Officer Decisions

Officers exercise delegated decision making powers in respect of both non-executive and executive functions of the Council.

The present Scheme of Delegation from the Leader of the Council, which sets out how executive functions will be discharged, provides for delegated decision making by officers. Appendix 9 of the Constitution sets out the non-executive functions delegated to officers. All executive functions, other than those reserved by Cabinet, may be discharged by officers.

The Chief Executive and Strategic Directors of the Council have established their own sub-schemes of delegation detailing which and how both non-executive and executive functions will be discharged on behalf of the authority.

Decision records for the discharge of functions by officers are published below. These decision records set out the following information:-

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by Council officers.

Officer Decisions

15/09/2022 - (R&E) Swinden Labs site, (various roads) Moorgate, proposed no waiting at any time restrictions ref: 1359    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval from Assistant Director to implement a traffic regulation order subject to no objections being received. If objections are received the report will be considered by Strategic Director. The effect of the order would be to introduce a no waiting at any time restriction on a number of roads adjacent to a new housing development currently under construction on the Swinden Labs site off Moorgate Road.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 15/09/2022

Decision:

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

15th September 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss

Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration and Transport 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

To promote, consider objections to and implement Traffic Regulation Orders under the Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval of the implementation of a proposed no waiting at any time restriction on various roads as part of an approved planning application for a new housing estate on the old Swinden Labs site, Moorgate.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To improve the road safety environment for all vulnerable road users within the estate.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Provide time limited waiting restrictions at the locations identified or no waiting restrictions at all. These options are not being considered, as the proposals aim to ensure that visibility splays at the identified locations are maintained at all times. The introduction of either of these two options would not introduce any additional road safety improvements that have been conditioned as part of the approved planning application for an adjacent housing development.

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

 

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to approval of the implementation of a proposed no waiting at any time restriction on various roads as part of an approved planning application for a new housing estate on the old Swinden Labs site, Moorgate.

 

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                    

Dated: 15th September, 2022

Name: Simon Moss

Job Title: Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

 

Wards affected: Boston Castle; Sitwell;

Lead officer: Nigel Davey


14/09/2022 - (R&E) Introduction of an exemption, to extend the current Transport Operator Framework Contract ref: 1358    Recommendations Approved

The current contractor framework was awarded following a ‘Standard open above EU Threshold’ tender process that established a framework of suppliers to deliver services for the maximum permitted term of 4 years. It was introduced in April 2017 and expired on 18th April 2021. The contract was extended through an exemption due to Covid-19 to 31st August 2022.

 

The Council is required to reprocure the external provision, and in October 2021 a report was presented to Cabinet recommending a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) to improve the quality of the service, drive innovation and, importantly, increase competition and reduce costs. The target date for implementation is 1st September 2022 however work is proving complex to progress and therefore the implementation date will be delayed.

 

The decision will be to continue with implementing the DPS on a delayed timescale, or to write a further exemption due to exceptional market circumstances, allowing sufficient time to complete a re-procurement or decommission the existing arrangement.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 14/09/2022

Decision:

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

14th September, 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Execute the Council’s Home to School Policy and where appropriate grant or refuse supported transport provision.

Flex the in-house home to school transport fleet and service function, and externally contracted resource, ensuring service demands are met.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

     To extend the current Home to School transport contract framework

     “The current contractor framework was awarded following a ‘Standard open above Threshold’ tender process that established a framework of suppliers to deliver services for the maximum permitted term of 4 years. It was introduced in April 2017 and expired on 18th April 2021. The contract was extended through an exemption due to Covid-19 to 31st August 2022, and brought in line with the academic calendar”

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

The potential re-procurement by September 2022, presents significant risk of substantially higher costs to the Council for provision of the transport services and could be considered as no longer appropriate.

To mitigate the risk of increased prices, further work needs to be completed around alternative options for delivery such as increasing inhouse resource and route consolidation

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Due to the amount of routes tender through this contract & the decline in Passenger Operators within the area. Other options are not valid.

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

 

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to extend the current Home to School transport contract framework

 

 

 

 

 

      

Signed by the Decision Maker  Paul Woodcock                                  

Dated: 14th September, 2022

Name: Paul Woodcock

Job Title: Strategic Director, Regeneration & Environment

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Woodcock


09/09/2022 - Swinden Labs site, Moorgate, proposed 20mph zone ref: 1357    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval from Assistant Director to implement a traffic regulation order subject to no objections being received. If objections are received the report will be considered by Strategic Director. The effect of the order would be to introduce a 20mph zone on a new housing development currently under construction on the Swinden Labs site off Moorgate Road.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 13/09/2022

Effective from: 09/09/2022

Decision:

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

9th September 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss

Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration and Transport 

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

To promote, consider objections to and implement Traffic Regulation Orders under the Traffic Regulation Act 1984.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Approval of the implementation of a 20mph zone on various roads currently under construction as part of an approved planning application for a new housing estate on the old Swinden Labs site, Moorgate.

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To improve the road safety environment for all vulnerable road users within the estate.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Do nothing. This option is not being promoted as this does not introduce any additional road safety improvements that have been conditioned as part of the approved planning application for an adjacent housing development.

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

 

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

 

Reports or parts of reports considered

 

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to approval of the implementation of a 20mph zone on various roads currently under construction as part of an approved planning application for a new housing estate on the old Swinden Labs site, Moorgate.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker                                    

Dated: 9th September, 2022

Name: Simon Moss

Job Title: Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

 

Wards affected: Boston Castle; Sitwell;

Lead officer: Nigel Davey