Decisions

Decisions published

05/02/2019 - Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019-22 ref: 2227    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report presenting the Medium Term Financial Strategy for Cheshire East Council for the years 2019/20 to 2021/22.

 

The report set out how the Council would approach the financial challenges over the medium term and forecast a balanced budget for 2019/20.

 

The resolutions that Cabinet was requested to recommend to Council were set out at Appendix A. The Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) Report (containing the Budget) for the period 2019/20 to 2021/22 was set out at Appendix C.

 

Councillor M Simon, Chairman of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, reported the Committee’s comments and recommendations on the report as appended to these minutes.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    recommends to Council the items at Appendix A to the report; and

 

2.    notes:

 

(a)    the summary results of the Budget Consultation, attached at Appendix B, and the Budget Engagement exercise undertaken by the Council, as set out in Appendix C, Annex 2;

 

(b)    the comments of the Council’s Acting Section 151 Officer, contained within the MTFS Report, regarding the robustness of estimates and level of reserves held by the Council based on these budget proposals (Appendix C, Comment from the Acting Section 151 Officer); and

 

(c)    that the Council’s Finance Procedure Rules provide a control framework to support decisions should any changes in spending requirements be identified, and for specific spending over certain limits (Appendix C).


05/02/2019 - Third Quarter Review of Performance 2018/19 ref: 2226    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the third quarter review of performance for 2018/19.

 

The report outlined how the Council was managing resources to provide value for money services during the 2018/19 financial year. Annex 1 to the report set out details of how the Council was performing in 2018/19.

 

Councillor M Simon, Chairman of the Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, reported the Committee’s comments and recommendations on the report as appended to these minutes.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    notes the contents of the report and each appendix; and

 

2.    recommends that Council approve:

 

(a)  fully funded supplementary capital estimates above £1,000,000 in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules as detailed in Appendix 8 to the report; and

 

(b)  a supplementary revenue estimate of £1,450,638 relating to Adult Social Care Winter Funding as detailed in Appendix 11.

 


05/02/2019 - Schools Funding Formula for 2019/20 ref: 2225    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the schools funding formula for 2019/20.

 

The report set out the process to determine the schools funding formula and followed detailed consideration of the matter by the Schools Forum in December 2018.

 

At the invitation of the Chairman, David Hermitt, Chairman of the Schools Forum, spoke in support of the recommendations in the report. He also urged the Council to support those organisations that were working to improve the national funding available for Cheshire East schools.

 

Michael Unett referred to the loss of funding for a number of schools in Alsager as an example of what was happening to schools across the Borough. He urged the Council to lobby for fair funding for Cheshire East schools.

 

In response, the Portfolio Holder for Children and Families indicated that the Council was lobbying Members of Parliament for Cheshire East who were tabling the issue of funding for schools for debate in Parliament as well as arranging to meet Ministers. She undertook to send a detailed response to Mr Unett in relation to the funding of schools in Alsager. She also thanked the Schools Forum for supporting the proposals in the report.

 

The Leader added that the Council would continue to lobby and press for improved funding for Cheshire East Schools.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet approves

 

1.    the use of the local formula Cheshire East which delivers the minimum per pupil funding level of £3,500 for primary schools and £4,800 to secondary schools;

 

2.    the use of -1.5% as the minimum funding guarantee percentage. Meaning that no school can lose more than 1.5% per annum, excluding pupil number changes;

 

3.    the transfer of 0.5% of funding from the schools block to the high needs block to manage expenditure pressures in that area and fund projects to achieve sustainability; and

 

4.    the continuation of the current early years hourly funding rates into 2019/20. The average rate for 3 and 4 year olds is £4.09 per hour and the rate for 2 year olds is £5.02 per hour.

 


05/02/2019 - Macclesfield Local Development Order ref: 2229    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the adoption of the Macclesfield Local Development Order the purpose of which was to support regeneration and the delivery of housing in Macclesfield.

 

At the Chairman’s invitation, the Director of Planning and Environment advised that the Local Development Order would not remove the checks and balances that controlled the quality of development. It would simply streamline the planning process by removing the need for developers to submit a planning application for the area covered by the Order. Any development proposals would be considered in relation to the requirements of the Order. There would also continue to be engagement with local communities on proposed developments.

 

RESOLVED

 

That the Macclesfield Local Development Order attached at Appendix A to the report be adopted for a period of 5 years with effect from the 13th February 2019 and the Statement of Reasons at Appendix B be published.

 


05/02/2019 - Re-Commissioning of Integrated Lifestyle Services ref: 2232    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the re-commissioning of integrated lifestyle services. These services aimed to improve the long term health of the people of Cheshire East whilst also reducing health inequality.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves that a new procurement exercise be undertaken for the provision of lifestyle services in Cheshire East, funded at circa £1,264,038 a year; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director of People to award lifestyle-related contracts  for a period of 3 years (with options to extend for up to a further 2 years).

 


05/02/2019 - 0-19 Healthy Child Programme ref: 2231    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the re-commissioning of the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme. The existing contract was due to expire on 30th September 2020. The programme aimed to ensure that every child had the good start they needed to lay the foundations of a healthy life.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the commissioning of a 0-19 Healthy Child Programme; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director of People, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Children and Families and the Portfolio Holder for Health, to award the 0-19 Healthy Child Programme contract to the successful supplier or suppliers.

 


05/02/2019 - Proposed Expansion of Elworth Church of England Primary School ref: 2230    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the proposed expansion of Elworth Church of England Primary School.

 

An analysis of the latest pupil forecasts had identified the need to provide an extra 105 school places. The Head Teacher and Governing Body of the school were fully supportive of the proposed increase.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the proposed expansion of Elworth Church of England Primary School from 1.5 form entry (315 pupil places) to 2 form entry (420 pupil places) for implementation in September 2020, having given due consideration to the response to the statutory public notice; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director People to enter into a construction contract for additional places at Elworth Church of England Primary School.

 


05/02/2019 - Adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) ref: 2228    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the adoption of the Community Infrastructure Levy.

 

The recommendations were based on the main findings of the independent examiner appointed to review the Council’s CIL draft Charging Schedule.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    endorses the Community Infrastructure Levy Charging Schedule attached as Appendix 1 to the report, including the identified charging rates and zones; and

 

2.    recommends to Council that the Community Infrastructure Levy be adopted with an implementation date of 1st March 2019.

 


05/02/2019 - Provision of Catering Services at Tatton Park ref: 2233    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 19/02/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the provision of catering services at Tatton Park.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the award of a contract to Tatton Park Enterprises Ltd for an initial period of 3 years, with an option to extend for a further 2 years; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director Place to take all necessary steps to negotiate, agree and conclude the terms of a contract with Tatton Park Enterprises Ltd.

 


04/02/2019 - CE 18/19-33 Crewe Station Hub Area Action Plan – Development Strategy ref: 2220    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks approval to consult on the next stage of the Crewe Station Hub Area Action Plan. The Plan is designed to guide and manage development in the environs of the new HS2 Hub Station at Crewe.

 

The Action Plan has been the subject of a four week issues consultation during November and December with a series of local engagement events. Alongside further evidence this feedback has helped shape a Development Strategy as the next stage of the Area Action Plan.

 

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 12/02/2019

Decision:

That, having considered the consultation responses set out in Appendix 1 to the report, and the recommendations of the Strategic Planning Board, the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration approves the  Development Strategy attached at Appendix 2 for consultation.

 

Lead officer: Adrian Fisher


04/02/2019 - Knutsford Neighbourhood Development Plan: Decision to Proceed to Referendum ref: 2221    Recommendations Approved

The Knutsford Neighbourhood Development Plan (KNDP) was submitted to the Council in October 2018 and, following a statutory publicity period, proceeded to Independent Examination. The Examiner’s report has now been received and recommends that, subject to modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum. The Plan contributes to delivery of sustainable development in Knutsford and through its alignment with the Local Plan Strategy the KNDP also supports the Councils own strategic aims to promote economic prosperity, create sustainable communities, protect and enhance environmental quality and promote sustainable travel.

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 12/02/2019

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder accepts the Examiner’s recommendations to make modifications to the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan as set out in the Examiner’s report (at Appendix 1) and confirms that the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to referendum in the Knutsford Neighbourhood Plan area. The referendum is proposed to be held on 14th March 2019.

Wards affected: Knutsford;

Lead officer: Tom Evans


04/02/2019 - Middlewich Neighbourhood Development Plan: Decision to Proceed to Referendum ref: 2222    Recommendations Approved

The Middlewich Neighbourhood Development Plan (MNDP) was submitted to the Council in October 2018 and, following a statutory publicity period, proceeded to Independent Examination.  The Examiner’s report has now been received and recommends that, subject to modifications, the Plan should proceed to referendum. The Plan contributes to delivery of sustainable development in Middlewich and through its alignment with the Local Plan Strategy the MNDP also supports the Councils own strategic aims to promote economic prosperity, create sustainable communities, protect and enhance environmental quality and promote sustainable travel.

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 12/02/2019

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder accepts the Examiner’s recommendations to make modifications to the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan as set out in the Examiner’s report (at Appendix 1) and confirms that the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan will now proceed to referendum in the Middlewich Neighbourhood Plan area. The referendum is proposed to be held on 14th March 2019.

Wards affected: Middlewich;

Lead officer: Tom Evans


31/01/2019 - Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework - Approval of Draft for Public Consultation ref: 2219    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update on the development of a Strategic Regeneration Framework for Macclesfield town centre. The Framework will assist in furthering a number of the Council’s strategic outcomes, but particularly will support the strengthening of the Borough’s economy. The report seeks the Portfolio Holder’s approval of the appended draft of the Strategic Regeneration Framework for public consultation purposes.

 

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

Decision published: 31/01/2019

Effective from: 08/02/2019

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder for Housing, Planning and Regeneration

 

1.    approves the Draft Macclesfield Town Centre Strategic Regeneration Framework for public consultation purposes; and

 

2.    notes the intention to undertake a four week public consultation on that Framework in line with the appended Statement of Consultation, and to report the outcome of that public consultation to Cabinet, together with a finalised version of the Framework and Action Plan for approval.

 

Wards affected: Macclesfield Central;

Lead officer: Jo Wise