Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 2nd November, 2021 6.00 pm

Venue: Conference Room 1 - Fred Perry House. View directions

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 234 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2021.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 21 September 2021 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 3 hours prior to the commencement of the meeting 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.

 

Three public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to the number of missed green bin collections and whether it was possible to alternate missed collection with other waste streams.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) responded that the current rota for the collection of blue and black bins was every two weeks and for brown bins every four weeks; whereas green bins were planned for collection on a weekly basis.  As a consequence, the impact of a missed blue, black or brown bin were far more significant in terms of the potential for residents to run out of capacity in-between collections.  It was further stated that the compostable bags that were used for food waste were designed so that they should not start to compost within the two weeks that they may be left between collections.  Finally, it was stated that while it was still the case that the majority of green bin collections were collected weekly as planned, the patience and understanding of residents during this period had been very much appreciated.

 

·         Relating to the timescale for an update on the progression of the Local Plan.

 

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration (Councillor David Meller) responded that work on the Local Plan remained ongoing and it was stated that it was expected that an update on how residents could get further involved in the process was expected imminently.

 

·         Relating to when the results of the most recent consultation on the proposal to move Central Library services to Stockroom would be made available and how and when a final decision would be made.

 

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration (Councillor David Meller) responded as set out in the report to the Cabinet on 29 June 2021, the final report on the Stockroom proposals will be presented on to the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance Scrutiny Committee on 23 November 2021 and Economy& Regeneration Scrutiny Committee on 25 November 2021.  The Cabinet would then consider the outcome of the consultation and the proposed next steps at its meeting on 7 December 2021.

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

 

 

 

10

Weir Mill

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)

 

 

 

At the time of publication no representations have been received.

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Minutes:

The Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee) invited the Cabinet to consider whether to exclude the public and press from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 10 as it contained information that was ‘not for publication’ within its appendices.

 

RESOLVED – 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, would not be fair and would be in breach of Data Protection principles, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item in the eventuality it was necessary to discuss the information contained within the ‘not for publication’ appendices:-

 

Item

Title

Reason

 

 

 

10

Weir Mill

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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6.

Re-designation of Marple Neighbourhood Forum (E&R73) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

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

 

The report sets out the need for the re-designation of the Marple Neighbourhood Forum prior to its expiry after five years, the outcome from consultation and the timeframe for decision making.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to note the outcome of the consultation and to recommend that the Council Meeting give approval to the re-designation of Marple Neighbourhood Forum.

 

Officer Contact: Steve Johnson on 0161 474 3509 or email: steven.johnson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration (Councillor David Meller) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out the need for the re-designation of the Marple Neighbourhood Forum prior to its expiry after five years, the outcome from consultation and the timeframe for decision making.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council Meeting be recommended to give approval to the redesignation of the Marple Neighbourhood Forum.

7.

Adult Social Care & Health Joint Framework for Residential / Nursing Care (AC&H6) pdf icon PDF 244 KB

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

 

This report outlines the proposal to set up a Joint Commissioning Framework for residential and nursing care beds through a Flexible Purchasing System (FPS) across Adult Social Care and Health in Stockport.  This work is in line with the developing plans for an Integrated Care System in the Borough.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to give approval to the development of a Residential and Nursing care services framework via a joint commissioning arrangement with Stockport CCG. The framework will be for a term of up to 5+2 years and accreditation awarded to providers carries no guarantee of business during that time

 

Officer Contact: Vincent Fraga on 0161 474 4401 or email: vincent.fraga@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health (Councillor Jude Wells) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining a proposal to set up a Joint Commissioning Framework for residential and nursing care beds through a Flexible Purchasing System (FPS) across Adult Social Care and Health in Stockport.  This work is in line with the developing plans for an Integrated Care System in the Borough.

 

RESOLVED -  (1) That approval be given to the development of a residential and Nursing care services framework via a joint commissioning arrangement with Stockport CCG for a term of up to 5+2 years.

 

(2) That it be noted that accreditation awarded to providers carried no guarantee of business during that time.

General Items

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8.

GMCA Decisions pdf icon PDF 282 KB

To consider a report of the Leader of the Council

 

The Cabinet is invited to note the decisions of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) held on 10 and 24 September 2021.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email:  damian.eaton@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee)  submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) setting out decisions taken by the GMCA at its meeting on 10 and 24 September 2021.

 

RESOLVED – That the decisions be noted.

9.

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.

10.

Weir Mill (E&R74) pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration; Resources, Commissioning & Governance and Sustainable Stockport.

 

The report sets a proposal to seek approval from the Cabinet to provide debt finance to fund the construction work to deliver the proposed redevelopment at Weir Mill and to dispose of land holding to facilitate the delivery of the scheme.

 

(NOTE: This item includes ‘not for publication’ appendices that have been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

(1) Approve the proposed development finance facility to support the delivery of the Weir Mill scheme as outlined in the report and appendices;

 

(2) Delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive, Place, and the Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate and Support Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration; Resources, Commissioning & Governance and Sustainable Stockport to:-

 

(i)            finalise the terms of the proposed facility and formally enter into the legal agreements and banking documentation required to give effect to the terms set out in this report;

(ii)          enter into such agreements to support the Council with external resources to facilitate and monitor such agreements and banking documentation;

 

(3) Authorise the disposal of the Triangular Land;

 

(4) Delegate authority to the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance) to do all things necessary or incidental to the implementation of the above-mentioned resolutions

 

Officer Contact: Paul Richards on 0161 474 2940 or email: paul.richards@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee) submitted a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration; Resources, Commissioning & Governance and Sustainable Stockport (copies of which had been circulated) setting a proposal to seek approval from the Cabinet to provide debt finance to fund the construction work to deliver the proposed redevelopment at Weir Mill and to dispose of land holding to facilitate the delivery of the scheme.

 

It was further reported that the proposal aimed to bring the mill building back into use and proposed the development of new homes within the town centre and would be a catalyst for further development in the area.  It was noted that the condition of the building was such that it was likely that the proposals before the Cabinet likely constituted the only viable proposal to retain the building.

 

(NOTE: This item included ‘not for publication’ appendices that had been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

 

RESOLVED - (1) That approval be given to the proposed development finance facility to support the delivery of the Weir Mill scheme as outlined in the report and appendices;

 

(2) That authority be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive, Place, and the Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate and Support Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Economy & Regeneration; Resources, Commissioning & Governance and Sustainable Stockport to:-

 

(i)         finalise the terms of the proposed facility and formally enter into the legal agreements and banking documentation required to give effect to the terms set out in this report;

 

(ii)        enter into such agreements to support the Council with external resources to facilitate and monitor such agreements and banking documentation;

 

(3) That the disposal of the ‘Triangular Land’ be authorised;

 

(4) That authority be delegated to the Strategic Head of Service (Legal & Democratic Governance) to do all things necessary or incidental to the implementation of the above-mentioned resolutions.