Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

03/12/2019 - High Needs Budget 2020/21

To approve the Dedicated Schools Grant high needs budget for 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 26/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 03/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/12/2019 - To agree the continuation of delivery of ICT services with Rutland County Council

To agree that Herefordshire Council continue to accept the delegation by Rutland County Council of their enterprise system support function (an element of ICT support) and that Herefordshire Council should act as lead commissioning council for the service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 13/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 03/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/12/2019 - Options for delivering council-owned Housing

To approve the commencement of a project utilising earmarked reserves for the purpose of evaluating and recommending delivery models through which the council can develop and manage new homes

Decision Maker: Cabinet member housing, regulatory services, and community safety

Decision due date: 31/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Gabb

Notice of decision: 02/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/12/2019 - Mobilisation of new Edge of Care approach for children and young people

To approve the initial investment into a new approach for supporting children who are on the edge of being required to be looked after by the Council, either because they are at risk of becoming or looked after child, or because they could safely cease to be looked after with appropriate support.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 12/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 02/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2019 - Support for residents and businesses whose homes or business premises have been flooded

To seek approval for the launch of hardship schemes to residents and businesses whose homes or business premises have been flooded.

The hardship schemes would consist of a Community Recovery Grant, to help families with their immediate recovery and a Business Recovery Grant, for eligible small and medium-sized businesses.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 06/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 29/11/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The decision is urgent in nature due to the need to award funding to affected households and businesses as soon as practicable.

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/11/2019 - Underwriting the second phase of Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal grant funding to NMiTE

To approve an appropriate level of underwriting of NMiTE’s second phase of Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal grant funding to enable the development of a Centre for Advanced Timber Technology, Centre for Automated Manufacturing, and a Centre for Future Skills on the Hereford Enterprise Zone.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/12/2019

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 29/11/2019

Reason for urgency:
The funding agreement is required to be signed in early January 2020 to ensure that design and planning stages of the build can commence to ensure that building works and defray of the grant occurs by March 2021.

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2019 - Equality Policy 2020-2023

To approve the draft equality policy 2020-2023, including the proposed equality objectives.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harriet Yellin

Notice of decision: 28/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


28/11/2019 - Extension of ERDF Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings programme

To authorise acceptance of the offer of further funding from the Ministry of Housing Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) capital and revenue to the council, in order to administer the sustainable energy in public buildings project covering the Marches local enterprise partnership (LEP) area on behalf of Herefordshire, Shropshire and Telford & Wrekin councils.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 13/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Locking

Notice of decision: 28/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/11/2019 - Supported Accommodation for Care Leavers - development of a local framework

To approve the development of a local framework for supported accommodation for care leavers

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 06/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 27/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/11/2019 - Herefordshire Multi- Agency Protocol for Children and Young People with Disabilities and Complex Needs - Preparing for Adulthood

To approve the Herefordshire Multi-Agency Protocol for Children and Young People with Disabilities and Complex Needs.  

 

The protocol is designed with young people at the centre and has been developed to support and improve the preparing for adulthood transition process by ensuring we are all working together for the benefit of young people, their parents and carers.

The protocol aims to outline the preparing for adulthood pathway and ensure everyone involved understands the specific roles and responsibilities of all the key agencies, so that they can work together effectively to support the young person.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alexia Heath

Notice of decision: 27/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/11/2019 - 2019/20 external audit plan

To approve the external audit plan for 2019/20, to ensure that the council has effective statutory external audit arrangements in place as required in the council’s constitution.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 26/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/11/2019 - Annual external audit letter - 2018/19

For the committee to receive the external auditor’s annual audit letter for 2018/19 and determine
whether further action or inclusion in the committee’s work programme is appropriate.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 26/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


26/11/2019 - Contract and finance procedure rules

To approve updates to the councils contract and finance procedure rules to ensure the rules are up to date.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 26/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/11/2019 - Amendment to shareholding agreement of Hoople Ltd

To agree to admit a new shareholder to Hoople Ltd

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 17/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Audrey Clements

Notice of decision: 20/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/11/2019 - Hereford City Centre Improvements (HCCI)

To authorise funding from approved capital budget for the development of the full business case for investment in Hereford City Centre and the production of an objection report following the statutory Traffic Regulation Orders (TRO) consultation as part of the St Owen St Cycle Contraflow project.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 12/12/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: James Fishlock

Notice of decision: 20/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/11/2019 - Annual governance statement: Action Plan

To report progress made towards implementing the agreed action plan in response to issues identified in the 2018/19 annual governance statement in order that the committee may gain assurance that risks are being appropriately mitigated.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 28/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 19/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/11/2019 - Appointment of Director for Economy and Place

To appoint the Council's director of Economy and Place

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 03/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 19/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2019 - Adoption of the Stretton Sugwas neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Stretton Sugwas neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Stretton Sugwas neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 28/02/2020

Wards affected: Credenhill;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 15/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/11/2019 - Fastershire Broadband Terms of Extension 2019

To approve changes to the Council’s existing broadband delivery contracts with Gigaclear to expand their scope in terms of the level of public subsidy and the number of eligible premises that would be reached with full fibre broadband.

 

Agreeing this change will release an extra £1.89m of existing subsidy to leverage no less than £881k private sector investment and will provide an extra 5,486 premises will full fibre broadband across the two counties of which 872 are currently incapable of accessing superfast broadband. The timescales relating to the current contracts were previously extended through a cabinet member decision in March 2019.

 

To date 90% of premises in Herefordshire can access a superfast broadband service, from a starting point of the Fastershire programme of 0.6% premises in 2012. Fastershire is a partnership between Herefordshire Council (as the lead partner) and Gloucestershire County Council, with capital match funding from national government. The programme uses public funding to create a broadband network where commercial providers are not investing as a way of residents and businesses taking advantages of the digital connectivity.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 18/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 14/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/11/2019 - 2020/21 Council Tax Reduction Scheme

To approve the continuation of the 2019/20 local council tax reduction scheme (CTR) for 2020/21. The current scheme was initially approved by Council on 18 December 2015.

It is a legal requirement to annually review the council’s council tax reduction scheme and the decision is reserved to full Council. The current scheme has been reviewed and there is no evidence to support a change at this time.


Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 14/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 14/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/11/2019 - Setting the 2020/21 budget and updating the medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy

To agree the draft 2020/21 budget and associated medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 14/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 14/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2019 - Capital Programme 2020/21 onwards and Capital Strategy

To approve the capital investment budget and capital strategy for 2020/21 onwards, as recommended by Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 14/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 13/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/07/2019 - Executive Response to the Climate Emergency

 

 To approve the cabinet’s response to the climate emergency resolution that was unanimously supported at the meeting of full council on 8 March 2019.

 

To approve the cabinet’s response to the zero carbon citizen’s assembly resolution that was passed by council at the meeting of full council on 12 July 2019.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Geoff Perrott

Notice of decision: 05/07/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open