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Decisions published

31/03/2023 - Footpath Diversion Order (Anstey 8 and 20) ref: 2603    Recommendations Approved

Footpath Diversion Order (Anstey 8 and 20)

Decision Maker: Head of Planning and Building Control

Decision published: 05/04/2023

Effective from: 31/03/2023


Approve sealing of order

Lead officer: Paul Burt

30/03/2023 - Lease assignment and variation of use, 19 Birch Green ref: 1596    Recommendations Approved

The current tenant’s business use is no longer viable, and they wish to assign the lease to a local business. The proposed assignee will be backed by a personal guarantor. The lease is for a short-term expiring in August 2024.
The current permitted use in the lease does not include the additional uses required.

Decision Maker: Head of Strategic Finance and Property

Decision published: 30/03/2023

Effective from: 30/03/2023


The Head of Strategic Finance and Property, acting under authority delegated within Part 3c, paragraph 13.15 of the council’s Constitution, has decided to permit an assignment of the lease to Four Rivers Coffee Co and to allow additional use of premises for hire to local community groups and for mental health counselling.

Lead officer: Lucy Smith

03/03/2023 - Appointment of contractor to deliver active travel programme in the council's Air Quality Management Areas ref: 1599    Recommendations Approved

MP Smarter Travel were selected via a competitive process in line with the council's Procurement Regulations to prepare a bid to Defra's Air Quality Grant programme for 2022/23 and, if successful, deliver the programme. The bid for £126k was successful. This report records the decision to proceed to appoint MP Smarter Travel to now deliver the project.

Decision Maker: Head of Housing and Health

Decision published: 27/03/2023

Effective from: 03/03/2023


Acceptance of a grant of £126k from Defra for active travel planning in the council's three Air Quality Management Areas and appoint MP Smarter Travel to conduct the necessary work.

Lead officer: Jonathan Geall

24/03/2023 - Creation and issuing of ordinary shares by Millstream Property Investments Ltd ref: 1597    Recommendations Approved

Millstream has requested the permission of its shareholder (the council) to create and issue ordinary shares in the company. It is the company’s intention to sell all the shares created to the council, with the proceeds of this sale being used to pay off the company’s shareholder loans owed to the council. This is a mechanism specifically designed in consultation with the council’s Head of Strategic Finance and Property to more clearly delineate the Millstream’s funding from equity (that is, shares held by the council) and debt (that is, loans taken out from the council). While this change has no impact on the cashflows to the council emanating from Millstream’s activities, it will simplify Millstream’s accounts

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 24/03/2023

Effective from: 24/03/2023


That written consent is provided to Millstream Property Investments Ltd’s request to issue ordinary shares in the company

Lead officer: Richard Cassidy

04/04/2023 - Transfer of the Freehold Interest of the Closed Burial Ground, Froghall Lane, Walkern to Walkern Parish Council (NKD23/09) ref: 2602    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Financial Sustainability

Decision published: 23/03/2023

Effective from: 14/04/2023

Wards affected: Walkern;

Lead officer: Anna Osborne

22/03/2023 - Approval of the Collaborative Agreement with North Herts District Council for the Shared Waste service contract Procurement ref: 1598    Recommendations Approved

East and North Herts District Councils are embarking on a new tender for the shared waste contract. In order to protect the interests of both parties and clarify roles and responsibilities an updated interim agreement (now known as the Collaborative Agreement) has been developed for the duration of the procurement period. This document has now been completed with contributions from a number of officers.

Decision Maker: Head of Operations

Decision published: 22/03/2023

Effective from: 22/03/2023


To approve/sign the Collaboration Agreement with North Herts District Council for the Shared Waste Service contract procurement

Lead officer: Jess Khanom-Metaman

29/03/2023 - Stanstead Abbotts and St Margarets Neighbourhood Plan 2017- 2033 Pre-Submission Regulation 14 Consultation (NKD23/08) ref: 1600    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning and Growth

Decision published: 17/03/2023

Effective from: 30/03/2023

Wards affected: Great Amwell and Stansteads; Stanstead Abbotts;

Lead officer: Laura Guy