Decisions

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Decisions published

12/06/2019 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – UNITS 12 & 13 SOUTH PONTYPOOL INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, PANTEG WAY, NEW INN, PONTYPOOL ref: 4973    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

The Corporate Asset Manager approved the grant of a new lease for the occupation of Units 12 & 13 South Pontypool Industrial Estate, Panteg Way, New Inn, Pontypool at an annual rent of £9,000, as per the details contained within this report.

Wards affected: Panteg;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/06/2019 - PROPOSED NEW GRAZING AGREEMENT – GL44 LAND AT WOODSIDE ROAD, TREVETHIN, PONTYPOOL, TORFAEN ref: 4972    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

The Corporate Asset Manager has approved the granting of a grazing agreement at GL44, Land at Woodside Road, Trevethin, Pontypool at an initial fee of £315 for the initial six month period, as per the terms included within this report.

Wards affected: Trevethin;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/06/2019 - PROPOSED NEW LEASE – FORMER WIDDERSHINS DAY CENTRE, SEBASTOPOL, PONTYPOOL, TORFAEN ref: 4971    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

The Corporate Asset Manager has approved the granting of a new 25 year lease at The Former Widdershins Day Centre, Greenhill Road, Sebastopol, Pontypool, subject to the terms contained within this report.

Wards affected: Panteg;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


12/06/2019 - PROPOSED ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE – SHOP 7, EDLOGAN SQUARE, CROESYCEILIOG, CWMBRAN, TORFAEN ref: 4970    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 12/06/2019

Effective from: 12/06/2019

Decision:

It is recommended that the Corporate Asset Manager approves the assignment of the lease at Shop 7 Edlogan Square, Croesyceiliog, Cwmbran, as per the terms contained within this report.

Wards affected: Croesyceiliog North;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


11/06/2019 - Appointments to Joint Committees and Partnership Bodies / Penodiadau i Gydbwyllgorau a Chyrff Partneriaeth ref: 4969    Recommendations Approved

To seek appointments to joint committees and partnership bodies where such appointments fall within the responsibility of the Cabinet

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed:

 

(i)            The appointments to the Joint Committees and a number of Partnership Bodies listed in Appendix One of the report.

(ii)          That the appointments have immediate effect until Cabinet next amends the appointments or the next Local Government Elections.

(iii)         That European and Regional Affairs and Equalities matters continued to be dealt with at meetings of the full Cabinet, rather than by sub committees.

 

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: Nansi Salkeld


11/06/2019 - Financial Results 2018/19 / Canlyniadau Ariannol 2018/19 ref: 4962    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to:

 

(i)    Note the out-turn position in respect of the revenue and capital accounts of the Council;

(ii)   Approve the contributions to reserves as outlined within the report;

(iii)  Re-approve the reserves policy.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared.

Lead officer: David Lilly


11/06/2019 - To Consider and Adopt the Highway Asset Management Plan 2019-2024 as Council Policy / Ystyried a Mabwysiadu Cynllun Rheoli Asedau Priffyrdd 2019-2024 fel Polisi'r Cyngor ref: 4965    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the Highway Asset Management Plan 2019- 2025 as Council Policy.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS: None declared


11/06/2019 - South East Wales, Schools and Public Buildings Collaborative Construction Framework / Fframwaith Adeiladu Cydweithredol Ysgolion ac Adeiladau Cyhoeddus, De Ddwyrain Cymru ref: 4968    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval of Cabinet to use the South East Wales, Schools and Public Buildings (SEWSCAP3) Collaborative Construction Framework to procure construction works where Officers determine it is appropriate and provides best value to the Authority

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the use of the South East Wales, Schools and Public Buildings Collaborative Construction Framework to procure construction works where Officers determine it was appropriate and provided the best value to the Authority.

 

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: Stephen Jarrett, Kerrie Smith


11/06/2019 - South East Wales Highways and Civil Engineering Framework Agreement / Cytundeb Fframwaith Priffyrdd a Pheirianneg Sifil De Ddwyrain Cymru ref: 4967    Recommendations Approved

To seek the approval of Cabinet to use the collaborative South East Wales Highways and Civil Engineering Framework Agreement to procure construction works where it is appropriate and provides best value to the Authority

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the use of the collaborative South East Wales Highways and Civil Engineering Framework Agreement to procure works where it was appropriate and provides the best value to the Authority.

 

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: Stephen Jarrett, Kerrie Smith


11/06/2019 - Determination of Proposal to Extend Age Range Of Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw From 11-18 to 3-18 / Penderfynu ar Argymhelliad i Ymestyn Amrediad Oedran Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw o 11-18 i 3-18 ref: 4963    Recommendations Approved

To report the outcome of the statutory objection period, and seek approval to proceed in relation to the proposal to extend the age range of Ysgol Gyfun Gwynllyw from 11–18 to 3–18 with effect from 1 September 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

The item was deferred.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Tushingham


11/06/2019 - Health Award of Contract for Flying Start and Families First / Gwobr Iechyd o Gytundeb ar gyfer Dechrau'n Deg a Theuluoedd yn Gyntaf ref: 4964    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval from Cabinet for the award of contract for the Flying Start and Families First Early Years Health Service with Aneurin Bevan Health Board for the sum of £1,004,156.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the award for the provision of the Flying Start and Families First Early Years Health Service with Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to the sum of £1,004,156 for 2019/20.

 

REASON FOR DECISION: As set out in the report.

CONSULTATION: As set out in the report.

MEMBERS’ INTERESTS:
Councillor Richard Clark declared a personal interest as a member of the Aneurin Bevan Health Board.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emma Treadgold


11/06/2019 - Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme for Private Sector Housing / Cynllun Gwella Effeithlonrwydd Ynni ar gyfer Tai yn y Sector Preifat ref: 4966    Recommendations Approved

To inform Cabinet about the new Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme via – Energy Company Obligation (ECO) Local Authority Flexible Eligibility (LA Flex) and to seek approval on the recommended proposals for implementing the scheme in Torfaen

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/06/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

Cabinet agreed to approve the recommended proposals for implementing the LA Flex ECO3 energy efficient improvement scheme for Private Sector Housing, as outlined in the report.

 

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: Kerrie Smith, David Thompson


11/06/2019 - Civica Enterprise and Hosting Contract Funding Proposals ref: 4961    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 11/06/2019

Effective from: 11/06/2019

Decision:

To seek approval for funding to implement the recommendations within this report which look to renew the enterprise and hosting contract for CivicPay with Civica UK Limited on a five year agreement

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


10/06/2019 - Permanent Appointment ref: 4960    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 10/06/2019

Effective from: 10/06/2019

Decision:

To seek approvalto appoint a temporary Assistive Technology Coach until the end of March 2021 and a temporary increase in hours for an axisting Telecare Assessor until March 2021. both funded from ICF monies

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


06/06/2019 - Reconfiguration of Planning Services ref: 4959    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from: 06/06/2019

Decision:

Approval sought for a further change to the organisational structure within the Planning Policy and Implementation Team

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt


03/06/2019 - HONORARIUM PAYMENTS TO CHILDREN AND FAMILY SERVICES EMPLOYEES ref: 4958    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 07/06/2019

Effective from: 03/06/2019

Decision:

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

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


05/06/2019 - TRANSFER OF FREEHOLD REVERSIONARY INTERESTS - BRON AFON COMMUNITY HOUSING TO TORFAEN COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL ref: 4957    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 05/06/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

It is recommended that the Corporate Asset Manager approves the transfer of the various freehold reversionary interests listed in this report from Bron Afon Community Housing to the Council on the terms detailed in the report.

Wards affected: Llanyrafon East & Ponthir;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


05/06/2019 - TRANSFER OF FREEHOLD REVERSIONARY INTERESTS - BRON AFON COMMUNITY HOUSING TO TORFAEN COUNTY BOROUGH COUNCIL ref: 4956    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 05/06/2019

Effective from: 05/06/2019

Decision:

It is recommended that the Corporate Asset Manager approves the transfer of the various freehold reversionary interests listed in this report from Bron Afon Community Housing to the Council on the terms detailed in the report.

Wards affected: Llanyrafon East & Ponthir;

Lead officer: Victor Mbvundula


03/06/2019 - Termination of Empoyment - Team Manager Commissioning ref: 4954    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Social Care & Housing

Decision published: 03/06/2019

Effective from: 03/06/2019

Decision:

To seek approval to carry out an internal restructure in order to align the services, create efficiencies and share good practice

Lead officer: Keith Rutherford


03/06/2019 - Single Discount Review - Managed Service ref: 4953    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 03/06/2019

Effective from: 03/06/2019

Decision:

To seek approval for the purchase of a managed service to undertake a review of Council Tax single person discount recipients

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


31/05/2019 - SENCOM Honoraria ref: 4952    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Education

Decision published: 31/05/2019

Effective from: 31/05/2019

Decision:

To seek approval to make an honoraria payment in recognition of additional duties which are different to the current Administrative Officer role and specific to tasks required to support the implementation of the ALN Transformation Project on a region wide basis alongside the implementation of a service caseload management and electronic filing system for SenCom.

Lead officer: Dermot McChrystal


31/05/2019 - EXEMPTION FROM TENDERING UNDER CONTRACT STANDING ORDERS AND AWARD OF CONTRACT FOR THE CONTINUED PROVISION AND USE OF THE ASPIREVIEW PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FROM TRANSUNION FOR A FURTHER YEAR ref: 4951    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive (Resources)

Decision published: 31/05/2019

Effective from: 31/05/2019

Decision:

To seek approval to enter into a further 12 month contract extension with TransUnion (previously CallCredit) for the provision of the Aspireview (previously “Ffynnon”) performance management system.

To seek approval to grant an exemption from the tendering provisions of Contract Standing Orders to the proposed decision to award a contract to TransUnion, as outlined in section 6 below.

Lead officer: Nigel Aurelius


30/05/2019 - Existing Tenant Expansion - Stall 28b, Pontypool Indoor Market ref: 4928    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Officer Neighbourhoods, Planning, Public Protection

Decision published: 07/05/2019

Effective from: 30/05/2019

Decision:

Approval sought for the granting of a 12 month tenancy agreement to expand the business in Stall 28a into Stall 28b

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rachel Jowitt