Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Thursday, 25th April, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Conference Room A, Cumbria House, Carlisle

Contact: Jackie Currie  Email: jackie.currie@cumbria.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Mrs S Sanderson and Mrs J Willis.

 

2.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

To consider whether the press and public should be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any item on the agenda.

Minutes:

RESOLVED,  that the press and public be not excluded for any item of business on this occasion.

 

3.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

Members are invited to disclose any disclosable pecuniary interest they have in any item on the agenda which comprises

 

1          Details of any employment, office, trade, profession or vocation carried on for            profit or gain.

 

2          Details of any payment or provision of any other financial benefit (other than from the authority) made or provided within the relevant period in respect of any expenses incurred by you in carrying out duties as a member, or towards your election expenses.  (This includes any payment or financial benefit from a trade union within the meaning of the Trade Union and Labour Relations (Consolidation) Act 1992.

 

3          Details of any contract which is made between you (or a body in which you have a beneficial interest) and the authority

 

(a)       Under which goods or services are to be provided or works are to be executed; and

 

            (b)       Which has not been fully discharged.

 

4          Details of any beneficial interest in land which is within the area of the authority. 

 

5          Details of any licence (alone or jointly with others) to occupy land in the area of the authority for a month or longer. 

 

6          Details of any tenancy where (to your knowledge)

 

            (a)       The landlord is the authority; and

 

            (b)       The tenant is a body in which you have a beneficial                                                         interest.

 

7          Details of any beneficial interest in securities of a body where

 

(a)       That body (to your knowledge) has a place of business or land in the    area of the authority; and

 

 

(b)       Either –

 

(i)      The total nominal value of the securities exceeds £25,000 or one            hundredth of the total issued share capital of that body; or

 

(ii)     If that share capital of that body is of more than one class, the total nominal value of the shares of any one class in which the relevant person has a beneficial interest exceeds one hundredth of the total issued share capital of that class.

In addition, you must also disclose other non-pecuniary interests set out in the Code of Conduct where these have not already been registered.

 

Note

 

A “disclosable pecuniary interest” is an interest of a councillor or their partner (which means spouse or civil partner, a person with whom they are living as husband or wife, or a person with whom they are living as if they are civil partners).  

Minutes:

There were no disclosures of interest made on this occasion.

 

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 183 KB

To receive the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 21 March 2019 (copy enclosed)

 

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED  that the minutes of the meeting held on 21 March 2019 be agreed as a true and accurate record and signed by the Chair.

 

5.

STATEMENTS BY THE LEADER OF THE COUNCIL AND CABINET MEMBERS

To receive statements by the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Members.

Minutes:

There were no statements made by the Leader or any of the Cabinet Members.

 

6.

PUBLIC PARTICIPATION

There were no questions, petitions or statements at the time of despatch

 

Minutes:

There were no questions, petitions or statements made to this meeting.

 

7.

Arnside & Silverdale and North Pennines Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Management Plans pdf icon PDF 293 KB

To consider a report from the Acting Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure (copy enclosed)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Cabinet considered a report from the Acting Executive Director – Economy and Infrastructure which informed members that the Council had a statutory duty under Section 89 of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act 2000 to prepare and review Management Plans for each of the three Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) that were located in Cumbria.

 

Section 89 of the Countryside and Rights of Way (CRoW) Act 2000 placed a duty on local authorities to act jointly to produce and review, on a five yearly basis, management plans for the AONB within their administrative boundaries.  In Cumbria this duty was performed by the three AONB management organisations – Arnside & Silverdale AONB Executive Committee; North Pennines AONB Partnership, and Solway Coast AONB Joint Advisory Committee.   The council was represented by a nominated Member on each of these bodies. 

 

The Arnside and Silverdale Draft Management Plan was consulted on from 22 October – 3 December 2018.  A total of 29 responses were received. The Cabinet Member referred members to the summary of the consultation responses in Appendix 1.

 

The Draft Management Plan had been well received by the steering group with no major issues or concerns raised.  The majority of comments related to minor clarifications required to the text.   Key points made in response to the consultation included:-

 

·      giving more emphasis to the role of farming and land management in creating the beauty of the landscape;

·      being more specific about improving the viability of farming; identifying key species for nature conservation;

·      more emphasis on the need for collaboration, co-operation and investment to sustain this exceptional landscape;

·      providing more clarity in the text on how stated objectives are derived from the issues and challenges identified.

 

The Cabinet Member for Finance commented that the community in Arnside welcomed the chance to comment on the draft plan and were satisfied with the level of consultation undertaken.

 

The North Pennines AONB Draft Management Plan was consulted on from 3 December 2018 to 31 January 2019.  Just under 150 responses were received, generating approximately 800 individual comments.  The Cabinet Member referred members to the summary of the consultation responses contained in Appendix 2.

 

Overall, the Draft North Pennines AONB Management Plan was very well received.

 

The Leader asked the Cabinet Member – Environment when the Solway Coast AONB Management Plan was likely to be considered by Cabinet. 

 

The Cabinet Member responded that the Solway AONB Management plan covered the period 2015 – 2020.

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet,

 

(1)     agree and adopt the North Pennines AONB Management Plan;

(2)     agree and adopt the Arnside and Silverdale AONB Management Plan subject to the views of the Arnside and AONB Executive. Should further changes be made to the final version of the Management Plan, that Cabinet delegate authority to the Acting Executive Director Economy and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder to agree those changes. In the event that any proposed changes were to materially alter the purpose or objectives of the Management Plan, the matter would be referred  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.