Decisions

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Decisions published

17/04/2018 - Sustainable Construction Check List Supplementary Planning Document ref: 1100    Recommendations Approved

This report proposes the preparation of a Sustainable Construction Check List Supplementary Planning Document.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Development and Neighbourhoods

Decision published: 18/04/2018

Effective from: 26/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that the Council should consult on the Sustainable Construction Checklist Supplementary Planning Document.

Lead officer: Simon De Beer


16/04/2018 - West of England Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018 ref: 1096    Recommendations Approved

To give consent to the West of England Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018 – in principle.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 16/04/2018

Effective from: 24/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees to:


(i) Give consent to the West of England Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018.

 

(ii) Delegate to the Chief Executive, authority to make all related decisions and provide written authority to the Secretary of State of consent to the West of England Combined Authority (Business Rate Supplements Functions) Order 2018.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gary Adams


16/04/2018 - Bath neighbourhood portion of the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL): recommendations from Bath City Forum ref: 1095    Recommendations Approved

The Bath City Forum is requesting approval for the first four projects which it wishes to fund through the neighbourhood portion of CIL for Bath.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Development and Neighbourhoods

Decision published: 16/04/2018

Effective from: 24/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that funding be provided from Neighbourhood CIL Project Funding for Bath:

 

To agree a £70,000 allocation from the Bath CIL neighbourhood portion for application BA-008, a contribution to the road junction situated at Marlborough Buildings and Julian Road.

 

To agree a £7,500 allocation from the Bath CIL neighbourhood portion for application BA-026, a contribution to the Bath Festival of Nature 2018.

 

To agree a £25,000 allocation from the Bath CIL neighbourhood allocation for application BA-025, a contribution for restoration works at the Free Fields Site in Foxhill.

 

To agree a £3,500 allocation from the Bath CIL neighbourhood portion for application BA-027, a contribution to the Bathscape Walking Festival 2018.

Lead officer: Mark Hayward


11/04/2018 - Primary and Secondary School Organisation Plan 2017 - 2021 ref: 1094    Recommendations Approved

The Plan outlines the current level of provision and pupil projections in detail up to 2021 and in broader terms up to 2036. Estimates of the number of school places likely to be required and how and where these might be provided are also included.

 

The Children & Young People Panel at its meeting on Tuesday 20th March 2018 resolved to:

 

i)  Note the proposed strategy for the provision of school places within the 2017 – 2021 plan period.

 

ii)  Note the proposed strategy for the provision of school places over the longer term within the Core Strategy period and the emerging approach for the Local Plan period.

 

 

NOTE: CALL IN

 

The Cabinet Decision E3037 “Primary and Secondary School Organisation Plan 2017 - 2021” has been Called In by 10 Councillors on 18th April 2018 (verified on 25th April 2018).

 

Reasons for a Call In of Decision E3037:

 

  1. The Greater Bath Consortium Planning Area is too large to be practical as a means of planning the distribution of school places. Whilst a sufficient number of places are currently available across the whole city, this mechanism does not meet families’ needs as it does not take geographical context into account. This creates a different system for Bath children compared to those from North East Somerset (where geographical divisions form part of the plan), which may be discriminatory.
  2. Families from the South West of Bath are being disproportionately penalised by being allocated places at schools which are the furthest from home. This puts the biggest burden of travel on families from the part of the city which has on average the lowest family incomes. This may be an equalities issue which has not been fully considered.
  3. The planning system fails to consider the air quality implications of home to school travel as well as issues of congestion, time taken, and cost to families.
  4. Pupils with special educational needs or extra needs may be disadvantaged by the challenge of independent travel.
  5. Pupils travelling long distances to school may be disadvantaged in their social development by not living close to classmates.
  6. The planning system does not make an allowance for the number of children from outside of Bath and North East Somerset attending Bath schools, nor does it allow for the reciprocal arrangements adopted by Hayesfield and Beechen Cliff schools for siblings.
  7. It fails to look to the longer-term with regards to provision requirements at secondary level and the potential need for new schools.

 

 

Signatories:

  1. Councillor Paul Crossley – lead
  2. Councillor Dine Romero
  3. Councillor Rob Appleyard
  4. Councillor Steve Hedges
  5. Councillor Michelle O’Doherty
  6. Councillor Richard Samuel
  7. Councillor Tim Ball
  8. Councillor Will Sandry
  9. Councillor Nigel Roberts
  10. Councillor Shaun Stephenson-McGall

 

The Call In request will be considered by the Children and Young People Policy Development and Scrutiny Panel on 15th May 2018.

 

 

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/04/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/04/2018

Effective from: 19/04/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed:

 

2.1  Approve the proposed strategy for the provision of school places within the 2017 – 2021 plan period.

2.2  Approve the proposed strategy for the provision of school places over the longer term within the Core Strategy period and agree the emerging approach for the Local Plan period.

Lead officer: Helen Hoynes


11/04/2018 - Determination of the Statutory Notice Proposing the Closure of Camerton Church School ref: 1093    Recommendations Approved

To consider the rationale behind the proposal to close the school and any representation responses received during the Statutory Notice period and decide whether to proceed with the closure of Camerton Church School.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/04/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/04/2018

Effective from: 19/04/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed with the closure of Camerton Church School on 31 August 2018.

 

 

Lead officer: Helen Hoynes


11/04/2018 - Parish Charter Review ref: 1092    Recommendations Approved

The Parish Charter was endorsed by Council on 10th May 2018, following previous consieration by Scrutiny and Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/04/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/04/2018

Effective from: 19/04/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

2.1  Adopt the revised Parish Charter attached as Appendix 1 to the report, with the exception of the revised Terms of Reference for Parish Liaison which are for Council to determine.

2.2  Recommend that the Council’s AGM in May endorse the Parish Charter and that it reviews and adopts the revised Terms of Reference for Parish Liaison set out in Appendix 1 of the Charter document.

2.3  Agree that the implementation of the Charter be reviewed and evaluated in the first year of its operation in order to make any further refinements required as part of the Council’s Changing Together programme.

2.4  Acknowledge and thank the members of the Working Group for their contributions and the parish councils who responded to the consultation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Thomas


10/04/2018 - Keynsham Community Energy Cooperation Agreement ref: 1091    Recommendations Approved

To enter into a Cooperation Agreement with Keynsham Community Energy (KCE). KCE is a not for profit social enterprise which develops renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the Keynsham area. KCE is set up to retain the economic benefits of renewable energy in the local area through a community fund and involving local residents in energy projects through local share offers. KCE's projects will help Council to meet its climate change and energy security aims. Since 2011 the Council has had a Cooperation Agreement with Bath & West Community Energy (BWCE) which will be used as a template for the Agreement with KCE.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment

Decision published: 10/04/2018

Effective from: 18/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that the Council should enter into a

Cooperation Agreement with KCE for five years, from 2017 to 2022.

Lead officer: Sara Grimes


06/04/2018 - Voluntary Sector funding applications for community transport 2018-19 ref: 1090    Recommendations Approved

To consider applications for grants to provide community transport services in 2018-19

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment

Decision published: 06/04/2018

Effective from: 14/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that, under authority delegated by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA), the funding proposals in Appendix 2 to the Report be approved and implemented.

Lead officer: Andy Strong


05/04/2018 - Go Ultra Low West Charging Hub, Last Mile Delivery, Electric Cycle Hire & Business Charge Points ref: 1088    Recommendations Approved

Approve the secured funding for the period of the project to March 2021 enabling implementation of the above work packages.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/04/2018

Effective from: 13/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that Option 1 the preferred option is approved and adopted.  This covers the following:-

 

Approve the fully secured GULW funding of £776,158 for the period of the project to March 2021 which will enable the above work packages to be implemented.  The GULW Office of Low Emission Vehicles (OLEV) scheme is a provisionally approved item on the 2017/18 capital programme.

Lead officer: Jessica Fox-Taylor


05/04/2018 - Go Ultra Low West (GULW) OLEV Fleet Electrification ref: 1089    Recommendations Approved

Approve the secured funding for the period of the GULW project to March 2021 which will support the conversion of Council fleet vehicles to Ultra Low Emission Vehicles.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/04/2018

Effective from: 13/04/2018

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that Option 1 the preferred option is approved and adopted.  The Option one was to:

 

Approve expenditure using the fully secured GULW funding of £136k for the period of the project to March 2021 which will enable the conversion of up to 17 of the Council’s fleet to ULEVs.  As the appropriate capital schemes come forward for approval this funding will be transferred to those programme items.

Lead officer: Jessica Fox-Taylor