Decisions

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Decisions published

09/09/2020 - Waste Services Policies ref: 302    For Determination

Since the formation of BCP Council in April 2019 it has been known that within waste services, there are several operating procedures that need to be aligned between the three legacy councils.

Whilst a new waste strategy for BCP Council will be produced, there is currently national uncertainty regarding waste services. In December 2018, the document ‘Our Waste, Our resources: a strategy for England’ was published followed by a consultation period in 2019. Results of the consultation were published, and the second round of consultations are due to take place in 2021.

Prior to developing our own waste strategy, there are several operational decisions that need to be made as carrying on as we are is becoming increasingly difficult. Now Christchurch is no longer being serviced by Dorset Waste Partnership, it is now possible to address some of these issues.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)       Bin sizes and colours

(i)   Recycling Cabinet approves the replacement of all current recycling bins, as and when they break, with 240 litre black bins with blue lids.

(ii)   Refuse Cabinet approves the replacement of 140 litre bins in Bournemouth and Christchurch with 180 litre as and when they break.

(iii)    Garden waste

- Cabinet approves the replacement of all 140 litre bins in Bournemouth with 240 litre bins (black bin with green lid) and a borrowing of £380k to be repaid over the expected life of a bin.

-  Cabinet approves the replacement of all garden waste bins which need replacing in Poole and Christchurch when damaged with 240 litre black bins with green lids.

-  Cabinet approves the garden waste price for the 2021 service at £49 per bin, which is an above inflation increase in charge to cover the borrowing cost and allow for the Bournemouth bins to be replaced with 240 litre bins.

(iv)   Food Waste

Cabinet defers any decision about the possibility of introducing a food waste service in Poole until further guidance and information is given by central government.

(b)       Charges for bins/bags

- Cabinet approves the harmonisation of charges across the three areas based on the current prices in Bournemouth. If 180 litre refuse bins are agreed as standard, this price would increase to £45. If 240 litre garden waste bins are agreed as standard, this price would increase to £55

- Cabinet approves the removal of the provision of free food waste liners in Bournemouth and the use of the savings of £20,000 for waste and recycling education

- Cabinet approves only permitting requests for additional recycling bins for medical or larger families’ needs

- Cabinet approves the introduction of a charge for properties with bags, which are not suitable for bins, based on the projected life of a wheeled bin, which would be a cost of £12.50 per year (52 bags)

- Cabinet approves the removal of the right to request additional refuse bags for households with one or more children in nappies in Christchurch

- Cabinet approves that those in receipt of certain income based benefits may be able to have a replacement bin free of charge. The qualifying benefits are:

o Council Tax Benefit (not Discount)

o Housing Benefit

o Income Support.

- Cabinet approves that where bins are lost during collection or damaged through the collection process officers will use their discretion and the replacement bin may be provided free of charge.

(c)      Side waste Cabinet approves the cessation of side waste collection in Bournemouth and Christchurch to allow rationalisation of rounds to increase efficiencies.

(d)    WEEE collections Cabinet approves the cessation of WEEE collections in Bournemouth once the recycling collection service is brought back in-house in October 2020.

(f)        Home compost bin subsidy Cabinet approves the introduction of the subsidy in Bournemouth and Christchurch at a cost of approximately £5,000 per year.

(g)       Real nappy incentive scheme Cabinet approves:

- the introduction of the Real Nappy incentive scheme currently offered in Bournemouth and Christchurch to residents of Poole; and

- the introduction of a nappy start-up kit as an alternative to the current £30 incentive across BCP Council.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Environment and Climate Change

Reason

To align waste services between the three legacy council areas.

Lead officer: Larry Austin, Kate Langdown, Ian Poultney


09/09/2020 - Emergency Active Travel Fund Programme ref: 300    For Determination

Update Cabinet on the progress of Department for Transport (DfT) Emergency Active Travel Fund Programme and seek approval to continue to develop and deliver schemes utilising the available funding

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)          note the excellent progress to date regarding the delivery of the Tranche 1 Emergency Active Travel Fund Programme; and

(b)          subject to a successful application for Emergency Active Travel Fund Tranche 2 bid approves the delegation of decision making regarding the progression of the indicative Tranche 2 Emergency Active Travel Fund Programme to the Director of Growth & Infrastructure in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Transport and Infrastructure and following consultation between the Portfolio Holder and ward councillors and adjacent ward councillors at the earliest possible opportunity.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

To enable expedient delivery of the indicative programme in the event that the Tranche 2 application is successful.

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin


09/09/2020 - Performance Management Framework ref: 299    For Determination

To approve the performance management framework

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Corporate Performance Management Framework be approved as a mechanism for monitoring progress and ensuring accountability for delivery of the Corporate Strategy.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Leader of the Council

Reason

A corporate strategy is vital for identifying and gaining visibility of the Council’s key priorities. These represent the objectives and outcomes that the Council’s performance will be judged against.

As the strategy’s objectives are the beginning of a golden thread that links personal, team and service performance to the things that matter most to the organisation, BCP Council must be able to demonstrate that the outcomes stated in the Corporate strategy being delivered. A Performance Management Framework will enable this.

Lead officer: Graeme Smith, Bridget West


09/09/2020 - Public Spaces Protection Orders (PSPO) ref: 303    For Determination

To consider the consultation on the Poole Town Public Protection Order (PSPO) and to authorize consultation to consolidate alcohol control PSPO's

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)           Cabinet approve the variation of the Poole Town Centre and Holes Bay PSPO as outlined at paragraph 5 of the report;

(b)           The Director of Communities be authorised to undertake consultation on a BCP wide Public Spaces Protection Order as set out in paragraphs 11 & 12 of this Report; and is authorised to finalise the precise terms of the wording of the conditions on which the consultation will be undertaken, such wording to be agreed in consultation with the Monitoring Officer; and

(c)           Cabinet considers the outcome of the consultation at a future meeting with a view to making recommendations in respect of the Public Spaces Protection Order in light of the consultation process.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Tourism, Leisure and Communities

Reason

To vary the terms of the current Poole Town Centre and Holes Bay PSPO in order to implement a consistent and balanced approach which is fit for purpose for the whole of BCP, applying effective solutions to the complex issues around anti-social behaviour which seeks a reduction of harmful behaviours that impact negatively on the wider community, whilst placing the needs of vulnerable people at its heart.

Lead officer: Andrew Williams


09/09/2020 - DLEP - FWP Corridor Programme ref: 297    For Determination

To consider report detailing the proposed Ferndown, Wallisdown & Poole (FWP) Corridor Programme and approve request to add scheme and associated secured DLEP funding provision to 2020/21 LTP Capital Programme for delivery.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:-

(a)          Noted the Dorset Local Enterprise Partnership (DLEP) Funding allocation of £1,050,000; and

(b)          approved the progression of detailed design and stakeholder engagement for the Wallisdown Road scheme in line with the key project aims identified and General Arrangement drawing included in Appendix A of the report.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reasons

1.      To add the funding allocation to the 2020/21 LTP Capital Programme and enable its full utilisation within the DLEP Growth Deal funding period (before 31 March 2021).

2.      Addition of £502,500 to the Blackwater West Junction scheme as a result of reallocating DLEP funding across BIG Programme schemes enables the recrediting of already committed local funding contributions, which will result in greater flexibility of spend (local contributions to the BIG programme can be spent beyond the DLEP funding deadline of 31 March 2021).

3.      To enable the development and progression of the FWP: Wallisdown Road based scheme within the required timescales.


Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

 

Wards affected: Alderney & Bourne Valley; Kinson; Wallisdown & Winton West;

Lead officer: Tim Forrester


09/09/2020 - Traffic Regulation Orders - Riverside Avenue ref: 304    For Determination

To seek approval to advertise changes to the traffic regulation order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that the advertisement of the Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for the prohibition of motor vehicles restriction in Riverside Avenue shown in Appendix 1 of the report be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

To implement new restrictions affording better opportunities for the walkers and cyclists to enjoy the amenities of the area.

Wards affected: Littledown & Iford;

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin


09/09/2020 - Traffic Regulation Orders - Hurn Court Lane ref: 305    For Determination

To seek approval to advertise changes to the traffic regulation order

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that the advertisement of changes to the Traffic Regulation Orders for the prohibition of motor vehicles in Hurn Court Lane as shown in Appendix 1 of the report be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

To implement new restrictions to improve road safety and encourage sustainable means of travel.

Wards affected: Commons;

Lead officer: Julian McLaughlin


09/09/2020 - Bournemouth Christchurch Poole Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document ref: 301    For Determination

To seek authority to undertake public consultation on the Parking Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a period of 4 weeks commencing 7th September 2020.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that:-

(a)          Approve the draft Parking Standards Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) for a four-week public consultation period from 14 September 2020.

(b)          Note the urgency to implement appropriate on-street parking controls to support the reduced car parking levels set out in the SPD.

(c)          Agree that any necessary minor amendments, including spelling or other changes where they do not alter the intent of the draft SPD are delegated to the Director for Growth & Infrastructure in liaison with the Portfolio Holder for Strategic Planning.

(d)          Note that post-consultation, a final SPD shall return to Cabinet on 16 December 2020, and subject to Member agreement for formal adoption by Council on 5 January 2021.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder(s): Strategic Planning

                               Transport and Infrastructure

Reason

To ensure the Council has a single, up-to-date and consistent framework for parking standards for new developments across the BCP area. Having an updated set of parking standards will ensure that the Council’s approach to parking requirements assists with the delivery of viable development aligns with BCP Corporate Strategy objectives of contributing to carbon reduction and promotes modal shift to more sustainable travel to recognise the council’s commitment to respond to the climate and ecological emergency.

 

Lead officer: Alexis Edwards, Trevor Sills


09/09/2020 - Adult Social Care Strategy ref: 298    For Determination

To deliver to all stakeholders including the public, partners, colleagues and elected members a clear vision of Adult Social Care Priorities and how these will be delivered. To align this closely to the deliverables in the Corporate Strategy and Local NHS 5 Year plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/09/2020

Effective from: 19/09/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Adult Social Care Strategy enclosed at Appendix 2 of the report be approved.

Voting: Unanimous

Portfolio Holder: Adult and Health

Reason

This is a key document for Adult Social Care as it will set the framework for transformation and improvement of services over the next 4 years.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jan Thurgood


01/09/2020 - Appointment of interim Corporate Director for Children's Services (DCS) ref: 296    Implemented

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 01/09/2020

Decision:

To confirm the appointment of Elaine Redding as interim Corporate Director for Children’s Services (DCS), effective 1 September 2020, until a subsequent interim or permanent appointment can be made.

Lead officer: Graham Farrant