Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 23rd January, 2024 6.00 pm

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

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 meetings held on 5 December 2023 and 19 December 2023 pdf icon PDF 414 KB

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Chair's Update


Council Tax Empty Homes Premium (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 452 KB


That Cabinet recommends to Full Council the proposal to increase the long-term empty home premium as set out in paragraph 2.7 of the report, effective from 1 April 2024.


2024/25 Housing Revenue Account Budget and Rent Setting (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 774 KB

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That Cabinet recommend to Full Council at its meeting on 13 February 2024:


a)          the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget for 2024/25, as set out in Appendix A1 to the report;


b)         an increase of 7.7% in the 2023/24 rents of all properties in the HRA as at 31 March 2024 be applied from 1 April 2024; and


c)         the 2024/25 service charges, as set out in Appendix C to the report.


Biodiversity Net Gain - Policy and Actions (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 819 KB

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AGREED that Cabinet:

a)      adopt and publish definitions of what constitutes ‘significant enhancement’ within mandatory BNG calculations as set out in Section 2 and Appendix A to the report;

b)      adopt and publish interim definitions to be used for ‘strategic significance’ within mandatory BNG calculations as set out in Section 2 and Appendix B to the report;

c)      approve for a ‘call for sites – expressions of interest’ exercise to be undertaken; and

d)    approve for officers to make an application for Newark and Sherwood District Council (NSDC) to be considered for Responsible Body status.