Cabinet - Tuesday, 6th October, 2020 12.00 pm

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No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interests


Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 15 September 2020 pdf icon PDF 130 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 15 September 2020 are attached.


RECOMMENDED that the minutes be agreed.


Home Energy Support Service pdf icon PDF 484 KB



To set out the details of a service by which every household in the city will be able to access appropriate support with home energy efficiency and renewable technology. The service will encourage a greater uptake of energy efficiency measures in Portsmouth; lowering emissions and energy bills, as well as promoting the creation of low-carbon skills and employment in the area. 



1.    That the Cabinet agrees that reducing domestic energy consumption, and the resultant carbon emissions, should be encouraged within Portsmouth by widening the advice and support on offer to incorporate every household in the city.

2.    That the Cabinet approves the services detailed below, in sections 5 to 9 of this report, to be investigated and developed to strengthen the offer to non-fuel poor households.

3.    That the Cabinet instructs officers to build a business case to create a comprehensive service offer and methodology for directing support which is appropriate and tailored to every household in the city. The business case will consider the level of resourcing available through the PCC energy services team, and consider options to increase capacity; including the exploration of strategic partnerships to provide the comprehensive service and offer.

4.    That the Cabinet instructs officers to explore a programme for developing a local, highly-skilled workforce to deliver low-carbon, energy efficiency installations within the city.

5.    That the Cabinet instructs officers to explore the potential of financing the capital cost of low-carbon technologies for private housing tenures, through the provision of grants and loans. 

6.    That a further report on progress be brought back to the Cabinet in January 2021.





Treasury Mangement Outturn Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 505 KB


To inform members and the wider community of the Council's treasury management activities in 2019/20 and of the Council's treasury management position as at 31st March 2020.


RECOMMENDED that the actual prudential and treasury management indicators based on the unaudited accounts, as shown in Appendix B, be noted (an explanation of the prudential and treasury management indicators is contained in Appendix C).



EU Settlement Scheme pdf icon PDF 316 KB




The purpose of this report is to update Cabinet on the EU Settlement Scheme and to provide updated data on the number of Portsmouth residents that have applied for Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status.


RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

1.    Note that between 28/8/18 and 30/6/20, 12,070 people from Portsmouth had applied for Settled or Pre-Settled status. Nearly 6,200 of these applications had resulted in Settled Status being granted and nearly 5,000 in Pre-Settled Status being granted.

2.    Agree that the City Council should use its digital and other communication channels to promote the importance to EU Citizens living in Portsmouth and / or working for the Council of applying for Settled Status or Pre-Settled Status before the end of June 2021


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The Role of Member Champions pdf icon PDF 233 KB




The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with information on the role of Member champions and to see whether Members wish to formally change or emphasise certain aspects of this role description.


RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet:

1.    Note that there are currently 5 active Member champions

2.    Note that the Standards Committee in 2010 previously agreed a protocol for Member champions which is still relevant today

3.    Consider whether any change to this protocol is required and in particular whether there needs to be a different agreed process for selecting new Member champions

4.    Agree that each Champion should do an annual report to Council on relevant activity over the last 12 months


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Clean Air Zone - Consultation Feedback. pdf icon PDF 399 KB

The report will follow.

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Exclusion of Press and Public

“That, under the provisions of Section 100A of the Local Government Act, 1972 as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) Act, 1985, the press and public be excluded for the consideration of the following item on the grounds that the report(s) contain information defined as exempt in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act, 1972”.


The public interest in maintaining the exemption must outweigh the public interest in disclosing the information.


Under the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) England Regulations 2012, regulation 5, the reasons for exemption of the listed item is shown below.


Members of the public may make representation as to why the item should be held in open session.  A statement of the Council’s response to representations received will be given at the meeting so that this can be taken into account when members decide whether or not to deal with the item under exempt business.


(NB     The exempt/confidential committee papers on the agenda will contain information which is commercially, legally or personally sensitive and should not be divulged to third parties.  Members are reminded of standing order restrictions on the disclosure of exempt information and are invited to return their exempt documentation to the Local Democracy Officer at the conclusion of the meeting for shredding.)





10 Tipner West Regeneration Programme - appendix 2.




Paragraph 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


Tipner Regeneration pdf icon PDF 186 KB


1.    To update members on the design and consultation work undertaken to date, noting feedback from residents and the market.

2.    To obtain, "In Principle" member approval for the Tipner West scheme to be taken through to planning, and other consenting requirements, highlighting the planning route and the risks.

3.    To obtain member approval for the expenditure required to obtain planning and other statutory consents for the scheme, subject to certain conditions.

4.    To obtain member approval to complete the acquisition of land at the Tipner peninsular and 'other' compensatory land required to deliver the scheme.


RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet:

1.    Notes the comments from the public consultation and market engagement.


2.    Approve in principle the proposed design and mix of use types as noted in 3.6 and delegate to the Director of Regeneration progression of design works in line with these principles for the purposes of the necessary planning applications under the Town and Country Planning Act ('TCPA') and the Transport Works Act 1992 ('TWA') Order. Prior to submission, both applications are subject to the prior approval of the Full Council required in relation to promotion of applications and orders under the TWA.


3.    Approve the release of up to £8m of funding from the city deal grant for the preparation of the TWA and TCPA applications, and any other necessary additional consents relating to the proposed Tipner development; funding to be released through a "gateway" process following the satisfactory achievement of the criteria set out in recommendation 2.1.4 below


4.    The criteria to be achieved to enable the funding to be released is as follows and will require the approval of the S.151 Officer in consultation with the Director of Regeneration and the Cabinet Member with responsibility for the scheme:


i) It is expenditure that is required to complete an Outline Business Case (required to lever in additional grant funding) or required to prepare the TWA, TCPA


ii) Funding route(s) have been identified as being available to the Council (not necessarily confirmed) sufficient to substantially (95%) meet the overall gross development cost of the scheme i.e. any "viability gap" remains at less than 5%


iii) That prior to the entering into each contract for spend, there is an evaluation that demonstrates that there remains reasonable expectation that any viability gap can be met in full from either additional external funding or modification to the scheme and that an evidence base can be provided to form that "reasonable expectation"


iv) Delegates to the Assistant Director Property & Investment, in consultation with the Director of Finance and S.151 officer to negotiate and complete the acquisition of land at the Tipner peninsular and 'other' compensatory land but subject to a satisfactory financial appraisal and reasonable expectation of overall scheme viability with any acquisition costs to be funded from the City Deal Grant.


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