Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 15th October, 2013 5.00 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre. View directions

Contact: Judy Cordell  023 8083 2430

Items
No. Item

45.

Road Safety Engineering LTP (Local Transport Plan) project - Funding Approvals pdf icon PDF 46 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking the relevant funding approvals to progress the project, attached

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 10988)

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member forEnvironment and Transport, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To amend the existing Environment and Transport Capital Programme by the following capital variations totalling £332,000:

 

a.  To reduce by £332,000 of LTP government grant the capital scheme “City Centre Improvements”

b.  To increase by £332,000 of LTP government grant the capital scheme “Improved Safety - Engineering”.

 

(ii)  To approve total capital expenditure of £332,000 in 2013/14 for the “Improved Safety - Engineering” scheme included within the Environment and Transport Capital Programme.

 

 

 

46.

Implementation of an Integrated Commissioning Unit between the Southampton City Council People Directorate and Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care, seeking approval to proceed with the implementation of an Integrated Commissioning unit between the People Directorate and Southampton City Clinical Commissioning Group, attached.  

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 11369)

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member forMember for Health and Adult Social Care, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To consider the consultation feedback on the establishment of an Integrated Commissioning Unit.

(ii)  To approve the establishment of an Integrated Commissioning Unit.

(iii)  To note that there will be an additional cost to the Council due to the establishment of the Integrated Commissioning Unit of £90,800 from 2014/15 onwards which will be addressed as part of the development of the budget. 

(iv)  To approve as a last resort a draw from the General Fund Revenue Budget contingency for the in year pressure in 2013/14 which cannot be managed within existing resources or from the savings to be delivered, as set out in paragraph 28.

(v)  To delegate authority to the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services, following consultation with the Director of People, to agree and execute the Memorandum of Understanding

47.

Development of sites in Lordshill pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Leader of the Council, outlining plans to dispose of the former Oakland’s School sites and associated site and plans to reopen the swimming pool, attached.

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Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 11273)

On consideration of the report of the Leader of the Council, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To delegate authority to the Director of Environment and Economy, following consultation with the Director of Resources, the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services and the appropriate Cabinet Members to negotiate and agree terms of sale and dispose of the sites identified within this report.

(ii)  To approve, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, capital expenditure of £90,000 in 2013/14 from the Economic Development and Leisure Capital programme, prior to the full scheme value being approved by Council on 20th November 2013.

(iii)  To approve, subject to Council approval on 20th November 2013, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, the remaining capital expenditure of £1,580,000 phased £152,000 in 2013/14, £1,423,000 in 2014/15 and £5,000 in 2015/16 from the Economic Development and Leisure Capital programme for refurbishment works at Oaklands swimming pool.

(iv)  To approve the revenue expenditure of £60,000 to implement works to secure the site and building, and to provide ongoing support to Oaklands Pool Ltd.

(v)  To authorise the Head of Finance to agree the terms and form of any future loan at an appropriate time, up to a maximum of £73,000 to Oakland’s Swimming Pool Ltd.

(vi)  To allocate £133,000 from the General Fund Revenue Budget contingency of £410,700 in order to provide the additional revenue resources required as set out in recommendations (iv) and (v) above.

 

48.

Southampton's Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2013-18 pdf icon PDF 52 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Housing and Sustainability, seeking approval of Southampton’s Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2013-2018, attached.   

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 10728)

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for , Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve Southampton’s Homelessness Prevention Strategy 2013-2018.

(ii)  To support the priority actions set out in the Homelessness Prevention Strategy.

 

49.

Scrap Metal Dealer Licensing pdf icon PDF 51 KB

Report of the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services seeking the delegation of authority to the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services to act in matters relating to the licensing of scrap metal dealers, attached.  

Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 11451)

On consideration of the report of the Leader of the Council, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To delegate to the Head of Legal, HR and Democratic Services:

·  the administration and enforcement of the function and;

·  the power to request further information of applicants (paragraph 4, schedule 1);

·  to determine applications (including refusal), revoke licences or to impose conditions under section 3(8);

the power to issue or cancel a closure notice for unlicensed sites, and, where appropriate, to apply for closure orders (schedule 2) and take such other action in this respect as may be required.

 

 

 

50.

Feasibility work for Thornhill District Energy scheme pdf icon PDF 92 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member of Housing and Sustainability, seeking approval to proceed with the preparation of a full business case and other preparatory works for the potential implementation of a district energy scheme at Thornhill, attached.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 11334)

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member forHousing and Sustainability, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve for the purposes of the Financial Procedure Rules, expenditure of £120,000 to undertake preparatory work in relation to the proposed Thornhill District Energy Scheme, including consultation with residents, securing planning permission, finalising ECO grant funding and preparations to tender for a Design, Build, Operate and Maintain contract in relation to the scheme, provision for which exists in the 2013/14 HRA revenue budget, with formal contract commitment decision making reports to be presented to Council by November 2013.

(ii)  Note that the detailed financial business case setting out the implications for the GF, HRA and tenants who will be connected to the scheme is currently being prepared and that this will be reported to Council in November.

 

51.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Confidential Papers included in the following Item

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the confidential appendix 2 to the following Item

Confidential appendi
x 2 contains information deemed to be exempt from general publication based on Category 3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules.
Publication of this information could influence bids for the property which may be to the Councils financial detriment.

52.

*Disposal of Bedford House Amoy Street pdf icon PDF 35 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources seeking approval to the sale of the property at auction, attached.

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Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 11322)

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member forResources, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the principle of the sale of Bedford House by auction.

(ii)  To approve the reserve price set out in Confidential Appendix 2.

(iii)  To confirm that the appointed auctioneer be authorised to sign the contract for sale immediately after the auction.

(iv)  To note the estimated value of the capital receipt from this disposal has already been built into the funding of the capital programme. Any receipt that differs from the estimates will need to be considered corporately as part of any future prioritisation of resources.

(v)  Should the reserve price be met that the Head of Property, Procurement and Contract Management be authorised to proceed with and take all ancillary action to secure the sale.

 

53.

Exclusion of the Press and Public - Confidential Papers included in the following Item

To move that in accordance with the Council’s Constitution, specifically the Access to Information Procedure Rules contained within the Constitution, the press and public be excluded from the meeting in respect of any consideration of the report to the following Item.

The report information is deemed to be exempt from general publication based on Category
3 of paragraph 10.4 of the Council’s Access to Information Procedure Rules. The report includes details of a proposed transaction which, if disclosed prior to entering into a Legal contract, could put the Council at a commercial disadvantage. 

 

54.

*Disposal of Land at Test Lane

Confidential report of the Cabinet Member for Resources regarding the disposal of land at Test Lane, attached.

 

NOTE:  This report is submitted for consideration as a general exception under paragraph 15 of the Access to Information procedure Rules in Part 4 of the Council’s Constitution, notice having been given to the Chair of Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee and the public.

 

Minutes:

DECISION MADE: (Ref: CAB 13/14 11538)

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member forResources Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the confidential report.