Decisions

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Decisions published

12/05/2022 - Waste Infrastructure programme, Pixash scheme ref: 1709    Approved

In accordance with the Cabinet Decision E3306, giving full approval of the budget for the construction phase, and the duly amended budget in the Council Budget and Council Tax report, February 2022, the Director of Place Management in consultation with the S151 Officer, now authorises the sealing of the Building Contract.
Following the issue of a Limited Letter of Intent in early January 2022, to Northstone, first stage site clearance and tree/hedgerow removal works started on site at Pixash in mid-February. These works were completed and a continuation of groundworks and ongoing contract design development and mobilisation has been achieved to ensure continuity to the full scheme start.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Place)

Decision published: 12/05/2022

Effective from: 12/05/2022

Decision:

To authorise the completion of the Building Contract with the contractor Northstone Limited and all ancillary agreements necessary to execute the contract, to enable the construction to proceed in line with the contract programme and approved budget.

Lead officer: Chris Major


11/05/2022 - Grant for Freshford Village Memorial Hall (WL) ref: 1708    Approved

This decision is for approval of £50k grant contribution towards the costs of improving the insulation of the windows and walls of the existing hall.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Resources

Decision published: 11/05/2022

Effective from: 19/05/2022

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees to fully approve £50k for Freshford Memorial Village Hall being funded by Strategic CIL.

Wards affected: Bathavon South;

Lead officer: Maria Newton


11/05/2022 - Contribution of £20,000 towards a new pavilion at Saltford Lawn Tennis Club. ref: 1705    Approved

Contribution of £20,000 towards a new pavilion at Saltford Lawn Tennis Club.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 10/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Decision:

To fully approve £20,000 of CIL funding held in the provisional capital programme for 2022/23.This is fully funded by contributions from developers.

Lead officer: Kate Clements


06/05/2022 - Sustainable Construction Checklist Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) ref: 1704    Approved

Cllr Tim Ball (Cabinet Member for Planning

Decision Maker: Director Development and Public Protection

Decision published: 09/05/2022

Effective from: 06/05/2022

Decision:

That the editorial changes set out in the Delegated Report be made to the draft Sustainable Construction Checklist SPD prior to issuing for public consultation.

Lead officer: Richard Daone


05/05/2022 - Update on Progress on delivering the Corporate Strategy 2020-2024 and our COVID-19 Response ref: 1702    Approved

Annual update on the delivery of the corporate strategy and COVID response for 2021/22 -information only.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/05/2022

Effective from: 14/05/2022

Decision:

To note the progress in delivering the Corporate Strategy in 2021/22 and also the Council’s response to the pandemic during that period.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Steve Harman


05/05/2022 - Park and Ride Contract Renewal ref: 1703    Approved

To consider the preferred operational options to be supported within the new Park and Ride contract specification.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/05/2022

Effective from: 14/05/2022

Decision:

(1)  To note the assessment of the tender returns as set out within Exempt Appendix 1 of the report.

(2)  To consider fully the charging options as part of the contract award process and give delegation to the Director of Place Management to agree with the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) to;

Award the contract to the preferred bidder on a gross cost basis with the following contract specification but with a clear understanding of sustained service improvements as patronage increases:

a)  At commencement of the contract fares to be set at £3.60 per return adult fare on all days (rather than £3.60 Monday-Friday and £3.00 weekends as set currently);

b)  All group ticket options currently available to be maintained and;

c)  At commencement of the contract that the hours of operation to match the current service provision.

 

(3)  To agree that the service financial model will be reviewed at 6 monthly intervals to compare the actual income against the model and, subject to income levels reaching necessary gateway levels;

a)Invest the additional income in increased service provision such as extended hours of operation and/or;

b)  Reduce the fares charged for the Park & Ride service and/or;

c)  Invest in improvements on the Park & Ride sites to improve the customer experience.

(4)  To note the additional costs for the service against the agreed Council budget for the service and the mitigation plan as set out within 5.10 of the report and approve the establishment of a P&R smoothing reserve to manage the income risk whilst patronage returns to pre-Covid levels.

(5)  To delegate the authority to the Director of Place Management in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport to implement a parking charge on the Park & Ride site for any users as agreed to offset the increased costs of the operation of the sites and the bus service and ensure that the service remains viable in the long term.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Major


05/05/2022 - Journey to Net Zero: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Transport in Bath ref: 1700    Approved

Journey to Net Zero: Reducing the environmental impact of transport in Bath is a strategic plan that sets out the policies and projects we are pursuing, to deliver more sustainable transport choices for those travelling in, through and around Bath.

The current ways in which we travel will not get us to carbon neutrality by 2030. This plan sets out the changes needed to our transport system to create places we want to live and work, with better-connected, healthier, and genuinely sustainable communities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/05/2022

Effective from: 14/05/2022

Decision:

To formally adopt the Journey to Net Zero: Reducing the Environmental Impact of Transport in Bath.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nick Simons


05/05/2022 - Decriminalisation and Civil Enforcement of Moving Traffic Offences ref: 1701    Approved

Local Authorities in England can now apply to the Department of Transport (DfT) for powers to enforce moving traffic offences such as banned turns, box junctions, and driving in formal cycle lanes, offences currently only enforceable by the Police. This report seeks approval to apply to the DfT for these powers so that the council may use them to fulfil its statutory responsibilities and improve the management and safety of the road network, particularly in locations where enforcement action by officers may be deemed impractical.


The report also outlines the council’s approach to the consideration of locations for moving traffic enforcement using automatic number plate recognition enforcement cameras in line with the new regulations (under Part 6 the Traffic Management Act 2004) and Secretary of State Guidance.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/05/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/05/2022

Effective from: 14/05/2022

Decision:

(1)  To approve an application to the Department for Transport by 20 May 2022 to acquire the powers to enforce moving traffic contraventions under the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA2004).

(2)  To approve the use of moving traffic enforcement powers using ANPR cameras from 1 June 2022 or the date when the Council receives the powers from the Secretary of State, whichever is the later.

(3)  To support and agree to the proposed approach for the use of moving traffic enforcement at proposed and future locations.

(4)  To incorporate moving traffic enforcement as a scheme into the Council’s capital programme for 2022/23, funded by revenue through income generation.  Subject to the powers being granted to the Council by the Department for Transport.

(5)  To delegate authority for the consideration of future locations for moving traffic enforcement to the Director of Place Management in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport.

(6)  To note a review of bus gate signage is underway at existing restrictions to ensure there is consistency across all locations and the new regulations from 31 May 2022.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Dunn


03/05/2022 - Security Surveillance Strategic Review ref: 1698    Approved

The Council is undertaking a feasibility and options appraisal before embarking on upgrading our CCTV system and ensure it is specified with future proofing for technology changes and upgrades are compatible with existing equipment, with reduced camera faults and downtime. In addition, produce a business case for an aspirational centralised B

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Place)

Decision published: 03/05/2022

Effective from: 03/05/2022

Decision:

To fully approve capital amounting to £70k from the provisional capital programme item CCTV Camera Replacement

Lead officer: Lynda Deane


29/04/2022 - CIL for Bath Advisory Board Recommendations Round Eleven (WL) ref: 1697    Approved

The Leader is asked to agree the funding for the eleventh round CIL for Bath. The Advisory Board Recommendations are taken from the meeting that took place on 14th March 2022.

Decision Maker: Council Leader

Decision published: 03/05/2022

Effective from: 11/05/2022

Decision:

To agree the recommendation from the CIL for Bath Advisory Board relating to the eleventh allocation of funding (£47,214) to one project from Bath’s “neighbourhood portion” of the Community Infrastructure Levy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mark Hayward