Decisions

Decisions

21/02/2020 - Carbon Management Plan 2020/21 - 2025/26

To approve the Carbon Management Plan 2020/21 - 2025/26.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member environment, economy and skills

Decision due date: 23/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Boswell, Geoff Perrott

Notice of decision: 21/02/2020

Reason for urgency:
In response to the climate emergency declaration - a new carbon management plan would be published in April 2020.

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/02/2020 - Department for Transport Access Fund – Destination Hereford phase 3 (DH3) - Extension

To seek approval to accept £500k from the Department for Transport to deliver a one year extension to the current programme of walking and cycling promotions across the county in 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision due date: 20/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan

Notice of decision: 21/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/02/2020 - Herefordshire's co-ordinated admissions arrangements for 2021/2022 ref: 6634    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

 

 

To approve Herefordshire Council's proposed admissions arrangements for the academic year 2021/2022.

The proposed arrangements comply with the current School Admissions Code which came into force on 19 December 2014. The recommendation applies to admission arrangements determined in 2020 for admission in school year 2021/2022 for those schools in Herefordshire for whom the council is the admissions authority.

There have been no changes made to the arrangements previously published on the council's website. https://www.herefordshire.gov.uk/info/200144/schools_and_education

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision published: 21/02/2020

Effective from: 28/02/2020

Decision:

 

That:

(a)        The proposed admission arrangements for 2021/2022, as at appendix A, are approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Tanner


18/02/2020 - THE APPEAL BY BLOOR HOMES WESTERN IN RESPECT OF LAND NORTH OF LEDBURY VIADUCT, ADJOINING ORCHARD BUSINESS PARK, LEDBURY ref: 6668    Recommendations Approved

The appeal is against the refusal by the Council, at its Planning Committee on 11th December 2019, to grant planning permission for a mixed used development including the erection for up to 625 homes (including affordable housing), up to 2.9 hectares of B1 employment land, a canal corridor, public open space (including a linear park), access, drainage and ground modelling works and other associated works. Planning reference 171532
The appeal is not concerned with the fact that the Planning Committee resolved to refuse the grant of planning permission contrary to officers recommendation. However, pursuing the defence of the reasons for refusal by the Council could be seen as unreasonable given there is no technical evidence to support the grounds for refusal. It should also be noted that the Council is having difficulty securing technical experts who would provide their evidence in support of the Council’s decision to refuse the planning application.
Regrettably, the legal advice of the Solicitor to the Council and Monitoring Officer is to withdraw the ‘reasons for refusal’ given by the Planning Committee on 11th December 2019 to both mitigate the reputational damage to the Council and to limit the significant costs that the Council could incur.
It is likely that the Inquiry will still take place however the Council will withdraw its reasons for refusal. The benefit of agreeing to withdraw the reasons for refusal now is that the Appellant’s costs incurred in the appeal should be significantly reduced, the inquiry should be shorter, some expert witnesses may not be required to attend and the Council’s costs incurred in instructing technical experts will be reduced

Decision Maker: Solicitor to the Council

Decision published: 21/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Lead officer: Claire Ward


01/05/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Duty of Care Offences. Central. 01.05.19 ref: 6667    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute the defendant for an offence under Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 34(1) and 78

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 20/02/2020

Effective from: 01/05/2019

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


11/03/2019 - Granting of a House in Multiple Occupation (HMO) Licence for 75 Stanhope Street. Greyfriars. 11.03.19 ref: 6666    Recommendations Approved

HMO Licence Granted M/107746

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 20/02/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


16/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecution Two Individuals for Fly Tipping Offences and Business Practice Offences. Herefordshire & Golden Valley North. 16.01.20 ref: 6664    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute two defendants for offences under Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 33 & 34. Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013, Regulation 19. Consumer Protection From Unfair Trading Regulations 2008 and Fraud Act 2006, Regulation 6, 7, 10 & 11.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


29/01/2020 - Serving of Two Food Hygiene Improvement Notices relating to Ruby Chinese Takeaway. Central. 29.01.20 ref: 6663    Recommendations Approved

To serve two Food Hygiene Improvement Notices - U/003080 & U/003081.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


14/01/2020 - Serving of a Food Hygiene Improvement Notice relating to Chez Pascal. Ledbury South. 14.01.20 ref: 6662    Recommendations Approved

To service a Food Hygiene Improvement Notice - U/003074

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


03/01/2020 - Serving of a Food Hygiene Improvement Notice relating to Razbari. Widemarsh. 03.01.20 ref: 6661    Recommendations Approved

To serve a Food Hygiene Improvement Notice - U/003070

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 03/01/2020

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


30/10/2019 - Serving of Two Food Hygiene Improvement Notices relating to Nine & Nine. Widemarsh. 30.10.19 ref: 6660    Recommendations Approved

To serve two Food Hygiene Improvement Notices - U/003043 & U/003044.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 30/10/2019

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


14/11/2019 - Serving of four Food Hygiene Improvement Notices relating to Bartonsham Farm Dairies. Central. 14.11.19 ref: 6659    Recommendations Approved

To serve four Food Hygiene Improvement Notice - U/003045, U/003049, U/003050 & U/003052.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 14/11/2019

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


18/02/2020 - Decision to deliver improvement works at Leominster MAO ref: 6658    Recommendations Approved

The 2018/19 Corporate Accommodation Capital Budget included £90k to
carry out basic alteration works at Leominster Multi Agency Office. During the design process additional requirements for joint occupation of both the MAO/Locality team such as improving heating and sound insulation were incorporated. Tenders have been received and the lowest tender would result in an estimated final cost, including contingency, of £180k. To overcome the short fall a spend of not more than £90k from the underspend of the 2018/19 property estate enhancement works budget is required.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Lead officer: Chris Jenner


11/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Fly Tipping and Duty of Care offences. Kington. 11.12.19 ref: 6657    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute one defendant for illegally depositing waste and failing in duty of care under Section 33(1)(a) and 33(6) and 34(1) and 34(6) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


11/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute Two Individuals for Fly Tipping offences. Bromyard West. 11.12.2019 ref: 6656    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute two defendants for offences under the Environmental Protection Act 1990, section 33, 34, section 108 of the Environmental Act 1995 and section 1 of the Control of Pollution Act 1989.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Lead officer: Marc Willimont


22/05/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual Under Section 117 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Central. 25.05.19 ref: 6655    Recommendations Approved

To prosecute the defendant for offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 117

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 22/05/2019

Lead officer: Richard Ball


19/02/2020 - Capita SIMS Annual Maintenance renewal ref: 6652    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought to renew the annual maintenance for Herefordshire Council’s Capita Schools Information System (SIMS) licences. The SIMS licences are held in perpetuity by the council and purchasing the annual maintenance allows the schools to continue to meet DfE statutory regulations in respect of managing their pupil data.
The Council holds perpetual rights to SIMS licences and renewing the support ensures that the system is adequately updated, maintained and ensures availability of any system upgrades. Support and maintenance for this product can only be obtained directly through Capita Business Services Ltd, the proprietor of the software.
Following consultation with Schools and a formal Request for Information from alternative software providers in 2018 it has been established that the system continues to meet the requirements of both the schools and Local Authority. Schools have requested that the annual maintenance is maintained thereby retaining SIMS as the software of choice for the management information system in local authority controlled schools. Market research shows that the product currently holds a market share of 82%, due to the reliability of the product and ability to meet with the ever-changing needs of schools’ requirements and alignment with legislation.
In addition SIMS software enables the Council to upload information relating to pupils and contacts from the schools SIMS system into the Council database enabling the accurate maintenance of information at both school and Council level.
A contract was awarded to Capita in 2012 for a period of 5 years, since then the contract has been renewed twice on a single year basis and the current arrangement expires in March 2020 and, thereafter reverting to the standard local authorities pricing at the rates shown below. I would like to seek an extension to the current arrangement and extend the contract on a 3 + 2 basis.

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 19/02/2020

Decision:

Recommendation: The SIMS maintenance contract is renewed on a rolling on an annual basis for a period of up to 3 +2 years (from April 2020).

Lead officer: Carrie Deeley


19/02/2020 - Sustainable food county

To approve an implementation plan to become a sustainable food county.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 26/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kristan Pritchard

Notice of decision: 19/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/02/2020 - Passenger Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 (PSVAR) - implications for school and college transport 2020 ref: 6630    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

 

To confirm how the implementation of the Public Service Vehicle Accessibility Regulations 2000 (PSVAR) will be managed and its long term implications for home to school and college transport in the County.

The council provides statutory free transport services for entitled mainstream school pupils in accordance with the school transport policy. A vacant seats scheme is also offered that enables pupils who are not entitled to free transport to pay to travel on the coach. This is a discretionary service and parents/guardians are notified that seats can be withdrawn with a minimum of one week's notice. Additionally discretionary services are provided to college students, and students attending faith schools in return for payment of an annual fare charge. All students travelling using a paid scheme pay the same annual charge.

Since 1 January 2020 school and college students paying a fare have had to be transported on buses and coaches  compliant with the PSVAR, a compliant vehicle being one which is fully wheelchair accessible. Services carrying only entitled students traveling for free are exempt. Although it is the individual operators' responsibility to ensure compliance with the PSVAR, as the commissioner, the council has a duty to ensure that the services it commissions are operated legally and in accordance with all applicable regulations.

Extensive work was undertaken to ensure compliance with legislation by 1st January 2020 however it was not possible to make all services compliant or seek appropriate exemptions by this date and there remained 252 passengers traveling on 7 different services who would have been traveling on non-compliant services on the 1st January 2020. Of the remaining in scope services 23 have been confirmed as being compliant and a further 8 have been granted a 2 year exemption certificate from 1st January 2020. As an interim measure a decision was taken in December 2019 to provide free transport to these students for the Spring academic term, January to April 2020. This follow up report sets out options for managing services for the Summer academic term 2020 and longer term.

Details of the previous decision taken can be viewed here. It is proposed that free travel be extended to include the summer term 2020 such that where it has not been possible to move to compliant services or seek an exemption, students' education will not be disrupted in the final term of the academic year. This comprises up to 252 students travelling on 7 services. However, further retendering of non-compliant services during the spring term is likely to significantly reduce these numbers and the financial implications resulting from lost fares.

It is proposed that the vacant seats scheme and other discretionary transport where a fare is charged is withdrawn from September 2020 where services remain non-compliant. Advance notice will be provided before the end of the current academic year such that parents, schools and colleges will have sufficient time to make alternative arrangements for access school. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 26/02/2020

Decision:

That:

a)    the process set out at paragraph 16 of this report is agreed for managing the full implementation of the PSVAR for school and college transport, and authority is delegated to the Assistant Director Highways & Transport to:

                      I.        retender and award contracts for school transport up to a value of £500,000

                    II.        Allow fare paying passengers to travel for free for the Summer term on services that will not be PSVAR compliant or exempt on 20th April 2020

                   III.         

Withdraw vacant seats from sale to fare paying passengers on services that will not be PSVAR compliant or exempt for the new academic year commencing in September 2020

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Houchen


18/02/2020 - Support for residents and businesses whose homes or business premises have been flooded in February 2020 ref: 6654    Recommendations Approved

Herefordshire Council is designated as the Lead Local Flood Authority (LLFA) for Herefordshire. This means we have a number of duties and responsibilities in relation to managing flood risk across the county.

A major flooding event occurred in Herefordshire during the weekend of 15-16 February 2020, with river levels on the River Wye and River Lugg exceeding the highest recorded levels on record. A major incident was declared by Herefordshire Council on Saturday 16 February. Severe weather warnings remain in place for the River Wye at Blackmarston, and the River Wye and River Lugg in Hampton Bishop, meaning that there is a danger to life. Water levels are expected to remain high for several days. We are still awaiting government announcements regarding support for people and businesses affected by flooding in February 2020.

Therefore the council is going to offer grants to the homes and business affected. We will adopt the eligibility and funding to households and businesses affected by the severe weather that Government provides under the Flood Recovery Framework. This would consist of a Community Recovery Grant, equivalent to £500 per eligible household, to help communities with their immediate recovery and a Business Recovery Grant, which will provide up to £2,500 per eligible small and medium-sized business.

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Lead officer: Stephen Vickers


01/07/2019 - HMO Licence issued for M/105378. Central. 01.07.2019 ref: 6653    Recommendations Approved

HMO Licence Granted M/105378.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 19/02/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2019

Lead officer: Charles Yarnold


18/02/2020 - Fee increase for Land Charges 2020 ref: 6651    Recommendations Approved

The Local Land Charges office is a statutory service responsible for the maintenance of the Local Land Charges Register and the completion of Local Land Charge searches.

Local Land Charges are imposed on the owners of land and can be originated by local authorities, Highways Agency, Historic England, Water Authorities etc. They affect the current owner and any subsequent owners.

Examples of local land charges originated by the LA are conditions imposed in a planning permission, Conservation Areas, Enforcement Notices, Tree Preservation Orders and Financial charges – e.g. works carried out by the council to make buildings safe.

In addition to the registerable charges, the Council also replies to a number of enquiries set out in a form agreed by the Law Society and the Conveyancing fraternity and this will reveal e.g. adoption of roads, nearby road/traffic schemes, pending planning matters etc.

The fees for local land charges have not been increased since 2017 as part of a three year circle of fee and income review. The charges are calculated on a cost recovery basis based on the length of time taken to complete all searches during a two week period. Taken into consideration is the need for charges to remain competitive and fair.

The charges are outlined below:

Current Proposed
Price £ Price £ % Increase
CON29R & LLC1 165.00 170.00 3.0%
CON29R 126.00 130.00 3.2%
LLC1 39.00 40.00 2.6%

The fees are based on a combined CON29R and LLC1 search; or can be separate if only one element is needed.

Examples of information which may be disclosed on the Con. 29R are outstanding notices relating to:
• Building works
• Environment
• Health and safety
• Housing
• Highways
• Public health

Alternatively they can be separated for lower fees (further information: link)

The new fees to come into place from 1st April 2020.

Decision Maker: Assistant director Corporate Support

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

To set new fees for Land Charge based on:
CON29R & LLC1: £170
CON29R: £130
LLC1: £40
Each additional parcel of land £43

Lead officer: Natalia Silver


18/02/2020 - Performance monitoring - NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group

To consider a report on performance monitoring by NHS Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group and to determine any recommendations the committee wishes to make.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 02/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Baugh

Notice of decision: 18/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/02/2020 - Surrender of lease at 33-35 Union Street Hereford ref: 6650    Recommendations Approved

Tenant has taken a Licence to occupy alternative premises from the Council at Gardner Hall, College Campus

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 17/02/2020

Decision:

Surrender of lease at 33-35 Union Street Hereford

Lead officer: Chris Jenner


17/02/2020 - Freehold disposal of yard and buildings at Unit 5 Pontrilas Business Park (former Council Highway’s depot) ref: 6649    Recommendations Approved

• The property is surplus to the council’s operational requirements

• The disposal was agreed by an open market tender opportunity conducted by a local agent.

• The new owner will take over maintenance obligations saving the Council money

• Employment and investment opportunities brought to the area

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 17/02/2020

Effective from: 17/02/2020

Decision:

Freehold disposal of yard and buildings at Unit 5 Pontrilas Business Park (former Council Highway’s depot)

Lead officer: Chris Jenner


09/11/2018 - Granting of a HMO Licence for Albert Road, Ledbury. Ledbury West. 09.11.2018 ref: 6648    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 09/11/2018

Decision:

HMO Licence Granted M/106308.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


11/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual for Fly Tipping Waste. Newton Farm. 11.12.2019 ref: 6647    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

To prosecute one defendant for a fly tipping offence under section 33 and an offence under section 34 of the duty of care of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/02/2020 - Recovery of debt from unpaid parking Penalty Charge Notices ref: 6643    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

That formal documentation in respect of unpaid debt from parking Penalty Charge Notices be served upon vehicle owners, and warrants are executed on those that continue to leave debt unpaid having previously been served documents having obtained authority from the Traffic Enforcement Centre (Northampton County Court).

Lead officer: James.Hughes


20/01/2020 - Planning Enforcement Notice ref: 6642    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

To serve an enforcement notice in respect of unauthorised material change of use of land from agriculture to a mixed use for agriculture and the siting of seven caravans for residential purposes

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


23/09/2019 - Planning Enforcement Notice ref: 6641    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 23/09/2019

Decision:

Serve Enforcement Notice relating to unauthorised biomass plant

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


21/01/2020 - Issue Breach of condition Notice ref: 6640    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Decision:

Serve Breach of Condition Notice

Lead officer: Mark Tansley


11/12/2019 - Decision to Prosecute. Two Individuals for offences under Enviromental Protection Act 1990. Environment Act 1995 and The Control of Pollution Act 1989. Bromyard West. 11.12.19 ref: 6637    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 11/12/2019

Decision:

To prosecute two defendants for offences under Environmental Protection Act 1990, Section 33, 34, Section 108 of the Environmental Act 1995 and Section 1 of the Control of Pollution Act 1989.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


29/01/2020 - Decision to Prosecute An Individual Under Section 117 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984. Central Ward. 29.01.20 ref: 6636    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Decision:

To prosecute the defendant for offences under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Section 117.

Lead officer: Elizabeth Fletcher


14/02/2020 - Hire of Ross on Wye car parks for event ref: 6644    For Determination

Decision Maker: Officer Decision - Economy and Place

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 14/02/2020

Decision:

The hire of all car parks in Ross on Wye be approved at the charge set out in the schedule of charges in order to allow event organiser to promote free parking on Saturday 3rd August 2020.

Lead officer: James.Hughes


14/01/2020 - Grant of landlords consent to sublet buildings at Rotherwas Service Station ref: 6635    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Approve grant of landlords consent to sublet buildings at Rotherwas Service Station

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


13/02/2020 - Budget allocation of additional rural services delivery grant ref: 6608    Recommendations Approved

 

To agree the approach to allocating additional budget of £275k for 2019/20 towards additional support for local community transport initiatives and local solutions to maintain access in rural communities noting continuing financial pressures on support for the conventional bus network.

The details of the grant programme have been developed in the context of the 2017 passenger transport review which included extensive consultation and following discussion with local community transport providers. Criteria for accessing the grant will ensure that projects which will support older people, people with disabilities and rural residents without access to private car or public transport are prioritised.

The original decision to provide additional funding indicated that this should be to establish a grant for the purchase of new accessible vehicles for community transport providers. The recommendation is to support a broader range of projects and for it to be made available for a wider range of community groups, with community transport providers being given first opportunity to submit bids. This approach was developed following discussion with community transport providers during which they indicated that they could improve their services if the funding could be allocated for a broader range of activities including:

"           New vehicles for community transport use

"           Software to help plan journeys

"           Schemes to support access for young people

"           Initiatives to attract more volunteer drivers

"           Schemes which will feed into and support existing transport services

"           Scheme which use social media and smart technologies to increase access

"           Brokerage - making greater use of vehicles available in the local community

 

Whilst the proposed approach will give community transport providers the first opportunity to bid for grant funding it also allows for further rounds to be opened up to other community groups. This will be subject to funds being available after the first round. This is proposed as it reflects the findings of the passenger transport review that other community groups including parish councils and other local charities can play an important role in supporting local access and will add to the overall capacity of the grant programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 20/02/2020

Decision:

That:

(a)  a Rural Access Grant Scheme be approved with:

·           a non-recurring budget of £275k

·           scheme criteria as set out in appendix 1;

·           grant allocations and spend being completed by 31 March 2021; and s

the head of service for transport and access be authorised to determine grant awards to a maximum of £30k in accordance with the approved scheme criteria, and having regard to the recommendation of the appraisal panel.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Burgess


12/02/2020 - Award of contract to provide the Quantity Surveyor Service to expand Marlbrook Primary School, and approval of the expenditure of the professional fees. ref: 6633    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

a) To spend professional fees as set out in the attached record of officer decision up to the value of £300,000.

b) To award a contract for a Quantity Surveyor (QS) up to the value of £30,000 which is funded via the professional fees.

c) To spend a maximum of £3000 from the contingency budget for the removal of the tree branches on the site.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


12/02/2020 - NO WAITING AT ANY TIME (DOUBLE YELLOW LINE) RESTRICTIONS VARIOUS ROADS, LEOMINSTER. ref: 6631    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

That:
Subject to the consideration of the receipt of any objections arising from the formal Notice of Proposal a new Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) will be introduced under Part 1, Section 1 & 2 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 , the effect of which will be to introduce No Waiting at Any Time restrictions on the following stretches of road;
Junction of Mortimer Street and Wigmore Street
Mortimer Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Wigmore Street to a point 10m west of its junction with Wigmore Street
- From its junction with Wigmore Street to a point 10m east of its junction with Wigmore Street
Wigmore Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 10m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Wigmore Street (Western Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 10m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Junction of Wigmore Street and Croft Street
Wigmore Street (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 21m southwest of its junction with Croft Street
Wigmore Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 12m north of its junction with Croft Street
Croft Street (Northern Side)
- From its junction with Wigmore Street to a point 10m east of its junction with Wigmore Street
Westernmost Junction of Churchill Avenue and Croft Street
Croft Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 13m east of its junction with Churchill Avenue
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 10m west of its junction with Churchill Avenue
Churchill Avenue (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 19m south of its junction with Croft Street
Churchill Avenue (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 21m south of its junction with Croft Street
Easternmost Junction of Churchill Avenue, Croft Street and Mortimer Place
Croft Street (Northern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Place to a point 20m west of its junction with Mortimer Place
Croft Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 24m northwest of its junction with Churchill Avenue
Croft Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Place to a point to its junction with Churchill Avenue. A distance of 5m
Mortimer Place (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 10m north of its junction with Croft Street
Mortimer Place (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 10m north of its junction with Croft Street
Churchill Avenue (Eastern Side)
- From a point 70m west of its junction with Hereford Road to a point 80m west of its junction with Hereford Road
Churchill Avenue (Western Side)
- From its junction with Croft Street to a point 10m south of its junction with Croft Street
Junction of Mortimer Street, Alderman’s Meadow and Mortimer Place

Mortimer Street (Northern Side)
- From its junction with Alderman’s Meadow to a point 16m west of its junction with Alderman’s Meadow
Mortimer Street (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Place to a point 23m northwest of its junction with Mortimer place
Mortimer Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Alderman’s Meadow to its junction with Mortimer Place. A distance of 8m
Alderman’s Meadow (North-western Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 9m north of its junction with Mortimer Street
Alderman’s Meadow (South-eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 13m north of its junction with Mortimer Street
Mortimer Place (Western Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 14m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Mortimer Place (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Mortimer Street to a point 12m south of its junction with Mortimer Street
Junction of Churchill Avenue and George Street

Churchill Avenue (Southern Side)
- From its junction with George Street to a point 4m east of its junction with George Street
- From its junction with George Street to a point 8m west of its junction with George Street
George Street (Western Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to a point 10m south of its junction with Churchill Avenue
George Street (Eastern Side)
- From its junction with Churchill Avenue to ap point 10m south of its junction with Churchill Avenue
Junction of Elm Close and Hereford Road
Hereford Road (Western Side)
- From its junction with Elm Close to a point 10m north of its junction with Elm Close
- From its junction with Elm Close to a point 10m south of its junction with Elm Close.
Elm Close (Southern Side)
- From its junction with Hereford Road to a point 18m west of its junction with Hereford Road
Elm Close (Northern Side)
From its junction with Hereford Road to a point 17m west of its junction with Hereford Road

Lead officer: Mairead Lane


12/02/2020 - Executive response to the Spotlight review concerning peer on peer abuse in schools

To approve the executive response to the recommendations from the spotlight review concerning peer on peer abuse in schools. The spotlight review considered the Herefordshire approach to peer on peer abuse and made twelve recommendations to the executive.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision due date: 03/04/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Baird, Liz Elgar, Ceri Morgan

Notice of decision: 12/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/02/2020 - 193682 - LAND ADJACENT BRAMPTON ABBOTTS VILLAGE HALL, BRAMPTON ABBOTTS, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR9 7JD ref: 6628    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was refused contrary to the Case Officer’s recommendation

Wards affected: Old Gore;


11/02/2020 - 192969 - BOWLING GREEN FARM, CLEHONGER, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR2 9SJ ref: 6627    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was approved contrary to the Case Officer’s recommendation

Wards affected: Wormside;


11/02/2020 - 191173 - LAND SOUTH OF LADYWELL LANE, KINGSTHORNE, HEREFORDSHIRE. ref: 6626    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

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


11/02/2020 - 183792 - LAND TO THE EAST OF BRAMBLE COTTAGE, ALLENSMORE VILLAGE ROAD, ALLENSMORE, HEREFORDSHIRE, HR2 9AG ref: 6625    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was refused contrary to the Case Officer’s recommendation.

Wards affected: Wormside;


11/02/2020 - 184520 - LAND AT GREYFRIARS BRIDGE, HEREFORD ref: 6629    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

The application was withdrawn from the agenda.

Wards affected: Hinton & Hunderton;


11/02/2020 - To change charges for waste collection services ref: 6624    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

To increase charges to services provided for the purposes of waste collection across trade, bulky, garden and parish freighter;
And to set the introductory prices for optional or additional waste management services.

Trade waste prices
Collect & dispose 2019-20 2020-21
1100 £ 16.00 £16.99
660 £ 11.50 £11.99
360 £ 7.50 £7.89
240 £ 6.00 £6.30
Chamberlain £ 15.00 £15.59
Sacks (x50) £ 80.00 £82.50
Sacks (x25) N/A £43.75
Recycling 240 £ 3.25 £3.30
Recycling 1100 £ 7.50 £7.90
Recycling sacks (x50) £ 50.00
£55.00
Delivery £ 25.75 £25.80
Removal £ 51.20 £51.50

Trade waste prices for LA maintained schools/academy & charity shops
Collection only 2019-20 2020-21
1100 £ 10.20 £10.40
660 £ 7.20 £7.34
360 £ 6.15 £6.27
240 £ 4.80 £4.90
Chamberlain £ 9.50 £9.69
Sacks (x50) £ 48.75 £49.73
Sacks (x25) N/A £27.37
Recycling 240 £ 1.85 £1.89
Recycling sacks (x50) £ 36.00
£36.72

DOC
2019-20 2020-21
Administration fee for paper copy £ 11.00
£12.00

Garden waste sacks
2019-20 2020-21
Per roll of 5 sacks £ 3.90 £4.00

Parish Freighter
2019-20 2020-21
Per 2 hour slot £ 408.00 £414.00

Bulky waste collection
2019-20 2020-21
Per 3 items £ 25.00 £ 25.50
Per fridge or freezer £ 20.00 £ 20.50

Household waste container deliveries
NEW charges from 1 April 2020-21
Delivery/removal charge £ 15.50
360l bin additional cost £ 11.50

180l damaged replacement £ 18.00
240l damaged replacement £ 18.50
360l damaged replacement £ 30.00



Lead officer: Nicola Percival


11/02/2020 - Review of performance and progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support improvement plan 2019/20

To review progress against the Safeguarding and Family Support division improvement plan 2019 / 2020 produced in response to the Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children’s Services (ILACS) inspection judgement of June 2018 and the subsequent focused visits carried out in 2019.

To include an update on work with West Mercia Police regarding referrals to the Multi-agency safeguarding hub.

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 16/03/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 11/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


03/02/2020 - Leominster Bridge Street Repairs ref: 6622    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 03/02/2020

Decision:

1. To undertake road repairs to the access road to the Household Recycling Centre, Waste Transfer Station and Waste Collection Depot at Bridge Street, Leominster.

2. To recharge all costs to our waste management contractors FCC Environment Ltd and Mercia Waste Management in accordance with the license to occupy and lease respectively.

Lead officer: Sonya Morris


11/02/2020 - Decision to dispose of the barns at Magnolia Farm, Canonbridge ref: 6621    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

To dispose of the redundant barns which formed part of Magnolia Farm, Canonbridge by informal tender using the existing contract with Fisher German.

Lead officer: Helen Beale


11/02/2020 - Land swap with Ascalon at Chapel Road ref: 6620    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

That the council agrees to grant a new long leasehold to Ascalon for 441.4 sqm of land at Chapel Road, to run concurrently with their existing long leasehold of adjacent land. In addition 34.1 sqm of land will be released from their existing lease back into council’s control

Lead officer: Nick Webster


10/02/2020 - Award of contracts for Family Mentoring and Befriending from April 2020 to March 2021 ref: 6619    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children and Families

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

The following contracts are awarded as a result of a competitive tendering process.

Contract 1 be awarded to Herefordshire Vennture to deliver a family mentoring service at fixed cost of £100,000 from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Contract 2 be awarded to Home-Start Herefordshire to deliver the Befriending Service at a fixed cost of £66,000 from 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


11/02/2020 - Car Park Charges for Electric Vehicles ref: 6607    Recommendations Approved

 

To approve free parking for up to 30 minutes for electric vehicles when parked in an electric vehicle parking space and connected to a charge point in all council car parks in order to underpin the councils commitment to achieving carbon neutrality by 2030.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member Infrastructure and transport

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 18/02/2020

Decision:

That:

The new schedule of charges, as outlined in appendix 1, to include free 30 minute parking for electric vehicles when parked in electric vehicle parking spaces in all council off street car parks, is approved to take effect from 16th March 2020.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James.Hughes