Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 28th July, 2016 7.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Cecil Street, Margate, Kent. View directions

Contact: charles hungwe 

Items
No. Item

350.

Apologies for Absence

351.

Declarations of Interest

    To receive any declarations of interest. Members are advised to consider the advice contained within the Declaration of Interest form attached at the back of this agenda. If a Member declares an interest, they should complete that form and hand it to the officer clerking the meeting and then take the prescribed course of action.

    Minutes:

    There were no declarations of interest.

352.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 153 KB

353.

Annual review of corporate risk pdf icon PDF 190 KB

    Minutes:

    Cabinet received a report on the annual review of risk whose key risk events for the year included the following:

     

    1.  Pending prosecution by the Health and Safety Executive;

    2.  Dreamland operator going into administration;

    3.  Follow-up Peer Review, and

    4.  Continuing financial challenges.

     

    Cabinet was assured that there were systems in place to promote effective risk management; and was informed that although there were significant risks, there were plans in place to manage them.

     

    Councillor Taylor-Smith and Councillor Bayford spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1.

     

    Councillor Crow-Brown proposed, Councillor L. Fairbrass seconded and Members noted the report.

354.

Updated Air Quality Technical & Planning Guidance 2016 pdf icon PDF 241 KB

    Additional documents:

    Minutes:

    Councillor L. Fairbrass advised the meeting that the title of Annex 1 should read ‘Air Quality Technical Planning Guidance’ and not ‘Air Quality Planning Guidance.’

     

    It was reported at the meeting that the Council had been monitoring pollution levels across Thanet since 1998 across 33 monitoring locations. The air quality in Thanet was generally good and well below thresholds set by government.

     

    However, as was the case for the majority of local authorities in the UK, road vehicle pollution is an issue in Thanet, and the pollutant of concern is nitrogen dioxide (NO2). There were several pollution hotspots that require action at the local level to reduce nitrogen dioxide. Air pollution impacts on vulnerable groups, particularly the young and elderly with pre-existing respiratory conditions.

     

    Thanet has an urban wide Air Quality Management Area (AQMA) and the Council is required through the Local Air Quality Management process to work towards reducing pollution levels through an Action Plan that was approved in 2013 which also included the original planning guidance. This Air Quality Technical Planning Guidance had been updated to reflect changes in national planning policy and aimed to improve the environment and health of the population.

     

    The following Members spoke under Council Procedure Rule 20.1:

    Councillor Matterface;

    Councillor K. Gregory;

    Councillor Savage.

     

    Councillor L. Fairbrass proposed, Councillor Brimm seconded and Cabinet approved the updated Air Quality Technical Planning Guidance (Annex 1 to the Cabinet report) which will form part of the approved Air Quality Action Plan 2013.

355.

Annual Treasury Management Review 2015/16 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

356.

Single District Statement of Intent pdf icon PDF 171 KB