Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 15th March, 2022 6.00 pm

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

Contact: Damian Eaton  (0161 474 3207)

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Councillor Tom McGee (Vice-Chair) in the chair

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1.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 271 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 1 February 2022.

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Minutes:

The Minutes (copies of which had been circulated) of the meeting held on 1 February 2022 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.

 

The following interest was declared:-

 

Personal Interest

 

Councillor

Interest

 

 

David Meller

Agenda Item 22 – ‘Cheadle Towns Fund Update’ as a member of the Cheadle Towns Fund Board.

 

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.

Councillor Elise Wilson (Chair) in the chair

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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.

 

Four public questions were submitted as follows:-

 

·         Relating to when the Council would make a commitment to the Real Living Wage across all commissioned social care.

 

The Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee) stated that he would address the points raised by the questioner as part of the consideration of Agenda Item 13 – ‘ Annual Residential/ Nursing, Home Care, and Other Care Management Services Fee Setting’.

 

·         Relating to the restrictions on introducing a blanket 20mph speed limit for residential areas in Stockport and why the Council had been promoting 30mph limits outside schools.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) responded that there was detailed government guidance and legislation regarding the implementation of 20mph limits and zones.  Councillor Bailey stated that Stockport had a strong history of local governance through its area committees to ensure that decisions could be taking as close to local communities as possible.  It was further stated that it would remain the case that it would be for local councillors and residents to determine the most appropriate measures to reduce speeds within their communities.

 

Finally, Councillor Bailey stated that the Council frequently ran campaigns to ensure that vehicles complied with the speed limit in a given locality.

 

·         Relating to emissions generated by vehicles traveling at lower speeds and potentially misleading information having been provided at the Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee on this point.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) responded that the Council was committed to reducing the speed of vehicles and reducing carbon emissions through the encouragement of more sustainable travel either by public transport, walking or cycling.

 

·         Relating to the extent of public consultations on slower speed initiatives.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) responded that proposals for new schemes were subject to agreement in principle by the local area committee for that area and for a public consultation to be undertaken.  The result of that consultation were then presented to the area committee for them to make a final decision in the light of all of the available evidence.

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

 

 

 

22

Cheadle Towns Fund Update (E&R80)

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)

 

 

 

23

Edgeley Park (RCG48)

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)

 

The following representations have been received:-

 

At the time of publication no representations have been received.

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Minutes:

The Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Devolution (Councillor Elise Wilson) invited the Cabinet to consider whether to exclude the public and press from the meeting during consideration of agenda item 21 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

 

 

 

22

Cheadle Towns Fund Update (E&R80)

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)

 

 

 

23

Edgeley Park (RCG48)

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 - Third Quarter Update Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 253 KB

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

 

The Third Quarter Update Corporate Performance and Resource Report (CPRR) provides a summary of progress in delivering the Council’s priority outcomes since the mid-year report. In the case of the budget and capital updates, this covers the period since the Q2+ report considered at the last cycle of Scrutiny and Cabinet.

 

The CPRR includes an executive summary and performance analysis, along with the forecast out-turn position on revenue and capital. As Portfolio Reports for Q3 were focused on performance data, this provides the basis for the summary. 

 

The Corporate Performance Dashboard is also published alongside the CPRR. This provides further detail for the suite of ‘Corporate’ measures analysed in Section 2 of the report, including trends, comparative data and commentary. A unique link to the Corporate Performance Dashboard is included in the body of the CPRR.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

·         Review progress against delivering council priorities and capital schemes alongside budget and performance forecasts contained within the report.

·         Note the key achievements against Shared Priorities (Exec Summary) and analysis of corporate performance for 2021/22 (section 2).

·         Note the Cash Limit and Non-Cash Limit forecast positions for 2021/22 as set out in section 3.3 and 3.6.

·         Note the update to the Council’s positive investments as set out in section 3.4

·         Note the update on the Council’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) investments plan set out in section 3.5.

·         Note the Dedicated Schools Grant, Housing Revenue Account and Collection Fund forecast positions as set out in sections 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9.

·         Note the appropriations to/from reserves and balances as set out in section 3.10 and note the resulting reserves and balances position as at 31 December 2021.

·         Note the position for the 2021/22 Capital Programme as set out in section 4.1.

·         Approve the resourcing of the capital programme as set out in section 4.3.

·         Approve the 2021/22 prudential indicators as set out in section 4.4, and

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

 

Officer 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 (Councillor Elise Wilson) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the Corporate Performance and Resources Third Quarter Update Report setting out the delivery of the Council’s priority outcomes and budget since mid-year, with a particular focus on the fourth and final quarter.

 

RESOLVED – That it be agreed to:-

 

·         Note the key achievements against Shared Priorities (Exec Summary) and analysis of corporate performance for 2021/22 (section 2).

·         Note the Cash Limit and Non-Cash Limit forecast positions for 2021/22 as set out in section 3.3 and 3.6.

·         Note the update to the Council’s positive investments as set out in section 3.4

·         Note the update on the Council’s Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) investments plan set out in section 3.5.

·         Note the Dedicated Schools Grant, Housing Revenue Account and Collection Fund forecast positions as set out in sections 3.7, 3.8, and 3.9.

·         Note the appropriations to/from reserves and balances as set out in section 3.10 and note the resulting reserves and balances position as at 31 December 2021.

·         Note the position for the 2021/22 Capital Programme as set out in section 4.1.

·         Approve the resourcing of the capital programme as set out in section 4.3.

·         Approve the 2021/22 prudential indicators as set out in section 4.4, and

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

Key Decisions

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7.

Annual Pay Policy 2022/23 (General Exception) pdf icon PDF 250 KB

To consider a report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.

 

This Pay Policy Statement (the ‘statement’) sets out the Council’s approach to pay policy in accordance with the requirements of Section 38 of the Localism Act 2011.  The policy also has due regard for the associated statutory guidance including supplementary guidance issued in February 2013 and the Local Government Transparency code 2014. The Councils Gender Pay Gap information is also included in line with the publication requirements.

 

The purpose of the statement is to provide transparency with regard to the Council’s approach to setting the pay of its employees (excluding teaching staff working in local authority schools) by confirming the methods by which salaries of all employees are determined; the detail and level of remuneration of its most senior staff i.e. ‘chief officers’, as defined by the relevant legislation; the responsibility of the Appointments Committee to ensure the provisions set out in this statement relating to the Chief Executive, Deputy Chief Executive, Corporate Directors and Service Directors are applied consistently throughout the Council and recommend any amendments to the Council. The report also includes the Council Gender Pay Gap figures for 2021.

 

Once approved by the full Council, this policy statement will come into immediate effect and will be subject to review on a minimum of an annual basis, the policy for the next financial year being approved by 31 March each year.

 

The Cabinet is to recommended to endorse the Pay Policy Statement and to recommend that the Council Meeting:-

 

(1) Approves and adopts the Pay Policy Statement for the Council.

 

(2) Agrees to publish the Councils Gender Pay Gap information.

 

Officer contact: Jennie Neill on 0161 474 4159 or email jennie.neill@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) detailing the Council’s Annual Pay Policy Statement and Gender Pay Gap figures for 2021.

 

Councillor McGee stated that further work needed to be done with regard to the Council’s pay structure to ensure that this remained competitive with other local authorities.  The fact that the Council was seeking formal accreditation as a real living wage employer was also welcomed.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council Meeting be recommended to adopt the Annual Pay Policy Statement and agree to publish the Council’s Gender Pay Gap information.

8.

Safer Stockport Partnership Plan 2022/25 (IN2) pdf icon PDF 336 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods.

 

The report presents a draft of the latest three-year iteration of Safer Stockport Partnership’s Plan, covering 2022 to 2025 (the previous plan covered 2018-2021).

 

The Cabinet is asked to approve the draft Safer Stockport Partnership Plan for submission to the Council Meeting on 31 March 2022.

 

Officer Contact: Alan Lawson on 0161 474 5397 or email: alan.lawson@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Inclusive Neighbourhoods (Councillor Amanda Peers) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the draft Safer Stockport Partnership Strategic Plan for 2022-2025, outlining the key strategic priorities for the Partnership over the next 3 years, providing a high-level annual plan of key multi-agency activity and interventions to address the refreshed priority issues, and specific performance measures identified for each area.

 

RESOLVED – That the Council Meeting be recommended to approve the 2022-2025 Safer Stockport Partnership Strategic Plan.

9.

Renewal of Public Space Protection Order (SS31) pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

Under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014, local authorities can introduce Public Space Protection Orders (PSPOs) to deal with particular nuisance or problems in a designated area that has become detrimental to the local community and is interfering with the right to a decent quality of life.

 

A PSPO was introduced in September 2018 following a previous consultation. The measures introduced were intended to promote responsible dog ownership.  The Council carried out a consultation exercise on renewal of the previous PSPO.  This paper sets out the consultation undertaken so far, issues identified around enforcement of a PSPO, alternative options for addressing the problems Stockport and the legal basis for a PSPO.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to approve the PSPO for renewal at a meeting of the Council Meeting as required by the legislation.

 

Officer contact: Ian O'Donnell on 0161 474 4175 or email: Ian.odonnell@stockport.gov.uk.

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposal to renew a Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) under the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014 to promote responsible dog ownership, including the results of a public consultation on the proposal.

 

RESOLVED - That the Council Meeting be recommended to give approval to the making of the Public Space Protection Order as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

10.

Gambling Policy - Statement of Licensing Principles 2022-2025 (SS28) pdf icon PDF 240 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

The report details the Councils updated draft Gambling Act (2005) Statement of Principles of Licensing 2022-2025 (The Policy)

 

The draft Policy has been subject to a public consultation and has been considered by the Communities & Housing Scrutiny Committee. As part of the governance process, the draft Policy is now presented to the Cabinet for endorsement prior to its submission to the Council Meeting on 15 March 2022.

 

The Cabinet is requested to recommend that the Council Meeting approves and adopts the Gambling Policy - Statement of Licensing Principles 2022-2025.

 

Officer contact: Sarah Tooth on 0161 474 4176 or email: sarah.tooth@stockport.gov.uk

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining the outcome of a consultation on a review of the Gambling Policy and detailing the Council’s updated draft Gambling Act (2005) Statement of Principles of Licensing 2022-2025.

 

RESOLVED - That the Council Meeting be recommended to adopt the Gambling Policy – Statement of Licensing Principles for 2022-2025.

11.

Slower Speed Initiatives Report (SS32) pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport.

 

This report provides an overview of the information provided to the all-Party Working Group on slower speed initiatives, a summary of their discussions and a set of recommendations relating to the issues raised.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to approve the recommendations of the all-party working group and scrutiny committee as detailed in the report.

 

Officer contact: Sue Stevenson on 0161-474-4351 or email: sue.stevenson@stockport.gov.uk

 

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport (Councillor Sheila Bailey) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an overview of the information provided to the all-Party Working Group on slower speed initiatives, a summary of their discussions and a set of recommendations relating to the issues raised.

 

The Cabinet Member for Sustainable Stockport stated that it was important that the report was included in the Climate Action Now (CAN) Strategy as part of this strategy involved reductions in the speed of vehicles as a means of encouraging walking and cycling.  It was stated that the report would be referred to the Environment Working Party to ensure that it could be embedded within the CAN Strategy and the Development Framework Working Party to inform the development of the Local Plan.

 

RESOLVED - That approval be given to the package of recommendations detailed in Section 24 and 25 of the report.

12.

Cooperation Agreement in relation to Health Visiting, School Nursing and Family Nurse Partnership Service (General Exception) pdf icon PDF 248 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services & Education.

 

The report provides details relating to a cooperation agreement in respect of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme funding, which provides Stockport’s health visiting, school nursing and family nurse partnership services that is due to commence on 01 April 2022.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

(1 ) Consider the report and give approval in principle to progress the cooperation agreement (attached at Appendix 1) in relation to the 0-19 Heal thy Child Programme, which provides Stockport’s health visiting, school nursing and family nurse partnership services.

 

(2)That authority be delegated the Corporate Director for Children’s Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education to give approval to the final cooperation agreement.

 

(3)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 resolutions.

 

Officer contact: Laura Mercer on 0161 218 1799 or email laura.mercer@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

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) detailing a proposed cooperation agreement in respect of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme funding, which provides Stockport’s health visiting, school nursing and family nurse partnership services.

 

RESOLVED - (1) That approval in principle be given to progress the cooperation agreement (attached at Appendix 1) in relation to the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme, which provides Stockport’s health visiting, school nursing and family nurse partnership services.

 

(2) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Children’s Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children, Family Services and Education to give approval to the final cooperation agreement.

 

(3) 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 resolutions.

13.

Annual Residential/Nursing, Home Care and Other Care Management Services Fee Setting 2022/2023 (AC&H7) pdf icon PDF 260 KB

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

 

This report outlines the commissioning proposals and 2022/23 fee setting for the most significant areas of externally commissioned service provision for adults with care needs: Care Homes in Stockport; Home Support to enable people to live in their homes for longer; Day Care Services and Learning Disability Services. The main points for consideration in this report are:

 

·         Recognition of the impact on the care sector in 2021/22 and financial risks and challenges into 2022/23.

·         Acknowledge challenges on workforce recruitment and retention, impact of National Insurance increase, current levels of inflation, uplifts to NLW / RLW, impact on occupancy levels from outbreaks of infection within care homes.

·         Uncertainty about further grant funding to support the care sector into 2022/23. Acknowledging the significant grant funding the Council has provided to the local care sector over the last two years.

·         Investment within fee setting paper of £6.323m illustrates the continued priority to support Adult Social Care providers and support market sustainability.

 

The Cabinet is asked to endorse and agree the approach set out in this paper; and recommend that the Council Meeting gives approve the proposed uplift at the meeting on 31 March 2022.

 

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

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Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health (Councillor Jude Wells) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining the commissioning proposals and 2022/23 fee setting for the most significant areas of externally commissioned service provision for adults with care needs: Care Homes in Stockport; Home Support to enable people to live in their homes for longer; Day Care Services and Learning Disability Services.

 

The Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance stated that there was an amendment to Section 15.3 of the report such that the following additional points were to be included within the narrative:-

 

·         Stockport Council has been providing investment since 2019/20 to allow for the real living wage to be provided to care home staff in residential and nursing homes in Stockport and those social care staff providing homecare where their employer agreed to adhering with our ethical framework, with some providers achieving accreditation with the Real Living Wage foundation to be recognised as a ‘real living wage employer’;

·         We continue to invest in social care and our ambition is to move all our fee rates for social care services to a level that reflects the real living wage as soon as possible during 2022/23 and expect this to be done in the within the first half of 2022/23 and where possible within Quarter 1;

·         The Cabinet has asked officers to ensure that the Council is a living wage accredited organisation as soon as possible and we are working with STAR procurement to do this; and,

·         The Council will also be signing up to the GM Good Employment Charter as soon as possible.

 

RESOLVED – That approval be given to the fee setting approach, including fee uplifts as set out in the report.

14.

Stockport Economic Plan 2022-2030 (E&R78) pdf icon PDF 262 KB

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

 

The Stockport Economic Plan has been developed as a partnership plan in support of, and alignment with, the One Stockport Borough Plan. In order to take forward Stockport’s ambition, reflecting the potential for the local economy around the key priorities of:

·         An Enterprising & Productive Stockport

·         A Skilled and Confident Stockport

 

A brief was developed, to commission consultants to provide the expertise, capacity, and experience required, to work with the Council and local stakeholders to co-design a Stockport Economic Plan through to 2030. This is crucial to driving forward the local economy to address the challenges of an economic recovery following the impact of Covid.

 

Following the development of an Evidence Base (emerging issues reported to Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee in October), and a detailed programme of stakeholder engagement, a draft Plan with actions has been developed, and will be further worked upon in more detail. This report updates Cabinet on the Draft Economic Plan, following the report going to Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee in March.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to endorse the draft Stockport Economic Plan 2022-2030.

 

Officer contact: Richard Mortimer on 0161 474 3864 or email: richard.mortimer@stockport.gov.uk  / Nick Hill on 0161 474 3736 or email: nick.hill@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 draft Stockport Economic Plan 2022 – 2030.

 

RESOLVED - That the draft Stockport Economic Plan 2022-2030 be endorsed.

General Items

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15.

Asset Management Plan 2022/2023 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

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

 

The Asset Management Plan (AMP) capital programme is used to carry out upgrade work and improvements to buildings within the Councils operational estate and schools estate. This report provides detail of the AMP capital programme for 2022/23 and sets out the indicative programmes to be delivered through to 2023/2024.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

(1) Approve the programme for 2022/23 and the financing thereof, and the Indicative AMP programme for up to 2026/27, as set out in the report;

 

(2) Approve the application of corporate resources to fund the AMP programme 2022/23 to 2026/27; with the application of funding types (capital receipts and borrowing) being delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) in conjunction with the Estates Capital Board (ECB);

 

(3) Authorise the Director of Regeneration & Development to award construction contracts as required to deliver the works programme.

 

Officer Contact: James Kington at james.kington@stockport.gov.uk.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing a proposed Asset Management Plan (AMP) for 2022/23 setting out details of the capital programme for 2022.23 and the indicative programmes to be delivered through to 2023/24.

 

RESOLVED - (1) That the programme for 2022/23 and the financing thereof, and the Indicative AMP programme for up to 2026/27, as set out in the report be approved.

 

(2) That the application of corporate resources to fund the AMP programme 2022/23 to 2026/27 be approved; with the application of funding types (capital receipts and borrowing) being delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive (Place) in conjunction with the Estates Capital Board (ECB);

 

(3) That the Director of Regeneration & Development be authorised to award construction contracts as required to deliver the works programme.

16.

Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022-2030 pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Members for Adult Care & Health and Sustainable Stockport.

 

This report provides an update on the final draft of the refreshed Stockport Active Communities Strategy. It gives the rationale and background context for an Active Communities Strategy in Stockport and outlines the maintenance of a whole systems methodology, that is aligned to new national, Greater Manchester and Stockport priorities.

 

The action plan to implement the identified priority actions is currently being developed & will be finalised once the strategy has been launched. Implementation responsibility will be held by the ONE Stockport Active Communities Partnership.

 

The engagement report outlines the process undertaken and the key feedback received so far in the development of the strategy refresh.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to endorse the continuation of a whole systems methodology for the ONE Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022-2030 to support the ‘Healthy and Happy Stockport’ and ‘A Flourishing and Creative Stockport’ priorities within the ONE Stockport Borough Plan.

 

Officer contact: Russ Boaler/ Megan Palin on 0161 474 3941, or email: russ.boaler@stockport.gov.uk  / megan.palin@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care and Health (Councillor Jude Wells) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) detailing the Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022-2030 including the continuation of a whole systems methodology to support the ‘Healthy and Happy Stockport’ and ‘A Flourishing and Creative Stockport’ priorities within the ONE Stockport Borough Plan.

 

RESOLVED – That the Stockport Active Communities Strategy 2022-2030 be endorsed and approved.

17.

Radically Digital Stockport: Developing Our Strategy pdf icon PDF 406 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Citizen Focus.

 

The report outlines how the Council is developing its ambitions for the next phase of our digital journey, including an overview of our priorities for the year ahead and how we intend to approach develop an inclusive, robust and ambitious digital strategy.

 

The Cabinet are asked to:

 

·         Note the report and the updates provided within it;

·         Comment upon the strategy pillars within section 3, 4 and appendix 1, including any feedback for consideration, and the planned next steps;

 

Officer Contacts: Holly Rae, Craig Hughes or Adrian Davies on telephone number 07800 617 550 or alternatively email on holly.rae@stockport.gov.uk / craig.hughes@stockport.gov.uk / adrian.davies@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Citizen Focus (Councillor David Sedgwick) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) outlining how the Council was developing its ambitions for the next phase of its digital journey, including an overview of its priorities for the year ahead and how it intended to approach develop an inclusive, robust and ambitious digital strategy.

 

RESOLVED – That the draft ‘Radically Digital Stockport’ strategy document and the updates provided within it including the planned next steps be endorsed and approved.

18.

The Council’s Relationship with Health Partners - Cabinet Response to Scrutiny Review Recommendations pdf icon PDF 243 KB

To consider a joint report of the Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health and the Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance.

 

This Scrutiny Review was jointly commissioned by CRMG and Adult Social Care & Health Scrutiny Committees. The Final Report and Recommendations were considered by Cabinet on 27 April 2021, and it was agreed to prepare a response.

 

Since the Final Report was approved, significant progress has been made against delivering the recommendations. The opportunity has therefore been taken to provide an update in addition to a Cabinet Response against these recommendations. 

 

The Cabinet is recommended to endorse and approve its response to the recommendations of the  Scrutiny Review of the Council’s relationship with health partners.

 

Officer contact: Kathryn Rees, 07989208640, kathryn.rees@stockport.gov.uk

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adult Care & Health (Councillor Jude Wells) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) inviting the Cabinet to agree its response to the recommendations of the Scrutiny Review with regard to the Council’s relationship with health partners.

 

RESOLVED – (1) That the response to the recommendations contained in the ‘The Council’s Relationship with Health Partners’ carried out by the Corporate, Resource Management & Governance and Adult Social Care & Health Scrutiny Committees be approved.

 

(2) That the Cabinet’s gratitude and appreciation be recorded for the excellent work undertaken the Scrutiny Review Panel and its contributors.

19.

GMCA Decisions pdf icon PDF 238 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 28 January and 11 February 2022.

 

Officer contact: Damian Eaton on 0161 474 3207 or email:  damian.eaton@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 28 January and 11 February 2022.

 

RESOLVED – That the decisions be noted.

20.

Nominations for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor 2022/23

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Devolution to report.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Devolution (Councillor Elise Wilson) invited the Cabinet to consider nominations for the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the 2022/23 Civic Year.

 

RESOLVED – That the Leader of the Council be authorised to nominate Councillors David Wilson and Linda Holt for the positions of Mayor and Deputy Mayor respectively for the 2022/23 municipal year.

21.

To consider recommendations of Scrutiny Committees

On:-

 

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

 

(b)  Any called-in Cabinet Executive Decisions

Additional documents:

Minutes:

There were none to consider.

22.

Cheadle Towns Fund Update (E&R80) pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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

 

The report provides an update on the Cheadle Towns Fund, and in the Council’s role as accountable body, to request authority to submit business cases for the Town Investment Plan projects to Government, and to enter into required contracts, consents, agreements and funding arrangements to deliver these projects. Namely, the Cheadle Railway Station, Cycling & Walking and Cheadle Eco Business Park schemes.

 

(NOTE: The report contains a confidential appendix that has been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

 

The Cabinet is recommended to give approval to the package of recommendations detailed in Section 9 of the report.

 

Officer Contact: Robert Goulsbra on 0161 218 1764 or email: robert.goulsbra@stockport.gov.uk

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Economy & Regeneration (Councillor David Meller) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an update on the Cheadle Towns Fund including progress on the projects to date and the next steps.

 

(NOTE: The report contained a confidential appendix that had been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

 

RESOLVED - (1) That the report and progress on the projects be noted, and approval of the approach to the development and submission of the emerging business cases be confirmed.

 

(2) That authority be delegated to the Director of Development & Regeneration, the Director of Place Management, and the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate & Support Services), in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration for:

 

(a)          The Council, in its role as accountable body and on behalf of the Cheadle Town Fund Board, to sign off and submit the full business case documents for the Cheadle Rail Station project to Government for their approval.

(b)          The Council, in its role as accountable body and on behalf of the Cheadle Town Fund Board, to sign off and submit the summary business case documents for the Cheadle Cycling & Walking and Cheadle Eco Business Park projects to Government for their review and endorsement.

(c)          The Council, in its role as accountable body and on behalf of the Cheadle Towns Fund Board, to enter into all required funding agreements, and associated terms, to receive and administer the Towns Fund grant (known as a Town Deal).

(d)          Authority to enter all contract, partner, land and procurement arrangements, and to seek permissions, including planning permissions, as required to build and operate or manage, as appropriate, the three Cheadle Town Fund projects, reporting back as necessary and appropriate to the Cabinet.

(e)          Authority to approve the final schemes and their construction programme following approval of the final business cases.

(f)           Authority to enter into agreement with the landowners for temporary access rights and purchase the land necessary to construct the schemes.

(g)          To source resources, as outlined in the confidential Appendix 1, to continue to progress the design and development of the Cheadle Eco Business Park in advance of the Town Deal award and to recover this cost from the project.

 

(3) That approval be given for officers to develop and consult on the Traffic Regulation Orders to support all three schemes and their construction.

 

(4) That officers be authorised to enter into final negotiations with affected landowners to agree heads of terms for land purchase by agreement.

 

(5) 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.

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Edgeley Park (RCG48) pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Resourcing, Commissioning and Governance.

 

The report sets out Stockport County’s ambitions for growth over the next 5-10 years. Cabinet is being asked to consider proposals for the grant of a long leasehold interest in Edgeley Park to Stockport County 2010 Ltd.

 

(NOTE: The report contains a confidential appendix that has been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

·         Endorse the progress to date by the Club in bringing forward investment in players and facilities and developing community partnerships.

·         Endorse the Club’s vision for the growth and development of the Football Club and its associated community activities for the long-term benefit of residents, the wider area, and the town as a whole.

·         Consider the proposal to create a Strategic Partnership between the Council and the Club based on the principles set out in this report. 

·         Delegate Authority to the Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources Commissioning and Governance to approve the final terms of a long lease of Edgeley Park to Stockport County 2010 Ltd in return for a premium of £2.157m

·         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

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader of the Council & Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning & Governance (Councillor Tom McGee) submitted a report (copies of which had been circulated) providing an overview of Stockport County’s ambitions for growth over the next 5-10 years and associated proposals for the grant of a long leasehold interest in Edgeley Park to Stockport County 2010 Ltd.

 

(NOTE: The report contained a confidential appendix that had been circulated to members of the Cabinet only).

 

RESOLVED - (1) That the progress to date by the Club in bringing forward investment in players and facilities and developing community partnerships be endorsed.

 

(2) That the Club’s vision for the growth and development of the Football Club and its associated community activities for the long-term benefit of residents, the wider area, and the town as a whole be endorsed.

 

(3) That approval be given to the proposal to create a Strategic Partnership between the Council and the Club based on the principles set out in this report.

 

(4) That authority be delegated to the Deputy Chief Executive in consultation with the Deputy Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Resources, Commissioning and Governance to approve the final terms of a long lease of Edgeley Park to Stockport County 2010 Ltd in return for a premium of £2.157m

 

(5) 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.