Agenda and minutes

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Declarations of Interest

Members are required to declare any disclosable pecuniary, personal or personal and prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests relating to items on this agenda and/or indicate if S106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.   


There were no declarations of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 89 KB

To approve and sign the minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 25th July 2017.


Decision: That the minute of the meeting held on 25th July 2017 be approved and signed as a correct record.


Edenfield Road, Rochdale - Sandy Lane to Cutgate - Objections to Traffic Order pdf icon PDF 4 MB

To consider objections raised to an advertised Traffic Order on Edenfield Road, Rochdale (Sandy Lane to Cutgate).

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Cabinet considered a report from the Director of Neighbourhoods which advised of objections received to an advertised Traffic Regulation Order at Edenfield Road, Rochdale (Sandy Lane to Cutgate).  Cabinet were requested to consider the objections and confirm the Traffic Regulation Order as advertised.


The Rochdale Township Action and Resources Committee had referred the matter to Cabinet for determination


Alternatives considered and rejected: Cabinet could determine not to approve the advertised Order or to reduce the proposed ‘No Waiting At

Any Time’ restriction over a 117 metres long section as shown on the drawing

in Appendix 3 of the submitted report to No Waiting Monday – Saturday

7.30-9.30am and 4.00-6.30pm.


An objector and two supporters of the proposed traffic regulation order addressed the Cabinet. Councillor Cecile Biant also spoke in support of the proposals.


Decision: That the advertised Traffic Regulation Order, Borough of Rochdale ((Civil Enforcement of Traffic Contraventions) (Various Streets) (Rochdale Township) Order 2008) (Amendment) (No. 108) Order be implemented in light of the representations received; at Edenfield Road, Rochdale (Sandy Lane to Cutgate) as originally proposed to the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Committee.


Reason for decision: To alleviate the obscuring of visibility on Edenfield Road A680, a strategic highway which carries significant traffic flows particularly in peak hours.


Playing Pitch Strategy pdf icon PDF 140 KB

To consider a draft revised Playing Pitch Strategy.

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Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods seeking approval of a revised Rochdale Borough Council Playing Pitch Strategy, which sought to assess current and future demand for formal sports pitches in the borough over the 10 year period from 2016 to 2026 and provide a framework for resource prioritisation and informed planning decisions.


Alternatives considered and rejected: Not adopting a Playing Pitch Strategy could hinder the Council’s ability to seek developer contributions and for local clubs to seek funding support from Sport England and other funding bodies.


In considering the report, Cabinet Members requested that a further piece of work be undertaken relating to areas in the Borough that could be brought back into use for informal sports purposes.


Decision: That the Playing Pitch Strategy be approved for further consultation and the final sign off of the strategy be delegated to the Director of Neighbourhoods in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and the Environment.


Reason for decision: The Strategy will allow the Council to progress management of sports pitches in the borough.


Property & Investment Cabinet Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 106 KB

To consider the creation of a single Cabinet Sub-Committee to replace three existing Sub-Committees.

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Cabinet considered a report of the Acting Director of Resources seeking approval to establish a Cabinet Sub-Committee and approval of the terms of reference for that Sub-Committee.


Alternatives considered and rejected: To retain existing decision making bodies with separate decision making functions.


Decision: (1) The functions of the Commercial Investment Sub-Committee and the Asset Development Fund Delegated Decision Making Panel be amalgamated into a single Cabinet Sub-Committee.

(2) The Sub- Committee be comprised of the Leader of the Council and Lead for Regeneration; Portfolio Holders for Corporate & Resources, Planning &

Development; Housing & Environment; and Employment Skills and Business

(3) The Quorum for the Sub-Committee be set at 3 Members.

(4) Decision’s relating to the sites identified for disposal for housing development as part of the regeneration programme reported to Cabinet in June 2013, be determined by the Cabinet Sub-Committee.

(5) that the Sub-Committee be named the Property Growth Fund Sub-Committee.


Reason for decision: To ensure the statutory requirements in administering the decisions made in the disposal of land and those of the Commercial Investment Fund and the Asset Development Fund are undertaken efficiently and so as to avoid the risk of legal challenge of those decisions.


Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider that the press and public be excluded from the remaining part of the meeting pursuant to Section 100(A)4 of the Local Government Act 1972 on the grounds that discussions may involve the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the provisions of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 and public interest would not be served in publishing the information.


Decision: That the Press and Public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following three items of business, in accordance with the provisions of Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, as amended.


Reason for Decision: Should the press and public remain during debate on these items there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Parts 1 and 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972.


Future Funding of Local Welfare Provision

To consider the funding commitments of the Local Welfare Provision budget.


Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods providing details of the Local Welfare Provision budget funds and seeking an increase due to recognised budget pressures for 2018/19.


Alternatives considered and rejected: The report identified options to either cease funding for local welfare provision, or to continue with the existing budget.  Both options were rejected as this would have a huge impact on the most vulnerable groups living in the borough.


Decision: (1) That a £130,000 increase to the recognised budget pressure for 2018/19, from £220,000 to £350,000, be approved.

(2) That a £600,000 (per annum) funding commitment from 2019/20 onwards, to maintain and keep pace with the support provided by the Discretionary Crisis Fund (DCF) and the community based projects, be approved thereby increasing the currently recognised budget pressure of £420,000 by £180,000 per annum.


Reason for decision: The additional funding commitment would enable the current provision to continue and allow the scheme to meet future demand.