Decisions

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Decisions published

21/01/2020 - Proposal to reallocate funds within the schools' funding formula ref: 5237    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Education

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 21/01/2020

Decision:

To seek approval to reallocate funds within the Schools' Funding Formula to take effect from the 2020-2021 financial year.

Lead officer: Dermot McChrystal


20/01/2020 - Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure ref: 5236    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to proceed with the implementation of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


20/01/2020 - Torfaen Training Recruitment ref: 5235    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 24/01/2020

Effective from: 20/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to extend the temporary Health and Social Care Higher Training Officer post for an additional 6 months and proceed directly to external recruitment from agency to ensure that Torfaen Training has the appropriate Internal Quality Assurance staff in place

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


15/01/2020 - Highways Adoption - Section 38 Highways Act 1980: Poppy Field Avenue, Llantarnam, Cwmbran ref: 5232    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to formally adopt Poppy Field Avenue, Llantarnam, Cwmbran

Wards affected: Llantarnam;

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


15/01/2020 - Appointment of Consultant to Jointly Produce Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Assessments for Torfaen and Neighbouring Councils ref: 5231    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to appoint the Carbon Trust to produce Renewable and Low Carbon Energy Assessments on behalf of Torfaen, Blaenau Gwent, Monmouthshire, Caerphilly and Newport Councils in order to support the preparation of their individual Replacement Local Development Plans (RLDP).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


15/01/2020 - RENT REVIEW – SHOP 5 MAENDY SQUARE, CWMBRAN ref: 5230    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the rent review on Shop 5, Maendy Square, Cwmbran which is to remain at £5,230 per annum, as a result of the rent review on 19th March 2017, as per the terms of this report.

Wards affected: Pontnewydd;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


15/01/2020 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNIT 15 PONTNEWYNYDD SMALL BUSINESS CENTRE, PONTNEWYNYDD, PONTYPOOL ref: 5229    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approve the grant of a new lease for the occupation of Unit 15 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


15/01/2020 - Termination Of Employment On Grounds Of Capability Arising Through Ill Health ref: 5228    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

To seek approval to terminate the employment of an employee on the grounds of capability arising through ill health

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


07/01/2020 - Proposed Application for Funding from the Internal Salix Energy Efficiency Repayable Loan ref: 5227    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to make a funding bid for an energy efficiency repayable loan from the Salix Energy Efficient Loans Scheme (Wales), for works to street light assets and ornamental lighting in Pontypool Park

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


07/01/2020 - Consultation on the Risk of Redundancy within Torfaen Training ref: 5226    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to comment consultations with affected staff on the risk of redundancy arising from the ending of the Welsh Government contract to deliver Traineeships

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Diamond Pak Ltd ref: 5225    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 13/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to award a Torfaen Investment Fund grant to Diamond Pak Ltd

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Raw Distribution ref: 5224    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 13/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to award a Torfaen Investment Fund grant to Raw Distribution

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Arthurly Ltd ref: 5223    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 13/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a Torfaen Investment Fund to Arthurly Ltd

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


13/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Everett, Tomlin, Lloyd and Pratt Solicitors ref: 5222    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 13/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a Torfaen Investment Fund to Everett, Tomlin, Lloyd and Pratt Solicitors

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


14/01/2020 - Award of Contract for Short Term Beds Tender ref: 5221    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 14/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

To inform the Chief Officer of the outcome of the evaluation of the tender for the provision of a Short Term Tender Service.

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


09/01/2020 - Ongoing honorarium payment in respect of additional responsibilities to support the return to work following long term sickness absence of the Head of Business Support and Intelligence ref: 5220    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

the purpose of this report is to seek approval for the continuing payment of an honorarium to HL/NS/CGJ in respect of ongoing additional responsibilities in support of the return to work of the Head of Business Support and Intelligence following long term sickness absence until 31 March 2020

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


10/01/2020 - Elections Software Contract ref: 5218    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Public Services Support Unit

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 10/01/2020

Decision:

To seek approval from the Head of PSSU to enter into a contract following a successful framework quotation process to provide election software solutions for the next four (4) years.

Lead officer: Lyndon Puddy


09/01/2020 - Exemption from tendering under contract standing orders and award of contract for external consultant's time ref: 5216    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Education

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

To seek an exemption from the tendering provisions of Contract Standing Orders to engage an external consultant for 24 days for tailored support for three schools.

Lead officer: Dermot McChrystal


09/01/2020 - Exemption from tendering under contract standing orders and award of contract for additional Counselling Service time ref: 5215    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Education

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

To approve an exemption from the tendering provisions of Contract Standing Orders to allow the extension of existing service contract to provide additional schools based counselling for the period of December 2019 until the end of March 2020.

Lead officer: Dermot McChrystal


09/01/2020 - PERMISSION TO IMPLEMENT THE PROPOSED CHANGES WITHIN GREENMEADOW COMMUNITY FARM ref: 5214    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 09/01/2020

Decision:

to seek approval to make the necessary amendments to the staffing structure of the Greenmeadow Community Farm.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


07/01/2020 - Street Naming and Numbering - Residential Development: Land at Caldicot Way, Pontrhydyrun, Cwmbran ref: 5211    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought for the naming and numbering of a new development of 28 residential units at land at Caldicot Way, Pontrhydyrun, Cwmbran

Wards affected: Pontnewydd;

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


07/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Osborne Lodge Nursery ref: 5210    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a Torfaen Investment Fund to Osborne Lodge Nursery

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


07/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Mac-Ed Training Ltd ref: 5209    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a Torfaen Investment Fund to Mac-Ed Training Ltd

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


07/01/2020 - Proposed Approval of Torfaen Investment Fund: Awaken Group Ltd ref: 5208    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 09/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Approval sought to grant a Torfaen Investment Fund to Awaken Group Ltd

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


08/01/2020 - DISPOSAL OF GARAGE SITE, PHILLIPS STREET, BLAENAVON, TORFAEN ref: 5207    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 08/01/2020

Decision:

That the Corporate Asset Manager approves the disposal of the subject garage site on the terms detailed in this report.

Wards affected: Blaenavon;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


07/01/2020 - Supporting People Commissioning and Spend Plan Approval Report ref: 5206    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

To seek Social Care and Housing Cheif Officer approval of the Housing Support Grant Local Commissioning Plan and Spend Plan for 2020/21

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


07/01/2020 - Ty Coch Solar Farm / Fferm Solar Ty Coch ref: 5205    Recommendations Approved

To present the Final Business Case, Appendix B, for the delivery of a 3.04MW solar farm at Ty Coch former landfill site and to seek approval to proceed to the next phase of the scheme as described in the report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to support the Final Business Case, attached as appendix B to the report for the delivery of a 3.04MW solar farm at Ty Coch former landfill site and to give approval to proceed to the next phase of the scheme as described in the report to include:

 

a)        Approval to procure all packages which support the project.

b)        Approval to proceed to Council for provision of a Capital Budget of £2.45m to be financed from a dedicated Public Works Loan Board loan, which will cover development costs to date to be capitalised and build costs to commissioning of the project.

 

Cabinet agreed to allow the Assistant Chief Executive Resources and the Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning and Public Protection to allow commissioning of all contracts should the outcome of the procurement process deliver a positive net financial return to the Council over the life span of the project. If the procurement process determines that the Council would need to contribute to the running costs of the solar farm, a Special Emergency Cabinet will be called to determine the project in light of Council finances and its Climate Change Emergency Declaration.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

 

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

 

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Wards affected: Llantarnam;

Lead officer: Paul Evans, Kerrie Smith


07/01/2020 - Financial Monitoring 2019/20 and Revenue Budget 2020/21 / Monitro Ariannol 2019/20 a'r Gyllideb Refeniw 2020/21 ref: 5203    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed that the:

a)         Position outlined in respect of the 2019/20 revenue forecast is noted;

b)         Current positions in relation to 2020/21 Budget and MTFP are noted;

c)         Identified 1% mitigations are endorsed, with a view to implementing the changes effective from the 1st April 2020; and

d)         Reserve use outlined in paragraph 4.5 of the report be approved.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.


07/01/2020 - Risk Management / Rheolaeth Risg ref: 5204    Recommendations Approved

To provide Cabinet with an update on the Council’s Risk Management process to provide assurance the Council’s processes for the management and monitoring of identified risks are sound.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to note the work undertaken to improve the Council’s management and monitoring the Council’s identified risks.

 

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: Cath Turner