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Key Decision definition: A key decision means an executive decision which is likely:

(a) to result in the council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are significant having regard to the council's budget for the service or function which the decision relates; or

(b) to be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the council.

For the purposes of (a) above, the threshold for "significant" is £1.7 million.

Decisions

19/02/2020 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 15th October 2019 ref: 18496    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Made at meeting: 19/02/2020 - Cabinet Committee on Performance Improvement

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 15th October 2019 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.

 

Matters Arising

 

Improvement in Occupational Therapy Performance and Disabled Facilities Grant Activity

 

CC Crompton had raised a question at the September CCPI meeting on whether there was a system in place whereby anybody due for hospital discharge could be matched up with the right adapted property for their needs. Sue Lott had confirmed she would take this matter up with the districts as they had the most contact with the registered social landlords, and that the outcome would be reported back to the Cabinet Committee.

 

Donna Talbot, Head of Service – Business Intelligence reported that a session was being held in March with District Councils where this issue would be discussed and that the outcome would be reported to the Cabinet Committee at their meeting in April.

 


27/07/2020 - Internal Audit Annual Report 2019/20 ref: 18407    Recommendations Approved

Audit work undertaken throughout the year supports the conclusion that moderate assurance can be provided over the county council's systems of governance, risk management and internal control. This report summarises the work that the Internal Audit Service has undertaken during 2019/20 and the key themes arising in relation to governance, risk management and internal control across the county council.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

Ruth Lowry, Head of Internal Audit, presented a report summarising the work that the Internal Audit Service had undertaken during 2019/20 and the key themes arising in relation to governance, risk management and internal control across the county council.

 

The following areas of the report were highlighted:

 

·  Planned audits had been completed as far as possible, however final formal agreement of some individual audits had not been possible due to the pandemic. 

 

·  75% of the 55 audits undertaken provided either substantial or moderate assurance. The overall audit conclusion is one of favourable assurance regarding the systems of governance, risk management and internal control.

 

·  There were no outstanding actions for managers arising from audits undertaken in 2017/18 or earlier. Fewer actions than usual had been formally agreed during 2019/20 (57, compared to 269 in 2018/19) because a number of audit reports had not been agreed for the work completed last year.

 

·  It was noted that the work related to last year before the onset of the pandemic. It was positive to note the stabilisation of the senior management team and the council's financial position, as well as the council's continuing improvement journey, which would now include lessons to be learnt from the management of the pandemic. Prior to the pandemic the audit team had access to all services across council and were able to undertake all work as intended.

 

·  The Head of Internal Audit affirmed her organisational independence in terms of work undertaken and reported. In addition, regular feedback was sought in terms of team performance and client satisfaction, resulting in a good overall rating. It was emphasised that the team welcomed critical feedback and engagement to support quality assurance and the improvement programme.

 

Members sought clarification regarding the following:

 

·  Although the report mentions that lessons were being learned in the area of adult social care complaints, members asked how processes could be improved further. It was explained that the issues raised were procedural in nature and the Head of Internal Audit would provide the full audit report to Councillor Malik.

 

·  Referring to the Older People Service's audit and assurance arrangements, members asked if Lancashire's care homes had implemented sufficient measures as agreed to support safe practice. It was explained that the team had given moderate assurance in areas that included medication, planning and supervision. However the service had not yet followed up on the actions agreed and therefore it could not be confirmed that the actions had been implemented as intended.

 

Resolved: That the Internal Audit Annual Report 2019/20 and the information it provided to support the county council's annual governance statement for the year, be noted by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ruth Lowry


27/07/2020 - Internal Audit Plan 2020/21 ref: 18408    Recommendations Approved

This report explains the approach to establishing the internal audit plan for 2020/21, and the audit work proposed that will support the head of internal audit's overall opinion for the year on the council's framework of governance, risk management and control.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

Ruth Lowry, Head of Internal Audit, presented a report outlining the internal audit plan for 2020/21 and the planning process. It was noted that the plan may be subject to change dependent on the capacity of the council's services to respond to auditors during the pandemic.

 

It was highlighted that:

 

·  The audit team had been temporarily redeployed to other services to offer wider operational support to meet needs that had arisen as a result of the pandemic.

 

·  It was planned to audit each of the main areas of control across the organisation: governance and democratic oversight, business effectiveness, service delivery, service support and business processes. The original plan, provisionally agreed with the council's senior managers prior to the onset of the pandemic, had been reduced. However the majority of work relating to the safeguarding of children and adults remained, as did the health and safety of the public at household waste recycling centres. Additional areas that remained included: financial control and sustainability, business effectiveness with regard to the Digital Strategy and corporate performance.

 

·  The Head of Internal Audit had also added the following areas to the plan: decision making (in response to meetings being reduced at the start of the pandemic); performance management related to the pandemic; reopening of buildings to staff and public; supporting schools; funding flows; the urgent procurement of personal protective equipment; lessons learned from the management of the pandemic and preparation to move toward a combined authority.

 

Members commented that there were items in last year's plan related to theLancashire Safeguarding Children's Board that were unable to be completed. It was emphasised that the board had changed its structure and way of working and as such would benefit from further internal audit work to facilitate its optimal operation.

 

Resolved: That the internal audit plan for 2020/21 as presented, be approved by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ruth Lowry


27/07/2020 - Counter Fraud, Special Investigations and Whistleblowing Annual Report ref: 18412    Recommendations Approved

The committee's terms of reference require it to review the assessment of fraud risks and potential harm to the council from fraud and corruption, and monitor the counter-fraud strategy, actions and resources.
The report at Appendix A sets out the work completed during 2019/20 to prevent, detect and investigate fraud and corruption within the county council.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ruth Lowry


27/07/2020 - External Audit: Lancashire County Pension Fund Audit Plan 2019/20 ref: 18406    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

Paul Dosset Partner, Grant Thornton presented a report detailing the Lancashire County Pension Fund Audit Plan 2019/20 provided by the council’s external auditors, for the year ending 31 March 2020.

 

It was highlighted that the report set out the key headlines, significant risk areas, materiality and audit time scales. It was emphasised that the risk identified regarding the valuation of level three investments, was always a significant area of focus and was even more so in the current economic climate. There was no change to the materiality level and a straightforward audit was anticipated. The audit would be discussed in detail with pension fund and investment managers.

 

Resolved: That the Lancashire County Pension Fund Audit Plan 2019/20, as presented, be noted by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 


27/07/2020 - External Audit - Lancashire County Council Audit Plan 2019/20 ref: 18405    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

Paul Dosset, Partner, Grant Thornton presented a report detailing the Lancashire County Council Audit Plan provided by the council’s external auditors, for the year ending 31 March 2020.

 

The following points were highlighted from the report:

·  Central Government had extended the deadline for the submission of the audited annual accounts by three months to 30 November 2020, to take into consideration potential delays arising from the current pandemic.

 

·  The report outlined the key items of the audit plan and identified significant risks which required specific audit consideration. The risks identified were:

 

ü  Revenue recognition and management override of controls, applied to all audits in both the private and public sector.

ü  The valuation of the pension fund liability, which would be based on actuarial assessments.

ü  Valuation of land, buildings and investment property. Included as local authorities had relatively large asset bases.

ü  The valuing and accounting of the Municipal Bonds Agency loan.

ü  The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of producing the financial statements, such as remote auditing.

 

·  In line with regulatory guidance, the level of materiality had reduced from the prior year and this would require additional testing. The Value for Money statement would include implications of the impact of challenges faces by the council, including those arising from the pandemic. An interim audit had been completed and no items had been identified that required highlighting. The fee would take into account additional work required by the regulatory framework which was in itself being reviewed.

 

In response to questions from members the following information was clarified:

 

·  The initial assessment of the financial positionof the council remained strong, despite the financial pressures resulting from Covid-19, compared to councils with more limited reserves. Neil Kissock, Director of Finance confirmed that although the council would be forecasting a gap, additional funding streams from central Government had offset some of the additional short to medium term costs incurred and an emergency budget was not anticipated. This would be kept under close review. An update for august Cabinet will set out current and longer term financial reporting.

 

Resolved: That the Lancashire County Council audit plan for 2019/20, as presented, be noted by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 


27/07/2020 - Draft Work Plan 2020/21 ref: 18411    Recommendations Approved

Summary of agenda items for the forthcoming municipal year

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services presented the draft work plan for 2020/21, which outlined the main agenda items for the year along with the lead officers.

 

Resolved: That the draft work plan for 2020/21, as presented be noted by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Debra Jones


27/07/2020 - The Council's Annual Governance Statement 2019/20 & Code of Corporate Governance ref: 18409    Recommendations Approved

The County Council is required to produce and approve an Annual Governance Statement (AGS) which will be included in its Annual Statement of Accounts for 2019/20.

A draft AGS will be presented for the Committee's consideration.

In addition, Full Council in July 2016 approved a new Code of Corporate Governance for the County Council that reflected new CIPFA/Solace guidance. Full Council also agreed that the Code would be reviewed on an annual basis.

Therefore, the Committee will be asked to consider the updated Code of Corporate Governance and whether it wishes to make any changes to recommend to Full Council.

Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

Paul Bond, Head of Legal and Democratic Services presented the Annual Governance Statement, to be included in the Annual Statement of Accounts for 2019/20, and the Code of Corporate Governance. 

 

It was noted the statement included an extra section which set out the council's response to the pandemic and a separate conclusion regarding the position as of mid-June.

 

With regard to the Code of Corporate Governance, the evidence section had been updated to include new sources from the Property Asset Management Strategy and Digital First Strategy.

 

Resolved: That:

 

(i)  The draft Annual Governance Statement for 2019/20, for inclusion in the Statement of Accounts, as presented, be approved by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 

(ii)  The Annual Governance Statement was to be signed by the Chief Executive and Director of Resources (the section 151 officer) and Leader of the council and published on the council’s website.

 

(iii)  The committee considered the updated Code of Corporate Governance and no amendments were proposed for recommendation to Full Council.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Bond


27/07/2020 - Chairman's Annual Report 2019/20 ref: 18410    Recommendations Approved

Previously the committee agreed to receive and consider an annual report so it can review the work it has completed and assess its effectiveness.


Decision Maker: Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 27/07/2020 - Audit, Risk and Governance Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Schofield, Chair of the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee presented the Chairman's Annual Report for 2019/20. The annual report provided a review of the committee's effectiveness and included details of the committee's role, key activities, membership, meetings and attendance.

 

Resolved: That the Chairman's Annual Report, as presented be noted by the Audit, Risk and Governance Committee.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Bond


07/09/2020 - Lancashire Renewables Ltd Annual Pay Review, Terms & Conditions Alignment ref: 18482    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020


07/09/2020 - Lancashire Renewables Ltd, Permanent Headcount Increase, Waste Processing Strategy Trials ref: 18483    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020


07/09/2020 - Urgent Decisions Taken by the Director of Corporate Services in Consultation with the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Committee ref: 18481    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

Jaswant Johal, Principal Lawyer, Legal, Governance & Registrars reminded the committee that the following urgent decision had been taken since the last meeting, by the Director of Corporate Services, following consultation with the Chair and Deputy Chair of the committee, in accordance with Standing Order D15 (1):

 

·  Variations to the Local Pensions Partnership's Pay Proposals.

 

The full report had been circulated to committee members on 19 August 2020.

 


07/09/2020 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 6 July 2020 ref: 18478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 07/09/2020 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 07/09/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 6 July 2020 be confirmed and would be signed by the Chair at a later date.


08/09/2020 - Local Government Reorganisation - Outline Business Case ref: 18487    Recommendations Approved

Further to the report to Full Council in July 2020 and subsequent letter to the Secretary of State requesting invitation to submit proposals for local government reorganisation in Lancashire, a proposition has been prepared containing the initial strategic outline business case ('OBC') for change and the emerging principles that would be reflected in the future governance arrangements that would need to be developed further.

 

The proposal - included in at Appendix A to this report – sets out that to deliver ambitious recovery and levelling up plans, we need to transition to a unitary and Mayoral Combined Authority model.  The existing fifteen councils would be replaced with three unitary authorities: Northwest Lancashire, Central Lancashire and East (‘Pennine’) Lancashire, and a Mayoral Combined Authority for the whole of Lancashire.

 

This OBC has been prepared urgently in order to request an invitation that Lancashire is included within the Government's anticipated first tranche for local government reorganisation anticipated within an imminent White Paper and seeks agreement to work with Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government ('MHCLG') officials on this process with the early development of a devolution deal.

 

The aim would then be to develop a Full Business Case ('FBC') for the proposition with a detailed strategic, economic, commercial, financial and management case, and options appraisal, as well as carry out a comprehensive consultation with local authorities, partners, business and residents across the county to build consensus.  It is anticipated that the proposal will generate a good deal of support and the FBC would be developed in partnership with willing stakeholders.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive & Director of Resources

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

The Chief Executive and Director of Resources, following consultation with the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Urgency Committee of the Full Council, approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Angie Ridgwell


05/09/2020 - M55 Heyhouses Link Road ref: 18371    Recommendations Approved

A report on the M55 Heyhouses Link Road.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C21 have been complied with. Compliance with Standing Orders C19 and C20 was impractical due to need to comply with the deadline for funds.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 05/09/2020

Effective from: 05/09/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council and the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Fylde West; Lytham; St Annes South;

Lead officer: Neil Stevens


03/09/2020 - Money Matters 2020/21 Position - Quarter 1 ref: 18440    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update to Cabinet on the county council's 2020/21 revenue and capital financial position, as at the end of June 2020 and an updated medium term financial strategy (MTFS) covering the period 2021/22 to 2023/24.

 

There is ongoing and unprecedented uncertainty in relation to future local government funding and the financial impact of the Covid-19 emergency has exacerbated the problem.

 

Accordingly significant assumptions are required to underpin our forecasts. While these can be made with a level of confidence in the current year, over the medium term, with limited information, we rely heavily on advice from national bodies, benchmarking and discussion with peers.

 

The Chancellor launched the 2020 Comprehensive Spending Review (CSR) in July 2020. This is due to be published in the autumn and will set out the Government’s revenue spending plans for 2021/22 to 2023/24.

 

The Chancellor has not set a 'spending envelope' because of the uncertainty caused by COVID19, and has asked Departments to identify opportunities to reprioritise and deliver savings, however he did confirm that departmental spending will grow in real terms across the CSR period. 

 

The outcome of the CSR will be fundamental to the future financial position of the council. To address our forecast pressures officers, working with our national organisations, particularly in adults and children's services which are the most significant areas of financial pressure due to the increasing demand and cost of services going forward, will develop an evidence base and narrative to influence the review.

 

Whilst the Q1 forecast is for a relatively small overspend of £3.737m for the current financial year, there remains a level of uncertainty about the longer term impacts of the ongoing pandemic. There will certainly be ongoing impacts relating to the collection fund that force a pressure, currently estimated at £10m per annum, into at least the next three years.

 

The wider impacts on economic activity remain uncertain at present and as a result we have assumed no growth in our tax base and share of non-domestic rates for 2021/22 the effects of which impact significantly upon our MTFS.

 

Any latent impact on price or demand for our services also remains unclear.

 

The current MTFS indicates an aggregated funding gap of £79.306m by 2023/24, an increase of £40.904m from the previously reported position. This is due primarily to the impacts of Covid-19 on our collection fund deficit and tax base, increased pay costs and service demand and inflationary pressures.

 

In summary:

 

(i)  The 2020/21 revenue forecast outturn is £848.588m, representing a projected overspend of £3.737m (0.44%) of the agreed budget.

 

(ii)  The MTFS has been updated for our current expectations of increased demand and volume. The revised forecast position has deteriorated in the light of our expectations of future funding levels, the impact of a higher than forecasted increase on the cost of our commissioned adult social care and an updated forecast on pay and pensions following the rejection of the latest pay proposals.

 

(iii)At Full Council in February 2020 the MTFS showed a deficit of £38.401m in 2023/24. The forecast now indicates a financial deficit of £79.306m by 2023/24.

 

(iv)The council is forecast to hold a General Reserve against unforeseen issues of £23.437m representing circa 3% of net budget, which is unchanged from the previously reported position. 

 

(v)  The council is forecast to hold £150.295 of uncommitted transitional reserve at the end of the financial year. This is sufficient to meet the forecast gap for financial years 2021/22 and 2022/23 only.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Warren


03/09/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Burnley, Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Pendle, South Ribble, West Lancs and Wyre Boroughs, Lancaster and Preston City) (Revocation, Various Parking Restrictions and Amendment to Permit Provisions January (NO1)) O ref: 18437    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to address anomalies in parking restrictions and to clarify, simplify and remedy a number of discrepancies that have been identified in the Burnley, Chorley, Pendle and Preston districts. In addition, new restrictions are proposed in the districts of Chorley, Fylde, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Preston, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre. These restrictions will improve safety on the highway for all users and also provide some amenity parking.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Burnley Rural; Chorley Central; Fylde East; Lostock Hall & Bamber Bridge; Lytham; Morecambe Central; Nelson East; Penwortham West; Preston Central East; Preston North; Skelmersdale West; South Ribble East; West Lancashire East; West Lancashire West; Wyre Rural East;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


03/09/2020 - Funding for Business Support Programmes - Emergency Direct Award(s) ref: 18435    Recommendations Approved

A report on funding for Business Support Programmes that will help firms deal with the economic disruption caused by the Covid pandemic.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andy Walker


03/09/2020 - Economic Recovery and Growth Programme ref: 18432    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for a proposed £12.8m economic recovery and growth programme targeted at tackling some of the economic impacts of Covid-19 and to stimulate economic growth.  It is proposed that funds are allocated to the investment priorities set out in the report over the remainder of the financial year 2020/21.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C20 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Emma Prideaux


03/09/2020 - Procurement Report ref: 18441    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules, this report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of the following procurement exercises:

 

(i)  Street Lighting Electrical Connection Services

(ii)  M55 Heyhouses Link Road (Earthworks and Structures)

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Johnstone, Rachel Tanner


03/09/2020 - Bowgreave Rise Residential Care Home ref: 18431    Recommendations Approved

As outlined in the Housing with Care and Support Strategy (2018-2025), the county council is seeking to increase the housing and care options available to Lancashire residents by developing more affordable extra care schemes for older people and supported housing apartments for younger adults with disabilities. 


This report sets out the specific proposals for replacing the county council's care home, Bowgreave Rise, with a new residential care home able to meet the needs of people living with dementia and a new extra care scheme.

 

Bowgreave Rise is an older person's residential care home in Garstang, Wyre, which is owned by the county council and managed and operated by the Adult's Older People's Services. 

 

This report covers the following:

 

  • Analysis of the feedback from the recent consultation on the initial proposals for an extra care scheme in the grounds of Bowgreave Rise.
  • Analysis of the estimated prevalence of dementia and current levels of care provision for people with dementia within Wyre.
  • Options and recommendations in relation to the procurement, funding, delivery and operation of facilities to be provided on the Bowgreave site.

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Wyre Rural East;

Lead officer: Sarah McCarthy, Joanne Reed


03/09/2020 - Extra Care Housing in Lancashire ref: 18434    Recommendations Approved

The Housing with Care and Support Strategy (2018-2025) seeks to reduce the county council's reliance on long-term residential care placements. This will be achieved through increasing choice and flexibility for Lancashire residents by developing more affordable rented extra care for older people and supported housing apartments for younger adults with disabilities. 

This report sets out the proposed arrangements for delivering the key ambitions of the Housing with Care and Support Strategy in relation to extra care.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Lead officer: Sarah McCarthy, Joanne Reed


03/09/2020 - Lancashire Youth Policy ref: 18438    Recommendations Approved

In Lancashire, there are 279,800 children and young people aged 19 and under, accounting for 23% of the total population. Children and young people are critical to the successful delivery of the county council's vision of helping our residents to make Lancashire the best place to live, work, visit and prosper.

 

The Lancashire Youth Policy will provide a guiding framework for partners and stakeholders, including underpinning principles and areas for action, to help ensure that young people:

 

-  are at the heart of and part of our policy making;

-  are better supported to achieve their full potential; and

-  ensure that our engagement is best in class.

 

The county council cannot deliver this policy without the support of partners. Subject to the agreement of the principles and priorities for action, Officers will continue to engage with children and young people, and with partners, to agree system leads for those areas which do not naturally fall within existing children's services governance and programme arrangements. As a result of that continued engagement, there may be a need for some further refinement of the proposed actions identified. 

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Carr


03/09/2020 - Major Project and Strategic Development Team ref: 18439    Recommendations Approved

A report to Cabinet to explore increased Capacity requirements for the Strategic Development Team

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Burns


03/09/2020 - Education Contribution Methodology ref: 18433    Recommendations Approved

This report proposes an update to the county council's Education Contribution Methodology which has been in place since May 2016. The methodology details the process followed by the county council to secure education contributions to mitigate the impact of housing development on school place provision.

 

The Education Contribution Methodology forms part of the county council's Planning Obligations in Lancashire Policy.

 

In April 2019 (revised November 2019) the Department for Education published new guidance relating to securing contributions from housing development for education. This update of the county council's Education Contribution Methodology reflects this latest guidance.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ben Terry


03/09/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Barrow Greaves, Ellel, Five Ashes Lane, Thurnham, Hazelrigg Lane, Ellel and Scotforth, Lancaster City) (Prohibition of Waiting and Restriction of Waiting) Order 202* ref: 18436    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to assist in removing commuter parking from the local rural road network.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central; Lancaster Rural East; Lancaster South East;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


02/09/2020 - Developing the Approach and Provision for Children and Young People with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities

This report presents the steps that have been taken and the outcomes of initial informal consultations with respect to capital projects that were identified as part of the SEND Sufficiency Strategy that was approved by cabinet in January 2020. Specifically this report relates to the creation of special educational needs units attached to four mainstream primary schools, the expansion of Sir Tom Finney Community High School and the expansion and relocation of Broadfield Specialist School.
Approval is sought from cabinet to progress these projects through statutory processes required to implement the identified changes to these schools. Approval is also requested to streamline the process for seeking approval for prescribed changes to schools in the future.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/10/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr Sally Richardson

Notice of decision: 02/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Appendix 'A' is Part II


02/09/2020 - Procurement report

Approval to commence the following procurement exercises is requested:
(I) Supply of groceries, drinks and frozen food products
(ii) Grounds maintenance services
(iii) Waste concessions contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/10/2020

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner

Notice of decision: 02/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


02/09/2020 - Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone

An update on the Samlesbury Aerospace Enterprise Zone

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/11/2020

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley South West; South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Chris Dyson

Notice of decision: 02/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
The report will contain commercially confidential matters alongside information realting to commercial partners and as such id commercially confidential


15/04/2020 - Lancashire Street Charter Pilot

The Street Charter set outs the commitments of the County Council and the District Councils in the delivery of services and managing the impacts on those with disabilities or physical impairments.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/10/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ridwan Musa, Marcus Leigh

Notice of decision: 15/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part I


11/03/2020 - Eden Project North

Request to the County Council (and other public sector partners) for further financial support.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/11/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Barrow

Notice of decision: 11/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Will contain comercially sensitive/confidential information


08/01/2020 - City Deal - Proposed Revised Terms

This report will present revised Heads of Terms for approval.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/12/2020

Lead officer: Sarah Parry

Notice of decision: 08/01/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Legal document containing commercially sensitive information