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Decisions published

08/03/2019 - Programme of 7.5t Environmental Weight Restrictions for 2018/19 - Determine Response to Consultation on TRO ref: 2271    Recommendations Approved

To report on the responses to public consultation and the traffic regulation advert for the four proposed environmental weight restrictions and to seek approval for the recommendations to allow the restrictions to be progressed to implementation and inform the objectors accordingly.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Decision published: 19/03/2019

Effective from: 26/03/2019

Decision:

(i)    That the 7.5t Environmental Weight Restriction Order in the four areas be implemented as advertised but include in the Woodhouse Area an annual renewable exemption for vehicles taking a test or those training for the test by an examiner from the Driver Vehicle Standards Agency along Coisley Hill, Sheffield Road, Market Street, Beaver Hill Road, Beighton Road, Furnace Lane and Station Road Woodhouse;

 

(ii)  that the effect of allowing an exemption in Woodhouse would be reviewed after 6 months and if a significant reduction in the number of HGVs had not been realised then it would be withdrawn for drivers being trained;

(iii)  that the Psalter Lane and Boston Street restrictions be reviewed after 6 months and remedial measures be developed and advertised if considered necessary to further reduce HGV numbers; and

(iv) that those who have objected to the proposals be informed of the decision.

Lead officer: Chris Galloway


20/02/2019 - Surplus Land Declaration - Former Wisewood School Caretaker House ref: 2270    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks agreement for the site of the former Wisewood School caretaker house to be declared surplus as it is no longer required by the portfolio for the delivery of services.

Decision Maker: Executive Director, People Services

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

That the vacant former Wisewood School caretaker house at 2 Rural Lane, be declared surplus to requirements of the people portfolio.

Lead officer: Tricia Slater


20/02/2019 - Surplus Land Declaration - Site of the Former Caretaker's House at Birley Secondary School ref: 2268    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks agreement for the site of the former Birley Secondary School caretaker house to be declared surplus as it is no longer required by the portfolio for the delivery of services.

Decision Maker: Executive Director, People Services

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

That the site of the former caretaker’s house at Birley Secondary School be declared surplus as it is no longer part of Birley Secondary School and is not required by the portfolio for the delivery of other services.

Lead officer: Tricia Slater


20/02/2019 - Surplus Land declaration - Former Hazelbarrow Primary School site ref: 2269    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks agreement for the site of the former Hazelbarrow Primary School to be declared surplus as it is no longer required by the portfolio for the delivery of services.

Decision Maker: Executive Director, People Services

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 20/02/2019

Decision:

That the site of the former Hazelbarrow Primary School be declared surplus as it is no longer required by the portfolio for the delivery of services.

Lead officer: Tricia Slater


13/03/2019 - Proposed Disposal of Attercliffe Waterside Development Site ref: 2267    Recommendations Approved

Attercliffe Waterside is a long standing, ambitious canalside regeneration project. The land is owned by the Council, the Canal and River Trust and the Duke of Norfolk.

 

The report seeks approval to enter into a joint sales agreement to market and bring the land forward for development.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision published: 14/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

1.    That the Cabinet Member for Finance approves the proposals to enter into the agreements to carry out a joint sale and future development of the land at Attercliffe Waterside on the basis set out in this report;

 

2.    That the Head of Property Services in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance be instructed to agree the final terms of the documentation required to effect this transaction; and

 

3.    That the Director of Legal and Governance be authorised  to complete such legal   documentation as she considers necessary or appropriate in connection with this transaction on such terms as  she may agree to give effect to the proposals set out in this report and generally to protect the Council’s interests. 

Lead officer: Neil Jones


08/02/2019 - Award of Eight Contracts for the Provision of Accommodation and Support Services for Young People ref: 2255    Recommendations Approved

Award of 8 contracts for the provision of accommodation and support services for young people.

 

The contracts will be awarded for 18 months to include provision for breaking early and some level of flexibility in terms of wider strategic needs of the services.

Decision Maker: Executive Director, People Services

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 08/02/2019

Decision:

It has been decided to award 18 month contracts from 1st april 2019 to 30th September 2020 (the contracts include provision for breaking early and some level of extension to provide flexibility in terms of the wider strategic needs of the service).  The contracts will be awarded to:

 

1.    Guinness Care for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with low-medium needs at a cost of £237,200 per annum for 18 months;

 

2.    Cherrytree Support Services Ltd for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with medium-high needs at a cost of £313,030.98 per annum for 18 months;

 

3.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of accommodation and support to young people with medium-high needs at a cost of £270,422 per annum for 18 months;

 

4.    YWCA Yorkshire for the provision of accommodation and support to young women with medium-high needs at a cost of £160,000 per annum for 18 months;

 

5.    Young Women’s Housing Project for the provision of accommodation and support to young women with medium-high needs at a cost of £154,869 per annum for 18 months;

 

6.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of a mediation service at a cost of £29,004 annual for 18 months;

 

7.    DePaul UK for the provision of a supported lodgings service at a cost of £26,225 core costs over 18 months plus up to six placement fees at a cost per placement being the difference between Housing Benefit allowance and £150 per week.  De Paul will be required to claim the maximum housing benefit per young person.  Any services required beyond six will be spot purchased at a cost of £112.49 per week at the discretion of the Council and within the resources available, to a maximum of £86,000; and

 

8.    Roundabout Ltd for the provision of a floating support service at a cost of £225,818 per annum for 18 months.

Lead officer: Ann Ellis


12/03/2019 - Annual Equality Report 2017-18 ref: 2256    Recommendations Approved

Our Annual Equality Report 2017-18 provides:

 

·         A summary of our Statutory Equality Duties and how we are meeting them.

·         An overview of progress against our Equality and Fairness Objectives for 2014-18.

·         An update on progress made and continued challenges on equality and diversity.

·         A summary of our workforce diversity.

·         An overview of areas of persistent inequality that will require continued focus.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Finance

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 20/03/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member is asked:

 

1.    To note:

 

·         Progress made in meeting out Statutory Equality Duties and equality and fairness Objectives 2014 – 2018:

·         Our latest Workforce Diversity data and outstanding challenges;

·         Areas of persistent inequality that will require continued attention; and

 

2.    To approve ‘Sheffield City Council’s Annual Equality Report 2017 – 18’ (Appendix 1 of the report)

Lead officer: Diane Owens


08/03/2019 - Acceptance of Additional Clean Air Zone Feasibility Study Proposal Grant ref: 2253    Recommendations Approved

Sheffield and Rotherham have been identified by the Government in its National Air Quality Plan as areas of exceedance for Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) gas concentrations.

 

In order to comply with the European health based limits, the Joint Air Quality Unit (‘JAQU’) which is a setup of the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (‘DEFRA’) and the Department for Transport (‘DfT’) has directed Local Authorities to lower the limits.

 

The Clean Air Zone (‘CAZ’) Feasibility Study covers Sheffield and Rotherham and the Council is leading the Study on behalf of both Local Authorities.

 

The JAQU has already paid Sheffield City Council (‘SCC’) a total grant of £550,000 (£450,000 in addition to the initial grant award of £100,000) in order to support the Feasibility Study Proposal to explore a range of measures to improve air quality within the city.

 

This report is to accept a further grant of £650,000 from the JAQU in order to complete our Feasibility Study Proposal.

 

The JAQU has been working closely with SCC and Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council (‘RMBC’) to submit the Feasibility Study by specified deadlines, as detailed in this report.

 

This Report is for SCC to accept and spend the additional £650,000 grant, noting that further grant funding may be made available by the JAQU in 2019 / 2020.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 08/03/2019

Decision:

1.    To approve the additional Clean Air Zone (‘CAZ’) Feasibility Study Grant of £650,000 from the Department for Environment Food & Rural Affairs (DEFRA) and the Department for Transport; and

 

a)     to note the approval of the Executive Director of Resources for the Council to be the accountable body to Rotherham Metropolitan Borough Council;

 

b) to note the previous approval of delegation (Clean Air for Sheffield 21.11.2018) to the Executive Director, Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Transport and Development and the Director of Finance and Commercial Services to commence procurement for any necessary infrastructure, goods and services to implement the Clean Air Zone; and

 

2.   To delegate authority to the Executive Director, Place, and the Director of Financial and Commercial Services to agree contract terms and approve contract awards in accordance with all relevant provisions of the Council’s Constitution including Contracts Standing Orders and all applicable Procurement rules and the Leader’s Scheme of Delegations.

Lead officer: Tom Finnegan-Smith


07/03/2019 - Procurement of Supported Accommodation for Adults at Risk of Offending ref: 2254    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks permission to tender a support service for people who have an offending history and risky behaviours.

 

The service will provide around 110 units of supported accommodation with a short period of move on support into independent tenancies.  Support would be provided for individual service users for 6 to 12 months, depending on need.  During this time they will be provided with a holistic support package to support their recovery and develop the skills and resilience to move on to a sustainable lifestyle in permanent accommodation.

 

The service will ensure that the needs of women are catered for, and couples where one or both meet its eligibility criteria.

 

The annual expenditure on this contract will be up to £445,000 per year initially.  This anticipates a reduction of around £35,000 from the current contract price.

 

In addition, there will be a 1% annual reduction built into the contract from May 2020.  This service will be commissioned as detailed in the report and in line with the delegations agreed by Cabinet in the Delegated Decisions for Housing Related Support Commissioning Strategy and Budget Plan 2016 – 2020.

Decision Maker: Director of Commissioning, Inclusion and Learning

Decision published: 11/03/2019

Effective from: 07/03/2019

Decision:

That the Director, Commissioning, Inclusion and Learning, as delegated through the 17th February 2016 Cabinet decision ‘Delegated Decisions for Housing Related Support Commissioning Strategy and Budget Plan 2016 to 2020’:

 

(a)  Awards the contract for the provision of accommodation and support services for adults at the risk of offending to Target Housing.

 

The contract period is for 5 years with a break clause after 3 years for flexibility.  Beginning on 1st May 2019, the contract will provide 116 units of supported accommodation at a cost of £1,886,846.00 over 5 years.

 

Lead officer: Ann Ellis


06/03/2019 - Container Charges Review ref: 2251    Recommendations Approved

The report sets out the proposed increase in charges for new and replacement general (residual/waste) bins and bins for the garden waste collection service.  The report also proposes to increase the charge for new and replacement bins where the Council approves additional capacity to larger households.

 

Additionally, the report recommends that future annual price increases (to apply from April each year) will be directly linked to that year’s January Retail Price Index (RPIX) figure (and rounded to the nearest pound) to reflect the increased cost to the Council in delivering these services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves the revised charges set out in the report :

 

           The charge for new and replacement bins provided for general (residual/ non recyclable waste) to be £25 per container.

           The charge for new and replacement bins for the garden waste collection service to be £25 per container.

           The charge for new/ replacement containers where the Council has granted additional capacity to a household to be £35 for the new/ exchange of containers.

           To set any future price increases to apply from April each year, directly to that years January’s Retail Price Index (RPIX) figure, rounded to the nearest £1.

Lead officer: Alastair Black


08/03/2019 - Waste Collection Charges ref: 2249    Recommendations Approved

The report sets out the proposed increase in waste collection charges (where the Council may make a charge for waste collection/commercial collections) from April 2019.  This includes services provided, on request, to charities, non-domestic/non commercial premises and commercial establishments in Sheffield.  The report recommends an increase in charges by 4.0% (and rounded to the nearest pound) to reflect the increased cost to the Council in delivering these services.  The report also recommends that future annual price increases (to apply from April each year) will be directly linked to that year’s January Retail Price Index (RPIX) figure.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Decision published: 08/03/2019

Effective from: 15/03/2019

Decision:

That the Cabinet Member approves the revised charges set out at:

 

           Table 1, paragraph 4.2.5 (the cost of collection only);

           Table 2, paragraph 4.2.9 (the cost of a new or replacement waste bin); and

           Table 3, paragraph 4.2.12 (the cost of commercial waste services)

Lead officer: Alastair Black


06/03/2019 - CITB contract with Manor and Castle Development Trust ref: 2248    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval from the Head of libraries and Community services for

 

           SCC to use part of the CITB funding to enter into a Grant agreement with Manor and Castle Development Trust(MCDT) in order to for MCDT to set up a CSCS test center.

 

 

           SCC to use part of the CITB funding to enter into a further agreement with MCDT to carry out assessments of potential programme participants and recruit young people to the programme.

Decision Maker: Head of Libraries and Community Services

Decision published: 06/03/2019

Effective from: 06/03/2019

Decision:

It is recommended that the Head of Libraries and Community services with consultation from the Director of Legal and Compliance approve the following:

 

 

a)         SCC to use part of the CITB funding to enter into a Grant agreement with Manor and Castle Development Trust (MCDT) in order to for MCDT to set up a CSCS test center.

 

b)         SCC to use part of the CITB funding to enter into a further grant agreement with MCDT to carry out assessments of potential programme participants and recruit young people to the programme.

 

 

 

The Head of Libraries and Community services will be expected to also consult with the Director of Legal and Compliance before carrying out the recommendations as described in the above paragraphs (a) and (b) as input/comments from a legal perspective shall be considered in each of such recommendations.

Lead officer: Dawn Shaw


05/03/2019 - Parking Fees and Charges ref: 2247    Recommendations Approved

A report reviewing the charges for parking tariffs, parking permits, bay suspensions and parking dispensations.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport

Decision published: 05/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

(i) No changes to the pay & display tariffs in the parking zones outside the city centre are made;

 

(ii) City Centre Zone Pay and Display tariffs are increased, as detailed in Appendix A of the report, and that these are implemented as soon as practicable;

 

(iii) changes to the permit pricing structure, as detailed in Appendix B of thie report be approved and be implemented from 1 April 2019;

 

(iv) the changes to the type of vehicle that are eligible for a ‘Green’ permit, as detailed in Appendix C of the report, be approved and be implemented from 1 April 2019;

 

(v) changes to the dispensation and bay suspension charges, as detailed in the report, be approved and be implemented from 1 April 2019; and

 

(vi) authority be delegated to the Director of City Growth, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Environment and Transport, to make future changes to pay & display tariffs, where this supports effective management of demand for parking and contributes to wider traffic management objectives (provided they are not increased by an amount greater than the rate of Retail Price Index plus 1% from the date they were last increased).

 

Lead officer: Ben Brailsford