Agenda and draft minutes

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Contact: Lisa Antrobus 

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To receive any communications or announcements from the Leader of the Council.


The Cabinet Member for Economic Regeneration, Tourism and Housing, Councillor Long, informed Members that the Council had been invited by the Local Enterprise Partnership to put forward bids for capital projects that could be completed by 2022.  The LEP had been requested to prioritise bids for those areas hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.


Councillor Long outlined the approach that had been undertaken with regards to community engagement in respect of the Future High Streets Fund.  Councillor Long advised Members that the fund was an exciting opportunity for Paignton that would see improvements in public space and public realm, he explained that there had been community engagement over the last couple years, with further meetings scheduled before a report is submitted for consideration by Members in July.


Councillor Long also advised Members that work in respect of Torquay Town Deal was ongoing and highlighted the Torquay Town Deal was for the whole of Torquay not just the Town Centre.  He advised that work was underway with the community to put forward ideas, with the Town Investment Plan being developed and overseen by the Town Deal Board.  It was hoped that with the impact of COVID-19 a strong and compelling argument for funding would be put forward for Torquay.


Councillor Long concluded his communications by wishing everyone a happy Pride month.


The Leader of the Council, Councillor Steve Darling expressed his sadness following the announcement that Living Coast would be closing.  He advised Members that the Council had reached out to the operators and would be as supportive as possible as the Zoo and Living Coasts was an important part of Torbay’s core offer for residents and visitors.


Matters for Consideration


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


One Torbay: Working for all Torbay - Delivery Plan pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To consider a report that seeks approval of the Delivery Plan for One Torbay: Working for all Torbay.

Additional documents:


Post COVID Economic Plan pdf icon PDF 314 KB

To consider the submitted report and any comments and/or recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Board.

Additional documents:


Note:  during consideration of this item Councillors Barnby and Barrand left the meeting.)


Torbay Local Development Scheme pdf icon PDF 490 KB

To consider a report that seeks approval of the Torbay Local Development Scheme.

Additional documents:


This item was withdrawn.


Budget Monitoring 2019/20 - Quarter Four - Outturn pdf icon PDF 523 KB

To note the submitted budget outturn report for 2019/20 and any recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Board.

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Cabinet noted the Budget Monitoring 2019/20 – Quarter Four – Outturn report, the report had been revised following debate and feedback at the Overview and Scrutiny Board on 10 June 2020.


TDA Business Plan 2020-2025

To make recommendations to the Council on the final proposed TDA Business Plan 2020-2025 (Policy Framework document).

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Vince Flower, Chairman of the TDA Board joined the meeting for this item and outlined the reason and direction of travel of the TDA Business Plan 2020-2025.


(Note: during consideration of the item in Minute 101e, the press and public were formally excluded from the meeting 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) was likely to be disclosed.)