Forward plan

Notice of Key Decisions - published January 2021  (01/01/2021 to 30/04/2021, Cabinet)

Plan description

 

BURY BOROUGH COUNCIL FORWARD PLAN

FOR THE FOUR MONTH PERIOD 1 January 2021 TO 30 April 2021

 

This Forward Plan sets out the details of the key decisions which the Executive Cabinet, individual Executive Members or Officers expect to take during the next four month period. The Plan is rolled forward every month.

 

A Key Decision is defined as:

 

The Council’s definition of a Key Decision is one which comes within the following categories:-

 

1.   It is likely to be significant in terms of its effect on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more Wards in the Borough.

 

2.   It is likely to have a major impact on the day to day life of a community living or working in the Borough.

 

3.   It forms part of the development of, or a change to, the Policy Framework or Budget.

 

4.   It involves revenue expenditure or saving that is neither provided for within the Budget, nor virement permitted by the Constitution.

 

5.   It involves capital expenditure that is estimated to exceed £250,000 or is not provided for within the approved Capital Programme.

 

6.   It involves a significant reduction in or significant change to any service or facility provided by the Council, such reduction or change not being within the Policy Framework or Budget.

7.   It consists of the declaration of land or property, the estimated value of which exceeds £250,000 as surplus to the Council’s requirements.

 

8.   It involves securing approval in principle to the acquisition or disposal of land or property the value of which is estimated to exceed £250,000.

 

9.   It involves securing approval in principle to the taking of, or the granting, renewal, assignment, transfer, surrender, taking of surrenders, review variation or termination of any leases, licences, easements or wayleaves, at considerations in excess of £250,000 per annum or a premium of £250,000.

 

10.  Its consequences are likely to result in compulsory redundancies or major changes to the terms and conditions of employment of a significant number of Council employees or in a major restructuring of staffing resources.

The current members of the Cabinet are:

 

Leader, Finance and Growth

Councillor O’Brien

Deputy Leader, Children, Young People and Skills

Councillor Tariq

First Deputy, Health and Wellbeing

Councillor Simpson

Communities and Emergency Planning

Councillor Jones

Environment and Climate Change

Councillor Quinn

Corporate Affairs and HR

Councillor Rafiq

Transport and Infrastructure

Councillor L Smith

Cultural Economy

Councillor Black

Housing Services

Councillor C Cummins

 

Anyone wishing to make representations about any of the matters listed below may do so by contacting the relevant officer listed against each key decision, within the time period indicated.

 

Under the Access to Information Procedure Rules set out in the Council’s Constitution, a Key Decision may not be taken, unless:

  • It is published in the Forward Plan;
  • 5 clear days have lapsed since the publication of the Forward Plan; and
  • If the decision is to be taken at a meeting of the Cabinet, 5 clear days notice of the meeting has been given.

 

The law and the Council’s Constitution provide for urgent key decisions to be made, even though they have not been included in the Forward Plan in accordance with General Exception) and Special Urgency of the Access to Information Procedure Rules.

 

Copies of the following documents may be inspected at the Town Hall, or accessed from the Council’s website: www.bury.gov.uk

  • Council Constitution
  • Forward Plan
  • Reports on the key decisions to be taken
  • The minutes or decision notice for each key decision, which will normally be published within 5 working days after having been made

 

Members of the public are welcome to attend meetings of the Cabinet which are held at the Town Hall. The dates and times of the meetings are published on www.bury.gov.uk or you may contact the Democratic Services Section on telephone number 0161 2536640 for further details.

 

Geoff Little

Chief Executive

Publication Date: Tuesday 22nd December 2020

 

Details of the Decision to be taken

Decision to be taken by

Relevant Portfolio Holder

Expected Date of Decision

Proposed Consultees

Method(s) of Consultation

Documents to be considered by Decision taker

Representations may be made to the following officer by the date stated

To consider the Covid-19 response and recovery update

Cabinet

Leader of the Council

29 July 2020

Partners across Borough Wide Gold meeting

Meeting

Report

Geoff Little, Chief Executive and Accountable Officer

 

Email: g.little@bury.gov.uk

To approve Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside

 

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Environment and Climate Change and

 

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

29 July 2020

Greater Manchester Authorities

Meeting

Report

Lorraine Chamberlin, Head of Health and Environmental Protection

Email:

l.chamberlin@bury.gov.uk

 

Chris Horth, Unit Manager - Environment

 

Email:

c.horth@bury.gov.uk

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

To approve the Council’s Financial Position on Revenue and Capital – Quarter 1 2020/21, including an update to the revenue budget and capital programme to manage the impact of COVID-19

 

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member

 

Executive Directors

 

Strategic Commissioning Board

Meeting

Report

Mike Woodhead, Joint Chief Finance Officer

Email: mike.woodhead@nhs.net   

 

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Council’s Financial Position 2019/20 – Revenue and Capital

 

Cabinet

Leader and Portfolio Holder for Finance

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member

 

Executive Directors

Meeting

Report

Mike Woodhead, Joint Chief Finance Officer

Email: mike.woodhead@nhs.net   

 

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

Approach to developing the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy and the budget setting process 2021/22 including an update on the impact of COVID-19 on the current strategy.

 

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member

 

Executive Directors

 

Strategic Commissioning Board

Meeting

Report

Mike Woodhead, Joint Chief Finance Officer

Email: mike.woodhead@nhs.net   

 

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Council’s Reserves Strategy to be implemented for the current and future financial years.

 

 

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member

 

Executive Directors

 

Strategic Commissioning Board

Meeting

Report

Mike Woodhead, Joint Chief Finance Officer

Email: mike.woodhead@nhs.net   

 

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Treasury Management End of Year Monitoring Position 2019-20

 

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member

 

Executive Directors

 

Strategic Commissioning Board

Meeting

Report

Mike Woodhead, Joint Chief Finance Officer

Email: mike.woodhead@nhs.net   

 

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

 

To approve for consultation the restructure of the Business, Growth and Infrastructure Department

Cabinet and Human Resources and Appeals Panel

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

29 July 2020

Trade Unions

 

Relevant staff

 

 

Meeting

Report

Paul Lakin, Director of Economic Regeneration & Capital Growth

 

Email: p.lakin@bury.gov.uk

To approve the initial Key Performance Indicators for measuring performance against the delivery of the Agreement between Bury Council and Six Town Housing Limited for the delivery of housing management and other services.

 

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

29 July 2020

Six Town housing Executive

 

Six Town Housing Board

 

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Meeting

Report and Management Agreement

Paul Hulme, Housing Consultant

 

Email:

P.Hulme@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Greater Manchester Framework Alliance

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

 

Greater Manchester Authorities

Meeting

Report

David Giblin, Head of Engineering

 

Email: d.r.giblin@bury.gov.uk

 

To approve the Highway Investment Strategy - Tranche 2

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

Meeting

Report

David Giblin, Head of Engineering

 

Email: d.r.giblin@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Vehicle Replacement Strategy

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

Meeting

Report

Glenn Stuart,

Head of Waste and Transport Services

 

Email:

g.stuart@bury.gov.uk

Cancellation of all Civic Events booked up to the 31st December 2020 due to the temporary closure of civic venues in light of COVID-19

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

 

Cabinet Member Operations

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

David Catterall, Civic Venue Manager

Email:

D.Catterall@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Civil Penalty Policy

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

 

S151 Officer and Monitoring Officer

 

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Meeting

Report and Policy

Danielle McGhee, Environmental Health Officer

 

Email:

D.McGhee@bury.gov.uk

Decant and Home Loss compensation options to progress the redevelopment of the Fernhill Gypsy and Traveller Site

Cabinet

 

 

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

29 July 2020

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

Meeting

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt.

Paul Lakin, Director of Economic Regeneration & Capital Growth

 

Email: p.lakin@bury.gov.uk

Following public consultation, to approve the revised Radcliffe Strategic Development Framework (SRF) as a material planning consideration.

Cabinet

Leader of the Council and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

2 September 2020

Six-week public consultation running from 22 June 2020 to 3 August 2020 with residents in Radcliffe and other key stakeholders

Leaflet drop to all Radcliffe households.

 

Direct notification to key stakeholders.

 

Web site.

 

Social media.

 

Exhibition material.

The revised Radcliffe Strategic Development Framework

Paul Lakin, Director of Economic Regeneration & Capital Growth

 

Email: p.lakin@bury.gov.uk

 

 

Crispian Logue, Head of Strategic Planning & Economic Development

 

Email:

C.Logue@bury.gov.uk

To approve the Bury 2030 Strategy

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

2 September 2020

Residents of Bury

 

Partners across Team Bury

 

Bury business

 

Other stakeholders

Website consultation

Report and Strategy

Lynne Ridsdale, Deputy Chief Executive

 

Email: l.ridsdale@bury.gov.uk

To consider the outline business case for a housing development company

Cabinet

 

 

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

2 September 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

 

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt.

Vicky Carroll, Housing Special Advisor

 

Email:

V.Carroll@bury.gov.uk  

Uplands - Whitefield Wellbeing Neighbourhood New GP Health Hub

 

Cabinet

 

 

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

2 September 2020

 

 

 

 

 

Paul Lakin, Director of Economic Regeneration & Capital Growth

 

Email: p.lakin@bury.gov.uk

 

 

One Public Estate

 

Cabinet

 

 

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

Cabinet Member for Housing Services

2 September 2020

Partners across Team Bury and public services across Greater Manchester

Meeting

Report

 

 

Paul Lakin, Director of Economic Regeneration & Capital Growth

 

Email: p.lakin@bury.gov.uk

 

Community Asset Transfer

 

Cabinet

 

 

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Skills

 

Cabinet Member for Communities and Emergency Planning

2 September 2020

Cabinet Members

 

Community Groups

 

 

 

Meeting

Report

 

Paul Cooke, Head of Strategic Planning and Management  p.cooke@bury.gov.uk

 

 

Following public consultation, to approve the revised Bury Statement of Community Involvement which sets out how the Council will engage with stakeholders in conjunction with development plans and planning applications.

Recommendation from Cabinet to Council

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

14 October 2020

Four-week public consultation through social media, website and direct notification to contacts on Local Plan consultation database

Consultation via website social media and direct contact to those on the Council’s Local Plan Consultation database

Report

Crispian Logue, Head of Strategic Planning & Economic Development

 

Email:

C.Logue@bury.gov.uk

Corporate Plan

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

11 November 2020

Cabinet Members

 

Executive Directors

 

Meeting

Report

Lynne Ridsdale, Deputy Chief Executive

 

Email: l.ridsdale@bury.gov.uk

Home to School & College Transport

Cabinet

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Skills

 

24

November 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Nicola Hudson,

Transport & Contract Manager

School & College Transport Team

 

Proposed Tender for Short Break Services for Children and Young People with Disabilities

Cabinet

Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Skills

16th December 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Shelia Durr

Executive Director of Children and Young People

s.durr@bury.gov.uk

 

 

TENDER FOR THE PROVISION OF PARKING AND BUS LANE ENFORCEMENT SERVICES

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Transport and Infrastructure

 

16th December 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

David Giblin, Head of Engineering

 

Email: d.r.giblin@bury.gov.uk

PARKS, COUNTRYSIDE AND GREENSPACES CAPITAL PROGRAMME FOR 2020/2021

Cabinet

CABINET MEMBER ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

16th December 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Neil Long

Assistant Director – Operations

n.s.long@bury.gov.uk

 

Setting the Council Tax Base 2021/22

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

16th December 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

 

Setting the 2021/22 Budget

 

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

16th December 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

 

Exemption from procurement guidelines for appointing contractors for tranche 1 brownfield land fund housing sites in Bury

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

16th December 2020

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

Meeting

Report

Paul Lakin, Director of Regeneration and Capital Growth

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusion Strategy

Cabinet

Cabinet Member for Corporate Resources and HR

20th January 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Chris Woodhouse

Strategic Partnership Manager, c.woodhouse@bury.gov.uk

Review of Radcliffe Shop Front Improvement Scheme

Cabinet

Cllr. Eamonn O’Brien (Leader) – Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

20th January 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Sinead Gracey

Business, Growth & Infrastructure

S.Gracey@bury.gov.uk

Disposal of Summerseat House, Summerseat Lane, Summerseat

via Open Market Sale

Cabinet

Cllr. Eamonn O’Brien (Leader) – Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

20th January 2020

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Paul Lakin, Director of Regeneration & Capital Growth

Budget Report

Cabinet

Leader and Cabinet Member for Finance and Growth

 

10th February 2021

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Lisa Kitto, Deputy Chief Finance Officer

Email:

L.Kitto@bury.gov.uk

GM Clean Air Plan Consultation

 

Cabinet

Environment and Climate Change (Councillor Quinn) and Transport and Infrastructure (Councillor Smith)

10th February 2021

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Laura Swann

Assistant Director of Operations (Strategy)

L.Swann@bury.gov.uk

 

Update- Bury Council’s Draft Climate Action Strategy.

Cabinet

Cllr Alan Quinn Cabinet member -Environment Portfolio

24th March 2021

Cabinet Member

Meeting

Report

Chris Horth

Unit Manager

Environment Team

c.horth@bury.gov.uk

 

 

 

 
 

GENERAL EXCEPTION NOTICES

Date:   3 December 2020     

Ref No:          

Type of Decision: Cabinet Key Decision

 

 

 

 

Subject matter: Entering into Grant Funding Agreements with the GMCA for Brownfield Land fund housing sites and exemption from Contract Procedure Rules competition requirements  

 

Reason for failure to include on the forward plan

Grant agreements issued 30 November 2020 with a need for a Cabinet Resolution and no time for open procurement exercise to appoint contractors for remediation works to start on site in early 2021.

 

 

Decision to be taken by Cabinet    

 

To agree to the recommendations in the report for the Council to enter into the grant funding agreement and agree to the suggested procurement route.

 

Chief/Senior Officer

Geoff Little, Chief Executive

 

After consultation with:

 

 

Cabinet  Member or Chair

Councillor O Brien

 

Chair of Scrutiny Committee to agree that the decision cannot be deferred

Councillor R Caserta (via email)

 

Nominated Opposition or Majority Group Member on Overview and Scrutiny Committee or Opposition Spokesperson

Councillor P Cropper (via email)

 

Leader of second largest Opposition Group

 

 

 

Plan items
No. Item

1.

Inclusion Strategy New!

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/03/2021

2.

Rehousing Policy with regards to Disabled Facility Adaptations Grants New!

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/03/2021

3.

Review of Radcliffe Shop Front Improvement Scheme New!

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/03/2021

4.

Disposal of Summerseat House, Summerseat Lane, Summerseat via Open Market Sale New!

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/03/2021

5.

The Council's Financial Position 2020/21 - Revenue and Capital New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   23 Feb 2021

Lead officer:  Lisa Kitto

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

6.

The Council's Revenue Budget, Schools budget,HRA budget and Capital programme 2021-22 New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   23 Feb 2021

Lead officer:  Lisa Kitto

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

7.

Local Council Tax Support Scheme New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   23 Feb 2021

Lead officer:  Lisa Kitto

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

8.

GM Clean Air Plan: Consultation New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   23 Feb 2021

Lead officer:  Angela Lomax, Laura Swann

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

9.

Joint arrangements for a joint development plan on behalf of nine districts New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   23 Feb 2021

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

10.

2030 sign off New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   23 Feb 2021

Lead officer:  Lynne Ridsdale

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

11.

Bury Public Sector Hub/One Public Estate New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   1 Sep 2021

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Open

12.

Boundary Review - Warding proposals New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   24 Mar 2021

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

13.

Update re Bury Council's Draft Climate Action Strategy New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   26 May 2021

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

14.

Accelerated Land and Property Disposals Programme – Phase 1 New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision due:   24 Mar 2021

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

15.

Persona Care and Support Limited Contract Renewal - 10 year tenure April 2021 to March 2031 New!

Decision maker:  Strategic Commissioning Board

Decision:   1 Mar 2021

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/02/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open  -

16.

Redevelopment of the Fernhill Gypsy and Traveller Site New!

Decision maker:  Cabinet

Decision:   21 Jul 2021

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Paragraph 3: Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).