Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

Decisions published

13/09/2021 - Extension to the period of compliance for Enforcement Notice ENF/18/0246 ref: 691    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 17/09/2021

Effective from: 13/09/2021

Decision:

To extend the period of compliance for Enforcement Notice (ENF/18/0246) by 1 further month. A request has been made by the contravener that such a short extended period would allow them to sort out a new lease at new premises as they are in the process of moving and they request a little more time to organise and carry out the restoration work in order to comply with the enforcement notice in the extended time period requested. The original period of compliance was 18 months (ending 13th May 2021) and an extended 5 month period was approved on 13th Sept 2020 under delegated powers with the period of compliance ending 13th October 2021.

With this further one month request the new extended period of compliance would be ending 13th November 2021.

 

This decision is taken under delegated powers set out in Paragraph 145 of the Officer Scheme of Delegation in the Council’s constitution, which grants delegated authority “To undertake all action in order to regulate any actual, perceived or potential breach of any of the Town and Country Planning Legislation including: … (d) to determine whether or not to amend and/or withdraw any notice”.

 

This authority has been delegated to me through the Local Scheme of Nomination for the Executive Director for Place.

 

Wards affected: Stour and Allen Vale;

Lead officer: Anna Lee


09/09/2021 - Lease of 4A Longcroft Road, Weymouth ref: 690    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 14/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

To lease 4A Longcroft Road, Weymouth, Dorset, DT4 0PA under the direct leasing scheme for homeless households.

 

Wards affected: Westham;

Lead officer: Sarah How


08/09/2021 - Variation to lease for Moonfleet Indoor Bowling at the Marsh, Weymouth ref: 689    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 09/09/2021

Effective from: 08/09/2021

Decision:

A variation to the lease to allow works for the Moonfleet Indoor Bowling at the Marsh, Knightsdale Road, Weymouth.

 

Wards affected: Westham;

Lead officer: Ben Lancaster


07/09/2021 - Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Review ref: 683    Recommendations Approved

This item relates to the making (adoption) of the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Review which has recently been subject to examination by an independent examiner.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 07/09/2021

Decision:

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Planning

 

(a)  That the Council makes the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Review 2017 - 2031 (as set out in Appendix A of the report to Cabinet) part of the statutory development plan for the Holwell Neighbourhood Area.

 

(b)  That the Council offers its congratulations to Holwell Parish Council and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Group in producing a successful neighbourhood plan review.

 

Decision - Howell Neighbourhood Plan Review - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision: To formally make the neighbourhood plan review part of the statutory development plan for the Holwell Neighbourhood Area. In addition, to recognise the significant amount of work undertaken by Holwell Parish Council and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Group in preparing the plan review and to congratulate the Council and Group on their success.    

 

 

 

 

 

Lead officer: Ed Gerry


07/09/2021 - Weymouth Station Gateway Project, Payments over £500,000 ref: 681    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet is required to approve all key decisions with financial consequences of £500,000 or more.  The Weymouth Station Gateway project has received significant funding to deliver a project.  The Dorset Coast Forum team seek an assurance from Cabinet that they can pay an amount above £500,000 when this is claimed by the Hanson to deliver the capital element of the project and in accordance with any limits agreed in the project delivery terms.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 07/09/2021

Decision:

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

 

(a)  That Dorset Council enters a contract with Hanson Contracting for delivery of the capital element of this project subject to planning consent being obtained.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Portfolio Holder, to award the contract.

 

Decision - Weymouth Station Gateway Project, Payments over £500.000 - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision: Cabinet is required to approve all key decisions with financial consequences of £500,000 or more.  The Weymouth Station Gateway project has received significant funding to deliver a project.  The Dorset Coast Forum team seek an assurance from Cabinet that they can pay an amount above £500,000 when this is claimed by Hanson Contracting in accordance with any limits agreed in the project delivery terms.

 

 

Lead officer: Bridget Betts


07/09/2021 - Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) ref: 682    Recommendations Approved

To review and approve Dorset Council’s outline Bus Service Improvement Plan, which is a statutory requirement for all Local Authorities as part of the government’s National Bus Strategy 2021.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 07/09/2021

Decision:

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

 

(a)  To agree the scope of the outline Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) be agreed and the commitment of resources within existing budgets to take forward work to publish a first version of the BSIP by the end of October 2021, be supported.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the relevant portfolio holder, in consultation with the Executive Director for Place to approve the final version of the BSIP before it is published.

 

Decision - Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) - Dorset Council

 

Reason for the decision: Seeking support to publish a first Dorset Council Bus Service Improvement Plan in response to Government’s new National Bus Strategy (NBS) - Bus Back Better. The BSIP sets out a vision and priorities for the future of bus services in Dorset and will be a high-level bidding document used to secure capital and revenue grant funding from the DfT.

Lead officer: Sue McGowan


07/09/2021 - Additional Procurement Forward Plan Report over £500k (2021 - 22) ref: 680    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet is required to approve all key decisions with financial consequences of £500k or more. A procurement forward plan report for 2021-22 was approved by Cabinet on 2 March 2021. As stated in the said report, as service and transformation plans are developed it may be necessary to bring further approval requests to Cabinet.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 07/09/2021

Decision:

Decision of the Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercial & Capital Strategy

 

(a)           To begin each of the procurement processes as set out and listed in Appendix 1 to the Cabinet report of 7 September 2021.

 

(b)           That in each instance the further step of making any contract award be delegated to the relevant Cabinet portfolio holder, in consultation with the relevant Executive Director.

 

Decision - Additional Procurement Forward Plan Report over £500k (2021 - 22) - Dorset Council

 

 

Reason for the decision: Cabinet is required to approve all key decisions with financial consequences of £500k or more. It is also good governance to provide Cabinet with a summary of all proposed procurement prior to them formally commencing. Planning procurements ensures:

 

·       effective stakeholder management.

·       efficient commissioning and sourcing.

·       compliance with regulations and contract procedure rules; and

·       best value for money is clearly defined.

Lead officer: Dawn Adams


07/09/2021 - Annual Safeguarding Board Report ref: 684    Recommendations Approved

To receive the Annual Safeguarding Board Report from Anthony Douglas Independent Chair and Scrutineer of the Pan-Dorset Safeguarding Partnership

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 07/09/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 07/09/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

That the overall Annual report of the pan-Dorset Safeguarding Children Partnership be received and noted.

 

Reason for the decision: The report was a statutory responsibility to produce hence the endorsement of all 4 statutory partners was needed – Dorset Council, BCP Council, Dorset CCG and Dorset Constabulary

 


08/09/2021 - Additional Procurement Forward Plan Report over £500k (2021 - 22) ref: 688    Recommendations Approved

Decision

 

a)    To begin each of the procurement processes listed in Appendix 1 to the Cabinet report of 7 September 2021.

 

b)    That in each instance the further step of making any contract award be delegated to the relevant Cabinet portfolio holder, after consultation with the relevant Executive Director.

 

Reason for the decision

 

 

Cabinet is required to approve all key decisions with financial consequences of £500k or more. It is also good governance to provide Cabinet with a summary of all proposed procurement prior to them formally commencing. Planning procurements ensures:

 

  • effective stakeholder management.
  • efficient commissioning and sourcing.
  • compliance with regulations and contract procedure rules; and
  • best value for money is clearly defined.

 

 

Budget Implications

 

Full details set out within the committee report to Cabinet of 7 September 2021

Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, 10.00 am - Dorset Council

 

 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Finance, Commercial and Capital Strategy

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

a)    To begin each of the procurement processes listed in Appendix 1 to the Cabinet report of 7 September 2021.

 

b)    That in each instance the further step of making any contract award be delegated to the relevant Cabinet portfolio holder, after consultation with the relevant Executive Director.

Lead officer: Dawn Adams


08/09/2021 - Howell Neighbourhood Plan Review ref: 687    Recommendations Approved

Decision

 

(a)  That the Council makes the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Review 2017 - 2031 (as set out in Appendix A of the report to Cabinet) part of the statutory development plan for the Holwell Neighbourhood Area.

(b)  That the Council offers its congratulations to Holwell Parish Council and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Group in producing a successful neighbourhood plan review.

 

Reason for the decision

 

To formally make the neighbourhood plan review part of the statutory development plan for the Holwell Neighbourhood Area. In addition, to recognise the significant amount of work undertaken by Holwell Parish Council and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Group in preparing the plan review and to congratulate the Council and Group on their success.    

 

Consultees

 

Dorset Council has begun an intensive period of engagement with a wide range of key stakeholders including elected members, town and parish councils, neighbouring Local Authorities, special interest groups and transport operators.

 

Budget Implications

 

Dorset Council is eligible to claim a grant of £10,000 after the revised plan comes into force following examination. This grant is intended to cover the costs associated with the Council’s input into the production of the neighbourhood plan review including the costs associated with the examination.

 

Reference documents

Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, 10.00 am - Dorset Council

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)  That the Council makes the Holwell Neighbourhood Plan Review 2017 - 2031 (as set out in Appendix A of the report to Cabinet) part of the statutory development plan for the Holwell Neighbourhood Area.

(b)  That the Council offers its congratulations to Holwell Parish Council and members of the Neighbourhood Plan Group in producing a successful neighbourhood plan review.

Lead officer: Ed Gerry


08/09/2021 - Weymouth Station Gateway Project, Payments over £500.000 ref: 686    Recommendations Approved

Decision

 

(a)  That Dorset Council enters a contract with Hanson Contracting for delivery of the capital element of this project subject to planning consent being obtained.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Portfolio Holder, to award the contract.

 

 

Reason for the decision

 

Cabinet is required to approve all key decisions with financial consequences of £500,000 or more.  The Weymouth Station Gateway project has received significant funding to deliver a project.  The Dorset Coast Forum team seek an assurance from Cabinet that they can pay an amount above £500,000 when this is claimed by Hanson Contracting in accordance with any limits agreed in the project delivery terms.

 

Consultees

 

Public Health Dorset, Weymouth BID and Weymouth Town Council.

 

Budget Implications

 

Full details set out within the committee report to Cabinet of 7 September 2021

Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, 10.00 am - Dorset Council

 

 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from: 09/09/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)  That Dorset Council enters a contract with Hanson Contracting for delivery of the capital element of this project subject to planning consent being obtained.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the Executive Director of Place, in consultation with the relevant Cabinet Portfolio Holder, to award the contract.

 

Lead officer: Bridget Betts


08/09/2021 - Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) ref: 685    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision

 

(a)  To agree the scope of the outline Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) be agreed and the commitment of resources within existing budgets to take forward work to publish a first version of the BSIP by the end of October 2021, be supported.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the relevant portfolio holder, in consultation with the Executive Director for Place to approve the final version of the BSIP before it is published.

 

Reason for the decision

 

Seeking support to publish a first Dorset Council Bus Service Improvement Plan in response to Government’s new National Bus Strategy (NBS) - Bus Back Better. The BSIP sets out a vision and priorities for the future of bus services in Dorset and will be a high-level bidding document used to secure capital and revenue grant funding from the DfT.

 

Consultees

 

Dorset Council has begun an intensive period of engagement with a wide range of key stakeholders including elected members, town and parish councils, neighbouring Local Authorities, special interest groups and transport operators.

 

Agenda for Cabinet on Tuesday, 7th September, 2021, 10.00 am - Dorset Council

 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Highways, Travel and Environment

Decision published: 08/09/2021

Effective from:

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)  To agree the scope of the outline Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP) be agreed and the commitment of resources within existing budgets to take forward work to publish a first version of the BSIP by the end of October 2021, be supported.

 

(b)  That authority be delegated to the relevant portfolio holder, in consultation with the Executive Director for Place to approve the final version of the BSIP before it is published.

 

Lead officer: Sue McGowan


03/09/2021 - COMF Funded Micro Grant Awards (up to £2000) for community recovery and community building restart following Covid. ref: 679    Recommendations Approved

Decision 

 

That the Grants be awarded as set out in appendix attached

 

Reason for the Decision 

 

Community Recovery Fund was an open competitive fund, assessed against set criteria by officers then presented to the 2 Cllrs for their decision. 

 

Alternative Options considered and rejected 

 

NA. 

Fund and process was approved by Senior Leadership Team using the Contain Outbreak Management Fund (COMF) budget 

 

Consultees 

 

Fiona Thomas – Community Engagement Project Officer 

Jed Hewitt-Bell – Project Support Assistant 

 

Supported the assessment of the applications. 

 

Budget Implications 

Funding is from National Government and therefore no implications on the DC core budget. 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Adult Social Care and Health

Decision published: 03/09/2021

Effective from: 03/09/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

That the Grants be awarded as set out in the appendix attached.

Lead officer: Laura Cornette