Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday 11 July 2022 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - Rotherham Town Hall, Moorgate Street, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 2TH. View directions

Contact: Governance Unit - Email: governance@rotherham.gov.uk  The webcast can be viewed at http://www.rotherham.public-i.tv

Items
No. Item

18.

Declarations of Interest

 

To invite Councillors 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.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

19.

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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 19.

Minutes:

(1)           Councillor Bennett-Sylvester asked a question in relation to the Housing Strategy that was on the agenda. The Strategy was very welcome as there were many conversations taking place with residents who were desperate for housing. However, around East Herringthorpe there had been a number of infill sites that have  ...  view the full minutes text for item 19.

20.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 273 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 20 June 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 20th June, 2022, be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

21.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Item 11 has an exempt appendix. 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 item(s) of business on the grounds that it  ...  view the full agenda text for item 21.

Minutes:

The Chair advised that Appendix 3 to Item 11 on the agenda contained exempt information, however, the meeting remained open to the public and press throughout.

22.

Public Health Proposals for Drugs and Alcohol Grant 2022-2025 pdf icon PDF 333 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet accept the grant funding and approve the approach to management of the grant.

 

2.    That Cabinet agree the 3-year outlined grant plan, and to receive an annual update.

 

3.    That Cabinet note that at  ...  view the full agenda text for item 22.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which set out the proposal for the Drug and Alcohol Grant which had been made available to Rotherham as one of 50 accelerator areas in England by the Office for Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID).

 

Rotherham had been identified by the OHID for the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 22.

23.

Finance Outturn 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 797 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    Note the revenue outturn position. 

 

2.    Note the budgeted transfer from HRA reserves was reduced by £2.1m following the revenue and capital outturn positions.

 

3.    Note the carry forward of the combined schools balance of £3.794m  ...  view the full agenda text for item 23.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which outlined the final revenue and capital outturn position for 2021/22. It was reported that the Revenue Budget 2021/22 was approved by Council on 3rd March, 2021.  A budget of £235.7m was set for General Fund services, which excluded schools’ budgets and Housing Revenue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Annual Treasury Management Report and Actual Prudential Indicators 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 443 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    To note the Treasury Management Prudential Indicators outturn position as set out in section 3 and Appendix 1.

 

2.    To agree that the report is forwarded to Audit Committee for information.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the Annual Treasury Management report, which was submitted to review the treasury activity for 2021/22 against the strategy agreed at the start of the year. The report also covered the actual Prudential Indicators for 2021/22 in accordance with the requirements of the Prudential Code. The report  ...  view the full minutes text for item 24.

25.

May Financial Monitoring 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 693 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services.

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet

 

1.          Note the current General Fund Revenue Budget forecast overspend of £7.7m.

 

2.          Note that actions will continue to be taken to reduce the overspend position but that it is likely that the Council will need to  ...  view the full agenda text for item 25.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

26.

Rotherham's Housing Strategy 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 388 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Adult Care, Housing and Public Health.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approves the Housing Strategy 2022-25

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which presented the new Housing Strategy for 2022-25. The Strategy had been developed in consultation with tenants and residents, officers and key stakeholders. It set out the Council’s strategic priorities for housing over the next 3 years.

 

The long term vision for housing in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 26.

27.

Annual Housing Development Report - 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 515 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

28.

Household Support Fund pdf icon PDF 409 KB

 

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the allocation of Household Support Fund grant of £2,489,030 for the first half of 2022/2023 be updated as follows:

 

a)    Food vouchers for children eligible for free school meals be increased to £1,433,775.

 

b)    £45,000 allocation to support care leavers, being  ...  view the full agenda text for item 28.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to a report which explained that Cabinet had received a report in May 2022 covering the extension of the Household Support Fund (HSF) for the period March to September 2022. The report provided for provisional allocation with some of the grant to be held in reserve for  ...  view the full minutes text for item 28.

29.

Transport Capital Programme 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 502 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet note the funding, as stated in the report, and that it will be used to support delivery of the Council’s programme of transport projects.

 

2.    That Cabinet approve receipt of £1.2 million City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement  ...  view the full agenda text for item 29.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

30.

Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) Options Paper pdf icon PDF 447 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    Approve the option of undertaking a collaborative procurement and award a contract for the provision of Household Waste Recycling Centres in the borough using the Contract Procedure Rules of Doncaster Metropolitan Borough Council and approve the leasing  ...  view the full agenda text for item 30.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which explained that approval was sought to enter into a joint procurement with Barnsley and Doncaster Councils for Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRC). The current Household Waste Recycling Centre (HWRC) contract had been in place since October 2018 and was delivered in partnership with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.

31.

Outcomes from the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board relating to Road Safety concerns Cumwell Lane / Kingsforth Lane Petition pdf icon PDF 387 KB

 

Report from the Assistant Chief Executive.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet receive the recommendations and Council Officer proposed measures as detailed in Section 3 of this report.

 

Minutes:

32.

Local Plan: Consultation on draft Supplementary Planning Documents pdf icon PDF 325 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.      That approval be given to public consultation on the draft Supplementary Planning Documents at Appendices 1 to 5.

 

2.     That, following consultation, a further report be submitted to Cabinet in early 2023 regarding adoption of the Supplementary Planning Documents.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 32.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval to undertake public consultation on the following draft Supplementary Planning Documents (SPDs):

 

·       Developer Contributions SPD

·       Biodiversity Net Gain SPD

·       Trees SPD

·       Preparing a Soils Strategy SPD

·       Development in the Green Belt SPD

 

Detail on each of the SPDs was set out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 32.

33.

Recommendations from Overview and Scrutiny Management Board pdf icon PDF 211 KB

 

To receive a report detailing the recommendations of the Overview and Scrutiny Management Board in respect of the above items that were subject to pre-decision scrutiny on 6 July 2022.

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the circulated report, the contents of which were included as part of the relevant items and the details included accordingly.

34.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 19 September 2022 commencing at 10.00am in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:- 

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday, 19th September, 2022, commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.