AT A MEETING of the CABINET of HAMPSHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL held at The Castle, Winchester on 26 June 2006

Chairman:

p Councillor T.K. Thornber, CBE

Councillors:

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Mrs P.G. Banks

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T.G. Knight

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C.R.H. Davidovitz

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R. Perry

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J.K. Glen

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Mrs M.D. Snaith

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Felicity Hindson, MBE

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M.J. Woodhall

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D.A. Kirk

Also present: Councillors Mrs E.M. Byrom; KR. Chapman; A.P. Collett; B.D. Dash; Dr R.J. Ellis and Mrs C.A. Leversha.

154. APOLOGIES

155. DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST

156. MINUTES

157. CHAIRMAN'S COMMUNICATIONS

(i) Welcomed Kevin Greenhough from the South East County Leaders
forum.

158. DEPUTATIONS

159. RESPONSE TO GOVERNMENT CONSULTATION ON THE DRAFT SOUTH EAST PLAN (DRAFT)

160. DRAFT REGIONAL ECONOMIC STRATEGY

161. VALUE FOR MONEY STRATEGY AND CORPORATE REVIEW PROGRAMME

162. CORPORATE PERFORMANCE REPORT - 2005/06 FULL YEAR RESULTS

163. FINAL ACCOUNTS 2005/06

Hampshire County Council

Cabinet

26 June 2006

Response to Government Consultation on Draft South East Plan

Report of the Director of Environment

Amended
decision

Appendix 1

Contact: Stuart Roberts, ext 6782 email: stuart.roberts@hants.gov.uk

1. Summary

1.1 Individuals and organisations have been invited to make representations on the draft South East Plan which has been submitted to Government by the South East England Regional Assembly (SEERA). This report recommends the representations which should be made by the County Council. They focus on three key themes: the amount of development proposed; infrastructure provision; and sustainable development and quality of life. Some of the proposed representations are in support of various policies in the draft Plan; others seek amendments to the document.

1.2 Issues arising from the representations made by all parties will be discussed at an informal public inquiry called an Examination-in-Public (EiP) during winter 2006/07. Selected issues only will be discussed and participation will be by invitation. It is proposed that the County Council should state its wish to participate in the EiP.

1.3 A draft list of the issues and participants will be published on 31 August 2006, with four weeks for comments.

1.4 The following decisions were made:

1.5 The Environment Policy Review Committee considered a report on this matter on 22 June 2006.

2. Reason

2.1 This decision supports Aim 2 (Stewardship of the environment), Aim 3 (Achieving economic prosperity) and Aim 4 (Building strong and safe communities) of the Corporate Strategy, by ensuring the draft South East Plan protects natural resources and protected landscapes, by supporting economic growth, and by ensuring adequate infrastructure to support employment and housing growth.

3. Other Options Considered and Rejected

3.1 Not to respond to consultation on the draft South East Plan.

4. Conflicts of Interest Declared by the Decision Maker or Other Executive Member Consulted - None.

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - Not applicable.

6. Reason(s) for the Matter being dealt with if Urgent - Not applicable.

Approved by: ..................................... Date: ...................................

Councillor T K Thornber

765Decn/SR

Hampshire County Council

Cabinet

28 June 2006

Hampshire County Council response to the draft Regional Economic Strategy

Report of the Chief Executive

Appendix 2

Contact: John Rees-Evans, extension:6381, email: john.rees-evans@hants.gov.uk

1. Summary

1.1 The following decision is sought:

2. Reason

2.1 The Regional Economic Strategy has significant influence on the allocation of Government funds in Hampshire

2.2 It is important to influence the priorities set out by SEEDA in order to meet the Corporate aim of `achieving economic prosperity'

3. Other options considered and rejected

3.1 Not to respond would lead to lack of influence by the Council in key regional policies

4. Conflicts of interest declared by the decision maker or other Executive Member consulted - none

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - not applicable

6. Reason(s) for the matter being dealt with if urgent - not applicable

Approved by: ..................................... Date: ...................................
Councillor T.K. Thornber, CBE

Hampshire County Council

Cabinet

Appendix 3

26 June 2006

Value for Money Strategy and Corporate Review Programme

Report of the Chief Executive

Contact: Jenny Heath, ext: 7402 Email: jenny.heath@hants.gov.

1. Summary

1.1 The following decisions are sought:

2. Reasons for the recommendations

2.1 Value for Money is a key element in the CPA Use of Resources block. Having a strategy will enable the Council to provide evidence of its approach as well as informing staff and Members and supporting the development of the Corporate Business Plan.

2.2 The Council is under a statutory obligation to maintain a programme of Best Value reviews, covering all its functions. The review programme ensures that existing services are fundamentally challenged, both in the way they are provided and whether they should be provided at all.

2.3 These documents contribute directly to the Corporate Strategy aim of `Improving Services' both by identifying ways to improve services and by considering the most economic, effective and efficient ways of doing so.

3. Other options considered and rejected - None.

4. Conflicts of interest declared by the decision maker, or member or officer consulted - None.

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - Not applicable.

6. Reason for matter being dealt with, if urgent - Not applicable

Approved by: Date:
Councillor T.K. Thornber, CBE

Hampshire County Council

Cabinet

Appendix 4

26 June 2006

Corporate Performance Report - 2005/06 full year results

Report of the Chief Executive

Contact: Jenny Heath, ext 7402 / Sue Sylvester, ext 7493

1. Summary

1.1 The following decisions are sought:

2. Reasons

2.1 The summary of performance and results are key elements of the Performance Plan which the Council has a statutory duty to publish by 30 June each year.

2.2 Development of performance management and reporting is part of the response to the Comprehensive Performance Assessment (CPA) - Corporate Assessment recommendations made in 2002. It therefore has direct relevance to the Corporate Strategy aim of `Improving Services' and the targets for `improving our performance', while also underpinning improvement in all areas of service which contribute to the Corporate Strategy.

3. Other options considered and rejected - None.

4. Conflicts of interest declared by the decision maker, or member or officer consulted - None.

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee - Not applicable

6. Reason for matter being dealt with, if urgent - Not applicable

Approved by: Date:
Councillor T.K. Thornber, CBE

Hampshire County Council

Cabinet

Appendix 5

26 June 2006

Final Accounts 2005/06

Report of the County Treasurer

Contact: Nick Gibbins, (01962) 847544; nick.gibbins@hants.gov.uk

1. Summary

1.1 There is an overspending of £5.6m against the 2005/06 revised budget, as a result of an overspending of £11.1m on Adult Services, offset by underspendings of £5.5m on other budgets. The overall position is more favourable by about £2.4m than forecast in the last monitoring report in April.

1.2 The following decisions are sought:

2. Reason

2.1 To enable the Cabinet to review the 2005/06 final accounts prior to their submission to the County Council for approval. Consideration of this report supports Aim 5 of the Corporate Strategy.

3. Other options considered and rejected:

3.1 Not applicable.

4. Conflicts of interest declared by the decision maker or other Executive member consulted

4.1 Not applicable.

5. Dispensation granted by the Standards Committee

5.1 Not applicable.

6. Reason(s) for the matter being dealt with if urgent

6.1 Not applicable

Approved by: Date:

Councillor T K Thornber, CBE