Agenda and minutes

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee
Wednesday, 9th February, 2022 1.00 pm

Venue: as a Hybrid Meeting: via Microsoft Teams/Abraham Derby Meeting Room, General Offices, Ebbw Vale

Contact: Democratic Services  7785

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:

No apologies for absence were reported.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

Councillors G. Paulsen and W. Hodgins declared an interest in the following item:

 

Item No. 8 Aspire Shared Apprenticeship Programme

 

4.

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To receive the minutes of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 8th December, 2021.

 

(Please note the minutes are submitted for points of accuracy only.)

Minutes:

The minutes of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 8th December, 2021 were submitted.

 

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

 

5.

Action Sheet - 8th December 2021 pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To receive the Action Sheet.

Minutes:

The Action Sheet arising from the meeting of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 8th December, 2021 was submitted.

 

The Committee AGREED, subject to the foregoing, that the Action Sheet be noted.

 

6.

Levelling Up Funding Bid Request pdf icon PDF 564 KB

To consider the report of the Service Manager Business and Regeneration.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Service Manager Business & Regeneration.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and applications be prepared for the next LUF round of bidding for the schemes identified in the report in paragraph 2.7. (Option 1)

 

7.

Aneurin Bevan Destination Strategy pdf icon PDF 517 KB

To consider the report of the Service Manager Business and Regeneration.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Service Manager Business & Regeneration.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the Aneurin Bevan Strategy is supported with amendments requested, prior to approval by the Executive Committee. (Option 2)

 

8.

Aspire Shared Apprenticeship Programme pdf icon PDF 574 KB

To consider the report of the Corporate Director Regeneration and Community Services.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Corporate Director Regeneration & Community Services.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted. (Option 2)

 

9.

Transforming Towns Empty Property Management Fund

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 report of the Team Manager Regeneration Opportunities.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report which contained information relation to the business affairs of persons other than the Authority be accepted and that the Council endorse and fully support the Enforcement Action Plan. Once the action plan has been approved by Welsh Government, the Council would then be invited to prepare and submit business plans for each of the properties that they need funds for. (Option 2)