Decisions

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Decisions published

04/12/2018 - Capital Scheme - Ground Source Heat Pumps ref: 1782    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 18/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval for investment in the installation of Ground source Heap Pumps at the Civic Centre and the Council’s four leisure centres at Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk during 2019.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet had previously approved a capital allocation for 2018/19 to assess current energy usage and investigate energy efficiency measures which could be introduced at the Council’s facilities and to its infrastructure, with the aim of reducing energy consumption, using energy more efficiently, reducing the carbon footprint and securing Renewable Heat Incentive funding from the UK Government.  Cabinet was satisfied that this proposal supported the Council’s corporate priorities of caring for the environment and financial sustainability.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves:-

 

(1)     a waiver of the Council’s Procurement Procedure Rules for the reasons set out in the report;

 

(2)     the allocation of the sum of £30,000 for the provision of consultancy services as set out in the report; and

 

(3)     that further reports be provided to Cabinet as the project develops.

Wards affected: All Wards;


04/12/2018 - Response to Government Consultation ref: 1784    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 18/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report provided details of Government consultation exercises in relation to the permitted development for shale gas exploration and inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime and the response provided by Officers on behalf of the Council.  Both consultation responses were required by 11:45pm on 25 October 2018.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet was satisfied with the responses provided to the Government consultation exercises.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet endorses the Officers’ response to the Government Consultation on (1) Permitted development for shale gas exploration and (2) Inclusion of shale gas production projects in the Nationally Significant Infrastructure Project (NSIP) regime.

Wards affected: All Wards;

Lead officer: Helen Kemp


04/12/2018 - New Requirements for Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards in Domestic Private Rented Properties ref: 1786    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report introduced the requirements of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015 and sough determination of the Authority’s approach to the enforcement of these Regulations.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with the requirements of the Energy Efficiency (Private Rented Property) (England and Wales) Regulations 2015.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that:-

 

(1)     the Environmental Health service enforces the requirements of the Regulations to ensure that the Council fulfils its statutory duty;

 

(2)     that the fund of £25,000 intended for Energy Repayment Loans is also made available for third party funding for energy efficiency improvements; and

 

(3)     that penalties for non-compliance with Regulations are imposed on a case by case basis up to the statutory maximum and published in accordance with the Council’s arrangements for its fees and charges.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Vikki Flowers


04/12/2018 - Minutes ref: 1781    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

THE DECISION:

 

That the decisions of the meeting held on 6 November 2018 (CA.34 – CA.37), previously circulated, be signed as a correct record.


04/12/2018 - Easingwold School Sports Facilities ref: 1783    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 18/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval of a greater proportion of the Section 106 funds previously identified for the delivery of a sports hall and artificial pitch at Easingwold Secondary School, to be used towards the provision of a 3g pitch, subject to the developer’s agreement. The Council had previously agreed that both facilities would be funded from the Section 106 funds.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

The S106 off-site recreational contribution of £650,000 was required, in accordance with the terms of the S106 Agreement, to be used for the provision of a sports hall on the Easingwold Secondary School site.  It was necessary to obtain the developer’s consent to vary the S106 to use part of this um £250,000, for the provision of an artificial pitch on the site.  The S106 Agreement did not refer to the funds being provided for the building of a sports hall at the school and did not make reference to who operated the facility, ie the local education authority or an academy.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves:-

 

(1)     the division of the £650,000 Section 106 funds as highlighted within paragraph 1.9 of the report, subject to the developer’s agreement; and

 

(2)     subject to recommendation (1) being agreed, that approval of a community use agreement for use of the facilities is delegated to the Chief Executive in conjunction with the Leader.

Wards affected: Easingwold Ward;

Lead officer: Steven Lister


04/12/2018 - 2018/19 Q2 Capital Monitoring and Treasury Management Mid-Year Review ref: 1778    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report provided the Quarter 2 update at 30 September 2018 on the progress of the Capital Programme 2018/19 and the Treasury Management position.  A full schedule of the Capital Programme 2018/19 schemes was attached at Annex A of the report, together with the relevant update on progress of each scheme.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with the requirements of the Local Government Act 2003 and the Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accountancy (CIPFA) Prudential Code and the CIPFA Treasury Management Code of Practice.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that:-

 

(1)     the net decrease of £133,034 in the capital programme to £14,474,164 and all expenditure movements as detailed in Annex B and also in the capital programme attached at Annex A of the report;

 

(2)     the increase of capital expenditure is funded from earmarked reserves at £103,775 where £24,800 is funded from the Computer fund, £20,000 is funded from the Council Tax Payers Reserve, £5,235 is funded from capital receipts and £53,740 is from external grants/contributions;

 

(3)     the funding allocation to the capital programme as detailed in paragraph 3.1 and 3.2 of the report; and

 

(4)     the treasury management and prudential indicators at Annex E of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Branford-White


04/12/2018 - Capital Scheme - Ground Source Heat Pumps ref: 1780    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report sought approval for investment in the installation of Ground source Heap Pumps at the Civic Centre and the Council’s four leisure centres at Bedale, Northallerton, Stokesley and Thirsk during 2019.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

Cabinet had previously approved a capital allocation for 2018/19 to assess current energy usage and investigate energy efficiency measures which could be introduced at the Council’s facilities and to its infrastructure, with the aim of reducing energy consumption, using energy more efficiently, reducing the carbon footprint and securing Renewable Heat Incentive funding from the UK Government.  Cabinet was satisfied that this proposal supported the Council’s corporate priorities of caring for the environment and financial sustainability.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that:-

 

(1)     the Ground Source Heat Pump Scheme is allocated Capital budget of £2,113,198 for the implementations of installations at the Civic Centre, Northallerton Leisure Centre, Bedale Leisure Centre, Stokesley Leisure Centre and Thirsk Sowerby Leisure Centre; and

 

(2)     that delegated authority is given to the Director of Finance (Section 151 Officer), in conjunction with the Deputy Leader, to authorise expenditure of the capital allocation on the Ground Source Heat Pump scheme to OFGEM.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Branford-White


04/12/2018 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 2019/20 ref: 1785    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

For each financial year the billing authority must consider whether to revise its Council Tax Reduction scheme or replace it with another. Any revision or replacement scheme must be made no later than 11 March in the financial year preceding that year for which the revision or replacement scheme is to be effective. This report seeks approval of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme from 2019/20.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with the requirements of the Local Government Finance Act.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that the current Local Council Tax Reduction Scheme incorporating any legislation changes effective from April 2019 continues into 2019/20.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Branford-White


04/12/2018 - 2018/19 Q2 Revenue Monitoring Report ref: 1779    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 04/12/2018

Decision:

The subject of the decision:

 

This report provided an update on the revenue budget position of the Council and the reserve funds at the end of September 2018.

 

Alternative options considered:

 

None.

 

The reason for the decision:

 

To comply with S25 of the Local Government Act 2003 regarding setting a balanced budget and monitoring the financial position throughout the year.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That Cabinet approves and recommends to Council that:-

 

(1)     the budget remains at £8,096,170 as detailed in paragraph 3.2 of the report;

 

(2)     the allocation from the One-Off fund at paragraph 6.7 of the report of £35,770; and

 

(3)     the allocation of £1,500 from the Economic Development Fund at paragraph 6.3 and to note the remaining balance at paragraph 6.4 of the report is £580,199.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Branford-White


29/11/2018 - Policy Review - Promoting Economic Vitality, Including Markets ref: 1777    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

A report of the Chairman of the Committee was considered which reminded the Committee of the terms of reference of the review and of information which had been identified in the project plan.

 

Nicole Patterson, Business and Economy Manager, Hambleton District Council; David Shields of Welcome to Yorkshire and Julie Robinson, Northallerton BID Manager, attended the meeting to provide evidence.  A number of questions were asked by the Committee which were responded to at the meeting.

 

(A full account of the questions raised and responses is available as part of the Committee’s records).

 

The Committee was satisfied with the information provided, but considered it needed more information on issues raised and additional evidence in order to progress the review.

 

THE DECISION:

 

That:-

 

(1)     the information provided so far be received; and

 

(2)     Helen Kemp, Director of Economy and Planning and Peter Cole, Vibrant Market Towns Project Manager, be invited to attend the next meeting of the Committee in January 2019.

 

Wards affected: All Wards;


26/11/2018 - Purchase Pulse Support ref: 1775    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Decision published: 29/11/2018

Effective from: 26/11/2018

Decision:

Purchase 50 users Pulse Next Day Support at £1,098.00.

Lead officer: Jenny Pan


28/11/2018 - New 1GB Phones ref: 1776    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Finance (s151 Officer)

Decision published: 29/11/2018

Effective from: 28/11/2018

Decision:

30 new Mitel 5320e IP Phones, £116.89 each, total £3506.70, running short of phones at the required 1GB speed

Lead officer: ICT Support