Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday 19 July 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Chamber, West Suffolk House, Western Way, Bury St Edmunds IP33 3YU

Contact: Claire Skoyles: Democratic Services Officer  Email:

No. Item


Apologies for absence


Minutes pdf icon PDF 155 KB

To confirm the minutes of the meeting held on 21 June 2022 (copy attached).


Declarations of interest

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary or local non pecuniary interest which they have in any item of business on the agenda, no later than when that item is reached and, when appropriate, to leave the meeting prior to discussion and voting on the item.


Open forum

At each Cabinet meeting, up to 15 minutes shall be allocated for questions or statements from and discussion with, non-Cabinet members. Members wishing to speak during this session are encouraged to give notice in advance. Who speaks and for how long will be at the complete discretion of the person presiding.


Public participation

Members of the public who live or work in the district are invited to put one question or statement of not more than three minutes duration relating to items to be discussed in Part 1 of the agenda only. If a question is asked and answered within three minutes, the person who asked the question may ask a supplementary question that arises from the reply.


A person who wishes to speak must register at least 15 minutes before the time the meeting is scheduled to start. This can be done online by sending the request to or telephoning 01284 757176 / 07776 254986 or in person by telling the Committee Administrator present at the meeting. We would urge anyone who wishes to register to speak to notify Democratic Services by 9am on the day of the meeting so that advice can be given on the arrangements in place.  There is an overall time limit of 15 minutes for public speaking, which may be extended at the Chair’s discretion.


Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee: 16 June 2022 (Report number: CAB/WS/22/033) pdf icon PDF 332 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/033

Chair of the Committee: Councillor Ian Shipp

Lead officer: Christine Brain


Report of the Anglia Revenues and Benefits Partnership Joint Committee: 21 June 2022 (Report number: CAB/WS/22/034) pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/034

Portfolio holder: Councillor Sarah Broughton

Lead officer: Rachael Mann


West Suffolk Council Taxi and Private Hire Conditions Policy Handbook: review summary (Report number: CAB/WS/22/035) pdf icon PDF 429 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/035

Portfolio holder: Councillor Andy Drummond

Lead Officer: Jen Eves

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That, as detailed in Report number: CAB/WS/22/035, the following changes to the West Suffolk Council Taxi and Private Hire Conditions Policy Handbook be approved:


1.   merge the two taxi zones into one single zone

2.   remove all wheelchair accessible vehicle (WAV) requirements for hackney carriage vehicle (HCV) licensees

3.   set maximum age limit for a vehicle at 15 years          



Former St Felix School Site, Newmarket: development brief (Report number: CAB/WS/22/036) pdf icon PDF 192 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/036

Portfolio holder: Councillor David Roach

Lead officer: Julie Baird

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That the development brief for the former St Felix school site, Newmarket, as contained in Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/036, be adopted as informal planning guidance.


Markets Review Working Group: action plan (Report number: CAB/WS/22/037) pdf icon PDF 206 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/037

Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Cllr Ian Shipp

Portfolio holder: Councillors Susan Glossop and Peter Stevens

Lead officers: Julie Baird and Mark Walsh

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That the proposed recommendations emanating from the Markets Review, as contained in Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/037, be approved.


UK Shared Prosperity Fund: investment plan allocations (Report number: CAB/WS/22/038) pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/038

Portfolio holders: Councillor John Griffiths and Sarah Broughton

Lead Officer: Ian Gallin

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Recommended to Extraordinary Council (26 July 2022):



1.       The West Suffolk UK Shared Prosperity Fund investment allocations (at Appendix B to Report number: CAB/WS/22/038) be recommended to Council for approval, for submission to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC). Note: Appendix B did not include outcomes and outputs for the funding allocations – these will follow in the report for Council on 26 July 2022.


2.       Officers be requested to complete the full DLUHC investment plan template in line with the details contained in this report, CAB/WS/22/038.


3.       Delegated authority be granted to the Chief Executive, to make minor adjustments to the investment plan allocations before submission to Government, in consultation with the Leader of the Council.


4.       Delegated authority be granted to the Portfolio Holder for Resources and Property to implement the approved investment plan once funding has been received from DLUHC, including implementing minor variations in the funding amounts for each intervention, in order to respond to changing circumstances over the lifetime of the Fund.


Draft West Suffolk Annual Report 2021 to 2022 (Report number: CAB/WS/22/039 and addendum) pdf icon PDF 129 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/039

Portfolio holder: Councillor John Griffiths

Lead Officer: Ian Gallin

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That, subject to the inclusion of the amendments suggested by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee, as set out in the addendum to Report number: CAB/WS/22/039, the draft West Suffolk Annual Report 2021 to 2022, as contained in Appendix A to Report number: CAB/WS/22/039, be approved.


Environment and Climate Change Action Plans: 2022 Update (Report number: CAB/WS/22/040) pdf icon PDF 301 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/040

Portfolio holders: Councillors John Griffiths and Andy Drummond

Lead officer: Jill Korwin

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Resolved that, as detailed in Report number: CAB/WS/22/040:


1.       Having reviewed and not made any recommendations for any change to the actions and activities, as set out in Appendix A, progress against the Environment and Climate Change action plans, be noted.


2.       The new actions to be added to the plan, as set out in section 2.14, be agreed.


3.       The Environmental Statement for the Council’s 2021 to 2022 performance, included as Appendix B, be approved.



Sunnica Energy Farm Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project: delegation of submission of the Council's Written Representation (Report number: CAB/WS/22/041) pdf icon PDF 425 KB

Report number:     CAB/WS/22/041

Portfolio holder: Councillor David Roach

Lead officer: Julie Baird


Decisions Plan: 1 July 2022 to 31 May 2023 pdf icon PDF 252 KB

To consider the most recently published version of the Cabinet’s Decisions Plan


Report number:     CAB/WS/22/042

Portfolio holder: Councillor John Griffiths

Lead officer: Ian Gallin