Decisions

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Decisions published

09/09/2021 - Fire Safety Works - Pennymead Tower, Netteswell Tower and Spring Hills Tower ref: 760    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The most advantageous tender in consideration of price and quality combined as submitted by Contractor B, be accepted in the sum of £1,060,367 for the delivery of updated fire compartmentation between floors, in service duct and ventilation system, internal and front entrance fire doors programme, subject to contract and Leaseholder Consultation.

Wards affected: Little Parndon and Hare Street; Mark Hall; Netteswell;

Lead officer: Andrew Murray


09/09/2021 - Referral from Scrutiny Committee - Housing and Accommodation - Requirements for Adults with a Moderate/Severe Learning Disability ref: 761    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     The recommendations contained in the consultant’s report be adopted.

 

B    Cabinet noted the Committee will be considering a report on the implementation of the recommendations at its meeting in July 2022.

Lead officer: Simon Hill


09/09/2021 - EV Charge Points Contract Award ref: 758    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Harlow Council enters into a contract with BP Pulse for the supply of Electric Vehicle (EV) chargepoints in pay and display car parks as listed.

 

B    Authority be delegated to Head of Finance to negotiate and (if appropriate and in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Environment) legally complete the necessary contract documents.

 

C    Harlow Council implements a steering group and officer working group to develop a strategy to install On Street Residential Chargepoints (ORCS) in residential estates and in other locations across the town.

Wards affected: Bush Fair; Little Parndon and Hare Street; Mark Hall; Netteswell; Old Harlow;

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Bramidge


09/09/2021 - Town Plan - Draft for Consultation ref: 757    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Cabinet endorsed the vision and aspirations as set out in the consultation draft of the Harlow Town Plan as set out in Appendix A to the report.

 

B    Cabinet authorised that public consultation be undertaken on this draft for a period of eight weeks with any minor amendments following the Cabinet meeting to be delegated to the Head of Environment & Planning in conjunction with the Portfolio Holders for Strategic Growth and Regeneration.

 

C    The Town Plan Panel then considers the results of the subsequent consultation exercise and produces an updated version of the Town Plan for adoption by Cabinet.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Bramidge, Jane Greer


09/09/2021 - Referral from Cabinet Policy Development Working Group - Carbon Management Plan ref: 762    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Approved the Carbon Reduction Plan for 2021-26 as attached to this report with a commitment to achieving a 15.6% reduction in carbon emissions from the Council’s operations in the plan period, equating to a 50% reduction on the 2014/15 baseline.

 

B    Agreed to set a target of achieving Net Zero by 2040 with a commitment to review this on an annual basis and seek to improve on this target as the development of carbon free technology enables that to happen.

 

C    Agreed to receive a further report to set out how the Council, in exercising its community leadership role, can bring forward a broader Climate Change Strategy for the town.

Lead officer: Andrew Bramidge


09/09/2021 - Contract Award for Delivery of Harlow Community Hub Service ref: 759    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 18/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A     Contractor A is awarded the contract for delivery of a Pilot Community Hub Service for a period of six months from 1 October 2021 at £90,000 subject to Paragraph 13 in the report.

Lead officer: Jane Greer


09/09/2021 - Annual Treasury Management Report 2020/21 ref: 756    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A     The annual Treasury ManagementReport for 2020/21 (Appendix Ato the report), including thatthe Council operated within the Treasury Management Strategy Statement during 2020/21, and thatthe report is recommended to Full Council forapproval.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


09/09/2021 - Capital Programmes, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2021/22 ref: 755    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Notes the progress in the delivery of the Council’s Housing Capital Programme (HCP) as at Quarter 1 2021/22 as follows:

 

             i)        The current budget is £38.922 million, including  £1.25 million carried forward from 2020/21. The projected outturn at Quarter 1 is £34.249 million as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

B    Noted the progress in the delivery of the Council’s Non Housing Capital Programme (NHCP) as at Quarter 1 2021/22 as follows:

 

             i)        The current budget is £23.328 million, including  £3.984 million carried forward from 2020/21. The projected outturn at Quarter 1 is £18.302 million as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.

 

C    Noted that various delays encountered across both the Housing and Non Housing Capital Programmes, many of which are as a direct result of the Pandemic, mean it is anticipated that further re-profiling will be required at Quarter 2 2021/22.

 

D    Approved the inclusion in the NHCP budget of an additional £17,760 for the purchase of tablets and the use of a Mobile Canvasser Application for Electoral Registration, Canvass and Elections.  Expenditure is to be financed from the annual IER grant and an approved Revenue carry over from 2020/21.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


09/09/2021 - Housing Revenue Account, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2021/22 ref: 754    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A     The Quarter 1 – Housing Revenue Account (HRA) Budget Monitoring report as set out in the report and in Appendix 1 and 2.

 

B    That the forecast HRA general working balance as at 31March 2022 will be £3,246 million.

 

C    The recent changes made to the use of retained Right to Buy (RTB) receipts and the balance of £7.067 million of retained RTB receipts held as at 31 March 2021 in order to finance the new build capital programme.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


09/09/2021 - Joint Finance and Performance Report, Quarter 1 2021/22 ref: 753    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A     the projected outturn position set out in sections three and four of Appendix A to this report for the first quarter (April – June) of 2021/22 as follow:

 

             i)        A projected overspend of £103,000 representing 0.2 per cent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

            ii)        The Council performed on or above target for 40 out of 46 (87 per cent) of its monthly and quarterly Key Performance Indicators (KPIs); and successfully completed 6 out of 59 (10 per cent) of its service milestones.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman