Agenda, decisions and minutes

Venue: Committee Room 3, Third Floor - Civic Centre, St Peter's Square, Wolverhampton WV1 1SH

Contact: Philippa Salmon  Tel: 01902 555061 or Email: philippa.salmon@wolverhampton.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Sandra Samuels OBE.

2.

Declaration of interests

Minutes:

Councillor Louise Miles declared a personal interest in item 6 - Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy, as a family member was employed by the Clinical Commissioning Group.

3.

Minutes of the previous meeting pdf icon PDF 107 KB

[For approval]

Minutes:

That the minutes of the previous meeting held on 21 November 2018 be approved as a correct record and signed by the Chair.

4.

Matters arising

[To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting]

Minutes:

There were no matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

5.

Wolverhampton Response to South Staffordshire Plan Issues and Options Consultation pdf icon PDF 87 KB

Decision:

1. That the following principles be approved as the basis of the Council’s response to the South Staffordshire Local Plan Issues and Options consultation:

a. Support for the preferred housing growth option of local housing need plus 4,000 homes of Greater Birmingham and Black Country Housing Market Area need;

b. Support for a mix of spatial options which deliver a proportionate amount of housing on the edge of the Black Country in line with the Housing Market Area Strategic Growth Study areas of search, subject to the findings of the joint South Staffordshire and Black Country Green Belt Review and other evidence;

c. Support for the sites submitted by the Council to South Staffordshire as part of the “Call for Sites”, as approved by Cabinet Resources Panel on 2 October 2018;

d. Support for the employment growth option to allocate additional employment land to help address unmet cross boundary employment land needs for the Black Country, in locations which are the most accessible by a choice of means of transport to the Wolverhampton workforce;

e. Request for acknowledgement that, if approved, the West Midlands Interchange application would contribute towards unmet Black Country need for employment land and logistics provision;

f. Support for the existing Brinsford Strategic Park and Ride site allocation and request that this project and other supporting infrastructure which increases access to the rail network should be promoted in the new Plan;

g. Request that the impact of developments on the wider transport network is assessed, and that developments minimise trip generation through all available mechanisms;

h. Request that development links effectively to the strategic transport network and avoids excessive pressure on sensitive transport links;

i.    Request that any development on the edge of Wolverhampton take into consideration any health, education and environmental implications.

Minutes:

Councillor John Reynolds presented the Wolverhampton Response to South Staffordshire Plan Issues and Options Consultation for approval. The report summarised the content of the South Staffordshire Local Plan Issues and Options Consultation and the implications for Wolverhampton and set out the principles for a City of Wolverhampton Council response to the consultation. It was agreed to add an additional recommendation to request that any development on the edge of Wolverhampton take into consideration any health, education and environmental implications.

 

Resolved:

 

1. That the following principles be approved as the basis of the Council’s response to the South Staffordshire Local Plan Issues and Options consultation:

a. Support for the preferred housing growth option of local housing need plus 4,000 homes of Greater Birmingham and Black Country Housing Market Area need;

b. Support for a mix of spatial options which deliver a proportionate amount of housing on the edge of the Black Country in line with the Housing Market Area Strategic Growth Study areas of search, subject to the findings of the joint South Staffordshire and Black Country Green Belt Review and other evidence;

c. Support for the sites submitted by the Council to South Staffordshire as part of the “Call for Sites”, as approved by Cabinet Resources Panel on 2 October 2018;

d. Support for the employment growth option to allocate additional employment land to help address unmet cross boundary employment land needs for the Black Country, in locations which are the most accessible by a choice of means of transport to the Wolverhampton workforce;

e. Request for acknowledgement that, if approved, the West Midlands Interchange application would contribute towards unmet Black Country need for employment land and logistics provision;

f. Support for the existing Brinsford Strategic Park and Ride site allocation and request that this project and other supporting infrastructure which increases access to the rail network should be promoted in the new Plan;

g. Request that the impact of developments on the wider transport network is assessed, and that developments minimise trip generation through all available mechanisms;

h. Request that development links effectively to the strategic transport network and avoids excessive pressure on sensitive transport links;

i. Request that any development on the edge of Wolverhampton take into consideration any health, education and environmental implications.

6.

Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

1.    That the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy for Wolverhampton be approved.

2.    That it be noted that the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy is an overarching document that incorporates City of Wolverhampton Council and NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group’s Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy for 2018-2019 – 2020-2021. It includes not just commissioned services to support people with mental health problems, but wider public services and workstreams to prevent mental ill health and promote population wellbeing.

3. That it be noted that the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy and Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy were informed by an extensive consultation that was carried out as part of a Mental Wellbeing Needs Assessment completed in June 2017. Initial feedback was sought on the draft Strategy document from Council and NHS professionals, and members of the Wolverhampton Mental Health Stakeholder Forum and Suicide Prevention Forum. A process of further engagement was carried out between September and November 2018 to capture feedback from a broader range of stakeholders, including the Children’s Trust Board, health services, and voluntary and community sector organisations.

4. That it be noted that an action plan and timeline are being developed to accompany the Strategy document, along with a formal governance structure. These will be living documents developed via the Mental Health Stakeholder Forum and related groups.

Minutes:

Councillor Hazel Malcolm presented the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy for approval. The Strategy had been produced by City of Wolverhampton Council and NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) and provided a high-level summary of current and planned workstreams across the City of Wolverhampton Council and CCG to promote population wellbeing and improve mental health. It followed a life course approach, covering all levels of support from universal prevention through to tier 5+ specialist services.

 

Resolved:

 

1. That the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy for Wolverhampton be approved.

2.  That it be noted that the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy is an overarching document that incorporates City of Wolverhampton Council and NHS Wolverhampton Clinical Commissioning Group’s Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy for 2018-2019 – 2020-2021. It includes not just commissioned services to support people with mental health problems, but wider public services and workstreams to prevent mental ill health and promote population wellbeing.

3. That it be noted that the Joint Public Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy and Joint Mental Health Commissioning Strategy were informed by an extensive consultation that was carried out as part of a Mental Wellbeing Needs Assessment completed in June 2017. Initial feedback was sought on the draft Strategy document from Council and NHS professionals, and members of the Wolverhampton Mental Health Stakeholder Forum and Suicide Prevention Forum. A process of further engagement was carried out between September and November 2018 to capture feedback from a broader range of stakeholders, including the Children’s Trust Board, health services, and voluntary and community sector organisations.

4. That it be noted that an action plan and timeline are being developed to accompany the Strategy document, along with a formal governance structure. These will be living documents developed via the Mental Health Stakeholder Forum and related groups.

7.

School Improvement Strategy 2018-2021 pdf icon PDF 91 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That the School Improvement Strategy 2018-2021 be approved.

Minutes:

Councillor Lynne Moran presented the School Improvement Strategy 2018-2021 for approval. The report summarised the current position of school improvement and made recommendations to revise the previous version of the School Improvement and Governance Strategy 2017. The School Improvement Strategy made provision for the Council to carry out its functions to monitor the performance of schools in the city and ensured that, where improvements were necessary, they would be carried out effectively and expeditiously.

 

Resolved:

 

That the School Improvement Strategy 2018-2021 be approved.