Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 6.00 pm

Venue: Shield Room, Civic Centre, West Paddock, Leyland, PR25 1DH

Contact: Coral Astbury, Democratic and Member Services Officer  Email: coral.astbury@southribble.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to indicate at this stage in the proceedings any items on the agenda in which they intend to declare an interest. Members are reminded that if the interest is a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest (as defined in the Members’ Code of Conduct) they must leave the room for the whole of that item. If the interest is not a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest, but is such that a member of the public could reasonably regard it as being so significant that it is likely that it would prejudice their judgment of the public interest (as explained in the Code of Conduct) then they may make representations, but then must leave the meeting for the remainder of the item.

3.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 218 KB

Minutes of the last meeting held on Wednesday 24 June, 2020 attached to be signed as a correct record.

4.

Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 266 KB

Cabinet Forward Plan attached.

5.

South Ribble Local Prevention Zone Framework pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Report of the Director of Neighbourhoods and Development attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision Made (Unanimously):

 

1.    Cabinet approves the South Ribble Local Prevention Zone Framework.

2.    Cabinet notes that the document is dynamic, and will be amended on a frequent basis in line with the risk based response.

6.

South Ribble Together Community Hub pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Report of the Director of Neighbourhoods and Development attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision Made (Unanimously):

 

1.    Cabinet acknowledges the work of the South Ribble Together Community Hub.

2.    Cabinet notes plans to sustain COVID19 related community support moving forwards.

3.    Cabinet agrees to investigate the impact of COVID19 on Mental Health within the South Ribble area and how this is being responded to.

7.

Business Support COVID19 Member Working Group pdf icon PDF 250 KB

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision Made (Unanimously):

 

1.    That Cabinet approves the Terms of Reference for the Member Working Group as outlined in paragraph 13 of the report.

2.    Cabinet notes and agrees to the following requests of the Member Working Group:

·         Ensure that all business grant payments are maximised before the grant scheme closes and that the amount of unused funds is either nil or minimised

·         Prioritise support for businesses and employees with regards to mental health support as part of the South Ribble Together Community Hub

·         Ensure funding is directed to our high streets, borough wide to support local businesses, market the centres, provide advice to businesses and increase footfall

·         Consider measures to address concerns raised surrounding business cash flow beyond the current regimes – a dedicated financial response to support local businesses needs to be established

·         Approve in principal, a temporary increase of resource in the Investment and Skills team to provide a focused period of business support for the next 18 months

·         Recognises the support provided by the Council and Government

3.    Cabinet agrees to lobby the Lancashire Economic Partnership, the local MP’s and relevant Government departments for funding to provide longer term support for businesses in the borough, especially in the context of the economic impact not yet being fully felt.

8.

Budget Outturn 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 463 KB

Report of the Deputy Director of Finance and Section 151 Officer attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Decision Made (Unanimously):

 

1.    Cabinet notes, reviews and comments on the contents of this report.

2.    Cabinet approves the following transfers to reserves from the surplus in 2019/20:

a)    Transfer £160,000 to the Borough Elections reserve

b)    Transfer £173,000 to the Restructure Costs reserve

c)    Transfer £270,000 to the ‘Other Reserve’ in relation to unspent grant income

d)    Transfer £166,000 to the ‘Other Reserve’ in relation to unspent expenditure budgets and surplus income that are needed in 2020/21

e)    Transfer the remaining surplus of £631,000 to the Business Rates Retention Scheme

3.    Cabinet approves the re-profiled budgets for the capital programme, including underspends to be carried forward, as detailed in Appendix B.

4.    Cabinet accepts the recommendations from the Scrutiny Budget and Performance Panel meeting held, Monday 3 August 2020.

9.

Stock Condition Survey pdf icon PDF 146 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Projects and Development attached.

Decision:

Decision Made (Unanimously):

 

1.    Cabinet approves the commissioning of a Stock Condition Survey of the Council’s estate using money approved as part of the Council’s revenue budget for 2020/21.

2.    Cabinet approves the commencing of an open tender process to appoint a suitable contractor to carry out the Stock Condition Survey of the Council’s estate.

10.

Exclusion of Press and Public

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

Condition:

 

Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

 

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

 

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).

 

 

By Virtue of Paragraph 5: Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

 

Condition:

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992.

 

 

11.

Land at Four Oaks Road, Walton Summit

Report of the Director of Planning and Property attached.

Decision:

Decision Made (Unanimously):

 

1.    Due to submissions received, Cabinet agree to defer this item.