Decisions

Decisions published

27/03/2024 - Corporate Peer Challenge Action Plan ref: 2202    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet’s approval for the Action Plan in response to the recommendations of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) recent Corporate Peer Challenge of Gloucestershire County Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Decision:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne reported to Cabinet the proposed Action Plan in response to the recommendations of the Local Government Association’s (LGA) recent Corporate Peer Review of Gloucestershire County Council.

 

 

 

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the action plan appended to the report in response to the recommendations arising from the Local Government Association’s Corporate Peer Review of Gloucestershire County Council.

Lead officer: Rob Ayliffe


27/03/2024 - Arle Court Transport Hub Bus Service and Cafe Concessionary Contracts ref: 2204    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to procure and award the following:

 

1.     A seven-year contract for a high frequency bus service to serve the new Arle Court Transport Hub. The proposed contract shall operate for an initial period of seven years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than three years.

2.     A ten-year concession contract, with up to a five-year extension to operate a café concession at the new Arle Court Transport Hub

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson, on behalf of himself and Cllr David Gray, sought Cabinet approval to procure and award the following:

1. A seven-year contract for a high frequency bus service to serve the new Arle Court Transport Hub. The proposed contract shall operate for an initial period of seven years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than three years.

2. A ten-year concession contract, with up to a five-year extension to operate a café concession at the new Arle Court Transport Hub.

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:

1. Conduct a competitive procurement process, via the current transport dynamic purchasing system in respect of a contract for the supply of a high frequency park and ride bus service between Arle Court Transport Hub and Cheltenham Town Centre. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of seven years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than three years;

2. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer;

3. To undertake a review of passenger demand before the end of the initial two-year contract period to decide the most efficient frequency and identify the necessary funding during years three to ten; and,

 

4. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for a further period of not more three years on the expiry of the initial seven-year term.

And

Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

5. Conduct a competitive procurement process in respect of a concession contract to fit out and operate a café at the Arle Court Transport Hub. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of ten years and include an option to extend its term for a further period of not more than five years;

6. Award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

7. Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the contract for a further period of not more five years on the expiry of the initial ten-year term.


27/03/2024 - M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme – Funding Update ref: 2203    Recommendations Approved

To keep Cabinet updated on the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme Funding requirement.

 

To set out funding proposals in relation to delivery of the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme, including how the council intends to secure contributions from development sites benefitting from the scheme.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Decision:

Cllr Mark Hawthorne on behalf of Cllr David Gray kept Cabinet updated on the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme Funding requirement and set out funding proposals in relation to delivery of the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme, including how the council intended to secure contributions from development sites benefitting from the scheme.

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Acknowledge that revisions will be required in the future to the Highways Capital budget in relation to the scheme up to a value of £334.270 million, on the basis of £249.131 million secured HIF funding, £4 million secured GCC funding and notes the remaining gap of £81.139 million, in funding for the M5 J10 improvement scheme and confirms its intention to seek to raise those funds through section 106 contributions from developers.

2. Approve the principle of requesting Section 106 contributions toward the M5 Junction 10 Improvements Scheme from development sites benefiting from the scheme, with such contributions being sought under policy INF7 of the Joint Core Strategy (Appendix 1 - JCS AdoptionVersion November 2017.pdf (gloucester.gov.uk)) and/or any subsequent policy replacement.

3. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy Environment & Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning and the Chief Finance Officer to negotiate and determine GCC’s position with regard to the scope, mechanism and levels of contribution being south from each development site under policy INF7 of the Joint Core Strategy and/or any subsequent policy replacement.


27/03/2024 - Schedule of Proposed Disposals ref: 2205    For Determination

To approve the proposed Schedule of Disposals in order to meet capital receipt targets

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe sought approval for the proposed Schedule of Disposals in order to meet capital receipt targets.

 

Having considered all of the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to

1. Approve those sites described in Appendix A (Exempt) which have previously been declared surplus by Cabinet in September 2023 and not yet disposed of, continue to be declared surplus to requirements.

2. Approve the sites listed on the proposed Schedule of Disposals Appendix B (Exempt) surplus to the Council’s land and property requirements.

3. Delegate authority to the Assistant Director – Asset Management and Property Services to dispose of these sites in consultation with the Deputy Leader/Cabinet Member for Finance and Change and Deputy Chief Executive/Executive Director for Corporate Resources.


27/03/2024 - Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (ZEBRA) Funding Application ref: 2201    Recommendations Approved

To seek Cabinet approval to move forward with the ZEBRA project, should the council’s bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for ZEBRA grant funding be successful.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Decision:

Cllr Philip Robinson sought Cabinet approval to move forward with the ZEBRA project, should the council’s bid to the Department for Transport (DfT) for ZEBRA grant funding be successful.

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet noted the report and

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment, and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport to:

 

1.1 enter into a funding agreement with the DfT for Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) to accept the DfT ZEBRA grant and then add the DfT grant amount to GCC’s capital programme;

 

1.2 enter into funding agreements with:

 

(a) Stagecoach West,

 

(b) Oxford Bus Company (Pulman’s parent company) and

(c) Lydney Dial a Ride and Community Transport for GCC to award the ZEBRA capital grant funding together with GCC’s own funding contribution for the purpose of contributing towards the cost difference between Zero Emission Buses (ZEBs) and standard conventional diesel bus equivalents as well as the capital expenditure incurred as a result of infrastructure purchase and installation.

 

1.3 agree and implement a contracting arrangement with the Forest of Dean District Council (FODDC) to provide GCC with part funding for the Lydney Dial a Ride & Community Transport to purchase and operate a ZEB.

 

2 Approve GCC paying up to £1,500,000 in GCC grant funding by means of the three funding agreements described in Recommendation 1.2.


27/03/2024 - Performance and Risk Monitoring Report ref: 2200    Recommendations Approved

To report on the Council’s performance and risk during Quarter 3 of 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 06/04/2024

Decision:

Cllr Lynden Stowe reported on the Council’s performance and risk during Quarter 3 of 2023/24.

 

Having considered all the information, Cabinet

 

RESOLVED to

 

Note the report of the Council’s performance and risks, identifying any areas of concern requiring further analysis, assurance or action.