Decisions

Forthcoming decisions

21/11/2022 - Revised Housing Allocation Scheme 2022 for Herefordshire

To approve amendments to the Housing Allocations Scheme for Herefordshire, following a review of the policy. The policy clarifies the roles and responsibilities of the local authority and the Registered Providers for delivering the local authority’s statutory duties in relation to the allocation of housing, including the arrangements for applying to register for social, intermediate and affordable rented housing and the process by which it is let in Herefordshire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member housing, regulatory services and community

Decision due date: 27/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Greenway

Notice of decision: 21/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/11/2022 - Pay Policy Statement 2023-2024

To recommend the 2023-2024 pay policy statement to Full Council for approval and publication.

Decision Maker: Employment panel

Decision due date: 20/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leanne Edwards

Notice of decision: 17/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/11/2022 - The Impact of the Intensive Poultry Industry on Human Health and Wellbeing Scrutiny Report

To report the outcomes and recommendations of the Task and Finish Group on ‘The Impact of the Intensive Poultry Industry on Human Health and Wellbeing'. The committee is invited to consider the outcomes from the task and finish group and to decide if the report and recommendations adopted and submitted to the Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 25/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 17/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2022 - 2023/24 Capital Investment Budget and Capital Strategy Update

To consider the proposed capital investment budget for 2023/24 and updated capital strategy.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Morris

Notice of decision: 16/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2022 - Commissioning of the Herefordshire integrated sexual health service

A mandated service that gives advice, testing and treatment for sexual health problems.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member health and adult wellbeing

Decision due date: 23/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julia Stephens

Notice of decision: 16/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2022 - Progress Report

This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee, including responses to information requests made by the committee, updates on resolutions made by the committee, including reports and recommendations to the executive and the Executive Response and executive decision made in respect of scrutiny reports and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Health, Care and Wellbeing Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 25/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 16/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2022 - Council Tax Premiums on Second Homes & Empty Properties

To determine options for proposed changes to Council Tax premiums - as included within
the Levelling Up and Regeneration Bill – which, subject to the Bill receiving Royal Assent
prior to 31 March 2023, are due to become effective from 1st April 2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Hart

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2022 - Leaders report to Council

To provide an update on the work of the Cabinet since the meeting of Council held on 21 October, 2022.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Coleman

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


15/11/2022 - Polling Station Review

Addition of two new polling stations to replace venues that are no longer available

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 09/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Amy Hallett

Notice of decision: 15/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/11/2022 - Draft Hereford City Masterplan

To approve the draft Hereford City Masterplan (HCMP) that will be provided for widespread public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/02/2023

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

Lead officer: Susan White

Notice of decision: 14/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
certain paragraphs of the report will be exempt due to commercial sensitivity of the information within.


10/11/2022 - Progress Report

This This report provides a brief summary update on issues previously considered by the Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee, including responses to information requests made by the committee, updates on resolutions made by the committee, including reports and recommendations to the executive and the Executive Repose and executive decision made in respect of scrutiny reports and recommendations.

Decision Maker: Environment and Sustainability Scrutiny Committee

Decision due date: 18/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr

Notice of decision: 10/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2022 - Consultation outcomes and draft budget proposals

To recommend to Council the proposed 2023/24 budget and associated medium term financial
strategy and treasury management strategy for recommendation to Council 10 February.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 10/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Hart

Notice of decision: 09/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/11/2022 - Herefordshire Council’s Human Resources and Workforce Strategy

The purpose of this report is to provide a summary of progress against the strategic aims in the council’s workforce strategy

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Management Board

Decision due date: 28/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 09/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/11/2022 - Housing Strategy – Pipeline of Sites and strategic approach review

The purpose of this paper is to update on current progress relating to the pipeline of potentially deliverable affordable housing sites and strategic approach in the county as well as gaining approvals for a number of proposed activities to enable the approach.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Locking

Notice of decision: 08/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
This report is open but certain appendices are exempt by virtue of the paragraph 3 (below) from the Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, (as amended) and the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)


08/11/2022 - To Accept and Spend Any Approved UK Shared Prosperity Plan and Rural Prosperity Funds Approved by Government

Herefordshire has been allocated £7.7m of UK Shared Prosperity Funding and £1.7m of Rural Prosperity Funding, subject to the submission of an Investment Plan currently being considered by government. Given the limited timeframes to spend these funds, including in 2022/23, this decision seeks agreement to accept and spend once government has approved the Investment Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Nadine Kinsey

Notice of decision: 08/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/11/2022 - To Accept and Spend Any Approved Levelling Up Fund Allocation to Herefordshire

To accept any Levelling Up Funding offered by government for the southern and northern constituency bids submitted in August 2022 and approve any related expenditure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/12/2022

Wards affected: Ledbury North; Leominster East; Ross East;

Lead officer: Roger Allonby, Nadine Kinsey

Notice of decision: 08/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/11/2022 - High Needs Budget 2023/24

To approve the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) high needs budget for 2023/24 as recommended by Schools Forum.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 31/03/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 08/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/11/2022 - Schools Budget 2023/24

To approve school forum’s recommended budget proposals for school budgets, central school services and early years within the Dedicated Schools Grant (DSG) for 2023/24

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 31/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Green

Notice of decision: 07/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/11/2022 - To agree the Super Hubs approach

To approve the approach to the delivery of two Super Hubs in Herefordshire, drawing on the £2m capital funding as agreed at full Council in February 2020, as part of the Talk Community programme.

 

A business case was developed in 2019 and approved at full council in February 2020 allocating £2m capital funding towards the delivery of two Super Hubs in Herefordshire as part of the Talk Community programme. The Community Wellbeing Directorate also allocated £200k of revenue funding to support the project. Since then a number of factors has meant that the project has not progressed. The Covid-19 pandemic and lockdown resulted in a number of projects being put on hold, including Super Hubs, whilst priorities and resources were focused on supporting our local communities and our most vulnerable residents affected by the pandemic.

Despite the challenges presented by the pandemic, it also presented opportunities, particularly around the way communities came together to support their local residents. During this time Talk Community was the council led community response across Herefordshire, working with communities to support our most vulnerable residents. As a result, Herefordshire Council re-established and strengthened its relationship with its local communities, and embedded Talk Community as its strategic approach to working with communities.

Therefore, since the original business case was developed the landscape has changed significantly and in order to take this project forward an options appraisal and feasibility study has been undertaken to understand the viability of this project and the potential options to take this forward. This decision report is looking to seek approval on the recommended approach and give delegated authority to the director of community wellbeing to draw down these funds.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member housing, regulatory services and community

Decision due date: 17/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michelle Wood

Notice of decision: 01/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/11/2022 - 2023/24 Public Realm Maintenance (Market Town Highway Improvements and Public Transport Infrastructure)

To authorise the spend/investment in the public realm assets and infrastructure following the resolution at the Council meeting on 11 February 2022, to approve the proposed capital programme for 2023/2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 30/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katie Ainsworth

Notice of decision: 01/11/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/10/2022 - Children’s Social Care Out Of Hours Emergency Duty Service

To approve the recommendations for provision of an out of hours emergency duty service for children’s social care from March 2023.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 30/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ellie Sheers

Notice of decision: 31/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/10/2022 - Clean Growth Marches Programme

This report seeks to approve external allocations for the implementation of the Clean Growth Marches Programme which will be delivered in conjunction with Worcester County Council as the lead partner. This programme is set to replace the outgoing Business Energy Efficiency Programme (BEEP) and the completed Marches Renewable Energy programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment and economy

Decision due date: 28/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 31/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/10/2022 - Review of the strategical approach to Homelessness

To approve progress in implementing the Homelessness prevention and rough sleeping strategy and approve the strategical approach for project BRAVE.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald, Lucy Beckett, Lee Davis

Notice of decision: 31/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/10/2022 - New Care Facility; selection of preferred site.

To approve the selection of preferred site for the new Care Home Facility

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 23/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald, Michael Griffin, Paula Kemp-Jones

Notice of decision: 31/10/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open