Agenda and minutes

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15.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 212 KB

To consider the minutes of the meetings of Cabinet held on 29 June 15 July 2021.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED

That the minutes of Cabinet held on the 29 June 2021 be approved as a correct record.

16.

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.   

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

17.

Appointment of the Property Growth Fund Sub-Committee pdf icon PDF 36 KB

To consider the attached report of the Leader of the Council / Monitoring Officer.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

That the Leader, Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate, Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability be appointed to the Property Growth Fund Sub-Committee for the Municipal year 2021/22, with the remaining Cabinet Members being appointed as substitutes.

18.

Budget 2022/23 to 2024/25 - Guidelines, Timetable and Budget Update pdf icon PDF 644 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate / Chief Finance Officer.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate / Chief Finance Officer seeking approval for the proposed budget timeline 2022/23 to 2024/25 including assumptions and principals.

 

Alternative considered

The Council is legally obliged to set a balanced budget. The budget setting process is complex and must be undertaken in a planned way. It is equally important that assumptions used in the preparation of the budget are agreed, reasonable and consistently applied by all services.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the proposed budget timetable detailed at Appendix 1 to the submitted report, be approved.

2.    That the revenue assumptions, detailed in Appendix 2, be approved to be incorporated into the budget setting process.

3.    That the revenue budget principles detailed in Appendix 3 to the submitted report be approved.

4.    The capital budget principles detailed in Appendix 4 to the submitted report be approved.

5.    That the Revenue Budget be noted.

 

Reason for resolution

Under the Budget & Policy Framework, Cabinet is required to approve the proposed guidelines and timetable for setting the 2022/23 Budget and Provisional Budgets for 2023/24 and 2024/25 by September.

19.

GM Clean Air Final Plan pdf icon PDF 740 KB

To consider the attached report from the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability / Director of Neighbourhoods.

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability / Director of Neighbourhoods setting out the proposed Greater Manchester Final Clean Air Plan.  The proposed final GM Clean Air Plan set out final proposals for:

·         the boundary,

·         hours of operation,

·         management of the scheme,

·         discounts,

·         exemptions and daily charges of a Clean Air Zone;

·         the amount of supporting funds for each vehicle type;

·         other supporting measures.

 

It was stated that the proposed plan had been submitted following a review of the information gathered through the GM CAP consultation and wider data, including evidence and modelling work.

 

Alternatives considered

All 10 Greater Manchester local authorities are subject to a direction from Government to implement a category C Clean Air Charging Zone. The GM Clean Air Plan achieves compliance with the direction and no alternatives have been considered.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the progress of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan be noted.

2.    That the progress in the distribution of Bus Retrofit funding be noted.

3.    That it be noted the Ministers’ agreement to include the sections of the A628/A57 in Tameside which form part of the Strategic Road Network within the Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and their request for Tameside MBC, TfGM and Highways England to establish the most appropriate solution for the charging mechanism to be applied on this section of the Strategic Road Network (SRN);

4.    That approval be given to the GM Clean Air Plan Policy, at Appendix 1 noting that the policy outlines the boundary, discounts, exemptions, daily charges of the Clean Air Zone as well as the financial support packages offered towards upgrading to a compliant vehicle, including the eligibility criteria to be applied.

5.    That the Equalities Impact Assessment, as set out at Appendix 2 be approved.

6.    That the AECOM Consultation Report, as set out at Appendix 3 be approved.

7.    That the proposed Response to the Consultation at Appendix 4 which has been prepared by TfGM on behalf of the ten GM local authorities be approved.

8.    That the Impacts of COVID-19 Report, as set out at Appendix 5 be approved.

9.    That the Modelling report of the final CAP package, as set out at Appendix 6, and in particular that the modelling outputs of the final plan scheme show the achievement of compliance with the legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide in the shortest possible time and by 2024 at the latest as required by the Ministerial Direction be approved.

10. That the economic implications of the CAP Report, as set out at Appendix 7 be approved.

11. That it be noted the update on the GM Minimum Licensing Standards, set out in section 3.1, and in particular that licensing conditions will not be used to support delivery of the GM Clean Air Plan;

12. That approval be given to a 6-week public consultation on the inclusion of motorhomes classified as MSP1 in the GM Clean Air Zone and on the inclusion of the A575  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Places for Everyone Joint Development Plan document pdf icon PDF 537 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy.

 

Appendix 2 to the report – The Plan – can be viewed via the following link to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority website

https://www.greatermanchester-ca.gov.uk/what-we-do/planning-and-housing/places-for-everyone/the-plan/

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy which sought approval for publication and a period of consultation for the Places for Everyone Joint Development document.  Specifically the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications sought approval to undertake a Regulation 19 consultation on the plan and, recommendation to Council that following that consultation, approval to submit the plan to the Secretary of State for independent examination.

 

Alternatives considered

Preparing an up to date local plan would make addressing strategic cross boundary issues more difficult and it would exclude Rochdale from the joint plan for strategic growth.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the Places for Everyone: Publication Draft 2021, including strategic site allocations and Green Belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents, be approved for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for an 8 week period for representations to begin not earlier than 9 August 2021

2.    That delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Communications, to approve the relevant Statement of Common Ground(s) required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.

3.    That delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Communications, to approve necessary changes to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) and Local Development Scheme (LDS) to reference the Places for Everyone 2021 Joint Development Plan Document.

 

Reason for resolution

To allow for strategic planning across the region enabling certainty in development, economic growth, guide development, investment and infrastructure.

21.

Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy pdf icon PDF 136 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability / Director of Neighbourhoods

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Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability/ Director of which sought approval for Rochdale BC to join the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy.

 

Alternatives considered

No alternatives were considered.

 

RESOLVED

That the Greater Manchester Electric Vehicle Charging Strategy is approved for adoption.

 

Reason for resolution

The strategy is a sub-strategy of the already approved Greater Manchester Transport Strategy 2040.  Access to electric vehicle Charging Infrastructure is a part of decarbonising transport and falls in line with the national Government’s ending the sale of petrol and diesel cars and vans by 2030.

22.

Rochdale Riverside Retail & Leisure Update pdf icon PDF 558 KB

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy updating Members on the Rochdale Riverside retail & leisure scheme (Rochdale Riverside) following its opening in April 2020, with a specific focus on the regeneration benefits and outcomes of the scheme.

 

Alternatives considered

No alternatives were considered.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That it be noted the Chief Executive, Chief Finance Officer, Director of Economy and the Leader of the Council, Portfolio Holders for Finance and Corporate, and Economy & Communications; will undertake a review of accounting options for additional business rates income in relation to major regeneration schemes in the borough.

 

Reason for resolution

Updating Cabinet Members on the regeneration benefits resulting from the opening of the Rochdale Riverside retail & leisure scheme is a requirement of previous resolutions of Cabinet.

23.

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.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

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

 

Reason for the resolution

Should the press and public remain during debate on these three items there may be a disclosure of information that is deemed to be exempt under Parts 1 and 4 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

24.

Term Time Only Pay Calculation and Statutory Annual Leave

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate / Assistant Director (Legal, Governance and Workforce).

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate / Director of Resources relating to the calculation of pay for Term

Time Only employees and statutory annual leave.

 

Alternatives considered

Alternatives considered as detailed within the submitted report.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That the Local Government Association model of pay for Term Time Only employees by adopted.

2.    That payment be made available for a top-up for statutory annual leave where applicable, as detailed within the submitted report.

3.    That Back-pay be payable to current employees only, backdated to 18th February 2019.

 

Reason for resolution

To enable the Council to ensure that it meets the requirements of the Green Book and its legal obligations under the Working Time Regulations as clarified by current case law.

25.

Michael Faraday Avenue, Kingsway Business Park – appointment of contractor to construct a section of road

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Economy and Communications / Director of Economy which

 

Alternatives considered

To not proceed with the scheme.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That approval be given to the Framework Procurement route for the appointment of a main contractor to undertake the construction of the missing section of Michael Faraday Avenue at Kingsway Business Park.

2.    That delegated authority be given to Director of Economy, in consultation with the Director of Resources and the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Communications, to enter into a contract for the construction of the Michael Faraday road link with Eric Wright Construction Ltd subject to there being no outstanding legal or procurement matters which prevent this taking place.

3.    That approval be given to the principle of using any residual grant funding to construct an additional access road into a development plot within Kingsway Business Park.

4.    That delegated authority be given to the Director of Economy, in consultation with the Director of Resources and the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Communications, to enter into a contract for the construction of the additional access road with Eric Wright Construction Ltd, subject to there being no outstanding matters which prevent this taking place.

 

Reason for resolution

To enable delivery of the missing section of Michael Faraday Avenue at Kingsway Business Park within the grant funding deadline set by the external funder.

26.

Your Trust review partnership agreement July 2021 v2.0, 08/07/2021 Health, Schools and Care Overview and Scrutiny Committee

To consider the report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Assistant Director for Commissioning.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report of the Cabinet Member for Health / Assistant Director of Commissioning that sought approvals for changes to the Your Trust (formerly Link4Life) partnership agreement.

 

Alternatives considered

To not approve the proposed changes.

 

RESOLVED

1.    That approval be given to the proposed changes to the partnership agreement and to bring the specification, outcomes framework and lease arrangement in line with that of similar size and scale commissions.

2.    That approval be given to the recommended changes to the responsibility/lifecycle costs matrix with Your Trust taking responsibility for the planning and timetabling of the lifecycle replacements.

3.    That approval be given to a revised model for the calculation of the management fee where annual changes are based on the Consumer Price Index across the fee.

4.    That approval be given to the recommendation to split the management fee and develop a funding model principle to develop a management fee model that is clearly allocated between the functions for Sport and Leisure, Culture and Hollingworth Lake and Country Park to clarity in respect of the costs of subsiding each service.

5.    That approval be given to an extension of the current contract term (31st March 2027) by a further 5 years to 31st March 2032.

6.    That the Assistant Director of Resources (Legal, Governance & Workforce) be authorised to undertake related legal work in connection with the proposed changes to the partnership agreement.

7.    That it be noted the £1.4m earmarked to support Your Trust during its recovery from the Covid pandemic is likely to be utilised during 2021/22 and 2022/23.

 

Reason for resolution

In order that Your Trust remain in a strong position to draw down on grant funding for leisure and culture recovery.