Decisions

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

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

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

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

Decisions

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 - Future Provision of ICT Services ref: 16035    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

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


17/01/2019 - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises ref: 16031    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

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 - Implementation of the Care Act 2014 - Approval of Revised Adult Social Care Policies (Occupational Therapy, including Adaptations and Equipment) ref: 16030    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

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


09/01/2019 - Determination of Admission Arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools - 2020/21

This item outlines the admission numbers and admission arrangements for Lancashire's Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Determination of Lancashire's Home to School Transport Policy

This item outlines the Council's policy for Home to School Transport entitlement

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Extra Care Sheltered Services

Report on the outcomes of the consultation on Extra Care Sheltered Services and recommendations for future provision

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sue Knox

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Request Approval to Commence Procurement Exercises

In line with the county council's procurement rules the report requests approval to commence the following procurement exercises:

(i) Carriageway Recycling
(ii) Supply of bread and morning goods
(iii) Mental Health, Enablement and Inclusion Service

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Rachel Tanner

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Lancashire Bus Station Departure Charges

This proposal relates to fees and charges in the Public Transport service following a review of existing charges and arrangements at bus stations operated by the county council .



Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Lead officer: Chris Smith

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part II  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial affairs of the authority.


09/01/2019 - A Multi-Agency Self-Neglect Framework

The Multi-Agency Self-Neglect Framework has been developed in partnership with representatives of the Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board to provide a process guide for all Board agencies on how to respond when concerns of self-neglect have been identified.

All partner agencies will refer to this framework as the first step when working with an individual who appears to fall within it.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Yvette McGurn

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Determination of Co-ordinated Admission Arrangements 2020/21

This item publicises the timetables which will be used for the administration of primary and secondary school places.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Delegation of Library Function to Preston City Council at the Harris

A recommendation to delegate the library function delivered from the Harris to Preston City Council

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/03/2019

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Steve Lloyd

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


09/01/2019 - Moss Road Strategy

The report outlines our strategy for how we will deal with the various moss roads that are located around Lancashire

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Binks

Notice of decision: 09/01/2019

Anticipated restriction: Part I


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

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: 07/03/2019

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.


19/12/2018 - Libraries, Museums and Archives Fees and Charges Review 2018/19

This proposal relates to fees and charges in the Libraries, Museums service following a service review.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/02/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jacquie Crosby, Gareth Jones

Notice of decision: 19/12/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part I


02/11/2018 - Works to Operational Premises

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 due date: 07/03/2019

Lead officer: Sue Haworth, Emma Pearse

Notice of decision: 02/11/2018

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. The report contains information relating to the financial
or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information). It is considered that in all the circumstances of the case the public interest in maintaining the exemption outweighs the public interest in disclosing the
information.


13/06/2018 - Lancashire County Council and the Armed Forces Covenant

Lancashire County Council signed the Armed Forces Covenant in November 2013 and has established a number of initiatives since then to support the armed forces community.

The county council remains strongly committed to the Covenant and can further demonstrate this commitment by reviewing current policies across a range of duties, functions, or services to ensure that the county council continues to meets national best practice standards wherever possible.

Cabinet is asked to:
(i) Approve preliminary work to identify, review or develop policies that support the armed forces community across a number of services;
(ii) Agree to a further report to Cabinet later in 2018 detailing the outcome of the review and options for consideration;
(iii) Agree to the county council re-stating its commitment to the armed forces community by re-signing the Covenant in November 2018 as part of efforts to commemorate the centenary of the 1918 Armistice.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 07/03/2019

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran

Notice of decision: 13/06/2018

Anticipated restriction: Part I


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: 07/03/2019

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