Decisions

Decisions

22/10/2019 - Granting of a HMO Licence for 5 Canon Pyon Road. Hereford. Bobblestock. 22.10.19 ref: 6423    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 22/10/2019

Decision:

HMO Licence Granted M/106757.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


30/10/2019 - Granting of a HMO licence for 30 Whitecross Road, Hereford. Widemarsh. 30.10.19 ref: 6422    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

HMO licence granted M/110769.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


30/10/2019 - Granting of a HMO licence for 1 Underhill Road, Hereford. Eign Hill. 30.10.19 ref: 6421    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

HMO Licence granted M/111272

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


18/10/2019 - Review of Herefordshire Council's Contaminated Land Strategy. 18.10.19 ref: 6420    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

To make minor alternations to update the policy in light of changes to legislation and guidance.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


07/11/2019 - BT consultation on phone box removal 2019 ref: 6408    Recommendations Approved

 

 To seek approval for 69 BT public call boxes in the county to be removed, adopted or be retained in full working order, in response to a formal consultation by BT.

 

There are currently 118 public payphones in Herefordshire. Herefordshire Council has received a listing from BT of 69 payphones in the county that it is proposing to permanently remove from service. BT has an obligation to consult with Herefordshire Council with regard to the proposed removals, as set out by Ofcom, with a 90-day consultation process.

 

Despite low use (several of the 69 payphones have had few or no calls in the last 12 months), for some communities and individuals, these payphones are still a vital or even sole means of telephone communication. The rurality of the county can mean unreliable mobile coverage in remote areas and in the absence of mobile access, or alternative communication, the payphone can still be essential in an emergency. In some communities the kiosks are an integral part of the landscape and adoption by the local community provides an opportunity to put the kiosks to practical alternative uses.

 

Decision Maker: Director of adults and communities

Decision published: 07/11/2019

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Decision:

That:

(a) the council object to the removal of 36 public call boxes in the county due to relevant factors e.g. need for emergency calls, poor mobile phone coverage as detailed in appendix 2; and

 

(b) the council agrees to the removal of 21 public call boxes in the county due to the low usage levels, availability of acceptable/good mobile coverage as well as lack of objections from local communities, as detailed in appendix 2; and

 

(c) the council supports the adoption of 12 public call boxes in the county by parish councils (or community groups) in order for those kiosks, once decommissioned, to be used for community benefit as detailed in appendix 2.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Philippa Lydford


30/10/2019 - Officer approval of Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grant made by Herefordshire Council at Hereford Museum Resource & Learning Centre (MRLC) ref: 6418    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Approve (sign-off) applications for ERDF funded Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grants and subsequent grant offers

Lead officer: Ben Boswell


30/10/2019 - Officer approval of Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grants made by Telford & Wrekin Council for Wellington Civic and Leisure Centre ref: 6416    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

Approve (sign-off) applications for ERDF funded Sustainable Energy in Public Buildings Grants and subsequent grant offers.

Lead officer: Ben Boswell


05/11/2019 - Housing-Related Support for Vulnerable Young People

To seek approval to commission, by means of a competitive tender process, housing-related support for vulnerable young people.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 27/02/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Christa Jackson

Notice of decision: 05/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2019 - Building maintenance, small works and cleaning services for Herefordshire Council

To procure the councils building maintenance and cleaning contract through an open market tender exercise. The contract period is for a two year term from 1 September 2020 to 31 August 2022 to enable sufficient time for a service review to be completed and implemented.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 19/12/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 05/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/11/2019 - Temporary Road Closures ref: 6415    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Decision:

Attached are the officer decisions taken for temporary road closures and highway decisions from 25 October to 1 November 2019.


Lead officer: Clive Hall


04/11/2019 - Temporary Road Closures 1 October to 1 November 2019 ref: 6414    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Decision:

Attached are the officer decisions taken for temporary road closures and highway decisions from 1 October to 24 October 2019.


Lead officer: Clive Hall


29/10/2019 - Decision to vary the Professional Appointment Of Mace Group Ltd to include NEC Supervisory Services for the Shell Store Incubation Centre ref: 6413    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

To enter into a variation to council’s agreement with the Mace Group Ltd to include NEC Supervisor services at an additional cost of £3,800.

Lead officer: Nick Webster


29/10/2019 - Skylon Place (S5) retention payment ref: 6412    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

To confirm retention payment of the £20,667.73 to Collins Design and Build Ltd, the procured contractor for Skylon Place at Rotherwas, following successful sign off of the sustainability standard

Lead officer: Nick Webster


01/11/2019 - Decision to Pay Sums Certified for Services Performed by Amey OW Ltd ref: 6411    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 01/11/2019

Decision:

That an outstanding payment (as exempt Appendix 1) for property consultancy services undertaken by Amey OW is certified and paid.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


01/11/2019 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package - Transport Hub & Public Realm Consultation

To approve engagement with stakeholders and public consultation on the proposed transport hub at Hereford Railway station & public realm improvements on Commercial Road, Blueschool Street and New Market Street.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 28/11/2019

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

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 01/11/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2019 - Disposal of redundant "Borrow a bike" bicycles    Abandoned

To approve the sale of nine redundant gazelle bikes to members of the public.

To approve the donation of the remaining redundant gazelle bikes to charity (up to a maximum of 18).

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 29/11/2019

Lead officer: Christopher Brown

Notice of decision: 30/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2019 - Children's independent visitors service

To approve a procurement exercise to identify an external provider to deliver an independent visitor service for Herefordshire’s Looked After Children.

The existing contract for the Independent Visitor service is due to end on 31st March 2020. Without a decision to re-tender these services, the Council would not be meeting its statutory duties as a corporate parent of looked after children.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision due date: 25/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths

Notice of decision: 30/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2019 - Budget allocation of additional rural services delivery grant

To agree the approach to allocating additional budget of £275k (resulting from a one-off increased rural services delivery grant) towards additional support for local community transport initiatives and local solutions to maintain access in rural communities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 26/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Burgess

Notice of decision: 30/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2019 - Passenger Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations (PSVAR) and implications for vacant seats scheme and supported college transport

To seek approval to cease charging for the spring academic term for home to school transport and post 16 transport on specific council provided services that are not be compliant with PSVAR from 1 January 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 12/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Houchen

Notice of decision: 30/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/10/2019 - Section 228 Highway Act 1980 – Adoption of new roads at Bayley Way/Lingen Field, Sutton St. Nicholas ref: 6410    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 30/10/2019

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Decision:

To adopt the named roads under Section 228 of the Highways Act 1980. Notices to be posted on site to facilitate the adoption of the above roads as highways maintainable at public expense. In the event of objections being received a further decision report will be required.

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


29/10/2019 - Improvement of Children's social work practice

To agree use of earmarked reserves to fund additional staff resource and improve social work practice supporting children in need

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 22/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird

Notice of decision: 29/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/10/2019 - Approval to spend allocated funding on feasibility works on understanding housing models

Approval to spend grant allocated monies on consultancy works to gain advice on legal, tax issues, housing models and high level need.

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

Decision due date: 31/01/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hayley Crane

Notice of decision: 29/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/10/2019 - Award of Grant to Lingen Community Broadband Revised ref: 6409    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant director Corporate Support

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 29/10/2019

Decision:

To award a grant to Lingen Community Broadband of £12,691.12 inclusive of VAT.

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


29/10/2019 - Executive Response to Review of highways maintenance - pothole repairs ref: 6391    Recommendations Approved

To agree the executive response to the recommendations from the review of highways maintenance – pothole repairs.

 

The review was commissioned by the general scrutiny committee who appointed a task and finish group to consider the highway maintenance plan and seek to address concerns expressed within the community about the potential mismatch between policy and practice on pothole repairs.  The review made a number of recommendations.  It is proposed that all of the recommendations are accepted, with the exception of recommendations 6, 8and 14, which are partially agreed, and recommendations 11 and 13 which are recommendations that executive cannot implement or require agreed in principle. Full responses are set out in appendix 3.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 29/10/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

That:

a)    the response to the general scrutiny committee’s recommendations regarding the review of highways maintenance – pothole repairs, as attached at appendix 1 is approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Brown, Clive Hall


28/10/2019 - Adoption of the Lyonshall neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Lyonshall 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 Lyonshall neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire.

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

Decision due date: 13/01/2020

Wards affected: Arrow;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 28/10/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open