Decisions

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Decisions published

11/08/2021 - Officer Decision Sheet to approve the appointment of the Principal Contractor ‘Westway Group Ltd’ to demolish structures ready for housing development. ref: 1578    Recommendations Approved

7 sites have been identified for housing development opportunities (see ORDS sheet in delegated report).
Planning approval for new housing has been achieved on all of the sites.
The intention is to demolish ahead of appointing the new build contractors all to ensure firstly they are emptied in good time for development and that they do not attract anti-social behaviour whilst the new build contractors are being procured.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Housing & Regeneration

Decision published: 29/10/2021

Effective from: 11/08/2021

Decision:

To approve the appointment of the Principal Contractor ‘Westway Group Ltd’ to demolish structures ready for housing development.

Lead officer: Reuel Thompson


19/10/2021 - Housing Allocations Policy ref: 1576    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Approves:

 

The implementation of the new Housing Allocations policy.


19/10/2021 - Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement ref: 1575    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Notes:

 

The information provided in the Infrastructure Funding Statement in Appendix 1 and approves its publication as required under the CIL Regulations 2010 (as amended).


19/10/2021 - Covid Update ref: 1574    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Receives and Notes:

 

(a)        The projected financial impact of Covid-19 for 2021/22 as set out in section 1.

 

(b)        The service updates provided in section 2.


19/10/2021 - Economic Recovery Strategy ref: 1571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed:

 

To approve the Economic Recovery Plan as outlined in the report and at Appendix 1.


19/10/2021 - River Gade Restoration and Improvements to Gadebridge Park Project ref: 1573    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed:

 

1.         To support the Environment Agency and Affinity Water Ltd in the restoration of the river Gade and improvements to Gadebridge Park project.

 

2.         To approve access to Gadebridge Park for the Environment Agency and its contractors to carry out restoration and improvement works during 2022.

 

3.         To approve, subject to Council, a contribution of up to a maximum of £130,000 for Environmental Amenity works as part of the project.

 

4.         To delegate authority to the Assistant Director Neighbourhood Delivery in consultation with the Portfolio Holder of Environmental Services to agree expenditure up to a maximum of £130,000.

 

5.         To delegate authority to the Assistant Director Neighbourhood Delivery in consultation with the Assistant Director (Corporate and Contracted Services), Legal Governance Management to approve legal agreements and documentation between the Council and the Environment Agency and Affinity Water Ltd.


19/10/2021 - Financial Regulations ref: 1572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet Agreed:

 

To approve the updated Financial Regulations 2021.


19/10/2021 - Exclusion of the Public ref: 1577    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

There were no Part II items on the Agenda.


19/10/2021 - Cabinet Forward Plan ref: 1570    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

The forward plan was noted.


19/10/2021 - Referrals to Cabinet ref: 1569    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

There were no referrals to Cabinet.


19/10/2021 - Public Participation ref: 1568    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

There was no public participation. 


19/10/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 1567    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.


19/10/2021 - Apologies for Absence ref: 1566    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Cllrs Elliot and Barrett and Claire Hamilton and Mark Gaynor.


19/10/2021 - Minutes ref: 1565    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/10/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

Minutes of the meeting held on 21 September 2021 were agreed by Members present and signed by the Chair.


19/10/2021 - To award a contract to Ford UK for the supply of Light Commercial Vehicles for a 4 year period ref: 1564    Recommendations Approved

The Council are looking to purchase 32 Light Commercial Vehicles (Vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 4.5 metric tonnes) over the next 4 years:
21-22 – 19 LCVs (these are likely to roll in 22-23 due to current lead times)
22-23 – 6 LCVs
24-25 – 2 LCVs
25-26 – 5 LCVs
Over the last few years, the Council have been looking to standardise the fleet which brings a number of benefits including familiarity of vehicles, reduced parts inventory and closer relationships with manufacturers and dealerships. The Council have already awarded long term agreements for refuse vehicles and sweepers and are now looking to extend this to the purchase of Light Commercial Vehicles.
The Council have looked at a number of procurement options and have identified the TPPL Framework Agreement which is a framework that covers fleet requirements from passenger vehicles up to 12.5t Commercial Vehicles. Lot 2 of the agreement covers Light and Medium Commercial Vehicles up to 12.5t and includes 20 suppliers and main dealerships.
As part of the framework tender process, bidders were evaluated on 70% cost and 30% quality. Successful companies were then ranked on the agreement from 1-20. Ford are current ranked number 1 meaning the Council are able to carry out a direct award appointment without the need to go through a lengthy tender process.
The Council’s Transport Manager has also held a number of discussions with Ford and he is satisfied that Ford can supply vehicles to our requirements over the next 4 years.
On this basis, the Council will carry out the direct award on the framework agreement to Ford.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Neighbourhood Delivery

Decision published: 19/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

To award a contract to Ford for the supply of Light Commercial Vehicles for the next 4 years.

Lead officer: Andrew Linden


11/10/2021 - To award a contract to Ford UK for the supply of Light Commercial Vehicles for a 4 year period ref: 1563    Recommendations Approved

The Council are looking to purchase 32 Light Commercial Vehicles (Vehicle with a gross vehicle weight of no more than 4.5 metric tonnes) over the next 4 years:
21-22 – 19 LCVs (these are likely to roll in 22-23 due to current lead times)
22-23 – 6 LCVs
24-25 – 2 LCVs
25-26 – 5 LCVs

Decision Maker: Corporate Director - Finance & Operations

Decision published: 19/10/2021

Effective from: 11/10/2021

Decision:

To award a contract to Ford for the supply of Light Commercial Vehicles for the next 4 years.

Lead officer: Andrew Linden


06/09/2021 - To award a contract to private contractor for Public Spaces Protection Orders and Littering Enforcement ref: 1561    Recommendations Approved

The Council’s Environmental and Community Protection department is increasingly involved in the time-consuming management of more complex and wide ranging environmental cases such as fly tipping, commercial waste, illegal burning and abandoned vehicles. This doesn’t leave sufficient resources for a sustained high visibility presence on observational offences such as Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) and littering enforcement that is required to effect ongoing behavioural change.
In November 2020, the Council obtained approval to enter into a short term pilot contract with a specialist contractor to deliver Public Spaces Protection Order and Littering Enforcement in the borough.
The Council have carried out an open market tender process which has been advertised on both the local and national portal. Bidders were evaluated against previous experience, service delivery and costs and out of the 4 tenders received, District Enforcement Ltd scored highest by demonstrating their experience and ability to deliver the contract to a high standard.
This contract is for 12 months however there is an option to extend the agreement for a further 4 years. As part of the 12 months, the Council will obtain management information to support the decision on whether to continue with the contract or not.

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Neighbourhood Delivery

Decision published: 19/10/2021

Effective from: 06/09/2021

Decision:

To award a 12 month contract to District Enforcement Ltd for Public Spaces Protection Orders and Littering Enforcement.

Lead officer: Dawn Rhoden