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Agenda

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

Contact: James McLaughlin, Head of Democratic Services  01709 822477 or Email: james.mclaughlin@rotherham.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

 

To receive apologies from any Member who is unable to attend the meeting.

2.

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.

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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 3.

4.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 163 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 17 December 2018

5.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

Agenda Items 11 and 12 have exempt appendices. Therefore, if necessary when considering those items, 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  ...  view the full agenda text for item 5.

CORPORATE SERVICES AND FINANCE

6.

Calculation of the Council Tax Base for 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 121 KB

Report of the Strategic Director of Finance and Customer Services

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet recommend to Council that:

 

(a)  The amount calculated by the Council as its Council Tax Base and those of the Parish Councils shown at Appendix 1 for 2019/20 shall be a total of 70,279.97 Band D  ...  view the full agenda text for item 6.

Additional documents:

HOUSING

7.

Housing Revenue Account – Rents and Service Charges for 2019/2020 pdf icon PDF 129 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet recommend to Council:-

 

(a)  That dwelling rents are reduced by 1% for 2019/20 in line with the requirements outlined in the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2016.

(b)  That there is a 2.4% increase  ...  view the full agenda text for item 7.

Additional documents:

8.

Housing Revenue Account – Business Plan 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 194 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That Cabinet recommend to the Council to:

 

(a)  That the proposed 2019-20 Base Case Option 2 for the HRA Business Plan be approved.

(b)  That the plan be reviewed annually to provide an updated financial position.  ...  view the full agenda text for item 8.

Additional documents:

9.

Amendments to the Housing Allocation Policy - January 2019 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That the five proposed amendments to the Allocation Policy detailed below be approved:-

 

(a)  Amend the banding related to homelessness households to award a higher band following a full homelessness assessment as detailed in section 3.2.6  ...  view the full agenda text for item 9.

10.

Disposal of HRA Sites Whinney Hill and Chesterhill Avenue, Thrybergh pdf icon PDF 115 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That disposal on the open market of the Council-owned sites Whinney Hill and Chesterhill Avenue be approved.

 

2.    That the consideration and acceptance of the offer presenting the best consideration be undertaken by  the Assistant Director  ...  view the full agenda text for item 10.

Additional documents:

11.

Delivery of bungalows on HRA sites using modern methods of construction pdf icon PDF 134 KB

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

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the use of Housing Revenue Account capital resources up to a maximum of the amount set out in exempt Appendix 2, to deliver 12 bungalows using modern methods of construction on  ...  view the full agenda text for item 11.

Additional documents:

JOBS AND THE LOCAL ECONOMY

12.

Disposal of Surplus Properties pdf icon PDF 125 KB

Report of the Acting Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

 

Recommendations:-

 

1.    That approval be given to the proposed disposal of the Council’s freehold interest in the following properties:-

 

(a)  Goodwin Crescent, Swinton

(b)  36 Nelson Street, Boston Castle

(c)  Netherfield Court, Eldon Road, Eastwood

(d)  20 Percy Street, Boston  ...  view the full agenda text for item 12.

Additional documents:

13.

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 16 January 2019:

 

·         Housing Revenue Account Business Plan 2019/20

·         Amendments to the Housing Allocation Policy – January 2019

 

SHARON KEMP,

Chief Executive.