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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 £2.2 million (from 1 April 2024).

Decisions published

09/07/2024 - Provision of Speech and Language Support ref: 25797    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on agreements between Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service (CYJS) and Lancashire South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT) and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (BTH) for the provision of speech and language support.

 

Lancashire Child and Youth Justice Service (CYJS) is a multi-agency partnership incorporating statutory partners from the Local Authority (including education), police, health, and probation. As part of this, CYJS procure the services of Speech and Language Therapists, contracted for a set number of hours, to provide expedient pathways into speech and language support for children open to the service.

 

A decision has been taken, following advice from procurement and commissioning services in LCC, to procure a directly awarded purchase order with two providers: Lancashire South Cumbria Foundation Trust (LSCFT – for the South Central and East areas of Lancashire) and Blackpool Teaching Hospitals (BTH – for the North areas of Lancashire).

 

This decision was taken due to:

·  Current service operating well

·  It is a specialist health service with interconnection with other related health services.

·  Low value

·  Few/if any suppliers in the market

·  Ongoing review which could cause potential disruption to current provision.

·  Would be a short-term contract resulting in potential lower attraction to wider market.

·  Possibility of a break in service between the contract end date at present and the time taken to continue with a 3-quote process, potential to be detrimental to delivery of services.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children's Social Care

Decision published: 16/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Louise Anderson, Director of Children's Social Care, took the decision to approve the agreement for services to be procured by way of a directly awarded purchase order.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Louise Anderson


11/07/2024 - The Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School MUGA ref: 25795    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the Blessed Sacrament RC Primary School MUGA.  

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 16/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

Rebecca Maylor-Bonner, Project Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston East;

Lead officer: Rebecca Maylor-Bonner


11/07/2024 - Brindle Road (Hospital Inn) Bus Stop Improvements ref: 25765    Recommendations Approved

It is proposed to relocate the existing southbound bus stop on Brindle Road, Bamber Bridge outside the Hospital Inn, to a location away from the blind corner at the junction of Bank Head Land and Brindle Road. It is also proposed to maintain and improve the existing northbound bus stop on Brindle Road with clearway markings and bus shelter replacement. As part of the works, these bus stops would be upgraded to be Equality Act compliant with the installation of raised kerbs, boarding points, bus shelter and bus stop clearway markings. These proposals aim to enhance the efficiency and safety of bus operations by providing dedicated spaces for buses to stop, allow safe alighting/boarding of passengers and unimpeded movement of buses.

 

Consultation and formal advertising of the proposals has been undertaken, and this report summarises the results of the formal advertising to which objections have been received.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Dumisani Mswelanto, Claire Tetlow


11/07/2024 - Queen Street Mill Museum, Burnley ref: 25777    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out proposals for capital investment to provide match funding in support of a grant application to Arts Council England to fund essential maintenance work to Queen Street Mill Museum, Burnley and to provide a library service in the entrance gallery of the museum.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Burnley Rural;

Lead officer: Martin Slater


11/07/2024 - Refreshed Equality Objectives and Strategy 2024/28 ref: 25779    Recommendations Approved

As one of the specific duties of the Equality Act 2010's Public Sector Equality Duty, the county council is required to publish Equality Objectives at least every four years. A refreshed set of Equality Objectives and supporting Equality Strategy for the period 2024-28 are now presented for consideration.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jeanette Binns


11/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council's Productivity Plan 2024 ref: 25769    Recommendations Approved

Alongside the final local government finance settlement for 2024-25, government announced a requirement for councils in England to produce a Productivity Plan, setting out how they will improve performance and transform service delivery. Councils should ensure there is member oversight and endorsement of the plan before it is submitted and published. The Government has set a 19 July deadline for submission of the Plans.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Kieran Curran


11/07/2024 - Procurement Report ref: 25774    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) Highways Asset Management System (HAMS)

(ii) Legionella Risk Assessment

(iii) East Lancashire's Levelling Up Fund

(iv) Rawtenstall Gyratory Project

(v) Integrated Sexual Health Services All Age Services

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the requirements of Standing Order C18 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Fairclough


11/07/2024 - Lancashire Economic Growth and Development Investment Fund - Funds Managed by Strategic Development ref: 25770    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to provide a programme update on the Lancashire Economic Recovery and Growth Fund and Lancashire Levelling Up Investment Fund and to request approval for the consolidation of unallocated resources into a single funding pot and programme extension.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order C18 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Chris Dyson, David Gordon


11/07/2024 - Annual Reports of the Lead Members ref: 25764    Recommendations Approved

The annual reports of the Lead Members are presented at Appendix 'A'.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Craig Alker


09/07/2024 - Attendance at Fundamentals Training – October, November, December 2024 ref: 25790    Recommendations Approved

Authorisation for members of the Pension Fund Committee to participate at external Conferences or other events and the payment of any associated delegate fees, travel, or accommodation costs by the Fund.


Decision Maker: Head of Service Pension Fund Client

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 09/07/2024

Decision:

Mike Neville, Senior Democratic Services Officer, authorised County Councillor J Burrows and Mr P Crewe (Pension Fund Committee) and, if confirmed, Ms F Miller (Chair of Lancashire Local Pension Board) to attend/participate in the Fundamentals Training in October, November and December 2024 and for the payment of any associated delegate fees, travel, or accommodation costs as appropriate, by the Lancashire County Pension Fund.

 

Divisions affected: None;

Lead officer: Mike Neville


04/07/2024 - Burnley Town 2 Turf Subway Infill ref: 25789    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the Burnley Town 2 Turf Subway Infill.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 04/07/2024

Decision:

Phil Durnell, Director of Highways and Transport, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Phil Durnell


11/07/2024 - Friargate North, Preston - Abandonment of Existing Traffic Regulation Order and Implementation of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order ref: 25767    Recommendations Approved

This report outlines proposals to abandon a proposed permanent Traffic Regulation Order that was previously approved by Cabinet for the Prohibition of Driving except Cycles 10am-midnight and midnight-6am on Friargate, Preston and several side roads that was originally advertised as part of the Transforming Friargate North and Ring Way project. It also proposes the making of an Experimental Traffic Regulation Order in its place with timings from 11am-midnight and midnight-6am, which will be monitored thereafter.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Preston City;

Lead officer: Claire Tetlow


11/07/2024 - Provision of Bus Stop Clearways, Liverpool Road, Penwortham ref: 25775    Recommendations Approved

Following requests received from local bus users, a bus operator and a divisional county councillor, the Public Transport team has identified a need to install bus stop clearway markings at both bus stops located on Liverpool Road, opposite and adjacent to Crookings Lane, Penwortham.

 

This report summarises the results of the consultation on the proposed bus stop clearways to which objections have been received.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Penwortham West;

Lead officer: Ben Lovatt


11/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council Building Condition Programme ref: 25768    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the proposals for the allocation of approved capital funding to address a phase of high priority building condition repairs and statutory programmes of remedial works to the operational premises portfolio.

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the provisions of Standing Order No. C18 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Michael Peppin


11/07/2024 - SEND Sufficiency Strategy Implementation - Provision of Additional Special School Places at Bleasdale School, Silverdale, Carnforth ref: 25780    Recommendations Approved

This report includes the results of a formal consultation to create additional special school places at Bleasdale School, Silverdale through an increase in provision on the main school site, and to redesignate Bleasdale School as a school which meets the needs of children and young people with generic learning difficulties. 

 

This is deemed to be a Key Decision and the requirements of Standing Order C18 have been complied with.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central; Lancaster Rural East; Lancaster Rural North; Wyre Rural Central; Wyre Rural East;

Lead officer: Janette Hastings


11/07/2024 - Temporary Road Safety Signs - Best Practice Guidance for Assessment and Deployment ref: 25781    Recommendations Approved

To support the county council's road safety responsibilities a Best Practice Guidance document has been developed which highlights the temporary road safety signs available to educate drivers to the dangers of speeding, and other dangers, and sets out how these signs are deployed on the highway network via an assessed criterion. These signs include:

 

  • Correx signs,
  • VMS (Variable Message Sign) trailers
  • SpIDs (Speed indication Devices).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Tony Crook


11/07/2024 - Recommendation of the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest Fund Joint Advisory Committee ref: 25778    Recommendations Approved

Consideration of the recommendations of the Edward Stocks Massey Bequest Fund Joint Advisory Committee. A review has been undertaken of its Terms of Reference, and proposals are now presented to the Cabinet to consider.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

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

Lead officer: Sam Gorton


11/07/2024 - Annual Reports of the County Council's Champions ref: 25763    Recommendations Approved

Attached at Appendix 'A' are the annual reports of the county council's six Champions for 2023/2024. The reports outline the activities each Champion has undertaken between 1 April 2023 and 31 March 2024, in relation to their respective roles and the resources allocated to them on an annual basis.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Craig Alker


11/07/2024 - The County Council's Financial Position - 2023/24 Outturn ref: 25782    Recommendations Approved

This report provides an update to Cabinet on the county council's final outturn position across revenue and capital budgets. This report follows the same format as the rest of the year for consistency. The process will be streamlined for Quarter 1 reporting in the current year.

 

The 2023/24 outturn position is an overspend of £5.220m, which represents 0.5% of the revenue net budget. This compares to the last report to Cabinet at Quarter 3 which forecast an overspend of £5.8m. There have been fluctuations to forecasts since Quarter 3, and overall, the position has improved in the final quarter of the financial year.  

 

The 2023/24 budget contained savings to be delivered totalling c£80m. The county council has a proven track record of delivering savings, and this financial year has further emphasised this, with 91.5% of savings delivered. Those savings not achieved in this financial year will be delivered in future years. A revised profile of savings delivery is shown in Appendix 'A'.

 

The level of reserves remains robust, particularly the transitional reserve. The reserves are sufficient to support the projected budget shortfall over the medium term financial strategy, with work on-going to review ongoing challenges and the budget gap. Details of the reserves position are shown in Appendix 'A' (page 26 refers).

 

In February 2023 an indicative Capital Delivery Programme of £239.859m was agreed by Cabinet. Following confirmation of the final 2022/23 outturn, subsequent approved additions together with re-profiling of the programme, the in-year programme decreased to £159.135m. The outturn position for 2023/24 is spend of £153.838m, a variance of £5.296m (-3.33%). The variance is primarily the product of delayed delivery on some agreed schemes which has been mitigated where possible through earlier than originally planned delivery on other schemes within the multi-year programme.

 

Schools outturn position of schools delegated budget for 2023/24 is an overspend of £3.371m. This has resulted in the level of school balances falling to £69.79m. The detail is shown in Appendix 'C'.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mark Wynn


11/07/2024 - National Smokefree Lancashire Grant 2024/25 ref: 25773    Recommendations Approved

Lancashire has received an additional £1,673,989 from the Department of Health and Social Care for 2024/25. The grant is administered through the Office of Health Improvement and Disparities (OHID). The allocated monies are based on population and smoking prevalence and are ringfenced to increase the number of referrals into the service and smoking 'quitters' by enhancing the Smokefree Lancashire Service offer.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Mark Burrow


11/07/2024 - Lancashire Place Plan ref: 25771    Recommendations Approved

In January 2023, Cabinet approved a proposal for the county council's Executive Director of Adult Services to combine her county council role with that of Director of Health and Care Integration for Lancashire Place until December 2025. In early 2023 the Lancashire Place Partnership was established aligning Lancashire Place with the geography of Lancashire County Council.  Being one of the two primary statutory partner organisations to the Lancashire Place,  Cabinet should be made aware of the service plan and be assured in relation to the delivery against this.

 

Following a foundational year, the Lancashire Place is now in a position to deliver improvements for Lancashire residents. To this end, the Lancashire Place Plan has been drawn up in collaboration with colleagues from Lancashire County Council, Lancashire and South Cumbria Integrated Care Board, the Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Board and wider partners, to act as a service plan with associated targets for delivery.  Data from the district level Health and Wellbeing Partnerships has been used to help frame and direct the priority areas of work and Delivery Boards and associated working groups established where necessary to ensure work on the priority areas is advanced.  Lancashire Place will measure its progress against the identified metrics set out in the plan and will be looking to maintain or improve outcomes and services for Lancashire residents.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Louise Taylor


11/07/2024 - The Future of Maintained Nursery Provision at Whittlefield Community Primary School, Burnley ref: 25783    Recommendations Approved

The Head teacher and governors at Whittlefield Community Primary School have approached the local authority in relation to the future of the nursery provision at the school. The school has asked the local authority to start the formal statutory process to consult on the proposal to cease the maintained nursery provision by permanently reducing the age range from 3–11-year-olds (Nursery 2 to Year 6) to 4–11-year-olds (Reception to Year 6), with effect from 31 December 2024.

 

Under The School Organisation (Prescribed Alterations to Maintained Schools) (England) Regulations 2013 and the Department for Education's statutory guidance, 'Making 'Prescribed Alterations' to Maintained Schools' published in January 2023, the local authority must be the proposer for this type of significant change and carry out a statutory process, which includes publication, representation, decision, rights of appeal and implementation. In line with this, the authority is now required to decide whether to publish a Statutory Notice on the proposal to consult on the future of the maintained nursery provision at Whittlefield Community Primary School, Burnley.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Burnley Central West;

Lead officer: Nan Hogg, Debbie Ormerod


11/07/2024 - Public Health Strategy 2024-2030 ref: 25776    Recommendations Approved

The public health strategy sets out the actions being taken by the county council and signals a clear direction of travel for joint work with public, private, and third-sector leaders to improve health outcomes and reduce health inequalities. It is an important milestone in the process of improving public health for this and future generations. It will spearhead major programmes to promote wellbeing for all, prevent illness and protect health in our outstanding county.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Jane Grant


11/07/2024 - Cultural Services Strategy 2024-2028 ref: 25766    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the revised Cultural Services Strategy for 2024-2028. A copy of the revised strategy is set out at Appendix 'A'.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Heather Fox


11/07/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Larches and Savick Community Association (LASCA) ref: 25788    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £240 towards the cost of 2 trips to Level entertainment centre for young people from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Preston South West

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 11/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Nweeda Khan considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £240 to Larches and Savick Community Association (LASCA) towards the cost of 2 trips to Level entertainment centre for young people.

Divisions affected: Preston South West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


11/07/2024 - Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report 2023/24 ref: 25772    Recommendations Approved

The Lancashire Safeguarding Adults Board Annual Report for 2023/24 provides a summary of the work undertaken by the Safeguarding Adults Board in Lancashire over the last year. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Hayley Hughes


10/07/2024 - Champion Grant - Bay Veterans Association ref: 25784    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £800 towards an overhead projector with speakers and screen, from the Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Alf Clempson, Champion for Armed Forces and Veterans, approved a Champions Grant application of £800 to Bay Veterans Association towards the cost of a overhead projector with speakers and screen.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


04/07/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Birkerstock Organisation ref: 25786    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £200 towards running a community festival from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - West Lancashire East

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 04/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Rob Bailey considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Bickerstock Organisation towards the cost of running a community festival.

Divisions affected: West Lancashire East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


19/06/2024 - Red Rose Recovery Lancashire – Recovery Infrastructure Organisation ref: 25761    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the approval of the requested uplift following an assessment process for Red Rose Recovery Lancashire.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

Paula Hawley-Evans, Public Health Consultant, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paula Hawley-Evans


04/07/2024 - Section 106 (Unilateral Undertaking) Agreement for Planning Application 01/2022/00185/FUL.Lancaster Business Park, Caton Road, Lancaster ref: 25762    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought for the County Council to enter into an agreement for an obligation on the developer to pay a Travel Plan Contribution totalling £6,000 to enable Lancashire County Council to monitor and support the development, implementation and review of the Full Travel Plan.

When consulted by Lancaster City Council on a full planning application for the erection of six buildings comprising of 10 units for general industrial or storage and distribution uses (Use Classes B2 and B8), and associated works at Lancaster Business Park, Caton Road, Lancaster, the County Council responded requesting that the developer should be required to contribute Section 106 monies; a contribution of £6,000 to enable Lancashire County Council to monitor and support the development, implementation and review of the Full Travel Plan.

Lancaster City Council's Planning Committee have resolved to approve the application, subject to various conditions and subject to an agreement to cover related matters.

Authority to take this decision has been delegated under the Scheme of Delegation to Heads of Service.


Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 04/07/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took a decision to approve the application as set out in Appendix A.

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: John Davies


19/06/2024 - Price uplift for Phoenix Futures ref: 25760    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the price uplift for Phoenix Futures.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

Paula Hawley-Evans, Public Health Consultant, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paula Hawley-Evans


19/06/2024 - HIV Support and Prevention Service ref: 25759    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the approval of a contract award for the provision of HIV Support and Prevention Service.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

Paula Hawley-Evans, Public Health Consultant, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paula Hawley-Evans


20/06/2024 - Requirement for the Appointment of Gatheral Solutions Ltd – June 24 ref: 25751    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the appointment of Catheral Solutions Ltd.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

Andrew Mullaney, Director of Environment and Planning, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Mullaney


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Bentham Road, Collingham Road and Whinfell Drive, Lancaster, Lancaster City) (Prohibition of Waiting) Order 202* ref: 25752    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this proposal is to improve bus services provided, as part of the Bus Service Improvement Plans. Introducing additional lengths of No Waiting At Any Time (double yellow lines) at certain lengths of the bus routes along Collingham Park – Bentham Road and Whinfell Drive, Lancaster will provide an unobstructed path for buses, enhancing this route in both directions for the benefit of its users.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the introduction of additional lengths of No Waiting At Any Time (double yellow lines) at certain lengths of the bus routes along Collingham Park – Bentham Road and Whinfell Drive, Lancaster.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster South East;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


03/07/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service ref: 25756    For Determination

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2,000 towards the cost of painting and flooring the 'head office' building from the Local Member Grants scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Central East

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 03/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Sobia Malik considered and approved a Local Member Grant to Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service towards the cost of painting and flooring the 'head office' building.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Central East

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 03/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Samara Barnes considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service towards the cost of painting and flooring the 'head office' building.

 

The reason for rejection is because County Councillor Samara Barnes is reserving funding for organisations that benefit her division directly.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Brierfield & Nelson West

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 03/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Mohammed Iqbal MBE considered and approved a Local Member Grant to Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service towards the cost of painting and flooring the 'head office' building.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Pendle Rural

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 03/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Jenny Purcell considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Burnley, Pendle and Rossendale Council for Voluntary Service towards the cost of painting and flooring the 'head office' building.

 

The reason for rejection is because County Councillor Jenny Purcell is reserving funding for organisations that benefit her division directly.

Divisions affected: Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central East; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Mid Rossendale; Nelson East; Padiham and Burnley West; Pendle Central; Pendle Hill; Pendle Rural; Rossendale East; Rossendale South; Rossendale West; Whitworth & Bacup;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


01/07/2024 - Transfer of Underspends from 23/24 Capital Drainage to 23/24 Capital Drainage Unallocated ref: 25750    Recommendations Approved

The request is to move underspends of £102,792 from various 23/24 Capital drainage schemes into the 23/24 Unallocated Drainage (PPMS ID 14727).

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took the decision to approve the move of underspends.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ridwan Musa


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (St Martins Road and St Oswald Street, Lancaster, Lancaster City) (Revocation, Prohibition of Waiting and Taxi Stand) Order 202* ref: 25753    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this proposal is to improve bus services provided, as part of the Bus Service Improvement Plans. Introducing additional lengths of No Waiting At Any Time (double yellow lines) at certain lengths of the bus routes along St Martins Road and St Oswald Street, Lancaster will provide an unobstructed path for buses, enhancing this route in both directions for the benefit of its users.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the introduction of additional lengths of No Waiting At Any Time (double yellow lines) at certain lengths of the bus routes along St Martins Road and St Oswald Street, Lancaster.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster East;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (St Martins Road, Lancaster, Lancaster City)(Introduction of Bus Stop Clearway) ref: 25754    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this proposal is to provide safe, vehicle free manoeuvring for buses and safer, more accessible boarding and disembarkation for passengers. The Bus Stop Clearway box marking will prohibit unauthorised vehicles from parking with the stop.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 03/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the introduction of a Bus Stop Clearway.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster East;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Spring Wood Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park, Accrington Road, Whalley, Ribble Valley Borough) (Off Street Parking Places) Order 202* ref: 25746    Recommendations Approved

Following formal consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to formalise the current pay and display charging on Spring Wood Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the Traffic Regulation Order for Spring Wood Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

 

Divisions affected: Ribble Valley North East;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Crook O'Lune Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park, Low Road, Caton, Lancaster City) (Off Street Parking Places) Order 202* ref: 25745    Recommendations Approved

Following formal consultation, it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to formalise the current pay and display charging on Crook O'Lune Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the Traffic Regulation Order for Crook O'Lune Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Conder Green Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park, Corricks Lane, Lancaster, Lancaster City) (Off Street Parking Places) Order 202* ref: 25744    Recommendations Approved

Following formal consultation, it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to formalise the current pay and display charging on Conder Green Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park. Recommendation Cabinet is asked to approve the proposals Conder Green Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park as detailed within this report and as set out in the Draft Order at Appendix 'A', for the reasons outlined in the Statement of Reasons at Appendix 'C'.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

 

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve proposals at Conder Green Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


01/07/2024 - Stopping up of Highway Section 116 Highways Act 1980 - Futures Park, Bacup ref: 25743    Recommendations Approved

Futures Park sits on the former site of Lee Mill – a woollen mill built in 1825, that converted to a cotton mill in 1835. In 1999 demolition and clearance of the site began and had been completed by May 2002. A year later construction of a new industrial estate was underway, which included the office block known today as the Kingfisher Centre, housing the offices of Rossendale Borough Council.

 

The proposed section to be stopped up is a section that links the main spine of Futures Park to Unit 5, the site of Orthoplastics Ltd who have occupied the premises since 2020. The attached plan (FP01) shows the extent of the proposed stopping up which encloses the full width of the highway, including footways and any verges, and commences at the junction with the main spine of Futures Park for a distance of 95.1 metres in a south-easterly direction to its termination. This section of Futures Park serves only as an access road to Unit 5 and does not link to any other highway or footpath. It no longer serves a practical purpose and is therefore considered unnecessary.

 

Initial consultation with relevant organisations including Rossendale Borough Council and statutory undertakers has been completed in line with the council's procedures.

 

No objections have been received to date.

 

On confirmation of the appointed officer's approval to proceed the council will commence the making of the application and issue of Public Notice which will include the dates and times of the court hearing.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the proposed stopping plans as set out in the report.

 

Divisions affected: Rossendale East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


02/07/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Haslingden Community Link ref: 25755    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £370 towards a Dads N Hair session at St Mary's Chambers from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Rossendale West

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 02/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Samara Barnes considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £370 to Haslingden Community Link towards the cost of a Dads N Hair session at St Mary's Chambers.

 

 

Divisions affected: Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Skipton Road, Barnoldswick, Pendle Borough) (Revocation) Order 202* ref: 25748    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the 30mph speed limit is to improve the safety for all highway users and increase the sustainability for the development. Reducing the length of the de-restricted restriction would provide protection and more time for vehicles to navigate the new junction.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the recommendation to reduce the length of the de-restricted restriction to provide protection and more time for vehicles to navigate the new junction.

 

Divisions affected: Pendle Rural;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


01/07/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Wycoller Country Park Picnic Site Main Car Park, Wycoller Road, Colne, Pendle Borough) (Off Street Parking Places) Order 202* ref: 25747    Recommendations Approved

Following formal consultation it is proposed to make a Traffic Regulation Order to formalise the current pay and display charging on Wycoller County Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the Traffic Regulation Order for Wycoller County Park Picnic Site Main Car Park.

 

Divisions affected: Pendle Rural;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


19/06/2024 - Child Vision Screening ref: 25741    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a direct contract award for Child Vision Screening.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

Paula Hawley-Evans, Public Health Consultant, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities


19/06/2024 - Essential Household Goods Support Scheme ref: 25742    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the extension of a contract for the Council's Essential Household Goods Support Scheme.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

Paula Hawley-Evans, Public Health Consultant, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities


01/07/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Heysham Neighbourhood Council ref: 25738    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards the cost of materials and an artists for an art themed project from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Heysham

Decision published: 01/07/2024

Effective from: 01/07/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Andrew Gardiner rejected a Local Member Grant application to Heysham Neighbourhood Council towards the cost of materials and an artist for an art themed project.

 

The reason for rejection is the organisation's project date passed before a decision was received.

Divisions affected: Heysham;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


28/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Westview Community Association ref: 25737    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,000 towards the cost of the Duke of Edinburgh Programme from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Fleetwood West & Cleveleys West

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 28/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Stephen Clarke considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £1,000 to Westview Community Association towards the cost of the Duke of Edinburgh Programme.

Divisions affected: Fleetwood West & Cleveleys West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


28/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Supportive Approachable Friendly Environment (SAFE) ref: 25740    For Determination

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £800 towards the cost of new uniforms, ID badges and DBS checks for volunteers from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Lancaster Rural North

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 28/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Phillippa Williamson considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Supportive Approachable Friendly Environment (SAFE) towards the cost of new uniforms, ID badges and DBS checks for volunteers.

 

The reason for rejection is County Councillor Phillippa Williamson would like to reserve funding for other organisations that benefit her division more directly.

Divisions affected: Lancaster Central; Lancaster East; Lancaster Rural North; Lancaster South East; Skerton;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


27/03/2024 - Highways Act 1980 - Sections 119, 118 and 25 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Section 53A Proposed Diversion, Extinguishment and Dedication of Public Paths at Height Barn Farm, Bacup ref: 25735    Recommendations Approved

Proposed Diversion, Extinguishment and Dedication of Public Paths
at Height Barn Farm, Bacup.

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented on the proposed diversion, extinguishment and creation by agreement of bridleways and footpaths at and around Height Barn Farm, Bacup, as shown on the Committee plans 211-764 v1 and 211-769 v2 attached to the agenda papers.

 

The consultation with the statutory undertakers had been carried out and no objections or adverse comments on the proposal had been received.

 

It was reported that the proposed diversion was considered expedient in the interests of the owners of the land for reasons of privacy, security and safety. Height Barn Farm was a working farm. Currently the public bridleway and footpath ran on the access road to the farm and through the centre of the farm.

 

The diverted route would start at the same point but pass through the pasture to the north of Height Barn Lane then through Moorlands Park to join Stubbylee Lane, removing it from the vicinity of the farm and residential property. This would significantly increase the privacy, security and safety of the farm, whilst providing a route that was safe, convenient and as direct for public use.

 

The officer answered questions from Committee.

 

After a discussion, it was:

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That Order(s) are made under the Highways Act 1980 to alter some public paths at Height Barn Farm as follows:

 

a.  Under section 119: To divert bridleway BW1401503, BW1401493, BW1401678, BW1401492 (part) from the route shown by a bold continuous line and marked A-D-B-E-F-C to the route shown by a bold broken line and marked A-G on the map.

  b.  Under section 118: To extinguish footpath FP1401493 shown   as a bold continuous line and marked D-E on the map.

 

(ii)  That s.25 Highways Act 1980 Public Path creation agreements are entered into with the landowners to create:

 

a.  the section marked F-C shown as a bold continuous line on the map 211-764 v1, as footpath.

b.  the section A-X-Y-Z-P shown as a bold red line on the map 211-769 v2, as bridleway.

 

(iii)  That in the event of no objections being received, the Order(s) be confirmed and in the event of objections being received and not withdrawn, the Order(s) 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.

 

(iv)  That the Director of Environment and Planning be authorised to finalise and enter into a Public Path Creation Agreement under Section 25 of the Highways Act 1980 between the owners of the land east of Height Barn Lane and Lancashire County Council with completion at a time and to include wording in accordance with the main terms as set out in the report to dedicate a length of bridleway marked by a bold continuous red line on the map 211-769 v2 and annotated A-X-Y-Z-P.

 

(v)  That provision be included in the Order(s) 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 Order(s).

 

Divisions affected: Rossendale East; Whitworth & Bacup;

Lead officer: Annabel Mayson


27/03/2024 - Highways Act 1980 - Section 119 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Section 53A Diversion of Footpath at Little Bluestone Cottage, Mawdesley ref: 25733    Recommendations Approved

Diversion of Footpath at Little Bluestone Cottage, Mawdesley

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented on an application for the diversion of part of Footpath FP0919055 at Little Bluestone Cottage, Mawdesley.

 

The length of existing path to be diverted was shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers as a bold continuous line and marked A-B and the proposed alternative route was shown by a bold broken line and marked C-D-B.

 

Consultation with the statutory undertakers had been carried out and no objections or adverse comments on the proposal had been received.

 

It was reported that the proposed diversion was considered expedient in the interests of the owners of the land for reasons of privacy and security. Little Bluestone Cottage was a private, residential property. Currently the public footpath ran along the access drive of, and immediately adjacent to, the dwelling of Little Bluestone Cottage.

 

The diversion would move to the north of the boundary fence of Little Bluestone Cottage, going through the pasture on a line parallel to the current route, then turn slightly to the south before turning east to continue on footpath FP0919055. This would significantly increase the privacy and security of the residential dwelling, whilst providing a route that was safe, convenient and as direct for public use.

 

After a discussion it was:

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That an Order be made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 to divert part of Footpath FP0919055 from the route shown by a bold continuous line and marked A-B to the route shown by a bold broken line and marked C-D-B on the Committee plan.

 

(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: Chorley Rural West;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


27/03/2024 - Highways Act 1980 - Section 119 Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 - Section 53A Diversion of Footpaths FP0113036 and FP0113037 at Ellel Quarry ref: 25734    Recommendations Approved

Diversion of Footpaths FP0113036 and FP0113037 at Ellel Quarry

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented on an application for the diversion of Footpaths FP0113036 and FP0113037 at Ellel Quarry.

 

The length of existing path to be diverted was shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers as a bold continuous line and marked as A-B-C and D-E and F-B, and the proposed new route was shown by a bold broken line and marked A-F and D-G and F-C.

 

Consultation with the statutory undertakers had been carried out and no objections or adverse comments on the proposal had been received.

 

It was reported that the proposed diversion was considered expedient in the interests of the owners of the land for reasons of privacy, security and safety. Ellel Quarry was an active quarry site. Currently the public footpath runs on the only access road to the quarry, then along the perimeter of the quarried site (now being infilled), through woods and then across part of the quarried site, before going through the grounds of Ellel Crag.

 

The diverted footpath would start at the same point but enter woods adjacent to the access track, then would divert onto an existing track away from the perimeter edge of the quarried site, before returning to the existing route, to then divert across pasture, removing it from the vicinity of the quarried site and property. This would significantly increase the privacy, security and safety of the quarry, whilst providing a route that was safe, convenient and more direct for public use.

 

The officer answered questions from Committee.

 

The Chair was concerned that the proposed route length D-G led onto the road and suggested that a more convenient route, and one providing better views, may be D-E-G, going behind the hedge at point E, then running parallel to the west side of the hedge to point G.

 

After a discussion, it was Proposed that:

 

"The application be deferred and that the applicant be asked if an alternative to the route length D-G would be acceptable, going from D-E-G, behind the hedge at point E then running parallel to the west side of the hedge to point G, giving better views and avoiding the road"

 

After being put to the Vote, the Motion was Lost. The officers' recommendation was then put to the Vote and Carried.

 

It was therefore:

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That an Order be made under Section 119 of the Highways Act 1980 to divert parts of FP0113036 and FP0113037 from the route shown by a bold continuous line and marked A-B-C and D-E and F-B to the route shown by a bold broken line and marked A-F and D-G and F-C on the map.

 

(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;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


27/03/2024 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation into the existence of public rights along Chapel Street Court, Poulton-le-Fylde ref: 25732    Recommendations Approved

Investigation into the existence of public rights along Chapel Street Court, Poulton-le-Fylde

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented on an investigation that had been carried out into the existence of public rights along Chapel Street Court, Poulton-le-Fylde, following queries received about the legal status of the route and whether it was a publicly maintainable highway. The route was shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers between points A-B-C.

 

A site inspection had been carried out in July 2023.

 

Various maps, plans and other documents had been examined to discover when the route came into being, and to try to determine what its status may be.

 

On balance, it was suggested to Committee that the map and other documentary evidence was considered to be sufficient from which public rights could be inferred for the route A-B-C, and that the evidence suggested the existence of a historical route used at least on foot. Furthermore, user evidence provided collectively confirmed use of the route A-B-C by the public as a public footpath going back to 1945.

 

In conclusion, Committee were therefore advised to accept the recommendation and make an Order for the route marked A-B-C to be added to the Definitive Map and Statement as a public footpath and promote the Order to confirmation.

 

 

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 footpath along Chapel Street Court, Poulton-le-Fylde on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way as shown on the Committee Plan between points A-B-C.

 

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

 

Divisions affected: Poulton le Fylde;

Lead officer: Annabel Mayson


27/03/2024 - Progress Report on Previous Committee Items ref: 25729    Recommendations Approved

Incremental Update March 2024

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented providing an update on progress made in relation to matters previously considered by Committee.

 

Committee noted that although the term 'applications' had been used for convenience, these were not all formal applications made under Schedule 14 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 but included some cases where sufficient evidence had been discovered or presented to the county council to indicate an investigation was required.

 

Resolved: That the report be noted.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Ansar Sadiq


27/03/2024 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation Upgrade of Footpath to Bridleway, Threagill Lane, Warton ref: 25731    Recommendations Approved

Upgrade of Footpath to Bridleway, Threagill Lane, Warton

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented on an application for the upgrading of a footpath to bridleway known as Threagill Lane, Warton on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way. The application route was shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers between points A-B-C.

 

A site inspection had been carried out in September 2020.

 

Various maps, plans and other documents had been examined to discover when the route came into being, and to try to determine what its status may be.

 

Committee were informed that the route had been shown since 1830 on numerous maps and that it connected to a network of other public highways. The evidence presented was consistent with a way that carried at least a public bridleway. There was less convincing evidence as to whether public vehicular rights existed.

 

Committee were therefore advised that, given the nature and amount of the evidence, it was advised that the evidence of the application route having become a public bridleway was sufficient. Committee were therefore recommended to make an Order as set out in the Recommendation in the report and that it be promoted to confirmation.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That the application to upgrade part of footpath 1-35-FP8 to a bridleway on the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way of Way be accepted.

 

(ii)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) and Section 53 (3)(c) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to upgrade part of footpath 1-35-FP8 to a Bridleway 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 test for confirmation can be met the Order be promoted to confirmation.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural North;

Lead officer: Simon Moore


27/03/2024 - Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 Definitive Map Modification Order Investigation Addition and Deletion of Bridleway at Junction with Procter Moss Road, Over Wyresdale ref: 25730    Recommendations Approved

Addition and Deletion of Bridleway at Junction with Procter Moss Road, Over Wyresdale

Decision Maker: Regulatory Committee

Made at meeting: 27/03/2024 - Regulatory Committee

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

A report was presented on an application for the addition of a bridleway from Procter Moss Road, Over Wyresdale to a point on Bridleway BW0125011 to the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way, and investigation into the deletion of part of Bridleway BW0125011. The bridleway to be added was shown on the Committee plan attached to the agenda papers as A-X-B and the bridleway to be deleted was shown as B-C.

 

A site inspection had been carried out in October 2020. 

 

A variety of maps, plans and other documents had been examined to discover when the route came into being, and to try to determine what its status may be.

 

It was reported that the investigating officer had found no documentation to explain the change from the route shown on the First Definitive Map to the route B-C. Therefore, the reasonable conclusion from the evidence was that no public right of way existed between B-C, and that a simple drafting error due to the small scale of the maps and close proximity of the routes had resulted in the Bridleway being drawn along B-C instead of the correct route A-X-B.

 

Taking all the evidence into account, Committee were advised that may consider there was sufficient cogent evidence to suggest the route B-C was recorded in error and that it should be removed from the Definitive Map, and the Bridleway between A-X-B should be added to the Definitive Map. Committee were informed that the evidence was sufficient to not only satisfy the test to make the Orders, but also to promote the Orders to confirmation.

 

Resolved:

 

(i)  That the application for the addition of a bridleway from Procter Moss Road to Bridleway BW0125011 be accepted.

 

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

 

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

 

(iv)  That an Order be made pursuant to Section 53 (2)(b) andSection 53(3)(c)(iii) of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981 to delete from the Definitive Map and Statement of Public Rights of Way part of Bridleway BW0125011, shown between points B-C on the Committee plan.

 

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

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: Annabel Mayson


27/06/2024 - Provision of Treated Residual Waste Recovery Services (4 lots) ref: 25726    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the award of contracts for the Provision of Treated Residual Waste Recovery Services (4 lots).

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/06/2024

Decision:

Steve Scott, Head of Service – Waste, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Scott


27/06/2024 - Provision of processed Residual Waste Compost Like Output Recovery Services (4 lots) ref: 25725    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the award of contracts for the Provision of processed Residual Waste Compost Like Output Recovery Services (4 lots).

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 27/06/2024

Decision:

Steve Scott, Head of Service – Waste, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Steve Scott


28/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - 7th Clitheroe Brownies ref: 25736    For Determination

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,890 towards the cost of days out in Bruges, Brussels and The Netherlands for 4 Brownie units from Girlguiding in East Lancashire from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Rossendale West

Decision published: 28/06/2024

Effective from: 28/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Samara Barnes considered and approved a Local Member Grant for the reduced amount of £315 to 7th Clitheroe Brownies towards the cost of days out in Bruges, Brussels and The Netherlands for 4 Brownie units from Girlguiding in East Lancashire.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Brierfield & Nelson West

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 28/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Mohammed Iqbal MBE considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £490 to 7th Clitheroe Brownies towards the cost of days out in Bruges, Brussels and The Netherlands for 4 Brownie units from Girlguiding in East Lancashire.

Divisions affected: Brierfield & Nelson West; Clitheroe; Ribble Valley South West; Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


14/06/2024 - Provision of Waste Metal Collection, Transportation and Recycling Services (Lot 2 – Middleton Transfer Station) ref: 25723    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the award of contract for the Provision of Waste Metal Collection, Transportation and Recycling Services.

Decision Maker: Director of Environment and Planning

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

Steve Scott, Head of Service – Waste, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andrew Mullaney


26/06/2024 - Decision to Appoint Head of Legal Services ref: 25722    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the appointment of Head of Legal Services.

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Governance

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 26/06/2024

Decision:

Heloise MacAndrew, Director of Law and Governance, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Heloise MacAndrew


26/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Rishton Festival ref: 25718    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £500 towards promoting Rishton Festival to increase attendance from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors

Decision published: 26/06/2024

Effective from: 26/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Carole Haythornthwaite considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £250 to Rishton Festival towards the cost of promoting Rishton Festival to increase attendance.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors

Decision published: 27/06/2024

Effective from: 26/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Noordad Aziz considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £250 to Rishton Festival towards the cost of promoting Rishton Festival to increase attendance.

Divisions affected: Great Harwood, Rishton & Clayton-le-Moors;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


26/06/2024 - Support in Safe Accommodation and Outreach Services for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse ref: 25721    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the provision of Support in Safe Accommodation and Outreach Services for Victims and Survivors of Domestic Abuse.

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities

Decision published: 26/06/2024

Effective from: 26/06/2024

Decision:

Clare Platt, Head of Service Health Equity, Welfare & Partnerships, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Public Health, Wellbeing and Communities


25/06/2024 - Proposed amendments to Rural Carriageway Programme 19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 22/23, 23/24 ref: 25717    Recommendations Approved

Rural Carriageway programme in order to balance and close the programme.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 26/06/2024

Effective from: 25/06/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took the decision to approve the transfer of funds within the 19/20, 20/21, 21/22, 22/23, 23/24 Rural Carriageway programme in order to balance and close the programme.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


24/06/2024 - In Year Changes to Outside Bodies Appointments ref: 25716    Recommendations Approved

The Leader has proposed the following changes to Outside Bodies appointments:

Lancashire Local Access Forum – Cllr Alan Cullens to replace Cllr Cosima Towneley
Lancashire Schools Forum – Cllr Loraine Cox to replace Cllr Andrea Kay
Public Rights of Way Forum – Add Cllr Alan Cullens as Chair, remove Cllr Carole Haythornthwaite and note Cllr Andrea Kay as a member of the committee only.
Friends of Lancashire Archives – Cllr Ash Sutcliffe to replace Cllr Alan Cullens

This has been agreed by the Director of Law and Governance.

Decision Maker: Director of Law and Governance

Decision published: 26/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

Heloise MacAndrew, Director of Law and Governance, took the decision to approve the proposed changes.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Heloise MacAndrew


10/06/2024 - HAF e-voucher platform – JB/ICT/LCC/24/1876 ref: 25719    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out a recommendation, following completion of a tendering exercise, conducted in accordance with the County Council's standing orders, to approve the award of a single supplier contract for the provision of HAF e-voucher platform.


This is deemed to be a non-key decision with spend under £2.2 million.


Authority to take this decision has been delegated to Director of Education, Culture and Skills, in consultation with the Director of Digital Services.

Decision Maker: Director of Education, Culture and Skills

Decision published: 26/06/2024

Effective from: 10/06/2024

Decision:

Paul Turner, Director of Education, Culture and Skills, took the decision to approve the award of the contract as set out in this report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Turner


25/06/2024 - Digitised Traffic Regulation Orders (DTRO) ref: 25712    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the award of a single supplier contract.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 25/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


25/06/2024 - Award of Hire Vehicles ref: 25711    Recommendations Approved

Following a 3 quotation process award the hire of 5 vehicles to Northgate

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 25/06/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took the decision to approve the award to Northgate.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


24/06/2024 - Transfer of Budget from PPMS 14816 to PPMS 15323 ref: 25710    For Determination

The request is to move underspends of £11,000 on B5252 Myles Standish way (PPMS 14816) to A565 Southport Road (PPMS15323).

Whilst patching A565 Southport Road additional patching was identified as required due to further deterioration of the road surface.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took the decision to approve a budget amendment to ABC Surface Dressing programme as detailed above.

 

Divisions affected: Chorley Central; West Lancashire North;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


21/06/2024 - Cam Brow Flex MSE Retaining Wall ref: 25709    Recommendations Approved

Following a quotation process, award the supply of materials to Gravitas.
This project is to reconstruct a collapsed retaining wall that is supporting a single-track road joining Lancaster to the Ribble Valley (Scorton Marshaw road)

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 21/06/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took the decision to award the supply of materials to Gravitas. The material is specialised with limited suppliers (2 no) that are known to us, and we have used before.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster South East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


25/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Larches and Savick Community Association ref: 25713    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £225 to hold a nostalgia afternoon for their local older residents rom the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 25/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £225 to Larches and Savick Community Association towards the cost of a nostalgia afternoon for their older local residents.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


17/06/2024 - Feasibility funds for PPMS ID 13190 ref: 25705    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the allocation of funds to PPMS ID 13190.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

David Cahill, Capital Programme Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston Rural;

Lead officer: Director of Strategy and Performance


17/06/2024 - Feasibility funds for PPMS ID 15464 ref: 25707    Recommendations Approved

A decision on the allocation of funds to PPMS ID 15464.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

David Cahill, Capital Programme Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston West;

Lead officer: Director of Strategy and Performance


11/06/2024 - Feasibility funds for PPMS ID 13190 ref: 25706    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the allocation of funds to PPMS ID 13190.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 11/06/2024

Decision:

David Cahill, Capital Programme Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston Rural;

Lead officer: Director of Strategy and Performance


21/06/2024 - Horizons Renewal ref: 25708    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on a direct award for Horizons Renewal.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 25/06/2024

Effective from: 21/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


17/06/2024 - Feasibility funds for PPMS ID 13191 ref: 25704    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the alloation of funds to PPMS ID 13191.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

David Cahill, Capital Programme Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston West;

Lead officer: Andy Diamond


24/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Tarleton Cricket Club ref: 25690    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £344.99 towards the cost of a Catch Cradle from the Local Member Grant Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - West Lancashire North

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor David Westley considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £344.99 to Tarleton Cricket Club towards the cost of purchasing a Catch Cradle.

 

Divisions affected: West Lancashire North;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


24/06/2024 - Request for Waiver of Procurement Rules - Installation of a Sheet Piled Wall Reinforcement on Church Brow, Walton-le-dale ref: 25693    Recommendations Approved

This report requests the waiver of the county council's Procurement Rules for the procurement of a sheet piled wall reinforcement on Church Brow in Walton-le-Dale.

Decision Maker: Leader of the County Council

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

The Leader of the Council and the Cabinet Member for Resources, HR and Property (Deputy Leader) approved the recommendation as set out in the report.

 

This decision should be implemented immediately for the purposes of Standing Order C28 as any delay could adversely affect the execution of the county council's responsibilities.  The reasons for this are set out in the report.

Divisions affected: South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Ridwan Musa


24/05/2024 - Feasibility funds for PPMS ID 13191 ref: 25703    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the allocation of funds to PPMS ID 13191.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/05/2024

Decision:

David Cahill, Capital Programme Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston West;

Lead officer: Andy Diamond


24/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) ref: 25696    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2000 towards the cost of supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ribble Valley North East

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Ged Mirfin considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

The reason for rejection is that the organisation's project date passed before a decision was received.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Rural

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Cosima Towneley considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £200 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Rossendale West

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Samara Barnes considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £300 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley Central East

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Sobia Malik considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £300 to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ribble Valley South West

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Schofield considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

The reason for rejection is that the organisation's project date passed before a decision was received.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Brierfield & Nelson West

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Mohammed Iqbal considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley. 

 

The reason for rejection is County Councillor Iqbal did not believe the project benefitted his constituents.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley North East

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Usman Arif considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

The reason for rejection is that the organisation's project date passed before a decision was received.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Rossendale South

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Anne Cheetham considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

The reason for rejection is that the organisation's project date passed before a decision was received.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Burnley South West

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Lian Pate considered and rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost supporting this year's Lancashire Sings events in Burnley.

 

The reason for rejection is that the organisation's project date passed before a decision was received.

 

Divisions affected: Brierfield & Nelson West; Burnley Central West; Burnley North East; Burnley Rural; Burnley South West; Ribble Valley North East; Ribble Valley South West; Rossendale South; Rossendale West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


15/06/2024 - Feasibility funds for PPMS ID 15163 ref: 25702    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the allocation of funds to PPMS ID 15163.

Decision Maker: Director of Strategy and Performance

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 15/06/2024

Decision:

David Cahill, Capital Programme Officer, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: Preston Rural;

Lead officer: Andy Diamond


14/06/2024 - Extension of the Residential Preferred Provider List for Short Term Beds ref: 25700    Recommendations Approved

A decision taken on the extension to the current preferred provider list for the provision of Short Term Beds (D2A).

Decision Maker: Executive Director of Adult Services

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 14/06/2024

Decision:

Kash Ahmed, Director for Strategic and Integrated Commissioning, took the decision as set out in the report.

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Executive Director of Adult Services


24/06/2024 - Transfer of Budget from PPMS 14819 to PPMS 15323 ref: 25701    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 24/06/2024

Effective from: 24/06/2024

Decision:

Ridwan Musa, Head of Highway Operations and Design, took the decision to approve the budget amendment to ABC Surface Dressing programme as detailed in the report.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Andy Diamond


20/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Middleforth Coffee and Chat ref: 25686    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £300 towards the refreshments and running costs of their weekly meetings from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application of £300 to Middleforth Coffee and Chat towards the running costs of their weekly meetings.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


20/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Salesbury Parish Council ref: 25688    For Determination

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £750 towards protection of the Hazel Moor Common from the Champion for Parishes budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Parishes

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Paul Rigby, Champion for Parishes, approved a Champions Grant application of £750 to Salesbury Parish Council towards the cost of protection of Hazel Moor Common.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


20/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Stacksteads Countryside Park Group ref: 25689    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £500 towards workshops to create lanterns for the parade from the Champion for Young People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Young People

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Loraine Cox, Champion for Young People, approved a Champions Grant application of £500 to Stacksteads Countryside Park Group towards the cost of their workshops to make lanterns for the parade.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


20/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Community Solutions Northwest Ltd ref: 25685    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £1,587 Cost towards th running costs of their Grief and Loss Cafe from the Champion for Mental Health budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Mental Health

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Stuart C Morris, Champion for Mental Health, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £500 to Basically Cheer CIC towards the cost of running their Grief and Loss Café.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


26/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Fresh Food 4 Working Families ref: 25720    For Determination

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,900 towards the cost of purchasing fresh food for families from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Fylde East

Decision published: 26/06/2024

Effective from: 26/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Stewart Jones considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Fresh Food 4 Working Families towards the cost of purchasing fresh food for families.

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

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 26/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alf Clempson considered and rejected a Local Member Grants to Fresh Food 4 Working Families towards the cost of purchasing fresh food for families.

 

The reason for rejection is County Councillor Alf Clempson wishes to be contacted by the group prior to their application and was not.

Divisions affected: Fylde East; Fylde South; Fylde West; Lytham; Poulton le Fylde;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


20/06/2024 - Champion Grant - SMILE (PRESTON) (SELF MOTIVATION IN LASTING ENDORPHINS) ref: 25687    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £1,000 towards the cost to replace their laptops from the Champion for Older People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Older People

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Joan Burrows, Champion for Older People, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £300 to Smile (Preston) (Self Motivation in Lasting Endorphins towards the cost of replacement laptops.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


17/06/2024 - Lodge Lane, Wennington, Lancaster City) (Revocation) Order 202* ref: 25676    Recommendations Approved

Revocation due to take place where no further speed limit is re-introduced, the speed limit will revert to restricted road status by virtue of street lighting, where a 30mph speed limit will apply.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve revocation taking place on Lodge Lane in Lancaster City.

 

Divisions affected: Lancaster Rural East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


19/06/2024 - Champion Grant - Basically Cheer CIC ref: 25679    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from an organisation requesting £18,300 towards refurbishment and decorating costs of their new venue from the Champions for Disabled People, Older People, Mental Health and Young People budget.

Decision Maker: Champion for Disabled People

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 19/06/2024

Decision:

The Head of Service Democratic Services, following consultation with County Councillor Stuart C Morris, Champion for Mental Health, approved a Champions Grant application for the reduced amount of £500 to Basically Cheer CIC towards the cost of exercise classes.

 

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Janet Nuttall


17/06/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Adlington Street, Chapel Street and Church Street, Burnley, Burnley Borough) (Revocation, Prohibition of Waiting and Loading) Order 202* ref: 25677    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this proposal is to introduce additional loading and waiting restrictions to prevent obstructive parking behaviour, allowing for the safe access of the premises along Adlington/Chapel Street and to maintain visibility along this road.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the introduction of additional loading and waiting restrictions to prevent obstructive parking behaviour along Adlington/Chapel Street.

 

Divisions affected: Burnley North East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


17/06/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Ashley Street, Cavour Street, Grosvenor Street, Holme Road and Rectory Road, Burnley, Burnley Borough) (Revocation and Prohibition of Waiting) Order 202* ref: 25678    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this proposed Order is to tidy up and confirm the parking restrictions which have been present in the area surrounding Vision Park since its development in 2017. Only these restrictions are included in this proposal and no new restrictions are currently being proposed other than those which currently exist on site.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve the confirmation of the parking restrictions which have been present in the area surrounding Vision Park.

 

Divisions affected: Burnley Central East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


17/06/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Brierley Road, Four Oaks Road, Tramway Lane and Walton Summit Road, Bamber Bridge, South Ribble Borough) (Revocation, Prohibition and Restriction of Waiting and Loading) Order 202* ref: 25680    Recommendations Approved

Changes to bus stop layouts, clearways and associated restrictions are required to improve bus journey times / consistency, in addition to improving bus accessibility in accordance with the Equality Act (2010)

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve changes to bus stop layouts, clearways, and other restrictions in the South Ribble borough to improve bus journey times, consistency and accessibility.

 

Divisions affected: South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


18/06/2024 - Procurement Initiative Plan Rawtenstall Gyratory Project May 2024 ref: 25682    Recommendations Approved

Rossendale Borough Council successfully secured funding for the gyratory project from the Capital Regeneration Project supported by the Levelling Up Fund (LUF) for East Lancashire. The procurement will be tendered via a competitive process fully compliant with the Public Procurement Regulations.

 

The preferred route to market is via an open tender process, however this is subject to the finalisation and provision of specification documents, drawings and site and scope information to be prepared by and received from consultants to be published with the tender documents. Third-party frameworks may also be considered and may be utilised should time restraints dictate this.

 

An agreement between LCC and RBC is required to deliver the project and the terms are being discussed and are to be finalised.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 18/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision to approve the procurement initiative plan.

 

Divisions affected: Rossendale South;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


18/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Pendle + Burnley District Angling Association ref: 25672    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1000 towards the cost of repairs to public footpaths around Lake Burwain from the Local Member Grant Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Pendle Rural

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 18/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Jenny Purcell considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Pendle + Burnley District Angling Association towards the cost of repairs to public footpaths around Lake Burwain.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Pendle Rural

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 18/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Mike Goulthorp considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to Pendle + Burnley District Angling Association towards the cost of repairs to public footpaths around Lake Burwain.

Divisions affected: Pendle Rural;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


17/06/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Various Locations, Walton Summit, South Ribble Borough) (Introduction of Bus Stop Clearway) ref: 25681    Recommendations Approved

The proposals are required to facilitate the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians, providing Equality Act 2010 compliant bus stops by preventing parking from obstructing kerbside boarding / alighting, including the relocation of bus stops to appropriate locations where this can be accommodated

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 19/06/2024

Effective from: 17/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision to approve various proposals designed to facilitate the safe passage of vehicles and pedestrians.

 

Divisions affected: South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport


20/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - 37th Ormskirk (St. Anne's) Scout Group ref: 25692    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £700 towards new equipment for the scout group from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Skelmersdale West

Decision published: 20/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Julie Gibson considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to 37th Ormskirk (St. Anne's) Scout Group towards the cost of new equipment.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - West Lancashire East

Decision published: 04/07/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Rob Bailey considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £100 to 37th Ormskirk (St. Anne's) Scout Group towards the cost of purchasing new equipment.

 

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Ormskirk

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 20/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Nikki Hennessey considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £250 to 37th Ormskirk (St. Anne's) Scout Group towards the cost of new equipment.

 

Divisions affected: Ormskirk; Skelmersdale West; West Lancashire East; West Lancashire West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


18/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - We Love Morecambe CIC ref: 25673    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £2,000 towards the cost of funding approximately 50 children to attend The Young Entrepreneurs Club (YEC) Morecambe Programme from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Morecambe North

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 18/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Stuart Morris considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to We Love Morecambe CIC towards the cost of funding approximately 50 children to attend The Young Entrepreneurs Club (YEC) Morecambe Programme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Morecambe South

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 18/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Charles Edwards considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £500 to We Love Morecambe CIC towards the cost of funding approximately 50 children to attend The Young Entrepreneurs Club (YEC) Morecambe Programme.

Divisions affected: Heysham; Morecambe Central; Morecambe North; Morecambe South;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


13/06/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Preston Road (A6) area, Clayton-Le-Woods and Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley Borough) (Suspension, Prohibition of Waiting and Restriction of Waiting) Experimental Order 2023 ref: 25666    Recommendations Approved

 

This report outlines proposals to permanently make the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order for a Prohibition of Waiting and Restriction of Waiting 8am-6pm on Preston Road (A6) Area, within the Clayton-Le-Woods and Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley Borough.

Divisional county councillors were consulted along with the council's usual consultees and the consultation documents posted on the council's website.

 

The Experimental Traffic Regulation Order was made on the 23rd August 2023.

The formal consultation period carried out between 5th September 2023 and 5th March 2024 and advertised in the local press and notices were displayed on site.

 

One response objecting to the proposal and one response supporting the proposal but raising concerns were received during the consultation process.

 

Objection

An objection to the proposal was received regarding the placement of the new double yellow lines which now extend outside property number 241 and number 243. The objector believes that this will result in issues for the adjoining northern properties by creating additional conflict for properties possessing multiple vehicles.

 

Officer response:

Restrictions have been placed outside property number 241 and up to the boundary of property number 243 because of identified road safety concerns related to vehicles parked fully within the footpath which restricted safe passage for pedestrians, particularly those with prams or utilising mobility equipment potentially requiring them to enter the highway to pass.

 

It is also noted that property number 241 has a large area available for off-road parking where vehicles can be parked off the highway. The extent of restrictions to the boundary of property number 243 is intended to maintain clearance for the entrance/exit point to Public Rights of Way footpath FP14 ensuring that pedestrians retain clear passage to travel along the Preston Road footpath.

 

Support with concerns

One piece of correspondence was received in support of the proposals, however raised concerns regarding enforcement and the potential for displacement of vehicles.

 

The correspondent states that without a robust level of enforcement, the restrictions would be subject to regular disregard as appears to be the case for the current restrictions situated at the Bankside junction where parking can restrict sightlines for exiting vehicles. The correspondent also believes that with the introduction of the restrictions there is a potential for displaced vehicles to move onto Bankside resulting in obstruction issues for residents.

 

Officer response:

Whilst it is recognised that there is a potential for restrictions to be disregarded where drivers fail to exercise the level of care expected of them under Highway Code directions, the County Council does undertake enforcement activities where this is either observed during scheduled area visits or is notified via the customer service channels. In the case of the Preston Road (A6), Whittle Le Woods restrictions a total of 59 enforcement visits have been conducted since the inception of the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order in September 2023 and this has resulted in the issuance of 5 penalty charge notices for vehicles contravening the restrictions. Where individual instances of disregard are observed these can be reported directly to the county council's parking enforcement team online at https://www.lancashire.gov.uk/roads-parking-and-travel/parking/report-a-parking-problem/.

 

As is the case for all new restrictions it is acknowledged that a level parking activity will be relocated into the surrounding area and where not undertaken with the required care this can remain disruptive.  However, it is not anticipated that this will result in any significant increase to parking along Bankside due to its remote positioning. As a result of the introduction of the restrictions, officers will be undertaking a 3-month post-installation monitoring process to identify any occurrence of additional problematic parking which represents either a highway safety or unnecessary obstruction concern and, where this is demonstrated to be the case, officers will consider additional intervention.

Following advice from Democratic Services, responses to these proposals are not deemed significant objections or adverse comments. Therefore, the proposals now require approval under the Scheme of Delegation so that the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order can be made permanent.



Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulations and Enforcement Manager, took a decision to approve permanently make the Experimental Traffic Regulation Order for a Prohibition of Waiting and Restriction of Waiting 8am-6pm on Preston Road (A6) Area, within the Clayton-Le-Woods and Whittle-Le-Woods, Chorley Borough be approved.

Divisions affected: Clayton with Whittle;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


18/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Eccleston Brass Band ref: 25683    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £400 towards the cost of transport and accommodation when the group attend the National Finals of Great Britain from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Chorley Rural West

Decision published: 18/06/2024

Effective from: 18/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Alan Whittaker considered and approved a Local Member Grant of £400 to Eccleston Brass Band towards the cost of transport and accommodation when the group attend the National Finals of Great Britain.

Divisions affected: Chorley Rural West;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


13/06/2024 - Lancashire County Council (Canal View Drive and Orrell Lane, Burscough, West Lancashire Borough) (Road Humps) ref: 25665    Recommendations Approved

Following investigations and formal public consultation it is proposed to introduce traffic calming measures along Orrell Lane, Burscough to reduce speeds and improve the safety of motorised and non-motorised users on Orrell Lane and at the junction with Canal View Drive.

 

Divisional county councillors were consulted along with the council's usual consultees and the consultation documents posted on the council's website.

 

Formal consultation was carried out between 12th October 2023 and 9th November 2023 and advertised in the local press and notices were displayed on site.

One response was received from Burscough Town Council supporting the proposals, however raising the following concerns:

· Currently despite Orrell Lane being 30mph drivers often speed in the area;

· As the bend on the western extent of Orrell Lane leave the proposed junction table potentially unsighted, they believe that drivers would approach the junction table at excess speed;

· They believe that the extent of road between the proposed junction table and the proposed new speed hump leaves a section where drives could potentially regain speed prior to the speed limit changing to 20mph.

Officers Comments

Following the end of the formal consultation period officers reviewed and fully considered the comments received as detailed below:

 

These proposals are linked to the new housing development and form part of a Section 278 agreement.  The traffic calming scheme was originally considered and the principles were agreed as part of planning application. 

 

Lancashire County Council Officers then looked at the finer details regarding the proposed traffic calming and changes to the speed limit based on current guidelines, the topography of the surrounding highway and the impact of the new development, prior to agreeing the proposals.

 

Due to the locations of the agreed housing layout and drives onto Orrell Lane it would not be possible to provide additional road humps fronting the site.

 

There is currently an existing 20mph speed limit fronting the site which has not been signed previously. The new 20/30mph signs and painted roundel are being located to the west of the site to advise drivers of the speed limit change and slow vehicles before the junction table. Drivers entering a 20mph speed limit controlled area should expect physical measures such as traffic calming.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

Peter Bell, Regulation and Enforcement Manager, took the decision considering the comments and response provided that the order is approved, and the Cabinet Member has been made aware of the report raised.

Divisions affected: Burscough & Rufford;

Lead officer: Peter Bell


13/06/2024 - Planning Obligation under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, for Planning Application 22/0461 (Land North of Cropper Road, Westby with Plumptons, Lancashire ref: 25664    Recommendations Approved

Approval is sought for the County Council to enter into an agreement under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, for an obligation for the developer to pay a sum of £198,000.00 to mitigate the impact of the development and make it acceptable in Highways and transport terms.
Authority to take this decision has been delegated to the Head of Service – Highways by the Cabinet Member for Highways and Transport.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 14/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision that the Director of Law and Governance is authorised to enter into an agreement under Section 106 of the Town & Country Planning Act 1990 in connection with the proposed development, providing for obligations on the owner or developer of the land to pay a sum of £198,000.00.

 

Divisions affected: Fylde West;

Lead officer: John Davies


13/06/2024 - Local Councillor Decision - Friends of the Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) ref: 25670    Recommendations Approved

This report presents an application from a local organisation requesting £1,875 towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events from the Local Member Grants Scheme.

Decision Maker: Local Councillor Decision - Moss Side & Farington

Decision published: 13/06/2024

Effective from: 13/06/2024

Decision:

County Councillor Michael Green rejected a Local Member Grant to Friends of Lancashire County Ensembles (FLCE) towards the cost of supporting the 'Lancashire Sings' events.

 

The reason for rejection is because County Councillor Michael Green did not make a decision before the project date.

Divisions affected: Chorley Central; Chorley North; Chorley Rural West; Chorley South; Clayton with Whittle; Euxton, Buckshaw & Astley; Hoghton with Wheelton; Leyland Central; Leyland South; Moss Side & Farington; South Ribble East;

Lead officer: Local Member Grants


12/06/2024 - Highway Extent Investigation - Southport New Road, Tarleton ref: 25663    Recommendations Approved

A query has been received relating specifically to a small parcel of land adjacent to the Southport New Road in Tarleton the land does not currently show as part of the highway extent on our Maintained at Public Expense (MAPE) digital layer, and as such an electricity company is requesting us to grant an easement to allow an electricity cable to be laid through land which is listed as a freehold held by Lancashire County Council.


The recommendation of the report is that the extent of the highway recorded at Lancashire County Council be amended to reflect the original 1939 dedication document (see Appendix A).


The areas shaded in pink on Appendix E will be amended to show as Highway Extent on our digitised MAPE layer, thus matching the dedication agreement set in December 1939.

The area shaded in purple will remain outside of the highway extent.

Decision Maker: Director of Highways and Transport

Decision published: 13/06/2024

Effective from: 12/06/2024

Decision:

John Davies, Head of Highways Network Management, took the decision to approve that the extent of the highway recorded at Lancashire County Council be amended to reflect the original 1939 dedication document.

 

 

Divisions affected: West Lancashire North;

Lead officer: Director of Highways and Transport