Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 18th June, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

Webcast: View the webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 75 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 24 April 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 23 April 2019 were approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Councillors and officers to declare any interests which they have in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

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Minutes:

Councillors and officers were invited to declare any interests they had in any of the items on the agenda for the meeting.

 

No declarations of interest were made.

3.

Urgent Decisions

To report any urgent action taken under the Constitution since the last meeting of the Cabinet.

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Minutes:

No urgent decisions were reported.

4.

Public Question Time

Members of the public are invited to put questions to the Chair and Cabinet Members on any matters within the powers and duties of the Cabinet, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.  (Questions must be submitted no later than 30 minutes prior to the commencement of the meeting on the card provided.  These are available at the meeting. You can also submit via the Council’s website at www.stockport.gov.uk/publicquestions)

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Minutes:

Members of the public were invited to submit questions to the Cabinet on any matters within its powers and duties, subject to the exclusions set out in the Code of Practice.

 

Eight questions were submitted.

 

(i)         The first question referred to the Council’s application to the Government for funding toward the cost of the A6-M60 Relief Road Scheme and the suggestion in it that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) would be expected to contribute 15% (£70m) toward the cost. The Cabinet were asked whether this was in accord with the Cabinet’s policy of the road being funded from national resources; whether this money could be better spent on public transport; whether GMCA or TfGM had agreed to this funding and it not when a decision was likely to be made.

 

          In response, the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration began by stating that one of his key aims in his new role was to prioritise investment into public transport and develop walking and cycling options. He further clarified that the application made to Transport for the North was not seeking funding nor approval to build the road but for additional resources to fund feasibility work to determine whether the scheme was viable, and that no decisions had been taken in relation to how contributions to any future costs would be met.

 

(ii)       The second question referred to the Council’s application for funding for the A6-M60 feasibility work and queried why there was no mention in the 12 page submission that the scheme route passed through the Goyt and Poise Brook Valleys; little mention was made of the environmental impact of the scheme, and it presented a timetable that would leave no time for an environmental assessment nor adequate time for the planning process. The question also asked whether the Cabinet agreed that this reflected poorly on the Council’s approach to the environment and whether it would consider withdrawing the application.

 

          The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration responded by stating that the application referred to had been completed prior to him taking up his post, but that he understood the concerns the questioner was expressing about the environmental impact. He stressed again that no decisions had been made to progress the scheme and that none would be taken without all appropriate environmental assessments having been undertaken. He also emphasised the commitment of the Cabinet to the environment in recently agreeing ambitious clean air measures, carbon neutrality and in developing its Active Community and Walking and Cycling strategies.

 

(iii)      The third question asked whether the Council had appointed a ‘director-level officer’ with responsibility for reducing carbon emissions from Council activity and what progress had been made in these efforts.

 

          The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport confirmed that the Director for Place Management led the Council’s response to the climate change emergency. The Cabinet Member commented that responding to the challenges of climate change would take time but that work was already underway and a full report on that would be submitted the relevant scrutiny committee in the Autumn.

 

(iv)      The fourth question referred to a Council Motion agreed in April 2019 and asked whether the Cabinet had written to the Prime Minister in relation to the Council’s declaration of a climate change emergency and what the response had been.

 

          The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport reiterated her support for the motion in question but explained that due to the subsequent Local Election, European Election, change in Council leadership and changes to cabinet portfolios a letter had not been sent, and now the imminent replacement of the Prime Minister and cabinet meant that it was prudent to wait until these matters had been resolved before a letter was sent.

 

(v)       The fifth question was submitted on behalf of WalkRide Greater Manchester asking whether in light of the Council signing up to Chris Boardman’s ‘Made to Move’ plan the Cabinet would consider abandoning  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Exclusion of the Public and the Public Interest Test

To consider whether it is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of the following agenda items which contain information “not for publication” and to consider any representations received to the notice of the intention to consider exempt information at this meeting.

 

Item

Title

Reason

 

 

 

18

Disposal of Newbridge Resource Centre

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

This report has been subject to an exemption, consented to by the appropriate scrutiny committee chair, because the Council was unable to meet the 28 day notice but the decision could not reasonably be delayed.

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Minutes:

RESOLVED – (1) That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of any of the exemption information in the following item in event that it needed to be discussed:-

 

Item

Title

Reason

 

 

 

18

Disposal of Newbridge Resource Centre

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

(2) That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication relating to the financial or business affairs of the any particular person (including the authority), the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following urgent item:-

 

Item

Title

Reason

 

19

Award of a Contract for Supported Living for those with Learning Disabilities

Category 3 ‘Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority)’ as set out in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended)

 

 

 

Performance and Budget Monitoring

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6.

Corporate Performance and Resources - Annual Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council.

 

The Annual Corporate Performance and Resource Report (CPRR) provides a summary of progress in delivering the Council’s priority outcomes and budget since mid-year, with a particular focus on the fourth and final quarter of 2018/19 (January to March 2019).

 

As previously agreed, these reports are focused around highlights and exceptions, so are significantly reduced in length. This ‘light touch’ approach is being used across all Portfolio and Corporate Reports from 2019/20 onwards.

 

A key element of this approach is reducing duplication across and within the reports. Hyperlinks to the seven published PPRRs are therefore included in the CPRR, whilst a comprehensive update on the Corporate Risk Register was considered by Audit Committee in February. National and regional policy drivers are summarised from those highlighted within the PPRRs. The most recent update on the Implementation Plan and Performance Dashboard for the Greater Manchester Strategy is elsewhere on the Cabinet agenda.

 

As this is the first report under the new Leader and Cabinet, the Leader’s Report is now subsumed within the CPRR introduction.

 

Cabinet is asked to:

 

·         Review progress against delivering Council priorities and capital schemes alongside budget and performance outturns contained within the report;

·         Note the key policy drivers identified and progress in managing corporate risks set out in section 2;

·         Approve the virements to the Revenue Budget set out in section 3.2;

·         Note the cash limit and non-cash limit outturn positions for 2018/19 as set out in section 3.3;

·         Approve the carry forward of the non-cash limit surplus within general fund balances, as set out in 3.3.7;

·         Note the Dedicated Schools Grant, Housing Revenue Account and Collection Fund outturn positions as set out in sections 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6;

·         Note the appropriations to/from reserves and balances as set out in section 3.7 and note the resulting reserves and balances position as at 31 March 2019;

·         Delegate to the Borough Treasurer, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council and the relevant Cabinet Member the approval of changes to the 2018/19 outturn positon following the completion of the external audit.

·         Note the Outturn position for the 2018/19 Capital Programme as set out in section 4.1;

·         Note the re-phasing of capital schemes during the quarter as set out in 4.5;

·         Approve the proposals for resourcing and additional resources required for the Capital Programme as set out in 4.3 and 4.6;

·         Approve the 2018/19 actual prudential indicators as set out in section 4.7; and

·         Identify key areas for further investigation and responsibility for taking forward corrective action to address any existing or outturn issues or risks.

 

Office contact: Peter Owston / Jonathan Davies, 0161 474 3274 / 218 1025

peter.owston@stockport.gov.uk / jonathan.davies@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Cabinet with an annual Report on the delivery of the Council’s priority outcomes and budget since mid-year 2018/19, with a particular focus on the fourth and final quarter. The report provided a focussed summary of highlight and exceptions for the year.

 

The Leader of the Council highlighted the following significant issues:-

 

·         the establishment of the Mayoral Development Corporation for Town Centre West and the anticipated improvements this would bring to housing supply;

·         successful investment in libraries through the roll-out of Open Plus to extend access;

·         the development of the Greater Manchester Industrial Strategy and the alignment with local skills and workforce development;

·         continued uncertainty around the UK’s departure from the European Union and potential impact on the next Comprehensive Spending Review;

·         the publication of the NHS 10 Year Plan, the response of Greater Manchester through the GM White Paper and the still awaited adult social care green paper.

 

The Leader also referred to the discussion at the recent Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee in relation to performance and highlighted that while overall performance appeared to have dropped, this was in part to the use of annualised measures. The development of the real-time performance dashboard would improve responsiveness and allow for the development of more appropriate measures.

 

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance highlighted a number of key financial outturn positions, including:-

 

·         the outturn position was positive and the £3.8m surplus achieved at year end would go back into reserves for future investment in reform;

·         continued pressure on adult social care from residential nursing care, short term placements and learning disability placements;

·         continued pressure on children’s services budget through increasing costs on placements;

·         the larger than anticipated dividend from the Manchester Airport Group and reducing borrowing costs had contributed to the positive outturn position;

·         surpluses had also been achieved on both Council Tax and Business Rates collection that was a credit to staff in the collection teams;

·         underspends in the Capital Programme in 2018/19 had been rephrased into the 2019/20 programme, bring the total to approximately £190m

·         the Council continued to do well in managing extremely tight revenue budgets.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the Corporate Performance and Resources Annual Report for 2018/19

 

·          progress against delivering Council priorities and capital schemes alongside budget and performance outturns contained within the report be noted;

·          the key policy drivers identified and progress in managing corporate risks set out in section 2 of the report be noted;

·          the virements to the Revenue Budget set out in section 3.2 of the report be approved;

·          the cash limit and non-cash limit outturn positions for 2018/19 as set out in section 3.3 of the report be noted;

·          the carry forward of the non-cash limit surplus within general fund balances, as set out in 3.3.7 of the report be approved;

·          the Dedicated Schools Grant, Housing Revenue Account and Collection Fund outturn positions as set out in sections 3.4, 3.5 and 3.6 of the report be noted;

·          the appropriations to/from reserves and balances as set out in section 3.7  of the report and resulting reserves and balances position as at 31 March 2019 be noted;

·          the Borough Treasurer, in conjunction with the Leader of the Council and the relevant Cabinet Member, be authorised to approve any changes to the 2018/19 outturn positon following the completion of the external audit;

·          the Outturn position for the 2018/19 Capital Programme as set out in section 4.1 of the report be noted;

·          the re-phasing of capital schemes during the quarter as set out in 4.5 of the report be noted;

·          the proposals for resourcing and additional resources required for the Capital Programme as set out in 4.3 and 4.6 of the report be approved; and

·          the 2018/19 actual prudential indicators as set out in section 4.7 of the report be  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Q4 2018/19 Complaints Report pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of complaints, as at the 4th quarter (January - March). The report also compares complaints received in 2018/19 with the previous year's complaints.

 

The Cabinet is invited to:-

 

·         Review performance information contained in this report, and

·         Comment on the performance measures reported and suggest any additional information that might be collected in future.

 

Officer contact: Anwar Majothi, 0161 474 3182, anwar.majothi@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing the Cabinet with an overview of complaints, as at the end of 2018/19, including a comparison with the previous year and any lessons learnt from these complaints.

 

The Cabinet Member draw a distinction between complaints relating to the Council’s delivery of services in accordance with agreed policies and standards, and those representations received in relation to disagreements with Council decisions or policies. He stated that he had asked that this distinction be made more explicit in future reports.

 

The Cabinet Member also referred to discussion at the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee in relation to this report and the suggestion that future reporting on complaints be included in the Portfolio Performance and Resources Report and be done by exception, with an annual report submitted to both the Scrutiny Committee and the Cabinet.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That performance in relation to the complaints received in the fourth quarter and for 2018/19 be noted.

 

(2) That the Deputy Chief Executive be requested to make arrangements for complaints performance to be reported by exception in Portfolio Performance and Resources Reports with an annual complaints report being submitted at the start of each municipal year to both the Cabinet and relevant scrutiny committee.

8.

Greater Manchester Strategy Implementation Plan Update pdf icon PDF 77 KB

To consider a joint report of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution

 

This report provides the second six monthly update on the Greater Manchester Strategy (GMS) Implementation Plan and performance dashboard.

 

Cabinet is asked to:

 

a)      note and agree the updated GMS Implementation Plan and Performance Dashboard; and

b)      consider overall progress towards the achievement of the GMS 2020 ambitions and targets, including the specific actions, updates and measures relating to Stockport.

 

Officer contact: Peter Owston, 0161 474 3274, peter.owston@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider the second six monthly update on the Greater Manchester Strategy Implementation Plan and performance dashboard.

 

Reflecting on discussion at the recent Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee, the Leader highlighted that the Greater Manchester Combined Authority had now made the performance dashboard available online.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the Greater Manchester Strategy Implementation Plan and performance dashboard:-

 

·         the report be noted and the updated Greater Manchester Strategy Implementation Plan and Performance Dashboard be agreed; and

·         overall progress towards the achievement of the Greater Manchester Strategy 2020 ambitions and targets, including the specific actions, updates and measures relating to Stockport, be noted.

Key Decisions

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9.

Woodford Neighbourhood Plan - Approval for Referendum pdf icon PDF 81 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration.

 

The report outlines the current position with regards to the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan (WNP) in order to support the key decision of the Council agreeing that the WNP can go forward to a public referendum. In the event of a vote in its favour, the WNP would then form part of the development plan for Stockport.

 

The Cabinet is invited to consider the report and recommend to the Council Meeting that it approve the plan to go to referendum and therefore for that plan to form part of the development plan for Stockport in the event that it receives majority support at that subsequent referendum.

 

Officer contact: Steve Johnson, 0161-474-3509, steve.johnson@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining for the Cabinet the current position on the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan and invited them to consider a proposal for the Plan to be put to a public referendum. In the event of a vote in its favour, the Plan would then form part of the development plan for Stockport.

 

The Cabinet welcomed the engagement of local residents in the development of this Plan, and the emphasis they had given to protecting the local environment.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council Meeting be recommended to approve that the Woodford Neighbourhood Plan go to a referendum and agree that in the event that it received majority support at that referendum that it be adopted to form part of the development plan for Stockport.

10.

Lisburne School Expansion and Re-Location pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Education

 

In April 2018, Cabinet approved the development of a proposal for an expanded and re-built Lisburne School on an alternative site.

 

The proposed expansion to the School requires formal consultation and publication of a statutory notice under The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 and consultation proposal was undertaken from 11 March 2019 to 3 May 2019. Overall there was a good response to the consultation with 176 responses received of which 146 support the proposal.

 

Approval is now sought to publish a statutory notice for the proposed change.

 

The Cabinet is requested to:

 

·         consider the outcomes of the consultation exercise.

·         approve the publication of a statutory notice for the proposed changes to Lisburne School, specifically to increase provision for 4 to 11 year olds up to 208 places from September 2021 (subject to planning permission).

·         delegate the final decision to the Deputy Chief Executive, subject to there being no significant objections.

 

Officer contact: Charlotte Cordingley, 0161 474 4240, charlotte.cordingley@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider the outcome of the formal consultation on the Statutory Notice of the Council’s intention to expand and rebuild Lisburne School on an alternative site.

 

Cabinet members welcomed the responses and the proposals to move forward the expansion to provide much needed local special needs capacity. Tribute was paid to the efforts of the previous Cabinet Member for Education in pursuing the proposals.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the Lisburne School Expansion and Re-location proposals:-

 

·         the outcomes of the consultation exercise be noted;

·         approval be given to the publication of a statutory notice for the proposed changes to Lisburne School, specifically to increase provision for 4 to 11 year olds up to 208 places from September 2021 (subject to planning permission);

·         the final decision be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive, subject to there being no significant objections to the notice.

11.

Stockport's Active Community Strategy and Walking & Cycling Plan pdf icon PDF 90 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Adult Care & Health, Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration and for Sustainable Stockport

 

Between the 10 January and the 15 February 2019 the Council undertook a public consultation on the proposed Active Communities Strategy (ACS) and the Walking and Cycling Plan. The attached documents appendices 1, 4, and 4a present the response to the consultation from both the ACS and Walking & Cycling Plan.

 

Amendments have been made to the ACS and Walking and Cycling Plan to reflect these comments as identified in the consultation reports and the amended documents are attached in appendices 2, 5, and 6.

 

Equality Impact Assessments were carried out for both the ACS and Walking and Cycling Plan and are attached in appendices 3 and 7.

 

The Cabinet is invited to:-

 

   note the key areas of feedback received during the consultation period on the draft Stockport's Active Communities Strategy, and Cycling and Walking Plan;

   approve the adoption of the revised Stockport's Active Communities Strategy, and Cycling and Walking Plan;

   delegate the approval of the revised GM Bee Network Map to the Corporate Director of Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

Officer contact: Dr Donna Sager, 0161-474-3928, donna.sager@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

A joint report of the Cabinet Members for Adult Care & Health, Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration and for Sustainable Stockport was submitted (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Cabinet of the outcome of a public consultation on the proposed Active Communities Strategy and the Walking and Cycling Plan, and inviting the Cabinet to approve the revised documents.

 

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health highlighted the Whole System Approach being taken in the Strategies and the breadth of activities already underway or planned by the Council in conjunction with partners. She also emphasised the focus being given to addressing inactivity, particularly in Priority Areas.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport emphasised the importance of decreasing the public reliance on cars that investment in public transport was needed as well as providing safe walking and cycling options.

 

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration stressed the need to ensure a speedy implementation of the strategy, in particular the many ‘low cost high impact’ actions, such as signage, that would encourage walking and cycling.


RESOLVED – That in relation to the Stockport Active Communities Strategy, and Cycling and Walking Plan:-

 

      the key areas of feedback received during the consultation period on the draft Strategy and Plans be noted;

      the revised Stockport's Active Communities Strategy, and Cycling and Walking Plan be adopted; and

      approval of the revised GM Bee Network Map be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place Management and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

General Items

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12.

Response to Ombudsman’s Report on parking permits in the Central Parking Zone (CPZ) pdf icon PDF 80 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance

 

The purpose of this paper is to share the Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman’s (the Ombudsman) report regarding a complainant (Mr X) being refused a parking permit in the CPZ. This paper summarises the Ombudsman’s findings and recommendations and details the remedial action taken by the Council following the decision.

 

The Cabinet is invited to:-

 

·           comment on the Ombudsman’s report, and

·           comment on the Council’s response to the Ombudsman’s recommendations, and suggest any additional recommendations for the Council to implement.

 

Officer contact: Anwar Majothi, 0161 474 3182, anwar.majothi@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) informing the Cabinet of a

Local Government & Social Care Ombudsman’s report on an upheld complaint against the Council, setting out the recommendations of the Ombudsman and summarising the remedial action taken by the Council following the decision. The complaint related to a resident being refused a parking permit in the Central Parking Zone.

 

RESOLVED – That the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman Report of 19 March 2019 (reference 18 011 86) be noted and the Council’s response to the Ombudsman’s recommendations be endorsed.

13.

Cabinet response to the 25th Annual Public Health Report pdf icon PDF 87 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health

 

The Director of Public Health's 25th Annual Report contains 24 recommendations made by the Director to the Council. These recommendations relate to:

 

           Transport and health.

           Loneliness and social isolation of older people.

           Health care.

           Health protection.

           Whether improvements in mortality have slowed down.

 

These recommendations are all directed towards the Council. Nine relate only to the Council; 15 relate to the Council working in partnership with other agencies with whom it shares a Public Health duty. Cabinet accepted all recommendations when it considered the Annual Report on 15th January 2019. 

 

The relevant individual Cabinet members, working with appropriate Heads of Service, have agreed responses to these recommendations and these are set out in the attached response report.

 

Cabinet is invited to receive and approve the Council’s response to The Director of Public Health's 25th Annual Report.

 

Officer contact: Alan Lawson, 0161 474 5397, alan.lawson@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to agree a proposed response to 24 recommendations in the Director of Public Health's 25th Annual Report, developed by relevant Cabinet members working with appropriate Heads of Service.

 

The Cabinet Member highlighted some of the key issues and activities being undertaken.

 

RESOLVED – That that proposed Cabinet response to the Director of Public Health's 25th Annual Report be approved.

14.

GM Transport Committee - Role and Responsibilities pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.

 

This report outlines the current GM transport governance arrangements on the context of the Devolution Agreement and specifically the GMCA Transport Order 3, it then presents some broad revised terms of reference for a reconstituted GM Transport Committee, options for its structure, responsibilities and examples of how it might work in practice.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to agree to the following, in so far as they relate to the discharge of executive functions, and recommend to the Council Meeting that it approve the same is so far as they relate to non-executive functions:-

 

·         the establishment of the new GM Transport Committee as a joint committee of the 10 districts, GMCA and Mayor;

·         the Terms of Reference and Operating Agreement for the Committee as set out in Schedule 1 of the report;

·         the delegation of the functions as set out in the Terms of Reference to the Transport Committee;

·         the appointment of Councillor David Meller (as cabinet portfolio holder) to the Transport Committee for 2019 – 2020.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219, vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider a proposal to change the governance arrangements for transport in Greater Manchester in light of the Devolution Agreement and the GMCA Transport Order 3. The report included a possible revised terms of reference for a reconstituted GM Transport Committee, options for its structure, responsibilities and examples of how it might work in practice.

 

The Cabinet Member and the Leader of the Council both highlighted that the Chair of the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee had provided feedback in relation to the proposals after consultation with Scrutiny Committee members. The Chair had expressed concerns that the proposals did not give sufficient autonomy to the opposition groups across Greater Manchester to make nominations to the new Committee. Nevertheless, the Chair had acknowledged the limitations of possible solutions and indicated that the proposals were the nevertheless in the spirit of the discussions undertaken with the Greater Manchester Mayor.

 

RESOLVED – That in relation to the proposals for a reconfigured Greater Manchester Transport Committee, the following be agreed in so far as they related to the discharge of executive functions, and the Council Meeting be recommended to approve the same is so far as they related to non-executive functions:-

 

·         the establishment of the new GM Transport Committee as a joint committee of the 10 Greater Manchester local authorities, GMCA and Mayor;

·         the Terms of Reference and Operating Agreement for the Committee as set out in Schedule 1 of the report;

·         the delegation of the functions as set out in the Terms of Reference to the Transport Committee;

·         the appointment of Councillor David Meller (as cabinet portfolio holder) to the Transport Committee for 2019 – 2020.

15.

Nominations to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a joint report of the Leader of the Council.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

      approve the appointment or nomination for appointment of Council representatives to outside and associated bodies for 2019/20, as set out in the attached Schedule;

      authorise the Chief Executive, in consultation with the relevant party group leader, to finalise the schedule of appointments and nominations prior to the next ordinary Cabinet Meeting on 23 July 2019.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider nominations of councillors to serve on outside bodies.

 

RESOLVED – That:

 

        the appointment or nomination for appointment of Council representatives to outside and associated bodies for 2019/20, as set out in the attached Schedule be approved; and

        the Chief Executive, in consultation with the relevant party group leader, be authorised to finalise the schedule of appointments and nominations prior to the next ordinary Cabinet Meeting on 23 July 2019.

16.

GMCA Decisions - May 2019 pdf icon PDF 88 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution

 

The Cabinet is invited to note the decisions of the GMCA meeting held on 31 May 2019.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Vali, 0161 474 3201, jonathan.vali@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out decisions taken by the GMCA at its meeting on 31 May 2019.

 

The Leader of the Council highlighted the following decisions:-

 

·         Whole System Smart Energy Plan

·         Rough Sleeping Plan

·         Good Employment Charter

·         The refresh of the Justice Devolution agreement

 

RESOLVED – That the decisions be noted.

17.

To consider recommendations of Scrutiny Committees

On:-

 

(a)  Matters (if any) referred to the Cabinet Meeting

 

(b)  Any called-in Cabinet Executive Decisions

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Minutes:

There were no recommendations to consider.

18.

Disposal of Newbridge Resource Centre pdf icon PDF 98 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance

 

(Note: the report contains information ‘not for publication’ that has been to circulated to cabinet members only)

 

The exempt report details a proposal to dispose of the Council’s freehold interest in the Newbridge Resource Centre to the Together Trust, the current occupiers.

 

The Trust wish to purchase the property to allow them to expand the services they are able to offer from the site and due to the condition of parts of the building there is a need to take action quickly.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to approve the disposal of the site, on the terms set out in the exempt report.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates, 0161 474 3219, vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider a proposal to dispose of the Council’s freehold interest in the Newbridge Resource Centre to the Together Trust, the current occupiers.

 

(Note: the report contains information ‘not for publication’ that has been to circulated to cabinet members only)

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the disposal of the Newbridge Resources Centre to the Together Trust on the terms set out in the exempt report and the Head of Legal, Democratic Governance and Estates & Asset Management be authorised to do all things necessary and incidental to the implement the decision.

19.

Award of a Contract for Supported Living for those with Learning Disabilities pdf icon PDF 83 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.

 

(Note: the report is ‘not for publication’ and has been circulated to cabinet members only)

 

The Cabinet will be invited to consider the report and approve the awarding of contract for Supported Living for service users with Learning Disabilities to PossAbilities.

 

Officer contact: Mark Fitton, 0161 474 3198, mark.fitton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

(Note: the Leader of the Council was of the opinion that this item, although not included on the agenda, should be considered as a matter of urgency to ensure contractual arrangements were in place to deliver services)

 

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) seeking the authorisation of the Cabinet for the Council to enter into a contract for the provision of supported living services for clients with learning disabilities, following the completion of a procurement exercise.

 

(Note: the report contained information that was ‘not for publication’ and had been circulated to cabinet members only)

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the awarding of a contract for Supported Living for service users with Learning Disabilities to PossAbilities as detailed in the exempt report.