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

16/11/2022 - (R & E) Garden Waste Subscription Service ref: 1392    Recommendations Approved

To approve the fees for the garden waste subscription service for 2023/24.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 16/11/2022

Decision:

 

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

16th  November 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Paul Woodcock

Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Part 9 of the Constitution Section 4C6 1D provides that the Strategic Director for Regeneration and the Environment may exercise Executive Powers in respect of the Council’s Waste Service.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

To set the fees for the garden waste subscription service for 2023/24 at £43 for the first bin and £34 for a 2nd bin.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

The charges for the garden waste service for 2023/24 need to be set by mid-November 2022 in order that the subscription service can go live on the Councils website in early December.  This enables direct debit notices to be issued within the required period for those customers signed up to automatic renewal, in advance of the 2023/24 collection period.  The charges for 2023/24 are set with the intention of ensuring that the income from subscriptions continues to cover the cost of providing the service.

 

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

It was not considered appropriate to set the charges at a level that would create budget pressures as the service costs are expected to be covered by those purchasing the service.  It was not considered appropriate to set the charges at a level that would generate a substantial surplus. Actual financial outcome will be determined by the combination of cost/cost increases and demand.

 

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

No conflicts of interest

 

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

None

Reports or parts of reports considered

None

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to the fees for the garden waste subscription service for 2023/24 at £43 for the first bin and £34 for a 2nd bin.

 

      Paul Woodcock

Signed by the Decision Maker                                    

Dated: 16th November, 2022

Name: Paul Woodcock

Job Title: Strategic Director

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Woodcock


11/11/2022 - Traffic Management Act 2004 Application for Moving Traffic Enforcement powers - Consultation ref: 1391    Recommendations Approved

That approval be granted for commencement of public consultation in relation to the new civil powers to enforce moving traffic regulations under Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004 (TMA.)

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 11/11/2022

Decision:

 

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

11th November 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Simon Moss, Assistant Director for Planning, Regeneration and Transport (on behalf of Paul Woodcock, Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment)

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

The implementation of traffic management, traffic calming and area safety schemes. The implementation of any determination of the Cabinet Member and the discharge of any function of a regulatory nature and duties in relation to the Traffic Management Act 2004.

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Recommend approval for the consultation on 6 sites identified for potential moving traffic offence enforcement using new powers provided by government under  Part 6 of the Traffic Management Act 2004.

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

The decision will enable consultation to take place in respect of the council applying to the Department for Transport to enforce Moving Traffic Offences.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

Option 1: Do not apply to DfT for the powers to undertake the civil enforcement of moving traffic offences and leave enforcement of this to the Police who have limited resources to deal with these issues and who cannot enforce the restriction 24/7.

 

Option 2: Carry out a borough-wide assessment process to identify all locations on the network. This is considered to be unnecessary as DfT has indicated that, once granted, authorities will not be required to apply again to government but will hold the relevant enforcement powers in perpetuity. 

 

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

Not applicable

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

Not applicable

Reports or parts of reports considered

Delegated Officer Decision Report for Traffic Management Act 2004 Application for Moving Traffic Enforcement powers – Consultation with appendices for equalities and carbon impacts.

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to enable consultation to take place in respect of the council applying to the Department for Transport to enforce Moving Traffic Offences.

 

 

      

Signed by the Decision Maker     Simon Moss  (on behalf of Paul Woodcock Strategic Director)                        

Dated: 11th November, 2022

Name: Simon Moss

Job Title: Assistant Director, Planning, Regeneration & Transport

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Moss


14/11/2022 - (R & E) Application for Definitive Map Modification Order to Upgrade Public Footpath, Firbeck No 4 to Bridleway ref: 1390    Recommendations Approved

To consider a request by the public to upgrade part of a public footpath to public bridleway in the parish of Firbeck.

 

Officers request permission to proceed with the legal process necessary to record the section of path on the Definitive Map.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 14/11/2022

Decision:

 

 

RECORD OF OFFICER EXECUTIVE DECISION

 

 

Date of Decision:

 

14th November, 2022

Decision Maker:

(Including Job Title)

 

Sam Barstow, Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene

Specific Delegation:

(If any)

 

Powers to make Definitive Map Modification Orders under Section 53 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, as delegated through the Regeneration and Environment Sub-Scheme of Delegation

 

Brief Description of Decision:

 

 

Application for Definitive Map Modification Order to Upgrade Public Footpath, Firbeck No 4 to Bridleway

 

Reasons for the Decision:

 

 

To comply with statutory duties.

Details of alternative options considered and rejected:

 

If the order was not proceeded with there is a statutory right of way objection – and if the evidence was not enacted on it is possible the Secretary of State may instruct the council to do so.

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

None.

Dispensations Granted:

(If any)

 

None.

Reports or parts of reports considered

All.

 

I certify that this is a true record of the executive decision in relation to Application for Definitive Map Modification Order to Upgrade Public Footpath, Firbeck No 4 to Bridleway

 

 

 

Signed by the Decision Maker     Sam Barstow                               

Dated: 14th November, 2022

Name: Sam Barstow

Job Title: Assistant Director, Community Safety and Street Scene

 

 

Wards affected: Dinnington;

Lead officer: Richard Pett