Decisions

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Decisions published

05/12/2018 - Somerset Youth Justice Plan ref: 978    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 13/12/2018

Lead officer: Lise Bird


30/11/2018 - Adoption of the Somerset Bus Strategy ref: 977    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 08/12/2018

Lead officer: Mike O'Dowd-Jones


29/11/2018 - Growing Our Garden Town ref: 976    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Planning and Community Infrastructure

Decision published: 30/11/2018

Effective from: 06/12/2018

Lead officer: Paul Browning


29/11/2018 - Extension of the Somerset Local Education Partnership for five years ref: 975    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Director of Commissioning and Lead Commissioner for Economic Community Infrastructure

Decision published: 29/11/2018

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Lead officer: Sue Taylor


19/11/2018 - Somerset Improving Lives Strategy ref: 964    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to endorse the Improving Lives Strategy, 2019-2028.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - Annual Report of the Director of Public Health 2018: Emotional health and Wellbeing - Looking through the lens of self harm ref: 963    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to :

 

  1. Endorse this report
  2. Note and support the recommendations in the report

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - Somerset Waste Partnership Business Plan 2019-2024 ref: 962    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the Somerset Waste Partnership’s Draft Business Plan 2019-24 (as set out in Appendix A).

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - Heart of the SW Joint Committee Update ref: 961    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to recommend to Council to:

 

(a)  Note the progress report setting out the work of the Heart of the South West (HotSW) Joint Committee since its establishment in March 2018;

(b)  Agree to delegate the development and endorsement of the HotSW Local Industrial Strategy (LIS) to the HotSW Joint Committee (noting that final approval of the HotSWLIS rests with the HotSW Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) and the Government);

(c)  Note the Budget statement for 2018/19 set out in Appendix B and that in accordance with the decisions taken at the time the Committee was established, the Council is asked to make provision for a financial contribution towards the costs of the Joint Committee for 2019/20 in line with the 2018/19 contribution (£10,500).  A further budget update will be provided in advance of the 2019/20 financial year and any additional contribution requested (including in-year) will be submitted as a fully costed agreed proposal within a work programme and only after all other potential sources of funding have been exhausted.  

(d)  Agree the Budget and Cost-sharing Agreement set out in Appendix B to this report.

 

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - Corporate Performance Report - End of September (Q2 2018/19) ref: 960    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet :

 

  1. Noted the information contained within the report.
  2. Considered that the proposed management actions already in place are adequate to improve performance to the desired level.
  3. Agreed this report and its appendices as the latest position for Somerset County Council against its Council Vision

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2018/19 ref: 959    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

 

 

Following consideration of the officer report and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to endorse the Treasury Management Mid-Year Report for 2018-19 and recommended that it is received and endorsed by Full Council on 28th November 2018

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - Capital Investment Programme 2018/19 - Quarter 2 Report ref: 958    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report, appendix and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to note the contents of this report.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


19/11/2018 - 2018/19 Revenue Budget Monitoring ref: 957    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 19/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 20/11/2018

Effective from: 19/11/2018

Decision:

DECISION

Following consideration of the officer report and discussion the Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

  • Note the projected revenue budget outturn position for 2018/19 (being an overspend of £3.158m), the current Aged Debt Analysis and the projected delivery of the Medium Term Financial Plan savings.
  • Agree to a £0.057m transfer from contingencies to Corporate & Support Services (Communications) as referred to in paragraph 7.12

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


16/11/2018 - Revision of Section 106/CIL Pupil Yields in respect of contributions towards additional School Places ref: 952    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources and Economic Development

Decision published: 16/11/2018

Effective from: 24/11/2018

Lead officer: Elizabeth Smith


14/11/2018 - Creation of New Academies in Somerset ref: 946    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Decision published: 14/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Lead officer: Elizabeth Smith


08/11/2018 - Proposed deepening of the quarry extraction area, replacing asphalt plant and extending the end date at Halecombe Quarry ref: 943    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Regulation Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Regulation Committee

Decision published: 12/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee resolved in respect of planning application no. 17/1022/CNT that planning permission be GRANTED subject to the Applicant entering into a Section 106 agreement based on the Heads of Terms included at Appendix 1; and imposition of conditions set out in Section 12, together with an additional recommendation to consult the local County Councillor and Leigh on Mendip Parish Council on the draft S106 agreement.

 

The Committee further resolved that authority to undertake any minor non-material editing which may be necessary to the wording of those conditions be delegated to the Strategic Commissioning Manager, Economy and Planning Policy.


12/11/2018 - School Nurseries Capital Fund - Approval to Submit Bids for Schools in Somerset ref: 944    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Decision published: 12/11/2018

Effective from: 16/11/2018

Lead officer: Dave Farrow