Agenda and draft minutes

Council - Thursday, 25th November, 2021 6.45 pm

Venue: Cross Fell Suite, North Lakes Hotel and Spa, Ullswater Road, Penrith, Cumbria, CA11 8QT

Items
No. Item

Cl/40/11/21

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

[At the beginning of the meeting the Chair announced that there would be a change to the order of business. Items 14 and 15 would be swapped with items 12 and 13. This was in order to further the efficient transaction of business. The minutes reflect this changed order of business]

 

Apologies for absence were received by Councillors Wicks, Holden, Ryland, Armstrong, Patterson, Nicolson and Meadowcroft.

Cl/41/11/21

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.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Eyles declared a personal interest in that he was recording the meeting.

Cl/42/11/21

Minutes

RECOMMENDATION that the minutes Cl/ 26/09/21 to Cl/39/09/21 of the meeting of Council held on 23 September 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as a correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated).

 

Minutes:

RESOLVED that minutes CI/26/09/21 to CI/39/09/21 of the meeting of Council held on 23 September 2021 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman as correct record of those proceedings (copies previously circulated). 

Cl/43/11/21

Chairman's Announcements

Minutes:

Chairman notes – October/November 2021

 

Since our last meeting…

  • the Council welcomed its new Chief Executive Ian Frost
  • Town Hall reopened to the public following its long-term closure due to COVID

 

‘Happy to chat’ benches help combat loneliness in Cumbria

  • Benches where people can combat loneliness by sitting and having a friendly chat are being installed in towns by Living Well coaches in Cumbria.
  • Across the country, several communities have created Happy to Chat benches as a means of tackling loneliness. Benches are fitted with a plaque that denotes it as a ‘Happy to Chat’ bench: the idea is that sitting on the bench acts as an open invitation to others to stop by and say hello and engage in conversation.
  • Three happy to chat benches can be found in Penrith. These are located in St. Andrew’s Churchyard; Castle Park, near the bandstand; and in Coronation Park behind the Town Hall.

 

Free Saturday parking offered at Eden District Council-owned car parks in run up to Christmas

  • Eden District Council is offering shoppers free Saturday parking in all of its Council-owned car parks in the run up to the festive period.
  • The free parking will cover the four Saturdays before Christmas, starting from Saturday 27 November.
  • Due to Bank Holidays, Saturday parking charges will return on Saturday 8 January 2022.

 

Limited time to apply: Free energy efficiency boost for Eden homes

  • Households across Eden could benefit from free energy-saving measures to their homes.
  • The offer comes as part of the Eden Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (LAD) scheme, administered by Eden District Council.
  • Eden residents are urged to apply as soon as possible, as the grant is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Approximately 25,000 households in Eden would be eligible to benefit from free energy efficiency improvements to their homes, including solar panels, air source heat pumps and external wall insulation, in a bid to help reduce fuel poverty and tackle the climate emergency.
  • For more information, including eligibility, visiting www.eonenergy.com/home-heating/green-homes-grant.

 

Eden District Council agrees formal response to proposed £1bn A66 project

  • At a special informal meeting of Eden District Council’s executive recently, members approved a response to the National Highways (formerly known as Highways England) consultation on the A66 Northern Trans-Pennine Project. 
  • Whilst the Council fully supports the need to upgrade the full route to a dual carriageway, it is also keen to ensure the project is designed and delivered in the best way to meet local needs. In particular, to ensure the project maximises the benefits for local communities and businesses along the route and avoid and mitigate for any potential negative impacts.
  • To find out more about the Council’s response, visit www.eden.gov.uk

 

Council report highlights impressive performance in the face of Covid-19 challenges

  • A performance report at Eden District Council has highlighted some impressive accomplishments, despite the challenges of COVID-19, with no projects flagged as “off-track” in quarter two.
  • The quarterly report reveals that of the 55 council projects and activities set out in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item Cl/43/11/21

Cl/44/11/21

Questions by the Public

To receive questions from the public under Rule 10 of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

Mr Neil Hughes asked the following question:

 

‘The chair of EDC’s scrutiny committee was recently subject to a Vote of no confidence at her own parish council, of which she is still vice-chair. She admitted to multiple breaches of the LG code of conduct.

Why has Eden district council not taken steps to remove Cllr Raine from her EDC office?”

 

Councillor Greenwood gave the following answer:

 

The Council has not taken any steps to remove Councillor Raine from her EDC office as the Council has no authority to do so.

 

Mr Neil Hughes asked the following supplementary question:

 

I would like an explanation of that in writing as I understand that Council appoints its chairs of its committees, so I would like an explanation of why it cannot take these away. We’re in a time when Government ministers who have tried to cover their tracks are resigning in large numbers. If this is happening in a Conservative government why can honorable actions such as this not take place in this District Council which is not led by the same party.

 

The Chair indicated that a written answer would be supplied, in line with the questioners request

 

Mr Gary Tunstall asked the following question:

 

My question to the council meeting taking place on Thursday 25th November is related to the petition from the fresh air for Penrith campaign, the campaign states it has 1313 signatures but my concern is the validity of the numbers of signatures as there are accusations and proof is available of made up names to increase the total. This should be checked with the 38 degrees website and the electors roll as to whether these names exist.

 

Has the petition been validated as there are allegations of false names on the petition so as to increase its numbers?

 

The Leader gave the following response:

 

The Council is satisfied that the petition has been submitted in accordance with the requirements of our Constitution.

 

A representation was also received from Mr R J Kenyon. It read as follows:

 

I write to you in relation to the rear car park at the Mansion House which I believe is in with the sale of the Mansion House and, further to previous communications, I write to (a) express concerns at the sale of the car park in with the Mansion and (b) enquire of current position as regards any potential sale.

 

With regards the sale of Mansion House it seems to have been forgotten about the car park to the rear, which accommodates about 80 cars.

 

As I understand it this has been included in with the sale details of the Mansion House. It seems that as this is currently used for EDC staff parking this will not be necessary, at this location, in the future and therefore surplus to requirements - despite the fact that the move to elsewhere will displace parking facilities there. There is however so much potential of its use, in the centre of the town, as I  ...  view the full minutes text for item Cl/44/11/21

Cl/45/11/21

Questions by Members

To receive questions from Members under Rule 12 of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

Councillor Ryland submitted the following question, Councillor Lancaster delivered the question in his absence.

 

Once again we hear important details from your articles in the herald newspaper page two of last week’s edition.

Please explain to me why you wish to reveal details of the new warding for the east unitary authority to the general public in the newspaper before telling members of the council you lead first or even instructing the council officers to release the details last week in the online briefing for local government reform? An event I might add that neither yourself nor your deputy attended.

 

The Leader gave the following response:

 

The Draft Structural Changes Order for Cumbria was received via email on 3rd November 2021 with an accompanying letter from DLuHC confirming the contents. This was forwarded to all Councillors on 9th November. The letter from DLuHC confirmed that there was a two week deadline for any comments on the provisions of the order (17th November). An all member briefing was arranged by the Corporate Leadership Team on 10th November to allow all members to ask questions and seek further clarification on the detail contained in the order. At that briefing a number of questions were raised particularly regarding the number of Councillors and warding arrangements contained in the draft SCO. A letter was sent by the Interim Chief Executive by the deadline to DLuHC seeking further clarification on warding arrangements and outlining comments from both officers and members. An email was sent to all Councillors on 18th November providing a copy of that letter together with a detailed response to questions raised at the briefing on 10th. The email also included detail of provisional warding arrangements although it was made clear that these were different to that contained within the draft SCO. The interim Chief Executive’s letter to DLuHC sought clarity on this issue.

 

I can confirm that none of this information was made available to the press and media. In accordance with instruction from DLuHC the draft SCO was only made available to Councillors and the briefing by CLT was for Councillors only. Any press articles have not been initiated by this Executive. Any comment in the press and media from EDC is in response to media interest raised via other sources.

 

This Executive is committed to keeping all members appraised of current developments but we are unable to control media interest generated from other sources.

 

The Corporate Leadership Team were aware that both Cllr Robinson and myself were unavailable at the time of the Member Briefing. The briefing was for officers to relay factual information to members. DLuHC is the decision maker, not the Leader or Deputy Leader so we had nothing to add to the officers’ briefing.

 

Councillor Clark asked the following question:

 

As a Member of this Council, I have received numerous complaints regarding the dilapidated state of Castle Park in recent times, in spite of its awarding of ‘Green Flag’ status.  ...  view the full minutes text for item Cl/45/11/21

Cl/46/11/21

Motions on Notice

To consider motions on notice under Rule 13 of the Constitution

 

Minutes:

No motions on notice were received.

Cl/47/11/21

Petition - 'Stop the Penrith Pong'

To consider a petition submitted by Mr J Thomson for ‘Fresh AIR for Penrith’. 

Minutes:

Under rule 25 of the Council Procedure Rules, a petition of over 500 signatures had been received by Eden District Council, and as such was subject to debate. The subject of the petition was as follows:

 

STOP approving planning applications from Omega Proteins who are polluting the air with disgusting, nasty, sickening, obnoxious, smells. #penrithpong.

 

Why is this important?

 

Disgusting smell pollutes the air residents breathe. It is sickening, so residents are objected - without choice - to the horrible smell in their nostrils, in their homes, on their clothes. Plus, the smell distracts tourists to the area i.e.: it harms the tourist trade.

 

Mr J Thomson presented the petition and spoke for five minutes in why it had been brought forward to full Council.

 

During his presentation the following points were highlighted:

 

·        That the Chair and Vice Chair of Planning were not in attendance.

·        The amount of live planning applications currently under consideration by the Council where Leo Group/ Omega Proteins are the applicant.

·        The carbon footprint and odour raised by Leo Groups activities and development.

·        Discrepancies between Leo Groups/ Omega Proteins Planning Applications and what they actual develop on site.

·        The demand that Eden Council stops planning approvals for the site and that Eden Council enforces planning rules, laws and conditions. Especially in relation to Application: 17/0614, and tell the Environment Agency that Omega does not have planning permission to burn waste as a fuel.

 

Members were then allowed fifteen minutes to debate the substance of the petition.

 

The following principal points were raised in debate:

 

·        That Eden District Council cannot act unlawfully in stopping approval of planning applications from Omega Proteins.

·        That the law requires Eden District Council to judge each planning application that falls within the Council’s remit against relevant planning legislation and policies.

·        That the Environment Agency are the regulatory authority and only they can take action against the odour complaints. 

·        That this has been an ongoing problem spanning decades.

·        That the residents should be entitled to financial redress.

 

In summary: the petition was asking Eden District Council to act outside the law and beyond the powers available to it.

Cl/48/11/21

Gambling Act 2005 - Review of Statement of Policy pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report PP23/21 of the Assistant Director Communities, in respect of the response to the consultation on the proposed minor amendments to the Statement of Policy, and to approve the said amended policy.

 

RECOMMENDED that the draft revised Statement of Policy as set out at Appendix A to this report, be approved. 

Minutes:

Members considered report no: PP23/21 of the Assistant Director Communities, in respect of the response to the consultation on the proposed minor amendments to the Statement of Policy and to approve said amended policy.

 

Proposed by Councillor Connell

Seconded by Councillor Tonkin

 

and RESOLVED that the draft revised Statement of Policy as set out in Appendix A of the report, be approved.

Cl/49/11/21

Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery and Home Upgrade Grant pdf icon PDF 148 KB

To consider the attached report PP26/21 of the Assistant Director Communities which requests that Council:

 

1.            notes the outcomes delivered by Phase 1a of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (GHG LAD), and the ongoing delivery of Phase 1b of the LAD scheme, as detailed in Section 3.2 of this report;

2.            notes progress on Phase 3 of GHG LAD and the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG), as detailed in Section 3.4 of this report; and

3.            approves the partnership with E.ON for the delivery of Phase 2 of the GHG LAD scheme for Cumbria in line with Council procurement procedures and notes Eden District Council acting as accountable body.

 

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.            the outcomes of Phase 1a GHG LAD, and the progress on Phase 1b and Phase 3 GHG LAD, HUG be noted; and

2.            the partnership with E.ON for the delivery of Phase 2 of the GHG LAD scheme for Cumbria in line with Council procurement procedures, be agreed.

Minutes:

Members considered report no: PP26/21 of the Assistant Director Communities which requested that Council:

 

1. notes the outcomes delivered by Phase 1a of the Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery (GHG LAD), and the ongoing delivery of Phase 1b of the LAD scheme, as detailed in Section 3.2 of this report;

 

2. notes progress on Phase 3 of GHG LAD and the Home Upgrade Grant (HUG), as detailed in Section 3.4 of this report; and

 

3. approves the partnership with E.ON for the delivery of Phase 2 of the GHG LAD scheme for Cumbria in line with Council procurement procedures and notes Eden District Council acting as accountable body.

 

Proposed by Councillor Derbyshire

Seconded by Councillor Smith

 

and RESOLVED that:

 

1.     the outcomes of Phase 1a GHG LAD, and the progress on Phase 1b and Phase 3 GHG LAD, HUG be noted; and

 

2.     the partnership with E.ON for the delivery of Phase 2 of the GHG LAD scheme for Cumbria in line with Council procurement procedures, be agreed

Cl/50/11/21

Report of the Independent Remuneration Panel Report on the Scheme for Members' Allowance pdf icon PDF 228 KB

To consider the attached  report G43/21 of the Assistant Director Finance and Human Resources which outlines the recommendations made in the report of the Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP), attached at Appendix 1.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.            Independent Remuneration Panel’s recommended Scheme of Allowances is agreed to run from the municipal year which starts in May 2020

2.            the proposed changes to the Members Allowance Scheme be considered and the revised Scheme be adopted and included in the Constitution; and

3.            the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to approve and authorise any minor or typographical changes to the text of the Members’ Allowance Scheme following its adoption by Council.

 

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered report no: G43/21 of the Assistant Director Finance and Human Resources which outlined the recommendations made in the report of the Council’s Independent Remuneration Panel (IRP), attached at Appendix 1.

 

The Chair informed the meeting that an addendum report was issued in advanced of this meeting. The resolution below reflects the updated recommendation given in the addendum report.

 

The Democratic Services Officer left the meeting at 8:03

 

The Democratic Services Officer re-joined the meeting at 8:05

 

Proposed by Councillor Greenwood

Seconded by Councillor Lawson

 

and RESOLVED that Council:

 

1.     Consider the report of the IRP and approve the recommendations to apply form May 2021, except to remove indexation increases for the basic allowance in future years.

 

2.     Consider the proposed changes to the Members Allowance Scheme and adopt the revised Scheme for inclusion in the Constitution;

 

3.     The Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to approve and authorise any minor or typographical changes to the text of the Members Allowance Scheme following its adoption by Council.

Cl/51/11/21

Eden District Council Code of Conduct pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report G42/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, which proposes the adoption of the Local Government Association Model Code of Conduct for Local Authority Members.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Council adopts the Local Government Association Code of Conduct (as amended) for inclusion in the Constitution.

Minutes:

Members considered Report no: G42/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services which proposes the adoption of the Local Government Association Model Code of Conduct for Local Authority Members.

 

The Chair informed the meeting that an addendum report was issued in advanced of this meeting. The resolution below reflects the updated recommendation given in the addendum report.

 

Proposed by Councillor Connell

Seconded by Councillor Lancaster

 

and RESOLVED that:

 

1.     Council adopts the Local Government Association Code of Conduct (as amended) for inclusion in the Constitution ; and

 

2.     the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services be authorised to approve and authorise the minor and typographical changes to the text of the Code of Conduct following its adoption by Council.

Cl/52/11/21

One Eden Workstream - Constitution pdf icon PDF 229 KB

To consider the attached report G41/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, in respect of proposed changes to the Constitution.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Council

 

1.    considers the proposed changes and adopts the revised Constitution; and

2.    authorises the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services to approve and authorise any minor or typographical changes to the text of the Constitution following its adoption by Council.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Members considered report no: G41/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, in respect of proposed changes to the Constitution.

 

The Chair informed the meeting that an addendum report was issued in advanced of this meeting. The resolution below reflects the updated recommendation given in the addendum report.

 

and RESOLVED that the council:

 

1.     Considered the proposed changes and adopted the revised Constitution; and

 

2.     Authorised the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services to approve and authorise any minor or typographical changes to the text of the Constitution following its adoption by Council.

Cl/53/11/21

Finance Scrutiny Committee - Election of Chairman

To elect a Chairman of the Budget Planning Committee for the remaining municipal year 2021/22, following the resignation of Councillor G Nicolson from that post. 

Minutes:

The meeting was adjourned at 8:20 to seek advice from the Monitoring Officer. The meeting was reconvened at 8:33.

 

Councillor Fearon left the meeting at 8:33.

 

Nominated by Councillor Baker

Seconded by Councillor Todd

 

and RESOLVED that that Councillor Dew be elected as Chairman of the Finance Scrutiny Committee for the remaining municipal year 2021/22.

 

Cl/54/11/21

Allocation of Seats on Committees pdf icon PDF 651 KB

To consider the attached report G39/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, in respect of the distribution of seats in accordance with the rules of political proportionality and to make appointments to the Committees for the remainder of the 2021/2022 municipal year.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.    the proposed allocation of seats as set out in the report be approved;

2.    the appointment of Members to Committees as set out in Appendix 2 be approved; and

3.    the Green Group and Labour Group adopt a reciprocal arrangement where the nominated Members can act as Standing Deputies.

Minutes:

Members considered report no: G39/21 of the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services, which sought to propose the distribution of seats in accordance with the rules of political proportionality and to make appointments to the Committees for the remainder of the 2021/2022 municipal year.

 

The Chair informed the meeting that Appendix 2 had been reproduced with amendments post-publication of the report. The tables below reflect this.

 

Councillor Eyles wished to amend Appendix 2 in order to remove Councillor Harker and add Councillor Holden into Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

Proposed by Councillor Connell

Seconded by Councillor Taylor

 

and RESOLVED that:

 

1.     the proposed allocation of seats as set out in the report be approved;

 

2.     the appointment of Members to Committees as set out in Appendix 2 be approved, subject to the removal of Councillor Harker and addition of Councillor Holden into Overview and Scrutiny Committee and;

 

3.     the Green Group and Labour Group adopt a reciprocal arrangement where the nominated Members can act as Standing Deputies.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Appointment of Members to Committees

Accounts and Governance Committee – 9 Members

Conservative Group

R Briggs, J Lynch, D Wicks

Green Group                   

0

Independent Alliance

K Greenwood, W Patterson

Independent Group

S Lancaster

Labour Group

0

Liberal Democrat Group

A Connell, M Eyles, N McCall

Standing Deputies           

A Meadowcroft, A Todd, C Atkinson,

D Banks,

D Ryland,

P Baker, L Harker, D Smith

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – 12 Members

Conservative Group

E Martin, G Nicolson, J Raine, D Wicks

Green Group                   

D Lawson

Independent Alliance

D Banks

Independent Group

D Ryland

Labour Group

M Hanley

Liberal Democrat Group

D Holden, G Simpkins, D Smith, R Burgin

Standing Deputies           

P Dew, H Fearon, A Todd, R Briggs

A Ross,

W Patterson,

S Lancaster,

P Baker, M Eyles, N McCall, A Connell

 

Finance Scrutiny Committee – 9 Members

Conservative Group

P Dew, E Martin, G Nicolson, D Wicks

Green Group                   

0

Independent Alliance

W Patterson

Independent Group

D Ryland

Labour Group

0

Liberal Democrat Group

P Baker, N McCall, R Burgin

Standing Deputies           

A Armstrong, C Atkinson, R Briggs,

A Meadowcroft,

D Banks,

S Lancaster,

D Holden, L Harker, D Smith

 

Human Resources and Appeals Committee - 9 Members

Conservative Group

R Briggs, J Raine, A Meadowcroft

Green Group                   

0

Independent Alliance

D Banks, M Robinson

Independent Group

M Clark

Labour Group

0

Liberal Democrat Group

R Burgin, G Simpkins, V Taylor

Standing Deputies           

I Chambers, E Martin, D Wicks

K Greenwood,

W Patterson,

S Lancaster,

A Connell, J Derbyshire, M Eyles

 

Licensing Committee - 10 Members

Conservative Group

C Atkinson, A Meadowcroft, J Raine

Green Group                   

D Lawson

Independent Alliance

M Tonkin

Independent Group

H Sawrey-Cookson

Labour Group

M Hanley

Liberal Democrat Group

P Baker, L Harker, D Holden

Standing Deputies

I Chambers, J Lynch, D Wicks

A Ross,

D Banks,

L Sharp,

S Lancaster,

M Eyles, G Simpkins, N McCall

 

Planning Committee - 11 Members

Conservative Group

I Chambers, J Lynch, E Martin, D Wicks

Green Group                   

A Ross

Independent Alliance

W Patterson  ...  view the full minutes text for item Cl/54/11/21

Cl/55/11/21

Local Government Reorganisation Implementation Reserve pdf icon PDF 408 KB

To consider the attached report F38/21 of the Interim Director of Resources, which summarises the resources required to fund the implementation costs of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) within Cumbria, and requests appropriate delegations to the Council’s Interim Director of Resources (S151 Officer) to identify a funding source from earmarked reserves held by the Council in order to contribute up to £1.6million to a County wide Implementation Reserve.

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.    the requirement for a county wide LGR Implementation Reserve be noted;

2.    the establishment of an implementation reserve of £1.6million be approved, to support the Council’s contribution to the LGR implementation costs;

3.    the governance arrangements and scheme of delegation regarding the use of the reserve as set out in the report (Paragraph 4.8 and associated appendices) be noted.

Minutes:

Members considered report no: F38/21 of the Interim Director of Resources which summarises the resources required to fund the implementation costs of Local Government Reorganisation (LGR) within Cumbria, and requests appropriate delegations to the Council’s Interim Director of Resources (S151 Officer) to identify a funding source from earmarked reserves held by the Council in order to contribute up to £1.6million to a County wide Implementation Reserve.

 

Proposed by Councillor Greenwood

Seconded by Councillor Ross

 

and RESOLVED that

 

1.     the requirement for a county wide LGR Implementation Reserve be noted;

 

2.     the establishment of an implementation reserve of £1.6million be approved, to support the Council’s contribution to the LGR implementation costs;

 

3.     the governance arrangements and scheme of delegation regarding the use of the reserve as set out in the report (Paragraph 4.8 and associated appendices) be noted.

 

Cl/56/11/21

Quarter 2 - Revised Budget 2021/22 and Medium Term Financial Plan pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To consider the attached report F39/21 of the Interim Director of Resources, which:

 

1.            provides information on Quarter 2 monitoring and a number of additional factors affecting the in-year budget position for both revenue and capital;

2.            seeks approval for the revised capital and revenue budget for 2021/22; and

3.            considers the  mpact that the revised budget and additional factors have on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP).

 

RECOMMENDED that

 

1.            the Outturn Position 2020/21 set out at 4.8 be noted;

2.            the LGR implementation reserve of £1.6m be approved;

3.            the additional capital budget of £980k required for Voreda House to be funded through capital receipts be approved;

4.            the new corporate priority budgets set out at 4.20, to be funded from earmarked reserves, to include those for the Economic Development Framework considered separately by the Executive, be approved;

5.            the Quarter 2 forecast outturn position for revenue as set out at Appendix 1 be noted;

6.            the revised revenue budget 2021/22 set out at Appendix 2 be approved;

7.            the Quarter 2 Capital Monitoring position as set out at Appendix 3 be noted;

8.            the revised capital programme as set out at Appendix 4, including the new scheme for Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Appleby £113k to be funded by capital receipts, be approved;

9.            the revised MTFP as set out in Appendix 5 be noted;

10.          the revised Reserves and Balances position as set out in Appendix 6 be noted; and

11.          the Medium Term Financial Strategy set out from paragraph 4.44 be noted.

Minutes:

Members considered report no: F39/21 of the Interim Director of Resources which sought to:

 

1.     provide information on Quarter 2 monitoring and a number of additional factors affecting the in-year budget position for both revenue and capital;

 

2.     seek approval for the revised capital and revenue budget for 2021/22; and

 

3.     consider the impact that the revised budget and additional factors have on the Council’s Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP).

 

Proposed by Councillor Greenwood

Seconded by Councillor Eyles

 

and RESOLVED that:

 

1.     the Outturn Position 2020/21 set out at 4.8 be noted;

 

2.     the LGR implementation reserve of £1.6m be approved;

 

3.     the additional capital budget of £980k required for Voreda House to be funded through capital receipts be approved;

 

4.     the new corporate priority budgets set out at 4.20, to be funded from earmarked reserves, to include those for the Economic Development Framework considered separately by the Executive, be approved;

 

5.     the Quarter 2 forecast outturn position for revenue as set out at Appendix 1 be noted;

 

6.     the revised revenue budget 2021/22 set out at Appendix 2 be approved;

 

7.     the Quarter 2 Capital Monitoring position as set out at Appendix 3 be noted;

 

8.     the revised capital programme as set out at Appendix 4, including the new scheme for Electric Vehicle Charging Points at Appleby £113k to be funded by capital receipts, be approved;

 

9.     the revised MTFP as set out in Appendix 5 be noted;

 

10.  the revised Reserves and Balances position as set out in Appendix 6 be noted; and

 

11.  the Medium Term Financial Strategy set out from paragraph 4.44 be noted.

 

Cl/57/11/21

Date of Next Scheduled Meeting

The next scheduled meeting of Council be confirmed as Thursday 27 January 2022 at 6.45 p.m.

Minutes:

The date of the next scheduled meeting of Council was confirmed as Thursday 27 January 2022 at 6:45 pm.