Decisions

Decisions published

07/12/2018 - Letting of Unit in Kingswalk ref: 850    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This is a commercial decision to grant a new lease in a unit in Kingswalk Shopping Centre Gloucester under the General Exception rule. The identity and details of the letting are business sensitive at this stage and not for publication. However, the total contract term value is potentially £850,000.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

This is a commercial decision to grant a new lease in a unit in Kingswalk Shopping Centre Gloucester. The identity and details of the letting are business sensitive at this stage and not for publication. However, the total contract term value is potentially £850,000.

Wards affected: Westgate;

Lead officer: Mark Foyn


05/12/2018 - Regeneration at Kings Quarter ref: 860    For Determination

To provide Members with an update on the redevelopment of Kings Square and seek approval to a budget for the enabling works required to ensure a start on site in autumn 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)       the following activities areapproved to assist in achieving the delivery       and discharge of likely planning conditions for a newly refurbished      Kings Square by the Autumn of 2020-

 

a)    Procurement of a demolition contractor to remove the former Furniture Recycling Project part of Grosvenor House and the old bus station structures.

 

b)    Procurement of archaeological and soil investigations for the proposed sites of Plot 1, 2 and 4.

 

c)    Procurement of a below ground geotechnical survey to agree the foundation structure for a new substation on Plot 2.

 

d)     Procurement of a Construction Design Management (CDM) Principal Designer. This is a legal requirement and must be in place prior to commencement of works on Kings Square and the wider quarter.

 

e)    Satisfaction of various planning conditions associated with Kings Square likely to include archaeological surveys, ground investigations and detailed construction drawings to enable the procurement of the contractors by Autumn 2019.

 

f)     Appointment of a legal advisor to provide assistance with the development of the S106 agreement.

 

(2)       it is noted that subject to any necessary consents being obtained and        the bids from the procurements listed in recommendation (1) being in    budget, the Head of Place, in consultation with the Council Solicitor,     will award the contracts to enable those works to be undertaken before             determination of the planning application. 

 

(3)       it is noted that the cost of refurbishing Kings Square is included in the       Council’s draft capital programme to be presented to Full Council in   February 2019.  Further budget will need to be identified for the next    phases of the regeneration programme. Preliminary Enabling Works          associated with this have been listed in Appendix A Table 2 of the       report.

 

Wards affected: Westgate;

Lead officer: Ian Edwards


05/12/2018 - Risk Based Verification ref: 859    For Determination

To approve the annual review of the Risk Based Verification Policy in determining evidence requirements for the assessment of new Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claims.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

(1)  That the reviewed Risk Based Verification Policy for verifying Housing Benefit and Council Tax Support claims be approved.

 

(2)  That the reviewed Risk Based Verification Policy as at December 2018 be approved for immediate implementation.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Bell


05/12/2018 - Community Building in Gloucester ref: 853    For Determination

To consider an alternative approach to deliver community building across all parts of the City.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED to:

 

(1)  Agree the vision, mission and principles for a longer-term approach to community building in Gloucester.

 

(2)  Approve the establishment of a formal partnership agreement with Barnwood Trust to deliver community building in the short-term and to delegate authority to the Corporate Director (Partnerships) in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods to finalise arrangements.

 

(3)  Note the budget, financing and the longer term financial approach to deliver community building in Gloucester.

 

(4)  Authorise the Corporate Director (Partnerships) to work towards setting up a separate legal entity such as a Community Interest Company (CIC) to undertake community building and to bring a further report back to Cabinet.

 

(5)  Authorise the Corporate Director (Partnerships) to explore the feasibility of transferring the Gloucester Lottery into a future CIC.

 

(6)  Commit the ‘Your Gloucester’ budget (£10k pa) to the project for two years

(7)  Commit £5k per annum of the Gloucester Lottery central fund to the project for two years.

 

(8)  Acknowledge that fundraising continues, but agree to cover any shortfall for the first two years as set out in section 8 of the report.

 

(9)  Undertake a piece of work on what input the community can have on community building

(10)         Organise a development session for Elected Members to explore Asset Based Community Development and Community Building more fully and that endeavours are made for it to include all Members.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anne Brinkhoff


05/12/2018 - Performance Monitoring Quarter 2 Report ref: 857    For Determination

To note the Council's performance across a set of key performance indicators.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Quarter 2 Performance Report 2018/19 at Appendix 1 be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Tanya Davies


05/12/2018 - Treasury Management Six Monthly Update 2017/18 ref: 856    For Determination

To update Cabinet on treasury management activities.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that the contents of the report be noted.   

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jon Topping


05/12/2018 - Financial Monitoring Quarter 2 Report ref: 855    For Determination

To recieve an update on financial monitoring information for the third quarter 2018/19

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that it be noted that:

 

(1)  The savings achieved in year to date total £150k with a further £197k in progress.

 

(2)  The forecast year end position is currently for a reduction to the Council’s General Fund balance of £28k against a budgeted increase of £163k.

 

(3)  The details of specific budgetary issues identified by officers and the actions being taken to address those issues

 

(4)  The current level of Capital expenditure as shown on Appendix 2

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/12/2018 - Strategic Risk Register Update ref: 858    For Determination

To update Members on the Council's Strategic Risk Register

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Strategic Risk Register be noted and endorsed.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


05/12/2018 - Draft Budget Proposals (including Money Plan and Capital Programme) ref: 854    For Determination

To update Cabinet on the draft budget proposals

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 05/12/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 05/12/2018

Effective from: 15/12/2018

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

(1)  That the assumptions contained in the Council’s draft Money Plan from 2019/20 to 2023/24 and revisions to the draft revenue budget be approved.

 

(2)  That the uncertainties regarding future incomes, as shown in this report and Appendix 1, and the need to update the Draft Money Plan when there is more certainty regarding Central Government financing, be noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


03/12/2018 - Disposal of Bearland Lodge ref: 852    Recommendations Approved

To agree to the sale of the Council’s freehold interest in Bearland Lodge, 55 Longsmith Street, Gloucester.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 12/12/2018

Decision:

To agree to the sale of the Council’s freehold interest in Bearland Lodge, 55 Longsmith Street, Gloucester.

 

Wards affected: Westgate;

Lead officer: Melloney Smith


03/12/2018 - On-line Hosting of the Gloucester Type Fabric Series ref: 851    Recommendations Approved

Gloucester City Council grants permission to the Bristol and Gloucestershire Archaeological Society (BGAS) to host images and text associated with the Gloucester Pottery Type Fabric Series (hereafter TFS) on their website. The Council undertakes to licence the web hosting of the TFS by BGAS under a ‘Creative Commons’ licence.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Culture and Leisure

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 12/12/2018

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Armstrong


29/11/2018 - Countywide Rough Sleeping Outreach Project – Change of Lead Authority ref: 849    Recommendations Approved

To approve Gloucester City Council becoming lead authority for the service in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rules set out in Part 4 of the Gloucester City Council constitution.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhoods

Decision published: 29/11/2018

Effective from: 07/12/2018

Decision:

To approve Gloucester City Council becoming lead authority for the service in accordance with Cabinet Procedure Rules set out in Part 4 of the Gloucester City Council constitution.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lloyd Griffiths


29/11/2018 - To approve the appointment of Commercial Finance Director and Operations Director to the Board of the Company for GAL ref: 848    Recommendations Approved

To approve the appointment of Karen Taylor as Commercial Finance Director and James Head as Operations Director to the Board of the Company for GAL.
To sign the written resolution for the above.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 29/11/2018

Effective from: 07/12/2018

Decision:

To approve the appointment of Karen Taylor as Commercial Finance Director and James Head as Operations Director to the Board of the Company for GAL.

 

To sign the written resolution for the above.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jon Topping


27/11/2018 - The granting of a lease to Winget Bowls Club ref: 847    Recommendations Approved

To approve the granting of a new lease to Winget Bowls Club to increase the size of their demise to include additional land for them to build an extension to their current clubhouse.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy

Decision published: 27/11/2018

Effective from: 05/12/2018

Decision:

To approve the granting of a new lease to Winget Bowls Club to increase the size of their demise to include additional land for them to build an extension to their current clubhouse.

Wards affected: Podsmead;


 

 
 
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