13/10/2020 - Support Provided to Business Start-ups in Staffordshire

Updating Cabinet on the work Staffordshire County Council and partners are doing to support business start-ups in Staffordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/11/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Anthony Hodge

Notice of decision: 19/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Treasury Management Half Year Report

This report provides a summary of the Council's Treasury Management activities during the first six months of the year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/11/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Melanie Stokes

Notice of decision: 19/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Implementation of the updated Staffordshire County Council Education Infrastructure Contributions Policy (SEICP)

Legislation requires that housing development should mitigate its impact on community infrastructure, including schools. “Developer contributions” towards new school places should provide both funding for construction and land where applicable. Following the publication of new Department for Education (DfE) guidance on "Securing developer contributions for education", the team established a policy working group to update the current policy. If adopted, the updated policy “Staffordshire Education Infrastructure Contributions Policy (SEICP)” will enable additional developer contributions, for funding for construction and land, to be secured towards the provision of Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) places, home to school travel (mainstream) and home to school travel (SEND).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/02/2021

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Tim Moss

Notice of decision: 19/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - West Midlands Rail Ltd (WMRL) - Governance Evolution

Staffordshire County Council has been an active member of West Midlands Rail Ltd (WMRL) since its establishment and has enabled the County Council to have greater local influence and involvement over local rail services including the specification and ongoing management of the West Midlands Rail Franchise. WMRL and trading as West Midlands Rail Executive (WMRE) has developed a strong reputation and has been effective at promoting and delivering change and investment in the region’s rail network. However, there is a desire for WMRL to evolve its existing governance arrangements and strengthen its relationship with the Mayor of the West Midlands. This will help to increase its ability to achieve its policy aims and continue to deliver local leadership for local rail services by working with the rail industry to deliver a step change in rail services across the WMRL geography. The proposed amendments include: • Changes to the Articles of Association, which in summary permit for the Mayor of the West Midlands to become a non-Director, non-voting Chair of WMRL, and also for the creation of two new Vice Chair roles. • The delegation of the powers described in 3.1(i) of the WMRL Articles of Association to the Mayor as Chair of WMRL. This is a wide power that will enable the Mayor as Chair to represent and publicise WMRL through lobbying and related activities and survey to advance WMRL’s purpose. As required under the Articles of Association any such changes can only be amended by a Special Resolution of the Members eligible to vote. Under the provisions of the Articles, these Members are defined as the Local Transport Authorities (LTAs). This means the seven Shire and Unitary authorities (Staffordshire, Worcestershire, Warwickshire, Herefordshire, Shropshire, Telford and Wrekin and Northamptonshire) and the West Midlands Combined Authority. Following an approval in principle by the WMRL Board of Directors on 15th September 2020 to the proposed changes to the Articles, it is now necessary for these governance changes to be taken through the individual governance requirements of each of the respective Members as defined above. For Staffordshire County Council to secure approval to cast its vote in favour of the special resolution required under the WMRL Articles of Association to enable the authorisation of the proposed changes to their governance (scheduled to be taken on 19th January 2021 at a special meeting of the Board), a decision is required to be made by Staffordshire County Council Cabinet no later than end of December 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Clive Thomson

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021 - 2026

To update Cabinet with progress on the Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/01/2021

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Spain

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021 - 2026

To update Cabinet with progress on the Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/01/2021

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Spain

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2021 - 2026

To update Cabinet with progress on the Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Spain

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Climate Change Action Plan Update

An update for Cabinet on the delivery of the County Council's Climate Change Action Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/02/2021

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Tim Cooper

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Communities Principle Update

Update on the Communities principle and associated plans

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janene Cox, Andrew Donaldson

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/10/2020 - Contract for the Supply of Gas and Associated Services

The contract covers the supply of gas and associates services to the SCC (20%) and Entrust (80%) portfolio. The spend value is estimated at £5m per year across 800 supply points.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 20/01/2021

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ian Turner

Notice of decision: 13/10/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


08/09/2020 - SEND Strategy

The new SEND and Inclusion Strategy sets out our vision for people with Special Educational Needs in Staffordshire. Cabinet will be asked to consider approval of the new Strategy, noting the engagement and consultation process completed during its development, and subsequent to this to support implementation of the Strategy, and ensure that it is used to inform commissioning of services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Julie Day

Notice of decision: 17/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Integrated Performance Report 2020-21 - Quarter 3

This Quarterly Integrated Performance Report provides an overview of Staffordshire County Council’s progress, performance and financial position in delivering against our Strategic Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/02/2021

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Donaldson, Rob Salmon

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/07/2020 - Adult Learning Disability 2022 Community Offer: Update on Learning Disability Services Directly Provided by Staffordshire County Council

Update on progress of October 2019 recommendations taking into account the implications of COVID-19.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/11/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Jepps

Notice of decision: 07/07/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/02/2020 - Children’s and Families (including SEND) System Transformation – Update

Plans and progress to deliver Phase 2 of the whole Children and Families System Transformation, (described in Cabinet Paper 20 November 2019) including details of the progress against the business case, a proposed district model, the SEND Written Statement of Action (WSoA) and the functional arrangement which will provide and deliver support to Staffordshire’s Children, Young People and Families as appropriate.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/11/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janene Cox

Notice of decision: 10/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


10/12/2019 - Mitigation Plans for Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation

To consider proposals to mitigate the impacts of increased visitor numbers to Cannock Chase Special Area of Conservation, including changes to visitor infrastructure at the Council-owned country park such as car parking and site infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janene Cox

Notice of decision: 10/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/08/2019 - North Staffordshire Ministerial Direction for Nitrogen Dioxide - Project Update

Officers from Newcastle Borough Council, Stoke City Council and Staffordshire County Council (SCC) are jointly working under a ministerial direction. to improve transport related air pollution in North Staffordshire. DEFRA have advised that nitrogen dioxide emissions must be brought within EU levels of compliance in the shortest possible time. The program to deliver the business case that will finance remedial transport interventions has been reviewed and refreshed. SCC Cabinet are asked to approve it.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: Newcastle - May Bank and Cross Heath; Newcastle - Newcastle South;

Lead officer: Clive Thomson

Notice of decision: 13/08/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2018 - Waste Disposal Arrangements in the North of Staffordshire from 2025

Options for the future involvement of SCC with the project to replace SOTCC Hanford ERF plant, to ensure capacity is available to SCC for the disposal of its waste into the future.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/12/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Clive Thomson

Notice of decision: 14/09/2018

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons