Decisions

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Decisions published

31/01/2024 - Libraries Service Review ref: 2166    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the methodology and activity undertaken to review the library service officer and develop proposals for an alternative model, outlined in Section 4.

 

1.2.         To agree to consult on the proposals for a new library service model, as outlined in Section 6.

 

1.3.         To approve the commencement of formal public consultation on the proposals as outlined in Section 8.


31/01/2024 - Residents Survey ref: 2167    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the results of the Croydon residents’ survey – autumn 2023 (Appendix A)

 

1.2.         To note that the council’s transformation plan, service planning and other processes will all review the results and incorporate actions to respond to resident feedback.

 

1.3.         To agree that the council will carry out targeted deep-dive analysis and engagement with representative groups of residents during 2024. A further comparable residents’ survey would then be conducted in 2025 as set out in section 5.3 of the report.


31/01/2024 - Education Estates Strategy ref: 2163    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 10/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED: To

 

School Admissions:

 

1.1.         Agree to the proposed community schools’ Admission Arrangements for the 2025/26 academic year (Appendix 1).

 

1.2.         Approve the continued adoption of the proposed Pan London scheme for co-ordination of admissions to Reception and Junior schools – Appendix 1a; and adoption of the proposed Pan London scheme for co-ordination of admissions to secondary schools (Appendix 1b).

 

1.3.         Note that there are no changes proposed to the previously agreed admission arrangements for our community schools.

 

 

School Maintenance and Compliance

 

1.4.         Approve the draft Capital Programme Budget summary (Appendix 2).

 

1.5.         Approve the proposed Schools’ Maintenance Plan (Appendix 3) for 2024/25 with an overall budget cost of £3,412m for 2024/25 and £3,777m for 2025/26.

 

1.6.         Delegate authority to the Interim Corporate Director – Children, Young People and Education to vary the proposed Schools’ Maintenance Plan to reflect actual prices and new urgent issues that may arise, including authorising spend against the allowance for emergency and reactive works. The Corporate Director, Children, Young People and Education shall report back to the Executive Mayor in Cabinet in respect of any exercise of such authority.

 

The Executive Mayor in Cabinet is asked to note the following:

 

School Place Planning

 

1.7.         Comparison between the available school places vs 2023 School Capacity (SCAP) Pupil Projections – Appendix 4 (primary) and Appendix 4a secondary).

 

1.8.         There is sufficiency of school places to meet demand at early years, primary and secondary education phases.

 

1.9.         Managing Surplus School Places

The local authority is continuing to work in partnership with school leaders to manage the risk of falling school roll, especially in the primary educational phase. The main strategy used at this time is a reduction of the relevant school’s Published Admission Number (PAN) and/or variation of their in-year admission number.

 

1.10.     Early Years

Croydon Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2023 (Appendix 5) which measures the demand for, and supply of childcare across the borough indicates that currently there is sufficient childcare available across the borough for all age groups. This is being reviewed to consider the childcare reforms will introduce significant changes to early years education and childcare through the extension of the free childcare on offer. Implementation will be extended in phases, starting from April 2024.

 

1.11.     Maintained Nursery Schools

Following informal consultation on the future options for Croydon’s five Maintained Nursery Schools, the Executive Mayor in cabinet have considered the outcomes of the consultation and recommendations and requested that officers explore and carry out more detailed modelling of other options suggested as part of the consultation process, to determine if any of these are feasible and will make MNS financially viable.

 

1.12.     Special Educational Needs and Disability (SEND)

The demand for Special Education Needs and Disability (SEND) continues to increase. The data on prevalence and needs of our SEND community is reviewed monthly in order to inform resource and placement planning.

 

1.13.     Alternative Provision / Pupil Referral Unit (PRU)

The proposed conversion of Saffron Valley Collegiate to an academy has been moved to 1st April 2024. Additional demand for Alternative Provision places is met by commissioning suitable places via our Approved Alternative Provision Provider List.


31/01/2024 - Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) School Funding 2024/25 Formula Factors ref: 2162    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 10/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To approve the statutory spend of £319.1m of DSG funding for the period 2024-25,

 

1.2.         To approve the provisional funding formula for Croydon schools for the financial year 2024/25 for both maintained schools and academies in line with the recommendations voted by Schools Forum on 6 November 2023,

 

1.3.         To support the local authority strategic decision to transfer £1.2m from the school’s block to the High Needs through the disapplication process as part of DfE High Needs Safety Valve DSG Deficit Recovery Strategy,

 

1.4.         To note the DfE optional factors values reported in appendix D and E. Appendix E provides additional insight into the how Schools Forum evaluated the three main DfE options for each factor shown appendix D before selecting the final factor which forms the bases underlying the draft budget for 2024/25,

 

1.5.         To finally note the three key changes required in setting the 2024/25 school’s budget.


31/01/2024 - Croydon Town Centre Regeneration Programme and Growth Zone Annual Budget & Programme - 2024/25 ref: 2165    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 10/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To agree a £7,202,000 budget for the ‘Delivery the Growth Zone’ programme 2024/25; and

 

1.2.         To delegate to the Corporate Director of Sustainable Communities, Regeneration & Economic Recovery in consultation with the Chief Finance Officer (Section 151) and the Cabinet Member for Planning and Regeneration authority to make necessary changes to the funding assigned to Sub Groups as outlined in Table 1, subject to the parameters previously approved in the March 2021 Cabinet report ‘Delivering the Growth Zone’

 

to note:

 

1.3.         The general update on the status of the current and upcoming Croydon Town Centre regeneration programme; and

 

1.4.         The indicative funding profile and projects for Growth Zone Sub Groups and projects as detailed in Table 1 of this report; and

 

1.5.         The recommendations previously agreed by Cabinet in July 2022 regarding the governance and implementation of a successful Levelling Up Fund bid.


31/01/2024 - Building Safety Act and Building Control Readiness ref: 2170    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the content of this report and endorse the ongoing in-house transformation of Croydon Building Control.

 

1.2.         To note Croydon Building Controls intent to sign up to the Framework Agreement in respect of regional working through a Hub arrangement for the facilitation of Section 13 requests from the Building Safety Regulator under the Building Safety Act 2022.


31/01/2024 - Local Flood Risk Management Strategy Consultation Results ref: 2164    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 10/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the responses to the public consultation about the draft LFRMS, at appendices 3 & 4 to this report.

 

1.2.         To consider the amendments to the draft LFRMS and Action Plan as a result of those responses, as outlined at appendix 2 to this report.

 

1.3.         To approve adoption of the revised LFRMS and Action Plan, at appendix 1 to this report, as the final version to be published on the Council website.


31/01/2024 - 2023-24 Period 7 Financial Performance Report ref: 2161    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 10/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the General Fund revenue budget outturn is forecast to breakeven at Period 7, after the forecast utilisation of £63m capitalisation directions requested from DLUHC and £1.5m of the corporate risk contingency budget. It is not planned to utilise the risk contingency budget and directorates will work to bring the service directorate positions within budget.

 

1.2.         To approve the budget movements between directorates to match the movement of teams between directorates as set out in paragraph 4.13.

 

1.3.         To approve within budget inter-directorate virements from Corporate to service directorates for pay inflation (£10.270m) (para 4.95).

 

1.4.         To approve within budget inter-directorate virement of £0.698m from the Corporate economic demand pressures budget to the Children, Young People and Education directorate as set out in paragraph 4.97.

 

1.5.         To approve within budget inter-directorate virements from Corporate to service directorates to correct General Fund recharge budgets relating to the HRA, Public Health, capitalisation of salaries and corporate support (overhead) recharges, and staffing and income budget corrections (£5.802m) (para 4.99).

 

1.6.         To note the progress in MTFS savings achievement as set out in paragraph 4.107.

 

1.7.         To note the work that has commenced on the Council’s Transformation Programme as set out from paragraph 4.102.

 

1.8.         To note the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) revenue budget outturn is forecast to overspend by £12.0m.

 

1.9.         To note the General Fund capital programme 2023-24 forecast underspend of £18.0m against the revised capital budget of £144.7m.

 

1.10.     To note the HRA capital programme 2023-24 forecast overspend of £5.7m against the revised capital budget of £33.2m.

 

1.11.     To note the Council’s historic borrowing and debt burden continues to be critical to the sustainability of the Council’s revenue budget. Dialogue with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) continues, and the Council is seeking further financial support from Government in regards to its level of indebtedness and balancing the budget to ensure it can deliver sustainable local government services.

 

1.12.     To note that the Council continues to operate Spend Control Panels to ensure that tight financial control and assurance oversight are maintained.

 

1.13.     To note that current forecasts are based on the best available information at the time and will be subject to review and change during the financial year.


31/01/2024 - Scrutiny Stage 2 Responses to Recommendations arising from Scrutiny & Overview Committee held on 26 September (Appendices 1 & 2) ref: 2168    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED: To

 

1.1.         Approve the responses and action plans attached to this report as Appendices 1 & 2; and

 

1.2.         Delegate authority to the officers identified in Appendices 1 & 2 to report back to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee, or relevant Sub-Committee, within the periods specified in the agreed responses and action plans, and on progress made in implementing any action plan.


31/01/2024 - STAGE 1:  RECOMMENDATIONS ARISING FROM SCRUTINY ref: 2169    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 09/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED: To

 

1.1.         Receive the recommendations arising from the meetings of the Children & Young People Sub-Committee held on 10 October 2023 (Appendix 1), the Streets and Environment Sub-Committee held on 1 November 2023 (Appendix 2) and the Scrutiny & Overview Committee held on 21 November 2023 (Appendix 3).

 

1.2.         To provide a substantive response to the recommendation (a Scrutiny Stage 2 Report) at the Cabinet meeting on 27 March 2024.

 

 


27/01/2023 - Leasehold RTB insurance and Property and Liability Insurances Contract Awards ref: 2160    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for the award of corporate insurance contracts which include recharged premiums for commercial property leaseholders and leaseholder Right to Buy (RTB) insurance arrangements. Croydon Council have run a tender on behalf of the London Insurance Consortium.

 

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Resources (Section 151)

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the award of the following contracts for the provision of insurance services for a period of five years commencing  1 April 2023 to the providers and for the values set out in the part B report. (Names of providers and values will be released following Award.):

 

2.1                

Lot 1 - Motor Insurance to Bidder A

Lot 2 - Commercial Property Insurance to Bidder E

Lot 3 - Crime Insurance to Bidder C

Lot 4 - Engineering / Inspection Insurance to Bidder A

Lot 5 – Business Travel/ PA Insurance to Bidder C

Lot 7 - Leasehold Right to Buy Insurance to Bidder H

 

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Resources (Section 151)

Decision published: 08/02/2024

Effective from: 09/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the award of the following contracts for the provision of insurance services for a period of five years commencing 1 April 2023 to the providers and for the values set out in the part B report. (Names of providers and values will be released following Award.):

 

2.1                

Lot 1 - Motor Insurance to Bidder A

Lot 2 - Commercial Property Insurance to Bidder E

Lot 3 - Crime Insurance to Bidder C

Lot 4 - Engineering / Inspection Insurance to Bidder A

Lot 5 – Business Travel/ PA Insurance to Bidder C

Lot 7 - Leasehold Right to Buy Insurance to Bidder H

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Davies


25/01/2024 - Procurement Award for a Strategic Delivery Partner for Adults Social Care ref: 2174    Recommendations Approved

The report follows on from an earlier procurement strategy report [previous kdn reference to be inserted] and recommends the award of a  two-phase contract for a strategic deliver partner to support the Adult Social Care and Health Directorate to deliver the transformation and savings required over the next 3 years. The programme of work to be delivered will enhance the pace of delivery within the existing Strategic Managing Demand programme.

 

The Adult Social Care and Health Directorate will have saving requirements within the new 2024-27 Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) for the Council. The requested procurement of a strategic delivery partner within this report is a core strategy for the directorate to identify and enable evidenced savings to be agreed and delivered; as well as a substantial transformation of the core service model.

 

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Adult Social Care & Health

Decision published: 05/02/2024

Effective from: 06/02/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED: To

 

Approve the award of a contract called off from the NEPRO single supplier Framework to Bloom Procurement Services Ltd (Bloom); to a maximum value of £5,000,000.00, to deliver the services of a strategic delivery partner (named in Part B of this report)   following a further competition undertaken by Bloom. The name of the successful provider will be released on the Council’s Contract Register once the decision has been made.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Eyre


06/12/2023 - Progress update on tranche 1 asset disposals, seeking approval for tranche 2 of asset for disposal and approval of the update of the Community Asset Transfer Policy. Part A ref: 2128    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the progress made on tranche 1 disposals.

 

1.2.         To approve tranche 2 of sites for disposals as set out in Appendix 1 of this report together with indicative values in Appendix 1 (exempt appendix) of the Part B report.

 

1.3.         To delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Resources and s151 Officer to agree, in consultation with the Executive Mayor and Cabinet Member for Finance, the terms and final price for each disposal included within tranche 2.

 

1.4.         The delegations in this report shall only be exercised following:

 

i.                 sign off of a business case/ financial assessment by the Corporate Management Team (CMT)

ii.                formal Red Book valuation, if required, on a property to be sold; and

iii.              formal marketing unless there is a clear special purchaser or offer made considerably in excess of the market value.

 

1.5.         To note that the target value for disposals for tranche 2 is £24.8m and that disposals of tranche 2 assets will commence immediately alongside tranche 1 disposals.

 

1.6.         To seek approval to commence consultation with the Voluntary Community and Faith Sector (VCFS) on the proposed amendments to the Community Asset Transfer (CAT) Policy set out in paragraphs 4.15 to 4.21 and to delegate authority to the Corporate Director of Resources and S151 Officer, in consultation with the Executive Mayor and Cabinet Member for Communities and Culture, to approve a final amended CAT Policy (Draft in Part A Appendix 3) having considered the feedback provided through the consultation with VCFS organisations.


06/12/2023 - Future Options for Maintained Nursery Schools - Consultation Outcomes Report ref: 2123    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.          Note the benefits of listening to the community and families, who have responded on the proposal to reduce the number of MNS within the borough, via closure or amalgamation. The responses of which are included in the analysis of the feedback to the informal consultation (Appendix 1).

 

1.2.         Note that doing nothing is not an option; but request that officers explore and carry out more detailed modelling of other options suggested as part of the consultation process, to determine if any of these are feasible and will make MNS financially viable. This is to be done in collaboration with the MNS within the next 3 months. (Noting that other options may also develop through this process.

 

1.3.         Note, if after further exploration a sustainable model is not achievable there would be a requirement to return to the proposal within the informal consultation.

 

1.4.         Implement any actions, that came forward as part of the consultation, that can be delivered immediately, with the MNS that have a financial deficit, so that current deficit does not increase further but reduces.


06/12/2023 - Capital Programme and Capital Strategy 2023-29 ref: 2127    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         Approve the Council’s 2023-29 General Fund Capital Programme which includes planned expenditure of £486.53m (including capitalisation directions) across the six years.

 

1.2.         Approve the Council incurring nil borrowing for 2023-24, with borrowing projected of £28.38m in 2024-25 and £175.17m over the four years after 2024-25. The cost of this borrowing will be factored into the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan for final agreement at Full Council resulting in 2024-25 total interest charge and Minimum Revenue Provision of £72.5m.

 

1.3.         Approve the Council 2024-25 Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Programme with a total investment planned of £57.26m with borrowing of £24.80m.

 

1.4.         Approve an increase to the 2023-24 HRA capital budget from £33.248m to £37.162m, owing to increased major repairs and improvements, with this £3.914m increase funded by HRA reserves.

 

1.5.         Approve the Council’s Capital Strategy, as detailed within Appendix A of this report.

 

1.6.         Note the Council’s historic legacy borrowing and debt burden continues to be critical to the sustainability of the Council’s revenue budget. Dialogue with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) continues, and the Council is seeking further financial support from Government in regards to its level of indebtedness and balancing the budget to ensure it can deliver sustainable local government services.

 


06/12/2023 - Fees and Charges 2024-25 ref: 2126    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         Have due regard to the equalities impact assessment in Appendix 2 in making the decisions set out in these recommendations.

 

1.2.         Approve the fees and charges as set out in Appendix 1 to the extent that they fall within the authority of the Executive to determine.

 

1.3.         Note that changes to parking charges are linked to the parking policy transformation and separate consultation is taking place on the draft parking policy.

 

1.4.         Approve delegation for further in-year amendments to fees and charges for the financial year 2024-25, to the relevant Corporate Director following consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member and the Executive Mayor.


06/12/2023 - TRANSPORT FOR LONDON LOCAL IMPLEMENTATION PLAN HEALTHY STREETS FUNDING AND PROGRAMME 2024/25 ref: 2124    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To agree the Local Implementation Plan delivery programme for 2024/25 including:

 

• Central Croydon (£1,800,000)

• Corridors (£1,025,000)

• Neighbourhoods (£375,000)

• School Streets (£250,000)

• Road Safety (£200,000)

• Active Travel (£394,000)

• Bus Priority (£550,000)

• Cycle Parking (£100,000)

• Cycle Training (£130,000)

 

as set out at in the Appendix A to this report and forming the third year of the Local Implementation Plan Delivery Plan to be submitted to Transport for London to release Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Funding for 2024/25.

 

1.2.         To agree that the Corporate Director, Sustainable Communities, Regeneration and Economic Recovery (in consultation with the Mayor and the Cabinet Member for Streets and Environment) finalise and approve the Local Implementation Plan 2024/25 delivery programme for submission to Transport for London, making any necessary adjustments to the programme prior to and post submission.

 

1.3.         To agree the expenditure in 2024/25 set out in this report and Appendix A, subject to funds having been confirmed and allocated by external funders and Council funding agreed by Budget Council.


06/12/2023 - QUARTERLY PROCUREMENT PLAN UPDATE ref: 2173    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 06/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To approve the update to the Annual Procurement Plan for 2023/24 as set out in Appendix A.

 

1.2.         To approve the delegated decisions in the revised APP to those Lead Members or Officers as stated in Appendix A that includes the procurement strategy and award decisions, the duration of the contracts and contract values.

 

1.3.         The delegated decisions shall only be exercised following recommendations from the Contracts & Commissioning Board, which include approval from both the Lead Cabinet Member and the Cabinet Member for Finance.

 

1.4.         To allow for minor changes to proceed whilst retaining the agreed delegated so long as none of the following thresholds for changes are exceeded:

 

i.                 Contract value exceeds that proposed in the APP/Quarterly Update Report, by the lesser of £500K or 25%, or the new aggregate value exceeds £1m and it becomes a key decision

 

ii.                Substantial / material changes to procurement from that defined in the APP/Quarterly Update Report e.g. material risks are identified

 

 

(Should either of those thresholds be exceeded, the delegation cannot be exercised, and the decision shall be recommended to the Executive Mayor, unless a further delegation is approved. Where a delegated decision is a Key Decision to Officers, it must be made in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member).


06/12/2023 - Finance 6 Period Financial Performance Report ref: 2125    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         To note the General Fund revenue budget outturn is forecast to breakeven at Period 6, after the forecast utilisation of £63m capitalisation directions requested from DLUHC, £3.5m of the corporate risk contingency budget and £2.2m of the corporate economic demand pressures budget. It is not planned to utilise the risk contingency budget and directorates will work to bring the service directorate positions within budget.

 

1.2.         To approve the movement of £2.2m economic demand pressures budget from Corporate to the Housing directorate as set out in paragraph 4.95. This is a budget transfer within directorates, not a change to overall budget, and is in line with the intended purpose of the £5.5m economic demand pressures budget agreed at full Council in March 2023.

 

1.3.         To note the progress in MTFS savings achievement as set out in paragraph 4.105.

 

1.4.         To note the work that has commenced on the Council’s Transformation Programme as set out from paragraph 4.100.

 

1.5.         To note the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) revenue budget outturn is forecast to overspend by £12.0m.

 

1.6.         To note the General Fund capital programme 2023-24 forecast underspend of £17.6m against the revised capital budget of £144.7m.

 

1.7.         To note the HRA capital programme 2023-24 forecast overspend of £5.7m against the revised capital budget of £33.2m.

 

1.8.         To note the Council’s historic borrowing and debt burden continues to be critical to the sustainability of the Council’s revenue budget. Dialogue with the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC) continues, and the Council is seeking further financial support from Government in regards to its level of indebtedness and balancing the budget to ensure it can deliver sustainable local government services.

 

1.9.         To note that the Council continues to operate Spend Control Panels to ensure that tight financial control and assurance oversight are maintained.

 

1.10.     To note that current forecasts are based on the best available information at the time and will be subject to review and change during the financial year.


06/12/2023 - Housing Strategy 2023-28 ref: 2172    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 16/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED: To

 

1.1.         Consider:

 

1.1.1     The feedback received from the Homes Scrutiny Committee held on 23rd October,

1.1.2     The feedback received on the draft Housing Strategy 2023-2028 from residents and partners via the engagement and consultation process as detailed in Appendix B, and

1.1.3     The Equalities Impact Assessment detailed in Appendix C

1.1.4     The Housing Delivery Plan detailed in Appendix D

 

1.2.         Delegate authority to Corporate Director to make minor amendments in conjunction with Executive Mayor and Cabinet Member prior to publication.

 

1.3.         Agree the Housing Strategy 2023- 2028 as detailed in Appendix A; and

 

1.4.         RECOMMEND the Housing Strategy 2023- 2028 to Full Council for adoption.

 

 

 


06/12/2023 - Scrutiny Stage 2 Responses to Recommendations arising from: Homes Sub-Committee held on 24 July 2023 (Appendices 1, 2 & 3) ref: 2171    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/12/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 06/12/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.         Approve the responses and action plans attached to this report as Appendices 1, 2 & 3; and

 

1.2.         Delegate authority to the officers identified in Appendices 1, 2 & 3 to report back to the Scrutiny and Overview Committee, or relevant Sub-Committee, within the periods specified in the agreed responses and action plans, and on progress made in implementing any action plan.