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Policy Committee 16-JUL-2018

16 July 2018 at 6.30pm in the Council Chamber

Civic Offices, Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU

Committee Administrator(s)

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pdf icon Agenda [70kb]

pdf icon All papers [4Mb]

Agenda

 

ItemActionWards affectedReport
 

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"

  
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS  
2.

ARTHUR HILL SWIMMING POOL

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

PARK 
3.

PAYMENTS TO FOSTER CARERS FOR HOME EXTENSIONS/ADAPTIONS

Councillor Terry / Director of Children, Education and Early Help Services

BOROUGHWIDE 
4.

PROPERTY IN CENTRAL READING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

KATESGROVE 

 

 ITEMS FOR CONSIDERATION IN PUBLIC SESSION  

5.

CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS

 

 

6.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

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

 

 

7.

MINUTES

To confirm the Minutes of the Policy Committee meeting on 11 June 2018.

 

pdf icon 11 June 2018 Minutes [70kb]

8.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

           

pdf icon Item 8 [100kb]

9.

DECISION BOOK REFERENCES

 

 

10.

PROPERTY IN CENTRAL READING

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report provides an update on the marketing process for the former Central Club property and seeks authority to proceed with a disposal of a long leasehold interest.

KATESGROVE

pdf icon Item 10 [568kb]

11.

THE FUTURE OF READING PRISON SITE

Councillors Page & Hacker / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report sets out the current position with regard to the former Reading Prison site, outlines proposals for taking forward Theatre and Arts Reading's Vision to utilise the site for the development of a new theatre and a range of complementary uses, and seeks approval for the Council to engage in this process as a key partner and stakeholder.

ABBEY

 

pdf icon Item 11 [193kb]

12.

NEW LOCAL TRANSPORT PLAN AND BOROUGH-WIDE CAR PARKING & AIR QUALITY STRATEGY

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report provides an update on the preparation of a new Local Transport Plan for Reading, and seeks approval to develop a new borough-wide car parking and air quality strategy to help address concerns about congestion and poor air quality.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 12 [273kb]

13.

LIBRARY SERVICE: REPORT ON PUBLIC CONSULTATION AND CONFIRMATION OF SAVINGS

Councillor Hacker / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

Following consultation on proposals for the future of the library service, this report sets out the feedback received and makes recommendations for a library service which meets the needs of those who live, work or study in the Borough while delivering savings.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 13 [762kb]

pdf icon Item 13 amendment [31kb]

14.

COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY PROTOCOL AND PROPOSED CONSULTATION ON THE ALLOCATION OF 15% 'LOCAL' CONTRIBUTION

Councillors Lovelock, Page & Brock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval for a revised protocol in relation to the community infrastructure levy (CIL) and agree a list of proposed projects to be funded by the 'local' element of CIL for public consultation.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 14 [3Mb]

15.

THE BASE - AUTISTIC SPECTRUM CONDITION PROVISION AT BLESSED HUGH FARINGDON CATHOLIC SCHOOL

Councillor Pearce / Director of Children, Education & Early Help Services

The report sets out a proposal that the Autistic Spectrum Condition Provision at Blessed Hugh Faringdon School be redeveloped to provide 30 SEND pupil places.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 15 [61kb]

16.

READING'S ARMED FORCES COVENANT AND ACTION PLAN - MONITORING REPORT

Councillor Lovelock / Chief Executive

This report presents an annual update on the Armed Forces Covenant and progress against the associated action plan.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 16 [41kb]

17.

READING TRANSPORT LIMITED - APPOINTMENT OF CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval from the Committee, acting as shareholder of Reading Transport Ltd, for the appointment of the Chief Executive Officer of Reading Transport Ltd.

BOROUGHWIDE

pdf icon Item 17 [740kb]

 

 

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