Agenda and minutes

Cabinet - Tuesday, 2nd September, 2014 6.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber, Council Offices, Priory Road, Spalding

Contact: Amanda Taylor  01775 764837

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18.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 53 KB

To sign as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 15 July 2014 (copy enclosed). 

Minutes:

The minutes of the meeting held on 15 July 2014 were signed by the Leader as a correct record.

19.

Declarations of Interest

(Members are no longer required to declare personal of prejudicial interests but are to declare any new Disclosable Pecuniary Interests that are not currently included in their Register of Interests.

 

Members are reminded that under the Code of Conduct they are not to participate in the whole of an agenda item to which they have a Disclosable Pecuniary Interest.  In the interests of transparency, members may also wish to declare any other interests that they have, in relation to an agenda item, that supports the Nolan principles detailed within the Code of Conduct.)   

 

Minutes:

No interests were declared.

20.

Questions raised by the public under Cabinet Procedure Rule 2.4

Minutes:

No questions were raised under Cabinet Procedure Rule 2.4.

21.

matters subject to call-in

Minutes:

There were no matters subject to call-in.

22.

matters arising from the Policy Development and Performance Monitoring Panels

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the Policy Development and Performance Monitoring Panels.

23.

Greater Lincolnshire Local Enterprise Partnership (GLLEP) Projects pdf icon PDF 42 KB

Cabinet is asked to approve the development of outline business cases for Council led projects for the next funding round of GLLEP Growth Deal and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bidding, and subject to GLLEP first stage approval, agree that the Portfolio Holder for Localism, Economic Development, and Big Society along with the Director of Place, has delegated authority to approve those projects to be worked up to full business case stage and submitted for funding allocation from the programme. Cabinet is also asked to offer support to partner projects being developed for the benefit of the South Holland District that are identified within the GLLEP Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and/or meet strategic alignment priorities as set out within the SEP.  (Joint report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Localism, Economic Development and Big Society and the Economic Development Manager enclosed.)

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Consideration was given to the joint report of the Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Localism, Economic Development and Big Society and the Economic Development Manager which sought approval of the development of outline business cases for Council led projects for the next funding round of GLLEP Growth Deal and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bidding, and subject to GLLEP first stage approval, agreement that the Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Localism, Economic Development and Big Society, along with the Executive Director (Place), be given delegated authority to approve those projects to be worked up to full business case stage and submitted for funding allocation from the programme.  Additionally, approval was sought in order to offer support to partner projects being developed for the benefit of the South Holland District that were identified within the GLLEP Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and/or meet strategic alignment priorities as set out within the SEP.  A summary and further details of Council and Partner led project were set in Appendices A and B within the report.

 

The report was discussed and the following issues were raised:

 

·         Recommendation 3 within the report appeared to suggest that the Rail Freight Interchange was of a higher priority than the other projects listed.  It was confirmed that none of the suggested projects were in order of priority.  The Leader stated that he was not supporting the Rail Freight Interchange, and that the projects should be listed in order of priority.

·         The Spalding Western Relief Road, Phases 2 and 3, met strategic SEP alignment priorities.  Could the funding sources be used to fund Phase 1?  It was stated that funding for Phase 1 was already in place however, members requested that an update on the schedule for this funding be provided to the next meeting of the Cabinet.

·         Spalding Town bus – Some services within the town had recently been withdrawn and some areas of new development were not covered by a service at all.  Could this source of funding be used to provide an extended service?

 

DECISION:

 

a)      That the development of outline business cases for Council led projects i) and ii) below for the next funding round of GLLEP Growth Deal and European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) bidding be approved.

 

i)       South Holland Business Growth and Employment Project (Crease Drove – Growth Deal).

 

ii)      Grants4Growth Phase 2 (ERDF).

 

b)      That subject to GLLEP approval of the outline business cases, the Portfolio Holder for Localism, Economic Development, and Big Society along with the Executive Director (Place) be delegated authority to approve those projects to be worked up to full business case stage and submitted for GLLEP funding allocation;

 

c)      That the partner led projects identified within the GLLEP Strategic Economic Plan (SEP) and projects i), ii), iii) and iv) below that meet strategic SEP alignment priorities be supported by the Cabinet in priority order.

 

i)       Spalding Western Relief Road Phase 2 & 3.

 

ii)      Holbeach  ...  view the full minutes text for item 23.

24.

Closure of meeting

Minutes:

Due to an unforeseen emergency, it was agreed to close the meeting at approximately 6.50pm and that the outstanding agenda item (Item 7, Financial Performance Quarter 1 2014/15) be referred to full Council on 10 September 2014 for consideration.