Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 6th September, 2016 6.00 pm

Venue: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 5TR. View directions

Contact: Ruth Quantock 

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Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome and safety information

2.

Public Forum

Up to one hour is allowed for this item

 

Any member of the public or Councillor may participate in Public Forum.  Petitions, statements and questions received by the deadline will be taken at the start of the agenda item to which they relate to.

 

Petitions and statements (must be about matters on the agenda):

• Members of the public and members of the council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name, address, and ‘details of the wording of the petition, and, in the case of a statement, a copy of the submission) by no later than 12 noon on the working day before the meeting, may present a petition or submit a statement to the Cabinet.

 

• One statement per member of the public and one statement per member of council shall be admissible.

 

• A maximum of one minute shall be allowed to present each petition and statement.

 

• The deadline for receipt of petitions and statements for the 06 September Cabinet is 12 noon on Monday 5th September. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, College Green,Bristol, BS1 5TR

e-mail: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

 

Questions (must be about matters on the agenda):

• A question may be asked by a member of the public or a member of Council, provided they give notice in writing or by e-mail (and include their name and address) no later than 3 clear working days before the day of the meeting.

 

• Questions must identify the member of the Cabinet to whom they are put.

 

• A maximum of 2 written questions per person can be asked. At the meeting, a maximum of 2 supplementary questions may be asked. A supplementary question must arise directly out of the original question or reply.

 

• Replies to questions will be given verbally at the meeting. If a reply cannot be given at the meeting (including due to lack of time) or if written confirmation of the verbal reply is requested by the questioner, a written reply will be provided within 10 working days of the meeting.

 

• The deadline for receipt of questions for the 06 September Cabinet is 5.00 pm on Wednesday 31st August. These should be sent, in writing or by e-mail to: Democratic Services, City Hall, College Green, Bristol BS1 5TR.

Democratic Services e-mail: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk  

 

 

When submitting a question or statement please indicate whether you are planning to attend the meeting to present your statement or receive a verbal reply to your question

 

 

3.

Apologies for Absence

To note any apologies

4.

Declarations of Interest

To note any declarations of interest from the Mayor and Councillors.  They are asked to indicate the relevant agenda item, the nature of the interest and in particular whether it is a disclosable pecuniary interest.

 

Any declarations of interest made at the meeting which is not on the register of interests should be notified to the Monitoring Officer for inclusion.

 

5.

Matters referred to the Mayor for reconsideration by a scrutiny commission or by the Full Council: (subject to a maximum of three items)

None on this occasion

6.

Reports from scrutiny commissions:

None on this occasion

7.

Chair's Business

To note any announcements from the Chair

8.

Engine Shed 2 Development pdf icon PDF 176 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

1. Agreed that the Council will enter into an agreement for a lease from Skanska UK Limited

subject to development and completion of Engine Shed 2 by Skanska.

 

2. Agreed that the Council will also enter into an agreement to grant a sub-lease to an incubator manager for them to manage and operate Engine Shed 2. Commitment on these two agreements for lease will be managed on the basis that there is no net revenue cost to the Council from the rent commitments over the length of the sub-lease.

 

3. Authorised the Strategic Director: Place to approve the detailed terms of the agreement for lease and sub-lease following briefing of the Cabinet Member for Place, and to approve completion of the agreements

9.

DfT Access Fund revenue competition 2017/18 – 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 118 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Agreed that Bristol City Council submits a bid to the Department for Transport’s Access Fund revenue competition for £6.9m (2017/17 – 2019/20) in partnership with the West of England Authorities.

10.

Horizon 2020 Bid – Nature Based Solutions pdf icon PDF 48 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

1) Approval for officers to submit a bid to the European Union (EU) Horizon 2020

initiative, which has the potential (if BCC are successful) to commit the Council to

spend over £1.5m of EU grant funding to deliver natural based solutions to water and flood risk management in the Knowle Park area of Bristol.

 

2) Approval to commence the project, should the bid be successful.

11.

Extension of Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone (TQEZ) pdf icon PDF 63 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

1) Approved the extension of the Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone in accordance with the proposals set out in this report and within the boundaries shown on the map in Appendix 1.

 

2) Authorised the Strategic Director of Place to submit the proposals set out in this

report in the form of a draft implementation plan to the West of England LEP prior

to 30th September 2016 for onward submission to DCLG for formal consideration

and approval, and to include a request to Government that the Enterprise Zone

Extension and existing Bristol Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone be extended to

both end on 31st March 2052

 

3) Authorised the Strategic Director of Place to enter into discussions with partners

including Network Rail, Homes and Communities Agency, and Departments of

Government, through the Bristol Temple Quarter Strategic Directors Board with

the aim of bringing forward an affordable and jointly funded proposal for the

comprehensive development of Bristol Temple Meads Station. This will secure

an integrated transport hub and the opening up of Temple Meads East. These

proposals to be brought forward to Cabinet for consideration at a later date.

12.

Regionalisation of Adoption Service pdf icon PDF 117 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

1) Endorsed the outline proposals for the development of the Adoption West

Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) following changes in legislation and new statutory guidance.

 

2) Noted that proposals have been endorsed by Cabinet or the equivalent in Bath &

North East Somerset, Gloucestershire, North Somerset, South Gloucestershire and Wiltshire local

authorities.

 

3) Endorsed the preferred option to work towards developing the Regional Adoption

Agency in the form of a Local Authority Controlled Entity, leading to final decision by all local participating authorities in March 2017.

 

4) Noted a full business case will be presented for consideration to cabinet in 2016

13.

Extension of advice funding agreements pdf icon PDF 50 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Approved the extension of ten funding agreements to seven VCS

advice providers. The total funding commitment will be £586,957 (of which £57,089

comes from Public Health and the remainder from the Community Investment budget).

14.

Quarter 1 Financial report 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

1. Noted the contents of the Report and in particular the seriousness of the General Fund financial position of £29.1m forecast outturn deficit;

 

2. Agreed that Cabinet where appropriate, work with Officers in undertaking mitigating actions to bring the General Fund position closer to balance, in particular endorsing the actions to be led by the Interim Chief Executive, Interim Service Director: Finance and Strategic Leadership Team set out at paragraph 11;

 

3. Approved the changes to the current advertised opening hours of Museums, as

outlined in page 8 of the report, under Economy;

 

4. Noted that capital slippage from 2015/16 of £46.8m has been combined

with the 2016/17 Capital Programme, as detailed at paragraph 32 and Table 5.