Decisions

Decisions

23/07/2024 - Section 38/278 Agreement for Development Site at Common Hill Lane, Fownhope for MF Freeman Ltd. ref: 10243    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 23/07/2024

Decision:

For the Section 38/278 Agreement for Development Site at Common Hill Lane, Fownhope for MF Freeman Ltd to be signed and sealed by an authorised officer on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

To secure adopted publicly maintained highway works constructed to the proper standards for the benefit of the community.

Lead officer: Fiona Miles


24/07/2024 - Section 38 Agreement for Site Adjacent to The Wheatsheaf Inn, Fromes Hill for K W Bell Ltd. ref: 10242    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 24/07/2024

Decision:

For the Section 38 Agreement for Site Adj to The Wheatsheaf Inn, Fromes Hill for K W Bell Ltd to be signed and sealed by an authorised officer on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

To secure adopted publicly maintained highway works constructed to the proper standards for the benefit of the community.

Lead officer: Fiona Miles


25/07/2024 - Work programme 2024/5

To provide a draft work programme for the 2024-25 municipal year

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 29/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 25/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/07/2024 - Grant of a licence to occupy Ross skate park Ross on wye ref: 10241    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Senior Estate Manager

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

To help the local council develop the site and allow there to be a community aspect with them taking charge of the lease. They will also be able to hold events there to raise funds.

Lead officer: Michelle Chadd


24/07/2024 - Decision to fund up to £53,238 of Section 106 monies for “Education” (Primary) for the supply and installation of canopies and fencing to create secure all-weather outdoor area at Leominster Primary School, Hereford Road, Leominster, HR6 8JU. ref: 10239    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Service Director - Education, Skills and Learning

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 24/07/2024

Decision:

Decision to fund up to £53,238 of Section 106 monies for “Education” (Primary) for the supply and installation of canopies and fencing to create secure all-weather outdoor area at Leominster Primary School, Hereford Road, Leominster, HR6 8JU.

Lead officer: Melissa Walker


15/07/2024 - Street Trading Application, A49 layby southbound at bottom of Callow Hill, HR2 8BT. Wormside. 15.07.24 ref: 10238    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Public Protection

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 15/07/2024

Decision:

To approve the application and issue a street trading consent to operate from a trading unit at the above location, in accordance with adopted powers under Section 3 and Schedule 4 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1982

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


21/05/2024 - Decision to award contract and approve the expenditure of up to £305,345 for the Roofing works at Weobley High School, Hereford. ref: 10237    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Service Director - Education, Skills and Learning

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

Award a contract to Ice Roofing & Cladding Limited for the Roofing works at Weobley High School, Herefordshire, following a successful tender on the Council’s procurement portal.

Approve the expenditure of up to £271,416.20 for the works, which includes a contingency of up to £24,674.20.

Approve the expenditure of up to £33,928 for internal and external professional fees.

Responsibility for monitoring the programme to be carried out by the Capital Senior Project Manager within the spend budget.

Lead officer: Annie Ahearne


04/06/2024 - Decision to award contract and approve the expenditure of up to £61,623.53 for the Fire Precaution Works at Westfield School, Leominster. ref: 10236    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Service Director - Education, Skills and Learning

Decision published: 25/07/2024

Effective from: 04/06/2024

Decision:

Award a contract to SC Joseph for the Fire Precaution works at Westfield School, Leominster following a successful tender on the Council’s procurement portal.

Approve the expenditure of up to £55,383.90 for the works, which
includes a contingency of £5,034.90.

Approve the expenditure of up to £6,239.63 for internal and external
professional fees.

Responsibility for monitoring the programme to be carried out by the
Capital Senior Project Manager within the spend budget.

Lead officer: Annie Ahearne


12/07/2024 - To award a contract to the value of £95,000 to Rose Regeneration Limited for the delivery the final stage of the Towns Investment Programme ref: 10235    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision published: 23/07/2024

Effective from: 12/07/2024

Decision:

To award a contract to Rose Regeneration Limited to the value of £95,000 for the final delivery stage of the Towns Fund programme August 2024 – March 2026 from the Department for Levelling Up Housing and Communities.

Lead officer: Tina Pugh


23/07/2024 - Work programme 2024/5

To consider the draft work programme for the Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee for the municipal year 2024/25.

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 23/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/07/2024 - summary of complaints received in relation to children's services

For the children and young people scrutiny committee to note and consider the summary of complaints received in relation to children's services

Decision Maker: Children and Young People Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 30/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tilly Page

Notice of decision: 23/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/06/2024 - Approve the expenditure of £90,000.00 for implementation of a new software system to support housing solutions and choice based letting. ref: 10234    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Community Wellbeing

Decision published: 22/07/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

Following a procurement exercise, to award a contract to Home Connections Lettings Limited for £90,000.00 for the provision and implementation of a new Housing Solutions and Choice Based Letting software for a period of 3 years + 1 year extension. inclusive of annual costs

Lead officer: Danielle Molyneaux


10/07/2024 - Decision to award contract to Stride Active (Herefordshire) CiC ref: 10233    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of public health

Decision published: 22/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

Decision to award contract to Stride Active (Herefordshire) CiC for the delivery of an intervention to increase physical activity amongst children and their families and support for the Healthy Tots and Healthy schools programme.

Lead officer: Kristan Pritchard


22/07/2024 - Drawdown of funds for VMWare Host Replacement project ref: 10199    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek agreement to draw down the £247,500 funds identified in the 2024/25 capital budget to replace the ageing computer server equipment with manufacturer supported equipment, to allow security and operational integrity to be maintained, in line with emerging vulnerabilities and Cyber Security threats.

Decision Maker: Director of Resources and Assurance

Decision published: 22/07/2024

Effective from: 27/07/2024

Decision:

That:

 

a) Agreement to draw down the funds identified in the 2024/25 capital budget (£247,500) to replace ageing server hosting equipment;

b) Authority be delegated to the Herefordshire Council Head of ICT and Digital to take all operational decisions to implement the above recommendation.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Griffiths, Amy Swift


22/07/2024 - Drawdown of funds for HARC SAN replacement project ref: 10201    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek agreement to draw down the £372,000 of funds identified and approved in the 2023/24 capital budget (and rolled over to the 2024/2025 budget) to replace ageing Storage Area Network (SAN) equipment at Herefordshire Archives and Record Centre (HARC) with manufacturer supported equipment where security patches will be issued in line with emerging vulnerabilities and Cyber Security threats.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director – Economy & Environment

Decision published: 22/07/2024

Effective from: 27/07/2024

Decision:

That:

 

a) Draw down of funds in the 2024/25 capital budget (£372k) to replace ageing SAN (Storage Area Network) equipment at HARC;

b) Authority be delegated to the Herefordshire Council Head of ICT and Digital to take all operational decisions to implement the above recommendation.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Griffiths, Amy Swift


19/07/2024 - Proposed relocation of the general practice out of hours service in Hereford

This report provides the committee with details of the proposed relocation of the out of hours general practice service for Herefordshire. NHS Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care Board (ICB) have agreed to this relocation, subject to approval by Herefordshire Council’s Health Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 29/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danial Webb

Notice of decision: 19/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/07/2024 - Section 38/278 Agreement for Land Adjacent to Woodville Grove, Sutton St Nicholas for K W Bell Ltd. ref: 10232    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 19/07/2024

Effective from: 02/07/2024

Decision:

For the Section 278/38 Agreement for Land Adjacent to Woodville Grove for K W Bell Ltd to be signed and sealed by an authorised officer on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

To secure adopted publicly maintained highway works constructed to the proper standards for the benefit of the community.

Lead officer: Fiona Miles


18/07/2024 - Section 278 Agreement for the Signalising of the Junction of B4214 & A438 near Ledbury Railway Station for Bloor Homes. ref: 10231    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decisions - Economy and Enviroment

Decision published: 19/07/2024

Effective from: 18/07/2024

Decision:

For the Section 278 Agreement for Signalising of the Junction of the B4214 & A438 near Ledbury Railway Station for Bloor Homes to be signed and sealed by an authorised officer on behalf of Herefordshire Council.

To secure adopted publicly maintained highway works constructed to the proper standards for the benefit of the community.

Lead officer: Fiona Miles


19/07/2024 - Children and Young People's Workforce Strategy

To approve the children and young people's workforce strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and young people

Decision due date: 09/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Marshall, Debbie Thompson, Danielle Pyemont

Notice of decision: 11/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/07/2024 - Hereford Museum and Art Gallery progress update and recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Damian Etheraads

Notice of decision: 07/06/2024


18/07/2024 - Herefordshire All Age Carers Strategy 2024-2029 (previously known as 'All Age Carers Strategy') ref: 10222    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval of the Herefordshire All Age Carers Strategy 2024-2029

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 18/07/2024

Effective from: 25/07/2024

Decision:

That Cabinet:

 

a)    Approves the Herefordshire All Age Carers Strategy 2024-2029

 

b)    Delegated authority be given to the Corporate Director for Community Wellbeing and the Corporate Director for Children and Young People to take all operational decisions, as set out within this report and appendices, that fall within the responsibility of Herefordshire Council

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Burgess


18/07/2024 - Addition of Capital Budget to provide an Acquisition Fund for Housing Provision ref: 10218    Recommend Forward to Council

To recommend to Council for approval the addition of a £5m capital budget to enable delivery of housing provision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 18/07/2024

Effective from: 18/07/2024

Decision:

That: the following be recommended to Council

a) To approve the addition of £5m to the capital programme for housing provision

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris


10/07/2024 - Granting a lease of 1A St Owen Street Hereford ref: 10230    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Senior Estate Manager

Decision published: 18/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

The property is vacant and is surplus to the council’s
occupational requirements.

Terms have been agreed for a commercial lease.

The rental income will be used to support the council’s
service delivery.

Lead officer: Kathryn Hickinbotham


10/07/2024 - To renew a nominations and operational agreement for the provision of accommodation and support at the homelessness hub. ref: 10228    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Community Wellbeing

Decision published: 18/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

To enter into a nominations and operational agreement for the provision of accommodation and support at the homelessness hub.

Lead officer: Wendy Dyer


10/07/2024 - Appointment of an external contractor to deliver a one-off contract at Maylord Orchards in respect of the required 25 year sprinkler system inspection. ref: 10229    For Determination

Decision Maker: Commercial and Investment Manager

Decision published: 18/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

To ensure that the Maylord Orchard sprinkler system continues to be compliant with relevant Health and Safety legislation

The appointment of Argus Fire Ltd follows a procurement process managed by Hoople which supports the decision and provides best value to the Council

Insurance requirement that the system is maintained

Lead officer: Kathryn Hickinbotham


17/07/2024 - 240980 - MORDIFORD BRIDGE, MORDIFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR1 4LN ref: 10226    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 17/07/2024 - Planning and Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 17/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Application approved, in accordance with the case officer’s recommendation.

Wards affected: Backbury;


17/07/2024 - 163932 - LAND AT HARDWICK BANK, BROMYARD, HEREFORDSHIRE ref: 10227    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 17/07/2024 - Planning and Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 17/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Officer recommendation agreed.

Wards affected: Bromyard West;


17/07/2024 - 230385 & 230386 - MUSEUM, HEREFORD LIBRARY, BROAD STREET, HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR4 9AU ref: 10225    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 17/07/2024 - Planning and Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 17/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Application approved with a change to conditions.

Wards affected: Central;


17/07/2024 - 214539 - LAND ADJACENT C1059, HATFIELD, LEOMINSTER, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR6 0SG ref: 10224    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 17/07/2024 - Planning and Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 17/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Application approved with a change to conditions.

Wards affected: Hampton;


17/07/2024 - 230457 - LAND TO THE SOUTH OF OLD CHURCH ROAD, COLWALL, HEREFORDSHIRE ref: 10223    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 17/07/2024 - Planning and Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 17/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Application approved with a change to conditions.

Wards affected: Hope End;


15/07/2024 - Public rights of way - Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Public Rights of Way and Greenway Policy
o Understand the size of the network of public rights of way in Herefordshire
o Account for the current state of repair of the network
o Explore the current and proposed models of management and operational delivery, including the role of public path partnership and the Herefordshire Local Access Forum.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 22/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 15/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/07/2024 - Student Accommodation Update and Recommendations

To update Cabinet Member on the progress and budget for the project

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: College; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Joni Hughes

Notice of decision: 05/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/07/2024 - Q1 Performance Report

Note and approve the quarterly performance report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jessica Karia

Notice of decision: 03/07/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - To re-commission the technology enabled care and call monitoring service in Herefordshire

To approve the re-commissioning of the county's technology enabled care and proactive / reactive call monitoring service, which supports residents to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities for longer

Decision Maker: Cabinet member adults, health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sharon Amery

Notice of decision: 31/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/06/2024 - To re-commission the Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES) in Herefordshire

To approve the re-commissioning of the county's Integrated Community Equipment Service (ICES), which supports residents to live safely and independently in their own homes and communities for longer

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sharon Amery

Notice of decision: 31/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/05/2024 - High Needs Capital Grant: Purchase of a building for Herefordshire’s Pupil Referral Unit

To approve the spend from the High Needs Grant to purchase a suitable building, to relocate on to one site, Herefordshire’s Pupil Referral Unit

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 12/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hilary Jones, Caroline Marshall, Quentin Mee

Notice of decision: 22/05/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/04/2024 - Schools Accessibility Works

To approve the proposed expenditure of capital grants for schools building, maintenance and
accessibility improvement works

Decision Maker: Cabinet member community services and assets

Decision due date: 08/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Amos, Quentin Mee

Notice of decision: 25/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/04/2024 - Children and Young persons’ Improvement Plan – progress update

To provide a progress update in respect of the Children and Young persons’ Improvement Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Gibbs, Rachel Gillott, Bart Popelier

Notice of decision: 03/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/02/2024 - To approve the Hoople Ltd Service Level Agreement for 2024/25

The report will describe the services that Hoople Ltd are commissioned to deliver with an agreed budget and seek authority to enter into contract with Hoople including authoriation of the SLA for 2024/2025 financial year. It will also authroise a performance framework that will be monitored over the duration of the contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 26/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joni Hughes

Notice of decision: 23/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/01/2024 - To agree a long term lease with a city centre tenant

To agree a long term lease with a city centre tenant

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2024

Wards affected: Bobblestock;

Lead officer: Helen Beale

Notice of decision: 12/01/2024

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This is a commercial transaction and the terms including the tenants name should remain exempt until the decision has been made.


16/10/2023 - Corporate Parenting Strategy

To approve the corporate parenting strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/09/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Caroline Marshall, Julie Mepham

Notice of decision: 16/10/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/08/2023 - 24/25 Winter Service

To seek approval for the arrangements being made for the provision of winter service during the period of 2023 through to 2024 season, as set out in the Winter Service Plan.

The Winter Service Plan continues to build on existing best practice and the findings of reviews that have taken place both locally and nationally. Herefordshire Council will continue to meet its duties towards the maintenance of the highway network in full and by working in partnership with Herefordshire’s communities, wherever practicable, enhance the county’s resilience to the impact of prolonged or severe winter weather.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member roads and regulatory services

Decision due date: 22/08/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bruce Evans

Notice of decision: 11/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/08/2023 - Hereford Public Art Strategy

To approve a public art strategy for Hereford city centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and infrastructure

Decision due date: 06/09/2024

Wards affected: Central; Greyfriars; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Sarah Lee

Notice of decision: 03/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/08/2023 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Group Training Association Ltd (HWGTA) Investment Partnership Model

To develop a business case outlining options for a preferred investment model and;

to approve the preferred investment model option for the HWGTA Ltd and Herefordshire Council partnership to enable the development of a vocational centre of excellence on Skylon Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 24/10/2024

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Joni Hughes, Gabriela Singh

Notice of decision: 03/08/2023

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/06/2023 - New care facility

To consider and agree the business case to invest in and develop the council’s own care facility in Herefordshire to meet future demand

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/01/2025

Lead officer: Hilary Hall, Hayley Doyle

Notice of decision: 08/06/2023