Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday 12 January 2022 10.00 am


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Venue: Council Chamber, Barnsley Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Martin McCarthy  Service Director Governance, Member and Business Support

Items
No. Item

171.

Declaration of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests

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172.

Leader - Call-in of Cabinet decisions

Minutes:

173.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 15 December 2021 (Cab.12.1.2022/3) pdf icon PDF 131 KB

Minutes:

174.

Decisions of Cabinet Spokespersons (Cab.12.1.2022/4) pdf icon PDF 89 KB

Minutes:

175.

Petitions received under Standing Order 44 (Cab.12.1.2022/5)

Minutes:

176.

Housing Revenue Account - Draft 2022/23 Budget and Investment Proposals 2022-27 (Cab.12.1.2022/6) pdf icon PDF 693 KB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 3 FEBRUARY 2022

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 3 FEBRUARY 2022

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.         Notes the HRA Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) as set out in Section 4 of the report;

2.         Approves the Housing Revenue Account Draft Budget for 2022/23, as outlined in Section 5 of the report, including the proposed revenue investments and savings, as outlined in Section 6, with any final amendments being delegated to the Cabinet Spokesperson for Place and the Executive Director for Place in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesman for Core Services and the Service Director - Finance (S151);

3.         Approves a rent increase of 4.1%, in line with the Government’s rent setting policy;

4.         Notes that there is no proposed change to non-dwelling rents, service charges and district heating charges for 2022/23;

5.         Approves the 2022/23 Berneslai Homes Management Fee at paragraph 7.11 of the report, with any final amendments delegated to the Cabinet Spokesperson for Place and the Service Director, Regeneration & Culture in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesman for Core Services and the Service Director - Finance (S151);

6.         Approves the 2022/23 Berneslai Homes Management Fee for both Gypsy & Traveller Sites and in respect of the European Social Fund (ESF) Grant, both of which are charged to the Authority’s General Fund, detailed at paragraph 7.12 of the report;

 

7.         Approves in principle, the proposed emerging capital priority schemes as detailed in Section 8 of the report, subject to individual reports as appropriate, in line with the Council’s governance arrangements;

 

8.         Approves the Core Housing Capital Investment programme for 2022/23 and that the indicative programme for 2023/24 through 2026/27, outlined in Section 8, be noted;

 

9.         Notes that a further report will be submitted outlining the Council’s energy efficiency and de-carbonisation plans for its housing stock; and

 

10.      Recommends to full Council.

Minutes:

177.

Calculation of Council Tax Base 2022/23 (Cab.12.1.2022/7) pdf icon PDF 185 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

1.         The calculation of the Council’s Tax Base for the year 2022/23 be approved;

 

2.         The Council Tax Base for the year 2022/23 shall be 66,584,65. This figure has been calculated in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations 2012;

 

3.         Calculated in accordance with the above regulations the Council Tax Base for the year 2022/23 in respect of each Parish being listed in the table below:

 

 

ParishArea

Band D equivalent chargeable

properties

95% of Band D equivalent chargeable

properties

Penistone

4,424.40

4,203.18

Billingley

97.70

92.82

GreatHoughton

651.00

618.45

LittleHoughton

182.50

173.38

Shafton

933.80

887.11

High Hoyland

70.80

67.26

Hunshelf

169.10

160.65

Langsett

109.40

103.93

Cawthorne

606.50

576.18

Dunford

254.60

241.87

Gunthwaiteand Ingbirchworth

308.80

293.36

Thurgoland

807.30

766.94

Tankersley

729.60

693.12

Wortley

311.00

295.45

Oxspring

467.10

443.75

Silkstone

1,217.40

1,156.53

Stainborough

164.80

156.56

Barnsley and otherNon-Parish areas

58,583.30

55,654.11

Total

70,089.10

66,584.65

 

Minutes:

178.

2022/23 Business Rates - Calculation of the Authority's Local Share (Cab.12.1.2022/8) pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.         Notes the process for estimating the retained Business Rate Local Share for 2022/23 and agree that the ‘local share’ for Barnsley will be £25.414M (excluding S31 Grants) in line with the Council’s Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS); and

2.         Agrees that the final submission is approved by the Service Director Finance - S151 Officer, in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesperson for Core Services.

Minutes:

179.

Youth Employment Programme to Apprenticeships - Pay Options (Cab.12.1.2022/9) pdf icon PDF 287 KB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 3 FEBRUARY 2022

Decision:

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 3 FEBRUARY 2022

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet recommend to the meeting of full Council on 3 February 2022, that approval is given for those transitioning from Youth Employment Programme to an apprenticeship, do so on the same rate of pay, with cost implications decentralised to the relevant service.

Minutes:

180.

BMBC Lettings Policy - Homelessness Banding (Cab.12.1.2022/10) pdf icon PDF 342 KB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 3 FEBRUARY 2022

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Decision:

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 3 FEBRUARY 2022

 

RESOLVED:-

 

1.         The proposed change to banding for Full and Relief Homeless applicants be endorsed and progressed to Full Council for approval at the earliest opportunity; and

2.         Berneslai Homes implement the policy change and for the Lettings Policy to be updated to reflect the banding change.

Minutes:

181.

Berneslai Homes Strategic Plan 2021-2031 and Annual Business Plan 2022/23 (Cab.12.1.2022/11) pdf icon PDF 396 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

 

1.         The revised Berneslai Homes 2021-31 Strategic Plan and Annual Business Plan for 2022/23 be approved;

2.         The Head of Housing, Sustainability and Climate Change, in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesperson for PLACE, be authorised to approve any minor final amendments or additions to the Strategic Plan/Annual Business Plan and associated appendices as may be identified;

3.         The Service Director Regeneration and Culture to sign off the final version of the refreshed Berneslai Homes 2021-31 Strategic Plan and the Annual Business plan as per the Services Agreement with Berneslai Homes; and

4.         Once the Strategic Plan and Annual Business plan has received final approval and sign-off, the Strategic Plan Refresh should be published on the Berneslai Homes Website.

Minutes:

182.

Exclusion of Public and Press

Appendices A and B to agenda item 14 are exempt.  Therefore, if necessary when considering that item, the Chair will move the following resolution:-

 

That under Section 100(A) 4 of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12(A) of such Act indicated, as now amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006.

 

Minutes:

183.

Market Street, Goldthorpe - Housing Development (Cab.12.1.2022/13) pdf icon PDF 392 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

 

1.         Approves the direct delivery by the Council of nine residential properties. The homes will be Council owned HRA properties, managed by Berneslai Homes and let to applicants from the Council’s Housing Register;

2.         Approves demolition of the former market office building;

3.         Approves the estimated scheme costs outlined at Appendices A and B of the report, which are proposed to be funded from a combination of Section 106 contributions and 1-4-1 Right to Buy capital receipts;

4.         Approves a tender exercise to identify and appoint a building contractor, to deliver the construction works for the scheme; and

5.         Accepts £0.225M Brownfield Funding from Sheffield City Region (subject to SCR Board approval in January 2022).

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