DECISION RECORD OF THE EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER DECISIONS MEETING FOR REGENERATION

19TH APRIL 2012

Democratic Services Committee Room, County Hall, Carmarthen.

10.00 a.m. – 12.00 p.m.

EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER

PORTFOLIO

Councillor H. C. Scourfield

Regeneration

The following officers were in attendance:-

Mr. D. Gilbert

Director of Regeneration and Leisure;

Ms. D. Davies

Delivery Partner Menter Gorllewin Sir Gār;

Ms. A. Jones Leefe

Physical Regeneration PDF Officer;

Mr. J. Hancock

RDP Community Regeneration Officer;

Ms. D. Harries

Physical Regeneration Project Officer;

Ms. J. Holland

RDP Community Regen. Development Officer;

Ms. J. Lewis

Project Manager (Collaborative Communities);

Ms. F. Morgan

Development Officer Menter Gorllewin Sir Gār;

Ms. C. Owen

Community Bureau Officer;

Mr. S. Rees

Physical Regeneration Project Officer;

Mr. A. Thomas

Physical Regeneration PDF Officer;

Ms. H. Williams

RDP Community Regen. Development Officer;

Mr. M.S. Davies

Democratic Services Officer.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTERESTS

There were none.

The Executive Board Member, having considered the reports on the under-mentioned items and taken into account the views of Local Members and interested parties where applicable, made the following decisions:

Item No.

Subject / Decision

1.

DECISION NOTICE

RESOLVED that the Decision Notice for the meeting held on the 15th March 2012 be signed as a correct record.

2.

COLLABORATIVE COMMUNITIES TARGETED FINANCE PACKAGE (TFP)

Consideration was given to a report detailing the recommendations of the regional panel responsible for assessing submissions for funding from the Collaborative Communities Targeted Finance Package. This was a Convergence ERDF-funded regional project which had been developed in partnership between the four Local Authorities and four County Voluntary Councils in Carmarthenshire, Pembrokeshire, Neath Port Talbot and Swansea.

RESOLVED that the following awards from the Collaborative Communities Targeted Finance Package be approved:

Applicant Award

Phoenix Community Centre £28,500.00

3.

FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE FOLLOWING GRANT FUNDS: WELSH CHURCH FUND; COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT FUND; RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR WALES 2007-2013 – AXIS 4 INNOVATIVE COMMUNITIES; RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN FOR WALES 2207-2013 – AXIS 3 RURAL COMMUNITY INCLUSION

The Executive Board Member considered applications received for financial assistance from the above grant funds.

RESOLVED

3.1 that the following applications for assistance from the Welsh Church Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:-

Applicant Award

St Barnabus Church – Rhandirmwyn £3,000.00

Bethany Methodist Chapel £3,000.00

Capel Ty Newydd Caio £3,000.00

3.2 that the following application for assistance from the Community Development Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:-

Applicant Award

Relate Cymru & Carms. Domestic Abuse Forum* £17,012.67

3.3 that the following applications for assistance from the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 – Axis 4 Innovative Communities Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:-

Applicant Award

CCC Housing on behalf of Taf/Myrddin Tenant Network £25,000.00

Teifi Valley Railway Company £11,411.37

Newcastle Emlyn Breast Feeding Group £5000.00

3.4 that consideration of the application from the Carmarthen Heritage Regeneration Trust (CHRT) for assistance from the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 – Axis 4 Innovative Communities Fund be deferred for further clarification of the costings put forward to cover governance costs and travel;

3.5 that the following applications for assistance from the Rural Development Plan for Wales 2007-2013 – Axis 3 Rural Community Inclusion Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:-

Applicant Award

Relate Cymru [p’ship with Carms. Domestic Abuse Forum]* £19,971.36

Age Cymru Sir Gār £18,875.44

CFfI Sir Gār £15,272.30

Clwb Cŵl Llanybydder £7,401.97

Clwb Hwyl Penboyr £6552.00

Llanddeusant Hall Committee £17,833.20

Llandysul Paddlers Canoe Centre £17,434.96

Neuadd Bro Fana £10,144.66

Pwerdy Powerhouse £10,000.00

The Haven £14,614.81

Trap Community Association £15,425.77

Wellbeing Regeneration £20,000.00

Trywydd £20,000.00

[*the applications from Relate Cymru in 3.2 and 3.5 above appertain to the same project.]

4.

REPORTS NOT FOR PUBLICATION

RESOLVED pursuant to The Local Government Act 1972 as, amended by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007 that the following items were not for publication as the reports contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

5.

CARMARTHENSHIRE PHYSICAL REGENERATION PACKAGE 80412 PRIORITY 5 THEME 1 LLANELLI TOWN IMPROVEMENT GRANT

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 4 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report contained detailed information about the business and financial affairs and ambitions of the applicant. In this case, the public interest in transparency and accountability is outweighed by the public interest in maintaining confidentiality, as disclosure of this information would be likely to damage the applicant at this stage.

The Executive Board Member considered applications for financial assistance from the Llanelli Town Improvement Grant Fund towards the enhancement of business frontages.

RESOLVED that the following applications be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified within the report:

Applicant / Project Grant

G. Croxall / Bluebell Management Services £11,055.00

A. Howells / Amy’s Fashions £11,630.00

C. Lewis / Utopia Hair Experience £15,000.00

6.

SOUTH WEST WALES PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT FUND - . PROPOSED DEVELOPMENT OF A FOOD GRADE INDUSTRIAL UNIT, CROSS HANDS FOOD PARK

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 4 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report contained detailed information about the business and financial affairs and ambitions of the applicant. In this case, the public interest in transparency and accountability is outweighed by the public interest in maintaining confidentiality, as disclosure of this information would be likely to damage the applicant at this stage.

The Executive Board Member considered a report detailing an application from JBCH Developments Ltd. for assistance from the South West Wales Property Development Fund towards its proposed development of a food grade industrial unit at Cross Hands Food Park.

RESOLVED to approve an award of £1,990,530.00 of PDF assistance to JBCH Developments Ltd. in respect of the above as recommended by the Carmarthenshire PDF Assessment Panel.

7.

WALES RURAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN – STRENGTHENING THE TOURISM APPEAL IN RURAL CARMARTHENSHIRE

Following the application of the public interest test it was RESOLVED pursuant to the Act referred to in minute no. 4 above not to publicise the content of the report as it contained exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information) (Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act).

The public interest test in this matter related to the fact that the report contained detailed information about the business and financial affairs and ambitions of the applicant. In this case, the public interest in transparency and accountability is outweighed by the public interest in maintaining confidentiality, as disclosure of this information would be likely to damage the applicant at this stage.

The Executive Board Member considered applications for assistance under the ‘Wales Rural Development Plan – Strengthening the Tourism Appeal in Rural Carmarthenshire’ scheme

RESOLVED that the following applications be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified within the report:

Applicant / Project Grant

S. Richards - construction of a Boiler Services room and Installation of ground source heat pump and solar thermal hot water system;

£10,000.00

S. Richards - construction of a double glazed porch and enhancements to bathroom in holiday cottages;

£24056.90

H. Fogden - Conversion of an existing barn to provide secure storage;

£22521.85

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EXECUTIVE BOARD MEMBER FOR REGENERATION

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