Decisions

Decisions published

17/01/2023 - Appointments and Nominations to Outside Bodies Update - Peterborough Limited - JAN23/CMDN/81 ref: 2049    For Determination

This decision seeks to rationalise the two appointment routes, in order to ensure greater transparency around Council appointments to the Peterborough Limited Board, whether these are Member or officer appointments.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 21/01/2023

Lead officer: Philippa Turvey


16/01/2023 - Peterborough Youth Zone - JAN23/CAN/72 ref: 2040    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to update Members on progress of the project and seek further approvals to allow the Youth Zone project to progress to the next stage of development.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Note the progress of the project and endorse the continuation of partnership work with Onside in order to deliver a Youth Zone for Peterborough.

 

2.    Note the projected total costs for the Youth Zone Project and approve the council’s capital and resource contributions.

 

3.    Delegate responsibility to the Executive Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Property and Resources / Childrens Services, Education, Skills and University and the Leader of the Council in respect of:-

 

·         The final site decision for the Youth Zone.

·         The approval of associated leases and other development agreements with Onside in association with chosen site.

·         The approval to transfer SPF or other funds to Onside Youth Zones in order to complete initial feasibility, design and planning work in line with amounts set out in this report.

 


16/01/2023 - Second Independent Improvement and Assurance Panel Report - JAN23/CAB/70 ref: 2038    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to provide the Panel’s second six-monthly review of the work of the Council against the previously agreed Improvement Plan and the recommendations of the independent reports commissioned by the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Note the second report of the Independent Improvement and Assurance Panel and agree with the action to be taken as a result.

2.    Request that the Growth, Resources and Communities Scrutiny Community reviews the report, Cabinet’s response to it and the progress being made with the delivery of the Improvement Plan.

 


16/01/2023 - Joint Working Arrangement Between Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council - Annual Review, Exit Protocol and Procurement Protocol - JAN23/CAB/71 ref: 2039    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to consider outcomes of an annual review of the JWA arrangements between Peterborough City Council and Cambridgeshire County Council (CCC) and to seek approval of the recommended modifications to the JWA subsequent to that review. The report is being presented to Cabinet in accordance with the JWA’s governance arrangements set out within the agreement at Schedule 8, whereby the overarching governing body for the programme is the Leader and Cabinet.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Note the Joint Working Agreement’s Annual Review of 2022;

2.    Approve the inclusion of the agreed Exit Protocol into the Joint Working Agreement; and

3.    Approve the inclusion of the agreed Procurement Protocol into the Joint Working Agreement.

 


16/01/2023 - Licensing Schemes - Raising Housing Standards - JAN23/CAB/74 ref: 2042    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to seek views from Cabinet on the proposed approach to improve housing standards compliance in the private rented sector in the city, and for consideration to be given to endorsing the recommendations within the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 16/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to recommend to Full Council:

 

1.    Approval of the submission of an application to the Secretary of State for the implementation of a Selective Licensing Scheme for the area defined within the public consultation undertaken between 20 January 2022 and 13 April 2022.

 

2.    Agreement to support analytical work being undertaken to identify areas within the city suitable for the implementation of Additional Licensing Schemes and the subsequent public consultation on proposed scheme areas.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Gell


16/01/2023 - ARU Peterborough Phase 3 Full Business Case* - JAN23/CAB/77 ref: 2045    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to seek Cabinet approval to the full business case for phase 3 of the ARU Peterborough University programme. The Council was a shareholder in the company overseeing the development of the business case, and its approval was a shareholder consent matter requiring explicit approval from Cabinet.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Approve the Full Business Case for phase 3 of the university programme.

 

2.    Note the work described in section 4.9 of the report to identify ways to measure the full impact of the new university in Peterborough and the region.

 

3.    Note the formation of a new Peterborough Skills Partnership Board, as described in section 4.10 of the report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adrian Chapman


16/01/2023 - Confirmation of the Arrangements to Transfer Services Provided by NPS Peterborough Limited Following Termination of their Agreement in Relation to Property and Estates* - JAN23/CAB/79 ref: 2047    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to authorise bringing forward the termination date of the Council’s Agreement with NPS Peterborough Limited to 31 January 2023, or as soon as possible thereafter, and the consequential actions required.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Agree to bring forward the termination of the Council’s Agreement with NPS Peterborough Limited to 31 January 2023 or as soon as reasonably possible thereafter.

2.    Note that upon termination of the Council’s Agreement with NPS Peterborough Limited, property and estate management services will be provided in-house by the Council and staff will transfer accordingly.

3.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Resources and the Director of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer to agree to decommission and wind up NPS Peterborough Limited or dispose of its shareholding in accordance with the shareholders agreement and articles of NPS Peterborough, subject to appropriate due diligence and their agreement that it is appropriate to do so.

4.    Agree that the Council, as a shareholder of NPS Peterborough Limited, will exercise its vote and give such consent as may be required, to give effect to these recommendations.

5.    Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer, in consultation with the Director of Law and Governance and Monitoring Officer to:

a)    negotiate and enter into a Commercial Transfer Agreement with NPS Peterborough Limited in respect of the termination;

b)    in respect of the earlier termination date referred to in recommendation 1 above, approve any financial payment to NPS Peterborough Limited; and

c)    issue notices, negotiate and enter into any other documentation and take all other steps reasonably necessary in the view of the Executive Director of Corporate Services and S151 Officer to facilitate and give effect to these recommendations

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Cecilie Booth


16/01/2023 - Transfer of Regional Pool Car Park for Phase 3 of the University Project* - JAN23/CAB/78 ref: 2046    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to inform Cabinet of the proposed disposal of the Regional Pool Car Park to the joint venture company. The site had been identified as the preferred location to facilitate phase 3 of the university project due to the proximity of the first two phases at the previously known Wirrina Car Park. Planning permission was submitted in September 2022 for the development of a two-storey building, car parking and associated works and was granted planning permission at Planning Committee on the 13 December 2022.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Authorise the Council to transfer land at Regional Pool Car Park into the joint venture company to facilitate Phase 3 of the university project.

 

2.    Delegate authority to Executive Director of Corporate Services and Director of Legal and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Corporate Governance to finalise and agree the final land value and all relevant contract and transfer documents.

 

3.    Note the requirement to provide a temporary car park to benefit the users of the Regional Pool.

 

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Felicity Paddick


16/01/2023 - Review of the Peterborough Local Plan - JAN23/CAB/75 ref: 2043    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to enable Cabinet to consider the proposal to commence preparation of a Local Plan for Peterborough and, if it was agreed a new Local Plan should be produced, seek Cabinet’s recommendation to Full Council to approve an updated Local Development Scheme (LDS) which outlined the timetable for preparing the Local Plan.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 16/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to recommend Council:

 

1.    Authorises officers to commence a review of the Local Plan; and

2.    Approves the attached Local Development Scheme (LDS), which sets out a timetable for the production of a new Local Plan, and brings it into effect from 26 January 2023.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gemma Wildman


16/01/2023 - Adult Social Care IT System Procurement 2023* - JAN23/CAB/73 ref: 2041    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to seek approval for the award of the contract of the current IT solution used for Adult Social Care, Mosaic. This included moving the solution from CCC’s Data Centre to be hosted by the supplier, Access UK Limited.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

Authorise the award of a contract for an IT system supporting adult social care services to Access UK Limited for a period of five years with an option to extend for a further two years from 21 July 2023, for a contract sum of approx. £2.2m.

 

Lead officer: Kirstin Clarke


16/01/2023 - Towns Fund Business Case - The Vine* - JAN23/CAB/76 ref: 2044    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was to set out the necessary steps to secure funding, allocated to Peterborough City Council through the 2021 Peterborough Town Deal, in relation to The Vine Town Deal project.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Approve the Town Deal Summary Document, as set out at Appendix 1 of the report, and its submission to the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) for approval in line with our agreed Towns Fund programme.

 

Wards affected: Central;


16/01/2023 - Irrecoverable Debts in Excess of £10,000* - JAN23/CAB/80 ref: 2048    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report was for Cabinet to approve the write-off of irrecoverable debt in excess of £10,000.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Authorise the write-off of the debt shown as outstanding in respect of Non-Domestic (Business) Rates, Council Tax, Accounts Receivable (sundry debt) accounts and Housing Benefit overpayments, included in the Appendices to this report (which detail the financial year and the category for the write-off request).

 

Lead officer: Chris Yates


12/01/2023 - Academy Conversion of Nenegate ref: 2037    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 12/01/2023