Agenda, decisions and minutes

Executive
Tuesday, 10th September, 2019 10.30 am

Venue: Committee Room 1 - City Hall, Bradford

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

28.

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.

 

Minutes:

No disclosures of interest in matters under consideration were received.

 

29.

MINUTES

Recommended –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June and 9 July 2019 be signed as a correct record (previously circulated).

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

 

Minutes:

Resolved –

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June and 9 July 2019 be signed as a correct record.

 

30.

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)

Minutes:

There were no appeals submitted by the public to review decisions to restrict documents.

 

31.

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)

 

Minutes:

The following recommendations were referred to the Executive:

 

1.  Regeneration and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee –

     Tuesday, 9 July 2019                       

 

(I)         SINGLE USE PLASTICS SCRUTINY REVIEW

Resolved –

 

(1)       That it be recommended to the Executive that it approves

            and adopts the findings and recommendations contained within

            the Single Use Plastics Scrutiny Review Report.

 

(2)       That it be recommended to Council that it considers the

            findings and             recommendations contained within the Single Use

            Plastics Scrutiny Review Report and that it also appoints a Single

            Use Plastics Members Champion.

 

ACTION: Overview Scrutiny Lead

 

 

In receiving the above recommendation the Executive resolved:

 

(1)       That Executive welcomes the recommendations of the Single Use

            Plastics Scrutiny Review Report. It approves the appointment of

            Councillor Jenkins as Member Champion against Single

            Use Plastics, requests the Councillor in consultation with the

            the Portfolio Holder and Executive Assistant to consider the viability

            of the adoption of the Review recommendations (1, 3 - 6, 8 -13) in

            conjunction with the Council’s Climate Change Framework for Action and    

            report back to the Executive.

 

(2)       That  Recommendation 7 of the Scrutiny Review Report be approved, namely             that Bradford Council’s Chief Executive and Leader of the Council

            write to the Local Government Association, requesting that they

            lobby the packaging industry to develop alternatives to plastic

            packaging.

 

 

2.Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee - Wednesday, 10 July 2019   

 

(II)        FULL-YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT

Resolved –

 

(1)       That this Committee requests the Executive to separate Libraries and Museums from Markets in relation to the total number of visits to

            cultural attractions, in readiness for the mid year performance

            reporting.

 

(2)       That this Committee requests that a report be presented to this Committee which relates to the Evaluation of the HR Plus Contract.

 

ACTION:       Head of Policy and Performance (Resolution 1)

                        Director of Human Resources (Resolution 2)

 

NOTE:

 

In receiving the above recommendation it was resolved that the Executive is minded to agree to the suggestion set out in Recommendation 1.

 

 

3. COUNCIL MEETING – 16 JULY 2019

 

PETITION RE Pedestrianisation of Market Street

 

The Council, at its meeting on Tuesday 16 July 2019 received a petition in respect of pedestrianisation of Market Street and referred the petition to the Executive.

 

NOTE:

 

In receiving the above recommendation it was resolved that the Executive notes receipt of the petition and that a report be presented to the November meeting of the Executive.

 

REGENERATION, PLANNING & TRANSPORT PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ross-Shaw)

32.

ADDINGHAM NEIGHBOURHOOD DEVELOPMENT PLAN pdf icon PDF 107 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “R”) concerns the Addingham Neighbourhood Development Plan which has been prepared by the Parish Council. The Plan has now been subject of an independent examination by Andrew Freeman and his report confirms that the Plan, subject to the incorporation of a number of modifications meets the Basic Conditions outlined in legislation. He has recommended that the Plan proceeds to local referendum.

 

The report recommends that the Council agree to all of the proposed modifications and that the modified plan proceeds to referendum. This will take place in January 2020.

 

RECOMMENDED -

 

That the Executive agree that the submitted Addingham Neighbourhood Development Plan (Appendix 1 to Document “R”) is subject to the modifications (numbered PM1 to PM15) as set out in the Examiner’s Report (Appendix 2 to Document “R”) and that it is then subject to a local referendum in January 2020.

 

Regeneration and Economy Overview & Scrutiny Committee

 

(Andrew Marshall – 01274 434050)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “R”) concerns the Addingham Neighbourhood Development Plan which had been prepared by the Parish Council. The Plan had now been subject of an independent examination by Andrew Freeman and his report confirms that the Plan, subject to the incorporation of a number of modifications meets the Basic Conditions outlined in legislation.

 

The report recommended that the Council agree to all of the proposed modifications and that the modified plan proceeds to referendum.

 

A Ward Councillor for the area in welcoming the Addingham Neighbourhood Plan stated that he had had involvement with the Plan since 2015, with a fair amount of work and input from the Civic Society and others in Addingham; that it complimented Bradford’s Core Strategy and that it would strengthen the area and help it to retain its character, and he urged that the Executive adopt the Plan.

 

The Leader and the Regeneration, Planning and Transport Portfolio Holder echoed the above comments, adding that this was a significant piece of work and thanked the Addingham communities involvement, and urged that the Plan should now proceed to referendum, and it was therefore:

 

Resolved -

 

That it be agreed that the submitted Addingham Neighbourhood Development Plan (Appendix 1 to Document “R”) is, subject to the modifications (numbered PM1 to PM15) as set out in the Examiner’s Report (Appendix 2 to Document “R”), approved and that it is then subject to a local referendum.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Regeneration and Economy Overview & Scrutiny Committee

 

 

33.

BRADFORD DISTRICT SKILLS PLAN pdf icon PDF 90 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of children’s Services (Document “S”) presents the final version of the Skills Plan, “People Skills Prosperity”, for approval by the Executive and next steps.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS

 

(1)          That the District Skills Plan as set out in Appendix 1 to Document “S” be approved for publication and formal launch.

 

(2)          That a “Skills Board” is set up to draft and implement a partnership action plan to deliver People, Skills, Prosperity.

 

(3)          That the Executive receive an update on progress in September

            2020.

 

(Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Jenny Cryer – 0127443 1266)

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

 

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services (Document “S”) presented the final version of the Skills Plan, “People Skills Prosperity”, for approval by the Executive and the next steps.

 

A number of people were present at the meeting including representatives from Beckfoot Heaton and individuals who had been involved in a number of the key actions that had already been progressed through existing partnerships, in particular the work relating to ICE, Bradford Pathways and Skills House.  It was the intention that Employment and Skills Officers will promote the work of the plan through a series of key networks.

 

A number of people who had been involved in the existing partnership work gave their testimonies on how the different programmes had improved their confidence and equipped them with the skills to progress into education, training and employment opportunities, and officers stated that the launch of the new Skills Plan will only enhance and extend what is currently on offer.

 

It was stressed that central to the Skills Plan was changing people’s lives and that high aspirations were crucial to its success.

 

A Councillor who was observing ascertained how the plan would be rolled out within existing resources.  In response it was explained that previously we had been successful in attracting European funding, however the intention would be to fund the new programme from existing resources.

 

The Leader stated that skills was a crucial plank of the work we’re doing as an authority and that the potential regeneration benefits were immense.  

 

A Member of the public raised an issue regards the availability of GCSE courses post 16 and it was mentioned that Connextions was the area that dealt with post 16, and that officers will speak to him regarding his particular circumstances.

 

The Education, Employment and Skills Portfolio Holder in welcoming the Plan, commended the individuals who had attended and shared their inspiring stories, adding that as a district we were moving in the right direction and helping people realise their aspirations, and that it also provided a pivotal link with the Council’s economic strategy.  In addition this was our commitment to improving skills, and with the imminent opening of the New College in Bradford, a further exciting development for creating opportunities and improving results.

 

The Regeneration, Planning and Transport portfolio holder added that this was a key strand in up skilling the workforce and that it went hand in had with the Council’s economic strategy.

 

The Leader thanked all those in attendance and for sharing their stories.

 

Resolved-

 

(1)          That the District Skills Plan as set out in Appendix 1 to Document “S” be approved for publication and formal launch.

 

(2)          That a “Skills Board” be set up to draft and implement a partnership action plan to deliver People, Skills, Prosperity.

 

(3)          That the Executive receive an update on progress in

            September 2020.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

(Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

 

HEALTHY PEOPLE AND PLACES PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ferriby)

34.

BACKING BRADFORD'S BID TO BE UK CITY OF CULTURE IN 2025 pdf icon PDF 267 KB

Culture makes a significant contribution to the prosperity of our District and is one of the fastest growing sectors of our Economy. Recent successful bids for investment in the Production Hub and the Creative People and Places fund will further strengthen cultural organisations and widen participation in the arts across the District. 

 

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “T”) welcomes the growing strength of the sector and recommends council support for a District wide bid to become UK City of Culture 2025. 

 

Recommended -

 

(1)       Council backs the bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.  The bid will be led by a Culture Trust and supported by the Cultural Place Partnership and Cultural Voice Network.

 

(2)       That Council be recommended to approve Section 9 - Option 3 of this report and allocate funding up to a maximum of £1,435,000 over 3 years, as detailed in appendix 3 and that this funding be made available to the accountable bodies concerned via existing Council annual grant application protocols or in the case of contracts for services that are awarded through compliant procurement procedures.  It is noted that this investment will be used to leverage much greater external investment in the cultural sector in the District.

 

(Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Phil Barker – 01274 432616)

Minutes:

Culture makes a significant contribution to the prosperity of our district and is one of the fastest growing sectors of our economy.  Recent successful bids for investment in the Production Hub and the Creative People and Places fund will further strengthen cultural organisations and widen participation in the arts across the district. 

 

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “T”) welcomed the growing strength of the sector and recommended Council support for a district wide bid to become UK City of Culture 2025. 

 

The Assistant Director Sports and Leisure set out the Council’s aspirations around the bid and the elements that were in place to take the bid forward.  Also present were representatives from the cultural sector including the Director of Kala Sangam, Director of the Bradford Literature Festival, a representative from the Creative People and Places Consortium, the Interim Chair of the City of Culture and a representative from the Culture Creativity Place.

 

Representatives who spoke espoused the strong cultural offer in Bradford and the successful events that Bradford had and continued to host, including the Literature Festival.  The impetus going forward would be to put together a bid that was unique and one that had the potential to succeed.  Representatives from the cultural sector were confident this could be achieved if all the different elements and partners worked together on the bid.  The investment and economic benefits of running for City of Culture and the winning City were alluded, an example of which were Coventry and Hull.

 

A number of Councillors from the Conservative group were present at the meeting and stated that although this was a good aspiration to have as a city, allocating Council reserves to such a bid, at a time when libraries and museums had been subjected to reductions in funding, would be a huge gamble, and urged that the Executive reconsider its position.

 

The Leader clarified that this was one off funding and would not support revenue funding in libraries.  She added that the process of bidding would create huge opportunities for the district in terms of raising its profile as well as bringing inward investment.

 

Representatives from the Cultural Sector emphasised that embarking on this journey would bring significant economic and cultural benefits to the district, and this has been realised by previous bid authorities, and that Bradford should therefore not shy away from such an opportunity.

 

The Leader stressed that the cultural sector in the district was invigorated with what was on offer and this put us in good stead for a successful winning bid, and she urged all to get behind the bid, and it was therefore:

 

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the Council backs the bid to become UK City of Culture 2025.  The bid will be led by a Culture Trust and supported by the Cultural Place Partnership and Cultural Voice Network.

 

(2)       That Council be recommended to approve Section 9 - Option 3 of this report and allocate funding up to a maximum  ...  view the full minutes text for item 34.

35.

MINUTES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY pdf icon PDF 835 KB

To receive the minutes of the meetings of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 25 April and 27 June 2019  (attached)

Additional documents: