Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Wednesday, 2 October 2019 9.30 a.m.

Venue: Council Chamber - South Cambs Hall. View directions

Contact: Ian Senior  03450 450 500 Email: democratic.services@scambs.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

To receive Apologies for Absence from Cabinet members. 

2.

Declarations of Interest

3.

Minutes of Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To authorise the Leader to sign the Minutes of the meeting held on 4 September 2019 as a correct record.

4.

Announcements

5.

Public Questions

6.

Issues arising from the Scrutiny and Overview Committee pdf icon PDF 140 KB

7.

Corporate Asset Plan pdf icon PDF 212 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet approved and adopted the Corporate Asset Plan 2020-2024 attached as Appendix A attached to the report from the Interim Director of Finance.

8.

Investment Strategy pdf icon PDF 956 KB

Decision:

Cabinet recommended to Full Council:

 

(a)          The updated Investment Strategy attached at Appendix A to the report from the Interim Director of Finance, which includes

(i)            a range of investment indicators to comply with the Statutory Guidance on Local Government Investments and

(ii)           the governance arrangements that enable the Council to seek approval for priority investments in a timely manner in response to market conditions.

 

(b)          The consequent changes to the Scheme of Delegation to enable the Head of Commercial Development & Investment to progress investment opportunities, including due diligence checks, and to authorise the Section 151 Officer to submit non-binding offers in line with market practice.

9.

General Fund Revenue and Capital Budget Provisional Outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 296 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

(a)          Acknowledged the 2018/2019 General Fund revenue outturn position and the net overspend on day to day services in the year of £0.541 million and the explanations provided for the variances compared to the approved 2018/2019 revenue budget;

 

(b)          Acknowledged the additional surplus primarily from Business Rates and related Grants of £6.519 million and how this has occurred;

 

(c)          Acknowledged the consequent increase in the General Fund Balance as at 31 March 2019 of £5.978 million to £17.446 million;

 

(d)          Recommended to Council that the Business Efficiency Reserve be re-designated to the Transformation Reserve and that the sum of £3 million be appropriated from unallocated General Fund Reserve to enable the service transformation and organisational change programme to be resourced, noting that the General Fund unallocated reserve would then be £14.446 million;

 

(e)          Recommended to Council the General Fund Revenue Carry Forwards in the sum of £1.227 million as outlined in Appendix A;

 

(f)           In relation to the Capital Programme:

 

(i)            Noted the 2018/2019 capital budget outturn of £27,190 million;

 

(ii)          Recommended to Council the carry forwards of £6.464 million in relation to General Fund capital projects due mainly to slippage as outlined in the report;

 

(iii)         Noted that a full review of the Capital Programme will be submitted to Cabinet at its November 2019 meeting to include re-phasing of the existing programme and new Capital bids for the next budget cycle.

10.

Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Revenue and Capital Provisional Outturn 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 261 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet

 

(a)          Acknowledged the 2018/2019 revenue outturn position and the net underspend in the year of £2.042 million, and the explanations provided for the variances compared to the approved 2018/2019 revenue budget;

 

(b)          Acknowledged the consequent increase in the Housing Revenue Account balance as at 31 March 2019 of £1.051million to £11.148 million;

 

(c)          Recommended to Council the Housing Revenue Account Revenue Budget Carry Forwards in the sum of £0.739 million, identified at Appendix A;

 

(d)          In relation to the Capital Programme:

 

(i)            Noted the 2018/2019 capital budget outturn of £15,625 million;

 

(ii)          Recommended to Council the carry forwards of £1.124 million in relation to HRA capital projects due mainly to slippage.

 

(iii)         Noted that a full review of the Capital Programme will be submitted to Cabinet at its November 2019 meeting to include re-phasing of the existing programme and new Capital bids for the next budget cycle.

11.

Bourn Airfield Supplementary Planning Document pdf icon PDF 386 KB

 

Appendices A, B and C are available only on the Council’s website.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a)  considered the main issues raised in the public consultation, and the comments of Scrutiny and Overview Committee;

(b)  agreed responses to the representations received and agreed consequential proposed changes to the SPD as set out in the Consultation Statement and Schedule of SPD Changes (attached as Appendices A and B to the report from the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development);

(c)   subject to (a), adopted the amended Bourn Airfield New Village SPD; and

(d)  delegated to the Joint Director of Planning and Economic Development in liaison with the Deputy Leader, the authority to make any necessary editing changes to the SPD prior to publication including to the figures and spatial framework diagram to ensure consistency with the agreed text of the SPD.

12.

Councillor Appointment to the A505 Royston to Granta Park Strategic Growth and Transport Study Steering Group pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

a.    appointed Councillors Peter McDonald (Liberal Democrat). Peter Topping (Conservative) and Aidan Van de Weyer (Liberal Democrat) to the A505 Royston to Granta Park Strategic Growth and Transport Study Member Steering Group and:

b.    appointed Councillors Henry Batchelor and Brian Milnes (both Liberal Democrats) as substitutes;

c.    at Councillor Peter Topping’s request, declined to appoint a Conservative substitute; and

d.    requested that officers ask Cambridgeshire County Council whether meetings of the Steering Group would be held in public.

13.

Date of Next Meeting

Wednesday 6 November 2019