Decisions made

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Decisions published

20/07/2021 - Draft proposals for new Parliamentary constituency boundaries 2023 - consultation ref: 11681    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

1.         The Chief Executive is authorised to respond on behalf of the council to address administrative issues which arise as a result of the proposals.

2.         The Leaders of the Groups are asked to provide any group responses to the Chief Executive by 4pm on 28 July for incorporation into his response. It will be made clear that any responses from groups are from those groups and not the council as a body.

3.         The Council is opposed to the removal of the Adlington & Anderton ward and the Chorley North East ward from the Chorley constituency. Both areas have formed part of the Chorley parliamentary constituency since 1918 with local residents having close links to the town and borough. We therefore ask the Boundary Commission to re-examine the proposal to move the two wards into the newly formed West Pennine Moors constituency and ensure that they remain within the Chorley constituency.

Lead officer: Ruth Rimmington


20/07/2021 - Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 18 May 2021 of Council ref: 11697    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Approved.


20/07/2021 - Executive Cabinet ref: 11672    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Noted.

Lead officer: Nina Neisser


20/07/2021 - Scrutiny Reporting Back: Chorley Council's Annual Report on Overview and Scrutiny in 2020/21 ref: 11675    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Noted.


20/07/2021 - Chorley Council Annual Report 2020/21 ref: 11671    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Noted.

Lead officer: Jon-James Martin


20/07/2021 - Committee appointments ref: 11677    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Licensing and Public Safety – Councillor William Simmance to be appointed as reserve.

 

Outside Body appointments

Chorley Consolidated Charities – Councillor Debra Platt. 

Determinants of Health System Delivery Board - Councillor Margaret France with Councillor Alex Hilton as substitute.

LCC Health and Well-being Board - Councillor Alex Hilton with Councillor Margaret France as substitute.

LCC Health Scrutiny Committee - Councillor Alex Hilton with Councillor Margaret France as substitute.

PIVOTAL - Councillor Margaret France with Cllr Alex Hilton as substitute.

 

Central Lancashire Health and Wellbeing Partnership is no longer operating.

 


20/07/2021 - Exclusion of the Public and Press ref: 11679    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Approved.


20/07/2021 - To consider the Notices of Motion given in accordance with Council procedure Rule 10 ref: 11678    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Chorley Council believes that planning works best when the local council, developers and the local community work together, to shape local areas to deliver necessary new homes.  And therefore, calls on the government to empower local communities to work in partnership with their local councils to generate a new local plan that provides more certainty over the type, scale and design of development, and further protect the rights of communities and individuals to object to individual planning applications. 


20/07/2021 - Governance Committee ref: 11676    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Noted.


20/07/2021 - Overview and Scrutiny Committee and Task and Finish Groups ref: 11674    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Noted.


20/07/2021 - Coppull Neighbourhood Plan Area Designation ref: 11698    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Approve the designation of the Neighbourhood Plan area boundary for Coppull as shown at Appendix 1.

Lead officer: Philippa Lane


20/07/2021 - Tatton Gardens ref: 11680    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Wards affected: Chorley East;

Lead officer: Rachel Salter


20/07/2021 - Revenue and Capital Budget Monitoring 20-21 Outturn ref: 11673    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 20/07/2021 - Council

Decision published: 23/07/2021

Effective from: 20/07/2021

Decision:

Executive Cabinet took the decisions to

3.      Note the full year position for the 2020/21 revenue budget and capital investment programme.

4.      Note the slippage requests outlined in Appendix 2 of the report to finance expenditure on specific items or projects in 2021/22.

5.      Note the 2020/21 outturn position on the Council's reserves outlined in Appendix 3.

 

Council took decisions to

1.         Approve the capital programme to be delivered in 2020/21 to 2023/24 as outlined in Appendix 4.

2.         Approve the changes within the capital programme as detailed in paragraph 84 and 89 namely

a)        Unit Above Iceland - This project has not yet started but work has been undertaken to assess likely costs against this £485k budget and as a result it is proposed to vire this budget to the following works:

·                £135k for internal works at Strawberry Fields to increase commercial capability and relocate the CCTV monitoring service.

·                £150k for the relocated Management Suite at Market Walk.

·                £200k to reconfigure the Unit above Iceland for a prospective new dentist.

b)             Works to Existing Markets - A further £150k has been added to this scheme from 21.22. This is to reflect additional costs in trader cabin upgrades and toilet refurb works.

Lead officer: David Bond, Neil Halton, James Thomson


13/07/2021 - 21/00601/CB3 - King Georges Field Play Area, Chorley Road, Adlington ref: 11669    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.


13/07/2021 - 21/00622/LBC - Roecroft Farmhouse, Ulnes Walton Lane, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, PR26 8LT ref: 11668    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Listed building consent granted, subject to conditions.


13/07/2021 - 20/01087/FUL - Roecroft Farmhouse, Ulnes Walton Lane, Ulnes Walton, Leyland, PR26 8LT ref: 11667    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.


13/07/2021 - 21/00261/FUL - Land adjacent to 69-70 Long Meadows, Chorley ref: 11666    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.


13/07/2021 - 20/01381/FUL - Coppull Car And Commercial Repair Centre Ltd., Unit 3 And 5, Dickinson Industrial Estate, Moss Lane, Coppull, Chorley, PR7 5AL ref: 11665    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.


13/07/2021 - 21/00362/FUL - 209 Blackburn Road, Heapey, Chorley, PR6 8EP ref: 11664    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions.


13/07/2021 - 20/00987/FUL - Mediterranean At Robin Hood, Blue Stone Lane, Mawdesley ref: 11663    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.


13/07/2021 - 20/01379/FUL - Buckshaw Hall, Knight Avenue, Buckshaw Village, Chorley, PR7 7HW ref: 11661    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Full planning permission granted, subject to conditions and a section 106 agreement.


13/07/2021 - 21/01255/FULMAJ - Parklands High School, Southport Road, Chorley, PR7 1LL ref: 11660    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.


13/07/2021 - 20/01053/FULMAJ - Land South Of Mercer Court And East Of Westhoughton Road, Adlington ref: 11662    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

This item was withdrawn from the agenda.


13/07/2021 - 20/01149/FUL - Land 60M West Of No. 3 Castle Walks ref: 11659    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/07/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 15/07/2021

Effective from: 13/07/2021

Decision:

Full planning permission refused.


24/06/2021 - Quarter Four Performance Report 2020/21 ref: 11633    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel

Made at meeting: 24/06/2021 - Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel

Decision published: 14/07/2021

Effective from: 24/06/2021

Decision:

The Overview and Scrutiny Performance Panel welcomed Howard Anthony (Performance & Partnerships Team Leader). The Quarter Four Report covered January to March 2021.

 

Considering the challenging circumstances, performance was said to be very good. 84% of projects were on target and rated green. 8% were not started, and 8% were amber. 50% of the indicators were on track or above target and 50% of the corporate strategy measures were on target.

 

The Communities team worked to provide support to residents and local businesses during the pandemic. The renovations of Astley Hall were currently amber due to issues found during renovations, but when resolved will be back on track. It was hoped that the work will be completed before the G7 speakers arrive.

 

Members questioned if the Astley Hall refurbishment was at risk of requiring further funds from Council. There was no indication that the project was at risk of going over-budget and that the amber rating was due to a delay.

 

The percent of the population with an NVQ level 3 or higher exceeded the target.

 

Play spaces progressed well with Westway Sports Campus’s installation of grass and artificial pitches. Work on King George V’s Playing Field commenced with improvements including a changing facility, kiosk space and a foyer.

 

Other projects included the extra care scheme and community facilities at Tatton Gardens. The project was progressing well and will provide high quality, affordable and suitable housing, a GP surgery, a pharmacy, a café and community centre. Work is ahead of schedule.

 

The number of empty properties increased during the quarter. The number of affordable homes in the region underperformed.

 

Members raised that only 47 affordable homes were delivered, which was below the target. Tatton Gardens would not make up the number and asked what was being done to increase the number of affordable homes. Howard explained that due to the market, house building had slowed, there were supply constraints. The Local Plan was being developed, highlighting land supply, and exploring the longer-term strategic position of how sites could be brought forward. The Members were reassured that the Council remained focused on delivering affordable homes.

 

In response to Members enquiring about the average length of time properties remained empty, Howard Anthony did not have a figure on hand, but noted that there were particular reoccurring empty properties that required further examination and when completed, the information will be returned to Members.

 

Good progress had been made with Alker Lane. Improvements have been made to the town centre with the upgrade of the market. The site at Bengal Street progressed well. All three projects reported green.

 

The Chair asked if the action taken to use letting agents to solve the town centre vacancy rates was the best way forward. Howard Anthony explained that the Council used the most efficient means of getting the vacant lots on the market, and it was hoped that once pandemic restrictions lift, town centres started to recover, but it was not an issue unique to Chorley.

 

Members asked if Alker Lane and other business locations were at risk with the changing patterns of work and if the Council had considered the short- and long-term impact on businesses and Council owned premises. Howard felt that it was too early to fully understand the future of working dynamics and is happy to approach the Business Team to provide evidence when understanding was greater.

 

The pandemic caused significant impact to overall employment rate, and there had been an increase in 16 – 17-year-old NEETs (not in full time education, employment, or training). Further monitoring to continue to assess if it was a short-term issue that would self-correct or if action was needed. The employment rate was below the target and decreasing in line with the average. There was work underway with the Quick Start scheme and the Business Engagement Team worked throughout Covid-19 assisting with government grants. The figures were not unique to Chorley and were common across Lancashire.

 

In relation to filling the skill gaps in the region, education establishments have been working with the Local Enterprise Partnership to proactively work across Chorley and South Ribble to provide future employees the skills to fill these gaps.

 

Median workplace earnings were below the average for the region. Efforts to improve growth in the local economy include Alker Lane and Strawberry Fields.

Members felt that Chorley did not have the structural and deprivation of other areas in Lancashire and felt that the area should not be on the wrong side of the average rate, and that if there was not a turnaround, it could be an aspect Scrutiny could pick up and address with partners.

                                                                                                                    

Howard added that areas that consistently performed below targets were explored, action plans created and monitored. He also noted that the statistics came externally from Nomis and the figures were not broken down into various demographics but will approach the Department of Work and Pensions for further details.

 

Phase two of shared services progressed well, the Council implemented shared Chief Executive and Directors. Progress made for ICT and other departments to include Streetscene. New technology improved services for residents.

 

The Council progressed with its green agenda with the appointment of a Climate Change Co-Ordinator with capacity to deliver and enact the programme. The Clean Air Consultation was underway.

 

For the Performance of Key Service Delivery Measures, two were worse than targeted, one was worse but within threshold and five performed better than targeted. The number of businesses closed due to the pandemic increased the Town Centre vacancy rate. As covered by Asim, the Council failed to meet its target of missed collections per 100,000 of household waste.

 

Members discussed the format of the Performance Panel and questioned if other Directors and Cabinet Members should attend to answer questions relating to the quarter’s performance. The Chair disagreed and felt that the system in place of each Directorate and Cabinet Member attending one Performance Panel per year to answer questions made, and any further requests can be made at the next Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

 

Decision: The report was noted.


13/07/2021 - Variance to Existing Mimecast Contract ref: 11670    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 13/07/2021

Effective from: 21/07/2021

Decision:

Recommendations approved.

 

Reasons for recommendation(s):

Ensures compliance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected:

The opportunity could be openly advertised, but the Council is confident the final commercial position represents best value for money awarded through the proposed framework.

 

Lead officer: Emma Marshall


18/05/2021 - Minutes of meeting Tuesday, 13 April 2021 of Council ref: 11639    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 18/05/2021 - Council

Decision published: 09/07/2021

Effective from: 18/05/2021

Decision:

Decision (unanimous) that the minutes of the Council meeting held on 13 April 2021 be approved as a correct record for signature by the Mayor.