Executive Decisions

Decisions published

19/09/2023 - Membership of the Joint Public Protection Committee ref: 3559    Recommendations Approved

To review membership of the Joint Public Protection committee with a view of increasing from 4 members to 6 members (3 members from each participating authority)

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Executive:

 

i.       Agrees to authorise the appropriate amendment to the inter Authority Agreement to reflect the change to the membership of the Joint Public

Protection Committee.

 

ii.     Agrees to the proposed changes to the Joint Public Protection Committee’s

Terms of Reference as set out in paragraph 5.5 of the report.

 

iii.    Delegates authority to the Assistant Director: Contract Services in consultation with the Borough Solicitor to implement amendments to the Inter Authority Agreement dated 6th January 2017 as well as the Committee’s Terms of Reference in accordance with the recommendations above.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damian James


19/09/2023 - Approval of the draft All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy 2024-2029, as the basis for public consultation ref: 3563    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval of the Co-produced draft All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy 2024-2029 for Bracknell Forest as a basis for undertaking a public consultation over a 12 week period to inform the identified priorities, final strategy and local delivery plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

i.       the draft All-Age Integrated Carers Strategy 2024-2029 is approved, as the basis for public consultation over a period of 12 weeks.

 

ii.     approval be delegated to the Executive Director: People in consultation with the Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing and the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning to endorse and sign off the consultation process.

 

iii.    The Executive receives a revised draft of the strategy following consideration of consultation feedback.

Lead officer: Thom Wilson


19/09/2023 - Approval of the Strategic Procurement Plan for Integrated Therapies Service and associated contract extensions ref: 3566    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval  for the procurement of an Integrated Therapies Service, to include Occupational Therapy (OT) and Speech and Language Therapy (SALT)  and to extend the current contracts with Berkshire Healthcare Foundation Trust for SALT and OT services for children and young people in Bracknell Forest to allow for the procurement to be undertaken. Approval is sought to extend the contracts for one year initially with the option to extend for up to a further one year’.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

i.       the Executive approve the Strategic Procurement Plan for the provision of an Integrated Therapies Service as a jointly commissioned service with NHS Frimley Iintegrated Care Board, the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead and Slough Borough Council. NHS Frimley Integrated Care Board will be the lead commissioner.

 

ii.     the Executive agree the proposed contractual term of 7 years, starting with an initial period of three years and two further optional extension terms of 2 years (3+2+2 years).

 

iii.    the Executive delegate authority for the contract award decision to the Executive Director: People in consultation with Executive member for Children, Young People & Learning.

 

iv.    the Executive approve an extension via waiver of the current Children and Young People’s Occupational Therapy Service Level Agreement for one year to cover the dates 02/09/23-01/09/24 and, if required, to cover the dates 02/09/24-01/09/25.

 

v.     the Executive approve an extension via waiver of the current Children and Young People’s Speech and Language Therapy contract for one year to cover the dates 03/09/23-02/09/24 and, if required, to cover the dates 03/09/24-02/09/25.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Grainne Siggins, Thom Wilson, Chris Kiernan


19/09/2023 - Agree site for new Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) School ref: 3562    Recommendations Approved

To seek agreement to nominate Bucklers Park site as the proposed site for the new Autistic Spectrum Condition (ASC) Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) School.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

i.       the Executive agree Bucklers Park as the site for the new special school.

 

ii.     the Executive delegate authority to the Executive Director – People, and the Executive Member for Children, Young People and Learning, to agree any minor amendments that may be further required.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Grainne Siggins


19/09/2023 - Quarter one Council Plan Overview Report ref: 3560    Recommendations Approved

To provide the Executive an update on the delivery of the objectives set out in the Council Plan.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that the performance of the council over the period from April-June 2023

highlighted in the Overview Report in Annex A is noted, this includes any

recommendations made by Overview and Scrutiny in Annex B.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Katie Flint


19/09/2023 - Updated Sexual and Reproductive Health Recommissioning ref: 3564    Recommendations Approved

To update the committee on the progress and next steps for the Sexual and Reproductive Health mandatory service provision.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

i.       a two-year direct award be approved to an eligible provider to ensure continuity of Specialist, Integrated SRH service provision beyond the 30 June 2024 across Berkshire East ((RWBM), Bracknell Forest Council (BFC) and Slough Borough Council).

 

ii.     the contract award be delivered as the Lead Authority for the procurement. The decision will be taken at RBWM’s Cabinet on the 27th September and SBC’s Cabinet on the 18 September 2023. The final decision will therefore be confirmed by the 28t September 2023 when all 3 meetings will have met to take their decisions.

 

iii.    Bracknell Forest Council work with the market and NHS commissioning bodies to develop a life course response to sexual and reproductive health needs that offers better services for local communities. This process will result in initiation of a procurement of the Specialist Integrated SRH service during the lifetime of the 2-year contract to ensure longer term provision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rebecca Willans


19/09/2023 - SEND Written Statement of Action ref: 3561    Implemented

To provide the Executive with an update on progress that has been made on delivery the WSOA action plan since the last Executive report in June 2023.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

i.       the progress made on implementing the SEND Written Statement of Action to improve services to children and families and the feedback from the DfE and NHS England since the end of June 2023 is noted.

 

ii.     the invitation from the DfE to participate in the Safety Valve intervention programme 2024-25 for local authorities with high Designated Schools Grant (DSG) deficits is noted.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Kiernan


19/09/2023 - Depot - Surplus land ref: 3565    Recommendations Approved

To approve the initial site development plan for surplus land at the Depot site.

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 19/09/2023 - Executive

Decision published: 19/09/2023

Effective from: 27/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that

 

i.       the outline Initial Site Development Plan for surplus land at the

Depot site be approved.

 

ii.     should recommendation 2.1 be approved, detailed proposals will be

developed including design, submission of a planning application and the commercial arrangements including development funding finalised in a further Settled Site Development Plan that the Council will need to approve in around 12 months’ time.

 

iii.    the JV will engage with registered social landlords to investigate the

viability of increasing the level of affordable housing in the development above the minimum policy compliant level (currently 25%) up to potentially 100%, prior to submission of Settled Site Development Plan.

 

iv.    the Borough Solicitor be authorised to appropriate the land at edged red on the plan attached as Annex 1 for planning purposes under Section 122(1) of the Local Government Act 1972, when a planning consent is in place.

Lead officer: Sarah Holman


15/09/2023 - Publication of the decision statement and submission of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum ref: 3558    Recommendations Approved

To agree the publication of the decision statement and the submission of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning and Transport

Decision published: 15/09/2023

Effective from: 23/09/2023

Decision:

That the Executive Member for Planning and Transport agrees the:

 

i.       form, content and publication of the ‘Decision Statement’ (set out in Appendix A of the report) pursuant to Regulation 18; and

 

ii.     submission of the modified Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan, including associated Policies Maps (contained in Appendices B of this report) to a local community referendum on the making of the Winkfield Neighbourhood Plan pursuant to paragraph 14 of Schedule 4B of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (“the Act”) anticipated to be in November 2023); and,

 

iii.    referendum area be restricted to the neighbourhood area as designated by the Council on 14 July 2023 as the Winkfield Neighbourhood Area.

Wards affected: Swinley Forest; Winkfield & Warfield East;

Lead officer: Max Baker


11/09/2023 - Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Update Report ref: 3555    Recommendations Approved

To update the Committee on the regeneration of Bracknell Town Centre.

Decision Maker: Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee

Made at meeting: 11/09/2023 - Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee

Decision published: 11/09/2023

Effective from: 19/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED thatthe Committee notes the contents of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Mansfield


11/09/2023 - Town Centre off street day rate car park charges ref: 3554    Recommendations Approved

The Council reviews its fees and charges for its town centre car parks on an annual basis. Season ticket prices were reviewed as part of the council’s annual budget and increases were made in line with inflation from 1st April 2022. This paper looks at options in respect of the off-street council run car parks in the town centre which are reviewed annually in September in line with the anniversary of the opening of the Lexicon in 2017.

Decision Maker: Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee

Made at meeting: 11/09/2023 - Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee

Decision published: 11/09/2023

Effective from: 19/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that:

 

i.       The Committee notes the options on charging tariffs for The Avenue, High Street, Braccan Walk and Weather Way car parks from 1st October.

 

ii.      The Committee approves their preferred option as detailed in Table 2 Option 1 set out in the report below.

 

iii.    The tariff increase at Bracknell & Wokingham College from £2.00 to £2.50 per stay is agreed.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damian James


11/09/2023 - Joint Venture Programme ref: 3556    Recommendations Approved

Matters pertaining to the operation of Bracknell Forest Cambium Partnership

Decision Maker: Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee

Made at meeting: 11/09/2023 - Bracknell Town Centre Regeneration Committee

Decision published: 11/09/2023

Effective from: 19/09/2023

Decision:

RESOLVED that the Committee notes the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Holman