Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

20/10/2021 - Winchester District Green Economic Development Strategy ref: 881    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/10/2021

Effective from: 29/10/2021

Decision:

1.     That the ten year Winchester District Green Economic Development Strategy framework (GEDS) be adopted.

 

2.     That authority be delegated to the Corporate Head of Economy & Community to prepare a detailed action plan to respond to the scenarios, themes and outcomes outlined in the 10 year Winchester District Green Economic Development Strategy Framework which will be developed in partnership with internal and external stakeholders.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Gostelow


20/10/2021 - General Fund Budget Options & Medium Term Financial Strategy ref: 884    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/10/2021

Effective from: 29/10/2021

Decision:

1.     That the projections set out in Appendix A to report CAB3318 which delivers a balanced budget for 2022/23 be noted and the proposal that £1.0m of Transitional Reserve be used if required to address the forecast deficit for 2023/24 be supported.

 

2.     That the Medium Term Financial Strategy be approved, as set out in sections 17-22 of report CAB3318.

 

3.     That one off provision of £200k be included in the 2021/22 budget, funded by the forecast surplus for the year, to provide additional short term capacity and support for teams experiencing additional demands on core services.

 

4.     That “one off” provision of £1m be approved to provide funding for additional project delivery resources to support regeneration work in the district, with £400k funded from the forecast surplus for 2021/22 and the remaining £600k from the Transitional reserve.

 

5.     Approve a contribution of £75k, (subject to agreement of grant terms and conditions and funded from the Grants reserve), to the Hampshire Cultural Trust towards the development of an Anglo-Saxon experience attraction in the city in 2022, in recognition of the positive impact this initiative will have in supporting high street recovery and visitor numbers to the city.

 

6.     That the proposal to spend £300k of the Tranche 5 Covid grant fund to upgrade the Council’s IT desktop infrastructure to support “agile/flexible working” proposals be approved.

 

7.     That a detailed report be prepared on the basis of an average 3% increase in fees and charges (other than parking and garden waste subscriptions) and brought to the next Cabinet meeting for determination.

 

8.     That a £10 discount to garden waste subscriptions for residents in receipt of Council tax reduction be approved.

 

9.     That a detailed budget be prepared for consideration by Council in February 2022 based on the above assumptions, final spending review announcements and including the following options:

a.    That there will be no increases to off-street parking charges Winchester’s central AQMA parking zone.  Detailed proposals for the central Air Quality Management zone will be brought forward at a later date;

b.    That no increase is made to Green Waste collection subscriptions for the 2021/22 financial year;

c.    That other fees and charges be subject to recommendation 7 above;

d.    That, subject to referendum limits, Council tax be subject to an overall combined town and district £5 increase for 2022/23 (approx. 2.97%) and that Cabinet indicate whether consideration should be given to a lower district charge.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Keys


20/10/2021 - Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) ref: 882    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/10/2021

Effective from: 29/10/2021

Decision:

That the revised Air Quality Supplementary Planning Document (AQ SPD) be adopted, as set out in Appendix A of CAB3311.

Wards affected: Town Wards;

Lead officer: David Ingram


 

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