Decisions

Decisions published

15/05/2024 - Draft Local Development Guide Consultation (2024) ref: 2246    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the Local Development Guide (LDG) is to provide information to local planning authorities (LPAs), developers, and all stakeholders on the types of infrastructure where Gloucestershire County Council (GCC) may seek to secure funding to mitigate the impacts of the proposed development; to make it acceptable in planning terms.

The LDG needs to be periodically reviewed to ensure it reflects the latest published national and local guidance. The existing LDG was adopted in 2021 and there is a need to update the document to ensure it remains fit for purpose protecting the wider public interest.

Delegated authority is sought to launch an initial 8-week public consultation on the draft LDG. Subject to any material changes required in response to the representations received, a second targeted consultation may be required to conclude the review process. The aim is for the updated LDG to be adopted by Cabinet in December 2024.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

 

Name:  Ben Watts

Tel. no: 01452 426771

Email: ben.watts@gloucestershire.gov.uk 

By 5pm on 9th May 2024

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Environment and Planning

Decision published: 15/05/2024

Effective from: 23/05/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to: Delegate authority to the Executive Director: Economy, Environment and Infrastructure, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Planning to:

a) Launch, hold, and assess representations received during an 8-week consultation on the draft Local Development Guide (2024), from the 3 June 2024 to the 28 July 2024.

 b) Determine the need for a second consultation on the draft updated Local Development Guide (2024).

c) Launch, hold and assess representations received during a second 4-week consultation on the draft updated Local Development Guide (2024) in September 2024, if deemed appropriate.

Lead officer: Colin Chick


13/05/2024 - London Rd: Registration with Ofsted as a children’s home. ref: 2245    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval from the Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding and Early Years to commence the registration with Ofsted of a Council owned property at 48 London Road as an 8 bed children’s home, with accommodation and support services delivered by staff, recruited and employed by the council under an in-house management and staffing model.

 

Any representations should be sent to:

Ann James

Director of Children’s Services

Tel. no: (01452) 583503

Email: ann.james@gloucestershire.gov.uk

 

By 5pm on 10 May 2024

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Children's Safeguarding and Early Years

Decision published: 13/05/2024

Effective from: 21/05/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act. Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to: Approve the registration with Ofsted under the Care Standards Act 2000 of the Council owned property at 48 London Road (currently under refurbishment) as a children’s home providing accommodation for up to 8 children, with accommodation and support delivered by staff recruited and employed by the council under an in-house management and staffing model. For the reasons set out in the report.


09/05/2024 - Proposal to extend the age range of Calton Primary School from 4-11 years to 2-11 years from 1st August 2024 ref: 2241    Recommendations Approved

To delegate authority to the Director of Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport;



To publish a statutory notice on a proposal to permanently extend the age range of Calton Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 years with effect from 1st August 2024



If no materially significant representations are received to the statutory consultation set out in Recommendation 1, to determine the proposal to permanently extend the age range for the school from 4-11 to 2-11 with effect from 1st August 2024 subject to the Department for Education (DfE):



issuing an Academy Order for the School and

agreeing the date on which the school converts to academy status


Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education, Skills and Bus Transport

Decision published: 09/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

Delegate authority to the Director of Education, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Education, Skills and Bus Transport:

 

1.     To publish a statutory notice on the proposal to permanently extend the age range of Calton Primary School from 4-11 to 2-11 years with effect from 1st August 2024; and

 

2.     If no materially significant representations are received to the statutory consultation set out in Recommendation 1, to determine the proposal to permanently extend the age range for the school from 4-11 years to 2-11 years with effect from 1st August 2024, subject to the Department for Education (DfE):

 

·       Issuing an academy order for the school; and

·       Agreeing the date on which the school converts to academy status.

 

The decision to consider such representations shall be determined by the Cabinet Member if materially significant objections are received to the consultation exercises set out in Recommendation 1.

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 


09/05/2024 - Approval to increase insurance contract value' ref: 2240    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to increase the aggregate value for the Council’s eleven insurance contracts

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision published: 09/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

Delegate authority to the Deputy Chief Executive and Executive Director of Corporate Resources to increase the estimated aggregate value of eleven insurance contracts that are the subject of a competitive procurement process that is currently underway.

 

The proposed estimated aggregate value of such contracts over the initial three year contract period should be increased from the estimated sum referred to in the Individual Cabinet Member decision dated 28th March 2023 (i.e. £1.26m pa) to a sum not exceeding £1.89m per annum. This potential increase is based on advice provided by the Council’s insurance broker who advised that insurance premiums across the insurance market have risen significantly (by up to 50%) since the Council last tendered for insurance services.

The final cost will not be known until the tenders have been received and evaluated.

 

This increase will be funded from surplus funds in the Insurance Fund Reserve for the initial three year contract period. Following the conclusion of the procurement process (when actual costs will be known) an assessment will be made as to whether the Reserve could fund the two year extension. If not then the insurance contracts will either need to be retendered or an MTFS bid submitted for the period post June 2027

 

For the reasons set out in the report.

 

Lead officer: Nina Philippidis


09/05/2024 - Recruitment Advertising Contract ref: 2239    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to procure and award a contract for the supply of recruitment advertising services in respect of both Gloucestershire County Council and Gloucester City Council’s staff vacancies, (given that the County Council provides a HR service to Gloucester City Council).

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member - Finance and Change

Decision published: 09/05/2024

Effective from: 17/05/2024

Decision:

In coming to this decision I have given due and full regard to the requirements of the public sector equality duty contained in section 149 of the Equality Act 2010 (“the Act”) by reference to the law itself and also the relevant Equality Impact Assessment, which was prepared in accordance with the requirements of the Act.

 

Having fully considered all the available information, I have decided to reject the alternative options and take the recommended decision to:

 

Delegate authority to the Director: Digital and People Services, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Change to:

 

1.     Conduct a competitive process under Crown Commercial Services’ RM6124 Communications Marketplace Dynamic Purchasing System in respect of a call-off contract for the supply of recruitment advertising services in relation to both Gloucestershire County Council’s and Gloucester City Council’s staff vacancies. The proposed contract shall continue for an initial period of 2 years and include options to extend its term for a further period of 1 year on its second anniversary and an additional period of 1 year on its third anniversary (i.e. 2+1+1 years);

 

2.     Award such contract to the preferred tenderer; and

 

3.     Determine whether to exercise the option to extend the term of the contract for a further period of 1 year on its second anniversary and an additional period of 1 year on its third anniversary.

 

 

For the reasons set out in the report.