Decisions

Decisions

18/09/2017 - Members Access Agreement Local Government Frameowrk Arrangements ref: 4774    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant director communities

Decision published: 20/09/2017

Effective from: 18/09/2017

Decision:

To enter in to a contract with Norfolk County Council, who is the procurement body for a range of framework agreements known as the National Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS) Frameworks, for £450

Lead officer: John Coleman


19/09/2017 - Hereford Labyrinth Bishops Meadows, Hereford ref: 4772    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant director environment and place

Decision published: 20/09/2017

Effective from: 19/09/2017

Decision:

A Licence to occupy, construct and maintain the Labyrinth is granted to the Hereford Labyrinth Group and;

The Hereford Labyrinth Group to install, under license, within the re-dedesigned putting area, which is part of Bishops Meadows / King George Playing Fields, Hereford

Lead officer: Sonya Morris


20/09/2017 - South Wye Transport Package

To consider consultation feedback and confirm next steps of delivery of Active Travel Measures (ATM), 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 due date: 12/10/2017

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

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 22/06/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2017 - Appointment of insurance broker

To decide to appoint Marsh Ltd. as the council's insurance broker for three years from 1st December 2017 with an option to extent for a further two years following a tender exercise,

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 29/09/2017

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 20/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/09/2017 - Discretionary Business Rates Revaluation Relief Policy ref: 4758    For Determination

Following the national business rates revaluation central government announced the availability of new reliefs, this report is to agree the newDiscretionary Business Rates Revaluation Policy for Herefordshire to be adopted with immediate effect.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision published: 20/09/2017

Effective from: 27/09/2017

Decision:

That:

 

theDiscretionary Business Rates Revaluation Relief  Policy at appendix 1 be approved and implemented with immediate effect.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove


19/09/2017 - Herefordshire's Better Care Fund (BCF) and Integration Plan 2017-2019 and extension of s.75 agreement

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 due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Pitt

Notice of decision: 19/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/09/2017 - JADU Support License

To secure approval for the continued provision of license and support of the JADU web application suite which support the public facing website.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: Before 27/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Brace

Notice of decision: 15/09/2017

Reason for urgency:
Due date for payment was 1st Sept but delayed due to negotiations on price over an extended period.

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/09/2017 - Task and Finish Group Report: Devolution

To consider recommending the findings to the executive.

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 13/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tim Brown

Notice of decision: 15/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2017 - Future use of children centre buildings ref: 4759    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree the future management, use and operation of children centre buildings.

The recommendations are based on making the most of buildings currently in the council’s ownership as a resource for children and families.  The proposals are based on the buildings being operated by other parties or operated by the authority where there is no obvious community delivery partner, supported by generating an earned income to contribute to costs.

The recommendations take account of the recent consultation on children centre buildings, cabinet recommendations regarding customer services and libraries and the executive response to the recommendations of the health and social care overview and scrutiny committee on early years services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 14/09/2017

Effective from: 22/09/2017

Decision:

That:

(a)         Greencroft, Broadlands and Ledbury children centre buildings be operated by the schools on site under agreements with each school to deliver 0-5 year services including hosting health and midwife clinics;

(b)        subject to provision being made in the 2018/19 capital programme and to reaching appropriate agreement with Ross Town Council, Ross children centre services be provided from Ross Library and the Old Chapel;

(c)         Kingstone children centre building operated by Kes Childcare for 0-5 year services based upon reaching appropriate agreement with Kes Childcare for lease of the land and building;

(d)        Coningsby children centre services in Leominster to be relocated to the under-utilised space at the council’s multi agency office (next door) and additional activity at Leominster library;

(e)         further to d) above, Honeybees nursery be granted a ten year lease at a rent of £16k per annum for use of Coningsby children centre;

(f)          subject to appropriate procurement and agreement of lease terms enable part of the ground floor of Widemarsh centre for child care services; and

(g)        the chief finance officer be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary in consultation with director children’s wellbeing to implement the above recommendations within approved budgets and in accordance with the council’s corporate property strategy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


14/09/2017 - Procurement of financial support for the project to carry out financial assessment of the development and regeneration programme’s preferred bidder as part of due diligence ref: 4766    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer decision - economy, communities and corporate

Decision published: 14/09/2017

Effective from: 14/09/2017

Decision:

That the financial support be procured in line with the council’s standing orders for services up to £50k

Lead officer: Robert Ewing


14/09/2017 - Travellers’ sites development plan document

Cabinet to recommends to Council that, following the completion of the pre-submission publication of the Herefordshire Travellers Sites Development Plan Document 2011 – 2031 and its supporting documents,
the documents be submitted to the Secretary of State for Examination in Public;

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 13/10/2017

Wards affected: Arrow; Bromyard Bringsty; Dinedor Hill; Leominster East; Redhill;

Lead officer: Angela Newey

Notice of decision: 14/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/09/2017 - Adoption of the Vowchurch and District Group neighbouhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Vowchurch and District Group neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies map.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 10/2017

Wards affected: Golden Valley South;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 14/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - Adoption of the Kingsland neighbuohood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Kingsland neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies map.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 10/2017

Wards affected: Bircher;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - Adoption of the Belmont Rural neighbourhood development plan and cosequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Belmont Rural neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies map.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 10/2017

Wards affected: Belmont Rural;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - Community Learning Disability Service

To approve a 3 month waiver to allow a smooth transition of contract to the CCG to deliver the service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and wellbeing

Decision due date: 16/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Tyler

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - Lease of Premises at Harold Street Hereford    Abandoned

A lease of vacant council property at Harold Street, Hereford

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 10/2017

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Andrew Husband

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2017 - 171931 - COP CASTLE, BRINGSTY COMMON, BROMYARD, WORCESTER, HEREFORDSHIRE, WR6 5UN ref: 4765    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 13/09/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 13/09/2017

Effective from: 13/09/2017

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Bromyard Bringsty;


13/09/2017 - 171411 - ONE DWELLING LAND ADJ. SUNNY BANK COTTAGE, LITTLE BIRCH ref: 4764    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 13/09/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 13/09/2017

Effective from: 13/09/2017

Decision:

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


13/09/2017 - 163327 - WHITE HOUSE FARM, ARCHENFIELD, HAY-ON-WYE, HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR3 5TB ref: 4763    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 13/09/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 13/09/2017

Effective from: 13/09/2017

Decision:

The application was approved contrary to the case officer’s recommendation.

Wards affected: Golden Valley North;


13/09/2017 - 164024 - FORMER COUNCIL OFFICE, 39 BATH STREET, HEREFORD, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR1 2HQ ref: 4762    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 13/09/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 13/09/2017

Effective from: 13/09/2017

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Central;


13/09/2017 - 162261 - LAND OFF ASHFIELD WAY, BROMYARD, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR7 4BF ref: 4761    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 13/09/2017 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 13/09/2017

Effective from: 13/09/2017

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Bromyard West;


13/09/2017 - Herefordshire Safeguarding Adult Board Annual Report 2016/17

To report on the annual report of the Herefordshire Safeguarding Adult Board (HSAB), which addresses the work of multi-agency partners in Herefordshire in safeguarding and promoting the welfare of adults at risk within the county, including achievements and areas for improvement, and priorities identified for 2017/18. In addition to ensure cabinet are aware of the work of the board and future priorities, and have the opportunity to ensure the compatibility of any future council activity with those ongoing priorities

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bill Joyce

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/09/2017 - Kingsland CE Primary School, approval to take 10 year Licence to occupy Kingsland Coronation Hall Playing Fields for use by school ref: 4760    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 12/09/2017

Decision:

To take a licence to occupy a playing field in the ownership of Kingsland Coronation Hall Committee that adjoins the school site, as the school does not have its own playing field.
10 year licence agreed at an annual cost of £500, Herefordshire Council to mow and maintain the playing pitch and use during school hours and term time only.

Lead officer: Suzanne Garlick


12/09/2017 - Adoption of the Kings Caple neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Kings Caple neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies map.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 10/2017

Wards affected: Old Gore;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 12/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


12/09/2017 - EAFRD Bid Submission & FBS 2017 Update ref: 4749    Recommendations Approved

 

To agree the submission of a bid to the Rural Payments Agency (RPA) for European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development (EAFRD) funding and if successful to agree to act as accountable body for the funding; and to seek the endorsement of the 2017 update of the Fastershire Broadband Strategy.

 

The recommendations will allow funding to enable additional broadband coverage for Herefordshire (and partner areas). This is in addition to already procured coverage to target cluster areas. The clusters have been identified based on the collections of premises that are not currently in plan and which are located within 2.5km of a business National Non Domestic Rates (NNDR) eligible property).

 

The strategy update does not represent a change in direction or policy shift from that which was agreed by full council in December 2015. However, it is important that the strategy reflects the current status and the approaches which define Stage 4 for the community to determine where our activity fits within the grand scheme.  

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member economy and corporate services

Decision published: 12/09/2017

Effective from: 20/09/2017

Decision:

That:

(a) the assistant director communities be authorised, following consultation with the chief finance officer, to submit a bid for EAFRD funding based on cluster prioritisation on behalf of Herefordshire Council, Gloucestershire County Council, Shropshire Council and Telford and Wrekin Council;

(b) subject to the bid being successful, Herefordshire Council to be the accountable and procuring body for the project with any resulting contract award(s) being subject to further decision ; and

(c) the Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2017 update (at appendix 1) be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Smith


12/09/2017 - To approve completion of contractual arrangements for the development and regeneration programme and mobilisation of the partnership.

To approve completion of contractual arrangements for the development and regeneration programme and mobilisation of the partnership.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/10/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 12/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/09/2017 - Proposed response from Herefordshire Council to the Police and Crime Commissioner’s proposals for fire governance in the West Mercia area. ref: 4757    Recommendations Approved

The West Mercia Police and Crime Commissioner (PCC) has put forward proposals and an initial business case to alter fire governance arrangements in the West Mercia area. At the request of the executive, Herefordshire Council’s General Scrutiny Committee (GSC) was asked to review the PCCs proposals and initial business case.  On 21 August, the GSC met at a specially convened meeting with the PCC and the Fire and Rescue Authorities (FRA) present.  After taking evidence from the PCC and FRAs the GSC highlights a number of concerns with the PCC’s fire governance proposals. These are submitted to the executive for consideration

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision published: 11/09/2017

Effective from: 16/09/2017

Decision:

That:

(a)         the PCC be advised that Herefordshire Council does not support the PCCs proposals and is particularly concerned that the detailed business case has not been provided the council as a statutory consultee; and

(b)        the draft response (at appendix 1) to the questions within the consultation be approved; and

(c)         discussions be held between the relevant upper tier council leaders with a view to identifying alternative options for local collaboration for further consideration.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman


08/09/2017 - Accounting policy update

To agree a change to the council’s accounting policy in the 2016/17 financial statements in relation to the pension deficit included therein.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 20/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lovegrove

Notice of decision: 08/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2017 - Unified Threat Management Solution Contract Award

To approve the recommendation to award a contract for the supply of unified threat management solution for Herefordshire Council, following a competitive tender process, for a 5 year period.

Decision Maker: Director for economy, communities and corporate

Decision due date: 26/09/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alicia Dunsby, Rosalie Schultz

Notice of decision: 08/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2017 - Executive response to the review of the provision of mental health services for children and young people in Herefordshire ref: 4742    Recommendations Approved

To agree the executive response to the recommendations from the task and finish group review of mental health services for children and young people in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member young people and children's wellbeing

Decision published: 08/09/2017

Effective from: 16/09/2017

Decision:

THAT:

(a)        the responses to the health and social care overview and scrutiny committee’s recommendations regarding the  provision of mental health services for children and young people in Herefordshire, as attached at appendix 1 be considered and approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Watson


07/09/2017 - End of September corporate budget and performance report 2017/18

To consider performance for the first 6 months of 2017/18 and the projected budget outturn for the year

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 16/11/2017

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 07/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Open