Present Members Graham Wilkinson (Chairman)
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- Richard Leafe Chief Executive, Lake District National Park Authority Helen Bailey
- Tom Bell NHS Partnership Trust Lawrence Conway Chief Executive, South Lakeland District Council
- Cumbria County Council Local Area Committee Carl Lis (substitute for Jocelyn Manners-Armstrong)
- Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder, South Lakeland District Council Also in Attendance Claire Gould
- Phil Greenup Public Protection Manager, SLDC Dan Hudson Development Strategy Group Manager, SLDC
- Democratic Services, SLDC
- Minutes of a Meeting of One South Lakeland Board held in The Georgian Room, Town Hall, Kendal
- Economic Growth Strategy
- Economic Growth Projects Update
- Community Infrastructure Levy
- Health and Wellbeing Forum
- Unitary Authority Exercise
Graham Wilkinson (Chairman)
Principal, Kendal College
Chief Executive, Lake District National Park
Clinical Commissioning Group
NHS Partnership Trust
Chief Executive, South Lakeland District Council
Director Policy and Resources, South Lakeland
Cumbria County Council Local Area Committee
Carl Lis (substitute for Jocelyn
Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority
Leader, South Lakeland District Council
Health and Wellbeing Portfolio Holder, South
Lakeland District Council
Also in Attendance
Policy & Partnerships Manager, SLDC
Economic Development and Assets Group
Public Protection Manager, SLDC
Development Strategy Group Manager, SLDC
Senior Partnerships and Communities Officer,
Democratic Services, SLDC
Action Required By
WELCOME & INTRODUCTIONS
The Chairman welcomed those present.
Apologies for absence were received from; Robin Battersby and
MINUTES OF THE LAST MEETING –
The Board was informed that in relation to Item 9, Any Other
Business, where it was stated that North Country Leisure 11
March 2014 Board Meeting Minutes would be attached to the 4
August 2014 One South Lakeland Agenda, and this had not been
the case. It was reported that Officers were checking the
confidentiality of the minutes and if possible attach to the minutes
of the 4 August 2014 meeting when they are distributed.
AGREED – That the Minutes of the 12 March 2014 meeting of
the One South Lakeland Board be approved.
Rolling Action Plan
Graham Wilkinson updated on the rolling action plan.
The Board was informed that progress on items 2 and 3 of the
action plan would be reported to the November Board meeting.
Peter Thornton updated the Board on the recent developments
relating to the Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP).
The funding that the LEP had applied for had been received.
Although the amount was considered to be substantial the
partnership was reviewing whether it had been ambitious enough
in its application for funding.
The LEP hoped to use the funding to support infrastructure
projects in Kendal, Ulverston and Barrow in Furness.
Plans included improving access to Ulverston to aid the ‘High
Tech Sector’ in the town. The potential for a ring road south of
Kendal was also discussed.
Economic Growth Strategy
The Economic Growth was presented to the Board for comment.
The strategy outlined ways in which economic activity in South
Lakeland is to be supported and how the Council’s aim of
creating 1000 new jobs and building 1000 affordable homes over
the next 10 years.
The strategy was intended for use by all members of the Board
where there activity dovetails. It was suggested that Board
members should aim to integrate the Strategy into there plans by
Questions were raised over the clarity of the scope of the
strategy and the need for the strategy to cover the entire District,
bringing together the District Council and the two National Park
Authorities. To assist in this it was suggested that the Strategy be
rebranded as a One South Lakeland document.
More information on role of higher education in promoting
economic growth was also requested.
AGREED – That subject to the suggested changes being made,
the Economic Growth Strategy be approved.
Economic Growth Projects Update
The Board was updated on Economic Growth Projects. It was
reported that projects undertaken need to be more ambitious if
the Council’s aims are to be met.
The need to open up more land to assist in economic growth was
also discussed as well as a need for greater private sector
Dan Hudson, Development Strategy Group Manager at SLDC,
gave a presentation to the Board on the Community
Infrastructure Levy (CIL).
The Adoption of the Local Plan by SLDC aims to build 5,200 new
homes on 60 hectares of employment land. The CIL would act as
a tax on this new building.
The tax is levied is approximately £50 per square meter built on,
this means the average amount raised per building would be
around £5000. It is estimated that the Levy will raise £17 to £18
million by 2025.
The Council aims to have the CIL adopted by 2015.
15% of the money raised will go the Parish Councils where the
homes are built and aims to give local communities a stake in
Discussion around the introduction of the CIL raised the question
of whether it would act to discourage developers from building in
following the meeting
HEALTH & WELLBEING FORUM
The Board was presented with the draft Public Health and
Wellbeing Strategy by Phil Greenup, Public Protection Manager
The strategy aims to improve health in the district and reduce
health inequalities. To achieve this, the strategy outlined a
partnership approach involving range of interested parties.
The role of the National Parks in assisting in the promotion of
public health was discussed and important role they can play.
Similar to the economic strategy it was suggested that the
strategy could be rebranded as a One South Lakeland document
to broaden its scope.
AGREED – That the Public Health and Wellbeing Strategy be
Health and Wellbeing Forum
The Board was update on the first meeting of the Health and
The first meeting of the forum had started work on a Joint Needs
Assessment and looked to develop its priorities;
Reducing Health Inequalities
Improving Mental Health
Maintaining Independent Living
No official Chair for the Forum had been elected at the meeting.
Although it was stated that CVS had been asked to seek more
members for the Forum with a view to electing a Chair for the
voluntary sector. A CALC representative was also being sought.
Also reported was a conference in Ulverston at the Coronation
Hall organised by Ulverston Local Area Partnership (LAP)
focusing on Dementia training.
The next meeting of the Forum will be on Wednesday 1 October
WORKING COLLABORATIVELY ON SOCIAL VALUE
It was reported that Ambleside Parish Council had successfully
applied to the Our Place Programme. A pilot will be set up in the
parish aiming to deliver better outcomes for communities through
A Steering Group was being established to begin work and a
report would be sent to the Board in the near future.
A report was presented to the Board which outlined the
advantages of members adopting a Social Value Model of
The advantages of adopting the model would include a mixed
approach to service delivery. This could be applied to
It was suggested that a Joint Officer Task and Finish Group
should be established to advance work on implementing the
The benefits of joint commissioning of services was also
AGREED – That all members of the One South Lakeland Board
agree to the principle of implementing a Social Value Model of
The Board was updated on the work of the CVS.
A summary of the Third Sector Network Development’s agreed
priorities and key actions was circulated to members. These were
aimed at developing the work of the Board in relation to the Third
South Lakes Federation
The Board was updated on the work of the South Lakes
The federation is increasing the collaborative work it undertakes
in an effort to ensure that all its members achieve the
‘Outstanding’ category by Ofsted.
A self evaluation was being introduced to introduce a system of
benchmarking between members and identify areas that may
The Board agreed that the planned update on the NHS
Partnership Trust would be deferred until the next meeting of the
One South Lakeland Board.
ANY OTHER BUSINESS
Update from Cumbria Police
The Board was informed that Cumbria Police had recently
appointed a new Chief Constable, Jerry Graham.
Crime levels within the District were also reported to be
continuing to fall. However a slight increase in Anti-Social
Behaviour was noted.
Unitary Authority Exercise
It was reported that following the recent application by Chorley
Council to become a Unitary Authority South Lakeland District
Council would conduct a paper exercise to explore the
possibilities of becoming unitary.
It was explained this was being undertaken due to the fact that
Chorley has a similar population to South Lakeland. The
progress of Chorley’s application would also be monitored.
The results of this exercise would be report back to the Board.
DATE OF NEXT MEETINGS
AGREED – That the next meeting of the One South Lakeland
Board will be 12 November 2014 at 12.30pm.
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