Agenda and minutes

Venue: Meadfoot Room, Town Hall, Castle Circus, Torquay, TQ1 3DR

Contact: Teresa Buckley 

No. Item



To receive apologies for absence.


An apology for absence was received from the Leader of the Council (Councillor Steve Darling), whereupon the Deputy Leader of the Council (Councillor Cowell) took the Chair for this meeting.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 1001 KB

To confirm as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 9 July 2019.


The Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 9 July 2019 were confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Urgent Items

To consider any other items the Chairman decides are urgent.


The Cabinet considered the item in Minute 9.1, and not included on the agenda, the Chairman being of the opinion that it was urgent by reason of special circumstances i.e. the matter having arising since the agenda was prepared and it was unreasonable to delay a decision until the next meeting.


Matters for Consideration


The Cabinet considered the following matters, full details of which (including the Cabinet’s decisions) are set out in the Record of Decisions appended to these Minutes.


Echo Building, St James Road, Torquay, TQ1 4AZ pdf icon PDF 124 KB


Notice of Motion - Oldway Mansion - Charity Trust pdf icon PDF 108 KB


Members received the following motion, notice of which was given in accordance with Standing Order A14:


The saga of Oldway Mansion is still ongoing and although a potential solution exists with the creation of a community Charity Trust, this has not been allowed to be created because the potential Trust still await the letter of authorisation from the landowner, i.e. Torbay Council.  Once setup the Trust would be able to bid into funding opportunities, in particular the Heritage Lottery Fund to which the Council currently can’t bid into.


This Council has a legal duty to look after its listed heritage buildings and the time has come for us to step up to the mark and deal with some of our responsibility. We can no longer ignore the mansion as if it simply did not exist.


Therefore, this Council commits to continue to work with the local community and to help them set up the Charity trust to help move the Oldway project forward. Furthermore the Council will release the letter within the next 7 working days required by the Charity Commission to enable the Trust to be setup.


In accordance with Standing Order A15.9 Councillor Chris Lewis requested that his motion be withdrawn, Councillor Sykes as seconder had also provided her agreement for the motion to be withdrawn.  The motion was therefore withdrawn.


Notice of Motion - Campaign to restrict no-fault evictions pdf icon PDF 186 KB

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Notice of Motion - School Funding pdf icon PDF 153 KB

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Notice of Motion - Free TV Licence Scheme pdf icon PDF 60 KB

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Looked After Children and Corporate Parenting Strategy 2018/2020 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

To consider the submitted report on the revised Looked After Children and Corporate Parenting Strategy.

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Adult Social Care Local Account 2018-2019 pdf icon PDF 92 KB

To consider the submitted Torbay Annual Report 2018-2019 in respect of Adult Social Care.

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Lease of Land and Buildings at Youngs Park, Goodrington, Paignton pdf icon PDF 196 KB

To consider the submitted report in respect of the above.

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Community Conference Launch

To receive an update on a proposed community conference.


The Cabinet Member for Corporate and Community Services, Councillor Carter, provided a verbal update in respect of a Community Conference which would be held on Wednesday, 11 September 2019 from 4pm to 7 pm at Parkfield, Paignton.  The conference was part of the Council’s changing approach to community engagement and empowerment and would mark the start of a new relationship the Council wants to build with our communities.  The Council was looking for ideas on how individuals, organisations and communities can work together, with the Council, to help make Torbay thrive.  It was noted that full details would be available in the next few weeks.


South Hams Special Area of Conservation (SAC) Greater Horseshoe Bats: Habitats Regulations Assessment Guidance pdf icon PDF 202 KB

To consider the submitted report on the above Guidance document.

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Budget 2018/2019 - Quarter 4 (Outturn) Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 342 KB

To note the submitted budget outturn report for 2018/2019 and any recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Board.

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The Cabinet noted the contents of the submitted report which provided a high level budget summary of the Council’s revenue and capital income and expenditure for 2018/2019.  Full discussion on the report had taken place at the Overview and Scrutiny Board on 10 July 2019.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider passing a resolution to exclude the press and public from the meeting prior to consideration of the following items on the agenda on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) is likely to be disclosed.


Councillor Cowell proposed and Councillor Stockman seconded the motion, which was agreed by the Cabinet unanimously, as set out below:


that the press and public be excluded from the meeting prior to consideration of the item 13 on the agenda on the grounds that exempt information (as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)) is likely to be disclosed.


Prior to consideration of the item in Minute 11, the press and public were formally excluded from the meeting.


New Investment Opportunities

To consider potential investment opportunities.


Record of Decision - New Investment Opportunities 1/7/19 and 2/7/19 pdf icon PDF 117 KB


New Regeneration Opportunities

To consider any new regeneration investment opportunities.


There were no new regeneration opportunities.