Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Monday 25 April 2022 10.00 a.m.

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

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Items
No. Item

132.

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.

133.

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 133.

Minutes:

(1)           Mr. David Smith asked why the Cabinet Member for Social Inclusion tried to make out in the Rotherham Star that the reason for not building a leisure centre in Dinnington was based on financial constraints and also why he made it clear that the Council had no intention of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 133.

134.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 283 KB

 

To receive the record of proceedings of the Cabinet meeting held on 28 March 2022.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the minutes of the previous meeting of the Cabinet held on 25th March, 2022, be approved as a true and correct record of the proceedings.

135.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

 

There is no exempt information on the agenda.

Minutes:

There was no exempt information on the agenda.

136.

Dedicated Schools Grant High Needs Block Safety Valve Programme pdf icon PDF 591 KB

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

 

Recommendations:

 

Cabinet is asked to:

 

1.    Note the delegated decision taken by the Strategic Director as agreed by Cabinet in December 2021 to enter into the ‘Safety Valve’ Intervention Programme Agreement.

 

2.    Agree as part of the involvement in  ...  view the full agenda text for item 136.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to report which explained that, as part of the Department of Education (DfE) work to address long term challenges in the High Needs funding within the Dedicated Schools Grant, a small number of identified local authorities, including Rotherham, had been invited to have a financial agreement known  ...  view the full minutes text for item 136.

137.

Banning Order Policy (Private Sector Housing) pdf icon PDF 284 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet approves the new Banning Order Policy.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval of the new Banning Order Policy in relation to private sector housing. The Housing and Planning Act 2016 introduced a number of tools and powers related to private sector housing enforcement, including the use of Banning Orders. Banning Orders became law  ...  view the full minutes text for item 137.

138.

Introduction of First Homes and approval of local eligibility criteria pdf icon PDF 333 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That Cabinet notes the introduction of First Homes as a mandatory requirement by Central Government.

 

2.    That Cabinet approves the proposed local eligibility criteria as additional requirements over and above the First Homes mandatory national criteria.  The local eligibility  ...  view the full agenda text for item 138.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which explained that First Homes became a mandatory Central Government requirement from 28th December, 2021. They were a new affordable home ownership product to be delivered via Section 106 planning obligations on residential development sites. One quarter (25%) of all affordable homes secured by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 138.

139.

Hackney Carriage Tariffs pdf icon PDF 320 KB

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

1.    That the amendments to the Hackney Carriage tariffs and soiling charge detailed in this report and Appendix 1 be approved along with a 14-day consultation period.

 

2.    That following the period of consultation, if no objections are received or  ...  view the full agenda text for item 139.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which sought approval for the amendments to the Hackney Carriage tariffs and soiling charge along with a 14-day consultation period.

 

A request had been received at the end of October 2021 on behalf of members of the Rotherham Hackney Carriage Association requesting a rise  ...  view the full minutes text for item 139.

140.

Climate Emergency Annual Report pdf icon PDF 888 KB

 

Report from the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment.

 

Recommendations:

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

1.    Notes progress to date towards NZ30 and NZ40 targets.

2.    Notes progress against the actions from the 2021/22 Climate Emergency Action Plan.

3.    Agrees the approach laid out for continued development of the Council’s  ...  view the full agenda text for item 140.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the report which provided an update on progress against actions outlined in the 2021/22 Climate Emergency Action Plan. At its meeting on 30th October, 2019, the Council declared a climate emergency and produced a policy and action plan “Responding to the Climate Emergency”. This set out  ...  view the full minutes text for item 140.

141.

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 20 April 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.

142.

Date and Time of Next Meeting

 

The next meeting of the Cabinet will be held on Monday 16 May 2022 commencing at 10.00am in Rotherham Town Hall.

Minutes:

Resolved:-

 

That the next meeting of the Cabinet be held on Monday, 16th May, 2022, commencing at 10.00 a.m. in Rotherham Town Hall.