Agenda and decisions

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Venue: Council Chamber, Town Hall, Chorley

Contact: Philippa Braithwaite  Email: philippa.braithwaite@chorley.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of meeting Thursday, 14 November 2019 of Executive Cabinet pdf icon PDF 85 KB

2.

Declarations of Any Interests

Members are reminded of their responsibility to declare any pecuniary interest in respect of matters contained in this agenda.

 

If you have a pecuniary interest you must withdraw from the meeting. Normally you should leave the room before the business starts to be discussed. You do, however, have the same right to speak as a member of the public and may remain in the room to enable you to exercise that right and then leave immediately. In either case you must not seek to improperly influence a decision on the matter.

3.

Public Questions

Members of the public who have requested the opportunity to ask a question(s) on an item(s) on the agenda will have three minutes to put their question(s) to the respective Executive Member(s).  Each member of the public will be allowed to ask one short supplementary question. 

4.

Draft budget 2020/21 and summary position over the medium term pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider and receive the report of the Chief Finance Officer.

Additional documents:

Decision:

That Members agree the contents of this report in order to start the budget consultation process and note the following proposed budget items, in particular:

·         No proposed increase in council tax for 2020/21 and no proposed cuts to services.

·         The forecast balanced budget for 2020/21 and the forecast budget position in 2021/22 and 2022/23.

·         The changes to the capital programme 2020/21 to 2022/23.

5.

Review of Fees & Charges pdf icon PDF 139 KB

To consider and receive the report of the Chief Finance Officer.

Decision:

That the proposed 2% increase in fees and charges outlined in table 2 of the report be approved and it be further noted that the proposals will form part of the final budget papers to be presented to Full Council in February 2020.

6.

Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub - Grant of Leases pdf icon PDF 108 KB

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Commercial Services).

Decision:

That the Executive Member for Resources have delegated authority to approve the terms for all leases at the Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub where the proposed terms are in accordance with commercial rates and the financial model, and to authorise the Director of Governance to complete leases on the approved terms.

7.

Community Resilience pdf icon PDF 133 KB

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Early Intervention and Support).

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    To approve the framework and develop a project mandate for the implementation of the framework as a 2020/2021 Corporate Strategy project.

2.    To review and update the framework annually so that it remains current and takes advantage of developments and changes that influence its delivery.

8.

Exclusion of the Public and Press

To consider the exclusion of the press and public for the following items of business on the ground that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972.

 

By Virtue of Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)

Condition:

Information is not exempt if it is required to be registered under-

The Companies Act 1985

The Friendly Societies Act 1974

The Friendly Societies Act 1992

The Industrial and Provident Societies Acts 1965 to 1978

The Building Societies Act 1986 (recorded in the public file of any building society, within the meaning of the Act)

The Charities Act 1993

Information is exempt to the extent that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Information is not exempt if it relates to proposed development for which the local planning authority may grant itself planning permission pursuant to Regulation 3 of the Town & Country Planning General Regulations 1992(a).

Decision:

To exclude the public and press.

9.

Whittle GP Surgery

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Commercial Services).

Decision:

1.    To approve an open tender procurement for the appointment of a contractor to complete the remaining Whittle GP surgery design and construction of Whittle GP Surgery.

2.    To approve the evaluation criterion.

3.    To approve the use of a JCT (2016) Design and Build Contract for the appointment of a Contractor to complete the Whittle GP Surgery development.

4.    To approve the appointment for undertaking Employer’s Agent responsibilities under the JCT Contract, on behalf of the Council.

5.    That the contract award for the JCT design and build Contract to the most economically advantageous tenderer is delegated to Executive Member (Resources).

6.    To acknowledge the programme for the procurement and progress of the development.

10.

Strawberry Fields Digital Office Hub - Grant of a Lease - Office 41, 42 & 43

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Commercial Services).

Decision:

That the terms are approved and authority is granted to issue instructions to the Director of Governance for the completion of the Lease

11.

LCC service changes affecting Home Improvement Agency service delivery

To consider and receive the report of the Director (Early Intervention and Support).

Decision:

1.    To note the cessation of the IHIS service with effect from 31st March 2020.

2.    To approve the recommendation for the Council to enter into a Collaboration Agreement with LCC in respect of the Minor Aids and Adaptations service, to take effect on 1st April 2020.

3.    To approve the recommendation for the Council to conduct a procurement exercise to appoint a sub-contractor to deliver the Minor Aids and Adaptations contract.

4.    To give delegated authority to the Executive Member (Resources) to approve the appointment of a sub-contractor following the procurement exercise.

5.    To note LCC’s intention to withdraw from the supply and maintenance of lifting and other equipment which is provided to applicants for Disabled Facilities Grant.

6.    To permit Officers to explore alternative arrangements, including framework options, for the supply and maintenance of lifting and other equipment. It is further recommended

7.    That a decision on the future arrangements for the supply and maintenance of lifting equipment be the subject of an Executive Member Decision (EMD) by the Executive Member (Home and Housing).