Agendas, reports and minutes

Lochaber Committee

Date: Monday, 28 September 2020

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A meeting of the Lochaber Committee will take place REMOTELY on Monday 28 September, 2020 at 10.30 a.m.

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

Yours faithfully

Stewart Fraser

Head of Corporate Governance


1. Apologies for Absence/ Leisgeulan

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. Scottish Fire and Rescue Service Local Committee Performance Report/  Aithisg Choileanaidh Comataidh Ionadail Seirbheis Smàlaidh agus Teasairginn na h-Alba

There is circulated Report No LA/12/20 by the Local Senior Officer for Highland.

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

4. Visitor Management/ Rianachd Luchd-tadhail

There is circulated Report No. LA/13/20 by the Executive Chief Officer Infrastructure and Environment.

The Committee is invited to consider the contents of the report and support the approach to Visitor Management. 

5. Return to Schools Update/ Cunntas às Ùr mu Thilleadh dhan Sgoil

There will be a verbal report by the Area Education and Learning Manager.

6. Lochaber Area Roads Winter Maintenance Plan 2020/21/   Plana Cumail Suas Rathaidean Geamhraidh Sgìre Loch Abar 2020/21

There is circulated Report No. LA/14/20 by the Executive Chief Officer Infrastructure and Environment.

Members are asked to approve the Winter Maintenance Plan for the Lochaber Area in reference to Appendix A of the report.

7. Area Roads Structures Annual Report 2019/20/   Aithisg Bhliadhnail Structaran Rathaid na Sgìre 2019/20

There is circulated Report No. LA/15/20 by the Executive Chief Officer Infrastructure and Environment.

Members are asked to note the contents of the report.

8. Lochaber HRA Capital Programme 2021-2022/   Prògram Calpa Cunntas Teachd-a-steach Taigheadais Loch Abar 2021-2022

There is circulated Report No. LA/16/20 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property.

Members are invited to:-

i note the allocation of resources to Lochaber Area as set out at 5.7;

ii note the guideline investment priorities as set out in sections 5.2 and 5.3 of the report.;

iii agree the proposed one-year HRA Capital Programme for Lochaber 2021-22 as set out in Appendix 1;

iv note the position relating the current year HRA Capital Programme; and

v note that updates on the Housing Revenue Account Capital Programme will continue to be provided through ward briefings and at future Local Committees as requested by local Members, in addition to reporting to Housing and Property Committee.  

9. Housing Performance Report/   Aithisg Coileanaidh Taigheadais

There is circulated Report No. LA/17/20 by the Executive Chief Officer Housing and Property.

Members are invited to consider the information provided on housing performance in the period 1 April 2020 to 30 June 2020.

10. Cameron Square Canopy Project/    Pròiseact Canopaidh Ceàrnag nan Camshronach

Members are advised that on 20 February, 2020 the Scottish Government advised that the expenditure deadline for all Town Centre Fund (TCF) projects had been extended to 31 March, 2021.  All TCF projects in Lochaber remain on track to be delivered in accordance with the works approved by Committee and within the extended delivery timetable.  On completion of the Cameron Square canopy project a £2,169.60 underspend was realised.  The Grantee formally requested that this underspend be used towards purchasing an accompanying lighting gantry for the canopy.  This request was presented to Committee Members the week commencing 13 July, 2020 and a majority decision to approve the project variance was obtained on 17 July 2020. Members are asked to homologate this decision. 

11. Minutes/   Geàrr-chunntas                                                                               

    There are circulated for information, Minutes of Meeting of the Lochaber Committee held on 29 June, 2020 which were approved by the Council on 30 July, 2020.