Decisions

Decisions published

25/11/2021 - Household Support Fund - NOV/CMDN/52 ref: 1899    Recommendations Approved

With the approval of the Chairman of the Communities Scrutiny Committee, the urgency procedure, special urgency procedure, and waiver of call-in procedure have been invoked to suspend the requirement to publish notice of the decision for 28 days, to suspend the requirement to publish the decision for five days, and to suspend the three day call-in period.

 

The Cabinet Member agreed the following:

 

1.    The design and delivery model for the Peterborough Household Support Fund, funded by the unallocated balance of the grant received from Government, namely £1,133,516 (from a total award of £1,824,636)

 

2.    To delegate to the Service Director for Communities and Partnerships, the allocation of up to 10% of the total award (£182,463) to support administrative costs for the Fund and the resource costs of trusted partner organisations. 

 

3.    To waive the procurement process relating to the Household Support Fund as outlined in section 3.9.

 

4.    To approve the procurement of services from Family Fund, Charis and AO as outlined in section 3.9.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Housing, Culture and Communities

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adrian Chapman


19/11/2021 - Eastern Industries Access Improvement Scheme - Development Of Full Business Case And Detailed Design - NOV21/CMDN/51 ref: 1895    Recommendations Approved

The Cabinet Member:

 

1.   Approved the award of £325k to continue and complete the full business case and detailed design for Eastern Industries Access improvement scheme. Contract to be awarded to Milestone Infrastructure Limited for the full business case and detailed design as per the Peterborough Highway Services contract.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Strategic Planning and Commercial Strategy and Investments

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Lead officer: Lewis Banks


19/11/2021 - Uncollectable Debts in Excess of £10,000 - NOV21/CMDN/50 ref: 1894    Recommendations Approved

The Cabinet Member authorised the write off of the debt shown as outstanding in respect of accounts receivable (sundry debt) accounts included in the Appendices. These detail the financial year and the category for the write off request.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);


18/11/2021 - Allotment Fees and Charges – NOV21/CMDN/49 ref: 1893    Recommendations Approved

The Cabinet Member for Waste, Street Scene and the Environment:

 

1. Approved the increase in allotment plot fees commencing year 2021 – 2022 and fixed these fees for a period of 3 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Waste, Street Scene and the Environment

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);


15/11/2021 - Budget Control Report September 2021 - NOV21/CAB/48 ref: 1890    Recommendations Approved

This report provides Cabinet with the forecast outturn for 2021/22 as at September 2021 budgetary control position.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to note:

 

1.    The budgetary control position for 2021/22 at 30 September 2021 is a forecast breakeven position.  

2.       The key variance analysis and explanations are contained in Appendix A.  

3.       The Council’s performance with respect to Business Rates(NNDR) and Council Tax Collection, as outlined within section 6.  

4.       The Council’s reserves position, as outlined within Appendix B.  

5.       The Councils Capital performance as outlined in Appendix C. 

 

Cabinet further RESOLVED to approve:

 

6.       Capital Budget virements as outlined in Appendix C, these include:  

a.     £0.018m - Capital funding for re-landscaping works at the Dell (funded from Section 106 contribution). 

b.     £0.014m - Capital funding for re-landscaping works at Hampton Court (funded from Section 106 contribution). 

 


15/11/2021 - Tree Management: Limited Review of the Trees and Woodland Strategy (Including Revised Tree Planting Targets) - NOV21/CAB/46 ref: 1891    Recommendations Approved

The primary purpose of this report is for Cabinet to determine what, if any, amendments to the Trees and Woodland Strategy are considered appropriate (aided by, in part, by the recommendations of the Climate Change Cross Party Working Group, and thereby recommend such amendments to the next available Full Council meeting. As a reminder, the Trees and Woodland Strategy is a major policy item, and therefore only Full Council can amend its content. The report also considers and makes recommendations on other tree-related matters.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Endorse the tree planting and other related recommendations of the Climate Member Group to Full Council, as set out in Appendix 1, subject to the following change: 

 

6. That Council investigates all reasonable options to secure additional external revenue funding, of around £70,000 per annum, in order to secure (a) additional staffing support (cost c£50,000 pa) to: undertake the work required to bid for funds; to maintain the evidence base to support locations to deliver new planting; undertake ground truthing of sites identified for potential planting; and overall manage the delivery of the ambitious tree planting programme, the scale of which will be similar to that achieved under the Development Corporation programme of the 1970s/80s; and (b) a small funding pot (c£20,000 pa) to be used to help directly deliver the tree planting targets in any particular year where 100% grant funding cannot be secured. 

 

2.    Recommend to Full Council that the Trees and Woodland Strategy, in addition to any amendments arising from recommendation 1, be further amended by way of (a) an updated Tree Risk Management Plan, as set out in Appendix 2; and (b) introduction of new operational guidelines in respect of daylight loss and vegetation encroachment, as set out in para 4.24.  

3.    Welcome the national ‘Queen’s Green Canopy’ scheme, and instruct officers to (a) take all reasonable opportunities to promote the scheme with the public, encouraging the public and businesses to ‘plant a tree for the Jubilee’; (b) determine whether any of the council’s land holdings due to have tree planting introduced over the next two winters be specifically designated (with appropriate signage) as a ‘Queen Green Canopy’ planting (such as a new copse, woodland or orchard), and (c) where appropriate, submit where appropriate tree planting done by the council over the next 2 winters to the national Queen’s Green Canopy database, so that the council’s contribution can be recognised. 

 


15/11/2021 - Statement of Community Involvement Review and Update - NOV21/CAB/45 ref: 1892    Recommendations Approved

It is a legal requirement for the council to both have an SCI (2004 Act) and to update it at least once every five years (2004 Act and 2017 Regulations). Further details on these legal requirements are set out in the report. It is also good practice to regularly monitor and keep up to date an SCI, to ensure it remains effective.  

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to approve the updated Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) for formal adoption. 


15/11/2021 - Domestic Abuse - Safe Accommodation Strategy - NOV21/CAB/47 ref: 1889    Recommendations Approved

As part of the Domestic Abuse Act, Peterborough City Council is required by statute to submit a Safe Accommodation Strategy to MHCLG by 31st October 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet considered the report and RESOLVED to approve the Peterborough Safe Accommodation Strategy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);