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27/06/2024 - Health & Safety Update and Housing Revenue Account Repairs and Maintenance Procurement ref: 7245    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update on progress towards Housing health & safety compliance and recommends the procurement of building, empty homes and damp & condensation work contractors in order to provide additional capacity alongside our in-house service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet notes the Housing, Health & Safety Update Report, and current engagement with the Regulator of Social Housing.

 

2)             Cabinet delegate authority to the Acting Corporate Director Housing, Care & Wellbeing (Housing Lead) to procure and award the contracts for the following work streams for a period of 3 years with the option based on successful performance of a further 1 year plus 1 year extension.

• Repairs and Maintenance (General Building)      (£11M Total)

• Damp, Condensation and Cavity Wall Insulation  (£9M Total)

• Empty Homes Work                                           (£15M Total)

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Justine Harris


27/06/2024 - Royal Pavilion Museums Trust Loan Agreement ref: 7242    Recommendations Approved

The report recommends approval of a further advance to the Royal Pavilion Museums Trust in line with the loan agreement dated 30 September 2020 between Brighton and Hove City Council and the Trust.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet approve the drawdown of a £1 million cashflow loan to RPMT in line with the loan agreement dated 30th September 2020 and agrees the loan repayment schedule included at paragraph 3.9.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Hengeveld, Marie Tulley-rose


27/06/2024 - Emergency Accommodation Management Services Pilot ref: 7248    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends an 18-month pilot scheme of a new model of providing management services to Emergency Accommodation.

The pilot would be put in place for management and support services (tiered based on level of need).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet delegates authority to the Acting Corporate Director Housing, Care & Wellbeing (Housing Lead), in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member, to take all necessary steps to procure and award in an 18-month contract for a pilot scheme for the provision of management and support services to residents of Emergency Accommodation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Aaron Burns, Robert Sullivan


27/06/2024 - Thriving Communities Investment Fund 2025-2029 ref: 7241    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends the design and approach for a new multi-year Community and Voluntary Sector grant programme 2025-2029 to deliver the council plan priorities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet agrees the outcomes and approach for the Thriving Communities Investment Fund 2025-2029 as described in Section 3 of the report.

 

2)             Cabinet delegates authority to the Corporate Director for Corporate Services to take all necessary steps to implement the Thriving Communities Investment Fund as outlined in this report in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities, Equality and Human Rights.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma McDermott, John Reading


27/06/2024 - Developments around Social, Emotional, and Mental Health Educational Provision ref: 7239    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update on the developments around Social Emotional and Mental Health educational provision across the city.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 27/06/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet supports the proposals to continue to progress the three-tier approach for Alternative Provision and the arrangements for Tier 4 special school provision that will address the decision to de-commission places at Homewood College from September 2024.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Georgina Clarke-Green


27/06/2024 - The Future of Homewood College ref: 7243    Recommendations Approved

The report outlines proposals on the future of Homewood College

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet agree to consult on the closure of Homewood College to take effect on 31 December 2024.

 

2)             Cabinet agrees that following the outcome of the consultation authority is delegated to the Cabinet Member Finance and City Regeneration to consider the outcome and make the decision whether to continue the closure process and publish a statutory notice. 

 

3)             Cabinet agrees that the outcome of the representation period following publication of the statutory notice returns to Cabinet in November 2024 for a final decision regarding closure.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Barker


27/06/2024 - Preventing and tackling violence against women and girls, domestic abuse and sexual violence - Brighton & Hove City Council's strategic direction 2024-2028 ref: 7238    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the route to developing a Preventing and Tackling Violence against women & girls, domestic abuse and sexual violence strategy. The?strategy will set?out?Brighton?&?Hove?City?Council’s?approach?and commitment?to prevent and reduce the harm caused by the range of violent abusive crimes known as Violence against Women and Girls, Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence (VAWG/DA/SV).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet agrees the strategic direction towards a final Preventing and tackling VAWG/DA/SV strategy 2024-2028 as set out in the route map in section 3.6- 3.7 of the report.   Cabinet notes a full strategy will be brought for approval in Autumn 2024.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anne Clark


27/06/2024 - Homes for Brighton & Hove - Sackville Trading Estate ref: 7247    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends the purchase and development for affordable housing of part of the Sackville Trading Estate by the Homes for Brighton & Hove joint venture.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet agrees the budget of up to £30.166m to be included within the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Capital Investment Programme from 2024/25 and to purchase 183 Social Rented Units at Sackville Trading Estate on the terms as set out in this report.

 

2)             Cabinet agrees to the drawdown by Homes for Brighton & Hove under their current facility agreement with the Council as further set out in Part 2 of this report.

 

3)             Cabinet agrees that the surpluses/profit generated from the project should be earmarked to replenish reserves used within the HRA and General Fund to support this project through the development phase.

 

4)             Cabinet agrees to enter into a Delivery Partner Agreement with Homes England in respect of the grant contribution allocated to the 183 Social Rented Units to be purchased by the council.

 

5)             Cabinet delegates authority to the Corporate Director City Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance & City Regeneration, to take the steps necessary to agree and complete:

 

(a)      An Agreement for Lease (including Golden Brick requirements) in respect of the 183 Social Rented Units at Sackville Trading Estate

(b)      A Lease in respect of the 183 Social Rented Units

(c)      The Homes England Delivery Partner Agreement

(d)      The advance of the working capital funding pursuant to the 2017 loan agreement with HBH

 

Any other relevant ancillary legal and financial documents necessary to deliver the project to give effect to recommendations 1, 2 and 4 above.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sam Smith


27/06/2024 - Commercial and Residential (non HRA) Property Disposals ref: 7246    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends the  disposal of three properties; one commercial, one a surplus operational property and one a vacant residential (non-HRA) property.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet agrees in principle to the disposal of 8-11 Pavilion Buildings by way of a leasehold interest of up to 150 years and delegates authority to the Corporate Director City Services in consultation with the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services and the Cabinet Member for Finance & City Regeneration to negotiate the terms for the disposal and take all necessary steps to complete the transaction.

 

2)             Cabinet agrees to the disposal of the freehold of Montague Place and to granting an option to buy the freehold of 23-24 Montague Place on the terms set out in this report.

 

3)             Cabinet agrees to the disposal of Flat 4 Arcade Buildings by way of a long leasehold of 125 years on the terms as set out in this report.

 

4)             Cabinet delegates authority to the Corporate Director City Services in consultation with the Assistant Director Legal and Democratic Services and the relevant Cabinet Member, to finalise the terms and take any necessary steps to facilitate recommendations 2.2 and 2.3.

Wards affected: Kemptown; Regency; West Hill & North Laine;

Lead officer: Jessica Hamilton


27/06/2024 - A259 - Seafront Cycle Lane ref: 7240    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends the development of the Seafront Cycle lane with the Funding awarded to the Council from the Active Travel Fund.

The report includes recommendations following the redesign of the A259 Fourth - Wharf scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

1)             Cabinet agree for the preferred concept design option for the A259 Fourth Avenue to Wharf Road Scheme (as outlined in section 3.11) andthe Active Travel Fund Tranche 4 Wharf Road to Western BHCC Boundary scheme should be developed to detailed design.

 

2)             Cabinet agree the reallocation of £1.2million Active Travel Fund 3 from Marine Parade to the A259 Fourth Avenue to Wharf Road Scheme, subject to Active Travel England approval. Additional match funding required to meet estimated costs will be directed from the Local Transport Plan to support the delivery of the A259 Fourth Avenue to Wharf Road as highlighted in sections 3.12 -3.14.

Wards affected: Brunswick & Adelaide; Central Hove; Westbourne & Poets’ Corner; Wish;

Lead officer: Tracy Beverley


27/06/2024 - Targeted Budget Management (TBM) Provisional Outturn 2023/24 ref: 7244    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends that the outturn position for 2023/24 and the Treasury Management  performance are noted. The report recommends approval for carry forwards, the allocation of underspends, variations or reprofiling of capital projects, new capital schemes and new reserves.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/06/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 06/07/2024

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1)             Notes that the provisional General Fund outturn position is an underspend of £2.268m and that this represents an improvement of £1.789m compared to the projected and planned resource position at Month 9 and taken into account when setting the 2024/25 budget.

 

2)             Notes the provisional outturn includes an underspend of £0.281m on the NHS managed Section 75 services.

 

3)             Approves General Fund carry forward requests totalling £7.816m as detailed in Appendix 5 and assumed within the provisional outturn.

 

4)             Approves the proposed allocation of additional resources as set out in paragraph 11.1.

 

5)             Notes the provisional outturn for the separate Housing Revenue Account (HRA), which is a break-even position.

 

6)             Notes the provisional outturn position for the ring-fenced Dedicated Schools Grant, which is an underspend of £1.275m.

 

7)             Notes the provisional outturn position on the Capital Programme which is an overspend variance of £1.982m.

 

8)             Approves the capital budget variations and re-profiling requests set out in Appendix 7.

 

9)             Approves the new capital schemes requested in Appendix 8.

 

10)         Approves the creation of the new reserve as set out in paragraph 9.9 and new provision in paragraph 9.10.

 

11)         Notes the Treasury Management end of year review 2023/24 as set out in Appendix 10.

 

12)         Agrees that the allocation of £01.85m resources held for investment in priority services or improvements set out in Section 11 be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Finance & Regeneration in consultation with the Leader of the Council.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jeff Coates, Nigel Manvell


 


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