Decisions

Decisions published

26/11/2021 - Pump House Esplanade Southport ref: 11216    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To appraise the Cabinet Member on the outcome of the recent marketing exercise carried out for the former Pump House premises on the Esplanade adjacent to Kings Gardens in Southport. The Council shall, subject to the receipt of planning permission for the proposed use, enter into a Building Lease followed by a 125 years Lease with the Company submitting the highest offer.

 

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

Decision published: 26/11/2021

Effective from: 07/12/2021

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1) That the outcome of the marketing exercise be noted

 

(2) That subject to the receipt of planning permission the Council enters into a Building Lease followed by a 125 years Lease of the premises with the Company submitting the highest premium offer

 

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

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

1.    The premises have been advertised in the local press and on the Agent’s website together with national property websites so the premium offered meets best consideration requirements in accordance with Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972 and complies with the competitive disposals aspect of the Asset Disposal Policy.

 

2.     Conversion to a community restaurant is in keeping with the aspirations for this area of Kings Gardens and the Southport Town Investment Plan. A previous planning permission for a restaurant use has recently lapsed.

 

3.     Redevelopment will bring underused premises back into productive use providing jobs and employment opportunities.

 

4.     Use of the premises will remove the repair maintenance and holding costs from the Council’s budgets.

 

5.     The grant of a long Lease falls within the approved delegations for Cabinet Member under the Asset Disposal Policy and Finance and Contract Procedure Rules

 

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

 

1.    The Council could retain the premises and continue to use for storage purposes. However this isn’t a productive use. The continuing deterioration of the premises represents a risk to occupiers if no works are undertaken. Significant capital expenditure is required 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: Andy Bond


26/11/2021 - Appointment of Local Authority Representatives to Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools ref: 11215    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

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.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education

Decision published: 26/11/2021

Effective from: 07/12/2021

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: Linacre; Litherland; Manor; Molyneux; Ravenmeols; St. Oswald; Sudell;

Lead officer: Tricia Davies


18/11/2021 - Proposed Temporary Closure - Hightown Station Footbridge, Alt Road, Hightown ref: 11214    For Determination

To seek approval for the introduction of a temporary closure of the footbridge at Hightown Station whilst refurbishment works are taking place.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2021

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1) the temporary closure of Hightown Station Footbridge, Alt Road, Hightown for a period of approximately 3 weeks in February 2022 be approved; and 

 

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

 

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The Council has the power to make temporary Traffic Regulation Orders under (Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).

 

 

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

 

None

 

Wards affected: Manor;

Lead officer: Julie Leacy


18/11/2021 - Proposed Temporary Closure of Marine Drive, Southport ref: 11213    Awaiting Implementation

To seek approval for the closure of Marine Drive, Southport to facilitate 

the reconstruction of both the footway and the carriageway and the installation of a new and improved drainage system.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Locality Services - Deputy Leader

Decision published: 18/11/2021

Effective from: 27/11/2021

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1) the temporary closure of Marine Drive, Southport be approved; and

 

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

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The Council has the power to make temporary Traffic Regulation Orders under (Section 14 of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984).

 

 

Alternative Options Considered and Rejected: None

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Cambridge;

Lead officer: David Franey


15/11/2021 - Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement ref: 11212    Awaiting Implementation

The purpose of this report is to seek approval of the Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement for 2020-21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Decision published: 15/11/2021

Effective from: 24/11/2021

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement for 2020-21 be approved.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To allow the Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement for 2020-21 to be published so that the Council can meet its obligations set out in the Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Regulations Amendments.

 

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

 

Not to publish an Annual Infrastructure Funding Statement

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ian Loughlin