Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 27th July, 2021 12.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - The Guildhall. View directions

Contact: Anna Martyn Tel 023 9283 4870  Email: Democratic@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Record of Previous Decision Meeting - 22 June 2021 pdf icon PDF 218 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 22 June 2021 are attached.

 

4.

Draft Portsmouth Local Plan Consultation with Local Plan Consultation Strategy as an appendix pdf icon PDF 182 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to publish a consultation document on the draft Portsmouth Local Plan under Regulation 18 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and its proposed communications plan and budget.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

 

1.    Approve the Portsmouth draft Local Plan consultation document for at least 6 weeks of public consultation.

 

2.    Approve the Local Plan consultation communications plan and suggested budget of £30,000.

 

3.    Delegate authority to the Assistant Director of Planning and Economic Growth to modify and make editorial changes to the Portsmouth draft Local Plan consultation document, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and City Development (if required).

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Approved the Portsmouth draft Local Plan consultation document for at least 6 weeks of public consultation.

2.    Approved the Local Plan consultation communications plan and suggested budget of £30,000.

3.    Delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Planning and Economic Growth to modify and make editorial changes to the Portsmouth draft Local Plan consultation document, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and City Development (if required).

4.    Rejected the Government's target of more than 17,000 homes for Portsmouth.

5.    Believed the decision on housing need in Portsmouth should be made by local people in Portsmouth.

6.    Also believed the target cannot be met without significant impact on the protected habitats that surround Portsmouth. It would be wholly wrong for the Government to unaccountably require the Council to cause environmental harm by over-riding environmental protection legislation.

7.    Asked therefore the Leader to write to the Government to establish whether the Secretary of State for Housing Communities and Local Government believes the housing target and the necessary associated development in the Tipner-Horsea Island area are of such overriding public interest as to justify the scale of development required and the impacts on the ecology of the Solent Waters. 

8.    Believed that, if Government does not consider there to be such a justification, then Portsmouth demands a significantly lower housing target so that environmentally sensitive areas are not forced into development.

 

 

 

5.

Local Development Scheme update pdf icon PDF 197 KB

Purpose

To purpose of this report is to outline and seek approval for the revisions to the Local Plan timetable set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS).

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

 

1.    Approve the revised Local Plan timetable set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS). The revised LDS to have effect from 27th July 2021.

2.    Grant delegated authority to Assistant Director Planning & Economic Growth to make minor amendments to the LDS and Development Plan Document timetables as necessary.

3.    Note the progression of other Portsmouth Development Plan Documents and Supporting Planning Policy documents.

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Approved the revised Local Plan timetable set out in the Local Development Scheme (LDS). The revised LDS to have effect from 27th July 2021.

2.    Granted delegated authority to Assistant Director Planning & Economic Growth to make minor amendments to the LDS and Development Plan Document timetables as necessary.

3.    Noted the progression of other Portsmouth Development Plan Documents and Supporting Planning Policy documents.

 

6.

Future of Waste Collection Services pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Purpose

To update the cabinet of the options for future waste collections in the city.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

 

1.    Note the likely outcomes of the Environment Bill - in particular the requirement for a consistent set of materials to be collected.

2.    Agree with the principle of the provision of a twin stream recycling collection system rather than a kerbside sort system, and delegate authority to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhoods and Building Services to develop a detailed plan for implementation of a twin stream collection service in the City. (Twin stream will require 2 recycling containers, kerbside sort will require 4 recycling containers, see 3.7).

3.    Note that the delivery of a twin stream collection system is dependent on the outcomes of the Environment Bill, agreement by Waste Disposal partners on the provision of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to enable twin stream collection, and agreement from other Hampshire waste collection authorities to deliver a twin stream collection service.

4.    Note that a further report will be brought to Cabinet with the business case for the provision of the MRF later this year.

5.    Agree a further report is brought to Cabinet for decision to agree a final specification for the twin stream collection service ahead of implementation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Noted the likely outcomes of the Environment Bill - in particular the requirement for a consistent set of materials to be collected.

2.    Agreed with the principle of the provision of a twin stream recycling collection system rather than a kerbside sort system, and delegate authority to the Director of Housing, Neighbourhoods and Building Services to develop a detailed plan for implementation of a twin stream collection service in the City. (Twin stream will require 2 recycling containers, kerbside sort will require 4 recycling containers, see 3.7).

3.    Noted the delivery of a twin stream collection system is dependent on the outcomes of the Environment Bill, agreement by Waste Disposal partners on the provision of a Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) to enable twin stream collection, and agreement from other Hampshire waste collection authorities to deliver a twin stream collection service.

4.    Noted that a further report will be brought to Cabinet with the business case for the provision of the MRF later this year.

5.    Agreed a further report is brought to Cabinet for decision to agree a final specification for the twin stream collection service ahead of implementation.

 

7.

Household Waste Recycling Operations update and booking system pdf icon PDF 521 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet an update on operations at Portsmouth’s Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) in light of the Government’s Roadmap towards the gradual relaxation of measures to control the COVID-19 pandemic. This includes provision to retain in the short-term the booking system that was successfully implemented during the pandemic.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

 

1.    That the Cabinet approves the retention of the HWRC booking system until at least March 2022 to manage customer demand and facilitate continuation of a controlled and safe HWRC operation while visitor numbers are increased as, social distancing restrictions are reduced.  This is in-line with our Waste Disposal Authority Partners Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council.

2.    That the Cabinet approves the reintroduction of access to cyclists on a controlled basis at Portsmouth HWRC, from July 2021, utilising the HWRC booking system.

3.    That the Cabinet notes Hampshire County Council (HCC) have approved the commencement of the £5 charge for non-residents using Hampshire's 24 HWRCs from 1 September 2021.  This decision will not impact residents of Portsmouth wishing to use Hampshire's sites because of the joint HWRC and disposal partnership arrangements we have in place with HCC.  Hampshire residents will also not be impacted using Portsmouth HWRC.  Portsmouth residents will be required to register their vehicle with HCC to use the Hampshire sites, but not if they only wish to use Portsmouth HWRC.  Registration is free of charge for Portsmouth residents because of the reciprocal use agreement with HCC.  The Portsmouth HWRC cross-border policy decision was made by the Cabinet Member for Environment & Community Safety on 05 February 2019 - Household waste recycling centre cross border charging. 

4.    That the Cabinet notes that HCC has approved the removal of glass banks from Hampshire's 24 HWRCs from 1 July 2021 in line with the previously taken decisions, which were deferred during covid-19 restrictions.  This decision will not impact Portsmouth HWRC, and PCC will retain the glass banks at the site because of separate glass collections arrangements we have in place with Biffa, the City Council's waste collections contractor. 

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    Approved the retention of the HWRC booking system until at least March 2022 to manage customer demand and facilitate continuation of a controlled and safe HWRC operation while visitor numbers are increased as, social distancing restrictions are reduced.  This is in-line with our Waste Disposal Authority Partners Hampshire County Council and Southampton City Council.

2.    Approved the reintroduction of access to cyclists on a controlled basis at Portsmouth HWRC, from July 2021, utilising the HWRC booking system.

3.    Noted Hampshire County Council (HCC) have approved the commencement of the £5 charge for non-residents using Hampshire's 24 HWRCs from 1 September 2021.  This decision will not impact residents of Portsmouth wishing to use Hampshire's sites because of the joint HWRC and disposal partnership arrangements we have in place with HCC.  Hampshire residents will also not be impacted using Portsmouth HWRC.  Portsmouth residents will be required to register their vehicle with HCC to use the Hampshire sites, but not if they only wish to use Portsmouth HWRC.  Registration is free of charge for Portsmouth residents because of the reciprocal use agreement with HCC.  The Portsmouth HWRC cross-border policy decision was made by the Cabinet Member for Environment & Community Safety on 05 February 2019 - Household waste recycling centre cross border charging. 

4.    Noted that HCC has approved the removal of glass banks from Hampshire's 24 HWRCs from 1 July 2021 in line with the previously taken decisions, which were deferred during covid-19 restrictions.  This decision will not impact Portsmouth HWRC, and PCC will retain the glass banks at the site because of separate glass collections arrangements we have in place with Biffa, the City Council's waste collections contractor. 

 

8.

2021 Annual Status Report of Air Quality pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Purpose

1.    Local Air Quality Management (LAQM) process and the 2020 Review and Assessment (R&A) of air quality (AQ) in Portsmouth through the forthcoming publication of the 2021 Annual Status Report (ASR).

2.    The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic upon the actions undertaken by Portsmouth City Council (PCC) to monitor air pollution levels in Portsmouth during 2020 and the provisional results of the monitoring undertaken during 2020.

 

Decision:

The report was noted for information only and is therefore not subject to call-in.

9.

Port Health Readiness - Delivery of Official Controls pdf icon PDF 222 KB

Purpose

To provide the Cabinet information on the:

1.    Responsibilities of Regulatory Services as the Port Health Authority (PHA) in respect to delivering official controls on various food products entering the Portsmouth International Port (PIP) following the UKs exit from the EU.

2.    Challenges faced by the PHA in respect to achieving operational border readiness in compliance with the UK Government's prescriptive timetable.

 

Decision:

The report was noted for information only and is therefore not subject to call-in.

10.

Annual Fostering Service Report pdf icon PDF 606 KB

Purpose

The report provides a summary of the work undertaken by the Fostering Service for the period 01/04/20-31/03/21.

Decision:

The report was noted for information only and is therefore not subject to call-in.

11.

Annual Adoption Report pdf icon PDF 837 KB

Purpose

The previous report was presented March 2020. This report will update the Lead Member on Portsmouth Adoption Service activity for the period 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

 

Decision:

The report was noted for information only and is therefore not subject to call-in.

12.

Response to the interim report of the national independent review of children's social care; strategy for high quality social care and early help in Portsmouth pdf icon PDF 653 KB

Purpose

This paper provides information about the interim report of the national independent review of children’s social care, published in June. It notes the broad stance on that report which it is proposed should be taken in a detailed response from the Lead Member for Children, Families and Education. It then updates Cabinet on progress and next steps with our own local strategy for even better, more affordable social care and early help for children, young people and families.

 

Decision:

The report was noted for information only and is therefore not subject to call-in.

13.

Heritage Strategy pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Purpose

The report seeks approval to start a wider consultation on a heritage strategy for Portsmouth.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet give approval for the draft heritage strategy to go out to consultation.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved that the draft Heritage Strategy go out to consultation.

14.

Outside Bodies - Consideration of any Recommendations Arising from the Scrutiny Management Panel held on 22 July 2021

Report to follow

Decision:

There were no recommendations as the Scrutiny Management Panel was not held.

15.

Treasury Management Outturn Report 2020/2021 pdf icon PDF 561 KB

Purpose

To inform members and the wider community of the Council's treasury management activities in 2020/21 and of the Council's treasury management position as at 31 March 2021.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet

 

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

Decision:

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