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384.

Minutes

Minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 (previously circulated).

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RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 10 July 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

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385.

Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chair should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

 

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There was no item raised as a matter of urgency.

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386.

Announcements

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There was no formal announcement made by the Chair at this meeting, but he reminded all present that it was 18 years to the day of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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387.

Petitions

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There was no petition received from a Member of the Public or the Council.

           

 

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388.

Question(s) from Members of the Council

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There was no question from a Member of the Council.

FRAMEWORK DECISION

 

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KEY DECISIONS

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389.

Budget Monitoring - Month 4 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Report of the County Treasurer (CT/19/87) on the Budget Monitoring Position at Month 4, to follow.

 

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(Councillors Biederman, Connett, Dewhirst, Hannaford and Whitton attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet considered the Report of the County Treasurer (CT/19/87) circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 on the Budget Monitoring position at Month 4.

 

This Report outlined the financial position and forecast for the Authority at Month 4 (to the end of July) of the financial year and updated Members on the Chancellor’s Spending Round 2019.

 

The total projected overspend at Month 4 was £4.3 millions. However, this assumed the projected Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) funding shortfall of £15.8 millions was not dealt with in the current financial year and thus had no impact on the outturn position. It also assumed that planned contributions to reserves of £8 millions were not made this financial year.  Without these two adjustments the projected overspending would be £28.1 millions.

 

Adult Care and Health Services were forecast to overspend by £6.7 millions, which included £982,000 of management actions yet to be delivered but which were still considered achievable.

 

Children’s Services were forecasting an overspend of £4.8 millions.  However, this figure took no account of a projected funding shortfall of £15.8 millions on SEND which was explained in sections 3.8 and 3.9 of the Report.

 

Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste were forecasting an underspend of £540,000 at Month 4, Communities, Public Health, Environment and Prosperity (COPHEP) a small underspend of £6,000 and Corporate Services an overspend of £2.8 millions.

 

The approved capital programme for the Council was £147.2 millions which incorporated amounts brought forward from 2018/19 of £29.5 millions, and in year additions of £6.8 millions.  The year-end forecast was £131.7 millions, producing forecast slippage of £15.5 millions, mainly attributable to variations and programme delays in Planning and Transportation (£9.8 millions net slippage) reflecting the complexity of the major schemes within this Service.

 

In relation to the Spending Round 2019 on 4th September 2019 (the devil being in the detail), the key headlines for the Council were £1.5 billion extra for social care, but it was clear that £0.5 billion of this included the discretionary power to raise up to 2% from Council Tax as a Social Care Precept.  Depending on the formula, the Authority’s portion could be £22-23 millions of which approximately £8 millions would come from a 2% increase in Council tax.

 

In relation to Schools Funding, there was £7.1 billion extra by 2022/23.  Every secondary school would be allocated a minimum of £5,000 per pupil next year, and every primary school at least £3,750 per pupil increasing to £4,000 per pupil the following year.  This was approximately £20 millions of additional funding for Devon’s schools over the 2 years with £11.7 millions in 2020/21 and a further £9.5 millions in 2021/22. 

 

There was also additional money for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities with the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 389.

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390.

Department for Transport’s Safer Roads Fund – Scheme for Approval, A3121 (South Hams) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment (PTE/19/29) relating to scheme approval for the A3121 and the Safer Roads Fund for the A382 corridor improvement scheme, attached.

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(Councillors Connett and Whitton attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet considered the Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment (PTE/19/29) relating to scheme approval for the A3121, circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

The Report sought approval to implement the DfT Safer Roads Fund agreed road safety improvements on the A3121 following the award of £1,900,000 as part of the Department for Transport’s “Safer Roads Fund” project.

 

In 2016, the Transport Secretary announced a £175 million fund to improve the 50 most dangerous A roads in the country.  This identified two roads in Devon in that national list, one being the A3121 in the South Hams and the other the A3123 in North Devon.  The A3121 connected the A379 west of Modbury to Ermington and the A38 east of Ivybridge and was 9km in length. Between 2012 and 2016, the A3121 had 31 collisions along the route, of which six were fatal or serious injuries (KSIs).  A “Safer Roads Fund” bid was submitted for both the A3121 and the A3123 and the Council was subsequently awarded £1,900,000 for the A3121 and £2,200,000 for the A3123. The Report provided details and recommendations for the A3121 scheme.

 

The proposal was to implement up to twelve road safety improvement schemes along the 9km length of the A3121 and an overview of the schemes was shown in Appendix I.  Land acquisition was necessary at six of the twelve sites and at Site 12 (Modbury Cross) and Traffic Regulation Orders would be required.  All interventions and whole route performance would be subject to review after the scheme was complete.

 

The Cabinet Members for Highways Management advised that concerns had been raised by the Local Member and Parish Council on Kitterford Cross Junction.

 

As part of the grant application bid an impact assessment was carried out, available at https://new.devon.gov.uk/roadsandtransport/safe-travel/road-safety/saferroads/capital-schemes/.   The scheme would reduce journey times as well as localised congestion on the A3121.  The assessment outlined the required earthworks and construction at Site 4 (Kitterford Cross) and Site 12 (Modbury Cross), the translocation (moving back) of hedge banks which were expected to recover fully, that discussions regarding Ecology and Landscape had taken place in order that the schemes were designed and in compliance with the Wildlife & Countryside Act 1981 and enhanced planting would be undertaken to compensate for the loss of some trees.

 

Road safety schemes of this kind were expected to be of general benefit across the road using demographic.  Cumulatively, the proposed measures offered a positive social impact by decreasing risk of injury and severity, arising from road travel. No adverse impacts were identified and road safety audits would be carried out, paying particular attention to vulnerable road users.

 

The Report outlined the legal considerations in terms of entering into land purchase agreements with several landowners and also the risk management considerations  ...  view the full minutes text for item 390.

MATTERS REFERRED

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391.

Notice(s) of Motion pdf icon PDF 141 KB

The following Notices of Motion submitted to the County Council by the Councillors detailed below have been referred to the Cabinet in accordance with Standing Order 8(2) for consideration, to refer it to another committee or make a recommendation back to the Council: A briefing note (CSO/19/20) on each Motion is attached.

 

(a)   Future of the Post Office (Councillor Hannaford)

(b)   Boosting South West Rail Investment (Councillor Hannaford)

(c)   Appledore Shipyard Renationalisation (Councillor Hannaford)

(d)   Veterans Pledge (Councillor Scott)

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(a) Future of the Post Office

 

(Councillor Biederman declared a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest in this matter by virtue of being an employee of the Post Office and withdrew from the meeting during its consideration).

 

(Councillor Hannaford attended in accordance with Standing Order 8 and Councillors Connett and Dewhirst attended in accordance with 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

Council notes with concern that;

Britain’s 11,500 post office branches are facing mounting financial pressures. It is

claimed financial pressures have already forced up to 1,000 out of business. More

customers are now going online to buy stamps and parcels for postage. More

people are also using the web to pay bills and to use government services.

Government subsidies for remote post office branches have already fallen from

£415million in 2013-14 to £99million in 2017-18. Under current plans this will fall

further to £50million in 2020-21 before being stopped completely. At the moment

Post Office Limited, which is owned by the Government, replaces branches when

they shut, but campaigners have warned that the rate of closures in the coming

years will make this impossible.

 

This Council believes that:

Our post offices are a key asset for the community, and the expertise and

experience of staff there is invaluable. The relentless franchising and closure

programme of the profit-making Crown post Offices, points to a lack of vision

rather than the plan for growth and innovation that is needed. Government should

therefore halt these closures and bring together stakeholders, including the CWU,

industry experts, and business leaders, to develop a new strategy that safeguards

the future of the Post office.

 

Therefore, Council resolves;

To formally write to the Prime Minister, the Secretary of State for Business Energy

and Industrial Strategy, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and all our local

Members of Parliament, calling on the Government to guarantee their future. We

are calling for the network to be properly funded, with a full range of services over

the counter for those who are not online, and better support for the development

of community hub models.

 

Members considered the Officer’s factual briefing note on the matter (CSO/19/20) which referred to the numbers of Post Offices in the UK, the publication of an ‘Access Criteria’ in support of Government’s desire to see a network of post offices accessible to people, the work of the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Select Committee in examining issues such as the franchising of Post Offices, the reduction of Government subsidies, and the long-term resilience of the service, the Council’s response to the Committee’s consultation earlier this year http://data.parliament.uk/writtenevidence/committeeevidence.svc/evidencedocument/bus iness-energy-and-industrial-strategy-committee/post-office-network/written/101221.html and the work of the Council in linking with Devon Communities Together to understand the current picture in Devon and opportunities to share local good practice, experience and networks to support groups wanting to develop greater community and rural resilience.

 

The Cabinet considered the recommendation now before them and the actions now proposed and already undertaken and other relevant factors and;

 

RESOLVED 

 

(i) that Council urges Government to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 391.

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392.

North Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee - Cedars Junction Trial (Minute *66)

At its meeting on 27th June, the North Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee received a presentation from the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment on the outcome of the trial at the Cedars Roundabout using temporary traffic lights and other measures.  The Head of Service advised that any proposed improvements to the Junction would involve road widening which would be costly and should be prioritised against proposals within a wider transport strategy.

 

The Committee resolved that Cabinet be requested to:

 

(a) progress a scheme at Cedars Junction as a matter of priority in view of the success of the experimental trial and identified benefits to mitigate current heavy congestion and poor air quality; and

 

(b) review the wider transport strategy for the Barnstaple area, in conjunction with the proposed improvements at the Cedars Junction. 

 

Recommendation

 

(a) that the scheme proposed for Cedars junction not be progressed as a priority in advance of other committed transport infrastructure; and

 

(b) that the scheme be included in a future pipeline of projects.

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(Councillors Biederman and Connett attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet noted that at its meeting on 27th June, the North Devon Highways and Traffic Orders Committee received a presentation from the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment on the outcome of the trial at the Cedars Roundabout using temporary traffic lights and other measures.  The Head of Service advised that any proposed improvements to the Junction would involve road widening which would be costly and should be prioritised against proposals within a wider transport strategy.

 

The Committee had resolved that Cabinet be requested to:

 

(a) progress a scheme at Cedars Junction as a matter of priority in view of the success of the experimental trial and identified benefits to mitigate current heavy congestion and poor air quality; and

 

(b) review the wider transport strategy for the Barnstaple area, in conjunction with the proposed improvements at the Cedars Junction. 

 

The Leader of the Council commented that in light of the trial, officers would include the scheme in pipeline of medium to long-term schemes that would support Local Plan growth aspirations. The current programme of schemes was such that there were limited resources in the current programme which had been agreed by Cabinet at the beginning of the year. 

 

The recommendation by the HATOC would be taken into consideration when setting next year’s programme.

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor McInnes, and

 

RESOLVED

 

(a) that the scheme proposed for Cedars junction not be progressed as a priority in advance of other committed transport infrastructure; and

 

(b) that the scheme be included in a future pipeline of projects.

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393.

Annual Childcare Sufficiency Report: Endorsement of Annual Report pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Report of the Head of Education and Learning (CS/19/22) seeking endorsement of the Annual Childcare Sufficiency Report and for the report to be published on the Council’s website, attached.

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(Councillors Biederman, Connett, Dewhirst and Hannaford attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet considered the Report of the Head of Education and Learning (CS/19/22) presenting the Annual Childcare Sufficiency Report, circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

The Cabinet noted the statutory duty to secure sufficient early years and childcare places which was met through a variety of providers that included all types of schools, pre-schools, day nurseries, holiday clubs, breakfast clubs, after school clubs, childminders etc.  These provisions were within the private, voluntary, independent and maintained sectors. The Local Authority had to take into account what was “reasonably practicable” when assessing what sufficient childcare meant.

 

The Early Education and Childcare: Statutory Guidance for Local Authorities, set out that the Authority should report annually to elected Members on how they were meeting their duty to secure sufficient childcare.

 

The Head of Service’s Report contained both the full report and executive summary. The Annual Report for 2018/19 encapsulated key findings from data relating to 2018/19 (1st April 2018 to 31st March 2019) and actions for the Early Years and Childcare Service for 2019/20.

 

The data indicated that overall there was sufficient early years and childcare provision within Devon, although the rural/urban spread of different types of provision varied and Childcare Sufficiency Hot Spots identified.

 

There continued to be increased and improved communication with providers through social media platforms. The number of subscribers to the Early Years Weekly Digest, number of likes of the Early Years and Childcare Facebook Page, the number of followers to the Early Years and Childcare Service Twitter page and the number of connections to the LinkedIn Showcase had all increased.

 

The Report then highlighted the actions arising and what the Early Years and Childcare service would do in response. This included continuing to assess sufficiency and identify hot spots, address the issues in hot spot areas, carry out actions identified from the annual survey of providers 2019, survey parents, carry out an annual survey of providers, continue to promote the take up of funded two-, three- and four-year-old places to parents, promote the take-up of the extended entitlement to 1140 hours of funded childcare for eligible three- and four-year-olds, monitor take up, promote the stretched offer to working parents to help with spreading the cost of childcare, promoting the take-up of the Early Years Pupil Premium, monitor openings, closures and expansions and finalise the Early Years Infrastructure Plan.

 

To continue to ensure the duty was met in 2019/20 the main areas of focus would be ensuring sufficient places for 2-year olds and marketing and promotion of this entitlement, ensuring sufficient places for the increase of the early years entitlement to 1140 hours a year for 3 and 4-year olds of working families, raising the quality of funded places– specifically those judged as ‘requires improvement’ and ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted, meeting the need  ...  view the full minutes text for item 393.

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Question(s) from Members of the Public pdf icon PDF 148 KB

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In accordance with the Council's Public Participation Rules, the Leader and relevant Cabinet Members responded to 19 questions from members of the public on presentations to Council on 5G under public participation rules, documentation relating to 5G as a health and environmental hazard, independent research on stopping 5G on earth and in space, halting the roll out of 5G in Devon, zero carbon emissions and target dates, 5G and ICT Roadmap (both current and future), carbon neutrality dates, reductions in commuting and increasing public transport use, woodland tree planting schemes, planned immediate actions for carbon reductions, target dates for carbon neutrality, RegenSW and their representation on the DCERG, insurance position and 5G illnesses, on shore wind farms and National Contracts for Difference (CfD) schemes, communications regarding a climate emergency, urban street lighting and future technology, justification for the rollout of 5G technology, pension funds and fossil fuel companies and the role of Scrutiny Committees in scrutinising 5G.

 

The Leader and Cabinet Members also responded orally to supplementary questions arising from the above and a copy of the questions would be sent to those who were not present at the meeting.

 

[NB: A copy of the questions and answers are appended to these minutes and are also available on the Council’s Website at http://www.devon.gov.uk/dcc/committee/mingifs.html and any supplementary questions and answers may be observed through the webcast of this meeting  – see Notes below]

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Minutes of the bodies shown below are circulated herewith for information or endorsement as indicated therein:

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It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor McInnes, and

 

RESOLVED that the Minutes of the following and any recommendations to Cabinet therein be approved:

 

Devon Audit Partnership – 8 July 2019

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Delegated Action/Urgent Matters pdf icon PDF 29 KB

The Registers of Decisions taken by Members under the urgency provisions or delegated powers will be available for inspection at the meeting in line with the Council’s Constitution and Regulation 13 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.  A summary of such decisions taken since the last meeting is attached.

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The Registers of Decisions taken by Members under the urgency provisions or delegated powers were available for inspection at the meeting in line with the Council’s Constitution and Regulation 13 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012; a summary of decisions taken since the last meeting had been published with the Agenda for this meeting. Decisions taken by Officers under any express authorisation of the Cabinet or other Committee or under any general authorisation within the Council’s Scheme  of Delegation  set out in  Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution may be viewed at  https://new.devon.gov.uk/democracy/officer-decisions/.

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Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 103 KB

In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, the Cabinet is requested to review the list of forthcoming business (previously circulated) and to determine which items are to be defined as key and/or framework decisions and included in the Plan from the date of this meeting.

 

[NB: The Forward Plan is available on the Council's website at:http://democracy.devon.gov.uk/mgListPlans.aspx?RPId=133&RD=0&bcr=1 ]

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In accordance with the Council’s Constitution, the Cabinet reviewed the Forward Plan and determined those items of business to be defined as key and framework decisions and included in the Plan from the date of this meeting onwards reflecting the requirements of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 (at http://democracy.devon.gov.uk/mgListPlans.aspx?RPId=133&RD=0).

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A382 Corridor Improvements - Phase 1 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Joint report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment, and Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste on Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvements (PTE/19/29), attached.

 

An Impact Assessment is also attached for the attention of Members at this meeting and can also be found at https://www.devon.gov.uk/impact/a382

 

 

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(Councillors Connett, Dewhirst, Hannaford and Whitton attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet considered the Joint Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment, and Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste on Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvements (PTE/19/29), circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

The Report sought approval to enable a contract to be awarded and to proceed with construction of Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvement scheme from Drumbridges to Newton Abbot.  Phase 1 was between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross on the edge of Newton Abbot and the scheme would improve access to Newton Abbot and the A38 by improving the A382 corridor which connected them.

 

The A382 was a key route but the existing road was of a low standard with poor alignment, high traffic flows, a poor safety record and no facilities for pedestrians or cyclists. In addition, Teignbridge District Council’s adopted Local Plan set out proposed residential and employment developments in the area between 2013 and 2033 which would result in significant traffic growth along the A382 corridor.

 

The proposal for Phase 1 was the realignment and widening of the A382 to 10 metres between Forches Cross and Whitehill Cross, a new roundabout at Ringslade Road and a shared pedestrian and cycle path along the A382 to provide additional capacity and improved journey times and reliability, improve safety and provide a high-quality facility for sustainable modes of transport from new developments in the future.

 

The estimated scheme cost of Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvements was £13.05 million and the Report outlined the funding sources for the scheme.

 

The Report included details of the Environmental Impact Assessment which had been undertaken as part of the planning application, including issues such as biodiversity impacts, landscape, hedgerows and trees, grassland and all the mitigations planned.

 

The noise assessment considered the impacts of annoyance and disturbance associated with changes in the road traffic noise in terms of numbers of properties affected and mitigation measures of low noise road surface and acoustic fencing. The water environment impacts had also been assessed.

 

The Cabinet noted that the scheme would lead to positive social impacts, by benefitting all road users including bus users through improved journey time reliability and pedestrians and cyclists through the introduction of new facilities. The scheme would improve access to and from Newton Abbot resulting in a cost saving for new and existing residents. Economic, social and environmental wellbeing would be improved through better access to employment, education and recreational destinations. There was also an estimated saving in annual greenhouse gas emissions from road traffic in the wider geographic area of over 190 tonnes of CO2 in the first year after opening, and over 21,400 tonnes over 60 years, compared to the without scheme scenario. The Report also highlighted how the scheme would lead to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 398.

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399.

Exclusion of the Press & Public

Recommendation

 

That the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act namely the financial or business affairs of persons tendering for the provision of council goods or services and of the County Council, in both cases, and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor McInnes, and

 

RESOLVED that the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of

business under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act namely the financial or business affairs of persons tendering for the provision of council goods or services and of the County Council, in both cases, and in accordance with Section 36 of the Freedom of Information Act 2000, by virtue of the fact that the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

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A382 Corridor Improvements - Phase 1 Financial Considerations

[An item to be considered by the Cabinet in accordance with the Cabinet Procedure Rules and Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 with the consent of the relevant Scrutiny Chair.

 

Joint report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment, and Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste on the Financial Considerations for Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvements (PTE/19/30), to follow.

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(The item was considered by the Cabinet in accordance with the Cabinet Procedure Rules and Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 with the consent of the relevant Scrutiny Chair.

 

(Councillors Connett and Hannaford attended in accordance with Standing Order 25(2) and spoke to this item).

 

The Cabinet considered the Joint Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation and Environment, and Chief Officer for Highways, Infrastructure Development and Waste on the Financial Considerations for Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvements (PTE/19/30), circulated prior to the meeting in accordance with regulation 7(4) of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

The Report sought approval to proceed with awarding the construction contract for Phase 1 of the A382 corridor Improvement scheme.  The details of the scheme were outlined in Cabinet Report (PTE/19/30), under agenda item 16.

 

The matter having been debated and the options and/or alternatives and other relevant factors (e.g. financial, sustainability (including carbon impact), risk management, equality and legal considerations and Public Health impact) set out in the Chief Officer’s and Head of Service’s Report and/or referred to above having been considered:

 

It was MOVED by Councillor Hart, SECONDED by Councillor Hughes and

 

RESOLVED that the construction contract for Phase 1 of the A382 Corridor Improvement Scheme be awarded in line with the recommendation outlined in the Report, subject to the completion of due diligence.