Decisions

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Decisions published

22/09/2022 - Year End 2021/22 Joint Finance and Performance Report ref: 845    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 22/09/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A     Acknowledged the outturn position set out within the report in respect of the General Fund for the year ending 31 March 2022.

 

B     Recognised the End of Year operational performance and risk management that has been achieved in 2021/22 across all Council services.

 

C     Approved the movements through reserves as set out in the Appendix 3c to the report.

 

D     Approved the transfer of £1.215 million from the Budget Resilience Reserve to meet the 2021/22 overspend.

 

E     Noted the carry forward of resources from 2021/22 to 2022/23 as set out in the report totalling £217,986 approved under delegated powers by the Leader.


22/09/2022 - Confirmation of Office/Retail to Residential Article 4 Direction ref: 850    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 01/10/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A    Cabinet noted the revised geographical extent of the areas covered by the Article 4 Directions, as defined in Appendix A to the report, together with the supporting statement in Appendix B to the report.

 

B    The revised Article 4 Directions be confirmed to limit the provisions of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 to limit changes from Use Class E (retail and office) to Residential Use in Harlow Town Centre, Pinnacles, Templefields and Burnt Mill upon receipt of formal confirmation from the Department of Levelling Up, Housing and Communities that they will support the Direction.

 

C    Delegated authority is provided to the Director of Strategic Growth and Regeneration in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Regeneration, to make any minor amendments to the Directions as required by the Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Bramidge


22/09/2022 - Capital Programmes, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2022/23 ref: 848    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 22/09/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A    Notes the progress and forecasts in the delivery of the Council’s Housing Capital Programme (HCP) as at Quarter 1 2022/23 as follows:

 

             i)        The current budget is £39.395 million, including £2.762 million carried forward from 2021/22. The projected outturn at Quarter 1 is £34.715 million as set out in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

B    Notes the progress in the delivery of the Council’s Non-Housing Capital Programme (NHCP) as at Quarter 1 2022/23 as follows:

 

             i)        The current budget is £22.786 million, including £4.066 million carried forward from 2021/22. The projected outturn at Quarter 1 is £22.786 million as set out in Appendix 2 to the report.

 

C    Approves the inclusion in the NHCP budget of an additional £60,083 for the installation of electric vehicle charge points within Harlow Council owned Car Parks. Expenditure is to be fully financed from a grant from The Office for Zero Emission Vehicles.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


22/09/2022 - Housing Revenue Account, Quarter 1 Finance Report 2022/23 ref: 847    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 22/09/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet noted:

 

A    The Quarter 1 - HRA Budget Monitoring report as set out in the report and in Appendix 1 to the report.

 

B    That the forecast HRA general working balance as at 31 March 2023 will be £6.793 million.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman, Andrew Murray


22/09/2022 - Joint Finance and Performance Report, Quarter 1 2022/23 ref: 846    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 22/09/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

A    Noted the forecast outturn position set out within the report in respect of the General Fund for the first quarter (April-June) of 2022/23 of a projected overspend of £80,000 or 0.13 percent of the gross General Fund Budget.

 

B    Noted the Quarter 1 operational performance and risk management that has been achieved in 2022/23 across all Council services.

Lead officer: Simon Freeman


22/09/2022 - Community Safety Strategy ref: 849    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 22/09/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 01/10/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A    The Community Safety Strategy 2021/22 – 2024/25 be approved, subject to consultation, to support and strengthen the council’s work with statutory and non-statutory partners to identify and tackle: all forms of anti-social behaviour (ASB) and crime; help reduce reoffending; increase visibility and engagement with residents; and support victims of crime.

 

B    Cabinet authorised that consultation be undertaken on this draft for a period of six weeks. Minor amendments will be submitted to the Director of Communities and Environment who will, in conjunction with the Portfolio Holder for Business and Community Resilience, develop the final version of the strategy following the conclusion of the consultation period.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jane Greer


23/09/2022 - Affordable Housing S106 Policy SPD Addendum - Consultation ref: 851    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Regeneration

Decision published: 23/09/2022

Effective from: 01/10/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

A    The Portfolio Holder for Regeneration agreed that the Draft Commuted Sums and Alternative Sites Affordable Housing Addendum – Supplementary Planning Document (as set out at Appendix A to the report), is published for the purposes of consultation under Section 12(b) of The Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012 (as amended).

 

B    Authority be delegated to the Director of Strategic Growth and Regeneration, to make and approve any minor or inconsequential amendments to the Draft Commuted Sums and Alternative Sites for the Provision of Affordable Housing Addendum.

Lead officer: Andrew Bramidge


14/09/2022 - Fire Safety Works - Willowfield Tower, Nicholls Tower and Moor Tower ref: 844    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing

Decision published: 14/09/2022

Effective from: 23/09/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED that the most advantageous tender in consideration of price and quality combined as submitted by Contractor B (Chas Berger & Son Ltd) is accepted in the revised sum of £1,438,711.05 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: Bush Fair; Toddbrook;

Lead officer: Andrew Murray