Decisions

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Decisions published

20/09/2021 - Adoption of the Hollands Farm Development Brief (Decision to be taken) ref: 594    Recommendations Approved

Hollands Farm (BE2) is an allocation in the Wycombe District Local Plan. This development brief sets out the Council’s preferred approach to development of the allocation and will guide decisions on planning applications there.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 10/09/2021

Effective from: 20/09/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:   

 

To adopt the Hollands Farm Development Brief as a Supplementary Planning Document

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 29/09/2021

Effective from: 20/09/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:  

 

To adopt the Hollands Farm Development Brief as a Supplementary Planning Document

Wards affected: The Wooburns, Bourne End & Hedsor;

Lead officer: Rosie Brake


28/09/2021 - Buckinghamshire County Deal Proposals ref: 600    Recommendations Approved

To obtain support for the ongoing negotiations with central government to secure a county deal for Buckinghamshire based on the priorities and proposals set out in the Recovery and Growth Proposition

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/09/2021

Effective from: 06/10/2021

Decision:

During 2020 through the Buckinghamshire Growth Board (comprising elected Members and representatives from health and business) the Council and its partners had developed proposals for a Recovery and Growth Deal building on the unique strengths, partnerships, and opportunities within the County.  In November 2020 had Cabinet agreed the deal proposition and supported engagement with government with the aim of securing investment in the county.

 

In July 2021, the Prime Minister had set out his vision on how the government would level up the UK.  As part of this he had announced plans to take a more flexible approach to devolution through the creation of new ‘County Deals’.  Expressions of interest were invited from upper tier local authorities interested in pursuing discussions with government to develop a County Deal.

 

To confirm the Buckinghamshire Council’s intention to submit a bid the Leader of the Council had written to the Minister in August this year.

 

RESOLVED –

 

That ongoing negotiations with central Government to secure a county deal for Buckinghamshire based on the priorities and proposals set out in the Council’s Recovery and Growth Proposition be supported.

Lead officer: Lisa Michelson


28/09/2021 - Wycombe Air Park ref: 603    Recommendations Approved

Grant of lease

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/09/2021

Effective from: 06/10/2021

Decision:

Cabinet received a report, as well as a confidential appendix (considered in private session) on 10 hectares (26 acres) of land that Buckinghamshire Council owned adjacent to Wycombe Airpark known as Area A/Southside, edged red on the plan in the public Cabinet report.

 

The report asked Cabinet to authorise the Service Director for Property & Assets to conclude negotiations, and heads of terms, exchange and complete a lease with the prospective tenant for:

(i)                 Licence to occupy Area A land as shown on the plan contained in this report in accordance with the terms considered in the Part 2 report considered in the confidential part of this agenda.

(ii)               Agreement to lease (subject to planning) and lease for Area A land contained in this report in accordance with the terms considered in the Part 2 report considered in the confidential part of this agenda.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That authority be delegated to the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, the Section 151 Officer and the Service Director for Legal and Democratic Services, to conclude conclude negotiations and heads of terms, agree contracts, exchange and complete on the lease of Area A land as shown on the plan contained in this report and adjacent to Wycombe Airpark as set out in this report and the confidential report containing the financial information considered at Part 2 of the agenda.

 

(2)               That authority be delegated to the Service Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance, Resources, Property and Assets, the Section 151 Officer and the Service Director for Legal and Democratic Services, to discontinue negotiations with the parties set out in confidential annex at Part 2 of this report for the disposal of Area A.

Wards affected: Chiltern Villages;

Lead officer: John Reed


28/09/2021 - Oxford-Cambridge Arc Vision proposal response ref: 602    Recommendations Approved

Buckinghamshire Council’s formal endorsement of The Buckinghamshire Growth Board’s draft response to government’s consultation on the Oxford to Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework Vision.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/09/2021

Effective from: 06/10/2021

Decision:

Following the launch of the Oxford Cambridge Arc Spatial Framework policy paper in February 2021, the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government launched the first of three proposed consultations.  This first consultation focussed on ‘Creating a Vision for the Ox-Cam Arc’ and the proposed scope of the sustainability appraisal.

Cabinet received a report that set out the context of the consultation and the proposed response from the Council. The draft response was attached to the Cabinet report.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That the draft response to the Oxford Cambridge Arc consultation be agreed.

 

(2)               That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, in consultation with the Leader of the Council, to submit the final response to the Ministry for Housing, Communities and Local Government, incorporating any further changes agreed at the Cabinet meeting.

Lead officer: Lisa Michelson


28/09/2021 - Director of Public Health Annual Report 2021 ref: 599    Recommendations Approved

Each year the Director of Public Health produces an annual report on the health of the population. This year the annual report focuses on domestic violence and abuse. This report covers some key areas including how to recognise signs of domestic abuse and where to get help, who may be at greater risk of experiencing domestic abuse and when, including research on warning signs leading up to domestic homicides. It also covers what is known about interventions that contribute to reducing the risk and harms of domestic abuse and the need for more work to focus on preventing perpetrators from committing domestic abuse. The report makes recommendations based on our local situation for a range of partners in Buckinghamshire to implement. Cabinet is requested to note the Director of Public Health Annual Report and endorse the recommendations within it.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 28/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 28/09/2021

Effective from: 06/10/2021

Decision:

Each year the Director of Public Health produces an annual report on the health of the population. This year the report focused on domestic violence and abuse.  Key areas included how to recognise signs of domestic abuse and signposts on where to get help, who might be at greater risk of experiencing domestic abuse and when, including research on warning signs leading up to domestic homicides. It also covered what was known about interventions that contributed to reducing the risk and harms of domestic abuse and the need for more work to focus on preventing perpetrators from committing domestic abuse.

 

The report made recommendations based on the local situation for the new Buckinghamshire Domestic Abuse Board and a range of partners in Buckinghamshire to implement. The Buckinghamshire Domestic Abuse Board would be responsible for strategy development and development and oversight of an action plan which should include the responses to these recommendations. This would fall under the remit of the Communities portfolio.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)               That the Director of Public Health Annual Report 2021 be noted.

 

(2)               That the recommendations within the Annual Report on Domestic Violence and Abuse, that were in addition to the statutory duties for support for people living in safe accommodation, be endorsed with a view to them informing the Domestic Abuse Local Partnership Board Strategy and Delivery Plan.

Lead officer: Dr Jane O'Grady


05/10/2021 - Wendover Cycleway Improvements (Decision to be taken) ref: 601    Recommendations Approved

Progression of Wendover Cycleways Improvements project to construction following public consultation on 3 cycleway improvement options

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 27/09/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:     

 

That the Leader notes the results of the public consultation event and the proposed amendments to the scheme that are now being explored as set out in section 7.5.

 

Delegates authority to the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects to complete detailed design  having regard to public feedback already received.

 

That the Leader delegates authority to the Head of Highways Infrastructure Projects to proceed with the construction of the Wendover Cycleways improvements, once all the appropriate changes to the design have been incorporated.

Wards affected: Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville;

Lead officer: Ben Fletcher


30/09/2021 - Amendment to Charges for Adult Social Care Services 21/22 (Decision to be taken) ref: 598    Recommendations Approved

To approve the amendments to charges for adult social care services for the year 2021-22

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 22/09/2021

Effective from: 30/09/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:               

 

That the Leader Agrees to the Amendment of the Charges for Home Care and Telecare

Lead officer: Tracey Ironmonger


21/09/2021 - E-Scooter Trial Extension of End Date (Decision to be taken) ref: 595    Recommendations Approved

Request for agreement to extend the end date of the e-scoter trial until March 2022.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 13/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

Recommendations

 

To extend the end date for the e-scooter trials in Buckinghamshire taking place in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Princes Risborough until March 2022

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 21/09/2021

Effective from: 21/09/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:

 

To extend the end date for the e-scooter trials in Buckinghamshire taking place in Aylesbury, High Wycombe and Princes Risborough until March 2022

Wards affected: Aston Clinton & Bierton; Aylesbury East; Aylesbury North; Aylesbury North West; Aylesbury South East; Aylesbury South West; Aylesbury West; Booker, Cressex & Castlefield; Downley; Hazlemere; Ryemead & Micklefield; Stone & Waddesdon; Terriers & Amersham Hill; The Risboroughs; Totteridge & Bowerdean; Tylers Green & Loudwater; West Wycombe; Wing;

Lead officer: Joan Hancox