Decisions

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Decisions published

25/01/2023 - Changes to Bus Service De Minimis Contractual Arrangements ref: 659    Recommendations Approved

For the Cabinet Member to note the current De Minimis bus service arrangements
To seek Cabinet Member approval, under Protocol 3 of the Council’s Financial Regulations, to change the pricing for the contracts shown in Table 2.
To seek Cabinet Member approval to add one additional De Minimis contract on service 77a for the period up until 31 October 2023 to align with the end date of the other De Minimis routes.
To seek approval for the change in the funding for service 170 as shown in Table 4.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport

Decision published: 01/02/2023

Effective from: 26/01/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member:

 

1.    Notes the current De Minimis bus service arrangements;

 

2.    Approves a decision, under Protocol 5 of the Council’s Financial Regulations to change the pricing for the contracts shown in Table 2;

 

3.    Agrees to add one additional De Minimis contract on service 77a for the period up until 31 October 2023 to align with the end date of the other De Minimis routes; and

 

4.      Agrees to change the funding for service 170 as shown in Table 4.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Hegarty, Joanna Jackson


25/01/2023 - Interim Grant for Social Activity ref: 663    For Determination

To seek approval for provision of grant funds to the six organisations that currently provide activity preventing social isolation, for a period of up to 1 year from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves

 

1.    the provision of grants totalling £71,405 to the six organisations listed in paragraph 1.2 of Appendix 1 that currently provide social activity for a period of up to 1 year from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 as set out in this report; and

 

2.    the provision of grants totalling £5,784 to the two organisations listed in paragraph 1.2 of Appendix 1 that currently provide social activity for a period of up to 6 months from 1 April 2023 to 30 September 2023 as set out in this report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Claire Burnage


25/01/2023 - Interim Grant for Befriending Services ref: 662    Recommendations Approved

Seeking approval for an up to 1 year interim grant in order to redesign funded befriending activity and ensure a robust mechanism for awarding and monitoring future service provision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves the provision of grants totalling £160,652 to the nine organisations that currently provide befriending services for a period of up to 1 year from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024 as set out in this report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Claire Burnage


25/01/2023 - Acceptance of the Local Transport Fund Grant from the Department for Transport ref: 660    For Determination

To seek the Cabinet Member’s approval to accept a Local Transport Fund grant from the Department for Transport for £520,480.50 which is provided under Section 31 of the Local Government Act, 2003

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member:

 

1.   Formally approves the acceptance of a Local Transport Fund grant from the Department for Transport (DfT) for £520,480.50 (provided under Section 31 of the Local Government Act, 2003.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jamie Cheatle, Joanna Jackson


17/01/2023 - Petition Relating to Increased Through Traffic in Waingroves Following Suspension of Trent Barton Bus Service, Requesting Investigation and Implementation of Measures to Reduce Through Traffic ref: 658    Recommendations Approved

To inform the Cabinet Member of investigations undertaken following the receipt of a petition requesting the Council, Nigel Mills MP and Trent Barton Bus Company to reinstate the 1A Service through Waingroves and to investigate and implement measures to reduce through traffic in Waingroves

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

            That the Cabinet Member

 

a)   Notes the investigations undertaken following the receipt of a petition requesting that Derbyshire County Council, Nigel Mills MP, and Trent Barton Bus Company reinstate the 1A Bus Service through Waingroves, Ripley, and investigate and implement measures to reduce through traffic in Waingroves.

b)  Notes the alternative service provision that has been put in place by the Council.

c)  Notes the options considered by officers to alleviate concerns and to take further action as recommended.

d)   Notes that the Council is promoting a Traffic Regulation Order to introduce waiting restrictions at identified strategic points along Waingroves Road/Church Street. The order is currently at the stage where comments and objections are being considered through an Officer delegated scheme of approval at the Council.

Divisions affected: Ripley East and Codnor;

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Richard Handbury


17/01/2023 - A632 Walton Road, Chesterfield- Petition Requesting the Installation of Various Speed Reducing Measures and a Weight Limit ref: 657    Recommendations Approved

To consider the petition containing 220 signatures which reported high volumes of traffic, a high number of heavy goods vehicles, speeding motorists, poor air quality and excessive noise on the A632 Walton Road, Chesterfield which was acknowledged by the Director – Legal and Democratic Services on 11 October 2022.
Following consideration of this report, the Cabinet Member is asked to:
•Decline the request for the introduction of a weight limit on Walton Road in Chesterfield.
•Decline the request for the installation of 30mph repeater signs on the lighting columns.
•Approve the petitioner enquiring with Chesterfield Borough Council regarding the installation of a Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs).
•Decline the request for the installation of an additional vehicular activated sign, speed cameras, and other traffic calming measures.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

 

That the Cabinet Member:

 

a)       Declines the request for the introduction of a weight limit on Walton Road in Chesterfield.

b)       Declines the request for the installation of 30mph repeater signs on the lighting columns.

c)       Signposts the lead petitioner to enquire with Chesterfield Borough Council regarding the installation of Speed Indicator Devices (SIDs).

d)       Decline the request for the installation of an additional vehicular activated sign, speed cameras, and other traffic calming measures.

e)       Informs the lead petitioner accordingly.

Divisions affected: Boythorpe and Brampton South; Walton and West;

Lead officer: Steven Dungworth, Joanna Jackson


19/01/2023 - Adult Social Care Discharge Fund 2022-23 ref: 664    Recommendations Approved

Paper detailing the distribution of the Department of Health Discharge Fund allocated via the Better Care Fund. The funds are to be utilised across a range of services to assist with safe and timely hospital discharge.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves the distribution of the Discharge Fund  as detailed in the table in the report from 16 December 2022 to 31 March 2023

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Selbie


19/01/2023 - Adult Social Care Reform and Market Sustainability ref: 665    Recommendations Approved

Request approval from the Cabinet Member to support the publishing of the findings from the cost of care exercises of care home and home care placements undertaken in the summer of 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult Care

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 02/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves that

 

·        Annex B to the report for Home Care and Care Homes can be made publicly available from 1st February 2023.

·        The updated Market Position Statements for Care Homes and Home Care can be published by 31st March 2023

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Colin Selbie


24/01/2023 - Use of Contain Outbreak Management Fund to provide additional support to food banks ref: 655    Recommendations Approved

Approval of additional support to food banks

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Health and Communities:

 

Approves use of Contain Outbreak Management Funding to support food insecurity work across Derbyshire:

£0.100m to Foundation Derbyshire for the purpose of supporting food banks across Derbyshire.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Louise Noon


24/01/2023 - Use of Contain Outbreak Management Fund to provide additional emergency energy support (2) ref: 656    Recommendations Approved

Approval of additional support to emergency energy support via Marches Energy

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision published: 24/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member for Health and Communities:

 

Approves the use of Contain Outbreak Management Funding to strengthen emergency energy support within Derbyshire until 31 March 2023 via a grant of £0.100m to Marches Energy Advice.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Gillian Quayle


28/11/2022 - Work Programme ref: 654    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

Members were invited to consider the work programme for the remainder of 2022/23.  It was recognised that the agendas for each of the next two meetings were full and that no further items should be added at this stage.  Members were invited to submit future items for consideration to the Clerk.

 

RESOLVED to note the 2022/23 work programme.

 


28/11/2022 - The Council’s Role in Decarbonising Derbyshire’s Housing ref: 653    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To provide an update to the Improvement and Scrutiny Committee for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction on the work being undertaken by the Council to understand the motivations and barriers experienced by homeowners when considering improving the energy efficiency of their homes and to co-design and co-deliver a programme of activities to support homeowners to undertake energy efficiency work.

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

Denise Ludlum, Climate Change Officer introduced the report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting and provided an update on the work being undertaken by the Council to understand the motivations and barriers experienced by homeowners when considering improving the energy efficiency of their homes and to co-design and co-deliver a programme of activities to support homeowners to undertake energy efficiency work. 

 

The report was supplemented by a presentation which outlined the issues faced and the demand for support for private homeowners.  Some progress had been made and a number of themes had emerged.Early feedback had indicated a number of support options from which a draft programme of activities would be co-delivered as soon as possible.

 

Committee members expressed their concerns around what was currently available to homeowners and the costs involved, resulting in only a limited number of homeowners being in a position to afford the retrofit costs.  They recognised that the consultation process was still taking place and the limited resources, budget constraints and priorities experienced by the climate change team.

 

RESOLVED to note the work being undertaken by the Council to understand the motivations and barriers experienced by homeowners when considering actions to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and to co-design and co-deliver a programme of activities to support homeowners to undertake energy efficiency work.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Denise Ludlam


28/11/2022 - Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Action Plan ref: 652    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To present to the Improvement and Scrutiny Committee for Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction the Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Action Plan that has been developed by the Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Officers Group.

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

Caroline Toplis, Programme Manager – Climate Change introduced the report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting and which presented the Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Action Plan.  This provided further understanding of and supported the climate change work being undertaken with the district and borough councils through Vision Derbyshire and to enable the Action Plan and overarching Strategy be delivered to help reduce greenhouse gas emissions across the County.  The report was supported by a presentation.

 

The Plan set out actions for each of the five key themes and a series of actions related to offsetting and communication and engagement, together with the priority actions.  Next steps were to complete a mapping exercise to establish existing activity and to inform the development of delivery plans.  The Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Officers Group would have a co-ordinating, influencing and oversight role for the most part.

 

Committee members raised a number of concerns currently being faced.  Fast charging hubs and street furniture were some of the many options being considered to deal with the impracticability of charging electric cars and the Planning Guide was to become a nationally recognised document to assist with planning regulations.  Local and district councils were on board however it was recognised that this was a work in progress but resources were limited and that work needed to be done in some instances.

 

RESOLVED to note the Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Action Plan that had been developed by the Vision Derbyshire Climate Change Officers Group.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Caroline Toplis


28/11/2022 - Climate Change Strategy: Annual Review of Progress ref: 651    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Derbyshire County Council Climate Change Strategy: Achieving Net Zero (2021-2025) (the “Strategy”) was approved by Cabinet on 14 October 2021 (Minute No. 166/22 refers) and published shortly thereafter. This report provides an annual summary of progress against delivery of the Strategy and the Council’s net zero targets.

The report provides a summary of:

• Relevant national and regional policy, legislation and governance changes and updates over the past 12 months that might have implications on the Council's climate change programme – see Section 2.1 and Appendix 2.
• The progress being made against the Council's net zero target of 2032, or sooner, and the county’s net zero target of 2050, and the challenges being faced to reduce emissions from corporate property, streetlighting, core fleet and grey fleet – see Section 2.3 to 2.12.
• The progress being made against each target and action within the Strategy – see Section 2.13 to 2.17, and Appendix 3.
• Details on other key projects, initiatives and schemes that are contributing to the Council's climate change and wider sustainability agenda and objectives – see Section 2.18 to 2.30.

Further annual reports will be produced in the Autumn of each year.

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

Caroline Toplis, Programme Manager – Climate Change introduced the report, which had been circulated in advance of the meeting and which provided an annual summary of progress against the delivery of Derbyshire County Council Climate Change Strategy and the Council’s net zero targets.  The report provided a summary of the relevant national and regional policy, legislation and governance changes and updates, the progress made against the Council's net zero targets and each target and action within the Strategy, plus details on other key projects, initiatives and schemes. 

 

The report was accompanied by a presentation and highlighted elements and a breakdown of the Cabinet Annual report, which gave a summary of progress against delivery.  Key points from the report showed reductions in property, streetlighting and fleet carbon emissions  however, progress was slowing and the Council was facing a potential shortfall in necessary emissions by 2021/32.  These could be offset through renewable energy however the focus needed to remain on reducing emissions and the steps being taken towards this were discussed.

 

The Committee recognised that a lot had already been achieved however there were still some challenges ahead including the nationally recognised issue of the lack of bicycle infrastructure and the setting of more ambitious, local targets.  To aid understanding, Committee again requested that emission targets be expressed in more tangible ways rather than tonnage.

 

RESOLVED to:

 

1.    Note the relevant national and regional policy, legislation and governance changes and updates over the past 12 months that might have implications on the Council's climate change;

 

2.    Note the progress being made against the Council's net zero target of 2032, or sooner, and the county’s net zero target of 2050, and the challenges being faced to reduce emissions from corporate property, streetlighting, core fleet and grey fleet;

 

3.    Note the progress being made against each target and action within the Strategy; and

 

4.    Note the other key projects, initiatives and schemes that are contributing to the Council's climate change and wider sustainability agenda and objectives.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Caroline Toplis


28/11/2022 - Public Questions ref: 650    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

There were no public questions.


28/11/2022 - Minutes of Previous Meeting ref: 649    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED – to confirm the non-exempt minutes of the meeting of the Improvement & Scrutiny – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction committee held on 10 October 2022.

 


28/11/2022 - Declarations of Interest ref: 648    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Made at meeting: 28/11/2022 - Improvement and Scrutiny Committee – Climate Change, Biodiversity and Carbon Reduction

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 28/11/2022

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.


17/01/2023 - Transfer of Jog Derbyshire Grant Funding ref: 646    Recommendations Approved

Seek approval from Cabinet Member for Health and Communities to transfer grant funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Communities

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 25/01/2023

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member:

 

Approves a grant of £0.0325m for a 3 month period to Peak Running CIC to allow them to deliver the Jog Derbyshire Programme ensuring continuity of service provision.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Green, Angela Kirkham (Health Improvement Practitioner)


17/01/2023 - Nomination for LA Governors ref: 647    Recommendations Approved

To ask the Cabinet member to confirm the nominations of persons to serve as local authority school governors.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education

Decision published: 17/01/2023

Effective from: 25/01/2023

Decision:

That Cabinet Member confirm the nominations for persons to serve as local authority governors as set out in Appendix 2 to the report

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Maria Thomas


12/01/2023 - Forward Plan ref: 644    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

Note the contents of the Forward Plan attached at Appendix 2 to the report.


12/01/2023 - Childcare Sufficiency Assessment 2022 -2023 ref: 645    Recommendations Approved

Members to approve the report for publication as required by the statutory duty

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To note the outcome of the Childcare Sufficiency Assessment and approve its publication.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Roberta Foster


12/01/2023 - Scrutiny Review of Section 75 Agreements ref: 640    Recommendations Approved

For Cabinet to consider the recommendations following the Scrutiny review of Section 75 Agreements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

1)   Support the recommendations of the Improvement and Scrutiny Committee for Health; and

 

2)   Approve that the appropriate action be taken to implement the recommendations as set out in the review action plan at Appendix 3 to the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jackie Wardle


12/01/2023 - VCS Infrastructure Provision 2022-23 ref: 642    Recommendations Approved

To update Cabinet on the progress of the funding approach to Voluntary and Community Sector (VCS) infrastructure provision and to seek approval to secure VCS infrastructure grants for a period of twelve months from 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

1)   Note progress on the development and implementation of the Council’s voluntary and community sector (VCS) infrastructure approach over the last twelve months;

 

2)   Approve the proposals to further develop and embed the approach as outlined in the report; and

 

3)   Approve proposals to maintain existing funding to voluntary and community sector infrastructure organisations, as set out in the report, totalling £452,228 until March 2024.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rob Lowe


12/01/2023 - Derbyshire County Council Climate Change Strategy: Annual Review of Progress ref: 641    Recommendations Approved

The report provides an annual summary of progress against delivery of the Derbyshire County Council Climate Change Strategy: Achieving Net Zero (2021-25), and the Council’s net zero targets.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED to note the:

 

1)   Contents of the report relating to relevant national and regional policy, legislation and governance changes over the past 12 months that might have implications on the  Council’s climate change programme;

 

2)   Progress being made against the Council’s net zero target of 2032, or sooner, and the County’s net zero target of 2050, and the challenges being faced to reduce emissions from Corporate Property, streetlighting, core fleet and grey fleet;

 

3)   Progress being made against each target and action within the Strategy; and

 

4)   Other key projects, initiatives and schemes that are contributing to the Council’s climate change and wider sustainability agenda and objectives.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Caroline Toplis


12/01/2023 - Green Towns ref: 643    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to allow a trial of town wide 20 mph limits as part of a green town initiative in the towns of Buxton and Long Eaton.
Cabinet is asked to consider:
a) Authorising the trial of town wide 20 mph limits in the towns of Buxton (commencing 2022) and Long Eaton (commencing 2023) subject to local views, including agreement in principle being reached with the Borough Councils of High Peak and Erewash respectively.
b) Carrying out before and after monitoring of air quality, the use of more sustainable forms of transport, traffic speeds, transportation behavioural patterns and its environmental impacts upon the residents and the businesses in the towns.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

Approve the carrying out by the Council of a consultation and public engagement exercise for the introduction of 20mph speed limits under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 on roads in areas surrounding the town centres of Buxton and Long Eaton.

Divisions affected: Buxton North and East; Buxton West; Long Eaton; Petersham; Sawley;

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Simon Tranter