Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

28/07/2014 - Macclesfield Town Centre Housing Strategy ref: 1494    Recommendations Approved

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  • Members of the Macclesfield ‘In Town Living project’ are currently working to develop a Macclesfield Town Centre Housing Strategy, with the aim of articulating their vision to”bring empty or under-utilised properties back into a useable condition and to stimulate interest to support a rejuvenated town centre.”

     

    The Macclesfield Town Centre Housing Strategy has been created as a complementary document to support the Macclesfield Town Centre Plan.  The strategy sets out how housing can play its part in the regeneration through encouraging people to move back into use and/or assisting in the conversion of commercial properties into residential use.

     

    The Strategy highlights a wide range of evidence and research on which the Strategic approach has been formulated, including the national picture of the state of Britain’s Town Centres, reflecting the local position in Macclesfield.  The Strategy outlines the housing needs within the area, drawing on evidence for social and private rented accommodation.

     

     

    Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Jobs

    Made at meeting: 28/07/2014 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Jobs

    Decision published: 28/07/2014

    Effective from: 05/08/2014

    Decision:

    That

     

    (1)       the draft Macclesfield Town Centre Housing Strategy and its preliminary findings be noted; and

     

    (2)       approval be given to officers to publicly consult on the draft Strategy for a 4 week period, after which the response be incorporated into the finalised Strategy.

     

     

     

     


    28/07/2014 - Homelessness Strategy ref: 1493    Recommendations Approved

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  • Local authorities are required to undertake a homelessness review within their area and use the information to formulate a strategy.  The homelessness review should look at levels and likely future levels of homelessness, establish the activities which are carried out to prevent homelessness, establish accommodation needs for the homeless and support needs.

     

    The Council’s Homelessness Team carried out a review in January 2014. Extensive consultation with statutory and voluntary agencies and as well as service users took place to identify gaps in service and way of improving access to services and this has been fed in to the Strategy and the actions attached.

     

    The Homelessness Strategy is now ready to progress to the consultation stage.  Following this 6 week stage any required amendments will be made before bring for Cabinet approval. 

    Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Housing and Jobs

    Made at meeting: 28/07/2014 - Cabinet Member for Housing and Jobs

    Decision published: 28/07/2014

    Effective from: 05/08/2014

    Decision:

    That

     

    (1)       the Homelessness Strategy and its preliminary findings be noted; and

     

    (2)       approval be given for officers to publicly consult on the draft strategy, before incorporating the responses into the finalised strategy.

     

    Wards affected: (All Wards);


    22/07/2014 - Supporting Fair Access to Educational Opportunity ref: 1497    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 22/07/2014 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 25/07/2014

    Effective from: 02/08/2014

    Decision:

    Consideration was given to a report relating to supporting fair access to educational opportunity. It was proposed that the role of monitoring and reporting on fair access could be implemented successfully through effective working relationships with schools and by reporting annually to the Schools Adjudicator on admissions for all schools in its area. The Local Authority would continue to report annually to the Schools Adjudicator on admissions for all the schools in its area for which it coordinated admissions, making recommendations that supported the interests of parents and their children and ensuring compliance with the provisions set out in the School Admissions Code and relevant legislation. 

     

    Cabinet was requested to approve the new way of working.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That the new way of working, as set out in the report be approved.

     


    22/07/2014 - Public Health Transformation Fund ref: 1495    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 22/07/2014 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 25/07/2014

    Effective from: 02/08/2014

    Decision:

    Consideration was given to a report relating to the Public Health Transformation Fund, which had been specifically created to improve the health and wellbeing of residents in Cheshire East. This dedicated, flexible and time-limited financial resource would enable residents to access and benefit from innovative approaches to health not previously available in Cheshire East, through statutory, voluntary, community, faith and private sector transformation initiatives.

     

    The appendices originally submitted with the agenda report were in draft format, while the grant agreement was finalised. The appendices had subsequently been amended to reflect the intentions of the grant and to ensure consistency between the grant agreement, the Terms of Reference for the Fund and its associated documentation. Updated appendices had been circulated and published as a supplement to the agenda on the Councils’ website.

     

    Cabinet was requested to agree the creation of the Public Health Transformation Fund and to delegate the decision to make the awards to the Public Health Transformation Fund Panel Chaired by the Portfolio Holder.

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the creation of the Public Health Transformation Fund be approved.

    2.    That the decision to make the awards be delegated to the Public Health Transformation Fund Panel, chaired by the Portfolio Holder and that the Panel report back to Cabinet on performance.

     


    22/07/2014 - Risk Management Policy Review ref: 1498    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 22/07/2014 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 25/07/2014

    Effective from: 02/08/2014

    Decision:

    Consideration was given to a report relating to the review of the Council’s Risk Management Policy. The Council, as a publicly accountable body, must be able to demonstrate effective management of the risks and opportunities which affected the achievement of its strategic objectives. The Council’s strong risk management arrangements provided it with a structured, consistent and continuous process for identifying and reporting on opportunities and threats that affect the achievement of its 3 Year Plan objectives and outcomes. The policy had last been amended and approved by Cabinet at its meeting on 22 July 2013 and Cabinet had agreed that the policy be reviewed annually.  The report updated Cabinet on the review recently carried out and summarised the proposed changes in section 3. In summary, while the risk management policy remained fit for purpose, a number of amendments had been made to strengthen both the policy and the risk management framework. The updated policy was appended to the report for Cabinet’s approval.

     

    RESOLVED

     

    That the updated Risk Management Policy be approved and it be noted that the policy would be reviewed annually.

     


    22/07/2014 - Substance Misuse Services - Contract Award ref: 1496    Recommendations Approved

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  • Decision maker: Cabinet

    Made at meeting: 22/07/2014 - Cabinet

    Decision published: 25/07/2014

    Effective from: 02/08/2014

    Decision:

    Consideration was given to a report relating to Substance Misuse Services, the responsibility for commissioning of which had been transferred to the Council in April 2013.  The report informed Cabinet of the strategic review and procurement process undertaken for securing substance misuse services and sought Cabinet’s authority to delegate to the Portfolio Holders (Health & Adult Social Care and Children & Families), the Director of Public Health and the Executive Director of Strategic Commissioning, the authority to award and conclude contractual documentation with the successful tenderer. 

    RESOLVED

     

    1.    That the EU compliant procurement exercise undertaken be noted.

    2.    That delegated authority be granted to the Portfolio Holders for Health & Adult Social Care and Children & Families,  the Director of Public Health and the Executive Director of Strategic Commissioning to award and conclude contractual documentation with the successful tenderer.