Friday, 6 December 2019 10.30 am

Venue: The Ridgeway Suite, The Beacon, Portway, Wantage, OX12 9BX

Contact: Steve Culliford, Democratic Services. Tel. 01235 422522 Email: 

No. Item


Apologies for absence

To record apologies for absence. 


Minutes pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To adopt and sign as a correct record the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 4 October 2019. 


Declarations of interest

To receive any declarations of disclosable pecuniary interests in respect of items on the agenda for this meeting.  


Urgent business and chairman's announcements

To receive notification of any matters which the chairman determines should be considered as urgent business and the special circumstances which have made the matters urgent, and to receive any announcements from the chairman.


Public participation

To receive any questions or statements from members of the public that have registered to speak. 


Recommendations from other committees

(1)      Joint Audit and Governance Committee – 14 October 2019

Treasury Outturn 2018/19


The Joint Audit and Governance Committee considered the head of finance’s report on the treasury outturn for both South Oxfordshire and the Vale of White Horse in 2018/19. 


RECOMMENDED to Cabinet to


(a)     note the treasury management outturn report 2018/19; and


(b)     that the committee is satisfied that the treasury activities have been carried out in accordance with the treasury management strategy and policy. 


(2)      Climate Emergency Advisory Committee – 15 October 2019

Options for the future and next steps


The Climate Emergency Advisory Committee considered a report by the Head of Partnership and Insight, which set out the options for recommendations that the committee could make to Cabinet in response to the climate emergency declaration. 


RECOMMENDED to Cabinet to


(a)      Recommend Target Option Three:

·           Vale of White Horse District Council to reduce carbon emissions by 75% by 2025 and become a carbon neutral council by 2030 

·           Vale of White Horse district to reduce carbon emissions by 75% by 2030 and become a carbon neutral district by 2045 

The committee believes that the final carbon neutral district date of 2045 is an aspirational target, which can be approved pending further assurance from officers based around ongoing evidence and agreed action.  This to be an overarching goal for the council in respect of adopting an early carbon neutral target as outlined in the Council motion put forward on 11 April 2019.


(b)     authorise the committee to review the Climate Emergency Work Programme proposals for further exploration, full evaluation and costing.  The activities and actions contained in the themes below be pursued, with a council strategic response being defined in each case:

·           Theme 1, Council Business

·           Theme 2, Partnership

·           Theme 3, Housing

·           Theme 4, Infrastructure

·           Theme 5, Transport

·           Theme 6, Biodiversity

·           Theme 7, Behaviour Change


Points of amendment:

·           Theme 5, Transport: Additional point of action to investigate a council project or business partnership, enabling residents, council members and staff access to an electric vehicle hire facility, promoting electric vehicle use in the district.

·           Theme 5, Transport: Additional point to review planning options in relation to the location of housing and business developments to prevent the need for long distance commutes.

·           Theme 5, Transport: Additional point to work with Oxfordshire County Council to improve and increase the number of cycle paths networks, improving safety and the connection between towns and villages.

·           Theme 5, Transport: Additional point to resolve to ask South Oxfordshire District Council to incorporate electric vehicle charging points in the plans for the Crowmarsh council office site.

·           Theme 5, Transport: Additional point to review the opportunities for installing charging points at taxi ranks.

·           Theme 5, Transport: Additional point to resolve to ask the Planning Department to investigate the requirement for electric car charging points within domestic and business applications.

·           Theme 6, Biodiversity: Additional point to engage and support the community in encouraging biodiversity in their own gardens.


(c)     authorise the committee to support the commissioning of expertise where  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.


Wootton and St Helen Without Neighbourhood Plan pdf icon PDF 158 KB

To consider the head of planning’s report. 


Budget monitoring pdf icon PDF 131 KB

To consider the head of finance’s report. 

Additional documents:


Treasury management outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 146 KB

To consider the head of finance’s report. 

Additional documents:


Council tax base 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider the head of finance’s report.