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Decisions published

28/07/2020 - Covid19-Related Support To Independent Sector Care Providers From August ref: 2576    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 03/08/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

To continue to provide targeted financial support to the adult social care independent sector from August in recognition of the financial challenges it still faces following the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak.

 

Lead officer: Liam Duggan


29/07/2020 - Sheffield Plan Issues and Options Document ref: 2578    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The report seeks approval for publication of the Sheffield Plan Issues and Options document as a basis for seeking public views on what matters should be addressed in Sheffield’s new local plan.  It will also seek approval for the public consultation arrangements and ask for delegated powers to be given to the Interim Head of Planning to approve associated background documents.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 06/08/2020

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Transport and Development:-

 

(a)  approves the Sheffield Plan Issues and Options document for the purposes of public consultation;

 

(b)  approves the arrangements for undertaking public consultation; and

 

(c)  gives delegated power to the Head of Planning to approve, in consultation with the Cabinet Member, all necessary background papers and technical notes associated with the Issues and Options document (all of which are to be published at the start of the public consultation period).

 

Lead officer: Simon Vincent


29/07/2020 - Sheffield Statement of Community Involvement: 2020 Update ref: 2577    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The report seeks approval to adopt an update to Sheffield’s currently adopted Statement of Community Involvement (SCI).

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Transport and Development

Decision published: 30/07/2020

Effective from: 06/08/2020

Decision:

To adopt the 2020 update of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI), attached to the report.

 

Lead officer: Paul Gordon


15/07/2020 - Acceptance of Section 31 Grant ref: 2573    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

To formally accept a Section 31 grant for £775k to provide emergency assistance grants.

 

Lead officer: Ryan Keyworth


15/07/2020 - Human Resources Casework - Appeals Process ref: 2572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

To approve a Covid Overlay Appeals process which has been developed following the reinstatement of Human Resources casework.

 

Lead officer: Sarah Ridley


15/07/2020 - Occasional Return To Worksite Guidance ref: 2571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

To approve the Occasional Return to Worksite guidance and principles.

 

Lead officer: Nathan Rodgers


07/07/2020 - Communications Support To The Test, Track and Isolate Programme ref: 2570    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 07/07/2020

Decision:

To support the Test, Track and Isolate programme, Communications support is required at a cost of £115k.

 

Lead officer: James Henderson


10/07/2020 - Acceptance of Section 31 Grant ref: 2569    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 10/07/2020

Decision:

To formally accept a Section 31 grant for £3.1m to support mitigation against, and management of, local outbreaks of Covid-19.

 

Lead officer: Ryan Keyworth


09/07/2020 - Increasing The Number Of Attendees At Burial And Cremation Services ref: 2568    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

To approve an increase in the number of mourners permitted (from 10 to 25) to attend a cremation service in the chapels at City Road / Hutcliffe Wood Crematoria or a graveside service at one of Sheffield City Council’s cemeteries.

 

Lead officer: Lisa Firth


02/07/2020 - Provision of Additional Azure RDS Resilience ref: 2567    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 02/07/2020

Decision:

To approve expenditure of £50,946.63 upfront and £13,047.19 monthly over 3 years, for Azure RDS, to support remote working across the organisation.

 

Lead officer: Mark Gannon


26/06/2020 - Revision of Rent Policy For Tenants of Non-Residential Council Properties ref: 2566    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 26/06/2020

Decision:

To approve a revised rent policy for tenants of non-residential Council properties, which includes a continued approach to suspend or defer rents for those tenants.

 

Lead officer: Edward Highfield


29/06/2020 - Further Support For Home Working ref: 2565    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 29/06/2020

Decision:

To authorise new critical activity to provide standard equipment to support home working.

 

Lead officer: Nathan Rodgers


06/07/2020 - Recruitment of Additional Environmental Health Officers On A Temporary Basis ref: 2564    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Coronavirus (COVID-19) Decisions

Decision published: 24/07/2020

Effective from: 06/07/2020

Decision:

To recruit up to 8 additional Environmental Health Officers on a temporary basis, plus a permanent post to fill an existing vacancy.

 

Lead officer: Michael Crofts


15/07/2020 - Month 2 Capital Approvals 2020/21 ref: 2552    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: 15/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/07/2020

Effective from: 25/07/2020

Decision:

8.1

The Executive Director, Resources, submitted a report providing details of proposed changes to the Capital Programme 2020/21, as brought forward in Month 2.

 

 

8.2

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 contract.

 

 

8.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

 

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

 

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.

 

To obtain the relevant delegations to allow projects to proceed.

 

 

8.4

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.

 

 

8.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

8.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

8.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources.

 

 

8.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.

 

Lead officer: Damian Watkinson


15/07/2020 - Revenue Budget and Capital Programme Monitoring 2020/21 - as at 31/05/2020 ref: 2553    Recommendations Approved

This report provides the Month 2 monitoring statement on the City Council’s Revenue Budget and Capital Programme for 2020/21.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/07/2020

Effective from: 25/07/2020

Decision:

9.1

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 31st March 2020.

 

 

9.2

Dave Phillips (Head of Strategic Finance) presented the report, and highlighted that the Council’s 2020/21 revenue budget, as at 31st May 2020, is currently forecast to be overspent by £23.4m.  He added that the vast majority of the forecasted pressure on revenue budgets for this year is due to the impacts of the coronavirus on Sheffield. The Council has estimated that the overall financial cost of issues relating to the COVID-19 pandemic will be upwards of £78m, though this will change as the longer term effects of the virus become better known.

 

 

9.3

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:- 

 

 

 

(a)

notes the updated information and management actions provided by this report and the attached appendix on the 2020/21 Revenue Budget Outturn; and

 

 

 

 

(b)

In relation to the Capital Programme, note the forecast Outturn position described in Appendix 2

 

 

 

9.4

Reasons for Decision

 

 

To record formally changes to the Revenue Budget and the Capital Programme.

 

 

9.5

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.

 

 

9.6

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.7

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

None

 

 

9.8

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources.

 

 

9.9

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Overview and Scrutiny Management Committee.

 

Lead officer: David Phillips


15/07/2020 - Update on Delivery of Heart of the City 2 Development Scheme* ref: 2550    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks to update Members on the delivery of the Heart of the City 2 development scheme.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/07/2020

Effective from: 25/07/2020

Decision:

10.1

The Executive Director, Place and Executive Director, Resources, submitted a joint report:

 

1)         Providing an update to the Heart of the City II development two years following the major decision that this Council took to invest in and progress the major re-shaping of Sheffield City Centre following past difficulties and seeking approval/endorsement for the Councils updated delivery strategy;

 

2)         Seeking to delegate authority for the delivery of the remaining phases of the Heart of the City II as set out in the report, including proposals for introducing the Real Living Wage, measures to deal with Climate Change and specifically providing authority to enter into new lease arrangements with John Lewis & Partners for their existing shop in Barker’s Pool; all subject to compliance with the Council’s budget processes, financial regulations and capital approval processes; and

 

3)         Seeking approval to the reallocation of the previously approved financial envelope to reprioritise the delivery of the remaining Heart of the City II blocks in line with the proposals set out in the report taking into account current economic challenges, risks and the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

 

10.2

RESOLVED: That Cabinet:

 

(a)  notes the progress made to date on delivery of the Heart of the City II   development;

 

(b)  endorses the updated strategy outlined in the report for the phased delivery of the Heart of the City II development together with the updated delivery programme, the proposed new lease arrangements with John Lewis & Partners and the updated estimated financial envelope;

 

(c)  endorses the plan to encourage occupiers within the scheme to be good employers through, for example, paying employees the Foundation Living Wage as a minimum, or alternative mechanisms such as employee owned businesses;

 

(d)  endorses the aim for all further development to exceed minimum environmental standards as set out by the international standards through the UK’s Building Research Establishment Environmental Assessment Method (BREEAM) or the US Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED);

 

(e)  delegates authority to the Executive Director, Place and the Executive Director, Resources, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Business and Investment, the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources and Governance, the Director of Legal & Governance and the Chief Property Officer, to:   

                 

1.    approve the detailed delivery plan for the development of the remaining development blocks as set out in the report; and

 

2.    instruct the Director of Legal & Governance in consultation with the Chief Property Officer to complete all necessary legal documentation required to document the terms of any transactions agreed in accordance with the approvals delegated pursuant to the report; and

 

(f)   approves:-

 

1.    the re-allocation of the previously approved financial envelope to reprioritise the delivery of the remaining Heart of the City II blocks in line with the proposals set out in the report;

 

2.    that all relevant budgets if necessary be able to be fully funded through Prudential Borrowing and be subject to the phasing of the spend going through the Council Capital Approval process;

 

3.    the use of any increase in business rates income directly attributed to the scheme to repay any balance of the related Prudential Borrowing; and

 

4.    the use of any receipts from the disposal of any properties within the Heart of the City II site to repay any balance of the related Prudential Borrowing.

 

 

10.3

Reasons for Decision

 

 

 

As outlined in the report, there is a still a very clear strategic and economic case to justify the Heart of the City II development, and to maintain project momentum.

 

The Executive Director Place and the Executive Director, Resources still believe that the Heart of the City II development is vitally important for the regeneration of the city centre.

 

The reasons for the recommendations are to provide a way forward for the Council to deliver the remainder of the Heart of the City II development.

 

10.4

Alternatives Considered and Rejected

 

 

 

The do-nothing option i.e. complete the current phases the Council has committed to deliver (blocks B, C and stabilisation works only on E and H1) and then cease work on the wider Heart of the City II scheme has been considered. Not only does this course of action have a potentially worse financial impact but also has many negative outcomes for the Council.

 

The status of city centre will diminish, the Councils long term economic aspirations for the city and the city centre will become less feasible, there will be a lack of confidence for other projects and the reputation of both the city and Council will also suffer.

 

Whilst it would reduce the level of capital expenditure it would mean that the Council will have to crystalize the loss if the Heart of the City II development is not delivered, as much of its investment to date in working up the scheme will be lost and this will cause a more immediate pressure on revenue budgets.

 

10.5

Any Interest Declared or Dispensation Granted

 

 

 

None

 

 

10.6

Reason for Exemption if Public/Press Excluded During Consideration

 

 

 

Part 2 of the report is not for publication by virtue of Regulation 20(2) Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 because, in the opinion of the proper officer, it contains exempt information under Paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

 

10.7

Respective Director Responsible for Implementation

 

 

 

Laraine Manley, Executive Director Place and Eugene Walker, Executive Director, Resources.

 

 

10.8

Relevant Scrutiny and Policy Development Committee If Decision Called In

 

 

 

Economic and Environmental Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

 

Lead officer: David Ambrose