Agenda and minutes

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No. Item

43.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 143 KB

Minutes:

44.

Petitions and Questions pdf icon PDF 161 KB

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.

 

Minutes:

David McElroy presented a petition about increasing the Cycling Targets and Action in the new Local Transport Plan. Councillor Page, Lead Councillor for Strategic Environment, Planning & Transport, responded to the petition.

 

Questions on the following matters were submitted by members of the public:

 

 

Questioner

Subject

Reply

 

1.

Roger Lightfoot  ...  view the full minutes text for item 44.

45.

Decision Books pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

46.

Supporting Reading's Economic Recovery and Renewal pdf icon PDF 328 KB

This report outlines the current economic situation in Reading as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the initial and ongoing response from the Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Director for Economic Growth & Neighbourhood Services submitted a report outlining the current economic situation in Reading as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and the initial and ongoing response from the Council.  The following documents were attached to the report:

 

    Appendix 1 Reading Unlock Dashboard (August 2020)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 46.

47.

Housing Strategy for Reading 2020 - 2025 and Reading's Preventing Homelessness Strategy 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 192 KB

This report sets out and seeks approval for the Housing Strategy for Reading 2020-2025 and Reading’s Preventing Homelessness Strategy 2020–2025.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report presenting the Housing Strategy for Reading 2020-2025 and Reading’s Preventing Homelessness Strategy 2020–2025.  The following documents were attached to the report:

 

·      Appendix A - Housing Strategy for Reading 2020 – 2025

·      Appendix B - Reading’s Preventing Homelessness Strategy  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

Planning White Paper and other National Planning Changes pdf icon PDF 454 KB

This report sets out for approval proposed responses to government consultations on the Planning White Paper and other changes to the planning system.

Minutes:

The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on the Planning White Paper (‘Planning for the Future’) and a number of other proposed changes to the planning system which had been published for consultation.  Attached to the report at Appendix 1 was a proposed response to  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 147 KB

This report seeks approval to undertake community involvement on a Draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

50.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:

 

“That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act”

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended), members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of items 52-54 below as it was likely that there would be a disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant paragraphs specified in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

Digital Futures Foundations (ICT Future Operating Model) Update

Minutes:

The Executive Director of Resources submitted a report providing an update on the ICT Future Operating Model.  The report stated that the Policy Committee had endorsed the preferred option in the Outline Business Case (OBC) on 22 June 2020 (Minute 14 refers) and granted delegated authority to proceed with its  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Asset Disposal Update - Central Club

Minutes:

The Executive Director of Economic Growth and Neighbourhood Services submitted a report on a revised offer from the preferred bidder for the vacant former Central Club building.

 

The report explained that, as a result of changes to market conditions being experienced everywhere as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 52.

53.

Brighter Futures for Children Limited - Reserved Matters

Minutes:

The Executive Director of Resources submitted a report to the Committee in its capacity as the sole member of Brighter Futures for Children Ltd (BFfC) to make consequential decisions, following the departure of the Company’s Managing Director on 7 September 2020.  The report described the interim arrangements, which  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.