Local democracy during coronavirus

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Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Venue: The George Hudson Board Room - 1st Floor West Offices (F045). View directions

Contact: Angela Bielby  Democracy Officer

Items
No. Item

17.

Declarations of Interest

At this point in the meeting, the Executive Member is asked to

declare:

·        any personal interests not included on the Register of

Interests

·        any prejudicial interests or

·        any disclosable pecuniary interests

which they may have in respect of business on this agenda.

Minutes:

The Executive Member was asked to declare, at this point in the meeting, any personal interests, not included on the Register of Interests, or any prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests that he might have had in respect of business on the agenda. He confirmed he had none.

18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 119 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the Decision Session held on 15 March 2021.

Minutes:

Resolved:  That the minutes of the Decision Session held on 13 March 2021 be approved as a correct record and  signed by the Executive Member.

19.

Public Participation

At this point in the meeting members of the public who have

registered to speak can do so. Members of the public may

speak on agenda items or on matters within the remit of the

committee. The deadline for registering at this meeting is at 5.00pm on Thursday 10 June 2021.

 

To register to speak please visit

www.york.gov.uk/AttendCouncilMeetings to fill out an online

registration form. If you have any questions about the

registration form or the meeting please contact the Democracy

Officer for the meeting whose details can be found at the foot of

the agenda.

 

Webcasting of Remote Public Meetings

Please note that, subject to available resources, this remote

public meeting will be webcast including any registered public

speakers who have given their permission. The remote public

meeting can be viewed live and on demand at

www.york.gov.uk/webcasts.

 

During coronavirus, we've made some changes to how we're

running council meetings. See our coronavirus updates

(www.york.gov.uk/COVIDDemocracy) for more information on

meetings and decisions.

 

Minutes:

Shannon Edward (Committee member of the Community Benefit Society named Friends of the Jubilee Ltd) and Cllr Kallum Taylor (Holgate Ward Councillor) spoke on agenda item 4 - Application for Community Right to Bid under the Localism Act 2011. Both spoke in support of the listing of the Jubilee as an Asset of Community Value, noting the value and benefits of the Jubilee to the local community.

Cllr Taylor referred to the comments made by Nick Love (CAMRA) in support of the listing. The Executive Member declared a non-prejudicial interest as an acquaintance of Nick Love.

 

20.

Application for Community Right to Bid under the Localism Act 2011 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

This report details an application to list The Jubilee Hotel Public House, Balfour Street, York as an Asset of Community Value (ACV), for consideration by the Council. The application has been received from the Friends of Jubilee York. The Executive Member is asked to approve the listing of The Jubilee Hotel Public House, Balfour Street, York, as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved: That The Jubilee Hotel Public House, Balfour Street, York, be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

Reason:     To ensure the Council meets its legislative requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and promotes community access to community facilities.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that This report that detailed an application to list The Jubilee Hotel Public House, Balfour Street, York as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The application was been received from the Friends of Jubilee York. The Head of Asset Management outlined the application.

With reference to paragraph 5 in the report, the Head of Asset Management explained that definition of ‘land of community value’ was set out in section 88 of the Localism Act 2011 and to be considered as such had to satisfy one of two criteria. One criteria related to the time in the recent past when an actual non-ancillary  use of the building or other land furthered the social well-being or social interests of the local community. He noted that definition of ‘recent past’ was vague. The Executive Member commented that history of property over the last 100 years was in the recent past. He then;

Resolved: That The Jubilee Hotel Public House, Balfour Street, York, be listed as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

Reason:     To ensure the Council meets its legislative requirements of the Localism Act 2011 and promotes community access to community facilities.

 

21.

Castle Gateway Update pdf icon PDF 231 KB

This report updates the Executive Member on the progress on the delivery of the Castle Gateway masterplan. The Executive Member is asked to note the progress and approve the inclusion of the Castle and Eye of York public realm in the council’s wider Levelling Up funding bid to central government.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved:

1)   That the progress update on the delivery of the Castle Gateway masterplan be noted.

 

Reason:     To note the work that has been carried out to deliver the Castle Gateway scheme since the last Executive approvals in October 2020

2)   That approval be given to the inclusion of the Castle and Eye of York public realm in the council’s wider Levelling Up funding bid to central government.

 

Reason:     To pursue central government funding for the delivery of the new public realm to replace Castle Car Park and the Eye of York.

 

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that provided an update on the progress of the Castle Gateway regeneration masterplan. The report recommended that the new public realm at the Castle and Eye of York forms part of the council’s funding bid to central government’s Levelling Up Fund, applications for which close on 18 June 2021. The Head of Regeneration Programmes gave an update on the masterplan noted that there would be a planning application for the public realm aspect.

 

The Executive Member acknowledged the challenges of engaging in public consultation during the pandemic. He noted that the plan was ambitious and the bid to central government’s Levelling Up Fund was exciting. He then;

 

Resolved:

1)   That the progress update on the delivery of the Castle Gateway masterplan be noted.

 

Reason:     To note the work that has been carried out to deliver the Castle Gateway scheme since the last Executive approvals in October 2020

2)   That approval be given to the inclusion of the Castle and Eye of York public realm in the council’s wider Levelling Up funding bid to central government.

 

Reason:     To pursue central government funding for the delivery of the new public realm to replace Castle Car Park and the Eye of York.

 

22.

Additional Restrictions Grant – Restart element pdf icon PDF 522 KB

This report updates the Executive Member on the restart element of the Additional Restrictions Grant. The Executive Member is asked to retrospectively approve in public the decision taken by the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with himself and the Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning on at the Decision Session on 16 April 2021. This is detailed in paragraph 5 of the report.

 

Decision:

Resolved: That retrospective approval be given to the decision taken by the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with  the Executive Members for Finance & Performance and Economy & Strategic Planning on 16th April 2021 as follows:

 

Using the amounts allocated per 28 day period as agreed on 12th November 2020 and 18th January 2021, to provide restart grants to businesses on the basis of the Government’s Roadmap steps as follows:

·        Businesses reopening at Step 1: No further grant (reopening already provided for in grant paid from 1st March to 31st March) 

·        Businesses reopening at Step 2: One payment of 11 days at the agreed amounts plus a fixed payment of £200 (£396 to those with no premises, £724 - £1,379 for those in premises)

·        Businesses reopening at Step 3: One Payment of 46 days at the agreed amounts (£821/£2191-£4,929)

·        Businesses reopening at Step 4: One payment of 81 days at the agreed amounts (£1446/£3859-£8,679).

 

Reason:     To support to York businesses which are affected by the Lockdown restrictions but not eligible for Restart Grant funding

Minutes:

The Executive Member considered a report that provided an update on the restart element of the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG). The Head of Economic Growth outlined the report, adding that colleagues were waiting to find out that day with the country would be moving to step 4 of the Covid roadmap. He explained that the grants awarded under the ARG were based on the number of days that businesses are shut and he detailed the amounts that had been awarded. The Executive Member noted the importance of being able to support businesses and then;

 

Resolved: That retrospective approval be given to the decision taken by the Chief Finance Officer in consultation with  the Executive Members for Finance & Performance and Economy & Strategic Planning on 16th April 2021 as follows:

 

Using the amounts allocated per 28 day period as agreed on 12th November 2020 and 18th January 2021, to provide restart grants to businesses on the basis of the Government’s Roadmap steps as follows:

·        Businesses reopening at Step 1: No further grant (reopening already provided for in grant paid from 1st March to 31st March) 

·        Businesses reopening at Step 2: One payment of 11 days at the agreed amounts plus a fixed payment of £200 (£396 to those with no premises, £724 - £1,379 for those in premises)

·        Businesses reopening at Step 3: One Payment of 46 days at the agreed amounts (£821/£2191-£4,929)

·        Businesses reopening at Step 4: One payment of 81 days at the agreed amounts (£1446/£3859-£8,679).

 

Reason:     To support to York businesses which are affected by the Lockdown restrictions but not eligible for Restart Grant funding

 

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