Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

21/04/2017 - Proposed Expansion of Disley Primary School ref: 1939    Recommendations Approved

Following the decision of the Council’s Cabinet Member with responsibility for Children and Families pre-publication consultation was undertaken between 14 September 2016 and 12 October 2016. The outcome of this process was considered by the Cabinet Member at her meeting of 24 January 2017 whereupon permission was given to issue a statutory public notice for the expansion of the school to increase its capacity from 210 pupil places to 280.

 

Following publication the statutory 4 week representation period commenced on 1 March 2017 and concluded on 29 March 2017. This was the final opportunity for interested parties to submit comments on the proposal.

 

This proposal for reorganisation has been made in response to a significant shortfall in the number of pupil places in the Disley area and pupil forecasts, which indicate that this shortfall will continue. Details are included in the full proposal attached as an appendix to the School Organisation Sub Committee report.

Decision maker: School Organisation Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 21/04/2017 - School Organisation Sub-Committee

Decision published: 25/04/2017

Effective from: 04/05/2017

Decision:

Consideration was given to the proposal to expand Disley Primary School.

 

The proposal for expansion had been made in response to a shortfall in the number of Primary School places in the Disley due to increasing demand. Details were included in the statutory proposal attached at Appendix 2 to a Report.

 

Consultation had been undertaken between 14 September 2016 and 12 October 2016. The outcome had been presented to the Cabinet Member for Children and Families on 24 January 2017, when permission was given to issue a statutory public notice for the expansion of Disley Primary School from 210 places to 280 places.

 

Following publication of the public notice, a statutory 4 week representation period commenced on 1 March 2017 and concluded on 29 March 2017.

 

One response was received from a neighbouring school which was maintained by Derbyshire County Council during the representation period, details of which were given in the report (Appendix 4).

 

On behalf of the Proposer, Mark Bayley, Head of Service, Infrastructure and Outcomes, attended the meeting and presented the proposal. 

 

Members of the Sub-Committee asked questions by way of clarification.

 

In accordance with the Sub Committee’s procedures Members then considered the matter in private, in particular they considered:

 

  • the statutory school organisation process followed by the Proposer to date and were satisfied that the documentation demonstrated that the procedures and documentation complied with both the law and the guidance;
  • whether the need for creating additional primary school places had been proven. Members concluded that the evidence did show that there was a shortage of Primary school places given the increased demand from local children and the planned housing developments in Disley;
  • planning application 15/5810M  for the single classroom extension and car park extension and pre planning application guidance for further development;
  • the provision of funding for the expansion from Council’s capital programme and S106 contributions;
  • the provision of preschool education at the school site.

 

The meeting then reconvened in public and the Chairman announced the decision.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the proposed expansion of Disley Primary School from 210 to 280 pupil places for implementation in September 2017 be approved.

 

The Sub Committee requested that in future the report include the responses received to all consultations undertaken and also details of any planning applications submitted/approved relating to the proposed expansion.

Wards affected: Disley;


24/04/2017 - Allocation of Community Grants First Round ref: 1950    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Portfolio holder was asked to determine the award of Community Grants to Voluntary and Community Organisations which meet the criteria approved by Cheshire East Council. The Council recognises the valuable input that the Voluntary and Community Sector brings to the quality of life in the community. Grants are awarded to those organisations which meet the Council’s Residents First Outcomes.

 

This is the first round of grants for 2017/18 and makes recommendations totalling £37,031 in line with Cheshire East Council’s Policy for the Allocation of Community Grants.  The applications are being considered following the approval of the Policy for the Allocation of Community Grants dated April 2017.  The changes to the Policy have made no difference to the outcomes of the grant applications.

 

In all 28 grants are recommended to be awarded, contributing to £249,566 of project costs; the reasons for the decisions are listed in full in the report. 

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Health

Made at meeting: 24/04/2017 - Cabinet Member for Communities and Health

Decision published: 24/04/2017

Effective from: 03/05/2017

Decision:

That the community grants be awarded, declined or deferred as indicated in the list attached at the end of this decision notice. 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


24/04/2017 - Policy for the Allocation of Community Grants ref: 1949    Recommendations Approved

The Policy for the Allocation of Grants to Voluntary and Community Organisations 2017/18 deals with the allocation of community grants which are awarded to defined Organisations following an application process and against set criteria.  There are conditions requiring that Organisations report back to the Council upon expenditure of the grant and to enable further appropriate conditions to be imposed.  The decision making process was delegated to the Portfolio Holder in order to ensure that decisions can be made expeditiously and at the appropriate level.

 

The majority of the changes are minor, the main one relating to the removal of the Community-led Planning Grants category as no applications have been made to it since 2014/15 when there was only one.  Adoption of the revised Policy will enable the continuation of the scheme in the 2017/18 financial year.

 

Decision maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Health

Made at meeting: 24/04/2017 - Cabinet Member for Communities and Health

Decision published: 24/04/2017

Effective from: 03/05/2017

Decision:

That approval be given to adopt the amended Policy for the Allocation of Community Grants for the financial year of 2017/18.

Wards affected: (All Wards);