Decisions

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Decisions published

09/04/2024 - Buckinghamshire Devolution Deal (Decision to be taken) ref: 1297    Recommendations Approved

To endorse the Devolution Framework Agreement and progress negotiations with government.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 28/03/2024

Effective from:

Decision:

Recommendations:               

 

Support progressing a Level 2 devolution deal Buckinghamshire as offered by government and set out in the Spring Budget

 

Delegate authority to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader to negotiate with government and agree the final terms of the devolution agreement and report back to Cabinet

 

Ensure appropriate Council approvals are in place to enable the deal to be set out in secondary legislation

Lead officer: Steve Bambrick


08/04/2024 - Fleet Trading Account Budget (2024/25) (Decision to be taken) ref: 1296    For Determination

To confirm details of the 2024/25 Fleet Trading Account budget, which is a zero balanced budget and therefore can’t be included in the full council decision taken in February for other revenue budgets.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from:

Decision:

Recommendations:               

 

To agree the Fleet Trading Account budget for 2024-25

Lead officer: Lindsey Vallis


05/04/2024 - Blue Badge Policy (Decision to be taken) ref: 1294    Recommendations Approved

A new Policy to document the procedures and processes to ensure fair and consistent administration for the issue of Blue Badges to Buckinghamshire residents.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 05/04/2024

Decision:

Recommendations:               

 

Adoption and approval of the Buckinghamshire Council Blue Badge Policy

Lead officer: Lloyd Jeffries


25/03/2024 - South East Aylesbury Link Road (SEALR) Phase 1 ref: 1289    Recommendations Approved

Delivery of Phase 1 of the South East Aylesbury Link Road (SEALR)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/03/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 25/03/2024

Effective from: 29/03/2024

Decision:

Cabinet received a report on the South East Aylesbury Link Road (SEALR) project, that involved the construction of approximately 1.1 miles of dual carriageway that would join the A413 Wendover Road with the B4443 Lower Road and the Stoke Mandeville Relief Road (SMRR). The project was being delivered as one project but in two phases. SEALR was part of the Aylesbury Orbital Link Road, which was a key infrastructure requirement to support the planned growth of Aylesbury and mitigate the impact of HS2.

 

The project had secured planning permission and external funding from various sources, including the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF), HS2, and the Department for Transport (DfT). The project had completed early works and started the construction of the roundabout junctions on Wendover Road (A413) and Lower Road (B4443). The main construction works were expected to commence in July 2024 and complete by Summer 2026.

 

The project costs for SEALR Phase 1 and Phase 2 had increased significantly due to inflation and other factors. The report proposed to address the funding gap by reallocating savings from the Housing Infrastructure Fund (HIF) Aylesbury Grid Reinforcements project and reducing the available HIF funding for the Woodlands development and the Eastern Link Road South. The report also recommended forward funding and underwriting the Department for Transport (DfT) contribution to mitigate the financial and programme risks of any delay in funding approval.

 

Approval was sought from Cabinet to adjust the capital budgets and release funding for SEALR Phase 1 and SEALR Phase 2. In addition, the report sought the necessary delegations to enable the Corporate Director for Communities and the Corporate Director for Planning Growth and Sustainability, in consultation with the Leader to proceed with the delivery of the main works for SEALR Phase 1.

 

This would enable the phased delivery of the South East Aylesbury Link Road, within required timeframes to achieve the intended programme and to give effect to the Previous Council Decisions.

 

As part of their deliberations, Cabinet also considered in confidential session the confidential information and appendices that were part of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED –

 

(1)             That the following increases in the SEALR budget be APPROVED, as set out in the confidential Appendix B and Appendix D

(a)      SEALR Phase 1 from £97,933,819 to £122,715,890.

(b)     SEALR Phase 2 from £16,788,869 to £25,225,052

 

(2)             That the release of the revised budget for SEALR Phase 2 of £25.2m be APPROVED, as set out in Confidential Appendix B and Appendix D.

 

(3)             That the release of the revised budget for SEALR Phase 1 of £122.7m be APPROVED, as set out in Confidential Appendix B and Appendix D, subject to Homes England approval and HS2 Funding Agreements.

 

(4)             That the following reductions in the Woodlands/Eastern Link Road South budget be APPROVED, as set out in Confidential Appendix B and subject to Homes England approval:

(a)      The permanent reduction of £11,727,127 of the available HIF funding.

(b)     The reduction of £13,472,000 of the available HIF funding to forward fund and underwrite SEALR Phase 1, pending the final approval of the business case by the Department for Transport.

 

(5)             That the previous decisions to acquire the land, rights, and interests for SEALR Phase 1 be RATIFIED, noting the increased risks set out in Confidential Appendix A and the revised budget in Confidential Appendix B.

 

(6)             That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Communities and the Corporate Director for Planning, Growth and Sustainability, in consultation with the Leader:

(a)      To proceed with the delivery of the main works for SEALR Phase 1, noting the risks set out in the Confidential Appendix B.

(b)    To take all necessary steps including to enter into any associated agreements, contracts or licenses required associated with the delivery and funding of SEALR Phase 1.

Wards affected: Aston Clinton & Bierton; Wendover, Halton & Stoke Mandeville;

Lead officer: Steve Bambrick


21/03/2024 - Improvement works Market Square, Cambridge Street, Kingsbury Aylesbury ref: 1291    Recommendations Approved

Improvement works

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 21/03/2024

Effective from: 27/03/2024

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:

 

To approve the release of £590,000 for Aylesbury Regeneration Improvement Works to Market Square, Kingsbury (TRO) and Cambridge Street, to come from the remaining Capital Budget of £5.1m;

 

 To delegate authority to the Service Director for EG&R to commission the works via the Highways framework contract.

Wards affected: Aylesbury North;

Lead officer: Richard Ambrose


02/04/2024 - Review of the Council’s Highway Safety Inspection Policy (Decision to be taken) ref: 1292    For Determination

To recommend approval of Buckinghamshire Councils Highways Safety Inspection Policy, updated to improve the efficiency, quantity and quality of highways works and general safety on the highways network

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 21/03/2024

Effective from:

Decision:

Recommendations:

 

That the Highway Safety Inspection Policy, attached as Annex 1, updated to support Buckinghamshire Council’s aims in its Corporate Plan, is approved.

Lead officer: Richard Barker


02/04/2024 - Proposed Picasso Place Cycle Crossing, on the Platinum Way Cycle Way (Decision to be taken) ref: 1293    Recommendations Approved

A new Raised Cycle Crossing table on the Platinum Way Cycle Way, across Picasso Place is proposed. Currently, the existing cycle users have to rejoin the carriageway from the off road route, which presents hazards to vulnerable users

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 21/03/2024

Effective from: 02/04/2024

Decision:

Recommendations:

               

a.     The Leader notes the outcome of the public consultation and statutory consultation for the Traffic Regulation Order;

 

b.     The Traffic Calming Proposal be made as advertised at Statutory Consultation: Install a new raised table cycle crossing at Picasso Place, Aylesbury;

 

c.     The Leader delegates authority to the Head of Transport Infrastructure &  Delivery to complete detailed design following public feedback;

 

d.     The Leader delegates authority to the Head of Transport Infrastructure & Delivery to approve contractual commitments up to the value of the remaining Active Travel grant to enter a construction contract to deliver the Platinum Way improvements.

Wards affected: Aylesbury North West;

Lead officer: Simon Glover