Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies, and officers.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information just showing officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

For historical officer decisions before 10/11/2018 please see: List of Historical Officer Decisions

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Decisions published

25/11/2021 - Radstock Neighbourhood Area Designation ref: 1630    Approved

Radstock Town Council would like to prepare a neighbourhood plan to proceed they need to be designated as a neighbourhood area.

Decision Maker: Director Development and Public Protection

Decision published: 26/11/2021

Effective from: 25/11/2021

Decision:

Designation of Radstock Town Council as a Neighbourhood Area for the purposes of undertaking Neighbourhood Planning

Lead officer: Simon De Beer


11/11/2021 - Garden Waste Sack Booking System ref: 1628    Approved

As part of the introduction of In Cab Technology to our waste and recycling collection fleet, we are reviewing our services to ensure we achieve high levels of customer service whilst operating efficiently and reduce the carbon impact of our services.

Our garden waste vehicles currently drive around every road in the district on a fortnightly basis to check whether properties have opted into the chargeable garden waste service and have bins or sacks out for collection.

The new technology in the vehicles allows us to be more efficient in our approach. It will route the collection crews to all subscription bins each fortnight, with a simple online booking form for residents to request paper sacks collections (and Christmas trees in January) on their next scheduled fortnightly collection. This method is used by our neighbouring authorities effectively.

The change in approach encourages use of garden waste wheeled bins on an annual subscription as the core service but retains flexibility and convenience for residents wanting to purchase of paper sacks and use the service on an ad hoc basis.

Collection vehicles will therefore only be sent to properties which present garden waste for collection making the service more efficient and sustainable.

This decision has been made in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods.

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 24/11/2021

Effective from: 11/11/2021

Decision:

To introduce a booking system for garden waste sacks to help achieve efficiencies and support the climate emergency declaration by reducing any unnecessary vehicle miles.

Lead officer: Carol Maclellan


02/11/2021 - Bath Christmas Market ref: 1626    Approved

Following Cabinet Report E3280, a decision on whether to scale back the Bath Christmas Market plans, or cancel the event was delegated to the Director of Place Management in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children & Young People, Communities & Culture, SAGE and the Director of Public Health.

The rationale would be based on a decision-making framework incorporating Covid-19 related indicators, national guidance on Covid-19 restrictions and risk mitigation measures. Decision dates will be aligned with financial milestones. This process aims to reduce both risk to public health and pressure on council budgets.

Decision Maker: Director Environment

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 02/11/2021

Decision:

The Director of Place Management, based on the evidence available and the overall risks outlined in the Risk Matrix (Appendix A) and the lack of suitable control measures being available, has made the decision to re-shape the council’s plans for the Bath Christmas Market 2021.

Following agreement with Visit West, Bath Business Improvement District, SouthGate and Milsom Place, the council will work with these partner organisations to support the B&NES visitor, hospitality and retail economy and promote Bath at Christmas, through a series of activities and events, including:

• An illumination trail of the iconic and historic buildings of Bath
• A number of festive stalls in Kingston Parade and Abbey Green
• A Victorian carousel ride outside the Roman Baths
• Street entertainment and carol singing
• A virtual Christmas Market
• Support for the Independent Artisan Market in Queen Square
subject to appropriate budget being allocated, procurement of suppliers and with the agreement of our partner organisations and Cabinet Member support.

There were no specific issues raised by the Director of Public Health, in relation to public health considerations, in taking this decision.

This will be subject to further Gateway Decision process, as outlined in the Cabinet Report E3280.

Lead officer: Chris Major


18/11/2021 - Household Support Fund(WL) ref: 1627    Approved

A decision on how to use funding provided by the Department for Work and Pensions to help vulnerable households this winter.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Development and Resources

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 26/11/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that the grant funding will be allocated as follows.

 

£320,000 to continue the Free School Meal voucher scheme for the October, Christmas, and February half term periods in 2021/22.

 

£100,000 will be provided to Citizens Advice Bath and North East Somerset to fund the Fuel Voucher Scheme

 

£547,000 will be allocated to provide support to vulnerable residents with energy costs through issuing prepaid debit cards and associated administrative costs.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damien Peak


15/11/2021 - Decision to approve capital expenditure for the delivery of Phase 1 of the Keynsham Memorial Park Capital Project ref: 1625    Approved

This project will use developer’s contributions from CIL and S106 to fund the development of a new masterplan for Keynsham Memorial Park and some essential site improvements. The park is an important destination park for the district and its role in supporting improvements on the High Street, providing access to new transport routes, promoting healthy lifestyles and addressing the Climate and ecological emergencies requires that the Council invest in understanding current uses and needs affecting the space to inform new facilities and landscapes to prepare for the future.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Place)

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 15/11/2021

Decision:

Approve capital expenditure of £238k for the delivery of Phase 1 of the programme

Lead officer: Paul Pearce