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

27/04/2021 - Renewal of lease behind Egdon Hall, Lynch Lane, Weymouth ref: 575    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 05/05/2021

Effective from: 27/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the renewal of a lease for Highways behind Egdon Hall, Lynch Lane, Weymouth.

Wards affected: Chickerell;

Lead officer: Ben Lancaster


07/04/2021 - Land at Beverley Road, Weymouth ref: 574    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 05/05/2021

Effective from: 07/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the extension of an Option agreement for land at Beverley Road Weymouth.

Wards affected: Littlemoor and Preston;

Lead officer: Dave Thompson


29/04/2021 - Renewal of lease for The Marina Court Hotel, 142 The Esplanade ref: 573    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 04/05/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the renewal of the lease for The Marina Court Hotel, 142 The Esplanade, Weymouth.

Wards affected: Melcombe Regis;

Lead officer: Ben Lancaster


09/04/2021 - Assignment of lease for The Warwick Hotel, 7 The Esplanade ref: 572    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 04/05/2021

Effective from: 09/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the assignment of lease for The Warwick Hotel, 9 The Esplanade and agree the rent review effective 5 10 2019.

Wards affected: Melcombe Regis;

Lead officer: Dave Thompson


29/04/2021 - Acqua Beach Hotel Rent Review ref: 571    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 04/05/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the rent review for the Acqua Beach Hotel effective 26 07 16 and 26 07 21, 131 The Esplanade. In addition to agree redecoration compensation costs to a limit.

Wards affected: Melcombe Regis;

Lead officer: Ben Lancaster


29/04/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 570    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021


29/04/2021 - Outcome from consultation on provision in Shaftesbury ref: 569    Recommendations Approved

To report on the outcome of the consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/04/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/04/2021

Effective from: 29/04/2021

Decision:

Decision

 

1.    That, following public consultation on the future use of the former St Mary’s School site, the consultation report be noted and that the Council’s preferred option for the use of the site proceed;

 

2.    That the Business Plan to use the site as an independent special school for children and young people of Dorset and the longer-term vision, be approved;

 

3.    That the formation of a company limited by shares and the entry into such ancillary legal documentation, as may be necessary in line with the proposed scope contained in the Business Plan, be approved;

 

4.      That the granting of indemnities for personal liability incurred by council officers acting in the role of directors of the company, be approved;

 

5.    That Cabinet agrees to the granting of a lease of the site to the company on terms to be approved by the Executive Director for Place in consultation with the Executive Director for People – Children’s; and that service agreements between the Council and the company to deliver the Business Plan on terms to be approved by the Executive Director for People - Children's.

 

6.    That authority be delegated the Portfolio Holder for Children, Education, Skills and Early Help in consultation with the Executive Director for People – Children’s to deliver the Dorset Council actions within the Business Plan.

 

Reason for the decision 1:   
The consultation on the future use of the former St Mary’s School site received 1,427 responses from a wide variety of individuals and organisations. Nearly 90% of responses came from Dorset Council residents, including 32% of responses which came from local residents (within 3 miles of the site).

There was overwhelming support for the St Marys site to continue to be used for educational purposes, with 92% overall in favour. In addition, there was very strong support for specifically using St Marys as a school for children and young people with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) with 89% overall in favour alongside 82% of respondents that signalled strong support for the additional use of the St Mary’s site to create complementary facilities for vulnerable children, young people and adults.

This demonstrated strong support to deliver the Council’s preferred option to create a new independent school for children and young people of Dorset with SEND.

 

Reason for the decision 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6
In order to deliver the Council’s preferred option, a detailed 5-year Business Plan has been completed setting out the next steps the Council will need to take to establish a Company to operate the new independent special school alongside the longer-term vision for the site and arrangements for the land to be used by the Company. The Business Plan sets out that a Company that will be set up for the purposes of operating the site and school, and this will be through the formation of Company Limited by Shares (which may be established as a standard or Community Interest Company). Approval of this decision allows the named Members and Officers with delegated authority to deliver the Business Plan to achieve the challenging timescales for delivery. Further leadership and governance would be provided by the St Mary’s Project Board Chaired by the Chief Executive and Vice Chaired by the Executive Director of Corporate Development.

 


23/04/2021 - Lease of 30 Marshfield, Colehill, Wimborne, BH21 7AS ref: 568    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 23/04/2021

Effective from: 23/04/2021

Decision:

To lease 30 Marshfield, Colehill, Wimborne, Dorset, BH21 7AS under the direct leasing scheme for homeless households.

 

Wards affected: Colehill and Wimborne Minster East;

Lead officer: Sarah How


22/04/2021 - Dorset Council Tourist Information Centres (TICs) - transition funding for town council at Sherborne as Dorset Council is ceasing to provide ongoing funding for the local TIC. ref: 567    Recommendations Approved

Decision

 

To provide Sherborne Town Council with a one-off support payment of £20,000 to facilitate the development of an alternative service offer as identified through the proposal submitted by the Town Council. This funding is to support the town council in delivering the proposed alternative arrangements for visitor information because the local Dorset Council Tourist Information Centre is no longer being funded by Dorset Council from April 2021.

 

Reason for the Decision

 

TICs are a discretionary service and there is disparity across the council area. The council concluded a review of this service and on 2 March 2021, the Cabinet decided to stop directly funding the 3 TICs that it manages and agreed that the council would offer one off support funding for suitable transitionary arrangements to reduce the impact of the closure of the TIC on the local community.

 

Reason for the decision

 

TICs are a discretionary service and there is disparity across the council area. The council concluded a review of this service and on 2 March 2021, the Cabinet decided to stop directly funding the 3 TICs that it manages and agreed that the council would offer one off support funding for suitable transitionary arrangements to reduce the impact of the closure of the TIC on the local community.

 

Budget Implications

 

The service budget for 2021/22 includes some funding for transitional support payments to the town councils. Therefore there is provision within the existing budget to make this one off payment to Sherborne Town Council.

 

Legal Implications

 

None identified. Dorset Council’s Cabinet received a report on the TIC service review and made a decision on the way forward for Dorset Council in respect of its approach to funding and managing the TICs.

 

Reference Documents

 

Report to Dorset Council’s Cabinet – 2 March 2021

https://moderngov.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=152&MId=4738

Report to Dorset Council’s Place and Resources Overview Committee 25 February 2021

https://moderngov.dorsetcouncil.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=651&MId=4999

 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Customer and Community Services

Decision published: 22/04/2021

Effective from: 22/04/2021

Decision:

Decision

To provide Sherborne Town Council with a one-off support payment of £20,000 to facilitate the development of an alternative service offer as identified through the proposal submitted by the Town Council. This funding is to support the town council in delivering the proposed alternative arrangements for visitor information because the local Dorset Council Tourist Information Centre is no longer being funded by Dorset Council from April 2021.

 

Lead officer: Tracy McGregor


21/04/2021 - Assignment of lease of 11 Avon Close, Granby Industrial Estate ref: 566    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Officer Delegated Decision

Decision published: 21/04/2021

Effective from: 21/04/2021

Decision:

To approve the assignment of lease for 11 Avon Close, Granby Industrial Estate.

 

Wards affected: Chickerell;

Lead officer: Ben Lancaster