Decisions

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Decisions published

05/11/2019 - Introduction of Resident Permit Scheme, Double Yellow Lines, Verge and Footway Prohibition and Clearway in Aldykes, Hatfield ref: 300    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The meeting of the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on 31 October 2019 deferred this item for further consideration and report back to a future meeting.


05/11/2019 - Introduction of Waiting Restrictions in Various Roads, French Horn Lane, East Ward, Hatfield ref: 290    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

Having considered the objection received and in addition the issues raised around equalities and diversity together with all the detailed issues including the reasons for the order and any proposed mitigating actions; the unanimous recommendation of the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel to proceed with the creation of a traffic regulation order was approved.


05/11/2019 - QUEENSWAY HOUSE CONSULTATION ref: 299    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Wards affected: Hatfield Central;


05/11/2019 - TREASURY MANAGEMENT MID-YEAR REPORT 2019/20 ref: 294    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The current treasury position and treasury management indicators was noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker


05/11/2019 - QUEENSWAY HOUSE CONSULTATION ref: 293    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

(1)     The outcome of the consultation with key stakeholders with the majority of residents and leaseholders supportive of Option D which was to ‘help all occupants to move out permanently, demolish the building and redevelop the site was noted.

 

(2)     The Cabinet agreed that the process of fully decanting the block should commence.

 

(3)     The Cabinet agreed that high level design work should commence on the redevelopment of the site and that a further report be brought to Cabinet setting out details of the proposals.

 

(4)     The Cabinet agreed that Officers commence negotiations with residential and commercial leaseholders and tenants regarding their future options.

 

(5)     The Cabinet agreed that further uneconomical planned works at Queensway House, including sprinkler and ducted extractor system installation remain on hold with a responsive repairs service and other essential improvements still being provided.

Wards affected: Hatfield Central;

Lead officer: Sian Chambers


05/11/2019 - QUARTER 2 CAPITAL BUDGET MONITORING REPORT 2019/20 ref: 292    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

(1)     The capital forecast outturn position as at Quarter 2 of 2019/20 was noted.

 

(2)     The forecast position as at 31 March 2020 for funding of the capital programme and reserve balances was noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tracy Fortune


05/11/2019 - QUARTER 2 REVENUE BUDGET MONITORING REPORT 2019/20 ref: 291    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

(1)     The revenue forecast outturn position as at Quarter 2 of 2019/20 was noted.

 

(2)     Virements were approved.

 

(3)     The position on debts was noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Williams


05/11/2019 - Digital Strategy and Revenue and Benefits Transformation Programme (Forward Plan Reference FP952) ref: 286    Recommendations Approved

Approval of Strategy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

(1)     Following review the Digital Strategy was approved.

 

(2)     It was noted that soft market testing would be undertaken on a single digital platform alongside an exercise to review the capabilities of the existing Customer Relationship Management system.

 

(3)     The progress of the Revenues and Benefits Transformation Programme and its direct links with the draft Digital Strategy was noted.

 

(4)     The progress of the Revenues and Benefits Transformation Programme and its direct links with the draft Digital Strategy was noted.

 

(5)     The Cabinet noted the commitment in the strategy and approved the Council signing up to the Local Government Digital Service Standards.

 

(6)     The Cabinet agreed that the recommendations relating to the financing of the strategy delivery be incorporated into the budget setting process.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker


05/11/2019 - WELWYN GARDEN CITY NORTH DEVELOPMENT ref: 298    Recommendations Approved

Approval of the Principles for Development

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Wards affected: Sherrards;

Lead officer: Philip Brimley, Ka Ng


05/11/2019 - Professional Building Services - Extension of Contract (Forward Plan Reference FP949) ref: 288    Recommendations Approved

Extension of Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Decision:

In accordance with the unanimous recommendation of the General Procurement Board professional building services contracts were extended by twelve months until 31 March 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker


05/11/2019 - Insurance Services Tender - Request for Delegated Authority (Forward Plan Reference FP948) ref: 287    Recommendations Approved

Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet, in accordance with the unanimous recommendation of the General Procurement Board, gave delegated authority to the Corporate Director (Resources, Environment and Cultural Services), in consultation with the Deputy Leader and Executive Member (Resources) and the General Procurement Board, to award insurance contracts to the successful bidders for a contract period of five years under long term agreements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrea Plucknett


05/11/2019 - Appointment of Asbestos Consultancy (Forward Plan Reference FP947) ref: 297    Recommendations Approved

Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Okagbue


05/11/2019 - Award of Contract for Voice and Network Infrastructure Services (Forward Plan Reference FP946) ref: 296    Recommendations Approved

Award of Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Houghton


05/11/2019 - Service Standards for Regulatory Work (Forward Plan Reference FP945) ref: 285    Recommendations Approved

Adoption of revised standards

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The comments received from the recent consultation were noted and the revised regulatory service standards were agreed and recommended to the Council for adoption.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Joanna Harding


05/11/2019 - Household Waste Duty of Care (Forward Plan Reference FP944) ref: 284    Recommendations Approved

Introduction of Fixed Penalty Notices

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

(1)     The introduction of a Fixed Penalty Notice (FPN) to allow individuals to discharge liability for the duty of care offence related to household waste by payment of a FPN was noted.

 

(2)     It was noted that the Duty of Care FPN would be issued by current authorised officers (Community and Environment Officers and Street Wardens).

 

(3)     The Council was recommended that the level of fine should be set at £300, reduced to £200 for early resolution (if paid within ten days).

 

(4)     The Council was recommended that the existing level of FPN for fly tipping offences should be amended to £300, reduced to £200 (currently £180) for early resolution (if paid within ten days) to ensure that the FPN that could be issued for fly tipping was consistent with the FPN for duty of care breaches and was in line with other Authorities in Hertfordshire which had introduced the fixed penalty notice.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirsten Roberts


05/11/2019 - Amendment of the Restrictions in the Hatfield Town Centre Car Parks (Forward Plan Reference FP940) ref: 289    Item Deferred

Approval of amendment to the restrictions

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The meeting of the Cabinet Planning and Parking Panel on 31 October 2019 deferred this item for further consideration and report back to a future meeting.

Wards affected: Hatfield Central;

Lead officer: Vikki Hatfield


05/11/2019 - Appointment of Contractor (Forward Plan Reference FP929) ref: 295    Recommendations Approved

Approval of second stage of contract appointment

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Wards affected: Hatfield Central;

Lead officer: Philip Brimley


05/11/2019 - Localised Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21 (Forward Plan Reference FP928) ref: 283    Recommendations Approved

Confirmation that the Council’s localised council tax support scheme will not change.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 05/11/2019

Decision:

The Council was recommended that the localised council tax support scheme continue in 2020/21 to help people on low/no income to receive a reduction on their council tax.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Farhad Cantel