Decisions

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Decisions published

13/07/2021 - Minor landscapes contract ref: 511    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

To extend the minor landscapes contract by 12 months (from 1 October 2021 to 30 September 2022.

 

(Note: This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

 

Date this decision was taken – 5 July 2021

Date of publication of the decision – 8 July 2021


13/07/2021 - Procurement of a Replacement Property Asset Management System ref: 512    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 14/07/2021

Decision:

To undertake selection and procurement of a new housing property asset management system through the Crown Commercial Digital Services (G-Cloud) Framework.

 

(Note: This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

 

Date this decision was taken – 2 July 2021

Date of publication of the decision – 7 July 2021


13/07/2021 - Former Tenant Arrears Policy ref: 513    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

To approve the amendments to the Former Tenant Arrears Policy.

 

(Note: This decision was taken by Executive Member Decision Notice).

 

Date this decision was taken – 2 July 2021

Date of publication of the decision – 7 July 2021


13/07/2021 - Revenue and Benefits - Risk Based Verification Policy (Forward Plan Reference FP1062) ref: 504    For Determination

To approve the risk based verification policy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

(1)   Cabinet approved the use of risk based verification, and the policy included in the exempt report on this matter.

 

(2)   Cabinet agreed to delegate future reviews and updates to the policy to the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Executive Member for Resources.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker


13/07/2021 - Gosling Masterplan (Forward Plan Reference FP1061) ref: 500    For Determination

a) to note the award of funding from the One Public Estate Fund

 

b) to approve Memorandum of Understanding (or delegation to officers as appropriate)

 

c) To agree set up a cross party group (to oversee procurement and other matters associated with the masterplan)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

(1)   Cabinet approved the establishment of a Cross Party Member Procurement Board, and that the proposed governance structure is adopted for the project.

 

(2)   Cabinet delegated the approval of the memorandum of understanding, once drafted, to the Head of Resources in consultation with the Chief Executive, Monitoring Officer, Executive Member, (Environment, Planning, Estates and Development) and Executive Member, (Leisure and Community Safety).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker


13/07/2021 - Proposal to purchase 38 flats via the Affordable Housing Programme (Forward Plan Reference FP1060) ref: 503    For Determination

Whether to purchase the flats that form the affordable housing element of the S106 agreement for Blocks 1 -9 Town Centre, Hatfield and Link Drive, Hatfield.  The homes would be purchased as part of the Affordable Housing Programme and be owned and managed within the council’s housing revenue account.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

(1)   Cabinet agreed to the purchase of the 38 units at Block 1, 1 to 9 Town Centre, Hatfield, at the price of £6.505M and subject to planning approval of amendments as set out in paragraph 3.3 and a suitable legal agreement.

 

(2)   That, subject to approval of 2.1, Cabinet recommended to Council that a Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital budget be approved for £3.383m for 2021/22 funded from increase in the borrowing requirement, and Cabinet noted that the remaining budget requirement for the scheme would be incorporated into the 2022/23 budget setting process.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harvinder Sarohi-Parhar


13/07/2021 - Friendship House (Forward Plan Reference FP1059) ref: 501    For Determination

To agree next steps for redevelopment options for the site.

 

To agree leasing arrangements of the building pending any future redevelopment.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

(1)   Cabinet noted the content of the report and the potential for development of the site to provide a new community centre and residential dwellings.

 

(2)   Cabinet noted that more detailed viability work on the identified options will be undertaken, including pre-planning advice, a comprehensive transport survey and financial appraisals, to determine if a redevelopment of the site to provide additional homes would be possible and if so, what the costs and benefits would be.

 

(3)   Cabinet approved the principle of enabling the existing Friendship House building to be used for community or charitable use as outlined in paragraph 3.13 and that delegated authority is granted to the Head of Resources in consultation with the Executive Member for Environment, Planning, Estates and Development to agree the final details.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Richard Baker, Sian Chambers


13/07/2021 - Handside Traffic Regulation Order (Forward Plan Reference FP1053) ref: 505    For Determination

That the Panel recommends to Cabinet to proceed with the creation of the amended traffic regulation order for a section of area in the Handside ward, WGC.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

(1)   “The Borough of Welwyn Hatfield (Various Roads, Handside, Welwyn Garden City) (Restriction of Waiting, Parking Places and Permit Parking Zones) Order 2021”

Cabinet agreed to proceed with the creation of the amended traffic regulation order for the reasons set out in the report.

 

(2)   “The Borough of Welwyn Hatfield (Various Roads, Handside, Welwyn Garden City) (Prohibition of Stopping and Waiting on Verge or Footway) Order 2020 (Amendment No.1) Order 2021”

Cabinet agreed to proceed with the creation of the amended traffic regulation order for the reasons set out in the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Eliska Robova


13/07/2021 - Campus East Car Park (Forward Plan Reference FP1050) ref: 508    For Determination

To award the contract for the redevelopment of the Campus East Car Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachael Walsh


13/07/2021 - The Commons & Ludwick Way (Forward Plan Reference FP1048) ref: 509    For Determination

To agree the revision of award of contract.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Harper


13/07/2021 - Public Space Protection Order Review (Forward Plan Reference FP1045) ref: 502    For Determination

Agreement to consider extension to the Public Space Protection Order in Hatfield Town Centre.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

(1)   Cabinet approved a three-year extension to the current Public Spaces Protection Order (PSPO).

 

(2)   Cabinet approved that a further statutory consultation should be undertaken to ascertain more accurate public and stakeholder opinion on a second issue, namely widening the area that the PSPO covers and whether the resourcing of this is possible.

 

(3)   Subject to the PSPO coverage extension being approved, it is recommended that resources to manage and enforce the PSPO are reviewed at this point.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kerry Clifford


13/07/2021 - Article 4 Direction - Employment Sites (Forward Plan Reference FP1044) ref: 506    For Determination

Whether to confirm the Article 4 Direction relating to the demolition of employment premises and replacement with residential.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Decision:

Cabinet agreed the confirmation of the Article 4 Direction covering the most important employment sites in the Borough, to start on 1 February 2022.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Pyecroft


13/07/2021 - Housing Maintenance Contract (Forward Plan Reference FP1041) ref: 507    For Determination

Agreement to Award Housing Maintenance Contract

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 16/07/2021

Effective from: 23/07/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dawn Murphy