Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Tuesday, 21st March, 2017 4.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Civic Centre

Contact: Pat Wood  023 8083 2302

Items
No. Item

47.

Reports from Overview and Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 69 KB

Scrutiny Inquiry Panel – Combatting Loneliness Final Report

 

Report of the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel requesting that the Executive receive the final report of the Panel to enable the Executive to formulate its response to the recommendations, attached.

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Scrutiny Inquiry Panel – Combatting Loneliness Final Report

 

On consideration of the report of the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry Panel, Cabinet accepted the report and agreed the following additional recommendation, put forward by the Chair of the Scrutiny Inquiry “To identify priority areas with our partners in the City that require assistance”.

48.

Townhill Park Regeneration Next Steps pdf icon PDF 115 KB

Report of the Leader seeking approval for developments in the delivery of Phase 1 and subsequent phases including decanting and legal issues such as CPO, disposal and acquisition of land and other matters, attached.

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DECISION MADE: (CAB 16/17 18364)

 

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

 

Delivery and procurement Plot 1 (phase 1) and

delivery of Plot 2 (phase 1) and further demolitions

(i)  To delegate authority to the Service Lead: Capital Assets after consultation with the Service Director – Finance and Commercialisation and the Leader to:

a)  Finalise agreement of the procurement process for Plot 1 (phase 1) and appointment of a building contractor using an OJEU compliant framework subject to the contract sum being within the scheme approved budget

b)  Subject to written approval by the Service Director: Legal & Governance that all legal requirements are met and obtaining all necessary regulatory consents, to enter into the necessary legal agreements on land sale and lease to enable the delivery of housing on Plot 2 (phase 1)

c)  Subject to remaining within approved budget, to procure and enter into further demolition contracts to secure the clearance of property required to progress future redevelopment plots identified in the approved Master Plan. 

Land Disposal

(ii)  To delegate authority to the Service Lead: Capital Assets after consultation with Service Director:- Legal &Governance, the Service Director: Finance and Commercialisation and the Leader to dispose of land required for the delivery of the Townhill Park regeneration Scheme at less than market value where there is appropriate social and economic benefit and the disposal meets the conditions under Section 32 and 34 of the Housing Act 1985 permitting disposal at less than market value.

Future Decant Programme

(iii)  Delegate authority to the Service Lead: Capital Assets after consultation with the Service Director: Legal & Governance, the Service Lead: Council Housing & Neighbourhoods and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Adult Care to:

(i)  Carry out all necessary consultation on the Decant Policy and arrangements under the Housing Act 1985. The outcome of the consultation will be presented to Cabinet for approval of the revised Decant Policy

(ii)  Subject to the future approval of Cabinet in relation to (i) above, to determine the future decant programme and associated arrangements for all affected properties required to deliver the regeneration scheme.

 

(iv)  To note that the current approved budget together with funding from Section 106 Affordable Housing contributions will be used to cover the costs of activities outlined in this report.  In addition there is agreed Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) funding of £750,000 towards 50 affordable homes on Plot 1 (phase 1).

49.

Concessionary Fares Scheme 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 64 KB

Report of the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport detailing the final arrangements for the Concessionary Fare Scheme for 2017/18 including the rate at which bus operators will be reimbursed for concessionary pass travel, attached.

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DECISION MADE:  (CAB 16/17 18606)

 

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

 

(i)  To agree to reimburse bus operators at 49.6% in line with the guidance issued by the Department for Transport.

(ii)  To agree the local enhancements above the statutory minimum.