Decisions

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Decisions published

13/01/2021 - Freeport Bid ref: 341    For Determination

to seek authorisation to submit a bid to Government for Freeport status

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)          approves the Council’s inclusion in the submission of a bid to Government for part of the BCP area to be given Freeport status;

(b)          approves the allocation of £50K to support the development of a bid for Freeport status; 

(c)          delegates authority to the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Economy and Strategic Planning and the Director of Development, in partnership with other relevant organisations, to complete and submit a bid by or on the due date of 5th February 2021; and

(d)          authorises officers to further develop the full business case for Freeport status, subject to receiving notification of a successful application.

Voting: Unanimous

Reason

Freeports boost the local economy and create new jobs. By approving the Council’s inclusion in a bid to Government for Freeport status, it creates an opportunity to bring investment and jobs to the area. This will help to deliver the Council’s vision, specifically in relation to its objectives around creating Dynamic Places. If successful it will also help to boost the private sector after BREXIT and as the economy rebounds after COVID 19.

 

Wards affected: Commons; Hamworthy; Poole Town;

Lead officer: Chris Shephard


13/01/2021 - The Determination of Admission Arrangements 2022/23 for Maintained Mainstream Schools ref: 343    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet approved:-

(a)          the admission arrangements for maintained community and voluntary controlled schools in accordance with Part III, Chapter I, Section 89 of the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act and Section 1 of the School Admissions Code 2014; and

(b)          the Coordinated Admissions Scheme for the administration of the 2021/22 year in accordance with Part III, Chapter I, Section 89 of the 1998 School Standards and Framework Act and paragraphs 2.202.22 of the School Admissions Code 2014.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Covid Resilience, Schools and Skills

Reason

BCP Council is legally required to determine admission arrangements for the 2022/23 academic year for all maintained schools for which it is an admission authority and to agree co-ordinated admission arrangements for all admission authorities in the area.

Arrangements must be determined by BCP Council by 28 February 2021.

Lead officer: Debra Jones


13/01/2021 - St Aldhelm's - Capital Investment to Maintain Capacity ref: 342    For Determination

Purpose:
St Aldhelms Ambitions Academy Trust is to expand with 5 classrooms, access, toilet block and small office space to accommodate additional pupils. BCP Council requires these spaces to be available from September 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet approves the allocation of £610k of Basic Need capital grant to support the delivery of five additional classrooms and ancillary spaces at St Aldhelm’s Academy to allow the school to continue to admit 180 pupils per year.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Covid Resilience, Schools and Skills

Reason

To enable the creation of additional capacity to reflect demand for places at the school and to ensure the council can meets its requirement to provide sufficient mainstream secondary places for BCP children and young people.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Neil Goddard


13/01/2021 - Setting up the BCP Cultural Compact ref: 340    For Determination

Setting up the BCP Cultural Compact

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)          Cabinet agrees the proposal for funding to deliver on the recommendations of the Cultural Enquiry, to establish and develop the Cultural Compact and to improve and diversify BCP Council’s cultural development activity for a three-year period should be considered as part of the budget setting process for 2021/22;

(b)          Cabinet agrees the report and recommendations of the Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole Cultural Action Group, including the proposed format of the Cultural Compact; and

(c)          Cabinet agrees that the Cultural Compact should embody the BCP Council’s equality, diversity and inclusion principles and practices in its work and in the Cultural Strategy so that they fully reflect the Council’s values.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Tourism, Leisure and Culture

Reason

To facilitate the establishment of the Cultural Compact, so that BCP Council and the Cultural Compact can deliver on the recommendations of the Cultural Enquiry and the priorities of the Council. In doing so we will support and enable inclusive and diverse creative engagement and participation by the community and visitors.

Lead officer: Michael Spender


13/01/2021 - 2020/21 Mid-Year Corporate Performance Report ref: 339    For Determination

To provide an update on performance at the mid-year point

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 23/01/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)          Noted mid year performance;

(b)          Considered exception reports relating to areas of current adverse performance; and

(c)          Advised of any amendments, deletions or additions to the performance indicators set that informs corporate performance.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

An understanding of performance against target, goals and objectives will help the Council understand and manage service delivery and identify emerging business risks.

Lead officer: Graeme Smith


07/01/2021 - Designation of Christchurch Town Council Neighbourhood Area ref: 337    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Infrastructure

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 07/01/2021

Decision:

To Designate the area covered by Christchurch Town Council as a Neighbourhood Area.

Wards affected: Burton & Grange; Christchurch Town; Commons; Mudeford, Stanpit & West Highcliffe;

Lead officer: Mark Axford


14/01/2021 - Housing Management Model Councillor Working Group ref: 338    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To set up a Housing Management Model Councillor Working Group to advise the Portfolio Holder for Homes on the recommended way forward for the alignment of management of Council homes across the Bournemouth and Poole Neighbourhoods.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Homes

Decision published: 06/01/2021

Effective from: 22/01/2021

Decision:

(1)     To set up a Housing Management Model Councillor Working Group to advise the Portfolio Holder for Homes on the recommended way forward for the alignment of management of Council homes across the Bournemouth and Poole Neighbourhoods.

(2)     That the proposed Terms of Reference for the Working Group as set out in appendix 1 (to the Portfolio Holder Decision Record), are agreed.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Seamus Doran