Decisions

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Decisions published

11/06/2024 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 283    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet was invited to consider passing the following resolution:?? 

 

          RESOLVED: 

 

(a)      That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the press and public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following items on the Agenda as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the 1972 Act, and  

 

(b)      That the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosure for the following reasons:-  

 

Agenda Item

Paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A 

 

12 

Paragraph 3 - Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the Authority holding that information). 

 

AND 

The public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the interest in disclosure because disclosure could adversely affect the business reputation or confidence in the person/organisation and could adversely affect commercial negotiation. 

 


11/06/2024 - Summary of New Capital Proposals Considered by the Capital Strategy Group ref: 282    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024


11/06/2024 - County Partnership Update ref: 279    For Determination

This report updates Cabinet on the establishment of a County Partnership to tackle inequalities in Northumberland.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

1.    Endorse the establishment of a new, County Partnership;

2.    Note the terms of reference and membership of the Partnership; and,

3.    Agree to receive an annual report from the Chief Executive, outlining activities and achievements of the Partnership. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philip Hunter


11/06/2024 - Disclosure of Members' Interests ref: 275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024


11/06/2024 - Minutes ref: 274    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the following meetings, as circulated, were agreed as a true record and signed by the Chair:

 

(i)             Tuesday 23 April 2024

(ii)            Tuesday 8 May 2024


11/06/2024 - Climate Change Action Plan 2024-26 ref: 277    For Determination

To replace the expiring Climate Change Action Plan 21021-23 and to set out our intended strategies for reaching our climate change targets across the next three years and beyond.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

1.    Acknowledge and celebrate the achievements of the Climate Change Action Plan 2021-23.

 

2.    Acknowledge and consider the challenges encountered by the Climate Change Action Plan 2021-23.

 

3.    Approve the aims of the new Climate Change Action Plan 2024- 2026 - including the following six aims in particular:

 

·       Consideration of climate change mitigation and adaptation, and the protection and enhancement of the environment, will be built into an integrated impact assessment process from 2024 onwards. Integrated impact assessments will be required on all papers being considered at Cabinet.

·       All executive directors and cabinet members should complete carbon literacy training by the end of 2025. Additionally, by the end of 2025, senior staff in teams where climate change mitigation or adaptation is especially relevant, should have completed carbon literacy training.

·       £50,000 per year of revenue funding for the Climate Change and Environment Fund will continue to be allocated from within the existing climate change revenue base budget provision for engagement activity, to maintain support for direct community climate and environmental action.

·       The Council’s ‘free tree’ initiative that aims to give away 150,000 free trees between 2020-2030, the equivalent of one tree per household in Northumberland, will continue during this action plan period.

·       In line with its aims to be a net zero organisation by 2030, commit to investing in renewable energy measures across the NCC estate when buildings are due for refurbishment and/or where invest to save business cases can be made.

·       The Council will produce its first Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for Northumberland, including a specific climate change risk assessment for the county by the end of the 2024-25 financial year.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Jones


11/06/2024 - North East Combined Authority (NECA) Borrowing Powers ref: 276    For Determination

To consent to the making of regulations by central government to give NECA statutory borrowing powers in respect of its non-transport related functions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

1.    Cabinet agree in principle that the Council should consent to the making of the Regulations; and

 

2.    Cabinet authorise the Chief Executive, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to issue the Council’s formal consent to the Secretary of State when requested.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Neil Masson, Sarah McMillan


11/06/2024 - Northumberland Growth and Investment Endowment Fund Investment Framework ref: 280    For Determination

he purpose of the report is to set out and agree an investment framework for the Northumberland Growth and Investment Fund Endowment Fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

  1. Note the proposals in relation to the Northumberland Growth and Investment Endowment Fund;
  2. Endorse the Northumberland Growth and Investment Endowment Fund Investment Framework as set out in section 6 of this report;
  3. Approve the creation of an earmarked reserve into which any receipts relating to the NEP3 transaction will be paid;
  4. Note that the GIEF framework and any expenditure from the fund will be subject to Council approval in February 2025 as part of the budget and policy framework for 2025/56;
  5. Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Place and Regeneration to initiate detailed pipeline development in line with the Investment Framework set out in section 6 of this report; and
  6. Agree to receive a further report in advance of the fund launch in 2025/26 setting out a detailed programme approach to mobilisation of the Northumberland Growth and Investment Endowment Fund in line with the Investment Framework set out in section 6 of this report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Maria Antoniou


11/06/2024 - Summary of New Capital Proposals considered by Officer Capital Strategy Group ref: 281    For Determination

This report summarises proposed amendments to the Capital Programme considered by the Capital Strategy Group on 29 April 2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

1.       Pegswood Cemetery Lodge 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.150 million for Pegswood Cemetery Lodge in 2024-25. The project will be funded by Northumberland County Council and £0.150 million is already included in the Capital Programme in 2024-25. 

 

2.       Children’s Services House Purchase 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.500 million for the purchase of a house in 2024-25. The project will be externally funded from the Disabled Facilities Grant and the £0.500 million is already included in the Capital Programme in 2024-25. 

b)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to purchase a property up to £0.500 million when a suitable option is identified.  

 

3.       King Edward VI School Sports Hall 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £6.480 million for the King Edward VI School Sports Hall according to the profiling in table 8.5. The project is funded per table 8.5.  

b)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to enter into the construction contract up to £6.480 million.  

c)   Approve the amendment to the Capital Programme as per table 8.5.  

 

4.       Childcare Expansion Capital Grant 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.548 million for the Childcare Expansion Capital Grant (CECG) in 2024-25. This project will be externally funded from the CECG.  

b)   Approve the amendment to the Capital Programme to include the CECG funding of £0.593 million in 2024-25. 

c)   Delegate authority to the Head of School Organisation and Resources to vary the projects in the Capital Programme, within the grant allowance.  

d)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Children’s Services to approve the grant allocations, any associated procurement and award of contract as required for each project. 

 

5.       Tyne Mills Depot Workshop Roof 

a)   Approve the proposed spend of £0.154 million to replace the roof at Tyne Mills Depot. This project will be funded from the Property Stewardship budget in 2024-25. 

b)   Approve the amendment to the Capital Programme to reallocate £0.154 million from the Property Stewardship budget to the Tyne Mills Depot Workshop Roof budget in 2024-25. 

 

6.       St George’s Extra Care Scheme 

a)   Approve the spend of £1.500 million for the St George’s Extra Care Scheme and subsequent amendment to include the spend in the Capital Programme in 2024-25. This project will be funded by £1.061 million from S106 contributions and £0.439 million from the Disabled Facilities Grant.  

b)   Delegate authority to the Executive Director of Transformation and Resources (S151 Officer) to enter into a Grant Funding Agreement with the housing provider for this development. 

c)   Note that the S106 contributions of £1.061 million has been approved subject to the grant agreement being signed. 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gemma Simpson


11/06/2024 - Q4 Corporate Performance Report ref: 278    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED the progress against the three Corporate Priorities as summarised in the report be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jill Davison, Philip Hunter, Paula McMurdo


11/06/2024 - Apologies for Absence ref: 273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

Apologies were received from Councillors Ploszaj and Riddle

 


01/05/2024 - Deed of Priority – Solar Capture Technologies ref: 272    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Resources & Transformation (S151)

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 01/05/2024

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Maria Antoniou


04/06/2024 - Advance Northumberland Request for Loan Variations ref: 271    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Resources & Transformation (S151)

Decision published: 04/06/2024

Effective from: 04/06/2024

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Elsdon