Decisions

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Decisions published

10/01/2019 - ARRANGEMENTS BY THE COUNCIL AND ITS PARTNERS TO TACKLE CHILD SEXUAL EXPLOITATION ref: 2575    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Bradford East Area Committee

Made at meeting: 10/01/2019 - Bradford East Area Committee

Decision published: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 10/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved-

 

(1)  That the update report be noted and the interventions that were undertaken be welcomed.

 

(2)  That a further report be presented within the next six months providing more details on educational interventions at neighbourhood and ward-levels.

 

(3)  That the Interim Strategic Director Children’s Services attends a future meeting of the Bradford East Area Committee meeting in relation to providing progress about CSE work undertaken in the Bradford East area.

 

(4)  That more research is undertaken to understand exploitation of young people within faith communities and information be presented to a future meeting of the Bradford East Area Committee.

 

(5)  That the Interim Strategic Director Children’s Services engages with schools who have not participated in CSE projects in the Bradford East area.

 

(6)  The Strategic Director Children’s Services provides an update about the outcome of the CSE Review within the next 12 months to this Committee.

 

Action:           Interim Strategic Director Children’s Services/Strategic Director Place

 

(Children’s Services Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

                                                            (Mark Griffin – 01274 434361)

                                                                       

 


10/01/2019 - PARTNERSHIP AND COMMUNITY RESPONSE TO BONFIRE PLANNING 2018 ref: 2574    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Bradford East Area Committee

Made at meeting: 10/01/2019 - Bradford East Area Committee

Decision published: 11/01/2019

Effective from: 10/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved-

 

(1)       That the work undertaken by the various partnerships and communities be noted and commended.

 

(2)       That the work undertaken by volunteers and staff across all organisations be commended.

 

Action:           Strategic Director, Place

 

(Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee)

 

                                                (Rebecca Trueman – 01274 431364)

 


08/01/2019 - PROPOSED REDEVELOPMENT OF THE CITY CENTRE FOOD MARKET ref: 2556    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the Executive approves the following recommendations -

 

(1)       That the Executive is satisfied that the proposed redevelopment scheme 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 redevelopment scheme would generate, having also taken into account at this stage, the statutory obligations under the Equality Act 2010 in relation to the differential impact a Compulsory Purchase Order might have on various groups of persons with protected different characteristics;

 

(2)       To authorise

 

(a)       a Compulsory Purchase Order to be 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 and buildings shown edged red and the creation of a new right referred to at 10.2.2 in respect of the building known as Vintry House, shown coloured blue on the plan appended hereto and which land and new right is needed to facilitate and enable a viable and deliverable scheme of redevelopment to be implemented and completed in the interests of promoting the environmental, economic and social wellbeing of the community and wider area;

 

(b)       a right to be created pursuant to Section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 to permit the Council to enter and occupy Vintry House, shown coloured blue on the plan annexed hereto, for the purpose of using the building as a site compound for the storage of machinery, equipment and other apparatus necessary to facilitate the proposed redevelopment scheme.

 

(3)       To delegate to the Strategic Director: Corporate Resources authority to - 

 

            (a)             make, if necessary, minor or technical amendments to the Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

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

 

            (c)             approve agreements with landowners setting out the terms for withdrawal of any objections to the Compulsory Purchase Order, including where appropriate, seeking exclusion of land from the Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

            (d)             confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order, if satisfied that it is appropriate to do so, in the event that the Secretary of State notifies the Council that the Council has been given the power to confirm the Compulsory Purchase Order;

 

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

 

            (f)              take all and any necessary action, as the case may be to continue or open negotiations with persons for the acquisition of land and the exercise of a right to occupy Vintry House to facilitate the scheme and any other interests included in the Compulsory Purchase Order and any other land needed for the redevelopment 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; 

 

            (g)             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 and

 

            (h)             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.

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

 

(4)       That all land acquired for the redevelopment scheme be held for planning purposes.

(5)       That Executive approve the recommendations contained within the confidential appendix (NFP Appendix 1 to Document “AK”).

 

Corporate Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Corporate Services


08/01/2019 - BRADFORD COMMUNITY INFASTRUCTURE LEVY (CIL) - UPDATE, REVIEW AND ANNUAL REPORT (REGULATOIN 62) ref: 2554    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved –

(1)       That the proposed minor amendments to the Regulation 123 List         (as set out at Appendix 2 to Document “AI”), be approved for       consultation and the final changes to be agreed by the Assistant      Director (Planning, Transportation & Highways) in consultation             with the Portfolio holder       following consideration of any   representations made, and to make any further amendments           considered necessary prior to implementation of the revised      Regulation 123 List.

 

(2)       That the Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation and Highways) be authorised to commence work towards a review of the adopted Bradford CIL Charging Schedule in 2019 alongside the preparation of the Local Plan Core Strategy Partial Review and Allocations Development Plan, with delegated authority to the Assistant Director (Planning, Transportation and Highways) to undertake any associated consultation required and make any further amendments to the CIL Charging Schedule considered necessary prior to producing a Draft Charging Schedule.

 

(Regeneration and Environment overview & Scrutiny Committee)

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Place


08/01/2019 - ILKLEY PARKING REVIEW ref: 2553    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the findings of the Public Consultation be noted.

 

(2)       That the proposals as developed as the first phase of enhancements resulting from the Ilkley Parking Review be noted and endorsed.

 

Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Place


08/01/2019 - CALCULATION OF BRADFORD'S COUNCIL TAX BASE AND BUSINESS RATES BASE FOR 2019-20 ref: 2551    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the number of band D equivalent properties estimated by the Council as the Council Tax Base for 2019-20 for the whole of the Bradford Metropolitan District is 142,200 as set out in Appendix A of Document “AF”.

 

(2)       The Council Tax Base for 2019-20 for each Local Council is set             out in             Appendix B of Document “AF”.

 

(3)       In 2019-20, Bradford will provide a grant of £0.161m to Local Councils as compensation for the cost of Council Tax Reduction.

 

(4)       The amount provisionally estimated by the Council as the Business Rates income for 2019-20 as included on the Council’s NDR1 return (Appendix B1) is £130.5m:

 

(5)       Of the total Business Rates income;-

24% is paid to Central Government - £31.4m

1%   is paid to the West Yorkshire Fire Authority - £1.3m

74% is retained by the Council - £97.8m

 

A further cost of collection allowance is paid to the Council of £0.7m.

 

(6)       That authority is delegated to the Section 151 Officer in consultation with the Leader of the Council to make any necessary amendments to the calculation of the Business Rates estimate arising from the completion of the 2019-20 NDR1 form received from the Government and to include the amended figures in the 2019-20 Budget papers for Council.

 

(7)       That remaining unused amounts of the Council Tax and Business Rates earmarked reserves are held to smooth out taxation income for future years.

 

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee

ACTON:         Director of Finance

 


08/01/2019 - BEREAVEMENT SERVICES STRATEGY - DELIVERY PLAN UPDATE ref: 2557    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)          That the recommendation made by the Strategic Director Place to remove Northcliffe Park from the list of potential sites for a new crematorium be approved

 

(2)          That the Strategic Director Place be instructed to communicate the decision made for removal of Northcliffe Park from the list of proposed sites for a new crematorium to the Regulatory and Appeals Committee of the Council sitting as Corporate Trustees.

 

(3)         That the Strategic Director Corporate Services be instructed to commence land acquisition negotiations for the two sites specified within Not for Publication Appendix 2 of Document “AL” up to the option to buy stage

 

(4)          That the procurement of external specialist resources to complete the feasibility stage for the remaining 4 identified sites and subject to further approval, deliver progress to RIBA stage 3 for the design and build of two new crematoria be noted and welcomed.

 

(5)          That the Strategic Director Place be instructed to submit a report recommending the two sites to be approved for the construction of new crematoria and the estimated costs at the earliest opportunity.

 

(6)          That the signing of the revised lease with Bradford Council for Mosques for the Muslim burial area at Scholemoor cemetery be noted and welcomed.

 

(7)          That the adoption of the revised Memorial Policy be noted and welcomed.

 

 

Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Place

 


08/01/2019 - ANTI-POVERTY STRATEGY: BRADFORD DISTRICT ANTI-POVERTY CO-ORDINATION GROUP'S APPROACH FOR TACKLING POVERTY ref: 2552    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the draft Anti-Poverty Strategy: Bradford District Anti-Poverty Co-ordination Group’s Approach to Tackling Poverty be approved.

 

Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Place

 


08/01/2019 - PETITION AGAINST CONSIDERATION OF NORTHCLIFFE PARK AS A SITE FOR A NEW CREMATORIUM ref: 2558    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

That the lead petitioner be referred to the resolutions passed within the Bereavement Services Strategy Delivery Plan Update report (Document “AL”).

 

Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Place

 


08/01/2019 - PROPOSED CHANGES TO NURSERY PROVISION AT LOW ASH PRIMARY SCHOOL ref: 2559    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)          That taking into account that the majority of responses received reject the proposal to close the nursery (82%) and of those the majority suggested a 26 place nursery, a reduction in nursery places from 30 to 26 children at any one time at Low Ash Primary School Nursery from 1 September 2019 be approved. This will also help to address some of the financial concerns of the school.

 

(2)          That Bradford Council’s Childcare Sufficiency Officers work with the school to ensure the offer is in line with community needs.

 

Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Interim Strategic Director of Children’s Services

 


08/01/2019 - OFSTED INSPECTION OF LOCAL AUTHORITY CHILDREN'S SERVICES (ILACS) ref: 2560    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)          That the actions taken in response to OFSTED inspection findings and the draft Statement of Action tabled at the meeting be noted.

 

Children’s Services Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Chief Executive/Interim Strategic Director of Children’s Services

 


08/01/2019 - SAFER ROADS - STRATEGIC SCHEMES ref: 2555    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

Resolved -

 

(1)       That the proposed schemes prioritised for progression as part of the Safer Roads strategic schemes programmes and the associated initial consultation representations be noted.

 

(2)       That approval be given to prepare and advertise Speed Limit Orders for:

 

i.              Bradford City Centre – 20mph zone

ii.            Farnham Road area – schools 20mph zone

iii.           Park Lane area – school 20mph zone

 

(3)       That the Strategic Director of Place and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, Planning & Transport give consideration to any valid objections in accordance with their delegated authority or, in the event of there being no valid objections, the Orders be sealed and implemented as advertised.

 

 

Regeneration and Environment Overview & Scrutiny Committee

ACTION:        Strategic Director of Place

 


08/01/2019 - MINUTES OF THE WEST YORKSHIRE COMBINED AUTHORITY ref: 2561    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/01/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 09/01/2019

Effective from: 08/01/2019

Decision:

 

 

The Minutes of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority held on 11 October 2018 were received.