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Policy Committee 25-SEP-2017

25 September 2017 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

Simon Hill. Contact committee services

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pdf icon Agenda [70kb]

pdf icon All papers [7Mb]

Agenda

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN CLOSED SESSION

The following motion will be moved by the Chair:

"That, pursuant to Section 100A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) members of the press and public be excluded during consideration of the following items on the agenda, as it is likely that there would be disclosure of exempt information as defined in the relevant Paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of that Act"

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS

  
2.

LAND AT AMETHYST LANE

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

SOUTHCOTE

 
3.

LAND AT NORTH STREET

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

ABBEY 
4.

PROPERTIES IN READING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

  

ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

Item DescriptionWards affectedReport
5.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

Councillors to declare any interests they may have in relation to the items for consideration in public session.

  
6.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 17 July 2017.

 pdf icon Minutes [64kb]
7.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

To receive any petitions from the public and any questions from the public and Councillors.

 pdf icon Item 7 [53kb]
8.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

  
9.

CONSULTATION ON GYPSY AND TRAVELLER PROVISION

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out a proposal for consultation on provision for gypsy and traveller accommodation within Reading.

ABBEY & BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [360kb]
10.

READING GREEN PARK STATION - DESIGN & BUILD

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out the latest position regarding proposals for Green Park Station, and recommends that the Council enter into agreements with Balfour Beatty, Network Rail and Great Western Railway to progress the detailed design and construction of the station and multi-modal interchange.

WHITLEYpdf icon Item 10 [54kb]
11.

CONTRACT AWARD - COMMUNITY TRANSPORT SERVICES (DIAL-A-RIDE)

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval for the award of a contract for the provision of Community Transport Services, including the outsourcing of the Council's current Adult Social Care Transportation Service.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 11 [44kb]
12.

NATIONAL CYCLE NETWORK 422 - PHASE 2

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report outlines progress in delivering Phase 1 of the new National Cycle Network route along Bath Road and seeks scheme and spend approval for the Phase 2 programme from Berkeley Avenue to London Road.

MINSTER & ABBEYpdf icon Item 12 [6Mb]
13.

JOINT BERKSHIRE LOCAL HIGHWAY AUTHORITY BRIDGE MAINTENANCE CHALLENGE FUND BID 2017

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out a proposed Joint Berkshire Local Authority Bridge Maintenance bid to the Local Highways Maintenance Challenge Fund.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [54kb]
14.

REVALUATION DISCRETIONARY BUSINESS RATES RELIEF SCHEME TO IMPLEMENT NATIONAL BUDGET MEASURES

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Finance& Head of Customer Services

This report provides the Committee with an update on the Chancellor's Spring Budget 2017 changes in relation to Business Rates Relief and seeks approval for a proposed local revaluation Discretionary Relief Scheme and revisions to the existing Discretionary Rate Relief Scheme.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 14 [114kb]

pdf icon Item 14 additional recommendation [8kb]

15.

BUDGET MONITORING 2017/18

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Finance

This report sets out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of July 2017.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 15 [88kb]

 

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