Decisions

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Key Decision definition: A key decision means an executive decision which is likely:

(a) to result in the council incurring expenditure which is, or the making of savings which are significant having regard to the council's budget for the service or function which the decision relates; or

(b) to be significant in terms of its effects on communities living or working in an area comprising two or more wards or electoral divisions in the area of the council.

For the purposes of (a) above, the threshold for "significant" is £1.5 million.

Decisions

26/05/2017 - Appointment of Cabinet, Lead Members, Champions and Other Positions, Cabinet Member Responsibilities, and the Disestablishment of Cabinet Committee and Other Groups ref: 11691    Recommendations Approved

The report proposes the appointment of the Cabinet, Lead Members, Champions and members to other positions following the County Council elections on 4 May 2017, and the revised areas of responsibility held by individual members of the Cabinet.

 

The report also proposes the disestablishment of a Cabinet Committee and other Groups.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 26/05/2017

Effective from: 26/05/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver, the Leader of the County Council approved:

 

(i)  the appointment of the Cabinet, Lead Members, Champions and members to other positions, and the areas of responsibility, as set out in this report and at Appendix 'A'; and

 

(ii)  the disestablishment of the following:

 

·     Cabinet Committee on New Schools

·    Cabinet Fairness for All Working Group

·    Cabinet Working Group for the Third Sector

·    Cabinet Working Group on Bus Services

·    Cabinet Working Group on Prevention and Early Help Services

·    Cabinet Working Group on Energy and Environment

·    Cabinet Working Group on the Care and Urgent Needs Support Scheme

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities including decision making.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


24/05/2017 - Rescinding of the Deputy Leader's Approval to dispose of Fulwood and Barrowford Library and withdraw Fulwood Library, Barrowford Library, Earby Library, Freckleton Library, Whalley Library & Spring Wood Children's Centre & Lostock Hall Library & Chil ref: 11679    Recommendations Approved

The report recommends that the decisions for the disposal of Fulwood and Barrowford Libraries made by the former Deputy Leader of the County Council on 9th March 2017 be rescinded.

 

Additionally, in relation to the following buildings:

  • Fulwood library
  • Freckleton library
  • Barrowford library
  • Earby library
  • Whalley library & Spring Wood Children's Centre
  • Lostock Hall library & Children's Centre

 

It is proposed that the properties be withdrawn from the market for sale.

 

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 24/05/2017

Effective from: 24/05/2017

Decision:

Jo Turton, the Chief Executive of Lancashire County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Fylde South; Leyland South; Pendle Rural; Preston East; Preston North; Ribble Valley North East;

Lead officer: Suzy Jeffrey


19/05/2017 - Department for Transport (DfT) 2017/18 Highway Incentive Fund

The DfT confirmed on 31st March that Lancashire County Council has been awarded Highway Incentive funding in 2017/18 of £1.973m. The Capital Board met on 18 May 2017 to recommend the schemes to spend the funds on.

 

Compliance with Standing Order No 25, where a notification is required to be published 28 days in advance, was impracticable. This was because the Capital Board only met on 18 May 2017 to consider and recommend the schemes.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Binks

Notice of decision: 19/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


17/05/2017 - Updated Proposals for the Delivery of the Cuerden Strategic Development Site

Proposals for the delivery of the Cuerden Strategic Development Site.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: Moss Side & Farington;

Lead officer: Chris Dyson

Notice of decision: 17/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons


17/05/2017 - 40mph Speed Limit Revocation Order Branch Road, Mellor Brook, Mellor

This report sets out a proposal to revoke a 40mph Speed Limit Order (SLO) along the entire length of Branch road, Mellor Brook, Mellor. The road is signed as a 30mph limit and has been for many years but, following requests from the police, a 40mph Revocation Order cannot be located, however the original 40mph SLO has been found. In order for enforcement to take place a new 40mph Revocation Order is required. Branch Road will revert to restricted road status(30mph speed limit) by virtue of the system of street lighting.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley South West; South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Matthew Hargreaves

Notice of decision: 17/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


17/05/2017 - Traffic Calming Scheme and Weight Restriction on Branch Road and Intack lane, Mellor Brook

Approval is sought for the delivery of a traffic calming scheme and 7.5t weight restriction on Branch Road and Intack Lane in Mellor Brook.


 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley South West; South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Neil Stevens

Notice of decision: 17/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


16/05/2017 - Court of Protection - Response to responsibilities

The county council has a statutory duty to ensure that people are not arbitrarily deprived of their liberty or have their rights to private and family life infringed when they lack capacity to make decisions for themselves, this duty is discharged through applications to the Court of Protection. Recent legal judgements have clarified the extent of public responsibility to be greater than is manageable within current resources. This report sets out proposals for managing risk for all stakeholders.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Charlotte Hammond, Cate Short

Notice of decision: 16/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


12/05/2017 - Commissioning of Services for Homeless Households with Complex Needs

In September 2016, Cabinet agreed an annual budgetary provision from the Prevention and Early Help Fund of up to £1.25 million to services for homeless people with complex needs, and to utilise up to £1 million of the planned underspend from the 2016/17 Prevention and Early Help Fund budget during 2017/18 to facilitate:
• the reconfiguration of housing and support pathways / services for care leavers and young people who are homeless; and
• the development of commissioning intentions and re-procurement of services for homeless households with complex needs

This report seeks approval for the proposed commissioning and procurement intentions in relation to the allocation of the £1.25M budgetary provision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah McCarthy

Notice of decision: 12/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Contract values included within report


11/05/2017 - Procurement Report - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises

In accordance with the County Council's Procurement Rules approval is requested to commence three procurement exercises in relation to :

(i) Provision of Apprenticeship Levy Training Delivery; and

(ii) Supply of Liquid Fuels.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner

Notice of decision: 11/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


04/05/2017 - Reconfiguration of Children's Residential Services

A proposal to reconfigure Children's Residential Services in Lancashire in order to provide residential outreach to reduce the number of young people coming into the care system, and to manage emergency and crisis placement. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Barbara Bath

Notice of decision: 04/05/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part II


19/04/2017 - Accrington Townscape Heritage Initiative – Proposed Public Realm Improvements to the Town Square, Blackburn Road and Peel Street

The Accrington Townscape Heritage Initiative (THI), promoted by Hyndburn Borough Council (HBC), is a public realm improvement scheme proposed for the town square and adjacent sections of Blackburn Road and Peel Street. The THI also makes provisions for the regeneration of some of Accrington's key historic buildings to provide a defined town square dedicated to the memorial and celebration of the Accrington Pals regiment.
This report requests approval to
i) Award the tender to the winning contractor
ii) Approve acceptance of staged payments from HBC and
iii) Approve addition of the income addition into the 2017/18 and 2018/19 capital programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Accrington South;

Lead officer: Nick Stafford, Rina Housbey

Notice of decision: 19/04/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


06/04/2017 - Procurement Report - Request for Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 10031    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out recommendations to approve the commencement of two procurement exercises for:

 

(i)  The provision of insurance services in respect of the Farington and Thornton Waste Recovery Parks and;

(ii)  The supply and delivery of street lighting materials.

 

The procurement exercises will be undertaken in line with European Union (EU) Regulations, the County Council's Procurement Rules, and as outlined in Appendix 'A' to this report.

 

These are deemed to be Key Decisions and the provisions of Standing order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 06/04/2017

Effective from: 14/04/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the commencement of the procurement exercise as set out in Appendix 'A' for the provision of insurance services for the Farington and Thornton Waste Recovery Parks.

 

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the commencement of the procurement exercise as set out in Appendix 'A' for the supply and delivery of street lighting materials.

 

This KEY Decision was taken in accordance with the process agreed by the Executive Scrutiny Committee.

 

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 10/04/2017

Effective from: 14/04/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the commencement of the procurement exercise as set out in Appendix 'A' for the provision of insurance services for the Farington and Thornton Waste Recovery Parks.

 

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the commencement of the procurement exercise as set out in Appendix 'A' for the supply and delivery of street lighting materials.

 

This KEY Decision was taken in accordance with the process agreed by the Executive Scrutiny Committee.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


05/04/2017 - Capital Strategy for Schools – Condition Led Capital Investment Programme, 2016/17 and part 2017/18 ref: 10083    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the proposals for the allocation of schools capital funding to address a further phase of high priority building condition repairs on Community, Voluntary Controlled and Maintained Schools in Lancashire.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 05/04/2017

Effective from: 11/04/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved the proposed list of maintenance schemes in Lancashire Schools, detailed at Appendix 'A', totalling £15.950m as a further phase of high priority school repairs.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Justin Rawcliffe


23/03/2017 - Upgrade of Existing Zebra Crossing to Puffin Crossing - Broadway, Haslingden

Approval is sought for an upgrade of existing zebra crossing to puffin crossing at Broadway, Haslingden.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Rossendale South; Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Martin Sephton

Notice of decision: 23/03/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


14/03/2017 - Funding for Supported Housing for Care Leavers and Young People who are Homeless ref: 9811    Recommendations Approved

This report focuses on reviewing how we fund and procure supported accommodation services for young people.  It is proposed that the retained £1.35M of Supporting People funding is pooled with current budgetary provision for supported accommodation for care leavers in order to provide a more cost effective approach to supporting young people. 

 

This will be achieved by extending Supporting People contracts until September 2018 and reviewing processes in relation to assessment, prioritisation and control of access to Supporting People services, with a view to ensuring that young people to whom the County Council owes a statutory responsibility are able to access services. 

 

Activity will be monitored by the Access to Resource Team and the findings will inform future commissioning intentions.  In order to fulfil our responsibilities as a corporate parent and to avoid the "cliff edge" faced by care leavers at 18, it is proposed that services can be accessed by young people aged 16 to 21 years old.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision, and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision published: 14/03/2017

Effective from: 18/03/2017

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services and the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved:

(a)  The pooling of  £1.35M of Supporting People funding and £3.6M of Children's Social Care funding for supported accommodation for young people;

(b)  That services can be accessed by 16 to 21 year olds to whom the County Council owes, or has previously owed, a statutory duty under the Children Act 1989 and that in exceptional circumstances, where there is capacity, other young people who find themselves homeless between the ages of 18 and 21 years old can access services on a time limited basis.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 14/03/2017

Effective from: 18/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Tony Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services and County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved:

(a)  The pooling of  £1.35M of Supporting People funding and £3.6M of Children's Social Care funding for supported accommodation for young people;

(b)  That services can be accessed by 16 to 21 year olds to whom the County Council owes, or has previously owed, a statutory duty under the Children Act 1989 and that in exceptional circumstances, where there is capacity, other young people who find themselves homeless between the ages of 18 and 21 years old can access services on a time limited basis.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah McCarthy


13/03/2017 - Procurement Process Approval ref: 9809    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out recommendations to approve the commencement of six procurement exercises for:

 

(i)  The Refurbishment of Greyhound Bridge;

(ii)  The Supply, Installation and Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Points;

(iii)  The Provision of Hospital Aftercare Services;

(iv)  The Provision of North and Central Lancashire Recovery Oriented Adult Substance Misuse Services;

(v)  The Provision of Services for the Acceptance and Composting of Green Waste Arising in the East of the Administrative County of Lancashire, and;

(vi)  A Multi-provider Framework for the Acceptance and Recovery/Disposal of Residual Waste Arising in the Administrative County of Lancashire and Blackpool

 

The procurement exercises will be undertaken in line with European Union (EU) Regulations, the County Council's Procurement Rules, and as outlined in Appendix 'A' to this report.

 

These are deemed to be Key Decisions and the provisions of Standing Order No.25 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/03/2017

Effective from: 18/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Refurbishment of Greyhound Bridge, and

(ii)  The Supply, Installation and Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iii)  The Provision of Hospital Aftercare Services

 

County Councillor Azhar Ali, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iv)  The Provision of North and Central Lancashire Recovery Oriented Adult Substance Misuse Services

 

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(v)  The Provision of Services for the Acceptance and Composting of Green Waste Arising in the East of the Administrative County of Lancashire, and

(vi)   A Multi-provider Framework for the Acceptance and Recovery/Disposal of Residual Waste Arising in the Administrative County of Lancashire and Blackpool.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision published: 14/03/2017

Effective from: 18/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Refurbishment of Greyhound Bridge, and

(ii)  The Supply, Installation and Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iii)  The Provision of Hospital Aftercare Services

 

County Councillor Azhar Ali, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iv)  The Provision of North and Central Lancashire Recovery Oriented Adult Substance Misuse Services

 

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(v)  The Provision of Services for the Acceptance and Composting of Green Waste Arising in the East of the Administrative County of Lancashire, and

(vi)   A Multi-provider Framework for the Acceptance and Recovery/Disposal of Residual Waste Arising in the Administrative County of Lancashire and Blackpool.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 14/03/2017

Effective from: 18/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Refurbishment of Greyhound Bridge, and

(ii)  The Supply, Installation and Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iii)  The Provision of Hospital Aftercare Services

 

County Councillor Azhar Ali, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iv)  The Provision of North and Central Lancashire Recovery Oriented Adult Substance Misuse Services

 

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(v)  The Provision of Services for the Acceptance and Composting of Green Waste Arising in the East of the Administrative County of Lancashire, and

(vi)   A Multi-provider Framework for the Acceptance and Recovery/Disposal of Residual Waste Arising in the Administrative County of Lancashire and Blackpool.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services

Decision published: 14/03/2017

Effective from: 18/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Refurbishment of Greyhound Bridge, and

(ii)  The Supply, Installation and Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Points.

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iii)  The Provision of Hospital Aftercare Services

 

County Councillor Azhar Ali, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(iv)  The Provision of North and Central Lancashire Recovery Oriented Adult Substance Misuse Services

 

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix 'A' of this report in respect of:

 

(v)  The Provision of Services for the Acceptance and Composting of Green Waste Arising in the East of the Administrative County of Lancashire, and

(vi)   A Multi-provider Framework for the Acceptance and Recovery/Disposal of Residual Waste Arising in the Administrative County of Lancashire and Blackpool.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah Goodwill


13/03/2017 - Distribution of Community Transport Funding from 2011/12 and 2012/13 ref: 9978    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out a recommendation regarding Dft funding.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/03/2017

Effective from: 17/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the recommendation as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Varley


13/03/2017 - Proposed 2017/18 Highway Maintenance, Road Safety and Public Rights of Way New Starts Capital Programme ref: 9829    Recommendations Approved

On 9 February 2017 Full Council gave approval for two grants from the Department for Transport (DfT) to be added to the 2017/18 Highways Block of the Capital programme comprising;

 

  • £20.514 million to be used to develop the 2017/18 new starts highway maintenance capital programme.
  • £1.718 million from the DfT's £250 million Pothole Action Fund to tackle potholes.

 

Approval was also given for the DfT Integrated Transport Block annual grant of £6.054million to be added to the 2017/18 Transport block of the Capital programme, providing funding for the following allocations:

 

  • £0.500 million to address road safety issues.
  • £0.250 million to address structural repairs on the Public Rights of Way network. 
  • £0.500 million to address Cycling issues.

 

A further £0.500 million was approved by Full Council for Road Safety to be funded from the previously approved Parish Buses allocation within the Vehicles Block of the Capital Programme. Proposals to allocate this funding and the Cycling allocation will be presented in future reports.

 

This report sets out at Appendix 'A' the criteria used to select projects for inclusion in the above new starts programmes. The proposed 2017/18 list of projects is detailed at Appendices 'B' to 'J'.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order 25 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/03/2017

Effective from: 17/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport:

 

  • Approved the criteria for project selection set out at Appendix 'A'
  • Approved the proposed 2017/18 list of projects set out at Appendices 'B' to 'J' relating to;

-  £20.514 million for highway maintenance

-  £0.500 million to address road safety issues

-  £0.250 million to address structural repairs on the Public Rights of Way network

-  £1.718m Pothole Action funding.

  • Approved that further reports including proposals relating to the additional £0.500 million awarded for road safety projects and a draft Cycling Programme be brought forward for consideration in due course.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson


13/03/2017 - 20mph Speed Limit Order Mellor Langho and Longridge ref: 9830    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought for the sealing of the order in respect of the installation of a 20mph speed limit in Mellor, Langho and Longridge following the period of public consultation during which no objections or comments were received.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/03/2017

Effective from: 17/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the sealing of the order in respect of the installation of the proposed 20mph speed limit as set out in this report and the schedules and plans attached at Appendices 'A' - 'E'.

 

Divisions affected: Longridge with Bowland; Ribble Valley South West;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan


13/03/2017 - Making Permanent of Experimental Traffic Orders - George Slynn Way, School Street, Service Yard, Accrington, Hyndburn ref: 9833    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out two Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders which introduced Prohibition of Vehicles (except buses and loading), Prohibition of Driving (except buses), No Entry and One Way Traffic and Suspension, Prohibition of Waiting, Prohibition of Loading and Limited Waiting Loading Bay at the new George Slynn Bus Station, School Street and the Service Yard to the rear of Nos. 29-41 Union Street, Accrington.

 

The proposals have been advertised in the local press and by way of notice on-site and no objections have been received.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/03/2017

Effective from: 17/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the making permanent of two Experimental Traffic Regulation Orders which introduced Prohibition of Vehicles (except buses and loading), Prohibition of Driving (except buses), No Entry and One Way Traffic and Suspension, Prohibition of Waiting, Prohibition of Loading and Limited Waiting Loading Bay at the new George Slynn  Bus Station, School Street and the Service Yard to Nos. 29-41 Union Street, Accrington (and associated revocations) as set out in the schedule attached at Appendix 'A' and as shown on the plan at Appendix 'B'.

 

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Accrington West;

Lead officer: Matthew Hargreaves


10/03/2017 - Preston City Centre Traffic Management

Review of the experimental traffic regulation order covering the bus lanes on Fishergate and proposals for the future traffic management arrangements in Preston City Centre

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Daniel Herbert

Notice of decision: 10/03/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/03/2017 - Implementation of the Care Act 2014 - Approval of revised Adult Social Care Policies and Procedures

The Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services is recommended to approve the revised Adult Social Care Policies and Procedures as part of the implementation of the Care Act 2014.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 09/03/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/03/2017 - Operation of Household Waste Recycling Centres and Waste Transfer Stations from April 2018 ref: 9817    Recommendations Approved

The contract for the operation of the Council's 15 Household Waste Recycling Centres (HWRCs) expires on 31st March 2018.

 

Approval is sought for the recommissioning of the service from 1st April 2018, on the basis of the continuation of the current level of provision in terms of network of sites, staffing levels and existing opening hours.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 09/03/2017

Effective from: 15/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, the Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.

 

It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

This KEY Decision was taken in accordance with the process agreed by the Executive Scrutiny Committee.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services

Decision published: 09/03/2017

Effective from: 15/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, the Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 4 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and Information relating to any consultations or negotiations, or contemplated consultations or negotiations, in connection with any labour relations matter arising between the authority or a Minister of the Crown and employees of, or office holders under, the authority.

 

It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

This KEY Decision was taken in accordance with the process agreed by the Executive Scrutiny Committee.

 

 

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Scott


09/03/2017 - County Hall Complex ref: 9928    Recommendations Approved

This report:

 

·   outlines several elements of works classified as in need of immediate attention due to a high risk of failure, or as a regulatory requirement of the redevelopment works currently  underway to the  County Hall Old Building as part of the ongoing redevelopment  of the County Hall Complex; and 

·   how these works will be funded. 

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order 25 have

been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 09/03/2017

Effective from: 15/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved:

 

(i)  The  investment of £1.586m in order to fund several elements of works classified as in need of immediate attention due to a high risk of failure, or as a regulatory requirement of the redevelopment works currently underway to the County Hall Old Building as part of the ongoing redevelopment of the County Hall Complex; and

 

(ii)  The use of three funding sources as set out in the table in section 2 of the report to fund this investment.

 

This KEY Decision was taken in accordance with the process agreed by the Executive Scrutiny Committee.

 

Lead officer: Eddie Sutton


08/03/2017 - Proposed Capital Programme for Regularising Primary School Admission Numbers Phase 2 ref: 9812    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

This report seeks approval of Phase 2 of a programme of capital expansion projects in maintained schools to provide additional places to regularise admission numbers (to make them compatible with class size 30 requirements) in areas of growth.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 08/03/2017

Effective from: 14/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information in respect t of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley South West;

Lead officer: Sarah Welch


08/03/2017 - The Future of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College's Post 16 Provision ref: 9718    Recommendations Approved

On 1 December 2016, the Governing Body of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College (LSATPAC) began a statutory consultation on the proposal to discontinue its post 16 sixth form provision, by permanently lowering its age range from 11-18 years to 11-16 years, with effect from 31 August 2018.  The consultation on this proposal took place from 1 December 2016 to 20 January 2017. 

 

As part of the statutory process, a decision should now be taken about the proposal and this will be done by Lancashire County Council, who is the decision maker.  If the Authority does not make a decision within two months from the end of the consultation period, the proposal and any representations about the proposal must be passed to the schools adjudicator for a decision.

 

This is deemed to be a key decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been compiled with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 08/03/2017

Effective from: 14/03/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools:

 

(i)  considered the information in this report.

(ii)  approved the proposal of the Governing Body of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College (LSATPAC), as detailed in the statutory notice, to discontinue its post 16 sixth form provision at by permanently lowering its age range from 11-18 years to 11-16 years, with effect from 31 August 2018.  The proposal is based on concerns about the long term financial viability of the whole school and is linked to the reducing number of students in the sixth form. 

 

(iii)  approved that an appropriate statutory decision letter be sent out, as specified under legal requirements, to give the reasons for the decision to those who are to be informed of them.

 

Divisions affected: Fylde East; Fylde South; Fylde West;

Lead officer: Sarah Hirst


06/03/2017 - Proposed Zebra Crossings in Bacup town centre as part of the Townscape Heritage Improvements

This report is regarding proposed public realm improvements in Bacup town centre.  The report will recommend locations for five Zebra crossings.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Rossendale East;

Lead officer: Paul Freeman

Notice of decision: 06/03/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


15/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - St Chad's Bowling Club ref: 9746    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley Rural East

Decision published: 15/02/2017

Effective from: 15/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Kim Snape considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £250 for a new cabin to store their equipment.

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


15/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Action for ASD ref: 9733    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Pendle Central

Decision published: 15/02/2017

Effective from: 15/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Dorothy Lord considered and approved a local member grant of £250 to Action for ASD towards a stairlift.

Divisions affected: Pendle Central;

Lead officer: Katie Harrison


15/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Action for ASD ref: 9716    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Central West

Decision published: 15/02/2017

Effective from: 21/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Tony Martin the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services considered and approved a local member grant of £200 to Action for ASD towards the installation of a stair lift.

 

Divisions affected: Burnley Central West;

Lead officer: Katie Harrison


13/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Penwortham Free Methodist Church on behalf of King's Church Penwortham CAP Job Club ref: 9709    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Penwortham South

Decision published: 13/02/2017

Effective from: 13/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Sue Prynn considered and approved a local member grant of £569.91 to Penwortham Free Methodist Church on behalf of King's Church Penwortham CAP Job Club for three laptops.

Divisions affected: Penwortham South;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


13/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Poulton Art Club ref: 9711    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Poulton-le-Fylde

Decision published: 13/02/2017

Effective from: 13/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Alf Clempson considered and approved a local member grant of £200 to Poulton Art Club for a gazebo.

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


13/02/2017 - Alteration Of Coroner Areas under Schedule 2 of the Coroners and Justice Act 2009 - East Lancashire and Preston and West Lancashire Areas ref: 9710    Recommendations Approved

It is proposed to submit a request to the Lord Chancellor to request a merger between the Preston & West Lancashire coroner area and East Lancashire coroner area.  Both senior coroners already work closely together and are supported by Lancashire County Council.  It is felt that a merger between the two coroner areas would support the Chief Coroner's aim for a coroner area to deal with a minimum of 3000 deaths per year and reduce the number of part-time senior coroners.  Support for both coroners is already provided by one central office based in Preston and West Lancashire.

 

As part of the submission the local authority will ask the Lord Chancellor to consider appointing the Senior Coroner for Preston and West Lancashire as the Senior Coroner for the new jurisdiction and the Senior Coroner for East Lancashire as an Area Coroner.

 

The local authority and in particular the Cabinet Member with responsibility for the service must provide evidence that they support this proposal.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 13/02/2017

Effective from: 13/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Jennifer Mein, the Leader of the Council approved the recommendations as set out below:-

 

1)  Support the proposed merger between Preston and West Lancashire coroner area and East Lancashire coroner area and

2)  Recommend to the Lord Chancellor that:

·  the Senior Coroner for Preston and West Lancashire be appointed as the Senior Coroner in the newly formed area: and

·  the Senior Coroner for East Lancashire be appointed as an Area Coroner in the newly formed area.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities.  The reason for this is that the Ministry of Justice require immediate confirmation in order to proceed with the application and to meet their deadline. 

Divisions affected: Bamber Bridge and Walton-le-Dale; Brierfield and Nelson North; Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Chorley East; Chorley North; Chorley Rural East; Chorley Rural North; Chorley Rural West; Chorley South; Chorley West; Farington; Fleetwood East; Fleetwood West; Garstang; Heysham; Lancaster Central; Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural East; Lancaster Rural North; Lancaster South East; Leyland Central; Leyland South West; Morecambe North; Morecambe South; Morecambe West; Nelson South; Ormskirk West; Padiham and Burnley West; Pendle Central; Pendle East; Pendle West; Penwortham North; Penwortham South; Preston Central North; Preston Central South; Preston City; Preston East; Preston North; Preston North East; Preston North West; Preston Rural; Preston South East; Preston West; Rossendale East; Rossendale North; Rossendale South; Rossendale West; Skelmersdale Central; Skelmersdale East; Skelmersdale West; Skerton; South Ribble Rural East; South Ribble Rural West; West Craven; West Lancashire East; West Lancashire North; West Lancashire South; West Lancashire West; Whitworth; Wyreside;

Lead officer: Janet Mather


13/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme ref: 9706    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston East

Decision published: 13/02/2017

Effective from: 13/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Kevin Ellard considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme towards the cost of a football tournament.

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


09/02/2017 - Neighbourhood Wellbeing Initiatives ref: 9704    Recommendations Approved

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing has approached all county councillors inviting them to propose organisations and/or projects which they consider would improve wellbeing at neighbourhood level if funded by the County Council.

This report sets out the proposals that have been received for funding a range of such initiatives to be implemented by local stakeholder organisations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 16/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Azhar Ali, the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing  approved funding for the proposed wellbeing initiatives as set out in the report, subject to appropriate grant funding agreements being agreed by the Director of Legal and Democratic Services.

 

County Councillor Ali declared a non-pecuniary interest in this matter as a co-opted non-voting member of Nelson Town Council.

Divisions affected: See all appendices;

Lead officer: Clare Platt


10/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Jamea Masjid Youth Club ref: 9712    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston City

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Yousuf Motala considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £250 to Jamea Masjid Youth Club for a new table tennis table.

 

County Councillor Motala declared a non-pecuniary interest in this decision as he is a member of the Preston Muslim Society (Jamea Masjid)

 

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


10/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme ref: 9713    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston City

Decision published: 10/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Yousuf Motala approved a reduced Local Member Grant of £118.83 to Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme, for the facility hire of football pitches, equipment, cost of referees and refreshments.

 

The reason for the reduction is CC Motala only has this amount remaining in his allocation this current financial year.

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


05/01/2017 - Local Member Grant - Fence Village Hall Committee ref: 9700    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Pendle West

Decision published: 09/02/2017

Effective from: 05/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Christian Wakeford approved a reduced Local Member Grant of £700.00 to Fence Village Hall Committee towards a post Christmas lunch for the elderly people of Fence.

 

The reason for the reduction is CC Wakeford wishes to support other organisations in his electoral division.

Divisions affected: Pendle West;

Lead officer: Katie Harrison


09/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Longton Victory Memorial Sports & Social Club ref: 9698    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - South Ribble Rural West

Decision published: 09/02/2017

Effective from: 09/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Graham Gooch considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £300 to Longton Victory Memorial Sports & Social Club for the purchase of a new Yamaha piano.

Divisions affected: South Ribble Rural West;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


09/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Crawford Village & Pimbo Lane Playing Fields ref: 9702    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Skelmersdale East

Decision published: 09/02/2017

Effective from: 15/02/2017

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £420 to Crawford Village & Pimbo Lane Playing Fields towards the deep cleaning programme of the community centre hut.

 

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


09/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Gisburn Festival Hall ref: 9705    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ribble Valley North East

Decision published: 09/02/2017

Effective from: 09/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Albert Atkinson considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Gisburn Festival Hall to upgrade the lighting in the main hall and storage area.

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley North East;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


08/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Building Bridges in Burnley New Neighbours Project ref: 9699    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Central West

Decision published: 08/02/2017

Effective from: 15/02/2017

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £439.98 to Building Bridges in Burnley New Neighbours for a laptop computer and programmes.

Divisions affected: Burnley Central West;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


08/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Leyland Community Radio ref: 9696    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Leyland South West

Decision published: 08/02/2017

Effective from: 08/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Michael Green considered and approved a local member grant of £200.00 to Leyland Community Radio for 3 portable recorders.

Divisions affected: Leyland South West;

Lead officer: Lisa Cook


07/02/2017 - Review of Tendered Bus Services in Wyre and Fylde ref: 9687    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends revisions to the tendered bus service network in Wyre and Fylde which will utilise a Section 106 funding contribution to extend the tendered bus service in the Amounderness Way area of Fleetwood and as a consequence also maintain a bus service link for Elswick and Great Eccleston.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 07/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport:

 

(i)  Approved the proposed revisions to the tendered bus service network in Wyre and Fylde as set out in the report and at Appendix 'A';

(ii)  Requested that officers undertake the necessary contract variation process to allow the service revisions to commence on 20 February 2017.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities. The reason for this is to ensure that the revised tendered bus service network will commence on 20 February 2017.  

 

Divisions affected: Amounderness; Fleetwood East; Fylde East; Fylde West; Poulton le Fylde; Preston Central South; Preston City; Preston North West; Preston Rural; Thornton Cleveleys Central; Thornton Cleveleys North; Wyreside;

Lead officer: Ashley Weir


06/02/2017 - Co-ordinated Admissions Scheme 2018/19 - Determination of the Qualifying Scheme ref: 9650    Recommendations Approved

This report concerns the determination of the statutory scheme for co-ordinating admissions for Lancashire's primary and secondary schools and academies for 2018/2019. 

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools:

 

(i)  Approved that the scheme listed at Appendix 'A', be adopted as the qualifying scheme for admissions to Lancashire primary and secondary schools and academies for 2018/19; and

 

(ii)  Approved that the Director for Children's Services shall seek to secure the adoption of the scheme by the governing body of each Lancashire voluntary aided and foundation school and academy in order to inform the Secretary of State that a scheme has been introduced in Lancashire. 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod


06/02/2017 - Additional Primary Places in Euxton, Chorley - Proposal to Expand Balshaw Lane Primary School Chorley ref: 9651    Recommendations Approved

Between 22 November 2016 and 19 December 2016, a formal consultation was carried out on the proposal to permanently expand Balshaw Lane Primary School in Euxton, Chorley, with effect from September 2018.

 

The decision to proceed with publishing a notice was taken after carefully considering the outcome of the informal consultation on 14 September 2016. The County Council then published a statutory notice on 22 November 2016. In accordance with the statutory process (as per the School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools)(England) Regulations 2013 for school expansion proposals, the Notice invited representations (objections or comments) within the statutory four-week notice period, i.e. from 22 November 2016 to 19 December 2016.

 

Under the statutory school expansion process, a decision should now be taken about the proposal. If the County Council fails to decide the proposal within two months from the end of the representation period, the proposal and any representations about the proposals must be passed to the schools' adjudicator for decision.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and Standing Order 25 has been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools:

 

(i)  considered the information in this report;

 

(ii)  conditionally approved the proposal to make a prescribed alteration to Balshaw Lane Primary School by permanently expanding the number of places available from 45 to 60 pupils for reception year in September 2018 and in subsequent reception years, subject to the granting of planning permission under Part 3 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990; and

 

(iii)   approved that an appropriate statutory decision letter be sent out as specified under legal requirements to give the reasons for the decision to those who are to be informed of them.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley East; Chorley North; Chorley Rural West;

Lead officer: Kaarina McCooey, Steph Rhodes


30/01/2017 - External Audit - Annual Audit Letter ref: 10571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 30/01/2017 - Audit and Governance Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 30/01/2017

Decision:

Karen Murray, Director, Grant Thornton, presented the Annual Audit letter to the Committee summarising the outcome of the work in 2015/16.  The report was confirmed to include the key messages in relation to the financial statements audit and audit opinion and Value for Money (VfM) conclusion.  In addition, there were reported to be minor amendments in relation to the Ofsted position.

 

Resolved: That the Annual Audit letter be noted.

 


30/01/2017 - External Audit - Audit Update ref: 10572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 30/01/2017 - Audit and Governance Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 30/01/2017

Decision:

Karen Murray, Director, Grant Thornton, presented the External Audit update report to the Committee which included progress to date with the 2016/17 audit of the accounts, Value for Money conclusion and other work.  It was confirmed that work has commenced around early planning and early field work and the audit plan will come to the April meeting of this Committee.

 

Resolved: That the report be noted.

 


06/02/2017 - New Complex Placement Home for Children Looked After ref: 9678    Recommendations Approved

This report is seeking approval to provide a new accommodation for hard to place looked after children. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved the proposalsas set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Preston North;

Lead officer: Justin Rawcliffe


06/02/2017 - Urgent Dry Rot Remediation Works ref: 9681    Recommendations Approved

This report is seeking approval to address two extensive dry rot outbreaks at two Primary Schools in Lancashire that have recently been identified.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved the proposalsas set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).  It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Accrington North; Pendle Central;

Lead officer: Martin Cooper


30/01/2017 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 26 September 2016 ref: 10565    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Audit and Governance Committee

Made at meeting: 30/01/2017 - Audit and Governance Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 30/01/2017

Decision:

Updates were provided to the Committee on the following items from the meeting held on 26 September 2016:

 

Item 5 Liquid Logic System update

It was originally resolved that a further update would be provided for this meeting, however members were informed that the work around adults was in the process of being scoped and developed and would be presented to the next meeting of this Committee.

 

Item 10 External Audit - Lancashire County Council Audit Findings Report 2015/16

It was confirmed that no provision existed under the Code of Conduct or the Members Allowance Scheme to impose financial sanctions on Councillors who fail to complete their related party disclosure declarations and it was not considered that the underpinning legislation allowed the Council to introduce such provisions.

 

Item 11 Approval of the County Council's Statement of Accounts 2015/16

It was confirmed that management structure in the 'Narrative' to the report had been expanded and the list of acronyms in the 'Glossary' had been updated.

 

Resolved:

  i.  That the minutes of the meeting held on the 26 September 2016 be confirmed and signed by the Chair.

  ii.  A Liquid Logic report on the scope and timescales would be provided for the next meeting of the Committee on the 3 April 2017.

 


06/02/2017 - Awarding of Small Grants to Third Sector Groups which are Registered with the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service including Grants to Individual Young People ref: 9653    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines the work of the District Youth Councils in their role in recommending grant monies to third sector organisations which are registered with the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 06/02/2017

Effective from: 10/02/2017

Decision:

The Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools considered and approved the recommendations of the District Youth Councils on the applications for grants from third sector groups which are registered with the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service, as set out in Appendix 'A'.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sue Parkinson


03/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Langho In Bloom ref: 9677    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ribble Valley South West

Decision published: 03/02/2017

Effective from: 03/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Schofield considered and approved a reduced Local Member Grant of £50 to Langho in Bloom for planters and soil.

 

The reason for the reduction is that this amount is the maximum amount he has remaining in his budget.  

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


02/02/2017 - Mental Health Partnership Agreement for Joint Funded Rehabilitation (Section 75)

This report seeks approval for a partnership agreement under Section 75 of the NHS Act 2006 between Lancashire County Council and Clinical Commissioning Groups for jointly funded Mental Health rehabilitation placements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jon Blackburn

Notice of decision: 02/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially sensitive information regarding the funding arrangements and working practices between LCC and CCG's including rehabilitation placement costs


02/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme ref: 9676    Refused

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston North

Decision published: 02/02/2017

Effective from: 02/02/2017

Decision:

 

County Councillor Geoff Driver rejected a Local Member Grant to Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme for hire of football pitches, equipment, referees etc.

 

The reason for the rejection is the money does not support residents within the councillors division.

 

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


01/02/2017 - Local Member Grant - Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme ref: 9675    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston Central North

Decision published: 01/02/2017

Effective from: 01/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor De Molfetta considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £168 to Fishwick Rangers Youth Development Scheme towards the facility hire of football pitches, equipment, cost of referees and refreshments.

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


01/02/2017 - Skelmersdale Rail Link ref: 9633    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out recommendations in relation to the proposed Skelmersdale Rail Link.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 26 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 01/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 01/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Skelmersdale Central; Skelmersdale East; Skelmersdale West;

Lead officer: Richard Watts


01/02/2017 - Delivery of the Healthy Child Programme ref: 9635    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out recommendations for the delivery of the Programme, joining up the public health services for our children and young people with the wider services that the Council provides.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 01/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Azhar Ali, the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 01/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Azhar Ali, the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 01/02/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Azhar Ali, the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools, and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraphs 3 and 5 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information) and information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings. It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dr Sakthi Karunanithi


31/01/2017 - Approval to the terms of sale of the Former Oakenhead Day Centre and Offices, Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall ref: 9671    Recommendations Approved

The report sets out a recommendation for the disposal of former Oakenhead Day Centre and Offices, Haslingden Old Road, Rawtenstall.

 

 

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 31/01/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Rossendale North; Rossendale South;

Lead officer: Phil Jeffrey


31/01/2017 - Core Systems Transformation Project Additional Mobile Devices ref: 9672    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks approval to release £0.480m from the Authorities Capital Programme to the increase the Core Systems Transformation Project Budget. The Core Systems Transformation project is introducing a Highways Asset Management System which replaces 23 existing systems and will support the recently agreed Highways Service Structure.


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision published: 31/01/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council and County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 31/01/2017

Effective from: 07/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council and County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Lead officer: Mike Kirby, Peter Mayes


30/01/2017 - Introduction of New Tendered Bus Service in East Lancaster ref: 9666    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends the introduction of a new bus service in East Lancaster which will make use of the Moor Hospital Section 106 funding contribution.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 31/01/2017

Effective from: 30/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport:

 

(i)  Approved the introduction of the tendered bus service in Lancaster as set out at Appendix 'A';

 

(ii)  Requested that officers undertake the necessary contract procurement process to allow the service to be introduced at the earliest opportunity.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities. The reason for this is to ensure that the enhanced bus service provision can be introduced at the earliest opportunity.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural East; Lancaster South East;

Lead officer: Ashley Weir, Oliver Starkey


31/01/2017 - Local Member Grants ref: 9668    Recommendations Approved

The Local Member Grants Scheme was introduced in 2006 and provides each County Councillor with a budget of £2,000 to support voluntary, community and faith sector groups in their local area (electoral division). The scheme supports a variety of community activities that benefit members of the public in a Councillor's electoral division.

 

The principles and guidance for Local Member Grants established when the scheme was first introduced, has allowed Councillors to carry-forward a maximum of £250 of unspent funds into the next financial year.

 

Parliament's approval of recommendations of the Local Government Boundary Commission for England in November 2016 has resulted in a change to the electoral divisions in Lancashire. These changes will take effect at the County Council's elections on 4 May 2017. In light of this, changes to the guidance issued to County Councillors are recommended for the rest of the 2016/17 financial year to allow the process to be fair, ensuring that all County Councillors following the elections receive a new, equal budget of £2,000.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 31/01/2017

Effective from: 31/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Jennifer Mein, the Leader of the County Council approved the following:

 

(i)  That, for the remainder of the 2016/17 financial year, the guidance for Local Member Grants be amended so that the usual £250 carry-forward permitted to Councillors does not apply.

 

(ii)  That any unallocated funding as at 31 March 2017 be transferred to the Local Initiative Fund for the relevant district for 2017/18 

 

(iii)That, for the remainder of the 2016/17 financial year, the guidance for Local Member Grants be amended so that a single one-off award per Councillor of less than £100 be permitted. 

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities. The reason for this is to give County Councillors as much notice as possible for them to spend any unallocated funds left in their budget for the financial year 2016/17. 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Misbah Bhatti


30/01/2017 - Transport Asset Management - Review of Service Standards ref: 9665    Recommendations Approved

A report which set out proposals to change existing service standards as part of the Transport Asset Management Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 30/01/2017

Effective from: 04/02/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport:

 

(i)  Approved that the interim standard of at least 85% A roads, 80% B roads and 75% C roads having a condition that is regarded as GREEN is adopted as set out in the report;

(ii)  Noted the information relating to the network of footways and other   footpaths maintained from the Highways Service budget.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Keith Postlethwaite


30/01/2017 - Revision of Tendered Bus Services to Maintain Public Transport Service in Charnock Richard ref: 9662    Recommendations Approved

This report recommends revisions to the tendered bus service is Chorley West to maintain public transport service provision in Charnock Richard.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 30/01/2017

Effective from: 30/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport:

 

(i)  Approved the proposed revisions to the tendered bus service 347 as set out at Appendix 'A'; and

 

(ii)  Requested that officers undertake the necessary contract variation process to allow the service revisions to commence at the earliest opportunity.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order 34(3) as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the County Council's responsibilities. The reason for this is to ensure that the bus service provision is maintained for the village of Charnock Richard.

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Chorley Rural West; Chorley South; Chorley West;

Lead officer: Oliver Starkey, Ashley Weir


27/01/2017 - Local Member Grants - Age UK Lancashire ref: 9663    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ormskirk West

Decision published: 27/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Nikki Hennessy considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to Age UK Lancashire to provide a free dementia friendly reminiscence event.

Divisions affected: Ormskirk West;

Lead officer: Frederick Bailey


26/01/2017 - Local Member Grant - Millennium Hall Community Centre ref: 9658    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston North East

Decision published: 26/01/2017

Effective from: 26/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Keith Sedgewick considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £691 to Millennium Hall Community Centre towards the cost of some blackout blinds.

Divisions affected: Preston North East;

Lead officer: Lisa Cook


23/01/2017 - Procurement Report - Request for Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 9588    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out recommendations to approve the commencement of two

procurement exercises for:

 

(i)  The Supply of Maintained Equipment Services

 

(ii)  The Provision of Crisis Services in Central Lancashire

 

The procurement exercises will be undertaken by the Procurement Service in line

with EU Regulations, the County Council's Procurement Rules, and as outlined in

Appendix A to this report.

 

These are deemed to be Key Decisions and the provisions of Standing Order No.25

have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools and County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set in Appendix A of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Supply of Maintained Equipment Services

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix A of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Provision of Crisis Services in Central Lancashire

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools and County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set in Appendix A of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Supply of Maintained Equipment Services

 

County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved the commencement of the procurement exercises as set out in Appendix A of this report in respect of:

 

(i)  The Provision of Crisis Services in Central Lancashire

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kirsty Harrison


23/01/2017 - Street Lighting Life Cycle Plan ref: 9643    Recommendations Approved

The Highways Asset Management Framework, approved in December 2016, sets out the Authorities approach to managing its assets. For the major asset groups Life Cycle Plans are required to ensure long-term plans for managing an asset grouping are produced with the aim of providing the required levels of service at the lowest whole life cost.

 

As part of the Department for Transport Self-Assessment process, each authority is required to score themselves against 22 questions and then place themselves into one of 3 Bands on the basis of the available evidence.  From 2017/18 onwards only Band 3 authorities will receive their full allocation.  Band 2 authorities will receive 90% of their allocation whilst Band 1 authorities will receive 60%.

 

This street lighting life cycle plan is one of a number of documents currently being produced to support the next self-assessment exercise which is due to take place in January 2017. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the Street Lighting Life Cycle Plan as set out at Appendix 'A'.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Keith Postlethwaite


23/01/2017 - Highways and Transport Capital Programmes - Proposed Amendments ref: 9639    Recommendations Approved

As part of the normal process of service delivery the approved Highways and Transport Capital Programmes now require certain amendments in order to meet the emerging priorities and to respond to some unanticipated service demands. The proposed amendments including additional schemes and changes resulting in a variance of +/- 10% of the originally approved budget are set out at Appendix 'A'.


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the proposed amendments to the Highways and Transport Capital Programmes as outlined in Appendix 'A'. The financial implications of the proposed changes can be contained within the previously approved capital allocations.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson


23/01/2017 - The University of Central Lancashire Masterplan and Associated Highway Modifications ref: 9609    Recommendations Approved

The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) has asked the County Council to assist in developing the detail design and implementation of the highway proposals required to support their Masterplan development. These proposals include a highway design for the area based on shared space principles similar to Fishergate’s Central Gateway project. The works will be fully funded by UCLan by way of a Section 278 Agreement under the Highways Act 1980.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport:

 

(i)   Approved the addition of this scheme, as shown on the plan attached at Appendix 'A', and the estimated £157,000 design fee to the highways block of the County Council's 2016/17 capital programme;

(ii)  Noted that further approval will be sought for the construction and site supervision costs to be added to the Capital Programme when the full extent and scope of the works has been identified and that all costs will be fully funded by UCLan under a Section 278 Agreement.

 

This KEY Decision was taken in accordance with the process agreed by the Executive Scrutiny Committee.

 

Divisions affected: Preston Central South; Preston City;

Lead officer: Ian Maudsley


23/01/2017 - Proposed Speed Limit Reduction on Various Roads in West Lancashire ref: 9610    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and a public consultation undertaken in response to requests being received from local Members and residents, a number of speed limit reductions on the roads detailed in the report are proposed to improve road safety for road users and local communities.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the proposals for the introduction of reduced speed limits on the roads detailed in the report and as set out in the schedule and plans attached at Appendix 'A'.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Phil Tran


23/01/2017 - Community Asset Transfer and Independent Community Libraries ref: 9638    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out recommendations in relation to proposed community asset transfers and the establishment of Independent Community Libraries.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, the Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Marcus Johnstone, the Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services and County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council approved the recommendations as set out in the full report.

 

The full report is not available for publication as it contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. The report contains information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley East; Farington; Penwortham North;

Lead officer: Mel Ormesher


23/01/2017 - Introduction of a One Way Traffic order (South to North) on Wordsworth Road, Accrington, Hyndburn Borough ref: 9640    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out a proposal to introduce a One Way Traffic Regulation Order along the entire length of Wordsworth Road, Accrington - from South to North - from its junction with the centreline of Fern Gore Avenue to its junction with the centreline of Willows Lane as shown on the attached schedules at Appendix 'A' and location plan at Appendix 'B' and to which an objection has been received.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the making of a Traffic Regulation Order which introduces a One Way Traffic Restriction along the entire length of Wordsworth Road, Accrington.

 

Divisions affected: Accrington West;

Lead officer: Craig Holden


23/01/2017 - Property Strategy - White Cross Education Centre (Mill 14) ref: 9644    Recommendations Approved

White Cross Education Centre (Mill 14) in Lancaster is one of a small number of premises which has been identified as a main office location, and as a neighbourhood centre through the Property Strategy agreed by Cabinet in September 2016.  Additional office capacity is being provided within Mill 14 to facilitate the vacation of Fraser House, Hampson Green and Palatine House.  It should be noted that Fraser House comprises office accommodation, reception area and meeting room facilities for public facing services and the intention is to provide a similar range of requirements at Mill 14.

 

The Property Strategy (Neighbourhood Centres) report presented to Cabinet in September 2016 outlined proposals for Mill 14 to include the front facing Registration Service, to be re-located from existing premises delivering the service in  Lancaster, Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help (WPEH) 12-19+, support for families and the Youth Offending Team (YOT).

 

This report sets out progress at Phase 1 in developing the building to accommodate future use and seeks approval for a contribution towards costs from the Property Portfolio Rationalisation (Neighbourhood Centres Suitability Investment) capital allocation. It also recommends a review of the proposed Phase 2 works to ensure the building can be used to the most effective and appropriate use in future.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 28/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council:

 

(i)  Approved the continuation of Phase 1 works through to completion and move services in to Mill 14 when available in mid-February 2017;

 

(ii)  Approved the additional fire safety measures to be carried out on the Ground and 1st floors as part of the Phase 1 works;

 

(iii)  Approved that the costs of the Phase 1 works (final total £1.765m including fire protection and fire doors)  are funded from the following three sources a)a contribution of £0.165m from the 2016/17 corporate revenue Repairs and Maintenance  budget, b) use of £0.727m Asset maintenance earmarked reserve and c) the balance of £0.873m from the £20m Property Portfolio Rationalisation ( Neighbourhood Centres Suitability Investment) budget in the corporate block of the capital programme; and

 

(iv)Approved a review of the proposed Phase 2 works to the building.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster East;

Lead officer: Mel Ormesher


23/01/2017 - Reconfiguration of the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service Children's Centre provision and its impact on Schools ref: 9622    Recommendations Approved

The reconfiguration of the Wellbeing, Prevention and Early Help Service is resulting in the removal of provision from 23 maintained schools and changes within the 21 schools where provision is being retained.  This is causing financial distress to the schools sector and this report sets out transitional funding arrangements to address this.

 

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council and County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved that, to support schools in the transition of the Children Centre provision, the authority's estimate of property costs totalling circa £0.658m for 2016/17 is paid to all 44 schools affected for the 2017/18 financial year.  This will provide one year of certainty for schools funding and assist in ensuring financial viability where this is an issue.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor David Borrow, the Deputy Leader of the County Council and County Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, the Cabinet Member for Children, Young People and Schools approved that, to support schools in the transition of the Children Centre provision, the authority's estimate of property costs totalling circa £0.658m for 2016/17 is paid to all 44 schools affected for the 2017/18 financial year.  This will provide one year of certainty for schools funding and assist in ensuring financial viability where this is an issue.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Bonser, Andrew Good


23/01/2017 - A678 Blackburn Road, Rishton and A679 Blackburn Road Oswaldtwistle, Hyndburn Borough, Revocation, 40mph and 50mph Speed Limit, 30mph Restricted Road Status, Order 201 ref: 9611    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out a proposal to introduce a 50 miles per hour speed limit, 40 miles per hour speed limit, restricted road (30 miles per hour speed limit will apply) and associated revocations at A678 Blackburn Road, Rishton and to introduce a 50 miles per hour speed limit at A679 Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle.

 

The proposals have been advertised in the local press and no objections have been received.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the making of a Speed Limit Order which introduces 50mph speed limit, 40mph speed limit and 30mph restricted road status on A678 Blackburn Road in Rishton and the 50mph speed limit along a length of the A679 Blackburn Road, Oswaldtwistle (and associated revocations) as set out in the schedule attached at Appendix 'A' and is shown on the plans at Appendices 'B' and 'C'.

 

Divisions affected: Oswaldtwistle; Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors;

Lead officer: Craig Holden


23/01/2017 - Proposed Zebra Crossing Skipton Road, Colne ref: 9642    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport gave approval for the introduction of a  zebra crossing as advertised and set out on the drawings attached at Appendices 'A' and 'B'.

 

Divisions affected: Pendle East;

Lead officer: Frank Holden


23/01/2017 - Proposed Zebra Crossing, Runshaw Lane, Euxton ref: 9641    Recommendations Approved

It is proposed to construct a zebra crossing on Runshaw Lane, west of St Mary's Gate, providing a link between the North and South side of Runshaw Lane, following the pedestrian desire line.

Following statutory advertisement of the crossing, one objection was received which is summarised in this report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor John Fillis, the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport approved the installation of a zebra crossing on Runshaw Lane, west of St Mary's Gate as shown on the plan at Appendix 'A' and in the Notice of Proposal at Appendix 'B'.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley North;

Lead officer: Michelle Davies


23/01/2017 - Adult Social Care Fee Uplifts - 2017/18 ref: 9571    Recommendations Approved

Lancashire County Council supports approximately 25,000 adults in community and residential based settings at an annual cost of approximately £300 million per year. 

 

This report sets out the County Council's proposed fee uplifts for adult social care providers for 2017/18.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. 25 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision published: 23/01/2017

Effective from: 27/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Tony Martin, the Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services approved, with effect from 3 April 2017, the following uplifts:

 

  1. Residential & nursing care (all client groups) – 4.17%
  2. Homecare (all client groups) – 4.37%, increasing the approved rates for homecare services to £13.30 per hour / £7.14 per half hour.
  3. Supported Living – 4.52% for waking hours and 5.39% for sleep in hours, increasing the approved rates for supported living to £13.98 and £9.03 respectively. 
  4. Extra Care – 4.37%
  5. Direct Payments (including direct payments for respite) – No increase.  If a person is no longer able to meet their needs within the current budget they should contact the County Council for a review of their needs.
  6. Carers – 4.17%
  7. Shared Lives – 4.17%
  8. Day Care – 4.17%
  9. Rolling Respite & Provider Brokerage – uplift in line with the relevant service (e.g. homecare / residential care).

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: John Sleightholme


12/01/2017 - Local Member Grant - Clayton Amateur Boxing Club ref: 9655    For Determination

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors

Decision published: 12/01/2017

Effective from: 12/01/2017

Decision:

County Councillor Miles Parkinson considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £1,470 to Clayton Amateur Boxing Club for new equipment for the club.

Divisions affected: Rishton and Clayton-le-Moors;


22/12/2016 - School Place Provision Strategy 2017/18 to 2019/20

This report seeks approval of the updated Strategy which will inform the future planning of school places for Lancashire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Lynn MacDonald

Notice of decision: 22/12/2016


15/11/2016 - Capital Strategy for Schools 2016/17 to 2018/19

This report provides information on the schools capital allocation for 2016/17 to 2018/19 and the proposed strategy for expenditure based on the priorities contained within the approved Strategy for the Provision of School Places and Capital Investment 2015/16 to 2017/18.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Martin Cooper

Notice of decision: 15/11/2016


20/09/2016 - M55 Heyhouses Link Road

This report is requesting a county council contribution of £1.7 million to support an accelerated delivery of the proposed developer funded Link Road with an estimated total value of circa £21 million with other contributions to be provided by Fylde Borough Council, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership and Highways England

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 15/06/2017

Divisions affected: Fylde West; St Annes South;

Lead officer: Neil Stevens

Notice of decision: 20/09/2016


05/07/2016 - Resident Parking Schemes in Lancashire

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport on 3 February 2016 approved a report in relation to 'Residents Parking Schemes: Administration and Charges'.  The report covered the standardisation of parking permit charges for schemes administered by the County Council. The report also covered the point that schemes administered by district councils on behalf of the County Council should also be considered for the introduction of this standard charge along with the centralisation of the administration of the resident permits to the County Council.

 

This report recommends further steps relating to this and reports on the implications for both the county and district councils.

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/07/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Peter Bell

Notice of decision: 05/07/2016