Agenda and minutes

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 8th September, 2020 10.00 am

Venue: Via Microsoft Teams

Contact: Democratic Services  7785

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:

An apology for absence was received from the Chief Officer Commercial.

 

3.

Declarations of Interest and Dispensations

To receive.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest or dispensations reported.

 

4.

Time of Future Meetings

To consider.

Minutes:

It was agreed that future meetings of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee be held at 10.00 a.m.

 

5.

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 223 KB

To receive the minutes of the meeting of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 5th March, 2020.

 

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

Minutes:

To receive the minutes of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 5th March, 2020.

 

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

 

6.

Regeneration Scrutiny Committee pdf icon PDF 198 KB

To receive the minutes of the special Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 16th March, 2020.

 

(Please note the minutes are for accuracy only).

Minutes:

To receive the minutes of the special Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 16th March, 2020.

 

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

 

7.

Action Sheet - 5th March 2020 pdf icon PDF 96 KB

To receive the Action Sheet.

Minutes:

The Action Sheet arising from the meeting of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee held on 5th March, 2020 was submitted, whereupon:-

 

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

8.

Proposed Scrutiny Forward Work Programme 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 387 KB

To consider the report of the Chair of the Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The proposed Scrutiny Forward Work Programme for 2020/21 was submitted for consideration.

 

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

 

9.

Cardiff Capital Region and Welsh Government Aspire Roll Out pdf icon PDF 569 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 and endorsed the submission of two proposals, one to City Deal and the other to Welsh Government by the end of Summer 2020.  Approval to provide a strategic context and clear focus to support a partnership and collaborative approach to implementing specific actions and associated Employment and Skills delivery (Option 1).

 

10.

Integrated Responsive Transport Pilot pdf icon PDF 512 KB

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

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and the Council progress with the pilot project and introduce an Integrated Responsive Transport pilot to Blaenau Gwent (Option 1).

 

11.

Replacement Local Development Plan - Revised Delivery Agreement pdf icon PDF 748 KB

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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

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

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and supported the Revised Delivery Agreement and Covid-19 Assessment Report as outlined (Option 1).

 

12.

Strategic Housing; CCRCD Viability Gap Funding pdf icon PDF 520 KB

To consider the report of the Team Manager.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report of the Team Manager Thriving Communities.

 

The Committee AGREED to recommend that the report be accepted and supported Option 1, namely to:

 

     i.        Note the Cardiff Capital Region City Deal (CCRCD) Viability Gap Fund opportunity; including the current position within Blaenau Gwent in respect of identifying potential development sites; and

 

    ii.        Endorse and recommend Executive approval of continued exploration of the identified sites in order to determine the viability gap; and where appropriate progress business case(s) and associated work to support an application submission to CCRCD Viability Gap Fund.

 

13.

Llanhilleth Pit Head Baths Study

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

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 Service Manager Business and Regeneration.

 

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 supported the preferred Option 2 for the site to be redeveloped for residential use as outlined in the options report, and to develop a business case for the site for future consideration.