Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

14/09/2021 - Priority Flood Repair Works Capital Programme: Realignment

The general scrutiny committee review proposals for in year adjustments to the capital programme to allow the re-alignment of capital spend to projects on priority flood works that require the allocation of budget.

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 22/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jenny Preece

Notice of decision: 14/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


13/09/2021 - To accept and spend £675k of LEP funding awarded to the council to spend on infrastructure works to make land ready for development at Hereford Enterprise Zone.

The council has secured an award of £675k of LEP funding to spend on infrastructure in 2021/22 to prepare land for development at Hereford Enterprise Zone. This funding is in addition to £5,432k previously awarded LEP funds and the £14,947k of capital funding already in the approved capital programme (both of which are shown as separate projects on the capital programme). The funding will enable the council to carry out additional infrastructure work and hence prepare more land for development and sale at the North Magazine of Skylon Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment and economy

Decision due date: 01/10/2021

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Neil Batt

Notice of decision: 13/09/2021

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
The LEP have given us a deadline of October 8th to accept the funds, so the funding agreement can be issued.

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/09/2021 - Programme Change to Fastershire Delivery

The Fastershire Broadband Strategy 2019-22 is in implementation through contracts to network suppliers and bespoke community and business programmes. Through that implementation there has been a number of factors nationally, within the broadband industry and through the delivery methods that are influencing a change of approach. Therefore the purpose of the report is to agree required changes in the programme combined with taking advantage of new opportunities. This is particularly relevant as the programme needs to address coverage to high cost premises along with the Government’s commitment to reaching 85% of premises with gigabit capability by 2025 and ensuring rural areas are not left behind.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment and economy

Decision due date: 03/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Natalia Silver

Notice of decision: 10/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/09/2021 - Herefordshire and Worcestershire Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy

For members of the Health and Wellbeing Board to approve the Mental Health and Wellbeing Strategy, which is an all age strategy developed by Herefordshire and Worcestershire Integrated Care System (ICS)

Decision Maker: Health and wellbeing board

Decision due date: 06/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Burgess

Notice of decision: 10/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2021 - Hereford City Centre Improvements (HCCI)

To confirm project elements and associated spend profile for development and delivery of the HCCI programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 06/10/2021

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 08/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/09/2021 - Approve a preferred option for the development of a new care facility in Herefordshire for meeting future demand and service delivery

To approve the preferred option to secure additional capacity, targeting those areas of the county where supply is weakest and the rise in costs of new placements most pronounced.

This options appraisal scopes out the options for meeting future demand.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald, Phillip Hamer, Jas Kakkar

Notice of decision: 03/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/09/2021 - Local Management of Schools - Scheme amendments

Schools Forum to approve two amendments to the scheme of delegation to schools as requested by the Department for Education . The scheme must now includes provision for schools to submit a 5-year budget forecast each year, and a recovery plan if their deficit rises above 5%.

Decision Maker: Herefordshire schools forum

Decision due date: 24/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 02/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/09/2021 - Update to Domestic Abuse Strategy

To approve an update to the multi-agency Domestic Abuse Strategy to reflect the requirements of the Domestic Abuse Act (2021) to cover period 2021-2024

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 22/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Jenkins

Notice of decision: 02/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/09/2021 - National Funding Formula Update 2022/23

To seek the views of the forum on local and national school funding issues, including the recommendations of the budget working group (BWG) on the following matters:
? 1.Herefordshire schools budget 2022/23 including schools consultation paper
? 2. Fair school funding for all: completing our reforms to the National Funding Formula
Government consultation 7th July 20201?
3. High needs budget 2022/23

Decision Maker: Herefordshire schools forum

Decision due date: 24/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 01/09/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/08/2021 - Energy from waste loan update

To update the audit and governance committee on the current status of the energy from waste loan arrangement to enable the committee to fulfil its delegated functions.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 27/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 31/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/08/2021 - Children's Services Improvement Journey

To update the committee on progress concerning the Children’s Services Improvement journey.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 07/09/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Catherine Knowles

Notice of decision: 27/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/08/2021 - Hereford City Bike Share Reserve

To set up a dedicated reserve to support the continued delivery of bike share as an affordable mode of public transport in Hereford City.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 07/10/2021

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

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 25/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/08/2021 - Maylords Orchard

Consideration in relation to the purchase, the current management of and the future use of the site.

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 13/09/2021

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Nigel Thomas

Notice of decision: 25/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/08/2021 - Air Quality Monitoring Station (AQMS) - To approve spend and delegate officer

The objective of the AQMS project is to update the following locations with DEFRA approved air quality monitoring equipment at the air quality monitoring station (AQMS) on Victoria Street, Hereford and to expand the network to include a second AQMS in Leominster.

The budget of £192,000 was approved by Council on the 12th February 2021.
https://councillors.herefordshire.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=291&MId=7829&Ver=4

This non key executive officer decision is to approve the following:-
a. To approve the spend of £192,000 as per the attached business case and budget split.
b. To delegate the operational work of this project to the Assistant Director for Regulatory Environment and Waste.
c. To nominate the Senior Project Manager as spend manager of the project.
d. To confirm that the location for the Leominster AQMS will be location 1 as defined in the attached business case.
e. To procure and organise the supply of the equipment for both locations by March 2022.


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

Decision due date: Before 17/09/2021

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

Lead officer: Tara Roche Schiavon

Notice of decision: 25/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2021 - 2020/21 Treasury Management Outturn

For Council to approve the treasury management outturn for 2020/21 as reported to Cabinet on 3 June.
An annual report is presented to Council in line with the CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 23/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2021 - Disposal of Holme Lacy School Site

Review of Cabinet Decision to progress an outline design for the council site at the former Holme Lacy Primary School is commissioned to allow housing market assessment and for the designs up to and including planning submission for houses on this council owned site

Decision Maker: General scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 13/09/2021

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Robert Barton

Notice of decision: 23/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/08/2021 - Re-thinking governance

To approve changes to the Council's constitution

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Ward

Notice of decision: 23/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


20/08/2021 - Revision of Capital Programme Budget for Priority Flood Works

To consider revision of the capital programme budgets for priority flood works.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 08/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Clive Hall

Notice of decision: 20/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/08/2021 - Review of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 25/11/2021

Lead officer: Susannah Gilson

Notice of decision: 19/08/2021


19/08/2021 - Review of the Statement of Community Involvement (SCI)

Update of the current SCI in order to incorporate recent alterations to community engagement approach as and when government guidelines dictate. for example during the pandemic.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Susannah Gilson

Notice of decision: 19/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open