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 £1.6 million.

Decisions

13/06/2019 - Lancashire County Council and the Defence Employer Recognition Scheme ref: 17088    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Lancashire County Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in November 2013 and has since implemented a number of policies in order to live up to the commitment it made more than five years ago.

 

It is proposed to strengthen the county council's role as an employer of members of the Armed Forces community through the preparation of a formal expression of interest for a 2020 Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Award. Where appropriate, this process may involve the adoption of new procedures to promote the interests of the Armed Forces community in Lancashire.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 19/06/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran


13/06/2019 - Works to Operational Premises ref: 17094    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

This report outlines the capital works required at operational premises, in order to deliver remedial and repair works as well as suitability investment for operational delivery and health and safety.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 19/06/2019

Decision:

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

 

Lead officer: Sue Haworth, Emma Pearse


13/06/2019 - Moss Road Strategy ref: 17090    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Moss roads provide specific maintenance difficulties due to the nature of the land on which they are constructed. The moss roads perform a variety of functions to the communities they serve. The Moss Roads Strategy aims to classify each of the roads by virtue of the function it provides and support the prioritisation for schemes for the Capital Maintenance Programme.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 13/06/2019

Effective from: 19/06/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Binks


16/05/2019 - Delegation of Library Function to Preston City Council at the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library ref: 16965    Recommendations Approved

The Re-Imagining the Harris project is a partnership between Lancashire County Council and Preston City Council which started in 2015 with the aim of repositioning the Harris Museum, Art Gallery and Library. Since the project’s inception one of the main priorities has been to develop a shared service in the building to ensure customers receive highest quality and joined up services, delivered in the most efficient manner. To achieve this shared service, this report recommends that the library function at the Harris building is delegated to Preston City Council under a section 101 Local Government Act 1972, delegation of function agreement.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 16/05/2019

Effective from: 22/05/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet approved the recommendation(s) as set out in the report and recorded it's thanks to all the officers who assisted in producing this report.

 

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Steve Lloyd


07/02/2019 - Determination of Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements 2020/21 ref: 16074    Recommendations Approved

This report concerns the determination of the statutory scheme and the mandatory timetable for co-ordinating admissions for Lancashire's primary and secondary schools and academies for 2020/21. 

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod


07/02/2019 - Determination of Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Primary and Secondary Schools and Sixth Forms for the School Year 2020/2021 ref: 16075    Recommendations Approved

To determine the admission arrangements for community and voluntary controlled primary and secondary schools and sixth forms schools for the school year 2020/2021.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod


07/02/2019 - Extra Care Sheltered Services ref: 16076    Recommendations Approved

The outcomes of the consultation undertaken in relation to the proposed savings of £644,000 to the Adult Social Care budget which funds 24 hour care services in 14 sheltered accommodation schemes across the county. 

 

The recommendations are in response to service legacy issues, and do not impact on the council's proposal to develop new purpose built Extra Care schemes.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah McCarthy


07/02/2019 - Determination of Home to School Transport Policy - Academic Year 2020/2021 ref: 16073    Recommendations Approved

Lancashire County Council reviews the Home to School Transport policy on an annual basis. As there have been significant changes to the Home to School Transport Policy in recent years, the amendments to the policy for the academic year 2020/2021 are minimal. There are no changes in respect of parents' entitlement to receive home to school transport assistance. Some minor changes have been made to the wording of the policy to provide clarification for parents.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod


07/02/2019 - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 16066    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules, this report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of the following procurement exercises:

 

(i)  Provision of fresh bread and morning goods and;

(ii)  Carriageway Recycling.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


07/02/2019 - Lancashire Bus Station Departure Charges ref: 16067    Item Deferred

Currently Lancashire has different bus station usage charging schemes. The bay rental arrangement at Preston Bus Station is unique and is not directly associated with number of departures. Changing the charging arrangements will align all our bus stations and can be expected to deliver a budget saving. Currently the bay rental charge is £5,620 per bay at Preston and departure charge is £0.75 per departure at other sites. 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet deferred the report to a future Cabinet meeting.

 

Lead officer: Chris Smith


07/02/2019 - Multi-Agency Self-Neglect Framework ref: 16070    Recommendations Approved

The Multi-Agency Self-Neglect Framework has been developed by members of the Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board in order to ensure that all partners, including the county council, meet their statutory responsibilities. Self-neglect under this Framework relates to instances where self-neglect poses a significant risk of serious harm, injury or death and the individual is not willing to engage with services. However, a formal safeguarding enquiry for people who self-neglect is not, in the majority of cases, an appropriate or proportionate response.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Yvette McGurn


07/02/2019 - Libraries, Museums and Archives Fees and Charges Review 2018/19 ref: 16072    Recommendations Approved

This report presents proposals relating to fees and charges in the Libraries, Museums, Culture and Registrars Service following an annual review of charges to ensure that they support service efficiency and effectiveness, recover costs where this is appropriate and achievable, and as far as possible ensure consistency across the service.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 07/02/2019

Effective from: 13/02/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jacquie Crosby, Gareth Jones


17/01/2019 - Schools Budget 2019/20 ref: 16028    Recommendations Approved

In accordance with the Government's school funding Regulations and Guidance, the Authority is required to submit a final Schools Block budget proforma for 2019/20 to the Education and Skills Funding Agency by 21 January 2019. This report seeks the approval of the Cabinet to submit the Schools Block budget proforma and requests approval for the Early Years, High Needs and Central Schools Services Block budgets for 2019/20.

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 17/01/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Bonser


17/01/2019 - Implementation of the Care Act 2014 - Approval of Revised Adult Social Care Policies (Occupational Therapy, including Adaptations and Equipment) ref: 16030    Recommendations Approved

Following the introduction of the Care Act 2014, the county council has undertaken to review all adult social care policies, practice and guidance to ensure compliance. A new policy is now presented for approval:

 

  • Occupational Therapy, including Adaptations and Equipment

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran


17/01/2019 - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 16031    Recommendations Approved

In line with the county council's procurement rules this report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of the following procurement exercises:

 

(i)  Provision of library stock and other library materials

(ii)  Provision of fresh produce, water and additional food groups

(iii)  Insurance programme for Lancashire Renewables Limited

 

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

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner


17/01/2019 - Future Provision of ICT Services ref: 16035    Recommendations Approved

A report on the Future Provision of ICT Services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 17/01/2019

Effective from: 23/01/2019

Decision:

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

 

Lead officer: Neil Kissock, Sue Procter


03/12/2018 - Date of the Next Meeting ref: 15885    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Student Support Appeals Committee

Made at meeting: 03/12/2018 - Student Support Appeals Committee

Decision published: 04/01/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2018

Decision:

It was noted that the next meeting of the Committee would be held at 10.00am on Monday 14th January 2019 Room 2, Exchange, 4th Floor at County Hall, Preston

 


13/12/2018 - Notices of Motion ref: 16006    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 13/12/2018 - Full Council

Decision published: 20/12/2018

Effective from: 13/12/2018

Decision:

1.  It was moved by County Councillor John Fillis and seconded by County Councillor Julie Gibson that:

 

Suspend Fracking in Lancashire

 

Following the earthquakes being identified around the Fracking site on Preston New Road, we call upon the Chief Executive and Director of Resources to write to the Prime Minister on behalf of Lancashire County Council requesting that:

 

(i)  Fracking on the Preston New Road site is suspended by order of the government.

(ii)  An independent inquiry investigates the earthquakes being recorded within the local area.

(iii)  Fracking is suspended in Lancashire until the independent inquiry publishes its findings.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Michael Green and seconded by County Councillor Aidy Riggott:

 

Following the micro seismic events that have been detected around the Fracking site on Preston New Road, council expresses its appreciation for the highly detailed and professional monitoring of the exploration at Preston New Road by our officers and a number of specialist bodies that have made it the most closely supervised in Europe.

 

Council therefore requests the Chief Executive and  Director of Resources to write to the Secretary of State requesting that the drilling company and the monitoring agencies continue all efforts to ensure the safety of everyone and to close down operations immediately should any part of the operation become unsafe.

 

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 amendment and those who abstained are set out below:

 

For (40)

 

T Ashton

A Clempson

M Green

J Rear

P Steen

A Atkinson

J Cooney

K Iddon

P Rigby

C Towneley

I Brown

G Driver

J Marsh

A Riggott

S Turner

P Buckley

J Eaton

S Morris

M Salter

A Vincent

J Burrows

C Edwards

E Nash

J Shedwick

C Wakeford

S Charles

D Foxcroft

D O'Toole

D Smith

G Wilkins

A Cheetham

A Gardiner

M Perks

A Snowden

P Williamson

S Clarke

G Gooch

E Pope

D Stansfield

B Yates

 

Against (34)

 

T Aldridge

B Dawson

N Hennessy

T Martin

M Pattison

A Ali

F De Molfetta

S Holgate

J Mein

J Potter

L Beavers

G Dowding

A Hosker

J Molineux

K Snape

J Berry

K Ellard

D Howarth

Y Motala

J Sumner

L Collinge

J Fillis

M Iqbal

L Oades

M Tomlinson

L Cox

J Gibson

H Khan

G Oliver

D Whipp

C Crompton

P Hayhurst

E Lewis

M Parkinson

 

 

The amendment was therefore CARRIED and became the substantive motion.

 

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 (38)

 

T Ashton

S Clarke

K Iddon

P Rigby

C Towneley

A Atkinson

A Clempson

J Marsh

A Riggott

S Turner

P Britcliffe

J Cooney

S Morris

M Salter

A Vincent

I Brown

G Driver

E Nash

J Shedwick

C Wakeford

P Buckley

C Edwards

D O'Toole

D Smith

G Wilkins

J Burrows

A Gardiner

M Perks

A Snowden

P Williamson

S Charles

G Gooch

E Pope

D Stansfield

 

A Cheetham

M Green

J Rear

P Steen

 

 

Against (31)

 

T Aldridge

F De Molfetta

S Holgate

J Mein

K Snape

A Ali

G Dowding

A Hosker

J Molineux

M Tomlinson

L Beavers

K Ellard

D Howarth

Y Motala

D Whipp

J Berry

J Fillis

M Iqbal

L Oades

 

L Collinge

J Gibson

H Khan

G Oliver

 

L Cox

P Hayhurst

E Lewis

M Parkinson

 

B Dawson

N Hennessy

T Martin

J Potter

 

 

Abstain (5)

 

C Crompton

D Foxcroft

B Yates

J Eaton

M Pattison

 

 

The motion was CARRIED and it was therefore:

 

Resolved: - That:

 

Following the micro seismic events that have been detected around the Fracking site on Preston New Road, council expresses its appreciation for the highly detailed and professional monitoring of the exploration at Preston New Road by our officers and a number of specialist bodies that have made it the most closely supervised in Europe.

 

Council therefore requests the Chief Executive and  Director of Resources to write to the Secretary of State requesting that the drilling company and the monitoring agencies continue all efforts to ensure the safety of everyone and to close down operations immediately should any part of the operation become unsafe.

 

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 amendment and those who abstained are set out below:

 

2.  It was moved by County Councillor Ed Nash and seconded by County Councillor Tim Ashton that:

 

Lancashire County Council believes in the absolute right of all citizens to peaceful and lawful protest.

 

However, recent unlawful protest actions carried out at Preston New Road in Fylde that have resulted in obstruction to the highway and significant disruption to traffic and the lawful business of residents give cause for concern.

 

In particular disquiet has been voiced that Lancashire Police are slow to remove obstructions to ensure the free flow of traffic and to remove those acting unlawfully.

 

In addition, Council notes that the Police action has so far cost over £3million and that this impacts negatively on the Police budget and thereby frontline policing in Lancashire.

 

This Council therefore:

 

(i)  Calls on the Chief Constable of Lancashire to ensure that adequate provision is made and necessary measures taken to minimise disruption.

(ii)  Requests that the Chief Executive writes to the Home Secretary to express this concern and requests that police action at this, and other similar protests, are funded by Central Government.

 

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Gina Dowding which was accepted as a friendly amendment by Councillor Ed Nash in accordance with Standing Order B42:

 

Lancashire County Council believes in the absolute right of all citizens to peaceful and lawful protest.

 

However, recent unlawful protest actions carried out at Preston New Road in Fylde that have resulted in obstruction to the highway and significant disruption to traffic and the lawful business of residents give cause for concern.

 

In particular disquiet has been voiced that Lancashire Police are slow to remove obstructions to ensure that free flow of traffic and to remove those acting unlawfully.

In addition, Council notes that the Police action has so far cost over £7million and that this impacts negatively on the Police budget and thereby frontline policing in Lancashire.

 

This Council therefore:

 

  (i)  Calls on the Chief Constable of Lancashire to ensure that adequate provision is made and necessary measures taken to minimise disruption.

  (ii)  Calls on the Chief Constable to ensure all police officers attending any protests are adequately and properly trained to give utmost priority to the health and safety of the public, protestors, and police officers themselves at all times.

 (iii)  Requests that the Chief Executive writes to the Home Secretary to express this concern and requests that police action at this, and other similar protests, are funded by Central Government. 

 

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

 

Lancashire County Council believes in the absolute right of all citizens to peaceful and lawful protest.

 

However, recent unlawful protest actions carried out at Preston New Road in Fylde that have resulted in obstruction to the highway and significant disruption to traffic and the lawful business of residents give cause for concern.

 

In addition, Council notes that the Police action has so far cost over £7million and that this impacts negatively on the Police budget and thereby frontline policing in Lancashire.

 

This Council therefore:

 

  (i)  Calls on the Chief Constable of Lancashire to ensure that adequate provision is made and necessary measures taken to minimise disruption.

  (ii)  Requests that the Chief Executive writes to the Home Secretary Sajid Javid MP and the Prime Minister Theresa May MP to ask for a fairer funding deal for Lancashire Police in light of the government cuts which have led to over 800 police officers being lost off the streets of Lancashire and for the full costs of Policing ‘fracking’ sites to be covered by central government. 

 

Following a period of debate, County Councillor Azhar Ali withdrew his amendment.

 

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

 

Resolved: - That:

 

Lancashire County Council believes in the absolute right of all citizens to peaceful and lawful protest.

 

However, recent unlawful protest actions carried out at Preston New Road in Fylde that have resulted in obstruction to the highway and significant disruption to traffic and the lawful business of residents give cause for concern.

 

In particular disquiet has been voiced that Lancashire Police are slow to remove obstructions to ensure that free flow of traffic and to remove those acting unlawfully.

 

In addition, Council notes that the Police action has so far cost over £7million and that this impacts negatively on the Police budget and thereby frontline policing in Lancashire.

 

This Council therefore:

 

  (i)  Calls on the Chief Constable of Lancashire to ensure that adequate provision is made and necessary measures taken to minimise disruption.

  (ii)  Calls on the Chief Constable to ensure all police officers attending any protests are adequately and properly trained to give utmost priority to the health and safety of the public, protestors, and police officers themselves at all times.

 (iii)  Requests that the Chief Executive writes to the Home Secretary to express this concern and requests that police action at this, and other similar protests, are funded by Central Government. 

 

3.  It was moved by County Councillor Gina Dowding and seconded by County Councillor John Potter that:

 

In light of the wide-ranging opinions expressed about the Brexit deal achieved by the Prime Minister, and the far-reaching and long-term effects on the residents, communities, businesses and public sector organisations within Lancashire, Council resolves:

  • To undertake and publish as quickly as possible a Brexit Impact Assessment of the current deal on the economy, environment, and health of individuals and communities in Lancashire.
  • To write to Lancashire's MPs and the Brexit Secretary asking them to support proposals to give the people of Lancashire a final say on whether to accept or reject the deal.

The following amendment was proposed by County Councillor Julie Gibson and seconded by County Councillor John Fillis:

 

In light of the wide-ranging opinions expressed about the Brexit deal achieved by the Prime Minister, and the far-reaching and long-term effects on the residents, communities, businesses and public sector organisations within Lancashire, Council resolves:

 

  To establish a cross-party Cabinet Working Group, chaired by the Cabinet Member for Economic Development, Environment and Planning. This group will facilitate the development of a support strategy for Lancashire Businesses in their efforts to export and import to the EU, and internationally, in preparation for life after Brexit.

 

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

 

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


13/12/2018 - Urgent Business ref: 16000    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 13/12/2018 - Full Council

Decision published: 20/12/2018

Effective from: 13/12/2018

Decision:

There was no urgent business to be considered.


13/12/2018 - Confirmation of the Minutes from the Meeting held on 18 October 2018 ref: 15997    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 13/12/2018 - Full Council

Decision published: 20/12/2018

Effective from: 13/12/2018

Decision:

Resolved: - That the minutes of the meeting of Full Council held on 18 October 2018 be confirmed and signed by the Chairman.


19/12/2018 - Community Asset Transfers    Abandoned

This report relates to community asset transfers where approval is sought for the final transfer of a building and other relevant decisions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 13/06/2019

Lead officer: Mel Ormesher, Emma Pearse

Notice of decision: 19/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972. 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.


13/09/2017 - Lancashire County Council's Market Position Statement

The Market Position Statement is a public document describing the county’s current social care market and outlining the council’s future commissioning intentions toward the market.

The Statement provides information on a range of adult social care services and offers detail on our preferred models of practice and commissioning, how the quality of services can be improved, our plans to support choice and innovation and how council budgets will affect services in the future.

The Statement is being submitted to Cabinet for approval.


Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/09/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 13/09/2017

Anticipated restriction: Part I


Review of Asset Allocation Target and cash Flow Projections.    Recommendations Approved