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DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Under the Council’s Code of Conduct for Councillors, all Members are required to disclose relevant Interests in any matter to be considered at the meeting. Where the matter directly relates to a Member’s Disclosable Pecuniary Interests or Other Registrable Interest, that Member must not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must not remain in the room unless they have been granted a dispensation (see note below). If the matter directly relates to ‘Non-Registrable Interests’, the Member’s participation in the meeting will depend on the nature of the matter and whether it directly relates or affects their financial interest or well-being or that of a relative, friend or close associate, applying the tests set out in the Code.
On 27th May, 2021, the Council’s Corporate Governance, Audit and Standards Committee granted dispensations to Members appointed by the Council to the Board of the Rushmoor Development Partnership and as Directors of Rushmoor Homes Limited.
Cllr J.B. Canty declared a non-registerable interest in Minute No. 28 due to his close association with an employee of NDreams Limited and, in accordance with the Council’s Code of Conduct for Councillors, left the meeting during the discussion and voting thereon.
To confirm the Minutes of the meeting held on 13th September, 2022 (copy attached).
The Minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 13th September, 2022 were confirmed and signed by the Chairman.
BUSINESS RATES - DISCRETIONARY RATE RELIEF APPLICATION PDF 783 KB
To consider Report No. FIN2233 (copy attached), which gives details of an application for discretionary rate relief in respect of NDreams Limited.
Presented By: Cllr Paul Taylor, Corporate Services Portfolio Holder
The Cabinet considered Report No. FIN2233, which set out details of an application for rate relief on behalf of NDreams Limited.
Members were informed that details of the application were contained within the Report and that the applicant was a leading independent developer and publisher of Virtual Reality (VR) games that occupied premises in Farnborough.
The Cabinet RESOLVED that 35% discretionary rate relief be awarded to NDreams Limited from 12th April, 2022 to 11th April, 2023, as set out in Report No. FIN2233.
RUSHMOOR CULTURAL STRATEGY AND CULTURAL COMPACT PDF 650 KB
To consider Report No. EPSH2239 (copy attached), which sets out a proposed Rushmoor Cultural Strategy and gives details of a Cultural Compact for the area.
Presented By: Cllr Adrian Newell, Planning and Economy Portfolio Holder
The Cabinet considered Report No. EPSH2239, which set out a Cultural Strategy for the Rushmoor area.
Members were informed that the Rushmoor Cultural Strategy had been developed to help to grow the cultural and arts sector in the Borough. It was reported that key delivery partners across the public and private sectors had formed a ‘Cultural Compact’ that had developed the plan and would have an ongoing role in shaping cultural activity locally.
In expressing its strong support for the Strategy, the Cabinet stressed the importance of the links that had been identified with the Borough’s significant heritage, including aviation and the military.
The Cabinet RESOLVED that the adoption of the Rushmoor Cultural Strategy, as set out in Report No. EPSH2239, be approved.