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Decisions published

14/05/2019 - Heritage Services Energy Capture Scheme ref: 1251    Approved

To capture energy from the hot spring, King's Bath, to supplement the conventional energy usage at the Pump Room complex and provide energy to the Clore Learning Centre.
Through reducing energy expenditure, the project demonstrates commitment to sustainability and responsibility for the environment through reducing need for conventional energy and reducing energy expenditure.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy & Growth

Decision published: 09/07/2019

Effective from: 14/05/2019


To fully approve capital amounting to £350k from the provisional capital programme item of £350k.

Lead officer: John Wilkinson

27/03/2019 - Director of Legal & Democratic services' delegations ref: 1249    Approved

To enable the efficient working of the service.

Decision Maker: Director Legal & Democratic

Decision published: 14/05/2019

Effective from: 27/03/2019


Delegations of the powers set out in Part 3 Section 4C-1to officers within the service (see attached document for individual roles).

Lead officer: Maria Lucas

09/05/2019 - SEND Capital ref: 1248    Approved

The Council has a statutory responsibility to ensure sufficiency of Special Educational Needs school places within Bath & North East Somerset. Due to increased numbers of children and young people with SEND local area needs to develop more SEND school places. This Capital Project will award grants to education providers who have demonstrated the capacity to expand and develop existing provision to ensure an increase in local education places for children with SEND.

A process was opened up with all education providers to develop proposals which would ensure the development of additional SEND provision against a set of defined strategic aims that were developed for this capital program. Particularly we need to ensure that the Local Area becomes less reliant on high cost out of county independent school and college places, currently the High Needs Budget that funds SEND Provision is under significant pressure. This capital program is one of several planned local SEND capital projects and is part of a strategy to address these pressures on placements and resources.

The funding for this project will support the development of Aspire Special School to expand its provision for children with social, emotional mental health needs from 23 spaces to 54 spaces. The works on this project will start after May 2019 and will look to be completed in summer 2019, with the additional places being available in the academic year 2019/20

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (People)

Decision published: 13/05/2019

Effective from: 09/05/2019


To fully approve capital amounting to £577k from the provisional capital programme item SEND Capital of £577k.

Lead officer: Mike Bowden

10/05/2019 - Delegation of Functions and Responsibilities for the Administration and Enforcement of the Community Infrastructure Levy ref: 1247    Approved

Delegation of CIL administration and enforcement functions to relevant officers. Necessary to ensure CIL can be correctly administered.

Decision Maker: Director Development and Public Protection

Decision published: 10/05/2019

Effective from: 10/05/2019


From: Lisa Bartlett
Sent: 10 May 2019 12:15
To: Richard Stott
Subject: Delegation of CIL Functions and Responsibilities
I hereby delegate the functions and responsibilities for the administration and enforcement of the Community Infrastructure Levy to the following officers:
•Richard Stott – Team Manager – Planning

Lead officer: Richard Stott

04/05/2019 - Future management of Moorland Road Library building (WL) ref: 1246    Approved

The proposal to lease the current branch library building to Moorland Road Community Library charity. This forms part of the Modern Libraries programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Efficiency

Decision published: 07/05/2019

Effective from: 15/05/2019


The Cabinet Members agree to :-


  Delegate to the Head of Estates authority to complete the disposal of Moorland Road Library into a final lease with Moorland Road Community Library in line with the Heads of Terms attached.


  Abate the rent to a peppercorn subject to the Moorland Road Community Library satisfying the Council that they will use the premises for the purposes set out in their Business Plan. 

Wards affected: Westmoreland;

Lead officer: Tracey Long