Decisions made

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Decisions published

14/01/2020 - 28 Bordon Local Bus Service Contract ref: 1341    For Determination

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding a proposal to convert the 28 Bordon Local Bus Service into a Taxishare as a more appropriate mode of public transport for the existing levels of use.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Divisions affected: Whitehill, Bordon & Lindford;


14/01/2020 - 2020/21 Revenue Budget for ETE ref: 1340    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding proposals for the 2020/21 revenue budget for Economy, Transport and Environment in accordance with the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) approved by the County Council in November 2019.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020


14/01/2020 - ETE Proposed Capital Programme 2020/21 2021/22 and 2022/23 ref: 1339    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding the proposals for the Transport and Environment (ETE) Capital programme for 2020/21, 2021/22 and 2022/23 and approval for their onward submission to the Cabinet in February 2020.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020


14/01/2020 - ETE Capital Programme Monitoring ref: 1338    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding a high-level summary of progress and delivery within the capital programme in 2019/20, with recommendations for changes to the programme in 2019/20 and beyond.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020


14/01/2020 - Project Appraisal: Whitehill Bordon Highways and Cycle Improvements ref: 1335    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding details of the Whitehill and Bordon C114 Highway Improvement and Integration Works scheme and seeking approval to progress with the necessary procurement, spending and contractual arrangements to deliver the works.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Divisions affected: Whitehill, Bordon & Lindford;

Lead officer: James Laver


14/01/2020 - M27 Junction 10 Update ref: 1334    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding an update on the M27 Junction 10 scheme, for which Hampshire County Council is currently the scheme promotor.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Divisions affected: Fareham Town;

Lead officer: Heather Walmsley


14/01/2020 - Project Appraisal: M27 J7 Corridor - Technology Improvements ref: 1333    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment seeking approval to replace life expired Variable Messaging Signs (VMS), install new CCTV to allow visibility of the Hampshire County Council Network and procure technology to provide journey time monitoring in the M27 J7 Area.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Divisions affected: Hedge End & West End South;


14/01/2020 - Transport for South East Strategy Consultation Response ref: 1337    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding the consultation on the Transport Strategy for the South East as promoted by the shadow sub-national transport body, Transport for the South East (TfSE), and recommending a response from Hampshire County Council.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Lead officer: Andrew Wilson


14/01/2020 - Household Waste Recycling Centres Cross Border Charging Update ref: 1336    Recommendations Approved

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment updating the programme for introduction of the Household Waste Recycling Centres cross border charging system.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Lead officer: Sam Horne


14/01/2020 - Appointments to Outside Bodies ref: 1342    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment

Made at meeting: 14/01/2020 - Executive Member for Economy, Transport and Environment Decision Day

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020


10/01/2020 - Appointments to Outside Bodies ref: 1332    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education and Skills

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Executive Member for Education and Skills Decision Day

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020


10/01/2020 - 0-19 Children’s Services Grants 2019/20 ref: 1329    Recommendations Approved

to seek approval from the Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People for grant awards of £5,000 and over totalling £78,000.00 to voluntary sector organisations within Hampshire

Decision Maker: Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People Decision Day

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020


10/01/2020 - 2020/21 Revenue Budget Report for Children’s Services ref: 1328    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to set out proposals for the 2020/21 budget for Children’s Services in accordance with the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy (MTFS) approved by the County Council in November 2019

Decision Maker: Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People Decision Day

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020


10/01/2020 - Children's Services Capital Programme 2020/21 - 2022/23 ref: 1327    Recommendations Approved

Capital strategy and spending plans for the next three financial years for the Children's Services Department.

Decision Maker: Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Executive Lead Member for Children’s Services and Young People Decision Day

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020


10/01/2020 - Fryern Junior School, Eastleigh ref: 1331    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek spend approval to the project proposals at Fryern Junior School, Chandlers Ford

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education and Skills

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Executive Member for Education and Skills Decision Day

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020

Divisions affected: Chandler's Ford;


10/01/2020 - Fair Oak Infant and Junior School – Improvement Works ref: 1330    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek spend approval to the project proposals for Fair Oak Infant and Junior Schools.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Education and Skills

Made at meeting: 10/01/2020 - Executive Member for Education and Skills Decision Day

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);


07/01/2020 - Creation Order to record public bridleway rights , and stopping up of part of Old Vigo Lane (subject to retention of bridleway rights), Yateley Common ref: 1326    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

1.1 That the authority is given for a Creation Order, under Section 26 of the Highways Act 1980, of bridleway rights over two routes on Yateley Common.

1.2 That authority is given for an application to the local magistrates’ court for the stopping up of part of Old Vigo Lane, subject to the retention of bridleway rights.

Lead officer: Jonathan Woods


09/01/2020 - Provision of Fire Extinguishers Maintenance Services – new call-off from ESPO Public Sector Framework ref: 1325    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

1.1. That the Assistant Director (Property and Facilities) approves the new call-off (direct award) for the period January 2020 to December 2020 from the current ESPO Framework under S.72 of the Public Contract Regulations (2015) for the provision of Fire Extinguishers Maintenance Services in accordance with delegation afforded under Standing Orders.
1.2. The value of this direct award is up to a maximum of £220,000

Lead officer: Steve Clow


09/01/2020 - Stubbington Library - Temporary Closure ref: 1324    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Culture, Communities and Business Services

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

Stubbington Library will temporarily close on Wednesday 18th March to Wednesday 25th March inclusive. This will allow for the shelving to be replaced

Lead officer: Nicola Horsey


07/01/2020 - Expansion of The Waterloo School, Havant ref: 1323    For Determination

Decision Maker: Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

To make a prescribed alteration to THE WATERLOO SCHOOL, Warfield Avenue, Waterlooville, Hampshire, PO7 7JJ category of schools – Special) by increasing the capacity of the school, with effect from 1 January 2020.

Lead officer: Richard Vaughan


06/01/2020 - Expansion of Osborne School ref: 1322    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

To make a prescribed alteration to OSBORNE SCHOOL, Athelstan Road, Winchester, Hampshire, SO23 7GA (category of schools – Special) by increasing the capacity of the school, with effect from 1 September 2020.

Lead officer: Brian Pope


06/01/2020 - Transformation to 2019: Report No. 8 ref: 1357    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Chief Executive setting out an update to the Transformation to 2019 (T19) work programme.

 

The report was introduced and it was confirmed that £107 million of savings had been secured, whilst strong initial progress had also been made on the Transformation to 2021 (T21) programme which was now running concurrently. Cabinet noted that future reports would focus on progress within T21, with updates on the conclusion of T19.

 

The progress on a number of specific areas of both T19 and T21 programmes were highlighted and discussed, including changes to the Orchard Close facility, shared services work, looked after children and the forthcoming consultation on the library service in Hampshire. Cabinet recognised that through the Transformation programmes the County Council was shifting its focus to essential and statutory services, but not shrinking overall.

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - Interim Progress on Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan ref: 1359    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To consider a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment regarding interim progress on the Climate Change Strategy and Action Plan recommending setting targets and a series of interim policies and measures ahead of the adoption of a formal Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Economy, Transport and Environment outlining progress of the development of the climate change strategy and action plan.

 

The Chairman noted the level of public interest in this item, welcoming a number of observers to the meeting.

 

With the agreement of the Chairman, Councillor Tod addressed Cabinet and expressed how pleased he was with the response to the issue and the initial proposals. He noted the schedule of achieving carbon neutrality by 2050 was a longer period than set by other local authorities and whilst accepting that moving ahead of national targets may not be easy, asked that acceleration of the County Council’s targets be considered. He highlighted the leadership role of the County Council and called on highest impact areas, particularly transport, to be focused on with the greatest urgency.

 

Cabinet considered the report and noted the approach of delivery focused practical environmentalism  could be both stretching and achievable. The 2050 target was proposed to align with national targets and the dependence on government action made this achievable rather than aspirational. It was noted that the County Council ambition was to bring the target  forward if this was practically and financially achievable .

 

Members acknowledged key strands of the strategy including community engagement, local leadership and working with partners. The importance of addressing resilience against the impact of climate change alongside mitigation of future change was recognised. It was explained that much focus would be on the biggest sources of carbon emissions; transport and domestic properties. The imminent review of the County’s transport plan would give a significant opportunity to increase sustainable modes and reduce car dependence. Reducing domestic emissions was historically  linked with national incentive schemes for home improvement that were no longer available. Success in both areas would be dependent on Government action and working locally with partners. The County Council had an important role to lead on change and engagement with parish councils, environmental groups and other partners.

 

It was acknowledged that to achieve positive outcomes, action was needed across the whole of the County Council and not limited individual departments.

 

Agreeing that Cabinet should continue to receive regular updates the recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - Budget Setting and Provisional Cash Limits 2020/21 ref: 1356    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Financial update report covering the latest revenue monitoring position for the current year and setting the framework for the 2020/21 budget setting process

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Corporate Resources regarding the budget setting process and provisional cash limits 2020/21.

 

The report was positively received and Members particularly noted the position regarding the pension fund valuation. It was recognised that this appeared to be a very strong position, but remained subject to stock market fluctuations and therefore any bonus, although welcome, could not yet be assumed.

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - NHS Long Term Strategic Delivery Plan for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight ref: 1358    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

[Councillor Reid declared a personal interest in this item by virtue of being the County Council’s representative on the Hampshire Hospitals Foundation Trust]

 

Cabinet received a report of the Director of Adults’ Health and Care regarding the NHS Long Term Delivery Plan for Hampshire and the Isle of Wight.

 

The report was introduced and welcomed by Members. The effectiveness of local councils in improving quality of life was noted and it was agreed that for most individual circumstances, prevention of illness should be the desired outcome. With this in mind, the potential benefits of more NHS money being put into community services and further empowerment of Public Health was recognised. 

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - Hampshire Community Safety Strategy Group ref: 1361    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Adults’ Health and Care regarding the Hampshire County Strategy Group for Community Safety.

 

In introducing the report, the Director gave assurance that the County Council was meeting its responsibilities and tackling risks with partners. The size and breadth of the Group was noted and welcomed. It was questioned whether this reduced its ability to respond and it was explained that the Group oversaw the actions of respective partners and in doing so was able to co-ordinate and share innovation.

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - Annual PREVENT Report ref: 1360    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Adult’s Health and Care with the annual report on the County Council’s PREVENT duties and responsibilities.

 

The report was introduced and Cabinet acknowledged the County Council’s role in the local leadership of the duty to prevent people being drawn into terrorism. It was noted that further updates would be provided on an annual basis.

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - Annual Adult Safeguarding report ref: 1362    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Adults’ Health and Care presenting the annual safeguarding report.

 

The report was introduced and welcomed by members who noted key points relating to activity over the past year, including a reduction in both referrals and in the overall number of cases which had been achieved as a result of working with partners to keep people safe.

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.


06/01/2020 - Annual Safeguarding Report - Children's Services 2018-19 ref: 1363    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report of the Director of Children’s Services presenting the annual safeguarding report.

 

The key areas of the report, including the positive judgement by Ofsted were introduced. It was noted that growth in referrals had continued, but there were fewer children in care and that positive outcomes for Hampshire children had increased. Cabinet noted that work with other local authorities had been supported by Ofsted in their inspection and judgement.

 

The recommendations in the report were agreed. A decision record is attached to these minutes.