Forward plan

Executive Forward Plan  (01/11/2023 to 29/02/2024, Executive)

Plan items
No. Item

1.

Contract Award for Electoral Service Printing

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

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

2.

Review of Advisory Services for Non-Treasury Investments New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets, Service Director of Strategic Asset Management

Decision:   28 Nov 2023; n/a - Special Urgency

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/11/2023

3.

Award of a contract for highway lighting and other electrical assets

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

4.

Proposed withdrawal and dissolution of the Heart of the South West Joint Committee New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Dec 2023; n/k

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 03/11/2023

5.

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

6.

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

7.

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

8.

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

9.

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

10.

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

11.

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

12.

Performance Report - Quarter 2

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

13.

The recommission of the current Learning Disabilities Open Framework

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/10/10

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

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

14.

Harbour Management Advisory Committee' New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Dec 2023; FP/23/11/08

Lead officer:  Scott Wooldridge

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 15/11/2023

15.

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

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

16.

Appointment of contractor for Demolitions of NTWP and Wordsworth Drive

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

Decision:   21 Dec 2023; FP/23/09/23

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

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

17.

Contract Award: Sports & Leisure Hub project in Glastonbury New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets, Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision:   26 Jan 2024; FP/23/11/03

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

18.

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

19.

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

20.

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

21.

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

22.

Local Transport Plan - Officer Working Group Terms of Reference New!

Decision maker:  Planning and Transport Policy Sub-Committee

Decision:   19 Dec 2023; FP/23/11/06

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

23.

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

24.

Award of contract for statutory and other direct mail printing services New!

Decision maker:  Service Director of Finance and Procurement

Decision:   9 Feb 2024; FP/23/11/02

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

25.

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

26.

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

27.

Expansion of Early Years Foundation Unit at Wellsprings Primary School New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education

Decision due:   July 2024; FP/23/11/04

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

28.

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

29.

Refuse and Recycling Container Key Decision Paper

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision:   17 May 2024; FP/23/09/01

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

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

30.

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

31.

Controls for the Householder Deposit of Commercial and Industrial Waste at Recycling Centres New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Environment and Climate Change, Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision:   22 Dec 2023; FP/23/11/14

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 30/11/2023

32.

Schools Converting to Academy Status May 2024

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

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

33.

Award of contract for Stray Dog and Kennelling Service Provision New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Communities, Housing and Culture

Decision:   8 May 2024; FP/23/11/10

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2023

34.

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

35.

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

36.

2024/25 Budget Report and Somerset Council Vision Update

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

37.

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

38.

Somerset Cultural Strategy

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   7 Aug 2024; FP/22/11/09

Lead officer:  Service Director of Cultural Services

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

39.

Approval of Devolution Framework New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   15 Jan 2024; FP/23/11/09

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 20/11/2023

40.

Adult Skills Bootcamps (Wave 5) – Acceptance of Funding from DfE New!

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Climate and Place, Executive Director of Resources and Corporate Services (Section 151 Officer), Lead Member for Economic Development, Planning and Assets, Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Resources and Performance

Decision:   12 Mar 2024; FP/23/11/13

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/11/2023

41.

Expansion of St Paul's Junior School, Shepton Mallet New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education

Decision:   7 Jun 2024; FP/23/11/12

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/11/2023

42.

Proposed delivery of the expansion of dining and kitchen facilities at 3 secondary schools in Taunton and Wellington (Monkton Wood Academy, Pyrland School and Court Fields School) New!

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Children, Families and Education

Decision:   29 Apr 2024; FP/23/11/11

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 29/11/2023

43.

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:   24 Jul 2024; FP/23/02/16

Originally due:   28 Apr 2023

Lead officer:  Harry Morris

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

44.

Ash die back Framework procurement

Decision maker:  Lead Member for Transport and Digital

Decision due:   Not before 22nd Jul 2024; FP/23/10/12

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

45.

Continuation of PAUSE in Somerset

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision due:   Not before 22nd Jul 2024; FP/23/10/08

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

46.

Extension of Parking Enforcement and Associated Services Contract provided by NSL New!

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Climate and Place

Decision:   25 Jun 2024; FP/23/11/07

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

47.

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

48.

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

49.

Heart of the South West LEP Transition

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

50.

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

51.

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

52.

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

53.

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

Decision maker:  Executive Director of Children, Families and Education

Decision due:   Not before 22nd Jul 2024; FP/23/05/01

Lead officer:  Sian Kenny

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

54.

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

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 May 2024; FP/23/09/04

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

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

55.

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

56.

Licensing Committee Report - Taxi Fares

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   8 May 2024; FP/23/08/12

Lead officer:  Sarah Dowden

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

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

57.

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

58.

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

59.

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

60.

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

61.

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

62.

Appointment of Contractor for the development of Phase B & Ci of the NTWP New!

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision:   6 Mar 2024; FP/23/11/05

Decision status:  Recommendations Approved

Notice of proposed decision first published: 13/11/2023

63.

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

64.

Revenue Budget Monitoring Report Qtr 4 (Month 12)

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   7 Aug 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

65.

Annual Approval as Sole Shareholder of Homes in Sedgemoor

Decision maker:  Executive

Decision due:   7 Aug 2024; FP/23/07/07

Lead officer:  Chris Brown

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