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QUESTIONS FROM MEMBERS OF THE PUBLIC
A maximum of 15 minutes will be allocated to public questions submitted in writing to Democratic Services () by 4 p.m. on the working day prior to the meeting. Questions must be relevant to items appearing on the agenda and will be submitted in the order in which they were received.
It was noted that no questions had been received for consideration at the current meeting.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
Members to give notice of any interest and the nature of that interest relating to any item on the agenda in accordance with the adopted Code of Conduct.
No declarations were made by Executive Members.
MATTERS FROM COUNCIL OR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES (IF ANY)
To consider any matters referred by the Council or by the Overview and Scrutiny Committees.
As Chair of the Scrutiny Committee, Councillor Acton reported that Members of the three Scrutiny Committees had met over the course of the past month in order to develop those committees’ work programmes for the forthcoming year.
SECTION 75 FRAMEWORK PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT RELATING TO COMMISSIONING OF HEALTH AND SOCIAL CARE USING THE BETTER CARE, HOSPITAL DISCHARGE AND LEARNING DISABILITIES FUNDS BETWEEN TRAFFORD CLINICAL COMMISSIONING GROUP AND TRAFFORD COUNCIL PDF 398 KB
To consider a report of the Executive Member for Adult Social Care.
The Executive Member for Adult Social Caresubmitted a report which noted that the Better Care Fund required collaborating bodies to enter into a Section 75 agreement. The purpose of the S75 agreement was to set out the terms on which Trafford CCG and Council have agreed to collaborate and to establish a framework for the provision of health and social care services through a joint commissioning arrangement. The report provided information regarding the scope of the proposed s75 agreement; the collaborative partnership arrangements between Trafford CCG and the Council; and it sought the approval of the proposal to delegate the requisite authority to agree the final terms of Section 75 agreement on behalf of the Council.
(1) That the proposed scope of the s75 partnership agreement, including funding arrangements, as detailed in the report, be noted.
(2) That the proposal to enter into a s75 partnership agreement with Trafford CCG and to formalise Better Care funding for 2021-22 be approved.
(3) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Adult Services, in consultation with the Corporate Director of Governance and Community Strategy, to finalise and complete the s75 Agreement on behalf of the Council.
To consider a report of the Executive Member for Children's Services and Corporate Director Children's Services.
The Deputy Leader of the Council and Corporate Director Children’s Servicessubmitted a report which provided an update on progress of existing projects to meet demand for SEND places as well as setting out the Council’s approach to consultation and the proposals for the High Needs Capital Provision Grant. It was noted that all proposals were at the budget estimate stage and would be met from within the grant allocation available. In discussion, questions were raised and answered regarding the status of the High Needs Capital Allocation, the basis of allocation, the current location of small specialist classes, and reasons why further expressions of interest from schools had not been received.
RESOLVED - That the approach to consultation and feedback received be noted, and the proposals contained within the report be agreed as the detailed capital programme for 2021/22, specifically -
To consider a report of the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration.
The Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration submitted a report which summarised the content of the final draft Places for Everyone Plan (PfE) 2021 and its relationship to the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework (GMSF). It further summarised the Trafford allocations and land supply position in PfE. It sought approval to publish PfE for an 8-week consultation and set out the next steps for PfE.
An opportunity was provided for Members to raise questions on the report’s content. It was noted that further information was to be provided outside the meeting on issues including the current cost of affordable housing, envisaged usage of the Davenport Green metrolink station and the scope for development control measures to regulate the usage of land now released; and also that the proposed consultation provided for the making of further representations on issues such as the envisaged need for office space.
(1) That the Places for Everyone: Publication Draft 2021 be approved, including strategic site allocations and Green Belt boundary amendments, and reference to the potential use of compulsory purchase powers to assist with site assembly, and the supporting background documents, for publication pursuant to Regulation 19 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 for an 8 week period for representations to begin not earlier than 9 August 2021.
(2) That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place, in consultation with the Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, to approve the relevant Statement of Common Ground(s) required pursuant to the National Planning Policy Framework 2019.
To consider a report of the Leader of the Council.
The Leader of the Council submitted a report which set out the proposed Greater Manchester Final Clean Air Plan and policy following a review of all of the information gathered through the GM CAP consultation and wider data, evidence and modelling work which was to be agreed by the ten Greater Manchester local authorities. The report recommended approval of the proposed plan as set out below, which was also to be considered by Council on 28 July 2021.
In discussion, queries were raised on the content of the report, including in relation to eligibility for retrofit funding, the nature of exceedances targets, deployment of funding derived from associated charges and future projections of that funding, and the potential for future changes to the scheme. It was noted that some of these issues had been covered in a recent TFGM briefing for Members, and that there would be further opportunities for discussion when the report was considered by Council on 28th July 2021. Members’ attention was also drawn to the significant health impacts of air pollution which the proposed scheme was intended to alleviate.
(1) That the progress of the Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan be noted.
(2) That the progress in the distribution of Bus Retrofit funding be noted.
(3) That Ministers’ agreement be noted to include the sections of the A628/A57 in Tameside which form part of the Strategic Road Network within the Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Zone (CAZ) and their request for Tameside MBC, TfGM and Highways England to establish the most appropriate solution for the charging mechanism to be applied on this section of the Strategic Road Network (SRN).
(4) That it be recommended to Council that it approves the GM Clean Air Plan Policy, at Appendix 1 to the report, noting that the policy outlines the boundary, discounts, exemptions, daily charges of the Clean Air Zone as well as the financial support packages offered towards upgrading to a compliant vehicle, including the eligibility criteria to be applied.
(5) That the Equalities Impact Assessment, as set out at Appendix 2 to the report, be agreed.
(6) That the AECOM Consultation Report, as set out at Appendix 3 to the report, be agreed.
(7) That agreement be given to the proposed Response to the Consultation at Appendix 4 to the report which has been prepared by TfGM on behalf of the ten GM local authorities.
(8) That the Impacts of COVID-19 Report, as set out at Appendix 5 to the report, be agreed.
(9) That the Modelling report of the final CAP package be agreed, as set out at Appendix 6 to the report, and in particular that the modelling outputs of the final plan scheme show the achievement of compliance with the legal limits for Nitrogen Dioxide in the shortest possible time and by 2024 at the latest as required by the Ministerial Direction.
(10) That the economic implications of the CAP Report, as set out at Appendix 7 to the report, ... view the full minutes text for item 18.
To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systems.
The Executive Member for Finance and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systemssubmitted a report which informed Members of the current 2021/22 forecast outturn figures relating to both Revenue and Capital budgets. It also summarised the latest forecast position for Council Tax and Business Rates within the Collection Fund. The Executive Member highlighted the principal items which underlay the current net estimated outturn pressure, noting that it was as yet very early in the financial year.
(1) That Council be recommended to approve an increase to the net Revenue Budget of £168k to £179.472m as detailed in paragraph 2 of the report.
(2) That the updated positions on the revenue budget, collection fund and capital programme be noted.
To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systems.
The Executive Member for Finance and Governance and the Director of Finance and Systemssubmitted a report which outlined the key treasury management activities undertaken and issues which had affected Treasury Management performance during 2020/21, including: compliance with legislative and regulatory requirements and prudential indicators; average levels of external debt and interest rates payable for 2020/21; average level of treasury investments for 2020/21; and an adverse variance on the Treasury Management budget which had been incurred as a result of the impact of COVID-19 on the economy and its impact on the anticipated MAG Airport Dividend of £5.597m which was not received, and lower interest rates. It was noted that additional income from strategic investments of £624k had helped to reduce the impact, and thanks were expressed to the Treasury team for its efforts in this area.
RESOLVED – That the treasury management activities undertaken in 2020/21 be noted.
To consider a report of the Executive Member for Covid-19 Recovery & Reform.
The Executive Member for Covid-19 Recovery and Reform submitted a report which set out details of progress on delivering the Trafford Inclusive Economy Plan, which had been approved by the Executive in February 2021, and identified the specific actions required to ensure effective economic recovery and the delivery of a more inclusive economy in Trafford. In response to a request it was noted that further details would be provided outside of the meeting of the terms of reference of the Business Alliance.
(1) That the update on progress to deliver the Trafford Inclusive Economy Plan be noted, and that a further update be received in January 2022.
(2) That the findings of the Brexit and Covid-19: An Economic Impact Assessment for Trafford study, and the recommendations identified, be noted.