Decisions

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Decisions published

10/09/2020 - Extinguish Bridleway 2, Loders ref: 414    Recommendations Approved

Reasons for Decision

·         The proposed extinguishment meets the legal criteria set out in the Highways Act 1980.

·         The inclusion of these provisions in a public path order means that there is no need for a separate legal event order to modify the definitive map and statement as a result of the extinguishment.

·         Accordingly, the absence of objections may be taken as acceptance that the proposed new route is expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the order.

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 10/09/2020

Effective from: 10/09/2020

Decision:

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Application to extinguish Bridleway 2, Loders at Church Farm Cottage

 

·         The application to extinguish Bridleway 2, Loders from A B C D as shown on Drawing P206/20/1 be accepted and an order made;

·         The Order include provisions to modify the definitive map and statement to record the changes made as a consequence of the extinguishment; and

·         If the Order is unopposed, it be confirmed by the Council

Wards affected: Bridport;

Lead officer: Vanessa Penny


09/09/2020 - Footpath 69 (part) Swanage, Diversion ref: 413    Recommendations Approved

Reasons for Decision

(a) The proposed diversion meets the legal criteria set out in the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

(b) The inclusion of these provisions in a public path order means that there is no need for a separate legal event order to modify the definitive map and statement as a result of the diversion / stopping up.

(c) Accordingly, the absence of objections may be taken as acceptance that the proposed new routes are expedient and therefore Dorset Council can itself confirm the order.

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

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Application for an order under Section 257 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 to divert Footpath 69, (part), Swanage,

 

(a) The application to divert Footpath 69, (part), Swanage, be accepted and an order made;

(b) The order includes provisions to modify the definitive map and statement to record the changes made as a consequence of the diversion; and

(c) If the Order is unopposed, or if any objections are withdrawn, it be confirmed by Dorset Council without further reference to the Executive Director for Place

Wards affected: Swanage;

Lead officer: Vanessa Penny


09/09/2020 - The lease of 13 Roundhayes Close, Weymouth, DT4 0RN ref: 412    Recommendations Approved

Reason for Decision

Housing the homeless under

 

Alternative options considered and rejected

Not to lease this particular property.

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 09/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Decision

To lease 13 Roundhayes Close Weymouth DT4 0RN under the direct leasing scheme for homeless households.

 

Wards affected: Melcombe Regis;

Lead officer: Sarah How


08/09/2020 - Sub-National Partnerships ref: 405    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

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(a)       That the continuation of Dorset Council’s membership of the Western Gateway Sub-National Transport Body, be approved;

 

(b)       That the submission of an expression of interest from Dorset Council with BCP Council to join the Western Gateway Powerhouse be approved and that authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place to negotiate detailed terms.

 

Lead officer: Kate Tunks


08/09/2020 - Digital Platform ref: 402    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

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(a)       That the procurement process be completed;

 

(b)       That the making of any contract award be delegated to the Portfolio Holder for Corporate Development and Change, in consultation with the Executive Director for Corporate Development.

 

Lead officer: Lisa Trickey


08/09/2020 - Extension to Low Carbon Dorset programme ref: 403    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

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That an extension of the Low Carbon Dorset programme using European Regional Development Funding, pending contract, be approved.

 

Lead officer: Antony Littlechild


08/09/2020 - Screening Review of the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Minerals Strategy 2014 ref: 410    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       It be noted that following Screening of the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Minerals Strategy 2014 for Review, a full or partial Review of the Minerals Strategy will not be undertaken this year. Officers would continue monitoring the Minerals Strategy 2014 and it would be screened again in 2021.

(b)       That the Dorset Council Local Development Scheme be updated accordingly to reflect these actions.

(c)        That the 2020 Review of the Bournemouth, Dorset and Poole Minerals Strategy 2014 , as set out in the Appendix to this report,  be made publicly available.

 

Lead officer: Hilary Jordan


08/09/2020 - Revised Local Development Scheme ref: 409    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

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That the revised Local Development Scheme, as set out in the Appendix to the report, be agreed for publication.

 

Lead officer: Hilary Jordan


08/09/2020 - Dorset Council Procurement Strategy 2020 - 2022 ref: 400    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

Decision

 

That the Corporate Procurement Strategy (set out in Appendix 1 to the report) be adopted.

Lead officer: Dawn Adams


08/09/2020 - Capital funding request to support housing projects ref: 411    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

(a)       That the allocation of £3.13m in the 20/21 capital programme and a further £1.65m in the 21/22 capital programme for the purchase and refurbishment of accommodation to support homeless and rough sleeper households, be approved;

 

(b)       That authority be delegated to the Corporate Director of Housing, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety and the Section 151 Officer, the ability to purchase 1-bedroom properties for use as temporary accommodation;

 

(c)        That authority be delegated  to the Corporate Director for Property and Assets, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Housing and Community Safety, the Section 151 Officer, and Corporate Director of Housing the ability to purchase properties for use as hostel accommodation.

 

Lead officer: Rebecca Kirk


08/09/2020 - Dorset Council Plan: Performance Update ref: 401    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Dorset Council - Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/09/2020 - Dorset Council - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2020

Effective from: 08/09/2020

Decision:

Decision

 

That the progress against the Council’s Plan be received and noted.


03/09/2020 - Former Garage Court, rear of St Aldhelms Road, Sherborne - Section 106 ref: 407    Recommendations Approved

Reason for Decision

To secure provision of affordable housing.

 

Alternative options considered and rejected

N/A

 

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 04/09/2020

Effective from: 03/09/2020

Decision:

Decision

To enter into a Section 106 agreement relating to application WD/D/19/001388 (Former Garage Court, rear of St Aldhelms Road, Sherborne). The S106 agreement secures 100% affordable housing.

 

This decision is taken under delegated authority, under paragraph 134 of the Officer Scheme of Delegation, which includes the power to determine “whether to require /  impose any condition, obligation, limitation and/or any other restriction and/or any other requirement in respect  thereof” in relation to any planning application, providing that certain triggers have not been met. The triggers have not been met in this case.

Wards affected: Sherborne East;

Lead officer: Anna Lee