Decisions

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Public Notice Key Decisions

The council must publish a public notice at least 28 clear days before a key decision is to be taken, however the regulations also provide for a shorter period by ‘general exception’ and on rare occasions by ‘special urgency’ (for further information please contact Democratic Services – Democratic@northlincs.gov.uk.)

Decisions published

26/03/2024 - Revision of Bereavement Service Rules and Regulations ref: 963    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director: Communities

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

To approve the revised Crematorium and Cemetery Regulations.

Lead officer: Alex Dawson


19/03/2024 - Authorisation of the move of Nursery from the Willoughby Road complex to Dragonby Road ref: 962    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director: Communities

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 19/03/2024

Decision:

To approve the move of a nursery on Dragonby Road which is to be vacated by another provider when they complete their move to Enderby Road. This will include a lease surrender, granting of a ‘Tenancy at Will’ and granting of a new lease.

Lead officer: Alex Dawson


19/03/2024 - Approval of Capital Grants for 2024/25 for the UK Shared Prosperity Fund 2nd Phase ref: 961    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director: Communities

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 22/03/2024

Decision:

To approve the UKSPF Decision Making recommendations and sign off the capital grants for the financial year 2024/25 of the North Lincolnshire UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Reference should be made to the following appendices which are attached:
- Appendix 1 Decision Making Report Capital Grant Approval 2024.25 UKSPF 2nd Phase Recommendations
- Appendix 2 UKSPF Capital Grants 2024.25 Panel 2nd Phase Recommendations.

Lead officer: Alex Dawson


19/03/2024 - Extend the Domestic Abuse Support Service Contract ref: 960    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director: Adults and Health

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 22/03/2024

Decision:

To extend the Domestic Abuse Support Service Contract until 30 September 2024.

Lead officer: Alex Dawson


26/03/2024 - Wootton Parish Neighbourhood Plan - application for Neighbourhood Area Status ref: 959    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Environment and Strategy Cabinet Member

Made at meeting: 26/03/2024 - Environment and Strategy Cabinet Member

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 30/03/2024

Decision:

3        WOOTTON PARISH NEIGHBOURHOOD PLAN – APPLICATION FOR NEIGHBOURHOOD AREA STATUS – The Director: Communities submitted a report informing the Cabinet Member that Wootton Parish Council had applied to have its area formally designated for the purpose of preparing a Neighbourhood Plan and seeking agreement to approve the application for Neighbourhood Area status.

 

The Localism Act 2011 introduced new opportunities for communities to get involved in planning their areas by preparing neighbourhood plans, neighbourhood development orders, and community right to build orders. The Act and associated neighbourhood planning regulations gave town/parish councils and neighbourhood forums powers to shape and encourage delivery of new development.

 

Before a town/parish council or neighbourhood forum could begin preparing a neighbourhood plan they must apply to have the area they wished the plan to cover to be formally designated. The council was responsible for receiving and determining applications for the designation of a Neighbourhood Area. The Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 explained the requirements for the determination of a Neighbourhood Area application.

 

Wootton Parish Council submitted an application to the council on 5 March 2024 to have the whole parish formally designated with the intention of starting work on a neighbourhood plan. The application was attached at Appendix 1 to the report,  together with a map showing the extent of the area at Appendix 2.  Planning Practice Guidance stated that where a parish council applied for the whole of the area of the parish to be designated as a neighbourhood area, the local planning authority must designate the whole of the area applied for.

 

The amended Neighbourhood Planning Regulations removed the requirement to consult on an area application in certain circumstances. These circumstances included where the neighbourhood area consisted of the whole of the town/parish council area and where none of the neighbourhood area extended outside the town/parish council area. The Regulations also stipulated that the local planning authority must exercise their powers under the 1990 Act to designate the specified area as a neighbourhood area.

 

Resolved – (a) That the report be noted, and (b) that the approach set out in Option 1, at paragraph 3.2 of the report, to designate Wootton Parish Council for Neighbourhood Area status, be approved.


19/03/2024 - Provision of Carers Support Services ref: 958    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Children, Families and Communities Cabinet Member

Made at meeting: 19/03/2024 - Children, Families and Communities Cabinet Member

Decision published: 21/03/2024

Effective from: 23/03/2024

Decision:

The corresponding report of the following items (Minute 1 refers) contains exempt information as defined in Paragraph 3 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended).

 

1        PROVISION OF CARERS SUPPORT SERVICES – The Directors: Adults and Health and Children and Families submitted a joint report seeking approval to tender for the provision of a Carers Support Service.

 

Carers were incredibly important and played a vital role in the council’s communities, providing essential care to family members, friends and neighbours who needed help and support with daily living. Carers needed support to look after their own health and wellbeing, realise their education and employment potential and to ensure they were connected in their communities and enabled to have a life of their own alongside caring responsibilities.

 

The all-age co-produced North Lincolnshire Carers Strategy 2022-2026 prioritised the identification of Carers, supporting them to stay well and healthy in their role, providing the information and resources they needed to keep connected and by giving Carers a voice in influencing change and innovation.

 

Supporting family Carers contributed to the North Lincolnshire ambition that all children and adults thrived in their families, achieved in their schools, education/training and jobs and flourished in their communities.

 

The contract for the provision of Carers Support Service for adult Carers including all parent Carers and sibling support was last commissioned in 2017. The current contract expired on 30 December 2023, and a further extension was in place until 31 October 2024 to allow the re-commissioning and tender process to take place.

 

The report gave details of the current service model, proposed commissioning exercise and service transformation.

 

Resolved – That Option 1, as set out in the report at paragraph 3.1, be approved.