Decisions

Decisions

23/01/2019 - 180403 - 21 THE MALTINGS, DORMINGTON, HEREFORD, HR1 4FA ref: 5637    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Backbury;


23/01/2019 - 181908 - LAND AT LOVERS WALK, GORSLEY, ROSS-ON-WYE ref: 5639    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Penyard;


23/01/2019 - 181523 - CASTLE FARM, UPTON BISHOP, ROSS-ON-WYE, HR9 7UW ref: 5636    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Old Gore;


23/01/2019 - 183678 - IVY GREEN COTTAGE, ABBEYDORE, HEREFORD, HR2 0AD ref: 5638    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

 

Wards affected: Golden Valley South;


24/01/2019 - Disposal of land adjacent to Hereford Railway Station to facilitate development of a new GP surgery ref: 5611    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 31/01/2019

Decision:

That:

the condition attached to the council’s approved disposal by way of 125 year lease of development land adjacent to Hereford railway station to Prime (UK) Developments Ltd or a company within the Prime plc group of companies, namely that the development be completed within three years of the lease being completed, be amended to development being completed within five years of the lease being completed.

 

 

Wards affected: Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Andrew Husband


23/01/2019 - 172076 - LAND ADJACENT TO HERRIOT COTTAGE, GLEWSTONE, ROSS-ON-WYE ref: 5635    For Determination

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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


23/01/2019 - 182775 - LAND TO THE NORTH OF THE ROYAL ARMS, LLANGROVE, HEREFORDSHIRE ref: 5634    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

 


23/01/2019 - 182347 - LODGE FARM, MONKTON FARM LANE, OCLE PYCHARD, HR1 3QQ ref: 5633    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

The application was approved in accordance with the Case Officer’s recommendation, with an additional condition.

 

Wards affected: Three Crosses;


23/01/2019 - 182191 - LODGE FARM AND HIGHWAY FARM, MONKTON FARM LANE, OCLE PYCHARD, HEREFORDSHIRE ref: 5632    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning and regulatory committee

Made at meeting: 23/01/2019 - Planning and regulatory committee

Decision published: 24/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

Wards affected: Three Crosses;


24/01/2019 - Increasing council tax payments on empty properties

Currently Councils can impose a 50% premium on unfurnished property empty for more than two years. This premium can be increased to 100% from 1 April 2019 and then 200% from 2020 if the property has been empty for more than five years and from 2021, 300% if the home has been empty for more than ten years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision due date: 11/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove

Notice of decision: 24/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


23/01/2019 - Draft Hereford City Centre Design Supplementary Planning Document – public consultation ref: 5631    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Programme Director Housing and Growth

Decision published: 23/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

To undertake public consultation upon a draft Hereford Design Guide Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Lead officer: Richard Gabb


22/01/2019 - Public realm service annual plan 2019/20

To confirm the annual plan 2019/20 for the public realm services contract with Balfour Beatty Living Places.

The annual plan has been developed by Balfour Beatty Living Places (BBLP) in cooperation with council officers to ensure that it meets the council’s objectives for the public realm (highways and related services) within the assigned budgets. Cabinet member approval of the plan provides final confirmation of this acceptance and in doing so ensures that the plan provides a sound basis for performance and contract management during the forthcoming financial year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision due date: 08/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Lloyd

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Shobdon neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Shobdon neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Arrow;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the How Caple, Sollers Hope and Yatton Group neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the How Caple, Sollers Hope and Yatton Group neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the How Caple, Sollers Hope and Yatton Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Old Gore;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Pembridge neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Pembridge neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Arrow;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Lea neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Lea neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Penyard;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


22/01/2019 - Adoption of the Ballingham, Bolstone and Hentland Group neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

To make the Ballingham, Bolstone and Hentland Group neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Ballingham, Bolstone and Hentland Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

Wards affected: Dinedor Hill;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Hereford Enterprise Zone - Additional electricity reinforcement works ref: 5627    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 22/01/2019

Effective from: 21/01/2019

Decision:

To approve additional works by Western Power Distribution for electricity reinforcement at Hereford Enterprise Zone totalling £288,342.98.

Lead officer: Dorothy Coleman


22/01/2019 - Pay Policy Statement

To approve the 2019 pay policy statement for publication.

Decision Maker: Council

Decision due date: 15/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracey Sampson

Notice of decision: 22/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Corporate Delivery Plan 2019/20

To agree the activities within the corporate delivery plan 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Donna Etherton

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Leominster area neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Leominster area neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 22/03/2019

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

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Ocle Pychard Group neighbourhood plan and consequential updates to the countryside policies map

To make the Ocle Pychard Group neighbourhood development plan as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Border Group neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: Three Crosses;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Burghill neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map

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

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Burghill neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: Queenswood;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2018 - PUBLIC FOOTPATH HER39, HEREFORD ref: 5626    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 21/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

That Public Footpath HER39 (part) Hereford is temporarily closed while an existing water main is replaced by Welsh Water. They are paying for the closure

Lead officer: Jane Little


21/01/2019 - Adoption of the Putley neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies maps

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

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Putley neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 11/03/2019

Wards affected: Three Crosses;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks

Notice of decision: 21/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Hope Under Dinmore Village Road, Hope-Under-Dinmore Herefordshire ref: 5625    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 21/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U94001 Hope Under Dinmore Village Road, Hope-Under-Dinmore Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 14th February 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 2 nights.

Lead officer: Jane Little


15/01/2019 - Closure of the C1129 From A465 To Old School House, Cross Keys, Herefordshire. ref: 5624    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 21/01/2019

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the C1129 From A465 To Old School House, Cross Keys, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 13th February 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 3 days.

Lead officer: Jane Little


15/01/2019 - B4260 Wilton Road, Herefordshire Temporary Road Closure Order 2019 ref: 5623    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 21/01/2019

Effective from: 15/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Road Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure on the B4260, Wilton Road, Wilton, at the section of carriageway adjacent to the rockface, planned to be effective for a period of 5 days commencing on the 18th of February 2019.

Lead officer: Jane Little


16/01/2019 - U67216 Albert Road - Preparation of a Temporary Closure Order made under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5622    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 21/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U67216 Albert Road, Ledbury, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 11th February 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 2 weeks.

Lead officer: Jane Little


14/01/2019 - Walnut Tree Avenue ref: 5621    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 21/01/2019

Effective from: 14/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Traffic Regulation Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require the temporary suspension of the ‘Walnut Tree Avenue, Hereford (Prohibition of Commercial Vehicles of over 3 Tons) Order 1980‘ and permit any vehicle to use (if appropriate) the length of said highway classified as: U82204 Walnut Tree Avenue, Hereford, from the junction with the A49 Ross Road to the junction with the A465 Belmont Road. The Order shall come into effect on the 4th February 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 15 Nights.

Lead officer: Jane Little


18/01/2019 - New revenues and benefits system modules ref: 5618    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief finance officer

Decision published: 18/01/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2019

Decision:

To implement additional modules to the current revenue and benefits system as described below:-

1. The Capita electronic document management system (DMS). Currently Academy links to IDOX DMS however this is clunky and IDOX is no longer going to be maintained as a standalone system therefore this will novate customer records to the Capital module which is more user friendly and will continue to have full GDPR compliant system support.
2. One Portal Connect and Serve - this is required to improve the customer journey and minimize staff time including in the customer services team. It means customers can be set up by staff and staff can view the same system screen as the customer if they are struggled to access or understand their digital record.
3. HB change in circumstances and new claims – this is to automate the application process to drive customer’s online, minimizing customer contact and improving response times.

All of the above have been previously identified as digital roadmap opportunities towards more automation of the revenues and benefits service.

Lead officer: Josie Rushgrove


03/01/2019 - Grant of lease of unit 2 Ravenswod Court Rotherwas ref: 5617    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Technical Services

Decision published: 18/01/2019

Effective from: 03/01/2019

Decision:

Approve grant of lease to replace existing tenancy at will on basis of open market rent

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


30/11/2018 - Deed of variation to lease in respect of Rural Enterprise Centre Rotherwas ref: 5616    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/01/2019

Effective from: 30/11/2018

Decision:

Approve variation of lease dated 6 February 2009 to provide for revised letting documents

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


05/12/2018 - Lease Renewal in respect of land at Fir Tree Lane (former waste site) Rotherwas Hereford ref: 5615    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision published: 18/01/2019

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

Approve grant of new lease on basis of open market rent and full repairing terms

Lead officer: Gillian Stratford


18/01/2019 - Executive response to the Review of Section 20 processes and procedures following High Court judgement of historic failings ref: 5586    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree the executive response to the recommendations from the task and finish group’s review of section 20 processes and procedures following High Court judgement of historical failings.  The task and finish group was supportive of the action taken and the new arrangements introduced, and made seven recommendations to the executive. It is proposed that all of the recommendations are accepted and the responses to them are set out in appendix 1.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision published: 18/01/2019

Effective from: 25/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)       the response to the children and young people scrutiny committee’s recommendations regarding the task and finish group’s review of section 20 processes and procedures following High Court judgement of historic failings in Herefordshire, as attached at appendix 1 be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar


16/01/2019 - Retendering programme for mainstream school and college transport ref: 5614    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 16/01/2019

Decision:

The decision has been taken to:
1. progress the retendering of mainstream school and college transport contracts in accordance with the attached programme.

Lead officer: Jane Little


17/01/2019 - Award of SEN Transport Contracts – December 2018 (Ref 1218) ref: 5613    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 17/01/2019

Decision:

The decision has been taken to:

1. Award SEN Transport contract numbers BM230S and BC585S as follows:

Contract BM230S – Blackmarston School. Awarded to Blue Line Taxis for a 3 week term commencing 3rd December 2018 at a total value of £2,850. 1 Compliant bid was received. This is an additional contract required to provide statutory transport for an SEN student.

Contract BC585S – Barrs Court School. Awarded to High Town Taxis for a 3 year term commencing 9th January 2019 at an annual value of £16,446. 4 Compliant bids were received. This contract replaces contract BC680S achieving an annual saving of £12,054.

The net effect of tendering these contracts is a reduction in SEN transport contracting costs of £9,204 in the current financial year.

2. Award mainstream Transport contract numbers LSH1A, STJ9A, STJ9P, WGM19 and PEM19 as follows:

Contract LSH1A – Weobley Primary & High Schools. Awarded to Blue Line Taxis for a 1 year term commencing 9th January 2019 at a total value of £16,720. 1 Compliant bid was received. This is a new contract required to provide transport to students with statutory entitlement.

Contract STJ9A – St Joseph’s School. Awarded to High Town Taxis for a 7 month term commencing 9th January 2019 at a total value of £3,817. 2 Compliant bids were received. This is a new contract required to provide transport to students with statutory entitlement.

Contract STJ9P – St Joseph’s School. Awarded to Blue Line Taxis for a 7 month term commencing 9th January 2019 at a total value of £4,680. 2 Compliant bids were received. This is a new contract required to provide transport to students with statutory entitlement.

Contract WGM19 – Wigmore School. Awarded to PC & PD Harley for a 7 month term commencing 9th January 2019 at a total value of £21,762. 3 Compliant bids were received. This contract replaces contract WGM11.

Contract PEM19 – Pembridge Primary School. Awarded to Blue Line Taxis for a 7 month term commencing 9th January 2019 at a total value of £18,720. 2 Compliant bids were received. This contract replaces contract PEM01.

The net effect of tendering these contracts is an increase in mainstream transport contracting costs of £15,178 in the current financial year.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


17/01/2019 - Strategic acquisition of development opportunity site

To approve the acquisition of a strategic opportunity development site within College Ward

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 31/01/2019

Wards affected: College;

Lead officer: Chris Jenner

Notice of decision: 17/01/2019

This decision will be taken under urgency procedures.

Reason for urgency:
Opportunity to purchase site within a time limited period

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially sensitive information relating to the vendor of the site and the tenants currently occupying the site, as well as commercially sensitive information about the potential purchase price


09/11/2018 - OBJECTION REPORT ref: 5612    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 09/11/2018

Decision:

THAT:
No person shall drive a motor vehicle at a speed exceeding 50 miles per hour:
along the length of carriageway on the A44, Monkland from a point 83 metres west of its junction with the centre line of the U93006 for a distance of 1,568 metres in an easterly direction to a point 333 metres east of its junction with the eastern junction with the U93003 Old Road and;
along the U93002 from its junction with the A44 for its entire adopted length.
The speed limit on the U93001 Pleck Lane, the U93004 Baker Lea and the U93005 Tagwell Lane is not reduced from their current national speed limit to 30 mph.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


17/01/2019 - Award of contract for accommodation based support for young people

To approve a direct award of a contract for accommodation based support for care leavers and vulnerable young people for the period to 1 November 2020

Decision Maker: Cabinet member corporate strategy and budget

Decision due date: 06/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 17/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/01/2019 - Executive response to the spotlight review concerning dental health and childhood obesity ref: 5592    Recommendations Approved

To agree the executive response to the recommendations from the spotlight review into dental health and childhood obesity for children and families in Herefordshire.

 

A spotlight review focusing on dental health and childhood obesity was undertaken following concern about the levels of tooth decay and childhood obesity in Herefordshire reported in the Understanding Herefordshire Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2017.

 

A broad range of local partner organisations attended the spotlight review in September 2018 and presented evidence and detail of work being undertaken to progress the priorities of dental health and childhood obesity. The spotlight task and finish group reviewed the evidence and identified recommendations, which were finalised and agreed with the children and young people’s scrutiny on 12 November 2018.

The spotlight review made 19 recommendations, of which nine directly relate to the executive. The recommendations cover on oral health: recruitment of dentists, dental access centres and rurality, early years dental access, sugary food advice, access to dentists and fluoridation; and on obesity: maternity services, obesity and mental health, planning restrictions on fast food restaurants, active travel measures, survey of parental food choices and cookery teaching in schools and open spaces and green infrastructure.

We recommend accepting seven recommendations, partially accepting one and rejecting one recommendation. Our rationale for rejecting and partially accepting recommendations is to ensure that our approach is based on evidence and uses the most appropriate methodologies. The actions proposed under each recommendation, including the partially accepted and rejected recommendations, are given in Appendix 1.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Decision:

That:

the response to the children and young people scrutiny committee’s recommendations regarding the spotlight review concerning dental health and childhood obesity in Herefordshire as attached at appendix 1 be agreed, subject to an amendment to the response to recommendation xii that the proposed feasibility study consider both benefits and disbenefits of fluoridation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lindsay MacHardy


17/01/2019 - 2019/20 Local authority schools building, maintenance programme and accessibility improvement works ref: 5593    Recommendations Approved

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

 

The Department for Education provides capital funding to local authorities responsible for schools. This funding includes the schools condition allocation which is intended for the maintenance of community and voluntary controlled schools, and the basic need allocation which is intended for the provision of additional of school places to meet the needs of growing populations. An individual pupil needs budget is intended for any accessibility improvement works identified to enable children with special educational needs to attend schools.

The distribution of this funding is determined in accordance with the principles set out in the schools capital investment strategy and is based on regular condition surveys and assessments of current and forecast demand for places.

 

The proposals are to spend £1.5m on maintenance improvements works and £120k on accessibility improvements works. Appendix 1 provides the details of the schemes being proposed as part of this programme of works.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 17/01/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 24/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)       the school capital and maintenance schemes as set out in appendix 1 be approved for implementation in 2019/20; and

(b)       the Assistant Director Education Development and Skills be authorised to take all operational decisions necessary to implement the approved schemes within an approved budget of £1.535m for maintenance and £120k for individual pupil needs.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Knight


16/01/2019 - South Wye Transport Package - Active Travel Measures

To confirm a preferred package of active measures to be delivered with the Southern Link Road

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: Belmont Rural; Central; Dinedor Hill; Greyfriars; Hinton & Hunderton; Newton Farm; Redhill; Saxon Gate; Stoney Street; Wormside;

Lead officer: Mairead Lane

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Development and regeneration programme country bus station site new project request

Include the country bus station site in the development and regeneration programme at stage 1

Decision Maker: Cabinet member contracts and assets

Decision due date: 14/02/2019

Wards affected: Central;

Lead officer: Robert Ewing

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Learning Disability Strategy implimentation plan update

To review the progress of the Learning Disability Strategy 2018-2020 against the implementation plan.

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Ferguson

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/01/2019 - Substance Misuse Service Performance Update, Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee 05/03/19

An update of the service performance as requested by the committee following recommendations at the meeting held on 27 March 2018

Decision Maker: Adults and wellbeing scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 05/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kayte Thompson-Dixon

Notice of decision: 16/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/01/2019 - Domestic Abuse Strategy 2019-2022

To approve a new joint Domestic Abuse Strategy for Herefordshire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 14/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Danielle Mussell

Notice of decision: 14/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/01/2019 - Upgrade and Renewal of CCTV Equipment

To approve the expenditure of the successful capital funding bid to provide and upgrade and renewal of some of the CCTV equipment for the Herefordshire CCTV system

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: Central; Hinton & Hunderton; Ledbury North; Leominster East; Ross East; Ross West; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: Debbie Turner

Notice of decision: 14/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/01/2019 - School Examination Performance

To consider school performance for summer 2018 and the effectiveness of the Herefordshire school improvement partnership strategy and framework in improving outcomes for Herefordshire’s children and young people.

To enable the committee to scrutinise pupil and school performance in Herefordshire as assessed in 2018

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 04/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Naylor

Notice of decision: 14/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


14/01/2019 - Quarterly review of performance against the Ofsted action plan

To receive a quarterly review of the progress against the action plan produced in response to the Ofsted Inspection of Local Authority Children's Services (ILACS) inspection judgement of June 2018

Decision Maker: Children and young people scrutiny committee

Decision due date: 04/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Liz Elgar

Notice of decision: 14/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2018 - Preparation of a Temporary HGV Restriction Order made under section 14(1) of the Road traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5610    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary HGV restriction served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the A4110 Canon Pyon Road, Hereford, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 7th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 4 weeks.

Lead officer: Jane Little


14/01/2019 - Car Park Improvements 2019

To consider and approve capital expenditure on a number of improvement projects and essential maintenance on council car parks.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy and Place

Decision due date: 15/02/2019

Lead officer: James.Hughes

Notice of decision: 14/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


19/12/2018 - A480 Credenhill, Herefordshire ref: 5609    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 19/12/2018

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Lane Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the A480, Credenhill, from the junction with Station Road to the junction with the C1103. The Order shall come into effect on 28th of January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 8 weeks.

Lead officer: Jane Little


17/12/2018 - Section 228 Highway Act 1980 – U66006, Sheepcotts, Ullinswick ref: 5608    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 17/12/2018

Decision:

To complete a Notice for the above to be signed by an authorised officer on behalf of Herefordshire Council, and posted on site.

Lead officer: Jane Little


14/01/2019 - Agreement of section 75 (S75) between the council and Herefordshire clinical commissioning group and new contract arrangements for the provision of a Discharge to Assess service    Abandoned

To approve the section 75 (s75) agreement between the council and Herefordshire Clinical Commissioning Group, effective from 1 April 2019 and to approve the change in contractual arrangements for the provision of a Discharge to Assess service provided by Shaw Healthcare.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ewen Archibald

Notice of decision: 14/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/12/2018 - U93003 Monkland Village Road, Monkland, Herefordshire ref: 5607    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 17/12/2018

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U93003 Monkland Village Road, Monkland, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 30th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 3 days.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


17/12/2018 - U80005 West Street ref: 5606    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 17/12/2018

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U80005 West Street, Hereford, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 20th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 1 day.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


13/12/2018 - Leominster Market Events - Preparation of a Temporary Road Closure Order made under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act (1847) ref: 5605    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 13/12/2018

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Road Closure Order served under Section 21 of The Town Police Clauses Act (1847) to require the temporary closure of the following roads in Leominster
Corn Square, Corn Street, Victoria Street

The order shall come into effect on :
January 2019 – 12th
February 2019 – 9th
March 2019 – 2nd, 9th
April 2019 – 13th, 20th
May 2019 – 11th, 25th
June 2019 – 1st, 8th, 15th, 29th
July 2019 – 13th, 27th
August 2019 – 10th, 31st
September 2019 – 7th, 14th, 28th
October 2019 – 12th, 26th
November 2019 – 9th, 23rd, 30th
December 2019 – 7th, 14th, 15th, 24th

And is planned to be in effect for 1 day.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


20/12/2018 - U80334 Catherine Street, Hereford ref: 5603    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 20/12/2018

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U80334 Catherine Street, Hereford, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 4th February 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 2 weeks.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


08/01/2019 - Preparation of a Temporary Closure Order made under section 14(1) of the Road traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5602    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the C1150 From A438 To Yarkhill Marsh, Tarrington, at the level crossing. The Order shall come into effect on the 12th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 2 nights (the 12th January & the 19th January respectively).

Lead officer: Clive Hall


08/01/2019 - Preparation of a Temporary Closure Order made under section 14(1) of the Road traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5601    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U71009 Moraston Lane From C1261, Dadnor And Picts Cross, outside The Pack House. The Order shall come into effect on the 16th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 7 days.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


08/01/2019 - Preparation of a Temporary Closure Order made under section 14(1) of the Road traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5600    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U80331 Holmer Road Service Road, Hereford, Herefordshire. The Order shall come into effect on the 14th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 8 weeks.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


08/01/2019 - Preparation of a Temporary Closure Order made under section 14(1) of the Road traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5599    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U94213 Hamnish Road, Hamnish, outside Hamnish Court. The Order shall come into effect on the 28th January 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 4 days.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


08/01/2019 - Preparation of a Temporary Closure Order made under section 14(1) of the Road traffic Regulations Act 1984 (as amended) ref: 5598    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

To authorise the making of a Temporary Closure Order served under section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 to require a temporary closure of the U81224 Holmer Street, Hereford, from the junction with U81227 Cotterell Street, to the junction with the A438 Whitecross Road. The Order shall come into effect on the 5th February 2019 and is planned to be in effect for 3 days.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


07/01/2019 - PUBLIC FOOTPATH ER24, EDWYN RALPH ref: 5597    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Acting Assistant Director for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 07/01/2019

Decision:

That Public Footpath ER24 (part) Edwyn Ralph is temporarily closed due to a damaged footbridge.

Lead officer: Clive Hall


14/01/2019 - St Martins car park offer and Hereford coach parking provision ref: 5581    Recommendations Approved

To consider and approve a temporary parking tariff offer at St Martins car park to support use of the car park and the HALO leisure pool which will promote healthy lifestyles to residents by encouraging use of the HALO centre.

 

To consider and approve a permanent tariff change to coach parking tariffs in Hereford.

To consider and approve the reallocation of city coach parking provision in Hereford to direct the coaches, in the main, to park at Merton Meadow car park.

 

To consider and approve the expenditure associated with the redesign of St Martins car park to reduce parking capacity for coaches and increase capacity for cars.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member transport and regulatory services

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 19/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)        a temporary parking tariff at St Martins 1 car park, as detailed in appendix 1, be implemented for a period of six months, subject to formal agreement of the receipt of a financial contribution from HALO; and

(b)        revised tariffs for coach parking in Hereford, as detailed in appendix 1, be approved; and

(c)        the redesign of St Martins car park and other works associated with signing coaches to Merton Meadow car park be approved at a cost of not more than £25k.

 

Wards affected: Hinton & Hunderton; Widemarsh;

Lead officer: James.Hughes


14/01/2019 - Regional Joint Commissioning. Flexible Contractual arrangement for the Provision of Placements in Residential Children's Homes ref: 5584    Recommendations Approved

To approve the adoption of  the regional Flexible Contracting Arrangement (FCA) for the provision of placements for looked after children and those with complex needs in residential children's homes from 15 December 2018 to 14 December 2021 with option to extend for up to a further 3 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member children and families

Decision published: 14/01/2019

Effective from: 19/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)   the Regional Flexible Contracting Arrangement (FCA) for the provision of placements in children’s homes be adopted to support the purchasing of residential accommodation up to an annual value of £5.5m ;

(b)  the Director for Children’s and Families and relevant Assistant Directors  be authorised to take all necessary operational decisions to implement the above recommendation, including award of placement agreements and mini-block contracts through the FCA;

(c)  the Director for Children’s and Families  and relevant Assistant Directors  be further authorised to take all necessary operational decisions to spot-purchase placements outside the FCA should the need arise for individual children.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandra Griffiths


10/01/2019 - Appointment of Contractor for the replacement of a double mobile with permanent build accommodation at Almeley Primary School ref: 5596    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Education, Development and Skills

Decision published: 13/01/2019

Effective from: 10/01/2019

Decision:

Award a contract to SC Joseph for the works required to build a new permanent build classroom block, remove the existing double mobiles and reinstate the land occupied by the mobiles into play space for the school at a total cost of up to £450,000 including contingency, statutory and professional fees.

Lead officer: Chris Jones


11/01/2019 - Development Regeneration Programme - Bromyard project approval

To enter into a Development Agreement to deliver a residential development on the former Depot and Paddock site at Bromyard

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 28/02/2019

Wards affected: Bromyard West;

Lead officer: Peter Clasby

Notice of decision: 11/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


11/01/2019 - Tracking of audit recommendations

To review progress of the implementation of audit recommendations.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2019 - Corporate risk register

To consider the status of the council’s corporate risk register in order to monitor the effectiveness of the performance, risk and opportunity management framework.

Decision Maker: Audit and governance committee

Decision due date: 23/01/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Hodges

Notice of decision: 11/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/01/2019 - Amendment to Hoople pension admission agreement ref: 5582    Recommendations Approved

To amend the admission agreement between Herefordshire Council, Hoople Ltd and Worcestershire County Council, which will inform the preparation of the 2018/19 financial statements, in relation to the pension deficit of previous council employees transferred to Hoople Ltd.  

 

Accounting for pension liabilities is a complex area and the council has sought independent expert advice in this area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member finance and corporate services

Decision published: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)        the admission agreement between Herefordshire Council, Hoople Ltd and Worcestershire County Council (as administering authority to the Worcestershire County Council Pension Fund) be amended in relation to pension liabilities so that Herefordshire Council is liable to the Fund for pension liabilities directly (under the terms of the admission agreement) rather than Hoople Ltd being directly liable. The effect of this will be that a ‘flow through’ agreement is put in place in relation to Hoople Ltd’s pension liabilities.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Audrey Clements


11/01/2019 - Draft Minerals & Waste Plan consultation ref: 5583    For Determination

To approve a 6 week public consultation for the draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan.

The Minerals and Waste Local Plan (MWLP) is an element of the Herefordshire Local Plan.  It will align with the principles and strategic direction established in the Core Strategy, providing the council’s preferred strategy and planning policy framework for meeting the county’s minerals and waste management needs up to 2031 and beyond.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision published: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2019

Decision:

That:

The draft Minerals and Waste Local Plan (appendices 1and 2) and its supporting documents (appendices 3 - 7) are approved for the purpose of public consultation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Victoria Eaton


11/01/2019 - Adoption of the Peterstow neighbourhood development plan and consequential updates to the countywide policies map ref: 5578    Recommendations Approved

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

 

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Peterstow neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision published: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)        The Peterstow neighbourhood development plan is made as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire; and

(b)        The required consequential changes are made to the countywide policies map.

 

Wards affected: Llangarron;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks


11/01/2019 - Adoption of the Ledbury Neighbourhood Development Plan and the consequential updates to the countywide policies map ref: 5579    For Determination

To make the Ledbury neighbourhood development plan part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire and approve the consequential updates to the countywide policies maps.

 

To fulfil the legal duty to make /adopt the Ledbury neighbourhood development plan and update the countywide policies map as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire. Council delegated authority for the making of the neighbourhood development plans, and consequential amendments to the countywide policies map, to the cabinet member infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet member infrastructure

Decision published: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 18/01/2019

Decision:

That:

(a)        The Ledbury neighbourhood development plan is made as part of the statutory development plan for Herefordshire; and

(b)        The required consequential changes are made to the countywide policies map.

Wards affected: Ledbury North; Ledbury South; Ledbury West;

Lead officer: Samantha Banks