Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Thursday, 19th May, 2022 4.30 pm

Venue: District Council Offices, Mill Lane, Wingerworth, Chesterfield, S42 6NG

Contact: Alan Maher  01246 217391

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are requested to declare the existence and nature of any disclosable pecuniary interest and/or other interest, not already on their register of interests, in any item on the agenda and withdraw from the meeting at the appropriate time.

3.

Minutes of the Last Meeting pdf icon PDF 239 KB

To approve as a correct record and the Leader to sign the attached Minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on Thursday 3 March 2022.

4.

Council Plan Targets Performance Update - October to March 2022 pdf icon PDF 544 KB

Report of Councillor A Dale, Leader of the Council

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)       That Cabinet noted the outturns against the Council Plan 2019-2023 Targets as of 31 March 2022.

 

(2)       That targets ECO 30, ENV 08 and SER 03 be withdrawn from the corporate performance framework for the reasons stated in the report.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To inform Cabinet on the progress against the Council Plan targets, noting achievements and any areas of concern.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – None. The report provided information about the outturns against the Council Plan.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision and so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

5.

County Wide Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy pdf icon PDF 264 KB

Report of Councillor C Renwick, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That Cabinet endorsed the County Wide Homelessness & Rough Sleeping Strategy.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To allow the Council to meet the needs of those with multiple and complex needs and the coming issues related to the increases in the cost of living.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – The option of proceeding with our own homelessness strategy was considered but rejected for the reasons explained in the report.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision so can be implemented with immediate effect by officers.

6.

Dronfield Burial Ground pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Report of the Assistant Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer

Decision:

RESOLVED - Cabinet agreed:

 

(1)       To delegate to the Managing Director the power to determine whether the Dronfield and District Joint Burial Committee and any involvement by Unstone Parish Council in the Cemetery Advisory Committee should be ended.

 

(2)       To delegate the preparation of the procedures for determining the above to the Managing Director in consultation with the Assistant Director of Governance and Monitoring Officer.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – A decision of this nature is an executive decision and would normally be taken by Cabinet. However, due to the number of Cabinet Members that would need to declare a procedural interest, the decision will be delegated to the Managing Director. A procedure based on written representation will need to be prepared for all parties to follow.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – The option not to delegate the decision to the Managing Director was considered but rejected for the reasons specified in the report.

 

Please note that this was not a Key Decision so can be implemented by officers with immediate effect.

 

7.

Urgent Items (Public)

To consider any other matter which the Leader is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with the provisions of Statutory Instrument 2012 No 2089, Regulation 11.

8.

Exclusion of Public

The Leader to move:-

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the following items of business to avoid the disclosure to them of exempt information as defined in Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006).  [The category of exempt information is stated after each item].

 

Private Session

9.

Sharley Park Tag Active / Low Carbon

Report of Councillor A Powell, Portfolio Holder for Leisure, Communities and Communications

 

Key Decision                                                                                    Paragraph 3

Decision:

RESOLVED - Cabinet agreed:

 

(1)       To deliver the scheme to install a TAG active at Sharley Park and operate the facility in line with or better than the cost and financial forecast identified, and increase the Council’s financial contribution accordingly.

 

(2)       To accept a further £1m funding through the Towns fund to provide low carbon technology.

 

(3)       To delegate authority to the Director of Growth and Assets to take such action as is necessary to progress the scheme through to completion.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To continue with the Leisure Facilities Investment Programme in order to reduce operating costs and improve participation rates for younger people.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – Alternative options such as rejecting the funding and not installing low carbon technologies were considered but rejected for the reasons specified in the report.

 

This is a Key Decision. The call-in period for the decision will run until Monday 30 May 2022

 

10.

Compulsory Purchase Order - Empty Property

Report of Councillor C Renwick, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety

 

Key Decision                                                                                   Paragraph 3                                                                       

Decision:

RESOLVED - That Cabinet agreed to acquire 72 Hilltop Road, Dronfield, through the use of a Compulsory Purchase Order

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To enable the property to be brought back into use after being vacant for many years.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – Alternative options, such as proceeding with an Empty Dwelling Management Order, were considered but rejected for the reasons specified in the report.

 

This is a Key Decision. The call-in period for the decision will run until Monday 30 May 2022.

11.

Urgent Items (Private)

To consider any other matter which the Leader is of the opinion should be considered as a matter of urgency, in accordance with the provisions of Statutory Instrument 2012 No 2089, Regulations 5 and 11.