Decisions

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Decisions published

15/03/2019 - Hucknall Swimming Pool - Major Leak ref: 632    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Director Housing and Assets

Decision published: 22/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

Lead officer: Martin Elliott


14/03/2019 - Wharf Road Open Space - Landscape Improvement Works ref: 628    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Interim Director of Place and Communities

Decision published: 19/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Lead officer: Carol Cooper-Smith


14/03/2019 - Broomhill Park Play Area - Main Works Contract ref: 627    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Interim Director of Place and Communities

Decision published: 19/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Lead officer: Carol Cooper-Smith


05/03/2019 - Joint Working Agreement: Improving Fire Safety in Residential Accommodation ref: 624    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Director Housing and Assets

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

Lead officer: Paul Parkinson


13/03/2019 - Bankruptcies, Write Offs and Appropriation Amounts under £5,000 for Council Tax, Business Rates, Sundry Debts and Benefit Overpayments ref: 623    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Corporate Finance Manager (and S151 Officer)

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Lead officer: Peter Hudson


13/03/2019 - Play Equipment Sutton Lawn ref: 620    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Interim Director of Place and Communities

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Lead officer: Carol Cooper-Smith


13/03/2019 - Footpath Improvements Ashfields Estate ref: 619    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Interim Director of Place and Communities

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Lead officer: Carol Cooper-Smith


13/03/2019 - Affordable Housing Delivery Strategy 2019 - 2021 ref: 621    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet Member (Outward Focus)

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Lindley


11/03/2019 - To receive and approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18 February 2019 ref: 618    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Decision:

that the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 18th February, 2019 be received and approved as a correct record.


11/03/2019 - Approval to Submit Expression of Interest for the Future High Street Fund ref: 613    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 20/03/2019

Decision:

a)    that an Expression of Interest for the Government’s Future High Streets Fund be submitted in respect of Sutton-in-Ashfield Town Centre by the deadline of 22 March 2019.

 

b)    that authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Leader, for the dispatch of the Expression of Interest.

 

c)    that authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Leader, in commissioning appropriate expert support for the subsequent bid.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

Approval is required from Cabinet to permit the Council to submit an Expression of Interest bid to the Government’s Future High Streets Fund by the deadline of 22 March 2019.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REASONS FOR REJECTION

 

The option not to submit an Expression of Interest for the Future High Streets Fund was not recommended as the opportunity to apply for Government funding for Sutton-in-Ashfield would be lost.

Wards affected: Central and New Cross;

Lead officer: Carol Cooper-Smith


11/03/2019 - Sutton-in-Ashfield Town Centre Masterplan ref: 612    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 20/03/2019

Decision:

a)    that the representations made to the draft Sutton Town Centre Spatial Masterplan and its accompanying paper: Sutton Town Centre – Rethink, Repurpose, Remake be noted, and that the proposed changes identified in the Consultation Statement be approved.

 

b)    that the Sutton Town Centre Spatial Masterplan document be adopted as a basis for future action in Sutton Town Centre.

 

c)    that authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Leader of the Council to make any minor changes to the Masterplan prior to publication.

 

d)    that authority be delegated to the Interim Director of Place and Communities, in consultation with the Leader to produce an action plan.

 

REASONS FOR DECISIONS

 

·         To provide a framework which will allow Sutton Town Centre to respond positively to the economic/social changes in the area.

·         To provide a framework for future private/public investment in Sutton Town Centre.

·         To inform decisions in the emerging Local Plan.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REASONS FOR REJECTION

 

The option not to adopt the Masterplan was not recommended as a Masterplan was needed to futureproof the town centre and provide a framework for investment and development.

Lead officer: Carol Cooper-Smith


11/03/2019 - Proposed Hucknall Conservation Area ref: 611    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 20/03/2019

Decision:

the designation of the Hucknall Town Centre Conservation Area be approved and implemented in accordance with legislative requirements.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION

 

Local Planning Authorities are under a duty to review whether any parts of their area should be designated as conservation areas.   Officers in Development Management and Conservation teams have identified that the Town Centre of Hucknall is an area of special architectural and historical interest and justifies being designated as a Conservation Area.   A public consultation has been held on the proposal and the majority of responses received by the Council were in support.  

 

Designation will provide a planning control to enable the conservation and enhancement of the special historic and architectural interest of the defined area. Designation will provide controls over the demolition of buildings and structures, and the planning authority will be able to exercise greater control over the design of new buildings/structures/extensions. The designation will confer a level of protection for trees that are not currently protected.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REASONS FOR REJECTION

 

the option not to designate the Hucknall Town Centre Conservation Area was not recommended as the failure not to designate carried a risk that the architectural and historic character of the area would be eroded, or will continue to erode, and significant buildings and mature trees will be vulnerable to demolition or removal. Not designating could also undermine the distinct heritage and environmental quality of the area.

Lead officer: Christine Sarris


11/03/2019 - Budget Monitoring (position to end of January 2019) ref: 614    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/03/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 20/03/2019

Decision:

a)    that the forecasted variances against revised budgets for the General Fund (underspend of £662,000) and Housing Revenue Account (underspend of £188,000), be noted.

 

b)    that it be noted that the planned use of £317,000 of Returned Business Rates from the Nottinghamshire Pool and £59,000 Business Rates Returned Levy from Central Government are being used to support the 2019/20 General Fund Budget.

 

c)    that it be noted that the 2018/19 Revenue Outturn position may further improve dependent upon the timing of Capital Receipts and their use in accordance with the Capital receipts Flexibility Strategy approved by Council in October 2018. 

 

d)    that it be noted that the significant forecast under-spend in the Legal and Governance Directorate includes the financial impact of the Alliance Healthcare court case being settled.

 

REASON FOR DECISIONS

 

To report to those charged with Governance the financial position to January 2019 and comply with the Council’s Financial Regulations.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REASONS FOR REJECTION

 

There were no alternative options identified.

Lead officer: Peter Hudson


05/03/2019 - Approval to enter into contract on 9No Planned, Cyclical & Estate Maintenance Projects covering works to be executed in the 2019/2020 Financial Year ref: 617    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Cabinet Member (Outward Focus)

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 16/03/2019

Lead officer: Chris Clipstone


05/03/2019 - Authority to Complete the Sale of a Commercial Investment Property ref: 616    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 05/03/2019

Lead officer: Justin Henry