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Declarations of interest


Minutes of the last meeting pdf icon PDF 693 KB


Public and Member Questions and Petitions pdf icon PDF 542 KB

Questions must be received no later than 12 noon on the seventh working day before the date of the meeting


Gloucestershire City Region Board pdf icon PDF 280 KB

Report of the Leader, Councillor Rowena Hay

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1.    the establishment of the Gloucestershire City Region Board (GCRB, the Board) is agreed;


2.  authority is delegated to the Chief Executive and Corporate Director in consultation with the Leader, to finalise and complete the Inter-Authority Agreement and other key documentation and to take all necessary steps to create the GCRB, including finalising the terms of reference for the GCRB.


3. the above recommendations will not be effective until all Gloucestershire Councils pass equivalent resolutions.


4. Upon the establishment of the GCRB:


4.1     this Council’s functions are delegated to the GCRB as are necessary for the delivery of the functions identified in the Terms of Reference at Appendix 2 to this report;

4.2     the appointment of the Gloucestershire County Council as the Administering Authority is confirmed;

4.3     the appointment of the Leader of the Council to the GCRB as the nominated member of the Board is agreed. If the Leader is unable to attend a meeting of the GCRB the Leader will nominate an alternative member of the Cabinet to attend the Board as a substitute. 



M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme - Delegation Approval pdf icon PDF 277 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Customer and Regulatory Services, Councillor Martin Horwood




1.            the update on the M5 Junction 10 process is noted;


2.            authority is delegated to the Director Communities & Economic Development to:

a.            respond formally on behalf of Cheltenham Borough Council (as statutory consultee) through our appointed consultants AtkinsRealis to the DCO process in consultation with Cabinet Member Customer & Regulatory Services.

b.            make representations at the DCO hearings and meetings (either directly or through Cheltenham Borough Council designated officer or through our appointed consultants AtkinsRealis) concerning the M5 Junction 10 project in accordance with the Council’s responses (as statutory consultee) to the consultation.



Award of rent support grant to voluntary sector organisation pdf icon PDF 263 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets, Councillor Peter Jeffries


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1.    a rent support grant of 74% of current market rent to the Gardens Gallery, Proscenium Building, Montpellier Gardens is agreed;

2.    authority is delegated to the Participation and Engagement Team Leader, in consultation with the Director: One Legal to agree the terms of a rent support grant agreement with the applicant. 


Briefing from Cabinet Members


Council Tax Premium on Empty Properties and Second Homes pdf icon PDF 432 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Assets, Councillor Peter Jeffries


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1.    Council is recommended to approve the change to the Empty Homes Premium so that properties which have been unoccupied and unfurnished for one year, instead of two, will become subject to the 100% premium from April 2025.


2.    Council is recommended to approve the implementation of the 100% Second Homes Premium from April 2025.


3.    Council is recommended to give delegated authority to the Executive Director for Finance Assets and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member Finance and Assetsto amend the policy so that it meets the requirements of any guidance/ regulations due to be issued by Government and to ensure the premiums are administered efficiently.