Forward plan

Executive Forward Plan  (01/10/2023 to 29/01/2024, Executive)

Plan items
No. Item

1.

Delivering Better Value for Special Educational Needs and Disabilities in Somerset

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education, Service Director of Finance and Procurement

Decision:   23 Oct 2023; FP/23/07/08

Lead officer:  Jennifer Steele

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/07/2023

2.

Early Years Supplementary Grant 2023-24 New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education

Decision:   2 Nov 2023; FP/23/10/05

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/10/2023

3.

Bathroom replacement programme 2023-27

Decision maker:  Service Director of Housing, Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture

Decision:   13 Nov 2023; FP/23/09/24

Lead officer:  Service Director of Housing

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2023

4.

Award contracts for the delivery of care and support at home services in Somerset

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; FP/23/04/12

Lead officer:  Vicky Chipchase

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/04/2023

5.

Award of contracts for highways

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; FP/23/07/12

Lead officer:  Mike O’Dowd-Jones

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 25/07/2023

6.

General Fund Revenue Budget Monitoring Report - Month 5

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; FP/23/09/09

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

7.

Financial Strategy update New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; N/A

Lead officer:  Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer)

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

8.

Voluntary, Community, Faith and Social Enterprise Strategic Funding

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023

Lead officer:  Chris Phillips

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

9.

Celebration Mile - Bridgwater Urban Realm Enhancement Scheme Contract Award

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; FP/23/09/18

Lead officer:  Service Director of Economy, Employment and Planning

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/09/2023

10.

Policy for the Disposal of Assets

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; FP/23/09/29

Lead officer:  Sally Stark

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2023

11.

Proposed formation of Property and Investments Executive Sub-Committee New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 Nov 2023; N/A

Lead officer:  Scott Wooldridge

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/11/2023

12.

Contract Award for Electoral Service Printing

Decision maker:  Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Governance and Communications, Service Director of Governance, Democratic and Legal Services

Decision:   28 Nov 2023; FP/23/09/25

Lead officer:  Service Director of Governance, Democratic and Legal Services

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2023

13.

Contract Extension for Advocacy Services

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Adult Services

Decision:   3 Jan 2024; FP/23/09/28

Lead officer:  Vicky Chipchase

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2023

14.

Academy Conversion Heathfield Community School

Decision maker:  Service Director of Strategic Asset Management, Lead Member for Children, Families and Education

Decision:   15 Nov 2023; FP/23/05/09

Lead officer:  Elizabeth Smith

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/05/2023

15.

Authority Wide Waste Collection Changes in Two Phases During February 2024 and June 2024 New!

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision:   20 Nov 2023; FP/23/10/06

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

16.

Somerset Academy decontamination and demolition

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision due:   January 2024; FP/23/08/15

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

17.

Refuse and Recycling Container Key Decision Paper

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision due:   23 Apr 2024; FP/23/09/01

Notice of proposed decision first published: 05/09/2023

18.

Disposal of Taunton Technology Park

Decision maker:  Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Resources and Performance, Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets

Decision:   19 Jan 2024; FP/23/08/16

Lead officer:  Sally Stark

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

19.

Bespoke Homes - Award of Contract

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture

Decision due:   February 2024; FP/23/03/09

Lead officer:  Nick Draper

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

20.

Award of Contract to supply Winter Gritter vehicles

Decision maker:  Service Director of Infrastructure and Transport

Decision:   12 Jan 2024; FP/23/08/05

Lead officer:  Jeremy Fry

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 08/08/2023

21.

Key Decision to Commence Design and Tender Works for the Refurbishment of Property at Coram’s Lane, Wellington to deliver the second Homes and Horizons Therapeutic Education Provision

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education, Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets

Decision:   20 Nov 2023; FP/23/02/07

Lead officer:  Caroline Barnes

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 27/06/2023

22.

Appointment of contractor for Demolitions of NTWP and Wordsworth Drive

Decision maker:  Service Director of Housing, Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture

Decision:   21 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/23

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/09/2023

23.

Firepool appointment of public realm contractor

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets

Decision due:   18 Jan 2024; FP/23/09/27

Lead officer:  Service Director of Economy, Employment and Planning

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2023

24.

Somerset Council Sandbag Policy

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change

Decision:   5 Mar 2024; FP/23/09/17

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

25.

Award of a contract for highway lighting and other electrical assets New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/10/11

Lead officer:  Mike O’Dowd-Jones

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/11/2023

26.

Gravity Enterprise Zone

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   12 Mar 2024; FP/22/10/03

Lead officer:  Service Director of Economy, Employment and Planning

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

27.

Contract award for the Taunton Park & Ride service

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/07/14

Lead officer:  Natasha Bates

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/08/2023

28.

Education Finance Proposals New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/10/02

Lead officer:  Service Director of Education Partnerships and Skills

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/10/2023

29.

Amalgamated earmarked reserves position

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/06

Lead officer:  Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

30.

Treasury Management Report (month 6)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/04/05

Lead officer:  Alan Sanford

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/04/2023

31.

2023/24 - General Fund Capital Budget Monitoring Report - Month 6 (Qtr2)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/15

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

32.

2024/25 General Fund Revenue Budget & Capital Programme update

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/05/08

Lead officer:  Donna Parham

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

33.

2023/24 Housing Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budget Monitoring Report Q2

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/13

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

34.

General Fund Revenue Budget Monitoring Report - month 6

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/05/04

Lead officer:  Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer)

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2023

35.

Decision to award contracts for the delivery of early help and prevention services

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   15 Jan 2024; FP/23/07/05

Lead officer:  Vicky Chipchase

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

36.

Public Spaces Protection Orders for Dog Control (Somerset North and Somerset West Areas)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   8 May 2024; FP/23/09/04

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

37.

Council Tax Reduction and Exceptional Hardship Scheme 2024/25

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/22

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/09/2023

38.

Performance Report - Quarter 2 New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/10/03

Lead officer:  Service Director of Customer Services

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

39.

The recommission of the current Learning Disabilities Open Framework New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/10/10

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

40.

Creation of new Academies in Somerset: Abbas and Templecombe Church of England Primary School, St Aldhelm's Church of England Primary School, St Louis Catholic Primary School, St Nicholas C of E Primary School

Decision maker:  Service Director of Strategic Asset Management, Lead Member for Children, Families and Education

Decision:   12 Dec 2023; FP/23/08/04

Lead officer:  Elizabeth Smith

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 04/08/2023

41.

Healthwatch Somerset

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Adult Services, Executive Director of Adult Services

Decision:   19 Dec 2023; FP/23/07/09

Originally due:   18 Dec 2023

Lead officer:  Service Director of Adult Social Care Commissioning

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 17/07/2023

42.

Local Transport Plan - Programme Timescales and Governance

Decision maker:  Planning and Transport Policy Sub-Committee

Decision due:   19 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/26

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/10/2023

43.

Neighbourhood Plan - Ruishton and Thornfalcon

Decision maker:  Planning and Transport Policy Sub-Committee

Decision:   19 Dec 2023; FP/23/08/11

Lead officer:  Alison Blom-Cooper

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

44.

Schools Converting to Academy Status May 2024 New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education, Service Director of Strategic Asset Management

Decision:   5 Mar 2024; FP/23/10/04

Lead officer:  Elizabeth Smith

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

45.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report (January 2024)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   15 Jan 2024; FP/23/09/10

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

46.

Sign off of Equality Objectives and Action Plan from EFLG Peer Challenge

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   15 Jan 2024; FP/23/08/13

Lead officer:  Tom Rutland

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

47.

Somerset Cultural Strategy

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   3 Jul 2024; FP/22/11/09

Lead officer:  Service Director of Cultural Services

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

48.

2024/25 Budget Report and Somerset Council Vision Update New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   15 Jan 2024; FP/23/10/09

Lead officer:  Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer)

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

49.

Authorisation to award the contract for essential refurbishment works at the Frome Enterprise Centre

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets

Decision due:   May 2024; FP/23/02/16

Originally due:   28 Apr 2023

Lead officer:  Harry Morris

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

50.

Ash die back Framework procurement New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Transport and Digital

Decision due:   May 2024; FP/23/10/12

Notice of proposed decision first published: 01/11/2023

51.

Continuation of PAUSE in Somerset New!

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision due:   10 May 2024; FP/23/10/08

Notice of proposed decision first published: 26/10/2023

52.

Business Process System update

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/02/13

Lead officer:  Jonathan Marks

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

53.

Heart of the South West LEP Transition New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/10/01

Lead officer:  Service Director of Economy, Employment and Planning

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 09/10/2023

54.

To consider and note Local Community Network meeting minutes

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   8 Apr 2024; FP/23/09/05

Lead officer:  Kate Hellard

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

55.

General Fund & Medium Term Financial Reports 2024/2025

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/04/06

Lead officer:  Alan Sanford

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 24/04/2023

56.

Admission Arrangements for Voluntary Controlled and Community Schools for 2025/26

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/09/20

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 19/09/2023

57.

Allocation of the 2024/25 Dedicated Schools Grant High Needs Block

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision due:   May 2024; FP/23/05/01

Lead officer:  Sian Kenny

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2023

58.

Somerset Council Business Plan - approval of final Business Plan

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   6 Mar 2024; FP/23/05/17

Lead officer:  Alastair Higton

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

59.

Licensing Committee Report - Taxi Fares

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   8 May 2024; FP/23/08/12

Lead officer:  Sarah Dowden

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/08/2023

60.

2023/24 Capital Budget Monitoring Report for Qtr 3 - Month 9

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/09/16

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

61.

2023/24 Housing Revenue Account Capital and Revenue Budget Monitoring Report Q3

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/09/14

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

62.

2023/24 General Fund Revenue Budget Monitoring Report - month 9

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   7 Feb 2024; FP/23/05/05

Originally due:   7 Feb 2024

Lead officer:  Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer)

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2023

63.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report (April)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   8 Apr 2024; FP/23/09/11

Decision status:  Abandoned

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

64.

Equality Objectives 2024 - 2028

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   8 May 2024; FP/23/03/05

Lead officer:  Tom Rutland

Notice of proposed decision first published: 31/03/2023

65.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report - Month 10

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Mar 2024; FP/23/09/12

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 12/09/2023

66.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report Qtr 4 (Month 12)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   3 Jul 2024; FP/23/05/06

Lead officer:  Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer)

Notice of proposed decision first published: 16/05/2023

67.

Annual Approval as Sole Shareholder of Homes in Sedgemoor

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   August 2024; FP/23/07/07

Lead officer:  Chris Brown

Notice of proposed decision first published: 11/07/2023