Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

22/02/2024 - Appointment of Members to the East Midlands County Combined Authority ref: 975    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the appointment of Derbyshire County Council Members to the East Midlands Combined County Authority in readiness for its inaugural meeting.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That, subject to the passing of the EMCCA Regulations to:

 

1)    Appoint the Leader of the Council to act as a member of the EMCCA;

 

2)    Designate the Leader of the Council to act as the Lead Member on behalf of Derbyshire County Council;

 

3)    Appoint the Deputy Leader of the Council to act as a member of the EMCCA; and

 

4)    Appoint the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment and Cabinet Member for Clean Growth and Regeneration to act as a substitute member of the EMCCA in the absence of either of the above members (if required).

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Henning, Joanna Jackson


22/02/2024 - Update to the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Strategy ref: 968    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The purpose of this report is to inform Cabinet of the review and update of the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Strategy and recommend that Cabinet endorses the Strategy as Council policy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

To note the review of the Anti-Fraud and Anti-Corruption Strategy and approve it as a Council policy.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mark Lunn


22/02/2024 - Schools Block Funding Settlement 2024-25 ref: 972    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet is asked to consider and approve the basis for calculating mainstream school and academy budgets for 2024-25.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the overall Dedicated Schools Grant settlement for 2024-25;

 

2)    Note the Schools Block allocation for 2024-25;

 

3)    Note the National Funding Formula multipliers as set out in Appendix 2 of the report;

 

4)    Approve the local mainstream formula multipliers set out in Appendix 3 of the report as the basis for calculating Derbyshire school and academy budgets;

 

5)    Approve a Minimum Funding Guarantee of 0.5% per pupil for 2024-25;

 

6)    Approve that no cap on individual school gains will be applied in 2024-25;

 

7)    Approve the request from the Schools Forum to de-delegate/top-slice funds from LA maintained primary and secondary schools’ 2024-25 budgets for the services as listed in Appendix 4 of the report;

 

8)    Note the Pupil Growth Fund & Falling Rolls Fund settlement and the budget decisions approved by the Schools Forum; and

 

9)    Approve that any matters of detail regarding the calculation of school budgets be delegated to the Executive Director for Children’s Services and the Director of Finance & ICT in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education.

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Eddie Grant, Shelley Kerslake


22/02/2024 - Award of Contract for Digital Autopsies ref: 977    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

For Cabinet to authorise the award of a contract of a value in excess of £500,000.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

To approve the recommendations as detailed in the not for publication report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Alec Dubberley


22/02/2024 - Active Travel England Finances and Proposed Spend Programme ref: 967    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To provide an update to Cabinet on the proposed spend programme and to ensure all necessary approvals are in place to progress the Active Travel England funded work programme.

That Cabinet approves the acceptance of the Active Travel Capability Fund uplift of £142,535 awarded on behalf of Department for Transport.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Approve the progression of the Active Travel England Programme detailed in the report;

 

2)    Formally approve the acceptance of the Active Travel Capability Fund grant of £142,535.00 provided under Section 31 of the Local Government Act, 2003 to support development of the Hope Valley Master Plan;

 

3)    Approve the launching of online and in person public engagement activities to further develop the Active Travel Master plans.

 

4)    Delegate to the Executive Director for Place, in association with the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment, the authority to amend or modify the Active Travel Masterplan programme as required, if it remains consistent with the Council’s objectives.

 

5)    Approve the addition of three projects (as detailed in the report) to the l2023-2024 Commercial Pipeline so all necessary procurement activity can commence; and

 

6)    Delegate to the Executive Director for Place, in association with the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Environment, the authority to award subsequent contract following procurement activities referenced in the report.

 

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Joanna Jackson, Daniel McCrory


22/02/2024 - Acceptance of Grant Funding Offer from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities ref: 969    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek Cabinet approval to accept an offer of grant funding of £100,000 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from its Planning Skills Delivery Funding Stream.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED

To approve acceptance of the offer of grant funding of £100,000 from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities from its Planning Skills Delivery Funding Stream.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steven Buffery, Joanna Jackson


22/02/2024 - Transfer of land at Brookfield Community School ref: 971    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The purpose of this report is to seek Cabinet approval to transfer Council-owned land which was erroneously registered in the name of the Council as trustee for Chesterfield School Foundation Charity back to the Council, and to transfer the charitable land held by the Council in its capacity as trustee for the charity to Foundation Derbyshire.

In considering this report, Cabinet will be acting on behalf of the Council as Trustee of Chesterfield School Foundation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

1)    That in its capacity as trustee for the Chesterfield School Foundation, to approve the transfer of the land to the Council edged in red on the plan entitled ‘Brookfield Community School – Derbyshire County Council Land’ at Appendix 2 to the report, previously incorrectly registered in the name of the Council as trustee of Chesterfield School Foundation;

 

2)    Consequently approve the transfer of the land edged in red on the plan entitled ‘Brookfield Community School – Chesterfield School Charity Land’ to Foundation Derbyshire; and

 

3)    To authorise the Director of Legal and Democratic Services to enter into all necessary documentation.

Divisions affected: Walton and West;

Lead officer: Kathryn Zasada


22/02/2024 - Section 106 Funding Allocations ref: 973    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To approve the allocation of £1,185,023 Section 106 contributions and £459,874 2016-17 Basic Need/School Condition Allocation towards the proposed expansion of Heanor Gate Spencer Academy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

To approve the allocation of £1,185,023 of Section 106 funding and £459,874 of Basic Need funding 2016-17 towards the proposed expansion of Heanor Gate Spencer Academy.

Divisions affected: Horsley;

Lead officer: Jill Beacham, Jenny Webster


22/02/2024 - Determined Admissions Arrangements 2025 - 2026 ref: 974    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The purpose of this paper is to report on the annual consultation, and to seek Cabinet approval for the proposed determined admission arrangements for the academic year 2025/26.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Note the outcome of the consultation and approve the proposed determined admission arrangements for the academic year 2025/2026; and

 

2)    Approve the changes to Published Admission Numbers and normal areas as detailed in Appendix 2 to the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jina Hames, Nicola Sharpe


22/02/2024 - Derby and Derbyshire Strategic Leadership Board ref: 970    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval from Cabinet for the Council to establish and participate in a new Joint Committee of Derby and Derbyshire’s councils, the D2 Strategic Leadership Board, to collaborate, co-ordinate and drive forward agendas where it is recognised that more can be achieved by councils working together to improve outcomes for people and places across Derbyshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

1)    Approve proposals for the establishment of the D2 Strategic Leadership Board and delegate functions to this Joint Committee as set out in the Functions and Responsibilities document in Appendix 3 to the report;

 

2)    Approve the Terms of Reference, including the Introduction and Context, Functions and Responsibilities, Procedural Rules and Information Procedure Rules for the D2 Strategic Leadership Board as set out at Appendix 3 to the  report and the position detailed in those documents regarding scrutiny and co-option;

 

3)    Appoints the Leader, as the Council’s representative on the D2 Strategic Leadership Board and the Deputy Leader, as substitute.

 

4)    Note the intention that the D2 Strategic Leadership Board be the body for the nomination of district and Borough representatives to the East Midlands Combined County Authority, when established, further noting that this is subject to the CCA’s agreement to designate the D2 Strategic Leadership Board as a nominating body;

 

5)    Agree that the County Council will act as the host authority for the Joint Committee;

 

6)    Note the dissolution of the D2 Joint Committee for Economic Prosperity, the enactment of which is subject to the establishment of the D2 Strategic Leadership Board, and recommends to Council that the Constitution is amended accordingly;

 

7)    Note the dissolution of the Vision Derbyshire Joint Committee, the enactment of which is subject to the establishment of the D2 Strategic Leadership Board, and recommends to Council that the Constitution is amended accordingly;

 

8)    Approves the Council’s membership of the D2 Strategic Leadership Board and the associated costs of taking forward the programme of work, the maximum cost of which currently stands at £156,324 per annum;

 

9)    Note that the functions of the Committee are executive functions, and therefore, Derbyshire County Council will not have the opportunity to co-opt additional members onto the Committee and the ability to co-opt is restricted within the Terms of Reference; and

 

10)                  Note that, in accordance with section 9F of the Local Government Act 2000, constituent authorities who operate executive arrangements will need to make formal scrutiny arrangements to review or scrutinise decisions made in connection with the exercise of the functions of the D2 Strategic Leadership Board, and that the Council’s existing scrutiny arrangements will apply.

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rob Lowe


22/02/2024 - Use of Contain Outbreak Management Fund to provide additional support to food banks ref: 976    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval of spend from COMF to support food banks

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 22/02/2024

Effective from: 01/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

To approve grant funding of £0.400m to Foundation Derbyshire for the purpose of supporting food bank work across Derbyshire.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Louise Noon, Vicky Smyth


19/02/2024 - Bus Service Improvement Plan 2024 Refresh ref: 965    For Determination

To update the Cabinet Member on the new Bus Service Improvement Plan guidance recently published by the Department for Transport.

To seek the Cabinet Member’s approval to undertake the work to meet the objectives set down in new guidance which will require the use of external consultants.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways, Assets and Transport

Decision published: 19/02/2024

Effective from: 27/02/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Member:

 

1) made note of the new Bus Service Improvement Plan guidance recently published by the Department for Transport. 

2) approved the work required to meet the objectives set down in the new guidance and the use of external consultants already under contract to the Council to support BSIP related work. 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Hegarty, Joanna Jackson