Decision details

Council Plan Performance Monitoring Report Quarter 4 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No




The Finance and Assets Portfolio Holder presented the Council Plan Performance Monitoring Report for Quarter 4 of 2021/22.


The Council Plan retained the vision of “South Lakeland as the best place to live, work and explore”, and highlighted that there were areas where the Council needed to do more and the plan identified four priority areas where activity needs to be focussed to achieve the vision. Targets listed in the report were grouped under these four priorities:


·        Working Across Boundaries – Delivering Sustainable Regional Growth;

·        Delivering A Balanced Community – A South Lakeland For All Ages;

·        Delivering A Fairer South Lakeland – A South Lakeland For Everyone; and

·        Addressing The Climate Emergency – A Carbon Neutral South Lakeland.


The report summarised the performance of a number of targets that had shown very good performance. However, in line with national trends and the influence of Covid-19 the number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation had increased. The Council monitored the state of South Lakeland’s economy, trends, strengths and weaknesses to help prioritise activities and interventions, adapting and implementing policies to positively affect the economy.


The most recent review during Quarter 4 2021/22 showed that only 27% of risks had been positioned above appetite, a decrease from the Quarter 4 2019/20 review, which had found that 65% of risks were above appetite due to the impact of Covid-19.


Members thanked Officers for their work in producing a detailed report and noted that the results of the performance monitoring report showed the good work done by the Council and remarked that they felt proud of the work of the Council.


Following a request from Members the Chief Executive undertook to provide an update on the Ulverston Masterplan and the future Local Plans particularly focusing on any potential land allocations.






(1)        the Summary of Performance as detailed in the report be noted;


(2)        the detailed risks information contained within Appendix 1 to the report be noted; and


(3)        the detailed performance statistics within Appendix 2 to the report be noted.


Reasons for the Decision


Performance Monitoring underpins service delivery and provides good value for money. Performance Monitoring supports the delivery of all four Council Plan Priorities


Alternative Options


No alternative options. The purpose of the report is to receive a performance update. The Council must note successes, monitor progress and take action where appropriate.

Report author: John Davies

Publication date: 12/08/2022

Date of decision: 08/06/2022

Decided at meeting: 08/06/2022 - Cabinet

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