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14/09/2020 - Qualis Group Board ref: 3598    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

1)   That Cabinet noted the composition of the permanent Qualis Group Board;

 

(2)   That Cabinet noted the renumeration levels for Qualis Group Board members; and

 

(3)  That Cabinet noted the selection and recruitment process for Group Board

Members.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


14/09/2020 - Qualis Quarterly Monitoring Report - Q1 and Q2 2019/20 ref: 3601    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

The report was discussed and it was agreed that any detailed questions were to be sent to officers and answered by them in writing and (if not confidential) be made available via the Council Bulletin.

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


14/09/2020 - Financial Planning 2020/21 to 2025/26 ref: 3597    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

(1)    The Cabinet noted the backdrop to the Financial Planning process for 2021/22 to 2025/26, including the impact of Covid-19 and emerging changes in local authority finance; and

 

(2)    agreed the proposed approach to Financial Planning, including the reporting and governance timetable as summarised in Appendix A of the report.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


14/09/2020 - Local Council Tax Support Scheme 2021/22 ref: 3596    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

(1)          The Cabinet noted that the Local Council Tax Support scheme for 2020/21 continued unchanged for 2021/22; and

 

(2)          The Cabinet recommended that Full Council note that the Local Council Tax Support scheme for 2019/20 continues unchanged for 2021/22.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


14/09/2020 - Acceptance of Tenders - Contract 101 - Removal of Asbestos Containing Materials from Council Owned Properties ref: 3595    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

(1)        The Cabinet agreed that, AA Woods Ltd be awarded a 1-year contract renewable annually for up to a maximum of 4-further years, for the removal of asbestos containing materials from Council-owned properties in the sum of £82,895.50 with an overall weighted price and quality score of 91.66% being the most economically advantageous tender received; and

 

(2)        The Cabinet agreed that should it not be possible to enter into contract with AA Woods Ltd, DC (UK) Ltd be awarded the contract as the reserve contractor, being the second most economically advantageous tender received, with a Tender Sum of £116,902.26; and

 

(3)        That, the overall value of the works be limited to the sum included in the Capital Programme identified for asbestos removal on an annual basis; and

 

(4)        The Cabinet agreed, this contract be designated as a serial contract to facilitate the annual adjustment to the tendered rates in accordance with the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS) BCIS ALLCOS Resource Cost Index of All Construction: All Repair and Maintenance Work #7419.  

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


14/09/2020 - Highways Ranger Service Update ref: 3594    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

(1)        The Cabinet noted the progress the progress on devolution of Highway Rangers Service from Essex County Council; and

 

(2)        agreed to allocate £1,000 for repair and maintenance of Heritage Finger Posts subject to match funding from Town and Parish Councils.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


14/09/2020 - North Weald Aircraft Landing Fees Implementation ref: 3593    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

(1)        The Cabinet agreed to the introduction of landing fees at North Weald Airfield for visiting       

            Aircraft; and

 

(2)        agreed the recommended scale of landing fee charges.

 

 

Wards affected: North Weald Bassett;


14/09/2020 - Release of Restrictive Covenants - Epping Forest College ref: 3592    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

Epping Forest College be granted a variation to the covenants on the land further to previous removal of restrictive covenants, in order to facilitate the Colleges plans for the site.

 

 


14/09/2020 - Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee - 23 June 2020 ref: 3591    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Decision:

The Cabinet noted and agreed the minutes of the Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee meeting of 23 June 2020.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);


08/09/2020 - COUNCIL HOUSE BUILDING PROGRESS REPORT - PHASES 2-4 ref: 3585    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

(1)             That the contents of the Progress Report on Phases 3 to 4 of the Council House Building Programme be noted and presented to the Cabinet in line with the Terms of Reference of the Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee.

 


08/09/2020 - POLICY FOR LICENCING AND GRANT OF PERMANENT RIGHTS OF WAY/ACCESS ref: 3588    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

(1)        That the Council adopts a new policy for the Licencing and Granting of Permanent Rights of Way/Access for the Council House Building Programme subject to clarification of paragraph 4.6 on the draft policy;

 

(2)        That an audit be carried out to review of the current licencing arrangements and fees charged;

 

(3)        That a central database be created to maintain a notification system for issued licences and sale agreements for permanent rights of way/accesses; and

 

(4)        That an annual monitoring and review of licences be carried out and regular site inspections to regulate and prevent the creation of unauthorised rights of way/access.


08/09/2020 - PROGRAMME PHASE 5 - NEW APPROACH ref: 3586    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

(1)        That the Council adopts a new approach that involves early engagement with local community representatives;

 

(2)        That a new process for future CHBP site assessments based on a collaborative and incremental approach be agreed; and

(3)        That all future developments going forward be designed in line with the ‘Passivhaus’ standard – ‘Fabric First’ approach as a minimum and to accommodate future retrospective installations of Low Carbon Heat Generation and Heat Recovery Systems as and when suitable systems are identified.


08/09/2020 - POLICY FOR THE ALLOCATION OF SURPLUS CAR PARKING SPACES ref: 3587    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

 (1)       That the Council reviews and adopts the Policy for Allocating Surplus Car Parking Spaces Provided by the Council Housebuilding Programme; and

 

(2)        That the Council adopts and implements the allocation and eligibility criteria including the advertising, selection/allocation, licencing/charging of parking permits and enforcement of surplus car parking spaces.

 


08/09/2020 - Minutes ref: 3589    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

(1)        That the minutes of the Council Housebuilding Cabinet Committee meeting held on 23 June 2020 be taken as read and would be signed by the Chairman as a correct record.


10/09/2020 - Land Sale - Parcel of Land Adjacent to 7 The Glebe, Magdalen Laver ref: 3600    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Housing & Community Services Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

Decision:

 

(1)   That the parcel of land adjacent to 7 The Glebe, Magdalen Laver, as shown at Appendix 1, which measures approximately 206 square metres, be sold to one of the owners of 7 The Glebe, Mrs Birch, for £20,000.

 

(2)   That a covenant be placed on the Title Deeds to:

 

(a)   Require the new owner and any successors in Title, to preserve all existing pipes and drains on the land so as not to damage them or obstruct access;

 

(b)   Require the new owner and any successors in Title, to maintain access rights for maintaining pipes and drains

 

(c)   Restrict the use of the land for garden use, save for the exceptions therein stated at paragraph three.

 

(3)   In accordance with the Housing Portfolio Holder Decision of 13 November 2018 (HSG-017-2018/19 refers), that an overage agreement be applied to the land, which in the event of a change of use or implementation of any planning permission, a further premium under overage provisions will be paid to the Council.  However, to better reflect the intention of the original decision, that the terms of the overage agreement be amended to permit the erection of a conservatory, garage or extension (subject to obtaining any necessary planning permission) without incurrence of a further premium.

 

(4)   That the new owner be required to pay the Council’s reasonable legal costs in connection with the sale.

 

Lead officer: Rachel Smith


10/09/2020 - Delegated Authority to Issue Leases with CHESS ref: 3599    For Determination

Decision Maker: Housing & Community Services Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 18/09/2020

Decision:

(1)  That the Housing Portfolio Holder notesthat;

 

(a)   CHESS, local charity providing services to rough sleepers and commissioned by Essex County Council in partnership with EFDC for the provision of services as part of our work tackling rough sleeping funded via MHCLG’s Rough Sleeper Initiative Grant.

 

(2)     That delegated authority be granted to the Service Manager Housing Needs and Older People’s Services to agree a lease on up to 2  properties to CHESS for a term of up to a maximum of 5 years provided there is a need to accommodate single homelessapplicants who are or are at risk of rough sleeping.

 

(3)     That delegated authority be granted to the Service Manager Housing Needs and Older People to accept the surrender of the lease of either of the 12 properties and grant a new lease on a different property under certain circumstances.

 

Lead officer: Jennifer Gould


02/09/2020 - Delegated Authority to Renew Leases with NACRO ref: 3584    For Determination

Decision Maker: Housing & Community Services Portfolio Holder

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 11/09/2020

Decision:

(1)  That the Housing Portfolio Holder notesthat;

 

(a)   NACRO, an affiliated company of NACRO Community Enterprises Limited, are responsible for providing support to vulnerable younger homeless applicants housed by the Council in the district.

 

(2)     That delegated authority be granted to the Service Manager Housing Needs and Older People’s Services to renew the leases on the 12 properties to NACRO for a term of up to a maximum of 5 years on expiry provided there is a need to accommodate vulnerable younger homelessapplicants.

 

(3)     That delegated authority be granted to the Service Manager Housing Needs and Older People to accept the surrender of the lease of any of the 12 properties and grant a new lease on a different property under certain circumstances.

 

Lead officer: Jennifer Gould