Agenda and decisions

Executive
Thursday, 2nd January, 2020 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

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.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 8 October and 5 November 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell  - 01274 434580)

 

3.

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 - 01274 434580)

4.

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 - 01274 434580)

 

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

5.

PROPOSED FINANCIAL PLAN UPDATED 2020/21

The report of the Director of Finance (Document “AB”) 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 2020/21.

 

Recommended -

 

That Executive, having considered the Council’s public sector equality duty as set out above:

 

(a)  Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the new budget proposals for 2020/21 set out at Appendix E to Document AB

 

(b)  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 and the non recurrent spending plans in Appendix D to Document AB

 

(c)  Approve for consultation the proposed new capital schemes PCS1 to PCS16 as set out in section 8 of Document AB

 

(d)  Note the proposed use of reserves as set out in Appendix G to Document AB

 

(e)  Approve the consultation mechanisms and processes set out in section 9 to Document AB

 

(f)   Approve for consultation the extension of the Council Tax Support for care leavers aged 22-25 with a discount of 50% on their Council Tax bill from 1 April 2020

 

(g)  Approve for consultation the extension of transitional support from 1 April 2020 for those households adversely affected by more than £17 per week in respect of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. This transitional support to be reviewed during 2020.

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That Executive, having considered the Council’s public sector equality duty as set out above:

 

(a)  Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the new budget proposals for 2020/21 set out at Appendix E to Document AB

 

(b)  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 and the non recurrent spending plans in Appendix D to Document AB

 

(c)  Approve for consultation the proposed new capital schemes PCS1 to PCS16 as set out in section 8 of Document AB

 

(d)  Note the proposed use of reserves as set out in Appendix G to Document AB

 

(e)  Approve the consultation mechanisms and processes set out in section 9 to Document AB

 

(f)   Approve for consultation the extension of the Council Tax Support for care leavers aged 22-25 with a discount of 50% on their Council Tax bill from 1 April 2020

 

(g)  Approve for consultation the extension of transitional support from 1 April 2020 for those households adversely affected by more than £17 per week in respect of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. This transitional support to be reviewed during 2020.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance                     (Chris Chapman – 01274 433656)

REGENERATION, PLANNING & TRANSPORT PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ross-Shaw)

6.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of  Not for Publication Appendix 2 to Document “AC” on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 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 and legal implications of any decision.

 

(Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

 

7.

ONE CITY PARK

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AC” which contains Not For Publication Appendix 2) which updates Members on the outcome of the process to procure a Development Partner for the One City Park scheme as approved by the Executive Committee at its meeting on the 10th July 2018.

 

The report will also seek approval for the maximum financial commitment required to deliver this project to go into the budget process and upon approval of that budget for the Strategic Director of Place in collaboration with the Strategic Director Corporate Resources to enter into a Development Agreement with the preferred Development Partner to deliver the One City Park scheme.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)          That the procurement procedure undertaken be acknowledged and the appointment of Muse Developments Ltd., be confirmed as its preferred developer in accordance with the outcome of said procedure.

 

(2)          That the financial commitment up to the maximum funding commitment sum as referred to in Not For Publication Appendix 2 Section 4.2 to Document AC be entered into the Council’s budget programme to cover the cost of delivering the OCP scheme.

 

(3)        That in the event that the maximum provision funding is approved by Council the Strategic Director of Place, in collaboration with the Strategic Director Corporate Resources complete a Development Agreement with Muse Development Ltd., as the Council’s Development Partner to deliver the One City Park Scheme. 

 

 

 (Simon Woodhurst - 01274 433789)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the procurement procedure undertaken be acknowledged and the appointment of Muse Developments Ltd., be confirmed as its preferred developer in accordance with the outcome of said procedure.

 

(2)          That the financial commitment up to the maximum funding commitment sum as referred to in Not For Publication Appendix 2 Section 4.2 to Document AC be entered into the Council’s budget programme to cover the cost of delivering the OCP scheme.

 

(3)        That in the event that the maximum provision funding is approved by Council the Strategic Director of Place, in collaboration with the Strategic Director Corporate Resources complete a Development Agreement with Muse Development Ltd., as the Council’s Development Partner to deliver the One City Park Scheme. 

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Simon Woodhurst - 01274 433789)

 

8.

CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION IN RELATION TO THE PEDESTRIANISATION OF MARKET STREET, BRADFORD

A petition containing 1070 signatures was received by Full Council on 16 July 2019 and referred to Executive for consideration. This petition requested that the Council consider the possibility of pedestrianisation of Market Street in Bradford city centre for the benefit of businesses and people visiting Bradford City Centre.

 

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “AD”) that updates Executive on how the proposal to pedestrianise Market Street has been incorporated into the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transforming Cities Fund bid in November 2019 and the outcomes of initial stakeholder engagement relating to this proposal.

 

Recommended –

 

That the lead petitioner be advised that the pedestrianisation scheme for Market Street forms part of the Active & Sustainable Travel proposal for Transforming Cities Funding bid. If this bid is successful in securing funding the Council will be developing proposals for Market Street throughout 2020. 

 

(Richard Gelder - 01274 437603)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the lead petitioner be advised that the pedestrianisation scheme for Market Street forms part of the Active & Sustainable Travel proposal for Transforming Cities Funding bid. If this bid is successful in securing funding the Council will be developing proposals for Market Street throughout 2020. 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Richard Gelder - 01274 437603)

 

9.

'A PLACE TO CALL HOME, A PLACE TO THRIVE, HOUSING STRATEGY FOR BRADFORD DISTRICT, 2020-2030' pdf icon PDF 106 KB

The report of the Strategic Director, Place (Document “AE”) presents the revised housing strategy, ‘A Place to Call Home, A Place to Thrive, Housing Strategy for Bradford District, 2020-2030’. The strategy sets out the vision, priorities, challenges and approach for meeting the housing needs of the residents of the district. The strategy is a high-level strategic document for the Council and its partners to follow when developing and delivering housing policies, plans, and delivery programmes. 

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the housing strategy, “A Place to Call Home, A Place

            To Thrive, Housing Strategy for the District, 2020-2030’ be           endorsed and recommended to full Council for approval.

 

(2)       That the support provided by partners in developing the strategy, be noted and the significant contribution that will be provided by housing and other partners in implementing the strategy be acknowledged.

 

(3)       That the importance of a strong and effective Housing Partnership which will play a vital role in monitoring, reviewing and reporting on measures contained within the strategy be noted.

 

(4)       That the Strategic Director of Place, in consultation with the        Portfolio Holder, is delegated authority to undertake

            monitoring   and implementation of this strategy.

 

(Yusuf Karolia - 01274 434362)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the housing strategy, “A Place to Call Home, A Place

            To Thrive, Housing Strategy for the District, 2020-2030’ be           endorsed and recommended to full Council for approval.

 

(2)       That the support provided by partners in developing the strategy, be noted and the significant contribution that will be provided by housing and other partners in implementing the strategy be acknowledged.

 

(3)       That the importance of a strong and effective Housing Partnership which will play a vital role in monitoring, reviewing and reporting on measures contained within the strategy be noted.

 

(4)       That the Strategic Director of Place, in consultation with the        Portfolio Holder, is delegated authority to undertake

            monitoring   and implementation of this strategy.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Yusuf Karolia - 01274 434362)

 

10.

BRADFORD HOMELESSNESS AND ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY 2020 - 2025 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

The report of the Strategic Director Place (Document “AF”) outlines the development of a refreshed Homelessness and Rough Sleeping strategy for the district. The strategy sets out the vision, themes and priority actions identified for tackling homelessness and rough sleeping over the next five years. The strategy has been drafted as a high-level framework to guide and influence the policies and delivery programmes of partners and stakeholders.

 

Recommended -

 

(1)          That the Bradford Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025 be endorsed.

 

(2)       That the support provided by partners in developing the strategy be noted, and the significant contribution that will be provided by housing, homelessness and other partners in implementing this strategy be acknowledged.

 

(3)       That Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, is delegated authority to undertake monitoring and implementation of this strategy.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

(Sarah Holmes – 01274 432591)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)          That the Bradford Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025 be endorsed.

 

(2)       That the support provided by partners in developing the strategy be noted, and the significant contribution that will be provided by housing, homelessness and other partners in implementing this strategy be acknowledged.

 

(3)       That Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, is delegated authority to undertake monitoring and implementation of this strategy.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Sarah Holmes – 01274 432591)

 

11.

EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC

Recommended –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Document “AG” on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 3 (financial or business affairs) and 5 (legal privilege)  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 and legal implications of any decision.

 

(Jill Bell – 01274 434580)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Document “AG” on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 3 (financial or business affairs) and 5 (legal privilege)  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 and legal implications of any decision.

 

12.

YPO - STRATEGIC ACQUISITION

Members will be asked to consider the confidential report of the Strategic Director Corporate Services (Not for Publication Document “AG”).

 

Recommended –

 

That the recommendations contained in Not for Publication Document “AG” be approved.

 

                                                                        (Joanne Hyde – 01274 433656)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the recommendations contained in Not for Publication Document “AG” be approved.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Corporate Services

(Joanne Hyde – 01274 433656)