Agenda and decisions

Venue: John Meikle Room, The Deane House, Taunton, TA1 1HE

Contact: Democratic Services Email: democraticservicesteam@somerset.gov.uk 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive any apologies for absence.

2.

Minutes from the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To approve the minutes from the previous meeting.

Additional documents:

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive and note any declarations of interests in respect of any matters included on the agenda for consideration at this meeting.

(The other registrable interests of Councillors of Somerset Council, arising from membership of City, Town or Parish Councils and other Local Authorities will automatically be recorded in the minutes: City, Town & Parish Twin Hatters - Somerset Councillors 2023 )

4.

Public Question Time

The Chair to advise the Committee of any items on which members of the public have requested to speak and advise those members of the public present of the details of the Council’s public participation scheme.

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5.

Executive Forward Plan

To note the latest Executive Forward Plan of planned key decisions that have been published on the Council’s website.

 

Click here to access - Executive Forward Plan

6.

Implementation of the Gravity Enterprise Zone via Gravity Locality Investment Plan pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive:??? 

 

a.            Approved the detailed financial governance arrangements set out in the report. 

 

b.            Noted the Gravity Locality Investment Plan as set out in Appendix A of the report and agreed associated investment priorities for the plan as outlined in para 16.6 of this report. 

 

c.             Recommended to Full Council that the Gravity Scheme is added to the capital programme and that the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy is updated for this as outlined in Appendix B of the report, including adopting the Prudential Treasury Indicators included in table 3 of that Appendix.  

 

d.            Delegated authority to the section 151 officer to make final decisions about the Council undertaking borrowing, including the quantum and timing, to deliver investment in line with the Gravity Locality Investment Plan and within the limits set out in the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy, following consultation with the Leader and Executive Lead Member for Resources and Performance. 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report  

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report 

 

7.

Recommendations from Scrutiny Committee - Climate and Place meeting on 26 April regarding Water Quality in Somerset pdf icon PDF 126 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration of the officer report, appendices, discussion and PowerPoint presentation and with the benefit of officer advise the Executive considered and responded to the recommendations from the Scrutiny Committee Climate and Place meeting on 26th April 2024. 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report  

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report 

 

8.

Corporate Performance Management Report pdf icon PDF 267 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

 

Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive endorsed Q4 2023/2024 Performance Management Report (appendix A) for Somerset Council. 

 

 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report 

 

 

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

9.

Somerset Council Improvement and Transformation Programme – June Update pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To consider the report

Additional documents:

Decision:

Following consideration of the officer report, appendices and discussion, the Executive noted the progress that has been made across the Improvement and Transformation Programme since the previous update to Executive in April 2024 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report  

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report