Agenda and draft minutes

Venue: Microsoft Teams - Remote

Contact: Palbinder Mann  01757 292207 or Email: pmann@selby.gov.uk

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81.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

82.

Minutes

The Executive is asked to approve the minutes of the meeting held on Thursday 11March 2021.

Minutes:

It was noted that the minutes of the previous meeting were not attached with the agenda therefore it was agreed to defer consideration of the minutes until the next meeting.

 

RESOLVED:

To defer consideration of the minutes of the previous meeting held on Thursday 11 March 2021 until the next meeting.

83.

Disclosures of Interest

A copy of the Register of Interest for each Selby District Councillor is

available for inspection at www.selby.gov.uk.

 

Councillors should declare to the meeting any disclosable pecuniary

interest in any item of business on this agenda which is not already

entered in their Register of Interests.

 

Councillors should leave the meeting and take no part in the

consideration, discussion or vote on any matter in which they have a

disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Councillors should also declare any other interests. Having made the

declaration, provided the other interest is not a disclosable pecuniary

interest, the Councillor may stay in the meeting, speak and vote on that

item of business.

 

If in doubt, Councillors are advised to seek advice from the Monitoring

Officer.

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest.

84.

Proposal to Temporarily Suspend Section 10.1 (Vehicle age limits) of the Taxi Licensing Policy ("the Policy") pdf icon PDF 331 KB

Report E/20/41 outlines a proposal to temporailty suspend section 10.1 relating to vehicle age limits of the Taxi Licensing Policy.

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Minutes:

The Lead Executive Member for Housing, Health and Culture presented the report which outlined a proposal to temporarily suspend section 10.1 relating to vehicle age limits of the Taxi Licensing Policy.

 

The Lead Executive Member for Housing, Health and Culture explained that suspending the policy would allow applicants to apply for a licence for the first time for a vehicle which was over the age of five years but still under the age of 12. It was noted that any licenced vehicles under this process would be subject to three checks in the year.

 

In response to a query concerning the prospect of increased emissions as a result of the policy suspension, it was noted there would be very limited impact with regard to this.

 

RESOLVED:

To suspend the application of section 10.1 of the Taxi Licensing Policy for a period of one year.

 

REASON FOR DECISION:

 

That due to the financial pressures caused by the COVID-19 pandemic the age restriction contained in section 10.1 of the Policy is suspended to support the taxi trade.

 

85.

S106 Affordable Housing Commuted Sum Allocation pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Report E/20/42 presents an outline proposal for a revision of the allocation of s106 commuted sums for affordable housing.

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Minutes:

The Lead Executive Member for Finance and Resources presented the report which outlined a proposal for a revision of the allocation of s106 commuted sums for affordable housing.

 

The Lead Executive Member for Finance and Resources explained that the report proposed a sum of up to 80% of market value per property towards delivery of the Council’s affordable homes programme.

 

In response to a query concerning why the figure was not 100%, the Lead Executive Member for Finance and Resources explained that the 80% figure was the benchmark for affordable housing rent.

 

RESOLVED:

To agree that subject to availability of receipts, the maximum receipts of s106 funding applied to financing the Council Affordable Homes programme be revised to up to 80% of market value per unit.

 

REASON FOR DECISION:

 

To provide a more flexible funding framework to enable scheme forward planning and delivery within the necessary timescales.

 

86.

Affordable Housing Delivery Strategy 2021-2025 pdf icon PDF 269 KB

Report E/20/43 outlines the draft Affordable Housing Delivery Strategy for consideration.

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Minutes:

The Lead Executive Member for Place Shaping presented the report which outlined the draft Affordable Housing Delivery Strategy for consideration.

 

The Lead Executive Member for Place Shaping explained that the Strategic Housing Market Needs Assessment had calculated that the net need for affordable housing in Selby was 134 units per annum and that the Council had a good record of delivering on affordable homes.

 

The following changes were proposed to the strategy:

 

·         Removal of the foreword.

 

·         Inclusion of figures for 2019/20 in paragraph 3.11.

 

·         Inclusion of figures in paragraph 3.12 which were not previously included.

 

·         Amendment of wording in relation to acquisitions so that it refers to ‘at transfer price’ and likely to be 80% of the market price.

 

RESOLVED:

To approve the draft Affordable Housing Delivery Strategy with the above amendments.

 

REASON FOR DECISION:

 

Approving the plan will allow the Council to further progress with the delivery.