Agenda and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday, 17th June, 2024 10.00 am

Venue: Chamber - County Hall, Carmarthen. SA31 1JP and remotely. View directions

Contact: Michelle Evans Thomas  01267 224470

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1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

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Apologies for absence were received from Councillors C.A. Davies, G. Davies and L.D. Evans.

 

2.

DECLARATIONS OF PERSONAL INTEREST

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There were no declarations of personal interests.

 

3.

TO SIGN AS A CORRECT RECORD THE MINUTES OF THE MEETING OF THE CABINET HELD ON THE 13TH MAY 2024 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

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UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 13th May, 2024 be signed as a correct record.

 

4.

QUESTIONS ON NOTICE BY MEMBERS (NONE RECEIVED)

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The Chair advised that no questions on notice had been submitted by members.

 

5.

PUBLIC QUESTIONS ON NOTICE (NONE RECEIVED)

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The Chair advised that no public questions had been received.

6.

COMMERCIALISATION STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 112 KB

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The Cabinet considered the Commercialisation Strategy which had been developed to provide for a more strategic approach to the development and implementation of income generation activities across the Council.

 

Income generation/commercialisation is one of the key priorities within the Council’s Transformation Strategy and can play a vital role in helping to mitigate the impact of the significant budget challenges that the Council is likely to continue to face in the short to medium term.

 

Reference was made to the importance of strategies like this over the next few years in helping to create income.

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the Commercialisation Strategy be endorsed.

 

7.

CARMARTHENSHIRE LOCAL AREA ENERGY PLAN pdf icon PDF 118 KB

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The Cabinet considered the Carmarthenshire Local Energy Plan which had been produced in line with the Environment (Wales) Act 2016 requirement for Welsh Government to reduce emissions of greenhouse gases in Wales to net zero by 2050. The production of Local Area Energy Plans for Welsh Local Authorities is funded by Welsh Government with a requirement that each Plan is signed-off by the Cabinet of each respective Local Authority.

 

Welsh Government has funded the development of local area energy plans (LAEPs) to ensure every Local Authority in Wales has a LAEP by mid-2024. Local Area Energy Planning is a detailed, comprehensive process designed to identify the most effective pathway(s) to decarbonising the local energy system by 2050. The process is led by Local Government and developed collaboratively with defined stakeholders. Although produced separately and tailored to the local landscape, the three LAEPs will be aligned regionally to help ensure consistency.

 

UNANIMOUSLY RESOLVED that the Carmarthenshire Local Area Energy Plan be approved for publication.

 

8.

ANY OTHER ITEMS OF BUSINESS THAT BY REASONS OF SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES THE CHAIR DECIDES SHOULD BE CONSIDERED AS A MATTER OF URGENCY PURSUANT TO SECTION 100B(4)(B) OF THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT, 1972.

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The Chair advised that there were no items of urgent business.