Decisions

Use the search options below to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Council's decision making bodies.

Delegated decisions from legacy councils are available from the following links - BCC Cabinet Member decisions, BCC officer decisions, AVDC decisions, CDC decisions, SBDC decisions and WDC decisions.

Decisions published

06/04/2021 - Moreton Road, Buckingham Phase 2 - Traffic Calming (Decision to be taken) ref: 477    Recommendations Approved

Key Decision Report for introduction of traffic calming features within the Buckingham East Ward. Raised table to not be progressed based on comments received during statutory consultation and are set out in this report.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 25/03/2021

Effective from: 06/04/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:

It is recommended that:

a.     The Leader authorises the implementation of the traffic calming measures on Castle Street as set out in this report.

b.     The Leader agrees not to proceed with the traffic calming measures on High Street as set out in this report.

c.      Responders to the Statutory Consultation are informed of the Decision.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 06/04/2021

Effective from: 06/04/2021

Decision:

The Leader:

 

a.        AUTHORISED the implementation of the traffic calming measures on Castle Street as set out in this report.

 

b.       AGREED NOT to proceed with the traffic calming measures on High Street as set out in this report.

 

c.        AGREED that responders to the Statutory Consultation are informed of the Decision.

Wards affected: Buckingham East;

Lead officer: Daniel Pearson


01/04/2021 - Grants Review (Decision to be taken) ref: 476    Recommendations Approved

Grants review update

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 24/03/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:

 

To extend grant agreements that provide essential funding to Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, who deliver fundamental services to local residents, from March 2021 to March 2022.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 01/04/2021

Effective from: 01/04/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:

 

 To extend grant agreements that provide essential funding to Voluntary and Community Sector Organisations, who deliver fundamental services to local residents, from March 2021 to March 2022.

Lead officer: Nick Graham


31/03/2021 - Public Spaces Protection Order extension (Decision to be taken) ref: 475    Recommendations Approved

The Council has inherited a PSPO which expires at the end of April 2021. A consultation has been undertaken regarding extending this PSPO for 2 years, and this paper details the findings.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 23/03/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Decision:

Recommendations:

 

To extend the Car Park Public Spaces Protection Order for two years, until May 2023.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED:

 

To extend the Car Park Public Spaces Protection Order for two years, until May 2023.

Lead officer: Sarah McBrearty


31/03/2021 - Covid High Street Recovery - Parking Charges ref: 478    Recommendations Approved

Suspension of parking charges for a temporary period to support the high streets and encourage customers back into the car parks.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 31/03/2021

Effective from: 31/03/2021

Decision:

The Leader AGREED to:

 

Suspend parking charges across Buckinghamshire Council owned/managed car parks located in town and village centres for a period of one month commencing 12 April 2021 to support High Street recovery.

 

 

In a major emergency, the Leader may take any immediate urgent decision required without consultation. The current Covid-19 pandemic qualifies as a major emergency, as it is an event that causes or threatens death or injury and disruption to the community on such a scale that the effects cannot be dealt with by the emergency services, local authorities and other organisations as part of their normal, day to day activities.

Lead officer: Rob Smith


30/03/2021 - Support to provider market as a result of Covid 19 ref: 474    Recommendations Approved

The paper outlines a range of options to ensure continuity of care and support; whilst ensuring the Council can fulfil its statutory responsibilities under the Care Act 2014

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2021

Decision:

Cabinet received a report which sought approval for a package of support for a transition period to stabilise the provider market during the Covid-19 pandemic. The implementation of this transition period would allow for some stabilisation within the care market and minimise the risk of provider failure.  It would also provide the Local Authority with time to analyse the longer-term impact of Covid 19 on demand for care and support services and would enable the Council to prepare for a comprehensive commissioning exercise. The request was considered in confidential session as it contained information relating to financial or business affairs.

 

RESOLVED –

 

1.                  That a package of support for a transition period, as outlined within the confidential appendix, be agreed to stabilise the provider market during the Covid-19 pandemic; and

 

2.                  That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director for Adults & Health and the s151 Officer to finalise the details of the support package.

Lead officer: Gill Quinton


30/03/2021 - Home to School Transport Policy including the associated Post-16 Transport Policy Statement Review and Consultation - Outcome ref: 472    Recommendations Approved

To consider the outcome reports from the policy review and consultation and accept the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2021

Decision:

Cabinet received a report that sought approval for the updated Home to School Transport Policy and associated Post-16 Transport Policy Statement, which incorporated a recommended option for payment and arrangement of transport for students aged 16-19 with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).

 

RESOLVED –

 

1.                  That the content of the Consultation Evaluation Report, draft Home to School Transport Policy and associated draft Post-16 Transport Policy Statement be agreed.

 

Note: In particular, this includes the recommendation for Option 2 – Choice of a Personal Transport Budget or Council organised transport as the proposed option for how transport for 16-19 year olds with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) is arranged and paid for.

 

2.                  That the recommended annual fee for the Council organised transport element of Option 2 for post-16 SEND students be set at £900 for the 2021-22 academic year, and the reduced fee for demonstrated financial hardship be set at £600 for the 2021-22 academic year; both to be applied on a pro-rata basis according to the number of days travelled.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Helen Fincher


30/03/2021 - Vale Retail Park – Capital Works and New Lease ref: 473    Recommendations Approved

To recommend to Cabinet the use of up to £1.8m from the Prudential Borrowing facility to deliver the enabling works and enter into a lease with the proposed tenant in order to deliver a high-quality covenant, reduce existing budget pressure by creating a secure income stream and raise the profile of the Retail Park.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/03/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 30/03/2021

Effective from: 08/04/2021

Decision:

Cabinet received a report regarding proposed capital works and a new lease at Vale Retail Park in Aylesbury.

 

RESOLVED –

 

1.                  That the Service Director for Property and Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property and Assets and S151 Officer, to finalise and agree the emerging Heads of Terms with the retailer set out in the confidential appendices of this report and subsequently to finalise, agree, exchange and complete the lease documentation;

 

2.                  That the Service Director for Property and Assets be authorised, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Property and Assets and S151 Officer, to arrange a loan from Public Works Loan Board to deliver the enabling works in accordance with the report considered in the confidential appendices and the Heads of Terms set out there; and

 

3.                  That the longer term strategic option to bring the site forward for residential development as part of the emerging plans for Aylesbury Town Centre be noted

 

(Note: More housing would improve the housing mix with more affordable and bring residents into the town centre to support local businesses. Consideration will be given to include the site in the new Local Buckinghamshire Plan. The site could also be considered for other uses for example leisure or offices to potentially release other sites for residential development in the town centre.)

Wards affected: Aylesbury North;

Lead officer: John Reed