Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 7th January, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Civic Centre, Hanbury Road, Pontypool, NP4 6YB

Contact: Rachel Beale  Senior Business Support Officer (Democratic Services)

Items
No. Item

1.

Attendance / Presenoldeb

2.

Apologies for absence / Ymddiheuriadau am absenoldeb

3.

Declarations of Interest / Datganiadau o fudd

4.

Confirmation of Cabinet minutes - 19/11/2019 / Cadarnhau cofnodion y Cabinet - 19/11/2019 pdf icon PDF 330 KB

5.

Updates on actions / Y diweddaraf ar y camau gweithredu pdf icon PDF 85 KB

6.

Financial Monitoring 2019/20 and Revenue Budget 2020/21 / Monitro Ariannol 2019/20 a'r Gyllideb Refeniw 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 394 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed that the:

a)         Position outlined in respect of the 2019/20 revenue forecast is noted;

b)         Current positions in relation to 2020/21 Budget and MTFP are noted;

c)         Identified 1% mitigations are endorsed, with a view to implementing the changes effective from the 1st April 2020; and

d)         Reserve use outlined in paragraph 4.5 of the report be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

7.

Risk Management / Rheolaeth Risg pdf icon PDF 720 KB

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to note the work undertaken to improve the Council’s management and monitoring the Council’s identified risks.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

8.

Ty Coch Solar Farm / Fferm Solar Ty Coch pdf icon PDF 427 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to support the Final Business Case, attached as appendix B to the report for the delivery of a 3.04MW solar farm at Ty Coch former landfill site and to give approval to proceed to the next phase of the scheme as described in the report to include:

 

a)        Approval to procure all packages which support the project.

b)        Approval to proceed to Council for provision of a Capital Budget of £2.45m to be financed from a dedicated Public Works Loan Board loan, which will cover development costs to date to be capitalised and build costs to commissioning of the project.

 

Cabinet agreed to allow the Assistant Chief Executive Resources and the Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection to allow commissioning of all contracts should the outcome of the procurement process deliver a positive net financial return to the Council over the life span of the project. If the procurement process determines that the Council would need to contribute to the running costs of the solar farm, a Special Emergency Cabinet will be called to determine the project in light of Council finances and its Climate Change Emergency Declaration.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.