Decisions

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Decisions published

09/04/2021 - Local Authority Capability Fund ref: 1028    Recommendations Approved

In March 2021 Department for Transport announced the Active Travel Revenue Funding Allocations for 21/22 and an update on Capital Funding allocations. This replaced the Access Fund of previous years that the council had been awarded from 2018 to 2021. The decision to accept this funding via WECA has allowed the council to continue with the delivery of supporting the development of infrastructure schemes such as Local Cycling and Walking Infrastructure Plans; support access to new and existing employment, education and training; actively promote increased levels of physical activity through walking, cycling linked to the delivery of effective infrastructure; and to raise the profile of cycling and walking within authorities.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 12/04/2021

Effective from: 09/04/2021

Decision:

Approval to accept the Department for Transport revenue funding allocation for 21/22 under the new Local Authority Capability Fund via WECA. This funding is to increase the capabilities of local authorities to plan good active travel infrastructure, including building more expertise and undertaking more evidence-based planning. The Capability Fund will also support traditional behaviour change initiatives where linked to improvements in infrastructure.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


09/04/2021 - Bristol Beacon - Construction Contract Deed of Variation ref: 1027    Recommendations Approved

The Bristol Beacon Transformation project has faced significant challenges due to unforeseen issues with the building structure and Covid-19. To secure completion of the project, Cabinet approved an increase in budget from £52.9m to £106.9m in March 2021. The project requires a Deed of Variation to amend the construction contract and reflect the increased budget and transfer of design responsibilities and risk that has been negotiated with the contracting partner.
The Councils Strategic Partner has conducted due diligence and submitted a report recommending that the Deed of Variation meets the objectives set out in the decision at Cabinet. The Bristol Music Trust have also been consulted and are content for the document to be sealed. There is agreement between Bristol Music Trust and the Council that the Collaboration Agreement will need to be revised in due course to align with the Deed of Variation.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 12/04/2021

Effective from: 09/04/2021

Decision:

On the 9th of March, the Cabinet made the following decision:
Cabinet Authorised the Executive Director for Growth
a) Enter contracts for professional services required to complete the project;
b) Amend the construction contract to transfer risk and secure greater cost and programme certainty;
c) Agree any new/additional terms of grant with any grant funding bodies.
In line with the decision taken at Cabinet on 9th March 2021. The project requires the Executive Director for Growth

Lead officer: Louise Baker


01/04/2021 - Scheme Approval Report for the development of land at Capel Rd, Commonfield & Littlemead (`Land-led’ scheme). ref: 1026    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor (with appropriate legal, finance and procurement advice), to procure, enter into contract and constructed new homes of social rent and to be managed by the HRA.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 01/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

That the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Mayor (with appropriate legal, finance and procurement advice) approves entering into contract with Willmott Dixon Limited for the construction of 57 new council homes.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


01/04/2021 - Receipt of Business, energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) Heat Network Delivery Unit (HNDU) grant funding for the Bedminster and Temple heat network projects ref: 1025    Recommendations Approved

BCC are actively installing heat networks across the city in order to support the Mayor’s commitment for Bristol to be a carbon neutral city by 2030 and to reduce fuel poverty. This grant funding will support the funding of the next stages of development of the Temple and Bedminster heat networks

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 01/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

Approval to receive Round 10 grant funding from UK gov BEIS Heat Network Delivery Unit (HNDU) to fund design, planning and development of the Bedminster and Temple heat networks

Lead officer: Louise Baker


25/03/2021 - Silverthorne Lane Conservation Area designation ref: 1024    Recommendations Approved

In 2012 this part of the wider Temple Quarter Enterprise Zone was identified as having heritage value. In 2019 the Council received requests from members of the public and local interest groups to consider designating the wider Silverthorne Lane area as a conservation area.
A six-week public consultation exercise was undertaken during January and February 2021. 23 responses were received including 2 objections that objected to the principle of a conservation area designation but did not dispute the area is of historic interest and contains heritage value.
Under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 the Council has the ability to “… determine which parts of their area are areas of special architectural or historic interest the character or appearance of which it is desirable to preserve or enhance, and shall designate those areas as conservation areas”.
Under the current Growth and Regeneration Directorate Scheme of Delegations the Director: Development of Place is delegated the authority to designate conservation areas.
The Cabinet Member for Spatial Planning and City Design was briefed in March 2021 and supported the designation.

Decision Maker: Director: Development of Place

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 25/03/2021

Decision:

Approval to designate the Silverthorne Lane area as a new Conservation Area and adopt the associated character appraisal.

Lead officer: Zoe Willcox