Agenda, decisions and minutes

Executive - Wednesday 12th January, 2022 4.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Allerdale House

Contact: Gayle Roach  01900 702502

Items
No. Item

318.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 147 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2021.

 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 24 November 2021 were signed as a correct record.

 

319.

Declaration of Interests

Councillors/Staff to give notice of any disclosable pecuniary interest, other registrable interest or any other interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.

Minutes:

Councillor M Johnson declared a non-registrable interest in Item 7 on the agenda.

 

320.

Questions

To answer questions from members of the public – submitted in writing or by electronic mail no later than 5.00pm on a working day, allowing two clear working days before the day of the meeting.

Minutes:

None received.

 

321.

Members' Announcements

Minutes:

None received.

 

322.

Establishment of Cumberland Joint Committee pdf icon PDF 219 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Chief Officer Place and Governance and Monitoring Officer submitted a report which sought member’s approval to the establishment of a Cumberland Joint Committee as one of the councils making up the new Cumberland Council.

 

The Structural Changes Order received from the Secretary of State required the establishment of two Joint Committees for the purposes of the Cumbria Order 2022, and in accordance with the Order, would be dissolved on the day following that on which the shadow authority for Cumberland Council holds its first meeting. 

 

Councillor M Fitzgerald moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor M Johnson. The motion was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

None

 

The reason for the decision

 

To recommend the establishment of a Cumberland Council Cumberland Joint Committee in line with the Cumbria (Structural changes) Order 2022.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That –

 

(1)  The establishment of the Cumberland Joint Committee as detailed in the report and to the Terms of Reference attached at Appendix 1 be agreed

(2)   The Executive functions within the Terms of Reference be delegated to the Cumberland Joint Committee

 

Recommended

 

That Council be requested to agree that –

 

(3)  The establishment of the Cumberland Joint Committee as detailed in the report and to the Terms of Reference attached at Appendix 1 be agreed

(4)  The Non-Executive Functions within the Terms of Reference be delegated to the Cumberland Joint Committee

(5)   The Monitoring Officer be authorised to make the necessary amendments to the Council’s Constitution and to update the Council’s scheme of delegation in the Constitution

(6)   Nominations be received and appointments are made to the positions on the Cumberland Joint Committee in accordance with political proportionality

(7)  Authority be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader to agree the host authority

(8)  This Joint Committee is the Cumberland Joint Committee for the purposes of the Cumbria (Structural Changes) Order 2022.

 

Resolved

 

“That under Section 100A 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.”

 

323.

Land and Buildings at Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington

Minutes:

The subject of the decision

 

The Chief Officer Assets submitted a report which sought necessary approvals with respect to land and property at Derwent Howe Industrial Estate, Workington in which the Council holds a stake.

 

Councillor M Johnson moved the recommendations as per the report; this was seconded by Councillor C Sharpe. The motion was unanimously agreed.

 

Alternative options considered

 

As detailed within the report.

 

The reason for the decision

 

As detailed within the report.

 

The decision

 

Resolved

 

That:

 

(a)  the land and buildings as detailed within the report be transferred from Energy Coast West Cumbria (Workspace) Limited and Cumbria County Council to Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council and an associated Deed of Retirement and Appointment be entered into in respect of Energy Coast West Cumbria (Workspace) Limited retiring and Allerdale and Copeland Councils becoming new trustees;

 

(b)  a new, up to date, deed of trust be entered into, regulating the beneficial interests of the Cumbria County Council, Allerdale Borough Council and Copeland Borough Council this Council arising from the property referred to in (a);

 

(c)  that a management agreement be entered into requiring Cumbria County Council to manage the property referred to in (a) on behalf of the three Councils; and

 

(d)  that the final terms and the approval of the three legal documents referred to in (a) to (c) above and other documents which may become necessary be delegated to the Chief Officer Assets, in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Monitoring Officer.