Decisions

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Decisions published

30/06/2020 - Black Country AIM for GOLD Payment of grants to SMEs ref: 4339    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: 17/08/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

Approved payments totalling £10,350 as detailed at section 5.3.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Oliver Nash


30/06/2020 - Black Country AIM for GOLD Payment of grants to SMEs ref: 4340    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: 17/08/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

Approved payments totalling £31,680.12 as detailed at section 5.3.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Oliver Nash


30/06/2020 - Black Country AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme - Payment of Grants to Delivery Partners ref: 4206    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval from the Cabinet Member for City Economy and Cabinet Member for Resources to pay European Regional Development Fund (ERDF) Grant to Delivery Partners on the Black Country AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Economy

Decision published: 17/07/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

Approved grant payment of £125,379 to Walsall Metropolitan Borough Council who are a delivery partner on the AIM for GOLD Business Growth Programme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Harold Mututa


18/06/2020 - Request for Discretionary top-up to Disabled Facilities Grant ref: 4193    Recommendations Approved

Request for Discretionary top-up to Disabled Facilities Grant

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 13/07/2020

Effective from: 18/06/2020

Decision:

1. Agreed to the provision of discretionary top-up for the case detailed in the report below at a total cost of £1686.00 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: Bilston North;

Lead officer: Lynda Eyton


30/06/2020 - Outbreak Control Plan - Ring Fenced Grant ref: 4169    Recommendations Approved

To approve the Outbreak Control Plan - Ring Fenced Grant.

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 08/07/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

1.      That the Wolverhampton Outbreak Control Plan as detailed in appendix one be endorsed.

 

2.      That the creation of a supplementary budget of £1.9 million fully funded by a Central Government Test and Trace Support Grant be approved.

 

3.      That authority be delegated to the Director of Public Health for expenditure of the support grant in line with grant conditions as detailed in appendix two.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jaswinder Kaur, Richard Welch


29/06/2020 - Budget Amendments ref: 4146    Recommendations Approved

To approve amendments to the budget.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Resources

Decision published: 06/07/2020

Effective from: 29/06/2020

Decision:

Covid 19 Impact on the capital programme:

 

1.     That it be noted, that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a damaging impact on capital projects, internationally, across the UK and in the city, leading to cost pressures associated with new ‘social distanced’ operating models, materials and how they were sourced. Major development projects such as the Civic Halls and WV Living sites have been affected by this global issue.

 

2.     That budgetary provision for specific risks emerging from the Covid-19 global pandemic in relation to the Civic Halls project, that cannot be contained within the contingencies already provided for within the existing budget be approved.

 

3.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with the Director for Regeneration, to approve the award of the construction contract for the Civic Halls restoration project, to Willmott Dixon Interiors Ltd of Lock House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG for a total contract value as prescribed at paragraph 2.3 of appendix 1.

 

4.     That, due to the impact of Covid-19, a capital repayment holiday be provided to WV Living.

 

5.     That, due to the impact of Covid-19, equity as detailed in appendix 1 is provided to WV Living once evidence has been provided to satisfy the Director of Finance and the Director of Governance that the investment would comply with the relevant rules.

 

6.     That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of Finance to approve the final terms of the capital repayment holiday and the equity provision.

 

7.     That authority be delegated to the Director of Governance to execute the necessary agreements to give effect to the decisions made.

 

Loan to Wolverhampton Homes for purchase of properties:

 

8.     That Wolverhampton Homes be authorised to purchase properties from WV Living for the purpose of market rental.

 

9.     That a loan of up to £1.6 million be provided to Wolverhampton Homes to facilitate the purchase of the properties.

 

10.That budgetary provision be made in the capital programme to facilitate the loan.

 

11.That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of Finance to approve the final terms of the loan.

 

12.That authority be delegated to the Director of Governance to execute the necessary agreements to give effect to the decisions made.

 

Development and Delivery of City Events:

 

13.That the establishment of supplementary income and expenditure budgets for the development and delivery of city events be approved.

 

14.That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with Director of City Environment to approve the individual business cases for City Events.

 

15.That authority be delegated to Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with Director of City Environment to approve the Council entering into contracts and agreements with or for performers for City Events.

 

16.That a virement of £100,000 from the Corporate Accounts revenue budget to the City Events revenue budget to facilitate the delivery of sporting events be approved.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Claire Nye


19/06/2020 - reintroduction of parking charges following pandemic recovery ref: 4157    Recommendations Approved

options and recommendations for the reintroduction of car parking charges

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 03/07/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

1.    Approved the reintroduction of Car Parking charges from 1st July 2020 following their suspension in March 2020 due to the Covid – 19 pandemic.

2.    Approved the reduced ongoing rates at three outer car parks (Peel Street, School Street and Market Car Park) to encourage their use for long stay parking, creating capacity at more central car parks and to support Active Travel.

3.    Approved the removal of 10 pay and display machines from the three car parks referenced in recommendation 2 and making the payment on these car parks by mobile and App payment only.

4.    Approved the reduction of the number of pay and display machines on the remaining car parks to a maximum of two per car park to facilitate cleaning.

5.    Approved the reduced rates for payment by mobile phone and App methods at the following rates:

a.    50% of full rate for two weeks from 1 July to the 14 July, then

b.    75% of full rate for two weeks from 15 July to 28 July.

6.    Approved the reintroduction of enforcement of on and off-street parking offences and the reintroduction of bus lane enforcement action from 22 June 2020. Commencing with the issuing of warning notices for two weeks prior to normal action.

Wards affected: Blakenhall; East Park; Ettingshall; Graiseley; Heath Town; St Peter's;

Lead officer: John Roseblade


26/06/2020 - Ward Street Railway Cutting – Parks and Open Spaces Strategy Capital Programme (phase 2) ref: 4159    Recommendations Approved

To approve the drawdown budget.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Environment

Decision published: 03/07/2020

Effective from: 26/06/2020

Decision:

1.    Approved the commencement of the Ward Street Railway Cutting project in accordance with the section 106 agreement and approved exemption from normal competition requirements under contracts procedure rules to facilitate the gas main diversion works. 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jaswinder Kaur, Steve Woodward


27/05/2020 - Affordable Warmth Grant Assistance ref: 4144    Recommendations Approved

Approval of an Affordable Warmth Grant Assistance where the full qualifying criteria has not been met

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 26/06/2020

Effective from: 27/05/2020

Decision:

1.    Approved the installation of full central heating, taking into consideration that the client did not meet all the qualifying criteria, as the property is in Council Tax Band D.

Wards affected: Fallings Park;

Lead officer: Mila Simpson


27/05/2020 - Request to Complete Small Works Assistance Grant Works ref: 4145    Recommendations Approved

Discretionary approval for Small Works Assistance Grant Works to a household that does not meet the criteria set out in the Housing Assistance Policy in full.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing

Decision published: 26/06/2020

Effective from: 27/05/2020

Decision:

Approved the delivery of works to a client falling outside the qualifying criteria.

Wards affected: Spring Vale;

Lead officer: Mila Simpson


23/06/2020 - Loan to Wolverhampton Homes for Purchase of Properties ref: 4136    Recommendations Approved

[To consider a request for a loan to Wolverhampton Homes for the purchase of properties]

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 23/06/2020


23/06/2020 - Covid-19 - Impact on the Capital Programme ref: 4138    Recommendations Approved

To consider the impact of Covid 19 on the capital programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 23/06/2020

Decision:

That Council be recommended to:

1.      Note that the Covid-19 pandemic has had a damaging impact on capital projects, internationally, across the UK and in the city, leading to cost pressures associated with new ‘social distanced’ operating models, materials and how they are sourced. Major development projects such as the Civic Halls and WV Living sites have been affected by this global issue.

2.      Approve budgetary provision for specific risks emerging from the Covid-19 global pandemic in relation to the Civic Halls project, that cannot be contained within the contingencies already provided for within the existing budget.

3.      Delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for City Economy in consultation with the Director for Regeneration, to approval the award of the construction contract for the Civic Halls restoration project, to Willmott Dixon Interiors Ltd of Lock House, Castle Meadow Road, Nottingham, NG2 1AG for a total contract value of £X.

4.      That, due to the impact of Covid-19, a capital repayment holiday is provided to WV Living.

5.      That, due to the impact of Covid-19, equity of £X million is provided to WV Living once evidence has been provided to satisfy the Director of Finance and the Director of Governance that the investment would comply with the relevant rules.

6.      Delegate authority to the Cabinet Member for Resources, in consultation with the Director of Finance to approve the final terms of the capital repayment holiday and the equity provision.

7.      Delegate authority to the Director of Governance to execute the necessary agreements to give effect to the decisions made.

 


23/06/2020 - Covid 19 - Impact on the Capital Programme (private) ref: 4137    Recommendations Approved

[To consider the impact of Covid 19 on the Capital Programme]

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 23/06/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);


23/06/2020 - Leisure Private Finance Initiative - Deed of Variation ref: 4119    Recommendations Approved

To approve delegations for the final details of the Deed of Variation for the Leisure Private Finance Initiative at Bentley Bridge.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Wards affected: Wednesfield South;

Lead officer: Jane Dixon


23/06/2020 - Exclusion of press and public ref: 4116    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 23/06/2020

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).


23/06/2020 - 23 June 2020 Procurement - Award of Contracts for Works, Goods and Services ref: 4117    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sean Hynes, Yannick Mukendi, John Thompson


23/06/2020 - Schedule of Individual Executive Decision Notices ref: 4115    Recommendations Approved

To present 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: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 23/06/2020

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.


23/06/2020 - Better Homes for All: Small Sites Newbuild Council Housing ref: 4114    Recommmend Forward to Council

To approve the delivery of newbuild council housing across 16 former garage sites and small infill pockets of land across the City.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Decision:

1.      That development totalling £8.0 million as part of the Housing Revenue Account (HRA) capital programme for Small Sites for the delivery of the small site council housing newbuild programme providing an additional 56 homes across 16 sites in the City be approved.

 

2.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Director of City Environment to approve any variation from the identified sites for Phase Five of the small sites new build programme.

 

3.      That surplus areas of land fronting Park View Road former garage site, Bilston North be declared surplus to improve the access and appearance of the site.

 

4.      That authority be delegated to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing, in consultation with the Director of City Environment, to approve the award of a contract for the works required to construct several traditional build homes on various site across Wolverhampton City when the tender evaluation process is completed.

 

5.      That authority be delegate to the Cabinet Member for City Assets and Housing in consultation with the Director of City Environment and the Director of Finance, to approve agreements including deed of covenants, wayleave and easement agreements, collateral warrantees, assignments and other such ancillary agreements, including capital variations as may be deemed necessary to facilitate the developments.

 

6.      That the success to date of the small sites newbuild Council Housing programme, which is currently delivering 39 new homes across the City through J. Harper & Sons (Leominster) be noted.

 

Wards affected: Bilston East; Bilston North; Bushbury South and Low Hill; East Park; Ettingshall; Heath Town; Oxley; Wednesfield North;

Lead officer: Steve North


23/06/2020 - Schools Capital Programme 2020-2021 ref: 4118    Recommendations Approved

To receive an update on the Schools Capital Programme 2020-2021 and a breakdown of schemes for approval with associated funding.

Decision Maker: Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Made at meeting: 23/06/2020 - Cabinet (Resources) Panel

Decision published: 24/06/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nick Beeston, Bill Hague