Decisions

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Decisions published

17/06/2022 - COUNCIL HOUSEHOLD SUPPORT FUND POLICY ref: 830    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet authorised (report number 103/2022) that the Strategic Director for Resources in consultation with the Portfolio Holder with responsibility for finance to finalise the Council’s policy in relation to the discretionary element of the Council Tax energy rebate scheme and Household Support Fund and to make any further changes should funding still be available.

The Government announced that there would be an extension to the household Support Fund from 1st April 2022 to 30th September 2022. Councils are encouraged to disburse the funding as soon as possible.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Resources

Decision published: 17/06/2022

Effective from: 17/06/2022

Decision:

A policy has been approved under delegation.

Lead officer: Saverio Della Rocca


14/06/2022 - CAPITAL OUTTURN REPORT 2021/22 ref: 824    For Determination

To provide members with an update on the Council’s financial position

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.

Lead officer: Saverio Della Rocca


14/06/2022 - REVENUE OUTTURN REPORT 21/22 AND BUDGET UPDATE 22/23 ref: 825    For Determination

To provide members with an update on the Council’s financial position

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.

 

Lead officer: Saverio Della Rocca


14/06/2022 - INTERIM POSITION STATEMENT ON HOUSING DEVELOPMENT ref: 829    For Determination

To seek the approval of an Interim Position Statement to be used as a material consideration in the determination of appropriate planning applications for housing development, pending the adoption of a Local Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.

Lead officer: Roger Ranson


14/06/2022 - LEVELLING UP FUND (LUF) GRANT APPLICATION APPROVAL ref: 826    For Determination

Approval to submit a joint bid for Round 2 funding with Melton Council to invest in local transport projects, regeneration of town centres and high streets and support cultural and heritage assets to make a real difference to Rutland.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.

Lead officer: Angela Culleton


14/06/2022 - HIGHWAYS CAPITAL PROGRAMME - SECOND ALLOCATION 2022/23 ref: 828    For Determination

Approves that the spend of the Department for Transports (DfT) for the balance of the Highways Maintenance Block funding allocation and both the Capital Pot Hole and Incentive funds received

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.

Lead officer: Andrew Tatt


14/06/2022 - MARKET OVERTON NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN ref: 827    For Determination

To seek the approval for the draft Market Overton Neighbourhood Plan Review to be published for consultation and  subsequent stages.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.

Lead officer: Roger Ranson


14/06/2022 - ANNUAL REPORT 2021-2022 ref: 823    For Determination

To provide Cabinet with an annual report of Council performance for noting ahead of Full Council in July.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

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.  

Lead officer: Kevin Quinn


30/05/2022 - SEND Capital Approval of Spend ref: 822    Recommendations Approved

Approve £192k for the refurbishment of the Old Nursery for provision of Mainstream+ provision at Uppingham Community College as approved at the SEND Programme Board.



Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Resources

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 30/05/2022

Decision:

Uppingham Community College develop a permanent capital solution, refurbishing the existing mobile building to provide two suitable teaching facilities, including kitchen and washrooms and other internal and external decor, to support Mainstream plus education.

Works commissioned should be line with the scope set out in the RCC commissioned Pick Everard feasibility study development - Option 5B

Lead officer: Saverio Della Rocca