Agenda and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

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 interests.

3.

Urgent Items of Business

To determine whether there are any additional items of business which, by reason of special circumstances, the Chair decides should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency.

Minutes:

The Chair advised of two additional item of business which had been submitted for consideration, namely an application for funding from the Rochdale Township Fund made by the Rochdale Hornets Foundation ( ref: RP/04/18) and a report recommending the release of S106 Funds at Ings lane Play Area, Rochdale.

4.

Items for Exclusion of Public and Press

To determine any items on the agenda, if any, where the public are to be excluded from the meeting.

Minutes:

There were no confidential items of business for the Sub-Committee to consider.

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 73 KB

To consider the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 13th March 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee held 13th March 2018, be signed by the Chair and approved as a correct record.

6.

Castleton Area Forum pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Castleton Area Forum held 22nd May 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Castleton Area Forum held 22nd May 2018, be noted.

7.

Spotland and Falinge Area Forum pdf icon PDF 84 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Spotland and Falinge Area Forum held 31st May 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Spotland and Falinge Area Forum held 31st May 2018, be noted.

8.

Bamford and Oakenrod Area Forum pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Bamford and Oakenrod Area Forum held 4th June 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Bamford and Oakenrod Area Forum held 4th June 2018, be noted.

9.

Healey Area Forum pdf icon PDF 78 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Healey Area Forum held 7th June 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Healey Area Forum held 7th June, be noted.

10.

Norden Area Forum pdf icon PDF 81 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Norden Area Forum held 12th June 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Norden Area Forum held 12th June 2018, be noted.

11.

Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting held 19th June 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Balderstone and Kirkholt Community Meeting held 19th June 2018, be noted.

12.

Milkstone and Deeplish Area Forum pdf icon PDF 72 KB

Minutes of a meeting of Milkstone and Deeplish Area Forum held 18th June 2018

Minutes:

Decision:

That the minutes of the meeting of Milkstone and Deeplish Area Forum held 18th June 2018, be noted.

13.

Rochdale Township Funds 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 100 KB

To consider applications for funding from the Rochdale Township Fund 2018/19

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods updating Members on the revenue and capital expenditure commitments and balances of Rochdale Township Fund 2018/2019, to enable the Sub-Committee to allocate funds to proposed projects.

 

The Sub-Committee were asked to note the expenditure, commitments and balances of Rochdale Township Funds 2018/19 as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report, the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed at Appendix 3 to the submitted report and to consider and approve, defer or refuse the allocation of funds to proposed projects detailed in Appendix 4 of the submitted report. Members of the Rochdale Township Action and Resources Delegated Sub-Committee were requested to note that the Townships and Communities manager had assessed all proposed projects to be considered for funding against the criteria of eligibility for the Rochdale Township Fund projects and any specific risks were identified within the report.

 

In considering the funding applications the Sub-Committee received oral representations from some of the applicant’s and/or their representatives, who were in attendance at the meeting.

 

Alternatives considered - in considering the report, Members were asked to

Decide whether or not to approve the allocation of funds to projects/schemes as appropriate.

 

Decision:

1. That the expenditure, commitments and balances of the Rochdale Township Funds 2017/18, as detailed in Appendices 1 and 2 of the submitted report be noted;

2. That the decisions made under delegated authority as detailed in Appendix 3 of the submitted report be noted;

3. That the Townships and Communities Manager, in consultation with the

Chair, Vice Chair and opposition spokesperson of the Sub-Committee, be given delegated authority to make decisions on any deferred projects;

4. That applications for Township Funds 2018/2019, (as outlined at Appendix 4 of the submitted report); and be dealt with as follows:-

 

Ref

Project name

Decision

RP/01/18

Kingsway Area Speed Surveys

£5,250 approved from Project Funds

RP/02/18

Newgate Street Light Relocation

£1,139.33 approved from Projects Fund

RP/04/18

Rochdale Hornets Sporting Foundation – League for Life

£4,250 approved from Project Funds

TC/01/18

Hurst Street Parking Restrictions

Consideration of this application for funding be deferred

TC/03/18

Balderstone Skate Park Improvements

£4,844 approved from Capital Funds

TC/04/18

Lowerplace Play Area Outdoor Gym

Approve £15,749.29 from Capital Funds

TC/05/18

Robinson’s Common Outdoor Gym

Approve £15,195.50 from Capital Funds

TC/06/18

The Project (Kirkholt Community Church disabled accessible facilities)

Approve £7,000 from Capital Funds

TC/07/18

Cronkeyshaw Common Christmas Tree Lights

Approve £3,620 from Capital Funds

Eligible for Call-in: Yes

14.

Section 106 – Ings Lane Play Area pdf icon PDF 99 KB

Minutes:

The Sub-Committee considered a report of the Director of Neighbourhoods that sought approval to allocate funds currently held from s.106 open space contributions in the Spotland and Falinge Ward to contribute to improvements to children’s play and recreation at Ings Lane Play Area.

 

Alternatives considered:

The Council is required to spend s.106 contributions in accordance with legal agreements and local and national planning policy. Not bringing forward projects to spend s.106 contributions in accordance with these agreements and policies risked the loss of investment in local facilities, and the refunding of monies held from s.106 contributions where there was a time limited period for spend. Proposals put forward in the submitted report were the subject of consultation with Spotland and Falinge Ward Members and reflected their priorities. The use of resources has been considered to maximise the funding available.

 

Decision:

The Sub-Committee approves the allocation of £68,574 of s.106 open space contributions from development at the former Innes School (£67,422) and 22 Rooley Moor Road (£1,152) to fund improvements at Ings Lane Play Area.

 

Reasons for the decision:

Rochdale Township Members had previously requested that all s.106 open space funded schemes be approved by Members by way of a report to the appropriate (sub) committee. A similar process of reporting exists in the Borough’s three other Townships.

 

In this particular case a costed scheme has been prepared by the Council’s Environmental Management Service and was supported by the three Spotland and Falinge Ward Councillors. The scheme was within the parameters of the s.106 agreement and the Council’s ‘Provision of Recreational Open Space in New Housing’ Supplementary Planning Document.

Eligible for Call-in: Yes.