Decisions

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Decisions published

27/07/2022 - Waste Operating Policy for Flats, Commercial Properties and Houses of Multiple Occupancy - (HMOs) ref: 548    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Environment and Place

Decision published: 01/08/2022

Effective from: 27/07/2022

Decision:

To approve:

(1)       Standard service for new communal properties and existing communal properties requiring a review:

(i)         Bin capacity- the capacity provided to flats will be equivalent to the standard service but using communal bins. The calculation used to estimate the refuse and recycling capacity is

·           number of households x 180 litre capacity for refuse and 240 recycling as standard

(ii)        Commercial

·           allocate based on businesses’ requirements and utilise enforcement procedures via Regulatory Services when capacity is not adequate

·           separate bin stores in BCP Council Planning Guidance for new mixed-use developments

(2)       Non-standard service for new communal properties and existing communal properties requiring a review:

(i)         Chargeable collections

Apply standard commercial charges to flats and HMOs requiring additional collections above the permitted capacity (180l/240l refuse/recycling per household per fortnight), providing recycling is at an acceptable standard.

(3)       Collection containers for new communal properties and those requiring a review of existing arrangements

(i)         Bin type and colour

·           Provide plastic bins as standard with options for metal bins when necessary to allow locking or for specific size requirements.

·           Mirror kerbside container lid colours - blue for recycling, black for refuse, green for garden and brown for food.

(ii)        Bin sizes

·           Offer 660 litre and 1100 litre bins as standard

·           Option to offer 820 and 1280 litre bins as required.

(iii)       Charges for replacement bins

Require managing agents/committees to pay for replacement communal bins (refuse, recycling and garden waste) if theirs are lost or damaged to harmonise Poole with Bournemouth and Christchurch

Charges applied based on accountants' recommendations:

Plastic

Metal

660

£        185

 £        370

820

£        385

940

£        370

1100

£        195

 £        385

1280

£        470

 

Lead officer: Sarah Speakman Jones


27/07/2022 - Confirmation of Minutes ref: 540    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 27/07/2022

Decision:

The Minutes of the meeting held on 22 June 2022 were confirmed and signed as a correct record subject to Councillor Judes Butt being included within the attendance as also in attendance virtually.

 


27/07/2022 - End of Year Corporate Performance Report 2021/22 ref: 541    Recommendations Approved

To provide Cabinet with an update and overview of progress with the delivery the priorities set out in the Corporate Strategy during 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)       Considered the Corporate End of Year Performance reports;

(b)       Considered the performance exception reports relating to areas of underperformance; and

(c)       Were advised of any amendments, deletions or additions to the performance indicator set that informs corporate performance

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

The corporate strategy represents the objectives and outcomes that the Council’s performance will be judged against and as such is a vital component of the Council’s performance management framework.

An understanding of performance against targets, goals and objectives helps us understand and manage service delivery and identify emerging business risks.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bridget Webber


27/07/2022 - Housing Subsidiary Companies Business Update ref: 544    Recommendations Approved

To provide cabinet with an update on the performance of the Housing subsidiary companies against the five year business plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)           Supports the plans for the two Seascape Group subsidiaries and BBML; and

(b)           Approves the Terms of Reference for BBML and SGL and notes the TORs for the two subsidiaries.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reason

The Seascape Group subsidiaries – SSL and SHP and BBML - provide valuable services and will collectively generate additional financial benefits for BCP Council as the sole shareholder to help continue delivering Council services to vulnerable people.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Lawry, Lorraine Mealings


27/07/2022 - Biodiversity Net Gain Task Force Recommendations ref: 546    Recommendations Approved

To report back on the findings and recommendations from the Bio Diversity Net Gain Task Force as set out in Cabinet Item 99.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet: -

(a)      Endorse the Biodiversity Net Gain Guidance Note to enable the early implementation of BNG on applicable development and delegate its publication to the Director of Planning;

(b)       Request the Planning and Environment Directorates to work jointly to prepare a Biodiversity Net Gain Strategy and an Implementation Plan;

(c)       Support a review of the Council’s estate to understand what biodiversity exists and what opportunities there are to enhance biodiversity; and

(d)       Roll forward to 2023/24 any remaining monies of the £90,000 earmarked for this project unspent in 2022/23.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reason

To enable the Council to be at the forefront of Biodiversity Net Gain delivery and meet the statutory obligations arising from the Environment Act and to have in place relevant policies and procedures.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Malcolm Hodges, Martin Whitchurch, Steve Dring


27/07/2022 - BCP Local Plan update and way forward ref: 545    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval of a revised Local Development Scheme (LDS) which sets out the timeline for Local Plan production. To feedback on the findings of the BCP Local Plan Issues and Options consultation which took place from January to March 2022.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)       Approve the revised Local Development Scheme which includes the timetable to produce the BCP Local Plan;

(b)       Delegate to the Director of Planning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration to make minor text changes to the LDS prior to publication;

(c)       Agree the proposed approach to Local Plan engagement and governance, and delegate to the Director of Planning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration to agree the final details; and

(d)       Agrees that the Local Plan Working Group is renamed as the Local Plan Advisory Group and delegate to the Director of Planning in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Development, Growth and Regeneration to agree the Terms of Reference for the Advisory Group.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reason

The preparation and maintenance of an up-to-date LDS is a statutory requirement of the Planning and Compulsory Purchase Act 2004 (and subsequent amendments). Preparation of the BCP Local Plan as set out in the LDS will help deliver the Council’s strategic priorities as expressed in the Corporate Strategy and Big Plan. It will also provide up-to-date policies to set out our strategy for growth and to enable the effective management of development.

We are keen to continue to engage our communities and stakeholders in the BCP Local Plan in order that they can influence the plan. Appropriate time is therefore set out within the LDS to continue to actively engage our communities before the draft of the Local Plan is published.

To ensure the timetable set out in the LDS is achieved approval is sought regarding the ongoing governance arrangements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Laura Bright, Steve Dring


27/07/2022 - Accelerating Gigabit Fibre ref: 543    Recommendations Approved

To inform Cabinet of the results and analysis of our Gigabit Fibre Request for Information and to seek approval to procure the selection of a Gigabit Fibre provider partner.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that approval is given for the Smart Place Team, supported by Law and Governance and Strategic Procurement, to procure a Gigabit Fibre Neutral Host Operator.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reasons

1.    Helps to deliver significant economic and social benefits to the area.

2.    Helps to meet the Big Plan objective of BCP having the best connectivity in the country.

3.    Supports the Council’s regeneration and place-shaping ambitions.

4.    Supports the Council’s Smart Place programme.

5.    Supports the government’s ‘Levelling Up’ missions particularly by helping to address the local ‘digital divide’ through more widely available and affordable broadband services.

6.    Encourages wider private sector investment into Gigabit fibre infrastructure and creates more competition in the Internet Server Provider (ISP) market.

7.    Is the most cost-effective solution for delivering the Council’s Gigabit connectivity objectives whist minimising the Council’s financial commitment and commercial risks.

8.    Opens up the opportunity for income generation for existing ducting and fibre asset owners including the Council.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Shephard


27/07/2022 - Smart Place Strategy (2022) ref: 542    Recommendations Approved

To inform Cabinet of the purpose and the key elements of the Smart Place Programme and seek Cabinet's formal adoption of the Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 27/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Smart Place Strategy be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Development, Growth and Regeneration

Reasons

    (i)         Delivers significant economic and social benefit for residents, businesses and communities.

   (ii)         (ii) Supports the Council’s Big Plan and regeneration ambitions, and Corporate Strategy priorities.

 (iii)         Endorses the raising of private investment of £90m to fund the delivery and roll out of the Smart Place programme across the whole of the BCP area.

 (iv)         Delivers cost savings and potential future income generation for the Council.

  (v)         Supports government’s Levelling Up agenda and UK Digital Strategy.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Shephard


27/07/2022 - Kingsbere Rd Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (ETRO) ref: 547    Recommendations Approved

To determine the outcome of the experimental road closure in Kingsbere Rd.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Sustainability and Transport

Decision published: 27/07/2022

Effective from: 27/07/2022

Decision:

To revoke and remove the current Experimental Traffic Regulation Order in Kingsbere Road.

Wards affected: Oakdale;

Lead officer: Richard Pearson