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20/11/2019 - For Staffordshire County Council to enter into a Funding Agreement with Sustrans. ref: 1702    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Decision published: 05/12/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Delegated approval for SCC to enter into a funding agreement with Sustrans and receive a grant of £508,609 for the delivery of South Walls Cycle Route Stafford. Monies will need to be spent by March 2021 with any unspent returned to the trust.
This Capital programme mainly concerns the allocation of Highways and
Transport capital block grant made up of Highway Maintenance (including
Bridges) and Integrated Transport improvements. However, these funds are
not ring-fenced, and precise allocation can be determined locally. Moreover,additional capital funding for Highways and Transport comes from other government bid grants, the County Council’s own investment decisions,contributions from developers and other stakeholders.
The report notes that other funding opportunities may become available
in-year as a consequence of government highway improvement grants
or private local developments. Traditionally, new grants most often
require a degree of match funding and individual business cases will be
developed as these opportunities arise.

The report recommends that the Commissioner for Highways and the
Built County monitors progress and makes any necessary in-year
alterations in agreement with the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transportation.

Lead officer: Vicki Sandells


29/11/2019 - To Enter into an Agreement for the Transfer of land and a Deed of Dedication in connection with the final phase of the Lichfield Southern Bypass ref: 1697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director for Economy, Infrastructure and Skills

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2019

Decision:

Completion of Lichfield Southern bypass is a long-held objective of Staffordshire County Council. By entering into these two agreements (alongside the Two Party Underbridge Agreement already approved with Network Rail) SCC will secure the land and permissions necessary to undertake and complete the bridge and carriageway works at Birmingham Road.

Lead officer: Vicki Sandells


20/11/2019 - Sale of Land at Power Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 1PR ref: 1696    Recommendations Approved

To agree the terms of a revised sale of land at Power Station Road, Rugeley, WS15 1PR

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

(Exemption paragraph 3)

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the sale of surplus land situated at Power Station Road, Rugeley.

 

Decision – (a) That Staffordshire County Council agrees to sell its surplus land situated at Power Station Road Rugeley to Aldi Stores Limited in accordance with their offer.

 

(b) That delegated authority be given to the Head of Commercial and Assets to agree the final terms of the sale contract and to enter in to a binding exclusivity agreement.

 

 

 

Philip Atkins OBE

Leader of the County Council

Divisions affected: Lichfield - Lichfield Rural West;

Lead officer: Ian Turner


20/11/2019 - Clear Streets Partnership and Car Parking Strategy ref: 1690    Recommendations Approved

To consider the on-street car parking strategy and the recommissioning of the Clear Streets partnership.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

“The good control of on-street parking is essential to maintain the balance of life in our town centres; maintaining traffic flow and access to shops and businesses for all road users, while improving accessibility and safety for pedestrians.

 

Effective enforcement of on-street parking regulations, each sensitive to the needs of the local community, is a vital part of this process and the proposed continuation of our current arrangements will maintain both consistent management and flexible implementation on a day-to-day basis.”

 

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider options for the future provision of civil parking, bus lane enforcement and associated services.

 

Decision (a) That the Car Parking Strategy be adopted.

 

(b) That the Council makes arrangements for, and enters into, any documents in order to renew and vary (as agreed with Stoke-on-Trent City Council) the existing Service Level Agreement with Stoke-on-Trent under s.101 of the Local Government Act 1972 for civil parking enforcement and associated services for a period of five years from 1st April 2020, in accordance with this report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: James Bailey


20/11/2019 - Children's and Families System Transformation Part 2 ref: 1689    Recommendations Approved

A description of Phase 2 of the Children and Families System Transformation and a recommendation for investment and model which will deliver a whole system approach to supporting all Staffordshire's Children, Young People and Families.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

 

“Our top priority is protecting vulnerable children and supporting them to become happy, confident, independent adults and we want to achieve that by keeping them out of care where it is safe to do so.

 

This investment targets early intervention and the search for individual solutions in the family group and community, rather than placing children ‘in the system.

 

This local approach complements our work in other parts of the children and families, including SEND, where we are moving towards local and sustainable solutions.”

 

Mark Sutton Cabinet Member for Children and Young People

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider a new operating model for the Children's and Families System based upon a district footprint which will better support the child and family, enable a more flexible approach to resource allocation and facilitate more equitable demand/workload management.

 

Decision (a) That the Staffordshire model and the required investment of £8.1m be endorsed; and that the impact on the MTFS and that it has been assumed that the £3.3m MTFS which has been carried forward since 2017/18 will now be deleted, be noted. 

 

(b) That the timescales for the investment and the related benefits be acknowledged and agreed.

 

(c) That it be acknowledged that the Families and Communities Senior Leadership Team will work with county council employees and partners to design a district model and return to present this ahead of April 2021.

 

(d) That Cabinet monitors the progress towards achieving the benefits described.

 

(e) That a further report on the SEND Transformation Programme, including any investment requirements, be submitted to Cabinet at a future date.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janene Cox


20/11/2019 - Treasury Management Report for the Half-Year Ended 30 September 2019 ref: 1693    Recommendations Approved

Report is a summary of the Council’s borrowing and investment activities during the first six months of 2019/20. It considers both borrowing and investment decisions taken in the light of the interest rates and economic conditions prevailing at the time.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

“The UK economy continues to face a challenging outlook with notable signs of a global economic slowdown. At the County Council, we are focused on reducing the authority’s exposure to risk and using our resources prudently.  Our policy of using cash instead of borrowing continues to generate significant savings, helping reduce the average interest we pay on our debt.”

 

Mike Sutherland, Cabinet Member for Finance

 

Reasons for the Decision – to consider a summary of the Council’s borrowing and investment activities during the first six months of the year.

 

Decision – That the treasury management activities for the half-year ended 30 September 2019, including the Prudential Indicators detailed in Appendix 2 to the report, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Melanie Stokes


20/11/2019 - Forward Plan of Key Decisions ref: 1694    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

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

 

Subject Matter

Contact

Strategic Plan and Medium Term Financial Strategy 2020 - 2025

Name: Rachel Spain

Tel: (01785) 854455

Regional Permanency Arrangement Development (Phase One)

Name: Deborah Ramsdale

Tel: (01785) 278062

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

Name: Natasha Moody

Tel: (07976) 191079

Sale of Land at Tutbury Road, Burton upon Trent

Name: Ian Turner

Tel: (01785) 277228

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

Name: Helen Trousdale

Tel: (01785) 277008

South Staffordshire Growth Agreement - Project Update

Name: Anthony Hodge

Tel: (01785) 277204

Waste Disposal Arrangements in the North of Staffordshire from 2025

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

Integrated Performance Report 2019/20 - Quarter 3

Name: Andrew Donaldson/

Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 276354/ 278399

HS2 – Trent Sow Parklands and Cannock Chase AONB Design and Environmental Enhancement Plan

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

North Staffordshire Ministerial Direction for Nitrogen Dioxide - Project Update

Name: Clive Thomson

Tel: (01785) 276522

All Age Carers: Future Delivery Options

Name: Andrew Jepps

Tel: (01785) 278557

Staffordshire Library Service 2020 - 2025

Name: Janene Cox

Tel: (01785) 278368

Contract for the Provision of the Maintenance of Traffic Signal and Associated Equipment

Name: James Bailey

Tel: (01785) 276591

Integrated Performance Report 2019/20 - Quarter 4           

 

Name: Andrew Donaldson/

Rob Salmon

Tel: (01785) 276354/ 278399

 

 


20/11/2019 - Minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 6 November 2019 ref: 1688    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Decision –That the minutes of the meeting of the Property Sub-Committee held on 6 November 2019 be received.


20/11/2019 - Leader's Update ref: 1687    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 20/11/2019

Decision:

Decision – That the oral report of the Leader of the Council giving an update on a range of issues including the recent passing of County Councillor Michael Greatorex who had served as Chairman of the Council between 2017 and 2019; and the recent announcement that Newcastle and Stafford College Group had become the first further education provider in England to be judged outstanding across all areas by Ofsted; highways be noted.


20/11/2019 - Infrastructure+ Performance Update ref: 1692    Recommendations Approved

Update on the delivery performance of the Infrastructure+ Contract
.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

Helen Fisher

“Good roads are hugely important to the council, to our communities and to growing our economy.

 

This partnership with Amey is not only helping us to manage the condition of our huge network but has also delivered more than £30m of savings on behalf of taxpayers.”

 

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the latest contract performance for the Infrastructure+ partnership.

 

Decision – (a) That the latest contract performance for the Infrastructure+ partnership be noted.

 

(b) That authority for the approval and completion of additional future Capital Projects Call-Off Contacts to Amey in accordance with the Overarching Agreement between the County Council as Employer and Amey as the Contractor dated 15th August 2015 up to a value of up to £5 million, be delegated to the Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Skills, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Economic Growth, Commercial and Highways and Transport respectively.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: James Bailey


20/11/2019 - Staffordshire Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) ref: 1691    Recommendations Approved

Update of the Council's Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 27/11/2019

Decision:

Helen Fisher

“In Staffordshire we have more than 6,000km of roads and maintaining the condition of our vast network remains a key priority for this county council.

 

This new plan sets out our approach to how we manage our highways operations 365 days a year.”

 

Helen Fisher, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

 

Reasons for the Decision – To consider the Staffordshire Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP), a non-statutory document that sets out the County Council’s strategic approach that identifies the optimal allocation of resources for the management, operation, preservation and enhancement of the highway infrastructure that meets the needs of businesses and all stakeholders using the network.

 

Decision – (a) That the content of the Policy and Strategy of the Highway Infrastructure Asset Management Plan (HIAMP) for Staffordshire, which has been developed to fit within the available budget, be noted.

 

(b) That the HIAM Policy, Strategy and Plan be approved.

 

(c) That the power to approve HIAMP supporting policy documents be delegated to the Director of Economy, Infrastructure and Skills.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: James Bailey