Agenda

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.

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.

3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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)

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is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of the following agenda items which contain information “not for publication” and to consider any representations received to the notice of the intention to consider exempt information at this meeting.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

Performance and Budget Monitoring

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

Additional documents:

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:

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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Key Decisions

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

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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

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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

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General Items

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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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17.

To consider recommendations of Scrutiny Committees

On:-

 

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

 

(b)  Any called-in Cabinet Executive Decisions

General Exception

Item not for publication

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

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