Tuesday 3rd September 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510

No. Item


Apologies for Absence


Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 84 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 6 August 2019.


To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business


Declarations of Interest


E/19/27 Ipswich Borough Council Housing Strategy Update/Refresh pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Neil MacDonald


The Ipswich Borough Council Housing Strategy has been updated to reflect:

·         The removal of Homelessness and Rough Sleeping into a separate Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019 - 2024

·         A new strategic approach to the Private Rented Sector

·         A new strategic approach to older persons housing


On 11th June 2019, Executive approved the draft updated Housing Strategy for public consultation. The draft updated Housing Strategy 2019-2024 was subject to a public consultation exercise from 18th June to 13th August 2019. The draft updated Housing Strategy was considered by full Council at its meeting on 24th July 2019.


This report recommends that Executive considers and approves the draft strategy for adoption, as required by the Council’s constitution.

Additional documents:


E/19/28 Ipswich Northern Bypass pdf icon PDF 812 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere


Three broad options for a possible ‘Ipswich Northern Bypass’ are currently being consulted upon. The closing date for comments is 13th September 2019.


This report sets out some of the background to the issue, advocates that the Council should respond to the consultation and sets out the suggested response.


E/19/29 Financial Management & Control: Corporate Budget Monitoring 2019/20 Quarter 1 pdf icon PDF 385 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Martin Cook


This report gives details of the forecast outturn position for 2019/20 on:


1.     The General Fund Revenue Budget, General Balances, and the Council’s Reserves;


2.     The Housing Revenue Account; and


3.     The Shared Revenues Partnership;


4.     The Capital Programme, for this and future years.


E/19/30 Kevin Beattie Statue pdf icon PDF 135 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere


The Council has been approached by the organising Committee associated with the proposal to erect a statue in memory of footballer Kevin Beattie and asked whether (and upon what conditions) it might be prepared to take on the project and deliver and own the proposed statue.


The report considers the request and recommends that the Council takes on the role (subject to certain conditions) and that Contract Standing Orders are waived in relation to the proposed sculptor. In addition, a short policy has been produced that sets out the Council’s likely position on any similar requests.

Additional documents:


Exclusion of Public

To consider excluding the public (including the Press) from the meeting during consideration of the following items under Regulation 21 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2000 as it is likely that if members of the public were present during these items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information falling within paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).



Unconfirmed Exempt Minutes of Previous Meeting