Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Extraordinary, Executive - Thursday, 29th July, 2021

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Offices, Shute End, Wokingham RG40 1BN. View directions

Contact: Anne Hunter  Democratic and Electoral Services Lead Specialist

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33.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence received.

34.

Declaration of Interest

To receive any declarations of interest

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest received.

35.

Public Question Time

To answer any public questions

 

A period of 30 minutes will be allowed for members of the public to ask questions submitted under notice.

 

The Council welcomes questions from members of the public about the item included on this agenda only.

 

Subject to meeting certain timescales, questions can relate to general issues concerned with the work of the Council or an item which is on the Agenda for this meeting.  For full details of the procedure for submitting questions please contact the Democratic Services Section on the numbers given below or go to www.wokingham.gov.uk/publicquestions

 

Minutes:

There were no public questions received.

 

 

36.

Member Question Time

To answer any member questions

 

A period of 20 minutes will be allowed for Members to ask questions on the item included on this agenda.

 

Any questions not dealt with within the allotted time will be dealt with in a written reply.

 

Minutes:

There were no Member questions received.

37.

Fees and Charges for Fit and Proper Tests for Mobile Home Site Owners/Managers pdf icon PDF 310 KB

Decision:

That:

 

1)                    the fees associated with The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020, which are based on the Councils existing framework of Fees and Charges for the Public Protection Service, be approved;

 

2)                    the Application fee is set at a two hour set fee based on existing hourly rate (currently £59), plus hourly rate for each hour or part thereof should the application determination go over the 2 hours;

 

3)                    the fee for annual checking is directly cost recovery and will therefore be based on the hourly rate (currently £59) and time taken.

Minutes:

The Executive considered a report relating to the setting of fees associated with The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020.

 

During his introduction the Executive Member for Environment and Leisure explained the requirements of the new legislation, which required all authorities to appoint a ‘fit and proper person’ at each of its mobile home sites.  It was noted that there were 19 mobile home sites within the Borough and there would also need to be an annual test of each ‘fit and proper person’, which was intended to improve the standard of management of mobile home sites.

 

Councillor Batth also advised that the legislation also required that each of the 19 sites needed to apply for assessment of their ‘fit and proper person’ between 1 July 2021-1 October 2021, which was why the report had come forward to this Extraordinary Executive.  Each authority was allowed to charge fees, both for assessing applications and the annual check, to cover their costs.  It was noted that the current hourly rate of £59 had been agreed by the Joint Public Protection Committee.

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1)                   the fees associated with The Mobile Homes (Requirement for Manager of Site to be Fit and Proper Person) (England) Regulations 2020, which are based on the Councils existing framework of Fees and Charges for the Public Protection Service. be approved;

 

2)                   the Application fee is set at a two hour set fee based on existing hourly rate (currently £59), plus hourly rate for each hour or part thereof should the application determination go over the 2 hours;

 

3)                   the fee for annual checking is directly cost recovery and will therefore be based on the hourly rate (currently £59) and time taken.