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Decision details

(R&E) Proposal by BT to permanently remove 33 public phone boxes throughout the borough

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

BT has proposed removal of 33 public phone boxes around the borough. Following assessment, and having regard to the consultation comments received, it is proposed to agree with the removal of 12 phone boxes but to retain 21 phone boxes under the local veto

Decision:

ROTHERHAM METROPOLITAN BOROUGH COUNCIL

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

Date of Decision:

 

5 December 2019

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss, Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration and Transport

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Make decisions in respect of public telephone box closures proposed by BT within the terms of the Communications Act 2003 and Ofcom Guidance 2005, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Member

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

BT has proposed removal of 33 public phone boxes around the borough. Following assessment, and having regard to the consultation comments received, it is proposed to agree with the removal of 12 phone boxes but to retain 21 phone boxes under the local veto.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

Ofcom guidance on the removal of public phone boxes requires a final decision on phone removal to be made by the Council. The Council must be satisfied that it acted in accordance with the six community requirements set out in section 4 of the Communications Act (2003).  The Council has assessed the phones using internally derived criteria and considered responses received in 2 periods of consultation prior to making its final decision.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Options available are to agree a Final Notification either to object or agree to the proposals for public phone box removal.

Conflicts of interest declared by any Executive Member consulted by the decision maker which relates to the decision:

 

N/A

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

N/A

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

Proposal by BT to permanently remove 33 public phone boxes throughout the borough.  Delegated Officer Decision – 5 December 2019

 

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to the proposal by BT to permanently remove 33 public phone boxesthroughout the borough

 

Signed by the Decision Maker     

Date:               6th December 2019

Name            Simon Moss

Job Title:        Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

 

 

Publication date: 06/12/2019

Date of decision: 06/12/2019

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