Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

09/12/2019 - Lease of vacant residential properties to a Registered Provider (CAB08(19/20) ref: 798    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The County Council has a small number of vacant residential properties which are no longer needed for their original operational purposes; some of these have been identified as suitable for families with children needing accommodation.    The County Council is not legally able to grant residential tenancies of a nature that would facilitate the letting of these properties directly to the families.   YMCA Downslink Group (YMCA) has been identified as a suitable Registered Provider. The YMCA proposes to apply for government grant to bring the properties up to a lettable standard, to manage and maintain the properties for 5 years under the terms of the lease, accept tenant nominations from the County Council, manage the tenancies, collect rents, carry out day to day maintenance of the properties and prepare the properties between tenancies.  There will therefore be no up-front capital cost to the County Council.  There should also be savings against the current arrangements for temporary accommodation.

 

Cabinet will be asked to endorse the leasing of vacant residential property to a Registered Provider for the purpose of housing families to whom the County Council has a Children Act duty for their temporary accommodation.   It is proposed to lease the properties to YMCA Downslink Group (YMCA).   It will be proposed that authority is delegated to the Director Property and Assets in consultation with the Director Law and Assurance to conclude the terms of the leases and the nomination arrangements with the Registered Provider and  to agree a list of current suitable properties to be part of  the proposal for the scheme and agree future properties should they become available.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/12/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2019

Decision:

Cabinet endorsed that:

 

1.      The County Council enters into Lease agreements with the Registered Provider, YMCA Downslink Group on selected residential properties identified as suitable to house families to whom the County Council has a Children Act duty for their temporary accommodation, and such other suitable properties as become available at nil rent to the registered provider, for either 6 or 11 years (length of lease to be determined by extent of works required to bring the properties up to standard) on the terms set out in section 2 of the report; and that

 

2.      Authority is delegated to the Director Property and Assets in consultation with the Director of Law and Assurance to conclude the terms of the leases, and the nomination arrangements with the Registered Provider and to agree the list of suitable properties to be part of proposal for the scheme currently and in the future, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, should further properties become available.

 

Divisions affected: Arundel & Courtwick; Bersted; Chichester South; East Grinstead Meridian; Felpham; Horsham East; Rother Valley; Selsey; Southwick; St Leonard's Forest; Three Bridges;

Lead officer: Elaine Sanders


05/12/2019 - SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2019-2024 (ES06(19/20) ref: 797    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

West Sussex County Council has been developing a new Strategy to support the inclusion of all children and young people, particularly those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND). This Strategy builds on the County Council’s current SEND Strategy for 2016-2019 and the outcomes of the 2018 Ofsted/CQC SEND Local Area Inspection.

 

The new SEND and Inclusion Strategy for West Sussex 2019-2024 has been co-produced with key stakeholders including education representatives, parents and carers.  The draft Strategy has been the subject of public consultation to seek feedback on the proposed vision, priorities and activities by which the Council will shape its work and decisions in relation to SEND over the next five years, and to inform the development of the new Strategy.

 

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills will be asked to consider the outcome of the consultation and approve the Strategy and Implementation Plan for publication.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education and Skills

Decision published: 05/12/2019

Effective from: 17/12/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Education and Skills is requested to:-

(1)     Approve the SEND and Inclusion Strategy 2019 - 2024 and accompanying implementation plan for publication.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Helen Johns


05/12/2019 - Response to Mr Jones' Notice of Motion about Highways Maintenance to County Council on 18 October 2019 H&I17 (19/20) ref: 790    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Chairman of the County Council referred the notice of motion on Highways Maintenance (see Appendix) submitted to the County Council on 18 October 2019, to Mr Roger Elkins, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure, for consideration.

 

The motion called on the Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure to reverse the cut to the highways maintenance budget, at least until such time as adequate alternative arrangements for others to cover the reduction in service levels are in place county-wide. The funding for this service to be taken during this transition period from the budget management reserve.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Infrastructure

Decision published: 05/12/2019

Effective from: 17/12/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member is unable to support the Notice of Motion, so will recommend that members do not support it at the County Council meeting on 17 December.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Tony Kershaw