Forthcoming Decisions

Forthcoming Decisions

26/11/2021 - Verge Maintenance to Reduce the Impact of Climate Change and Enhance the Borough’s Natural Biodiversity

To outline how changes to grass verge maintenance could reduce the impact of climate change and further increase biodiversity across Bracknell Forest whilst improving the health of trees growing on verges.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damian James

Notice of decision: 26/11/2021


26/11/2021 - Overview and Scrutiny Review of Mental Health

To consider the recommendations of the review into mental health. The review seeks to understand how clients access primary care and community sector providers and address any barriers to accessing these services.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 26/04/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Gibbs

Notice of decision: 26/11/2021


18/11/2021 - Publication of the decision statement and the submission of the Warfield Neighbourhood Plan to a referendum

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


Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning & Transport

Decision due date: 13/01/2022

Wards affected: Binfield with Warfield; Warfield Harvest Ride; Winkfield & Cranbourne;

Lead officer: Matt Lunn

Notice of decision: 18/11/2021


18/11/2021 - Annual Equality Reporting 2020-21

Annual Equality reports - Service Areas
Annual Workforce Monitoring report

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion

Decision due date: 25/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Samantha Wood

Notice of decision: 18/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


16/11/2021 - The Redevelopment of the Depot

To award the works contract to create the new Depot facility following the tender process.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Delivery, Executive Member for Transformation & Finance

Decision due date: 17/12/2021

Wards affected: Wildridings & Central;

Lead officer: Kamay Toor

Notice of decision: 16/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Financial information


15/11/2021 - Member's Equalities Working Group Recommendations

To seek agreement to adopt the recommendations developed by the Member’s Equalities Working Group to ensure the highest standards of councillor behaviour and advance equality, diversity and inclusion.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Lead officer: Abby Thomas

Notice of decision: 15/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2021 - School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy

To approve the School Places Plan and Capacity Strategy 2022-26. These were last approved by the Executive in February 2021 and have now been updated to cover the five-year period from 2022 to 2026.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 15/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Chris Taylor

Notice of decision: 05/11/2021


05/11/2021 - Budget Proposals for the 2022-23 High Needs Block Element of the Schools Budget

To seek agreement to setting the 2022-23 High Needs Block element of the Schools Budget and other associated financial matters.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision due date: 22/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Clark

Notice of decision: 05/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2021 - Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy

To seek approval for an updated Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy, which sets out how the council will work with partners to prevent and manage homelessness and eliminate rough sleeping.


Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 25/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Gee

Notice of decision: 05/11/2021


05/11/2021 - Budget Proposals for the 2022-23 Schools and Early Years Block

To seek agreement to setting the 2022-23 Schools and Early Years Block Budgets and other associated financial matters.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Council Strategy and Community Cohesion

Decision due date: 18/01/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Paul Clark

Notice of decision: 05/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


05/11/2021 - Home Care Framework Tender

To approve contract award decision for the Home Care Framework.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing

Decision due date: 10/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Thom Wilson

Notice of decision: 05/11/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2021 - Council Plan Overview Report

To inform the Executive of the performance of the council for Q2 2021/22

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Ainsworth

Notice of decision: 25/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


25/10/2021 - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy - Decision

To approve the Bracknell Forest Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy, which has been written to meet the new statutory Duty under Part 4 of the Domestic Abuse Act 2021, to identify and address the need for accommodation-based support for domestic abuse victims. Part 4 of the Act requires Tier One Local Authorities to publish a draft strategy by 26 October 2021 and a final strategy by 5 January 2022.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Lead officer: Sarah Gee

Notice of decision: 25/10/2021


22/10/2021 - Sensory Needs Services Tender

To approve the strategic procurement plan for adults sensory needs services

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Thom Wilson

Notice of decision: 22/10/2021


18/10/2021 - Consultation on the Health and Wellbeing Strategy

Developing and publishing a local Joint Health and Wellbeing strategy (JHWS) is a statutory duty of the Health and Wellbeing Board (HWB) a formal committee of local partners.

The JHWS is a mechanism through which the HWB delivers its key role in improving the health and wellbeing of the local population.

Health and wellbeing boards must involve the local Healthwatch organisation and the local community, and this should be continuous throughout the JHWS process.

The JHWS demonstrates how the local council and the NHS deliver their statutory duty in improving the health and wellbeing of the local population and reducing health inequalities.

This is not about taking action on everything at once, but about setting a small number of key strategic priorities for action, that will make a real impact on people’s lives

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Heema Shukla

Notice of decision: 18/10/2021


08/10/2021 - Assignment of Intellectual Property Rights Relating to Smart Connect Software

Entering into a contract with Smart Citizen, the developers of the Smart Connect software, to transfer ownership of the intellectual property rights. The rights currently belonging to the Council, which represent a small component of the software, will be transferred to Smart Citizen in exchange for an ongoing share of their profits.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Delivery

Decision due date: 12/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Bobby Mulheir

Notice of decision: 08/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Contains commercially sensitive information relating to a key supplier to the Council.


07/10/2021 - Amendment to Education Transport Policy For Bracknell Forest Children Aged 5-16

Formal approval of Education Travel Policy for children aged 5-16, for the academic year 2022/23.


Decision Maker: Executive Member for Children, Young People & Learning

Decision due date: 04/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Matt Howlett

Notice of decision: 07/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/10/2021 - Review of Joint Venture Initial Business Plan 2020-2023

To review progress made by Bracknell Forest Cambium Partnership and to agree and changes to the business plan for 2022-2023.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Holman

Notice of decision: 07/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person
(including the authority holding that information)


05/10/2021 - Education Case Management System SaaS Contract Award

To award the contract for the provision of the SaaS Education Case Management system

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection

Decision due date: 02/11/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Elise Battison

Notice of decision: 05/10/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially Sensitive


24/09/2021 - Review of the Contaminated Land Strategies

To consider and where appropriate update the Contaminated Land Strategies for Bracknell Forest Council, West Berkshire Council and Wokingham Borough Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damian James

Notice of decision: 24/09/2021


24/08/2021 - Capital Programme 2022/23

To recommend to Council the annual budget.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Calvin Orr

Notice of decision: 24/08/2021


24/08/2021 - Capital Programme 2022/23

To approve the Council’s budget proposals for budget consultation.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Calvin Orr

Notice of decision: 24/08/2021


20/08/2021 - Corporate Cleaning Contract Award

To approve the award of new contract for the Corporate Cleaning.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Resources, Executive Member for Transformation & Finance

Decision due date: 31/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kevin Ayers

Notice of decision: 20/08/2021


06/08/2021 - Overview and Scrutiny Review of Community Infrastructure Levy

To present the Executive with the findings of the Education, Skills and Growth Overview and Scrutiny Panel’s review into Community Infrastructure Levy which have been endorsed by the Overview & Scrutiny Commission, and to seek approval of the Panel’s recommendations.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Louise Connelly

Notice of decision: 06/08/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open


09/07/2021 - Revenue Budget 2022/23

To approve the Council’s budget proposals for consultation

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stuart McKellar, Arthur Parker

Notice of decision: 09/07/2021


09/07/2021 - Revenue Budget 2022/23

To recommend to Council the annual budget

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stuart McKellar, Arthur Parker

Notice of decision: 09/07/2021


09/06/2021 - Car Parking Infrastructure Switch Out Project - Multi Storey Car Parks Infrastructure

To outline the proposal to replace the existing pay on foot (on exit) parking equipment in the three town centre multi storey car parks with pay by plate (on arrival) infrastructure.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 08/02/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Damian James

Notice of decision: 09/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Open

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of both parties (including the authority holding that information)


03/06/2021 - Education Case Management System SaaS Solution Procurement

To move to a SaaS provision of existing case management solution via a procurement.

Decision Maker: Executive Director: Delivery, Executive Member for Culture, Delivery and Public Protection

Decision due date: 06/10/2021

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Elise Battison, Bobby Mulheir

Notice of decision: 03/06/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Commercially sensitive


10/02/2021 - Housing Assistance Policy: Enabling Independent Living

To seek approval for an updated Housing Assistance Policy to offer wider financial support to older and disabled people to enable them to live independently at home for as long as possible.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 14/12/2021

Lead officer: Sarah Gee

Notice of decision: 10/02/2021


05/01/2021 - Coopers Hill - Settled Site Development Plan

To agree recommendations included in Coopers Hill settled development plan

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 15/03/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sarah Holman

Notice of decision: 05/01/2021

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt  - view reasons

Explanation of anticipated restriction:
Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person
(including the authority holding that information).


30/03/2020 - Overview and Scrutiny Review - Healthy Eating, Activity and Exercise

To present the Executive with the findings of the Wellbeing and Finance Panel's review into Healthy Eating, Activity and Exercise and ask them to consider their recommendations.

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision due date: 21/06/2022

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirsty Hunt

Notice of decision: 13/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open