Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Monday, 6 September 2021 10.00 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Jonathan Malton  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Media

Items
No. Item

1.

Announcements

2.

Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 

3.

Declarations of Interest

4.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To authorise the Leader to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on Friday, 30 July 2021 as a correct record.

5.

Public Questions

The deadline for receipt of public questions is noon on Friday, 27 August.

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Public Questions at Committee Meetings

 

 

a)    Question from Dr. Douglas de Lacey

 

Girton is one of the villages already defined as a consent area. However, we have to fight a running battle with unlicensed traders, particularly those selling ice cream. Will Cabinet, if it agrees to designate the whole of the District, also take steps to provide the resources to enable our licensing team to crack down on rogue traders?

 

 

6.

Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 143 KB

7.

Quarter One Performance Report pdf icon PDF 345 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Noted the KPI results and comments at Appendix A and progress against Business Plan actions at Appendix B

8.

Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 - Street Trading pdf icon PDF 240 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Approved the adoption of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982 (“The Act”) for the whole of the South Cambridgeshire District, and designate all roads and streets within the District as Consent Streets (with the exception of the A11 and A14).

9.

South Cambridgeshire Community Safety Partnership (CSP) Action Plan pdf icon PDF 224 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Agreed the content of the Action Plan for 2021/22 as set out in Appendix A, and the lead role the Council takes in its delivery and the resources committed to it.

10.

Little Shelford Village Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a)    Approved the consultation draft Little Shelford Village Design Guide SPD, for Regulation 13 public consultation in accordance with the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 and in accordance with the consultation arrangements set out in the Consultation Statement accompanying the SPD; the consultation will be for a period of four weeks during the autumn and the setting of the dates of this consultation will be delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and Delivery.

b)    Delegated authority to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development, in liaison with the Lead Cabinet Member for Planning Policy and Delivery to make editorial changes to the consultation draft SPD to comprise minor amendments and changes required to ensure accessibility.

11.

Corporate Fraud Strategy pdf icon PDF 231 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Adopted the Corporate Fraud Strategy; acknowledging the governing body’s responsibility for ensuring that risks associated with fraud and corruption are managed effectively across all parts of the organisation.

12.

Quarter One Financial Monitoring pdf icon PDF 295 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a)    Acknowledged the forecast 2021/22 revenue position against the approved revenue budget shown in Appendix B, the projected major variances with reasons for these variances at Appendices C1 and C2 and the action being taken to address the underlying issues.

b)    Acknowledged the latest Capital Programme 2021/22 position as shown in Appendix D.

13.

Housing Revenue Account Outturn pdf icon PDF 180 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a)    Noted the 2020/21 revenue outturn position and the net underspend in the year of £1.091 million, and the explanations provided for the variances compared to the approved 2020/21 revenue budget;

b)    Noted the overall reduction in the Housing Revenue Account balance as at 31 March 2021 to £4.639 million;

c)    Recommended to Council the Housing Revenue Account Revenue Budget Carry Forwards in the sum of £0.035 million, in relation to Consultancy costs.

d)    In relation to the Capital Programme:

(i) Noted the 2020/21 capital outturn of £15.987 million;

(ii) Recommended to Council the carry forwards to 2020/21 of £1.822 million in relation to HRA Housing improvements due mainly to slippage.

(iii) Recommended to Council carry forward amounts of £1.213 million to 2021/22 in relation to HRA housebuilding during 2020/21, due to slippage.

(iv) Noted that a full review of the Capital Programme will be submitted to Cabinet at its October 2021 meeting to include re-phasing of the existing programme and new Capital bids for the next budget cycle.

14.

General Fund Outturn pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a)    Acknowledged the 2020/21 general fund revenue outturn position and the net underspend (after income from Taxation and Government Grants) in the year of £0.281 million and the explanations provided for the variances compared to the revised 2020/21 revenue budget;

b)    Acknowledged the consequent decrease in the General Fund as at 31 March 2021 of £1.994m to around £14.5m;

c)    In relation to the Capital Programme:

(i) Noted the 2020/21 capital outturn of £43,252 million;

(ii) Recommended to Council the carry forwards of £2.081 million in relation to General Fund capital projects due mainly to slippage.

(iii) Recommended to Council additional lending of £5.237 million in 2021/22 to enable Ermine Street housing to meet its target of 500 property purchases.

(iv) Noted that a full review of the Capital Programme will be submitted to Cabinet at its December 2021 meeting to include re-phasing of the existing programme and new Capital bids for the next budget cycle.

15.

Medium Term Financial Strategy pdf icon PDF 516 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a)    Acknowledged the projected changes in service spending and the overall resources available to the Council over the medium term.

b)    Recommended to Full Council the refreshed Medium Term Financial Strategy at Appendix A and updated financial forecast at Appendix B.