Decisions

Decisions published

09/11/2021 - Allocation of the Welcome Back Fund 2021/22 ref: 1183    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

To approve the activities to benefit from the Reopening High Street Safely Fund budget and the additional funds provided by the Welcome Back Fund to enable the funded activity to be procured.

 

Decisions

 

1.          Accepted the Welcome Back Fund grant from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities of £252,909 and approved the necessary amendments to the General Fund revenue budget framework.

 

2.          Accepted the grant funding agreement terms and conditions, as set out by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

 

3.          Delegated authority to the Director of Growth and Culture, in consultation with The Leader of the Council, to implement the associated action plan which supported activities consistent with the scope of funding.

 

Options considered and rejected

 

That Cabinet reject the grant funding offered.

 

Reason for decision

 

To support local business and communities within South Kesteven, the plans for the fund would help achieve the aims within the Council’s Corporate Plan.


09/11/2021 - Draft Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document ref: 1179    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

To seek Cabinet’s endorsement to take the revised Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) to full Council for adoption.

 

The Design Guide set out the Council’s design expectations for high quality, inclusive and sustainable places which reflected and responded to local character alongside the design process to achieve those. It also provided detailed guidance for the design of commercial areas to meet best practice.

Decisions

 

1.          That Cabinet endorsed the report and Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven Supplementary Planning Document and noted the Consultation Statement.

2.          That Cabinet recommended full Council adopt the Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven Supplementary Planning Document.

Options considered and rejected

 

To recommend full Council withdraw the Design Guidelines for Rutland and South Kesteven Supplementary Planning Document.

 

Reason for decision

 

Members agreed that the Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document would provide great benefit South Kesteven’s communities, setting out clear design expectations. It was acknowledged that South Kesteven was a special part of the United Kingdom, as such a Design Guide would support the development of emerging communities which reflected that, helping achieve the aspirations of the Council’s Corporate Priorities.

 

 


09/11/2021 - Material Change in Circumstances - Business Rates Relief package ref: 1185    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

To provide an overview of Material Change in Circumstances and the Business Rates Relief package which was linked to the Rating (Coronavirus) and Directors Disqualification (Dissolved Companies) Bill 2021-22.

 

Decisions

 

Approved the delegation to the Council’s Section151 Officer in consultation with the Deputy Leader to develop and implement a scheme of funding distribution that met the legislative requirements.

 

Options considered and rejected

 

Do nothing

 

Reason for decision

 

It would ensure that the Council distributed the funds in line with the legislative requirements.


09/11/2021 - Stamford Special Expenses Area ref: 1181    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

Cabinet was asked to recommend the transfer the assets currently being charged to the Stamford Special Expense Area (SEA) to Stamford Town Council thus removing the requirement for the Stamford Special Expense Area to continue.

 

Decisions

 

1.          Approved the freehold transfer of Empingham Road playing field and Uffington Road playing field to Stamford Town Council, subject to the disposal requirements in accordance with Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

2.          Approved the transfer date from 1, April 2023 thus removing the Stamford Special Expense Area from that date.

 

3.          Approved the transfer of the balance of the Stamford Special Expense Reserve to Stamford Town Council upon completion of the asset transfer.

 

4.          Authorised officers to continue discussions with Stamford Town Council to consider the transfer of other Council owned assets over the medium term.

 

Options considered and rejected

 

Do not transfer the SEA open space assets and the credit balance held in the SEA reserve to Stamford Town Council. The assets would remain in the ownership of the Council and the Council would continue to be responsible for managing and maintaining the assets.

 

Reason for decision

 

Ensured that the local community would have control over their assets. Stamford Town Council would be able to access funds not available at District Council level, to make improvements for the Community.  


09/11/2021 - Customer Feedback Policy 2021 ref: 1184    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

To seek approval of a new Customer Feedback Policy to align to the Housing Feedback Policy, which was approved by Cabinet in July 2021.

 

Decisions

 

Cabinet approved the new Customer Feedback Policy and Customer Feedback Appendix 1- Vexatious complaints.

 

Options considered and rejected

 

To continue with the existing 3 stage Customer Feedback Policy, formed in 2013.

 

Reason for decision

 

Ensured that all officers would follow the same processes and timelines, aligning with the Council’s Housing Feedback Policy. It provided an open and transparent way for members of the public to make a compliment, complaint or put forward feedback. 


09/11/2021 - Health and Safety Policy 2021 - 2023 ref: 1182    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

This report presented the updated Health and Safety Policy. This updated policy ensured compliance with the Council’s legal duties and covered the period 2021-23. The Council’s Health and Safety Policy was a statement of intent and commitment to managing any risk that may arise from its undertakings.

 

Decisions

 

Approved the contents of the Health and Safety Policy for the period 2021-23.

 

Options considered and rejected

 

The requirement for the Authority to have a Health and Safety Policy was determined by statute, therefore no other options were available for consideration.

 

Reason for decision

 

Ensured that the Council, as a large employer within the District, met its legal and moral obligations to its employees. The Policy helped to mitigate a wide variety of workplace risks, within its wide variety of services. It was important to the Council to support and invest in the wellbeing if its employees.


09/11/2021 - Minutes of the previous meeting ref: 1186    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 12 October 2021, were AGREED as a correct record of the decisions taken.

 


09/11/2021 - Rectory Farm Development Brief ref: 1180    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 09/11/2021

Decision:

Purpose of the report

 

To consider the Rectory Farm Development Brief and make recommendations to full Council.  The Rectory Farm Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) set out the Council’s expectations for a high quality, inclusive and sustainable place which reflected and responded to local character, alongside the design process.

 

Decision

 

That the Cabinet endorsed the Rectory Farm Development Brief and recommended its adoption by full Council.

 

Options considered and rejected

 

1.          To recommend full Council adopt the Rectory Farm Development Brief as a guidance note, rather than an SPD.

2.          To do nothing and recommend full Council do not adopt the Rectory Farm Development Brief either as an SPD or as a guidance note.

 

Reason for decision

 

The document helped shape the Council’s ambitious plans for the District and provided assurance of high quality design. The improvements would support green infrastructure, addition of new cycle ways, walkways and sustainable transport measures. It would bring a great benefit to the local community.