Agenda

Executive
Tuesday 9th July 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Gipping Room, Grafton House

Contact: Ainsley Gilbert  01473 432510

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Unconfirmed Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider the Minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2019.

3.

To Confirm or Vary the Order of Business

4.

Declarations of Interest

5.

E/19/09 Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones

 

The Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront Public Realm Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is a strategy for improving the public realm quality of the Ipswich Town Centre and Waterfront. The document provides guiding principles for use in relation to public realm improvements, public space design projects within the area.

 

The Executive is asked to approve the final document for adoption by full Council as a Supplementary Planning Document.

Additional documents:

6.

E/19/10 Urban Characterisation Study Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones

 

This report requests that Executive adopt the remaining three Ipswich Urban Characterisation Study - Supplementary Planning Documents (SPD). The first five of the eight Urban Character SPDs were adopted over 2014-2015.

 

As per the existing adopted Urban Character SPDs, these proposed SPDs identify assets and characteristics which are valued as distinctive elements of the townscape of Ipswich and give different neighbourhoods their individual character. They will enable valued characteristics to be taken into account when changes affecting an area are proposed as part of a planning application and will ensure that development and change reinforces local distinctiveness.

 

Following the public consultation held between 16th January and 27th February 2019, minor revisions were made to the documents. Executive is now asked to approve the documents and refer them to full Council for adoption as the final elements of the SPD.

Additional documents:

7.

E/19/11 Draft Suffolk Coast European Sites Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document for Public Consultation pdf icon PDF 167 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Carole Jones

 

A draft Suffolk Coast European Sites Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document (hereinafter referred to as the Suffolk Coast RAMS SPD) has been prepared, to support the implementation of the Habitats Regulations Assessment Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy (RAMS) for Ipswich Borough, Babergh District, Mid-Suffolk District and East Suffolk Councils – Technical Report (Appendix 3), which is simplified to ‘the Strategy’ throughout this report.

 

The Strategy is a means by which new residential growth can be delivered, whilst at the same time adequately protecting Suffolk’s coastal, estuarine and heathland European wildlife sites from harm that could otherwise occur because of increased recreation pressure caused through new residential development.

 

The Suffolk Coast RAMS SPD summarises the requirements of the Strategy for developers and others and provides a framework for implementing those provisions.

 

The report seeks authorisation from Executive to publish the draft Suffolk Coast European Sites Recreational Disturbance Avoidance and Mitigation Strategy Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation.

Additional documents:

8.

E/19/12 Seeds for Change Fund pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Alasdair Ross

 

This report proposes to create a Seeds for Change Fund targeted at projects which will make a difference to the lives of children and young people in Ipswich.

Additional documents:

9.

E/19/13 Proposal to Declare a Climate Emergency and Commit to Action to Achieve Carbon Neutrality pdf icon PDF 126 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Philip Smart

 

This report details a proposal to declare a Climate Emergency and commit to action to achieve carbon neutrality.  Executive is asked to approve the recommendations.

10.

E/19/14 Reserved Matters for Wholly Owned Companies pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere

 

Ipswich Borough Council is the shareholder for a number of companies. When deciding to incorporate each company, Executive reserved some matters to itself rather than allowing the Board to deal with them.

 

This report relates to the appointment of a Director who is also a Councillor to three companies – Handford Homes Limited, IPSERV Limited and IPSERV Direct Services Limited following the resignation of Adam Leeder as a Director of these three companies. This matter is reserved to Executive, not to its representative.

11.

E/19/15 Upper Orwell Street (North) Car Park - Appointment of Contractor pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sarah Barber

 

This report details the procurement of a contractor for the construction of a new surface car park at land to the rear of the Former Co-Op department store on Carr Street and upgrades to the existing surface car park on Upper Orwell Street.

 

Executive are requested to approve the appointment of the contractor (CM1) identified in exempt Appendix 2.

12.

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).

PART 2 - NOT FOR PUBLICATION

13.

Unconfirmed Exempt Minutes of Previous Meeting

14.

E/19/15 Upper Orwell Street (North) Car Park - Appointment of Contractor - Exempt Appendix

Portfolio Holder – Councillor Sarah Barber

15.

E/19/16 Disposal of land at Sproughton Enterprise Park, North West Ipswich

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere

16.

E/19/17 Potential Award of Contracts to IPSERV Direct Services under Regulation 12 of the Public Procurement Regulations

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere

17.

E/19/18 General Development Agreement - Housebuilding

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere

18.

E/19/19 Business Plans of Wholly Owned Companies

Portfolio Holder – Councillor David Ellesmere