Decisions

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Decisions published

13/02/2020 - Renewing Plant Leasing Contract for Ty Coch Site ref: 5279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to appoint a new lease contract supplier for Forklift Plant at Ty Coch

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


12/02/2020 - Proposed New Tenancy - Springboard Business Innovation Centre (Altech Software Ltd) ref: 5278    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a 12 month tenancy agreement for Unit 21 Springboard Business Innovation Centre

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


12/02/2020 - Proposed Temporary Prohibition of Pedestrians on Public Footpath Nos 38 (part) and 129 (part) between New Inn and Pontypool via Pontymoel Basin ref: 5277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to make a Temporary Prohibition of Pedestrians Order under the provisions of Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, in respect of the above named public footpaths

Wards affected: New Inn; Pontypool;

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


12/02/2020 - 7.5 Tonne Highways Operational Vehicle Replacement ref: 5276    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

To seek approval to purchase, via the relevant framework 1 x 7.5 tonne tipper vehicle for use within Highways Maintenance

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/02/2020 - Exemption to Contract Standing Orders to Appoint APSE Solutions to carry out a Service Review of Catering, Cleaning, Facilities Management and Environment and Streetscene Services ref: 5275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 18/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to seek an exemption from Standing Orders and approval to appoint APSE Solutions as a single supplier to carry out two reviews

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/02/2020 - FLYING START DELIVERY PLAN 2020/21 ref: 5273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member Decisions - Education

Made at meeting: 13/02/2020 - Executive Member Decisions - Education

Decision published: 14/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

Approval to submit the Flying Start Delivery plan 2020/21 to Welsh Government for the £2623118.40 indicative Flying Start Programme funding as part of the overall Children and Communities Grant bid.


13/02/2020 - Termination of Employment on the Grounds of Ill Health ref: 5272    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 13/02/2020

Effective from: 13/02/2020

Decision:

That an officer within Social Care and Housing's employment is terminated on grounds of capability arising from ill health.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


12/02/2020 - DISPOSAL OF FREEHOLD REVERSIONARY INTEREST - GARAGE 18, PENARTH COURT, LLANYRAVON, CWMBRAN, TORFAEN ref: 5266    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the disposal of the freehold reversionary interest in respect of Garage 18, Penarth Court, Llanyravon, Cwmbran, on the terms detailed in this report.

Wards affected: Llanyrafon West;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/02/2020 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNIT 11 PONTNEWYNYDD SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE, PONTNEWYNYDD, PONTYPOOL ref: 5265    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the grant of a new lease for the occupation of Unit 11 Pontnewynydd Small Business Centre, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool at an annual rent of £3,500, as per the details contained within this report.

Wards affected: Pontnewynydd;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/02/2020 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNIT 13 NORTH PONTYPOOL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PONTNEWYNYDD, PONTYPOOL ref: 5264    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the grant of a new lease for the occupation of Unit 13 North Pontypool Industrial Estate, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool at an annual rent of £6,500, as per the details contained within this report.

Wards affected: Pontnewynydd;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/02/2020 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNIT 16 PONTNEWYNYDD SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE, PONTNEWYNYDD, PONTYPOOL ref: 5263    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 12/02/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the grant of a new lease for the occupation of Unit 16 Pontnewynydd Small Business Centre, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool at an annual rent of £2,000, as per the details contained within this report.


Wards affected: Pontnewynydd;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


11/02/2020 - HONORARIUM PAYMENTS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES EMPLOYEES ref: 5262    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 12/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

To seek approval from the Chief Officer to make honorarium payments to Children and Family Services employees

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


11/02/2020 - Funding and Support to Promote Economic Stimulus / Arian a Chefnogaeth i Hybu'r Economi ref: 5261    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020


11/02/2020 - Budget 2020/21 and Medium Term Financial Plan / Cyllideb 2020/21 a Chynllun Ariannol Tymor Canolig ref: 5257    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed that:

 

a)    The proposals in section 4 were recommended to Council for approval as part of the final 2020/21 Budget;

b)   Up to £45,000 was approved from the Strategic Change reserve to support activity to achieve the procurement savings target;

c)    The Medium Term Financial Plan outlined in section was noted;

d)   The Reserves position in section 6 was noted; and

e)    The Capital priorities in section 7 form the basis of the Capital Strategy submitted to Council in June 2020.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.


11/02/2020 - Global Resettlement Scheme / Cynllun Adsefydlu Byd-eang ref: 5259    Recommendations Approved

To participate in the resettlement of refugees through the Global Resettlement Scheme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to note the content of the report and approved participation in the Global Resettlement Scheme with the Council resettling up to two families per year.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lyndon Puddy


11/02/2020 - Information Governance / Llywodraethu Gwybodaeth ref: 5260    Recommendations Approved

For Cabinet to consider approval of the Request for Information policy and procedures

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the Request for Information Policy IG021 & Procedures IGO21A and IGO21B.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lyndon Puddy


11/02/2020 - 21st Century Schools Programme: Maendy Primary School / Rhaglen Ysgolion yr 21ain Ganrif: Ysgol Gynradd Maendy ref: 5258    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to: submit a final business case to Welsh Government for an investment of £11.46 million in a replacement school, and; start statutory consultation on a proposal to increase the capacity to 420 places.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/02/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 11/02/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve:

a)        The submission of the Final Business Case to Welsh Government for an investment of £11,460,000 in a replacement for Maendy Primary School on the existing school site

b)       The commencement of a statutory consultation on the proposed increase in capacity of the replacement school from 231 to 420 places plus a 30 place nursery.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.


MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: Councillor David Daniels declared a personal interest as a Council appointed governor at Maendy Primary School.

Wards affected: Pontnewydd;

Lead officer: John Tushingham


10/02/2020 - Implementation of Traffic Regulation Orders - Various Locations ref: 5256    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 11/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to commence statutory consultation and advertisement procedures to introduce various new an to amend existing Traffic Regulation Orders throughout the Authority and subject to no valid or in-withdrawn objections being received to instruct Legal Services to make and seal the Traffic Regulation Amendment Order

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


10/02/2020 - Proposed Restructure Public Services Support Unit PSSU Senior Management Team ref: 5255    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 10/02/2020

Effective from: 10/02/2020

Decision:

To seek approval for:

The commencement of a staff and Trade Union consultation on the reconfiguration of the senior management structure within the PSSU.

The implementation of the proposed restructure in accordance with the Council's processes and procedures, if no major issues arise following the consultation.

Lead officer: Alison Ward CBE


07/02/2020 - New Test Trade License Agreement for Stall 34, Pontypool Indoor Market ref: 5254    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a 6 month test trade license agreement for Stall 34, Pontypool Indoor Market

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


07/02/2020 - New Test Trade License Agreement for Stall 5, Pontypool Indoor Market ref: 5253    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 07/02/2020

Effective from: 07/02/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a 6 month test trade license agreement for Stall 5, Pontypool Indoor Market

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


05/02/2020 - PROPOSED LEASE RENEWAL – SHOP 5, PORTLAND BUILDINGS, COMMERCIAL STREET, PONTYPOOL, TORFAEN ref: 5252    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 05/02/2020

Effective from: 05/02/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the renewal of the lease of Shop 5, Portland Buildings, Commercial Street, Pontypool at an annual rent of £4,000 as per the details outlined in this report.

Wards affected: Pontypool;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


03/02/2020 - Exemption To Contract Standing Orders for Llanyrafon Manor for Up To an Additional Year ref: 5250    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 04/02/2020

Effective from: 03/02/2020

Decision:

To seek approval from the Chief Officer Social Care and Housing to grant an exemption from the tendering provisions of contract standing orders to enable the use of the existing license holder within Llanyrafon Manor – Elm Tree Foods to manage the building, grounds and catering facility for one year from June 2020 until June 2021.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


31/01/2020 - Review of the Structure of Financial Services Resources ref: 5249    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 31/01/2020

Decision:

To propose a revised structure for Financial Services, principally but not solely, affecting the Service Accounting Team.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


30/01/2020 - Change In Staffing Structure Within The Communitites Section ref: 5248    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 03/02/2020

Effective from: 30/01/2020

Decision:

To seek to make changes to the staffing structure and adjustments to job titles and responsibilities of staff within the Communitites section in order to reflect funding reduction and identified efficiencies in service delivery

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford