Agenda

Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC - Monday, 11th October, 2021 10.00 am

Venue: Meeting Space, Block 1, Floor 2, County Hall, Morpeth, Northumberland, NE61 2EF

Contact: Rebecca Greally 

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 428 KB

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3.

DISCLOSURE OF MEMBERS' INTERESTS

Unless already entered in the Council’s Register of Members’ interests, members are required to disclose any personal interest (which includes any disclosable pecuniary interest) they may have in any of the items included on the agenda for the meeting in accordance with the Code of Conduct adopted by the Council on 4 July 2012, and are reminded that if they have any personal interests of a prejudicial nature (as defined under paragraph 17 of the Code Conduct) they must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must leave the room. NB Any member needing clarification must contact Legal Services, on 01670 623324. Please refer to the guidance on disclosures at the rear of this agenda letter.

4.

FORWARD PLAN OF CABINET DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To note the latest Forward Plan of key decisions.? Any further changes made to the         Forward Plan will be reported to the Committee.? (Schedule enclosed as?Appendix A).

5.

COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME pdf icon PDF 403 KB

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the local Council Tax The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the local Council Tax Support Scheme for 2022-23 to continue to provide support at a maximum level of 92% of council tax liability. (Report enclosed as Appendix B),

 

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services is required to attend for this item.

 

Please retain your copy of the appendix for the Council meeting being held on 3rd November.

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6.

ESTABLISHING A PILOT CULTURE AND CREATIVE ZONE IN NORTHUMBERLAND pdf icon PDF 221 KB

To outline the opportunity presented by the North of Tyne Culture and Creative Zone prospectus and agree the pilot approach to be adopted in Northumberland to maximise this opportunity. (Report enclosed as Appendix C).

 

Councillors Wojciech Ploszaj, Portfolio Holder for Business and Jeff Watson, Portfolio Holder for Health Lives are required to attend for this item.

7.

WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 543 KB

The Committee is asked to review and note the Corporate Services and Economic Growth Overview and Scrutiny Committee Work Programme and Monitoring Report for the 2021/22 council year.  (Report enclosed as Appendix D).

8.

URGENT BUSINESS

To consider such other business as, in the opinion of the Chair, should, by reason of special circumstances, be considered as a matter of urgency.

PART II

It is expected that matters included in this part of the Agenda will be dealt with in private.  Reports referred to are enclosed for members and officers only, coloured pink and marked "Not for Publication".

9.

EXCLUSION OF PRESS AND PUBLIC

The Committee is invited to consider passing the following resolution:

 

(a)    That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and

 

(b)    That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-

 

Agenda Items          Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A

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3 - Contains information relating to business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) 

 

AND  

The public interest in maintaining this exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure because disclosure could adversely affect the business reputation or confidence in the person/organisation, and could adversely affect commercial revenue

 

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3 - Contains information relating to business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) 

 

AND

The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the interest in disclosure because disclosure would prejudice the partners in the Energy Central Campus’s (as set out in this report) ability to negotiate with partners and give its competitors a commercial advantage.

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3 - Contains information relating to business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) 

 

AND

The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the interest in disclosure because disclosure would adversely affect commercial confidentiality requirements and hence the Authority’s ability to conduct its affairs.

                                   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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CONFIDENTIAL MINUTES

Confidential minutes of the meetings of the Corporate Services and Economic Growth OSC held on 9th August, as circulated, to be confirmed as a true record and signed by the Chairman. (Minutes enclose as Appendix E)

11.

ENERGISING BLYTH PROGRAMME

To update Cabinet regarding the development of the Energy Central Campus, one of the flagship projects in the Energising Blyth Programme supported by the Governments Towns Fund including the Future High Streets Fund and Town Deal. (Report enclosed as Appendix F)

 

Councillor Wojciech Ploszaj, Portfolio Holder for Business is required to attend for this item.

12.

NEWCASTLE AIRPORT - SHAREHOLDER LOAN GUARANTEE

The purpose of the report is to consider the provision of a loan facility to Newcastle International Airport Limited (NIAL) (Appendix G) REPORT TO FOLLOW

 

Councillor Richard Wearmouth, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Corporate Services is required to attend for this item.