Executive Meeting 17 November 2020


Thursday, 26 November, 2020
Decisions made at the most recent meeting of the SHBC Executive on 17 November included: 
Security at Old Dean Recreation Ground  
  • A qualifying e-petition was received by the Council asking for investment in effective security at Old Dean Recreation Ground, including “better lighting that is able to resist vandalism and CCTV to protect the playground area so that the asset remains fully usable by the community.” 
  • It was agreed that the petition be supported. 
  • A report will be brought to a future meeting, setting out options for replacing the lighting on the paths, CCTV recording, an alarm scheme at the pavilion, and bringing the pavilion back into use.  
Householders Duty of Care - setting of fee  
  • Every householder has a 'duty of care' to ensure that they have taken reasonable steps to dispose of waste in accordance with the law. You are required by law to ensure that you are handing over your waste to a person or company who is authorised and licensed with a waste carriers’ licence. 
  • It was agreed that the Fixed Penalty Charge be applied where the occupier of a residential premises has failed in their waste duty of care;  
  • The Fixed Penalty Charge was set at £400, with a discounted penalty of £300 for any FPNs paid within 14 days. 
Community Infrastructure Levy  
  • The Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) is a way that local authorities can raise funds towards infrastructure from developments in their area.  
  • A total of £740,106.93 was received in CIL for the reporting period 1 April – 30 September 2020. It was noted that Covid-19 and the associated lockdown has had a negative impact on CIL income. 
Local Plan Authority Monitoring Statement  
  • The Local Plan Authority Monitoring Report (AMR) provides details of what actions have been taken to implement a Local Development Plan and the Local Development Scheme, to indicate the extent to which policies in the current Surrey Heath Local Plan have been achieved, and to identify any solutions and changes where targets are not being met.  
  • The Surrey Heath Local Plan AMR was approved to be made available on the Council’s website. 
The Jersey Property Unit Trust   
  • Members considered an exempt report reviewing the arrangements for the Jersey Property Unit Trust  (JPUT), which holds the Council’s interest in The Square Shopping Centre and other retail units around Camberley Town Centre. 
Acquisition of Night Stop Property  
  • The Night Stop project is aimed at stopping people moving to and staying on the streets by providing stop gap accommodation.  
  • The Executive agreed that, subject to due diligence, an identified property in Camberley be purchased for Night Stop Accommodation, and the acquisition to be progressed. 
Development of a transit site in Surrey  
  • The Executive recommended an increase to the capital programme for a one-off contribution to the construction of a new Gypsy and Traveller Transit site at a location in Surrey, and noted an ongoing revenue contribution per annum for the maintenance of the Transit site. 
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