Decisions

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Decisions published

15/01/2020 - STREET CLEANSING AND ENVIRONMENTAL WARDENS - PERFORMANCE AND CHANGES TO SERVICE DELIVERY ref: 3395    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the contents of Document “U” be noted, in particular, the   major changes to the service, the information on complaints and   monitoring of cleanliness standards and the recent recruitment of          staff.

 

(2)       That a further report be presented in 2020 outlining the full-         year impact of operational changes made since April 2019.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Place

 

 


15/01/2020 - PARKS AND GREEN SPACES ANNUAL REPORT ref: 3394    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the contents of Document “T” and the smooth merger of the operational management and maintenance of Parks and Green Spaces with the Street Cleansing Service, whilst maintaining levels of service be noted.

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Place

 

 


15/01/2020 - BRADFORD OPPORTUNITY AREA: SHIPLEY BRIEFING ref: 3393    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the progress to date be noted and the use of the Social Mobility Dashboard be endorsed to support the work of the Area Committee.

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

 


15/01/2020 - UPDATE ON FAMILY HUBS IMPLEMENTATION AND OUTCOMES FROM THE CHILDREN'S CENTRE ESTATES CONSULTATION ref: 3392    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Document “R” be noted.

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Children’s Services

 

 


15/01/2020 - YOUTH SERVICE UPDATE - SHIPLEY ref: 3391    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the work undertaken by the Youth Service in the Shipley Constituency as detailed in Document “Q” be welcomed and that the young people be thanked for attending the Shipley Area Committee to share their experiences.

 

LEAD: Strategic Director, Place

 

 


15/01/2020 - NOMINATION TO LIST PROPERTY AS AN ASSET OF COMMUNITY VALUE - SUN INN ref: 3390    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the nomination of the property known as Sun Inn be approved as an Asset of Community value.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director, Corporate Services

 

 


15/01/2020 - *SCAPAG MEETING NOTES - WEDNESDAY 17 JULY 2019 ref: 3389    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the notes be received.

 

 


15/01/2020 - *SHIPLEY AREA COMMITTEE AND SHIPLEY CONSTITUENCY AREA PARTNERS' ADVISORY GROUP (SCAPAG) ISSUES ref: 3396    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Shipley Area Committee

Made at meeting: 15/01/2020 - Shipley Area Committee

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

No resolution was passed on this item.

 

 


14/01/2020 - MEMBERSHIP OF COMMITTEES AND JOINT COMMITTEES (Standing Order 4) ref: 3379    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That Councillor Stubbs replace Councillor Reid on the Governance and Audit Committee and Councillor Reid be the alternate.

 

(2)       That Councillor Sajawal be appointed to the Bradford East Area Committee in place of Councillor Humphries and Councillor Humphries be an alternate.

 

(3)       That Councillor Cromie be appointed to the Bradford South Area Committee in place of Councillor Tait and Councillor Tait be an alternate.

 

(4)       That Councillor Khadim Hussain be appointed to the Keighley Area Committee in place Councillor Godwin and Councillor Godwin be an alternate.

 

ACTION:       City Solicitor


14/01/2020 - BRADFORD COUNCIL KEEPS UP ITS FIGHT AGAINST FLY-TIPPING ref: 3388    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Fly-tipping is illegal and it costs taxpayers in England more than £57 million a year to clear up. This Council will not tolerate people who fly-tip, blighting neighbourhoods and making people feel bad about where they live. We have already taken the following steps to reduce fly-tipping and deal with perpetrators:

·         We prosecute those caught fly-tipping – since April 2016, we have carried out 93 prosecutions, including formal cautions, for waste offences including fly-tipping. We have also issued 72 Fixed Penalty Notices of £400 for fly-tipping offences and we have seized three vans.

·         We have taken advantage of new legislation to issue £250 Fixed Penalty Notices to householders who use unregistered waste carriers.

·         We have stepped up media activity, including the use of social media, around prosecutions to name and shame perpetrators as well as inform others that action will be taken.

·         We regularly encourage people to report fly-tipping incidents to 01274 431000.

·         We are working in partnership with the police and have undertaken regular operations to identify and deal with illegal waste carriers.

·         We clamped down on fly-tipping of waste during the Bonfire Night period by undertaking surveillance of bonfire hotspots including the use of electronic highway signs to raise awareness.

 

These actions are having a positive impact but fly-tipping continues to be a major challenge for local authorities and communities. Councils across the country took action on nearly half a million incidents in 2018/19 – around 5,000 more than the previous year and up by nearly 75,000 in six years. This Council now resolves to further invest in interventions to prevent fly-tipping as follows:

·         Purchase 15 mobile cameras to catch perpetrators – 80% of prosecutions are done based on camera evidence. Cameras allow us to capture the vehicle registration and trace the owner so that the appropriate enforcement action can be taken.

·         Use bunding, fencing, bouldering to defend sites which are regularly fly-tipped to prevent further incidents.

·         Raise awareness and work with more private landowners and with communities to promote responsible waste management practices.

·         Look at how the Council can step up enforcement activity against private land owners and landlords who don’t act responsibly in safeguarding their property from becoming a fly-tipping hotspot.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place


14/01/2020 - PETITIONS (Standing Order 11) ref: 3378    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

No petitions were received.


14/01/2020 - PAVEMENT PARKING ref: 3386    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That this Council believes that excessive parking on pavements is ‘detrimental to the quality of life of those in the locality’, especially the elderly, disabled and those with young children.

This Council therefore resolves to request the Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee to consider the problem of excessive pavement parking and what options may be available to address the issue.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place


14/01/2020 - IMPROVING LEVEL 2 ATTAINMENT ACROSS THE DISTRICT ref: 3385    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

In June last year the Council commissioned an independent review and data analysis of Level 2 attainment after this was identified as an area of concern.  This was carried out by Edge Analytics based at Leeds University. This review has been reported to the Employment and Skills Board chaired by the portfolio holder.

Further recent national research by the Children’s Commissioner has looked at the children who reach age 19 without getting 5 GCSEs (grade A*-C, equivalent to grade 9-4) or equivalent technical qualifications. These are young people who will have spent 15 years in compulsory education and yet leave the system without basic benchmark qualifications.

The research across England reveals that the percentage of children failing to reach the benchmark standard has been rising since 2015, having previously fallen between 2005 and 2015. This is, disturbingly, even more the case for children on free school meals where the percentage has increased from 28% to 37%. This compares to a smaller increase from 12% to 15% for those not on free school meals. Therefore the trend outlined above is generally more pronounced in areas with greater need.

The research reveals that out of the 152 Local Authorities included in the survey, Bradford is shown to be the 150th worst in terms of overall Level 2 attainment at the age of 19. For children on free school meals Bradford is 128th out of the 152 local authorities, with 55.9% attaining the benchmark standard.

This Council notes the findings of the research and is committed to addressing this challenge with partners.

Furthermore Council resolves to:

1.    Put in place new governance arrangements for the delivery of the Workforce Development Plan and the newly established Bradford Employment and Skills Board which is chaired by the portfolio holder.

2.    Establish a Post-16 Partnership with an independent chair working to the Employment and Skills Board to champion and drive high quality post-16 education in Bradford; to support schools and colleges in promoting and spreading best practice across the education system; and to improve outcomes and progression at Level 2 by age 19.

3.    Task the Post-16 Partnership with delivering on measures to improve Level 2 attainment by age 19, with oversight from the Employment and Skills Board.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Children’s Services


14/01/2020 - THE PROVISION OF PHYSICAL PARKING PERMITS ref: 3384    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Council notes that:

  • Applications for residential parking permits have been online for a number of years without issue, similar to the government’s provision of vehicle tax.
  • More and more local authorities have moved to or are moving to virtual permits.
  • Virtual permits provide a number of benefits over traditional paper permits:
    • Reduced penalty charge notices issued for failure to display permit, as residents no longer have to remember to display their permit
    • No charges for replacing lost or damaged permits
    • No forged permits
    • Reduced use of paper
    • More effective enforcement as number plates can be scanned by mobile enforcement to identify streets with larger numbers of non-permit cars
    • Reminders will be sent prior to the expiry of all permits – a feature which has long been requested by residents.
  • As with the online application process, residents with no internet access will be able to ring Parking Services to apply for a permit, update their details, add on visitors or get additional support. The use of virtual permits should represent no barrier for residents without access to the internet.

This Council resolves to:

  • Continue the planned introduction of virtual permits.

·         Ensure local councillors are briefed on the changes ahead of the roll-out, and residents are provided with all the necessary information and support to make the transition to virtual permits as easy as possible.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place


14/01/2020 - TRANSPARENCY AND COMPETENCE ref: 3383    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Council notes that:

·         The former Ferniehurst School site in Baildon was developed as part of Bradford Council’s Affordable Housing programme.

·         The Affordable Housing programme has delivered more affordable housing for the people of this district than would have been the case if the Council had handed it over to a private developer for delivery.

·         Bradford Council choosing to develop its own land for housing on the former Ferniehurst School site in Baildon, rather than selling it to a private developer, meant that the Council was able to help unlock overall funding of £1,929,000 from Homes England to help deliver affordable housing.

·         The Ferniehurst School site proposals put to the public and the Regulatory and Appeals Committee were for “mixed tenure” - 72 houses.  Of these 20 were to be for social housing with day to day management delegated to a social housing provider (planning application 15/01549/MAF).

·         An experienced private sector housing estate agent was engaged to value and market the properties but despite initial interest insufficient numbers were sold, in part due to a general slowdown in the housing market.

·         Therefore additional funding was secured from Homes England to convert some of the properties to rental, all of which are now occupied. This funding provided greater certainty to the scheme and secured a higher grant rate, and delivered immediate rental income.

·         The Council has an agreed Allocations Policy which is administered by the housing management agent (currently Incommunities) in consultation with Housing Options and based on housing need. Working with Incommunities the properties in Baildon were let in accordance with the Council’s allocations policy and those with highest housing need were allocated the properties. The allocations system takes into account the applicant’s preferences and it is likely that many of the tenants will have had a prior connection to the Baildon area.

·         The Council arranged regular security patrols to minimise the impact of vandalism on vacant units while they were being switched to affordable rent.

·         A lessons learned exercise on the Affordable Housing programme, which includes this site, was conducted in 2018 with input and advice from Local Partnerships, a joint venture owned by HM Treasury and the Local Government Association to help share best practice between all levels of government. This has been referenced in Scrutiny reports.

 Council resolves to:

  • Ensure local councillors are kept up to date on the progress of housing schemes with Council involvement being delivered in their wards.

·         Continue with our ambition to deliver affordable housing on brownfield sites in line with our recently adopted Housing Strategy, ‘A Place to Call Home, A Place to Thrive’.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place


14/01/2020 - RECOMMENDATION FROM THE GOVERNANCE AND AUDIT COMMITTEE - COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE REVIEW FOR A NEW LOCAL COUNCIL IN THE SHIPLEY AREA ref: 3381    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the Reorganisation Order attached as Appendix 3 to Document “O” be approved and that the City Solicitor be authorised to affix the Council’s seal to the Order to bring it into effect.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place/City Solicitor


14/01/2020 - RECOMMENDATION FROM THE EXECUTIVE - 'A PLACE TO CALL HOME, A PLACE TO THRIVE', HOUSING STRATEGY FOR THE BRADFORD DISTRICT 2020-2030 ref: 3380    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the housing strategy, “A Place to Call Home, A Place

To Thrive, Housing Strategy for the District, 2020-2030’ be approved.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place


14/01/2020 - UPDATE OF THE COUNCIL'S PAY POLICY STATEMENT 2019/2020 - GRADE AND SALARY RANGE FOR THE POST OF DIRECTOR, WEST YORKSHIRE PENSION FUND ref: 3382    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the proposed change of grade and salary range for the post of Director, West Yorkshire Pension Fund from Assistant Director 1 (AD1) salary range £96,603 - £102,287 to Director 1 salary range £106,131 to £116,744, be approved subject to consultation.

 

(2)       That the proposed update required to Appendix B of the Council’s 2019/2020 Pay Policy Statement, to reflect the proposed change of grade and salary range for the post of Director, West Yorkshire Pension Fund as set out in Appendix 1 to Document “P”be approved.

 

(3)       That the backdating of the grade for the post of Director West Yorkshire Pension Fund to 1 April 2019 be approved subject to consultation on the change.

 

ACTION:       Chief Executive/Director of Human Resources


14/01/2020 - SUPPORTING ROUGH SLEEPERS IN BRADFORD ref: 3387    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

Council notes:

 

Last year 24 rough sleepers were counted on the streets of Bradford district.  Even one is too many.  Rough sleeping is an indictment of our society and concerted action is needed to eliminate it.  The Government’s Welfare changes have led to a huge increase in people presenting at the Council’s Housing Options service. From 6,411 in 2013/14 to 9,434 in 2018/19. Obviously these are not all rough sleepers, they are however people needing better housing, and our new District Housing Strategy seeks to address this challenge.

 

To take action on rough sleeping, Bradford Council funded a district wide Housing First pilot that commenced in August 2018.

 

Housing First is an internationally recognised programme of homelessness support that places people with the most complex needs directly into a home and then provides intensive support to help them address their wider issues.

 

Many people who become homeless have a wide variety of complex needs that are addressed through Housing First, including rough sleeping, mental health issues and substance misuse. Housing First provides support separately to the housing so it stays with the individual if they need to move homes.

 

The 12 month evaluation of Housing First shows the success rate from the Bradford pilot matches or exceeds the results achieved in other Housing First projects in the UK and across Europe.

 

Key results include the majority of people passing the six month point of tenancy sustainment, reduction in A&E attendance and reduced length of stays in hospital, engagement with specialist substance misuse treatment and support for adhering to licence conditions through the criminal justice system.

 

Council resolves:

 

To continue support for the Housing First pilot and to expand it by investing an additional £360,000 through the budget process. This will allow for a further 10 people to benefit from the programme with additional support from outreach workers. It will also pay for further outreach support for people moving on from the original programme.

 

To lobby the Government for funding to ensure we can meet the identified need for this programme and guarantee funding for future years.

 

ACTION:       Strategic Director Place


14/01/2020 - HONORARY FREEMEN OF THE CITY ref: 3377    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Council

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the Council admit Jonathan Marc Bairstow to the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the City in recognition of his distinguished career and close association with the City, pursuant to Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

(2)       That the Council admit Adil Usman Rashid to the Roll of Honorary Freemen of the City in recognition of his distinguished career and close association with the City, pursuant to Section 249 of the Local Government Act 1972.

 

(3)       That, for the purposes of presenting an address to Jonny (Jonathan) Bairstow and Adil Rashid, a civic ceremony be held. The arrangements for this event, including the date and time, will be determined by the City Solicitor having first consulted the Lord Mayor.

 

                                                                                    (Parveen Akhtar – 01274 433696)

 


07/01/2020 - BRADFORD SHIPLEY ROUTE IMPROVEMENT SCHEME WEST YORKSHIRE PLUS TRANSPORT FUND PROJECT ref: 3356    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the proposals described in both of the preferred “with” and         “without” new Valley Road railway bridge options as the preferred            approach to the delivery of the Bradford Shipley Route             Improvement Scheme agreed by the West Yorkshire Combined             Authority’s Outline Business Case submission approval be      supported and approved.

 

(2)       That making contact with land owners / affected parties to explore the extent to which it may be possible to acquire land and rights needed for the scheme through voluntary negotiation be approved.

 

(3)       That a further report be presented to the Executive on the           outcome of preliminary enquiries with landowners and affected         parties, along with recommendations on whether it may be          necessary to rely on the use of compulsory purchase powers to          support the scheme.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

 

(Richard Gelder – 01274 437603)

 


07/01/2020 - BRADFORD DISTRICT'S PLAYABLE SPACES STRATEGY AND INVESTMENT PROGRAMME ref: 3358    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the key principles (as referenced in Section 2.4  to Document “AO”) of the emerging Playable Spaces Strategybe approved and that the involvement of the external partner organisations be welcomed.

 

(2)       That the current total funding programme spend of £6.4m be approved in principle subject only to due consideration by PAG.

 

(3)       That approval of spend be delegated to the Strategic Director of Place, subject to approval from PAG, for delivery of the refurbishment of the play area at Lister Park at an estimated cost of £650,000.

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

(Phil Barker - 01274 432616)

 


07/01/2020 - BEREAVEMENT SERVICES STRATEGY - CREMATORIA PROVISION UPDATE ref: 3357    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That approval of spend be delegated to the Strategic Director,   Place in consultation with the S151 officer  for the    construction of       the second new crematorium within Bierley at a cost of £10.5m      subject to land acquisition and planning permission.

 

(2)       That the Executive is satisfied that the proposed development   scheme to construct the Crematorium is in the public interest and       that any harm caused by the use of compulsory purchase powers   to acquire and interfere with third party land and rights needed for        the scheme is outweighed by the public benefits which the    Crematorium development scheme is likely to generate,

 

(3)       To agree in principle to a Compulsory Purchase Order being made      pursuant to Section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning             Act 1990 (as amended by Section 99 of the Planning and           Compulsory Purchase Act 2004), Section 1 of the Localism Act 2011 and the Acquisition of Land Act 1981 and all other relevant             and enabling powers, to secure the compulsory acquisition of the    land shown edged red on the plan appended hereto in order to             facilitate the construction of the proposed Crematoria subject to a        final decision being taken jointly by the Strategic Director : Place            and the Strategic Director: Corporate Resources , in consultation        with appropriate Portfolio Holders as necessary, on whether to             make and submit the Compulsory Purchase Order to the             Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local         Government for confirmation, if satisfied that the Council has             properly taken into account the statutory requirements under    human rights and public sector equality legislation           

 

(4)       To further delegate to the Strategic Director Place and the           Strategic Director Corporate Resources, in consultation         with as           necessary appropriate Portfolio Holders authority to:-

 

(i)            make any necessary amendments to the Compulsory Purchase Order prior to the Compulsory Purchase Order being submitted for confirmation.

 

(ii)          modify and settle the draft “Statements of Reasons” to justify the use of compulsory purchase powers, the Compulsory Purchase Order Map and all other legal documentation necessary to support and accompany the Compulsory Purchase Orders to the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government for confirmation;

 

            promote any modifications to the Compulsory Purchase              Order, if expedient to do so;

 

(iii)         approve agreements for withdrawal of any objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order, including where appropriate, seeking exclusion of land from the Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

(iv)         confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order, if satisfied that it is appropriate to do so, in the event that the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government is satisfied that there are no objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order and has empowered the Council to decide on whether or not to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order without modification.

 

(v)          take all necessary action to continue or open negotiations with persons for the acquisition of land included in the Compulsory Purchase Order and any other land needed for the Crematorium scheme and to authorise acquisitions by agreement where the use of compulsory purchase powers is in contemplation and to approve the purchase price, advance payments and all other compensation payments;

 

(vi)         take all necessary steps in relation to any statutory blight proceedings instituted against the Council for the acquisition of land claimed to be blighted by the threat or presence of the Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

(vii)       take all necessary action, should the quantum of compensation flowing from the threat or use of compulsory purchase powers be in dispute and be referred to the Upper Tribunal (Lands Chamber) or other form of arbitration;

            (vi)      to take and do all things necessary or incidental to                                     the implementation of the above resolutions.

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Regeneration and Environment

(Phil Barker - 01274 432616)

 


07/01/2020 - BLUE BADGE RESIDENTIAL PARKING POLICY ref: 3355    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the new policy for the provision of Blue Badge residential parking places as detailed in Appendix 1 to Document “AL” be approved. 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Richard Gelder - 01274 437603)

 


07/01/2020 - SPECIAL EDUCATIONAL NEEDS AND DISABILITY REFORMS ref: 3353    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the contents of Document “AJ” be noted and that the delivery of the action plan be supported.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

(Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee)

 

(Marium Haque – 01274 431078)


07/01/2020 - OFSTED MONITORING VISIT 16 TO 17 OCTOBER 2019 ref: 3354    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved–

 

That the contents of Document “AK” be noted.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Children’s Services

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Children’s Services

 

(Irfan Alam - 01274 432904)

 


07/01/2020 - CALCULATION OF BRADFORD'S COUNCIL TAX BASE AND BUSINESS RATES BASE FOR 2020-21 ref: 3352    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the number of Band D equivalent properties for 2020-21 for           the whole of the Bradford Metropolitan District be set at 144,350       (as set out in Appendix A, line 13 to Document “AI”).

 

(2)       That the Council Tax Base for 2020-21 for each Local Council as          set out in Appendix B to Document “AI” be         approved.

 

(3)       That the share of Business Rates income for 2020-21, including            the 2019-20 anticipated surplus, be approved as follows (as set            out in Appendix C to Document “AI”, line w, x & y):

 

            50% is paid to Central Government - £66.683m

            1% is paid to the West Yorkshire Fire Authority - £1.341m

            49% is retained by the Council - £66.085m

 

(4)       That authority be delegated to the Section 151 officer in   consultation with the Leader of the Council to make any         necessary amendments to the Business Rates estimate arising             from the completion of the 2020-21 NDR1 form and to include the          amended figures in the 2020-21 Budget papers for Council.

 

ACTION:       Director of Finance

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Martin Stubbs – 01274 432056)

 


07/01/2020 - COUNCIL RISK MANAGEMENT STRATEGY ref: 3351    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the adoption of a new Risk Management Strategy for the Council set out in Appendix A to Document “AH” be approved.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance

 

Overview and Scrutiny Committee: Corporate

 

(Mark St.Romaine - 01274 432888)

 


02/01/2020 - YPO - STRATEGIC ACQUISITION ref: 3350    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the recommendations contained in Not for Publication Document “AG” be approved.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Corporate Services

(Joanne Hyde – 01274 433656)

 


02/01/2020 - PROPOSED FINANCIAL PLAN UPDATED 2020/21 ref: 3344    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That Executive, having considered the Council’s public sector equality duty as set out above:

 

(a)  Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the new budget proposals for 2020/21 set out at Appendix E to Document AB

 

(b)  Approve for consultation as required with the public, interested parties, staff and Trade Unions the proposed recurrent spending included in the financial estimates as set out in Appendix C and the non recurrent spending plans in Appendix D to Document AB

 

(c)  Approve for consultation the proposed new capital schemes PCS1 to PCS16 as set out in section 8 of Document AB

 

(d)  Note the proposed use of reserves as set out in Appendix G to Document AB

 

(e)  Approve the consultation mechanisms and processes set out in section 9 to Document AB

 

(f)   Approve for consultation the extension of the Council Tax Support for care leavers aged 22-25 with a discount of 50% on their Council Tax bill from 1 April 2020

 

(g)  Approve for consultation the extension of transitional support from 1 April 2020 for those households adversely affected by more than £17 per week in respect of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme. This transitional support to be reviewed during 2020.

 

ACTION: Director of Finance                     (Chris Chapman – 01274 433656)


02/01/2020 - EXCLUSION OF THE PUBLIC ref: 3349    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the public be excluded from the meeting during the discussion of the Not for Publication Document “AG” on the grounds that it is likely, in view of the nature of the proceedings, that if they were present, exempt information within paragraph 3 (financial or business affairs) and 5 (legal privilege)  of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended) would be disclosed and it is considered that, in all the circumstances, the public interest in allowing the public to remain is outweighed by the public interest in excluding public access to the relevant part of the proceedings for the following reasons:

 

It is in the public interest in maintaining these exemptions because it is in the overriding interest of proper administration that Members are made fully aware of the financial and legal implications of any decision.

 


02/01/2020 - CONSIDERATION OF A PETITION IN RELATION TO THE PEDESTRIANISATION OF MARKET STREET, BRADFORD ref: 3346    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the lead petitioner be advised that the pedestrianisation scheme for Market Street forms part of the Active & Sustainable Travel proposal for Transforming Cities Funding bid. If this bid is successful in securing funding the Council will be developing proposals for Market Street throughout 2020. 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Richard Gelder - 01274 437603)

 


02/01/2020 - ONE CITY PARK ref: 3345    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)          That the procurement procedure undertaken be acknowledged and the appointment of Muse Developments Ltd., be confirmed as its preferred developer in accordance with the outcome of said procedure.

 

(2)          That the financial commitment up to the maximum funding commitment sum as referred to in Not For Publication Appendix 2 Section 4.2 to Document AC be entered into the Council’s budget programme to cover the cost of delivering the OCP scheme.

 

(3)        That in the event that the maximum provision funding is approved by Council the Strategic Director of Place, in collaboration with the Strategic Director Corporate Resources complete a Development Agreement with Muse Development Ltd., as the Council’s Development Partner to deliver the One City Park Scheme. 

 

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Simon Woodhurst - 01274 433789)

 


02/01/2020 - 'A PLACE TO CALL HOME, A PLACE TO THRIVE, HOUSING STRATEGY FOR BRADFORD DISTRICT, 2020-2030' ref: 3347    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved –

 

(1)       That the housing strategy, “A Place to Call Home, A Place

            To Thrive, Housing Strategy for the District, 2020-2030’ be           endorsed and recommended to full Council for approval.

 

(2)       That the support provided by partners in developing the strategy, be noted and the significant contribution that will be provided by housing and other partners in implementing the strategy be acknowledged.

 

(3)       That the importance of a strong and effective Housing Partnership which will play a vital role in monitoring, reviewing and reporting on measures contained within the strategy be noted.

 

(4)       That the Strategic Director of Place, in consultation with the        Portfolio Holder, is delegated authority to undertake

            monitoring   and implementation of this strategy.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Yusuf Karolia - 01274 434362)

 


02/01/2020 - BRADFORD HOMELESSNESS AND ROUGH SLEEPING STRATEGY 2020 - 2025 ref: 3348    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 02/01/2020 - Executive

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 02/01/2020

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)          That the Bradford Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025 be endorsed.

 

(2)       That the support provided by partners in developing the strategy be noted, and the significant contribution that will be provided by housing, homelessness and other partners in implementing this strategy be acknowledged.

 

(3)       That Strategic Director Place, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder, is delegated authority to undertake monitoring and implementation of this strategy.

 

ACTION: Strategic Director Place             (Sarah Holmes – 01274 432591)