Decisions

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08/10/2019 - Contract Waiver - East Herts Council - Archaeological Dig at Grange Paddocks ref: 1280    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

Councillor E Buckmaster submitted a report for noting on a contract procedure exemption in respect of the leisure centre site at Grange Paddocks.  He explained that due to time constraints due process had been conducted by obtaining five quotations and that there was a saving from procuring specialist services rather than being undertaken through the Pre-construction Service Agreement. 

 

Councillor E Buckmaster proposed, and Councillor L Haysey seconded a motion to support the recommendation.  After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED.

 

RESOLVED – to note the contract procedure exemption.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Isabel Brittain


08/10/2019 - Update from Overview and Scrutiny Committee ref: 1285    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

Councillor H Drake submitted an interim report on recent work of the Overview and Scrutiny Committee Task and Finish Group on parking. 

 

Councillor L Haysey said parking was very complex, and people had different needs. 

 

Councillor A Curtis asked a question on whether in Great Amwell residents’ needs at the station would be considered as part of the ongoing work.  Councillor Drake confirmed that representations would be considered from all ward councillors. 

 

Councillor G Cutting proposed, and Councillor P Boylan seconded, a motion to support the recommendation as detailed.  After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED. 

 

RESOLVED – to note the report of the Chairman of the Task and Finish Group on Parking.


08/10/2019 - Update from Performance, Audit and Governance Scrutiny Committee ref: 1284    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 10/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

Councillor M Pope submitted a report from the last meeting of the Performance, Audit and Governance Oversight Committee. 

 

Councillor L Haysey commented on the useful discussion the Committee had on the section 106 work.  She said monitoring section 106 funds and expenditure was extremely complex, and the Officer now responsible should be congratulated for her excellent work. Councillor M Pope supported this commendation. 

 

Councillor A Curtis asked whether the Executive would reiterate its commitment to ensuring that the good work of monitoring section 106 monies continued, to ensure the Council was doing its best for residents in light of the District Plan implementation.  Councillor L Haysey concurred. 

 

Councillor G Williamson proposed, and Councillor G Cutting seconded, a motion to support the recommendation detailed.  After being put to the meeting and a vote taken, the motion was declared CARRIED. 

 

RESOLVED – to note the report of the Chairman of the Committee.


08/10/2019 - Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning Document - draft for consultation ref: 1275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

To recommend to Council

that:

(A) In accordance with the Environmental Assessment of

Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 it has been

determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment

of the emerging Affordable Housing Supplementary

Planning Document (SPD) is not required as it is unlikely

to have significant environmental effects; and

(B) The draft Affordable Housing Supplementary Planning

Document (SPD), as set out in Essential Reference Paper

‘B’, be agreed and published for a period of public

consultation.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Sime


08/10/2019 - Discretionary Business Rates Grant Scheme ref: 1282    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

(A) Approve implementing the discretionary business rates’

grant scheme using the same eligibility as criteria as

agreed in February 2017 but with following adjustments: 

-         Rateable value eligibility is between 12,000 – 51,000

to match the national retail rate relief scheme

-         Up to 50% of one year’s business rate liability is

availableafter all other discounts and exemptions

are applied

-         National chains not eligible to apply

-         Scheme in place until the national retail relief

scheme expires (31 March 2021) or the balance of

£65,079.07 is allocated (whichever is soonest)

(B)that the balance of £65,079.07 comes from the £150,000

allocated from the New Homes Bonus Reserve by

Executive in February 2017.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Wood


08/10/2019 - Statement of Community Involvement - final for adoption ref: 1277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

To recommend to Council

that:

(A) The responses of the consultation be noted and the

officer responses and proposed changes to the draft

revised Statement of Community Involvement be

supported; and

(B) The East Herts Statement of Community Involvement

2019, as detailed at Essential Reference Paper ‘B’ to this

report, be approved for adoption.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Sime


08/10/2019 - Anstey Conservation Area Character Appraisal ref: 1279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

To recommend to

Council that:

(A) the responses to the public consultation be noted

and the Officer responses and proposed changes to

the Anstey Conservation Area Appraisal and

Management Plan be supported;

(B) the Head of Planning and Building Control, in

consultation with the Executive Member for

Planning and Growth, be authorised to make any

further minor and consequential changes to the

document which may be necessary; and

(C) the Anstey Conservation Area Appraisal and

Management Plan be adopted.

Wards affected: Braughing;

Lead officer: Claire Sime


08/10/2019 - Council Tax Support Scheme ref: 1281    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

(A) To recommend to Council that there be no changes to the

scheme design for East Herts local Council Tax Support scheme

for 2020/21.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Su Tarran


08/10/2019 - Quarterly Healthcheck Q1 2019/20 ref: 1283    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

That

(A) the projected revenue budget forecast underspend of

£1k in 2019/20 be noted;

(B) the capital budget for 2019/20 is £77.940m, of which

£61.258m is to be carried forward to future years be

noted; and

(C) the reported performance for the period April 2019 to

June 2019 be noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ben Wood


08/10/2019 - Retail Frontages, Design and Signage Supplementary Planning Document - final for adoption ref: 1278    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

To recommend to Council

that:

(A) The responses of the consultation be noted and the

officer responses and proposed changes to the Retail

Frontages, Design & Signage Supplementary Planning

Document (SPD) be supported;

(B) The Retail Frontages, Design & Signage Supplementary

Planning Document (SPD), as detailed at Essential

Reference Paper ‘B’ to this report, be approved for

adoption; and

(C) In accordance with the Environmental Assessment of

Plans and Programmes Regulations 2004 it has been

determined that a Strategic Environmental Assessment

of the emerging Retail Frontages, Design & Signage

Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) is not required

as it is unlikely to have significant environmental

effects.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Sime


08/10/2019 - Leisure Operator Contract Award ref: 1286    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 18/10/2019

Decision:

That:

(A) Executive approve that the leisure operating contract, for

the operation of Hartham Leisure Centre, Grange Paddocks

Leisure Centre and Ward Freman Pool be awarded to the

recommended tenderer as the most economically

advantageous bid; for the period 1 January 2020 to 31

December 2034 (with the ability to extend for an additional

five years), following a full EU competitive dialogue process

in accordance with the Public Contract Regulations 2015

(PCR 2015);

(B) Executive approve that the operation of Leventhorpe Pool

& Gym and Fanshawe Pool & Gym for the period 1 January

2020 to 31 December 2024 is included in the contract;

(C) Executive approves delegation to the Chief Executive in

consultation with the Head of Strategic Finance & Property

and Head of Legal and Democratic Services to enter into a

contract with the recommended Tenderer and make any

minor amendments to clarify, specify and optimise the

contract that should be required as part of the competitive

dialogue.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Isabel Brittain


08/10/2019 - North and East Ware (WARE2) Masterplanning Framework ref: 1276    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 08/10/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 08/10/2019

Effective from: 08/10/2019

Decision:

To recommend to Council

that:

(A) The Land North and East of Ware Masterplanning

Framework for the strategic allocation known as WARE2

Land North and East of Ware, as detailed at Essential

Reference Paper ‘B’ to this report, be agreed as a

material consideration for Development Management

purposes.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Sime


16/10/2019 - Amendment to Shareholder Agreement between East Herts Council and Millstream Property Investments Ltd (NKD19/16) ref: 1287    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Financial Sustainability

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 24/10/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jonathan Geall