Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 11th June, 2019 4.00 pm

Venue: Shekinah Room - Jubilee Church Life Centre, 1-5 London Road, Grantham. NG31 6EY. View directions

Contact: Jo Toomey 

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies

2.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 157 KB

3.

Disclosure of Interests (if any)

4.

Street Lighting (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 293 KB

    Report of the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations on the utilisation of the Invest to Save Reserve for Energy Efficient LED replacements.

    Decision:

    Decision

     

    Cabinet agrees to:

     

    1.    The allocation of £100,000 from the Invest to Save Reserve to facilitate the process of converting the General Fund street lights to energy efficient LED as part of a 12-year overall programme

     

    2.    The replacement of Housing Revenue Account street lights to energy efficient LED fully funded from the HRA (at a cost of approximately £80,000)

     

    3.    The procurement process and award of the contract/s for the works and maintenance (at a whole life contract/s cost of approximately £1,100,000), with authority delegated to the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations

     

    4.    Approve the Street Lighting Policy appended to the report of the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations

     

    Reasons for decision

     

    1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Commercial and Operations on the utilisation of the invest to save reserve for energy-efficient LED replacement street lamps

    2.    The invest to save bid attached as Appendix A to the report

    3.    The proposed street lighting policy attached as Appendix B to the report

    4.    Considerations of Cabinet at its meeting on 12 July 2018

    5.    Considerations and recommendations of the Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee

    6.    Upgrading the street lighting stock to LED would reduce the Council’s carbon footprint, reduce energy costs and provide a saving on the Council’s maintenance contract

    7.    A review conducted by officers in the Finance and Risk Team on the investment options and resulting savings

    8.    Arrangements for the provision of conservation street lights where requested by the relevant parish council

    9.    The contract would be procured with support of Welland Procurement

    10.The 3-month termination clause on the current contract for managing the stock and required transition process with the outgoing contractor managing the existing stock and the new contractor managing the installation of new LEDs

    11.The services of Digital Catapult, which had been secured by the Council looking at creating a small network of intelligent street lights

     

    Other options considered and rejected

     

    Option 1

     

    To continue with the current arrangement of ad hoc replacement with no additional investment

     

    Option 2

     

    Up-front investment of £45,000 which would enable a 13-year programme to replace all street lights with around 150 lights upgraded to LED in year 1

     

    Option 3

     

    Up-front investment of £200,000 which would enable a 10-year programme to replace all street lights with around 667 lights upgraded to LED in year 1

     

    Option 4

     

    One-off investment of circa £1,100,000 which would enable the replacement of all street lights with LED

     

    Option 5

     

    The potential to apply for Salix funding, however, this would require a pay back on the full loan amount in five-years

5.

Proposed Statement of Common Ground - Stamford North (Key Decision) pdf icon PDF 207 KB

    Report of the Cabinet Member for Planning on the Statement of Common Ground with Rutland and Lincolnshire County Councils in respect of the proposed development at Stamford North.

    Additional documents:

    Decision:

    Decision

     

    1.    Cabinet approves the Statement of Common Ground between South Kesteven District Council, Rutland County Council and Lincolnshire County Council regarding the planning arrangements to be established for the proposed development at Stamford North.

     

    2.    Cabinet delegates the making of any minor modifications that may be proposed by Rutland County Council or Lincolnshire County Council and the sign-off of the final, amended version of the document, to the Cabinet Member for Planning in consultation with the Chairman of the Finance, Economic Development and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee and the Strategic Director, Growth.

     

    Reasons for decision

     

    1.    The report of the Cabinet Member for Planning on the draft Statement of Common Ground and the draft statement attached as Appendix 1 to the report

    2.    The Stamford Capacity Study commissioned as part of the preparation of the South Kesteven Local Plan

    3.    The Duty to Co-operate set out in the Localism Act 2011, which amended the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004

    4.    The Duty to Co-operate set out in the National Planning Policy Framework

    5.    The South Kesteven Local Plan that has been submitted to Government and was awaiting the outcome of inspection in public

    6.    The Rutland Consultative Draft Local Plan 2017

    7.    Comments made by the Finance, Economic Development and Corporate Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 4 June 2019

    8.    Good practice from other authorities identified in support of the preparation of the draft Statement of Common Ground

    9.    South Kesteven District Council was the first of the authorities that were party to the Statement of Common Ground that had taken through its decision-making process

     

    Other options considered and rejected

     

    The Council could choose not to approve the Stamford North Statement of Common Ground. This was not recommended as it would have a detrimental impact on the Council’s responsibilities under the Duty to Co-operate and would inhibit the joint planning of a major proposed development in a co-ordinated way between the respective local authorities.

6.

Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Council or Overview & Scrutiny Committees pdf icon PDF 191 KB

7.

Representations and questions from Non Cabinet Members

8.

Cabinet Forward Plan pdf icon PDF 191 KB

9.

Items raised by Cabinet Members including reports on Key and Non-Key Decisions taken under Delegated Powers. pdf icon PDF 201 KB

Date decisions effective:

Decisions CO4 and C05 as made on Tuesday 11 June 2019 can be implemented on Thursday 20 June 2019 unless subject to call-in by the Chairman of the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee or any five members of the Council from any political group.