Committee Agenda

Wed Dec 14 2011

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minutes for this agenda

A meeting of the Cabinet will be held on the above date at 10.30am at County Hall, Exeter to consider the following matters.


Chief Executive



1. Apologies for Absence

2. Minutes of the meeting held on 9 November 2011 (previously circulated).

3. Items Requiring Urgent Attention

Items which in the opinion of the Chairman should be considered at the meeting as matters of urgency.

4. Chairman s Announcements

5. Petitions

6. Question(s) from Members of the Council



Key Decisions

7. Budget 2012/13

Report(s) of the County Treasurer (CT/11/36 - text only | pdf CT/11/36) and (CT/11/37 - text only | pdf CT/11/37) on the preparation of the Council s Budget for 2012/13, attached (Page 7).

Electoral Division(s): All

8. The Natural Environment White Paper

Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation Environment (PTE/11/35 - text only | pdf PTE/11/35) on the implications of the White Paper s proposals for Devon and the County Council, attached (Page 8).

Electoral Division(s): All

9. Devon Torbay Local Transport Plan 2011-2026

Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation Environment (PTE/11/36 - text only | pdf PTE/11/36) on the proposed programme for Devon for the period 2012/13 2014/15, attached (Page 16).

Electoral Division(s): All

10. Public Realm and Traffic Management Proposals for the Sidwell Street/New North Road/High Street/Paris Street area of Exeter

Report of the Head of Planning, Transportation Environment (PTE/11/37 - text only | pdf | supplementary information PTE/11/37) seeking approval of the final scheme and estimate, attached (Page 26).

Electoral Division(s): All Exeter Divisions

11. A380 South Devon Link Road

Report of the Head of Economy Enterprise (EE/11/17 - text only | pdf EE/11/17) on the approval by Government of this scheme and the proposed programme for implementation, attached (Page 35).

Electoral Division(s): Kingsteignton, Newton Abbot North South,

Teign Estuary, Teignbridge South, South Brent, Dartington and Totnes Rural


12. Devon Health and Wellbeing Board

Report of the Joint Executive Director of Public Health and Strategic Director, People (CX/11/201 - text only | pdf CX/11/201) on future arrangements and the proposed establishment of a Shadow Health Wellbeing Board, attached (Page 38).

Electoral Division(s): All

13. Annual Public Health Report 2010/11 (Minute *276/15 December 2010)

The fourth Annual Public Health Report prepared and published by the Joint Director of Public Health for NHS Devon and the County Council is attached, separately.

The Report covers all aspects of health and social care, identified health trends and priorities for commissioning of health improvements for the people of Devon, with older people as its theme.

Electoral Division(s): All

14. Devon Record Office

Report of the Head of Service for Communities (SC/11/29 - text only | pdf SC/11/29) on progress with the development of a new Heritage Service for Devon and Record Office opening times, attached (Page 41).

Electoral Division(s): All

15. Treasury Management: Mid-Year Stewardship Report 2010/11

Report of the County Treasurer (CT/11/34 - text only | pdf CT/11/34) on the Council s Treasury and Debt Management activities undertaken during the first half of 2011/12 in line with the CIPFA Code of Practice previously considered and endorsed by the Corporate Services Scrutiny Committee on 28 November 2011, attached (Page 44).

Electoral Division(s): All


16. Question(s) from Members of the Public

17. Notice of Motion

In the event that the following Notice of Motion submitted to the County Council by Councillor Newcombe is referred to the Cabinet for consideration and report back, the Cabinet will need to consider what action to take:

"that County Council expresses its concern at the increasing loss of frontline Youth Service provision resulting from cuts to the budget and urges the Cabinet to give sympathetic consideration to the future funding needs of this service

18. References from Committees

(a) Suicide Prevention and Reduction in Devon (Minute 311(d)/9 Feb 2011)

Report of the Joint Executive Director of Public Health and Strategic Director, People (CX/11/200 - text only | pdf CX/11/200) on the response to the recommendations of the former Health Adult s Services Scrutiny Committee s Suicide Task Group, attached (Page 49).

(b) Place Scrutiny Committee: Utility Companies Road Reinstatement (Minute 12/7 November 2011)

The Place Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on 7 November 2011 received a report from the Head of Highways and Traffic Management and representatives of Utility Companies on highways reinstatement in response to that Committee s earlier deliberations on this matter and resolved, inter alia, that:

...(c) that the Cabinet be requested to:

(i) urge the Magistrates Association to award significant and realistic fines when utilities were the subject of successful prosecutions by the County Council for poor performance; and

(ii) lobby Government regarding the low level of fines;

Recommendation: that the Scrutiny Committee s recommendations be approved.

Electoral Division(s): All

19. Minutes

(a) Farms Estate Committee 3 November 2011 (Page 58);

(b) Devon Audit Partnership 11 November 2011 (Page 65);

(c) Safer Devon Partnership 15 November 2011 (Page 67);

(d) Devon Local Admission Forum 17 November 2011 (Page 72);

20. Delegated Action/Urgent Matters

The Registers of action taken under the urgency provisions or delegated powers will be available for inspection at the meeting. The schedule of decisions taken by Cabinet Members since the last meeting is attached (Page 77).

21. Forward Plan

In accordance with the Council s Constitution, the Cabinet is requested to review the list of forthcoming business (previously circulated) and to determine which items are to be defined as key decisions and included in the Forward Plan for the period 1 January 30 April 2012. The Forward Plan is available on the Council's website at




Notice of the decisions taken by the Cabinet will be sent by email to all Members of the Council within 2 working days of their being made and will, in the case of key decisions, come into force 5 working days after that date unless 'called-in' or referred back in line with the provisions of the Council's Constitution. The Minutes of this meeting will be published on the Council's website, as indicated below, as soon as possible.

Members are reminded that Part II Reports contain exempt information and should therefore be treated accordingly. They should not be disclosed or passed on to any other person(s). Members are also reminded of the need to dispose of such reports carefully and are therefore invited to return them to the Committee Secretary at the conclusion of the meeting for disposal


Councillors Hart (Chairman), Barker, Channon, Clatworthy, Croad, Davis, S Hughes, Leadbetter and Mumford .

Cabinet Member Remits

Councillors Hart (Policy Corporate), Barker (Social Care), Channon (Schools Learning), Clatworthy (Resources), Croad (Environment Community), Davis (Health Lead Member for Children s Services), S Hughes (Highways Transportation), Leadbetter (Business Services and Cabinet Liaison for Exeter) and Mumford (Economy, Enterprise and Employment)

Declaration of Interests

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14 December 2011

Schedule of CABINET MEMBER Decisions taken since previous meeting

Cabinet Remit

Matter for Decision

Effective Date

Environment Community

Approval to Head of Trading Standards attesting the National Illegal Money Lending Team protocol administer by Birmingham City Council

23 November 2011


Approval to transfer of Dalwood School Playing field to Dalwood Recreation Group for 1 upon closure of the school.

10 November 2011

Approval of various schemes under the Investing in Devon Programme Board and enhancement the Capital Programme 2011/12 accordingly

22 November 2011

Approval of various projects in relation to the Capital Programme 2011/12 and Contract Matters

22 November 2011

Highways Transportation

Approval of revised scheme layout for improvement of the C832 (former A30) between Clyst Honiton Bypass and Cranbrook (as shown on drawing A11002_15)

10 November 2011

Approval of an updated estimate for the A377 Alphington Road scheme, comprising highway structural maintenance and carriageway widening

5 December 2011

Approving to select list of tenderers for the Exe Estuary Cycle Route - River Clyst Bridge

8 December 2011

Approval to construction of the final link in the National Cycle Network between Tavistock and Plymouth, from Tavistock to Gem Bridge at a total cost of 757,000, implementation of the Gem Bridge landscaping scheme at an estimated cost of 30,500, construction of the trail from Gem Bridge to Horrabridge at an estimated cost of 67,000 and to select list of tenderers for the Tavistock to Gem Bridge scheme.

8 December 2011

Approval to advanced accommodation works for the rebuilding of Elmcroft Garden Nursery, Kingskerswell as part of the A380 South Devon Link Road (Kingskerswell Bypass)

8 December 2011

Schools Learning

Approval to additional allocation of (i) 34,500 to the capital maintenance project at All Saints CofE Infant School Sidmouth (from the capital maintenance contingency) and 45,310 for additional [pupil [place at Bishopsteignton School (from the Basic Need contingency within the Capital Programme)

9 November 2011

Approval to the Exeter Schools PFI Contract to reflect certain changes in respect of arrangements for charging for utility services

5 December 2011

The Register of Cabinet Member decisions will be available for inspection at meetings of the Cabinet or, at any other time, in the Committee Secretariat Members Services Unit,

Chief Executive's Directorate, during normal office hours.

Date Published: Tue Dec 13 2011