Decisions

Decisions published

17/06/2020 - M5 Junction 10 Improvement Scheme; Revenue budget approval and Homes England contract conditions agreement ref: 1493    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

That Cabinet:

1.1 Underwrite, at risk, an additional £2,150,000 to the 2020/21 revenue

budget to cover the period of April 2020 to September 2020;

1.2 Underwrite, at risk, up to an additional £6,479,000 to the 2020/21

revenue budget to cover the period of October 2020 to March 2021

should there be a delay in signing the J10 GDA and to enable the J9

OBC to continue.;

2. That Cabinet delegates authority to the Executive Director Economy,

Environment and Infrastructure in consultation with the Cabinet Member;

Environment and Planning and the Executive Director of Corporate Resources

(and Section 151 Officer)to:

3. Agree the terms and conditions which give rise to the GDA between GCC and

Homes England in relation the M5J10 scheme, including the Heads of Terms.

4. Authorise the County Council to execute the GDA between GCC and Homes

England by affixing the council’s seal thereto.

5. Authorise the execution of any supplemental documents or agreements

necessary to facilitate the delivery of the M5J10 scheme.


17/06/2020 - European Regional Development Fund Capital Funding for Gloucester Canal Towpath ref: 1494    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

Having considered the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

        

RESOLVED to:

 

Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Economy, Environment & Infrastructure to:

 

(1)  Enter into an ERDF capital funding agreement with the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for the purpose of funding works in connection with the proposed Gloucestershire Canal Towpaths Upgrade.

 

(2)  Enter into a funding agreement with the Canal & River Trust (CRT) in order to fund works to be carried out by CRT’s term contractor Kier with effect from September 2020 on CRT’s land between Elmore Lane West and Haywicks Lane.

 


17/06/2020 - Children & Families Capital Programme Update ref: 1491    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered changes to the previously approved Children and Families Capital Programme.

 

Having considered the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the following changes to the Children & Families Capital Programme (as set out in the report):

 

1.    A new scheme for the provision of additional places at Belmont Special School, funded by the transfer of £0.450million from the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

2.    A new scheme for the provision of additional places at Battledown Children & Families Centre, funded by the transfer of £0.550 million from the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

3.    A new scheme for the provision of additional places at Alderman Knight Special School, funded by the transfer of £1.400 million from the approved  High Needs Specialist budgets and approved Basic Need Provision.

 

4.    A new scheme for the provision of additional temporary places at Alderman Knight Special School, funded by the transfer of £0.500 from the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

5.    A new scheme for the provision of additional places at Paternoster Special School, funded by the transfer of £0.075 million from the approved Basic Need Budget.

 

6.    To return the £4.000 million previously agreed for additional primary provision in Winchcombe to the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

7.    To return the £1.500 million previously allocated for additional primary provision in the Tidenham area to the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

8.    An addition of £2.300 million to the approved scheme for The Cotswold School, funded from the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

9.    An addition of £2.700 million to the approved scheme for Winchcombe Secondary School, funded from the approved Basic Need Provision.

 

10.An addition of £0.103 million developer S106 contribution for Fairford

Primary to replace allocated basic need funding.

 

11.An addition of £0.288 million developer S106 contribution for Chipping Campden School.

 

12.A reduction of £0.095 million School Condition Grant Allocation for 2020/21 to the Children and Families Capital Programme.

 

13.A new scheme for the delivery of accessibility schemes, funded by the transfer of £0.600 million from the approved Basic Need Provision.


17/06/2020 - West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme; UK Cyber Business Park – Contract Procurement and Ancillary Orders Phases 3 & 4 and Walking and Cycling Improvements ref: 1492    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet received a report on the West Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme.

 

Having considered the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to:

 

To delegate authority to the Lead Commissioner, Highway Authority (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning) to:

 

1.    Conduct a competitive procurement process(es) for the supply of highway services and works relation to: (a) the West of Cheltenham Transport Improvement Scheme- UK Cyber Business Park Phases 3 & 4; and (b) the West Cheltenham Walking and Cycling Improvements; and award contract(s) for the provision of such services and works to the successful tenderer(s); and

 

2.    Make any other ancillary traffic regulation orders that might be required in order to successfully implement the Project (such as temporary traffic regulation orders (TTROs for speed limits etc) during the  construction phase of the Project.


17/06/2020 - Revenue & Capital Expenditure Outturn Report 2019-20 ref: 1490    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet received an update on the council’s outturn expenditure for 2019/20 and considered changes and commendations to the Capital Programme.

 

Having considered all of the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the overall 2019/2020 revenue budget underspend of £0.326

million and approve the following transfers: -

 

1.1 Transfer of £0.011 million to the Vulnerable Adults Reserve to use  on 2020/21 projects and investments to supports the Adult Single Programme;

 

1.2 Provision of £1.575 million (being £1.050 million in Adults and £0.525 million in Prevention and Wellbeing) for refunds to service users where income was incorrectly collected from current and former residents receiving S117 ‘after care’;

 

1.3 Provision of £0.456 million for backdated reimbursements to Shared Lives Carers in respect of Utility payments;

 

1.4 Carry forward of £0.151 million to 2020/21 to complete two year projects within Children’s Services which were originally funded by additional “one off” budget allocations in 2017/18. The initial start of these projects was delayed.

 

1.5 Transfer of £0.352 million from the Active Communities Reserve.

 

1.6 Revenue transfer of £1.433 million to the Strategic Waste Reserve to fund the EFW (Energy from Waste) smoothing requirement;.

 

1.7 Revenue transfer of £0.393 million to the EE&I Reserve for the carry forward of Highways Local funding;

 

1.8 Revenue transfer £0.015 million of the surplus generated by Traded Services to the Traded Services Reserve;

 

1.9 Revenue transfer to the Transformation Reserve from Corporate Resources for the carry forward of £0.115 million to fund GDPR compliance initiatives.

 

1.10 Revenue transfer to the Transformation Reserve from Corporate Resources for the carry forward of £0.206 million to fund on going Covid-19 commitments.

 

1.11 Transfer £0.759 million to the Business Rates Retention Reserve in relation to the GCC share of the additional surplus on the 2019/20 Business Rates Pool. In addition, to approve a transfer of £0.948 million to the Strategic Economic Development Fund also as a result of the Business Rates Pool;

 

1.12 Other technical reserve movements for 2019/20, as set out in Annex 1

 

2. Note delivery of the £14.492 million of savings against a target of £19.051 million in 2019/20 or 76.1%.

 

3. Note the capital budget position for 2019/20 is £88.461 million against a budget of £110.950 million, giving in year slippage of £22.489 million.

 

4. Changes to the Capital Programme totalling a net decrease of £1.187 million for 2019/20 and future years made up of:-

 

4.1. £0.055 million increase for Children and Families schemes funded by a transfer from the AMPS programme and a revenue contribution from AMPS.

 

4.2. £2.107 million net decrease in the Highway Capital programme  reflecting a £2.950 million decreased in the capital receipts approval required for the LED replacement scheme, and additional funding of £0.618 million of developer and third party contributions and Highways Locals revenue contributions of £0.225 million.

 

4.3. £0.201 million increase in the Libraries capital budget funded from developer contributions

 

4.4. £0.039 million increase in the Trading Standards capital budget funded from a revenue contribution

 

4.5. £0.131 million increase in property works before sale, funded from capital receipts.

 

4.6. £0.025 million decrease in the AMPS capital budget, relating to the transfer to the Children & Families capital programme.

 

4.7. £0.519 million increase in the ICT capital budget funded from a revenue contribution.


17/06/2020 - Recommendation to Council - Second Review of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for Gloucestershire ref: 1495    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 25/06/2020

Decision:

Having considered the information, including known proposals, alternative options and reasons for recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

 

RESOLVED to

 

Recommend to County Council to:-

 

Adopt the 2nd Review Statement of Community Involvement for Gloucestershire in accordance with Section 23 of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (as amended).


17/06/2020 - Update to the Council Strategy: Looking to the Future 2019-2022 ref: 1489    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Hawthorne, gave an update on changes to the Council Strategy in response to the Council’s declaration of a climate emergency in May 2019.

 

Having considered all of the information and the reasons for the recommendations, Cabinet noted the report and,

           

RESOLVED to: - 

 

Recommend to council that the updated Council Strategy be adopted, (the recommendation to be considered at the county council meeting on 24 June 2020).


17/06/2020 - Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) Covid-19 Response & Approach to Recovery ref: 1488    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/06/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

Cabinet received a presentation on the Council’s response to the Covid-19 Emergency.

 

Having considered the information, Cabinet

           

RESOLVED to: - 

 

To note the report and the actions currently being undertaken in response to Covid-19.

 

The report included information on:

 

1. The role of the Council in responding to the Covid-19 pandemic and  lockdown restrictions;

2. A summary of the services that had stopped or reduced across the Council

3. An outline of the initial recovery phase for the Council.