Decisions

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Decisions published

13/10/2020 - Market to Affordable Housing Conversions Programme - Property Purchases ref: 5515    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to proceed with the purchase of the former council properties as listed on Appendix 1 where the purchase price has been agreed

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 13/10/2020

Decision:

1.    Approved the completion of the purchase of the former council properties listed in Appendix 1 at the agreed price of £744,000.

2.    Authorised the Chief Legal Officer or other authorised officers to execute legal documentation to put the purchases into effect.

Wards affected: Bilston East; Bushbury South and Low Hill; Fallings Park; Heath Town;

Lead officer: Karen Beasley, Maureen Lothian


11/09/2020 - Black Country AIM for GOLD Payment of grants to SMEs ref: 5513    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for the payment of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grants to businesses who are Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) under the Black Country “Advice Invest Market Development” (AIM) for “Growth Opportunities Local Delivery” GOLD Project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Economy

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 11/09/2020

Decision:

1.    Approved payments totalling £40,960.53 as detailed at section 5.3.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harold Mututa, Oliver Nash


12/10/2020 - Corporate Asset Management Fund - Approval of Projects 2020/21 ref: 5514    Recommendations Approved

Approval of projects

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 16/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

Approved the allocation of £1.2 million from the Corporate Contingency to individual projects within Corporate Asset Management to facilitate the programme of works detailed in Table 1 to include nine new projects.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Suky Hira


22/08/2020 - Black Country AIM for GOLD Payment of grants to SMEs ref: 5496    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for the payment of European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) grants to businesses who are Small and Medium Sized Enterprises (SMEs) under the Black Country “Advice Invest Market Development” (AIM) for “Growth Opportunities Local Delivery” GOLD Project.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Economy

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 22/08/2020

Decision:

Approved payments totalling £91,679.50 as detailed at section 5.3.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harold Mututa, Oliver Nash


12/08/2020 - Request for Discretionary top-up to Disabled Facilities Grant (IEDN:02/2020) ref: 5497    Recommendations Approved

Request for Discretionary top-up to Disabled Facilities Grant

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 12/08/2020

Decision:

1.    Agreed to the provision of discretionary top-up for the case detailed in the report below at a total cost of £18,382.40 subject to any additional unforeseen costs which may increase the amount of discretionary grant required.

2.    Determined that the full amount of any discretionary grant becomes repayable if the ownership of the property is transferred by any means within 10 years of the completion of the grant aided works. A local land charge would be registered to reflect this condition

Wards affected: Fallings Park;

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton


09/10/2020 - Amendments to Council Budget and decisions related to Council actions as result of Covid-19 ref: 5495    Recommendations Approved

To approve amendments to Council Budget and decisions related to Council actions as result of Covid-19.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 09/10/2020

Decision:

1.    Established supplementary revenue expenditure budgets totalling £174,265 for the enforcement surge funding fully funded by Government Grant to support the financial implications of increased enforcement on Covid compliance.

2.    Established supplementary revenue budgets totalling £198,000, fully funded by the Next Steps Accommodation Programme for continuing to support rough sleepers supported during the Covid response.

3.    Established supplementary revenue budgets totalling £273,765.47 fully funded by Government Grant for the new test and Trace Payment scheme.

4.    Agreed payments to individuals under the new Test and Trace Support Payment scheme who have tested positive for Covid-19 and their close contacts, in line with Government Guidance in line with the information in section 2 of the report.

5.    Approved the Council extending the grant agreement already in place between the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) and CQC registered care providers in the city together with any ancillary documents necessary for the Council to receive Infection Prevention Control Grant.

6.    Approved an increase of £3.0 million to the supplementary budget of £3.3m created on 16 June 2020 and expenditure in line with the grant terms and conditions. The additional monies are fully funded by the Adult Social Care Infection Prevention Ring Fenced Grant Round 2, October 2020 – March 2021 provided by MHCLG. This funding will be paid as a Section 31 grant ring fenced exclusively for actions which support CQC registered care homes and community care providers mainly to tackle the risk of Covid19 infections and is in addition to funding already received. 80% of the ring-fenced grant must transfer directly to CQC registered Care Homes and Providers in the city (2403 beds in total and 2281 in receipt of community care) and 20% spent by the local authority in line with grant conditions.

7.    Approved the proposed communication and process for allocation and monitoring of 80% of the grant funding to Care Homes and Providers in line with the grant conditions as set out in section 3.

8.    Approved the plan for the allocation of the 20% of grant funding to the Wolverhampton System in line with the grant conditions as set out in section 3.

9.    Endorsed the contract entered into for the supply of additional PPE gloves to ensure a continuous supply of gloves for health and safety purposes for the Council and partners for £330,000.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alison Shannon


22/08/2020 - Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works (IEDN: 03/2020) ref: 5487    Recommendations Approved

Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works (IEDN: 03/2020)

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 12/10/2020

Effective from: 22/08/2020

Decision:

1.     Authorised a Small Works Assistance Grant under imminent risk to resident health and safety and approve that a land charge be applied to the property in respect of the value of the works to enable the Council to recover the costs incurred upon sale or change of ownership.

Wards affected: East Park;

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton


07/10/2020 - Schedule of Individual Executive Decision Notices ref: 5477    Recommendations Approved

To receive a summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 07/10/2020

Decision:

That the summary of open and exempt individual executive decisions approved by the appropriate Cabinet Members following consultation with the relevant employees be noted.


07/10/2020 - Canalside North - Update ref: 5481    Recommendations Approved

To approve the approach proposed towards bringing forward the first phase of Canalside North.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Wards affected: Heath Town;

Lead officer: Ballal Raza, Peter Taylor


07/10/2020 - Children Services Grant Awards ref: 5476    Recommendations Approved

To approve the acceptance of three grants to support children and young people in Wolverhampton.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

1.      That the establishment of supplementary revenue expenditure budgets totalling £1,712,371 be approved and funded by:

a.      What Works for Children’s Social Care, Department for Education Grant of £411,675.

 

b.      Department for Education, Wellbeing for Education Return Grant (2020-2021) of £36,942.

 

c.      National Lotteries grant of £1,263,754 to extend the HeadStart programme until July 2022. 

 

2.   That the Council enter into such grant agreements as are necessary for the funds to be received by the Council.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kush Patel


07/10/2020 - Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 5479    Recommendations Approved

To approve the award of contracts for works, goods and services

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Yannick Mukendi, John Thompson


07/10/2020 - Exclusion of press and public ref: 5478    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 07/10/2020

Decision:

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following items of business as they involve the likely disclosure of exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


07/10/2020 - Former Wednesfield Village Primary School - Development of Free School with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust ref: 5480    Recommendations Approved

To approve the development of the former Wednesfield Village Primary School with Shireland Collegiate Academy Trust for the establishment of a new Free school.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Wards affected: Wednesfield South;

Lead officer: Nick Beeston, Luke Dove


07/10/2020 - Funding Mechanisms for School Expansion Schemes ref: 5485    Recommendations Approved

To approve entering into legal agreements for school expansion schemes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

1.      That the Council enter into all legal agreements in relation to school expansions included in Secondary School Expansion Programme 2019-2020.

 

2.      That the Council enter into all legal agreements in relation to schools included in Primary School Expansion Programme 2021 and 2022 and the Secondary School Expansion Programme 2021 and 2022.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Education and Skills in consultation with the Director of Children’s Services to approve the details of all agreements authorised under recommendations 1 and 2 above.

 

4    That it be noted that the Council entered into grant agreements necessary for the expansion of Our Lady and St Chad Catholic Academy and Aldersley High School.

 

5.   That it be noted that these approvals are essential in order to progress the expansion schemes.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


07/10/2020 - Wolverhampton Response to Government Planning Consultations ref: 5486    Recommendations Approved

To summarise two consultations on planning reform issued by the Government in August 2020 and their potential implications for Wolverhampton and to approve principles for a City of Wolverhampton Council response to the consultations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 07/10/2020

Decision:

1.      That the proposed principles for a City of Wolverhampton Council response to the current Government Planning Consultations set out in paragraphs 3.6, 3.8, 4.8, 4.12, 4.15, 4.19 and 4.21 of the report be approved.

 

2.      That the feedback from Scrutiny Board on Wolverhampton Response to Government Planning Consultations be received and noted.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michele Ross


07/10/2020 - Appointment to Outside Bodies - St John Ambulance Ambassador ref: 5484    Recommendations Approved

To approve an appointment to the outside body.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

That the appointment of Councillor Linda Leach as a St John Ambulance Ambassador be approved.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dereck Francis


07/10/2020 - Exclusion of press and public ref: 5483    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 07/10/2020

Decision:

That in accordance with Section 100A(4) of the Local Government Act 1972 the press and public be excluded from the meeting for the following item of business as it involves the likely disclosure of exempt information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).


07/10/2020 - Housing Managing Agents Acquisition Policy ref: 5482    Recommendations Approved

To approve a policy which frames the Council’s requirements when managing agents seek to purchase properties within their operating area

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jenny Lewington