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Venue: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR

Contact: Sam Wilcock 

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Public Forum

Up to one hour is allowed for this item


Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum. Petitions, statements and questions received by the deadlines below will be taken at the start of the agenda item to which they relate to.


Petitions and statements (must be about matters on the agenda):

• Members of the public and members of the council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name, address, and ‘details of the wording of the petition, and, in the case of a statement, a copy of the submission) by no later than 12 noon on the working day before the meeting, may present a petition or submit a statement to the Cabinet.


• One statement per member of the public and one statement per member of council shall be admissible.


• A maximum of one minute shall be allowed to present each petition and statement.


• The deadline for receipt of petitions and statements for the 6th November Cabinet is 12 noon on 5th November 2018.  These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR




Questions (must be about matters on the agenda):

• A question may be asked by a member of the public or a member of Council,  provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name and address) no later than 3 clear working days before the day of the meeting.


• Questions must identify the member of the Cabinet to whom they are put.


• A maximum of 2 written questions per person can be asked. At the meeting, a maximum of 2 supplementary questions may be asked. A supplementary question must arise directly out of the original question or reply.


• Replies to questions will be given verbally at the meeting. If a reply cannot be given at the meeting (including due to lack of time) or if written confirmation of the verbal reply is requested by the questioner, a written reply will be provided within 10 working days of the meeting.


• The deadline for receipt of questions for the 6th November Cabinet is 5.00 pm on 31st October 2018. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR.

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Apologies for Absence


Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Mayor and Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.


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Matters referred to the Mayor for reconsideration by a scrutiny commission or by Full Council

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Reports from scrutiny commission


Chair's Business

To note any announcements from the Chair


Urban Living Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 130 KB

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That Cabinet:


1.    Approved the adoption of the Urban Living Supplementary Planning document.


2.    Approved the withdrawal of the existing Tall Buildings Supplementary Planning document, which the new document will replace.



City Leap: Options Appraisal Development pdf icon PDF 131 KB

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That Cabinet:


1.             Authorised the continuation of the project team in its current form until 31 March 2019.


2.             Authorised specialist advice, (legal and financial) being sought to supply the advice required to develop a robust options appraisal and recommendation(s) for consideration at Cabinet (targeted for March 2019).


3.             Delegated to the Head of Legal Services, in consultation with the Service Director responsible for Energy and the Cabinet member with Responsibility for Energy Waste and Regulatory Services, the decision as to where the specialist advice will be sought from, i.e. Option 1, 2 or 3 as outlined in Table 1.


4.       Noted that it is likely that the next Cabinet report (targeted for March 2019) would contain the options appraisal to be developed with specialist advice, the associated recommendation(s), funding for the project team and further legal and financial advice in order to support and facilitate contractual negotiations and set up for the City Leap solution.



Joint Development and Land Agreement for Engine Shed 2, Temple Square and Station Approach pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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That Cabinet:


1.         Authorised  the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Finance Governance & Performance, to progress Compulsory Purchase Order(s) for the comprehensive regeneration and development of the land shown edged red on the attached draft Order Map with a Plan Number of PROP-ARC-0067c,  as itemised below:

a)         unregistered land within the highway and

b)         the Grosvenor Hotel should negotiations  fail to deliver an acceptable resolution;

including all relevant and necessary actions and activities pursuant to the progression of the Compulsory Purchase Order(s):


1.1  for Officers to make  Compulsory Purchase Order(s) for the acquisition of the land shown edged red on the attached draft Order Map with a Plan Number of PROP-ARC-0067c ("Order Land") pursuant to powers under section 226(1)(a) and section 226(3) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 ("the 1990 Act"), together, if so advised, with new rights over that land under section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 to enable the comprehensive redevelopment and improvement of that land;


1.2       for the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Finance Governance & Performance,  to draft the Order and undertake all relevant and necessary steps to secure confirmation and delivery of the Order, including but not limited to:

1.2.1    undertake diligent inquiry, including title due diligence, service of requisitions for information on owners, occupiers and other holders of interests in the Order land, posting site notices and making all other reasonable inquiry to ascertain the nature of interests in land and identity of the persons holding those interests;

1.2.2    take all steps to seek to acquire the necessary interests in land by agreement including negotiation of headline terms, agreements, undertakings, transfers and any new rights required, with interested parties or by utilising compulsory acquisition powers;

1.2.3    make subsequent technical amendments to the boundary of the Order Map prior to the Order being made;

1.2.4    agree with relevant landowners if appropriate the removal of land from the Order once made;

1.2.5    publish and advertise the Order(s), serve all appropriate notices in relation to the making of the Order and submission of the Order and all relevant accompanying documents to the Secretary of State for confirmation.


1.2.6    under Section 6(4) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 to dispense with individual service of notices in respect of areas of land where the Council is satisfied that it has not been possible following proper enquiry to establish the ownership of the land in question and for the service of notices in the manner set out in Section 6(4) of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981;

1.2.7    if the Secretary of State authorises the Council to do so, confirm any Compulsory Purchase Order made if there are no remaining objections;

1.2.8    instruct counsel, experts, and the Council's own officers to prepare evidence for, and to present the Council's case for compulsory acquisition at any inquiry or hearing or in  ...  view the full decision text for item 10.


2018/19 Period 5 Forecast Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 119 KB

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That Cabinet:

1.             Noted the £1.0m general fund revenue pressures being reported, (Appendix A section 1).


2.             Noted the current forecast position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account and Public Health Accounts, (Appendices A5 and A7).


3.             Noted the current budget pressures being reported within the High Needs block within the DSG and that action will be required to understand the drivers, the potential opportunities, risks and impact in any mitigation plans developed, (Appendix A6).


4.       Noted current forecast for capital expenditure of £181.1m against a budget of £244.2m, (Appendix A section 5).