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Agenda

Venue: Town Hall, The Crofts, Moorgate Street, Rotherham. S60 2TH

Contact: James McLaughlin - Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk (Tel. 01709 822477)  The webcast can be viewed at http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence.

 

To receive apologies of any Member or Commissioner who is unable to attend the meeting.

2.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors and Commissioners to declare any disclosable pecuniary interests or personal interests they may have in any matter which is to be considered at this meeting, to confirm the nature of those interests and whether they intend to leave the meeting for the consideration of the item.

3.

Questions from Members of the Public

 

To receive questions from members of the public who wish to ask a general question in respect of matters within the Council’s area of responsibility or influence.

 

Subject to the Chair’s discretion, members of the public may ask one question and one supplementary question, which should relate to the original question and answered received.

 

Members of the Council may also ask questions under this agenda item.

 

4.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Items 9 and 11 have exempt appendices. Therefore, if necessary when considering that item, the Chair will move the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business on the grounds that they involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of such Act indicated, as now amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

DECISION FOR COMMISSIONER BRADWELL

5.

The House Project pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Children and Young People’s Services

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Watson (in advisory role)

Commissioner:         Bradwell

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (RMBC) become part of the next phase of DfE Innovation Funded Projects to explore the feasibility of developing an alternative housing solution for Care Leavers in Rotherham.

 

2.    That it be acknowledged that Rotherham Care Leavers will be responsible for the design, development and delivery of the project and will be supported by a range of officers from across the Council to ensure the project is delivered within the principles and practices of RMBC as well as the vision and principles of the project. (Appendix A).

 

 

DECISIONS FOR CABINET

6.

Appointment of Councillors to serve on Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 134 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Read

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:-

 

That Councillors be appointed to serve on Outside Bodies, as detailed on the schedule in Appendix 1.

 

7.

Council Plan 2017/18 Quarter 4 Performance Report pdf icon PDF 152 KB

Report of the Assistant Chief Executive

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Alam

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the overall position and direction of travel in relation to performance be noted.

 

2.    That those measures which have not progressed in accordance with the target set and the actions required to improve performance, including future performance clinics, be discussed

 

3.    That the performance reporting timetable for 2017/18 be noted.

 

Additional documents:

8.

New Applications for Business Rates Discretionary Relief pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Service

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Alam

Commissioner:         Ney (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:-

 

That 20% discretionary top up relief is awarded to Headway Rotherham, Rawmarsh CLC, Rosehill Road, Rawmarsh, Rotherham S62 7HJ for the period 31st May 2017 to 31st March 2019 and to Open Minds Theatre Company (South Yorkshire), Rotherham Underground, Corporation Street, Rotherham S60 1NG for the period 6 February 2018 to 31st March 2019.

 

 

9.

Strategic Property - Land off Stockwell Avenue, Kiveton Park pdf icon PDF 788 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Lelliott

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the disposal of a strategic property as shown edged in red and hatched in pink at Appendix 1 and as detailed within Option 1 of this report, be approved.

 

2.    That if the necessary verification is not obtained in relation to Option 1 then Option 2 be approved.

 

3.    That the Assistant Director of Planning, Regeneration and Transport negotiates and agrees the terms and conditions of the proposed disposal, with the Assistant Director of Legal Services negotiating and completing the necessary legal documentation.

 

Additional documents:

10.

Rotherham Local Plan - Adoption of the Sites and Policies Document pdf icon PDF 137 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Lelliott

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the Inspector’s final report and the recommended Main Modifications be noted.

 

2.    That the Sites and Policies Document, as modified, be referred to Council for formal adoption as part of the Development Plan for Rotherham.

 

 

11.

Forge Island Development pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Cabinet Member:     Councillor Lelliott

Commissioner:         Kenny (in advisory role)

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the decision to appoint a development partner for Forge Island and the terms of that appointment be delegated to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Jobs and the Local Economy.

 

2.    That the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment be delegated authority to use the powers available to the Council to agree the purchase and terms of the leaseholds at Riverside Precinct and that funding for these acquisitions be provided from the Town Centre Investment scheme within the approved Capital Programme.

 

3.    That, subject to an assessment of the financial viability of the proposed final terms of the development agreement, the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services, be delegated authority to commit resources from the Town Centre Investment scheme within the approved Capital Programme to deliver a preferred scheme for the development of Forge Island.

 

4.    That the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services, be delegated authority to instruct Legal Services or a third party legal provider to negotiate and complete the necessary legal documentation to give effect to the recommendations above.

 

5.    That approval be given to implement the flood defence works and the funding for implementation is taken from the allocated Town Centre Investment scheme.

 

6.    That Cabinet receive information on the Town Centre Investment scheme spend profile at appropriate trigger points.

 

Additional documents:

12.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board

To receive a report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board in respect of the following items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 6 June 2018:

 

·         The House Project

·         Rotherham Local Plan: Adoption of Sites and Policies Document

 

SHARON KEMP,

Chief Executive.