Decisions

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

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

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

For the purposes of (a) above, the threshold for "significant" is £1.7 million.

Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in by scrutiny)

03/12/2020 - Statutory Social Care Annual Report for 2019/20 - Complaints and Customer Feedback ref: 18652    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Lancashire County Council has a legal obligation to publish a complaints and customer feedback report on social care statutory complaints on an annual basis. There are two statutory procedures, both different: one for children and young people's social care complaints and one for adult social care complaints.  The report is therefore divided into separate sections for both adult and children and young people's services. 

 

The Statutory Social Care annual report on complaints and customer feedback is set out at Appendix 'A'.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Angela Esslinger


03/12/2020 - Procurement Report ref: 18660    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

In line with the county council's procurement rules, this report sets out a recommendation to approve the commencement of a procurement exercise for the provision of Lancashire Enterprise Zone Commercial Agency Services.

 

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Sarah Goodwill


03/12/2020 - Cottam Parkway - Approval for Use of Powers and Preparation of Various Orders and Schemes including Compulsory Purchase Order ref: 18654    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Design work and the progression of the planning application has commenced for the Cottam Parkway railway station and new access road.  In order to maintain programme milestones and to ensure the scheme can be delivered, it is essential that the county council has possession of all the necessary land. Negotiations have commenced with landowners however, agreement may not be achievable in time or at all. Consequently, it may be necessary to use Compulsory Purchase powers available to the county council, in particular under the Highways Act 1980 and Town and Country Planning Act 1990, to acquire the land.

 

Additionally a Side Roads Order under the Highways Act 1980 will also be required to enable alterations to be made to the existing highways and private means of access. Other Schemes and Orders under the Highways Act will also be required to enable the construction of a bridge over the canal navigable waters.

 

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Preston South West; Preston West;

Lead officer: Joanne Hudson


03/12/2020 - Ormskirk Highway Improvements, St Helens Road, Ruff Lane ref: 18655    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Proposals have been developed to improve journeys for non-motorised road users between Ormskirk town centre and the nearby Edge Hill University. This includes an improved signal controlled junction of St Helens Road with Ruff Lane, designed to provide a safer and more convenient junction for cyclists and pedestrians.

 

This report summarises the results of the public consultation and formal advertising of the junction improvement proposals.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: West Lancashire East;

Lead officer: Kieran Holliday


03/12/2020 - Schools Basic Need Programme Update ref: 18658    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

A report providing an update on the School Basic Needs Programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

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;

Lead officer: Rachael Hamilton, David Stones


03/12/2020 - Transport Asset Management Plan – Phase 2 2020/21 – 2024/25 ref: 18657    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Phase 2 of the Transport Asset Management Plan started in April 2020 and runs until March 2025. Using the condition of the assets at the end of Phase 1, along with results of Lifecycle Modelling, the original Transport Asset Management Plan assumptions have been reviewed and have been used to produce revised standards and funding proposals for the period 2020/21 to 2024/25. This report sets out the revised standards and recommended approach for the apportionment of future highway funding. 

 

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Paul Binks


03/12/2020 - Lancashire Religious Education Agreed Syllabus Conference ref: 18656    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

The appointment of an Agreed Syllabus Conference to commence on the 16 December 2020 for the purpose of reviewing the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Misbah Mahmood


03/12/2020 - Retention of Foster Carers ref: 18653    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Nationally there is a shortage of foster carers. The more foster carers Lancashire is able to recruit and retain, the more able we are to place Lancashire children with Lancashire foster carers. This not only results in a financial saving, but also allows our most vulnerable children to be cared for by foster carers assessed and supported by Lancashire County Council. This report sets out a strategy to support the recruitment and retention of foster carers in Lancashire County Council including:

 

(i) Support to Lancashire foster carers who are also employees of Lancashire 

County Council Fostering Wellbeing Activity Programme;

(ii) Retainer fees;

(iii) Word of mouth referrals;

(iv) Welcome recommendation for new applicants.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: (All Divisions);

Lead officer: Barbara Bath


03/12/2020 - Stanhill Lane, Oswaldtwistle - Bus Stop Clearway ref: 18661    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

The Public Transport team, after requests from local bus users, has identified a need for a new permanent bus stop and bus stop clearway on Stanhill Lane, Oswaldtwistle.

 

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Accrington West & Oswaldtwistle Central;

Lead officer: Zamir Ukadia


03/12/2020 - Approval for the Introduction of Bus Stop Clearway, Liverpool Road, Penwortham ref: 18659    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in by Scrutiny)

Approval is sought for the introduction of a Traffic Regulation Order along Liverpool Road, Penwortham to provide marked Bus Stop Clearways at four existing bus stop locations as shown in Appendix 'A'.

 

The purpose of this proposal is to improve facilities for users of the 2 and 2A bus route from Preston to Hutton and the 2 and 2A bus route from Hutton to Preston.  The markings will also enhance cyclist awareness of potential conflicts with stationary buses, improving safety.

 

Two objections have been received to the proposed bus stop clearways, one of which was withdrawn following correspondence with engineers. The remaining objection relates to delivery access and refuse collection.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 03/12/2020

Effective from: 09/12/2020

Decision:

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

Divisions affected: Penwortham West;

Lead officer: Rebekah Porthouse