Decisions

Decisions published

26/01/2023 - Proposed 20mph speed limit - Bartons Close; Beverley Close; Harrogate Way; Ilkley Avenue; Skipton Avenue and Whitby Avenue, Southport. ref: 11436    For Determination

To seek approval for the advertising of Traffic Regulation Orders in relation to the introduction of a 20mph speed limit on various roads in Crossens.  

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 26/01/2023

Effective from: 04/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)            the Cabinet Member approve the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will introduce a 20mph speed limit for the entire length of Bartons Close; Beverley Close; Harrogate Way; Ilkley Avenue; Skipton Avenue and Whitby Avenue, Southport;

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

(3)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (2) 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: Meols;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


26/01/2023 - Consolidation of Traffic Regulation Orders, Various Boroughwide ref: 11435    For Determination

To seek approval for the progression of simplified Traffic Regulation Orders at various locations within the Borough.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 26/01/2023

Effective from: 04/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)      Traffic Regulation Orders as detailed within this report be approved.

 

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

 

(3)      in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (2) above, the Chief Legal and 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; Derby; Dukes; Litherland; Netherton and Orrell; Victoria;

Lead officer: Colin Taylor


26/01/2023 - Consolidation of temporary waiting restrictions - various roads in Crosby and Formby ref: 11434    For Determination

To seek approval for the progression of a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will make permanent a number of temporary waiting restrictions introduced in Crosby and Formby during 2021.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 26/01/2023

Effective from: 04/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

1.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-west side of Mariners Road, Blundellsands, from a point 10 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Burbo Bank Road South to a point 10 metres south-west of the south-west kerbline of Burbo Bank Road South;

2.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-east side of Wicks Lane, Formby, from a point 53 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Harington Road to the north-west kerbline of Harington Road;

3.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-west side of Wicks Lane, Formby, from the east kerbline of Harington Road to a point 24 metres north-east of the east kerbline of Harington Road;

4.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the south side of Wicks Lane, Formby from a point 18 metres west of the south-west kerbline of Delph Lane to a point 18 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Delph Lane;

5.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the east side of Harington Road, from a point 22 metres north of the north-west kerbline of Wicks Lane to the north-west kerbline of Wicks Lane;

6.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-west side of Harington Road, from a point 33 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Wicks Lane to the north-east kerbline of Wicks Lane;

7.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-east side of Spruce Way, from a point 18 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Edenhurst Drive to the north-west kerbline of Edenhurst Drive;

8.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the south-west side of Spruce Way, from a point 10 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Edenhurst Drive to the north-west kerbline of Edenhurst Drive;

9.    the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the east side of Edenhurst Drive, from the south-east kerbline of Edenhurst Drive to a point 12metres south of the south-east kerbline of Edenhurst Drive;

10. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the east side of Edenhurst Drive, from a point 10 metres north of the north kerbline of the cul-de-sac fronting Nos.33-43 to a point 10 metres south of the south kerbline of the cul-de-sac fronting Nos. 33-43;

11. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-west side of Edenhurst Drive, from the north-east kerbline of Spruce Way to a point 15 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Spruce Way;

12. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the west side of Edenhurst Drive, from the south-west kerbline of Spruce Way to a point 10 metres south of the south-west kerbline of Spruce Way;

13. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on both sides of Edenhurst Drive (cul-de-sac fronting Nos.33-43), from the east kerbline of Edenhurst Drive to a point 15 metres east of the east kerbline of Edenhurst Drive;

14. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-east side of Wicks Crescent, from a point 30 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Wicks Green to the north-west kerbline of Wicks Green;

15. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the south-west side of Wicks Crescent,from a point 26 metres north-west of the north-west kerbline of Wicks Green to the north-west kerbline of Wicks Green;

16. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the east side of Wicks Green, from the boundary of Nos. 47/49 to the north-east kerbline of Harington Green;

17. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-east side of Wicks Green, from the south-east kerbline of Wicks Green to the boundary of Nos. 35/37 Wicks Green;

18. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the north-west side of Wicks Green,from a point 24 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Wicks Crescent to a point opposite the north-east kerbline extended of Harington Green;

19. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the south-east side of Wicks Green; from a point 95 metres north-east of the north-east kerbline of Harington Green to a point 27 metres south-west of the south-west kerbline of Harington Green;

20. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the west side of Wicks Green, for the full length of that section of carriageway on the east side of the Green fronting property Nos. 33-49;

21. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on both sides of Delph Lane, from the south kerbline of Wicks Lane to a point 15 metres south-east of the south kerbline of Wicks Lane;

22. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on both sides of Harington Green, from the south-east kerbline of Wicks Green to a point 67 metres south-east of the south-east kerbline of Wicks Green;

23. the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will prevent waiting at any time on the south-west side of Harington Green,from the south-east kerbline of Wicks Green to a point 45 metres south-east of the south-east kerbline of Wicks Green;

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

25.in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (24) 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: Blundellsands; Harington;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


26/01/2023 - Dover Road, Maghull - proposed Disabled Parking Places ref: 11433    For Determination

To seek approval for the progression of a Traffic Regulation Order, the effect of which will provide two Disabled Parking Places adjacent to the parade of shops in Dover Road.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 26/01/2023

Effective from: 04/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)  the implementation of a Traffic Regulation Order be approved, the effect of which will introduce Disabled Parking Places on the north-east side of Dover Road, from a point 63 metres north west of the north west kerbline of Moorland Road to a point 73 metres north west of the north west kerb line of Moorland Road;

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

(3)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (2) 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: Molyneux;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston


25/01/2023 - Draft Conversions to Flats and HMO Supplementary Planning Document - additional section ref: 11432    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The purpose of this report is to seek the Cabinet Member’s approval of a new section to the draft Conversions to Flats and Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO) SPD for consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Decision published: 25/01/2023

Effective from: 03/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the new section to the draftConversions to Flats and HMO SPD (as set out in Annex 1 of this report) for consultation be approved.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To allow for new section to be included and consulted on in the draft Conversions to Flats and HMO SPD prior to its final approval.

 

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

 

To include the new section without further engagement – however there is a risk that this would not be afforded the same weight on the decision-making process

 

Not to include new section – this would not allow us to insist on management plans and be unsure if they will be well run.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Loughlin


23/01/2023 - Appointment of Local Authority Representatives to Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools ref: 11429    For Determination

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: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

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

 

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.

 

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

 

None

 

Wards affected: Ford; Norwood; St. Oswald;

Lead officer: Tricia Davies


23/01/2023 - North West Regional Coastal Monitoring Programme Pre- Procurement Report - Vertical Aerial Photography ref: 11431    For Determination

To seek approval for the procurement process through the National Network of Regional Coastal Monitoring Programmes’ Framework for Aerial Photography.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Health and Wellbeing

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)  The tender process to procure Aerial Photography for the North West coast via the national network of coastal monitoring programme’s framework be approved.

 

(2)   The Assistant Director of People (Operational In-House Services) be delegated responsibility to award the contract to the preferred bidder in consultation with the Cabinet Member subject to approval by Council of the North West Regional Coastal Monitoring budget in the capital programme 2023/24.

 

 

Reasons for the Decision (s):

 

In compliance with Sefton Council’s Contract Procedure Rule 1.10.1, a Pre-Procurement Report is required to be submitted in order to secure approval to commence a procurement exercise.

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected:

 

Satellite imagery could be procured but this data is not as suitable as the resolution is not as detailed and is prone to cloud cover. The timing of photography may not coincide with low water, missing vital sections of the intertidal area, so had been specified in the contract.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Martin


23/01/2023 - Renewal of Council Card Payments system ref: 11430    For Determination

Sefton Council utilises the Civica ICON solution for card payments. The present contract expires on 16 April 2023. The Council’s original intention was to arrange a tactical 1-year extension to allow time for a full procurement exercise (and potential swap over to a new system), but Civica will only offer a minimum 3-year contract renewal due to their own back-end contractual arrangement with their payment gateway supplier. Due to the remaining time on the current contract and the need to make arrangements via the existing Crown Commercial Services framework, the Council has had to change its strategy on this particular procurement and recommends that the Council enters into a new 5-year contract with Civica.

 

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

Decision published: 23/01/2023

Effective from: 01/02/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That Sefton Council to enter into a new 5-year contract with Civica for the ICON payments solution be approved.

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

·       The existing Crown Commercial Services framework used to procure the Civica product expires on 21 February 2023 and Civica advises that the replacement framework has not yet been confirmed

 

·       A 5-year term is proposed as the only other option is a 3-year contract; given the volume of ICT procurements required in the coming years, it is believed that a 5 year contract gives the Council stability for taking card payments and also creates suitable space to carry out a full procurement (and, if required, a tidy swap over to a potential new solution)

 

·       The 5-year contract offers a discount on the costs proposed in the 3-year contract

 

 

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

 

·       The normal route for a renewal of this type would be a new procurement exercise to test the market. However the remaining time left on the present contract and the existing CCS framework does not allow enough time for a new procurement exercise and the potential implementation of a new system.

 

·       Sefton Council requested that Civica provided a 1-year renewal option. However, Civica does not offer a contract for ICON of less than 3 years. This is because the minimum term contract Civica has with its payment gateway supplier for payment handling services is 3 years.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen O'Brien


19/01/2023 - Application for Discretionary Relief for non-profit making organisations ref: 11428    For Determination

This report seeks consideration to approve the award of discretionary 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: 19/01/2023

Effective from: 28/01/2023

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the application from Elevate EBP Ltd for 80% discretionary rate relief for the financial year 2022-2023 amounting to £7,784.40 be approved.

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

Elevate EBP Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation which has been established since 1998. It is one of the few remaining Education Business Partnerships in England and is indeed the only one which still exists in the county of Merseyside.

 

Elevate EBP provides a valuable service to the residents of Sefton by working with businesses, schools, colleges and training providers to provide a range of employability services and opportunities to young people. Its main purpose is to improve the employability of young people by supporting schools and colleges in their delivery of careers guidance, work-related learning and enterprise education. This is facilitated through numerous activities including work experience, application form and curriculum vitae workshops, practice interviews, business and enterprise activities, opportunities to meet real employers, higher education tasters, careers fairs, first aid courses, student training, and financial literacy training.

 

Since the withdrawal of central government funding in 2010, Elevate EBP Ltd has made regular losses and have had to source funding from elsewhere to support its programmes and activities. A discretionary rate relief award for 2022-2023 will go some way to securing the long-term viability of the organisation.

 

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)

 

Elevate EBP Ltd has applied for 80% discretionary rate relief to reduce the business rates liability at Offices 2-3, Sefton House, Bridle Road, Bootle, L20 4XR for the period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

 

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

 

 

2022-2023

25% Relief

50% Relief

75% Relief

100% Relief

Reduction in Non-Domestic Rates Income

£2,432.63

 

£4,865.25

 

£7,297.88

 

£9,730.50

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton Council 99%

£2,408.30

 

£4,816.60

 

£7,224.90

 

£9,633.20

 

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

£24.33

 

£48.65

 

£72.98

 

£97.30

 

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Netherton and Orrell;

Lead officer: Mark Barry


16/01/2023 - Proposed Traffic Regulation Orders in association with the Southport Town Deal: Market Street, King Street and Eastbank Street. ref: 11413    Awaiting Implementation

To seek approval for the introduction of various Traffic Regulation Orders in relation to Market Street, King Street and Eastbank Street.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 16/01/2023

Effective from: 25/01/2023

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1)  The implementation of the Traffic Regulation Orders, detailed in paragraph 2.1 be approved;

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

(3)  in the event that no objections are received during the consultation process referred to in (2) above, the Head of Regulation & Compliance 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 the 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: Dukes;

Lead officer: Steve Johnston