Decisions

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Decisions published

09/02/2020 - St Bernadette’s Rugby Club Facilities at Fulford Road ref: 741    Recommendations Approved

On 7th May 2019 (agenda item 15) Cabinet authorised the Executive Director, Growth

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 09/02/2020

Decision:

To submit a full planning application for the demolition of existing buildings and re-profiling of site, construction of a rugby clubhouse, 2 full size rugby pitches, a training pitch and supporting infrastructure; and enter into a legally-binding contract for St Bernadette’s Rugby Club to agree and enter into lease for the facilities once constructed.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


20/01/2020 - Initial consultation on Managing the development of houses in multiple occupation draft Supplementary Planning Document. ref: 740    Recommendations Approved

Consultation is sought on the initial draft document to inform the final content of the Houses in Multiple Occupation Supplementary Planning Document. Section 12 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 requires the preparation of a consultation statement before a local planning authority can adopt a Supplementary Planning Document.

Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

Commence initial consultation on Managing the development of houses in multiple occupation draft Supplementary Planning Document on 3rd February 2020 for a 7 week period.

Lead officer: Sarah O'Driscoll


04/02/2020 - Battery Storage Investment at City Hall ref: 739    Information Only

To seek approval for reallocation of £356,000 from Solar Energy fund for investment in City Hall Battery Storage Project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 04/02/2020

Lead officer: Richard Lowe


16/01/2020 - City Leap Innovation Fund ref: 730    Recommendations Approved

In accordance with the Cabinet decision of 2nd April 2019 project work has been undertaken to maximise the value to the Council of the City Leap offer. These projects are also being undertaken to enable readiness for City Leap, but require contractual arrangements to be put in place to facilitate reimbursement for costs of project delivery.

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

At its meeting of the 2nd April 2019, Cabinet approved up to £2m to be utilised as City Leap enabling funds to prepare and demonstrate the opportunities which will arise from City Leap, and delegate the authority to the Director of Finance (s151 Officer) in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Finance, Governance

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


04/02/2020 - Temple Island - scheme content and development agreement ref: 738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      the Council entering into conditional agreements and an agreement for lease with Legal & General, based on the principles set out in the Heads of Terms contained within the exempt Appendix I.

 

Cabinet authorised:

2.      the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor Finance Governance and Performance, the S.151 Officer, and Director of Legal Services to finalise the terms and conclude all necessary legal agreements between the parties.

 

Cabinet approved:

3.      the allocation of £2m to the G&R Directorate to support the development of the project in line with the financial Appendix G – including further site investigation and scheme development work, whilst funding is sought to deliver the full extent of enabling works.

 

4.      the repurposing of EDF funding as per Appendix G, and the development and submission of funding applications of up to £32m to WoE LEP to enable BCC to implement enabling works to support the delivery of the Temple Island mixed use scheme and subject to Joint Committee approve and acceptance of the award incorporated into the council’s capital programme.

 

Cabinet noted:

5.      The proposed Memorandum of Understanding between the Council and L&G (at Appendix A.2) to support broader joint working within the TQEZ.

 

6.      Officers will keep the G&R scrutiny Commission informed and updated regarding the progress of the overall scheme.

 


04/02/2020 - Enabling Housing Innovation for Inclusive Growth Programme ref: 737    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to endorse the application for the enabling housing innovation for inclusive growth grant and the Council’s involvement in the partnership.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet endorsed:

1.      the application for the enabling housing innovation for inclusive growth grant and the Council’s involvement in the partnership.

 

Cabinet noted:

2.      the verbal update that the bid had been successful.

 

Cabinet authorised:

3.      the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, to allocate/disperse the grant funds and/or take all other steps necessary to successfully implement the Council’s element of the programme (including procuring all appropriate contracts/agreements).

Lead officer: Jacqueline Miller


04/02/2020 - Library Strategy 2020-2024 ref: 735    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for publication of Library Strategy 2019-2024.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      the Library Strategy 2020-2024

 

Cabinet authorised:

2.      the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member – Communities (Public Health, Public Transport, Libraries, Parks), Events and Equalities to implement the strategy.

Lead officer: Kate Murray


04/02/2020 - Re-Procurement of Domestic Abuse and Sexual Violence Services Contracts ref: 734    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for the re-procurement of the contracts for domestic and sexual violence services from 1st August 2021 for a period of 5 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      the re-procurement of the contracts for domestic and sexual violence services from 1st August 2021 to 31st July 2026, with an option to extend for a further 2 years (up to 31st July 2028), at a cost of £1.36m per annum.

 

Cabinet authorised:

2.      the Executive Director for People in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Public Health to take all steps necessary to procure and award the contract(s).

 

Lead officer: Christina Gray


04/02/2020 - Procurement of a Replacement Revenues and Benefits Software System and Associated Hardware ref: 733    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for procurement of a replacement software system for Revenues and Benefits function.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      the procurement of a replacement Revenues and Benefits Software System and replacement of IT Infrastructure.

 

Cabinet authorised:

2.      the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance & Performance, to:

a)      procure the Northgate solution from the approved Data and Applications Solutions framework for a term of up to 7 years;

b)      procure 3 other ancillary Revenues and Benefits  systems  for term of between 4-7 years from G-Cloud and Kent Reseller Framework;

c)      approve the implementation of additional modules and other change activities to support the rationalisation of systems (estimated to be a one off cost of approximately £225k, of which £120k to be funded from the Line of Business Reserve).

3.      the Director of Digital Transformation, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance & Performance, to:

a)      Procure a  replacement platform (servers and operating system) for the transition of the core Revenues and Benefits system to an alternative, more robust platform;

b)      transition other referenced systems to the cloud (IDOX LLPG, IDOX TLC and ESRI ARC GIS), or data archive solution (Kana Lagan and Legacy Housing Management system OHMS)

 

Cabinet noted:

4.         that the costs in 3 above were estimated to cost approximately £530k and were fully funded from the Line of Business Reserve.

Lead officer: Denise Murray


04/02/2020 - Occupational Health (OH) and Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Procurement Approval ref: 732    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to commission an Occupational Health and Employee Assistance Programme Provider.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      the procurement of a new OH and EAP provision for 3 years plus up to 2 years extension at a cost of £1.825m;

 

Cabinet authorised:

2.      the Executive Director Resources in consultation with the Deputy Mayor/Cabinet Member Finance Governance and Performance to take all steps necessary to procure and award the contract.

 

Lead officer: Denise Murray


04/02/2020 - Community Led Housing Land Disposal Policy & Self-Build Housing Land Disposal Policy ref: 736    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to adopt the Community Led Housing Land Disposal Policy & the Self-Build Land Disposal Policy for the disposal of Council-owned sites.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      the adoption of the Community Led Housing Land Disposal Policy

2.      the adoption of the Self-Build Housing Land Disposal Policy ;and

 

Cabinet delegated authority:

3.      to the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in conjunction with Director - Legal and Democratic Services and Deputy Mayor – Finance, Governance and Performance to dispose of the following sites in accordance with the Community Led Housing Land Disposal Policy:

                                i.            Land to side of Hillfields Park Community Centre, Speedwell, BS16, 4EH

                              ii.            Constable Road, (26-32), Lockleaze, BS7 9YB

                            iii.            Queens Road Car Park, Queens Road, Bishopsworth, BS13 8PH

                             iv.            Sea Mills Training Centre, The Crescent, Sea Mills, BS9 2JT

 

Lead officer: Abigail Stratford


04/02/2020 - Budget Monitoring Outturn report P9 ref: 731    Recommendations Approved

To provide update to Cabinet for period 10.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet approved:

1.      A net reallocation of £1.178m reserves as reflected in 2020 Budget report and set out in detail Appendix A;

Cabinet noted:

2.      A risk of overspend on General fund services of £6.1m for 19/20 representing 1.6% of the approved budget (Appendix A), supplementary estimates requests will be expected to balance the 2019/20 in-year position;

3.      A forecast £2.6m underspend position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account and any underspend at year-end will be carried forward and built into the future programme;

4.      A forecast £0.8m overspend for the Dedicated Schools Grant against approved budget;

5.      Risks of £0.1m overspend to be covered by ring-fenced reserves on Public health, which is being monitored;

6.      The Sundry Debt position of £20.8m over 90 days as at Period 9, slightly increased from £20.5m since P8. Individual directorate detail included under Appendix A1-6.

 

Lead officer: Denise Murray


29/01/2020 - An open framework contract for the purchase of packages of therapeutic support for children who are subject to a Special Guardianship Order ref: 729    Recommendations Approved

Councils have a responsibility to provide a range of support services to children who have a Special Guardianship Order and their families. This includes, but is not limited to, counselling, advice, information, financial support.
As of April 2016 children who are cared for by a Special Guardian and who were previously in care are eligible to be assessed for a bespoke package of therapeutic support. This support is paid for by the Department for Education via the Adoption Support Fund.
This decision to approve the contract that Bristol City Council officers will use to purchase Adoption Support Funded packages of therapeutic support.
(Please note that this decision only relates to packages of support for children cared for by a special guardian, and not adopted. Adoption support services have been regionalised to Adoption West)

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Adults, Children and Education (DCS)

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 29/01/2020

Decision:

This decision is to approve the creation of an open framework of accredited providers, for the provision of therapeutic support. The contract will be used by the Special Guardianship Service (Bristol City Council social care team) to purchase packages of therapy to support children and young people who are cared for by a special guardian who were immediately previously a child in care. The Council has a statutory duty to provide support to these children/young people.

Lead officer: Angela Lopez-Mendoza