Executive Board Member Decisions Meeting for the Leader

 

Thursday, 19 December 2019

 

PRESENT: Councillor: E. Dole (Executive Board Member).

 

The following officers were in attendance:

M. Bull, Economic Development Area Manager;

L. Alvarez, Bureau Officer;

T. Peregrine, Economic Development Co-ordinator;

M.S. Davies, Democratic Services Officer.

 

Leader's Office, County Hall, Carmarthen:9.00 am - 9.45 am

 

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1.            DECLARATION OF PERSONAL INTEREST

There were no declarations of personal interest.

 

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2.            DECISION RECORD - 15TH NOVEMBER, 2019

 

RESOLVED that the decision record of the meeting held on the 15TH November be signed as a correct record.

 

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3.            FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE FROM THE FOLLOWING GRANT FUNDS: WELSH CHURCH FUND

 

RESOLVED 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.

 

 Targeted Finance Fund

App. Ref

Applicant

Award

WCF-19-33

Llandysul paddlers Canoe Centre Ltd

£3,000.00

WCF-19- 18

Ffynnonwen Community Centre

£3,000.00

 

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            REPORTS NOT FOR PUBLICATION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amended by The Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) (Wales) Order 2007 that the following items were not for publication as the reports contained exempt information as defined in Paragraph 14 of Part 4 of Schedule 12A to the Act.

 

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5.            CARMARTHENSHIRE BUSINESS START UP/BUSINESS GROWTH FUND.

 

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 applicants. 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 applicants at this stage.

 

Further to minute 2 of the meeting held on the 19th February 2018 the Executive Board Member considered an application for assistance from the Carmarthenshire Business Growth Fund. The priority of the fund was to support the creation of jobs and new businesses within the County.

 

RESOLVED that the following application for assistance from the Carmarthenshire Business Growth Fund be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:

 

Carmarthenshire Business Growth Fund

Application Ref

Applicant

Award

GF125

Wales & West Building Products Ltd.

£8,390.00

 

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6.            CARMARTHENSHIRE TRANSFORMATIONAL COMMERCIAL PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT FUND, CARMARTHENSHIRE RURAL ENTERPRISE FUND, TARGETED REGENERATION INVESTMENT PROGRAMME & LLANELLI AND AMMANFORD TOWN CENTRE LOAN SCHEME.

 

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 applicants. 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 applicants at this stage.

 

The Executive Board Member considered applications for assistance from the Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund, Carmarthenshire Transformational Commercial Property Development Fund, Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme & Llanelli and Ammanford Town Centre Loan Scheme.

 

RESOLVED that the following applications for assistance from the Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund, Carmarthenshire Transformational Commercial Property Development Fund, Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme & Llanelli and Ammanford Town Centre Loan Scheme be approved subject to the usual terms and conditions and those specified in the report:

 

Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund

Applicant

Award

Roman Solutions, Llandovery

£40,000.00

 

Carmarthenshire Transformational Commercial Property Development Fund / Carmarthenshire Rural Enterprise Fund

Applicant

Award

Cambrian Pet Foods, Llangadog

£750,000.00

 

Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme – Property Enhancement Development Grant

Applicant

Award

Stephen Evans [125/127 Station Road, Llanelli]

£202,351.89

Anglers Corner [78 Station Road, Llanelli]

£82,641.38

Keys Property Management Ltd. [6 Wind Street, Ammanford]

£128,000.00

 

Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme – Sustainable Living Grant

Applicant

Award

Mallard Wales Ltd. [2-4 Station Road, Llanelli]

£80,000.00

 

Targeted Regeneration Investment Programme – Llanelli Town Centre Loan

Applicant

Award

Cygnus Holdings (Llanelli) Ltd [8-16 Market Street, Llanelli

£1,400,000.00

 

 

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