Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Tuesday, 14th June, 2022 10.00 am

Venue: Council Chamber, Catmos, Oakham, LE15 6HP

Contact: Tom Delaney  01572 720993

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Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE

2.

ANNOUNCEMENTS FROM THE CHAIRMAN AND/OR HEAD OF THE PAID SERVICE

3.

DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

In accordance with the Regulations, Members are required to declare any personal or prejudicial interests they may have and the nature of those interests in respect of items on this Agenda and/or indicate if Section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992 applies to them.

4.

RECORD OF DECISIONS pdf icon PDF 225 KB

To confirm the Record of Decisions made at the meeting of the Cabinet held on 24 May 2022.

5.

ITEMS RAISED BY SCRUTINY

To receive items raised by members of scrutiny which have been submitted to the Leader and Chief Executive.

6.

ANNUAL REPORT 2021-2022 pdf icon PDF 209 KB

To receive Report No. 106/2022 from the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Change and Transformation.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

That Cabinet:

1.    NOTED the contents of the annual report and the performance of the Council over the last year. 

2.    RECOMMENDED the Annual Performance Report to July Full Council for consideration.  

7.

CAPITAL OUTTURN REPORT 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 784 KB

To receive Report No. 105/2022 from the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Change and Transformation.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    NOTED the capital outturn position as at 31st March 2022.

 

2.    NOTED the changes to the latest capital programme as at 31st March 2022.

 

3.    NOTED the unallocated capital funding as at 31st March 2022.

 

4.    APPROVED the closure of two Affordable Housing capital projects.

8.

REVENUE OUTTURN REPORT 21/22 AND BUDGET UPDATE 22/23 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To receive Report No. 104/2022 from the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Governance and Performance, Change and Transformation.

Decision:

RESOLVED

1.    That Cabinet:

a)    NOTED the provisional outturn (subject to audit and finalisation of business rates figures) on the revenue budget;

b)    APPROVED transfer to and from reserves of £2.425m.

c)    RECOMMENDED to Council use of new grants received in 22/23 of £2.082m.

d)    RECOMMENDED to Council use of existing grants (i.e. those hold at year end) £0.439m in the 22/23 budget.

e)    APPROVED use of 21/22 budget underspends of £0.486m in the 22/23 budget.

f)      RECOMMENDED to Council an increase to the 22/23 budget to cover additional costs was set out in Section 7.1 of £3m to be funded by General Fund (£2.742m), Earmarked Reserves (£0.318m);

g)    NOTED that the approach to the way budget will be managed was set out in 7.1.4 and that budget would only be released when there was more certainty over estimated figures, potential savings in 22/23 and new burdens funding;

h)    RECOMMENDED to Council to set aside £300k for further requests for funding that will emerge over the coming months as more information became available regarding planned Government reforms and the status of local projects (Section 8.7) and that the Chief Executive and Strategic Director for Resources are given authority to allocate this funding;

i)      RECOMMENDED to Council to establish a High Needs earmarked reserve (no upper ceiling) to cover historic costs as per para 7.8;

j)      NOTED that the MTFP assumptions in respect of pay inflation and other inflation had been updated (Section 8) and the revised MTFP showing a £2.6m funding gap in 23/24 was included in Appendix G.

2.    That Cabinet:

a)    NOTED the view of the Council’s s151 Officer that the Council’s future financial position remained extremely challenging, the projected financial gap for 23/24 was increasing and that whatever savings actions the Council takes further support from Government was likely to be required.

 

9.

LEVELLING UP FUND (LUF) GRANT APPLICATION APPROVAL pdf icon PDF 345 KB

To receive Report No. 109/2022 from the Leader of the Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    APPROVED the submission of a joint application by Rutland County Council and Melton Borough Council for Round 2 of Levelling Up Funding, in line with the Councils Constitution Financial Procedure Rules. 

 

2.    Authority be DELEGATED to the Strategic Director – Places in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development toagree with Melton Borough Council which organisation acts as nominated Lead Local Authority for the Levelling Up Funding bid.  The Lead Local Authority function should be undertaken on a full cost recovery basis and a formal agreement between the two local authorities governing the working arrangements including a partnership governance structure.

 

3.    Authority be DELEGATED to the Section 151 Officer and Strategic Director – Places in consultation with the Leader and Portfolio Holder for Economic Development and Portfolio Holder for Resources to include indicative match funding in the bid so long as it has no direct impact on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan and subject to formal Council approval should the LUF bid prove successful.

 

4.    NOTED that the joint application was submitted on the basis that a detailed discussion regarding funding included any ongoing financial implications would be required should the Council be successful in securing the bid.  Any discussions would result in a Full Council decision to accept or reject funding offered.

10.

MARKET OVERTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN pdf icon PDF 213 KB

To receive Report No. 107/2022 from the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Highways and Transport.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

That Cabinet AGREED that:

1.    The draft Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan was published for public consultation for a minimum of 6 weeks.

2.    Following public consultation, the draft plan and representations received were submitted for independent examination.

3.    The Strategic Director of Places be authorised to appoint an independent examiner in consultation with the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan Group

4.    That following receipt of the examiner’s report that the Strategic Director of Places in consultation with the Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Planning be authorised to publish the County Council’s decision notice, update the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan and undertake a referendum.

5.    Subject to the outcome of the referendum that the Strategic Director of Places in consultation with the Portfolio Holder with responsibility for Planning be authorised to make the Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan part of the Development Plan for Rutland.

11.

HIGHWAYS CAPITAL PROGRAMME - SECOND ALLOCATION 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 882 KB

To receive Report No. 110/2022 from the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Highways and Transport.

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    RECOMMENDED to Council that the Department for Transport (DfT) Capital Highways Maintenance Block funding allocation received to the value of £1.506m was used for highway carriageway, footway, bridges and drainage schemes as per Appendix A to the report.

12.

INTERIM POSITION STATEMENT ON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT pdf icon PDF 210 KB

To receive Report No. 108/2022 from the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Highways and Transport.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    APPROVED the Interim Position Statement on Housing Development in order to guide developers and investors and to function as a material consideration in decision making on planning applications pending the production of the Rutland Local Plan.

 

2.    APPROVED the Interim Position Statement on Housing Development for public consultation in order to guide developers and investors and to function as a material consideration in decision making on planning applications pending the production of the Rutland Local Plan.

 

3.    DELEGATED to the Strategic Director of Places in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, Highways and Transport the consideration of all responses made through the public consultation and the determination of any subsequent changes to the Interim Position Statement.

13.

ANY ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To receive items of urgent business which have previously been notified to the person presiding.