Decisions

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Decisions published

12/05/2022 - PH-012-22-To undertake consultations on the proposal to introduce no waiting restrictions in Cobbetts Ride, Abstacle Hill, Barbers Walk, and Miswell Lane, Tring ref: 1719    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

1.    To engage consultants to undertake an informal and then statutory consultation on the proposal to introduce no waiting restrictions along the lengths of Cobbetts Ride, Abstacle Hill, Barbers Walk, and Miswell Lane, Tring

 

·         11:00 to 13:00 Monday to Friday on Cobbetts Ride, Barbers Walk and Abstacle Hill, see plan below.

 

·         No waiting at any time on the junctions of Barbers Walk/Abstacle Hill and Cobbetts Ride/Abstacle Hill and to complete the junction protection on Miswell Lane opposite the junction to Cobbetts Ride, see plan below. 

 

 

2.    To delegate the decision to implement the restriction, if applicable, to the Assistant Director (Corporate and Contracted Services) in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Corporate & Contracted Services.

 

Having considered the duty imposed under section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, It appears to the local authority that it is necessary and expedient to make an Order in the interests of:

 

·         avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising

 

·         facilitating the passage on the road or any other road of any class of traffic (including pedestrians)

 

The reason for the decision is to deter inappropriate parking by commuters using the local shops and facilities

 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Commercial Strategy and Delivery

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Decision made and reasons:

 

1.    To engage consultants to undertake an informal and then statutory consultation on the proposal to introduce no waiting restrictions along the lengths of Cobbetts Ride, Abstacle Hill, Barbers Walk, and Miswell Lane, Tring

 

·         11:00 to 13:00 Monday to Friday on Cobbetts Ride, Barbers Walk and Abstacle Hill, see plan below.

 

·         No waiting at any time on the junctions of Barbers Walk/Abstacle Hill and Cobbetts Ride/Abstacle Hill and to complete the junction protection on Miswell Lane opposite the junction to Cobbetts Ride, see plan below. 

 

 

2.    To delegate the decision to implement the restriction, if applicable, to the Assistant Director (Legal  and Democratic Services) in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Corporate & Contracted Services.

 

Having considered the duty imposed under section 122 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, it appears to the local authority that it is necessary and expedient to make an Order in the interests of:

 

·         avoiding danger to persons or other traffic using the road or any other road or for preventing the likelihood of any such danger arising

 

·         facilitating the passage on the road or any other road of any class of traffic (including pedestrians)

 

The reason for the decision is to deter inappropriate parking by commuters using the local shops and facilities

 

Lead officer: Ben Hosier


12/05/2022 - Environmental and Community Protection Enforcement Policy ref: 1718    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Background to report:

 

An enforcement policy allows the Council inform those it interacts with (both businesses and individuals) how they can be expected to be treated when receiving an interaction from the regulatory officers.

 

Whilst the vast majority of interventions from ECP result in no enforcement, unfortunately there is a small minority of individuals and businesses where enforcement action is needed. This enforcement action is need to:

  • Ensure compliance with legal standards
  • Ensure food is produced in a hygiene manner so not putting the health of residents at risk
  • Ensure workplaces comply with health & safety law so that those who work within Dacorum do not suffer injuries or adverse health outcomes which impact their and their families lives and places a burden on the health service
  • Ensure that those businesses that we authorise/permit comply with Environmental standards.
  • Using a graduated approach deal with minor offending without burdening the criminal justice or place undue burdens on the individual or business.
  • Ensure that when an individual or business has committed a serious offence the Council is able to use the enforcement tools afforded by the law to bring justice to the victims of their offending.

   

Local Authorities are agents of the state responsible for ensuring compliance with Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments.

 

Agencies of Central Government such as the FSA, HSE, DEFRA instruct local authorities how to regulate and require annual returns on the work of the authority. Local Authorities can introduced localised legislative measures such by-laws that govern street trading, or PSPOs (Public Spaces Protection Orders).

 

The enforcement action taken by ECP has many built it safe guards such as appeals against any notice served, a right to a fair trial, investigation undertaken in line with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984, when being formally questioned under caution to right to be represented.

 

 

The policy was noted by Spatial Planning and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Communities

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 20/05/2022

Decision:

Background to report:

 

An enforcement policy allows the Council to inform those it interacts with (both businesses and individuals) how they can expect to be treated when interacting with regulatory officers.

 

Whilst the vast majority of interventions from ECP result in no enforcement, unfortunately, there is a small minority of individuals and businesses where enforcement action is needed. This enforcement action is need to:

  • Ensure compliance with legal standards;
  • Ensure food is produced in a hygienic manner so as not putting the health of residents at risk;
  • Ensure workplaces comply with health & safety law, so that those who work within Dacorum do not suffer injuries or adverse health outcomes which impact their and their families lives and places a burden on the health service;
  • Ensure that those businesses that we authorise/permit comply with Environmental standards;
  • Using a graduated approach deal with minor offending without burdening the criminal justice system or place undue burdens on the individual or business;
  • Ensure that when an individual or business has committed a serious offence the Council is able to use the enforcement tools afforded by the law to bring justice to the victims of their offending.

 Local Authorities are agents of the state responsible for ensuring compliance with Acts of Parliament and Statutory Instruments.

 

Agencies of Central Government such as the FSA, HSE, and DEFRA instruct local authorities how to regulate and require annual returns on the work of the authority. Local Authorities can introduced localised legislative measures such by-laws that govern street trading, or PSPOs (Public Spaces Protection Orders).

 

The enforcement action taken by ECP has many built it safe guards such as appeals against notices served, a right to a fair trial, investigation undertaken in line with the Police and Criminal Evidence Act 1984 and when being formally questioned under caution to right to be represented.

 

The policy was noted by Spatial Planning and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Lead officer: Emma Walker


10/05/2022 - PH-010-22-Tree Maintenance Services for trees within the Boroughs parkland and open spaces, woodlands, housing and highways land ref: 1717    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Neighbourhood Services

Decision published: 10/05/2022

Effective from: 18/05/2022

Decision:

To approve an exemption to comply with the Council’s commissioning & procurement standing orders and award a contract directly without the need to carry out a competitive tendering process in relation to:

 

Tree Maintenance Services for trees within the Borough’s parkland and open spaces, woodlands, housing and highways land.