Decisions

Decisions

10/11/2017 - The non reservation of mineral rights by the council in relation to the sale contract at lot 2e ref: 4897    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision published: 24/11/2017

Effective from: 10/11/2017

Decision:

To agree the non-reservation of mineral rights by the council in relation to the sale contract of lot 2e

Lead officer: Helen Beale


23/11/2017 - To approve the mobilisation of the development and regeneration programme

To approve resources to contracualise the development regeneration programme and mobilise

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 23/11/2017

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Statutory notice for this issue published late due to administrative oversight. Previously notified related issue can be viewed at http://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/mgIssueHistoryHome.aspx?IId=50023455&Opt=0

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/11/2017 - Leader's report to Council

To receive a report from the leader on the activities of the executive (cabinet) since the meeting
of Council in October 2017 as required by the constitution and to provide transparency about
decisions taken by the executive.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 23/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/11/2017 - Hereford City Centre Transport Package - Programme Update ref: 4892    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To update the cabinet member of the current position regarding Hereford City Centre Transport Package (HCCTP) and progress of the city link road and to approve the next steps regarding the design of other package measures.

 

The City Link Road project is nearing completion on programme and when complete will provide the necessary infrastructure to enable the transformation of the city centre with development opportunities including an urban village, university accommodation and public service hub facilities. Following the completion of the road further measures including a new transport hub at the train station and public realm on surrounding streets will enhance the area and provide opportunities for more sustainable travel as part of an overall transport strategy for Hereford.

 

This report provides an update on project progress, programme and budget at this stage of the project

 

There is an approved budget in the capital programme for the Hereford City Centre Transport Package of £40.6m. This includes an external grant of £16m from the Marches LEP Growth Fund.

 

The total estimated cost of the package comprises the city link road and other transport improvements in the area once the new road is completed.

 

The forecast estimated outturn of the Hereford City Centre Transport Package is currently within the approved budget of £40.6m and the current forecast for the main road construction contract outlined above is contained within this overall forecast.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision published: 23/11/2017

Effective from: 30/11/2017

Decision:

That:

(a)  within the overall capital programme allocation of £40.6 million for the Hereford city centre transport package (HCCTP), the revised allocations of funding in relation to the key elements of the package, as detailed in paragraph 24 be approved.;

(b)  the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to progress detailed design and feasibility within the allocated budget of £563,000 identified in paragraph 24 for the professional fees associated with the remaining package elements of a transport hub and upgrading the existing highway from the junction of the City Link Road, along Commercial Road, Blue School Street to its junction with Widemarsh Street and Newmarket Street to inform further decisions.

 

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill; Central; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


22/11/2017 - Single Enforcement & Prosecution Policy

Following the adoption of a single enforcement and prosecution policy by cabinet in 2012, the purpose of this report is to improve and update this with a revised overarching enforcement and prosecution policy for all regulatory activities undertaken by or on behalf of Herefordshire Council, together with specific supplementary policies

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marc Willimont

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Annual governance statement 2016/17

To report progress made towards implementing the agreed action plan in response to issues identified in the 2016/17 annual governance statement; to agree the process and timetable for undertaking the review to inform the development of the 2017/18 annual governance statement.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 24/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Brookes

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Hereford City Bike Share

This report seeks to gain a decision on the type of bike share system to be procured in Hereford city.

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision due date: 30/03/2018

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

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Publication of annual reports for adults and wellbeing 2017

To note the publication of key and statutory annual reports for the adults and wellbeing directorate and provide comment on the work of the directorate

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/02/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Etherton

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/11/2017 - Staff Deployment Guidance

To seek the views of the employment panel on the draft Staff Deployment Guidance.

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 15/01/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Baker

Notice of decision: 22/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/11/2017 - 16-19 Local Authority Commissioned SEN School: agreement to lease former Broadlands Primary School site

The council was successful in applying for a new government funded special free school to be established in Herefordshire. A competitive process is being undertaken to select the promoter for the new school, managed by the council in partnership with the Department for Education.

Cabinet has previously agreed in principle to provide part of the former site of Broadlands Primary School to enable the creation of a new post 16 special school, to be created and funded through the government’s free school programme. This report confirms that the council will provide the site to enable the new school building to be constructed.

It is recommended that the management of the construction project be undertaken by the Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA), rather than Herefordshire Council in order to minimise any financial risk to the council.

It is further recommended that cabinet approves the retention of that part of the Broadlands Primary School site not required for the new school for other education purposes or for development subject to future decisions being taken, including ensuring that full access is available to the retained area(s).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 18/01/2018

Wards affected: Aylestone Hill;

Lead officer: Andrew Hind

Notice of decision: 21/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/11/2017 - Introduction of local controls regarding the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons ref: 4881    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider the executive response to the motion to Council seeking restriction on the use of sky lanterns and to introduce local controls regarding the use of sky lanterns at Council run events, private events that are undertaken on Council owned or leased land. To seek to use a model licensing condition, for applicants to offer on their application or members to apply when applications come before them, as a way to curtail the use of sky lanterns on private sites i.e licensed wedding venues and licensed premises.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member economy and corporate services

Decision published: 21/11/2017

Effective from: 28/11/2017

Decision:

That:

 

(a)  a standard licence condition to allow the council, as the licensing authority, to encourage restricting the use of sky lanterns at licensed premises under the public safety licensing objective, be implemented with immediate effect which applicants may choose to offer within their application or which may be imposed, as appropriate, by the council when considering applications which come before it;

 

(b)  a condition be included in the terms of use for council owned land (highways, parks, new lease or license agreements) to restrict the release of sky lanterns and helium balloons when land is hired or used for events;

 

(c)  a local policy be implemented with immediate effect prohibiting the use of sky lanterns and helium balloons at all council organised events and premises; and

 

(d)  the assistant director of environment and place be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to implement the above recommendations including undertaking a publicity campaign to raise awareness of the environmental consequences of balloon and Chinese/sky lantern releases.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


17/11/2017 - Extension and variation of housing related support contracts ref: 4866    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to extend the accommodation based support service and extend the floating support service and vary it to reduce its value.  The contracts run concurrently and are due to expire in August 2018.  Both services are provided by the Home Group.  The procurement in 2015 included an option to extend the contracts by up to two years and it is recommended that each agreement is now extended for two years to August 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and ICT

Decision published: 17/11/2017

Effective from: 24/11/2017

Decision:

That:

(a)       The extension of the contract for accommodation based support for two years to 31 August 2020 is approved, at the current contract value of £278k per financial year.

(b)  The extension of the floating support service for two years to 31 August 2020 is approved, with a reduced contract value of £110.6k per financial year. 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald


17/11/2017 - Departure from Standard – Vehicle Restraint System (VRS) on the A40 Overbridge A40 Goodrich Cross ref: 4894    For Determination

Decision Maker: Officer decision - economy, communities and corporate

Decision published: 17/11/2017

Effective from: 17/11/2017

Decision:

To approve the Departure from Standard from TD19/06, Requirement for Road Restraint Systems, for the installation of shorter length Vehicle Restraint Barriers on the four corners of the bridge due to the physical constraints of the site.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


16/11/2017 - Procurement of financial assessment preferred bidder for the development and regeneration programme ref: 4891    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer decision - economy, communities and corporate

Decision published: 16/11/2017

Effective from: 16/11/2017

Decision:

Award a contract to JL Advisory for the provision of a financial assessment of the preferred bidder for the development and regeneration programme for a total cost of £5,950

Lead officer: Robert Ewing


16/11/2017 - Herefordshire's Better Care Fund (BCF) and Integration Plan 2017-2019 and extension of s.75 agreement ref: 4869    Recommendations Approved

To agree the extension of the existing section 75 agreement to March 2019 and note the council's contribution to the Herefordshire's Better Care Fund (BCF) and Integration Plan 2017-2019

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2017

Effective from: 23/11/2017

Decision:

That:

 

(a)        the council’s contribution to the better care fund of £20.147m revenue and £1.706m capital for 2017/18 and £20.530m revenue and £1.853m capital for 2018/19, as set out in paragraph 26 of the report below, be agreed;

(b)       the option to enact the extension of the existing section 75 agreement to 31 March 2019 is agreed; and

(c)        the director for adults and wellbeing be authorised, following consultation with the solicitor to the council and s151 officer, to take all operational decisions necessary to approve the scheme level detail within the extended s75 agreement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt


16/11/2017 - End of September corporate budget and performance report 2017/18 ref: 4870    Recommendations Approved

To provide assurance that progress is being made towards achievement of the agreed revenue and service delivery targets, and that the reasons for major variances or potential under-performance are understood and are being addressed to the cabinet’s satisfaction.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2017

Effective from: 23/11/2017

Decision:

That:

 

The projected financial outturn and performance for the first six months of 2017/18 were reviewed and cabinet determined any additional actions required to achieve improvement.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges


16/11/2017 - South Wye Transport Package ref: 4868    Recommendations Approved

To confirm making of the Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) and Side Roads Order (SRO) and to approve the procurement of a contractor for the Southern Link Road (SLR).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 16/11/2017

Effective from: 23/11/2017

Decision:

THAT:

 

(a)        the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate be authorised to arrange for the making of the County of Herefordshire District Council (South Wye Transport Package – Southern Link Road) Compulsory Purchase Order 2017 pursuant to sections 239, 240, 246, 250 and 260 of the Highways Act 1980 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 for the acquisition of the land interests and new rights within the areas coloured pink and blue respectively shown on the plan attached at appendix A (subject to any minor or technical amendments to the said plan as the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate considers) and for compensation payments to be made in accordance with the relevant legislation;

(b)       the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate be authorised to arrange for the making of the County of Herefordshire District Council (South Wye Transport Package – Southern Link Road) Side Road Order 2017 under Section 14 and 125 of the Highways Act 1980 as shown in the plan attached at Appendix B (subject to any final amendments of the said plan the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate considers necessary);

(c)        the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate be authorised to arrange for the making of the Compulsory Purchase Order and the Side Road Order and to take all the necessary and ancillary steps, including the publication and service of all statutory notices and the presentation of the Councils case at any public inquiry, to secure the confirmation of the orders by the Secretary of State;

(d)       the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate be authorised to implement the Orders, including the acquisition of all necessary land and interests and new rights, and to pay compensation including acquisitions agreed by negotiation and to carry out any other additional steps needed for the implementation of the Orders for the Southern Link Road;

(e)        the Director for Economy, Communities and Corporate be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to establish and implement a procurement strategy to inform and enable a decision to award a contract to the best value tender for the construction of the SLR within a budget up to £150,000.

Wards affected: Belmont Rural; Hinton & Hunderton; Stoney Street; Wormside;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


15/11/2017 - Marches Investment Fund (MIF) – Residential Opportunities Fund (ROF)

To agree £1m of non-Recyclable capital Grant funding of MIF be approved subject to the agreement of terms and conditions with the project applicant.

Decision Maker: Marches Enterprise Joint Committee

Decision due date: 13/12/2017

Notice of decision: 15/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2017 - 171863 & 171864 - OLD COURT, BROBURY, HEREFORD (PLANNING AND LISTED BUILDING CONSENT) ref: 4889    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 15/11/2017

Effective from: 15/11/2017

Decision:

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


15/11/2017 - 172919 - LAND TO THE WEST OF CHURCH HOUSE FARM, MORETON ON LUGG, HEREFORDSHIRE. ref: 4888    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 15/11/2017

Effective from: 15/11/2017

Decision:

The application was approved in accordance with the Case Officer’s recommendation, with an additional condition.


15/11/2017 - 171897 - THE MASTERS HOUSE ST KATHERINES, BYE STREET, LEDBURY, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR8 1EA ref: 4890    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 15/11/2017

Effective from: 15/11/2017

Decision:

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


15/11/2017 - 164024 - FORMER COUNCIL OFFICES, 39 BATH STREET, HEREFORD HR1 2HQ ref: 4884    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 15/11/2017

Effective from: 15/11/2017

Decision:

The amendment to the previous planning and regulatory committee resolution was approved in accordance with the officer’s recommendation.

Wards affected: Central;


15/11/2017 - 164103 - CLASTON FARM, DORMINGTON, HEREFORD, HR1 4EA ref: 4882    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 15/11/2017

Effective from: 15/11/2017

Decision:

The application was approved in accordance with the case officer’s recommendation.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Backbury;


15/11/2017 - 171777 - LAND BETWEEN GARBROOK AND LITTLE TARRINGTON COMMON ROAD, LITTLE TARRINGTON, HEREFORD HR1 4JA ref: 4883    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 15/11/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 15/11/2017

Effective from: 15/11/2017

Decision:

The application was approved in accordance with the case officer’s recommendation.

 

 

Wards affected: Backbury;


13/11/2017 - Code of Conduct questions

To consider questions raised at Council on 13 October 2017.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Market Towns - Public Realm Plans

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Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and roads

Decision due date: 29/03/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Confidential reporting code (Whistleblowing)

To consider how to undertake a review of the confidential reporting code.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Council constitution

To consider how to undertake the 2018 annual review of the constitution.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 29/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Continuance of Academy revenues and benefits system maintenance    Abandoned

To approve the continuation of the maintenance to the Academy revenues and benefits software application

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance, housing and ICT

Decision due date: 12/12/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 13/11/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/11/2017 - Charity Shop waste disposal ref: 4860    Item Called In

To approve changes to the service which permits charity shops to dispose of their waste free of charge at Herefordshire Council’s waste transfer stations.

Currently charity shops are provided with permits to tip which allow them to deposit waste at the council’s expense. The changes proposed would introduce a limit on the amount of waste deposited by charity shops at the council’s expense.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision published: 13/11/2017

Effective from: 18/11/2017

Decision:

That:

the amended charity disposal policy at appendix 4, incorporating changes to limit the number of free deposits each charity shop organisation can make per year to between 12 and 48 in number, be approved, to be effective from 1 April 2018.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kenton Vigus