Decisions

Decisions

24/11/2020 - Covid 19 Additional Restrictions Grant Scheme ref: 7369    Recommendations Approved

 

To seek approval to accept and spend the Additional Restrictions Grant (ARG) funding (£3,856,020) allocation from government, to support businesses affected by the second national Covid 19 lockdown period, and any future periods of restriction up to the end of March 2022.

 

This decision is specific to the Additional Restrictions Grant.  The national guidance indicates that the council can use this funding for business support activities but it is expected to primarily take the form of discretionary grants to businesses to support them through period of trade restrictions due to Covid 19. The offer letter implies that this allocation is for the current national and any future national or local restrictions (the funding will not be refreshed) through to the end of March 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision published: 24/11/2020

Effective from: 24/11/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)       The cabinet member for Environment, Economy and Skills approves the expenditure (£3,856,020) of government funding provided for the Covid 19 Herefordshire Additional Restrictions Grant Fund.

(b)       The cabinet member for Environment, Economy and Skills approves the approach to delivering the Additional Restrictions Grant scheme.

(c)       To delegate to the Director for Economy and Place following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment, Economy and Skills and the Section 151 Officer the authority to vary the grant support for businesses in accordance with the national government guidance to be able to urgently respond to fast changing Covid 19 circumstances.

(d)       The Head of Economic Development and the Economic Development Manager be authorised to approve grant awards to businesses following satisfactory appraisal of the applications received (up to a value of £5,000 per business).

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby


23/11/2020 - Hereford Towns Fund town investment plan submission

Endorsement of the Hereford Towns Fund town investment plan submission and approval to act as accountable body for any subsequent Town Deal agreed with government.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/01/2021

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Belmont Rural; Bobblestock; Central; College; Eign Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Holmer; Kings Acre; Newton Farm; Redhill; Saxon Gate; Tupsley; Whitecross; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Nick Webster

Notice of decision: 23/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2020 - To Implement the Herefordshire council streetworks permit scheme as set out in the cabinet member report signed on the 29 October 2020 ref: 7365    Recommendations Approved

The decision to introduce the permit was made by the Cabinet Member on the 29th October 2020 and becomes effective on the 5th November 2020.

The benefits of the permit scheme is outlined in the Cabinet Members report, the scheme will aim is to improve the strategic and operational management of the highway network through enabling better planning, scheduling and management of activities to minimise disruption to highway network users. The scheme will enable better coordination of activities throughout the highway network.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 18/11/2020

Lead officer: Bruce Evans


09/11/2020 - Record of Officer Decision - Decision to agree and sign the Hoople SLA 20/21 ref: 7366    Recommendations Approved

To agree the Hoople SLA 20/21 allows effective ongoing management of the services delivered and a mechanism to monitor these services against.

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision published: 23/11/2020

Effective from: 09/11/2020

Lead officer: Karen Morris


19/11/2020 - OBJECTION REPORT PROPOSED (LOWER BULLINGHAM LANE AND WINDSOR ROAD, HEREFORD) (PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME) ORDER 2020 ref: 7363    Recommendations Approved

To consider the comments and objections received from two residents, in relation to the advertisement of the council’s proposal to introduce the following Traffic Regulation Order; (LOWER BULLINGHAM LANE AND WINDSOR ROAD, HEREFORD) (PROHIBITION OF WAITING AT ANY TIME) ORDER 2020.

The objections received related to the waiting restrictions on Windsor Road and concerns as to where the displaced parking would migrate to.

The proposals as advertised are detailed on drawing 3409 72 in Appendix A.

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 20/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


19/11/2020 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER TO IMPLEMENT WAITING RESTRICTIONS ON THE ROSE GARDEN AND LEDBURY COURT, HEREFORD ref: 7362    Recommendations Approved

To recommend the implementation of waiting restrictions on The Rose Garden and Ledbury Court, Hereford.

The extents of the proposed restrictions are set out in detail in Recommendations below and shown on drawing 3409-87 in Appendix A.

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 20/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


19/11/2020 - To award time limited block purchase arrangements to adult care homes to meet additional residential Discharge to Assess (D2A) bed capacity requirements. ref: 7364    Recommendations Approved

Herefordshire Council are seeking approval to enter into a short term block contract for 10 in- county Discharge to Assess (D2A) residential care home beds required to meet our obligations as set out in the national COVID-19 guidance.
The additional beds will support the health and care system’s D2A provisions to ensure timely discharge from acute settings for people that are medically fit for discharge but who might otherwise be delayed in hospital whilst an assessment is completed to determine their longer term needs. The provision will also help to reduce the impact of COVID-19 and seasonal winter pressures on the health and social care system.

Decision Maker: Director of adults and communities

Decision published: 20/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Lead officer: Stephen Vickers


19/11/2020 - Decision to agree and sign the Hoople Services Contract ref: 7361    Recommendations Approved

The Hoople Services Contract provides the contractual mechanisms that are required to manage the client provider relationship, including payment for the services that the council commissions from Hoople Ltd each year. These services are described in an annual plan, which is known as the Hoople Service Level Agreement or the ‘Hoople SLA’

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/11/2020

Effective from: 19/11/2020

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


19/11/2020 - Transfer of Get Building Funding the New Model Institute Technology and Engineering

To enable the accountable body, Shropshire Council, to delegate responsibility for the managing of the Get Building Funding grant and the relationship with the successful grant applicant (NMiTE) to the council. The full grant amount of £1.6m for project will be transferred from the accountable body to the council in advance of project delivery. The grant funding will be utilised to accelerate development of NMITE’s Centre for Automated Manufacturing on the Herefordshire Enterprise Zone

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby

Notice of decision: 19/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/11/2020 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package (HCCTP)

To provide an update on programme and budget for the HCCTP project and to agree next steps to progress the remaining elements of the project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 04/02/2021

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Central; College; Eign Hill; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 19/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/10/2020 - Decision to Licence Wellington Home and Gardens for Explosive Storage. Queenswood. 19.10.20 ref: 7354    Recommendations Approved

To grant an explosives licence to English Salvage T/A Wellington Home and Gardens, Wellington, HR4 8BB in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014 for 2 years. Expiry 31st August 2022.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Lead officer: David Hough


19/10/2020 - Decision to Licence The Balloon Display Company for Explosive Storage. Hereford City. 19.10.20 ref: 7353    Recommendations Approved

To grant an explosives licence to The Balloon Display Company, 22 Union Street, Hereford, HR1 2BT in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014 for 1 year. Expiry 31st August 2021.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Lead officer: David Hough


19/10/2020 - Decision to Licence J Mart, Hereford for All Year Explosives Storage. Hereford City. 19.10.20 ref: 7352    Recommendations Approved

To grant an explosives licence (all year) to Rai Fashions, J Mart, 118 Widemarsh Street, Hereford, HR4 9HN in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014 for 1 year. Expiry 30th November 2021.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Lead officer: David Hough


20/10/2020 - Decision to Licence J Mart, Ross for Explosive Storage. Ross North. 20.10.20 ref: 7351    Recommendations Approved

To grant an explosives licence to Rai Fashions, J Mart, Ashburton Ind. Est., Ross On Wye, HR9 7BW in accordance with the Explosives Regulations 2014 for 5 years. Expiry 31st August 2025.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Lead officer: David Hough


21/10/2020 - Serving of a S11 Improvement Notice relating to Cat 1 Hazards at a residential property in Ford Bridge, Leominster, Herefordshire. Hampton. 21.10.20 ref: 7350    Recommendations Approved

To serve a Section 11 Improvement Notice for Category 1 Hazards

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Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


22/10/2020 - Decision to Prosecution Two Individuals and a Company for Unfair Trading Offences. Ross on Wye West. 22.10.20 ref: 7349    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute company, director and salesman for multiple offences under Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008- breach of regulations 5, 7, 9, 10, 11 and 15

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/11/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


18/11/2020 - Public Realm Contract Extension

To approve an extension of the public realm service contract, with Balfour Beatty Living Places, in line with contract terms and conditions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member commissioning, procurement and assets

Decision due date: 18/01/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Manterfield

Notice of decision: 18/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2020 - Recommendation for the first proceedable affordable housing scheme

To approve the development work for the first proceedable site for affordable housing in Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Nigel Thomas

Notice of decision: 18/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


18/11/2020 - Hillside - Review of technological opportunities

To approve funding to undertake a comprehensive review of the current technology in Hillside Care Centre, Pentwyn Avenue, Hereford and to set-out the short, medium and long term technological opportunities so that focused improvements, and appropriate solutions can be integrated into services to enhance the quality of care and life, support independence and increase safety as set out in the Herefordshire’s 2020 – 2024 County Plan below:
“Technology is another key component for promoting and supporting wellbeing, particularly for those with high levels of need. Technology can be very liberating and empowering where it can improve independence without relying on formal and often intrusive levels of care. This includes such things as prompts to take medication, voice-activated response services when crisis occurs (such as a fall), health and wellbeing apps etc. Over the coming years, we will continue to develop our technology strategies and make further investments in this important, exciting and fast moving area of service transformation.”

Decision Maker: Director of adults and communities

Decision due date: 11/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Davinder Johal

Notice of decision: 18/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2020 - Officer approval to award Warm Homes Fund project installer contract to Communitas Energy CIC via signing of Seal Authority form ref: 7347    Recommendations Approved

-A procurement exercise took place March to May 2020 to appoint an appropriate partner for this part of the project, to install Air Source Heat Pumps in eligible fuel poor private household residences, however although contracts were awarded for LPG and Ground Source Heat Pump solutions, there were no submissions in the relevant lot for ASHPs.
-There are a number of eligible households currently on the waiting list for the project, in which the most suitable technology has been determined as ASHP. Subsequent discussions with project partner, Shropshire Council, have revealed a potential installation partner for this area, Communitas Energy CIC (Communitas), who can deliver the services required.
-A waiver of standing orders has been obtained through the relevant approvals to grant this contract via seal approval.
-Warm Homes Fund projects seek to alleviate fuel poverty for eligible residents in the county via the installation of more efficient and economic heating systems;
-Fuel Poverty affects around 10,862 households in the county (12.9%). This figure is higher than the national level and reflects the challenges that the county faces in relation to the energy efficiency of properties including a large proportion of older, hard to treat properties and restricted access to mains gas due to the rural nature of the county
-Decreasing fuel poverty can be linked to increasing housing standards as well as health and wellbeing.
-Housing also accounts for around a quarter of the County’s carbon dioxide emissions and therefore by helping to improve the energy efficiency of heating systems in properties, the Warm Homes Fund projects will contribute to climate change reduction targets.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 16/11/2020

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


17/11/2020 - Investment in the council’s winter fleet ref: 7346    Recommendations Approved

The decision to invest in the winter fleet was taken in the Capital Investment in Infrastructure 2020/21 public Realm Annual Plan report on the 6th August, 2020 by the Cabinet Member Transport and Infrastructure.

The fleet is in need to investment due to the age and capability, the investment will include for an additional gritter and provide additional capability in the use of the tractor in the winter service. The investment will also include mobile sensors which will add to the inspections and assist in the decision making process.

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 17/11/2020

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


17/11/2020 - Homes England Investment Partner Status ref: 7345    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the authority to become a Home’s England Investment Partner.

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

Decision published: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 24/11/2020

Decision:

That the council formally applies to Homes England for Investment Partner status, as a means of affording the council the ability to apply for Homes England Funding if deemed appropriate in the future.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hannah McSherry


17/11/2020 - Construction of North Magazine Haul Road, Hereford Enterprise Zone ref: 7348    Recommendations Approved

The construction of the haul road will provide NMITE with the required access to undertake construction activities in relation to the new educational campus over the construction period, whilst allowing the planned infrastructure for the North Magazine to be developed.

Three quotations have been secured for carrying out the work via the pro contract system. The Council’s contract procedure rules have been followed with support from the Commercial team. Owen Pell Limited scored highest in the evaluation exercise.
The tender is based on a 6 week delivery period.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 17/11/2020

Effective from: 17/11/2020

Lead officer: Neil Batt


16/11/2020 - Dedicated Schools Grant 2020/21 additional in-year expenditure ref: 7305    Recommendations Approved

 

To approve additional in-year expenditure within the Dedicated Schools Grant for 2020/21 for

(a)        revenue pupil growth funding for 33 pupils from September 2020 for Fairfield High School; and

(b)        to commission 15 additional places for the Pupil Referral Unit from September 2020 to provide secondary intervention places.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 16/11/2020

Effective from: 21/11/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)       Revenue growth funding of £77,731.50 funded from Dedicated Schools Grant reserves for Fairfield High School be approved for 33 pupils over the school’s Planned Admission Number (PAN) for the autumn and spring terms at the per pupil funding amount of £4,038 pa pro-rata for the seven month period; and

(b)  An additional 15 places be commissioned at the Pupil Referral Unit from September 2020 for the autumn and spring terms at a cost of £87,500 funded from Dedicated Schools Grant reserves at the mandatory Department for Education place funding amount of £10,000 pa pro-rata for the seven month period.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green


13/11/2020 - Award of cloud based solution for electronic personal education plans (ePEP) and looked after children attendance tracking. ref: 7344    Recommendations Approved

Provision of electronic Personal Education Plans and Attendance Tracking for Looked After Children is awarded to Welfare Call (LAC) Limited for a period of 3 years from 1st Januray 2021, with the potential to extend for up to two further years, at a maximum cost over the 5 year period of £173,160.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 13/11/2020

Effective from: 13/11/2020

Lead officer: Chris Baird


13/11/2020 - Temporary closure of Herefordshire Archive & Records Centre (HARC), Hereford Museum & Art Gallery and Black & White House Museum ref: 7343    Recommendations Approved

This is to comply with legal obligations being brought in as part of the England wide lockdown between November 5th 2020 and December 2nd 20020.

The Statutory Instrument 2020 No. 1200 entitled ‘The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) (No 4) Regulations 2020 was laid before Parliament on 3rd November 2020 and comes into effect on 5th November 2020. This requires the closure to the public of museums and galleries as well as HARC

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 13/11/2020

Effective from: 13/11/2020

Lead officer: Jon Chedgzoy


02/11/2020 - Approval of a street trading consent for Bradfords, Ross on Wye ref: 7342    Recommendations Approved

Application was assessed and deemed suitable to approve

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 13/11/2020

Effective from: 02/11/2020

Lead officer: Chris Jenner


15/10/2020 - PROPOSED TRAFFIC REGULATION ORDER TO IMPLEMENT A NO WAITING AT ANY TIME (DOUBLE YELLOW LINE) RESTRICTIONS AT AMYAND DRIVE, HEREFORDSHIRE. ref: 7341    Recommendations Approved

To consider the recommendation to introduce No Waiting at Any Time (Double Yellow Line) restrictions at Amyand Drive, Herefordshire.
The extents of the proposed restriction are set out in detail in Recommendations below and shown on drawing 3409-71 in Appendix A.

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/11/2020

Effective from: 15/10/2020

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


12/11/2020 - Approval to award a contract for Centera Replacement Hardware for Herefordshire Council ref: 7340    Recommendations Approved

Currently the Herefordshire Council are using EMC Centera storage for data archive and long-term storage. The current setup is resilient with a unit in both of the council data centres connected via dark fibre providing Ethernet and Fibre channel links between. The applications are currently writing to the Centera using CAS and RBS connections.

The current EMC Centera storage at Herefordshire Council needs to be replaced due to the system reaching the end of main line for hardware and software support.

A competitive procurement process was undertaken through the CCS framework, RM6068 Lot 2. Three bids were received by the tender close date. The bids were evaluated in accordance with the rules as stipulated within the tender document. This evaluation consisted of 10% for the mandatory pass/fail section and 90% price.

A summary of the weighted evaluated scores along with the ranking is as follows:

Rank Name Weighted Score
1 SCC 100%
2 Supplier A 99.25%
3 Supplier B 95.46%

SCC provided the most economically advantageous tender and are therefore recommended for award.

Decision Maker: Assistant director Corporate Support

Decision published: 13/11/2020

Effective from: 12/11/2020

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


11/11/2020 - Recovery of debt from unpaid parking Penalty Charge Notices ref: 7339    Recommendations Approved

In order to effectively manage the councils highway network in respect of parking, occasionally a Penalty Charge Notice needs to be issued to a vehicle. Where payment is not made in respect of these the relevant legislation provides for debt to be pursued.

In order for the council to continue to exercise its public duty, and recover all associated costs with the enforcement of parking contraventions, and to ensure that the principles of enforcement are not undermined, it is appropriate to take all legal and necessary steps to obtain payment.

Notwithstanding a review of any correspondence received against any of these matters, and the councils underpinning duty to protect those that are vulnerable, the following documents have been served in accordance with legislation in the last period.

October 2020
Charge Certificate – 331
Order for Recovery – 153

In the same period 0 were warrants were executed for the councils contracted Enforcement Agency (Bailiffs) to, in accordance with the relevant legislation, make enquires and enforce the outstanding debt.


Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 11/11/2020

Effective from: 11/11/2020

Lead officer: James.Hughes


10/11/2020 - 201254 - THE PIGGERIES, LLANGARRON, HEREFORDSHIRE ref: 7338    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 10/11/2020

Decision:

The Committee deferred consideration of the application.

Wards affected: Llangarron;


10/11/2020 - 200500 CRUMPLEBURY FARM, WHITBOURNE, WORCESTER, WR6 5SG ref: 7336    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 10/11/2020

Decision:

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


10/11/2020 - 194408 - CRUMPLEBURY FARM, WHITBOURNE, WORCESTER, WR6 5SG ref: 7337    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 10/11/2020

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Bromyard Bringsty;


10/11/2020 - 192765 - MONKSBURY COURT BARNS, MONKHIDE, HEREFORDSHIRE HR8 2DU ref: 7335    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 10/11/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 10/11/2020

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Three Crosses;


09/11/2020 - Approval of the expenditure of up to £48,850 from the Capital maintenance Schools’ Budget for roofing works to Riverside Primary School. ref: 7334    Recommendations Approved

Award Balfour Beatty LP the contract to complete urgent roofing works and provide full scheme scope of works to Riverside Primary School up to the value of £44,850 to include a contingency value of up to £4,970 from the contingency budget allocation.

To authorise Balfour Beatty LP to appoint D&T Engineering to carry out this work to repair areas requiring urgent attention and to inform the scope and specification for tendering for the full scheme of works. Given the historic issues and previous successful repairs, Herefordshire Council Building Surveyor has requested a single source submission as this is ongoing work from previous years. The work will be closely monitored by the Herefordshire Council Building Surveyor.

To authorise the expenditure of up to the value of £4,000 from the professional fees allocation as set out in the Cabinet Decision.

Responsibility for managing and monitoring the project to be carried out by the Capital Project Manager, within the spend budget.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 10/11/2020

Effective from: 09/11/2020

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan


09/11/2020 - Maylord Shopping Centre - Procurement of Management Contract

To approve the procurement of a contract for the management of the Maylord Shopping Centre, Hereford so that a new contract is in place at the expiry of the existing contract in June 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 17/12/2020

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 09/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2020 - West Midlands Rail Ltd - proposed governance change

To agree the council’s response to proposed changes in the governance of West Midlands Rail Limited (WMRL).

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 14/12/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Hammond

Notice of decision: 09/11/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2020 - To approve the expenditure of up to £3,060 from the Capital Maintenance Schools’ Budget for further damp works to Wellington ref: 7333    Recommendations Approved

Award Balfour Beatty the contract to complete further damp works and
advise remedial works required to Wellington Primary School, up to the
value of £2,810 to include a contingency value of £260 from the
contingency allocation. Responsibility for managing and monitoring the project to be carried out by the Capital Project Manager, within the spend budget.

To authorise the expenditure of up to the value of £250 from the
professional fees allocation as set out in the Cabinet Decision.
Responsibility for managing and monitoring the project to be carried
out by the Capital Project Manager, within the spend budget

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 09/11/2020

Effective from: 09/11/2020

Lead officer: Ceri Morgan


09/11/2020 - Approach to the Core Strategy review and update in the light of the Planning for the Future White Paper ref: 7296    For Determination

 

 

To agree to update the Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy, following a review of the adopted plan, in accordance with The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and paragraph 33 of the National Planning Policy Framework in the light of of the proposals set out in the White Paper: Planning for the Future.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 09/11/2020

Effective from: 14/11/2020

Decision:

 

That:

(a)       the review of the Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy demonstrates that the Herefordshire Local Plan Core Strategy is required to be updated;

(b)       a detailed project plan for thedevelopment of a new local plan, including resource requirements, taking into account the emerging proposals of the White Paper and other Government advice regarding local plan preparation, be prepared for the approval of the Cabinet Member for Infrastructure and Transport before the end of December 2020;

(c)      the work on the Hereford Area Plan, Rural Areas Site Allocations Development Plan Document and Bromyard Development Plan Document should be stopped with effect from the date of this report and any relevant elements of evidence to be used as part of the new Local plan;

(d)      progress be continued upon the emerging Minerals and Waste Local Plan;

(e)      work on progressing a Herefordshire Community Infrastructure Levy should be put on hold pending the outcome of the significant proposals for reform of planning obligations in the White Paper; and

(f)        supplementary planning documents in respect of a) delivering higher environmental building standards in Herefordshire consistent with the Council’s goal to be a zero carbon county by 2030 and b) improving ecological protection and pollution reduction, especially with regard to returning our rivers to good ecological status be prepared as soon as practicable and resourced through the local plan reserve in order to enhance the County’s existing planning policy framework.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Singleton


06/11/2020 - Charity nomination for the Recycling of Metals Scheme ref: 7331    Recommendations Approved

To nominate WAY Widowed & Young.

WAY is for men and women aged 50 or under when their partner died. It’s a peer-to-peer support group run by volunteers who’ve been bereaved at a young age themselves.

This charity has not previously been nominated within the last three years.


Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 09/11/2020

Effective from: 06/11/2020

Lead officer: Chris Jenner