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Forward Plan of Executive Decisions 7 January 2019  (07/01/2019 to 04/02/2019)

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PART 1 – FORWARD PLAN OF KEY DECISIONS

1.

Bus Operator Concessionary Fare Reimbursement - KEY/07JAN19/01 New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   March 2019

Lead officer:  Charlotte Palmer

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: 

2.

Approval of funding for the provision of accommodation to reduce homelessness - KEY/07JAN19/02 New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Adrian Chapman

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment And Resources Scrutiny Committee

PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED DECISIONS

1.

Affordable Warmth Strategy 2019 - 2021 - KEY/17APR17/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Sharon Malia

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/03/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities

2.

Approval to award places on the Pseudo DPS for Residential Care Providers - KEY/29MAY17/04

Decision maker:  Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health

Decision due:   Not before 18th Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Gary Jones

Decision status:  For consideration

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/04/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

3.

Award of Contract - Social Care Platform - KEY/24JULY17/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/06/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

4.

Award of Contract - Social Care e-marketplace - KEY/24JULY17/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/06/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

5.

Award of Contract - Social Care Operating Model - KEY/24JULY17/05

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/06/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

6.

Acquisition of Regeneration Site - KEY/24JULY17/06

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/06/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

7.

Continuation of Housing Renewal Policy grants through the Care & Repair Agency - KEY/18SEP17/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Sharon Malia

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/08/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities

8.

Award of contract for the expansion and partial remodelling of Ken Stimpson Community School - KEY/18SEP17/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Decision due:   December 2018

Notice of proposed decision first published: 18/08/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education

9.

Approval of contract for the delivery of Lot 1 - General Information, Advice and Guidance Services and Lot 2 - Specialist Information, Advice and Guidance Services - KEY/16OCT17/04

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Ian Phillips

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/09/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities

10.

ICT Infrastructure works for Fletton Quays - KEY/13NOV17/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment & Resources

11.

Expansion and remodelling of Marshfields School - KEY/11DEC17/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Sharon Bishop

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/11/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education

12.

Purchase of land and building in the centre of Peterborough - KEY/11DEC17/06

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

13.

Purchase of building in the centre of Peterborough - KEY/11DEC17/08

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 10/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

14.

Purchase of land to the east of the city - KEY/25DEC17/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

15.

A605 Whittlesey Access Phase 2 - Stanground Access - KEY/25DEC17/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Lewis Banks

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

16.

Approval of funding allocation for the improvement to open spaces in the CAN Do area of the city as part of the capital regeneration programme for the area -KEY/25DEC17/04

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Waste and Street Scene

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Cate Harding

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

17.

Approval of funding allocation for community facility improvements in the CAN Do area of the city as part of the capital Regeneration Programme for the area - KEY/25DEC17/05

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Cate Harding

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

18.

Approval of funding allocation for the public realm improvements within the CAN Do area of the city as part of the capital regeneration programme for the area - KEY/25DEC17/06

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Cate Harding

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/11/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

19.

Extension to the Section 75 Agreement for Learning Disabilities Services - KEY/30APR18/01

Decision maker:  Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Cris Green

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/03/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Health Scrutiny Committee

20.

Authority to enter into contracts with suppliers following termination of the Amey Contract - KEY/14MAY18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Andrew Cox

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/04/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

21.

Approval for contract to be awarded to Skanska to deliver widening of the A605 Oundle Road between Alwalton and Lynch Wood Business Park - KEY/11JUN18/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Lewis Banks

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/05/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: 

22.

Disposal of freehold in Centre of the City - KEY/12JUN18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/05/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

23.

To approve the awarding of contracts to external providers following a competitive tender exercise led by Cambridgeshire County Council. - KEY/25JUNE18/02

Decision maker:  Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Integrated Adult Social Care and Health

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Mubarak Darbar

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/05/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

24.

Approval of funding for the provision of accommodation to reduce homelessness - KEY/23JULY18/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   Not before 17th Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Adrian Chapman

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/06/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include a Business Case which will contain relevant financial information. The public interest in not disclosing this information will outweigh its disclosure as any disclosure would prejudice the commercial interests of the Council or its partners

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

25.

IT Strategy - KEY/3SEP18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/08/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

26.

University Delivery Vehicle - KEY/3SEP18/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/08/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

27.

Approval of funding for the provision of accommodation to reduce homelessness - KEY/17SEP18/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Adrian Chapman

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/08/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

28.

Award of contract for the provision of a Regional Adoption Agency by a Voluntary Adoption Agency- KEY/01OCT18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   4 Feb 2019

Lead officer:  Helene Carr

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

29.

Approval to award six contracts that make up the Community Short Breaks portfolio - KEY/12NOV18/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due:   Not before 24th Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Carrie Gamble

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

30.

Award of Dynamic Purchasing System for external placements for looked after children and/or those with an Education, Health and Care Plan [EHCP] - KEY/12NOV18/04

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due:   February 2019

Lead officer:  Helene Carr

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

31.

Amendment to Loan Facility - KEY/12NOV18/05

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

32.

Award of Contract – Environmental Enforcement – KEY/12NOV18/06

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Rob Hill

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

33.

Award of contracts for children's centres in Peterborough – KEY/12NOV18/07

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Pam Setterfield

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

34.

Contract Novation in reference to Peterborough City Council Integrated Drug and Alcohol Treatment Service Contract – KEY/26NOV18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Public Health

Decision due:   Not before 19th Dec 2018

Decision status:  For consideration

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: 

35.

Section 75 for health visiting and school nursing - KEY/26NOV18/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Public Health

Decision due:   1 Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Sharon Malia

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Health Scrutiny Committee

36.

Adoption of the “Dynamic Purchasing System” (DPS) procedure for Public Health contracts with Primary Care providers - KEY/10DEC18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Public Health

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Claire-Adele Mead, Val Thomas

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Health Scrutiny Committee

37.

Recommendation to approve the Local Transport Plan programme of capital works for 2019/20 - 2021/22 - KEY/24DEC18/01

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Lewis Banks

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

38.

To approve additional Local Highways Maintenance funding - KEY/24DEC18/02

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Martin Brooker

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Respirces Scrutiny Committee

39.

Delegation of duties from Peterborough City Council to Cambridgeshire County Council - KEY/24DEC18/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due:   Not before 13th Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Nicola Curley

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of the Children and Education Scrutiny Committee Urgency procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to advertise the decision for the full 28 days.

This is in order to protect service delivery during the handover period of the contract. This service is critical in ensuring that the vulnerable service users are appropriately evaluated and signposted to the right services for assessment, and it is important to ensure that there is a smooth transfer from PCC to CCC. This also involves a third partner (Serco) and the timing has been influenced by the need to finalise arrangements with them as well.

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

40.

Interim integrated Contraception and Sexual Health service awarded to Cambridgeshire Community Services – KEY/24DEC18/04

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Public Health

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Charlene Elliott

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Health Scrutiny Committee

41.

Enhanced highway patch repair funding – KEY24DEC18/05

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Kevin Ekins

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

42.

Authority to spot-purchase externally commissioned placement services for looked after children until the mobilization of the new Dynamic Purchasing System – KEY/24DEC18/06

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Children's Services

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Helene Carr

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

43.

To seek the approval to implement the Peterborough City Council Permit Scheme – KEY/24DEC18/07

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Growth, Planning, Housing and Economic Development

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Peter Tebb

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

PART 2 - NOTICE OF INTENTION TO TAKE DECISIONS IN PRIVATE

1.

Approval of Company Business Plan - KEY/17SEP18/03

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   17 Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Annette Joyce

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/08/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

PART 3 - NOTICE OF NON-KEY DECISIONS

1.

Decision Request for Variation of the Woodston Public Spaces Protection Order New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision due:   January 2019

Lead officer:  Laura Kelsey

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/12/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

2.

Approval to dispose of Thorney Youth Centre and Library by auction. New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   Meeting Date

Lead officer:  Tristram Hill

Notice of proposed decision first published: 07/12/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: 

PREVIOUSLY ADVERTISED DECISIONS

1.

Proposal for Loan of Senior Management Staff Under Joint Arrangements

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Fiona McMillan

Notice of proposed decision first published: 02/09/2016

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment & Resources

2.

Funding of Information, Advice and Guidance services within the voluntary sector

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Ian Phillips

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/12/2016

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment & Resources

3.

Daily cleanse around Gladstone Street and nearby streets

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Waste and Street Scene

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  James Collingridge

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

4.

A Lengthmans to be deployed on Lincoln Road Millfield

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Waste and Street Scene

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  James Collingridge

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

5.

2017/18 VCS grant funding

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Ian Phillips

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2017

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

6.

Inclusion of Investment Acquisition Strategy in the Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS)

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   3 Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Jane McDaid

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/12/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open  - view reasons

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources

7.

Grant funding for voluntary organisations

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Julian Base

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/01/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

8.

Approval of Additional Powers to the Combined Authority (Transfer of Powers)

Decision maker:  Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and University

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/03/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: 

9.

To approve consultation on amendments to the Council Tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS)

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/10/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

10.

To approve the Think Communities approach for Peterborough and the Think Communities Strategy

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   4 Feb 2019

Lead officer:  Sarah Ferguson

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

11.

Implementation of School Transport Policy for children aged 4 to 16 years

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Emma Everitt

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

12.

Implementation of the Post-16 Transport Partnership Policy

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Education Skills and University

Decision due:   February 2019

Lead officer:  Emma Everitt

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Children and Education Scrutiny Committee

13.

Adoption of the Regulation 123 List and the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) governance policies

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   4 Feb 2019

Lead officer:  Simon Machen

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

14.

Approval of the Further Draft version of the Joint Peterborough and Cambridgeshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan for Public Consultation

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   4 Feb 2019

Lead officer:  Richard Kay

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

15.

Approve the implementation of a CCTV shared service with Fenland District Council, as declared in Tranche 1 of the budget proposal

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Communities

Decision due:   13 Dec 2018

Lead officer:  Rob Hill

Notice of proposed decision first published: 23/11/2018

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Adults and Communities Scrutiny Committee

16.

Disposal of part of freehold in West of the City

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision due:   December 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/05/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The decision will include an exempt annexe. By virtue of paragraph 3, information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee

KEY DECISIONS TAKEN UNDER URGENCY PROCEDURES

1.

Amendment of Existing Loan Arrangements to Empower New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision:   30 Nov 2018

Lead officer:  Peter Carpenter

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/11/2018

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
With the approval of the Chairman of the Growth, Environment and Resources Scrutiny Committee Urgency, Special Urgency and waiver of call-in procedures have been invoked to suspend the requirement to advertise the decision for 28 days, publish the decision for 5 days prior to publication, and to suspend the 3 day call-in period.

The urgent timescale is driven by external commercial factors. The Council had been reassured by Empower that full refinancing was progressing within agreed timescales. When it became clear that neither was the case the Council needed to spend time investigating and understanding why the outcome of Empower's refinancing process was not as expected, while considering the range of options now available to it. Those refinancing and other options currently under discussion with Empower LLP and external parties have only now reached a point at which specific recommendations and decisions can be made. The loan facility currently expires on 30 November 2018.

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 1 is NOT FOR PUBLICATION in accordance with paragraph (s) 3of Schedule 12A of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1972 in that it contains information relating to commercially sensitive information, namely the project plan. The public interest test has been applied to the information contained within the exempt annex and it is considered that the need to retain the information as exempt outweighs the public interest in disclosing it as to do so. To release the details of the project plan would disclose commercially sensitive information about Empower and the terms of the refinance agreement and disclosure would also be damaging to the Council’s commercial interests

Relevant Scrutiny Committee: Growth, Environment and Resources