Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

25/02/2021 - Carbon Reduction Projects ref: 971    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the Energy Service to apply for a number of government funds for carbon reduction projects.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy, the Cabinet Member for Finance Governance and Performance, the Chief Finance Officer and the Monitoring Officer, to accept:

                    i.            £2.6m Green Homes Grant awarded by central government to Bristol City Council to deliver energy efficiency and renewable measures to low-income households with poor energy efficiency ratings.

                   ii.            If successful, a £6.9m Public Sector Decarbonisation Scheme bid to central government to connect existing public buildings to the Redcliffe and Old Market heat networks. This will be subject to recommendation from the executive director for Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the s151 officer.

2.      Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy, the Chief Finance Officer and the Monitoring Officer, to procure all goods, works and services necessary to deliver the projects in receipt of government grant funding.

  1. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy and with Procurement, and noting that the City Leap Board is to be consulted on all key decisions/arrangements that may have a bearing on the City Leap tender, to procure/extend/vary the contract(s) necessary for the implementation of:

i.        Routing zero-carbon electricity generated from the Council’s own renewable energy generation to nominated Council sites.

ii.       An electricity supply arrangement for City Hall with a tariff structure that optimises use of and income from the planned storage battery.

iii.     New contracting arrangements for Generators, which will allow pre-qualified renewable generators to enter long term supply arrangements for nominated Council sites, and made accessible to other organisations.

iv.     Authorise the Executive Director for Growth and Regeneration to implement any subsequent extensions/variations specifically defined in the above-mentioned contract(s) being awarded, subject to the financial impact not exceeding the maximum budget envelope.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Patsy Mellor


25/02/2021 - Commissioning of Rough Sleeping Services ref: 976    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval to commence retendering of Rough Sleeper Service for a 3 year period.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration and Head of Procurement, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing, to approve the final Commissioning Plan, tendering recommendations for the core Rough Sleeper Service and to take all steps necessary to deliver, procure and award a contract from October 2021 for three years with options to extend for two periods of two years at a cost of £1,678,650.
  2. Approved the submission and spend of Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government’s Protect Programme, Protect Plus and Rough Sleeper Initiative continuation funding - assumed above in this report – in line with grant conditions.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing to authorise and accept the (MHCLG) RSI potential additional grant funding above assumed above in this report and to spend to reduce rough sleeping for 2021/22 in line with any grant conditions.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hywel Caddy


25/02/2021 - Development of Hawkfield Business Park ref: 973    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the development of the film and television studio facilities at The Bottle Yard Studios at Hawkfield Business Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved option 4 of the ten-year Bottle Yard Studios business plan of developing three new studios at the Hawkfield Business Park site alongside maintaining eight studios at the existing Bottle Yard Studios site at a cost of £11.86m for the purchase and development of Hawkfield Business Park and £1.6m for essential renewal and improvement works at the Bottle Yard Studios site.
  2. Noted the approval of the Outline Business Case for the purchase and development of the Hawkfield Business Park site by the West of England Combined Authority (WECA) Joint Committee of 29th January 2021.
  3. Approved the submission of a Full Business Case to WECA for the £11.86m of external funding.
  4. Authorised, on successful grant award, the Executive Director, Growth & Regeneration in consultation with the Council’s s.151 Officer and Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance, to enter into a grant agreement and procure and award contracts for expenditure of the WECA grant funding for the development of the Hawkfield Business Park site.
  5. Authorised the Executive Director, Growth & Regeneration in consultation with the Council’s s.151 Officer and Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance to bid for and, if successful, to enter into up to £3m of external grant agreements and procure and award contracts for additional decarbonisation measures at Hawkfield Business Park and The Bottle Yard Studios, as grant funding opportunities become available.
  6. Approved the investment of capital funding of £1.6m on the Capital Programme for essential renewal and improvements at the Bottle Yard Studio site to allow continued operation of existing studios over the term of the ten-year business plan.
  7. Authorised the Executive Director, Growth & Regeneration in consultation with the Council’s s.151 Officer and Deputy Mayor with responsibility for Finance, Governance and Performance to procure and award contracts of up to £1.6m for essential renewal and improvements.

 

Wards affected: Hengrove and Whitchurch Park;

Lead officer: Oliver Roberts


25/02/2021 - Covid 19 Rapid Testing Centre ref: 982    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek confirmation for establishment and operation of a Covid-19 rapid test centre for Bristol.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Confirmed the establishment of a Covi-19 Rapid Testing centre at a cost of £1.75m from the outbreak management fund.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director People, in consultation with the Cabinet Member Communities, Equalities & Public Health to take all steps required to maintain the Testing Centre in accordance with Government requirements.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Christina Gray


25/02/2021 - Changing Futures Bid ref: 984    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval to submit a funding application to Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government's ‘Changing Futures’ Fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Noted the submission of an expression of interest for the MCHLG Changing Futures funding programme of up to £4.5m over two years.
  2. Authorised, if this expression of interest is successful, the Executive Director of People in consultation with the agreed Cabinet Member, to develop a detailed delivery plan for submission by April 2021.
  3. Noted that, if successful, a further report will be brought to Cabinet to seek approval for how the funding will be spent.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katherine Williams


25/02/2021 - Proposal to close St Pius X Primary School ref: 972    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the closure of St Pius X Catholic Primary School.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the Governing Body’s recommendation to close St Pius X Catholic Primary School.

 

Wards affected: Bishopsworth; Hartcliffe and Withywood; Hengrove and Whitchurch Park;

Lead officer: Alison Hurley


25/02/2021 - Lawrence Weston Community Hub ref: 975    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider development of a new build community and health hub in Lawrence Weston on Council owned land.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved expenditure of £1m Strategic CIL within the Capital Programme, and the expenditure of £150k from the Ports Communities Resilience Fund, by way of grants to Ambition Lawrence Weston towards the development of the Lawrence Weston Community Hub, conditional upon S151 officer sign-off of the due diligence of the final project business case.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director of Growth & Regeneration, in conjunction with S151 officer, to negotiate terms for the award and drawdown of the proposed grants.
  3. Noted the proposed development will promote or improve the economic, social or environmental well-being of Lawrence Western and its community
  4. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth & Regeneration (in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance) to agree terms for the grant of a 35 year lease to Ambition Lawrence Weston, at an undervalue.

 

Wards affected: Avonmouth and Lawrence Weston;

Lead officer: Oliver Roberts


25/02/2021 - Reorganisation of Church of England Primary School Provision in Bristol City Centre ref: 970    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the closure of St Michael’s on the Mount and St George’s CofE Primary Schools and establish a new school on the site of St Michael’s.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the closure of St Michael’s on the Mount and St George C of E Primary Schools;
  2. Approved the establishment of a new school on the site of St Michael’s.

 

Wards affected: Clifton; Hotwells and Harbourside;

Lead officer: Alison Hurley


25/02/2021 - Reboot West Phase 2 – care leaver project extension ref: 980    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval to accept West of England Combined Authority funding to extend the ‘Reboot West’ project supporting care leavers into education, training and employment.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved, subject to meeting the requirements of the WECA Committee, the acceptance of £720,000 of WECA funding to extend the Reboot West project until 2024.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director People in consultation with the Cabinet Member to take all steps to enter into a grant agreement and partnership agreements to extend the Reboot project.
  3. Approved an update to the partnership agreement between Bristol, South Gloucestershire, North Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset councils, including sharing the administration and legal costs of establishing Phase 2 of Reboot West.
  4. Approved the extension of the partnership arrangements outlined in Appendix A1 with/on behalf of the three participating local authorities to deliver the proposal to support an increased proportion of care leavers into education, employment and training.
  5. Approved engagement with wider public sector partners and obtain monetised evidence during this Phase 2 project in order to make savings and shift resource into a preventative Reboot model from 2024 onwards.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Taylor


25/02/2021 - Substance Misuse Services Contact Extension ref: 983    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for a 2 year extension to a number of substance misuse services contracts.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities, Equality and Public Health:

  1. Approved the extension of the contract for two years until 1st February 2025 at a cost of £5,998,340 per annum.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Christina Gray


25/02/2021 - Bristol Bus Shelter Advertising Concession Agreement ref: 969    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for a 12 month extension to the current concession agreement to Clear Channel UK Ltd and to commence tendering process for a new agreement.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Agreed a 12-month extension to the current Bus Shelter Advertising Concession Agreement to CCUK, from 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022, on the same terms as the current contract.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director for Growth & Regeneration to invite tenders for, and to subsequently award, a new contract for the Bus Shelter Advertising Concession Agreement, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Energy, the Green New Deal, Clean Air Zone planning.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nuala Gallagher


25/02/2021 - Re-procurement of mobile voice and data contracts ref: 979    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for a 3 month extension to the current agreement for the supply of mobile devices and associated airtime used by Bristol City Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the re-procurement of a compliant Mobile voice and data contract for a period of 2 +1 years at a cost up to £2m pa/£6m over the term of the contract.
  2. Authorised the Director – Digital Transformation in consultation with the Cabinet Member – Finance, Governance & Performance to take all steps necessary to procure and award the contract.
  3. Authorised the Director – Digital Transformation to agree a 3 month extension of the existing Mobile Voice and Data Contract at an estimated cost of £250k.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Oliver


25/02/2021 - Bristol Impact Fund 2 ref: 981    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the Bristol Impact Fund 2 over 4 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the Bristol Impact Fund 2: Growing the Power of Communities - a total grants fund of £6.4m over four years from 1st October 2021 to the 30th September 2025.
  2. Approved the allocation of up to £600k p.a. (£2.4m over four years) to:
    1. extend existing medium and large BIF funding agreements by three months from 1st July –30th September 2021
    2. extend the Voice & Influence contract by four-and-a-half months from 17th May – 30th September to give more time to the BIF 2 application process.
    3. support the delivery of a VCSE recovery strategy to be agreed by March 2021 working with the Voluntary and Community Sector Strategy Group and enabling a new Communities Resilience Fund commencing 2021/22.
  3. Authorised the Executive Director for People in consultation with Cabinet Member for Communities (Public Health, Public Transport, Libraries, Parks), Events and Equalities Communities, to invite community and voluntary organisations to apply to Bristol Impact Fund and to award grants necessary for the implementation of Bristol Impact Fund Growing the Power of Communities.
  4. Authorised the Executive Director for People to invoke any subsequent extensions or vary /variations specifically defined in the funding agreements being awarded, up to the maximum budget envelope outlined in this report.
  5. Noted the Communities Resilience Fund is subject to budget approval in February 2021 and a further cabinet report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Penny Germon


25/02/2021 - Southmead Regeneration ref: 974    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the next steps in the delivery of new homes and regeneration in Southmead in accordance with the masterplan including procurement and negotiation of contracts.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/02/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/02/2021

Effective from: 09/03/2021

Decision:

Cabinet

  1. Approved the delivery of new homes and regeneration in Southmead in accordance with the spatial principles of the Southmead Masterplan.
  2. Authorised the Executive Director Growth and Regeneration, in consultation with the S151 Officer and Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance to negotiate with third parties and enter into contracts to secure the delivery of new homes and regeneration in Southmead within the budget envelope detailed in the report
  3. Approved the allocation of Strategic CIL funds of up to £7m to support development and library relocation costs and fund Health Centre, Library and Community enterprise space development.
  4. Authorised the Executive Director Growth & Regeneration, (in consultation with the S151 Officer, Cabinet Member for Housing and Cabinet Member for Finance, Governance and Performance) to use Strategic CIL funds up to £7m to support development and library relocation costs and fund Health Centre, Library, and Community enterprise space development.

 

Wards affected: Southmead;

Lead officer: Stephen Peacock