Decisions

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Decisions published

24/01/2023 - Traffic Order Proposals: Livingstone Road – Sealing of Traffic Order Ref P31 2022 ref: 606    Recommendations Approved

To make and seal the Traffic Order for waiting and loading restrictions on Livingstone Road outside Pokesdown Community Primary School.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Transport

Decision published: 26/01/2023

Effective from: 24/01/2023

Decision:

To make and seal the Traffic Order and implement the restrictions which are outlined in Appendix 1 of this report.

Wards affected: Boscombe East & Pokesdown;

Lead officer: Sally Swaine


23/01/2023 - Homelessness, Health and Housing Hub ref: 605    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operations Officer

Decision published: 26/01/2023

Effective from: 23/01/2023

Decision:

·      Not to proceed to contract with Hope CIC as an operator of a Homeless Health Hub service from St Stephen’s Church Hall and to close the current tender process.

·      As per the Cabinet report of 9 March 2022 which stated the purchase of St Stephens Hall was conditional on the appointment of an operator the decision is taken not to proceed with the acquisition of the St Stephen’s Church Hall.

·      To continue to progress discussions with Hope CIC partners on alternative ways forward for the effective delivery of the established Homelessness Multi-Disciplinary Team (MDT) and the potential opportunities for working in partnership, if Hope CIC secure a lease, from St Stephens Hall Trustees to operate from St Stephens Hall.

Lead officer: Jess Gibbons


20/01/2023 - Approval of final proposals and consultation documents for proposed Coastal and Open Spaces Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO) ref: 604    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Communities

Decision published: 20/01/2023

Effective from: 20/01/2023

Decision:

1.    Agree to commence a public consultation on the potential to implement Public Spaces Protection Orders in respect of the following:

       Playing loud music to include amplified or acoustic instruments or singing at levels which has a detrimental impact on others.

       To act in a manner which has a detrimental impact on others in the locality which includes but is not limited to, the irresponsible lighting of fires or BBQ’s, swearing, spitting, and causing intimidation either by an individual or a group.

       Overnight camping, staying or sleeping with or without a tent or gazebo, on beaches or open spaces.

       Overnight staying or sleeping within vehicles in car parks and other open spaces.

       On beaches and coastal areas a person or persons are prohibited from having open fires at any time. In addition BBQ’s on the beach or coastal areas can only be used/lit between the hours of 18:00 – 07:00.

       In open spaces a person or persons are prohibited from the following activities: the lighting of fires; lighting any barbecues; or using any article/object which causes a naked flame, and which poses a risk of fire.

2.    Agree that the public consultation shall commence on the 23 January 2023 for a period of four weeks.

 

Lead officer: Nananka Randle


18/01/2023 - Fees and Charges for Transport and Engineering 2023 ref: 603    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Transport and Engineering

Decision published: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 18/01/2023

Decision:

To update the charges for services carried out by the Transport and Engineering Directorate, as shown in Appendix A, to be effective from 1st April 2023.

 

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin


11/01/2023 - Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership ref: 602    Recommendations Approved

The annual report of the PDSCP is provided for consideration by cabinet. The annual report includes reflections on 2021/22; strategic priorities for 2022 to 2024; learning from practice; information from the Child Death Overview Panel; summary of multi-agency training; achievements from each of the statutory safeguarding partner organisations and sub-groups of the partnership.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 11/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet note the content of the PDSCP Annual Report 2021/2022.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Children and Young People

Reason

The production of an annual report is a statutory responsibility and therefore the endorsement of the four statutory partners (Dorset Council, BCP Council, NHS Dorset, Dorset Police) of the safeguarding partnership is required prior to publication.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Gravett


11/01/2023 - Family Hubs: Transformation Fund 1 ref: 601    Recommendations Approved

Seeking authority to accept grant monies on behalf of the Council from the Department of Education to deliver Family Hubs in BCP.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 11/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)             subscribes to the programme and receive the funding which the Council would administer on behalf of the Council and health partners;

(b)            delegate authority to the Director of Children’s Services in consultation with the Director of Public Health Dorset in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People to take all the steps necessary to spend the funding up to the budget envelope (including procuring and awarding contracts) to implement the work as outlined in the bid; and

(c)             notes that a subsequent report shall be brought to Cabinet in due course to provide more detail on the transformation project and provide an update on progress made against the bid.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Children and Young People

Reason

The transformation fund will improve services and outcomes for children, young people and families in BCP and allow the Council and partners it provide help and support earlier, likely reducing the demand on statutory services.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Rempel


11/01/2023 - Bournemouth Towns Fund update ref: 600    Recommendations Approved

To consider and approve Towns Fund project Business cases.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/01/2023 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/01/2023

Effective from: 21/01/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)             Agrees to declare part of Hawkwood Road Car Park surplus to requirements and appropriate the land for planning purposes to facilitate the delivery of Phase 1 of the Masterplan;

(b)            Authorises officers to undertake work to prepare for the possible use of compulsory purchase powers for the acquisition of the third-party land and interests necessary to implement both the Masterplan and the Royal Arcade proposals as set out in paragraphs 12–32 and 42-55 of this report. These preparatory steps are set out in paragraphs 96 -100 of this report.

(c)             Instructs officers to bring a further report to Cabinet, requesting a decision to exercise Compulsory Purchase powers together with a proposed Statement of Reasons, setting out the justification for the use of these powers, if necessary should negotiations by private treaty not be possible;

(d)            Authorises officers to enter into a planning performance agreement and the submission of planning applications for Phase 1 Masterplan and the Royal Arcade projects;

(e)             Agrees that the Council will acquire a high street unit required for the Masterplan Phase 1 and delegates authority to the Chief Executive to conclude the transaction in consultation with the S151 Officer, Monitoring Officer and the Portfolio Holder for Development Growth and Regeneration;

(f)              Acknowledges that the Royal Arcade project is dependent on a successful bid to the Heritage Fund and should that be unsuccessful the project will be brought back to Cabinet for further consideration.

RECOMMENDED that Council: -

(g)            Accepts and approves the remaining allocation of £18.229m Towns Fund grant as outlined in Table 1 for the delivery of the following projects; the Town Centre Masterplan Phase 1, the Royal Arcade, Digital Connectivity and Local Transport projects, subject to the approval of the business cases by DLUHC;

(h)            Approves borrowing of £11.784m towards the Phase 1 Masterplan and Royal Arcade project and adjusts the MTFP to reflect the £420k pressure between 2024/25-2028/29;

(i)               9. Acknowledges the allocation of £2.25m of grant from the Local Transport Plan Capital Programme. This funding is profiled to be utilised over the 2023/24, 2024/25 and 2025/26 financial years.

 

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: The Deputy Leader of the Council and Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration

 

Reason

The production of an annual report is a statutory responsibility and therefore the endorsement of the four statutory partners (Dorset Council, BCP Council, NHS Dorset, Dorset Police) of the safeguarding partnership is required prior to publication.

 

Wards affected: Boscombe East & Pokesdown; Boscombe West;

Lead officer: Sarah Longthorpe