Decisions

Decisions

09/11/2018 - Granting of a HMO Licence for Albert Road, Ledbury. Ledbury West. 09.11.2018 ref: 6648    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 09/11/2018

Decision:

HMO Licence Granted M/106308.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


11/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Fly Tipping Waste. Newton Farm. 11.12.2019 ref: 6647    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for a fly tipping offence under section 33 and an offence under section 34 of the duty of care of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/02/2020 - Recovery of debt from unpaid parking Penalty Charge Notices ref: 6643    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

That formal documentation in respect of unpaid debt from parking Penalty Charge Notices be served upon vehicle owners, and warrants are executed on those that continue to leave debt unpaid having previously been served documents having obtained authority from the Traffic Enforcement Centre (Northampton County Court).

Lead officer: James.Hughes


20/01/2020 - Planning Enforcement Notice ref: 6642    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

To serve an enforcement notice in respect of unauthorised material change of use of land from agriculture to a mixed use for agriculture and the siting of seven caravans for residential purposes

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


23/09/2019 - Planning Enforcement Notice ref: 6641    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2019

Decision:

Serve Enforcement Notice relating to unauthorised biomass plant

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


21/01/2020 - Issue Breach of condition Notice ref: 6640    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Decision:

Serve Breach of Condition Notice

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


11/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute. Two Individuals for offences under Enviromental Protection Act 1990. Environment Act 1995 and The Control of Pollution Act 1989. Bromyard West. 11.12.19 ref: 6637    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

To prosecute two defendants for offences under Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 33, 34, Section 108 of the Environmental Act 1995 and Section 1 of the Control of Pollution Act 1989.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


29/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual Under Section 117 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Central Ward. 29.01.20 ref: 6636    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute the defendant for offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 117.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/02/2020 - Hire of Ross on Wye car parks for event ref: 6644    For Determination

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

The hire of all car parks in Ross on Wye be approved at the charge set out in the schedule of charges in order to allow event organiser to promote free parking on Saturday 3rd August 2020.

Lead officer: James.Hughes


14/01/2020 - Grant of landlords consent to sublet buildings at Rotherwas Service Station ref: 6635    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Approve grant of landlords consent to sublet buildings at Rotherwas Service Station

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


13/02/2020 - Budget allocation of additional rural services delivery grant ref: 6608    Recommendations Approved

 

To agree the approach to allocating additional budget of £275k for 2019/20 towards additional support for local community transport initiatives and local solutions to maintain access in rural communities noting continuing financial pressures on support for the conventional bus network.

The details of the grant programme have been developed in the context of the 2017 passenger transport review which included extensive consultation and following discussion with local community transport providers. Criteria for accessing the grant will ensure that projects which will support older people, people with disabilities and rural residents without access to private car or public transport are prioritised.

The original decision to provide additional funding indicated that this should be to establish a grant for the purchase of new accessible vehicles for community transport providers. The recommendation is to support a broader range of projects and for it to be made available for a wider range of community groups, with community transport providers being given first opportunity to submit bids. This approach was developed following discussion with community transport providers during which they indicated that they could improve their services if the funding could be allocated for a broader range of activities including:

"           New vehicles for community transport use

"           Software to help plan journeys

"           Schemes to support access for young people

"           Initiatives to attract more volunteer drivers

"           Schemes which will feed into and support existing transport services

"           Scheme which use social media and smart technologies to increase access

"           Brokerage - making greater use of vehicles available in the local community

 

Whilst the proposed approach will give community transport providers the first opportunity to bid for grant funding it also allows for further rounds to be opened up to other community groups. This will be subject to funds being available after the first round. This is proposed as it reflects the findings of the passenger transport review that other community groups including parish councils and other local charities can play an important role in supporting local access and will add to the overall capacity of the grant programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 20/02/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)  a Rural Access Grant Scheme be approved with:

·           a non-recurring budget of £275k

·           scheme criteria as set out in appendix 1;

·           grant allocations and spend being completed by 31 March 2021; and s

the head of service for transport and access be authorised to determine grant awards to a maximum of £30k in accordance with the approved scheme criteria, and having regard to the recommendation of the appraisal panel.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Burgess


12/02/2020 - Award of contract to provide the Quantity Surveyor Service to expand Marlbrook Primary School, and approval of the expenditure of the professional fees. ref: 6633    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

a) To spend professional fees as set out in the attached record of officer decision up to the value of £300,000.

b) To award a contract for a Quantity Surveyor (QS) up to the value of £30,000 which is funded via the professional fees.

c) To spend a maximum of £3000 from the contingency budget for the removal of the tree branches on the site.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


12/02/2020 - NO WAITING AT ANY TIME (DOUBLE YELLOW LINE) RESTRICTIONS VARIOUS ROADS, LEOMINSTER. ref: 6631    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

That:
Subject to the consideration of the receipt of any objections arising from the formal Notice of Proposal a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be introduced under Part 1, Section 1 & 2 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 , the effect of which will be to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on the following stretches of road;
Junction of Mortimer Street and Wigmore Street
Mortimer Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Wigmore Street to a point 10m west of its junction with Wigmore Street
- From its junction with Wigmore Street to a point 10m east of its junction with Wigmore Street
Wigmore Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 10m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Wigmore Street (Western Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 10m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Junction of Wigmore Street and Croft Street
Wigmore Street (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 21m southwest of its junction with Croft Street
Wigmore Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 12m north of its junction with Croft Street
Croft Street (Northern Side)
- From its junction with Wigmore Street to a point 10m east of its junction with Wigmore Street
Westernmost Junction of Churchill Avenue and Croft Street
Croft Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 13m east of its junction with Churchill Avenue
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 10m west of its junction with Churchill Avenue
Churchill Avenue (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 19m south of its junction with Croft Street
Churchill Avenue (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 21m south of its junction with Croft Street
Easternmost Junction of Churchill Avenue, Croft Street and Mortimer Place
Croft Street (Northern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Place to a point 20m west of its junction with Mortimer Place
Croft Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 24m northwest of its junction with Churchill Avenue
Croft Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Place to a point to its junction with Churchill Avenue. A distance of 5m
Mortimer Place (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 10m north of its junction with Croft Street
Mortimer Place (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 10m north of its junction with Croft Street
Churchill Avenue (Eastern Side)
- From a point 70m west of its junction with Hereford Road to a point 80m west of its junction with Hereford Road
Churchill Avenue (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 10m south of its junction with Croft Street
Junction of Mortimer Street, Alderman’s Meadow and Mortimer Place

Mortimer Street (Northern Side)
- From its junction with Alderman’s Meadow to a point 16m west of its junction with Alderman’s Meadow
Mortimer Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Place to a point 23m northwest of its junction with Mortimer place
Mortimer Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Alderman’s Meadow to its junction with Mortimer Place. A distance of 8m
Alderman’s Meadow (North-western Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 9m north of its junction with Mortimer Street
Alderman’s Meadow (South-eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 13m north of its junction with Mortimer Street
Mortimer Place (Western Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 14m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Mortimer Place (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 12m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Junction of Churchill Avenue and George Street

Churchill Avenue (Southern Side)
- From its junction with George Street to a point 4m east of its junction with George Street
- From its junction with George Street to a point 8m west of its junction with George Street
George Street (Western Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 10m south of its junction with Churchill Avenue
George Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to ap point 10m south of its junction with Churchill Avenue
Junction of Elm Close and Hereford Road
Hereford Road (Western Side)
- From its junction with Elm Close to a point 10m north of its junction with Elm Close
- From its junction with Elm Close to a point 10m south of its junction with Elm Close.
Elm Close (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Hereford Road to a point 18m west of its junction with Hereford Road
Elm Close (Northern Side)
From its junction with Hereford Road to a point 17m west of its junction with Hereford Road

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


12/02/2020 - Executive response to the Spotlight review concerning peer on peer abuse in schools

To approve the executive response to the recommendations from the spotlight review concerning peer on peer abuse in schools. The spotlight review considered the Herefordshire approach to peer on peer abuse and made twelve recommendations to the executive.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 03/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird, Liz Elgar, Ceri Morgan

Notice of decision: 12/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/02/2020 - 193682 - LAND ADJACENT BRAMPTON ABBOTTS VILLAGE HALL, BRAMPTON ABBOTTS, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR9 7JD ref: 6628    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was refused contrary to the Case Officer’s recommendation

Wards affected: Old Gore;


11/02/2020 - 192969 - BOWLING GREEN FARM, CLEHONGER, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR2 9SJ ref: 6627    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was approved contrary to the Case Officer’s recommendation

Wards affected: Wormside;


11/02/2020 - 191173 - LAND SOUTH OF LADYWELL LANE, KINGSTHORNE, HEREFORDSHIRE. ref: 6626    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was approved in accordance with the Case Officer’s recommendation.


11/02/2020 - 183792 - LAND TO THE EAST OF BRAMBLE COTTAGE, ALLENSMORE VILLAGE ROAD, ALLENSMORE, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR2 9AG ref: 6625    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was refused contrary to the Case Officer’s recommendation.

Wards affected: Wormside;


11/02/2020 - 184520 - LAND AT GREYFRIARS BRIDGE, HEREFORD ref: 6629    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was withdrawn from the agenda.

Wards affected: Hinton & Hunderton;


11/02/2020 - To change charges for waste collection services ref: 6624    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

To increase charges to services provided for the purposes of waste collection across trade, bulky, garden and parish freighter;
And to set the introductory prices for optional or additional waste management services.

Trade waste prices
Collect & dispose 2019-20 2020-21
1100 £ 16.00 £16.99
660 £ 11.50 £11.99
360 £ 7.50 £7.89
240 £ 6.00 £6.30
Chamberlain £ 15.00 £15.59
Sacks (x50) £ 80.00 £82.50
Sacks (x25) N/A £43.75
Recycling 240 £ 3.25 £3.30
Recycling 1100 £ 7.50 £7.90
Recycling sacks (x50) £ 50.00
£55.00
Delivery £ 25.75 £25.80
Removal £ 51.20 £51.50

Trade waste prices for LA maintained schools/academy & charity shops
Collection only 2019-20 2020-21
1100 £ 10.20 £10.40
660 £ 7.20 £7.34
360 £ 6.15 £6.27
240 £ 4.80 £4.90
Chamberlain £ 9.50 £9.69
Sacks (x50) £ 48.75 £49.73
Sacks (x25) N/A £27.37
Recycling 240 £ 1.85 £1.89
Recycling sacks (x50) £ 36.00
£36.72

DOC
2019-20 2020-21
Administration fee for paper copy £ 11.00
£12.00

Garden waste sacks
2019-20 2020-21
Per roll of 5 sacks £ 3.90 £4.00

Parish Freighter
2019-20 2020-21
Per 2 hour slot £ 408.00 £414.00

Bulky waste collection
2019-20 2020-21
Per 3 items £ 25.00 £ 25.50
Per fridge or freezer £ 20.00 £ 20.50

Household waste container deliveries
NEW charges from 1 April 2020-21
Delivery/removal charge £ 15.50
360l bin additional cost £ 11.50

180l damaged replacement £ 18.00
240l damaged replacement £ 18.50
360l damaged replacement £ 30.00



Lead officer: Nicola Percival


11/02/2020 - Review of performance and progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support improvement plan 2019/20

To review progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support division improvement plan 2019 / 2020 produced in response to the Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) inspection judgement of June 2018 and the subsequent focused visits carried out in 2019.

To include an update on work with West Mercia Police regarding referrals to the Multi-agency safeguarding hub.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 11/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2020 - Leominster Bridge Street Repairs ref: 6622    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 03/02/2020

Decision:

1. To undertake road repairs to the access road to the Household Recycling Centre, Waste Transfer Station and Waste Collection Depot at Bridge Street, Leominster.

2. To recharge all costs to our waste management contractors FCC Environment Ltd and Mercia Waste Management in accordance with the license to occupy and lease respectively.

Lead officer: Sonya Morris


11/02/2020 - Decision to dispose of the barns at Magnolia Farm, Canonbridge ref: 6621    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

To dispose of the redundant barns which formed part of Magnolia Farm, Canonbridge by informal tender using the existing contract with Fisher German.

Lead officer: Helen Beale


11/02/2020 - Land swap with Ascalon at Chapel Road ref: 6620    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

That the council agrees to grant a new long leasehold to Ascalon for 441.4 sqm of land at Chapel Road, to run concurrently with their existing long leasehold of adjacent land. In addition 34.1 sqm of land will be released from their existing lease back into council’s control

Lead officer: Nick Webster


10/02/2020 - Award of contracts for Family Mentoring and Befriending from April 2020 to March 2021 ref: 6619    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

The following contracts are awarded as a result of a competitive tendering process.

Contract 1 be awarded to Herefordshire Vennture to deliver a family mentoring service at fixed cost of £100,000 from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Contract 2 be awarded to Home-Start Herefordshire to deliver the Befriending Service at a fixed cost of £66,000 from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


11/02/2020 - Car Park Charges for Electric Vehicles ref: 6607    Recommendations Approved

 

To approve free parking for up to 30 minutes for electric vehicles when parked in an electric vehicle parking space and connected to a charge point in all council car parks in order to underpin the councils commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

That:

The new schedule of charges, as outlined in appendix 1, to include free 30 minute parking for electric vehicles when parked in electric vehicle parking spaces in all council off street car parks, is approved to take effect from 16th March 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James.Hughes


31/01/2020 - Temporary Road Closures ref: 6618    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 31/01/2020

Decision:


Attached are the officer decisions taken for temporary road closures and highway decisions from 1 January 2020 to 31 January 2020

Leominster markets 2020
U65600 Hainscroft Track, Whitbourne (TTRO19-608)
C1294 from Upper Walton to Hall Court Farm, Rushall (TTRO19-703)

U65438 Station Road, Bromyard

U70420 Church Road, Brampton Abbotts - TTRO19-612

C1075 from A438 to Millhaf, Whitney on Wye (TTRO19-710)

C1059 from Humber Brook to Bradleys Corner, Hatfield (TTRO19-706)

C1129 from C1130 to Junction with Veldo Lane, Withington (TTRO19-727)

Dippersmoor S31(6) deposit CA17 form

U70238 The Line, Linton, Ross On Wye (TTRO19-701)



Deed of Easement & Section 38/278 Newlands, Stoke Lacy

Leominster May Fair - High Street, Leominster - 29th April 2020 1 hour

Leominster Mayfair – 29th April – 3rd May 5 days

U91207 - Broken Bank, Kington

s.38 - Phase 1 Holmer West



C1209 from B4348 to Urishay House Access Road, Peterchurch (TTRO19-730)

C1239 Welsh Newton

TCO MY3A

TCO WBK4

U95203 School Lane Hampton

U70328 Hampton Bishop

A44 Mill Street, Leominster (TTRO19-721)

Service of notice under Section 143 Highways Act 1980
Town End Cottage, 10 Hereford Road, Leominster, HR6 8JU

Sarnesfield Court Estate CA17


Munstone

U65622 Coombe Lane

TCO WC62




Road Closure of Ferrers Street/East Street - One Way Suspension of Ferrers Street/Offa Street (TTRO19-733/734)


A4113 High Street, Leintwardine (TTRO19-715)



TCO LG47

U75202 Priory Road, Clifford

TCO KS26

MY35

E2:E84S278 Agreement - Severn Stars, Clehonger, Herefordshire

Lead officer: Bruce Evans


10/02/2020 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2020-2025

To agree the content and support the implementation of the Herefordshire and Worcestershire Mental Health & Wellbeing Strategy 2020-2025 in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 20/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald, Amy Whiles

Notice of decision: 10/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/02/2020 - Engagement Standards Update ref: 6605    Recommendations Approved

 

To approve revised customer service standards which outline the methods of contact and expected response time.  This update is based on increased use of digital contact and introduces new standards including notice period on temporarily closing offices, standard consultation periods and dealing with unreasonable behaviour.  The standards are published on the council website to outline what residents should expect when contacting Herefordshire Council.  Whilst these standards cover general contact with the council there will also be different requirements which will be in legal frameworks (e.g. freedom of information requests) which will be outlined separately.  The standards have been set to realistically balance the council's resources with reasonable response time.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 15/02/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)       The objectives of engagement standards in paragraph 11 are accepted; and

(b)  The updated standards outlined in paragraph 16 are agreed.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


07/02/2020 - Approve Capital Expenditure for improvements at Maylords Car Park ref: 6617    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Decision:

The Relocation of disabled parking spaces in Maylord Car Park be approved at a cost of £1,040. This is to be funded from existing capital programme allocation approved to be spent on car park improvements, including at Maylord.

Lead officer: James.Hughes


07/02/2020 - Decision to de-register part of the land that forms part of CL54 Welsh Newton Common ref: 6616    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Decision:

To deregister the strip of land at Newton Lodge at Welsh Newton Common, outline in red on he attached plan, as the application complies with the requirements of Paragraph 7, Schedule 2 of the Commons Act 2006.

Lead officer: Helen Beale


07/02/2020 - Treatment of West Mercia Energy pension liability

Herefordshire Council in one of four member authorities (the ‘Owning Authorities’) of West Mercia Energy (WME) Joint Committee, formerly known as West Mercia Supplies (WMS).

It is proposed to transfer the WME pension deficit to a newly created employer body within the Shropshire County Pension Fund (‘WMS Pension’) managed and overseen by a new ‘WMS Pension Joint Committee’ comprising the same four Owning Authorities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 07/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/10/2019 - Transfer of freehold interest in land at Station Road Bromyard ref: 6615    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 10/10/2019

Decision:

Approve transfer of freehold interest in land at Station Road Bromyard to leaseholder following exercise of option under lease dated 20.03.1998

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


15/07/2019 - Release of capital funds from existing approved capital allocation to undertake additional repair works at Units 1 – 6 Tarsmill Court, Rotherwas ref: 6614    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2019

Decision:

Approve release of approved capital funds to carry out additional refurbishment at units 1 – 6 Tarsmill Court to ensure they meet the requirements of the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards(MEES)and other identified defects are remedied

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


02/09/2019 - New Lease 4 & 5 Foxwood Court ref: 6613    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 02/09/2019

Decision:

Approve new lease of 4 & 5 Foxwood Court Rotherwas on open market terms

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


28/01/2020 - Easement for laying of water pipe to be granted on land at St Katherine’s, Ledbury ref: 6612    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 28/01/2020

Decision:

Easement for laying of water pipe to be granted on land at St Katherine’s, Ledbury

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


30/01/2020 - Setting the 2020/21 budget and updating the medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy ref: 6598    Recommendations Approved

 

To agree the draft 2020/21 budget and associated medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy for recommendation to Council on 14 February.

The proposed budget reflects current and expected service delivery requirements and the provisional local government settlement announced on 20 December. Overall the base budget for 2020/21 is proposed to increase to fund budget pressures and new initiatives. Savings of £2.4m in 2020/21 remain and an increase in council tax of 3.9% (inclusive of 2% adult social care precept) is proposed to deliver a balanced budget.

The draft medium term financial strategy (MTFS), attached at appendix 1, has been extended to 2023/24 based on current assumptions on future funding and service requirements.

 

The treasury management strategy, attached at appendix 4, includes the proposed borrowing and investment strategy, the council’s expected minimum revenue provision and the associated prudential indicators which demonstrate that the council’s proposed capital investment budget is affordable, prudent and sustainable.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 30/01/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)  the following be recommended to Council;

a.    the council tax base of 69,756.19 Band D equivalents;

b.    an increase in core council tax in 2020/21 of 1.9%;

c.    an additional precept in respect of adult social care costs of 2% applied to council tax in 2020/21 resulting in a total council tax increase of 3.9%, increasing the band D charge from £1,514.70 to £1,573.77 for Herefordshire Council in 2020/21;

d.    the balanced 2020/21 revenue budget proposal totalling £157.1m, subject to any amendments approved at the meeting, specifically the net spending limits for each directorate as at appendix 3;

e.    delegation to the section 151 officer of the power to make necessary changes to the budget arising from any variations in central government funding allocations via general reserves;

f.     the medium term financial strategy (MTFS) 2020-24 at appendix 1 be approved; and

g.    the treasury management strategy at appendix 4 be approved.

(b)  the responses to scrutiny committee’s recommendations as provided in paragraph 63 be approved;

(c)  up to £200k of the public health grant be ring fenced as the council contribution toward the provision of the Hereford City Cycle Track; and

(d)  a new earmarked reserve be created to support activities related to climate change.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove


30/01/2020 - Corporate plan 2020-24 ref: 6596    Recommend Forward to Council

To agree proposals for the Council's Corporate Plan 2020-24 for recommendation to Council.  The council's constitution requires cabinet to make recommendations to council in respect of budget and policy framework; the Corporate Plan forms part of this framework.

The Corporate Plan has been developed to set the ambition for the council following public consultation and engagement with key stakeholders.  Over 2000 people have been engaged through a range of pop-up events, targeted workshops throughout the county and an online survey. 

The Corporate Plan shapes the future of Herefordshire with the overall aim to improve the sustainability, connectivity and wellbeing of the county by strengthening communities, creating a thriving local economy and protecting and enhancing our environment. 

Through the development of the Corporate Plan, three corporate priorities and objectives have been identified. These are:

"           Environment - protect and enhance our environment and keep Herefordshire a great place to live

"           Community - strengthen communities to ensure everyone lives well and safely together

"           Economy - support an economy which builds on the county's strengths and resources

Recognising that these priorities do not exist in isolation, three cross-cutting themes of sustainability, connectivity and wellbeing have emerged. These themes will underpin the priorities and ambition set out in the Corporate Plan and guide future service design, planning and policy making.

The Corporate Plan is a strategic plan that sets out the overarching ambition, the annual delivery plan provides more detail of the projects and initiatives that will be undertaken in 2020/21 to meet the commitments made in the Corporate Plan 2020-24.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 30/01/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)  The draft corporate plan 2020-24, as set out at appendix A, be recommended to Council;

 

(b)  Authority be delegated to the Assistant Director People and Performance, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to make any amendments necessary arising from the discussions at Cabinet, prior to consideration by council specifically:

 

                              i.        An additional sentence to be inserted committing the council to working with the farming community to promote sustainable stewardship of the County’s farmland, soils and woods;

                            ii.        Reference to maintenance of public rights of way, bridges and street lighting to be inserted alongside maintenance of roads;

                           iii.        Additional photographs to be inserted to break up the large blocks of text in the introduction from the leader of the council and the background information on the county;

                           iv.        Typographical corrections to ensure consistency through the document.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


11/11/2019 - Planning Enforcement Notice - Storridge ref: 6611    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 06/02/2020

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

Issue Enforcement Notice

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


17/01/2019 - Planning Enforcement Notice - Dinedor Hill ref: 6610    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 05/02/2020

Effective from: 17/01/2019

Decision:

Issue Enforcement Notice

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


06/02/2019 - Breach of Condition Notice - Leominster East ref: 6609    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 05/02/2020

Effective from: 06/02/2019

Decision:

Issue breach of condition notice

Lead officer: Helen Mills


04/02/2020 - Draft Annual Governance Statement 2019/20

To seek the views of the committee as to whether the draft annual governance statement 2019/20 properly reflects the risk environment the council is operating in and the appropriateness of any actions required to improve it.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 05/05/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 04/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2020 - Healthwatch Contract

To seek approval to proceed with a competitive tender process for the Healthwatch contract.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: Before 20/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 03/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2020 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System (ICS) outcomes framework

To consider the proposed approach and the draft ICS system level outcomes framework for Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 20/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 03/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open