Agenda and minutes

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 21st October, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Virtually via Microsoft Teams - if you would like to attend this meeting live via Microsoft Teams please contact committee.services@blaenau-gwent.gov.uk

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Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Simultaneous Translation

You are welcome to use Welsh at the meeting, a minimum notice period of 3 working days is required should you wish to do so.  A simultaneous translation will be provided if requested.

Minutes:

It was noted that no requests had been received for the simultaneous translation service.

 

2.

Apologies

To receive.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors L. Elias and H. McCarthy.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

No declarations of interest or dispensations were reported.

4.

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 356 KB

To receive the minutes of the special Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 23rd September, 2020.

 

N.B. The minutes are submitted for points of accuracy only.

Minutes:

The minutes of the special Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 23rd September, 2020 were submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED that the minutes be accepted as a true record of proceedings.

 

5.

Action Sheet

There were no actions arising from the special meeting of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 23rd September, 2020.

Minutes:

There were no actions arising from the special meeting of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 23rdSeptember, 2020.

6.

Forward Work Programme: 2nd December 2020 pdf icon PDF 393 KB

To receive the report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Forward Work Programme for the meeting scheduled to be held on 2nd December, 2020 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the report be accepted.

 

7.

Town Centre Task and Finish and Economic Response following COVID-19 pdf icon PDF 509 KB

To consider the report of the Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report of the Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and re-establish the Task and Finish Group (with the existing membership); and recommence their consideration of the Town Centre Strategy. The Group would revisit previous areas considered to ensure that they aligned with any COVID-19 adaptions that may be required, but the focus would be upon the remaining areas not yet discussed with a view towards concluding the work of the Task and Finish Group as soon as possible. (Option 1)

 

8.

Brynmawr and Nantyglo Masterplan

To consider the report of the Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities.

Minutes:

Having regard to the views expressed by the Proper Officer regarding the public interest test, that on balance the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighed the public interest in disclosing the information and that the report should be exempt.

 

RESOLVED that the public be excluded whilst this item of business is transacted as it is likely there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14, Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act, 1972 (as amended).

 

Consideration was given to the report of the Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report which contained information relating to the financial/business affairs of persons other than the Authority be accepted, and endorsed the findings of the Brynmawr and Nantyglo Masterplan and agreed to the next steps for work to be undertaken in the following areas:-

 

·        Development of funding applications to support further activity (site investigations, site acquisition and demolition);

·        Continued dialogue with key stakeholders; and

·        Further develop potential development options for the Brynmawr Boilerhouse (delivery model, funding options, future use). (Option 2)