Decisions

Decisions published

13/11/2019 - Draft Housing Revenue Account budget 2020/21 ref: 891    For Determination

Approval of the draft budget for consultation

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 29/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED: To approve the Housing Revenue Account revenue and capital budgets set out in appendices A to C to the report.

 

Reason for the decision: It ensures that the council can continue to provide services to vulnerable tenants and meet its legal responsibilities as a landlord. This budget is based on the most robust data currently available to the council.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tricia Marshall


13/11/2019 - Draft General Fund budget 2020/21 ref: 890    For Determination

Approval of the draft budget for consultation

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 29/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

i)                 that the Committee endorses the budget assumptions and strategy set out in the report;

ii)                that the public consultation be used to seek views on the significant proposals in Appendices 1 to 7 (as amended to reflect decisions taken at this meeting);

iii)              that the car park charges and order proposals set out be advertised; [see minute 467]

iv)              that it be noted that officers will use delegated powers to implement operational savings contained in the proposals;

v)               that for the cost recovery fees and charges (highlighted in amber in Appendix 7), officers are able to increase or decrease charges during the year by up to 5% if costs vary, in consultation with the Chairman of the Policy and Resources Committee;

 

RECOMMENDED to Full Council:

 

vi) that officers be given authority to put into effect the measures required to achieve the service savings and reductions contained within the 2020/21 proposals, in order that the savings begin to accrue from as early as possible in 2020/21, subject to implementation of the measures only becoming effective if the measures are approved in the budget in February 2020.

 

Reason for the decision: The consultation period would be used to obtain views on the options for achieving a balanced budget.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tricia Marshall


13/11/2019 - Parking Strategy Review and Proposed Changes to Charges and Conditions in Council Car Parks ref: 889    For Determination

Consideration of the order as part of the budget setting process. Approval to consult will be sought before coming back to committee in the New Year.

Decision Maker: Policy and Resources Committee

Made at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Policy and Resources Committee

Decision published: 29/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED:

a)     To note the external consultant’s (Steer) Parking Strategy review and its key findings and recommendations;

b)     The Committee to consider any future disposal of city centre car parks identified in the current Local Plan on a case by case basis following specific public consultation and provided there is evidence of overall spare capacity;

c)     To undertake public consultation on the closure of Northgate Car Park;

d)     To consider any additional city centre car park disposals through the review of the next Local Plan;

e)     That the Off Street Parking Places Order (OSPPO) changes contained in Appendix 7 are taken to public consultation;

f)      That the car park improvements identified in paragraph 2.6 are included in the council’s capital Budget; and

g)     That a decision on whether to provide zero emission buses in the next Park & Ride contract will be made when tenders are evaluated in April 2020.

 

Reason for the decision: The proposals would help to meet the existing objectives of the parking strategy, many of the proposals would have a positive impact of climate change and the additional revenue raised would be used to fund other transport/parking improvements that council may wish to deliver as well helping to close the council’s overall funding gap and maintain essential services.

Wards affected: (All Wards);