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No. Item

1.

Apologies

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2.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 469 KB

To approve as a correct record the Minutes of the meeting held on 7 July 2020.

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3.

Declarations of interest

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4.

Question Time

The following question has been received from Councillor Robin Stuchbury and will be responded to during the meeting:

 

Draft accounts for 2019/20 for the Aylesbury Vale, Chiltern, South Bucks and Wycombe District Councils have all been made available for public inspection, but those for Buckinghamshire County Council have been delayed by up to three months. It is therefore difficult to apply any diligence to review of the reported outturn figures for 2019/20. However, with BCC recording a deficit on provision of services on its balance sheet for each of the last 6 years, we would be interested to hear if there is any early view on what this figure will be for 2019/20. BCC’s deficit on provision of services increased significantly over the last two years, to £85.5M last year, and I am wondering whether we should expect the figure for 2019/20 to continue this trend. I also note that when comparing the draft accounts for the four District Councils with the reports reviewed by cabinet on July 7th, we note some significant variations in the reported revenue outturn for Aylesbury Vale DC. The most striking of these is in the Economic Development portfolio, the outturn for which was listed as £3,163,000 in the report reviewed last week, but which is recorded as only £459,000 in the draft accounts. Which of these figures is correct and why are we seeing so much change in the figures reported only a few weeks ago?

 

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5.

Forward Plan (28 Day Notice) pdf icon PDF 587 KB

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6.

Buckinghamshire Local Plan pdf icon PDF 793 KB

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Buckinghamshire Recovery Plan pdf icon PDF 585 KB

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Decision:

The Recovery Framework provides a structured approach to ensure that all partners have a collective understanding of Covid recovery priorities and that activities are coordinated across Buckinghamshire for maximum impact.

RESOLVED:  Cabinet endorsed the recovery framework for Buckinghamshire attached at Appendix 1.

 

8.

Corporate Performance Indicators 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 575 KB

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Decision:

This report details the key performance indicators and targets being proposed for reporting to Cabinet in 2020/21 - the first year of Buckinghamshire Council. If agreed, reporting against these indicators will commence for Quarter 2.

 

Proposed key performance indicators and the associated targets to be reported to Cabinet have been agreed within each Directorate and with each portfolio holder. These will be reviewed on an annual basis.

 

RESOLVED:

 

  1. Cabinet agreed the key performance indicators for 2020/21 with the caveat that indicators for how the council might help mitigate climate change be considered.
  2. Cabinet agreed the associated targets for 2020/21, subject to the target for indicator ASC 006 being reviewed.

 

 

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Q1 Budget Monitoring Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 632 KB

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This report sets out the overview of the financial Revenue and Capital outturn position for Buckinghamshire Council for the financial year 2020/21 as at quarter 1.

 

RESOLVED: 

·       Cabinet noted the current forecast outturn for the financial year 2020/21 and the proposed mitigating actions to bring the position back into line with the budget.

·       Cabinet agreed to delegate to the relevant Corporate Director, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member(s) and the S151 Officer, agreement on the usage of specific un ring-fenced Covid-19 grants.

 

 

10.

Tatling End Housing Development, Denham pdf icon PDF 625 KB

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Decision:

Consilio as a wholly owned Council company, presents the Council with a great opportunity for future management of residential investment property, giving the Council flexibility and control over how the housing is used and by whom, be it for key workers or affordable housing with 100% nomination rights, as well as establishing a supply of well-maintained private rental accommodation.  For this reason and to avoid setting up a Housing Revenue Account and consequential rights to buy for tenants, it is recommended that this development is transferred to Consilio Property Ltd to manage both the market rented and affordable housing.  The transfer would be split into two transactions between the market rented properties and the affordable housing.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.                  Cabinet noted the progress of this development and the financial details set out in part 2 of this report.

2.                  Cabinet authorised the Service Director Property and Assets in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property & Assets and the Service Director Corporate Finance;

·        Cabinet agreed the terms of the disposal of  the development at Tatling End to Consilio Property Limited before or after Practical Completion in accordance with the values set out in Part 2 of this report, noting that the disposal  value will comply with S123 of the Local Government Act 1972.

·        Agreed the terms of the proposed funding agreement to Consilio Property Ltd to enable the transfer of the development to Consilio Property Ltd   To be authorised to complete the legal agreements in relation to the disposal of the development at Tatling End and the proposed funding agreement to Consilio Property Ltd.

3.                  Cabinet agreed to delegate to the Service Director Property & Assets in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property & Assets and the Service Director Corporate Finance to monitor the performance of the Company and its arrangements for managing the units.

 

11.

Exclusion of the public (if required)

To resolve that under Section 100(A)(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the public be excluded from the meeting for the following item(s) of business on the grounds that it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in Part I of Schedule 12A of the Act.

 

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Information relating to any individual

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Information which is likely to reveal the identity of an individual

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Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular  person (including the authority holding that information)

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Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority

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Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings

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Information which reveals that the authority proposes:

(a) to give under any enactment a notice under or by virtue of which requirements are imposed on a person; or

(b) to make an order or direction under any enactment

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Information relating to any action taken or to be taken in connection with the prevention, investigation or prosecution of crime

 

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12.

Tatling End Housing Development, Denham

To consider the confidential appendix.

13.

Date of next meeting

Tuesday 8 September 2020.

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