Agenda and minutes

Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel - Thursday, 11 February 2021 6:45 pm

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Items
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155.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare interests in relation to items of business on the agenda.  Any interests declared will be recorded in the Minutes.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest in relation to items of business on the agenda.

156.

Public Participation

Councillors not on Policy and Performance Committee and members of the public can participate during this section of the meeting in the following ways:

 

·  If you are able to participate live (meet the technical requirements) and wish to be present and speak, you will need to notify Democratic Services 4 working days (Midday Friday 5 February 2021) before the meeting. Technical and etiquette guides will be provided.

·  Alternatively, the public can email a statement to be read out by ‘the spokesperson’.  Emailed statements will need to be received 2 working days (Midday Tuesday 9 February 2021) before the date of the meeting. Democratic Services will confirm receipt of the email and confirm it can be read out.

·  The statement (including questions) will be the equivalent of a maximum of three minutes if read out.  Please therefore restrict your statement to one side of A4 (12 font).  This applies audio/ video recordings also.

·  Alternatively a MP4 file will be sent to Democratic Services 4 working days (Midday Friday 5 February 2021) before the meeting.  This must be accompanied by a written transcript (emailed). In the event that the file does not meet technical requirements the transcript will be read by the spokesperson and shown on the screen.

 Please contact us via democratic.services@eastleigh.gov.uk

Minutes:

There was no public participation on this occasion.

157.

Chair's Report

Minutes:

The Chair reminded Members that if they still they needed to complete the forms to register their interest in any standing portfolios that a new link was available.

158.

General Fund Revenue Budget 2021/22 and Performance Monitoring to December 2020 pdf icon PDF 245 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Chief Finance Officer introduced the report, which outlined the Council’s General Fund Revenue Budget for 2021/22 with the associated forecast Medium-Term Financial Plan to 2025/26.

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

(1)  Recommend Council approve service spending in line with forecast for 2020/21 which incorporates pressures and efficiencies as part of the Financial Monitoring to 31 December 2020;

(2)  Recommend Council set the net Revenue Budget requirement for 2021/22 at £9,914,000 and note the impact on the Council’s General Fund balance;

(3)  Recommend Council note the provisional Local Government Finance settlement for 2020/21;

(4)  Recommend Council approve budget adjustments for 2021/22 in line with the Medium Term Financial Plan;

(5)  Recommend Council decrease the average Council Tax for Eastleigh Borough Council by 0.4% (1%below CPI) and

(6)  Recommend Council approve the Special Expenses for Parished and Non-Parished areas.

RESOLVED –

 

That the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel considered and noted the General Fund Revenue Budget 2021/22 with the associated forecast Medium-Term Financial Plan to 2025/26 report.

 

 

 

159.

Housing Revenue Account pdf icon PDF 174 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Head of Finance & Housing Programme introduced the report, which considered the options for affordable housing delivery as detailed in the report and made any recommendations to Cabinet as appropriate.

 

It is recommended that Cabinet:

 

(1)  Approve proposals to open a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) to record expenditure and income arising from the provision of Affordable Housing accommodation by the Council as a Registered Local Provider;

(2)  Delegate authority to the Executive Head (Finance & Housing Programme) to write to the Secretary of State declaring the intention to open a Housing Revenue Account.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel considered and noted the report.

160.

Planning Enforcement Performance pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Executive Head of Planning and Economy introduced the report, which outlined the positive enhancements to the delivery of the Planning Enforcement Service and the improving performance.

 

The panel made the following recommendations:

 

(1)  That Planning provided detail on caseload monitoring to Local Area Committees and Ward Councillors, including any lessons learned; and

 

(2)  That a list of items under enforcement in a quarterly report, to include detail on any community actions and benefits, is provided.

 

 RESOLVED –

 

That the Policy and Performance Scrutiny Panel considered and noted the report.