Decisions

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Decisions published

15/03/2019 - Direct Award of Open Programmable City Region (OPCR) network extension to Bristol is Open Ltd (BIO) ref: 479    Recommendations Approved

To implement the cabinet decision to undertake the OPCR project, the use of a direct award is judged to be most appropriate procurement route. And agreement of this prior to the CPG meeting will enable award of contract prior to the end of financial year

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 18/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

Decision:

Decision is made to award the contract for extension of the OPCR network to BIO.

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


08/03/2019 - Port Communities Resilience Fund Grants ref: 478    Recommendations Approved

Community Facilities projects are sufficiently mature to receive grant payments following completion of the development stage of the community facility grant scheme competitive process. Grant awards are being made to the successful applicants to allow progress to the project delivery stage.
Thriving High Streets grant enables incorporation of PCRF street scene improvements into the Highways England funded projects for Avonmouth Road and Shirehampton to provide a coordinated solution to delivering multiple benefits in those locations.
Jobs, Training and Enterprise grant to Ambition Lawrence Weston is made to enable an increase in delivery of community based upskilling. Equipment purchased will enhance the community led JTE offer once the planned new community hub building is complete.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeration

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 08/03/2019

Decision:

To approve the payment of Capital grants totalling £292,004 to support delivery against the three PCRF themes.
Community Facilities – Match funded renovation of buildings: Avonmouth Community Centre Association £100,000, Avonmouth Football Club £44,039, Twyford House Cricket Club £52,965
Jobs, Training and Enterprise – Equipment to support delivery of JTE activity: Ambition Lawrence Weston £15,000
Thriving High Streets – Street scene improvements for Avonmouth Road and Shirehampton High Street: Sustrans £80,000

Lead officer: Louise Baker


26/02/2019 - Repatriation of human remains ref: 477    Recommendations Approved

This decision has a very significant impact the Native North American communities and is potentially of high interest to the public and councillors.

Decision Maker: Director: Economy of Place

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

It was agreed to repatriate two human skulls and associated grave goods, donated to Bristol Museum in the 1920s by Alfred Hutchins, to the Ti’at Society and Fowler Museum of UCLA, California USA.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


07/03/2019 - Application to re-designate Old Market Community Association as the Neighbourhood (Planning) Forum for the Old Market Neighbourhood Planning Area ref: 476    Recommendations Approved

Following consideration of the application content and representations received during a formal period of consultation from 7th December 2018 to 8th February 2019, officers are satisfied that the Old Market Community Association meet the conditions set out in section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. The assessment of the application and representations received are set out in the attached report.

Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 07/03/2019

Decision:

Re-designate Old Market Community Association as the Neighbourhood (Planning) Forum for the Old Market Neighbourhood Planning Area.
Decision taken in accordance with The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (as amended) and section 61F of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as inserted by Schedule 9 Part 1 of the Localism Act 2011).

Lead officer: Louise Baker


26/02/2019 - Decision to establish the Adoption West Regional Adoption Agency (“Adoption West”) ref: 466    Recommendations Approved

Adoption West will be a regional adoption agency for 6 member Local Authorities and will be run by a Board of Council Directors. The relevant Local Authorities are Bath
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b) Have a set of principles on which the future charging mechanisms would be based
The Members Agreement includes an acknowledgement that a more complete Business Case will be considered by the Board of Adoption West on or before 1st July 2019.

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

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

In line with Authority delegated by Cabinet on 3rd October 2017, The Strategic Director People and Section 151 Officer in consultation with the cabinet member for Children and Young People:
1. Approve the business case for establishing Adoption West noting that the documents provide that a more detailed Business Case will be prepared and considered by the Board of Adoption West for approval by the members of Adoption West on or before 1st July 2019, and if not approved by that date shall be escalated to an extraordinary meeting of the Joint Committee, of which the Strategic Director People is a member, for approval.
2. Approve the implementation of Adoption West on the terms of the documents prepared.
3. Approve the terms of and authorise the sealing of the documents required to be entered into in respect of Adoption West, including a Commissioning Agreement, Interauthority Agreement, Members’ Agreement, Articles of Association, Network Access Agreement and Lease of part of B Bond.
4. It is noted that the Strategic Director People (DCS), in consultation with the Head of Legal Services, shall:
a. agree any changes to the Schedules of the Commissioning Agreement and to agree any further matters which are required pursuant to the terms of the Commissioning Agreement to be finalised as between the Parties following commencement of the services pursuant to the Commissioning Agreement; and
b. agree the terms of, approve and to sign or authorise the execution as a Deed (as appropriate) on behalf of the Council of any further ancillary documents that may be required in respect of or following commencement of operations of Adoption West.

Lead officer: Jacqui Jensen


05/03/2019 - APR 15 Clean Bus Technology Fund 2017-2019 Extension ref: 473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the submission of a funding bid to the Clean Bus Technology Fund 2017-2019 Extension Fund for up to £2,488,330.00

 

2. Cabinet authorised to the Director of Economy, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport, s151 officer and Head of Legal Services to agree the grant terms to deliver the proposal in the financial year 2019/20

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/03/2019 - 2018/19 Period 9 Forecast Outturn Report ref: 474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the overall forecast outturn position for general funded services is a £0.1m underspend against the revised budget (Appendix A -Table 1).

2. Cabinet noted the forecast underspend position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account has increased by a further(£0.9m) to a forecast year end position of (£6.3m) (Appendix A4).

3. Cabinet noted the movement in the DSG forecast of (£0.06m), which reduces the forecast carry forward underspend to (£0.3m) (Appendix A5).

4. Cabinet noted the further reduction in required drawdown from Public Health reserve to £1.693m, from an original plan of £1.8m (Appendix A6).

5. Cabinet noted the current forecast capital spend of £150m against the capital programme budget of £163m (Appendix A– Table 4).

6. Cabinet noted the forecast movement in reserves of £25.6m (Appendix A - Table 6).

 


05/03/2019 - Bedminster Green Framework ref: 464    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted the joint work in developing the Framework document and supported it being a material consideration in determination of future planning applications.

2. Cabinet approved in principle the allocation of up to £6m Strategic CIL funds for the design and delivery of Bedminster Green strategic highway works and river restoration and flood alleviation works, subject to proposed amendments to the Regulation 123 list. Cabinet noted that this will be done through existing delegated authority by the Director (Development of Place) in association with the Cabinet Member (Strategic Planning and City Design) following completion of consultation on the proposed amendments.

3. Cabinet noted that a further report will be brought to Cabinet for the approval of detailed project proposals for the Bedminster Green strategic highway works and river restoration and flood alleviation works, including outline designs, costs, match funding proposals and the Strategic Transport Assessment for the Bedminster Green area.

4. Cabinet approved the proposal to extend the area and period of effect of the Affordable Housing Practice Note 2018 to (i) March 2021, or (ii) the date of the adoption of the new Local Plan, whichever is the earlier, to include the Greater Bedminster area, recognising that the AHPN is an interim measure that does not introduce new policy but provides guidance and supports the implementation of the existing Bristol Local Plan.

5.a. Cabinet noted the details of the development agreement for Plot 5 of the Bedminster Green Framework area (as detailed in plan 1 at Appendix I), including present negotiations for the acquisition of interests to satisfy the tenant and title obligations under the development agreement.

5.b. Cabinet noted that If the acquisition of the interests on Plot 5 by agreement cannot be achieved within the time frame officers judge necessary to efficiently progress and support the regeneration of the Bedminster Green area, the [Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration] will bring a further report to Cabinet outlining the alternative options that the Council could consider in relation to acquiring such interests.

5.c. Cabinet noted the benefits of the proposed developments within the Bedminster Green Framework for bringing an increased population to bolster existing traders and encourage and sustain new enterprises within the Bedminster Business Improvement District (BID) and confirms the Council’s ongoing commitment to working with Bedminster BID to forward the regeneration of East Street.

5.d. Cabinet noted the opportunity Bedminster Green brings for investment in employment and skills to help equalise and diversify employment opportunities and to achieve both inclusive and sustainable economic growth.

Wards affected: Bedminster;


05/03/2019 - IT Programme, Future State Assessment - Delivery Partner and Procurement Approach ref: 472    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the procurement of an FSA Delivery Partner via G-Cloud to an estimated value to not exceed £12m.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director Resources and Head of Paid Service in consultation with the Deputy Mayor to take all necessary steps to procure and award the contract.

 


05/03/2019 - Proposal to construct new secondary school and new community building at Daventry Road, Knowle ref: 465    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet authorised the transfer of Bristol City Council freehold land interest to Education and Skills Funding Agency in full as set out in Appendix A of the report

 

2. Cabinet noted that this is conditional on the ESFA granting an interim lease to Park Community Trust of the whole pending completion of the new community facility on a smaller area of the site with transfer back of the freehold of that area to BCC subject to a 150 year lease to PCT.

 

3. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance, to make commercially prudent and non-material amendments to the terms set out in App A

Wards affected: Knowle;


05/03/2019 - Joint Procured Litho & Digital Printing Framework Agreement ref: 471    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019


05/03/2019 - West of England Waste Treatment Procurement Contract ref: 470    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the award of Contracts set out below for treatment of residual waste for a period of 10 years (with an option to extend up to a further 10 years):

• Contract with Viridor Waste Management Limited for treatment of up to 120,000 tonnes of residual waste;

• Contract with SUEZ Recycling and Recovery UK Limited for treatment of up to 50,000 tonnes of residual waste; and

• Contract with ETM Recycling Limited for treatment of up to 45,500 tonnes of bulky residual waste

Conditional on the Inter-Authority Agreement referred to in recommendation 2 being agreed and entered into by BCC and the other Authorities prior to BCC entering into the Contracts.

 

2. Cabinet delegated Authority to the Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member with responsibility for waste, to negotiate and enter into all necessary legal agreement relating to the operation of Contracts including an Inter-Authority Agreement to deal with arrangements for extensions, tonnages and termination.

 

3. Cabinet noted the proposed change in arrangements for BWC managing waste and any impacts on the Council will be mitigated.

 


05/03/2019 - Project Rainbow Eco Pods ref: 467    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet authorised the uplift in budget from £450,000 to £597,000 for Project Rainbow Eco Pods.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Service Director, Education, Learning & Skills to take all necessary steps to procure and award the contract in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education.

 

Wards affected: Brislington East;


05/03/2019 - Adult Social Care Recommissioning Advocacy Services ref: 469    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the re-commissioning of adult social care advocacy services through a BCC procurement process for the period 1/10/19 to 31/09/24, to include authorisation for existing contracts to continue from the period 1/4/19 to 31/12/19 to enable the re-commissioning process to be undertaken.

 

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director Adults Children and Education in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care to take all necessary steps to procure the advocacy services and award the contracts.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/03/2019 - HealthWatch Service Recommissioning ref: 468    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the recommissioning of HealthWatch Bristol (in a BNSSG partnership and subject to agreement from other local authorities) and with South Gloucestershire Council as lead.

 

2. Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director, Adults Children and Education, in consultation with the Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Communities to take all necessary decisions in connection with the procurement and award the contract, through the procurement process led by S Glos as set out in the report.

 

3. Cabinet approved a temporary increase to the HealthWatch contract to £160,000 pa for 18/19, and 19/20 or until the recommissioned BNSSG services contract is in place.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);