Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 19th December, 2018 10.00 am

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

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

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46.

Decision notice of the meeting held on 21 November 2018 pdf icon PDF 137 KB

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Decision – That the notes of the meeting held on 21 November 2018 be approved.

47.

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 opening of the new Lichfield Library in the former St Mary’s Church; the great work being done to deliver the Council’s priorities, particularly economic growth; the Local Government Funding Settlement for 2019/20; securing a business rates pilot for the county and Stoke-on-Trent; and the announcement of more Government funding for social care and road maintenance; be noted.

48.

Minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 5 December 2018 pdf icon PDF 197 KB

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Decision –That the minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 5 December 2018 be received.

49.

Enlargement of Manor Hill First School, Stone pdf icon PDF 294 KB

Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability

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Staffordshire is a growing county, and with this growth comes an increased demand for school places.  It is important that we as a county council plan ahead and ensure there are enough school places available, so we can continue to offer good and outstanding school places for children in the county.

 

With two new housing developments in the catchment area of Manor Hill First School providing 592 homes, we are making sure we plan for the future by increasing the capacity of the school from 100 to 225 places.  This expansion will mean we can continue to ensure there are enough school places to cope with this increased demand.”

 

Philip White, Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the proposal to publish a formal statutory proposal to increase the capacity at Manor Hill First, Stone to enable the school to accommodate 125 additional children generated from new housing in the catchment area.

 

Decision – (a) That the publication of a statutory proposal for the increase in school places at Manor Hill First School, Stone be approved.

 

(b) That, subject to no opposition/objection to the proposal, the Deputy Chief Executive and Director for Families and Communities be authorised to implement the proposal at the end of the representation period.

50.

Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 346 KB

Leader of the Council

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Philip Atkins

“As with all of our districts and boroughs, towns and villages, Staffordshire Moorlands has unique local attributes which contribute to the Staffordshire’s economic growth and residents’ wellbeing and this strategy will build on these strengths.

 

It is renowned for its natural environment which we all can enjoy and is complemented by vibrant town centres which we want to support and enhance through initiatives such as the Mill Quarter regeneration in Leek, transport improvements in Cheadle and new housing in Biddulph.

 

We also want to build on the entrepreneurial drive in the Moorlands, where 93 per cent of businesses which started four years ago are thriving. Our joint plan includes improved connectivity on road, rail and digitally which are essential to ensure our local economy thrives and prospers.

 

The future prosperity of the Staffordshire Moorlands and across the county will enhance people’s health and ability to live longer, enjoyable, independent lives.

 

Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Staffordshire Moorlands Growth Strategy, developed jointly by Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council, which outlines the shared ambitions for the district in relation to economic, housing and health developments and also supports the delivery of the County Council’s Connected Staffordshire Strategic Plan 2018-2022.

 

Decision – (a) That the Joint Growth Strategy developed by Staffordshire County Council and Staffordshire Moorlands District Council be approved.

 

(b) That the implementation of the Strategy be supported.

51.

Newcastle-under-Lyme Growth Strategy pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Leader of the Council

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Philip Atkins

“We have a strong and successful relationship with Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and have already delivered a great deal together over recent years.

 

The Growth Deal strategy sets out ambitious plans how, with others, especially the Borough’s residents, we will deliver inclusive economic and community growth in priority areas, focusing our resources into a number of key priority activities and initiatives over the next three years; laying the foundations for longer term increased prosperity for the borough.

 

The New Keele Deal has already achieved so much, bringing together a range of organisations to increase skills, business investment and community health. We also continue our work with the borough council to regenerate Newcastle town centre, from Castle House to the bus station improvements. We look forward to seeing plans at the urban centres of Kidsgrove and Knutton develop.

 

In more recent times our collaborative working can be witnessed at a strategic level in the Constellation Partnership and at an operational level it has delivered the new Castle House, a one-stop place for public services. Together we will ensure the borough gets the most out of HS2 and aim to retain graduates from the university and college so everyone can make the most out of these new opportunities and their skills can benefit the whole local area.

 

Philip Atkins OBE, Leader of the Council

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Newcastle-under-Lyme Growth Strategy, developed jointly by Staffordshire County Council and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council, which outlines the shared ambitions for the Borough in relation to economic, housing and health developments and also supports the County Council’s Connected Staffordshire Strategic Plan 2018-2022.

 

Decision (a) That the Newcastle-under-Lyme Growth Strategy be approved.

 

(b) That the implementation of the Strategy be supported.

52.

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

Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

In authorising the sealing of the HS2 Undertakings and Assurances Agreement

Cabinet Member for Learning and Employability

In approving the arrangements for local implementation of the National Joint Council NJC Pay Agreement 2018-2020 on and with effect from 1 April 2019

 

 

53.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 236 KB

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The Forward Plan of Key Decisions for the period 16 January to 15 May 2019, which detailed the following issues, was approved:

 

Subject Matter

Contact

Adult Learning Disability Community Offer 2022

Name: Amy Evans

Tel: (01785) 277160

Enlargement of The Rawlett School – An AET Academy

Name: Andrew Marsden

Tel: (01785) 278787

Report on the First Review of the Staffordshire & Stoke-on-Trent Joint Waste Local Plan (2010 - 2026)

Name: Anthony Hodge

Tel: (01785) 277204

i54 Western Extension Project Update

Name: Anthony Hodge

Tel: (01785) 277204

Treasury Management, Annual Investment and Minimum Revenue Provision Strategies 2019/20

Name:  Johirul Alam

Tel: (01785) 276011

Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019 - 2024

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785) 854455

Developing a Workforce for Now and the Future

Name: John Henderson

Tel: 0300 111 8000

Annual Review of Penda Property Partnership Plan and SAMP

Name: Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 277228

Integrated Performance Report - Quarter 3 2018/19

Name: Robert Flinter, Rob Salmon and Andrew Donaldson

Tel: (01785) 277090/ 276354/ 278399

Countryside Estate Review

Name: Janene Cox

Tel: (01785) 278368

Integrated Performance Report - Quarter 4 2018/19

Name: Robert Flinter, Rob Salmon and Andrew Donaldson

Tel: (01785) 277090/ 276354/ 278399

 

 

 

54.

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

 

 

55.

Sale of Land at Power Station Road, Rugeley

(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Cabinet Member for Commercial

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(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the sale of land surplus to the County Council’s requirements at Power Station Road, Rugeley.

 

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