Agenda and decisions

Executive
Tuesday, 4th December, 2018 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

3.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE

To note any recommendations to the Executive that may be the subject of report to a future meeting.  (Schedule to be tabled at the meeting). 

 

 (Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

 

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

4.

PROPOSED FINANCIAL PLAN UPDATED 2019/20 TO 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 339 KB

The Director of Finance will submit a report (Document “Z”) which sets out:

 

           the update on budget decisions and Council Tax including new      proposals for consultation with the public, interested parties, staff and    Trade Unions for 2019/20 and 2020/21

 

           revised outlook to 2021/22, to allow further development of spending          proposals to keep the Council effective and financially sustainable

 

Recommended –

 

It is recommended that Executive, having considered the Council’s public sector equality duty as set out above:

 

(1)       Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested             parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed detailed budget             changes for 2019/20 and 2020/21 set out at Appendix D and any          revisions to previous decisions as set out in Appendix F.

 

(2)       Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested             parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed detailed budget             changes for 2020/21 as set out in Appendix E.

 

(3)       Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested             parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed recurrent spending      included in the financial estimates as set out in Appendix C.

 

(4)       Approve for consultation the proposed new capital schemes as            set out in section 8 of this report.

 

(5)       Note the proposed use of reserves as set out in Appendix G.

 

(6)       Approve the consultation mechanisms and processes set out in           Appendix H.

 

(7)       Approve the implementation of the retail relief scheme for            properties with a rateable value below £51,000 for the two year   period 2019/20 to 2021/22 as set out in Appendix I.

 

(8)       Authorise the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Leader         of the Council, to proceed with a pooled 75% business rate pilot if      the application is approved by MHCLG; and

 

(9)       Authorise Strategic Directors to engage with stakeholders to      develop draft plans and options for the reforms and changes   required to deliver a balanced budget in 2020/21.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Tom Caselton – 01274 434472)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Executive, having considered the Council’s public sector equality duty as set out in Document “Z”:

 

(1)       Approve for consultation as required with the public,         interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed detailed    budget changes for 2019/20 and 2020/21 set out at Appendix D             and any revisions to previous decisions as set out in Appendix F          to Document “Z”.

 

(2)       Approve for consultation as required with the public,         interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed        detailed         budget changes for 2020/21 as set out in Appendix E to Document    “Z”.

 

(3)       Approve for consultation as required with the public,         interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed recurrent             spending included in the financial estimates as set out in             Appendix C to Document “Z”.

 

(4)       Approve for consultation the proposed new capital schemes as            set out in section 8 of Document “Z”.

 

(5)       Note the proposed use of reserves as set out in Appendix G to Document “Z”.

 

(6)       Approve the consultation mechanisms and processes set out in           Appendix H to Document “Z”.

 

(7)       Approve the implementation of the retail relief scheme for            properties with a rateable value below £51,000 for the two             year period 2019/20 to 2021/22 as set out in Appendix I to             Document “Z”.

 

(8)       Authorise the Director of Finance, in consultation with the           Leader of the Council, to proceed with a pooled 75% business rate      pilot if the application is approved by MHCLG.

 

(9)       Authorise Strategic Directors to engage with stakeholders to      develop draft plans and options for the reforms and changes   required to deliver a balanced budget in 2020/21.

 

ACTION:       Director of Finance / Strategic Directors

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Tom Caselton – 01274 434472)

 

5.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended -

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of Appendix 4  to the Osfted Inspection report for the reason that it is likely in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within Paragraphs 1 (information relating to an individual) and 2 (information identifying an individual) of Section 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances of the case, the public interest in applying these exemptions outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

6.

OFSTED INSPECTION OF LOCAL AUTHORITY CHILDREN'S SERVICES (ILACS) pdf icon PDF 251 KB

The Chief Executive  and the Interim Strategic Director Children’s Services will submit a joint report (Document “AA” which contains Not for Publication Appendix 4)) which provides updated information about the Council’s response to the OFSTED ILACS judgement published on 29 October 2018.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       To note the actions taken in response to OFSTED inspection     findings.

 

(2)       To note the plans to establish the Improvement Board and provide      comment.

 

(3)       To note and comment on plans to produce the draft Improvement        Plan.

 

(4)       To refer the draft Improvement Plan for discussion at the             Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area: Children’s Services

 

(David Walmsley – 01274 431241)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved–

 

(1)       That the action taken in response to the OFSTED inspection      findings be noted.

 

(2)       That the plans to establish the Improvement Board be noted.

 

(3)       That the plans to produce the draft Improvement Plan be noted.

 

(4)       That the draft Improvement Plan be referred for discussion at the          Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee.

 

ACTION:       Interim Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

Overview and Scrutiny Area: Children’s Services

 

(David Walmsley – 01274 431241)

 

EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS PORTFOLIO & DEPUTY LEADER

(Councillor I Khan)

7.

PROPOSED INCREASE OF THE PUBLISHED ADMISSION NUMBER AT TITUS SALT SCHOOL pdf icon PDF 77 KB

The Interim Strategic Director will submit a report (Document “AB”) which asks the Executive to :

 

·         Approve the increase in the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Titus Salt School from 240 to 250 from 1 September 2020

 

Recommended –

 

That the Executive approves the increase in the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Titus Salt School from 240 to 250 from 1 September 2019

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Marium Haque - 01274 431078)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the increase in the Published Admission Number (PAN) at Titus Salt School from 240 to 250 from 1 September 2020 be approved.

 

ACTION:       Interim Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Marium Haque - 01274 431078)

 

REGENERATION, PLANNING & TRANSPORT PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ross-Shaw)

8.

RATING (PROPERTY IN COMMON OCCUPATION) AND COUNCIL TAX (EMPTY DWELLINGS) ACT 2018 pdf icon PDF 219 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AC”) which sets out options for changes to Council Tax premiums for long term empty homes to support the Council’s objectives to bring empty homes back into use in line with the Empty Homes Action Plan which forms part of the Council’s ‘A Place to Call Home: Housing and Homelessness Strategy for Bradford District 2014 – 2019’ in line with recent legislative changes.

 

Recommended –

 

It is recommended that Option 2 be approved so that:

 

                      From 1 April 2019 – the charge is 100% for properties empty                    for at least two years

 

                      From 1 April 2020:

 

·         the charge is 100% for properties empty for at least two years but less than five years

·         the charge is 200% for properties empty for at least five years

·          

                      From 1 April 2021:

 

·         the charge is 100%  for properties empty for at least two years but less than five years

·         the charge is 200%  for properties empty for at least five years but less than ten years

·         the charge is 300% for properties empty for at least ten years

 

These charges (or premiums as they are known) are charged in addition to the usual council tax charge that applies to the property.

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Regeneration and Environment)

 

(Julie Rhodes - 01274 431163)

Decision:

Resolved:

 

That Option 2 be approved so that:

 

                      From 1 April 2019 – the charge is 100% for properties                                empty for at least two years

 

                      From 1 April 2020:

 

·         the charge is 100% for properties empty for at least two years but less than five years

·         the charge is 200% for properties empty for at least five years

 

                      From 1 April 2021:

 

·         the charge is 100%  for properties empty for at least two years but less than five years

·         the charge is 200%  for properties empty for at least five years but less than ten years

·         the charge is 300% for properties empty for at least ten years

 

These charges (or premiums as they are known) are charged in addition to the usual council tax charge that applies to the property.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 

(Overview & Scrutiny Area: Regeneration and Environment)

 

(Julie Rhodes - 01274 431163)

9.

PLANNING FOR GROWTH: THE LEEDS CITY REGION CONNECTIVITY STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 419 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AD”) which provides an update on the development of the Leeds City Region Connectivity Strategy. It follows a report to West Yorkshire Transport Committee on 9 November 2018.

 

Building on existing connectivity priorities for each West Yorkshire district, it develops the first tranche of Inclusive Growth Corridors (those areas with greatest economic need/opportunity), as identified in the Leeds City Region HS2 Growth Strategy.

 

The report sets out how transforming connectivity in the communities of greatest economic need will help raise productivity, living standards and improve air quality, thereby helping to deliver Inclusive Growth.

 

Alongside local priorities, the approach set out in this report, the City Region Transit Network, have the potential to shape future connectivity priorities at a City Region level in the period up to HS2 opening in 2033 and beyond. The proposals are designed to complement, maximise and accelerate inclusive growth associated with HS2 coming to the Leeds City Region.

Recommended –

 

Executive are requested to:

(1)       Note the update on the work undertaken to date by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and partners to progress the Leeds City Region Connectivity Strategy, as reported to the Combined Authority Transport Committee.

(2)       Request that officers continue to work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to drive forward the Leeds City Region Connectivity Strategy to deliver appropriate solutions for the city.

(3)       Support the proposed West Yorkshire Transport Committee member working group to oversee the connectivity and mass transit strategy. 

(4)       Endorse the opening of a conversation with the public and stakeholders around the role of mass transit, as a part of an integrated solution to the economic and transport challenges facing West Yorkshire.

 Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

(Julian Jackson – 01274 433766)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

 (1)      That the update on the work undertaken to date by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and partners to progress the Leeds City Region Connectivity Strategy, as reported to the Combined Authority Transport Committee be noted.

(2)       That officers be requested to continue to work in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to drive forward the Leeds City Region Connectivity Strategy to deliver appropriate solutions for the city.

(3)       That the proposed West Yorkshire Transport Committee member working group to oversee the connectivity and mass transit strategy be supported. 

(4)       That the opening of a conversation with the public and stakeholders around the role of mass transit, as a part of an integrated solution to the economic and transport challenges facing West Yorkshire be endorsed.

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place

 Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

(Julian Jackson – 01274 433766)

10.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Report relating to the Future delivery of the Public Health (0-19) Children’s Services on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraphs 3 (financial or business affairs) of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in allowing the public to remain is outweighed by the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings for the following reasons:

 

It is in the public interest in maintaining these exemptions because it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made fully aware of the financial implications of any decision.

 

(Yusuf Patel – 01274 43479)

 

11.

FUTURE DELIVERY OF THE PUBLIC HEALTH (0-19) CHILDRENS SERVICES (CURRENTLY HEALTH VISITING, SCHOOL NURSING AND ORAL HEALTH)

The Head of Commissioning, Public Health will submit a report (Not for Publication Document “AE”) which provides an update on:

 

(1)          The procurement of the Public Health (PH) 0-19 Children’s Service (currently health visiting, school nursing and oral health services)

 

(2)          Progress on the development of the  new delivery model and specification and

 

(3)          Progress in the  competitive tender process relating to 1. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the recommendations set out in Not for Publication Document “AE” be approved.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Health and Social Care

 

Liz Barry - 01274 431565

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the recommendations set out in Not for Publication Document “AE” be approved.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Health and Wellbeing

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Health and Social Care

 

(Liz Barry - 01274 431565)