Decisions

Decisions published

10/09/2019 - Poynton Relief Road, Final Approval to Underwrite Funding Gap, Appoint Winning Contractor and Submit Final Business Case ref: 2295    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019


10/09/2019 - Poynton Relief Road, Final Approval to Underwrite Funding Gap, Appoint Winning Contractor and Submit Final Business Case ref: 2294    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report which sought approval to submit the final funding application to the Department of Transport to release funding towards the construction of the Poynton Relief Road. The report also sought approval to award a contract to deliver the scheme, and sought confirmation of the Council’s previous commitment to underwrite any shortfall in funding.

 

The appendices to the report contained detailed information relating to the awarding of a contract. The appendices contained commercially sensitive information and would be considered in Part 2 of the meeting.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    delegates authority to the Council’s S151 Officer to sign off and submit the submission of the Scheme Final Business Case to the Department for Transport, seeking a contribution of £16.4M towards the total Scheme cost;

 

2.    delegates authority to the Council’s S151 Officer to sign off and submit the submission of the Scheme Final Business Case to the LEP seeking a contribution of £5.6M towards the total Scheme cost;

 

3.    notes the underwriting of the developer contributions and Asset sales to the Scheme of up to £9.7M in the event that the anticipated developer contributions and Asset sales are not realised; and

 

4.    authorises the Executive Director of Place in consultation with the Deputy Leader to undertake all necessary preparatory works in advance of the final funding decision including the advance vesting of land within the Compulsory Purchase Order, at risk, in order to ensure that the Council is positioned to deliver the scheme if a favourable funding decision is received.


10/09/2019 - Procurement of Major Housing Adaptations Works ref: 2287    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the procurement of major housing adaptation works on behalf of disabled residents.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the procurement and establishment of a Framework to commission major housing adaptations works on behalf of vulnerable residents; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director Place in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration to award and enter into a Framework Agreement with three suppliers who meet the procurement criteria and requirements of the Framework.

 


10/09/2019 - Environmental Strategy ref: 2284    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the draft Environmental Strategy for 2019-24. The Strategy aimed to make Cheshire East Council carbon neutral by 2025, reduce pollution, improve air quality, increase the availability and use of sustainable transport and conserve and enhance the natural environment.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the draft Environmental Strategy for public consultation;

 

2.    authorises the Executive Director Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment and Regeneration, to undertake public consultation on the draft Environmental Strategy; and

 

3.    notes that, following the outcome of the consultation and any resultant changes, the Strategy would be presented to Cabinet for adoption.

 


10/09/2019 - Re-commission of Supported Accommodation / Independent Living for Cared for Children ref: 2290    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the procurement of a Supported Accommodation and Independent Living service for cared for children and care leavers.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the procurement of a Supported Accommodation and Independent Living service for cared for children and care leavers; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the Executive Director People, to award the Supported Accommodation and Independent Living contracts.

 


10/09/2019 - Revised Statement of Licensing Policy ref: 2293    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on a revised Statement of Licensing Policy.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    notes the changes to the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy as set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and

 

2.    recommends the draft revised Statement of Licensing Policy to Council for adoption.

 


10/09/2019 - North West Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) Flexible Purchasing System ref: 2289    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on a proposal for the Cheshire East Council to be the lead organisation in establishing a bespoke North West SEND flexible purchasing system for the future procurement of Special Educational Needs and Disabilities provision for children and young people across the North West.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the development of a North West SEND Flexible Purchasing System by Cheshire East Council on behalf of North West local authorities for SEND Provision for children and young people; and

 

2.    delegates authority to award contracts to providers to enter the purchasing system to the Executive Director People.

 


10/09/2019 - Managed Provision for Consultancy ref: 2291    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the awarding of a contract for the provision of consultancy services.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet delegates authority to the Executive Director Corporate Services, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Finance, ICT and Communication, to award a call-off contract under the NEPO framework agreement to Bloom Procurement Services Ltd for a period of 4 years with 2 x 24 month options to extend.

 


10/09/2019 - Improved Better Care Fund 2019/20 ref: 2286    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the proposed expenditure for the grant funding received by the Council in 2019/20 through the Improved Better Care Fund.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    endorses the iBCF schemes (1-7) and associated expenditure as outlined in paragraphs 5.5-5.22 of the report; and

 

2.    notes the risk to future funding as outlined in the report.

 


10/09/2019 - Early Help and Asset Based Community Development Grants Policy 2019-22 ref: 2285    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on a revised Early Help and Asset-Based Community Development Grants Policy for 2019-22.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    approves the revised ‘Policy for the Allocation of Early Help and Asset Based Community Development Grants Scheme’ set out in Appendix 1 to the report; and

 

2.    delegates authority to the People Executive Director People to make decisions on grant applications for funding up to the budgeted £200k pa value, and any in-year minor policy changes for the ‘Early Help and Asset Based Community Development Grants Scheme’.

 


10/09/2019 - Commissioning of Community Equipment Services ref: 2288    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the procurement of a contract for community equipment services.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet

 

1.    endorses the proposal contained in the report and delegates authority to the Executive Director People to enter into a Memorandum of Understanding and S75 Agreement with South Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Eastern Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group, Vale Royal Clinical Commissioning Group, West Cheshire Clinical Commissioning Group (or any organisation(s) that succeed them) and Cheshire West and Chester Council  to establish an aligned budget and underpin governance of a jointly-provided service and to determine the final terms of the Memorandum of Understanding and Section 75 Agreement following negotiations;

 

2.    approves the procurement of a contract for Community Equipment Services following completion of a consultation process and informed by a review of the findings; and

 

3.    delegates authority to the Executive Director People to award a contract to a supplier of Community Equipment Services.

 


10/09/2019 - Agency Worker Contract Procurement ref: 2292    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/09/2019

Effective from: 20/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the procurement of a contract for the supply of temporary agency staff.

 

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet delegates authority to the Executive Director Corporate Services in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Corporate Services to award and implement a new contract for the supply of temporary agency staff following a tender exercise.

 


11/09/2019 - Social Franchise Award Round 6 - Connected Communities Centres ref: 2283    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To determine the award of Connected Communities Centre social franchisee status to the applicants which meet the criteria approved by Cheshire East Council.

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Communities

Decision published: 11/09/2019

Effective from: 19/09/2019

Decision:

That

 

1          Connected Communities Centre status be awarded to the following venues:

 

·         Ettiley Heath Methodist Church, Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock

·         Knutsford Community Hospital, Knutsford

·         Sandbach Methodist Church, Sandbach Town

·         Union Street Community Centre, Sandbach Heath and East

·         Wilmslow Library, Wilmslow East

 

2          To award a grant of a maximum overall amount of £10,000 over 2 years to reserve the use of facilities for the delivery of early intervention and prevention services between the following venues: Ettiley Heath Methodist Church, Sandbach Methodist Church and Union Street Community Centre who between them will received £5,000, Knutsford Community Hospital will receive £5,000 and Wilmslow Library will not receive any grant money.  The grants will be paid in a maximum of four instalments over two years (in 6 month intervals), each payment in advance e.g. if the grant is awarded in June 2019 it will run until June 2021.

 

3          To withdraw the Social Franchise Status offer to TS Ambuscade and Knutsford Town Hall who for their own reasons no longer wish to be part of the Connected Communities Centre initiative.

Wards affected: Knutsford; Sandbach Ettiley Heath and Wheelock; Sandbach Heath and East; Sandbach Town; Wilmslow East;

Lead officer: Dan Coyne


09/09/2019 - Council Policy on New Civic Memorials ref: 2282    Recommendations Approved

To approve consultation on a New Civic Memorials policy.

Decision maker: Portfolio Holder for Public Health and Corporate Services

Decision published: 09/09/2019

Effective from: 17/09/2019

Decision:

That the Council consult on the draft New Civic Memorials policy, with a view to a policy being adopted once feedback has been evaluated.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Martin Smith