Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Tuesday, 9th July, 2019 12.00 pm

Venue: Executive Meeting Room - The Guildhall

Contact: Jane Di Dino, Democratic Services Tel 9283 4060  Email: jane.didino@portsmouthcc.gov.uk

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

2.

Declarations of Interests

3.

Record of Previous Decision Meetings - 11 and 17 June 2019 pdf icon PDF 54 KB

A copy of the record of the previous decisions taken at Cabinet on 11 and 17 June 2019 are attached.

 

RECOMMENDED that the records of decisions of the Cabinet meetings held on 11 and 17 June 2019 are approved as correct and signed by the Leader.

 

Additional documents:

4.

Additional appointments to Outside Bodies pdf icon PDF 79 KB

The Cabinet is asked to consider additional appointments to outside bodies for the 2019/20 municipal year, where vacancies still exist following Cabinet of 11 June 2019.  The list of nominations received from the Conservative Group is attached.

Decision:

DECISIONS

Further appointments were made to outside organisations as nominated by the Conservative Group.  These can be viewed at the link below:

 https://democracy.portsmouth.gov.uk/documents/s23252/Conservative%20Nominations%20to%20outside%20bodies%209%20July%202019.pdf

 

 

5.

City of Sanctuary pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with information about the Portsmouth City of Sanctuary agenda, it's implications for Portsmouth, the expectations and associated resource implications upon the Council as a supporter of this initiative. The report also seeks the advice of members on how we should respond to this agenda.

 

RECCOMENED that the Cabinet:

Cabinet is recommended to:

1.    Note that there is local appetite for Portsmouth to become a recognised City of Sanctuary and that Portsmouth City Council has already openly pledged support for the agenda.

2.    Agree that it is important that the Council responds to this agenda as one body.

3.    Agree that the cost of establishing the scheme at £16,000 in 2019/20 for coordinating this activity and making sure the Council fulfils its obligation the City of Sanctuary are funded by a contribution from the Environment & Community Safety portfolio reserve.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

1.    Noted that there is local appetite for Portsmouth to become a recognised City of Sanctuary and that Portsmouth City Council has already openly pledged support for the agenda.

2.    Agreed that it is important that the Council responds to this agenda as one body.

3.    Agreed that the cost of establishing the scheme at £16,000 in 2019/20 for coordinating this activity and making sure the Council fulfils its obligation the City of Sanctuary are funded by a contribution from the Environment & Community Safety portfolio reserve.

4.    Agreed that the HIVe be the strategic lead at no cost in liaison with PCC and the £16,000 identified for establishing the scheme be allocated both to provide officer liaison and to take this work forward within the council.

 

 

6.

Southsea Coastal Scheme pdf icon PDF 88 KB

Purpose

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for authority to be delegated to The Director of Regeneration to award the Construction contract for the Southsea Coastal Scheme (the Scheme) and to inform members of the submission of the Schemes’ Full Business Case to the Environment Agency in Autumn 2019, based on the current designs.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet delegate authority to the Director of Regeneration to enter into the Construction contract for the Southsea Coastal Scheme, subject to prior approval by the Procurement Gateway Board.

Decision:

DECISION

The Cabinet delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration to enter into the construction contract for the Southsea Coastal Scheme, subject to prior approval by the Procurement Gateway Board.

7.

Merger of Coroner Areas in Hampshire pdf icon PDF 132 KB

Purpose.

To provide background information on, and seek an agreement in relation to, the appropriate merger of Coroner services with Hampshire County Council or the Isle of Wight.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet:

1.    Approve option 1 to pursue a merger of coronial areas in Hampshire.

2.    Delegate to the Director of Culture, Leisure and Regulatory Services the management of the merger process.

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS

The Cabinet:

1.    Approved the option 1 to pursue a merger of coronial areas in Hampshire.

2.    Delegated to the Director of Culture, Leisure and Regulatory Services the management of merger process.

8.

The City Council's Response to the Aquind Proposal pdf icon PDF 2 MB

Purpose

To share with the Cabinet details of Portsmouth Youth Offending Team's (PYOT) Annual Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2019/20 (Appendix 1) and seek approval for that Plan.

 

RECOMMENDED that Council approve the plan and priorities set out within it.

 

Decision:

DECISIONS

The Cabinet:

1.    Noted that Aquind are seeking to develop an electricity Interconnector between the UK and France with a converter station in Lovedean.  They are proposing to "land" the high voltage DC (HVDC) electricity cable at Eastney and run it up through Portsmouth to the converter station at Lovedean.

 

2.    Noted that despite representations from Portsmouth City Council that the Aquind proposal should be determined by the relevant local planning authorities (including Portsmouth City Council), the Government has decided that the proposal was a 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project' that should be determined by the Secretary of State through the Development Consent Order process.

 

3.    Agreed to seek the support of Full Council to reinforce the Cabinet's objection to the route of the HVDC cable whilst also working constructively with Aquind and other stakeholders.

 

4.    Agreed that the Council responds to this proposal in a coordinated way and where possible works with neighbouring councils on any common approaches.

 

5.  Noted that any additional external costs incurred in the current year associated with the need to make an informed and considered response to the proposal will be met from the Council's Corporate Contingency.

9.

Portsmouth Youth Offending Team (PYOT) Annual Youth Justice Strategic Plan 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 4 MB

Purpose.

The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with information about the proposal by Aquind Ltd to develop an electricity interconnector and to outline what some of the implications for Portsmouth might be. The report also seeks the advice of members on how we should respond to this proposal.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet:

1.  Note that Aquind are seeking to develop an electricity Interconnector between the UK and France with a converter station in Lovedean. They are proposing to "land" the high voltage DC (HVDC) electricity cable at Eastney and run it up through Portsmouth to the converter station at Lovedean.

2.  Note that despite representations from Portsmouth City Council that the Aquind proposal should be determined by the relevant local planning authorities (including Portsmouth City Council), the Government has decided that the proposal was a 'Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project' that should be determined by the Secretary of State through theDevelopment Consent Order process.

3.  Seek the support of Full Council to reinforce the Cabinet's objection to the route of the HVDC cable whilst also working constructively with Aquind and other stakeholders.

4.  Agree that the Council responds to this proposal in a coordinated way and where possible works with neighbouring councils on any common approaches.

 

 

Decision:

DECISION

The Cabinet approved the plan and the priorities set out within it.

10.

Health and Care Operating Model pdf icon PDF 711 KB

Purpose.

Portsmouth City Council (PCC) and NHS Portsmouth Clinical Commissioning Group (PCCG) have continued to develop and deliver successful integrated working across health and care for the City, as described by the shared Health & Care Portsmouth programme of work. During 2018/19 the two organisations took significant steps to integrate key statutory functions, establishing a single operating model for the planning and delivery of Health & Care Portsmouth.

 

The purpose of this paper is to update on progress of this Health & Care Portsmouth operating model since proposals were adopted by the PCCG’s Governing Body and the Portsmouth Health and Wellbeing Board in November and approved by PCC's Cabinet in February 2019.

 

Based on the learning gained from implementing the operating model and in response to the call from the Cabinet and Governing Body to seek further opportunities for deeper integration, this paper also sets out the benefits case and options to achieve this.

 

RECOMMENDED that the Cabinet:

a.    Note the progress so far on the integration of PCC and PCCG functions in support of the Health and Care Portsmouth operating model

b.    Agree the proposals for further integration set out at section 13 of this report, including the preferred option for integrating of PCCG Accountable Officer and PCC Chief Executive functions.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

DECISIONS
The Cabinet:

1.    Noted the progress so far on the integration of PCC and PCCG functions in support of the Health and Care Portsmouth operating model.

2.    Agreed the proposals for further integration set out at section 13 of this report, including the preferred option for integrating of PCCG Accountable Officer and PCC Chief Executive functions.