Decisions

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Decisions published

11/09/2019 - Fuel Poverty Strategy consultation response as the Lead for the Low Carbon, Energy and Resilience Portfolio on behalf of the Core Cities ref: 632    Recommendations Approved

BCC decided to collaborate with the Core Cities on this submission in order to combine our thoughts and expertise on this issue.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 17/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

The government has asked for input on the current Fuel Poverty Strategy and what changes can be made to make it more effective. BCC has decided to make a joint submission in partnership with the Core Cities Group.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


07/08/2019 - External Maintenance & Painting Works to City Council Housing Stock Manor Farm Henbury ref: 630    Recommendations Approved

To ensure Council Houses are safe, secure

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 08/09/2019

Effective from: 07/08/2019

Decision:

Approval to award a call off contract from a Framework to carry out external maintenance

Lead officer: Louise Baker


05/09/2019 - Arnside and Glencoyne Square Regeneration – acceptance of £3.6m HIF funding award from Homes England ref: 629    Recommendations Approved

To accept external funding contract in accordance with Cabinet decisions of 3rd July 2018 and 2nd July 2019 to accept and invest a £3.6m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) award to support housing delivery and regeneration in central Southmead, a decision is now made to enter into contract with Homes England to accept this £3.6m award.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 08/09/2019

Effective from: 05/09/2019

Decision:

In accordance with Cabinet decisions of 3rd July 2018 and 2nd July 2019 to accept and invest a £3.6m Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) award to support housing delivery and regeneration in central Southmead, a decision is now made to enter into contract with Homes England to accept this £3.6m award.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


09/08/2019 - Design for Castle Park Depot ref: 614    Recommendations Approved

This project will establish the options for developing the Castle Park Depot site to a mixed use development to incorporate a Water Source Heat Pump (WSHP) led energy centre combined with residential and/or commercial development.
BCC are installing heat networks across the city in order to support the Mayor’s goal for Bristol to be a carbon neutral city by 2030 and to reduce fuel poverty.
This ‘Castle Park Depot’ energy centre will serve the Old Market Network (OMN). Due to the proximity next to the water this is a critical location for installing a WSHP. The water source heat pump is key to decarbonising the wider heat network critical for city goal to be carbon neutral by 2030.

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 08/09/2019

Effective from: 09/08/2019

Decision:

To contract the following design services covering RIBA stage 0 - 2 for the Castle Park Depot site in central Bristol. This contract will include strategic definition; consider financial viability, strategic option appraisal and preparation of concept design.

Lead officer: Louise Baker


03/09/2019 - Budget Monitoring Out turn report P3 and P4 ref: 626    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved

1. The allocation of general reserves and reallocation of earmarked reserves to those areas as set out in

Appendix A Figure 5-7.

2. The addition, removal and re-profile of a list of schemes under the capital programme, details set out in

Appendix B Figure 2.

 

Cabinet noted,

3. A risk of overspend on General fund services of £2.8m for 19/20 representing 0.8% of the approved budget

(Appendix A).

4. A forecasted balanced position with regard to the Housing Revenue Account.

5. A forecasted balanced position for the Dedicated Schools Grant taking into account the planned drawn-down

from reserves at £1.7m.

6. The latest available DSG funding allocations from ESFA, which include an additional £0.7m in the High Needs

block and a reduction of £0.17m for the Early Years block.

7. A risk of overspend of £0.7m for Public health, which is being monitored.

8. A forecast £33.2m underspend on the capital programme, albeit run-rate is more than 50% behind the curve.

9. a list of change requests under the savings programme Appendix A Figure 4

10. The Sundry Debt position of £19.2m over 90days as at Period 4. Individual directorate detail included under

Appendix A1-6.


03/09/2019 - IT Transformation Programme ref: 625    Recommendations Approved

Equalities Impact Assessment

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet authorised the Digital Transformation Director (in consultation with the ITTP Programme Board including Executive Member for Resources and Deputy Mayor to take all steps necessary to procure and award a contract for the purchase/lease of replacement Multifunctional Devices, printers, associated equipment and a support and maintenance contract, for a term of up to 7 years at an estimated cost of £2m (£275k pa).

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Harbour Infrastructure Improvements and Technologies - Capital Investment Programme ref: 624    Recommendations Approved

One Public Statement

Equalities Relevant Check

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the allocation of £885k from the Capital Programme for a Harbour Operations Capital Budget Allocation as set out in the Report.

2. Cabinet delegated authority to Executive Director: Resources in consultation with the Mayor to take all necessary steps for the procurement of all necessary works, services and supplier.

Wards affected: Central; Hotwells and Harbourside;


03/09/2019 - Streetworks Permit Scheme ref: 622    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the development of a Streetworks Permit Scheme as set out in the report

2. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth & Regeneration to approve a final scheme and authorise the making of the Legal Order

3. Cabinet noted the introduction of a Streetworks Permit Scheme will enhance the proposed ‘Keep Bristol Moving’ strategy to be launched in Autumn 2019 and will also further contribute towards ‘No Idle Roadworks’

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - New Enforcement Policies ref: 619    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the following enforcement policies:

a. Bristol City Council Enforcement Policy

b. Trading Standards Regional Investigation Team enforcement policy

c. Tenants Fees Act 2019 Lead Enforcement Authority & Bristol City Council Enforcement Authority enforcement policy

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Pest Control Charges ref: 617    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved the proposed fees as set out in Appendix I (1) to be implemented from 1st October 2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Proposed Compulsory Purchases of Gainsborough Public House and No.16 Branwhite Close ref: 618    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1.     Cabinet noted the regeneration plans for Lockleaze and the efforts made to acquire by agreement the Gainsborough Public House and 16 Branwhite Close sites.

2.     Cabinet authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Deputy Mayor for Finance Governance and Performance to make and progress CPO’s under s 226 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the comprehensive redevelopment of the land shown edged red on the plan attached at Appendix A (i) – being the Gainsborough Public House, Gainsborough Square, Lockleaze and 16 Branwhite Close, Lockleaze (“the properties”), should negotiation fail.

3.     Cabinet authorised the Executive Director, Growth & Regeneration to take all steps and actions necessary (including defending any objections at a public inquiry) to negotiate and settle the payment of compensation so as to secure the acquisition of the properties for comprehensive redevelopment of the Branwhite Development Site.

Wards affected: Lockleaze;


03/09/2019 - Vehicle Dwelling and Rough Sleeping Encampment Policy ref: 621    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved the policy for:

a. Vehicle Dwelling Encampments on the Highway

b. Rough Sleeping Encampments

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2019 - 2024 ref: 620    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

Cabinet approved the revised Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy and high level action plan.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Proposed Pricing Strategy for Residential and Nursing Care for Adults under 65 years old with long term Impairments ref: 616    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1.     Cabinet approved changing the pricing strategy for residential and nursing placements for people with long term impairments from providers submitting their price for placements to the use of a Bristol City Council guide price as a basis of negotiation, as set out in the report and appendices.

2.     Cabinet approved a revised interim specification for residential and nursing care for people with long term impairments, as set out in appendix A3.

3.     Cabinet authorised the Director – Adult Social Care to take all steps necessary to make the changes as set out in above recommendations.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Children's Residential Care Placements Framework ref: 615    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1.     Cabinet approved the purchase of residential care placements, for children and young people, from the South Central Residential Children’s Home Framework, for the period October 2019 to July 2021 ( including the period of any extension of the framework agreement up to July 2024 if required)

2.     Cabinet approved the purchase of residential care placements, on a spot purchase basis for children and young people, outside of the framework agreement during this period, where the framework is not able to meet the needs of the Child or young person

3.     Cabinet delegated authority to the Executive Director: People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Young People, to take all necessary steps to join the framework.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership – Constitution and Terms of Reference ref: 628    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet approved the constitution and governance arrangements for the Keeping Bristol Safe Partnership as set out in Appendix A.

2. Cabinet authorised the Director of People in consultation with the Executive Members for Children and Young People, Adults and Communities to receive and approve any amendments to the constitution following the annual review by the Executive Board.


03/09/2019 - An Ethical Approach to Debt and Enforcement ref: 627    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet noted progress on the approach to piloting ‘ethical’ collection measures with the aim of reducing the use of enforcement agents, while committing to in year council tax collection rates being maintained at current levels

2. Cabinet approved the request in the Period 4 budget monitoring report for £0.6m to be earmarked for the investment to support the team capacity building and enabling early support over the next 2 years

3. Cabinet noted a proposed gateway review to assess the costs benefit and wider social and economic impact at the end of each year and prior to year 3 funding.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/09/2019 - Bristol Heat Networks (heat network expansion and utilisation of the floating harbour to provide low carbon heat) ref: 623    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 03/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 03/09/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

1. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Energy, to procure the purchase of and enter into contracts for the delivery of a Water source heat pump led energy centre at Castle Park Depot.

2. Cabinet approved the allocation of £6.21m (funded from prudential borrowing) for the next phase of the works, along with the re-allocation of £1.55m from the St Paul’s Heat Network Scheme (prudential borrowing).

3. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Energy, the Cabinet Member for Finance, and the Chief Finance Officer, to apply for and accept government revenue and capital grant funding of up to (but not limited to) £11.8m including Renewable Heat Incentive funding, and Heat Network Investment Project capital grant funding from the Department of Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy.

4. Cabinet authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Energy, to procure and enter into contracts for delivery of all goods, works and services (including associated operation and maintenance contracts) referenced in Appendix A to this Cabinet Report to the value of £26.23 million.

5. Cabinet noted that, if accepted, the Heat Network Investment Project grant award must be held by a special purpose vehicle rather than the Council, and that a further report will come back to Cabinet for approval to establish such special purpose vehicle. This report is planned for November 2019.

6. Cabinet noted that the total value of the delegated authority from this and previous cabinet reports, which including Grant funding (if awarded) and prudential borrowing and connection charges total £26.23m. This increase is due to additional grant funding being sought in addition to an increase in connection fees expected.

 


14/08/2019 - External Maintenance & Painting Works to City Council Housing Stock, Okebourne Rd Henbury ref: 613    Recommendations Approved

The winning tender return is within the price range for being an OED

Decision Maker: Director: Management of Place

Decision published: 29/08/2019

Effective from: 14/08/2019

Decision:

Approval to award a call off contract from a Framework to carry out window replacement, external maintenance

Lead officer: Louise Baker


29/08/2019 - Clean Bus Technology Fund grant ref: 603    Recommendations Approved

Because bids were not appended to the Cabinet reports against which these decisions were made, it has not previously been stated how the funding received will be divided between the two bus operating companies who are BCC’s partners in this project.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 02/08/2019

Effective from: 29/08/2019

Decision:

* That the £2,214,800 funding received by Bristol City Council under the Clean Bus Technology Fund from national government’s JAQU (Joint Air Quality Unit) will be divided between First West of England and CTPlus bus operating companies according to the allocations approved in the bid, and for those specific pieces of work.
* The amount due to First is £2,020,800. Of this total, £922,800 was transferred in August 2018. A further transfer of £1,098,000 will be made in July 2019.
* The amount due to CTPlus is £194,000, of which £171,180 was transferred in August 2018.
* A further £2.48m of funding was granted as an extension of the above funding in March 2019. It is anticipated that £2,431,330 of this funding will be allocated to First Bus with £57,000 being allocated to CT Plus during the 2019-20 financial year.
* Both proposals have been approved by BCC Cabinet.

Lead officer: Louise Baker