Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

11/02/2019 - Herefordshire's co-ordinated admissions arrangements for 2020/21

To approve Herefordshire Council’s proposed admissions arrangements for 2020/2.

The proposed arrangements comply with the current School Admissions Code which came into force on 19 December 2014. The recommendation applies to admission arrangements determined in 2019 for admission in school year 2020/21 for those schools in Herefordshire for whom the Local Authority is the admissions authority.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 21/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Tanner

Notice of decision: 11/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/02/2019 - Implementation of Signs of Safety as the social care practice model in Herefordshire children and families services.

To approve the adopting of the Signs of Safety social work model of practice. This will include adoption of Signs of Safety documentation within MOSAIC, and use the Strengthening Families approach in Child Protection Conferencing.

Signs of safety is an effective model for delivering services to children and families. It is the predominant framework in use across the West Midlands and is widely used nationally. It provides a solution focused, strengths based approach to working with children, young people and families within a clear framework that can deliver better outcomes for children and young people.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths, Richard Watson

Notice of decision: 08/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/02/2019 - Council tax setting

To set the 2019/20 council tax and associated precepts

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 08/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/02/2019 - LED Street lighting - additional assets

To approve the conversion of the Council's remaining street lighting and public lighting to LED on an invest to save basis.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell

Notice of decision: 07/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/02/2019 - Hereford Transport Package

To confirm approved allocation for 2019/2020 programme of work

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 08/03/2019

Wards affected: Belmont Rural; Credenhill; Holmer; Kings Acre; Queenswood; Stoney Street; Whitecross; Wormside;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 06/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/02/2019 - Property Services Planned and Reactive Maintenance Programme 2019/20 and Capital Programme 2019/22

To agree the property services planned and reactive maintenance programme 2019/20 and capital programme 2019/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 21/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: GianCarlo Paganuzzi

Notice of decision: 06/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/02/2019 - Local Management of Schools capital loan to Staunton-on-Wye Primary School

to approve a loan from school balances of £60,000 for a permanent classroom annex in accordance with the council's scheme for financing schools. The school loan scheme provides a valuable way of enhancing school buildings without using the council's limited capital budgets.

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision due date: 25/03/2019

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 06/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/02/2019 - Development Regeneration Programme - Stage Approval : Bromyard housing project

To approve the Stage 1 submission, and authorise progression into Stage 2

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: Bromyard West;

Lead officer: Peter Clasby

Notice of decision: 04/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


04/02/2019 - Keep Herefordshire Warm procurement 2019-22

To approve the procurement of the ‘Keep Herefordshire Warm’ service to support and advise residents on home energy conservation and fuel poverty.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Regulatory, Environment and Waste Services

Decision due date: 15/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Locking

Notice of decision: 04/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/02/2019 - Marches Building Investment Programme

To agree to enter into a grant funding agreement with MHCLG to deliver the £3.5m ERDF Marches Building Investment Programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nadine Kinsey

Notice of decision: 04/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2019 - Hereford City Centre Improvements - Residents Parking - Geoffrey Avenue and Lingen Avenue (part of)

To consider and decide upon objections to permit parking proposals for Geoffrey Avenue and Lingen Avenue (part of), for which a council decision was deferred, as part of the 26 September 2018 decision for the Hereford City Centre Improvements - Residents Parking Order 2017.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: College;

Lead officer: James.Hughes

Notice of decision: 01/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/02/2019 - Report on the delivery of the Homelessness Reduction Act and the impact of Mental Health and Universal Credit on Homelessness

To report on the approaches to avoidance of homelessness, and the impact of the homelessness reduction duty, mental health, and universal credit.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lee Davis

Notice of decision: 01/02/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2019 - Capital programme 2019/20 onwards and Capital Strategy

To approve the capital investment budget and capital strategy for 2019/20 onwards.

 

Appendix 3 provides details of the proposed additions to the existing capital programme that have been identified and the impact of approving these additions.

 

In line with CIPFA requirements a capital strategy has been written to reflect future direction for capital investment, the strategy is included at appendix 4 and in line with the guidelines requires Council approval.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 15/02/2019

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 31/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2019 - 2019/20 Council Tax Reduction Scheme

To approve the continuation of the 2018/19 local council tax reduction scheme (CTR) for 2019/20. 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: 15/02/2019

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 31/01/2019


31/01/2019 - Setting the 2019/20 budget and updating the medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy

To agree the draft 2019/20 budget and associated medium term financial strategy and treasury management strategy.

 

The proposed budget reflects current and expected service delivery requirements and the provisional local government settlement announced on 13 December. To deliver a balanced budget there is a need to deliver savings of £3.9m in 2019/20 and to increase council tax by 4.9% (inclusive of 2% adult social care precept). The draft medium term financial strategy (MTFS), attached at appendix 1, has been extended to 2021/22 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: Council

Decision due date: 15/02/2019

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 31/01/2019


30/01/2019 - Guidance for the agreed syllabus conference

To inform the Conference of a number of issues relating to the role of an Agreed Syllabus Conference and agree the formulation of an Agreed Religious Education Syllabus

Decision Maker: Standing advisory council for religious education (SACRE)

Decision due date: 01/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Evans

Notice of decision: 30/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/01/2019 - High Needs Budget 2019/20

To approve the Dedicated Schools Grant high needs budget for 2019/20 and any necessary adjustments in the Pupil Referral Unit charges to schools and SEN support services to schools.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 12/04/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 30/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/01/2019 - Marches Local Enterprise Partnership Strategic Economic Plan 2018

To approve the Marches LEP Strategic Economic Plan 2018 for publication.

Decision Maker: Marches Enterprise Joint Committee

Decision due date: 27/02/2019

Lead officer: Sarah Buffrey

Notice of decision: 29/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/01/2019 - Future arrangements and priorities for the joint strategic needs assessment (JSNA)

To agree future arrangements for the delivery of Herefordshire's joint strategic needs assessment, and the outputs.
To agree the priorities for analysis and understanding for 2019 and beyond

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 05/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Howell-Jones, Charlotte Worthy

Notice of decision: 24/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/01/2019 - Agreement of section 75 (s75) between the council and Herefordshire clinical commissioning group (CCG)

To approve the section 75 (s75) agreement between the council and Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG), effective from 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Evans

Notice of decision: 24/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


24/01/2019 - Increasing council tax payments on empty properties

To increase the council tax charge on empty properties.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 26/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 24/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Public realm service annual plan 2019/20

To confirm the annual plan 2019/20 for the public realm services contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places.

The annual plan has been developed by Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) in cooperation with council officers to ensure that it meets the council’s objectives for the public realm (highways and related services) within the assigned budgets. Cabinet member approval of the plan provides final confirmation of this acceptance and in doing so ensures that the plan provides a sound basis for performance and contract management during the forthcoming financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 04/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Lloyd

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Shobdon neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Shobdon 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 Shobdon neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Arrow;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the How Caple, Sollers Hope and Yatton Group neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the How Caple, Sollers Hope and Yatton Group 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 How Caple, Sollers Hope and Yatton Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Old Gore;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Pembridge neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Pembridge 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 Pembridge neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Arrow;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Lea neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Lea 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 Lea neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Penyard;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Ballingham, Bolstone and Hentland Group neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Ballingham, Bolstone and Hentland Group 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 Ballingham, Bolstone and Hentland Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Pay Policy Statement

To approve the 2019 pay policy statement for publication.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 15/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Corporate Delivery Plan 2019/20

To agree the activities within the corporate delivery plan 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Etherton

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Leominster area neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Leominster area 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 Leominster area neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Leominster East; Leominster North & Rural; Leominster South; Leominster West;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Ocle Pychard Group neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countryside policies map

To make the Ocle Pychard Group 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 Border Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: Three Crosses;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Burghill neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Burghill 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 Burghill neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: Queenswood;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Putley neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies maps

To make the Putley 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 Putley neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: Three Crosses;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/01/2019 - Strategic acquisition of development opportunity site

To approve the acquisition of a strategic opportunity development site within College Ward

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 18/02/2019

Wards affected: College;

Lead officer: Chris Jenner

Notice of decision: 17/01/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Opportunity to purchase site within a time limited period

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially sensitive information relating to the vendor of the site and the tenants currently occupying the site, as well as commercially sensitive information about the potential purchase price


17/01/2019 - Award of contract for accommodation based support for young people

To approve a direct award of a contract for accommodation based support for care leavers and vulnerable young people for the period to 1 November 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 20/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 17/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - South Wye Transport Package - Active Travel Measures

To confirm a preferred package of active measures to be delivered with the Southern Link Road

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 07/03/2019

Wards affected: Belmont Rural; Central; Dinedor Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Newton Farm; Redhill; Saxon Gate; Stoney Street; Wormside;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Development and regeneration programme country bus station site new project request

Include the country bus station site in the development and regeneration programme at stage 1

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Learning Disability Strategy implementation plan update

To review the progress of the Learning Disability Strategy 2018-2020 against the implementation plan.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Ferguson

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Substance Misuse Service Performance Update, Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee 05/03/19

An update of the service performance as requested by the committee following recommendations at the meeting held on 27 March 2018

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayte Thompson-Dixon

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open