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Agenda and minutes

Venue: Council Chamber, Guildhall, Swansea

Items
No. Item

135.

Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests.

Minutes:

The Chief Legal officer gave advice regarding the potential personal and prejudicial interests that Councillors and / Officers may have on the agenda. Advice was also given as to predetermination and predisposition.

 

She reminded Councillors and Officers that the

“Disclosures of Personal and Prejudicial Interests” sheet should only be completed if the Councillor / Officer actually had an interest to declare. Nil returns were not required. Councillors and Officers were also informed that any declarable interest must be made orally and in writing on the sheet.

 

In accordance with the provisions of the Code of Conduct adopted by the City and County of Swansea the following interests were declared:

 

1)    Councillors E W Fitzgerald, D W Helliwell, O G James, L R Jones, M A Langstone, B J Rowlands, M Sherwood, R V Smith and G D Walker declared personal interests in Minute No. 143 – Adoption of the Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP);

 

2)    Councillors J E Burtonshaw, A M Day, P Downing, M Durke, E W Fitzgerald, R Francis-Davies, L S Gibbard, F M Gordon, D W Helliwell, C A Holley, B Hopkins, Y V Jardine, J W Jones, P K Jones, S M Jones, A S Lewis, W G Lewis, C L Philpott, S Pritchard, J A Raynor, C Richards, K M Roberts, M Sherwood, A H Stevens, D G Sullivan, M Thomas and L V Walton declared personal interests in Minute No.144 - Medium Term Financial Planning 2020/21 – 2022/23;

 

3)    Councillors C Anderson, P Black, M C Child, J P Curtice, A M Day, P Downing,  M Durke, V M Evans, W Evans, E W Fitzgerald, R Francis-Davies, L S Gibbard, F M Gordon, K M Griffiths, D W Helliwell, T J Hennegan, C A Holley, B Hopkins, Y V Jardine, J W Jones, M H Jones, P K Jones, S M Jones, A S Lewis, M B Lewis, W G Lewis, P Lloyd, C L Philpott, S Pritchard, J A Raynor, C Richards, K M Roberts, M Sherwood, P B Smith, R V Smith, A H Stevens, D G Sullivan, L G Thomas, M Thomas, L V Walton and T M White declared personal interests in Minute No.145 - Revenue Budget 2019/20;

 

4)    Councillors C Anderson, P Black, A M Day, P Downing, M Durke, E W Fitzgerald, L S Gibbard, F M Gordon, D W Helliwell, C A Holley, B Hopkins, J W Jones, M H Jones, P K Jones, M B Lewis, C L Philpott, S Pritchard, J A Raynor, K M Roberts, P B Smith, A H Stevens, R C Stewart, D G Sullivan, L G Thomas, M Thomas, L V Walton and T M White declared personal interests in Minute No.146 - Capital Budget & Programme 2018/19 – 2023/25;

 

5)    Councillors T J Hennegan and G J Tanner declared personal interests in Minute No.147 – Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – Revenue Budget 2019/20;

 

6)    Councillors T J Hennegan and G J Tanner declared personal interests in Minute No.148 – Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – Capital Budget and Programme 2018/19 – 2022/23;

 

7)    Councillor E J King declared a personal and prejudicial interests in Minute No.144 - Medium Term Financial Planning 2020/21 – 2022/23 and Minute No. 145 - Revenue Budget 2019/20.

 

Noted that Councillor E J King had been granted dispensation by the Standards Committee to Stay, Speak (but not in relation to his husband’s employment) but not vote when considering the Authority’s budget.

 

8)    Councillors C Richards and G J Tanner declared personal interests in Minute No.149 – Statutory Resolution – Resolutions to be made in accordance with the Regulations in the Setting of the Council Tax 2019/20.

136.

Minutes. pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To approve & sign the Minutes of the previous meeting(s) as a correct record.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Resolved that the following Minutes be approved and signed as a correct record:

 

1)              Ordinary Meeting of Council held on 24 January 2019.

2)              Extraordinary Meeting held on 12 February 2019.

137.

Written Responses to Questions asked at the Last Ordinary Meeting of Council. pdf icon PDF 94 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Legal Officer submitted an information report setting out the written responses to questions asked at the last Ordinary Meeting of Council.

138.

Announcements of the Presiding Member.

Minutes:

     Webcasting of Council Meeting

 

The Presiding Member stated that as part of the ongoing works to enable Webcasting of Council, Cabinet, Planning Committee and the Scrutiny Programme Committee; this Council Meeting is being recorded for Webcasting purposes.  The meeting would not be streamed live as we are still in the testing period; however it will be recorded. If the trial is successful, the meeting will be published online at a later date as a webcast.

 

International Women’s Day

 

            International Women’s Day is on the 8th March. The Civic Centre will host a             special event to mark this on the 7th March called Women in Leadership,             Innovation and Entrepreneurship which will include speakers such as former             BBC Wales chief reporter Penny Roberts and Julie James AM. It is            being organised by Swansea University and Morgan Academy and will be           taking place between 10am and 3pm in the Civic Centre and both Councillors   and staff are invited to register for the event.

 

      Award Nomination

 

            Cameron Lewis was one of the Council’s IT apprentices who graduated last             year and is now employed with the council on a 12 month contract. He has             been shortlisted for Apprentice of the Year Award 2019 at Gower College.

 

            The ceremony will be held on the 6 March and we wish him every success on             the night.

 

139.

Announcements of the Leader of the Council.

Minutes:

          Tidal Lagoon

 

The Leader provided an update on the current position relating to the revised proposal which is shortly due to be submitted to Welsh Government. He would share more details with Members in due course.

 

City Deal

 

The Leader indicated that 2 reviews have now been concluded and signed off by both Carmarthen Council and the Wales Audit Office. Further detailed information will be shared with Members when available.

140.

Public Questions.

Questions must relate to matters on the open part of the Agenda of the meeting and will be dealt with in a 10 minute period.

Minutes:

A number of questions were asked by members of the public.  The relevant Cabinet Member(s) responded accordingly. 

 

The question requiring a written response is listed below:

 

Adoption of the Swansea Local Development Plan(LDP).

 

Mr N Perrot

 

To ask that in respect of Policy H9 and its associated SPG and any further explanatories that are in existence.

When will the Supplementary Planning Guidance SPG be published for Public consultation ,stating the expected date for its consideration by Planning Committee and detailing clearly  the opportunities to be afforded to communities to comment and refine its effectiveness and application.

 

In addition would the Local Planning Authority undertake as part of the Annual Monitoring framework required by Inspectors   to quarterly publish data in respect of C4 use/SG applications going through the Local Planning Authority commencing 28/2/19.

Yielding-

Total Number of c4 use class & sui generis applications received for that quarter:

Total Number of Applications in Swansea EAST – Approved.

Total Number of Applications in Swansea WEST- Approved.

Total Number of Applications in Gower – that are Approved.

Total number of Applications that are subject to Appeal per constituency.

Total number of successful appeals across whole CCS area.

 

The Cabinet Member for Delivery responded accordingly and indicated he

would provide a written response.

 

 

 

 

141.

Presentation - None.

Minutes:

No Presentations were received.

142.

Adoption of the Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP). pdf icon PDF 276 KB

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Delivery submitted a report, which sought to confirm the findings of the Inspectors’ Final Report on the Examination into the Swansea Local Development Plan (LDP), and to adopt the LDP as amended by the appropriate binding changes as the new development plan for the Swansea administrative area.

 

Resolved that:

 

1) The Swansea LDP (Final Version at Appendix 2 to the report - as amended by the binding changes set out in the Inspectors Report), as the new development plan for the Swansea administrative area be adopted ;

 

2) The Adoption Statement (at Appendix 3 to the report), Final Sustainability Appraisal (at Appendix 4 to the report ), Habitats Regulations Assessment including updates (at Appendix 5 to the report ) and Final Equalities Impact Assessment (at Appendix 7 to the report ) be approved;

 

3) The Head of Planning and City Regeneration or appropriate delegated officer be authorised to make any outstanding typographical, grammatical, presentational or factual amendments to the Swansea LDP prior to its final publication; and

 

4) Officers seek to secure, on certain developments, higher percentages of affordable housing than the target figures specified in Policy H3 for the North, East and Greater North West housing zones, where this is justified having regard to the level of constraints, planning obligations and other relevant matters.

 

143.

Technical and Budget Presentation.

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer gave a technical presentation of the following budget reports:

i)        Medium Term Financial Planning 2020-2021 to 2022-2023;

ii)        Revenue Budget 2019/2020;

iii)       Capital Budget & Programme 2018/19-2023/24;

iv)      Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – Revenue Budget 2019/20;

v)       Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – Capital Budget and Programme 2018/19 – 2022/23;

vi)      Capital Strategy 2018/19 – 2023/24;

vii)      Treasury Management Strategy, Prudential Indicators, Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement 2019-2020;

viii)     Treasury Management – Interim Year Review Report 2018/19.

 

Councillors asked technical questions of the Section 151 Officer.  The Section 151 Officer responded accordingly.

 

Following the technical questions, the Leader gave a general political overview of the budget situation followed by a political presentation of the budget reports referred to above.

 

He indicated he would circulate the presentation to all Members.

 

Councillors asked political questions of the Leader of the Council.  The Leader and relevant Cabinet Members responded accordingly.

 

144.

Medium Term Financial Planning 2020/21 – 2022/23. pdf icon PDF 304 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which set out the rationale and purpose of the Medium Term Financial Plan and detailed the major funding assumptions for the period and proposed a strategy to maintain a balanced budget.

 

Resolved that:

 

1) The Medium Term Financial Plan 2020/21 to 2022/23 be approved as the basis for future service financial planning.

 

145.

Revenue Budget 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 671 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which proposed a Revenue Budget and Council Tax levy for 2019-2020.

 

The Section 151 Officer stated that the Liberal Democrat / Independent Opposition Political Group had submitted a budget amendment.

 

Amendment

Councillor P M Black proposed an amendment.  The amendment was seconded by Councillor J W Jones.  The amendment being:

That the cuts in hours to community libraries be not proceeded with, to be financed by taking £35,000 from the Special Events Projects budget and the Cultural Strategy and Development budget in the Head of Cultural Services’ revenue budget.

 

Following debate, the amendment was put to the vote and in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 30 “Voting” a recorded vote was requested.  The voting on the amendment was recorded as follows:

For (18 Councillors)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

P M Black

P R Hood-Williams

I E Mann

A M Day

J W Jones

C L Philpott

E W Fitzgerald

L R Jones

B J Rowlands

K M Griffiths

M H Jones

D G Sullivan

D W Helliwell

S M Jones

L G Thomas

C A Holley

M A Langstone

L J Tyler-Lloyd

 

Against (38 Councillors)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

C Anderson

B Hopkins

J A Raynor

J E Burtonshaw

D H Hopkins

C Richards

J P Curtice

O G James

M Sherwood

N J Davies

Y V Jardine

P B Smith

P Downing

P K Jones

R V Smith

C R Doyle

A S Lewis

A H Stevens

M Durke

M B Lewis

R C Stewart

C R Evans

W G Lewis

M Sykes

V M Evans

C E Lloyd

G J Tanner

W Evans

P Lloyd

D W W Thomas

R Francis-Davies

P M Matthews

M Thomas

L S Gibbard

H M Morris

L V Walton

T J Hennegan

S Pritchard

T M White

 

Abstain (0 Councillors)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

-

-

-

 

Did not vote due to declarable interest (1 Councillor)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

E J King

-

-

In the light of the recorded vote above the amendment was not supported and did not become part of the substantive recommendation.

 

In accordance with Council Procedure Rule 30 “Voting” a recorded vote was requested on the substantive recommendation. The voting was recorded as follows:

 

For (38 Councillors)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

C Anderson

D H Hopkins

C Richards

J E Burtonshaw

O G James

M Sherwood

J P Curtice

Y V Jardine

P B Smith

N J Davies

P K Jones

R V Smith

P Downing

A S Lewis

A H Stevens

C R Doyle

M B Lewis

R C Stewart

M Durke

W G Lewis

M Sykes

C R Evans

C E Lloyd

G J Tanner

V M Evans

P Lloyd

D W W Thomas

W Evans

P M Matthews

M Thomas

R Francis-Davies

H M Morris

L V Walton

L S Gibbard

S Pritchard

T M White

B Hopkins

J A Raynor

 

 

Against (18 Councillors)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

P M Black

P R Hood-Williams

I E Mann

E W Fitzgerald

J W Jones

C L Philpott

K M Griffiths

L R Jones

B J Rowlands

D W Helliwell

M H Jones

D G Sullivan

T J Hennegan

S M Jones

L G Thomas

C A Holley

M A Langstone

L J Tyler-Lloyd

 

Abstain (0 Councillors)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

Councillor(s)

-

-

-

 

Did not vote due to declarable interest (1 Councillor)

Councillor

Councillor

Councillor

E J King

-

-

 

Resolved that:

 

1)              The Revenue Budget for 2019/20 as detailed in Appendix A to the report be approved.

 

2)              A Budget Requirement and Council Tax Levy for 2019/20 as detailed in Section 9 of the report be approved.

146.

Capital Budget & Programme 2018/19- 2023/25. pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which proposed a revised capital budget for 2018/19 and a capital budget for 2019/20 - 2022/23 (2023/25 for Band B schools).

 

Resolved that:

 

1)  The revised capital budget for 2018/19 and a capital budget for 2019/20 – 2023/25 as detailed in appendices A, B C, D,  E and F to the report be approved.

 

 

147.

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – Revenue Budget 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer and Director of Place submitted a report which proposed a Revenue Budget for 2019/20 and a rent increase for properties within the HRA.

 

Resolved that:

 

1) Rents be increased in line with the Welsh Government interim policy as detailed in section 3 of the report.

 

2) Fees, charges and allowances as outlined in section 3 of the report be approved.

 

3) The revenue budget proposals as detailed in section 3 of the report be approved.

 

 

148.

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) – Capital Budget and Programme 2018/19 – 2022/23. pdf icon PDF 179 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which proposed a revised Capital Budget for 2018/19 and a Capital Budget for 2019/20 – 2022/23.

 

Resolved that:

 

1) The transfers between schemes and the revised budgets for schemes in 2018/19 be approved.

 

2) The budget proposals for 2019/20 – 2022/23 be approved.

 

3) That, where individual schemes in Appendix B to the report are programmed over the 4 year period described in this report, then these are committed and approved and that their financial implications for funding over subsequent years be approved.

 

 

149.

Statutory Resolution – Resolutions to be Made in Accordance with the Regulations in the Setting of the Council Tax 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 157 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which outlined a number of statutory resolutions to be made in accordance with the Regulations in the setting of the Council Tax 2019-2020.

 

Resolved that:

 

1)       Council the statutory resolutions as set out below be noted and           adopted.

 

2)       It be noted that at its meeting on 22 November 2018 the Council calculated the following amounts for the year 2019/2020 in accordance with Regulations made under Section 33(5) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 (as amended) -

 

a)    90,069 being the amount calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 3 of the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (Wales) Regulations 1995, as amended, as its Council Tax base for the year.

b)    Parts of the Council’s Area –

 

                               Bishopston                                                        1,943

                               Clydach                                                               2,622

                             Gorseinon                                                         3,263                              Gowerton                                                         1,951 

                             Grovesend & Waungron                                       416

                             Ilston                                                                   318

                    Killay                                                                2,146

                               Llangennith, Llanmadoc & Cheriton                      505

                               Llangyfelach                                                        940

                               Llanrhidian Higher                                            1,595

                               Llanrhidian Lower                                                   332   

                               Llwchwr                                                           3,402

                               Mawr                                                                   744

                               Mumbles                                                          9,651

                               Penllergaer                                                      1,363

                    Pennard                                                           1,468

                               Penrice                                                                412

                               Pontarddulais                                                     2,305

                               Pontlliw & Tircoed                                             1,042

                               Port Eynon                                                           423

                               Reynoldston                                                         300

                               Rhossilli                                                                183

                               Three Crosses                                                     713

                               Upper Killay                                                          556

 

being the amounts calculated by the Council, in accordance with Regulation 6 of the Regulations, as the amounts of its Council Tax base for dwellings in those parts of its area to which special items relate.

 

3) the following amounts be now calculated by the Council for the year 2019/2020 in accordance with Section 32 to 36 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 –

 

(a) £721,346,138 being the aggregate of the amounts which the

Council estimates for the items set out in Sections 32(2)(a) to (d) of the Act.

 

(b) £276,955,364 being the aggregate of the amounts which the Council estimates for the items set out in Sections 32(3)(a), 32(3)(c) and 32(3a) of the Act.

 

(c) £444,390,774 being the amount by which the aggregate at (3)(a)

above exceeds the aggregate at 3(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 32(4) of the Act, as its budget requirement for the year.

 

(d) £321,810,824 being the aggregate of the sums which the Council

estimates will be payable for the year into its Council Fund in respect of redistributed non-domestic rates, and revenue support grant less discretionary Non Domestic Rate relief.

 

(e) £1,360.96 being the amount at (3)(c) above less the amount at (3)(d) above, all divided by the amount at (2)(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 33(1) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year.

 

(f) £1,464,774 being the aggregate amount of all special items referred to in Section 34(1) of the Act.

 

(g) £1,344.69 being the amount at (3)(e) above less the result given by dividing the amount at (3)(f) above by the amount at (2)(a) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(2) of the Act, as the basic amount of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to

which no special items relate.

 

(h)      Parts of the Council’s Area -

Bishopston

 

 

1,370.42

Clydach

 

 

1,384.87

Gorseinon

 

 

1,379.69

Gowerton

 

 

1,362.05

Grovesend & Waungron

 

 

1,362.72

Ilston

 

 

1,359.69

Killay

 

 

1,353.54

Llangennith, Llanmadoc

 

 

1,360.33

& Cheriton

 

 

 

Llangyfelach

 

 

1,370.22

Llanrhidian Higher

 

 

1,412.65

Llanrhidian Lower

 

 

1,353.73

Llwchwr

 

 

1,370.06

Mawr

 

 

1,428.02

Mumbles

 

 

1,399.98

Penllergaer

 

 

1,355.70

Pennard

 

 

1,400.55

Penrice

 

 

1,371.39

Pontarddulais

 

 

1,383.62

Pontlliw & Tircoed

 

 

1,380.40

Port Eynon

 

 

1,358.87

Reynoldston

 

 

1,386.36

Rhossili

 

 

1,362.72

Three Crosses

 

 

1,386.93

Upper Killay

 

 

1,377.06

 

being the amounts given by adding to the amount at (3)(g) above the amounts of the special items relating to dwellings in those parts of the Council’s area mentioned above divided  in each case by the amount at (2)(b) above, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 34(3) of the Act, as the basic amounts of its Council Tax for the year for dwellings in those parts of its area to which one or more special items relate.

 

(I)       Parts of the Council’s Area -

 

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishopston

913.61

1,065.88

1,218.15

1,370.42

1,674.96

1,979.50

2,284.03

2,740.84

3,197.65

Clydach

923.25

1,077.12

1,231.00

1,384.87

1,692.62

2,000.37

2,308.12

2,769.74

3,231.36

Gorseinon

919.79

1,073.09

1,226.39

1,379.69

1,686.29

1,992.89

2,299.48

2,759.38

3,219.28

Gowerton

908.03

1,059.37

1,210.71

1,362.05

1,664.73

1,967.41

2,270.08

2,724.10

3,178.12

Grovesend & Waungron

908.48

1,059.89

1,211.31

1,362.72

1,665.55

1,968.37

2,271.20

2,725.44

3,179.68

Ilston

906.46

1,057.54

1,208.61

1,359.69

1,661.84

1,964.00

2,266.15

2,719.38

3,172.61

Killay

902.36

1,052.75

1,203.15

1,353.54

1,654.33

1,955.11

2,255.90

2,707.08

3,158.26

Llangennith, Llanmadoc

906.89

1,058.03

1,209.18

1,360.33

1,662.63

1,964.92

2,267.22

2,720.66

3,174.10

& Cheriton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Llangyfelach

913.48

1,065.73

1,217.97

1,370.22

1,674.71

1,979.21

2,283.70

2,740.44

3,197.18

Llanrhidian Higher

941.77

1,098.73

1,255.69

1,412.65

1,726.57

2,040.49

2,354.42

2,825.30

3,296.18

Llanrhidian Lower

902.49

1,052.90

1,203.32

1,353.73

1,654.56

1,955.39

2,256.22

2,707.46

3,158.70

Llwchwr

913.37

1,065.60

1,217.83

1,370.06

1,674.52

1,978.98

2,283.43

2,740.12

3,196.81

Mawr

952.01

1,110.68

1,269.35

1,428.02

1,745.36

2,062.70

2,380.03

2,856.04

3,332.05

Mumbles

933.32

1,088.87

1,244.43

1,399.98

1,711.09

2,022.19

2,333.30

2,799.96

3,266.62

Penllergaer

903.80

1,054.43

1,205.07

1,355.70

1,656.97

1,958.23

2,259.50

2,711.40

3,163.30

Pennard

933.70

1,089.32

1,244.93

1,400.55

1,711.78

2,023.02

2,334.25

2,801.10

3,267.95

Penrice

914.26

1,066.64

1,219.01

1,371.39

1,676.14

1,980.90

2,285.65

2,742.78

3,199.91

Pontarddulais

922.41

1,076.15

1,229.88

1,383.62

1,691.09

1,998.56

2,306.03

2,767.24

3,228.45

Pontlliw & Tircoed

920.27

1,073.64

1,227.02

1,380.40

1,687.16

1,993.91

2,300.67

2,760.80

3,220.93

Port Eynon

905.91

1,056.90

1,207.88

1,358.87

1,660.84

1,962.81

2,264.78

2,717.74

3,170.70

Reynoldston

924.24

1,078.28

1,232.32

1,386.36

1,694.44

2,002.52

2,310.60

2,772.72

3,234.84

Rhossili

908.48

1,059.89

1,211.31

1,362.72

1,665.55

1,968.37

2,271.20

2,725.44

3,179.68

Three Crosses

924.62

1,078.72

1,232.83

1,386.93

1,695.14

2,003.34

2,311.55

2,773.86

3,236.17

Upper Killay

918.04

1,071.05

1,224.05

1,377.06

1,683.07

1,989.09

2,295.10

2,754.12

3,213.14

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

All other parts

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

of the Council area

896.46

1,045.87

1,195.28

1,344.69

1,643.51

1,942.33

2,241.15

2,689.38

3,137.61

 

being the amounts given by multiplying the amounts at (3)(g) and (3)(h) above by the number which, in the population set out in Section 5(1) of the Act, is applicable to dwellings listed in a particular valuation band divided by the number which in that proportion is applicable to dwellings listed in valuation band D, calculated by the Council, in accordance with Section 36(1) of the Act, as the amounts to be taken into account for the year in respect of the categories of dwellings listed in the different valuation bands.

 

4) it be noted that for the year 2019/2020 the Police and Crime Commissioner

for South Wales have stated the following amounts in precepts issued to the

Council, in accordance with Section 40 of the Local Government Finance Act

1992, for each of the categories of dwelling shown below -

 

 

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Police and

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crime Commissioner

171.68

200.29

228.91

257.52

314.75

371.98

429.20

515.04

600.88

for South Wales

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

(5) having calculated the aggregate in each case of the amounts at (3)(I) and (above, the Council, in accordance with Section 30(2) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992, hereby sets the following amounts as the amounts of Council Tax for the year 2019/20 for each of the categories of dwelling shown below –

 

 

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

Band

 

A

B

C

D

E

F

G

H

I

 

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

£

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bishopston

1,085.29

1,266.17

1,447.06

1,627.94

1,989.71

2,351.48

2,713.23

3,255.88

3,798.53

Clydach

1,094.93

1,277.41

1,459.91

1,642.39

2,007.37

2,372.35

2,737.32

3,284.78

3,832.24

Gorseinon

1,091.47

1,273.38

1,455.30

1,637.21

2,001.04

2,364.87

2,728.68

3,274.42

3,820.16

Gowerton

1,079.71

1,259.66

1,439.62

1,619.57

1,979.48

2,339.39

2,699.28

3,239.14

3,779.00

Grovesend & Waugron

1,080.16

1,260.18

1,440.22

1,620.24

1,980.30

2,340.35

2,700.40

3,240.48

3,780.56

Ilston

1,078.14

1,257.83

1,437.52

1,617.21

1,976.59

2,335.98

2,695.35

3,234.42

3,773.49

Killay

1,074.04

1,253.04

1,432.06

1,611.06

1,969.08

2,327.09

2,685.10

3,222.12

3,759.14

Llangennith, Llanmadoc

1,078.57

1,258.32

1,438.09

1,617.85

1,977.38

2,336.90

2,696.42

3,235.70

3,774.98

& Cheriton

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Llangyfelach

1,085.16

1,266.02

1,446.88

1,627.74

1,989.46

2,351.19

2,712.90

3,255.48

3,798.06

Llanrhidian Higher

1,113.45

1,299.02

1,484.60

1,670.17

2,041.32

2,412.47

2,783.62

3,340.34

3,897.06

Llanrhidian Lower

1,074.17

1,253.19

1,432.23

1,611.25

1,969.31

2,327.37

2,685.42

3,222.50

3,759.58

Llwchwr

1,085.05

1,265.89

1,446.74

1,627.58

1,989.27

2,350.96

2,712.63

3,255.16

3,797.69

Mawr

1,123.69

1,310.97

1,498.26

1,685.54

2,060.11

2,434.68

2,809.23

3,371.08

3,932.93

Mumbles

1,105.00

1,289.16

1,473.34

1,657.50

2,025.84

2,394.17

2,762.50

3,315.00

3,867.50

Penllergaer

1,075.48

1,254.72

1,433.98

1,613.22

1,971.72

2,330.21

2,688.70

3,226.44

3,764.18

Pennard

1,105.38

1,289.61

1,473.84

1,658.07

2,026.53

2,395.00

2,763.45

3,316.14

3,868.83

Penrice

1,085.94

1,266.93

1,447.92

1,628.91

1,990.89

2,352.88

2,714.85

3,257.82

3,800.79

Pontarddulas

1,094.09

1,276.44

1,458.79

1,641.14

2,005.84

2,370.54

2,735.23

3,282.28

3,829.33

Pontlliw & Tircoed

1,091.95

1,273.93

1,455.93

1,637.92

2,001.91

2,365.89

2,729.87

3,275.84

3,821.81

Port Eynon

1,077.59

1,257.19

1,436.79

1,616.39

1,975.59

2,334.79

2,693.98

3,232.78

3,771.58

Reynoldston

1,095.92

1,278.57

1,461.23

1,643.88

2,009.19

2,374.50

2,739.80

3,287.76

3,835.72

Rhossili

1,080.16

1,260.18

1,440.22

1,620.24

1,980.30

2,340.35

2,700.40

3,240.48

3,780.56

Three Crosses

1,096.30

1,279.01

1,461.74

1,644.45

2,009.89

2,375.32

2,740.75

3,288.90

3,837.05

Upper Killay

1,089.72

1,271.34

1,452.96

1,634.58

1,997.82

2,361.07

2,724.30

3,269.16

3,814.02

 

All other parts of the

Council  area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1,068.14

1,246.16

1,424.19

1,602.21

1,958.26

2,314.31

2,670.35

3,204.42

3,738.49

 

 

150.

Capital Strategy 2018/19 - 2023/24. pdf icon PDF 279 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which sought approval of the Capital Strategy which informs the four year capital programme which was presented for approval.

 

Resolved that:

 

1) The Capital Strategy be approved.

 

 

151.

Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Prudential/Treasury Indicators, Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement 2019/20. pdf icon PDF 464 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted a report which recommended the Treasury Management Strategy Statement, Prudential Indicators, Investment Strategy and Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement for 2019/20.

 

Resolved that:

 

1)

Treasury Management Strategy and Prudential Indicators (Sections 2-7 of the report) be approved.

 

2)

Investment Strategy (Section 8 of the report) be approved.

 

3)

Minimum Revenue Provision Policy Statement (Section 9 of the report) be approved.

 

152.

Treasury Management – Interim Year Review Report 2018/19. pdf icon PDF 286 KB

Minutes:

The Section 151 Officer submitted an information report outlining the Treasury Management Interim Year Review Report 2018-2019.

 

153.

Scrutiny Dispatches – Quarterly Impact Report. pdf icon PDF 127 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chair of the Scrutiny Programme Committee submitted an information report setting out the Scrutiny Dispatches - Quarterly Impact Report.

 

154.

Councillors' Questions. pdf icon PDF 128 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1)       Part A ‘Supplementary Questions’

 

Five (5) Part A ‘Supplementary Questions’ were submitted.  The relevant Cabinet Member(s) responded by way of written answers contained in the Council Summons.

 

The supplementary question requiring a written response is shown below:

 

Question 4. Councillor E W Fitzgerald asked:

1. Who actually compiles or draws up the 106's - planners, developers or a 3rd party.

2. I understand that freeholders are going to be responsible for ensuring the completion of any development should the developer or leaseholder walk away.  Is this the case, if so, where does this stand this in terms of legal precedent.

                  3. Of the planning applications approved in 2018, how many outstanding 106 agreements are there, and which ones remain     outstanding.

 

The Cabinet Member for Delivery stated that a written response would be provided.

 

2)       Part B ‘Questions not requiring Supplementary Questions’

 

Five (5) Part B ‘Questions not requiring Supplementary Questions’ were submitted.

155.

Notice of Motion from Councillors R C Stewart, A S Lewis, C E Lloyd, J E Burtonshaw, M C Child, W Evans, R Francis-Davies, D H Hopkins, E J King, J A Raynor, M Sherwood, M Thomas & C A Holley - Government Proposals for two Geological Disposal Facilities (GDF) to bury Nuclear and Radioactive Waste. pdf icon PDF 101 KB

Minutes:

Proposed by Councillor R C Stewart, seconded by Councillor C E Lloyd.

 

The motion reads:

 

This Council has a proud record of standing up to those who would seek to damage our environment. In 2016 this Council unanimously supported a Notice of Motion to oppose any proposals for “Unconventional” Gas Development (Fracking) within the City & County of Swansea. This was in response to growing public concern that any unconventional gas extraction methods would entail significant harm to the environment and to the health and wellbeing of local communities.

 

In addition, Council has recently added to its Corporate Plan a well-being objective that commits to 'Maintaining and enhancing Swansea's Natural Resources and Biodiversity'; dumping nuclear and radioactive waste runs completely counter to this objective.

 

Recently the UK government department for Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), is proposing to find two suitable locations for “Geological Disposal Facilities” in the UK, to bury highly dangerous nuclear and radioactive materials accumulated over the past 60 years, to be stored hundreds of metres below ground. Potentially both sites could be located in Wales.

Whilst Swansea has not been identified as a potential site, widespread public concern has quite rightly emerged with the announcement of a consultation session in our City.

 

This council takes its responsibility to preserve and protect the City & County of Swansea against any threats to our local natural marine and urban environment very seriously. Swansea was extremely proud to be the first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) and it is of critical importance that we protect this legacy for future generations.

Swansea will continue to uphold its commitment to support a cleaner greener energy future.

 

Council resolves therefore that:

The Council strongly objects to the proposal from Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), to hold a consultation event in Swansea. The Council is disappointed that this decision was made without consulting or informing Swansea Council of its intent and feel it is very wrong not to inform the elected representatives of the City of Swansea of their intentions before going to the media with a press statement. 

 

The Council objects to the establishment of any Geological Disposal Facility within the City & County of Swansea. 

 

The Council will also strongly support any other Welsh or UK local authorities that object to these proposals.

 

The Council requests that the Leader writes to the Prime Minister, the First Minister for Wales and to the UK Government department for Radioactive Waste Management (RWM), to express the views of this Council.

 

Resolved that the Notice of Motion outlined above be approved.

 

 

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