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Decisions

06/08/2020 - Lancashire Central ref: 18383    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

This report provides an update on the progress made in respect of the Lancashire Central – Cuerden site.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C20 have been complied with. Standing Order C19 could not be complied with as, at the time the notification was published, it was not known that the report would be a key decision.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 06/08/2020

Effective from: 12/08/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Moss Side & Farington;

Lead officer: Steve Burns


11/03/2020 - Highways Act 1980 – Section 119<br/>Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 – Section 53A<br/>Realignment of Footpaths around Nan's Nook near Forton in Connection with the Removal of the Motorway Footbridge ref: 18370    Recommendations Approved

The proposed diversion of part of Footpaths Forton 18, 24, parts of Footpath Forton 27 and Footpaths Ellel 46 and 47 in the districts of Wyre Borough and Lancaster City.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on the proposed diversion of part of Footpaths Forton 18, 24, parts of Footpath Forton 27 and Footpaths Ellel 46 and 47 in the districts of Wyre Borough and Lancaster City, from the routes shown by bold continuous lines and marked A-B, H-B, K-L-M-N and P-M, to the routes shown by bold broken lines and marked A-C-D-E-F-G, H-J-C, K-O-L and P-L on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

Nan's Nook Footbridge carried Footpath Forton 18, which was also part of a regional trail promoted as the 'Wyre Way'. The Committee noted that, due to safety concerns, Highways England had recently dismantled and removed the bridge and that this diversion proposal, if successful, would provide the public with a safe and convenient means of crossing the M6.

 

This matter could not await the next Regulatory Committee scheduled for 26 June 2020, due to the popularity of the network of public rights of way in this area, and it was considered that the proposed diversion should be progressed as a priority.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That subject to no significantly adverse responses to the consultations, an Order be made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 to divert part of Footpaths Forton 18 and 24, parts of Footpath Forton 27 and Footpaths Ellel 46 and 47 from the routes shown by bold continuous lines and marked A-B, H-B, K-L-M-N and P-M, to the routes shown by bold broken lines and marked A-C-D-E-F-G, H-J-C, K-O-L and P-L on the maps.

 

(ii)  That in the event of no objections being received, the Order be confirmed and in the event of objections being received and not withdrawn, the Order be sent to the Secretary of State for the Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and the Authority take a neutral stance with respect to its confirmation.

 

(iii)  That provision be included in the Order such that it is also made under Section 53A of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, to amend the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way in consequence of the coming into operation of the diversion.

 

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East; Wyre Rural East;

Lead officer: Ros Paulson


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>Investigation into the public rights over the route from Keighley Road at Parson Lee Farm along Smithy Clough, Trawden, Borough of Pendle<br/>File No. 804-611<b ref: 18363    For Determination

Investigation into the public rights over the route from the eastern end of Keighley Road at Parson Lee Farm along Smithy Clough to the junction with Bridleway Trawden 191 and Byway Open to all Traffic (BOAT) Trawden 254, Pendle, in accordance with File No. 804-611

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on an investigation into the public rights over the route from the eastern end of Keighley Road at Parson Lee Farm along Smithy Clough to the junction with Bridleway Trawden 191 and Byway Open to all Traffic Trawden 254, Pendle, as shown between points A-B-C-D on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

It was reported that the route formed part of promoted footpath – the Bronte Way – and the Pennine Bridleway National Trail but that it currently had no recorded public status.

 

A site inspection had been carried out in May 2019.

 

The Committee were advised that, on balance, the map and other documentary evidence was considered sufficient in itself to conclude that the route was a historical public highway, and it was suggested to Committee that inferred dedication could, on balance, be satisfied. Although the route had historical evidence of public carriageway rights, it was no longer possible to record the route as a byway open to all traffic, due to the introduction of Section 67 Natural Environment and Rural Communities Act 2006. The implication of this Section meant that the highest status that could be achieved by this route was that of restricted byway.

 

Taking all of the evidence into account and noting how the route was recorded on the old county maps and the investigations of the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, it was suggested to Committee that on a balance of probabilities there was sufficient evidence that the route ought to be shown as a restricted byway.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That an Order(s) be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a Restricted Byway on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on Committee Plan between points A-B-C-D.

 

(ii)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

Divisions affected: Pendle Rural;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>Addition of Footpaths from Manor Court and Greenacres across Sharoe Brook to Footpath Fulwood 43, Preston<br/>File No. 804-379c <br/> ref: 18367    For Determination

Application for footpaths to be added to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way from Manor Court and Greenacres across Sharoe Brook to 2 points on Footpath Fulwood 43, Preston in accordance with File No. 804-379c.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

In 2000, an application under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 had been received for the addition of a number of footpaths which had been described by the applicant as being situated on land forming part of Ingol Golf Course, and as having been provided by the former Central Lancashire Development Corporation. Five separate sets of routes had been listed and numbered 1 to 5, and evidence in support of each route had been provided.

 

This report considered the route referred to by the applicant as 'Route 3' – addition of footpaths from Manor Court and Greenacres across Sharoe Brook to 2 points on Footpath Fulwood 43, Preston. The route was shown by a thick dashed line between points A-B-C, B-D-E-F, G-H-I-J and H-L-K on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

It was reported that because the application related largely to user evidence pre-dating 2000, details of the 2005 site inspection had been included in the report. This provided a better indication of what existed on the ground closer to the time that the routes were said to have been used. A further site inspection had been carried out in 2019 to see if any changes had occurred since the 2005 inspection.

 

The Committee were advised that, in addition to the user evidence, map and documentary evidence should also be considered.

 

Taking all of the evidence into account and noting the investigations of the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, it was suggested to Committee that on a balance of probabilities, there was sufficient evidence that the route ought to be shown as footpaths.

 

Resolved:

 

 

(i)  That the application to add to the Definitive Map and Statement footpath lengths between Manor Court and Greenacres across Sharoe Brook to Footpath Fulwood 43, Preston, in accordance with File Number 804-379c, be accepted.

 

(ii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way footpaths from Manor Court and Greenacres across Sharoe Brook to Footpath Fulwood 43, Preston as shown on the Committee Plan between points A-B-C, B-D-E-F, G-H-I-J and H-L-K.

 

(iii)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: Preston North; Preston West;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>Addition of Footpath between Lightfoot Lane and Tanterton Hall Road, Preston<br/>File No. 804-379a <br/> ref: 18365    Recommendations Approved

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Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

In 2000, an application under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 had been received for the addition of a number of footpaths which had been described by the applicant as being situated on land forming part of Ingol Golf Course, and as having been provided by the former Central Lancashire Development Corporation. Five separate sets of routes had been listed and numbered 1 to 5, and evidence in support of each route had been provided.

 

This report considered the route referred to as 'Route 1' – the addition of footpath length from Lightfoot Lane to Tom Benson Way and continuing to meet Footway F8513 at Tanterton Hall Road. The route was shown between points A-B-C and D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

Although the route had recently been inspected, because the application related largely to user evidence predating 2000, details of the 2006 site inspection had been included in the report rather than a detailed description of the site in 2016, as the 2006 inspection provided a better indication of what existed on the ground, closer to the time that the routes were said to have been used.

 

The Committee were advised that, in addition to the user evidence, map and documentary evidence should also be considered.

 

Taking all of the evidence into account and noting the investigations of the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, it was suggested to Committee that on a balance of probabilities, there was sufficient evidence that the route ought to be shown as footpaths.

 

Resolved:

 

 

(i)  That the application to add to the Definitive Map and Statement footpath lengths between Nog Tow and Tanterton, Preston, in accordance with file 804-379a, be accepted.

 

(ii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add two footpaths between Lightfoot Lane and Tom Benson Way and between Tom Benson Way and Tanterton Hall Road, Fulwood, Preston City to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on Committee Plan between points A-B-C and D-E-F-G-H-I-J-K-L.

 

(iii)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Joanne Lawson


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>i) Addition of public footpaths from Walker Lane to Tanterton Hall Road, Preston <br/>ii) Addition of a public footpath from Walker Lane to Lightfoot Lane, Pres ref: 18366    For Determination

Application for footpaths to be added to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way from;

i. Walker Lane to Tanterton Hall Road at Ingol Golf Course, Preston

ii. Walker Lane to Lightfoot Lane at Ingol Golf Course, Preston

in accordance with file 804-379b.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

In 2000, an application under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 had been received for the addition of a number of footpaths which had been described by the applicant as being situated on land forming part of Ingol Golf Course, and as having been provided by the former Central Lancashire Development Corporation. Five separate sets of routes had been listed and numbered 1 to 5, and evidence in support of each route had been provided.

 

This report considered the routes referred to by the applicant as 'Route 2'. However, due to its length and the fact that it is split by Walker Lane, it has been split down further into routes 2A and 2B for the purpose of this report as described below:

 

Route 2A – Two footpaths from Walker Lane to Tanterton Hall Road shown by a thick dashed line between points A-B-C-D-E-F-G and H-I-J-K-L-E on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

Route 2B – A footpath from Walker Lane to Lightfoot Lane shown by a thick dashed line between points V-W-X-Y on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

It was noted that, because the application related largely to user evidence pre-dating 2000, details of the 2006 site inspection had been included in the report. This provided a better indication of what existed on the ground, closer to the time that the routes were said to have been used. Further site inspections had been carried out in 2016 and 2017 to see what changes had occurred since the 2006 inspection.

 

The Committee were advised that, in addition to the user evidence, map and documentary evidence should also be considered.

 

Taking all of the evidence into account and noting the investigations of the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, it was suggested to Committee that on a balance of probabilities, there was sufficient evidence that the routes ought to be shown as footpaths.

 

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That the application to add to the Definitive Map and Statement footpath lengths from Walker Lane to Tanterton Hall Road, Preston, in accordance with file 804-379b, be accepted.

 

(ii)  That the application to add to the Definitive Map and Statement footpath lengths from Walker Lane to Lightfoot Lane, Preston, in accordance with file 804-379b, be accepted.

 

(iii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way two footpaths from Walker Lane to Tanterton Hall Road, Preston as shown on Committee Plan between A-B-C-D-E-F-G and H-I-J-K-L-E.

 

(iv)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way a footpath from Walker Lane to Lightfoot Lane at Ingol Golf Course, Preston as shown on Committee Plan between V-W-X-Y.

 

(v)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Orders be promoted to confirmation.

 

Divisions affected: Preston West;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>Addition of a Footpath from Footpath Preesall 1 running along the sea embankment and ramp to Fluke Hall Lane, Wyre Borough<br/>File No. 804-502<br/> ref: 18364    For Determination

Investigation into the addition of a Footpath to be recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way from a point on Footpath Preesall 1 running along the sea embankment and ramp to Fluke Hall Lane, Wyre Borough, in accordance with File No. 804-502.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

A report was presented on an investigation into the addition of a Footpath to be recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way from a point on Footpath Preesall 1 running along the sea embankment and ramp to Fluke Hall Lane, Wyre Borough.

 

It was reported that, from the 1960s until the present time, the map and photographic evidence examined supported the user evidence and suggested that the route under investigation was capable of being used. It appeared likely that once the section of sea wall extending from point A to the ramp (point B) as shown on the Committee plan had been constructed, this was more likely to be the route used by people walking the route of Footpath 1, as opposed to traversing the steep bank between point A and point D.

 

The Committee noted that the application had been described as extending from point A to point B, referred to as the public slipway onto Fluke Hall Lane, and that the slipway had no recorded public status. However, to access Fluke Hall Lane it was necessary to walk down the concrete slipway/ramp from point B to point C. The route under investigation therefore included the additional section of the route C-B, and the evaluation was on that basis.

 

A site inspection had been carried out by the county council prior to the submission of the application in 2008, and photographs taken recording what the route looked like at that time. These photographs have been used to describe what the route looked like at that time, and a further site inspection had been carried out by the Investigating Officer in 2019 to note any changes since that time.

 

The Committee were informed that, taking all of the evidence into account, the Committee on balance may consider that the provisions of Section 31 of the Highways Act 1980 could be satisfied. In addition, or in the alternative, Committee were advised they may also consider that it could be reasonably alleged that there was sufficient evidence from which to infer dedication of a public footpath at common law.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That the application for a Footpath from a point on Footpath Preesall 1 to 'the public ramp' to be recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement, and shown on the Committee plan by a thick dashed line between point A and point B, in accordance with File no. 804-502, be accepted.

 

(ii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a public footpath from a point on Footpath Preesall 1 along the sea embankment and ramp to a point on Fluke Hall Lane on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on Committee Plan between points A-B-C.

 

(iii)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

 

Divisions affected: Wyre Rural Central;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>i) Addition of Footpaths from Lower Greenfield to the east bank of Sharoe Brook with a spur to Walker Lane, Preston <br/>ii) Addition of Footpath from Walker La ref: 18369    For Determination

Application for the addition to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way of:

1. Footpaths from Lower Greenfield to the east bank of Sharoe Brook with a spur to Walker Lane, Preston
2. Footpath from Walker Lane across the former Ingol Golf Course to the junction of Footpaths Fulwood 43 and 46 at Sharoe Brook, Preston

in accordance with File No. 804-379e.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

In 2000, an application under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 was received for the addition of a number of public footpaths which were described by the applicant as being situated on land forming part of Ingol Golf Course, and as having been provided by the former Central Lancashire Development Corporation. Five separate sets of routes had been listed and numbered 1 to 5 and evidence in support of each route was provided.

 

This report considered the route referred to by the applicant as 'Route 5' and, due to its length and the fact that it was split by Walker Lane, it was split down further into two routes:

 

Route 5(1) – Application to record a public footpath from Lower Greenfield to two different points on Walker Lane, Fulwood, Preston, and shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers by a thick dashed line between points A-B-C-D-E-F-G, E-G and a spur D-H.

 

Route 5(2) – Application to record a public footpath from Walker Lane across the former Ingol Golf Course to the junction of Footpaths Fulwood 43 and 46 near Sharoe Brook, Preston and shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers by a thick dashed line between points I-J-K-L-M-N.

 

The Committee noted that, because the application related largely to user evidence pre-dating 2000, details of the 2006 site inspection had been included in the report. This provided a better indication of what existed on the ground, closer to the time that the routes were claimed to have been used. A further site inspection had been carried out in 2018 to see what changes had occurred since the 2006 inspection.

 

The Committee were advised that, in addition to the user evidence, map and documentary evidence should also be considered.

 

Taking all of the evidence into account and noting the investigations of the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, it was suggested to Committee that on a balance of probabilities, there was sufficient evidence that the routes ought to be shown as footpaths.

 

Resolved:

 

 

(i)  That the application for the addition to the Definitive Map and Statement of a Footpath from Lower Greenfield to two different points on Walker Lane, Fulwood, Preston City, in accordance with File No. 804-379e, be accepted.

 

(ii)  That the application for the addition to the Definitive Map and Statement of a Footpath from Walker Lane to the junction of Footpaths Fulwood 43 and 46 at Sharoe Brook, Preston City in accordance with File No. 804-379e, be accepted.

 

(iii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a Footpath from Lower Greenfield to a point on the east bank of Sharoe Brook and a point on Walker Lane with a further spur to a different point on Walker Lane,  Fulwood, Preston City on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on Committee Plans between points A-B-C-D-E-F-G, E-G and D-H.

 

(iv)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add a Footpath from Walker Lane to the junction of Footpaths Fulwood 43 and 46 at Sharoe Brook, Preston City  on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on Committee Plans between points I-J-K-L-M-N.

 

(v)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Orders be promoted to confirmation.

 

 

 

 

Divisions affected: Preston North; Preston West;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


11/03/2020 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981<br/>Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation<br/>Addition of footpath between FP Preston 64 and the east bank of Sharoe Brook, Preston<br/>File No. 804-379d<br/> ref: 18368    For Determination

Application for a footpath to be added to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way between FP Preston 64 and the east bank of Sharoe Brook, Preston in accordance with File No. 804-379d.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 11/03/2020 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 29/07/2020

Effective from: 11/03/2020

Decision:

In 2000, an application under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 was received for the addition of a number of public footpaths which were described by the applicant as being situated on land forming part of Ingol Golf Course, and as having been provided by the former Central Lancashire Development Corporation. Five separate sets of routes had been listed and numbered 1 to 5, and evidence in support of each route was provided.

 

This report considers the route referred to by the applicant as 'Route 4' – the addition of a footpath between Ingol and Walker Lane at Ingol Golf Course, Preston, as shown between points A-B-C-D on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers.

 

It was reported that because the application related largely to user evidence pre-dating 2000, details of the 2005 site inspection were included in the report. This provided a better indication of what existed on the ground closer to the time that the routes were said to have been used. A further site inspection had taken place in 2019 to see what changes had occurred since the 2005 inspection.

 

The Committee were advised that, in addition to the user evidence, map and documentary evidence should also be considered.

 

Taking all of the evidence into account and noting the investigations of the Head of Service for Planning and Environment, it was suggested to Committee that on a balance of probabilities, there was sufficient evidence that the route ought to be shown as footpath.

 

Resolved:

 

 

(i)  That the application to add to the Definitive Map and Statement footpath lengths between Ingol and Walker Lane at Ingol Golf Course, Preston, in accordance with File No. 804-379d, be accepted.

 

(ii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(b) and/or Section 53 (c)(i) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to add to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way a footpath between Ingol and Walker Lane at Ingol Golf Course, Preston as shown on Committee Plan between A-B-C-D.

 

(iii)  That being satisfied that the higher test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

 

 

Divisions affected: Preston North; Preston West;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


28/07/2020 - Lancashire Enterprise Partnership - Appointment of Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as a Company Member ref: 18359    Recommendations Approved

This report requests approval, in accordance with the Articles of Association for the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership Limited, to accept Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council as Members of the company.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 28/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the County Council approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andy Milroy


16/07/2020 - The Overview and Scrutiny Committees ref: 18353    Recommendations Approved

Report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor David O'Toole moved the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees from their meetings as follows:

 

Children's Services Scrutiny Committee - 26 February 2020

Education Scrutiny Committee - 3 March 2020

External Scrutiny Committee - 25 February 2020

Internal Scrutiny Committee -13 March 2020

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Garth Harbison


16/07/2020 - The Employment Committee ref: 18351    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Employment Committee from its meeting held on 9 March

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Employment Committee from its meeting on 9 March 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Employment Committee, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: N/A;

Lead officer: Debra Jones


16/07/2020 - The Urgency Committee ref: 18350    Recommendations Approved

Report of Urgent Business taken on behalf of the Urgency Committee

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Urgency Committee setting out details of decisions taken by the Monitoring Officer and the Executive Director of Adult Services and Health and Wellbeing under the county council's urgent business procedure on behalf of the Urgency Committee.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Urgency Committee, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Craig Alker


16/07/2020 - The Pension Fund Committee ref: 18352    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Pension Fund Committee from 6th March 2020

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Eddie Pope moved the report of the Pension Fund Committee from its meeting on 6 March 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Pension Fund Committee, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


16/07/2020 - Report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority ref: 18354    Recommendations Approved

Report of the recent meeting of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Frank De Molfetta moved the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority from its meeting on 24 February 2020.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


16/07/2020 - To consider Notices of Motion Submitted under Standing Order B36 ref: 18355    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

1.  It was moved by County Councillor Julie Gibson and seconded by County Councillor Lorraine Beavers that:

 

This council calls for fair funding for Lancashire Constabulary and the return of the numbers of police officers that Lancashire has lost since 2010.

 

This council notes that Lancashire Constabulary has seen amongst the highest level of cuts of any police force in the country with a reduction of 753 police officers.

 

Cuts have consequences - and this has meant that Lancashire has seen an increase in violent crime, knife crime, county lines (drug dealing) and even homicides.

 

By contrast, many forces in the south of England have seen no impact from austerity. Surrey, for example, has had a reduction of just 8 police officers (government figures) since 2010 and yet will receive 78 back this year. At the same time Lancashire will be allocated additional funding for just 153 police officers. This year Surrey will have 70 more police officers than in 2010 whilst in Lancashire we will still have 600 fewer. This is unfair, unjust and simply unacceptable. Lancashire is not a second class county and we should not be treated as one.

 

This council wholeheartedly supports the campaign of our Police and Crime Commissioner to get fair funding for Lancashire Police and our Bobbies back on the streets of Lancashire, and resolves that the Chief Executive and Director of Resources writes to the Home Secretary and the Minister of State for Policing and the Fire Service calling on them to establish fair funding for Lancashire Constabulary.

 

The following friendly amendment was proposed by County Councillor Tim Ashton in accordance with Standing Order B42:

 

This Council calls for fair funding for Lancashire Constabulary which has been more adversely affected by Government funding policies than many other Police forces.

 

Council recognises the anomalies in the funding formulae which disproportionately and adversely affect Lancashire Constabulary and resolves to request the Chief Executive and Director of Resources to write to the Home Secretary and the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service requesting that adequate resources are provided for Policing in Lancashire.

 

The friendly amendment was accepted by County Councillor Gibson and became the substantive motion.

 

The substantive motion, as amended by County Councillor Ashton's friendly amendment, was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:

 

 

Resolved: - That:

 

This Council calls for fair funding for Lancashire Constabulary which has been more adversely affected by Government funding policies than many other Police forces.

 

Council recognises the anomalies in the funding formulae which disproportionately and adversely affect Lancashire Constabulary and resolves to request the Chief Executive and Director of Resources to write to the Home Secretary and the Minister for Policing and the Fire Service requesting that adequate resources are provided for Policing in Lancashire.

 

2.  It was moved by County Councillor Gina Dowding and seconded by County Councillor David Whipp that:

 

The Greater Lancashire Plan

 

Lancashire County Council welcomes the statement of intent within the ‘Redefining Lancashire: our approach to recovery’ documentthat the forthcoming Greater Lancashire Plan will be based on the three core components of:

 

·  delivering economic resilience

·  capitalising on the county’s unique set of environmental assets

·  setting in train a public service reform programme that will transform the delivery of public services across the county 

Lancashire County Council further notes that climate and environmental imperatives must underpin all economic recovery to deliver future economic resilience and well-being of our residents, visitors and workers; and the programmes listed so far fall way short of plan fit for a zero-carbon 21st-century Lancashire.

 

Lancashire County Council therefore requests that the forthcoming Greater Lancashire Plan:

 

1.  Focuses a far higher proportion of spending and investment, (currently just £4m of £62.5 m specifically for low carbon energy and technologies) on creating new jobs and investment in low-carbon sectors; rapid adaptation of existing manufacturing and businesses to net zero-carbon; and sustainable transport.

 

2.  Adopts a transformational approach which embeds in EVERY programme:

·  better health and well-being of the population

·  meeting the demands of the climate challenge and ensuring a high quality environment

·  meaningful, rewarding work, working conditions and pay, training, and the reduction in  economic, environmental, social  and health inequalities

3.  Targets funding, investment and development to:

·  the renewable energy supply sector, including onshore wind, offshore wind, solar, as well as new green hydrogen alternatives

·  the circular economy and  waste recovery

·  a large-scale retrofit and energy efficiency programme for public and private buildings and homes, to reduce fuel poverty, create jobs and training, and ensure comfortable healthier buildings 

·  the manufacture and production of low-carbon products

·  shortening supply chains, not just in manufacturing, and encourage a higher proportion of Lancashire consumption to be met by Lancashire products 

 

4.  Has greater focus on diversification rather than financial underpinning for the aerospace and nuclear industries, which global economic observers agree are a declining sector; and encourages those businesses to produce new low-carbon products for use in a low-carbon civil society.

 

The Council also calls on Lancashire leaders to actively encourage relocation of Government departments and civil service jobs directly into Lancashire which will contribute to a well-paid, skilled and sustainable workforce.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Michael Green and seconded by County Councillor Tim Ashton:

 

The Greater Lancashire Plan

 

Lancashire County Council welcomes the statement of intent within the 'Redefining Lancashire: our approach to recovery' document that the forthcoming Greater Lancashire Plan will be based on the three core components of:

·  Delivering economic resilience

·  Capitalising on the county's unique set of environmental assets

·  Setting in train a public service reform programme that will transform the delivery of public services across the county

 

Lancashire County Council further notes that climate and environmental imperatives will be significant factors to be considered in the future economy and wellbeing.

 

The Greater Lancashire Plan is an intended means to re-position Lancashire into the 'fast track' of places and to demonstrate its overall offer to the sub-national agenda.  It is about:-

·  Clarifying and strengthening best available evidence about Lancashire and producing a credible and compelling case for its immediate and long term sustainable development

·  Pulling together a single and coherent narrative that tells the Lancashire 'story' and trajectory and

·  Exploring in collaboration and at scale how to intervene to tackle challenges, seize opportunities and build positive economic growth and quality of life for the benefit of everyone in Lancashire.

 

The county council resolves that the Greater Lancashire Plan should seek to build on existing priorities for the region, which include:-

·  Levelling up and further devolution

·  Strategic Economic Framework and Local Industrial Strategy

·  Climate Change and clean growth initiatives

·  Public Service reform embracing 'best in class' service delivery

·  Reinforcing leadership and building an enticing investment portfolio

·  Building local capacity and flexibility to respond to demand across the spectrum

·  Building capacity for housing growth and market and technology foresight to be fit for the future,

·  Future-proofing Lancashire's infrastructure for net zero carbon and digital connectivity and

·  Understanding historic disadvantages and addressing underlying issues such as health and skills inequalities

 

The amendment was put to the vote and was CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED.

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The Greater Lancashire Plan

 

Lancashire County Council welcomes the statement of intent within the 'Redefining Lancashire: our approach to recovery' document that the forthcoming Greater Lancashire Plan will be based on the three core components of:

·  Delivering economic resilience

·  Capitalising on the county's unique set of environmental assets

·  Setting in train a public service reform programme that will transform the delivery of public services across the county

 

Lancashire County Council further notes that climate and environmental imperatives will be significant factors to be considered in the future economy and wellbeing.

 

The Greater Lancashire Plan is an intended means to re-position Lancashire into the 'fast track' of places and to demonstrate its overall offer to the sub-national agenda.  It is about:-

·  Clarifying and strengthening best available evidence about Lancashire and producing a credible and compelling case for its immediate and long term sustainable development

·  Pulling together a single and coherent narrative that tells the Lancashire 'story' and trajectory and

·  Exploring in collaboration and at scale how to intervene to tackle challenges, seize opportunities and build positive economic growth and quality of life for the benefit of everyone in Lancashire.

 

The county council resolves that the Greater Lancashire Plan should seek to build on existing priorities for the region, which include:-

·  Levelling up and further devolution

·  Strategic Economic Framework and Local Industrial Strategy

·  Climate Change and clean growth initiatives

·  Public Service reform embracing 'best in class' service delivery

·  Reinforcing leadership and building an enticing investment portfolio

·  Building local capacity and flexibility to respond to demand across the spectrum

·  Building capacity for housing growth and market and technology foresight to be fit for the future,

·  Future-proofing Lancashire's infrastructure for net zero carbon and digital connectivity and

·  Understanding historic disadvantages and addressing underlying issues such as health and skills inequalities

 

 

 

 


16/07/2020 - Report of the Cabinet (Part B) ref: 18349    Recommendations Approved

The report of the Cabinet from its meetings on 12 March 2020 and 9 April 2020.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved the report of the Cabinet from its meetings on 12 March 2020, 14 May 2020 and 11 June 2020, together with details of urgent Key Decisions taken since the last meeting of Full Council.

 

Resolved: - That the report of the Cabinet, now presented, be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


16/07/2020 - Appointments to the Local Government Association's General Assembly, Boards and Special Interest Groups for 2020/21 ref: 18348    Recommendations Approved

Appointments to the Local Government Association's General Assembly, Boards and Special Interest Groups for 2020/21

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of representatives to serve on the Local Government Association General Assembly for 2020/21; the appointment of representatives to serve on a number of the Local Government Association's Special Interest Groups for 2020/21, and to note the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The representation and appointments to serve on the Local Government Association's General Assembly and Special Interest Groups, as set out in the report now presented, for 2020/21 be approved as follows:

 

LGA - General Assembly (4)

 

Conservative (3)   Labour (1)

 

G Driver    A Ali

K Iddon

P Williamson

 

LGA Special Interest Group - Coastal Issues (1)

 

S Clarke

 

LGA Special Interest Group - Rural Services Network (1)

 

C Towneley

 

LGA Special Interest Group - Nuclear Legacy Advisory Forum (1)

 

M Green

 

(ii)  That the County Council's 12 votes be carried by County Councillor Geoff Driver.

(iii)That the arrangements for appointments to the Local Government Association's Boards as set out in the report, now presented, be noted.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


16/07/2020 - Membership of Committees and Related Appointments for 2020/21 ref: 18344    Recommendations Approved

Membership of the county council's committees and related appointments

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out, for approval, the constitution and membership of the committees of the county council for 2020/21 and the appointment of Chairs and Deputy Chairs of those committees for 2020/21.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Azhar Ali, seconded by County Councillor John Fillis:

 

That County Councillor Erica Lewis be appointed Deputy Chair of the Internal Scrutiny Committee.

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Azhar Ali, seconded by County Councillor John Fillis:

 

That County Councillor Gillian Oliver be appointed Deputy Chair of the External Scrutiny Committee.

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Azhar Ali, seconded by County Councillor John Fillis:

 

That County Councillor Lorraine Beavers be appointed Deputy Chair of the Health Scrutiny Committee.

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The Constitution and membership of the committees of the county council for 202/21, as set out at a) in the report, now presented, be approved.

(ii)  The appointment of Chairs and Deputy Chairs of those committees for 2020/21, as set out at b) in the report, now presented, and as follows, be approved:

 

Committee  Chair  Deputy

 

Urgency   G Driver  K Iddon

 

Overview and Scrutiny

 

Internal Scrutiny  D O'Toole  M Salter

External Scrutiny  E Nash  D Stansfield

Education and Children's Services ScrutinyA Kay  M Dad

Health Scrutiny  P Britcliffe  S Morris

 

Other Committees

 

Development Control  B Yates  S Clarke

Regulatory  J Eaton  I Brown

Audit, Risk and Governance  A Schofield   E Nash

Pension Fund  E Pope  A Schofield

Student Support Appeals  A Cheetham

Employment  G Driver  K Iddon

Conduct  A Atkinson  P Buckley

Health and Wellbeing Board  S Turner  Non CC Chair (D

  Gizzi

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman, Josh Mynott


16/07/2020 - Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee - Appointment of County Council Representatives for 2020/21 ref: 18347    Recommendations Approved

Appointment of county council representatives for Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of members to serve on Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Azhar Ali, seconded by County Councillor John Fillis:

 

That County Councillor Julie Gibson be appointed as the county council's representative on the Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee.

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED. It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The following Members be appointed to serve on Transport for the North and Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee for 2020/21:

 

Transport for the North

 

M Green

K Iddon (Substitute)

 

Transport for the North Scrutiny Committee

 

M Salter

A Snowden (Substitute)

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


16/07/2020 - Lancashire Combined Fire Authority - Appointment of County Council Representatives for 2020/21 ref: 18346    Recommendations Approved

Appointment of county council representatives to the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority for 2020/21

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of 19 members to serve on the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority for 2020/21 on the basis of 10 Conservative members, 7 Labour members, 1 Liberal Democrat member and I Independent member.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

The following Members be appointed to serve on the Lancashire Combined Fire Authority 2020/21:

 

Conservative (10)

Labour (7)

Liberal Democrat (1)

Independent (1)

P Britcliffe

I Brown

S Clarke

J Eaton

A Kay

D O'Toole

A Riggott

J Shedwick

D Stansfield

G Wilkins

L Beavers

N Hennessy

S Holgate

H Khan

T Martin

F De Molfetta

M Patterson

D Howarth

E Oades

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


16/07/2020 - Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire - Appointment of a County Council Representative for 2020/21 ref: 18345    Recommendations Approved

Appointment of the county council's representative on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire for 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report asking Full Council to approve the appointment of one county councillor to serve on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire for 2020/21.

 

County Councillor Driver proposed that County Councillor Keith Iddon be appointed as the county council's representative, and that County Councillor Aidy Riggott be appointed as the county council's substitute representative.

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Keith Iddon be appointed to serve on the Police and Crime Panel for Lancashire and that County Councillor Aidy Riggott be appointed to serve as the substitute representative for 2020/21.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman


16/07/2020 - Delegation of Functions relating to Public Rights of Way within that Part of Lancashire within the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the National Park Authority ref: 18342    Recommendations Approved

Full Council is asked to consider approving the delegation to the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority of functions relating to the management of the public rights of way within that part of Lancashire which is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park. These relate to day-to-day maintenance, signage and enforcement of public footpaths, bridleways and byways.

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Albert Atkinson moved a report setting out details of a proposal to delegate functions relating to public rights of way within that part of Lancashire within the Yorkshire Dales National Park to the National Park Authority.

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The delegation of powers and duties relating to public rights of way recorded on the Definitive Map and Statement within the area of Lancashire which is within the Yorkshire Dales National Park as set out at Appendix 'A' to the report, now presented, be approved.

(ii)  That approval be given to an Agreement being drawn up and entered into to give effect to the delegation of functions, as set out in the report, now presented, with final details to be considered and approved by the Director of Corporate Services.

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: David Goode


16/07/2020 - Constitution of the County Council 2020/21 ref: 18343    Recommendations Approved

Full Council's annual approval of the county council's Constitution

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out, for approval, the county council's Constitution for the year ahead, noting changes since the Annual General Meeting in 2019 and considering proposals for the amendments in relation to the Education and Children's Services Scrutiny Committees.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor David Howarth, seconded by County Councillor David Whipp:

 

Amend Article 8 Citizens Rights under point 5 at the end of the sentence add –

 

"and the right to be represented by their elected divisional County Councillor at any decision making meetings where matters are being considered solely concerning that division, and to speak on their behalf."

 

On being put to the vote, the amendment was LOST.

 

The substantive motion was then put to the vote and was CARRIED.

 

In accordance with the requirements of procedural Standing Order B45(4), a recorded vote was taken. The names of the county councillors who voted for or against the Motion and those who abstained are set out below:

 

For (44)

 

A Ashton

S Clarke

M Green

J Purcell

D Stansfield

A Atkinson

A Clempson

P Greenall

J Rear

P Steen

P Britcliffe

J Cooney

A Hosker

P Rigby

C Towneley

I Brown

G Driver

K Iddon

A Riggott

S Turner

P Buckley

J Eaton

A Kay

M Salter

A Vincent

T Burns

C Edwards

S Morris

A Schofield

G Wilkins

J Burrows

D Foxcroft

E Nash

J Shedwick

P Williamson

S Charles

A Gardiner

D O'Toole

D Smith

B Yates

A Cheetham

G Gooch

E Pope

A Snowden

 

 

Against (37)

 

T Aldridge

B Dawson

S Holgate

J Molineux

J Potter

A Ali

F De Molfetta

D Howarth

Y Motala

K Snape

L Beavers

G Dowding

M Iqbal

E Oades

J Sumner

J Berry

K Ellard

H Khan

G Oliver

M Tomlinson

L Collinge

J Fillis

E Lewis

M Parkinson

D Whipp

L Cox

J Gibson

S Malik

J Parr

 

C Crompton

P Hayhurst

T Martin

M Pattison

 

M Dad

N Hennessy

J Mein

M Perks

 

 

Abstain (0)

 

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

(i)  The proposal to merge the Education and Children's Services Scrutiny Committees to a new Education and Children's Services Scrutiny Committee, with membership and terms of reference as set out in the report, now presented, be approved.

(ii)  Consideration be given to any other changes Full Council might wish to make to the constitution to enable the efficient and effective running of the county council.

(iii)The Director of Corporate Services be authorised to make any consequential changes to other parts of the constitution arising from these changes.

(iv)The Constitution of the County Council for the year 2020/21, as set out in the report, now presented, be approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Dave Gorman, Josh Mynott


16/07/2020 - Confirmation of the Minutes from the Meeting held on 27 February 2020 ref: 18340    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

Resolved: - That the minutes of the meeting held on 27 February 2020 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.


16/07/2020 - Report of the Cabinet (Part A) ref: 18341    Recommendations Approved

Full Council is asked to consider the recommendation of the Cabinet in respect of supporting the option for a Combined Authority with an Elected Mayor.

 

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Geoff Driver moved a report setting out the recommendations of the Cabinet in respect of supporting, in principle, a Combined Authority for Lancashire, with an Elected Mayor.

 

Resolved: - That approval be given to the Cabinet's recommendation to support, in principle, a Combined Authority for Lancashire, with an Elected Mayor, as set out in the report, now presented.

 

The following county councillors requested that their objection be recorded: County Councillors Paul Hayhurst, Liz Oades, Mark Perks and David Whipp.

 

County Councillor Mohammed Iqbal requested that his abstention be recorded.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


16/07/2020 - Appointment of Vice-Chairman ref: 18339    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

It was moved by County Councillor Azhar Ali, and seconded by County Councillor John Fillis, that County Councillor Bernard Dawson, be elected Vice-Chairman of the County Council.

 

It was moved by County Councillor David O'Toole, and seconded by County Councillor Ian Brown, that County Councillor Barrie Yates be elected Vice- Chairman of the County Council.

 

On being put to the vote, the majority was in favour of County Councillor Barrie Yates.

 

There being no other nominations, it was:

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Barrie Yates be elected Vice-Chairman of the County Council until the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council in 2021.

 

County Councillor Yates then made his Declaration of Acceptance of Office.

 


16/07/2020 - Election of Chairman ref: 18338    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 16/07/2020 - Full Council

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 16/07/2020

Decision:

County Councillor Paul Rigby, the retiring Chairman of the County Council, presided for this item.

 

It was moved by County Councillor Phillippa Williamson, and seconded by County Councillor Cosima Towneley, that County Councillor Susie Charles be elected Chairman of the County Council.

 

There being no other nominations, it was:

 

Resolved: - That County Councillor Susie Charles be elected Chairman of the County Council until the Annual General Meeting of the Full Council in 2021.

 

County Councillor Charles then took the Chair and made her Declaration of Acceptance of Office.


09/07/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 18315    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That under Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the following item of business on the grounds that there would be a likely disclosure of exempt information as defined in the appropriate paragraph of Part I of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 as indicated against the heading to the item.


09/07/2020 - Urgent Decisions taken by the Leader of the County Council and the relevant Cabinet Member(s) ref: 18314    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the urgent decision, 'Distribution of the Infection Control Fund', taken by the Leader of the County Council since the last meeting of Cabinet, be noted.


09/07/2020 - Purchase of a Software Solution for Parking Enforcement ref: 18289    Recommendations Approved

A report on the purchase of a software solution for Parking Enforcement.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Lead officer: Michael White


09/07/2020 - Maximising Occupancy in Supported Housing - Consultation Outcome ref: 18286    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet is presented with a report following an eight-week public consultation on a revised policy and procedures for conducting reviews of vacancies in Supported Housing. The consultation sought public views on the proposed approach to conducting these reviews and the procedures that will guide decisions about non-viable supported housing. As a result of the consultation a number of changes have been made to the policy, which is now presented to Cabinet for approval.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals, following public consultation, for a revised policy and procedures for maximising occupancy in supported housing.

 

Resolved: That:

 

(i)  The consultation findings, as set out at Appendix 'A', be noted.

(ii)  The revised policy and procedures governing reviews of vacancies in Supported Housing as set out at Appendix 'B', be approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran


09/07/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Various Locations, Chorley, Fylde, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, West Lancashire and Wyre Boroughs and Preston City) (Various Parking Restrictions June - August 2019 (No 1)) Order 201* ref: 18284    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to address anomalies in parking restrictions and to clarify, simplify and tidy up a number of discrepancies that have been identified in the Fylde, Ribble Valley and West Lancashire districts. In addition, new restrictions are proposed in the districts of Chorley, Fylde, Preston, Rossendale and Wyre. These restrictions will improve safety on the highway for all users and also provide some amenity parking.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals to make a Traffic Regulation Order to address anomalies in parking restrictions, and to clarify, simplify and tidy up a number of discrepancies that have been identified, together with new restrictions, across a number of Districts.

 

Resolved: That the proposals for parking restrictions on the various lengths of road within the Chorley, Fylde, Preston, Ribble Valley, Rossendale, West Lancashire and Wyre Districts, as detailed within the report and as set out in the Draft Order (Appendix 'A'), Plans (Appendices 'B' to 'H') and Statement of Reason (Appendix 'I'), be approved.

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Clitheroe; Fylde East; Ormskirk; Poulton le Fylde; Preston Central East; Preston Central West; Preston East; Preston North; Preston Rural; Preston South West; Preston West; Rossendale East; Rossendale West; St Annes South;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


09/07/2020 - Bid Development: Lancashire 2025 - UK City of Culture ref: 18277    Recommendations Approved

Since 2019, a small team with support from Lancashire County Council and the Lancashire Enterprise Partnership has been working up a concept for the County of Lancashire to submit to the UK City of Culture competition in 2025.  Whilst previously, the competition has always been contested and won by individual cities, the Department of Culture Media and Sport have indicated that a County-wide bid for Lancashire would be welcomed.

 

The concept envisages 96 nodes of activity across Lancashire (inclusive of Blackpool and Blackburn with Darwen), 4 distinct and seasonally programmed neighbourhoods, all forming one virtual city.  At a time of potentially unprecedented change, progressing and winning this bid could form a key part of Lancashire's bounce-back from the Covid-19 crisis, driving cultural, social and digital skills development programmes and raising the profile of the County at a national and international level.

 

At present, three other cities have indicated their intention to bid in 2025, they are Bradford, Medway and Southampton.  Whilst success cannot be guaranteed, like these other locations, Lancashire now needs to increase the scale of the team and the initial commissioning of programming which will establish that the County has the capacity to deliver its bid.  Evaluation of past bids in previous rounds (successful and unsuccessful), shows that competing alone has a positive return on local investment, evidenced in increased strategic and commercial investment, plus opportunities for connecting communities and other social impacts.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for funding towards the development of a bid for Lancashire 2025 – UK City of Culture.

 

Resolved: That a total contribution of £620,000 towards bid, team and programme development costs across both 2020/21 and 2021/22, be approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Edward Matthews-Gentle, Andy Walker


09/07/2020 - Proposed Parking Restrictions, Railway Street, Nelson ref: 18288    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines proposals to amend existing double yellow lines and introduce additional parking restrictions on various sections of Railway Street, Nelson as part of a Local Safety Scheme.

 

A public consultation has been undertaken during which, one objection was received. Details of the objection and the response are included in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for parking restrictions on Railway Street, Nelson.

 

Resolved: That the revocation and reintroduction with extensions of the existing double yellow lines and the introduction of new double yellow lines as set out in Appendices 'A' and 'B', be approved.

Divisions affected: Nelson East;

Lead officer: Callum Torrans


09/07/2020 - Market Street and Hoyle Street, Whitworth, Parking Restrictions ref: 18285    Recommendations Approved

It is proposed to introduce parking restrictions to prevent parking along Market Street from its junction with Hoyle Street for a distance of 180 metres northwards on the western side of the carriageway.

 

This includes widening of the footway and reducing the carriageway width to improve cycle facilities and to encourage cyclists along the Valley of Stone Cycle route.

 

Consultation and formal advertising of the proposals has been undertaken with objections received from the Town Council.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for parking restrictions on Market Street and Hoyle Street, Whitworth.

 

Resolved: That the installation of parking restrictions shown at Appendix 'A', be approved.

Divisions affected: Whitworth & Bacup;

Lead officer: Caroline Scholes, Nasir Bashir


09/07/2020 - Recommendation of the Edwards Stocks Massey Bequest Fund Joint Advisory Committee ref: 18290    Recommendations Approved

Consideration of the recommendations of the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest Fund Joint Advisory Committee.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out the recommendations of the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest Fund Joint Advisory Committee.

 

Resolved: That:

 

(i)  The allocation of funds as recommended by the Joint Advisory Committee at its meeting on 12 June 2020 as set out at Appendix 'A', be approved;

(ii)  In respect of the Higher Education Student Scholarship Awards, the interview panel of the Joint Advisory Committee be authorised to award the scholarships at its meeting on 18 December 2020.

Divisions affected: Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Padiham and Burnley West;

Lead officer: Sam Gorton


09/07/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Horrobin Lane, Rivington, Cocker Bar Road, Marl Cop, and North Road, Bretherton, Chorley Borough) (Revocation, 30mph, 40mph and 50mph Speed Limits, August 2019) Order 201* ref: 18280    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and a public consultation, it is proposed to make a Speed Limit Order (SLO) to reduce speed limits on North Road, Marl Cop and Cocker Bar Road, Bretherton along with the introduction of 30mph limit on Horrobin Lane, Rivington in order to improve road safety and to allow for effective enforcement by Lancashire Constabulary. One objection has been received with regard to the proposed changes of the speed limit on Cocker Bar Road.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals to make a Speed Limit Order to reduce speed limits on North Road, Marl Cop, and Cocker Bar Road, Bretherton along with the introduction of 30mph limit on Horrobin Lane, Rivington in order to improve road safety and to allow effective enforcement by Lancashire Constabulary.

 

Resolved: That the proposals for speed restrictions on various lengths of road within the Chorley District as detailed within this report and as set out in the proposed order (Appendix 'A') the Plans (Appendices 'B' and 'C') in line with the statement of reasons (Appendix 'D'), be approved.

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural East; Chorley Rural West;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


09/07/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Locations, Burnley, Chorley, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre) (Revocation, Amendment to Permit Parking Provisions, Various Parking Restrictions and Electri ref: 18282    Recommendations Approved

An Experimental Traffic Regulation Order was introduced to reserve sections of the highway solely for the use of Electric vehicles to wait whilst utilising the charge point facilities that had been provided as part of the council's electric charging infrastructure roll out.

 

The purpose of the experimental order was to ensure that the bays were available for use by drivers to charge their vehicles and to ensure once the charging is complete the bays were vacated to allow others to use the same facilities. The order was introduced as an experimental provision as these were the first electric charging parking places and it was important to ensure that the bays were of the correct length and the time limits were sufficient to meet driver's needs. Along with the provision of electric vehicle charging bays it has been necessary to make alterations and clarifications to adjacent parking restrictions, including simplifying and tidying up a number of discrepancies that have been identified.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for the continuation of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order introducing time limited parking places for electric vehicles on various roads across a number of districts, along with any necessary associated regulations.

 

Resolved: That the permanent continuation of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order introducing time limited parking places for electric vehicles (such vehicles needing to be on charge in order to use the parking place) on the various roads within the Burnley, Chorley, Hyndburn, Lancaster, Pendle, Preston, Ribble Valley, South Ribble, West Lancashire and Wyre districts along with any associated regulations necessary to ensure the introduction of the parking places as detailed in the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order (Appendix 'A'), site plans (Appendices 'B' to 'T') and statement of reason (Appendix 'U'), be approved.

 

Divisions affected: Accrington South; Accrington West & Oswaldtwistle Central; Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Chorley Central; Clitheroe; Fleetwood East; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Lancaster Rural North; Leyland Central; Morecambe Central; Pendle Hill; Pendle Rural; Preston City; Ribble Valley North East; Skelmersdale West; West Lancashire East;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


09/07/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Bye-Pass Road, Bolton-Le-Sands, Lancaster City) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 202* ref: 18279    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out a proposal to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for a Prohibition of Waiting which is required for the safe and effective operation of a new access to a retail unit off the A6 Bye-Pass Road, Bolton-Le-Sands.  The restriction will protect the sight lines and road widths for vehicles entering and leaving the site.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out a proposal to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order for a Prohibition of Waiting which is required for the safe and effective operation of a new access to a retail unit off the A6 Bye-Pass Road, Bolton-le-Sands.

 

Resolved: That the making of a Traffic Regulation Order introducing a Prohibition of Waiting on Bye-Pass Road, Bolton-le-Sands as detailed within the report and as set out in the Schedule and Plan attached at Appendices 'A' to 'C', be approved.

Divisions affected: Morecambe North;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


09/07/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Various Roads, Burnley, Hyndburn, Ribble Valley and Wyre Boroughs and Preston City) (Revocations and Various Moving Restrictions (May 2019 No1)) Order 201* ref: 18283    Recommendations Approved

The proposal is to introduce a Traffic Regulation Order that removes a number of redundant regulations that are either duplicated on the system, redundant due to a change in the road layout, or are no longer necessary.  The Traffic Regulation Order will include some work where regulations will be revised to address anomalies and some proposals for new regulations.  The items to be revoked are in Electoral Divisions Preston Central West and Ribble Valley East. The new proposals along with orders that will be revoked and reintroduced are in Burnley Central East, Clitheroe, Great Harwood, Rishton, Clayton-le-Moors and Poulton le Fylde.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for a Traffic Regulation Order across a number of districts that removes a number of redundant regulations that are either duplicated on the system, redundant due to a change in the road layout, or are no longer necessary.

 

Resolved: That the proposals included in the draft order (Appendix 'A') and indicated on the plans attached (Appendices 'B' to 'H') that will be introduced for the reasons set out in the Statement of Reasons (Appendix I), be approved.

Divisions affected: Burnley Central East; Clitheroe; Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors; Poulton le Fylde; Preston Central West; Ribble Valley North East;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price


09/07/2020 - Minutes of the Meeting held on 11 June 2020 ref: 18298    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 09/07/2020

Decision:

Resolved: That the minutes of the meeting held on 11 June 2020 be confirmed as a correct record and signed by the Chair.


09/07/2020 - The County Council's Financial Position - 2019/20 Outturn ref: 18291    Recommendations Approved

This report provides details for cabinet on the county council's 2019/20 revenue and capital outturn position.

 

The 2019/20 revenue position at the end of the year is net expenditure of £800.534m, which represents an in year underspend of £1.741m which is 0.22% of the revenue budget.

 

It is important to note that the revenue position includes a level of support from reserves that have previously been agreed. In some cases this is specific expenditure taking place because reserve/grant funding has been provided, however some funding is structural and in 2019/20 the structural reserve funding agreed to cover the funding gap totalled £10.245m,  and if this support had not been available then expenditure would have exceeded income by £8.504m.

 

The capital delivery programme for 2019/20 totalled £124.886m with the programme delivering an outturn position of £121.382m, therefore resulting in a variance to budget of £3.504m.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out details of the county council's 2019/20 revenue and capital outturn position.

 

Resolved: That:

 

(i)  The council's final revenue and capital outturn position for 2019/20 be noted.

(ii)  The transfer of the 2019/20 underspend to the transitional reserve be approved.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Warren


09/07/2020 - Allocation of Funding Received from the Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund ref: 18276    Recommendations Approved

The Department for Transport has announced funding under the heading Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund that pulls together a number of previously announced funding streams including the 2020/21 Challenge Fund and the Pothole Action Fund. The allocation for Lancashire is £15,891,000. It has been confirmed that it is not ring-fenced and that authorities can spend on capital projects such as preventative maintenance and storm damage as a result of the severe weather events earlier in the year.

 

The additional funding announcement gives us a number of opportunities.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C19 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for the allocation of funding received from the Department for Transport's Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund.

 

Resolved: That:

 

(i)  The allocation of additional Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund money of £15,891,000 to the 2020/21 Capital Programme as described in the report, be approved.

(ii)  The funding of the A601(M) bridge and highway maintenance scheme be approved.

(iii)The funding of the storm damage schemes detailed in Appendix 'A' be approved.

(iv)The apportionment of funding to preventative maintenance schemes detailed in Appendix 'B' be approved.

(v)  The Moss Roads programme for 2020/21, detailed in Appendix 'C', which included the schemes funded from the approved Capital Programme agreed by Cabinet in March 2020 and those funded from the Transport Infrastructure Investment Fund, be approved.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Binks


09/07/2020 - Microsoft Office 365 ref: 18287    Recommendations Approved

The Microsoft toolkit is a fundamental part of the productivity support available to staff as part of the ICT service provision. The Covid 19 pandemic has required staff to rely on the use of Skype for Business much more heavily and discover new ways of working using Skype conferencing. This has enabled the organisation to work agilely throughout the pandemic. 

 

The Covid response has also involved working with third party and partner organisations, particularly the NHS and the Courts, partaking in conferencing on a variety of conferencing tools such as MS Teams, Zoom etc. Planning for an upgrade to Microsoft 365 was underway but the pandemic has accelerated the need to implement Microsoft 365 and MS Teams much sooner and faster than originally planned.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C20 have been complied with.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out a proposal for investment in Microsoft Office 365 and the replacement of Skype for Business with Microsoft Office Teams.

 

Resolved: That approval be given to release funding and agree to the Capital Investment in Microsoft Office 365 and the replacement of Skype for Business with Microsoft Teams. The implementation will require a one off capital investment of £1.661m and ongoing revenue expenditure of £1.438m which includes the annual revenue cost of capital financing of circa £200,000.

Lead officer: Gabby Nelson


09/07/2020 - Footway Widening and Prohibition of Waiting, Main Street, Hornby ref: 18278    Recommendations Approved

Road safety improvements are proposed on Main Street, Hornby, including the widening of the eastern footway over Hornby Bridge and the introduction of a Prohibition of Waiting restriction. This report summarises the proposals and provides details of the formal advertising and consultation.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 10/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet considered a report setting out proposals for footway widening and prohibition of waiting at Main Street, Hornby.

 

Resolved: That:

 

(i)  Widening of the eastern footway along a length of Main Street, Hornby be approved.

(ii)  Provision of a No Waiting At Any Time restriction on the east side of Main Street, Hornby, from 97 metres north of its junction with Station Road for a distance of 125 metres in a northerly direction be approved.

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: David Davies


09/07/2020 - Lancashire County Council (Pitt Street, Preston, Preston City) (Revocation, Amendment to Parking Provisions, Prohibition of Waiting and Prohibition of Loading) Order 202* ref: 18281    Recommendations Approved

It is proposed to make an Order to increase the pay and display parking provision within the City of Preston. This is to meet the increasing demands for parking provision and meet the requirement for the spaces to be managed to allow turnover of users and encourage more visitors to the city centre.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 09/07/2020

Effective from: 15/07/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Chris Nolan, Tracey Price