Decisions

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Decisions published

22/06/2020 - COVID-19 Business Support Grants – Discretionary Fund – Tranche 1 ref: 810    Recommendations Approved

The award of discretionary funds to businesses is likely to be in the public interest.

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 06/07/2020

Effective from: 22/06/2020

Decision:

The Council has been awarded funding of £4.728m by the government to deliver a discretionary grant funding scheme. West of England regional authorities’ have joined together to develop a framework policy under which grant funding can be delivered, supporting those businesses with fixed ongoing property costs and who were not entitled to claim grant funding from previous government schemes. This is the first tranche of funding allocated under the policy and further grant funding will be paid over the coming weeks.
The total award for tranche one is £510,000 allocated to the business types as outlined in the table attached.

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


30/06/2020 - COVID-19 Business Support Grants – Discretionary Fund – Tranche 3 ref: 812    Recommendations Approved

The award of discretionary funds to businesses is likely to be in the public interest.

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 06/07/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

The Council has been awarded funding of £4.728m by the government to deliver a discretionary grant funding scheme. West of England regional authorities’ have joined together to develop a framework policy under which grant funding can be delivered, supporting those businesses with fixed ongoing property costs and who were not entitled to claim grant funding from previous government schemes. This is the third tranche of funding allocated under the policy and further grant funding will be paid over the coming weeks.
The total award for tranche three is £495,000 allocated to the business types as outlined in the table attached.

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


30/06/2020 - COVID-19 Business Support Grants – Discretionary Fund – Tranche 4 ref: 809    Recommendations Approved

The award of discretionary funds to businesses is likely to be in the public interest.

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 06/07/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

The Council has been awarded funding of £4.728m by the government to deliver a discretionary grant funding scheme. West of England regional authorities’ have joined together to develop a framework policy under which grant funding can be delivered, supporting those businesses with fixed ongoing property costs and who were not entitled to claim grant funding from previous government schemes. This is the fourth tranche of funding allocated under the policy and further grant funding will be paid over the coming weeks.
The total award for tranche four is £310,000 allocated to the business types as outlined in the table attached:

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


26/06/2020 - COVID-19 Business Support Grants – Discretionary Fund – Tranche 2 ref: 811    For Determination

The award of discretionary funds to businesses is likely to be in the public interest.

Decision Maker: Director: Finance

Decision published: 06/07/2020

Effective from: 26/06/2020

Decision:

The Council has been awarded funding of £4.728m by the government to deliver a discretionary grant funding scheme. West of England regional authorities’ have joined together to develop a framework policy under which grant funding can be delivered, supporting those businesses with fixed ongoing property costs and who were not entitled to claim grant funding from previous government schemes. This is the second tranche of funding allocated under the policy and further grant funding will be paid over the coming weeks.
The total award for tranche two is £105,000 allocated to the business types as outlined in the table attached.

Lead officer: Sarah Wilson


30/06/2020 - Decision to procure RentSense cloud based software ref: 806    Recommendations Approved

Recommendation to award a contract to Mobysoft Ltd for the provision of RentSense software is based on a number of reasons:
- Workload is increasing due to Universal Credit rollout and unexpected Covid-19 devastating impact on the economy further surge in arrears increasing staff’s workload and support recovery planning.
- Prior to the Covid-19 crisis, the rent service required a 100% plus collection rate to reduce arrears.
- Proposal projected to improve arrears reporting processes, ensuring that officer time is spent efficiently and on cases that need attention.
- Support tenant wellbeing and empowerment by providing targeted support work
- 10-14 weeks implementation period – which will enable the Rent Service to have the solution in place before the end of the Government’s Job Retention Scheme in October.
- RentSense is the only solution on the G-Cloud 11 framework to provide this service

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 01/07/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

To enter into a contract with Mobysoft Ltd to procure RentSense, a cloud-based software designed to improve rent collection rates and reduce arrears by analysing rent payment patterns and providing predictive analytic intelligence.
The application’s output will provide a streamlined accurate workload for income officers facilitating earlier intervention, improved efficiencies, lowered cost of rent collection and increased rent collection.
Decision agreed on 9th June 2020 by Corporate Leadership Board (CLB) as part of the Exception Report for the Update

Lead officer: Francesca Barclay


24/06/2020 - Dovercourt Depot- Work up to Outline Planning Permission ref: 805    Recommendations Approved

To accelerate the provision of housing to meet the Mayors target of building 2000 homes a year – 800 affordable a year by 2020.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 25/06/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

To enter into a contract with Perfect Circle JV Ltd to undertake a Feasibility study and surveys at Dovercourt Depot to achieve outline planning permission on the site for all matters reserved bar access to the site, demolition of existing buildings and a detailed application for engineering operations associated with remediation of the site and detailed cost information for carrying this out.

Lead officer: Francesca Barclay


08/06/2020 - Property Consultancy Services - Redevelopment of Hengrove Park ref: 804    Recommendations Approved

To redevelop Hengrove Park and deliver up to 1435 new homes (minimum 30% affordable housing), a new public park, plus new community and employment facilities, and enabling highways and sustainable travel improvements.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 18/06/2020

Effective from: 08/06/2020

Decision:

Decision to commission property consultancy professional services to support the Council’s work to deliver the redevelopment of Hengrove Park.

Lead officer: Francesca Barclay


15/04/2020 - Ashton Rise – Management Agreement ref: 803    Recommendations Approved

The first private dwellings for sale within the development are due to be sold and occupied by the end of May 2020 (this maybe delayed due to current Covid 19 restrictions).
A contract with BNS Ltd needs to be in place before the first sale takes place. Otherwise the council will be responsible for providing estate services, which it is not prepared for, and will need to arrange collection and payment of estate charges from private owners.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 17/06/2020

Effective from: 15/04/2020

Decision:

To enter into a 3 year contract with BNS Ltd to provide management services to the Ashton Rise scheme, a development of 80 homes for sale and 53 new council dwellings. BNS Ltd were interviewed, scored and selected by a panel of officers following an informal tender exercise.
The contract appoints BNS Ltd as the council’s agent to undertake certain management duties at the site including maintaining amenity/ecology areas, trees, public open areas/wetlands and car parking on un-adopted areas (Estate Services). The agent will also provide repair and maintenance services to private apartments i.e. communal areas and structure only and administered under a service charge.
The cost of BNS services will be funded by each of the 133 dwellings. As there 53 council dwellings, the council will pay 40% of the estate charge. The remainder being paid by private households. Purchasers of private flats will also pay a service charge for their blocks. Repairs and maintenance to council dwellings will be provided by the council.

Lead officer: Francesca Barclay