Agenda

Cabinet - Tuesday, 28th June, 2022 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 258 KB

To approve as a correct record and sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 15 March 2022.

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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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3.

Urgent Decisions

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

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is in the public to exclude the public during consideration of the following agenda items which contain information “not for publication” and to consider any representations received to the notice of the intention to consider exempt information at this meeting.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

St Thomas’ Garden Development Update

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)

 

 

 

19

Cheadle Eco Business Park

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)

 

 

 

20

Debenhams Redevelopment

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)

 

 

 

21

Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation Strategic Business Plan 2020-2025

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)

 

 

 

22

Adswood Depot: Proposed Acquisition

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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Scrutiny Review Final Reports

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6.

Scrutiny Review Panel: Access to Health Services Final Report pdf icon PDF 235 KB

To consider a report of the Adult Social Care & Health Scrutiny Committee.

 

The report details the work undertaken by the Scrutiny Review Panel of the Adult Social Care & Health Scrutiny Committee in respect to the Access to Health Services and the proposed recommendations.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to consider the report and consider how it might respond to the report’s findings and recommendations.

 

Officer contact: Ben Fryer at ben.fryer@stockport.gov.uk

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7.

Scrutiny Review Panel - Stockport's district centres post covid-19 pandemic pdf icon PDF 251 KB

To consider a report of the Economy & Regeneration Scrutiny Committee.

 

The report details the Economy and Regeneration Scrutiny Review Panel's review of Stockport's district centres post covid-19 pandemic, and sets out the panel's key findings and recommendations to Cabinet.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to consider the report and consider how it might respond to the report’s findings and recommendations.

 

Contact officer: Helen Walters on 0161 474 3734 or email: helen.walters@stockport.gov.uk 

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Key Decisions

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8.

Skid Resistance Policy Statement pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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

 

The report sets out updates needed to the Skid Resistance Policy Statement for highways in response to national guidance.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:

 

·         approve the Skid Resistance Policy Statement and to delegate approval of minor amendments to the policy in response to national guidance to the Director for Place Management in consultation with the Cabinet member for Highways, Parks and Leisure Services.

·         Adopt the Greater Manchester(GM) framework for the way we will deliver our Skid Resistance in line with the rest of GM.

 

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

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9.

Integrated Care System-Update pdf icon PDF 264 KB

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

 

The report provides details relating to the background and context information relating to the Integrated Care Systems (ICS), including the opportunities for Stockport, the Greater Manchester ICS Model, Stockport’s transition work and the emerging Stockport integrated health and care model.

 

The report also provides a further update and describes the opportunities afforded by the new legislation; highlights the progress and recommendations made by the Shadow Locality Board and its constituent working groups; highlights the progress made at Greater Manchester level; and provides an overview of the future direction of Stockport’s Locality arrangements.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

(1) Approve and endorse the recommendations proposed by the People and Communities Subgroup (Appendix 1).

 

(2) Agree that the Council vary (prior to 1 July 2022) the existing Section 75 agreement between the CCG and SMBC to pool only the Better Care Fund (BCF), Improved Better Care Fund (iBCF) and Disabled Facilities Grant (DFG) in 2022/22 which is the “minimum legal requirement”.

 

(3) Agree that the Council enter into a MoU to formally document resources and funding contributions transacted between the CCG and SMBC which are pooled under the existing Section 75 agreement but will not be pooled if only BCF, iBCF and DFG resources are pooled.

 

(4) Agree that a Section 75 Committee be established to sit within, alongside or outside (to be confirmed) the Locality Board in order to administer and be the decision-making body for the Section 75 agreement from 1 July 2022. This committee could take the form of the existing Health and Care Integrated Commissioning Board (HCICB) subject to arrangements being put in place to amend the name of the committee, its membership (only noting the necessary change that any Members representing the CCG will become Members representing the ICS) and its terms of reference.

 

(5) Agree that the Locality Board jointly considers aligned budgets as well as the Section 75 Pooled Budgets.

 

(6)  Delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive and/or the Director of Strategy and the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance) to do such things as are necessary or incidental to the implementation of the above recommendations.

 

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

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10.

Stockport Council Modern Slavery Statement 2021/22 - Review and Refresh pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources.

 

The report briefly summarises the review process and presents the third iteration of the Stockport Council Modern Slavery Statement, to cover the period up to 30th June 2023, and seeks committee’s approval to adopt that refreshed statement.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to give approval to the Modern Slavery Statement for publication in July 2022.

 

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

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General Items

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11.

Members Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 241 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources.

 

As a consequence of the Committee on Standards in Public Life Report issued in January 2019 the LGA drafted a new Voluntary Code of Conduct for Councillors.   The LGA issued a draft Voluntary Code of Conduct on 17 August 2020 for consultation.   A “final” version was issued on 23 December 2020.  However, after further feedback from various Local Authorities seeking clarification on the section on interests and identifying some omissions a revised final version was published on 21 September 2021.

 

The council’s Standards Committee recommended on 3 March 2022 that the LGA Voluntary Code of Conduct be adopted by the council but with the inclusion of our local code in relation to the continued requirement for councillors to disclose personal and prejudicial interests (as was adopted by the council when that was removed from the previous national recommended code following the Localism Act 2011).

 

The Cabinet is requested to recommend that the Council Meeting adopt the proposed Code of Conduct with authority to be provided to the Monitoring Officer to make the consequential amendments to the Constitution without having to return to a further Council Meeting for such agreement.

 

Officer contact: Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk

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12.

Proposed amendments to the Constitution pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources.

 

The report provides a composite of all the recommendations for amendments to the Constitution following their consideration at the Constitution Working Party during 2021/22 and thereafter CRMG Scrutiny on 14 June 2022.

 

The Cabinet is requested to recommend that the Council Meeting approves and adopts the proposed amendments to the Constitution.

 

Officer contact Vicki Bates on 0161 474 3219 or email: vicki.bates@stockport.gov.uk.

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13.

Redesignation of High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum pdf icon PDF 243 KB

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

 

The report provides detail on the application and consultation for the redesignation of High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum (HLVNF) as the relevant body for High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area.

 

The Cabinet is requested to recommend that the Council Meeting gives approval to the application of High Lane Village Neighbourhood Forum for redesignation as the relevant body for High Lane Village Neighbourhood Area.

 

Officer contact: Jonathan Mayo on 0161 474 4551 or email: jonathan.mayo@stockport.gov.uk  

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14.

Appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 302 KB

To consider a 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 2022/23, 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.

 

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

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Performance and Budget Monitoring

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15.

Annual Complaints Report 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 254 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources.

 

The purpose of this report is to provide an overview of complaints received by the council and the lessons learnt from complaints in 2021-22. This report includes complaints received by the local authority that are managed by the complaints service. The scope of complaints included in this report covers:

 

·         Corporate complaints

·         Adult’s social care complaints

·         Children’s social care complaints

·         School’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: Kirsteen Roe on 0161 474 3376 or email: kirsteen.roe@stockport.gov.uk

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16.

Corporate Performance and Resources - Annual Report 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 254 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 in the second half of the financial year, with a particular focus on the fourth quarter of 2021/22 (January – March 2022) and up to May where possible.

 

The report reflects the 2021/22 Council Plan, MTFP and Portfolio priorities. It includes an executive summary of the seven cabinet portfolios and performance analysis, along with the out-turn position on revenue and capital, and a focus on highlights and exceptions during the year.

 

The 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 achievements against Portfolio Priorities (Exec Summary) and analysis of corporate performance for 2021/22 (section 2).

·         Note the Cash Limit and Non-Cash Limit outturn 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 outturn 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 March 2022.

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

·         Note the adjustments and re-phasing of capital schemes during the quarter as set out in section 4.3.

·         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 on 0151 474 3274 or email: peter.owston@stockport.gov.uk; or Jonathan Davies on 0161 218 1025 or email jonathan.davies@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

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Items 'Not for Publication'

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18.

St Thomas Garden Development Update pdf icon PDF 240 KB

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

 

The report provides a comprehensive update on the delivery of the proposed development of St Thomas’ Gardens, and in particular the Academy of Living Well.

 

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

 

The Cabinet is recommended to delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive (Corporate and Support Services) and Director of Development and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health & Adult Social Care:-

 

(1) To appoint a preferred contractor and negotiate a contract sum up that is viable within the parameters of the financial model summarised in Appendix 1 and finalise the terms of any appointments, contracts and other documentation required to deliver of the Academy of Living Well

 

(2) Approve the revised financing arrangements for the Academy of Living Well as set out in Appendix 1, including Prudential Borrowing and use of Disabled Facilities Grant

 

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

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19.

Cheadle Eco Business Park pdf icon PDF 248 KB

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

 

The report seeks Cabinet approval for the procurement of development management services for the Cheadle Eco Business Park project. The appointment would be following a pre-engagement marketing exercise and then subsequent procurement. Permission is also sought for delegated authority to appoint the Development Manager following conclusion of a procurement process.

 

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

 

The Cabinet is recommended to

 

(1) Note the content of the report and the proposal to seek Development Management input through an initial market test and then a formal procurement process.

 

(2) Delegate authority to the Director of Development and Regeneration and the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Cabinet member for Economy and Regeneration to:

 

·         Agree the basis on which the market is invited to compete and is evaluated for the appointment to take forward the project.

·         Agree the terms with and appoint a Development Manager or Development Partner to assist in the delivery of the project.

·         Take all necessary steps and make all necessary arrangements and/or agreements to bring forward the appointment of a Development Manager or Development Partner to assist in the delivery of the project.

·         Authorise the Strategic Head of Legal Services to undertake and complete all agreements, legal documentation and legal matters in relation to a Development Manager or Development Partner appointment.

 

(3) Delegate authority to the Strategic Head of Legal Services to do all things necessary or incidental to the implementation of the above-mentioned resolutions.

 

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

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20.

Debenhams Redevelopment pdf icon PDF 259 KB

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

 

This report sets out the Council’s strategy for the vacant, former Debenhams building located on the A6 in Stockport Town Centre, and seeks approval for investment in the Council’s preferred option for the building.

 

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

 

The Cabinet is recommended to:-

 

(1) Give approval to the funding for the preferred redevelopment option for the former Debenhams building as outlined in the above report and confidential appendices and

 

(2) Delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive and the Director of Development & Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Economy and Regeneration to;

 

·         appoint a contractor and appropriate professional team as required to deliver the refurbishment works and execute any necessary letter of intent, pre-construction services agreement or other agreement, pending resolution of the final contract;

·         agree the detailed initial investment mix for the building;

·         agree the terms of occupational leases for the building;

·         take such other steps as are appropriate and necessary to implement the strategy set out in this report

 

(3) Delegate authority to the Strategic Head of Service (Legal and Democratic Governance) to do such things as are necessary or incidental to implementation of the above recommendations.

 

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

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21.

Stockport Mayoral Development Corporation Strategic Business Plan 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 244 KB

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

 

This report asks Cabinet to approve the 2022-27 Strategic Business Plan for the MDC as approved by the MDC Board in March 2022

 

(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 2022-27 Strategic Business Plan and note the All Member briefing which will be held at the earliest opportunity.

 

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

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22.

Adswood Depot: Proposed Acquisition pdf icon PDF 242 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources.

 

The report provides an update of the current status of the Council’s two principal operational depot sites and make recommendations to consolidate the majority of operations currently located at Bird Hall Lane depot at the Adswood Depot, subject to the freehold purchase of the Adswood Depot.

 

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

 

The Cabinet is recommended to :-

 

(1) Note the current status of the Adswood and Bird Hall Lane depot sites and provide any comments.

 

(2) Support the proposed purchase of the freehold interest in the Adswood depot site on the terms outlined in Confidential Appendix C.

 

(3) Authorise the Deputy Chief Executive to secure capital financing through prudential borrowing to complete the purchase.

 

(4) Delegate authority to the Director of Development and Regeneration and the Deputy Chief Executive, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance & Resources to complete the purchase subject to satisfactory pre-acquisition due diligence.

 

Officer contact: James Kington on 07815 997564 or by email on james.kington@stockport.gov.uk

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Proposal for Shared Services for Early Years Education Improvement pdf icon PDF 256 KB

To consider a report of the Cabinet Member for Children, Families and Education.

 

The report provides details relating to a proposal for shared leadership for the early years functions of the School Improvement Teams across Stockport and Tameside Councils and builds on previous updates to the Scrutiny Committee.

 

The current assessment of the teams in terms of grades duties and roles means there is scope for assimilation or ring-fenced recruitment process for the new roles. In addition, the new structure enables the leadership roles to operate at a Strategic level – rather than the current mix of mainly operational responsibilities with a relatively small element of leadership. Again this will strengthen Stockport’s early years leadership. Current operational teams in both Stockport and Tameside will not be impacted by this arrangement.

 

The Cabinet is recommended to endorse the proposal to move to a shared appointment of three Shared Service Leadership roles. These roles are to be full year, and will be initially delivered as a 12 month arrangement with robust evaluation of outcomes to inform future direction.

 

The new proposed roles are as follows: 

 

·         Principal role – Head of Early Years Education (Shared Service) Stockport are host employer

·         PVI Lead (Shared Service) – Tameside Host employer

·         School based Lead (Shared Service) – Stockport Host employer

 

Officer contact: Tim Bowman, tim.bowman@stockport.gov.uk

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