Decisions

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Decisions published

20/11/2022 - Appointment of Contractor for Demolition of 20 Properties in North Wingfield and Mickley ref: 511    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Property Estates and Assets

Decision published: 30/11/2022

Effective from: 20/11/2022

Decision:

To agree to the appointment of Bloom Demolition & Excavation to carry out demolition works at North Wingfield and Mickley

Lead officer: Damien Johnson


24/11/2022 - Medium Term Financial Plan - Revised Budgets 2022-23 ref: 493    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)            That Cabinet approved the use of the Resilience Reserve to fund the shortfall in budget.

 

(2)            That Cabinet approved any subsequent under spend on the General Fund in respect of 2022/23 be transferred to the Resilience Reserve to “pay back” the contribution made this year and increase financial resilience for future years.

 

RECOMMENDATIONS TO COUNCIL

 

(3)            That the budget in respect of the General Fund as set out in Appendix 1 of this report be approved as the Current Budget for 2022/23.

 

(4)            That the budget in respect of the HRA as set out in Appendix 3 of this report be approved as the Current Budget for 2022/23.

 

(5)            That the Capital Programme as set out in Appendix 4 of this report be approved as the Current Budget for 2022/23.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To prepare revised budgets as early as possible within the financial year to provide sufficient time to allow any planned changes to be delivered. The Council has faced financial challenges this year putting pressure on the ability to set a balanced General Fund budget but careful budget management, use of reserves ring fenced for providing resilience when needed, and the ongoing progression of the transformation agenda has mitigated this.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – There were no alternative options being considered at this time. How resources are utilised is ultimately a decision Members which will take as part of the 2023/24 Medium Term Financial Planning process.

 

This is a Key Decision. The call-in period for the two resolutions made by Cabinet will run until Monday 5 December 2022.

Lead officer: Director of Finance and Resources, Section 151 Officer


24/11/2022 - Clay Cross Town Deal Outline Business Case, Town Centre Regeneration (Local Assurance) ref: 496    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Lead officer: Director of Finance and Resources, Section 151 Officer


24/11/2022 - Development of a Community Outreach Service ref: 494    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)             To develop a Community Outreach Service for residents of North East Derbyshire District Council.

 

(2)             To create two Community Outreach Worker posts, as 2 year fixed term contracts at Grade 7. Should recruitment be unsuccessful, then one or both posts may be delivered by an external provider via contract. Posts to be fully funded by the Better Care Fund (BCF) allocation.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To provide a response to the national cost of living crisis which is within the remit of Local Authority functions, to make use of available funding to deliver positive outcomes against shared housing and public health priorities, and to complement existing Local Authority services and provide a wider range of interventions, additional to signposting alone.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – Whilst to do nothing is clearly an option, the reason for rejection is that there is an existing service to build upon, with available funding to support a temporary service provision. The establishment of a service with permanent funding has been rejected due to the growth in establishment costs and the revenue implications.

 

Please note that this is not a Key Decision so can be implemented by Officers with immediate effect.

Lead officer: Matt Finn


24/11/2022 - Clay Cross Town Deal Outline Business Case, Low Carbon Challenge Fund (Local Assurance) ref: 497    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Lead officer: Director of Growth and Assets


24/11/2022 - Tourism - Business and Non Business Scrutiny Review ref: 491    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)          That Cabinet supported the recommendations of the Growth Scrutiny Committee as set out in the report.

 

(2)          That a detailed response to the Committee’s specific findings and recommendations as set out in the report be prepared.                                      

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To appraise Cabinet of the Scrutiny Committee’s review and to respond to its specific findings and recommendations

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – No other options were considered.

 

Please note that this is not a Key Decision so can be implemented by Officers with immediate effect.

 

Lead officer: Karl Apps


24/11/2022 - Proposed Overview and Scrutiny Work Programmes 2022-23 ref: 490    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That Cabinet supported the Overview and Scrutiny Work Programmes for 2022/23.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – Scrutiny is required by the Development Plan to keep Cabinet informed of its work programme and communicate their work to other Members of the Council.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – Not applicable.

 

Please note that this is not a Key Decision so can be implemented by Officers with immediate effect.

 

Lead officer: Damon Stanton


24/11/2022 - Council Plan Targets Performance Update 2022-23: Quarter 2 ref: 492    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED- That outturns against the Council Plan 2019-2023 targets were noted.

 

REASONS FOR DECISION – To keep Members informed of progress against the Council Plan targets noting achievements and any areas of concern.

 

OTHER OPTIONS CONSIDERED AND REJECTED – Not applicable to this report as it was providing an overview of performance against agreed targets.

 

Please note that this is not a Key Decision so can be implemented by Officers with immediate effect.

Lead officer: Kath Drury


24/11/2022 - Sharley Park Development - NOW PUBLISHED ref: 495    For Determination

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022


28/05/2020 - Emergency delegated powers as a result of Coronavirus Lockdown ref: 489    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 28/05/2020

Decision:

Following DD/025/20/SS to extend the period during which the attached delegations are in place for a further 2 months until 31st July 2020.
In addition, the new Director of Development has started and certain delegations are included for this new post.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


21/05/2020 - Establishment of the Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund in response to Government Guidance ref: 488    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 21/05/2020

Decision:

To establish the NEDDC Local Authority Discretionary Grants Fund as directed by Government, as a response to COVID-19.
The local scheme directly reflects the priorities identified in the BEIS guidance published on 13 May 2020, with the expectation that the Fund is launched and payments made from early June 2020.
The Scheme will be administered by the Partnership Strategy Team, in collaboration with
Economic Development.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


23/04/2020 - Naming of Streets at Egstow, Clay Cross, Chesterfield ref: 487    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 23/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the naming of streets:
Howe Grove
Swanwick Close

Lead officer: Ken Eastwood


06/05/2020 - SN&N Ref: 20/0040 - Naming of Road at Former Butchers Arms PH Marsh Lane ref: 486    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 06/05/2020

Decision:

To approve the
naming of a
street:-
Bramley View,
Ford Road

Lead officer: Ken Eastwood


17/04/2020 - Environmental Health Charges ref: 485    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 17/04/2020

Decision:

To introduce charging for inspection re-scores available through the Food Hygiene Rating Scheme and for the Animal Activity Licensing inspection regime.
A charge of £170 to be levied for each accepted food hygiene application.
For boarding and day care establishments, breeding of dogs and selling animals a charge covering an average of 5 hours work would be appropriate for the assessment of the application, inspection and post inspection report.
For Horse Riding Establishments, hiring of horses, a rate of £250 would cover the costs of re-inspection and assessment activity.
For licensed Zoos, a charge of £250 for the first day, and £34 per hour (or part of an hour) thereafter will be chargeable.
Proposed fees and charges to be kept under review and any proposed changes considered during annual budget processes.

Lead officer: Ken Eastwood


23/03/2020 - Approval of revised Articles of Association for Rykneld Homes Limited and appointment of new Directors to the Rykneld Homes Limited Board ref: 484    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 23/03/2020

Decision:

In accordance with Cabinet minute 374 of 2019 and Article 36(1) of Rykneld Homes Limited’s Articles of Association and 13.15 of the Monitoring Officer’s delegation in the Constitution to appoint Cllr Alex Dale as Chair of Rykneld Homes Limited in accordance with the revised Articles.
In accordance with minute 374 and Article 35 of Rykneld Homes Limited’s Articles of Association and 13.15 of the Monitoring Officer’s delegation in the Constitution to:-
(1) Appoint Cllrs Diana Ruff and Cllr Steven Clough to the Rykneld Homes Limited Board as the 3rd and 4th Parent Board Director in accordance with the revised Articles.
(2) Revoke Cllr Alan
Powell’s
appointment to the
Board of Rykneld
Homes Limited.
With effect from the
date of this
delegated decision.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


06/07/2020 - Award of Demolition Contract for various Council properties ref: 483    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Assets

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 06/07/2020

Decision:

Approval is granted to award Bloom Demolition & Excavation Ltd. the contract for the Demolition of Various Council Properties at the rates set out in tender ref: NEDDC/00000207/2020
Bloom Demolition & Excavation Ltd. are recommended to be awarded the contract as the most economically advantageous tender as required by PART 4 SECTION 10.1.

Lead officer: Matthew Broughton


06/11/2020 - Chesterfield Road Duckmanton ref: 482    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Assets

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 06/11/2020

Decision:

To continue with the transaction as approved by Delegated Decision (DD-025-19-KA) even though there are two fewer units of affordable housing than was originally agreed.

Lead officer: Matthew Broughton


10/11/2020 - Naming of Streets – Land at Furnace Hill Road Clay Cross ref: 481    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Assets

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 10/11/2020

Decision:

To approve the naming of streets:-

Curber Rise
Chatsworth Boulevard
St Lawrence Fold
St Marys Rise
Devonshire Mews
Shrewsbury Place
Peak Grove
Clay Terrace
Spire Valley
Colliers Close
Sydall Rise
Tapestry Walk
Stainsby Mill Crescent
Countess Bess Gardens

Lead officer: Matthew Broughton


08/12/2020 - CORPORATE PROPERTY ESTATES MAINTENANCE CONTRACT EXTENSION ref: 480    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Growth and Assets

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 08/12/2020

Decision:

Approval is granted to extend the Corporate Property Estates Maintenance Contract with Gary Fletcher (Surfacing) Ltd from 1st December 2020 to 30th November 2021 with a 10% increase in the Schedule of Rates.

Lead officer: Matthew Broughton


10/11/2022 - SPONSORSHIP OF BOWSHAW TRAFFIC ISLAND ref: 479    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Streetscene

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 10/11/2022

Decision:

To enter into a sponsorship agreement with Curtain Studio Ltd to enhance landscaping arrangements at Bowshaw traffic Island

Lead officer: Joy Redfern


13/10/2022 - SPONSORSHIP OF ROAD TRAFFIC ISLAND AT A61 BOTTOM ISLAND ref: 478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Streetscene

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 13/10/2022

Decision:

To enter into a sponsorship agreement with Liberty Blinds

Lead officer: Joy Redfern


09/08/2022 - SPONSORSHIP OF TRAFFIC ISLAND AT CONEY GREEN ref: 477    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Streetscene

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 09/08/2022

Decision:

To enter into a sponsorship agreement with IKO Polymeric to enhance landscaping arrangements at Coney Green traffic Island

Lead officer: Joy Redfern


02/08/2022 - SPONSORSHIP OF ROAD TRAFFIC ISLAND AT SIX HALTS ref: 476    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Streetscene

Decision published: 22/11/2022

Effective from: 02/08/2022

Decision:

To enter into a sponsorship agreement with
St Modwen Properties Limited to enhance landscaping arrangements at Six Halts traffic Island

Lead officer: Joy Redfern


03/04/2020 - Naming of Streets – Land adj 125 Eckington Road, Coal Aston ref: 475    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Property Estates and Assets

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 03/04/2020

Decision:

To approve the naming of a street:-
Valentines Court

Lead officer: Damien Johnson


31/03/2020 - Amendment to Treasury Management Policy in response to Coronavirus Government Guidance ref: 474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 31/03/2020

Decision:

To amend the current Treasury Management Strategy as approved by Council February 2020.
Increase the investment limit for UK government investments only to allow a short term investment of £20m to be received from the Government for the Small Business Grant Fund and Retail, Hospitality and Leisure Grant Fund schemes.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


31/03/2020 - Amended to Retail Discount Policy in response to Coronavirus Government Guidance ref: 473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 31/03/2020

Decision:

To amend the current policy for retail discount as approved by Cabinet in March 2019.
The scheme has been revised in response to government guidance issued on 25 March 2020.
The local scheme adopted in this policy directly reflects this.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


30/03/2020 - Part 3 Function Scheme General powers delegated to all Strategic Directors and Heads of Service can be delegated to other officers under Part, para 3. ref: 472    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 30/03/2020

Decision:

1. To authorise the following officers as designated persons under the provisions of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020 and any subsequent amendments.
This authorisation is in relation to both North East Derbyshire and Bolsover Districts.
a. Joint Head of Environmental Health Service
b. Environmental Health Manager
c. Licensing Team Leader
d. Licensing and Enforcement Officer
e. Environmental Enforcement Team Leader
f. Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer
g. Senior Environmental Health Officer
h. Environmental Health Officeri. Technical Officer (Housing and Pollution)
j. Environmental Protection Officer
k. Environmental Protection Enforcement Officer
2. To authorise the following officers to approve the bringing of proceedings for any offence under The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020.
Authorised Officers:
a. Joint Head of Service
b. Environmental Health Manager

Lead officer: Ken Eastwood


08/04/2020 - Chesterfield Road Duckmanton ref: 471    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Economic Growth, Regeneration & Housing Delivery

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 08/04/2020

Decision:

To continue with the transaction even though there is one fewer units of affordable housing than was originally agreed.

Lead officer: Steve Lee


25/03/2020 - Business Closure Regulations ref: 470    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

1. To authorise the following officers to enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Business Closure Regulations “). This authorisation is in relation to both North East Derbyshire and Bolsover Districts.
a. Joint Head of Environmental Health Service
b. Environmental Health Manager
c. Licensing Team Leader
d. Licensing and Enforcement Officer
e. Environmental Enforcement Team Leader
f. Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer
g. Environmental Health Officer
h. Senior Environmental Health Officer
i. Technical Officer (Housing and Pollution)
j. Environmental Protection Officer
k. Environmental Protection Enforcement Officer
2. To authorise the following officers to approve the bringing of proceedings for any offence under the Business Closure Regulations.
Authorised Officers:
a. Joint Head of Service
b. Environmental Health Manager

Lead officer: Ken Eastwood


02/03/2020 - Naming of Airstrip – Apperknowle Airstrip, Coal Aston ref: 468    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Property Estates and Assets

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 02/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the
naming of an
airstrip:-
Apperknowle
Airstrip

Lead officer: Damien Johnson


05/03/2020 - Legal Services Staffing Changes ref: 467    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 05/03/2020

Decision:

To utilise an existing vacant post within the team to extend the hours of the Legal Services Support Officer from 22.12 to 29:36
This will mean disestablishing 7:24 hours of the vacant land charges post.
This can be contained within the existing pay budget.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


06/03/2020 - Amendments to the Delegation Scheme ref: 466    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 06/03/2020

Decision:

1. To amend the Delegation Scheme as shown on the attached document.

2. To amend the Council Procedure Rules in the Constitution as shown on the attached document.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin


10/03/2020 - CHANGE OF DESIGNATED POLLING STATION ref: 465    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Governance & Monitoring Officer

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 10/03/2020

Decision:

To change a designated a polling station in the Dronfield North ward for future elections and referenda to The Pioneer Club,
Stonelow Road, Dronfield
S18 2EP

Lead officer: Sarah Sternberg


25/03/2020 - To enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Business Closure Regulations “). ref: 464    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director - Environmental Health Service

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

1. To authorise the following officers to enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus, Business Closure) (England) Regulations 2020 (“the Business Closure Regulations “). This authorisation is in relation to both North East Derbyshire and Bolsover Districts.
a. Joint Head of Environmental Health Service
b. Environmental Health Manager
c. Licensing Team Leader
d. Licensing and Enforcement Officer
e. Environmental Enforcement Team Leader
f. Environmental Enforcement Technical Officer
g. Senior Environmental Health Officer
h. Technical Officer (Housing and Pollution)
i. Environmental Protection Officer
j. Environmental Protection Enforcement Officer

2. To authorise the following officers to approve the bringing of proceedings for any offence under the Business Closure Regulations.

Authorised Officers:
a. Joint Head of Service
b. Environmental Health Manager

Lead officer: Ken Eastwood


11/03/2020 - Naming of Streets - Egstow, Clay Cross, Chesterfield ref: 463    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Property Estates and Assets

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

To approve the naming of a street:-

Lime Walk
Foundry Drive
Henderson Close

Lead officer: Damien Johnson


17/02/2020 - Temporary Road Closure - Holymoorside ref: 462    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director of Property Estates and Assets

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 17/02/2020

Decision:

To make a Temporary Road Closure Order under Section 21 of the Town Police Clauses Act 1847. The direct roads to be closed are; Holymoor Road (from the Village Hall), Loads Road, Longside Road, Harewood Road, New Road, Cotton Mill Lane, Holymoorside on Sunday 3 May 2020 from 10 am to 12.30 pm.

Lead officer: Damien Johnson


25/03/2020 - Emergency delegated powers as a result of delegated powers ref: 469    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Managing Director

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 25/03/2020

Decision:

To delegate the functions listed for each Council in the attached lists until 31st May 2020 unless revoked earlier.

Lead officer: Lee Hickin