To provide Members with an update on performance against the corporate plan and local service targets for 2019-2020 as well as providing an update on the key business risks.
The Committee had before it, and NOTED, the Performance and Risk *report from the Group Manager for Performance, Governance and Data Security who stated that this was the second report detailing the 2019/2020 performance.
She informed the Committee that the reports had been presented to all the Policy Development Groups, Audit Committee and the Cabinet.
Members asked if the Cabinet had decided how many council houses were going to be built as part of the Corporate Plan.
In response, the Chief Executive explained that the Corporate Plan was being taken to all the Policy Development Groups (PDG’s) and at that point Members could take a view of what should be included in the plan but no decisions had been made on the content yet. He explained that once the proposed Corporate Plan had been through the PDG’s and the Cabinet it was due to be signed off by Council by the end of February.
In response to questions about the Corporate Plan Aim to ‘reduce our carbon footprint’ the Chief Executive explained that the Climate Change Declaration stated that the Council would produce its baseline footprint by the end of December.
Members discussed the GED team working to bring forward strategic developments.
Members discussed the definition of ‘council houses’ and the issues that right to buy had on the Council’s housing stock.
Members discussed the Cabinet’s recent decision to defer the Tiverton Town Centre regeneration tender and to seek the opinion of the Planning Committee of Tiverton Town Council on the overall plan.
Consideration was given to:
· Recent press reports
· Opinions of Market Traders in Tiverton
· Views of District Councillors who also sat on Tiverton Town Council
· Previous Cabinet Members views on the regeneration project
The Cabinet Member for Planning and Economic Regeneration explained that the procurement process had not been cancelled it had been paused in order for the Cabinet to seek the views of the Town Council and to decide if the project in its current form offered the best solution for the people of Tiverton.
In response to a question asked about S106 Agreements the Group Manager for Performance, Governance and Data Security explained that progress was currently reported in the Annual Governance Statement Action Plan on a regular basis but software was being developed to monitor this better.
· *Report previously circulated and attached to the minutes.
· Cllr R L Stanley declared a personal interest as he was involved with the Tiverton Town Centre Regeneration Tender procurement process.