Decisions

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Decisions published

07/02/2019 - Support for the development of a heritage tourism strategy for Dorchester ref: 727    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves a one-off grant of £50,000 to Dorchester Heritage Joint Committee to support the project to develop a heritage-based tourism strategy for Dorchester;

 

(b)       That the Strategic Director be given delegated authority to agree the terms of a grant agreement with Dorchester Heritage Joint Committee as set out above.

 

 


07/02/2019 - New Visual Arts Venue in Sherborne - Request for rights of access and a lease of parking spaces in Old Market Car Park ref: 732    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

Deferred, awaiting further information.


07/02/2019 - Leasing of The Grove in Bridport ref: 730    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

That authority be delegated to the Head of Paid Service and the Strategic Director for Finance to grant a lease of The Grove in Bridport to Bridport Town Council on commercial terms with a provisio that the rent could be reduced by £5,000 per annum if the town council secure a subletting of a third of the floor area to a community user for the duration of their occupancy.


07/02/2019 - Review on Dog Controls ref: 731    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

            That the following items should be included in the public consultation for the review of the PSPO (Dog Controls) to be commenced later in 2019:

·                Consideration of bespoke PSPO dog controls for individual areas

·                Requiring dogs to be kept on a lead in defined areas (e.g. defined areas of beach, etc.) when the excluding requirements are not in place (i.e. 01 October – 30 April)

·                Designating named streets – or a defined area – under the Road Traffic Act; this would have the effect of requiring dogs to be kept on a lead at all times on or adjacent to named roads or roads within a defined area

·                A review of relevant signage in respect of the PSPO controls

 


07/02/2019 - Support for town centre improvements in Dorchester ref: 726    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves a one-off grant of £90,000 to Dorchester Town Council to support the project to enhance the environment in the vicinity of the Town Pump, South Street, Dorchester;

 

(b)       That the Strategic Director be given delegated authority to agree the terms of a grant agreement with Dorchester Town Council as set out above.

 

 

(c)       That the one-off grant to Dorchester Town Council be approved subject to the commitment of £100,000 to the project by the town council.

 


07/02/2019 - Grant request from St Osmunds Middle School ref: 722    Information Only

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves a one-off grant of £15,000 to St Osmund’s Middle School to support the retention of community access to sports facilities;

 

(b)       That the Head of Economy Leisure & Tourism is given delegated authority to agree the terms of a grant agreement, to include details of community access arrangements, with St Osmund’s Middle School.

 


07/02/2019 - Quarter 3 Business Review Report ref: 721    Information Only

To provide the strategic overview of performance, risk, revenue and capital expenditure and income.

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

            Decision

 

            a) That the predicted outturn for the 2018/19 revenue and capital budgets be noted;

            b) That the KPI’s for each service for the period and any actions being taken be noted;

            c) That the Service Plan updates provided by Heads of Service / Corporate Managers be noted;

            d) That the high risks for each service area and any actions being taken be noted.

 

Lead officer: Chris Evans


07/02/2019 - Grant funding of Beaminster Public Convenience Project ref: 729    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Strategy Committee to consider grant funding for Beaminster PC Project.

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves the award of a grant of £70,000 to support the provision of a new public convenience at Beaminster;

 

(b)       That the Head of Assets and Infrastructure be given delegated authority to agree the terms of grant agreement with Beaminster Town Council as set out above.

 

Lead officer: Stephen Hill


07/02/2019 - Annual report for Dorchester Sports Centre ref: 728    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

To receive a report of the performance of the sports centre over previous year, an update of progress with the resolution of building defects and consider any price changes as proposed.

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the committee notes the performance of the Dorchester Sports Centre and its operator, 1610 Ltd, in providing a service to the local community;

 

(b)       That the committee notes the resolution of building defects outstanding from the construction contract;

 

(c)       That the proposals by 1610 Ltd for changes to the fees and charges at the centre be approved.

 

Lead officer: Tony Hurley


07/02/2019 - Allocation of grant to the Bridport Museums Trust ref: 724    Information Only

To present to the committee for consideration a request from the Bridport Museums Trust for a grant to assist with conservation of the collection and either the relocation to new premises or remedial works to the Coach House. 

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves a grant of £25,000 to the Bridport Museum Trust (charity no. 1090327) to assist with the cost of specialist conservation works;

 

(b)       That a budget of £10,000 be allocated to enable the commissioning of a specialist building survey of the Coach House, Gundry Lane, Bridport.

 

Lead officer: Tony Hurley


07/02/2019 - Allocation of grant to the Beaminster Town Council ref: 725    Information Only

To present to the committee for consideration a request from the Beaminster Town Council for a grant to assist with the construction of a new skate park at the Memorial Playing Field in Beaminster

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves a one-off grant of £60,000 to Beaminster Town Council for its project to build a skate park in Beaminster (planning reference WD/D/18/000282);

 

(b)       That the loan to Beaminster Town Council of £97,078 shall be repayable on 30th June 2019.

  

 

Lead officer: Tony Hurley


07/02/2019 - Request for grant and loan from Cam Vale Parish Council ref: 723    Information Only

To present to the committee for consideration a request from the Cam Vale Parish Council for a grant and a loan to assist with the cost of building a new community hall in Longburton.

Decision Maker: West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Made at meeting: 07/02/2019 - West Dorset District Council Strategy Committee

Decision published: 11/02/2019

Effective from: 07/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

(a)       That the Committee approves a one-off grant of £78,800 to Cam Vale Parish Council for the project to build a new community hall in Longburton subject to the project securing planning consent;

  

(b)       That the Committee approves a loan of £20,000 to Cam Vale Parish Council at Base Rate plus 1% to be repaid over a 10-year period, to assist with the project to build a new community hall in Longburton;

 

(c)       That the Head of Economy Leisure & Tourism be given delegated authority to agree the terms of a grant and loan agreement with the Cam Vale Parish Council as set out above.

 

 

Lead officer: Tony Hurley


05/02/2019 - Weymouth Harbour Wall D Strengthening - Appointment of Contractor ref: 720    Awaiting Implementation

To update Members on the progress of the scheme, including the assessment of main contract tenders, and to seek approval for the appointment of the contractor.

 

Decision Maker: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Decision published: 08/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Lead officer: Matthew Penny


05/02/2019 - Councillor Appointment to Outside Body ref: 719    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That Councillor C Page-Nash be appointed to serve on Weymouth Pavilion Community Interest Company (CIC) as the representative of Weymouth and Portland Borough Council.


05/02/2019 - Application for Discretionary Rate Relief ref: 718    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That Committee rejects the application for Discretionary Rate Relief listed at Appendix 2 of the report.


05/02/2019 - Request to extend Weymouth and Portland Dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order 2016 ref: 717    Recommendations Approved

To request an extension to the Dog Related Public Spaces Protection Order 2016 for Weymouth and Portland.

 

Decision Maker: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That the committee agree to a 12 month time extension to the current Weymouth and Portland Dog-related Public Spaces Protection Order 2016.

Lead officer: Jane Williams


05/02/2019 - Quarter 3 Business Review Report ref: 716    Recommendations Approved

To provide the strategic overview of performance, risk, revenue and capital expenditure and income.

Decision Maker: Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Made at meeting: 05/02/2019 - Weymouth & Portland Borough Council Management Committee

Decision published: 05/02/2019

Effective from: 05/02/2019

Decision:

That members:-

a)      Note the predicted outturn for the 2018/19 revenue and capital budgets

b)      Note the KPI’s for each service for the period and any actions being

taken

c)      Note the Service Plan updates provided by Heads of Service / Corporate

Managers

d)      Note the high risks for each service area and any actions being taken.

Lead officer: Chris Evans


04/02/2019 - Adoption of Dorset AONB Management Plan 2019-2024 ref: 715    Recommmend Forward to Council

To ensure that there is an up-to-date management plan for the AONB as required under the Countryside and Rights of Way Act.

Decision Maker: North Dorset District Council Cabinet

Made at meeting: 04/02/2019 - North Dorset District Council Cabinet

Decision published: 04/02/2019

Effective from: 04/02/2019

Decision:

Decision

 

To recommend to Full Council that the Dorset AONB Management Plan, included as Appendix 1 to the report, and the Cranborne Chase AONB Management Plan, included as Appendix 2 to the report, be adopted.

 

Reason for Decision

 

To ensure that the statutory responsibilities in relation to the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty are met.