Decisions

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Decisions published

16/03/2019 - Confirmation of the Article 4 Direction on conversion offices to residential in Bath City Centre (WL) ref: 1231    Approved (subject to call-in)

This report recommends confirming a previously made non-immediate Article 4 Direction to restrict Permitted Development Rights (PDR) on the Change of Use from Office to Residential uses in parts of central Bath.  If confirmed, the Article 4 Direction will be effective from May 24th 2019.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 18/03/2019

Effective from: 24/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that Bath & North East Somerset Council confirms and brings into force the non-immediate Article 4 Direction dated 28th February 2018, the effect of which is to withdraw Permitted Development Rights for the change of use from office (Class B1) to residential uses (Class C3) in those parts of central Bath shown in the Direction.

 

Wards affected: Abbey; Kingsmead; Widcombe;

Lead officer: Simon De Beer


15/03/2019 - Neighbourhood Environmental Services Fees & Charges (in accordance with agreed Council budget) ref: 1230    Approved

The Council's fees & charges are inflated by 2% as standard from April 1st 2019 unless there are business reasons or additional inflationary costs in particular areas that need to be cover.

Delegated authority has been given to the Group Managers’ Neighbourhood Environmental Services to agree fees and charges each year (where in accordance with the financial plan) which vary from the standard inflation clause if the cost base changes or new services are introduced, and that this can be done at 6 month intervals if external factors influence the cost base significantly throughout the financial year. (2017 Decision E2949).

Decision Maker: Director Environment

Decision published: 15/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

Decision:

To publish the attached fees & charges for Neighbourhood Environmental Services in accordance with the Council's agreed budget.

Lead officer: Carol Maclellan


14/03/2019 - Establishment of Youth Connect Public Service Mutual ref: 1227    Approved

The Cabinet resolution delegated the final approval to the Corporate Director, in consultation with relevant parties and following further due diligence.
That due diligence process has now been completed satisfactorily.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (People)

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

To approve the establishment of a Youth Connect Public Service Mutual and to allocate transitional funding to enable its establishment.

Lead officer: Mike Bowden


14/03/2019 - Voluntary sector funding for provision of community transport services 2019-20 ref: 1228    Approved (subject to call-in)

To award grants to voluntary sector groups to maintain provision of community transport in 2019-20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 22/03/2019

Decision:

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

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Strong


14/03/2019 - Fees and Charges 2019/20 - Highways and Traffic ref: 1229    Approved (subject to call-in)

The purpose of the report is to obtain agreement to the fees and charges for specified services provided within the Highways and Traffic Service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Transport and Environment

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 22/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that:

 

  1. The recommendation for the new fees, charges and commuted sums for relevant services - as proposed in Appendix 1 and 2
  2. That these are to be implemented on 1st April 2018.

3.  That delegated authority be given to the Highways and Traffic Group Manager in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport to agree fees and charges which vary from the standard inflation clause, if the cost base changes or new services are introduced, and that this can be done at 6 month intervals if external factors influence the cost base significantly throughout the financial year

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gary Peacock


26/02/2019 - School Term and Holiday Dates 2020-21 ref: 1226    Approved (subject to call-in)

To agree the recommended school holiday dates for the 2020-21 academic year.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children and Young People

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that;-

 

1)  To note that Multi Academy Trusts, Academies, Foundation, Free Schools and Voluntary Aided Schools have the power to determine their own term and holiday dates.

2)  In order to maximise consistency of dates for the benefit of children and their parents, to recommend to all schools the Council’s preferred calendar of School Term and Holiday dates for the academic year 2020-21 based on a 195 day calendar, as set out in Appendix A.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Amos


06/03/2019 - Mental Health Review - RULE 15 ref: 1224    Approved

This document sets out the case for Bath and North East Somerset Clinical Commissioning Group (the CCG) and Bath & North East Somerset Council (the Council) to implement a new model of Mental Health provision.

Decision Maker: Health and Care Board

Made at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Health and Care Board

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 06/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Health and Care Board agreed that the Clinical and Commissioning Group and the Council work with existing system leaders to deliver the new Thrive model of Mental Health provision in B&NES.

Lead officer: Mike Bowden


06/03/2019 - Joint Working Framework ref: 1222    Approved

To approve the Joint Working Framework which sets out the BaNES Council’s and BaNES CCG’s aspirations around common goals and shared working practices in support of joint management and commissioning.

Decision Maker: Health and Care Board

Made at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Health and Care Board

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Health and Care Board approved the updated Joint Working Framework to be signed on behalf of individual organisations by the Chief Executive of the Council and the Chief Officer of the Clinical Commissioning Group; and authorised the relevant officers to make few small necessary changes before the Chief Executive of the Council and the Chief Officer of the Clinical Commissioning Group sign the document on behalf of individual organisations.

Lead officer: Julie-Anne Wales


06/03/2019 - Integrated Outcomes Framework ref: 1223    Approved

Determining the metrics that will be used by the Board to assess our progress and achievement of goals around integrated services commissioning.

Decision Maker: Health and Care Board

Made at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Health and Care Board

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Health and Care Board:

 

1)  Agreed that the 24 proposed measures adequately represent the priorities of the Health and Care Board and can therefore be used to form the Integrated Outcomes Framework

2)  Tasked the Business Intelligence Manager at the Council and the Performance Manager at the Clinical Commissioning Group to jointly set out the capacity and timescale plan to produce reports required for the Health and Care Board meetings.

Lead officer: Mike Bowden, Tracey Cox


06/03/2019 - Health and Care Board - Terms of Reference ref: 1221    Approved

The Health and Care Board has been established to ensure effective collaboration, assurance, oversight and good governance across the integrated commissioning arrangements between B&NES Council and BaNES CCG.

Decision Maker: Health and Care Board

Made at meeting: 06/03/2019 - Health and Care Board

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Health and Care Board agreed to approve the final version of its Terms of Reference.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mike Bowden, Jack Latkovic


05/03/2019 - Hayesfield Girls' School Capital Expansion Project ref: 1219    Approved

The Council retains the legal responsibility for pupil place planning and has a statutory duty (under section 14 of the Education Act 1996) to provide sufficient school places in its area. In order to achieve this the Council's priority is to ensure there is sufficient provision of school places in the right areas to meet need. These places can be delivered within community, academy, free school, voluntary controlled and voluntary aided schools.

Hayesfield Girls' School will carry out a capital project to extend their dining facilities and refectory area. The project will enable the School to permanently increase their Planned Admission Number from September 2019. The increase in pupil numbers at Hayesfield Girls' School will enable the Council (as part of the phased approach to increase secondary provision across Bath) to meet the shortfall of places.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (People)

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

Decision:

To fully approve capital amounting to £388,000 from the 2019-20 provisional capital programme item Schools Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) for Education in Bath. Funding to be allocated to Hayesfield Girls' School to carry out a capital project and permanently increase their Planned Admission Number (PAN) from 210 to 240 from September 2019.

Lead officer: Mike Bowden


05/03/2019 - Clutton Primary S106 Capital Project ref: 1217    Approved

Under section 14 of the Education Act 1996 Local Authorities have a statutory duty to ensure that there are sufficient schools for primary and secondary education in their areas. In order to achieve this the Council's priority is to ensure there is sufficient provision of school places in the right areas to meet needs. These places can be delivered within community, academy, free school and voluntary aided schools.

S106 contributions are received by the Council from Developers for housing development in an area. The S106 contributions that are the subject of this Officer Delegated Decision are received by the Council to expand or enhance primary school provision in any existing primary school serving the area of the development or providing new primary school places in the area of the development.

Allocating S106 contributions amounting to £89,434.86 received by the Council to Clutton Primary School will enable the school to carry out projects to expand and enhance their accommodation and increase their capacity from 147 to 175 allowing a permanent Planned Admission Number (PAN) of 25 across all year groups.

The project will enable local children to attend their nearest village school.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (People)

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

Decision:

To fully approve capital amounting to £89,434.86 received by the Council in S106 Developer Contributions to be allocated to Clutton Primary School to enable the school to carry out capital projects which will enable them to increase their capacity from 147 to 175 pupils.

Lead officer: Mike Bowden


05/03/2019 - Consultation, Communications and Community Engagement ref: 1220    Approved

An update to the Cabinet on work undertaken with members our Connecting Communities Forums on consultation, communications and engagement. The report sets out learning from recent consultation processes, ideas for building on good practice and suggested new approaches.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED (unanimously) that the Cabinet agreed to:

 

2.1  Note the work of the area’s Local Area Forums in engaging with local residents, parish councils, town councils and the community and voluntary sector.

2.2  Thank the Bath City Forum and the Consultation Working Group, drawn from representatives of the Forums, ALCA and the 3SG, for their work to date on further developing our framework for Consultation, Community Engagement and Communications.

2.3  Requests the CTE PDS Panel to consider in more detail the outcomes of the groups findings, attached in Appendix 1 and detailed in the report under 5.12, and to advise the Council’s Cabinet on how best to develop further this work and incorporate it into the Council’s policy and practices.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andy Thomas


05/03/2019 - Bath's Clean Air Plan- Outline Business Case ref: 1218    Approved

This report identifies options for the Clean Air Zone in Bath following on from the public consultation held in 2018 and further technical assessment as a result of this consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Cabinet made unanimous decision to:

 

2.1  Consider and accept the revised OBC as the final plan as set out within the Ministerial Direction and to support this final plan to be submitted for approval.

2.2  Subject to confirmation of funding implement a charging Class C CAZ charging all vehicles except cars, along with targeted traffic management in Queen Square.

2.3  Subject to confirmation of funding implement an enhanced package of supporting measures as set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report, including grants and interest free loans for residents and businesses, in order to achieve sufficient improvements in air quality and public health.

2.4  Have due regard to the Equalities Impact Assessment and the community impacts of the decision being taken in line with the requirements under the Equalities Act 2010.

2.5  Note the recommendations from the CTE panel and the responses provided in the report.

2.6  Note the Consultation Report and Consultation Response Report (as published on http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021) setting out the views of the respondents to the public consultation and analysis of these views.

2.7  Agree the concessions and exemptions as set out within the Proposed System Design Features and Payment Exemptions report (as published on http://www.bathnes.gov.uk/bath-breathes-2021). 

2.8  Agree a charge of £9 per 24 hour period for non-compliant taxis (Hackney Carriages and Private Hire Vehicles) and LGVs/vans and £100 per 24 hour period for non-compliant coaches, buses and HGVs.

2.9  Agree a Penalty Charge Notice rate of £120 (plus the CAZ charge), which will be reduced by 50% to £60 (plus the CAZ charge) if paid within 14 days in line with the requirements of the appropriate legislation.

2.10  Note the revision to the zone boundary so that it now includes the Pulteney Estate area, and agree the revisions to the zone boundary so that it also now includes the Bathwick Estate and Sydney Place areas and the Oldfield Road junction with the A367 within the zone boundary.

2.11  Agree the proposed monitoring arrangements for AQ and traffic flows in Bathampton as specified in section 5.9 of the report.

2.12  Agree an amendment to the Council’s Event Policy to restrict any event which will have a detrimental impact on AQ.

2.13  Agree that the decision to submit the Full Business Case (FBC) and make the Charging Order is delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Council’s s151 Officer, Monitoring Officer, Leader and Cabinet member for Development and Neighbourhoods.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Major


04/03/2019 - Capital approval for Waste & ES Depots relocation project - development and planning stages ref: 1216    Approved

The report will recommend draw-down from the existing provisional allocation in the capital programme for the Waste and Environmental Services depots project, in order to progress through the feasibility, appraisal and detailed design stages to planning applications and consents, in 2019/20 and 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Efficiency

Decision published: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Members agree to fully approve £1.9m from the provisional capital budget to progress development and feasibility work through to planning applications for the relocation of the waste, recycling and transfer station operations from the Midland Road site, and allowing vacant possession to follow.

And the authority is delegated to the Director of Environment in consultation with the Leader, Chief Executive, the Council’s S.151 Officer and Monitoring Officer to take all necessary acts to finalise and complete the Council’s Accelerated Construction grant funding offer with Homes England.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carol Maclellan


04/03/2019 - Planning Obligations Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) amendment and related Community Infrastructure Levy Regulation 123 List amendment relating to new development green space requirements ref: 1215    Approved

To make a minor amendment to the SPD to better facilitate the delivery of public open space.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Development and Neighbourhoods

Decision published: 04/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees the Planning Obligations SPD draft amendments for consultation with stakeholders for a six week period from 14 March 2019 to 25th April 2019 relating to S106 green space obligations, and updated costs for tree replacement.

 

The Cabinet Member agrees the Regulation123 draft amendments for consultation with stakeholders from 14 March 2019 to 25th April 2019 relating to off-site green space requirements.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon De Beer