Decisions

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Decisions published

23/06/2022 - Sale of Duke Street & Chapel Street Car Parks and Public Conveniences, Whittington Moor, Chesterfield (G260L) ref: 1642    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 23/06/2022 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 23/06/2022


23/06/2022 - Sale of Freehold Interest in Dunston Inn, Dunston Lane, Chesterfield (G260L) ref: 1641    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 23/06/2022 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 23/06/2022


23/06/2022 - Sale of embankment land between Foxwood Industrial Park and Dunston Road, Chesterfield (G260L) ref: 1640    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 23/06/2022 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 23/06/2022


23/06/2022 - Granting right of way over land at Marsden Place, Chesterfield S40 4SE (G260L) ref: 1643    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Made at meeting: 23/06/2022 - Cabinet Member for Economic Growth

Decision published: 23/06/2022

Effective from: 23/06/2022


16/06/2022 - To purchase seven new build properties at New Hall Road Brampton for Housing Service ref: 1639    Recommendations Approved

Introduction
The Council has an opportunity to purchase a development of seven properties. Four x3-bedroom houses and three x 1-bedroom houses.
The properties are located on the site of a former bakery on New Hall Road/ Old Hall Road at Brampton. The development has full planning permission and all pre-commencement planning conditions are discharged.
Discussions with the developer have been positive and an agreement on the total cost of the seven properties £1.460m has been made. The three-bedroom houses will cost £260,000 each and the one-bedroom properties will cost £140,000 each.
The valuations have been confirmed by the Council's disposals surveyor.
The development is cost effective when priced within the acquisition’s calculator charging a 105% social rent under the Government social rent policy.
The approximate date for completion is between April – June 2023
Considerations
Purchasing the seven properties will help the Council achieve the Council Plan target to deliver 100 new affordable homes by 2023.
The allocations team were satisfied that the development would meet identified housing needs. Three-bedroom family properties are in high demand. One-bedroom houses are in limited supply and will encourage downsizing from larger properties.
The developer is happy to install the kitchens, bathrooms, boilers etc to CBC specification to ensure ease of future maintenance.
Financing the purchase of the development
The cost of acquiring the properties is £1,460,000 plus an estimated 5% Stamp Duty for an estimated total of £1,533,000. The developer has agreed to fix the price in a contract.
The development would be secured through paying a 10% deposit (£146,000) and the remaining 90% (£1,314,000) on completion.
The purchase would be financed through the strategic acquisitions budget in the capital programme. The budget for 2022/23 is £2.5m. Commitments of £2.1 m have been already in 2022/23 leaving around £400,000. A 10% deposit (£146,000) would be payable on exchange of contracts. As the anticipated completion date is April – June 2023 the remainder of the cost will be met from the 2023/24 acquisitions budget and roll over of the unspent 2022/23 budget. If the properties complete earlier then monies will be allocated from other areas of the capital programme.

Decision Maker: Service Director - Housing

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 16/06/2022

Decision:

Option 1: Option 1 - To purchase the seven units for £1.46m under the Council's Strategic Acquisitions Policy

Lead officer: James Crouch


21/06/2022 - Absence of Member of the Council ref: 1638    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022


21/06/2022 - Council Plan - Annual Performance Report 2021/22 ref: 1633    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

That the significant achievements made against the priority areas within the Council Plan Delivery Plan for 2021/22 be noted.

 

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

To progress delivery of the Council Plan 2019 - 2023 and maximise positive outputs and outcomes for our communities.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Reddish


21/06/2022 - General Fund Budget Outturn 2021/22 ref: 1634    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the General Fund Revenue and Capital Outturn reports for 2021/22 be noted.

 

2.    That the proposal to make a contribution to the Business Rates Reserve to meet the 2022/23 deficit on business rates income, as set out in paragraph 4.10 of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

3.    That whilst the 2021/22 distribution from the Business Rates Pool which was yet to be announced, it be agreed that any surplus over the assumed £300k be transferred to the Business Rates Reserve, as set out in paragraph 4.12 of the officer’s report.

 

4.    That the General Fund Revenue carry forward requests, as detailed in paragraph 4.13 of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

5.    That the implementation of the £9.90 per hour real living wage from 1 April 2022 be funded from the underspend in 2021/22 and included within the Medium-Term Financial Plan (MTFP) for future years, as detailed in paragraphs 4.14 to 4.17 of the officer’s report.

 

6.    That the use of the Budget Risk Reserve to fund the cost of Chesterfield Pride Sponsorship, as detailed in paragraph 4.18 of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

7.    That the level of and movement in the General Fund Revenue Reserves and Provisions, as outlined in paragraphs 4.19 to 4.24 and Appendix A of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

8.    That the proposal to transfer the General Fund Revenue surplus for the financial year 2021/22 to the Budget Risk Reserve, as outlined in paragraphs 4.25 to 4.26 and Table 4 of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

9.    That the General Fund Capital financing arrangements, as set out in Appendix B of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

10.   That it be recommended to Full Council that the report be noted.

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

1.    This report forms a key part of formal revenue and capital monitoring against the 2021/22 budget. There will be a separate report for the Housing Revenue Account covering both the revenue and capital elements. The information in these reports will be incorporated into the published Statement of Accounts 2021/22.

 

2.    The approval of the budget outturn, in-year movements, carry forward requests and reserves are required by corporate financial procedures.

 

3.    To consider the reserves position given the challenges facing the Council over the period of the MTFP.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Theresa Channell


21/06/2022 - Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Expenditure 2020/21 ref: 1636    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the progress report on receipts achieved from the CIL be noted.

 

2.    That the recommendations made in relation to proposed awards of strategic CIL funding for 2021, be approved.

 

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

1.    To ensure that CIL expenditure takes place in accordance with the Community Infrastructure Regulations 2010 (as amended) and the council’s CIL Expenditure Strategy.

 

2.    To ensure that CIL expenditure supports planned growth and sustainable development and Chesterfield’s continued vitality.

Lead officer: Alan Morey


21/06/2022 - DRIIVe (Derbyshire Rail Industry Innovation Vehicle) ref: 1635    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the Council’s ongoing role in the delivery of the DRIIVe project, accepting the Towns Fund Grant and giving authority to move to delivery, be approved.

 

2.    That the grant contribution from the Council, via the business rate retention scheme, to provide up to £790,000 match funding for the project, be approved.

 

3.    That it be recommended to Full Council that match funding be included in the Capital Programme update which was due to be considered in July 2022.

 

4.    That, in line with grant funding conditions, it be agreed that the Council would cover any cost overruns associated with the physical delivery of the project.

 

5.    That the Service Director for Economic Growth, in consultation with the Deputy Leader, Cabinet Member for Economic Growth and the Council’s Property, Procurement and Contracts Manager, be granted delegated authority to finalise legal arrangements in relation to the existing lease and management agreement in respect of the commercial structure, management and operation of DRIIVe.

 

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

1.    The successful delivery of the DRIIVe project will support the growth of the rail sector and contribute to the future regeneration of the Borough through the development of specialist skills, research and development provision.

 

2.    The recommendations are made to ensure that Cabinet is provided with clarity regarding the role the council will undertake in the delivery of the DRIIVe project and to enable delivery to commence.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emily Williams


21/06/2022 - Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Final Accounts 2021/22 ref: 1637    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the report be noted.

 

2.    That the revenue carry forward request, as detailed in paragraph 4.7 of the officer’s report, and the capital carry forward requests in respect of schemes which were not finalised during 2021/22, as detailed in paragraph 4.9 of the officer’s report, be approved.

 

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

This report forms a key part of the formal revenue and capital

monitoring arrangements against the original 2021/22 HRA revenue and capital budget estimates. The information in this report will be incorporated into the published Statement of Accounts for 2021/22.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Ayre


21/06/2022 - Real Living Wage Implementation ref: 1632    For Determination

Decision Maker: Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Made at meeting: 21/06/2022 - Joint Cabinet and Employment & General Committee

Decision published: 21/06/2022

Effective from: 21/06/2022

Decision:

*RESOLVED –

 

1.    That the implementation of the £9.90 per hour real living wage be approved from 1 April 2022 to enable Chesterfield Borough Council to continue to be a real living wage employer.

 

2.    That £34,000 (including oncosts) be transferred from the budget risk reserve to fund the increased pay bill during the 2022-2023 financial year and the ongoing costs be included within the revised assumptions for the medium-term financial plan as part of the budget process.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

Chesterfield Borough Council is committed to providing fair pay and good working conditions for employees. Increasing the minimum rate of pay to the level of the independently calculated real living wage will ensure that the wages paid to our employees are sufficient to meet the cost of living.

Lead officer: Rachel O'Neil


14/06/2022 - Representatives on Outside Bodies, Joint Committees, Other Bodies and Charities - 2022/23 (GV000L) ref: 1631    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Governance

Made at meeting: 14/06/2022 - Cabinet Member for Governance

Decision published: 14/06/2022

Effective from: 14/06/2022

Decision:

That the schedule of appointments of representatives to outside bodies for 2022/23, attached at Appendix A to the report, be confirmed.