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Agenda and decisions

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Items
No. Item

2.1

Determination of Exempt Business

Decision:

in terms of Section 50(A)(4) of the Local Government (Scotland) Act 1973, to exclude the press and public from the meeting during consideration of items 12.1 (Workplans and Business Cases – Capital), 12.2 (Future Shared Mobility Plans and Scotland's 8th City ERDF Smart Mobility Project Update) and 12.3 (Sale of Site, Springfield Road).

3.1

Declarations of Interest pdf icon PDF 62 KB

Decision:

the following declarations of interest were intimated:-

(1)      The Vice Convener declared an interest in item 10.2 (Town Centre Capital Grant Fund) by virtue of him being an employee of Aberdeen Inspired. He considered that the nature of his interest required him to leave the meeting, and he therefore took no part in the consideration of that item;

(2)      Councillors Nicoll and Jennifer Stewart declared an interest in item 11.1 (Marywell to A956 Wellington Road – Cycle Path (RCD5394) 19/20), item 11.2 (Aberdeen Cross City Connections – STAG Part 2 Appraisal) and item 11.3 (North East Scotland Roads Hierarchy) by virtue of them both being Council appointed members of Nestrans Board. They considered that the nature of their interest did not require them to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the items;

(3)      Councillor Nicoll declared an interest in item 10.1 (Charging Policy for Adult Social Care Services) by virtue of him being a Power of Attorney in relation to the financial affairs of a family member of a service provider named in the report. He considered that the nature of his business did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item;

(4)      Councillor Catriona Mackenzie declared an interest in item 11.3 (North East of Scotland Roads Hierarchy) by virtue that she was a resident in one of the streets named in the report. She considered that the nature of her business did not require her to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item; and

(5)      Councillor Flynn declared an interest in item 9.2 (Performance Management Framework Reporting), by virtue of him being a member of the Business Gateway National Board. He considered that the nature of his business did not require him to leave the meeting and therefore chose to remain in the meeting for consideration of the item.

5.1

Minute of Previous Meeting of 25 April 2019 - For Approval pdf icon PDF 344 KB

Decision:

(i)       to note that a Service Update providing tangible economic benefits relating to the World Energy Cities Partnership AGM, Presidency and Travel, would be circulated in due course; and

(ii)      to approve the minute as a correct record.

6.1

Committee Planner pdf icon PDF 184 KB

Decision:

(i)       to remove item 6 (Aberdeen City Local Housing Strategy 2018 – 2023), item 12 (Willowbank House, Aberdeen Business Centre – Option Appraisal and Future Use), item 13 (Auchmill Golf Club – Property Management Issues), item 14 (Station Road, Cults – Knight Property Group – Proposed Lease Amendment) and item 60 (Economic Policy Panel) from the Planner;

(ii)      to note the reasons for the reporting delays in relation to item 5 (Sustainable Drainage System (SUDS) Section 7), item 7 (Smart City Action Plan), item 9 (Revised Policy for Bookings and Lettings in Education Buildings), item 10 (South College Street - Corridor Improvement - Business Case) and item 19 (External Funding Plan); and

(iii)      that in relation to item 9 (Revised Policy for Bookings and Lettings in Education Buildings), that a Service Update to include information on the entire booking system be circulated to members of the Committee.

9.1

City Growth and Resources Committee Annual Effectiveness Report - GOV/19/240 pdf icon PDF 77 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

to note the annual report

9.2

Performance Management Framework Reporting - Place Function - COM/19/289 pdf icon PDF 211 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)       to scrutinise the performance information contained in the Appendix A;

(ii)      to note the outline proposals for reporting of performance in 2019/20, subject to continuing development of the Performance Management Framework, as captured within Appendix B; and

(iii)      to request that future reports contain actual figures as well as percentages.

10.1

Charging Policy for Adult Social Care Services pdf icon PDF 75 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

to approve the updates to the charging policy for adult social care services known as “Contributing to your Care and Support” and notes it will be implemented from 1st July 2019.

10.2

Town Centre Capital Grant Fund - PLA/19/290 pdf icon PDF 85 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)       to note the funding of £1,351,000 allocated to Aberdeen City Council from the Scottish Government Town Centre Capital Fund;

(ii)      to agree to take forward the following projects:-

(1)  Hayton Road – Street Design Project – estimated cost £90,000;

(2)  Parklets – estimated cost £80,000 (subject to the condition that this will be maintained by Aberdeen Inspired);

(3)  Suspended Signage – estimated cost £400,000;

(4)  Intelligent Street Lighting Phase 2 – estimated cost £125,000;

(5)  Union Street Public Realm Phase 2 (Union Bridge Lighting costs only) – estimated cost £68,502.50;

(6)  Mither Kirk – Funding requested for the replacement heating system – estimated cost £390,000;

(7)  Living Wall – Flourmill Lane – estimated cost £60,000.

Total Cost of Projects: £1,213,502.50

Funding Available:  £1,351,000

Balance:  £137,497.50;

(iii)      to delegate authority to the relevant project Chief Officer, following consultation with the Head of Commercial and Procurement Services, to consider and approve business cases (including estimated expenditure) for the recommended projects for the purposes of Procurement Regulation 4.1.1; and thereafter to procure appropriate works and services, and enter into any contracts necessary for the delivery of the recommended projects without the need for further approval from any other Committee of the Council; and

(iv)     that a report be submitted to the September meeting of the City Growth and Resources Committee with further options on how the balance can be allocated.

11.1

Marywell to A956 Wellington Road – Cycle Path (RCD5394) 19/20 - PLA/19/214 pdf icon PDF 341 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)        to note the option development and appraisal process carried out to date as detailed in the appendix and background papers;

(ii)       to approve the preferred route (highlighted in blue on the plan in Appendix A) for a pedestrian/cycle path along the Old Stonehaven Road and the proposed connections to existing infrastructure on Old Wellington Road and Cove Road; and

(iii)      to instruct the Chief Officer – Capital and Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning to undertake detailed design and cost estimates of the Preferred Route and connections, and to report back to this Committee for approval to construct in due course.

11.2

Aberdeen Cross City Connections - STAG Part 2 Appraisal - PLA/19/016 pdf icon PDF 114 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)       to note the findings and outcomes of the Scottish Transport Appraisal Guidance (STAG) Part 2 Report – Aberdeen Cross City Connections Appraisal;

(ii)      to agree that the Public Transport options C1, C2 and E1 and all the Active Travel options identified in the STAG Part 2 report (and listed in Appendix 1) for Aberdeen Cross City Connections are approved for further development work subject to future funding being identified to progress these proposals; and

(iii)      to agree that officers work to secure external funding to allow the continued development of the schemes agreed in (ii) above.

11.3

North East Scotland Roads Hierarchy - OPE/19/089 pdf icon PDF 158 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)        to instruct the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning, following consultation with the Chief Officer – Operations and Protective Services and Chief Officer – Capital, to implement a revised roads hierarchy in a sequential and incremental manner, as described in this report, to encompass formal reclassification of the urban road network and changes to road signage and junction improvements to reinforce the hierarchy;

(ii)       to instruct the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning to develop improvements to priority and secondary corridors to achieve a more efficient movement of people and goods, with an emphasis on walking, cycling and public transport;

(iii)      to note the findings of the SCPR and instruct the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning to develop a draft Car Parking Strategy and to report back to this Committee in summer 2020;

(iv)      to instruct the Chief Officer – Strategic Place Planning to proceed with public and stakeholder consultation on the draft SUMP and report back to this Committee with a finalised SUMP in November 2019, thus completing this key CIVITAS PORTIS work package; and

(v)       to instruct the Director of Resources to consider the outcomes of these studies within future years’ budget setting processes.

11.4

Invest Aberdeen Annual Update - PLA/19/282 pdf icon PDF 109 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

(i)        to note the annual update on Invest Aberdeen and agree the forward priorities;

(ii)       to note the proposal from the Scottish Government for 2020 attendance at MIPIM in Appendix 1 to this report; and

(iii)      to delegate authority to the Chief Officer - City Growth, in consultation with the Convener for City Growth and Resources Committee, to incur expenditure in support of investment promotion opportunities in paragraphs 3.7 to 3.10 of this report.

12.1

Workplans and Business Cases - Capital - COM/19/288

Decision:

to approve the recommendations contained within the exempt report.

12.2

Future Shared Mobility Plans and Scotland's 8th City ERDF Smart Mobility Project Update - PLA/19/273

Decision:

to approve the recommendations contained within the exempt report.

12.3

Sale of Site, Springfield Road - RES/19/260

Decision:

to approve the recommendations contained within the exempt report.