Agendas, reports and minutes

Nairnshire Committee

Date: Wednesday, 20 April 2016

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A meeting of the Nairnshire Committee will take place in the Chamber, The Court House, High Street, Nairn on 20 April 2016 at 10.30 am.

You are invited to attend the meeting and a note of the business to be considered is attached.

Yours faithfully

Michelle Morris
Depute Chief Executive/
Director of Corporate Development


1. Apologies for Absence

2. Declarations of Interest
Foillseachaidhean Com-pàirt

Members are asked to consider whether they have an interest to declare in relation to any item on the agenda for this meeting. Any Member making a declaration of interest should indicate whether it is a financial or non-financial interest and include some information on the nature of the interest. Advice may be sought from Officers prior to the meeting taking place.

3. Presentation – Community Payback Service
Taisbeanadh – Seirbheis Pàigheadh Air Ais Coimhearsnachd

A presentation will be given by Donald Coghill, Community Payback Officer, on the work of the Community Payback Service.

4. Scottish Fire and Rescue Area Committee Performance Report for 2015-16
Aithisg Coileanaidh Comataidh Sgìreil Smàlaidh agus Teasairginn na h-Alba airson 2015-16

There is circulated Report No N/08/16 dated 29 March 2016 by the Local Senior Officer for Highland which provides an update on the progress in Nairnshire against the priorities outlined in the Area Committee Plan for Nairn and Badenoch & Strathspey 2015 - 2016.  Priority areas are identified through a range of Intervention, Prevention and Protection activities delivered in partnership to reduce risk to the communities of Nairnshire.  The report also contains previously agreed information and performance as requested by Committee Members.

The Committee is invited to comment and scrutinise on the Area Performance Report.

5. Nairn Common Good Fund: 2016/17 Budget Setting
Maoin Math Coitcheann Inbhir Narann: Suidheachadh Buidseat 2016/17

There is circulated joint report No N/09/16 dated 11 March 2016 by the Director of Finance and Inverness City Manager which invites Members to set the revenue budget for the Nairn Common Good Fund (NCGF) for the financial year 2016 / 17. 

The Committee is invited to agree:-

i. the Nairn Common Good Fund Revenue Budget for 2016/17 detailed within the report; and
ii. that update reports continue to be brought before the Local Committee.

6. Future Development in Nairn
Leasachadh san Àm ri Teachd ann an Inbhir Narann

There is circulated Report No N/10/16 dated 8 April 2016 by the Director of Development and Infrastructure which presents background evidence for future development proposals in Nairn and more detailed transport analysis to inform the preparation of a revised draft masterplan for the Nairn South development.  The Delivery Strategy for Nairn confirms the capacity of local services and infrastructure to accommodate development across the wider town and outlines the current status of sites allocated in the Development Plan.  Alongside, a Draft Transport Appraisal has been prepared which sets out the transport mitigation requirements for development of the Nairn South site.  The Transport Appraisal is presented for approval for consultation to allow any comments to be considered.  Members are also asked to agree how to proceed with a new Nairn South Masterplan following the recommendations of the Examination Report to the Inner Moray Firth Local Development Plan.

The Committee is invited to:-

i. provide any feedback on the Delivery Strategy for Nairn;
ii. note and agree the Transport Appraisal summary document enclosed at Appendix A and agree to make it available for public comment; and
iii. agree to prepare a new Draft Nairn South Masterplan for public consultation as outlined in section 4 of this report.

7. Education Scotland Reports – period January 2016 to March 2016
Aithisgean Foghlam Alba – ùine Faoilleach 2016 gu Màrt 2016

There is circulated Report No N/11/16 dated 31 March 2016 by the Director of Care and Learning which provides details on Education Scotland’s inspections of schools in the Area during the period January 2016 to March 2016, for Members’ scrutiny and monitoring.

The Committee is invited to scrutinise and monitor Education Scotland reports within this report.

8. Nairn Roads Maintenance Programmes
Prògraman Càradh Rathaidean Inbhir Narann

There is circulated Report No N/12/16 dated 8 April 2016 by the Director of Community Services inviting Members to approve the Nairn Roads Maintenance Programme for 2016/17.

The Committee is invited to approve the Nairn Roads Maintenance Programme for 2016/17.

9. Housing Performance Report - 1 April 2015 to 31 December 2015
Aithisg Dèanadais Taigheadais – 1 Giblean 2015 gu 31 Dùbhlachd 2015

There is circulated Report No N/13/16 dated 3 March 2006 2016 by the Director of Community Services which provides information on how the Housing Section performed in relation to Scottish Social Housing Charter and other performance indicators up to 31 December 2015.

The Committee is invited to scrutinise the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April 2015 to 31 December 2015.

10. Nurturing Nairnshire Participatory Budgeting Update and Next Steps
Cunntas às Ùr agus Ath Cheumannan a thaobh Buidseatadh Com-pàirteach Àrach Inbhir Narann

There is circulated Report No N/14/16 dated 11 April 2016 by the Acting Head of Policy which updates Members on the recent Nurturing Nairnshire Participatory Budgeting process and asks Members to comment on the process and the partnership that delivered it. The report asks Members to consider how the process is developed in the future in terms of the mechanism used, the services potentially in scope, the focus of future activity and the resource that could be utilised.

The Committee is asked to note the feedback on the process and comment on potential future developments

11. Minutes

There are circulated for noting Minutes of Meeting of the Nairnshire Committee held on 27 January 2016, which were approved by the Council on 10 March 2016.