Issue details

Medway Development Company Limited Update

Summary

This report will set out amendments to company documentation and the report will ask Cabinet to recommend to Full Council on 26 April 2018 additions to the Capital Programme to enable housing delivery.

 

Access to Information

The report together with any other documents being considered (unless they contain exempt information) will be available for inspection 5 clear days before the decision is taken by the Cabinet. Copies are available on the Council's website or requested from Democratic Services Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email democratic.services@medway.gov.uk If you wish to submit information to the Cabinet about the item please also contact Democratic Services.

 

It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of the intention to make a key decision.

 

On this occasion it has not been practicable to provide 28 clear days’ notice and therefore Section 10 (General Exception) of the above regulations have been complied with. It was not possible to include this report on the Forward Plan with 28 days’ notice because the request for the amendments to company documentation has only just emerged and additions to the Capital Programme must be considered by the Cabinet ahead of the Full Council meeting on 26 April 2018. Delaying the additions to the Capital Programme would delay housing delivery.

 

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

It has now been confirmed (29 March 2018) that this report will contain some information which the Cabinet may decide to consider in private. This is because, in the view of the Proper Officer, consideration of the information in public would give rise to the disclosure of exempt information as described in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 - information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). Should you wish to make any representation for the discussion of this item to be held in public, you should contact: Democratic Services, Medway Council, Gun Wharf, Dock Road, Chatham, Kent, ME4 4TR or email democratic.services@medway.gov.uk

 

It is noted that the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Meetings and Access to Information)(England) Regulations 2012 requires 28 clear days’ notice of a Cabinet meeting to be held in private. On this occasion it has not been possible to provide this 28 clear days’ notice. In the absence of the Chairman of the Business Support Overview and Scrutiny Committee, the Mayor has agreed, in accordance with the Section 5 (Procedures Prior to Private Meetings) of the above Regulations, that this matter is both urgent and cannot be reasonably deferred until the next Cabinet meeting on 15 May 2018 because the Cabinet is being asked to recommend additions to the Capital Programme which must be considered by the Cabinet ahead of the Full Council meeting on 26 April 2018. Delaying the additions to the Capital Programme would delay housing delivery.

 

The Cabinet’s response to any representations will be published on 29 March 2018 within the Cabinet Agenda. A final decision on whether this item will be determined in private will be taken during the meeting.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: For Determination

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/03/2018

Decision due: 10 Apr 2018 by Cabinet

Lead member: Councillor Howard Doe, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Services howard.doe@medway.gov.uk

Lead director: Neil Davies

Department: Business Support Department

Contact: Perry Holmes, Chief Legal Officer/Monitoring Officer Email: perry.holmes@medway.gov.uk Tel: (01634) 332133.

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