Manchester City Council



Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee
Tuesday, 5th November, 2019 10.00 am

Venue: Council Antechamber, Level 2, Town Hall Extension

Contact: Michael Williamson 

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Urgent Business

To consider any items which the Chair has agreed to have submitted as urgent.

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To consider any appeals from the public against refusal to allow inspection of background documents and/or the inclusion of items in the confidential part of the agenda.

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To allow Members an opportunity to [a] declare any personal, prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interests they might have in any items which appear on this agenda; and [b] record any items from which they are precluded from voting as a result of Council Tax/Council rent arrears; [c] the existence and nature of party whipping arrangements in respect of any item to be considered at this meeting. Members with a personal interest should declare that at the start of the item under consideration. If Members also have a prejudicial or disclosable pecuniary interest they must withdraw from the meeting during the consideration of the item.

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Minutes pdf icon PDF 168 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 8 October 2019.

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Minutes of the Human Resources Sub Group pdf icon PDF 280 KB

To note the minutes of the Human Resources Sub Group meeting of 15 October 2019.


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Annual Property Report 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 273 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development)


This report provides an update on property activity since the last Annual Property Report to Resources and Governance Scrutiny Committee in November 2018. It reviews activity across the Development Team, including the Investment Estate; the Operational Estate; and the Heritage Estate. The report includes an update on the specific areas requested in the Scrutiny Committee’s work programme, including the Council’s Asset Management Strategy (whole lifecycle cost and maintenance, including public realm); and governance of land transfers and Community Asset Transfers.




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Annual Section 106 Monitoring Report pdf icon PDF 256 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development)


This report provides an update on the Council’s Section 106 (s106) activity for the municipal year (2018/19).  Together with the appendices it provides an update on the management and administration of planning obligations and sets out the progress on unspent funds.

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The Factory, St John's pdf icon PDF 259 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development)


The purpose of this report is to update Members on the construction progress for The Factory project, its significance in terms of cultural impact within the neighbourhood; the evaluation of Manchester International Festival 2019; and the projected social value outcomes identified to be delivered collaboratively through the design team, contractors and the operator.

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Progress of Expenditure - Northern and Eastern Gateway Programmes pdf icon PDF 257 KB

Report of the Strategic Director (Growth and Development)   


This report provides a progress update in relation to investment being made by the City Council in delivering the Northern and Eastern Gateway programmes, which in total are anticipated to deliver in excess of 21,000 new homes over a 15 – 20 year period and 2,200 jobs created or safeguarded.

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Capital Requirements and Anticipated Borrowing pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Report of the Deputy Chief Executive and City Treasurer


This report informs Members of the Council’s capital financing position, forecast borrowing, and the impact on the Council’s balance sheet and revenue budget. The report also reviews the changes to PWLB borrowing rates announced in October.


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Overview Report pdf icon PDF 589 KB

Report of the Governance and Scrutiny Support Unit.


This report provides the Committee with details of key decisions that fall within the Committee’s remit and an update on actions resulting from the Committee’s recommendations. The report also includes the Committee’s work programme, which the Committee is asked to amend as appropriate and agree.

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