Decisions

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Decisions published

22/05/2020 - Amendment of Virtual Meetings Procedural Rules under B&NES Constitution Article 15.4 (b) ref: 1395    Approved

The Virtual Meetings Procedure Rules (VMPR) are amended to correct an omission regarding councillor participation in VMPR5, (which was correctly included in all relevant sections in Annex 1 to the original officer decision). The rules are also amended at VMPR 6 to include one further method for voting at virtual meetings.

Decision Maker: Director Legal & Democratic

Decision published: 22/05/2020

Effective from: 22/05/2020

Decision:

Under Article 15.4 (b) of the Council’s Constitution, the Monitoring Officer has amended the Virtual Meetings Procedure Rules (VMPR), adopted on 28th April in accordance with the Local Authorities and Police and Crime Panels (Coronavirus) (Flexibility of Local Authority and Police and Crime Panel Meetings) (England and Wales) Regulations 2020.

Lead officer: Maria Lucas


22/05/2020 - RULES 4 and 16 - Covid-19 Business Support Grants: Discretionary Fund ref: 1396    Approved

In response to the Coronavirus, COVID-19, the government announced there would be support for small businesses, and businesses in the retail, hospitality and leisure sectors, delivered through the Small Business Grant Fund and the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Grant Fund.

The government has now announced an additional discretionary fund aimed at providing support for some small and micro businesses who were not eligible for the Small Business Grant Fund or the Retail, Leisure and Hospitality Fund.

The Government has provided guidance that sets out criteria and information which needs to be considered to support Local Authorities in administering the discretionary fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 22/05/2020

Effective from: 22/05/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agrees that,

  the Discretionary Fund scheme as set out in Appendix 1 is approved.

  the proposed grant application and award process and timeline as set out in Appendix 2 is noted, and

  the application of the grant fund is delegated to the Director of Economy & Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Resources, the CX, the S151 Officer and the Monitoring Officer to ensure the grant is distributed within the £2.143m government funding, with fair distribution across the eligible business groups.

Lead officer: Andy Rothery, John Wilkinson


28/04/2020 - Bathampton Meadows CAT Expression of Interest ref: 1394    Approved

The National Trust currently manages 500 acres within the City of Bath. The proposal will aim to protect the long-term ownership of Bathampton Meadows by retaining the important green setting of the World Heritage Site of Bath. This will create opportunities for improved access to the cycle path along the canal, open up the site to allow more connectivity and increase the biodiversity and management of the site. The National Trust are looking to obtain the Freehold for the site.
In line with the Council’s Community Asset Transfer Policy, the National Trust have submitted an Expression of Interest setting out the initial proposals for the site. This has been assessed by officers and meets the objectives of the CAT.

To instruct officers to progress to stage 3 of the Community Asset Transfer process which requires the National Trust to submit a Business Plan and associated documentation, prior to a final decision being made.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy & Growth

Decision published: 14/05/2020

Effective from: 28/04/2020

Decision:

To instruct officers to progress to stage 3 of the Community Asset Transfer process which requires the National Trust to submit a Business Plan and associated documentation, prior to a final decision being made.

Will Godfrey, Chief Executive Officer has given his approval for the Decision to go ahead.

Lead officer: Richard Long


28/04/2020 - Naming of new street in Chew Stoke ref: 1393    Approved

The decision required is to name a new street in Chew Stoke. The choice of name is the subject of considerable debate within the village.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services

Decision published: 14/05/2020

Effective from: 22/05/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet Member has decided that the street name should be Malcolm Close.

Wards affected: Chew Valley;

Lead officer: Martin Laker