Decisions

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Decisions recommendations approved (subject to call-in)

06/04/2021 - Decant Policy for Council Tenants ref: 6788    Recommendations Approved

To obtain the approval of the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) to introduce a Decant Policy for the Council’s tenants, which will contribute to the efficient and effective management and maintenance of its housing stock and ensure that a consistent and transparent approach is taken.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 09/04/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2021

Decision:

To introduce the attached Decant Policy.

Lead officer: Damian Williams


06/04/2021 - Alterations and Improvement Policy for Council Tenants ref: 6789    Recommendations Approved

To obtain the approval of the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) to the introduction of an Alterations and Improvements Policy for the Council’s tenants and leaseholders.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 09/04/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2021

Decision:

To introduce an Alterations and Improvement Policy.

Lead officer: Damian Williams


06/04/2021 - Recharge Policy for Council Tenants and Leaseholders ref: 6790    Recommendations Approved

To obtain the approval of the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) to the introduction of a Recharge Policy for the Council’s tenants and leaseholders.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery)

Decision published: 09/04/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2021

Decision:

To introduce a Recharge Policy for the Council's tenants and leaseholders.

Lead officer: Damian Williams


09/04/2021 - Acceptance of grant funding for park home insulation scheme ref: 6792    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Housing Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 09/04/2021

Effective from: 19/04/2021

Decision:

In accordance with the delegation approved at the Cabinet meeting on 26th June 2020, the Housing Portfolio Holder has authority to make changes to the Financial Assistance Policy for Private Sector Housing.

The decision is:

1.      To accept £975,025 of funding following a successful bid to the Government Green Homes Grant Local Authority Delivery Scheme, Phase 1b.

 

2.      To use that funding to offer insulation grants to owners of park homes in the District and accordingly add a section to the Financial Assistance Policy for Private Sector Housing to include the grant offer in the policy.

 

3.      To enter into a memorandum of understanding with Cornerstone, the contractor who will be offering to undertake the insulation works on behalf of the park home owners who are awarded a grant through the scheme.

A decision is required in order to accept the funding, amend the Financial Assistance Policy and to enter into a memorandum of understanding with Cornerstone, the contractor who will be offering to undertake the insulation works on behalf of the park home owners who are awarded a grant through the scheme.

Lead officer: Tim Clarke


09/04/2021 - Community Champions Fund ref: 6791    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Partnerships Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 09/04/2021

Effective from: 17/04/2021

Decision:

Following the panel meeting on 30th March 2021 (which included Councillor Lynda McWilliams, Officers from Tendring District Council, CVST and an Independent Consultant), the Portfolio Holder for Partnerships decided:-

 

That the funding given to the Council from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government should be distributed, as detailed below, to the following groups:

 

Name of Organisation

Amount Allocated

 

1.    SUMMIT

£22,630

 

3.    African Families in the UK

£25,000

 

6.    The Ark Centre

£9,000

 

7.    Age Concern

£9,700

 

8.    CVS Tendring

£15,000

 

9.    Colchester Chinese Culture Society

£9,450

 

11. Tendring Community Transport

£15,000

 

13. Harwich Connexions Transport

£15,000

 

14. Walton Pre-School

£9,000

 

15.Digital Access Team

£25,000

 

16. Home-Start

£8,750

 

17. Tendring Eldercare

£9,700

 

£173,230 (Total)

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Russell Cole


07/04/2021 - Corporate Anti-Social Behaviour Policy ref: 6759    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Partnerships Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 07/04/2021

Effective from: 15/04/2021

Decision:

That the Corporate ASB Policy be approved and implemented.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Leanne Thornton


06/04/2021 - Click it Local - Request for the exemption to the procurement rules and request for the finance ref: 6757    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council and Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 06/04/2021

Effective from: 14/04/2021

Decision:

Agreed exemption to the Council's procurement rules to work in partnership with other local authorities to provide an Amazon style platform for independent traders.

Lead officer: Barbara Pole


02/04/2021 - Accepted of gifted housing in Bramwood Road, Clacton-on-Sea ref: 6750    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Housing Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 06/04/2021

Effective from: 14/04/2021

Decision:

That the Portfolio Holder for Housing notes the contents of the report and approves:

(i)  Acceptance of the transfer of Plots 3, 39 and 44 also known as 10, 36 and 30 Bramwood Road, Clacton-on-Sea, Essex CO16 9FW;

(ii) Acquiring a shareholding in Bramwood Management Company Limited (Company No. 11811784) with the official representative of the Council to be nominated by the Chief Executive.

The Council will take the transfer of the dwellings without the New Build Mark Warranties and will insure the dwellings under its insurance policy in the same way it insures its housing stock. If any structural remedial works are required to be carried out in the first two years of the completed build work the Council has a remedy under the Defective Premises Act 1972 to ask the developer to carry out the remedial works at its own cost. Alternatively, the Council has the option to carry out the works at its own costs using the HRA repairs and maintenance budget.

Lead officer: Tim Clarke


24/03/2021 - Terms for a new lease over Former Roller Skating Rink, Lower Marine Parade, Dovercourt ref: 6749    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader of the Council and Corporate Finance & Governance Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 01/04/2021

Effective from: 13/04/2021

Decision:

(a)       To agree the principle of granting a new lease over land and property situated in Lower Marine Parade, Dovercourt;

 

(b)       To agree terms for the grant of a new lease over land and property situated in Lower Marine Parade, Dovercourt to the named preferred bidder; and

 

(c)       To authorise the Corporate Director (Operations and Delivery) to complete the transaction on the reported terms and on such other terms as he considers appropriate.

 

Wards affected: Dovercourt All Saints;

Lead officer: Izaac Marshall