Agendas, reports and minutes

Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee

Date: Monday, 12 February 2024

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A meeting of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee will take place in the Courtroom, Grantown Courthouse, Grantown-on-Spey/Remotely on 12 February 2024 at 10.30am.

Recording Notice: Please note this meeting will be recorded and uploaded to the Council’s YouTube channel.

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

Yours faithfully

Stewart Fraser
Head of Legal and Governance

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 provide some information on the nature of the interest and leave the meeting at the appropriate time.  Advice may be sought from officers prior to the meeting taking place.

3. Police Area Performance Report                    
Poileas – Geàrr-chunntas air Coileanadh Sgìreil

There is circulated Report No BSAC/01/24 by the Area Commander (South Highland Area Command), Police Scotland.

The Committee is invited to note:-

i.   Progress made against the objectives set within the Highland Local Policing Plan 2023 – 2024 Year 1 attached as Annex A to this report, for the period covering 01 April 2023 – 30 November 2023; and
ii.  The change in format necessitate by a reduction in back office capacity to prepare additional area committee reports.

4. Community Regeneration Fund – Assessment of Applications                                                 
Maoin Ath-bheothachadh Coimhearsnachd – Measadh Iarrtasan

There is circulated Report No BSAC/02/24 by the Executive Chief Officer Infrastructure, Environment & Economy

The Committee is invited to:-

i.    consider the applications presented and agree whether to approve, defer or reject the application.  An approval of funding should detail the amount approved and outline any conditions of funding that Members wish to attach to the approval over and above the required technical conditions.  A deferral would allow an applicant to resubmit the current application at a future date with updated information or for the project to be approved subject to further funding becoming available.  A rejection would mean that the application will not proceed and any future application to the fund should be brought forward initially as a new expression of interest; 
ii.   agree the approved CRF grant award for each application up to the value of the available area allocation;  
iii.  agree to ringfence an allocation of £80,000 Community Regeneration Funding 2023/24 towards the Member identified priority of refurbishment of the pedestrian link at Glenmore, and request that the full application for funds is brought for consideration at a future committee; and  
iv.   if there is a balance of funding remaining, agree to ringfence remaining grant within the 2023/24 allocation to deliver area priorities identified through work to develop an area-based plan, subject to full applications being brought to a future committee meeting for consideration.   

5. Area Roads Capital Programme 2024/25                 
Prògram Calpa Rathaidean Sgìreil 2024/25

There is circulated Report No BSAC/03/24 dated by the Executive Chief Officer Infrastructure, Environment & Economy

The Committee is invited to approve the proposed 2024/25 Area Roads Capital Programme.

6. Ward Discretionary Budget                    
Buidseat fo Ùghdarras Uàird

The Committee is invited to note that the following Ward Discretionary Fund applications have been approved since the previous Committee:-

Organisation                                       Project                                                       Amount
Newtonmore Business Association      Centenary Garden Project Consultation      £750
Kingussie Parish Church                      Winter  Jackets and Waterproof Shoes       £2,000

7. Minutes                                      

There are circulated for noting Minutes of Meeting of the Badenoch and Strathspey Area Committee held on 13 November 2023 which were approved by the Council on 14 December 2023.