Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 17th January, 2023 6.00 pm

Venue: Civic Suite, Castle House, Great North Road, Newark, NG24 1BY. View directions

Contact: Nigel Hill  Email:


No. Item


Declarations of Interest from Members and Officers


Notification to those present that the meeting will be recorded and streamed online


Minutes from the previous meeting held on 6 December 2022 pdf icon PDF 463 KB


Chairman's Update


Update on Disposal of Land at The Greenaway, Rolleston to Arkwood Developments Ltd pdf icon PDF 687 KB


AGREED that Cabinet:


(a)    consider the objections to the proposed land sale and development of the land at The Greenaway, Rolleston; and


(b)   given on balance no issues are raised of sufficient significance to change the Cabinet’s previous decision, that the disposal to Arkwood Developments Ltd proceed, subject to full planning permission being granted.


Cyber Security Strategy pdf icon PDF 673 KB


AGREED that the adoption and wider communication of the Cyber Security Strategy be approved.


Approval of National Portfolio Organisation - Detailed Plans pdf icon PDF 540 KB

Additional documents:


AGREED that Cabinet:


a)        formally approves the Activity Plan, Investment Principles Plan and Budget for year 1; and


b)        agrees that in years 2 and 3, responsibility for considering the Plans will sit with the National Portfolio Organisation Board, with authority for approval being delegated to the Portfolio Holder for Economic Development & Visitors who will also be a member of the Board.



2023/24 HRA Budget and Rent Setting (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 822 KB

Additional documents:


AGREED that Cabinet recommend to Council at its meeting on 7 February 2023:


a)          the HRA budget for 2023/24, as set out in Appendix A1 to this report be approved;


b)         an increase of 5% in the 2022/23 rents of all properties in the HRA as at 31 March 2023 be applied from 1 April 2023;


c)         a rent increase for all relets of 11.1%;


d)         the 2023/24 service charges, as set out in Appendix C, to this report be approved; and


e)         that a fund of £300,000 be created, funded by the Newark and Sherwood Homes Transfer Reserve to fund initiatives to support tenants impacted by the increased charges including a tenant welfare fund.


Enviro-Crime Enforcement (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 548 KB


AGREED that:


(a)    final approval be given for the Council to procure environmental enforcement services in relation to the management of fixed penalty notices for littering and dog fouling for a 3-year period;


(b)   delegated authority be given, following oversight by the Policy & Performance Improvement Committee, to the Director Communities & Environment to agree terms for the contractual arrangement in consultation with the Assistant Director Legal & Democratic Services; and


(c)    the current pilot be extended for a further five months to allow procurement of a suitable contractor.



Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider resolving that, under section 100A (4) of the Local Government

Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items

of business on the grounds that they involve the likely disclosure of exempt

information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Act.




Land at Old Hall Farm, Edingley


Exempt Item.