Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

Decisions published

13/03/2019 - Redesignation of the Emergency Management Systems & Technical Support Officer ref: 4849    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 15/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

to seek approval to redesignate the Emergency Management Systems and Technical Support Officer as Civil Contingencies Officer and regrade from grade 6 to grade 7.

Lead officer: Alison Ward CBE


14/03/2019 - Reconfiguration of the Environment & Streetscene Group ref: 4845    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


14/03/2019 - Write-offs ref: 4844    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 14/03/2019

Decision:

To approve the writing off of uncollectable sundry debts, council tax, business rates and overpaid benefits in accordance with the corporate write-off procedure.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


11/03/2019 - Proposed Change to Pattern of Self Service Days within Torfaen Library & Information Service ref: 4848    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


11/03/2019 - Exemption to Contract Standing Orders For Periodic Electrical Testing Of Fixed Wiring & Electrical Portable Appliance Testing ref: 4847    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


11/03/2019 - Pontypool Regeneration Partnership Endorsement of Partnership Recommendations ref: 4846    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/03/2019 - DEED OF VARIATION – 5 LUDLOW CLOSE, LLANYRAVON, CWMBRAN, TORFAEN ref: 4843    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Asset Manager

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

This report seeks to obtain approval to enter into a Deed of Variation to amend the non-payment of rent and breach of covenant re-entry clause contained in the Lease for 5 Ludlow Close, Llanyravon, Cwmbran.


Wards affected: Llanyrafon West;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


13/03/2019 - PROPOSED NEW GRAZING AGREEMENT – GL49 LAND ADJACENT TO HENLLYS CHURCH IN WALES SCHOOL, HENLLYS WAY, CWMBRAN, TORFAEN ref: 4842    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Asset Manager

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

By agreeing to the proposals included in this report, the Council will receive an income of £240 (Two Hundred and Forty Pounds) for the initial three month period.

Wards affected: Coed Eva;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


13/03/2019 - LICENCE AGREEMENT RENEWAL – LAND AT CWMYNYSCOY QUARRY LOCAL NATURE RESERVE, CWMYNYSCOY ROAD, CWMYNYSCOY, PONTYPOOL ref: 4841    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Asset Manager

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 13/03/2019

Decision:

The Council’s licence agreement from Pontypool Park Estate, Pontypool in respect of land at Cwmynyscoy Quarry Local Nature Reserve has expired.

It has provisionally been agreed with Pontypool Park Estate to renew the licence agreement for a further 5 years in return for a one off payment in the sum of £250.

Wards affected: Cwmynyscoy;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/03/2019 - REVISED PAYMENT ARRANGEMENTS FOR THE COMPLETION OF VIABILITY AND CONNECTED PERSONS ASSESSMENTS BY TORFAEN EMPLOYEES ref: 4838    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

To seek approval from the Cheif Officer to revise existing payment arrangments for the completion of viability and connected persons assessments by Torfaen employees

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


11/03/2019 - Allocation of Third Sector Grant Awards For 2019 2020 ref: 4837    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 12/03/2019

Effective from: 11/03/2019

Decision:

To enable the Chief Officer to consider the allocation of grant to third sector organisations for 2019/20, within the contect of the 2017-2020 application process and the Council requirement for a revenue saving (as part of the wider budget mitigation and savings measures) from 2019/20 onwards.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


07/03/2019 - Voluntary Redundancy and Flexible Retirement Applications ref: 4836    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 07/03/2019

Decision:

Approval of a package of seven redundancies

Lead officer: Alison Ward CBE


06/03/2019 - Further Efficiencies Customer Services ref: 4835    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 06/03/2019

Decision:

To approve the staffing efficiencies in Customer Services noted in this report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


06/03/2019 - Regrading Report Resources ref: 4834    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 06/03/2019

Decision:

That following an evaluation of the role, the post of Head of Internal Audit and Procurement is evaluated as Grade 15 and that the post holder is placed on scale point 68, with effect from 1st September 2018.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


06/03/2019 - Award of De Minimis Local Bus Service Contracts ref: 4833    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 06/03/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to seek an exemption from tendering provisions of Contract Standing Orders to award two De-Minimis Local Bus Service Contracts

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


27/02/2019 - New Welsh Medium Nursery and Primary Provision at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, Pontypool - Appointment of Main Contractor ref: 4832    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 27/02/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to appoint a Main Contractor via a Two Stage Tender process to deliver pre-construction phase professional services to establish new Welsh Medium Nursery and Primary Provision at Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw, Pontypool

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


27/02/2019 - Highways Adoption - Section 38 Highways Act 1980: Heritage Gardens (former Hillside School Site), Blaenavon ref: 4831    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 27/02/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to formally adopt the highways for Heritage Gardens (former Hillside School Site), Blaenavon

Wards affected: Blaenavon;

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


26/02/2019 - Street Naming & Numbering - Residential Development: 32 Residential Units at Site of Former Kemys Fawr Infants School, Sebastopol, Pontypool ref: 4828    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

Approval sought to formally name and number a new development of 32 residential units at the site of the former Kemys Fawr Infants School, Sebastopol

Wards affected: Panteg;

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


26/02/2019 - Reconfiguration of Planning Services ref: 4827    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 26/02/2019

Decision:

Approval sought for the reconfiguration of roles and responsibilities within the Planning Service

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt