Agenda and decisions

Extraordinary meeting, Cabinet - Wednesday, 3rd February, 2021 2.00 pm

Venue: City Hall, College Green, Bristol, BS1 9NE

Contact: Corrina Haskins 

Link: Watch Live Webcast

Items
No. Item

1.

Welcome

2.

Public Forum pdf icon PDF 101 KB

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 deadlines below 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 3 February Extraordinary Cabinet is 12 noon on 2 February. These should be sent by e-mail to:

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 3 February Cabinet is 5.00 pm on Thursday 28 January. These should be sent by e-mail to: democratic.services@bristol.gov.uk

 

 

Please indicate whether you are planning to attend the meeting to present your statement or receive a verbal reply to your question by Monday 1 February at 2pm.

 

 

Additional documents:

3.

Apologies for Absence

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.

Housing Revenue Account Budget proposals for 2021/2022 pdf icon PDF 173 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet endorsed the following recommendations for approval at Full Council:

1.      Approved:

·       No increase to dwelling rents for 2021/22.

·       The 1-year Revenue budget for 2021/22 and 5-year Capital Programme 2021/22 – 2025/26, as detailed in Appendix A1, noting here is no additional borrowing requirement before 2024/25.

·       The Housing Investment Programme (HIP) as shown in the 1-year Revenue budget and 5-year Capital Programme in Appendices A1 and A2

·       The Housing Development Programme as shown in the 1-year Revenue budget and 5-year Capital Programme in Appendices A1 and Appendix A3

·       An in-year draw-down from the HRA General Reserve to fund planned HIP works carried forward from 2020/21 due to Covid restrictions.

·       Approve the delayed draw-down in 2021/22 from general fund reserve, of an agreed 2020/21 budget amendment (£100k) which was previously approved by Full Council Feb 2020, due to delays during the pandemic. This reserve was set aside to finance training for Housing and Landlord Services that would provide in-house skills to retrofit energy efficiency measures to council homes.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance, to set service charges in line with the anticipated and actual cost of delivery.

  

Cabinet:

3.      Approved transfer of the CCTV reserves to a separate reserve (£0.419m).

4.      Approved the acceptance and spending of the Social Housing Decarbonisation Demonstrator grant of £1.29m.

5.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Women, Families and Homes, the Section 151 officer and the monitoring officer to take all steps necessary to procure and award contracts during 2021/22 to deliver both the capital and revenue investment plans detailed in Appendices A1 and A2 notwithstanding that individual contracts may exceed the key decision threshold.

6.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Women, Families and Homes to submit appropriate funding applications (including for the carbon retrofit projects), to agree associated grant terms/conditions, and if successful to progress to delivery of these projects via compliant procurement routes.

7.      Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance (with appropriate legal and procurement advice), to implement the HRA Development Programme set out in Appendix A3 giving authority to:

·       Commit funding of up to £103.7m on the HRA Development programme;

·       Allocate funding between the ‘developer-led’, ‘land-led’, property conversions and estate regeneration programmes as appropriate;

·       agree sites for the programme;

·       agree financial expenditure and tenure;

·       authorise bidding and accept Homes England grant where deemed applicable;

·       appoint all contractors and professional services associated with the proposed development through a procurement compliant process, subject to progress reports on the HRA Development Programme being brought back to Cabinet on a quarterly basis; and

8.      approve deals for ‘developer-led’ schemes with all deals to be reported as part of the Officer Executive Decision process.

9.      Notes that all delegated authority given above will follow the  ...  view the full decision text for item 5.