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 £1.4 million.

Decisions

17/02/2017 - County Hall Complex

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.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision due date: 09/03/2017

Lead officer: Eddie Sutton

Notice of decision: 17/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


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 - 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: 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 - 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 - 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 - 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


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


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 - 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 - 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


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


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 - Funding for Supported Housing for Care Leavers and Young People who are Homeless

The report will outline the policy approach to providing supported housing services for care leavers and young people who are homeless. This will include proposals for reconfiguring internal budgets to provide a more joined up and cost effective approach to commissioning services.

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

Decision due date: 13/03/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah McCarthy

Notice of decision: 07/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


07/02/2017 - Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private

Notice is hereby given in accordance with Regulation 5 of the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 that the following meeting is likely to move into private session to consider the item listed as 'Operation of Household Waste Recycling Centres and Waste Transfer Stations from April 2018'.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 09/03/2017

Lead officer: Steve Scott

Notice of decision: 07/02/2017


07/02/2017 - Procurement Process Approval

This report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of the following procurement processes:

 

The Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport is asked to approve the commencement of a procurement exercise(s) for:

 

 

The Refurbishment of Greyhound Bridge

 

And, The Supply, Installation and Management of Electric Vehicle Charging Points

 

The Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services and the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing are asked to approve the commencement of a procurement exercise for:

 

The Provision of Hospital Aftercare Services

 

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

 

The Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services is asked to approve the commencement of a procurement exercise(s) for:

 

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

 

And, 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 Highways and Transport, Cabinet Member for Adult and Community Services, Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing, Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services

Decision due date: 13/03/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah Goodwill

Notice of decision: 07/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


07/02/2017 - Distribution of Department for Transport Community Transport Funding from 2011/12 and 2012/13

In 2011/12 and 2012/13 The Department for Transport allocated approximately £10m, per annum, of funding to Local Authorities in England to support Community Transport (CT).

Lancashire County Council at the time received £242,748 in 2011/12 and a further £242,748 a year later in 2012/13. Some relatively small amounts of funding were provided to individual Community Transport operators as part of a hardship fund, following the withdrawal of concessionary fares from CT services and some work was also undertaken by a Consultancy service. Additional spend was incurred as part of the Development Strategy for CT in Lancashire, the establishment of the CT Consortium, and the purchase of some CT vehicles.

The Lancashire Community Transport Consortium has developed a Business Case to access this funding which will assist the consortium by developing their volunteer base and includes proposals to recruit, check and train suitable volunteers and further develop the necessary business skills required to improve the community transport offer in Lancashire.

The current balance of DfT Community Transport Funds held by Lancashire County Council is £370,750.20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision due date: 13/03/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Varley

Notice of decision: 07/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


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 - 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


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 - 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 - 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


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


03/02/2017 - Proposed 2017/18 Highway Maintenance, Road Safety and Public Rights of Way New Starts Capital Programme

This report is requesting approval of the proposed 2017/18 Highway Maintenance, Road Safety and Public Rights of Way New Starts Capital Programmes. The Highway Maintenance programme includes proposals relating to the additional allocation of £1.718 million received from the Department for Transport's Pothole Action Fund.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision due date: 13/03/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Wilson

Notice of decision: 03/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


03/02/2017 - George Slynn Way, School Street, Service Yard, Accrington, Hyndburn Prohibition of Vehicles (Except Buses and Loading), Prohibition of Driving (Except Buses), No Entry and One Way Traffic Experimental Order 2016; Accrington Bus Station Area

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, which could now be made permanent.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport

Decision due date: 13/03/2017

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Accrington West;

Lead officer: Matthew Hargreaves

Notice of decision: 03/02/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


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 Member for Adult and Community Services

Decision due date: 10/04/2017

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 - 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


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


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


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


30/01/2017 - Operation of Household Waste Recycling Centres and Waste Transfer Stations from April 2018

Existing contracts for the operation of 15 HWRCs and 2 WTSs expire on 31 March 2018. Recommendations to be made in respect of proposed operating arrangements from April 2018 and associated procurement requirements.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Planning and Cultural Services, Deputy Leader of the County Council

Decision due date: 09/03/2017

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Scott

Notice of decision: 30/01/2017


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


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


27/01/2017 - Proposed Capital Programme for Regularising Primary School Admission Numbers Phase 2

The report seeks approval of Phase 2 of a programme of capital expansion projects in maintained schools to provide additional places to regularise admission numbers.

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

Decision due date: 08/03/2017

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley South West;

Lead officer: Sarah Welch

Notice of decision: 27/01/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons


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


24/01/2017 - The Future of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College's Post 16 Provision

On 1 December 2016, the Governing Body of Lytham St Annes Technology and Performing Arts College 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. 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.

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

Decision due date: 08/03/2017

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

Lead officer: Sarah Hirst

Notice of decision: 24/01/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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 - 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, 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


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


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;