Decisions

Decisions published

15/10/2020 - Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (MEES) (Private Rented) Policy ref: 3787    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 23/10/2020


15/10/2020 - Approval of Moving to a 2-stage Payment Licence Fee Structure for Licensable HMOs, and Adapting our Discretionary Discounts Available ref: 3786    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 23/10/2020


15/10/2020 - Approval of Licence Fee Structure for Licensable HMOs Contained in Block Style Accommodation ref: 3785    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 23/10/2020


15/10/2020 - Approval of HMO Licence Policy 2020 ref: 3784    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 15/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 23/10/2020


13/10/2020 - COVID -19 Test and Trace Discretionary Support Payments ref: 3783    For Determination

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 13/10/2020


13/10/2020 - Accommodation Framework 2020-23 ref: 3789    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Decision:

Councillor Lowry (Cabinet Member for Finance) together with Councillor Derrick (Assistant Cabinet Member) presented the Accommodation Framework 2020-23 which highlighted that in recent years, the Council’s Accommodation Strategy had sought to identify future options for the corporate estate, particularly with a view to reducing costs associated with running and maintaining a significant number of buildings across the city.

 

Since the Accommodation Strategy was last agreed there had been a number of significant changes and principles that now needed to be incorporated within the Accommodation Framework.

 

The Framework would build on principles and outcomes agreed by Council, including the Climate Emergency Action Plan and the Corporate Carbon Reduction Plan that aimed to make Plymouth carbon neutral by 2030, the significant increase in digital working and flexible working and that Ballard House was not part of the corporate estate.

 

The Accommodation Framework also sets out how Plymouth City Council’s corporate office accommodation could be reduced by at least one building, rationalising the corporate estate and providing opportunities to make progress towards zero carbon by 2030 target and redevelopment in the north of Plymouth.

 

The framework approach rather than a strategy approach reflected that a one size all approach to the corporate estate was not appropriate but instead there were overarching principles that connected the management of all the Council’s assets.

 

Councillor Lowry (Cabinet Member for Finance) provided reassurance that as the city centre was incredibly important to the success of the city, not just for residents but for visitors, the Council would support the city centre within this framework, by prioritising its assets and ensuring that these were brought back into meaningful use and not just left as empty properties.

 

The Cabinet supported and endorsed the Accommodation Framework 2020-2030.

 


13/10/2020 - Business Case for Supported Accommodation for Young People Aged 16+ (in Care and Care Leavers) ref: 3790    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Decision:

Councillor Laing (Cabinet Member for Children and Young People), Alison Botham (Director for Children’s Services) and Emma Crowther (Strategic Commissioning Manager) presented the report which highlighted that Plymouth City Council had a statutory duty under Section 22G of the Children Act 1989 to ensure there were sufficient placements in the local area to meet the needs of children and young people in care.

 

These placement needed to cover a broad range of provision, including children’s homes, residential special schools and foster care. This also included supported accommodation for young people aged 16 and 17 and some young people as they leave care and step into independent living.

 

This type of provision was not currently required to be regulated by Ofsted or the CQC, as it offered support rather than care. The DfE was currently considering the introduction of some national quality standards for this type of provision and this was welcomed in further driving up quality.

 

This business case described the current contractual arrangement for supported accommodation for young people aged 16 and 17 and some young people as they leave care. It sets out the proposal for a new arrangement via a procurement. It also described the longer term ambitions for a more integrated system for young people in care aged 16 plus and care leavers.  This approach related to existing revenue on spend for placements and proposed some adjustments to how this funding was used to support value for money (it did not request additional funding or describe any reduction in service).

 

The Cabinet agreed to –

 

(1)

proceed with a procurement for a new contract for 16 plus supported accommodation to replace the Peninsula Framework;

 

 

(2)

delegate the contract award to the Portfolio Holder for Children and Young People.

 

 


13/10/2020 - Garden Waste Service Improvements ref: 3788    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Decision:

Councillor Dann (Cabinet Member for Environment and Streetscene) together with Councillor Derrick (Assistant Cabinet Member) presented the Garden Waste Service Improvements report together with the business case which detailed the proposal to transition from a bagged kerbside collection service to a wheelie bin kerbside collection service for the city, ready for the 2021 season which would begin on 5 April 2021.

 

The proposal would require investment in approximately 45,000 bins and the replacement of up to five refuse collection vehicles, as part of the Council’s ongoing fleet replacement programme. The use of wheelie bins was considered to be the industry standard receptacle to reduce the risk arising from the nature of the manual handling operation, as per the Health and Safety Executive’s guidance, the Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992 and guidance from the Waste Industry Safety and Health (WISH) Forum.

 

The Cabinet –

 

(1)

approved the business case;

 

 

(2)

allocated £1.874m for the project into the Capital Programme funded by -

 

 

 

?

£1.014m corporate borrowing;

 

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£0.860m service borrowing;

 

 

 

(3)

authorised the procurement process;

 

 

(4)

delegated the award of the contract to the Strategic Director for Place.

 

 


12/10/2020 - Request for Leader approval to enter into settlement negotiations in respect of a claim ref: 3782    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 12/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020


07/10/2020 - New Care Facility ref: 3781    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Delegated Decisions

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Delegated Decisions

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 15/10/2020