Decisions made

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Decisions published

29/07/2022 - Appointment of Consultants to assist in progressing work on the Central Lancashire Land Use Study and development of policies and a topic paper for the Local Plan ref: 12492    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Economic Development and Public Service Reform)

Decision published: 08/08/2022

Effective from: 16/08/2022


Approve appointment of Consultants (as set out in the report) to undertake further work on the Land use Study at a cost (as set out in the report) to be funded by the Local Plan Budget (as approved by Cabinet) with costs shared across the three Councils.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carolyn Williams

04/08/2022 - Support for Energy Bills - Discretionary Fund ref: 12494    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022


Decision made


That the Discretionary Fund scheme proposals outlined, specifically in the table at point 14 within this report are approved.


Reasons for decision


A targeted approach to awarding this financial assistance will safeguard that the households most in need receive support quickly.


A proactive policy will also ensure maximum distribution of the council’s grant funding for this scheme.


Other options considered and rejected


To invite applications for discretionary funding from residents.

This option was dismissed because it would be difficult to administer and result in delays in payments being made to vulnerable households.


Lead officer: Alison Wilding

29/07/2022 - Procurement Service Restructure ref: 12491    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 06/08/2022


Decision made


1.         To note the changes to the Procurement Team.

2.         To approve the one-off contribution from the Change Management Reserve of £41,250 towards the cost of 50% of the changes.


Reasons for decision


The Procurement Team has been part of the Shared Services arrangements with Chorley Borough Council since 2008. More recently (2020) it has become part of the Shared Legal Service.


The recent changes to Shared Services present an opportunity to review the structure that exists to assess whether it is still the best model to adopt both in terms of service delivery and management.


Alternative options considered and rejected


The existing structure was established to meet the then needs of the councils and set independently of other teams. The situation has now changed and there is a need in accordance with the Council’s Change Policy and approach to shared services to review service provision both in terms of staffing and how and what is delivered. Not doing so would fail to meet the council’s obligations under these policies.

Other options (2 and 3) were detailed in the body of the report, however these were rejected as they did not offer the benefits of the recommended option 1.

Lead officer: Chris Moister

26/07/2022 - Acquisition of Refugee Property - No 7 ref: 12473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Resources)

Decision published: 26/07/2022

Effective from: 03/08/2022


Recommendations approved.


Reasons for recommendations:

1.    To implement the council’s decision to purchase properties in delivery of the Chorley residential property acquisition strategy.


2.    To purchase properties for Refugee Resettlement Programme for:

a.    Single repatriation

  1. 10 refugee families


3.    To enable Chorley Council to support the resettlement and integration of refugees into the borough in high quality homes.


Other options considered and rejected:

To source properties from the private rented sector and develop five-year legal agreements negating the need for Chorley Council to procure any additional properties. This was previously rejected due to insecure tenancy and possible poor-quality housing provision.


Lead officer: Conrad Heald, Lorraine McIntyre

25/07/2022 - Approval of Climate Change Strategy ref: 12472    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member (Customer, Streetscene and Environment)

Decision published: 25/07/2022

Effective from: 02/08/2022


Decision made


To approve the Climate Change Strategy as a final draft.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sally Green