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Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 14th March, 2011 5.00 pm

Venue: Committee Rooms 1 & 2 , Civic Centre

Contact: Judy Cordell  023 8083 2430

Items
No. Item

80.

Proposals for Waiting Restrictions in Bassett Heath Avenue, Saxholm Way and Wynter Road (TRO) pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Head of Highways Infrastructure Services, detailing sustained objections to proposed waiting restrictions in Bassett Heath Avenue, Saxholm Way and Wynter Road, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Head of Highways and Parking Services and having received representations from local residents Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the proposed amended No Waiting, 10.00am to 4.00pm, Saturday to Sunday restriction in Wynter Road.

(ii)  To delegated authority to the Head of Highways and Parking Services to review the scheme set out in recommendation (i) above in 12 months time.

(iii)  Not to adopt the proposed No Waiting at Any Time restrictions in Bassett Heath Avenue and Saxholm Way.

81.

Record of the Previous Decision Making pdf icon PDF 58 KB

Record of the decision making held on 7 and 14 February 2011 attached.

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82.

Reports From Overview And Scrutiny Committees (if Any) pdf icon PDF 55 KB

Report of the Chair of Scrutiny Panel C detailing the Panel’s inquiry into the

Knowledge Economy and the final report, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Chair of Scrutiny Panel C detailing the Knowledge Economy Scrutiny Inquiry, Cabinet agreed:

 

(i)  To develop a formal response to recommendations contained within it, including an action plan detailing how the Executive proposes to take forward any of the recommendations contained in the report.

 

83.

Executive Appointments

To deal with any executive appointments, as required.

Minutes:

Cabinet approved the following appointments for Councillor Moulton to replace Councillor Holmes:

 

Learning Disabilities Partnership Board

Southampton Children and Young People’s Trust Partnership Board

 

84.

Admission Arrangements 2012-13 pdf icon PDF 79 KB

Report of the Head of Standards, seeking determination of the admission arrangements and Published Admission Numbers (PAN’s) for community and voluntary controlled schools for 2012-13, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Learning Cabinet approved the following:

 

(i)  the responses from the consultation with Southampton Admissions Forum, schools, other relevant admission authorities, and the Church of England and Roman Catholic dioceses be noted;

(ii)  the admissions policies and the published admission numbers (PANs) for community and voluntary controlled schools, including Bitterne Park selection by aptitude and 6th form arrangements; the schemes for co-ordinating primary and secondary admissions for the academic year 2021-13; and the scheme for co-ordinating in year admissions from September 2011 as set out in Appendices 1- 7 be approved;

(iii)  the published admission numbers (PAN)s for the following seven schools, which the local authority is the admission authority, to Year R in September 2012 be increased:

 

 

Banister Infant School  from 45 to 60.

Fairisle Infant and Nursery School  from 90 to 120

Harefield Primary School  from 45 to 60

Tanners Brook Infant School  from 90 to 120

Valentine Infant School  from 90 to 120

Sholing Infant School  from 60 to 90

St Mark’s C of E VC Primary School  from 60 to 90

 

These increases in Year R, 180, admission numbers will provide for the extra places needed to accommodate the increase in the number of children in the city needed school places.

 

No changes to the PANs of other community and voluntary controlled schools are recommended at this point. 

 

(iv)  the published admission numbers (PAN)s for the following school – Mount Pleasant Junior School, which the local authority is the admission authority, to Year 3 in September 2012 be increased from 60 to 90.  This will enable the school to accommodate the increase in PAN numbers at Maytree Infant School approved two years ago; and 

(v)  the Executive Director for Children’s Services and Learning be authorised to take any action necessary to give effect to the above proposals.

 

 

85.

Changes to the Schools Fair Funding Formula 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Children’s Services and Learning, seeking approval of the inclusion of a new grants factor in the Fair Funding Formula which is used to calculate the budget shares for individual schools, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Assistant Director of Children’s Services and Learning Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve an amendment to the Fair Funding Formula for 2011/12, as detailed in Appendix 1 to the report, which will allow Standards Fund Grants to be allocated to schools on the same basis as in 2010/11.

 

 

86.

Proposals to increase the number of Primary School places in the City pdf icon PDF 106 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member of Children’s Services and Learning, seeking approval to add up to 160 year R places from 1 September 2011 and up to 195 year R places from 1 September 2012, to primary schools throughout Southampton, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Learning, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

1.  To consider and take into account the outcome of statutory consultation as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.

2.  To approve the implementation of the enlargement of the following 6 schools from 1 September 2011, creating 130 new places:

 

(i)  The enlargement by 15 places (0.5FE – forms of entry) per year group of Bassett Green Primary School, with implementation from 1 September 2011, beginning with Year R and continuing incrementally until all 7 years have been expanded.  This would have the effect of enlarging the school from 1.5FE (45 places) to 2FE (60 places) per year group, and increasing the net capacity from 315 to 420 by September 1 2017.

(ii)  The enlargement by 30 places (1FE – form of entry) per year group of Glenfield Infant School, with implementation from 1 September 2011, beginning with Year R and continuing incrementally until all 3 years have been expanded.  This would have the effect of enlarging the school from 2FE (60 places) to 3FE (90 places) per year group, and increasing the net capacity from 179 to 270 by 1 September 2013.

(iii)  The enlargement by 10 places (0.33FE – forms of entry) per year group of Highfield CE Primary School, with implementation from 1 September 2011, beginning with Year R and continuing incrementally until all 7 years have been expanded.  This would have the effect of enlarging the school from 1.16FE (35 places) to 1.5FE (45 places) per year group, and increasing the net capacity from 233 to 315 by 1 September 2017.  This enlargement would be carried out in conjunction with the CE diocese of Winchester.

(iv)  The enlargement by 15 places (0.5FE – forms of entry) per year group of Kanes Hill Primary School, with implementation from 1 September 2011, beginning with Year R and continuing incrementally until all 7 years have been expanded.  This would have the effect of enlarging the school from 1.5FE (45 places) to 2FE (60 places) per year group, and increasing the net capacity from 315 to 420 by 1 September 2017.

(v)  The enlargement by 30 places (1FE – forms of entry) per year group of Moorlands Primary School, with implementation from 1 September 2011, beginning with Year R and continuing incrementally until all 7 years have been expanded.  This would have the effect of enlarging the school from 1FE (30 places) to 2FE (60 places) per year group, and increasing the net capacity from 210 to 420 by 1 September 2017.

(vi)  The enlargement by 30 places (1FE – forms of entry) per year group of Shirley Warren Primary School, with implementation from 1 September 2011, beginning with Year R and continuing incrementally until all 7 years have been expanded.  This would have the effect of enlarging the school from 1FE (30 places) to 2FE (60 places) per year group, and increasing the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 86.

87.

Bitterne Park 6th Form - Modification of implementation date pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Learning, seeking to bring forward the implementation date for the opening of the Bitterne Park Sixth Form to September 2011 and to approve the admissions policy for the new Bitterne Park Sixth Form, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Learning, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve a modification to the Cabinet decision of 21st September 2009 by way of alteration to the implementation date for the opening of Bitterne Park 6th Form from September 2012 to September 2011.

(ii)  Subject to the approval of recommendation (i) above, to approve a modification to the Cabinet decision of 21st September 2009 by way of approving the Admissions Policy for the early opening of Bitterne Park 6th Form in September 2011 as set out in Appendix 1 of the report. 

88.

Local Transport Plan 3 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval of and the adoption of the Local Transport Plan 3 (LTP3) for Southampton, attached. 

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Learning, Cabinet approved the following:

 

(i)  That the Local Transport Plan (LTP) twenty year Joint Strategy for South Hampshire developed in partnership with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council be agreed;

(ii)  That the Local Transport Plan Implementation Plan 2011-2015 for Southampton be agreed;

(iii)  That the Implementation Plan be revised each year and be developed alongside the overall Capital Programme.

(iv)  To delegate authority to the Executive Member for Transport and Environment to make minor amendments to the Implementation Plan annually so as to reflect minor changes.

89.

Planning Permission required for Houses in Multiple Occupation pdf icon PDF 97 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, seeking approval for capital expenditure, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, on schemes already included in the Environment and Transport Capital Programme for 2011/12, attached.

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Minutes:

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

 

(i)  To resolve that the making of a direction pursuant to Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 on a City wide basis to withdraw the permitted development rights to convert a dwellinghouse (C3) to a House in Multiple Occupation (C4) is appropriate, and justified, in order to prevent harm to the local amenity and for the proper planning of the Southampton area.

(ii)  To approve the making of the Article 4(1) Direction for the City Boundary attached at Appendix 1.

(iii)  To delegate authority to the Solicitor to the Council, following consultation with the Head of Planning and Sustainability and the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport to make the article 4 ( 1) direction for the city boundary and to carry out all necessary consultation following the making of the Direction, to notify the Secretary of State in accordance with statutory requirements and to take all other action considered necessary or expedient to give effect to the matters set out in this report.

(iv)  To confirm that, in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Compensation) (No.3) (England) Regulations 2010, the city-wide Article 4(1) Direction will be effective no earlier than 15th March 2012.

(v)  To note that, following public consultation, a further report will be presented to Cabinet reporting on the outcome of the consultation and recommending whether or not to confirm the Direction.

 

 

90.

Procurement of a partner to deliver Sports Development functions on behalf of the City Council pdf icon PDF 67 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources Leisure and Culture in association with the Cabinet Member for Children’s Services and Learning seeking to secure a partner to deliver sports development activities, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Leisure and Culture, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the procurement exercise to secure a partner to deliver the sports development functions on the Council’s behalf.

(ii)  To delegate authority to the Executive Director of Neighbourhoods, in consultation with the Executive Director of Resources and the Solicitor to the Council following consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member, to appoint a partner to manage the sports development function on behalf of the Council, in accordance with the framework as set out in confidential appendix 1 attached to this report. 

(iii)  To authorise the Executive Directors of Resources and Neighbourhoods and the Solicitor to the Council to take any further  action necessary to give effect to the decisions of the Executive in relation to this matter. 

 

 

 

91.

Approval to Spend Capital Funding on Environment and Transport Portfolio Schemes in 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 70 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport seeking approval for capital expenditure, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, on schemes already included in the Environment and Transport Capital Programme for 2011/12, attached.

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Minutes:

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

 

(i)  To approve variations, totalling £200,000 in 2011/12, to the Environment and Transport Capital Programme agreed at Council on 16th February 2011, as detailed in Appendix 4.

(ii)  To approve, in accordance with Financial Procedure Rules, capital expenditure of £11,206,000 in 2011/12, as detailed in Appendix 2, from the total Environment and Transport Capital Programme of £19,612,000.

(iii)  To note the detail of the projects within the Capital Programme for 2011/12 as set out in Appendix 3.

92.

Adoption of the Safe City Partnership Plan 2011/12 pdf icon PDF 74 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety seeking approval of the Safe City Partnership Annual Plan for 2011/12, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve the Safe City Partnership Annual Plan 2011/12 and to recommend the Plan to Council for approval. 

 

 

93.

Disposal of Land at Studland Road Redbridge, Southampton pdf icon PDF 54 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources Leisure and Culture, seeking approval for the sale of the land to a preferred bidder following the Informal tender marketing of the property, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Leisure and Culture, Cabinet agreed the following:

 

(i)  To approve in principle the sale terms of the Studland Road to Raglan Housing Group Limited (Raglan) as detailed in appendix 2.

(ii)  To delegate authority to Head of Property and Procurement in consultation with the Cabinet member for Resources and Workforce Planning to agree detailed terms.

94.

Westridge Road Car Park pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Resources Leisure and Culture seeking approval of matters relating to the sale of land in Westridge Road, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Resources, Leisure and Culture and having received representations from a local resident and Members of the Council, Cabinet agreed the following modified recommendations:

 

(i)  To delegate authority to the Head of Property & Procurement to accept the offer set out in the confidential appendix 1 and negotiate final terms for the long leasehold disposal of the property, provided the new owner accepts a legal obligation to continue use the area of land identified on the attached plan (or a similar area) for free short stay parking regardless of whether motorists shop at the proposed new supermarket and to undertake such ancillary action as necessary in order to exchange contracts on a conditional basis (subject to planning consent and other conditions).

 

Additional Recommendations:

 

(ii)  To note that the Council would only agree to the leasehold sale if the supermarket operator is able to obtain satisfactory planning permission.

(iii)  To note the local concern regarding possible access for shopper’ vehicles from St. Denys Road and make this point known to the Council’s Planners.

(iv)  To resolve to look at whether some of the capital receipt could be used to reinvest into Portswood District Centre and the neighbouring area to support local traders and shoppers and mitigate any traffic impact on local people, having regard to the planned Sainsbury’s development. 

(v)  To review the traffic arrangements for the Portswood Residents Garden area, with regard to the impact of traffic using these roads as a rat run.  A consultation of local residents to take place in the first instance. 

 

95.

2011/12 Grants to Voluntary Organisations pdf icon PDF 93 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety, seeking approval for the allocation of the 2011-2012 grants to voluntary organisations, attached.

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Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety, having considered the City of Southampton Strategy, particularly where grants are authorised under S.2 of the Local Government Act 2000 and having received representations from those affected by the allocation of Grant, Cabinet agreed the following amended decision:

 

(i)  To approve, subject to impact assessments, the grant recommendations set out in the attached amended Appendices 1a and 1b.

(ii)  To approve the use of general fund contingencies of £170,577 excluding any notice periods that need to be paid in 2011/12 to fund the recommendations in this report.

(iii)  To approve that the second instalment of £18,750 of the 2010/11 grant to Solent Skyis carried forward and paid to the organisation in 2011/12.

(iv)  To approve an allocation of £50,000 of the budget to fund the Community Chest small grants scheme.

(v)  To delegate authority to the Manager of the Communities Team following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety to allocate Community Chest grants during the year.

(vi)  To approve the following additions to the standard grants criteria

Applications will not normally be considered

·  from recently formed organisations for large grants

·  to fund projects that have unsuccessfully tendered for a contracted service (SCC or other)

·  to subsidise contracts (SCC or other)

·  towards political activities

·  for large capital projects

(vii)  To delegate authority to the Executive Director of Neighbourhoods following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety to:

·  determine any outstanding applications for grants for 2011/12 and to authorise grants to applicants subject to remaining within approved budgets

·  to determine notice periods, where appropriate, where grants have been reduced or discontinued

·  do anything necessary to give effect to allocation of grants for 2011/12 and 2012/13

·  progress the work to establish the value of the “help in kind” the council provides to the voluntary sector

·  conduct a review of whether it would be more appropriate to move towards commissioning and purchasing some of the services that are currently grant aided

(viii)  To delegate authority to the Executive Director of Neighbourhoods in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety to explore the possibility of additional grants being made available to voluntary organisations from the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) for activities of benefit to council tenants.

(ix)  To delegate authority to the Head of Efficiency and Business Transformation in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Local Services and Community Safety and other relevant Cabinet Members to conduct a cross service review of advice services in the city.

96.

Risk Assessment: Primary Capital Programme

Report of the Executive Director of Children’s Services and Learning detailing the Risk Assessment for the Primary Capital Programme, attached.

 

Note: This is a confidential report.

 

Minutes:

On consideration of the report of the Executive Director of Children’s Services and Learning detailing the Risk Assessment for the Primary Capital Programme, Cabinet agreed the recommendations set out in the confidential report. 

 

 

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