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Decisions published

23/11/2020 - Heart of the City II Managing Agent ref: 2643    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Procurement of a Property Manager for the Heart of the City Blocks in Sheffield City Centre via the Crown Commercial Service (CCS) Framework.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Governance

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 28/11/2020

Decision:

That approval be given for the procurement of a Property Managing Agent (PMA) for Heart of the City Blocks in Sheffield City Centre, via the Crown Commercial Services (CCS) Framework, in line with the details set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Ben White


18/11/2020 - Boundary Review at Oughtibridge Mill ref: 2640    Recommendations Approved

To authorise officers to request a review of the local authority boundary at the Oughtibridge Mill housing development, and to agree interim arrangements for service delivery to affected properties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/11/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from: 26/11/2020

Decision:

11.1

The Director of Policy, Performance & Communications, submitted a report setting out the issues caused by the local authority boundary alignment between Barnsley MBC and Sheffield City Council at Oughtibridge Mill, and seeking approval for a request to be made to the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to conduct a formal boundary review. The report also sought approval for the development of interim arrangements for service delivery to the properties in the Oughtibridge Mill development for the period up to completion of that review.

 

 

11.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-

 

 

(a) delegates authority to the Director of Policy, Performance and Communications, in consultation with the Deputy Leader and the Director of Legal and Governance, to request the Local Government Boundary Commission for England to conduct a review of the Sheffield and Barnsley boundary where it cuts through the residential development site at the former Oughtibridge Paper Mill; and

 

(b) delegates authority to the Director of Policy, Performance and Communications, in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance and Deputy Leader, to conduct negotiations towards an appropriate temporary agreement with Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council and Bradfield Parish Council about the delivery of local government services to properties on the Barnsley side of the development ahead of this review being completed and enacted, the outcome of negotiations to be the subject of a further report.

 

 

11.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

 A review of the local authority boundary at Oughtibridge Mill is the only approach that will solve questions around effective service delivery and democratic representation for both the local authorities and the parish council. The intended outcome is that the whole development is brought within the Sheffield boundary.

 

 

11.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

There are two alternative options available:

 

1.  Agree that Sheffield City Council (SCC) and Barnsley MBC (BMBC) will continue to deliver services to residents within their respective boundaries, accepting this will present logistical challenges to BMBC and that residents may choose to access services in Sheffield. This option would avoid the need for a boundary review process, and responsibility for service delivery would on the face of it be clear. However, it is clear from the discussion outlined in the report that it is likely that a combination of citizens “voting with their feet” and individual services addressing specific issues through ad hoc arrangements would ensue, leading to a complex patchwork of arrangements that could be confusing for residents, especially in comparison to arrangements in the rest of the local community. This in turn would then raise questions of representation and accountability through elected members, and also around the connection between taxation and service delivery.

 

2.  Reach a long-term contractual agreement for SCC to deliver some or all services to the development on BMBC’s behalf. As above, this would avoid the need for a boundary review, and would also enable a clearer relationship between residency and service delivery arrangements. However, it would also raise questions about representation, with residents on the BMBC side of the boundary unable to elect councillors to the authority that delivers services to them. It would also be an arrangement that required monitoring and review on a regular basis, imposing additional administration costs on services. Beyond this, council tax rates are set at different levels for SCC and BMBC, meaning that it is not necessarily clear that SCC could be appropriately compensated under this arrangement.

 

Beyond these points, it is critical to note that neither of these options addresses the issues faced by the Parish Council. These can only be addressed through a boundary review.

 

 

11.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

11.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

James Henderson, Director of Policy, Performance & Communications

 

 

11.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

 

Lead officer: Dan Spicer


18/11/2020 - Month 6 Capital Approvals 2020/21 ref: 2637    Recommendations Approved

This report provides details of the additions and variations to the Capital Programme for approval by Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/11/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from: 26/11/2020

Decision:

9.1

The Executive Director, Resources, submitted a report providing details of proposed changes to the Capital Programme as brought forward in Month 6 2020/21.

 

 

9.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet approves the proposed additions and variations to the Capital Programme listed in Appendix 1 of the report, including the procurement strategies and delegates authority to the Director of Finance and Commercial Services or nominated Officer, as appropriate, to award the necessary contracts.

 

 

9.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

9.3.1

The proposed changes to the Capital Programme will improve the services to the people of Sheffield.

 

 

9.3.2

To formally record changes to the Capital Programme and gain Member approval for changes in line with Financial Regulations and to reset the Capital Programme in line with latest information.

 

 

9.3.3

To obtain the relevant delegations to allow projects to proceed.

 

 

9.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

A number of alternative courses of action are considered as part of the process undertaken by Officers before decisions are recommended to Members. The recommendations made to Members represent what Officers believe to be the best options available to the Council, in line with Council priorities, given the constraints on funding and the use to which funding is put within the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme.

 

 

9.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources

 

 

9.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

Lead officer: Damian Watkinson


18/11/2020 - Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2020/21 - as at 30/09/2020 ref: 2638    Recommendations Approved

This report provides the Month 6 monitoring statement on the City Council’s Revenue Budget and Capital Programme for 2020/21.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/11/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from: 26/11/2020

Decision:

10.1

The Executive Director, Resources, submitted a report providing the outturn monitoring statement on the City Council’s Revenue and Capital Budget for 2020/21, as at 30th September 2020.

 

 

10.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:-

 

(a) notes the updated information and management actions provided by the report on the 2020/21 Revenue Budget Outturn;

 

(b) in relation to the Capital Programme, notes the forecast Outturn position described in Appendix 2; and

 

 

(c) notes the review of the Treasury Management Strategy and prudential indicators as detailed in Appendix 3.

 

 

10.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

To record formally changes to the Revenue Budget and the Capital

Programme.

 

 

10.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

A number of alternative courses of action are considered as part of the process undertaken by Officers before decisions are recommended to Members. The recommendations made to Members represent what Officers believe to be the best options available to the Council, in line with Council priorities, given the constraints on funding and the use to which funding is put within the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme.

 

 

10.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

10.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

10.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources

 

 

10.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee

 

Lead officer: Paul Schofield


18/11/2020 - Licensing Act 2003 - Draft Statement of Licensing Policy ref: 2639    Recommendations Approved

Statutory review of current Licensing Act Policy following a 12 week consultation with public, stakeholders and partners.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 18/11/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

Decision:

12.1

The Executive Director, Place, submitted a report setting out the details of the revised Statement of Licensing Policy to be published under the 2003 Act and detailing the consultation process that has been undertaken.

 

The report also sought approval to the final draft of the Statement of Licensing Policy and for it to be referred to Full Council.

 

 

12.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet approves the Statement of Licensing Policy for referral to Full Council on 2nd December 2020.

 

 

12.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

To comply with statutory obligations and in doing so promote the core objectives under the Licensing Act, and positively support the wider Council’s vision to promote a successful, safe and flourishing economy in the City of Sheffield.

 

 

12.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

There were no alternative options presented in the report.

 

 

12.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

12.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

12.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director, Place

 

 

12.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

 

(NOTE: This is subject to approval at Full Council at its meeting to be held on 2

December 2020 and is not subject to call-in).

 

 

Lead officer: Jayne Gough


16/11/2020 - Provision of the Council's Gas Supply ref: 2641    Recommendations Approved

The Council’s Gas Supply Contract expires 31 March 2021. The report seeks delegated authority to:

 

1.      Re- procure the Councils Gas Supply Contract via a Central Purchasing Body (CPB); and

 

2.    To grant delegated authority to Director of Finance and Commercial Services or his/her nominated deputy to award a contract for this procurement.

Decision Maker: Executive Director, Place

Decision published: 16/11/2020

Effective from: 21/11/2020

Decision:

That the Executive Director Place authorises that:

 

1) The Council enter a 4 year contract with Total Gas and Power Ltd effective

from 1st April 2021 for the Council’s gas supply as outlined in the report; and

 

2) The Director responsible for Transport and Facilities Management be

delegated authority to devise and implement the appropriate procurement

strategies to purchase gas.

Lead officer: Nick Slater


11/11/2020 - Norton Lane: Report on the objection to the proposed advertised Traffic Regulation Order for Double Yellow Lines ref: 2642    Recommendations Approved

This report describes the objections to the proposed measures to restrict inappropriate parking on Norton Lane, Meadowhead, through the introduction of double yellow line parking restrictions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision published: 12/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Decision:

Having considered the representations received and having determined that the reasons to support the proposals outweigh any unresolved objections, it is agreed that:

 

(a) the Traffic Regulation Order in respect of Norton Lane/Little Norton Lane, Norton, as detailed in the report, is made in accordance with the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984;

 

(b) the associated double yellow lines be introduced, as shown in Appendix A of the report; and

 

(c) the objectors be informed accordingly.

Lead officer: Andy Godson


14/10/2020 - Home Office funding for EUSS support ref: 2636    Recommendations Approved

To seek permission to accept a grant of £90,180.36 from Home Office Invitation to Tender for delivering practical support to vulnerable or at-risk EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Lifelong Learning, Skills and Communities

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

To:-

 

(1)  approve acceptance of a grant of £90,180.36 from Home Office Invitation to Tender for delivering practical support to vulnerable or at-risk EU, EEA and Swiss citizens and their family members to help them make their EU Settlement Scheme application; and

 

(2)  approve the further use of the grant funding via Funding Agreements with  the agencies identified within this report to deliver the support required by the Home Office  

 

Lead officer: Colin Havard