Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 21st August, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Oak Room, County Buildings, Stafford. View directions

Contact: Mike Bradbury  Email: michael.bradbury@staffordshire.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

22.

Decision notice of the meeting held on 17 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 182 KB

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Decision – That the notes of the meeting held on 17 July 2019 be approved.

23.

Leader's Update

Oral report of the Leader of the Council

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Decision – That the oral report of the Leader of the Council giving an update on a range of issues including the opportunities for studying at colleges and universities in Staffordshire, or exploring vocational opportunities such as apprenticeships; last month’s apprentice graduation where over 150 apprentices represented sectors varying from accounting to mechanical engineering; the commencement of work on the Stafford Western Access Road; and the Government’s announcement that First Trenitalia will take on the running of the West Coast Mainline; be noted.

24.

Minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 7 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 126 KB

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Decision –That the minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 7 August 2019 be received.

25.

Adoption of Revised Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

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“The county council is committed to giving everyone the best opportunity to comment on planning decisions that might affect them. The Revised Statement of Community Involvement which we are adopting today updates the standards that we work to when we consult on planning matters.

 

It explains how people can have their say about our Minerals and Waste Local Plans, as well as planning applications for quarries, waste sites, roads and schools.”

 

Mark Winnington, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the County Council’s revised Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) which sets out how the Council will consult with the public and other interested parties when developing the Minerals and Waste Local Plans and determining planning applications.

 

Decision That the revised Statement of Community Involvement be adopted

26.

Treasury Management Report for the Year Ended 31 March 2019 pdf icon PDF 718 KB

Cabinet Member for Finance

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“The UK economy faced an increasingly uncertain environment, as the risk of a no deal Brexit grew against a backdrop of slowing global economic growth.  Consequently, the County Council retained its Treasury Management Policy of using internal cash balances instead of borrowing money. This has delivered significant savings for taxpayers, as the infrastructure to deliver more skilled, better-paid jobs is being funded at a lower cost.”

 

Mike Sutherland, Cabinet Member for Finance

 

Reasons for the Decision – To inform the Cabinet of the Council’s investment and borrowing activity during 2018/19 including both borrowing and investment decisions taken throughout the year in the light of the interest rates and economic conditions prevailing at the time.

 

Decision – (a) That the treasury management activities for the year ended 31 March 2019, including the Prudential Indicators outturn detailed in Appendix 4 to the report, be noted.

 

(b) That the use of the Minimum Revenue Provision at 31 March 2019, as set out in paragraphs 30 and 31 of the report, be approved.

 

(c) That it be noted that the current Annual Investment Strategy is considered prudent and sufficiently robust to meet any market challenges created by the UK’s decision to leave the European Union and that Officers will continue to monitor the position. 

27.

Decisions taken by Cabinet Members under Delegated Powers pdf icon PDF 188 KB

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Decision – That the following decisions taken by Cabinet Members under delegated powers be noted:

 

Cabinet Member

Decision

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving that the Staffordshire County Council Adult Social Care and Safeguarding Lead post be merged with the Midland Partnership Foundation Trust Director of Adult Social Care post to create a single joint post.

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Health, Care and Wellbeing

In approving the redesign of the Appointeeships service to include the implementation of Eligibility Criteria; Charging for Appointeeships; and Pre-paid cards.

 

 

28.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 174 KB

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The Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 18 September 2019 to 15 January 2020, which detailed the following issues, was approved:

 

Subject Matter

Contact

South Staffordshire Growth Agreement

Name: Andrew Donaldson

Tel: (01785) 278399

Business Case for Council Owned New Build Care Homes with Nursing

Name: Helen Trousdale

Tel: (01785) 277008

Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer

Name: Andrew Jepps

Tel: (01785) 278557

Shared Lives Service Recommission

Name: Andrew Jepps/

Andy Marriot

Tel: (01785) 278557

Arrangements for the Provision of Reablement Services for Adults in Staffordshire

Name: Helen Trousdale

Tel: (01785) 277008

Section 75 for Adult Social Care

Name: Amanda Stringer

Tel: (01785) 895170

Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Infrastructure Plus Contract Performance

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Integrated Performance Report 2019/20 - Quarter 2

Name: Andrew Donaldson/

Robert Flinter/ Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 278399/ 277090 / 276354

Property Strategy

Name: Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 277228

Schools Capital Programme 2019-20

Name: Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 277228

Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer - Carers

Name: Andrew Jepps

Tel: (01785) 278557

Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020 - 2025

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785)854455

North Staffordshire Ministerial Direction for Nitrogen Dioxide - Project Update

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

Treasury Management Report for the Half-Year Ended 30 September 2019

Name: Melanie Stokes

Tel: (01785) 276330

Waste Disposal Arrangements in the North of Staffordshire from 2025

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

Arrangement for the Provision of Day Care Services for Adults in Staffordshire

Name: Helen Trousdale

Tel: (01785) 277008

Improving the Emotional Health and Wellbeing of Children and Young People within Staffordshire

Name: Michael Harrison

Tel: (01785) 278163

(Non-Treasury) Commercial Investment Strategy 2020/2021

Name: Melanie Stokes

Tel: (01785) 276330

Treasury Management Strategy 2020/2021

Name: Melanie Stokes

Tel: (01785) 276330

 

 

29.

Exclusion of the Public

The Chairman to move:-

 

“That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below”.

 

 

PART TWO

(All reports in this section are exempt)

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Decision That the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business which involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the paragraphs of Part 1 of Schedule 12A (as amended) of Local Government Act 1972 indicated below.

 

PART TWO

 

30.

Sale of Land at Former Meadows Special School Biddulph

(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Cabinet Member for Commercial

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(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the sale of surplus land at the former Meadows Special School site in Biddulph.

 

Decision – That the recommendations contained in the report be approved.