Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 12th November, 2019 6.00 pm

Venue: Committee Room 1, Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Vali  (0161 474 3201)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 134 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 October 2019.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 1 October 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.

 

The following declarations were made:-

 

Personal Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

Elise Wilson

Agenda item 6 (i) ‘Town Centre West Strategic Regeneration Framework - Outcome of Consultation’ and 6 (ii) ‘MDC Strategic Business Plan’ as a member of the Mayoral Development Corporation Board (see Minute 7 (i) and (ii) below)

 

Officer

 

 

 

Pam Smith

Agenda item 6 (i) ‘Town Centre West Strategic Regeneration Framework - Outcome of Consultation’ and 6 (ii) ‘MDC Strategic Business Plan’ as a member of the Mayoral Development Corporation Board (see Minute 7 (i) and (ii) below)

 

 

Jonathan Vali

Agenda item 7 ‘Corporate Asset Management Programme’ as a parent of children and a governor at schools named in the report (see Minute 5 below)

 

Personal & Prejudicial Interests

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

David Meller

Agenda item 7 ‘Corporate Asset Management Programme’ as a governor of Whitehill Primary School named in the report (see Minute 5 below). Councillor Meller left the meeting during consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

 

Elise Wilson

Agenda item 7 ‘Corporate Asset Management Programme’ as a governor of Adswood Primary School named in the report (see Minute 5 below). Councillor Wilson left the meeting during consideration of this item and took no part in the discussion or vote.

 

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.

 

No public questions were submitted.

General Items

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Councillor Tom McGee in the Chair

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5.

Corporate Asset Management Programme pdf icon PDF 168 KB

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

 

The report updates the Cabinet on progress in relation to condition projects within the Schools Capital Programme (SCP) following the Cabinet’s decision in October 2017 to establish a £25million SCP to assist in addressing the condition and capacity issues across the school estate. The school estate was assimilated into the corporate portfolio in January 2019 and the SCP now forms part of the corporate asset management plan.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to approve that:

 

·         the condition schemes detailed in Appendix 1 to be progressed;

·         a feasibility study for the rebuild of Moorfield Primary School be undertaken.

 

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

 

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider an update on progress within the Schools Capital Programme, following the Cabinet’s decision in October 2017 to establish a £25m programme to assist in addressing condition and capacity issues across the school estate.

 

Councillors welcomed the efforts that had been made since the collapse of Carillion to make progress with the backlog of maintenance needs in schools, and welcomed the further programme of works planned for 2020.

 

RESOLVED – That the in relation to the Corporate Asset Management Programme:-

 

·         the report and progress with the Schools Capital Programme be noted;

·         the condition schemes as detailed in Appendix 1 of the report be progressed;

·         a feasibility study for the rebuild of Moorfield Primary School be undertaken.

Councillor Elise Wilson in the Chair

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6.

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

 

 

 

6 (i)

MDC Strategic Business Case

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 chairs, because the Council was unable to meet the 28 day notice but the decision could not reasonably be delayed.

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RESOLVED – That in order to prevent the disclosure of information which was not for publication, the disclosure of which would not be in the public interest, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the ‘not for publication’ appendix to the following agenda item, in the event that its content needed to be discussed:-

 

Item

Minute No.

Title

Reason

 

 

 

 

6 (ii)

7(ii)

MDC Strategic Business Case

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

 

Key Decisions

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7.

Mayoral Development Corporation

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7.(i)

Town Centre West Strategic Regeneration Framework – Outcome of Consultation pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration and for Sustainable Stockport.

 

The Council’s long-term ambition for the future of Town Centre West as a location for new housing and the social infrastructure and amenity needed to support a growing community has been the subject of a number of reports over recent years.  The publication of the draft Strategic Regeneration Framework for the area in July 2019 marked a significant step forward in defining and articulating the Council’s overall vision for the area.

 

The public consultation on the draft SRF was held over a seven week period in summer from 18 July to 6 September and included three drop-in sessions in Merseyway designed to give people the opportunity to discuss the proposals in detail with the Council officers and specialist consultants who produced the document.  The consultation generated 367 online responses, visits to the drop-in sessions from approximately 120 interested people, and a small number of written submissions from landowners and statutory public agencies.

 

This report includes a comprehensive summary of the responses to the consultation (Appendix A) and an updated Strategic Regeneration Framework document (Appendix B) for consideration.

 

The Cabinet is invited to note the outcome of the consultation and approve the Strategic Regeneration Framework and agree that it form the basis of a Supplementary Planning Document for the Town Centre West.

 

Officer contact: Caroline Simpson, 0161 474 5000, caroline.simpson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider a comprehensive summary of the outcomes of the consultation on the draft Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) for Town Centre West, including an updated SRF that set out the Council’s vision for this area.

 

The Leader of the Council and cabinet members welcomed the engagement from the public in the consultation and the endorsement of the Council’s vision for Town Centre West. The aspiration for 50% affordable housing in Town Centre West was highlighted.

 

RESOLVED – That the outcome of the consultation on the Town Centre West Strategic Regeneration Framework be noted and the Strategic Regeneration Framework be approved, to form the basis of a Supplementary Planning Document for Town Centre West.

7.(ii)

MDC Strategic Business Plan pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration and for Sustainable Stockport.

 

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

 

The Council’s ambition to deliver new homes, increase the long-term viability of the town centre, and regenerate Stockport’s Town Centre West area has led to the creation of a comprehensive Strategic Regeneration Framework for the area which will be delivered by the newly formed Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation.

 

To ensure that there is appropriate democratically accountable oversight and influence over the MDC, the Council and Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) have both formally agreed that the MDC will produce a Strategic Business Plan that specifies what activity the MDC will undertake and that that business plan will be submitted to the Council and GMCA for approval.

 

A Strategic Business Plan covering the period from the MDC’s creation to the end of the 2019/20 financial year was endorsed, subject to GMCA and Stockport Council approval, at the first meeting of the MDC Board on 9 September.  It was then approved by GMCA at its meeting on 27 September.

 

This report recommends that Cabinet approve the MDC’s Strategic Business Plan which will then formally guide the MDC’s activity and act as the document against which the MDC’s effectiveness can be measured.

 

Cabinet is recommended to approve the full MDC Strategic Business Plan attached at the confidential Appendix A for the period until end-March 2020.

 

Officer contact: Caroline Simpson, 0161 474 5000, caroline.simpson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

A joint report of the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration and Sustainable Stockport was submitted (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to consider the first Strategic Business Plan for the Town Centre West Mayoral Development Corporation (MDC), as required by the Council and the GMCA as part of the governance arrangements for the MDC. The plan would guide the MDC’s activity and provide a document against which the MDC’s effectiveness could be measured. The plan would cover the period up to the start of the next financial year.

 

(Note: the report contained information ‘not for publication’ in its appendix that had been circulated to cabinet members only).

 

RESOLVED – That the Town Centre West Mayoral Development Corporation Strategic Business Plan for the period up to the end of March 2020, as set out in the ‘not for publication’ appendix to the report, be approved

8.

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.