Agenda and decisions

Venue: Committee Rooms 2 and 3, Trafford Town Hall, Talbot Road, Stretford M32 0TH

Contact: Paul Rogers  Governance Officer

Items
No. Item

1.

ATTENDANCES

To note attendances, including officers, and any apologies for absence.

2.

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.

3.

QUESTIONS FROM THE PUBLIC

A maximum of 15 minutes will be allocated to public questions submitted in writing to Democratic Services (democratic.services@trafford.gov.uk) 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.

4.

MATTERS FROM COUNCIL OR OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY COMMITTEES (IF ANY) pdf icon PDF 144 KB

To consider the following matter referred by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee –

 

(a)  Events at Old Trafford Task and Finish group report.

5.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 246 KB

To receive and, if so determined, to approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meetings held on 15.11.23, 27.11.23 and 11.12.23.

Additional documents:

6.

INFRASTRUCTURE AND DEVELOPMENT IN NEW CARRINGTON pdf icon PDF 761 KB

To consider a report provides an overview of the current progress with development and supporting Infrastructure around Carrington and Partington – known as ‘New Carrington’. It also explains, principally, the necessity of transport improvements to the future growth in the area – and how this inter-dependency will be managed.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

(1)     That the approach to Master Planning for New Carrington be noted.

 

(2)     That the Transport Strategy for Carrington set out at Appendix 1 to the report be endorsed.

 

(3)     That the resolution in September 2021 to progress the planning application for the Carrington Relief Road be noted and that authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Place to carry out all necessary steps to secure funding for the route and, in consultation with the Director of Legal & Governance, to conclude any appropriate agreements in principle for securing the land necessary for the route and its related infrastructure.

 

(4)     That the planning strategy set out in Section 8 of the report be endorsed and the Planning & Development Committee be invited to consider and approve a detailed formula for interim infrastructure contributions.

7.

OVERVIEW AND SCRUTINY REVIEW OF THE EXECUTIVE'S DRAFT BUDGET PROPOSALS FOR 2024-2025 pdf icon PDF 301 KB

To consider the Overview and Scrutiny Review of the Executive’s Draft Budget proposals for 2024-25.

8.

BUDGET MONITORING 2023/24 PERIOD 8 pdf icon PDF 950 KB

To consider a report of the Executive Member for Finance and Director of Finance.

9.

BUSINESS RATES RELIEF (AUTUMN BUDGET MEASURES) AND NATIONAL NON-DOMESTIC RATING DISCRETIONARY POLICY CHANGES 2024/25 pdf icon PDF 401 KB

To consider the report of the Executive Member of Finance, Change and Government which sets out an extension to the 75% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Business Rates Reliefs scheme to eligible businesses in 2024-25, delivered via local authority discretionary powers. The cost of the scheme will be fully funded through a Section 31 grant. 

 

Decision:

1) That the extension to the 75% RHL Business Rates Relief Scheme in 2024-25, be approved  in line with the government guidance.

 

2) That the amendment to the Council’s National Non-Domestic Rating Discretionary Policy from 1 April 2024 to include backdating time limits for granting awards in line with the current legislative wording which is being revoked, be approved. 

 

10.

COUNCIL TAX SUPPORT SCHEME 2024-25 pdf icon PDF 214 KB

 

To consider the report of the Director of Finance and Systems regarding the Council Tax Support Scheme (CTS) 2024-25 which sets out the basis on which the Council will carry out assessments to establish eligibility for CTS, which is a means tested financial support award designed to help residents on a low income to pay their Council Tax.

 

Decision:

That the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2024-25 be approved and the Council be recommended to adopt the Scheme  as part of the budget setting process.

11.

COUNCIL TAX EMPTY HOMES AND SECOND HOMES PREMIUM - INTRODUCTION AND PROPOSAL TO CONSULT ON EXEMPT CATEGORIES pdf icon PDF 319 KB

To consider the report of Executive Member for Finance, Change and Governance regarding the Council’s discretion to amend the council tax premium.

Decision:

That the Executive gives approval to:

·        Consult on the proposed Council Tax Discretionary Council Tax Premium Exemption Policy;

·        Note that the Council Tax Discretionary Council Tax Premiums Exemption Policy will be presented to the Executive for consideration and approval following conclusion of the consultation exercise;

·        Increase the council tax empty homes premium to 100% (200% in total) for properties empty between one and five years (currently between two and five years) from 1 April 2024; and

·       Implement the discretionary 100% second homes council tax premium (200% in total) from 1 April 2025.

 

12.

RIGHT TO THE STREETS UPDATE pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the report of the Executive Member Community and Safety which provides an end of project overview and evaluation of the Right to the Streets project in North Trafford.

 

13.

TRAFFORD COMMUNITY COLLECTIVE UPDATE pdf icon PDF 344 KB

To consider the report of the Executive Member for Communities and Safety which gives an update on the Trafford Community Collective.

Additional documents:

14.

EDUCATION AND EARLY NEEDS CAPITAL pdf icon PDF 615 KB

To consider the report of the Executive Member for Childrens Services regarding the Council’s statutory duty to provide sufficient places in schools and early years settings.

15.

URGENT BUSINESS (IF ANY)

Any other item or items which by reason of:-

 

(a)       Regulation 11 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012, the Chairman of the meeting, with the agreement of the relevant Overview and Scrutiny Committee Chairman, is of the opinion should be considered at this meeting as a matter of urgency as it relates to a key decision; or

 

(b)       special circumstances (to be specified) the Chairman of the meeting is of the opinion should be considered at this meeting as a matter of urgency.