Agenda and decisions

Agenda and decisions

Venue: BY VIDEO CONFERENCE.

Items
No. Item

1.

APOLOGIES

Decision:

There were no apologies.

2.

DECLARATION OF INTERESTS pdf icon PDF 116 KB

Members to declare any personal or prejudicial interests in any business identified to be considered at this meeting. 

Decision:

No declarations of interest had been raised.

3.

URGENT MATTERS

Notice of items which, in the opinion of the Chair, should be considered at the meeting as a matter of urgency pursuant to Section 100B(4) of the Local Government Act 1972.  

Decision:

No urgent matters had been raised.

4.

MINUTES pdf icon PDF 417 KB

To receive the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 20 October 2020 (copy enclosed). 

Decision:

Vote taken: 8 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that the minutes of the meeting held on 20 October 2020 be received and confirmed as a correct record.

5.

FINAL GROWTH DEAL pdf icon PDF 205 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Hugh Evans, Leader and Lead Member for the Economy and Corporate Governance (copy enclosed) seeking Cabinet’s endorsement of the key documents required to reach the Final Deal Agreement for the North Wales Growth Deal for submission to Council for formal approval.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Vote taken: 8 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)       formally endorses and recommends that the Council approves the Overarching Business Plan as the document that sets out the arrangements to deliver the North Wales Growth Deal as the basis for entering into the Final Deal Agreement and acceptance of the Grant Funding Letter with the UK and Welsh Governments;

 

(b)       formally endorses the provisions in Governance Agreement 2 relating to executive functions, recommends that Council approves the provisions relating to non-executive functions, and that it specifically adopts the delegations and Terms of Reference in “Governance Agreement 2: Appendix 1” thereof as the basis for completing the Final Deal Agreement and acceptance of the Grant Funding Letter with the UK and Welsh Governments;

 

(c)        formally endorses and recommends that the Council authorise the accountable body, Gwynedd Council, to sign the Grant Funding Offer letter on behalf of the Partners;

 

(d)       formally endorses and recommends that the Council recommend approval of the method used to calculate the cost of borrowing notionally required to facilitate the negative cash flow for the Growth Deal, and to include a provision within the Council’s budget to pay this contribution and the established core and supplementary contributions as set out in Governance Agreement 2 (and in paragraphs 5.5 – 5.7 of the template report attached as part of Appendix 1);

 

(e)       that the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader, Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer be granted delegated authority to agree minor changes to the documents with the Partners as necessary to complete the agreement, and

 

(f)         that Cabinet confirms that it has read, understood and taken account of the contents of the Denbighshire County Council Well-being Impact Assessment attached as Appendix 2 to the report as part of its consideration.

6.

LLYS AWELON PHASE 2 pdf icon PDF 224 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Bobby Feeley, Lead Member for Well-being and Independence (copy enclosed) seeking Cabinet approval to release the previously agreed £5m capital funding to contribute to the building of phase 2 Llys Awelon Extra Care Housing in partnership with Grwp Cynefin.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Vote taken: 8 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)       confirms it has read, understood and taken account of the Well-being Impact Assessment (Appendix 2 to the report) as part of its consideration, and

 

(b)       approves the release of the previously agreed £5m capital funding to contribute to the building of phase 2 Llys Awelon Extra Care Housing.

7.

DRAFT HOUSING AND HOMELESSNESS STRATEGY pdf icon PDF 226 KB

To consider a joint report by Councillors Tony Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities and Bobby Feeley, Lead Member for Well-being and Independence (copy enclosed) presenting the draft revised Housing and Homelessness Strategy for Cabinet’s consideration prior to submission to full Council for approval.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Vote taken: 8 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet recommends the draft Housing and Homelessness Strategy to Council for approval.

8.

DENBIGHSHIRE AND FLINTSHIRE JOINT ARCHIVE PROJECT pdf icon PDF 244 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Tony Thomas, Lead Member for Housing and Communities (copy enclosed) seeking Cabinet’s support for a proposed new purpose built Passivhaus Archive building in Mold to house the newly formed Denbighshire and Flintshire Joint Archive Service and associated grant funding and match funding requirements.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Vote taken: 7 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet –

 

(a)       agrees to the Joint Archive Service submitting a bid to the next stage (Round 1) of the NLHF Heritage Horizon Fund;

 

(b)       notes the potential call on £2,034,521 of Council funds in order to deliver the new archive centre.  This is subject to the bid being successful at the Round 1 stage of the NLHF grant application process and receipt of a form offer of funds, and

 

(c)        endorses the approach to Ruthin Gaol and the planned expansion of the heritage attraction, as outline in section 4.8 of the report.

9.

FINANCE REPORT pdf icon PDF 456 KB

To consider a report by Councillor Julian Thompson-Hill, Lead Member for Finance, Performance and Strategic Assets (copy enclosed) detailing the latest financial position and progress against the agreed budget strategy.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Vote taken: 7 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet note the budgets set for 2020/21 and progress against the agreed budget strategy.

10.

CABINET FORWARD WORK PROGRAMME pdf icon PDF 279 KB

To receive the enclosed Cabinet Forward Work Programme and note the contents. 

Decision:

Vote taken: 7 in favour, 0 against, 0 abstentions

 

RESOLVED that Cabinet’s forward work programme be noted.