Venue: Members Room, County Hall, Matlock, DE4 3AG
Contact: Juliette Normington
RESOLVED to confirm the non-exempt minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration held on 8 April 2021.
The Cabinet Member was provided with an update on the Council Plan performance position and the revenue budget position of the Clean Growth and Regeneration portfolio for 2020-2021.
The report showed that progress was "good" or "strong" for the majority of the Council Plan deliverables led by the portfolio however Climate change framework had been flagged as “requiring review”. After the use of additional Covid-19 funding, the outturn position for 2020-2021 was an overspend of £0.147m.
The report contained detailed tables and graphs showing an overview of progress on deliverables and measures. Climate Change Framework, was being taken forward as part of Vision Derbyshire with leads for the 'Living and Working Sustainably' had been agreed. Climate action planning was also continuing with the D2 Action Planning process led by Midlands Energy Hub. Soft Market Testing had been undertaken to get feedback prior to developing the specification for a tender for producing a Natural Capital Strategy and there has been increased activity in this area of work with the recent appointment of a Climate Change Programme Manager.
Economic Development saw an overspend of £0.138m following the suspension of planned projects and activities due to COVID-19. Employment Development saw an overspend due to salary costs that were not budgeted for and pending rationalisation of the Economy and Regeneration Service. Markham Vale saw an underspend of £0.095m due to an increase in salary recharges to capital. These were detailed within the report.
Earmarked reserves totalling £0.619m were held to support future expenditure; these were detailed in the report.
RESOLVED that the Cabinet Member note the report.