Agenda and decisions

Executive - Tuesday, 5th July, 2022 10.30 am

Venue: Council Chamber - City Hall, Bradford. View directions

Contact: Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel 

Items
No. Item

1.

DISCLOSURES OF INTEREST

(Members Code of Conduct - Part 4A of the Constitution)

 

To receive disclosures of interests from members and co-opted members on matters to be considered at the meeting. The disclosure must include the nature of the interest.

 

An interest must also be disclosed in the meeting when it becomes apparent to the member during the meeting.

 

Notes:

 

(1)       Members may remain in the meeting and take part fully in discussion and voting unless the interest is a disclosable pecuniary interest or an interest which the Member feels would call into question their compliance with the wider principles set out in the Code of Conduct.  Disclosable pecuniary interests relate to the Member concerned or their spouse/partner.

 

(2)       Members in arrears of Council Tax by more than two months must not vote in decisions on, or which might affect, budget calculations, and must disclose at the meeting that this restriction applies to them.  A failure to comply with these requirements is a criminal offence under section 106 of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. 

 

(3)       Members are also welcome to disclose interests which are not disclosable pecuniary interests but which they consider should be made in the interest of clarity.

 

(4)       Officers must disclose interests in accordance with Council Standing Order 44.

 

2.

INSPECTION OF REPORTS AND BACKGROUND PAPERS

(Access to Information Procedure Rules – Part 3B of the Constitution)

 

Reports and background papers for agenda items may be inspected by contacting the person shown after each agenda item.  Certain reports and background papers may be restricted. 

 

Any request to remove the restriction on a report or background paper should be made to the relevant Strategic Director or Assistant Director whose name is shown on the front page of the report. 

 

If that request is refused, there is a right of appeal to this meeting. 

 

Please contact the officer shown below in advance of the meeting if you wish to appeal. 

 

(Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

3.

RECOMMENDATIONS TO THE EXECUTIVE

To note any recommendations to the Executive that may be the subject of report to a future meeting.  (Schedule to be tabled at the meeting). 

 

 (Jill Bell / Yusuf Patel - 01274 434580 434579)

 

Decision:

The following referrals to the Executive were considered:

 

Regeneration & Environment O&S Ctte – 22 June 2022

 

(i)         FOOD SAFETY IN THE BRADFORD DISTRICT

 

Resolved: -

 

That the Executive be requested to consider the implications of City of Culture and the increase in the number of food services businesses on the workforce issues within the Environmental Health Food Safety Service and that consideration also be given to supporting the apprenticeship scheme for this service.

 

Action: Strategic Director, Health and Wellbeing

 

Note: In receiving the recommendation the Leader stated that the request will be considered as part of the 2023/2024 budget setting process.

 

Action: Strategic Director Health and Wellbeing / Director of Finance

 

 

 

Keighley Area Committee on Thursday, 23 June 2022

 

 

 (ii)       STEETON WITH EASTBURN - PETITION REGARDING PERMIT   PARKING SCHEME

 

Resolved –

 

1.    That, in light of the issues raised by residents in Steeton with Eastburn, the Executive be requested to amend the Parking Policy to increase the number of visitors permitted to park at any one time.

 

2.    That a sum of £7,000 be allocated from devolved budgets to allow the amendment of the Traffic Regulation Order permitting parking in Steeton with Eastburn.

 

3.    That the Strategic Director, Place, be requested to review the existing Traffic Regulation Order to increase the hours of permitted parking in the Steeton with Eastburn parking scheme. 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

Note: In receiving the above recommendation the Leader stated that the matter be referred to officers within the Parking and Highways Service to look at.

Action: Assistant Director Transportation Design and Planning.

 

LEADER OF COUNCIL & CORPORATE

(Councillor Hinchcliffe)

4.

FINANCE POSITION STATEMENT FOR 2021-22 pdf icon PDF 3 MB

The Director of Finance will submit a report (Document “H”) which provides Members with an update on the year-end financial position of the Council for 2021-22.

 

It outlines the revenue and capital budgets and the year-end financial position based on information at the end of March 2022. It states the Council’s current balances and reserves and school balances. 

 

Recommended –

 

That the Executive note the contents of this report and the actions taken to manage the issues highlighted.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the contents of Document “H” and the actions taken to manage the issues highlighted be noted

 

ACTION: No Action

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)

 

5.

QTR 1 FINANCE POSITION STATEMENT FOR 2022-23 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The Director of Finance will submit a report (Document “I”) which provides Members with an update on the forecast year-end financial position of the Council for 2022-23.

 

It outlines the revenue and capital budgets and the year-end financial position based on information at the end of May 2022. It states the Council’s current balances and reserves and school balances. 

Recommended –

 

That the Executive

 

(1)       Note the contents of this report and the actions taken to manage the issues highlighted.

(2)       Approve the following capital expenditure schemes as outlined in section 11.8 and 11.9. to Document “I”:

 

  • £0.23m for new enforcement camera equipment. This will be funded by invest to save borrowing.

 

  • £1.427m additional budget for the completion of Highways works. This will be funded by WYCA grant and £0.28m Council borrowing.

 

  • £0.085m to improve the process of managing medicines in care homes. This will be funded by the General Contingency Budget. 

 

  • £0.213m to complete essential works at the Beckfield Resource Centre. This will be funded by the General Contingency Budget. 

 

  • £6.8m to continue with the core IT Refresh Programme. This capital project has previously been approved and was held as a ‘reserve’ scheme pending the final case being presented.

 

  • £0.25m for ensuring that the appropriate charging infrastructure is in place to support the change in the Council fleet to electric vehicles. This will be funded by a mixture of invest to save and corporate borrowing.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)

 

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)      That the contents of Document “I” and the actions taken to        manage the issues highlighted be noted.

 

(2)      That the following capital expenditure schemes as outlined in   section 11.8 and 11.9. to Document “I” be approved:

 

           £0.23m for new enforcement camera equipment. This will be     funded by invest to save borrowing.

           £1.427m additional budget for the completion of Highways works.       This will be funded by WYCA grant and £0.28m Council borrowing.  

           £0.085m to improve the process of managing medicines in care           homes. This will be funded by the General Contingency Budget.  

           £0.213m to complete essential works at the Beckfield Resource           Centre. This will be funded by the General Contingency Budget.  

           £6.8m to continue with the core IT Refresh Programme. This capital project has previously been approved and was held as a ‘reserve’ scheme pending the final case being presented. 

           £0.25m for ensuring that the appropriate charging infrastructure is     in place to support the change in the Council fleet to electric vehicles. This will be funded by a mixture of invest to save and        corporate borrowing. 

 

(3)       That the work being undertaken to mitigate the ongoing budget           pressures be addressed in the Medium Term Financial Strategy report.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Andrew Cross - 07870 386523)

 

 

6.

FULL-YEAR PERFORMANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 4 MB

The Chief Executive will submit a report (Document “J”) which provides a summary of the Council’s overall achievements in the Financial year 2021/2022. Alongside this is an overview of performance against the Council’s Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) for 2021/2022. This overview focuses on measures where there has been new, comparable data since the update provided at December’s Executive Committee.

 

Recommended –

 

That the baseline of the key performance indicators in the 2021/25 Council Plan be noted.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

(Ruth Davison - 01274 432111)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the baseline of the key performance indicators in the 2021/25 Council Plan be noted.

 

ACTION: No Action

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Ruth Davison - 01274 432111)

 

 

EDUCATION, EMPLOYMENT AND SKILLS PORTFOLIO & DEPUTY LEADER

(Councillor I Khan)

7.

SEND SERVICES UPDATE AND NEXT STEPS pdf icon PDF 824 KB

The Strategic Director Children’s Services will submit a report (Document “K”) which provides the Executive with an update on the SEND Inspection and proposed changes to SEND Services following the Ofsted Inspection

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       The Executive to note the contends of the report and the SEND            letter.

       

(2)       The local authority and CCG/ICS need to consider if further       financial investing is required to support the delivery of the five    written statement of action areas in preparation for the next area     inspection.

 

(3)       Expenditure retreating to services delivered by the council it is            recommended that power are delegated to the Executive to            approve appropriate levels of funding. To support the delivery          services for children with SEND.

 

Overview & Scrutiny Committee:  Children’s Services

 

(Stu Barrat - 01274 4341175)

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)      That the contents of Document “K” and the SEND letter be noted.

       

(2)      The local authority and CCG/ICS need to consider if further       financial investment is required to support the delivery of the            five written statement of action areas in preparation for the            next area inspection.

 

(3)       Expenditure related to services delivered by the council             it is     recommended that power be delegated to the Executive to approve appropriate levels of funding. To support the delivery          services for children with SEND.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

Overview & Scrutiny Committee:  Children’s Services

 

(Stu Barrat - 01274 4341175)

 

REGENERATION, PLANNING & TRANSPORT PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Ross-Shaw)

8.

BRADFORD COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) - INVESTMENT OF THE STRATEGIC FUND pdf icon PDF 625 KB

The Council has adopted the Bradford Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL), which has now been in place and applies to new development since July 2017.

 

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “L”) which relates to the investment of the CIL Infrastructure Fund and seeks Executive approval for the investment of the Fund collected 1st April 2021 to 31st March 2022.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Executive agree the allocation of the CIL Infrastructure Fund as set out in Tables 2 and 3 to Document “L” (up to March 2022)be used to contribute to education, recreation and open space, active travel, habitat mitigation, and libraries.

 

(2)       That the decision on the spend of the Strategic CIL Pot in Table 1 and Table 2 to Document “L” be delegated to the Strategic Director (Place) in consultation with the Portfolio holder.

 

(3)       That the Strategic Director (Place) delegates to the Assistant Director of Planning Transportation and Highways to liaise with other Assistant Directors and Portfolio Holders to remind of the purpose of the Strategic CIL Pot and how the funds retained within it may be accessed to help deliver infrastructure projects.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Regeneration & Environment

 

(Michala Bartle - 01274 432522)

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the allocation of the CIL Infrastructure Fund as set out in Tables 2 and 3 to Document “L” be agreed (up to March 2022) to be used to contribute to education, recreation and open space, active travel, habitat mitigation, and libraries.

 

(2)      That the decision on the spend of the Strategic CIL Pot in Table 1 and Table 2 to Document “L” be delegated to the Strategic Director (Place) in consultation with the Portfolio holder.

 

(3)      That the Strategic Director (Place) delegates to the Assistant Director of Planning Transportation and Highways to liaise with other Assistant Directors and Portfolio Holders to remind of the purpose of the Strategic CIL Pot and how the funds retained within it may be accessed to help deliver infrastructure projects.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

Overview and Scrutiny Committee – Regeneration & Environment

 

(Michala Bartle - 01274 432522)

 

9.

ADOPTION OF VISION ZERO pdf icon PDF 433 KB

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “M”) which provides an overview of the current work in Bradford and the wider West Yorkshire region on the Vision Zero 2040 Strategy.  The Strategy which is being progressed by the Combined Authority at present is designed to allow partner agencies to sign up to a joint vision in removing fatal and serious injuries from the road network.  The ask of the Executive is to adopt the Principality of the Vision Zero Strategy and progress a local Bradford District Strategy and stakeholder consultation.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       That the Executive note the content of the report;

 

(2)       That the Executive endorse and adopt Vision Zero formally in   Bradford.

 

(3)       That the Executive agree to the development of a Vision Zero    Strategy for Bradford referencing and underpinning the West         Yorkshire Vision Zero Strategy.

 

(4)       That the Executive agrees the design and development of          stakeholder events to develop a whole systems approach to            casualty prevention.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee:  Regeneration & Environment

 

(Simon D’Vali - 01535 618375)

Additional documents:

Decision:

 

Resolved –

 

(1)      That the contents of Document “M” be noted.

 

(2)      That Vision Zero be formally endorsed and adopted in Bradford.

 

(3)      That the development of a Vision Zero Strategy for Bradford  be           agreed referencing and underpinning the West Yorkshire Vision             Zero Strategy.

 

(4)      That design and development of stakeholder events to develop a         whole systems approach to casualty prevention be agreed.

 

 ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee:  Regeneration & Environment

 

(Simon D’Vali - 01535 618375)

 

NEIGHBOURHOODS & COMMUNITY SAFETY PORTFOLIO

(Councillor Jabar)

10.

KEIGHLEY LOCALITY PLAN 2022-25 pdf icon PDF 388 KB

As part of the Council-wide programme of ‘Strengthening Locality Working’, the Neighbourhood Service is working with other Council services and partner agencies, to develop five Locality Plans, one for each constituency that make up the Bradford District. 

 

The Strategic Director Place will submit a report (Document “N”) which sets out the Keighley Locality Plan, and the associated Ward Plans, for 2022-25.

 

Recommended –

 

(1)       The Executive is invited to comment on the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, as set out in Appendix A to Document “N”.

 

(2)       The Executive requests that the Keighley Area Co-ordinator, accompanied by the Chair of Keighley Area Committee, presents a progress report to the Executive in 12 months time, setting out the progress and achievements made for each of the priorities detailed in the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25.

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Health & Social Care

 

(Jonathan Hayes - 01535 618008)

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)      The Executive commented on the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25, as set out in Appendix A to Document “N”.

 

(2)      The Executive requests that the Keighley Area Co-ordinator, accompanied by the Chair of Keighley Area Committee, presents a progress report to the Executive in 12 months’ time, setting out the progress and achievements made for each of the priorities detailed in the Keighley Locality Plan 2022-25.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Keighley Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Health & Social Care

 

(Jonathan Hayes - 01535 618008)

 

11.

MINUTES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY

To receive the minutes of the meeting(s) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 17 March 2022 (Link to Minutes).

Decision:

Note: That the minutes of the meeting(s) of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 17 March 2022 be received.