Agenda

Cabinet - Tuesday, 15th November, 2022 6.00 pm

Venue: Appleby Eden Cricket Club, Appleby-in-Westmorland, CA16 6QH

Contact: Democratic Services  Email: cttee.admin@eden.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION that the public minutes CAB/42/10/22 to CAB/53/10/22 of the meeting of the Cabinet held on the 18th October 2022 be confirmed and approved by the Chair as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

3.

Declarations of Interest

To receive declarations of the existence and nature of any private interests, both disclosable pecuniary and any other registrable interests, in any matter to be considered or being considered.

 

4.

Questions and Representations from the Public

To receive questions and representations from the public under Rule 5 of the Cabinet (Executive) Procedure Rules of the Constitution.

 

5.

Questions from Members

To receive questions and representations from Members under Rule 4 of the Cabinet (Executive) Procedure Rules of the Constitution.

 

6.

Single Site Programme pdf icon PDF 249 KB

To consider the report no: DCE52/22 of the Deputy Chief Executive, which seeks to provide an update on the achievement of the project objectives for the Voreda House project, and a construction programme and budget progress report.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

1.    Notes the delivery of the key project objectives.

 

2.    Recommends to Council a variation in the capital programme to enable the completion of the project as detailed in section 8.3.

 

3.    Recommends to Council an amendment in funding as set out in 8.5.

 

4.    Agrees to receive an update on the Single Site Programme transitional arrangements in January 2023.

7.

Inspiring Eden – Update pdf icon PDF 3 MB

To consider report no: DCE49/22 of the Assistant Director Development, which seeks to present for noting and approval updates on the:

 

·       Inspiring Eden Delivery Programme

·       Inspiring Eden Enterprise Hub Levelling Up Bid

·       Inspiring Eden UK Shared Prosperity Fund

·       Penrith Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal

·       Inspiring Eden Investment Zone submission

 

As well as driving local economic recovery and prosperity Inspiring Eden will ensure Eden District Council is well placed to shape the economic policy focus and associated work streams as part of both the local government reorganisation process across Cumbria.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

It is recommended that:

 

1.    The position of the Inspiring Eden Delivery Programme, as detailed in Section 3.1 of this report, be noted with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to continue to drive delivery.

 

2.    The position regarding the Inspiring Eden Enterprise Hub, as detailed in Section 3.2 of this report, be noted with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to continue to develop the project. This will include undertaking negotiations with the landowner as the basis for producing a draft heads of terms for consideration by Cabinet.

 

3.    The position of the UKSPF, as detailed in Section 3.3 of this report, be noted with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to agree the allocation of funding for the current financial year.

 

4.    The update on the UK Shared Prosperity Fund Rural Top Up to the investment plans submitted by Eden District Council as detailed in section 3.4 of this report be noted.

 

5.    Authority be delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to give consent on behalf of Eden District Council to the final UK Shared Prosperity Fund Rural Top Up Addendum to the Eden investment plans and to the submission of those plans to DLUHC by 30 November 2022.

 

6.    The position of the Penrith Borderlands Inclusive Growth Deal, as detailed in Section 3.4 of this report, be noted with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to continue to work with partners to develop projects for inclusion in a draft Investment Plan.

 

7.    The position of the Inspiring Eden Investment Zone submission, as detailed in Section 3.1.3 (Sites and Premises section) of this report, be noted with authority delegated to the Assistant Director Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Economy and Enterprise, to continue to work with partners to develop the proposal ready for final sign off by Cabinet.

 

8.

Q2 Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider report no: DoR81/22, of the Interim Director of Resources, which seeks to provide a summary of progress against the Council’s current performance targets, for the period 1 July 2022 – 30 September 2022.

 

To inform the Cabinet and Overview and Scrutiny Committee of any areas of concern or issues requiring attention and the remedial activity in place to deal with these. Additionally, to highlight areas that are working well or any achievements gained during the quarter.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

Cabinet are recommended to note the progress for Quarter 2 2022/2023.

9.

Q2 Financial Monitoring 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider report no: DoR85/22 of the Interim Director of Resources, which seeks to provide information on the spend and income compared to budget, up to the 30th September 2022, including highlighting any pressures, risk and savings.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

1.    Note the Quarter 2 forecast revenue outturn position as set out at Appendix 1.

 

2.    Note the Quarter 2 Capital Monitoring position, set out at Appendix 2.

 

3.    Note the pressures, savings and additional income, set out in sections 3.9 to 3.11.

10.

Domestic Abuse Policy pdf icon PDF 397 KB

To consider report no: DoR78/22 of the Assistant Director Customers, Performance & Housing, which seeks approval of the updated Domestic Abuse Policy and delegated approval for the associated Domestic Abuse Procedures.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

 It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

1.    Approve the Domestic Abuse Policy attached at Appendix A.

 

2.    That approval of the Domestic Abuse Procedures be delegated to the Safeguarding Lead and Portfolio Holder for Communities.

11.

Eden Play Area Improvement Fund Recommendations pdf icon PDF 412 KB

To consider the report no: DCE51/22 of the Assistant Director Communities, which seeks approval of grant funding awards from the Eden Play Area Improvement Fund to the two projects set out in Appendix A.

 

The report also seeks approval to increase the maximum award from £10,000 to £12,500 that broadly reflects inflationary increases since its inception in 2013/14.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

It is recommended that:

 

1.    Grants from the Eden Play Area Improvement Fund be agreed for two projects set out in Appendix A, to a total of £20,000.

 

2.    The maximum grant that applicants can apply for be increased from £10,000 to £12,500 for future tranches.

12.

Eden District Council Community Fund Recommendations pdf icon PDF 590 KB

To consider report no: DCE50/22, of the Assistant Director Communities, which seeks approval approval of grant funding awards from the Council’s Community Fund to the five projects set out in Appendix A.

 

The report also seeks approval to increase the maximum award from £10,000 to £12,500 that broadly reflects inflationary increases since its inception in 2013/14.

 

RECOMMENDATION:

 

It is recommended that:

 

1.    Grants from the Council’s Community Fund be agreed for five projects set out in Appendix A, to a total of £37,313.20.

 

2.    The maximum grant that applicants can apply for to be increased from £10,000 to £12,500 for future tranches.

 

13.

Any Other Items which the Chair decides are urgent

14.

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The date of the next scheduled meeting of Cabinet be agreed as the 20th December 2022.