Decisions

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Decisions published

23/06/2021 - High Streets Strategy (Update) ref: 402    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the work undertaken since the High Street Strategy report in February 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)          noted the excellent examples of ongoing work detailed in the report and commended the work of officers on the positive impact these projects are making to our high streets and district centres;

(b)         supported the work of partner organisations in the projects they are driving and enabling to also deliver energy and vibrancy in our high streets and district centres;

(c)           encouraged further collaboration between all those with an interest in helping our high streets and district centres bounce back from COVID19; and

(d)           noted that this report is an update on the activity happening on the ground at present and that a full strategy and action plan will be delivered in the future.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning

Reason

To continue supporting our high streets and district centres as part of the Big Plan and Corporate Strategy priorities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matthew Robson


23/06/2021 - Financial Outturn Report 2020/21 ref: 399    Recommendations Approved

To provide a summary of the financial
outturn for 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)           noted the year-end financial outturn positions achieved including revenue, capital, reserves and for the HRA;

(b)           accepted the 2021/22 awards from Public Health England for the drug & alcohol homeless grant of £0.688 million and the criminal justice system grant of £0.414 million and delegates authority to the directors of adult social care and housing to implement the programmes of revenue expenditure as set out in paragraphs 92 to 101; and

(c)           agreed the capital virement in paragraph 153.

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(a)           agree the transfer of the £5.1 million surplus for the year to the MTFP mitigation reserve;

(b)           agree that the contain outbreak management fund (COMF) allocation for 2021/22 of £2.533 million is retained in a contingency to manage any outbreaks that may occur later in the year, as recommended by the director of public health as set out in paragraph83; and

(c)           agree the capital virements in paragraph 154.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

To comply with accounting codes of practice and best practice which requires councils to report their end of year financial position compared with the budget of the authority.

To comply with the council’s financial regulations regarding budget virements and the acceptance of new grants.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicola Webb


23/06/2021 - Medium Term Financial Plan (MTFP) Update ref: 400    Recommendations Approved

To provide an update on the MTFP and agree the financial strategy and process for 2022/23 budget proposals.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)            approved the budget planning process as referenced in paragraph 26;

(b)           approved the timeline for key financial reports during 2021/22 as set out in appendix A;

(c)            approved the financial strategy as referenced in paragraphs 18 to 23 and as set out in appendix B;

(d)           approved the allocation of a further £240k to support the Councils response to the climate change and ecological emergency as referenced in paragraph 25; and

(e)            noted the updated MTFP position and the key financial planning assumptions as set out in appendix C.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

To comply with accounting codes of practice and best practice which require councils to have a rolling multi-year medium term financial plan.

To provide Cabinet with the latest high-level overview of the medium-term financial plan.

To present a proposed financial strategy to support the delivery of a balanced budget for 2021/22.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Adam Richens


23/06/2021 - Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) End of Year Report ref: 408    Recommendations Approved

For information only to give an update on the progress and spend of the first year of the Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) programme as reported in the DfT End of Year/Annual Report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet notes the progress to date regarding the TCF programme delivery and the DfT End of Year Report (April 2021)

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Sustainability

Reason

Cabinet has delegated authority to the Council Governance Board (CGB) under the Assurance Framework for Transforming Cities Fund, to allow maximum flexibility in meeting the strict DfT timeline for delivery and ensure that the authority is best placed to progress scheme delivery at pace. Cabinet previously agreed that a regular update should be provided and this report along with the associated DfT End of Year report is designed to inform Cabinet of progress to

date.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin


23/06/2021 - Bournemouth Development Company LLP Business Plan ref: 403    For Determination

Approval of the 5-year rolling BDC Business Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that the updated BDC Business Plan as set out at Appendix 3 to the report be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning

Reason

The BDC Business Plan sets out the strategic direction of joint venture over the next five years, with a particular emphasis on the development activity that will be undertaken during 2021/22. The Council has reserved the right for Cabinet to approve the annually updated BDC business plan which highlights the next steps which are to be undertaken on sites which are currently in the development phase and those which are earmarked for development but yet to enter the development cycle.

Wards affected: Bournemouth Central;

Lead officer: Martin Tiffin


23/06/2021 - Public Spaces Protection Order ref: 406    Recommendations Approved

To consider the results of the consultation around a Public Spaces Protection Order which seeks to tackle street-based anti-social behaviour

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet approved the proposed Public Spaces Protection Order to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public places.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Community Safety

Reason

In order to give Officers the powers to tackle alcohol related anti-social behaviour in public spaces where there is evidence that this is persistent or continuing nuisance which has or is likely to have a detrimental effect on the quality of the life of those in the locality.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


23/06/2021 - Annual review of housing wholly owned companies ref: 405    Recommendations Approved

The Council as shareholder approved a 5 year plan in 2020 for activities within Seascape Group Limited in order to aid medium term planning. This report provides an annual update to the shareholder, as well as providing an annual update on the Bournemouth Building Maintenance Limited (BBML) wholly owned company

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)           the plans to further grow the two Seascape Group subsidiaries be supported;

(b)           the appointment of Hixsons Limited as the external auditor for BBML, Seascape Group Limited (SGL) and MD Care to audit the 2020/21 company accounts be approved; and

(c)           the appointment of Paul Whittles, Finance Manager as temporary Director of Finance for Seascape Group Limited be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Homes

Reason

The Seascape Group subsidiaries – SSL and SHP – provide valuable services and will generate additional income to BCP Council as the sole shareholder to help continue delivering Council services to the vulnerable people.

It is a requirement of the Shareholders Agreement for both BBML and SGL that authority is sought from the Council as sole shareholder for the appointment of the external auditor and for the appointment of Directors.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lorraine Mealings, Seamus Doran, Kate Ryan


23/06/2021 - Corporate Flag Flying Policy ref: 401    Recommendations Approved

Consolidation of flag flying policies for preceding authorities and consideration of other associated issues.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)           the draft Corporate Flag Flying Policy as attached at Appendix 1 to the report be approved; and

(b)           the proposed arrangements for the Charter Trustees for Bournemouth and Poole be noted acknowledging that it is a matter for each of the Charter Trustees to determine their own arrangements for flag flying and marking events during the mayoral year.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

To consolidate the flag flying policies from the legacy Councils into a corporate flag flying policy and ensure compliance with national guidance where appropriate and to determine any local arrangements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Karen Tompkins


23/06/2021 - Council Sustainable Fleet Management Strategy and Fleet Replacement Programme ref: 407    For Determination

To acknowledge the financial impact of the varied approach to fleet replacement by legacy Councils on the BCP Sustainable Fleet Strategy.

Approve a long term financing strategy to support a rationalised BCP Sustainable Fleet Strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 23/06/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/06/2021

Effective from: 03/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that: -

(a)           Members endorsed the Sustainable Fleet Management Strategy, acknowledging the necessity for an initial 3-year phased approach towards achieving an ultra-low emission fleet and the future key infrastructure decisions required that will determine its direction and success;

(b)           Members endorsed the move to using Hydrotreated Vegetable Oil (HVO) as a replacement for conventional diesel throughout the council vehicle fleet. Approving commencement of procurement for the provision of HVO fuel and the supply. This cleaner, less polluting fuel results in a significant CO2 emission reduction;

(c)           Members approved the £0.39m capital spend necessary to fund the supporting infrastructure investment to realise significant increases in ULEV’s purchases, to be funded from capital grant; and

(d)           Members approved the Fleet Replacement Plan 2021 – 2024 and authorise the procurement of the remaining vehicles in the plan as vehicle lives expire.

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(e)           approve the use of new prudential borrowing for the Fleet Replacement Plan and recognise the impact of this on the annual revenue budget requirement.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Environment, Cleansing and Waste

Reason

The proposed Fleet Replacement Plan and Sustainable Fleet Management Strategy set out the vital ambitious foundations towards achieving sustainable fleet management for BCP Council and a commitment towards its ambition of becoming carbon neutral by 2030.

Failure to approve the Fleet Replacement Plan and associated Sustainable Fleet Management Strategy places the authority at risk as vehicles reach end of life of repeated statutory service failure, associated reputational damage, increased revenue budget pressure and potential for breach of its Operator Licence compliance.

Lead officer: Kate Langdown


22/06/2021 - Assessing Requests for Minor Transport Schemes ref: 398    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Transport and Engineering

Decision published: 24/06/2021

Effective from: 22/06/2021

Decision:

To approve the method of assessing minor transport scheme requests carried out by the Transport and Engineering Directorate, on the basis of Officer Guidance document and as shown in Appendices A to I referenced in that document.

Lead officer: Richard Pearson


23/06/2021 - Bus Operator Enhanced Partnership (National Bus Strategy) ref: 397    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Transport and Engineering

Decision published: 24/06/2021

Effective from: 23/06/2021

Decision:

To commit to entering into a statutory Enhanced Partnership with the BCP area local bus service operators in accordance with the Bus Services Act 2017 and to support the aspirations of the National Bus Strategy for England.

Lead officer: John McVey


17/06/2021 - Traffic Regulation Order – Sealing of Traffic Regulation Order ref P20 2019 Parking and Traffic Proposals Spring Review 2020 ref: 396    Recommendations Approved

To consider representations following the advertisement of the Traffic Regulation Order and to approve the making and sealing of the TRO so that the new restrictions can be implemented to improve the parking facilities available to the local community, improve road safety and to ensure essential services can take place.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability

Decision published: 17/06/2021

Effective from: 25/06/2021

Decision:

To make and seal the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) and implement the restrictions which are outlined in Appendix 1.

The Portfolio Holder for Transport and Sustainability has considered any representations received and determined to confirm the decision outlined above without modification.

Wards affected: Bearwood & Merley; Bournemouth Central; Burton & Grange; Christchurch Town; East Southbourne & Tuckton; Highcliffe & Walkford; Kinson; Queen's Park; Redhill & Northbourne; West Southbourne;

Lead officer: Andy Brown, Sally Swaine