Decisions

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Decisions published

19/11/2020 - Ketton parking restrictions ref: 700    Recommendations Approved

Line (markings) and associated traffic management for Ketton parking restrictions

To make TRO according to proposal and implement.

The approach to be adopted by traffic authorities in considering whether to make a TRO should be as follows:
(1) The decision-maker should have in mind the duty (at S.122 of the 1984 Act) to secure expeditious, convenient and safe movements of vehicular and other traffic including pedestrians in so far as is practicable (NB this case also confirmed that “traffic” extends to include pedestrians)
(2) The decision-maker should then have regard to factors which may point in favour of imposing a restriction on that movement; such factors will include the movement on the amenities of the locality and other relevant factors including those set out at S.1 of the 1984 Act
(3) The decision-maker should then balance the various considerations and come to the appropriate decision



Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Decision:

Following formal consultation, responses received by RCC, several responses questioned the need for restrictions as proposed and suggested elements outside the scope of the proposal.

https://www.rutland.gov.uk/my-community/transport/transport-strategy/highway-and-transport-concerns/

The purpose of the TRO is to benefit all highway users including residents - helping with expeditious, convenient and safe movement, especially in the context of a school area on an A road.
Factors the Council have considered which mean that a restriction needs to be imposed are:
• a need to help with expeditious, convenient and safe movement, especially in the context of a school area on an A road.
• a need to prioritise access for residents
• displacement to intended unrestricted areas
It is recommended to make TRO as proposal there is no material reason not to.
Other representations were made based on either personal preference or inconvenience caused by the proposal but were not considered to override the objective of providing a benefit to all highway users.


Lead officer: Mrs Penny Sharp


12/01/2021 - RUTLAND RADIO PROJECT ref: 696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved the issuing of a grant to the ‘Rutland and Stamford Sound Community Interest Company’ (the CIC).

 

Cabniet approve the transfer of ownership of any items purchased for the Project from the budget allocated to the Project to the CIC.

 

Cabinet endorsed the completion of the remainder of the Project by the CIC

 

Cabinet authorised the Director for Resources to instruct the Head of Human Resources to complete the necessary steps in the process to facilitate the transfer of the Project Manager post in accordance with TUPE to the Radio Project CIC in as short a timeframe as is possible and not to oppose the transfer.

 


12/01/2021 - HIGHWAYS TRANSPORT WORKING GROUP PROCESS ref: 694    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

1.    Cabinet approved the revised Highway and Transport Concern Process (HTCP) and timeframes.

 

2.    Cabinet noted that a further report would be brought to Cabinet (anticipated in March 2021) on the overarching Integrated Transport Capital Programme and associated funding.

 


12/01/2021 - LEISURE REVIEW PROJECT COMMENCEMENT ref: 693    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

1.     Cabinet authorised the Director for Places to form a Project Board and associated structures (attached as Appendix A of the report) in order to undertake a leisure provision needs analysis, and if required subsequent procurement.

 

2.     Cabinet approved the content of the Needs Analysis and Options Appraisal Brief as attached at Appendix B of the report, and authorises the Director for Places and Portfolio Holder for Culture & Leisure to make any necessary subsequent amendments if required.

 

3.     Cabinet approved the extension of the present Leisure Management contract with Stevenage Leisure Ltd (SLL) for up to one year (to 31st March 2023) if required to complete procurement processes.

 

4.     Cabinet authorised the Director for Places and the Director for Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Finance and the Cabinet Member with Portfolio for Culture & Leisure, to agree financial support for the present Leisure Management Contract of up to £100,000 in 2022/23, subject to interim performance reviews.

 


12/01/2021 - PRIVATE SECTOR HOUSING RENEWAL POLICY (INCLUDING DISABLED ADAPTATIONS) ref: 692    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved the revised Private Sector Housing Renewal Policy attached at Appendix A of the report.

 


12/01/2021 - FEES AND CHARGES 2021/22 ref: 691    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

 

1.    Cabinet approved the level of fees and charges for 2021/22 as set out in Appendices 1-4 of the report.

 

2.    Cabinet noted that taxi and private hire vehicle licenses fees would be subject to change based on the outcome of forthcoming consultation through a public notice procedure and be brought back for approval following that consultation.

 

3.    Cabinet noted that weekly Residential Home Care rates are subject to a separate report.

 


12/01/2021 - TREASURY MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ref: 690    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Cabinet recommended to Council to approve:

 

a)          the Treasury Management Strategy in Appendix 1 of the report including the Investment Strategy, Borrowing strategy, Minimum Revenue Provision statement and Capital Expenditure Prudential indicators.

 

b)          the Capital Investment Strategy which is unchanged from that approved last year in Report 05/2020

 


12/01/2021 - DRAFT 2021/22 REVENUE AND CAPITAL BUDGET ref: 689    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved for consultation:

·         The General Fund Budget of £42.4m for 2021/22 detailed in Section 3

·         An increase in Council Tax of 1.99% with a further 1% for the Adult Social Care precept of the 3% available over 2 years

·         The capital programme as detailed in Section 6

·         The creation of a new Earmarked Reserve for Ash Dieback (£500k) as per para 3.5.9

·         The minimum reserve level be increased from £2m to £3m to reflect the changing risk profile.

 

Cabinet noted:

·         The advice from the Council’s Section 151 Officer in respect of the budget as set out in para 2.1.12

·         The Medium Term financial outlook and commits to taking action in 21/22 to address the deficit position

·         Representations to government on the unfair distribution of the Local Government Settlement and the resulting impact on Rutland residents

·         That the funding position may change when the NNDR (business rates) tax base and local government finance settlement is finalised

·         That additional revenue or capital expenditure may be incurred in 2021/22 funded through 2020/21 budget under spends to be carried forward via earmarked reserves. The use of reserves for budget carry forwards is not currently shown in the budget but will have no impact on the General Fund

·         The estimated deficit of c£186k on the Collection Fund as at 31 March 2021 (Section 4.2) of which £160k is the Rutland share

·         That Council will be considering the Treasury Management Strategy and Capital Investment Strategy separately

 


12/01/2021 - COVID 19 - USE OF EMERGENCY POWERS ref: 688    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

 

a)    Cabinet noted the present position in Rutland in respect of COVID 19

 

b)    Cabinet noted the continued applicability of the Civil Emergency Delegation.

 


12/01/2021 - SPENDING OF COMMUTED SUMS FOR AFFORDABLE HOUSING ref: 697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Cabinet approved a grant of £650,000 to the Platform Housing Group for the development on the former allotments at Brooke Road, Oakham subject to planning consent and a satisfactory funding agreement.

 

Cabinet agreed that the Strategic Director - Places be authorised to conclude the funding agreement in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning and Finance

 


12/01/2021 - APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE ref: 699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

Decision:

Councillor Walters submitted his apologies.


11/01/2021 - North Luffenham Community Centre Refurbishment ref: 698    Recommendations Approved

To approve the funding of a refurbishment of North Luffenham Community Centre at a total project £26,189. A contribution from North Luffenham Parish Council of £1,736, leaves a funding balance of £24,453

To carry out required upgrades, with North Luffenham Parish Council entering into an arrangement to take responsibility for day to day running of the centre

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 11/01/2021

Decision:

Proposed refurbishment of North Luffenham Community Centre to include new kitchen units, redecoration, re-carpeting, minor electrical and plumbing, with associated alterations to fire escape arrangements as required by Building Control.

Lead officer: Mrs Penny Sharp


06/01/2021 - HTWG: ITCP-2017-13 – Lyndon Top cycleway ref: 695    Recommendations Approved

To improve the actual and perceived safety of this stretch of highway, which is heavily used by residents and tourists.
Residents and tourists have raised concerns regarding the safety of this section of carriageway specifically during the summer months when there is an increased number of cyclists using this section of highway to join onto the cycle path and an increased number of vehicles accessing different areas of Rutland Water.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision published: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 06/01/2021

Decision:

It is intended to construct under The Highways Act 1980 a creation of cycleway – requiring the following works:
• Removal of the hedge within the adopted highway alongside the carriageway
• Installation of a new cycle way (to include edgings and culverting the existing ditch)
• Installation of cycle lane defenders • Removal of white lines on existing carriageway
• New signage and road marking to alert drivers to the new carriageway layout

Lead officer: Mrs Penny Sharp


23/12/2020 - Publication of Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) ref: 687    Recommendations Approved

To approve for publication the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS) which is published for the first time this year – must be published by 31st December.

To ensure transparency and meet our statutory duty to publish an annual Infrastructure Funding Statement by 31st December.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Places

Decision published: 04/01/2021

Effective from: 23/12/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report on the Community Infrastructure Levy in July 2020. (Report no: 95/2020)

Cabinet resolved to delegate specific matters (as set out in Appendix 1 of the report) regarding the day to day management of the CIL regime to the Director of Places. This included the authorisation for publication of the annual CIL funding statement. This now forms part of the Infrastructure Funding Statement (IFS).

There is now a statutory requirement to publish an IFS each year by the 31st December, beginning this year with the publication of an IFS for the monitoring year 2019-2020.

The IFS for this year is appended to this decision Form.


Lead officer: Mrs Penny Sharp