to look into the matter was also felt appropriate. The Cabinet Member in response reiterated his view of the importance for the Council to go out and seek proposals for facilities on the sites and again reassured Members he would bring back individual applications for Member’s consideration. 

 

Following the debate it was subsequently

 

RECOMMENDED -

 

(1)       T H A T the Scrutiny Committee did not support the principle of camping on the sites as detailed within the report and that the concerns raised at the meeting be referred to Cabinet for consideration.

 

(2)       T H A T any future reports identifying income generating options should contain greater detail around the financial benefits whilst ensuring that proposals should have at their heart the principle of protecting Public Open Spaces.

 

(3)       T H A T a Scrutiny Task and Finish Group be established to look at future proposals for Tourism and Commercial Opportunities at Countryside Service sites and that this recommendation be referred to the Scrutiny Chairman and Vice-Chairman Group for its consideration in line with Corporate Priorities.. 

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       Having fully considered the report, the representations received and in view of the sites detailed within the report.

 

(2)       To ensure full financial detail is provided and to ensure that any proposals consider the principle of protecting Public Open Spaces.

 

(3)       In order that future proposals can be investigated.

 

 

47        BIG LOTTERY COASTAL COMMUNITIES PROGRAMME (MD) -

 

The Committee had requested under its Work Programme to receive a report in relation to the Big Lottery Coastal Communities Programme.  The Head of Economic Development, in presenting the report, advised that the Coastal Communities Fund (CCF) encouraged economic development of the UK’s coastal communities by providing funding to create sustainable economic growth and jobs.  The report highlighted that since the start of the CCF in 2012 the fund had awarded grants to 277 organisations across the UK to the value of £170 million.  The funding was forecast to deliver over 16,000 jobs and to help attract over £316 million of additional funds to coastal areas.  The UK Government announced in 2015 that the CCF would be extended to 2021 with at least £90 million of new funding available for the period 2017/18 to 2020/21.

 

The Council had applied for funding in four of the five rounds and had been successful during the third round with the Council being awarded £224,758 grant fund via an application made by the Economic Development Team.  Of note was the fact that only one application could be submitted by each organisation and a subsequent Council submission in 2016 had been unsuccessful with no 2017 round having been announced as yet. 

 

In referring to the successful bid the officer advised that the Council aimed to maximise the employment potential of the Glamorgan Heritage Coast by encouraging the development of new businesses and supporting existing businesses along the coastline as well as making capital improvements in the area.

 

As a result improvements to the slipway at Dunraven Bay had taken place and four large scale sculptures had been constructed to mark the entry points to the Heritage Coast at Ogmore by Sea, St. Brides Major, Llantwit Major and Gileston/St. Athan.  Feedback to date had been positive. 

 

The Council's Economic Development team also supported external applicants to apply when requested to do so. One example of a group that had been supported was the Barry Watersports Activities Centre which was supported to apply in 2017, but had unfortunately been unsuccessful.  It was noted that significant Council staff time had been put into supporting a number of groups in making applications. In the first round of funding, Penarth Arts and Crafts Ltd. (PACL) had been awarded a grant of £199,140 to support Marketing and other activities.

 

The Council had submitted an application in March 2018 for Round 5 of the Coastal Communities Fund which requested funding support investment in the pavilions at the Knap. Unfortunately this application was unsuccessful, however, it was  understood that the fifth round had been ten times oversubscribed.

 

Following a query from a Member regarding inward investment the officer advised that enquiries from brewery companies had been received for micro-breweries and he was aware that Llantwit Brewery was considering a move to a more coastal location.   The Committee welcomed the report and noted that the Economic Development Team would continue to offer support to a local brewery which had been successful at stage one of the fifth round.

 

In conclusion the Chairman thanked the officer for presenting the report and for apprising the  Members of the current situation with it subsequently being

 

RECOMMENDED - T H A T the contents of the report be noted.

 

Reason for recommendation

 

Having regard to the contents contained therein.

 

 

48        4TH QUARTER SCRUTINY DECISION TRACKING OF RECOMMENDATIONS AND WORK PROGRAMME SCHEDULE 2018/19 (MD) -

 

The Democratic and Scrutiny Services Officer in presenting the report advised Members of progress in relation to the Scrutiny Committee’s recommendations and sought confirmation for the Work Programme schedule for the Scrutiny Committee for 2018/19 attached at Appendix C to the report.

 

In considering Appendix C to the report it was acknowledged that some items which may have slipped from the Cabinet Forward Work Programme would be scheduled into the Committee’s Work Programme as appropriate. 

 

The Chairman in referring to the item listed on the work programme which related to  the number of jobs created at the Enterprise Zone requested that the matter be presented for the Committee for its consideration as soon as possible as he was aware that statistical information in relation to the provision of jobs was currently available.

 

Having considered the report it was subsequently 

 

RECOMMENDED -

 

(1)       T H A T the status of the actions listed in Appendices A and B in the report be noted and the recommendations highlighted as completed below be approved.

 

18 January 2018

Min. No. 613 – Barry   Regeneration Progress Report (REF) – Recommended

That   the comments made at the meeting be forwarded to Cabinet for their   consideration when the proposals for Barry Island regeneration are being   considered.

Cabinet,   on 19th February, 2018, noted the report.

(Min.   No. C222 refers)

Completed

Min. No. 614 –   Revenue and Capital Monitoring for the Period 1st April to 30th   November 2017 (DEH) – Recommended

(1)   That the position with regard to the   2017/18 revenue and capital monitoring be noted and the information requested   by Members of the Committee as outlined above be forwarded via e-mail.

Information   forwarded to all Members of the Committee.

Completed

(2)   That Cabinet be requested to include the   Colwinston Play Area in the Capital Programme with a budget of £48k to be   split £5k into 2017/18 and £43k into 2018/19 to be funded from Section 106   monies.

Cabinet, on 19th   February, 2018, resolved that the contents of the report be noted and the   Colwinston Play Area be included in the Capital Programme with a budget of   £48k to be split £5k into 2017/18 and £43k into 2018/19 to be funded from   Section 106 monies.

(Min. No. C221   refers)

Completed

Min. No. 616 – 3rd   Quarter Scrutiny Decision Tracking of Recommendations and Updated Work   Programme Schedule 2017/18 (MD) – Recommended

(2)   That the forward work programme 2017/18 be   approved with the reference to an update report on Active Travel and a report   on gaps on service provision around the Vale with regard to public transport,   being removed from the list as outlined above.

[Presentation on   public transport provided to Committee at end of 2017, Active Travel network   maps currently with Welsh Government.]

Forward   work programme updated and uploaded to the Council’s website.

Completed

15 February 2018

Min. No. 710 –   Coastal Monitoring Annual Update – Recommended 

That   the officer be thanked for a comprehensive and interesting presentation, that   future updates on Coastal monitoring be presented to the Committee and the   work programme be updated accordingly.

Added   to work programme schedule.

Completed

Min. No. 711 –   Review Process for Transport Network Studies at Dinas Powys and M4 Junction   34 to A48 – Call-in – Recommended 

That   the representation on the Review Group remains as approved by the Cabinet   until the findings of the Stage 2 report were known with the Committee   reconsidering the position at that time.

Added   to work programme schedule. Having regard to the cabinet decision and   representation on the Review Group

Completed

15 March 2018

Min. No. 781 –   Revised Waste Management Strategy: The Future Collection Arrangements for   Waste and Recycling (REF) – Recommended

(1)   That Cabinet be requested to identify a   strategy for educating the public and in particular working with families and   schools in order to communicate the changes proposed.

Cabinet,   on 16th April, 2018, resolved

[1]   That resolution one above is agreed and   addressed as part of the communication plan prior to implementing the service   changes.

[2]   That the environmental impacts of   procurement, such as avoiding the purchase of single use plastic products   where possible, be included as a

consideration in   the Council’s new Procurement Policy which is presently subject to review.

[3]   That the impact of the changes proposed be   reviewed and the outcome be

reported   back to Cabinet and that enforcement be considered if needed.

(Min   No C285 refers)

Completed

(2)   That Cabinet be requested to arrange for   an internal review to be undertaken throughout all Vale Council premises with   regard to the use of plastics.

(3)   That Cabinet be requested to keep under   review the impact of the changes proposed and to consider enforcement if   needed.

Min. No. 783 –   Quarter 3 (2017-18) Performance Report: An Environmentally Responsible and   Prosperous Vale (MD) – Recommended

(1)   That following the consultation a further   update report be presented in relation to Public Protection Dog Orders.

Added   to work programme schedule.

Completed

(2)   That with regard to the strategy to be   undertaken in relation to fly-tipping, a report on current progress be   presented to the Committee in due course, including any lessons learned.

Added   to work programme schedule.

Completed

Min. No. 784 –   Target Setting for 2018/19 (MD) – Recommended

(1)   That the target for visitors to the Vale   of Glamorgan be increased from 3.85 million to 3.9 million.

Cabinet,   on 16th April, 2018, resolved

[1]   That the above resolutions (1), (2) and   (3) of the Scrutiny Committee Environment and Regeneration be noted and   accepted.

(Min.   No. C286 refers)

Completed

(2)   That a target for stay visitors by   category Bed and Breakfast, Self Catering be considered for 2019/20.

(3)   That the proposed targets for 2018/19   aligned to the Well-being Outcome 2 priorities be approved subject to   Recommendation (1) above.

(4)   That the breakdown of town centre vacancy   rates for town centres be forwarded to Members via e-mail if available.

Figures   forwarded to Members.

Completed

(5)   That Recommendations (1), (2) and (3)   above be referred to Cabinet for consideration.

Cabinet,   on 16th April, 2018, resolved

[2]   That in respect of Resolution (4) of the   Scrutiny Committee Environment and Regeneration that subsequent to the   meeting a breakdown of town centre vacancy rates for town centres were issued   as requested.

(Min   No. C286 refers)

Completed

Min. No. 785 –   Service Plans 2018-22: Regeneration and Planning and Neighbourhood Services   and Transport (MD) – Recommended

(1)   That on receipt of the information from   Welsh Government in relation to the data for the number of jobs created at   the Enterprise Zone a report be presented to the Scrutiny Committee for   consideration in due course.

Added   to work programme schedule.

Completed

12   October 2017

Min. No. 379 –   Disposal of Dredged Material Associated with the Construction of Hinkley   Point C Power Station (REF) – Recommended

(3)   That the relevant Minister and the Vale of   Glamorgan MP be invited to attend a future meeting of the Scrutiny Committee   in order for the Scrutiny Committee to voice its concerns and raise issues.

(3),   (4),(5) Added to work programme schedule.    To be arranged if appropriate as the Leader of the Council and   Managing Director had already voiced the Council’s concerns and discussions   had been held at Full Council.

Completed

(4)   That the results of the meetings with the   Cabinet Secretary for Environmental Affairs, the Chief Executive of Natural   Resources Wales and the Leaders of all neighbouring Authorities along the   Severn Estuary be presented to the Scrutiny Committee for consideration in   due course.

(5)   That, if a collaborative approach in   relation to funding expert advice for such projects was not forthcoming, the   Committee consider a further recommendation for the possibility of a Vale   funding pot for such matters.

30 November 2017

Min. No. 496 –  Update on Biomass Development at Woodham /   David Davies Road, Barry Docks (MD) – Recommended

(1)   That the Chairman on behalf of the   Committee writes to Natural Resources Wales, a copy to the Minister,   requesting that independent monitoring be established, to ensure confidence   in the process and that a full accident review and flood study of the site be   undertaken.

Letter   sent and response received on 25th January, 2018 advising that the   comments would be considered as part of the consultation and determination of   the process.

Completed

Min. No. 497 –   Initial Capital Programme Proposals 2018/19 (DEH) – Recommended

(2)   That in noting the healthy position of the   reserves, the Corporate Performance and Resources Scrutiny Committee be   requested to recommend to Cabinet that the use of further reserves for   resurfacing throughout the Vale of Glamorgan be considered.

Cabinet, on 22nd   January, 2018, resolved that the contents of the report be noted and passed   to the Budget Working Group for consideration in concluding the budget   proposals for 2018/19.

(Min.   No. C188 refers)

Completed

Min. No. 498 –   Initial Revenue Budget Proposals 2018/19 (DEH) – Recommended

(3)   That Corporate Performance and Resources   be apprised of the comments made at the meeting, as outlined above, together   with the Committee’s recommendations.

Cabinet, on 22nd   January, 2018, resolved that the contents of the report be noted and passed   to the Budget Working Group for consideration in concluding the budget   proposals for 2018/19.

(Min.   No. C189 refers)

Completed

 

(2)       T H A T the Work Programme schedule attached at Appendix C be amended as outlined above and the revised version uploaded to the Council’s website.

 

Reasons for recommendations

 

(1)       To maintain effective tracking of the Committee’s recommendations.

 

(2)       For Information.