Ms Dunnet informed the
Committee that there was a negative variance against the budget
during Quarter 2, and this was forecasted to total £231,000
by the end of the financial year.
Contributing factors to the negative variance included unmet
Development Control Applications income targets and the subsidy
cost of the Park and Ride service. It
was stated that the Council as a whole was projected to end the
financial year within budget.
expressed concern at the update.
Mr Jeff Kitson,
Parking Services Manager, explained to the Committee that Penalty
Charge Notices (PCNs) hadn’t changed significantly in number,
and that the anomalous data in the report was due to the
introduction of a new reporting tool that required
adjustment. Mr Kitson confirmed that
this was to be resolved ahead of Quarter 3.
recognised that while income associated with Development Control
Applications was below the budgeted figure, this was expected to
increase in the coming years when the Local Plan Review was fully
underway. Although the financial
figures did not read positively, it was welcomed that the Local
Plan had given additional control to planning matters.
1.The revenue position at the end of the second
quarter and the actions being taken or proposed to improve the
position, where significant variances have been identified, be
2.The capital position at the end of the second
quarter be noted.