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Meeting of the Executive held on 01/03/2005
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MINUTES of the MEETING of the EXECUTIVE held on 1st March 2005

(To be read in conjunction with the Agenda for the Meeting)
*Miss G B W Ferguson (Chairman)*Mr P Haveron
*Mrs C E Savage (Vice-Chairman)*Mr C H Mansell
Mr M J D Allan*Mr K T Reed
*Mr S D EdgeMr J E Robini
*Mr B Grainger-Jones*Mr V K Scrivens
* Present
Mr P D Harmer, Mr A Rayner and Mr C C E Slyfield were also present

Mr Harmer spoke on Agenda Items 5, 9, 13 and 14
Mr Slyfield spoke on Agenda Item 4

302. APPOINTMENT OF CHAIRMAN (Agenda Item A)

Miss G B W Ferguson was confirmed as Chairman of the Executive for the remainder of the Council year.

303. APPOINTMENT OF VICE-CHAIRMAN (Agenda Item B)

Mrs C E Savage was confirmed as Vice-Chairman of the Executive for the remainder of the Council year.

304. MINUTES (Agenda Item 1)

The Minutes of the Meetings of the Executive held on 7th and 22nd February 2005 were confirmed and signed.

305. APOLOGIES (Agenda Item 2)

Apologies for absence were received from Mr M J D Allan and Mr J E Robini.

306. DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS (Agenda Item 3)

Declarations of interest were received as follows:-

Mr V K Scrivens and Mr C H Mansell - Personal (Farnham Town Council) – any relevant item.

307. QUESTIONS (Agenda Item 4)

In accordance with Procedure Rule 10, Mr C Robinson of Godalming asked a question about the rising barrier in Godalming High Street, whilst Mrs A Thurston of Farnham asked a question about the flood risk assessment for the East Street area of Farnham. The respective Portfolio Holders, Mr V K Scrivens and Mr C H Mansell, gave detailed responses to the questions.


308. EXECUTIVE FOUR MONTH ROLLING PROGRAMME (Agenda Item 5)

RESOLVED that the updated rolling programme (tabled at the meeting) be adopted.

309. CPA IMPROVEMENT PLAN UPDATE (Agenda Item 6)

RESOLVED that the CPA Improvement Plan at Annexe 1 to Appendix B be approved subject to page 18, number 11 being amended under the "How" column to read "Develop and Action Plan".

(This matter is included on the agenda for the meeting of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee on 21st March.)

310. MONITORING OFFICER REVIEW (Agenda item 7)

RESOLVED that:-
311. ADOPTION OF THE EQUALITY STANDARD FOR LOCAL GOVERNMENT (Agenda Item 8)

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to COUNCIL that:-

312. TOWARDS THE SOUTH EAST: REGIONAL HOUSING STRATEGY (Agenda Item 9 with revised recommendations tabled at the meeting)

RESOLVED that:-

313. SHERRYDON, CRANLEIGH – AFFORDABLE HOUSING SCHEME (Agenda Item 10)

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to COUNCIL that:-
o nomination rights (100% in the first instance and 75% thereafter); o the Council making a gift-in-kind of 186,000 by way of land value; o the receipt of a sum of 192,000; o the three elements constituting the land value after deductions for abnormal site conditions; and
314. 1 AND 2 QUEENSMEAD, CHIDDINGFOLD (Agenda Item 11)

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to COUNCIL that approval be given to the demolition of a pair of semi-detached bungalows on the site identified as 1 and 2 Queensmead, Chiddingfold.

RESOLVED that:-

315. DELEGATION OF AUTHORITY TO MAKE PLANNING APPLICATIONS (Agenda Item 12)

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to COUNCIL that the Director of Housing be delegated the authority to make planning applications for any disabled adaptation or parking improvement or provision scheme in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Town and Country Planning (General) Regulations 1992, the Scheme of Delegation be revised accordingly.

316. CONSULTATION PAPER: DRAFT CIRCULAR ON PLANNING FOR GYPSY AND TRAVELLER SITES (Agenda Item 13)

RESOLVED that the comments set out in the report be forwarded to the ODPM as this Council's response to the consultation on the draft circular and that a copy be sent to the Gypsy Council.

317. EAST STREET, FARNHAM (Agenda Item 14)

(a) Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Select Committee Review

RESOLVED that it be noted that the report on a project timetable requested by the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee was to be submitted to its next meeting on 21st March 2005 and would proceed to the 5th April Executive meeting.

(b) Riverside

RESOLVED that:-

1. the site conditions of the Riverside site be noted; and
318. LEASE OF CRICKET SQUARE AND PAVILION - BROADWATER PARK, GODALMING (Agenda Item 15)

RESOLVED that a 10 year lease of the cricket square (and sites of pavilion and shed) at Broadwater Park be granted to Farncombe Cricket Club on terms and conditions as set out in the (Exempt) Annexe to the report, other terms and conditions to be negotiated by the Property and Development Manager.

319. VARIABLE INTEREST MORTGAGES – VARIATION OF MORTGAGE INTEREST RATE (Agenda Item 16)

RESOLVED that:-

320. CASH COLLECTION (Agenda Item 17)

RESOLVED that the report on this matter be received and noted.

321. 2005 PAY CLAIM (Agenda Item 18)

RESOLVED that it be noted that no further progress on this matter had been made.

322. ACTION TAKEN SINCE LAST MEETING (Agenda Item 19 and additional paper tabled at the meeting)

(a) Showmen's' Site, Alfold - Proposal to settle costs

RESOLVED that the action taken by the Chief Executive after the appropriate Member consultation be noted.

(b) Appointments to Other Bodies and Special Interest Groups

Housing (Stock Transfer) Special Interest Group

RESOLVED that the action taken by the Chief Executive after the appropriate Member consultation be noted, the membership being:-

Mrs P M Frost Mrs J R Keen
Mrs P Ellis Mr A Rayner
Mr P B Isherwood Mr K T Reed
Mrs S R Jacobs

SCC Local Committee - Joint Working Group with Hampshire CC

RESOLVED that Mrs S R Jacobs be appointed to serve as Waverley's representative on this body.

SCC Local Committee - Travel Plan Task Group

(The Executive, on 7th February, agreed to authorise the Chief Executive to agree to the two Waverley nominees for this body - these formally have still to be confirmed.)

323. EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

RESOLVED that pursuant to Procedure Rule 20 and in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded during the meeting during consideration of the following item on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the business transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if members of the public were present during the item there would be disclosure to them of exempt information (as defined by Section 100I of the Act) of the description specified in Paragraph 12 of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972; viz:-

Any instructions to Counsel and any opinion of Counsel (whether or not in connection with any proceedings) and any advice received, information obtained or action to be taken in connection with:-

(a) any legal proceedings by or against the authority; or

(b) the determination of any matter affecting the authority

(whether, in either case, proceedings have been commenced or are in contemplation).

324. PROPERTIES IN WITLEY (Agenda Item 21)

RESOLVED to RECOMMEND to COUNCIL that the recommendations contained in (Exempt) Appendix N to the agenda report be endorsed.

The meeting concluded at 8.51 pm.



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