Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet - Wednesday, 13th January, 2021 10.00 am


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Venue: THIS MEETING WILL BE HELD VIRTUALLY

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

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Items
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40.

Declaration of pecuniary and non-pecuniary interests

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41.

Leader - Call-in of Cabinet decisions

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42.

Minutes of the previous meeting held on 16 December 2020 (Cab.13.1.2021/3) pdf icon PDF 226 KB

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43.

Decisions of Cabinet Spokespersons (Cab.13.1.2021/4) pdf icon PDF 91 KB

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44.

Petitions received under Standing Order 44 (Cab.13.1.2021/5)

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Core Services Spokesperson

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45.

Calculation of Council Tax Base 2021/22 (Cab.13.1.2021/6) pdf icon PDF 189 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

(i)        that the calculation of the Council’s Tax Base for the year 2021/22 beapproved;

 

(ii)       that the Council Tax Base for the year 2021/22 shall be 65,226.24. This figure has been calculated in accordance with the Local Authorities (Calculation of Council Tax Base) (England) Regulations2012;

 

(iii)      that calculated in accordance with the above regulations the Council Tax Base for the year 2021/22 in respect of each Parish being listed in the tablebelow:

 

 

Parish Area

Band D Equivalent Chargeable Properties

95% of Band D Equivalent Chargeable Properties

Penistone

4,407.90

4,187.51

Billingley

97.00

92.15

Great Houghton

653.50

620.83

Little Houghton

183.50

174.33

Shafton

942.70

895.57

High Hoyland

69.10

65.65

Hunshelf

163.80

155.61

Langsett

111.30

105.74

Cawthorne

617.90

587.01

Dunford

251.10

238.55

Gunthwaite and Ingbirchworth

298.30

283.39

Thurgoland

756.90

719.06

Tankersley

690.50

655.98

Wortley

304.20

288.99

Oxspring

465.90

442.61

Silkstone

1,213.10

1,152.45

Stainborough

164.00

155.80

Barnsley and other Non-Parish areas

57,268.50

54,405.01

Total

68,659.20

65,226.24

 

(iv)      that a premium of 300% (400% council tax charge) be applied to properties left empty and substantially unfurnished for longer than 10years.

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46.

2021/22 Business Rates - Calculation of the Authority's Local Share (Cab.13.1.2021/7) pdf icon PDF 143 KB

RECOMMENDATION TO FULL COUNCIL ON 25TH FEBRUARY 2021

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Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

(i)        that the process for estimating the retained Business Rate Local Share for 2021/22, as set out in the report now submitted, be noted and that the ‘local share’ for Barnsley be agreed for £22.364M (excluding S31 Grants) in line with the Council’s Medium-Term Financial Strategy (MTFS); and

 

(ii)       that the final submission be approved by the Service Director Finance - S151 Officer in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesperson for Core Services.

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Joint Regeneration and Culture and Core Services Spokespersons

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47.

Housing Revenue Account - Draft 2021/22 Budget and Investment Proposals 2021-26 (Cab.13.1.2021/8) pdf icon PDF 346 KB

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Decision:

RECOMMENDED TO FULL COUNCIL ON 4 FEBRUARY 2021:-

 

(i)        that the HRA Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) as set out in Section4 of the report submitted be noted;

 

(ii)       that the Housing Revenue Account Draft Budget for 2021/22 be approved, as outlined in Section 5, including the proposed revenue investments and savings, as outlined in Section 6, with any final amendments/additions being delegated to the Cabinet Spokespersons for Place and the Executive Director for Place in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesman for Core Services and the Service Director - Finance(S151);

 

(iii)      that a rent increase in line with the Government’s rentpolicy be approved;

 

(iv)      that it be noted that there is no proposed change to non-dwelling rents, service charges and heating charges for2021/22;

 

(v)       that the 2021/22 Berneslai Homes Management Fee at paragraph 7.7 be approved, with any final amendments/additions delegated to the Cabinet Spokespersons for Place and the Service Director, Regeneration and Culture in consultation with the Cabinet Spokesman for Core Services and the Service Director - Finance(S151);

 

(vi)      that the 2021/22 Berneslai Homes Management Fee for both Gypsy and Traveller Sites be approved and in respect of the ESF Grant, both of which are charged to the Authority’s General Fund, detailed at paragraphs 7.8 and 7.9 respectively;

 

(vii)     that approval be given to the commitment to the decarbonisation of the Council house stock with an initial investment of £1.9M in2021/22;

 

(viii)    that approval be given in principle, the proposed emerging capital priority schemes as detailed in Section 8, subject to individual reports as appropriate, in line withthe Council’s governance arrangements;

 

(ix)      that the Core Housing Capital Investment programme for 2021/22 be approved and that the indicative programme for 2022/23 through 2025/26, outlined in Section 8, be noted.

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Regeneration and Culture Spokesperson

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48.

Goldthorpe Masterplan Framework (Round 1 Consultation) (Cab.13.1.2021/9) pdf icon PDF 252 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

(i)        that the progress made in the development of the Draft masterplan framework for Goldthorpe, as detailed in the report now submitted, be noted,and;

 

(ii)       that the proposal to undertake a Community Consultation exercise planned to commence during January2021 be approved.

 

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Children's Spokesperson

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49.

Proposed opening of a new BMBC Managed Children's Residential Home (Cab.13.1.2021/10) pdf icon PDF 269 KB

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Decision:

RESOLVED that Option 1 outlined in Paragraph 5.1 of the report now submitted for an additional 5 bed Local Authority residential unit to secure greater sufficiency and outcomes for Barnsley children be approved.

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50.

Exclusion of Public and Press (Cab.13.1.2021/11)

It is likely that the public and press will be excluded from this meeting during consideration of the items so marked because of the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined by the specific paragraphs of Part I of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 as amended, subject to the public interest test.

 

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51.

Decommissioning of the Multi-Systemic Therapy Service (Cab.13.1.2021/12)

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

(i)        that the outcome of the review of Barnsley’s Multi-Systemic TherapyService, as detailed in the report now submitted, be noted;

 

(ii)       that approval be given for the de-commissioning of the Multi-Systemic Therapy Service with effect from 14February 2021;

 

(iii)      that approval be given for the financial resources currently allocated to this Service to be re-invested elsewhere in the Children’s Services system in supporting vulnerable children between2021-2023; and

 

(iv)      that approval be given for the financial resources to be offered up as part of the Medium-Term Financial Strategy as part of Children’s Services future cost savings in2023/24.

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Cabinet Spokesperson without Portfolio

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Joint Adults and Communities and Regeneration and Culture Spokesperson

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52.

Homeless and Rough Sleeper Plan - Acquisition of Cluster Accommodation and Recruitment of Intensive Housing Management Team (Cab.13.1.2021/13)

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

(i)        that the direction of travel established in the Homelessness and Rough Sleeper Recovery Plan, as detailed in the report, be agreed and the incremental delivery of the key elements contained withinit;

 

(ii)       that the Corporate Asset Manager be authorised to agree Heads of terms for the acquisition of a suitable property to repurpose as accommodation to help meet the needs of Barnsley’s long-term rough sleepers;

 

(iii)      that the Service Director Legal Services be authorised to complete the acquisition of the property, subject to the necessary planning consent being achieved asnecessary;

 

(iv)      that recruitment into the “core team” to provide intensive housing management and support to those in housing crisis and threatened with rough sleeping in theborough be endorsed; and

 

(v)       that the re-allocation of capital and revenue to meet housing needs identified when Holden House was decommissioned into the purchase and repurposing of the identified suitable property be endorsed.

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