Agenda and decisions

Venue: Remote meeting

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Items
No. Item

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are asked to declare any interest and the nature of that interest which they may have in any of the items under consideration at this meeting.

 

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 70 KB

To confirm the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 1 December 2020.

 

4.

Urgent Business

The Chairman to advise whether they have agreed to any items of urgent business being admitted to the agenda.

 

5.

Chairman's Announcements

To receive communications from the Chairman.

6.

Local Development Order

The Assistant Director Planning and Economy will give a verbal update on the Local Development Order.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the verbal update be noted.

7.

South Northamptonshire Council Business Strategy

The Assistant Director Planning and Economy will give a verbal update on the South Northamptonshire Council’s Business Strategy.

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the verbal update be noted.

8.

Section 106 Agreements relating to health provision pdf icon PDF 100 KB

Report of Assistant Director – Wellbeing

 

Purpose of Report

 

To outline the current position of health-related Section 106 contributions and the plans for service delivery and investment in health services in South Northants.

 

Recommendations

 

1.1           To note the current position of health-related Section 106 contributions in South Northants, what S106 funding to deliver healthcare infrastructure can be spent on and the Clinical Commissioning Group’s plans and working processes regarding S106 health related monies, asset management and service development.

 

1.2           To endorse the plan for future joint-working arrangements across council functions and health partners regarding investment and service delivery in the South Northants locality.

 

1.3           To support the adoption of the plan by the new West Northants authority to inform future working arrangements.

 

 

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the current position of health related Section 106 contributions in South Northamptonshire, what S106 funding to deliver healthcare infrastructure could be spent on and the Clinical Commissioning Group’s working processes regarding S106 health related monies, asset management and service development be noted.

 

(2)      That the plan for future joint-working arrangements across council functions and health partners regarding investment and service delivery within the South Northamptonshire locality be endorsed.

 

(3)      That the adoption of the plan by the new West Northants authority to inform future working arrangements be supported.

 

(4)      That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director Wellbeing in consultation with the Chairman of Scrutiny Committee to make the following amendments to the Sections 106 Agreements relating to health provision report:

 

·       Paragraph 3.7 -  Old Stratford – to be re-worded and clarified.

 

·       Paragraph 4.1  - to include the text in italics:  As a result of the work the Scrutiny Working Group has completed, South Northamptonshire Council’s Scrutiny Committee would like to make the following recommendations to the new West Northamptonshire Council for continuing and developing joint working across local authority functions   and health partners:

·       Ensure WNC continues to support the Health & Planning Programme Manager or equivalent post as this role has been instrumental in developing relationships and improving practices/procedures between Development Management Teams and health partners and that impetus needs to be maintained.

·       Facilitate and enable engagement from health partners in planning policy activities and functions to complement the good working relationships that have been established with Development Management teams to respond to planning applications.  This should include clarification that the formula for calculating health contributions is up to date and evidence based on local need. 

·       Establish a robust process for monitoring S106 contributions (both monies & land) and ensure there are appropriate resources (both staff and ICT/software) to complete comprehensive monitoring of S106 financial contributions and/or land to be used for health purposes and other important community infrastructure.

·       Establish a robust governance procedure within the monitoring process to ensure that S106 funding related to health and other important communityinfrastructure is spent in the area intended and in a timely manner.

·       Ensure there is a strategic dialogue between WNC and health partners as well as good operational working arrangements.  This dialogue could include:

-        timely communication between the planning authority and health sector regarding future site allocations and the review of the West Northants Joint Core Strategy to provide the opportunity for strategic planning of health service delivery much earlier in the planning process and ensure that future health care provision is factored into site negotiation with developers

-        improved linkages between health service provision and the full suite of council functions (those traditionally provided by borough/district councils as well as county council functions e.g. sport & physical activity, community development, housing). 

-        The joint working across the health service and the new unitary council focuses on the potential for designing and delivering integrated solutions which maximise benefit to the local population, for example, the wider wellbeing  ...  view the full decision text for item 8.

9.

Review of Committee Work Plan pdf icon PDF 63 KB

To review and note the Committee Work Plan.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That subject to the following amendment the work programme be noted:

 

·       Add Silverstone Heritage update to the March meeting.