Decisions

Decisions published

21/11/2022 - Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders - Hereford Road, Durham Road, Woodland Road, Parker Avenue and Pritchard Avenue, Seaforth. ref: 11392    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval for the progression of a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will prohibit waiting at various junctions with Crosby Road South.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 30/11/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prohibit waiting at any time on both sides of Durham Road, Seaforth, from the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South to a point 7 metres North-East of the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South;

(2)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prohibit waiting at any time on both sides of Hereford Road, Seaforth, from the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South to a point 7 metres North-East of the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South;

(3)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prohibit waiting at any time on both sides of Parker Avenue, Seaforth, from the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South to a point 7 metres North-East of the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South;

(4)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prohibit waiting at any time on both sides of Pritchard Avenue, Seaforth, from the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South to a point 7 metres North-East of the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South;

(5)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prohibit waiting at any time on both sides of Woodland Road, Seaforth, from the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South to a point 7 metres North-East of the North-East kerbline of Crosby Road South;

(6)  the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order, be approved;

(7)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (6) above, the Chief Legal & Democratic Officer be authorised to make the Order and the Highway Management Manager be authorised to implement the Order; and in the event that objections are received during the consultation process, the matter be referred to Licensing & Regulatory Committee for consideration in accordance with the Council’s Constitution

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The Council has the power to revoke a Traffic Regulation Order (Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) as well as the power to make a new Traffic Regulation Order (Section 1 of that Act). Authorisation to advertise new Traffic Regulation Orders falls under the remit of Cabinet Member Locality Services.

 

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

None

 

Wards affected: Church;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


17/11/2022 - Pump House, Esplanade, Southport ref: 11380    Awaiting Implementation

To seek approval from Cabinet Member to a change in purchaser name for the grant of a building lease followed by a 125 year lease of the former Pump House premises on the Esplanade adjacent to Kings Gardens in Southport.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 26/11/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1) That the change in purchaser name in relation to the grant of a Building Lease followed by a 125 year Lease of the subject premises, for the reasons detailed within this report be approved; and

 

(2) That the Chief Democratic and Legal Services Officer be authorised to complete the necessary legal documentation.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

1.    By virtue of a report dated 26 November 2021, Cabinet Member approved the recommendation that subject to the receipt of planning permission for the proposed use, the Council enter into a Building Lease followed by a 125 year lease with the Company submitting the highest offer, which is detailed within the exempt Appendix, attached to this report.

2.     Whilst it is requested that there be a change in the purchaser name, it is merely the Company who were given approval to the Building Lease and subsequent 125 year lease setting up a Special Purchase Vehicle (SPV) in order to undertake the building project.

 

3.     Converting the property into to a community restaurant is still the intention and all other previously agreed terms will remain the same.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

1.    The Council could refuse the change in name however, this could jeopardise the deal progressing.  If the deal where to fall through, the Council would have to remarket the property again.  The continuing deterioration of the premises means that the Council may have to invest significant capital expenditure to bring the premises up to a reasonable condition.

2.    Retention of the premises in their current condition would act as a blight to this area of Kings Gardens which has had significant funding in recent years.

 

Wards affected: Dukes;

Lead officer: Suzanne Rimmer


17/11/2022 - Application for Discretionary Top Up Rate Relief ref: 11382    Awaiting Implementation

This report seeks consideration to approve the award of discretionary top-up rate relief to a non-profit making organisation under the provisions of section 47 of the Local Government Finance Act 1988 (as amended by section 69 of the Localism Act 2011).

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regulatory, Compliance and Corporate Services

Decision published: 17/11/2022

Effective from: 26/11/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the application from Rampworx Youth Village for 10% discretionary top up rate relief for the financial year 2022-2023 amounting to £5,120.00 be approved.

 

The discretionary rate relief applied for is in respect of the premises at 1-3 Leckwith Road, Netherton, L30 6UE.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

Rampworx Youth Village is a registered charity, registered with the Charities Commission, Registration number 1097748 and in line with other registered charities is entitled to 80% mandatory rate relief in respect of their business rate liability at 1-3 Leckwith Road, Netherton, L30 6UE.

 

Rampworx Youth Village is also already receiving a 50% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief for the year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023; awarded to help businesses and organisations in those sectors recover from the COVID19 pandemic. The amount of discretionary rate relief being recommended is therefore 10% of the total business rates liability of £51,200.00 which equates to the full remaining business rates liability of £5,120.00.

 

Rampworx Youth Village, with the aid of its large indoor extreme sports facility, offer a unique service to underprivileged youths within Sefton in order to develop their physical and mental wellbeing. It also offers a range of personal development programmes, such as drug and alcohol awareness, sexual health and healthy eating workshops. The projects have also included structured programmes around IT, web design, music, street dance, coaching sessions and free summer clinics for novice riders.

 

With the exception of 80% mandatory rate relief and some level of Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief since 1 April 2020, Rampworx Youth Village have not received any other charitable funding over the last 3 years and have relied on government COVID19 grants to remain operational. They have now applied for discretionary top up rate relief as they are seeking short-term financial assistance whilst they attempt to achieve pre-COVID19 volumes of membership actively using their facilities. It should be noted that Rampworx Youth Village applied for and received discretionary top up rate relief in both 2014/15 and 2015/16 but have not requested additional financial assistance since until their current application.

 

Under rate retention 99% of discretionary top up rate relief must borne by the Council and 1% by the Fire Authority.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

Rampworx Youth Villagehas applied for 20% discretionary top up rate relief to reduce their rate liability at 1-3 Leckwith Road, Netherton, L30 6UE for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. As the organisation has already received 50% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief following the award of 80% mandatory rate relief, the net liability is £5,120.00 or 10% of the gross liability of £51,200.00. This is the maximum amount of discretionary top-up rate relief that can be considered.

 

The discretionary top up rate relief application can be refused, or a different percentage of relief granted, as shown in the table below: -

 

2022-2023

1% Relief

2% Relief

5% Relief

10% Relief

Reduction in Non-Domestic Rates Income

£512.00

£1,024.00

£2,560.00

£5,120.00

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton Council 99%

£506.88

£1,013.76

£2,534.40

£5,068.80

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

£5.12

£10.24

£25.60

£51.20

 

 

 

Wards affected: Netherton and Orrell;

Lead officer: Mark Barry


16/11/2022 - Appointment of Local Authority Representatives to Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools and Management Committees of Pupil Referral Units. ref: 11379    Awaiting Implementation

To advise the Cabinet Member of the current situation with regard to Local Authority vacancies on the Governing Bodies of Community and Voluntary Aided Schools and Management Committees of Pupil Referral Units.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education

Decision published: 16/11/2022

Effective from: 25/11/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the recommended appointments to fill vacancies for Local Authority Governorships be agreed in line with Council Policy.

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The appointment of School governors is regulated by the School Governance (Constitution) (England) Regulations 2012, as amended by the School Governance (Constitution and Federations) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2014, and the School Governance (Miscellaneous Amendments) (England) Regulations 2015, made under sections 19 and 20 of the Education Act 2002.  The appointment of Pupil Referral Unit Management Committee Members is regulated by The Education (Pupil Referral Units) (Management Committees etc.) (England) Regulations 2007.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

None

 

Wards affected: Manor; St. Oswald;

Lead officer: Tricia Davies


15/11/2022 - Great Georges Road - proposed Traffic Regulation Orders ref: 11378    Awaiting Implementation

To seek approval for the advertising of Traffic Regulation Orders in relation to the cycling and walking scheme on Great Georges Road, Waterloo to facilitate the introduction of an uncontrolled crossing, outside The Victoria public house, to formally end the cycle lane and provide a crossing facility for both cyclists and pedestrians.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce no waiting at any time on the south-east side of Great Georges Road, from a point 10 metres south-west of the south-west kerbline of Brunswick Parade, to a point 10 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Waterloo Close; 

 

(2)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce no waiting at any time on both sides of Brunswick Parade from the south-east kerbline of Great Georges Road to a point 4 metres south-east of the south-east kerbline of Great Georges Road; 

 

(3)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce no waiting at any time on both sides of Waterloo Close from the south-east kerbline of Great Georges Road to a point 4 metres south-east of the south-east kerbline of Great Georges Road; 

 

(4)  the necessary legal procedures, including those of public consultation and advertising the Council’s intention to implement the Order, be approved;

 

(5)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (4) above, the Chief Legal & Democratic Officer be authorised to make the Order and the Highway Management Manager be authorised to implement the Order; and in the event that objections are received during the consultation process, the matter be referred to Licensing & Regulatory Committee for consideration in accordance with the Council’s Constitution

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The Council has the power to revoke a Traffic Regulation Order (Part IV of Schedule 9 to the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984) as well as the power to make a new Traffic Regulation Order (Section 1 of that Act). Authorisation to advertise new Traffic Regulation Orders falls under the remit of Cabinet Member Locality Services.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: (including any Risk Implications)

 

None

 

Wards affected: Church;

Lead officer: Andrew Evans