Decisions

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Decisions published


02/07/2020 - Equalities audit and production of new Equalities Strategy ref: 3265    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/07/2020

Effective from: 02/07/2020

Decision:

See attached form

Lead officer: Lynne Ridsdale


30/06/2020 - Award of contract for an intergrated HR and payroll system ref: 3264    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/07/2020

Effective from: 30/06/2020

Decision:

See attached form

Lead officer: Lynne Ridsdale


01/07/2020 - Suspension of Car Parking on Silver Street, Bury, Market Place, Bury (Opp Robert Peel) and Bridge Street, Ramsbottom. ref: 3263    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 06/07/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Decision:

Approval to suspend on-street car parking for the period 1800 Fri 03 July 2020 to 2359 Sun 05 July 2020 (see attached plans) on…

• Silver Street, Bury • Market Place, Bury (opposite the statue of Robert Peel) • Bridge Street, Ramsbottom (opposite the church grounds).

In order to assist in facilitating the safe reopening of businesses (particularly hospitality) following the lifting of COVID 19 lockdown restrictions.

Head of Engineering has consulted with the Executive Director of Operations on this matter

Lead officer: David Giblin


10/06/2020 - Continuation for the SEND Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS) with Barnardos ref: 3262    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 10/06/2020

Decision:

See attached form

Lead officer: Karen Dolton


01/07/2020 - SCRIM Survey and Data Processing Contract 2020/2021 ref: 3261    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 01/07/2020

Decision:

The Contract is procured by Salford Urban Vision on behalf of all Greater Manchester Councils. We will employ the accepted contractor – PTS International to conduct our annual survey at the following costs:

Accept the sum of £2,470.00 submitted by PTS International, Britannia House, 1 Rough Hey Road, Preston, Lancashire, PR2 5AR

Lead officer: David Giblin


26/06/2020 - Re-opening Libraries and Archives ref: 3260    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 26/06/2020

Decision:

The service was closed to the public on the 23rd March. We are continuing to provide our online offer to customers and developing new ways to access the service. 24 Libraries & Archives staff are currently working on the Community Hubs (the service has 33 members of staff with the vast majority employed on a part time basis).
The Government has indicated that that Councils will be allowed to open Libraries from the 4th July subject to local decision.
Further details on the attached form.

Lead officer: Donna Ball


19/06/2020 - Children’s Services Complex Safeguarding Team implementation of ACT (Achieving Change Together) Model ref: 3259    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

See attached report

Lead officer: Karen Dolton


18/06/2020 - Public Footpath 3 St Mary’s, Radcliffe – temporary closur ref: 3258    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 18/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, of Public Footpath 3 St Marys, Radcliffe between York Street and Bury Road from Monday 06 July 2020 for a period of 6 months to enable ground remediation works and construction of an emergency access (anticipated duration of works is 3 months). The diversion route is via York St, Hardys Gate Bridge, Dumers Ln, part of footpath 104BUR, Whitefield Rd, Keswick Dr, Kendal Dr & Bury Rd & vice versa.

Lead officer: David Giblin


17/06/2020 - Request to extend all current Hackney Carriage and Private Hire Vehicle licences by 3 months beyond their current expiry date which are due for renewal between the dates 1/6/2020 and 31/3/2021 and to move forward by 3 months all 6 monthly schedule ref: 3257    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

• Decision – Extension of all current hackney carriage and private hire licensed vehicle licences by 3 months for all licences due for renewal between 1/7/20 and 31/3/21 and
• To move forward by 3 months the scheduled 6 monthly interim tests for vehicles who were inspected in January, February and March prior to the COVID 19 pandemic

Lead officer: Donna Ball


15/06/2020 - Rhode Street and Lyndon Close, Tottington – Temporary Road Closure ref: 3256    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Rhode Street and Lyndon Close, Tottington works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The closure is in place to enable highway resurfacing treatment works to take place. Diversion route is via Bury Road, Booth Street and Rhode Street, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


16/06/2020 - Old Lane/Lee Street, Bury – Temporary Road Closure ref: 3255    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 16/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Old Lane and Lee Street, Bury, works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The rolling closure is in place to enable highway surface dressing works to take place. Diversion route is via Mather Road, Mill Road, Walmersley Old Road and vice versa, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


16/06/2020 - Southfield Avenue/How Lea Drive/Burrswood Avenue – Temporary Road Closure. ref: 3254    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 16/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Southfield Avenue/How Lea Drive/Burrswood Avenue works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The rolling closure is in place to enable highway surface dressing works to take place, locations will be closed as and when works take place. Diversion route will be managed on site by contractor, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


17/06/2020 - Lancaster Drive/Central Drive/Palatine Drive, Bury - Temporary Road Closure. ref: 3253    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984 Lancaster Drive, Central Drive, Palatine Drive, Bury, works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The rolling closure is in place to enable highway surface dressing works to take place. The diversion route will be via Walmersley Old Rd, Ribble Drive and vice versa, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


12/06/2020 - Sedgley Park Road, Prestwich – Temporary Road Closure ref: 3252    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 12/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Sedgley Park Road, Prestwich from its junction with Scholes lane at its junction with Bury New Road (rolling closure) works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The rolling closure is in place to enable highway surface dressing treatment works to take place. Diversion route is via Scholes Street Bury New Road and vice versa, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


17/06/2020 - Barnhill Road, Butt Hill Road, Barn Hill Drive, Barn Hill Avenue, Butt Hill Drive, Butt Hill Avenue – Temporary Road Closure. ref: 3251    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 17/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Barnhill Road, Butt Hill Road, Barn Hill Drive, Barn Hill Avenue, Butt Hill Drive, Butt Hill Avenue, Prestwich, works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The rolling closure is in place to enable highway surface dressing works to take place. Diversion route is will be managed on site by contractor, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


16/06/2020 - Prestwich Hills, Prestwich and off streets - Ringstone Close, Broadstone Close, Crosslands and Shirehills – Temporary Road Closure. ref: 3250    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 16/06/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Prestwich Hills, Prestwich and off streets - Ringstone Close, Broadstone Close, Crosslands and Shirehills, works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The rolling closure is in place to enable highway surface dressing works to take place, locations will be closed as and when works take place. Diversion will be managed on site by contractor, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


11/05/2020 - Moyse Avenue, Bury – Temporary Road Closure. ref: 3249    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 02/07/2020

Effective from: 11/05/2020

Decision:

Approval to the temporary closure under Section 14(1) of the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, Moyse Avenue, Bury, works commencing on 20/07/20 for a period of 3 months (anticipated duration of works – 4 weeks). The closure is in place to enable highway resurfacing treatment works to take place. Diversion route is not applicable, access will be available for residents in an evening and early morning.

Lead officer: David Giblin


22/06/2020 - Proposed introduction of 2 new Toucan Crossing on the B6292 Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe near Greenbank Road & Hardman Street ref: 3248    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 23/06/2020

Effective from: 22/06/2020

Decision:

Proposed introduction of 2 new Toucan Crossing on the B6292 Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe near Greenbank Road & Hardman Street. The proposed introduction of the Toucan forms is one of the Growth Deal initiatives that is being promoted by Transport for Greater Manchester to enhance existing recognised cycle and walking routes in the borough.
Further to the decision of the Traffic Management Unit ( item 3a – 3rd December 2019 ) to approve for advertising the proposals to introduce 2 new Toucan crossings on the B6292 Ainsworth Road in Radcliffe.

Lead officer: David Giblin


16/06/2020 - Extension of contract – Director of Housing, Growth and Development ref: 3247    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 16/06/2020

Decision:

Exempt Report

Lead officer: Lynne Ridsdale


19/06/2020 - Application under Section 257 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to divert a Non-Definitive Footpath at Warth Fold, Bury ref: 3246    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

To accept the application and to instruct Legal Services to make the appropriate orders to secure the diversion of a non-definitive footpath at Warth Fold, Bury. The path (shown in the attached plan PRW/ND/WARTH/BURY/1) is located in an area to be used for the construction of flood defences. It is proposed that a bund will be created across the line of the path, making access along the route very difficult with a gradient that would create an obstruction to some potential users of the path. The diversion removes the need to traverse the gradient.
The land for the existing and proposed diverted paths is owned by St Modwen Development Ltd. and they have agreed with the Environment Agency that works can take place on their land and that the footpath can be diverted. Planning permission has been sought for the flood defences (Planning No.65171) and a diversion will be required to allow the development to take place, subject to planning permission being granted. The existing path (A-B on the plan) is unsurfaced and runs beside a high concrete fence, at the base of the Metrolink embankment and is 250m in length. The diversion (A-D-C-B) would maintain access to the area via a sloped and more accessible route which passes through an open landscaped area and is 330m in length. The bridge across the River Irwell carries the Metrolink and has a pedestrian walkway beneath that offers access to and from the existing and diversion routes. The diverted route will be added to the Authority’s Public Rights of Way Definitive Map and Statement.

Lead officer: David Giblin


19/06/2020 - Application under Section 257 Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to Divert Part of Public Footpath Number 105, Bury ref: 3245    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 19/06/2020

Decision:

To accept the application and to instruct Legal Services to make the appropriate orders to secure the diversion of part of Public Footpath Number 105, Bury. The path (shown in the attached plan PRW/105/BURY/1) is located in an area to be used for the construction of flood defences. In order to have an effective defence and continued access for the public on foot a diversion of part of the footpath is required.
The land for the existing and proposed diverted section of path is owned by St Modwen Development Ltd. and they have agreed with the Environment Agency that works can take place on their land and that part of the footpath can be diverted. Planning permission has been sought for the flood defences (Planning No.65171) and a diversion will be required to allow the development to take place, subject to planning permission being granted.
The relevant section of path to be diverted is 105m in length (A-B on the plan) and would be replaced by a diversion route of 140m (A-C-B). The extra length of the diversion allows for the creation of a 1:12 gradient footpath across the 3m high flood embankment. The diversion offers potential enhancement to the use of the footpath by providing a raised elevation and access to the top of embankment.

Lead officer: David Giblin


18/05/2020 - Amendment of the Council Constitution –Officer Delegation Scheme – Trading Standards and Licensing ref: 3244    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 18/05/2020

Decision:

At its meeting on 18 March 2020, the Council received a report to enable it to adopt a revised scheme of officer delegations that reflect the recent revisions to the responsibilities of the Chief Officers, following the organisational re-structure of the Council.
The Council resolved to approve the recommendations in the report that:
1) the Officer Delegations set out in Part 3 of the Council's Constitution be amended in line with Appendix A attached to this report and be adopted with immediate effect.
2) Any consequential amendments as a result of Appendix A be made to the Constitution
3) That authority be delegated to the Chief Executive and Assistant Director – Legal and Democratic Services to make any further amendments to the scheme that are consequential on the current allocation of service responsibilities being revised.

Pursuant to recommendation 3, the Chief Executive and Assistant Director – Legal and Democratic Services are asked to add Trading Standards to delegations to the Executive Director of Operations, to reflect the arrangements that have been in place since recruitment to that post.

Lead officer: Janet Witkowski



15/06/2020 - Moss Lane and Lower Moss Lane, Whitefield – Proposed introduction of no waiting at any time restrictions ref: 3242    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

No objections were received to the proposal to introduce no waiting at any time restrictions on Moss Lane and Lower Moss Lane, therefore the proposals are to be introduced as advertised.

Lead officer: David Giblin


15/06/2020 - Albert Close, Whitefield – Proposed introduction of no waiting at any time restrictions. ref: 3241    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Operations

Decision published: 19/06/2020

Effective from: 15/06/2020

Decision:

No objections were received to the proposal to introduce no waiting at any time restrictions on Albert Close, therefore the proposal is to be introduced as advertised.

Lead officer: David Giblin