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Decisions published

03/10/2019 - Proposed Materials Reprocessing Facility and Ancillary Development at Springway Business Park, Springway Lane, Westonzoyland TA7 0JS ref: 1289    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Regulation Committee

Made at meeting: 03/10/2019 - Regulation Committee

Decision published: 11/10/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019

Decision:

The Committee Resolved in respect of Planning Application No. 1/53/18/00012

 

(a) that planning permission be GRANTED subject to:

 

  • the Conditions set out in Section 11 of the Officer’s report
  • the two Conditions requested by the Environment Agency in their letter of 26 September 2019 published as a ‘late paper’
  • further Conditions requiring:

 

-        the access road and junction to be maintained in good condition and the surface to be consolidated near the junction with the main road, to prevent contamination of the highway by debris from vehicle tyres;

-        improved visibility splays through the removal of the first layer of concrete blocks, reduction of bunding and maintenance of vegetation at the access;

-        dust suppression measures to include the sheeting of vehicles to prevent impact on the local area

-        wheel washing facilities to be provided, to prevent contamination of the highway by debris from vehicle tyres

-        the introduction of a 10mph speed limit for the access road;

-        a landscaping plan providing for the maintenance and enhancement of the boundary hedgerows, and replacement of any tree, shrub or vegetation that dies within 5 years;   

 

(b) 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


25/09/2019 - Month 4 Capital Budget Monitoring ref: 1288    For Consideration

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/10/2019

Effective from: 25/09/2019

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet noted 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

 


25/09/2019 - Month 4 (Q1+1) Revenue Budget Monitoring ref: 1287    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/10/2019

Effective from: 25/09/2019

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

 

1. Approved the transfer of £0.175m of Corporate Contingency to allocate the grant funding for Brexit to a specific Brexit budget within Economy Community and Infrastructure (section 4.7).

2. Noted the forecast balanced budget position for the end of 2019/20

3. Noted that £6.033m of the corporate contingency remains unallocated if the above recommendation is approved and this is expected to increase as management actions on service variances are confirmed

4. Noted the delivery of £16.990m savings by Month 4 and the forecast delivery of £21.485m by the year end of the total target of £21.547m.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


25/09/2019 - Quarter 1+1 Performance Report ref: 1286    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/10/2019

Effective from: 25/09/2019

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet:

 

1. Considered and commented on the information contained within this report.

 

2. Considered the proposed management actions already in place are adequate to improve performance to the desired level.

 

3. Agreed this report and any 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

 


25/09/2019 - Joint Strategic Needs Assessment ref: 1285    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/09/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/10/2019

Effective from: 25/09/2019

Decision:

DECISION

 

The Cabinet approved:

1. ‘Somerset: Our County’ Joint Strategic Needs Assessment 2019 - Data Integration.

2. The responsibility for managing and balancing the risks associated with data integration being taken on by the Health and Wellbeing Board in setting up the Information Governance Panel.

 

ALTERNATIVE OPTIONS CONSIDERED: As set out in the officer report

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the officer report

 


03/10/2019 - Increased Project Budgets - Bridgwater Special School, Somerton Primary School, Bridgwater College Academy ref: 1284    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children and Families

Decision published: 03/10/2019

Effective from: 11/10/2019

Lead officer: Phil Curd


26/09/2019 - Appointment of Strategic Manager-Governance & Democratic Services and Monitoring Officer for the Council ref: 1282    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 02/10/2019

Effective from: 26/09/2019

Lead officer: Chris Squire


26/09/2019 - Cllr Simon Coles - six months leave of absence dispensation ref: 1279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 26/09/2019

Effective from: 26/09/2019

Decision:

The Chief Executive agreed a six month leave of absence from Council duties for Cllr Simon Coles from 1 October 2019 under Section 85 of the Local Government Act 1972.   This decision is made under the delegated authority given to him by the Council at its meeting on 11th May 2011

Lead officer: Scott Wooldridge


16/09/2019 - Decision to Award of Contract for the Somerset Integrated Domestic Abuse Service ref: 1277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Public Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 16/09/2019

Effective from: 24/09/2019

Lead officer: Lucy Macready


04/09/2019 - Somerset Young Peoples Fund ref: 1276    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Public Health Director

Decision published: 13/09/2019

Effective from: 04/09/2019

Lead officer: Trudi Grant