Agenda and decisions

Executive
Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021 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)

 

HEALTHY PEOPLE AND PLACES PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ferriby)

4.

BRADFORD CLEAN AIR PLAN (CAP) pdf icon PDF 1 MB

Since Autumn 2018 the Council has been working under Ministerial Direction to prepare a local plan for how it intends to deal with exceedances of the legal levels of nitrogen dioxide (NO2) at key locations in the District. In December 2020 the Council submitted its Clean Air Plan (CAP) full business case (FBC) to Government setting out its plan to implement a category ‘C’ Clean Air Zone in the District.  The arrangements in the FBC were assessed by representatives of the Joint Air Qualities Unit (JAQU) who have recommended a provisional funding award to Ministers for confirmation and delivery during 2021.  The report of the Strategic Director, Health & Wellbeing

(Document “DN”) updates Executive on the arrangements set out in the CAP and seeks endorsement for its implementation.

 

Recommended -

 

that the Executive:

 

(1)       approve the implementation of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Bradford at the beginning of 2022

 

(2)       approve the delegation of authority to the Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder, the Regeneration, Planning and Transport Portfolio Holder, the Director of Finance and the City Solicitor for the purpose of carrying out consultation on the Bradford Clean Air Zone, Charging Scheme Order (CSO) and its subsequent adoption including the confirmation of relevant grant and exemption packages

 

(3)       approve the delegation of authority to the Strategic Director Place in consultation with the Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder and the Regeneration, Planning and Transport Portfolio Holder for the design and delivery of Clean Air Zone publicity campaigns

 

(Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

                                                (Andrew Whittles - 0758 405 8868)

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the implementation of a Clean Air Zone (CAZ) in Bradford at the beginning of 2022 be approved.

 

(2)       That the delegation of authority to the Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder, the Regeneration, Planning and Transport Portfolio Holder, the Director of Finance and the City Solicitor for the purpose of carrying out consultation on the Bradford Clean Air Zone, Charging Scheme Order (CSO) and its subsequent adoption including the confirmation of relevant grant and exemption packages be approved.

 

(3)       That the delegation of authority to the Strategic Director Place in consultation with the Healthy People and Places Portfolio Holder and the Regeneration, Planning and Transport Portfolio Holder for the design and delivery of Clean Air Zone publicity campaigns be  approved.

 

Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION: Strategic Director, Health & Wellbeing

 

5.

A NEW TEN-YEAR CULTURAL STRATEGY FOR THE DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 159 KB

Culture will make a significant and sustainable contribution to the future prosperity of our District as we recover and strive to level up.

 

In September 2019, the Executive supported a package of strategic investments in culture, one of which was to request that the independent Bradford Cultural Place Partnership lead on the creation of a new sector and community-led 10-year cultural strategy for the district.

 

The report of the Strategic Director of Place (Document “DO”) brings the outcome of this work back to Bradford Council and recommends that the Executive approves the vision, ambitions and practice of Culture is Our Plan to replace its existing cultural strategy.

 

Recommended -

 

(1)       That Executive acknowledges the work of the Cultural Place Partnership and the cultural sector across the district in developing Culture is our Plan

 

(2)       That Executive approves Culture is our Plan as the new ten-year cultural strategy for Bradford District and encourages its wider adoption by partners across the District.

 

Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

                                                (Nicola Greenan - 01274 431301)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the work of the Cultural Place Partnership and the cultural sector across the district in developing Culture is our Plan be acknowledged.

 

(2)       That Culture is our Plan be approved as the new ten-year cultural strategy for Bradford District and its wider adoption by partners across the District be encouraged.

 

Regeneration & Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION: Strategic Director of Place

EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS PORTFOLIO & DEPUTY LEADER

(Councillor I Khan)

6.

ENSURING THE SUFFICIENCY OF SPECIALIST PLACES FOR CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE WITH SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITIES (SEND) ACROSS THE DISTRICT pdf icon PDF 200 KB

The report of the Strategic Director of Children’s Services(Document “DP) asks the Executive to approve the reutilisation of the District Pupil Referral Unit (DPRU) premises, to enable specialist provision to be increased across the District, in line with the SEND Sufficiency Strategy

 

 

Recommended -

 

That the Executive approve the reutilisation of the District Pupil Referral Unit premises, to enable specialist provision to be increased across the District, in line with the SEND Sufficiency Strategy.

 

 

(Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

                                                (Marium Haque - 01274 431078)

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the reutilisation of the District Pupil Referral Unit premises, to enable specialist provision to be increased across the District, in line with the SEND Sufficiency Strategy be approved.

 

 

Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION: Strategic Director of Children’s Services

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

7.

WEST YORKSHIRE DEVOLUTION pdf icon PDF 99 KB

 

 

 

NOTE: EXCEPTION TO THE FORWARD PLAN

 

The report on West Yorkshire Devolution (Document “DQ”) has not been included on the published Forward Plan as an issue for consideration owing to the receipt of the Protocol from the MCA on 7th February with a request for it to be considered by Constituent Councils in March. Although not legally binding it will apply to the exercise of functions by the MCA. As it is impractical to defer the decision until it has been included in the published Forward Plan the report is submitted in accordance with paragraph 10 of the Executive Procedure Rules set out in the Council’s Constitution.

 

 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


On 11 March 2020, the Chancellor announced a “minded to” Mayoral Devolution Deal for the West Yorkshire area. A report submitted to Executive on 24 March outlined the details of the devolution deal, its benefits for Bradford District, its people and its businesses and set out the required next steps.

 

The proposed changes to the governance arrangements required for implementation of the deal were reported to Executive on 19 May.

Subsequently, decisions were made which:

- endorsed the “minded to” deal on behalf of Bradford District,

- approved a statutory review to be undertaken jointly with the other West      Yorkshire Councils and the Combined Authority,

- provided for a draft Governance scheme to be consulted on in June and July 2020,

- agreed to submit a summary of the responses to the Secretary of State for Communities,

- agreed in principle to the draft Order to establish a mayoral combined authority,

- delegated authority to the Managing Director of the Combined Authority, in consultation  with the Leader and Chief Executive of CBMDC and the other Constituent Councils and the Chair of the Combined Authority, to finalise and consent to the final draft of the Order.

 

The statutory instrument to establish the mayoral combined authority was approved on 29th January 2021. The report of the Chief Executive

(Document “DQ”) concerns the Protocol to be agreed by the Combined Authority and the Constituent Councils regarding the exercise of concurrent functions and statutory consents.

 

 

Recommended -

 

Executive is requested to:

 

(1)          Consider the draft Protocol on Concurrent Functions and Associated Statutory Consents attached as Appendix 1 to Document DQ, and either agree it as drafted or seek the amendments suggested or other amendments;

 

(2)          Delegate authority to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader, to agree any subsequent changes to the Protocol.

 

 (Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

                                                (Michael Bowness - 07582 103658)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)          That the draft Protocol on Concurrent Functions and Associated Statutory Consents attached as Appendix 1 to Document DQ was considered, and it was agreed to seek the amendments suggested.

 

(2)          That authority be delegated to the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader, to agree any subsequent changes to the Protocol.

 

Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION: Chief Executive

 

8.

PROPOSED INVESTMENTS UTILISING COVID GRANT pdf icon PDF 153 KB

The Director of Finance will submit a report (Document “DR”) which provides Members with a number of new recommended investments to help respond and recover from the Covid Pandemic. Funding for the new investments will derive from Government provided Covid related grants.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       Note the contents of this report

 

(2)       Approve the £4.0m of continued investment in priority areas as outlined in section 2 to Document “DR”, to be funded from available Covid related grant monies.

 

(3)       Resolve that this decision is exempt from ‘call-in’ on the grounds of urgency, for the reasons set out in paragraph 1.5 to Document “DR”.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)

 

 

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of Document “DR” be noted.

 

(2)       That approval be given for the £4.0m of continued investment in priority areas as outlined in section 2 to Document “DR”, to be funded from available Covid related grant monies.

 

(3)       That this decision is exempt from ‘call-in’ on the grounds of urgency, for the reasons set out in paragraph 1.5 to Document “DR”.

 

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee

ACTION: Director of Finance

 

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)