08/09/2020 - Budget Strategy Report

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/01/2021

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Transformation Programme Annual Report

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Deborah Smart

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Dorset Council Plan- Quarterly Performance Report Q2

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Bridget Downton

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Housing Standards Enforcement Policy and Statement of Principles for determining Financial Penalties 2020-2025

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Rebecca Kirk

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Dorset Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Information, Advice and Support Service (SENDIASS)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Deborah Gill, Tom Smith

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Dorset Council Plan Quarterly Performance Report - Q3

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/01/2021

Lead officer: Bridget Downton, Rebecca Forrester

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


08/09/2020 - Dorset Council Budget - Quarterly Performance Report - Q3

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 12/01/2021

Lead officer: Jim McManus

Notice of decision: 08/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


04/09/2020 - Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan 2019-2031

Reason for the Decision

 

To progress the Milton Abbas Neighbourhood Plan to

referendum so that pending a favourable vote, the plan can

be ‘made’. (Current Regulations linked to the Coronavirus

Act 2020 mean that no neighbourhood plan referendums

can take place until 6 May 2021. However, the

Government’s Planning Practice Guidance has been

updated and sets out that neighbourhood plans that have

been subject to a decision statement, stating that they can

proceed to referendum, can be given significant weight in

decision-making.)

 

Alternative Options considered and rejected

 

The Council can decide not to follow the recommendations

of the Examiner, but it must set out its reasons for doing so.

Regarding the examiner’s recommendations, in paragraph

90 of his report (see Appendix A) he states “I nevertheless

recommend that consideration be given to the identification

of a reserve site, which could potentially be released in the

event that there is a shortfall in meeting the housing

requirement over the Plan period as a result of the decisions

reached on applications for any of the allocated sites. The

Plan should make it clear that this site should only be

considered for release if evidence exists that, without it, the

Plan would not be able to meet the identified need for

housing.”

The neighbourhood plan group and Milton Abbas parish

council (as the qualifying body) have both considered

whether to include a reserve site. The minutes from the

parish council meeting held on 13 August 2020 (see

Appendix B) show that both the neighbourhood plan group

and the parish council agreed that the draft neighbourhood

plan meets the needs of the parish and therefore can

proceed without a reserve site.

Dorset Council has separately considered the matter of

whether a reserve site should be included in the plan. There

is no suggestion by the examiner that a reserve site is

necessary in order for the plan to meet ‘basic conditions’ or

any other legal requirement. Dorset Council notes that the

parish council has given the matter due consideration and

taken a vote. Since production of a neighbourhood plan

should be led by the qualifying body (in this case, the parish

council), Dorset Council sees no reason on this occasion to

amend the plan to include a reserve site.

Aside from the matter of a reserve site, the Council has

agreed to accept all of the Examiners recommendations

made within his report (see Appendix A).

 

Budget Implications

 

Once a referendum date has been set, the Council becomes

eligible for a grant of £20,000. This grant is intended to

cover the costs associated with the Council’s input into the

production of the neighbourhood plan including the

examination and referendum. The grant of £20,000 will be

sufficient to cover the costs associated with the examination

and referendum.

 

Legal Implications

 

A legal challenge could theoretically be made against a

decision to proceed to referendum. Such a challenge could

be made on the basis that the neighbourhood plan, as

modified, does not meet the basic conditions, is not

compatible with the Convention rights or because it does not

comply with the definition of a neighbourhood development

plan. However, the independent Examiner has considered

these matters in light of all of the objections that have been

made to the plan. Given the evidence before them officers

consider that there is no basis for reaching a different view

to the Examiner.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Planning

Decision due date: 04/09/2020

Notice of decision: 04/09/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Annual Adoption Report- Aspire

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Sarah Jane Smedmor

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Weymouth harbour and Esplanade flood and coastal erosion risk management Strategy

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Matthew Penny

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Annual Self Evaluation of Children's Services

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Claire Shiels

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Children's Services Provision

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Stuart Riddle

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Approach to Value for Money

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Bridget Downton

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - 'Planning for the Future' consultation response

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Hilary Jordan

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Dorset Council Climate and Ecological Emergency Strategy Delivery plan (Draft)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Antony Littlechild

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Initial, high-level, draft budget information for 2021/22 and MTFP for 2023-2026

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Jim McManus

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Children and Young People and Families' Plan 2020 - 2023

Decision Maker: Dorset Council

Decision due date: 15/10/2020

Lead officer: Claire Shiels

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Dorset Workplace

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Deborah Smart

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


10/08/2020 - Private Sector Housing Assistance Policy

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Richard Conway

Notice of decision: 10/08/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/06/2020 - Building Better Lives - Purbeck Gateway: Design Brief

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Rosie Dilke

Notice of decision: 02/06/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2020 - Dorset Council Budget - Quarterly Performance Report - Q2

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Jim McManus

Notice of decision: 01/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2020 - Final version of the Statement of Gambling Licensing Policy

Decision Maker: Dorset Council

Decision due date: 10/12/2020

Lead officer: John Newcombe

Notice of decision: 01/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


01/05/2020 - Final Version of the Statement of Licensing Policy

Decision Maker: Dorset Council

Decision due date: 10/12/2020

Lead officer: John Newcombe

Notice of decision: 01/05/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/04/2020 - Community Safety Plan 2020-2023

Decision Maker: Dorset Council

Decision due date: 15/10/2020

Lead officer: Andy Frost

Notice of decision: 06/04/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


11/03/2020 - Leisure Services Review

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Paul Rutter

Notice of decision: 09/03/2020

Anticipated restriction: Fully exempt  - view reasons


11/02/2020 - Major Highway Improvement Schemes - Dinah's Hollow, Melbury Abbas

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020 General Exception Notice

Lead officer: Kate Tunks

Notice of decision: 11/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Part exempt


03/02/2020 - Youth Justice Plan

Decision Maker: Dorset Council

Decision due date: 15/10/2020

Lead officer: David Webb

Notice of decision: 03/02/2020

Anticipated restriction: Open


30/12/2019 - Grants to the Voluntary and Community Sector

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Laura Cornette

Notice of decision: 30/12/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/09/2019 - Results of Public Consultation on the proposed dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Graham Duggan

Notice of decision: 02/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


02/09/2019 - Asset Management Plan for Dorset Council 2020- 2023

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 06/10/2020

Lead officer: Dave Thompson

Notice of decision: 02/09/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open


17/04/2019 - Housing Allocations Policy

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision due date: 03/11/2020

Lead officer: Rebecca Kirk

Notice of decision: 17/04/2019

Anticipated restriction: Open