Decisions

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

15/10/2020 - Statement of Community Involvement Update 2020 ref: 2399    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Approval is sought to to amend and update the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Planning

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 23/10/2020

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder approves the Statement of Community Involvement October 2020.

Lead officer: Tom Evans


06/10/2020 - Tenancy Strategy 2020 ref: 2407    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on a revised draft tenancy strategy.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    authorises Officers to consult formally on the draft Tenancy Strategy for a period of 12 weeks;

 

2.    notes that the Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee will consider the revised draft and result of consultation once that is completed; and

 

3.    delegates authority to the Director of Growth and Enterprise in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration to consider the results of the consultation and to approve the final version of the strategy.

 


06/10/2020 - Spotlight Review on Children's Mental Health Services ref: 2404    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee following its Spotlight Review on Children’s Mental Health Services.

 

Councillor J Saunders introduced the report as Chairman of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    receives the report of the Children and Families Overview and Scrutiny Committee; and

 

2.    will respond to the recommendations in the report.

 


06/10/2020 - Site Allocations and Development Policies Document - Revised Publication Draft ref: 2402    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document – Revised Publication Draft.

 

The Portfolio Holder for Planning gave a detailed introduction to the report.

 

Councillor S Gardiner, Vice-Chairman of the Strategic Planning Board, who chaired the meeting of the Board on 2nd October, thanked the Portfolio Holder for her detailed introduction to the report and asked if the text of her statement could be made available to all members of the Strategic Planning Board. Councillor Gardiner then reported the Board’s recommendations to Cabinet as follows:

 

(1)  The Revised Publication Draft version of the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (Appendix 1), its Sustainability Appraisal (Appendices 2 and 2a) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (Appendix 3) be approved for publication so that representations could be made about them over a period of six weeks.

 

(2)  That alongside the documents listed in 2.1.1 of the report Cabinet be recommended to approve and publish the draft Plan’s supporting evidence base (listed in Appendix 6), including the draft Statement of Common Ground (Appendix 8).

 

(3)  That Cabinet consider the following matters:

 

(i)    The ‘soundness’ of the housing land supply position: whether the evidence supporting the proposed change in the revised publication draft SADPD to remove the previously proposed allocation of housing sites at LSCs was robust;

 

(ii)  The consistency of approach between the policies of Neighbourhood Plans and the SADPD to ensure there was no conflict, on matters such as settlement and town/village centre boundaries;

 

(iii)The need for safeguarded land in the SADPD, with reference to robust evidence, and with a particular focus on Bollington, Disley and Prestbury.

 

RESOLVED

 

That, having considered the views of the Strategic Planning Board, Cabinet

 

1.    approves the Revised Publication Draft version of the Site Allocations and Development Policies Document (Appendix 1), its Sustainability Appraisal (Appendices 2 and 2a) and Habitats Regulation Assessment (Appendix 3) for publication so that representations can be made about them over a period of six weeks, and approve and publish the draft Plan’s supporting evidence base;

 

2.    approves for publication the draft Statement of Common Ground (Appendix 8); and

 

3.    authorises the Head of Planning, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, to make any additional non-material changes to the Plan documents or supporting information ahead of the period for representations and prepare any additional explanatory information to support this.

 


06/10/2020 - Mid-Year Review (FINANCE) 2020/21 ref: 2401    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the Mid-Year Review (FINANCE) 2020/21.

 

The report included an update on the financial impact of the pandemic on the Council.

 

Councillor J Clowes, as Chairman of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, reported the Committee’s comments on the report and referred to a number of matters on which the Committee had sought further clarification. She requested a written response.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    notes the contents of the report;

 

2.    notes the contents of Annex 1 to the report, and the current financial impact of Covid-19, of up to £26m, being partially mitigated by non Covid-19 activity;

 

3.    notes the mitigating actions under consideration in order to manage the financial impact of Covid-19 (Section 3 – Reasons for Recommendations);

 

4.    notes the supplementary estimates approved to date in relation to Covid-19 activity (Appendix 2, Table 2);

 

5.    approves the supplementary revenue estimates of £774,000 (155,000 received and £619,000 is pending) relating to the additional grants for Covid-19 Emergency Active Travel Fund (Appendix 2, Table 1);

 

6.    approves the capital virement of £1,700,000 to increase the pothole and challenge funding (Appendix 4, Annex C);

 

7.    notes the approved supplementary capital estimate of £6,855,000 relating to additional Department for Transport grant received (Appendix 4, Annex D); and

 

8.    recommends to Council to approve a fully funded supplementary revenue estimate above £1,000,000 in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules as detailed in (Appendix 2 Table 1).

 


06/10/2020 - Section 19 Flood Investigation Report - July 2019 Flood Event ref: 2403    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report which reviewed the flood event in the catchments of Poynton Brook, River Dean, River Bollin, Harrop Brook and tributary of Todd Brookin July 2019.

 

Councillor J P Findlow, as Chairman of the Environment and Regeneration Overview and Scrutiny Committee, reported the Committee’s comments on the report, including a proposal by the Committee that a task and finish group be established to undertake an in-depth review of flooding and flood risk management in Cheshire East.

 

The Leader expressed his thanks to David Rutley MP for his efforts in attempting to recover from the government some of the £3m which the Council had spent in dealing with the flooding and its aftermath. 

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the Section 19 report as a factual report on the significant flood event that occurred in the catchments of Poynton Brook, River Dean, River Bollin, Harrop Brook and tributary of Todd Brookin July 2019; and

 

2.    approves that the Section 19 report be published on the Council’s website in compliance with the statutory requirements placed on the Council as Lead Local Flood Authority under theFlood and Water Management Act (2010).

 


06/10/2020 - Development of a Youth Facility in Crewe ref: 2405    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on a proposed youth facility in Crewe.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    notes that an open market testing exercise will be undertaken to understand the ability of charitable organisations to become an effective partner of the Council for the purposes of submitting a funding bid to the Department of Culture, Media and Sport;

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director People in consultation with the  Portfolio Holder for Children and Families to:   

 

(a)  evaluate the market testing and ensure an appropriate due process is undertaken to select a preferred partner in order to enter into a Partnership Agreement to deliver this scheme; and

 

(b)  review a detailed options appraisal to be prepared by the Council’s Assets Department on potential sites for the delivery of a Youth Zone in Crewe; and

 

3.    notes that a further Cabinet report will be prepared to seek approval for:

 

(a)  the final detailed proposal for the scheme;

 

(b)  the business case, including any required capital and revenue contributions; and

 

(c)  authority for the disposal and/or use of the Council’s land to enable the delivery of the scheme.

 


06/10/2020 - Covid-19 - Update on Response and Recovery ref: 2400    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a further update report on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Prior to consideration of the report, the Leader reported that a meeting of the Local Outbreak Engagement Board had been held last week in response to increasing levels of Covid-19 cases in Cheshire East. Last Thursday, Cheshire East, along with Cheshire West and Chester, had been placed on the Government’s watchlist. The Council had been working with its partners, neighbouring councils and the LEP to share with Government their assessment of the actions and resources needed to address the situation. The Council had written to the Secretary of State for Health on the matter and would be working with its partners to agree a plan to tackle the latest outbreak.

 

The Deputy Leader added that the Government had been asked to provide additional resources and accompanying measures for testing, contact tracing, support for vulnerable people, support for businesses, support to educate the public and to provide enforcement, and support to maintain essential public services. It was important to note that the Council and its partners were seeking this support in order to prevent the disease from spreading and to avoid a local lockdown.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet notes the issues outlined in the report.

 


06/10/2020 - Re-procurement of Case Management Systems: Adult's and Children's Social Care ref: 2406    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the re-procurement of Case Management Systems: Adult’s and Children’s Social Care.

 

Councillor J Clowes, as Chairman of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, reported that Committee’s comments on the report.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet authorises the Executive Director of Corporate Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, ICT and Communication to award and enter into a contract to deliver Case Management Systems: Adult’s and Children’s Social Care for Cheshire East Council, via GCloud11 framework, within the existing budget over a 4-year period.