Decisions

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Decisions published

23/11/2021 - Appointment of Contractors for housing development ref: 1595    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021


23/11/2021 - Q2 Reports ref: 1592    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed 

 

 

1. Recommends to Council to draw down an additional £700k from the Economic Recovery Reserve to support Covid- related pressures on General Fund budgets.

 

2. Recommends to Council the approval of a supplementary revenue budget of £200k in the Waste Services employees budget, funded from the Savings Efficiencies Reserve.

 

3. Approves transfer of budgets to set up a new Filming trading account:

 

           Approves a budget virement from the Car Parking income budget to a newly created Filming budget of £60k.

 

           Approves a budget virement from the Old Town Hall income budget to a newly created Filming budget of £21k.

 

4. Recommends to Council approval of the revised capital programme to move £13.81m slippage identified at Quarter 2 into financial year 2022/23 as detailed in Appendix C.

 

5. Recommends to Council the following supplementary capital budgets:

 

           £0.135m for Town Centre Access Improvements project, funded from a capital contribution

           £0.9m for Aragon Close Move-On Accommodation, 50% funded from the Department for Levelling Up, Communities and Housing (DLUHC) Rough Sleepers Accommodation Programme.

           £0.3m to support development of Move-On Accommodation by Hightown Housing Association at Alexandra Road

 

 


23/11/2021 - Treasury Management 2020/21 Outturn Position ref: 1591    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1.         That Cabinet recommends to Council acceptance of the report on Treasury Management performance in 2020/21 and the Prudential Indicators for 2020/21.

 

2.         On the recommendation of the Council’s S151 officer that the roles specified at 6.2 to this report be approved as authorised signatories for the Council’s bank accounts, in line with Financial Regulations.


23/11/2021 - Appointment of Principle Contractor for Aragon Close Modular Move On Accommodation ref: 1594    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

 

1.         That the contract to design, supply and install 8 No modular “Move On” accommodation homes and associated works for the Aragon Close project in Hemel Hempstead be awarded to Hill Partnerships Ltd via a direct award through the Catalyst Housing Framework.

 

2.         That delegated authority be approved to the Council’s Assistant Director (Corporate and Contracted Services) to execute and complete all legal agreements ancillary to the JCT Minor Works Contract 2016 and/or reasonably required to complete the Project, including (but not limited to):

 

a)         all professional appointments;

b)         collateral warranties; and

c)         Agreements under

S.38, & S.278, of the Highways Act 1980;

S.247, Part III of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990;

S.104 of the Water Industry Act 1991, and

S.50 of the New Roads and Street Works Act 1991


23/11/2021 - Berkhamsted Sports Centre ref: 1593    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1.         That Cabinet notes the Concept Design of the project and the proposed facility mix as set out in Section 4, inclusive of a spa facility, and agrees to proceed to RIBA Stage 3 (Spatial Coordination).

 

2.         That Cabinet notes:-

 

(a).  the consultation undertaken with stakeholders during this phase of work and the further consultations required, including public consultation, as set out in Section 3.

 

(b) the working project timeline in Section 6.

 

3.         That Cabinet notes the forecast project costs (detailed in Part II Appendix) and recommends Council approves a maximum drawdown of £550,000 from the Dacorum Development Reserve to proceed with the next project stage (RIBA Stage 3 – Spatial Coordination).

 

4.         That Cabinet notes the approvals strategy set out in Section 2 and recommends that Council approves a maximum drawdown of £425k from the Dacorum Development Reserve to proceed with RIBA Stage 4 (Technical Design).

 

5.         That Cabinet delegates the decision for proceeding from Stage 3 to Stage 4 to the Assistant Director, Corporate and Contracted Services and the S.151 officer in consultation with the Chief Executive and Leader of the Council.

 

 

6.         That Cabinet notes and endorses the Main Contractor procurement strategy set out in Section 5, utilising the Procure Partnerships Framework for a two stage, design & build tender process and delegates authority to the Assistant Director, Corporate and Contracted Services and the S.151 officer to award the first stage pre-contract services agreement to the preferred Main Contractor.

 

7.         That Cabinet endorses the proposal to provide a further update once the public consultation has completed and the on and off-site football provision and potential residential option has been developed in more detail (within the next phase of work) before proceeding to Stage 4 and to report again at the end of RIBA Stage 4 (Technical Design), at which point cost certainty will be achieved for the proposed Main Contract, aligned with the known project risks and Operator strategy.

 

 

 


23/11/2021 - Climate & Ecological Emergency Update ref: 1590    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 03/12/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed

 

1.         That the Climate Emergency Strategy and high level Action Plan, set out as Appendix One of this report, be approved.

 

2.         That this be published, following layout and presentation support from the Communications Team, on the Council’s website with final approval to be delegated to the Chief Executive in conjunction with the Leader of the Council.

 

3.         That the high level Actions set out in the report be incorporated into Service and Budget Planning for 2022/23 onwards.

 

4.         That a further report be brought to Cabinet in 2022 setting out the funding requirements to achieve the medium-term action plan deliverables. This should include the indicative capital programme for the climate emergency for the MTFS period.


23/11/2021 - Exclusion of the Public ref: 1596    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

There were no part 2 items


23/11/2021 - Cabinet Forward Plan ref: 1589    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

The Forward Plan was noted


23/11/2021 - Referrals to Cabinet ref: 1588    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

There were no referrals to Cabinet.


23/11/2021 - Public Participation ref: 1586    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

There was no public participation. 


23/11/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1587    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

Cllr Williams declared that he lived in Woodhall Farm which was close to the proposed Development in Aragon Close


23/11/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 1585    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

There were no apologies for Absence


23/11/2021 - Minutes ref: 1584    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Decision:

Minutes of the meeting held on 19 October 2020 were agreed by Members present and signed by the Chair.


12/11/2021 - PH-018-21 PECME ref: 1582    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 20/11/2021

Decision:

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

Lead officer: Ben Hosier