Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet - Thursday, 17th October, 2019 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Penns Place, Petersfield, GU31 4EX

Contact: James Harris  Deputy Democratic Services Team Leader - 01730 234098

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Apologies for Absence

To receive apologies for absence.


Apologies were received from Councillors T Costigan and N Drew.


Chairman's Announcements


There were no Chairman’s announcements.



To approve the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 5 September 2019 (previously circulated):


The minutes of the previous meeting held on 5 September 2019 were agreed and signed as a correct record.


Declarations of Interest

To receive and record any declarations of interest from members present in respect of any of the various matters on the agenda for this meeting.


There were no declarations of interest.


Delegated Decisions pdf icon PDF 4 MB

RECOMMENDED that the following urgent and exempt decision taken by the Leader under the scheme of delegations to Portfolio Holders be noted:


(1)  Reprovision of HR Advisory Services.


A redacted version of the decision is included on pages 1-3 of the non-exempt document pack and a non-redacted version is included on pages 5-7 of the exempt document pack.


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RESOLVED that the following delegated decision be noted:


(1)  Reprovision of HR Advisory Services


Non-specified S106 Developer Contributions Award and Allocations pdf icon PDF 114 KB

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Cabinet considered the report and in rejecting Horndean Community Association’s application for improvements to Merchistoun Park resolved that it be treated as an expression of interest.


In respect of the following applications included in Appendix 4 that sought over £50,000 of S106 developer contributions, it was confirmed that these had been treated as an expression of interest for consideration by Cabinet at a later date:


·        Bohunt School – upgrade to squash courts; and

·        Headley Parish Council – EOI Headley Community and Sports Pavilion – outline application for pavilion modernisation/improvement project.


RESOLVED that Cabinet:


                 i.         Noted the officer delegated decisions as set out at Appendices 1, 2 and 4 of the report:


               ii.         Approved the below recommended allocation and award for projects seeking over £50,000 S106 developer contributions awards at Appendix 3 of the report;


Liphook Bowls Club – new green and lawnmower


Whitehill Village Hall Extension further application for S106 funding to complete the storage extension


Horndean Technology College – upgrade of artificial grass pitch


EHDC Green Grid Green Loop Link to form connection at the rear of Oakmoor School to the rest of the phase 1 GGGL


iii.     Rejected the below allocation and award for projects seeking over £50,000 S106 developer contributions awards at Appendix 3 of the report; and


Horndean Community Association – Improvements to Merchistoun Park


Horndean Parish Council – Five Heads Recreation Grounds Upgrade



iv.     Delegated to the Monitoring Officer the power to amend any changes in job titles / portfolio designation in Table 2.


Disposal of Site and Buildings known as Liphook Services pdf icon PDF 107 KB

Report under separate cover.


Please note that appendices to this report contain exempt information as specified in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) to the Local Government Act 1972 and are therefore only included within the exempt document pack.

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Cabinet considered the report and was addressed by Cllr Hunt, who noted the damage suffered to the site and buildings through vandalism that had occurred on the site since the hotel had ceased trading and enquired about the security measures that EHDC had put in place since taking ownership of the site.


In the absence of the Portfolio Holder, the Leader confirmed that a written response would be provided to Cllr Hunt by the Portfolio Holder.


RESOLVED that Cabinet agreed:


(i)         the freehold disposal of Liphook Services at a sum not less than that set out in Item 1a of Appendix 1; and


(ii)        that the completion of this transaction be delegated to the Director of Regeneration and Place in consultation with the s151 and Monitoring Officers.