Decisions

Decisions

07/10/2022 - Appointment of Local Authority Representatives to Governing Bodies of Maintained Schools and Management Committees of Pupil Referral Units. ref: 11336    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.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education

Decision published: 07/10/2022

Effective from: 18/10/2022

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: Birkdale; Blundellsands; Ford; Molyneux; Norwood; Park; Ravenmeols;


30/09/2022 - Financial Management 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Framework for Change 2020 - Revenue and Capital Budget Update 2022/23 – February Update

Financial updates and Policy decisions relating to the Council’s Framework for Change 2020, including the monthly Revenue and Capital budget monitoring reports

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 02/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Reilly

Notice of decision: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/09/2022 - Sandway Homes Limited- Business Plan Update

This report will provide members with the annual Business Plan update for Sandway Homes Limited

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephan Van Arendsen

Notice of decision: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/09/2022 - Sandbrook Way, Ainsdale - Acquisition and Development Brief

To note project progress and seek approval to a development brief to support the acquisition of properties, for potential compulsory purchase purposes (CPO)..

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: Ainsdale;

Lead officer: Steve Power

Notice of decision: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/09/2022 - Land at Foul Lane, Southport

To seek approval to the Heads of Terms for the proposed sale of land at Foul Lane, Southport.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 02/02/2023

Wards affected: Norwood;

Lead officer: Suzanne Rimmer

Notice of decision: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


30/09/2022 - Council Housing Business Plan

The development of a robust and financially viable Business Case and Business Plan for Council Housing in Sefton. This Business case is intended to identify a programme of Council housing to bring forward future social housing & identify a series of recommendations for implementation by the Council to support a new Council Housing Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 02/02/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alistair Malpas, Lee Payne

Notice of decision: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/09/2022 - Council Tax Reduction Scheme, Council Tax Base 2023/24

The report will provide details of a review of the Council Tax Reduction Scheme for the current year 2022/23 and sets out recommendations for Sefton Council's Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2023/24, and will also provide details of the Council Tax Base.

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision due date: 19/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Diane Turner

Notice of decision: 30/09/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/09/2022 - Motion submitted by Councillor Roscoe - Air Quality Around Schools ref: 11355    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 29/09/2022 - Council

Decision published: 29/09/2022

Effective from: 29/09/2022

Decision:

It was moved by Councillor Roscoe, seconded by Councillor Lappin:

 

This Council notes:

 

Poor air quality affects people’s health and damages the environment. In Sefton, there are two main pollutants of concern: nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter. The main source of these pollutants is road traffic, in particular diesel engines.

 

Sefton Council is committed to improving Air Quality in the Borough and is working on a number of initiatives to ensure that Sefton will be a place where improved health and wellbeing is experienced by all. This includes, but is not limited to, junction improvement works, measures to reduce congestion, a DEFRA funded Schools behaviour change project and Development of an Outline Business Case (OBC) for the consideration of a Sefton Based Clean Air Zone (CAZ), initiating a “school streets” scheme for some schools in Southport and plans to extend this programme into Bootle. This work directly supports Sefton’s 2030 vision of a cleaner, greener, and healthier Borough

 

Poor air quality has a negative impact on public health, with potentially serious consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Identifying problem areas, prioritising vulnerable residents, and ensuring that actions are taken to improve air quality forms an important element in protecting the health and wellbeing of Sefton’s residents.

 

Studies have shown that children’s lungs are disproportionally vulnerable to air pollution as their lungs are still growing and that children who are exposed to severe air pollution are up to four times more likely to have poor lung development. Children are also more susceptible to respiratory infections and daily exposure to pollution has been shown to contribute to increased inflammation of the airways in healthy children and children with asthma. Children’s height means they tend to be exposed to more roadside pollution than adults. (1)

 

Asthma + Lung UK have commissioned research that found that more than 25% of all British schools and colleges are surrounded by ‘dangerously high’ levels of air pollution. This is impacted by idling vehicles and unnecessary car trips to school instead of walking or cycling. (2)

 

Recent national research by Living Streets (3) found the following: -

 

1.   Over a third (36%) are scared about walking to school because of speeding traffic.

 

2.   One in five children and young people are concerned about the lack of safe crossing points on their journey to school.

 

3.   Over a third of primary school children surveyed reported being scared about walking to school because of speeding traffic. COVID Risk management restrictions have meant that classroom windows have to be left open increasing the risk of pollution to children, particularly in those buildings close to roads. Children and their families have to wait outside schools, making them more exposed to air pollution.

 

Recently, in a landmark decision, a nine-year-old girl Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who died in 2013 following an asthma attack has become the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death and that air pollution “made a material contribution” to her death after she was exposed to “excessive” levels of pollution. (4)

There are no safe levels for air pollution.

This Council resolves to:

Measure air quality around a sample of schools in the borough at child-head height to identify the level of air pollution children are being exposed to at school drop-off and pick-up.

 

Work with schools and local partners to swiftly identify and prioritise those schools in the borough that could put a “school streets” scheme in place where maximum benefit and impact could be achieved.

 

Work with schools and local partners to enable all schools that wish to take part in the “school streets” scheme to do so – taking advantage of experimental traffic orders and new statutory guidance over fast-tracked Traffic Regulation Orders where necessary.

 

Work with Southport Eco Centre to promote their clean air resources to local schools throughout the borough.

 

Introduce a ‘healthier air around our school’ award initiative that is linked to use of the resources and evidence of activity tackling parking around the school and encouraging active travel or sustainable transport to school.

 

Add ‘anti idling’ clauses to contracts that Sefton Council agrees with transport providers such as coach companies.

 

Continue to identify and pilot additional measures to improve air quality particularly near schools such as ‘living green walls and tree planting.

 

Continue to work alongside Steve Rotherham, the Liverpool City Region and all other local authorities who face similar air quality issues and to campaign nationally to improve air quality for all our residents, but particularly children.

 

(1)  https://www.blf.org.uk/sites/default/files/DEFRA%20consultation%20-%20draft%20UK%20air%20quality%20plan%20-%20May%202017.pdf

(2)  https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/news/schools-surrounded-by-pollution/

(3)   https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/media/1398/breakingdownthebarriers.pdf

(4)  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55330945

all accessed 25th May 2022

 

An amendment was moved by Councillor Shaw, seconded by Councillor Brodie-Browne that the following text be added at the end of the Motion:

 

“Write to Steve Rotherham and also to local bus operators (including Arriva, Stagecoach and Cumfybus) asking that bus drivers turn off their engines while waiting at level crossings when the barriers are down (the most notorious problem area being Birkdale Station level crossing) in order to assist in improving air quality.

 

Following a debate on the amendment the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer officiated a vote and the Mayor declared that the amendment was lost by 14 votes to 37.

Following a debate on the Original Motion the Chief Legal and Democratic Officer officiated a vote and the Mayor declared that the Original Motion was carried unanimously, and it was:

 

RESOLVED:

 

This Council notes:

 

Poor air quality affects people’s health and damages the environment. In Sefton, there are two main pollutants of concern: nitrogen dioxide and fine particulate matter. The main source of these pollutants is road traffic, in particular diesel engines.

 

Sefton Council is committed to improving Air Quality in the Borough and is working on a number of initiatives to ensure that Sefton will be a place where improved health and wellbeing is experienced by all. This includes, but is not limited to, junction improvement works, measures to reduce congestion, a DEFRA funded Schools behaviour change project and Development of an Outline Business Case (OBC) for the consideration of a Sefton Based Clean Air Zone (CAZ), initiating a “school streets” scheme for some schools in Southport and plans to extend this programme into Bootle. This work directly supports Sefton’s 2030 vision of a cleaner, greener, and healthier Borough

 

Poor air quality has a negative impact on public health, with potentially serious consequences for individuals, families, and communities. Identifying problem areas, prioritising vulnerable residents, and ensuring that actions are taken to improve air quality forms an important element in protecting the health and wellbeing of Sefton’s residents.

 

Studies have shown that children’s lungs are disproportionally vulnerable to air pollution as their lungs are still growing and that children who are exposed to severe air pollution are up to four times more likely to have poor lung development. Children are also more susceptible to respiratory infections and daily exposure to pollution has been shown to contribute to increased inflammation of the airways in healthy children and children with asthma. Children’s height means they tend to be exposed to more roadside pollution than adults. (1)

 

Asthma + Lung UK have commissioned research that found that more than 25% of all British schools and colleges are surrounded by ‘dangerously high’ levels of air pollution. This is impacted by idling vehicles and unnecessary car trips to school instead of walking or cycling. (2)

 

Recent national research by Living Streets (3) found the following: -

 

1.   Over a third (36%) are scared about walking to school because of speeding traffic.

 

2.   One in five children and young people are concerned about the lack of safe crossing points on their journey to school.

 

3.   Over a third of primary school children surveyed reported being scared about walking to school because of speeding traffic. COVID Risk management restrictions have meant that classroom windows have to be left open increasing the risk of pollution to children, particularly in those buildings close to roads. Children and their families have to wait outside schools, making them more exposed to air pollution.

 

Recently, in a landmark decision, a nine-year-old girl Ella Adoo-Kissi-Debrah, who died in 2013 following an asthma attack has become the first person in the UK to have air pollution listed as a cause of death and that air pollution “made a material contribution” to her death after she was exposed to “excessive” levels of pollution. (4)

There are no safe levels for air pollution.

This Council resolves to:

 

Measure air quality around a sample of schools in the borough at child-head height to identify the level of air pollution children are being exposed to at school drop-off and pick-up.

 

Work with schools and local partners to swiftly identify and prioritise those schools in the borough that could put a “school streets” scheme in place where maximum benefit and impact could be achieved.

 

Work with schools and local partners to enable all schools that wish to take part in the “school streets” scheme to do so – taking advantage of experimental traffic orders and new statutory guidance over fast-tracked Traffic Regulation Orders where necessary.

 

Work with Southport Eco Centre to promote their clean air resources to local schools throughout the borough.

 

Introduce a ‘healthier air around our school’ award initiative that is linked to use of the resources and evidence of activity tackling parking around the school and encouraging active travel or sustainable transport to school.

 

Add ‘anti idling’ clauses to contracts that Sefton Council agrees with transport providers such as coach companies.

 

Continue to identify and pilot additional measures to improve air quality particularly near schools such as ‘living green walls and tree planting.

 

Continue to work alongside Steve Rotherham, the Liverpool City Region and all other local authorities who face similar air quality issues and to campaign nationally to improve air quality for all our residents, but particularly children.

 

(1)  https://www.blf.org.uk/sites/default/files/DEFRA%20consultation%20-%20draft%20UK%20air%20quality%20plan%20-%20May%202017.pdf

(2)  https://www.asthma.org.uk/about/media/news/schools-surrounded-by-pollution/

(3)   https://www.livingstreets.org.uk/media/1398/breakingdownthebarriers.pdf

(4)  https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-55330945

all accessed 25th May 2022


21/09/2022 - Application for Discretionary Relief for non-profit making organisations ref: 11333    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: 21/09/2022

Effective from: 30/09/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the application from Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd for 20% discretionary rate relief for the financial year 2022-2023 amounting to £1,894.40 be rejected.

 

 

  Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd is an Industrial and Provident Society, registered with the Financial Conduct Authority with registration number 28914R. In line with other registered charities they are entitled to 80% mandatory rate relief in respect of their business rates liability at 116-118 The Palatine, Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, L20 4SW.

 

The organisation is also already receiving 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. Therefore its net business rates liability after reliefs is 10% of the total business rates liability of £18,944.00 which equates to £1,894.40 for 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.

 

Through their discretionary rate relief application form, Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd has advised that, if relief was not awarded, then they would not be able to continue with the provision of the Community Hub, Youth Employment Hub, and enterprise support in Bootle as they do not currently have any specific funding to do this. Instead they would continue to deliver their current services to Sefton residents on an outreach basis.

 

However, through scrutiny of the organisation financial accounts and projections, it is considered that not awarding discretionary rate relief would have no significant impact on the organisation’s finances given its level of reserves and income. Furthermore, no unique or specific service has been identified that justifies the award of additional rate relief.

 

It should be noted that, in a previous discretionary rate relief application for the financial year 2021-2022, Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd also stated that the organisation would not be able to continue with the provision of services in Bootle as they did not have any specific funding to do so and would instead deliver their services to Sefton residents on an outreach basis. Discretionary rate relief was not awarded on that occasion however the organisation continues to operate and deliver services from 116-118 The Palatine, Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, L20 4SW.

 

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)

 

Merseyside Expanding Horizons Ltd has applied for 20% discretionary rate relief to reduce the business rates liability at 116-118 The Palatine, Strand Shopping Centre, Bootle, L20 4SW 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

1% Relief

2% Relief

5% Relief

10% Relief

Reduction in Non-Domestic Rates Income

£189.44

£378.88

£947.20

£1,894.40

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton Council 99%

£187.55

£375.09

£937.73

£1,875.46

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

£1.89

£3.79

£9.47

£18.94

 

Lead officer: Mark Barry


21/09/2022 - Application for Discretionary Rate Relief for Non-Profit Making Organisations ref: 11332    Awaiting Implementation

This report seeks consideration to approve an 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: 21/09/2022

Effective from: 30/09/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the the applications from Southport Contemporary Arts for 100% discretionary rate relief for the financial year 2022-2023 amounting to £3,093.80 be rejected.

 

The discretionary rate relief applied for is in respect of the premises 111B Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1DG and 65 Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1EJ.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

Southport Contemporary Arts provide affordable art-related classes/activities for Southport residents. They also provide volunteering and work experience opportunities for school and college students.

 

Information provided later in this report details various activities, both planned and already undertaken, and the organisation is now recognised as an important contributor to the Southport community providing a service that is not replicated elsewhere.

 

Clearly this is a valuable Southport resource and worthy of support under normal circumstances. Indeed, Southport Contemporary Arts benefitted from discretionary rate relief in 2017/18, 2018/19 and 2019/20.

 

However, it should be noted that the organisation is already receiving 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.

 

Furthermore, Southport Contemporary Arts received a retrospective award of 100% Expanded Retail Discount for 65 Eastbank Street in January 2021 for the financial year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021. This and the award of 100% Retail Discount for the period 1 April 2021 to 30 June 2021 and 66% Retail Discount for the period 1 July 2021 to 31 March 2022 on both 65 Eastbank Street and 111B Eastbank Street has resulted in the organisation carrying business rates credits of £2,342.80 over to the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023. Therefore, from a net liability of £3,093.80, the total business rates that Southport Contemporary Arts are required to pay in the financial year 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023 is £751.00.

 

Additionally, between April 2020 and June 2021, Southport Contemporary Arts received various COVID19 grants totalling £46,861.00.

 

None of these reliefs, discounts and grants were available before the start of the COVID19 pandemic and when discretionary relief was previously awarded.

 

Financial accounts provided by Southport Contemporary Arts for the financial year ended 31 August 2021 show surplus income of £25,021 and a bank balance of £75,216 with net assets of £31,698.

 

 

 

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

 

Southport Contemporary Arts has applied for 100% discretionary rate relief to reduce their business rates liability at 111B Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1DG and 65 Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1EJ. The gross liability for 111B Eastbank Street is £3,143.70 and the gross liability for 65 Eastbank Street is £3,043.90. However, after

50% Retail, Hospitality and Leisure relief has been applied, the net liability is £1,571.85 and £1,521.95, respectively. Therefore the maximum discretionary rate relief that can be considered is 50% of the gross liability.

 

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

 

111B Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1DG

2022-2023

5% Relief

10% Relief

25% Relief

50% Relief

 

Reduction in Non-Domestic Rates Income

 

 

£157.19

 

 

£314.37

 

 

£785.93

 

 

£1,571.85

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton Council 99%

 

£155.61

 

£311.23

 

£778.07

 

£1,556.13

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

£1.57

 

£3.14

 

£7.86

 

£15.72

 

65 Eastbank Street, Southport, PR8 1EJ

2022-2023

5% Relief

10% Relief

25% Relief

50% Relief

 

Reduction in Non-Domestic Rates Income

 

 

£152.20

 

 

£304.39

 

 

£760.98

 

 

£1,521.95

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton Council 99%

 

£150.67

 

£301.35

 

£753.37

 

£1,506.73

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

£1.53

 

£3.04

 

£7.61

 

£15.22

 

111B Eastbank Street and 65 Eastbank Street combined

2022-2023

5% Relief

10% Relief

25% Relief

50% Relief

 

Reduction in Non-Domestic Rates Income

 

 

£309.39

 

 

£618.76

 

 

£1,546.91

 

 

£3,093.80

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Sefton Council 99%

 

£306.28

 

£612.58

 

£,1,531.44

 

£3,062.86

 

 

 

 

 

Funded by Fire Authority 1%

 

£1.53

 

£6.18

 

£15.47

 

£30.94

 

 

 

 

Wards affected: Dukes;

Lead officer: Mark Barry


21/09/2022 - Agilisys Contract Changes - Service Charges Adjustment for Supported Applications 2022/2023 ref: 11334    Awaiting Implementation

This report outlines a proposed change to the contract between Sefton Council and Agilisys relating to charges for the support of the Council’s ICT applications in the 2022/2023 financial year.

 

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

Decision published: 21/09/2022

Effective from: 30/09/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

(1) That the proposed changes be agreed

 

(2) That formal approval process for these changes be delegated to the Executive Director of Corporate Resources & Customer Services

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

The proposed changes are to commercially reflect the ICT applications supported by Agilisys and the associated costs of this support.

 

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

 

Not applicable.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen O'Brien


16/09/2022 - Draft House Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (2022) ref: 11330    Awaiting Implementation

This report seeks approval of a draft House Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (2022) for public consultation. This will update the current House Extension SPD which was approved in 2018.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Decision published: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 27/09/2022

Decision:

Decision:

 

That the draft House Extensions Supplementary Planning Document (2022) be approved for public consultation.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To allow the Council to publish the draft House Extensions Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation.

 

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

 

Not to update the current House Extensions SPD. However, this is now dated and does not fully reflect the Council’s view on what is considered an acceptable house extension.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Brockway


16/09/2022 - Draft New Build Homes SPD (2022) ref: 11329    Awaiting Implementation

This report seeks approval of a draft New Build Homes Supplementary Planning Document (2022) for public consultation. This will update the current New Housing SPD which was approved in 2018.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Decision published: 16/09/2022

Effective from: 27/09/2022

Decision:

Decision(s):

 

That the draft New Build Homes Supplementary Planning Document (2022) be approved for public consultation.

 

Reasons for the Decision(s):

 

To allow the Council to publish the draft New Build Homes Supplementary Planning Document for public consultation.

 

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

 

Not to update the current Housing SPD. However, this is now dated.          

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: David Robinson


31/08/2022 - Enterprise Arcade

To determine the Agreement to Lease with the preferred operator

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: Dukes;

Lead officer: Keith Molloy

Notice of decision: 31/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/08/2022 - Treasury Management Position to September 2022    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

This report provides Members with a review of the Treasury Management activities undertaken to 30th September 2022. This document is the Second report of the ongoing quarterly monitoring provided to Audit & Governance Committee and the mid-year report to Cabinet and Council, whose role it is to carry out scrutiny of treasury management policies and practices.

Decision Maker: Cabinet, Council

Decision due date: 17/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Graham Hussey

Notice of decision: 31/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/08/2022 - Financial Management 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Framework for Change 2020 - Revenue and Capital Budget Update 2022/23 – January Update

Financial updates and Policy decisions relating to the Council’s Framework for Change 2020, including the monthly Revenue and Capital budget monitoring reports

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Reilly

Notice of decision: 31/08/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/07/2022 - Article 4 Direction E to C3    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To seek approval to introduce an article 4 direction to restrict changes of use from use class E (commercial) to C3 (residential) within the Bootle Area Action Plan Area.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2022

Wards affected: Church; Derby; Ford; Linacre; Litherland; Netherton and Orrell; St. Oswald;

Lead officer: David Robinson

Notice of decision: 29/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/07/2022 - Active Sefton Leisure Management System Business Case

The purpose of the report is to identify the requirement for a new Leisure Management System for Sefton's Leisure Centres

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Burnett

Notice of decision: 29/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


29/07/2022 - Bootle Regeneration Strategy

Update and review Bootle Regeneration Strategy (Strand transformation related).

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: Derby; Linacre;

Lead officer: Heather Jago

Notice of decision: 29/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


29/07/2022 - Financial Management 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Framework for Change 2020 - Revenue and Capital Budget Update 2022/23 – December Update

Financial updates and Policy decisions relating to the Council’s Framework for Change 2020, including the monthly Revenue and Capital budget monitoring reports

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/12/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Reilly

Notice of decision: 29/07/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/06/2022 - Integrated Employment Service

To seek approval to procure an integrated employment service.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Clintworth

Notice of decision: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/06/2022 - Sefton Carers Centre    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Seek approval to implement a 2 year contract whilst we undertake a full service review.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Angela Clintworth

Notice of decision: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/06/2022 - Sefton Economic Strategy 2022/23

To seek approval for the final Sefton Economic Strategy 2022 and it's public launch

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Mike Mullin

Notice of decision: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/06/2022 - Financial Management 2022/23 to 2024/25 and Framework for Change 2020 - Revenue and Capital Budget Update 2022/23 – November Update    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Financial updates and Policy decisions relating to the Council’s Framework for Change 2020, including the monthly Revenue and Capital budget monitoring reports

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Reilly

Notice of decision: 30/06/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/05/2022 - Provision of Council Housing at Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton - Exempt Appendix

Seek Cabinet approval to the terms and conditions for the disposal of the premises

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/12/2022

Lead officer: Lee Payne

Notice of decision: 31/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


31/05/2022 - Emergency Temporary Accommodation Project

To seek approval of the Emergency Temporary Accommodation Project business case.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 05/01/2023

Wards affected: Blundellsands; Cambridge; Church; Derby; Dukes; Kew; Linacre; Litherland; Victoria;

Lead officer: Allan Glennon

Notice of decision: 31/05/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open


31/01/2022 - Provision of Council Housing at Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton

To present the Business Case for the provision of Council Housing at Buckley Hill Lane, Netherton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 01/12/2022

Wards affected: St. Oswald;

Lead officer: Suzanne Blundell

Notice of decision: 31/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons


31/01/2022 - Housing Strategy 2022 -2027    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Seek approval for refreshed Housing Strategy for Sefton

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Alistair Malpas

Notice of decision: 31/01/2022

Anticipated restriction: Open