Decisions

Decisions published

12/06/2019 - Framework Agreement for Adaptations under Disabled Facilities Grants ref: 1023    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to utilise the County Wide Framework Agreement for

contractors to deliver home adaptations funded by disabled facilities grants

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 21/06/2019

Decision:

That approval is granted for the use of the Countywide Framework Agreement (up to a maximum of 4 years) to appoint Contractors to undertake home adaptations funded by disabled facilities grants in accordance with that Framework.

 

Lead officer: Anne-Marie Coulthard


11/06/2019 - Proposed Statement of Common Ground - Stamford North (Key Decision) ref: 1022    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

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.


11/06/2019 - Street Lighting (Key Decision) ref: 1021    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

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


04/06/2019 - Purchase of land in Grantham ref: 1020    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for the purchase of land at a strategic site in Grantham town centre. Details of the proposed acquisition are included in the exempt appendices to this report. The appendices to this report are exempt under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because they contain information that relates to the financial or business affairs of an individual or organisation.

Decision Maker: The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Business Transformation and Property

Decision published: 05/06/2019

Effective from: 13/06/2019

Decision:

That approval is granted to purchase the land in Grantham as detailed in Appendix 1 to report PIP0001 in the sum of £405,000 for the freehold acquisition of the identified site.

 

Please note that appendix 1 contains exempt information under paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) because it contains information that relates to the financial or business affairs of an individual or organisation.

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Harry Rai