Policy Committee 5-DEC-2016

5 December 2016 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 [67kb]

pdf icon All papers [1017kb]

Agenda

ItemDescriptionWards affectedReport
1.DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST FOR CLOSED SESSION ITEMS  
2.

INVESTMENT PROPERTY ACQUISITIONS POLICY

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

BOROUGHWIDE 
3.

STATION HILL DEVELOPMENT - POTENTIAL ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Councillor Page / Head of Legal and Democratic Services

ABBEY 
4.CHAIR'S ANNOUNCEMENTS  
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 31 October 2016.

To receive the Minutes of the Heights Free School Sub-Committee (now The Mapledurham Playing Fields Trustees Sub-Committee) meeting on 11 October 2016.

 

pdf icon Minutes [78kb]

pdf icon Heights minutes [40kb]

7.

PETITIONS AND QUESTIONS

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

 pdf icon Item 7 [63kb]
8.DECISION BOOK REFERENCES  
9.

BUDGET PROPOSALS 2017-2020 TO NARROW THE BUDGET GAP

Councillor Lovelock / Corporate Management Team

This report sets out a range of income generation and saving proposals to further reduce the budget gap and feed into setting the budget for 2017-2020.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 9 [142kb]
10.

PUBLIC HEALTH BUDGET 2017/18

Councillor Hoskin / Director of Adult Social Care and Health Services

This report sets out the public health budget for 2017/18, taking account of the grant reduction, and sets out action the council will take to manage the reduced allocation and additional savings being proposed.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 10 [155kb]
11.

STATION HILL DEVELOPMENT - POTENTIAL ACQUISITION OF LAND FOR PLANNING PURPOSES

Councillor Page / Head of Legal and Democratic Services

This report seeks approval for the acquisition of land for planning purposes by agreement under Section 227 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) enabling the operation of powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to facilitate the carrying out of the redevelopment of land at Station Hill.

ABBEYpdf icon Item 11 [385kb]
12.

ADVERTISING AND SPONSORSHIP

Councillor Lovelock / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report seeks approval for amendments to the Council's current Advertising and Sponsorship Policy.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 12 [126kb]
13.

BUDGET SAVING PROPOSAL - CONSULTATION RESULTS FOR CHANGES TO CONCESSIONARY FARES SCHEME

Councillor Page / Director of Environment and Neighbourhood Services

This report summarises the results of a consultation on changes to the concessionary fares scheme and recommends implementing the proposed changes.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 13 [143kb]
14.

BUDGET MONITORING  

Councillors Lovelock & Page / Head of Finance

This report sets out the budget monitoring position for the Council to the end of October 2016.

BOROUGHWIDEpdf icon Item 14 [84kb]

 

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