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Decisions published

01/10/2019 - PURCHASE OF HOUNDSHILL SHOPPING CENTRE ref: 1496    Recommendations Approved

The purchase of the Houndshill Shopping Centre and the use of Prudential Borrowing to complete the purchase.


Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 08/11/2019

Effective from: 01/10/2019


To purchase the Houndshill shopping centre at a cost of £47.6m (Market Value) excluding costs and SDLT.


To use Prudential Borrowing to fund the purchase, SDLT and associated costs.


To novate the contracts to appoint CBRE for the asset management and Eddisons for facilities management, both on an interim basis.


Lead officer: Talha Yakub

19/09/2019 - Boothley Road Residents Permit Scheme The Borough of Blackpool (Residents Parking Scheme) (Boothley Road) Order 2019 ref: 1476    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for officers to proceed with the statutory consultation and advertisement in respect of a proposed Traffic Regulation Order to introduce a residents parking scheme as detailed within this report

Decision Maker: Director for Community and Environmental Services

Decision published: 04/10/2019

Effective from: 19/09/2019


To authorise the statutory consultation and advertisement of notice of the intention of the Council to make a Traffic Regulation Order under the Road Traffic Regulation Act 1984, the effect of which will be to implement a residents parking scheme on Boothley Road between Devonshire Road and Coleridge Road.


If no objections are maintained to the proposals, to authorise the Head of Legal to make the Traffic Regulation Order.


03/10/2019 - HOUSEHOLDER DUTY OF CARE : ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION ACT 1990 ref: 1475    Recommendations Approved

To inform Blackpool Council of changes to the Environmental Protection Act 1990 (sections 34 and 34(2A)) in relation to updated guidance on waste (known as ‘householder duty of care’) and new guidance for local authorities on issuing proposed Fixed Penalty Notices.


The new provisions provide for a fine of not less than £150 and not more than £400 as specified by the waste collection authority and £200 if no amount is specified by the authority.


Decision Maker: Deputy Leader (Place and Tourism)

Decision published: 03/10/2019

Effective from: 09/10/2019


1.      To approve the proposals set out within the report to enable enforcement of the provisions of sections 34 and 34(2A) of the Environmental Protection Act 1990.


2.      To agree the penalty charge for the offence of ‘Householders Duty of Care’ now be set at £400 reduced to £120 if paid within 10 days.


3.      That delegated authority be granted to the Director of Community and Environmental Services under the Environmental Protection Act 1990 Section 34 (as amended) to make appropriate arrangements for issuing fixed penalty notices for the failure to demonstrate householder duty of care requirements.


01/10/2019 - SECTION 19 REPORT IN RESPECT OF FLOODING IN ANCHORSHOLME AND BISPHAM NOVEMBER 2017 ref: 1474    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is for Blackpool Council to discharge its statutory duty under the Flood and Water management Act (2010) Section 19, which is attached to investigate significant local flooding incidents, and to publish the report into the significant flooding incident in Blackpool on the 22 November 2017 in line with its policy on investigation.


Decision Maker: Director for Community and Environmental Services

Decision published: 01/10/2019

Effective from: 01/10/2019


That the attached Section 19 report, Investigation into flooding on 22 November 2017, is now published as required by the Statutory duty under Section 19 of the Flood and Water Management Act (2010).

To agree to carry-out studies in the areas highlighted in the Section 19 report recommendations in the Anchorsholme and Bispham areas to ultimately better understand improvements required or resilience measures, utilising funding sought and achieved from the Environment Agency and United Utilities of £110,000 (£55,000 from each).



Lead officer: Clare Nolan Barnes

01/10/2019 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 29 SEPTEMBER 2019 ref: 1473    Recommendations Approved

The Head of Licensing Service deals with a number of requests for licences under the Licensing Act, the Gambling Act and other pieces of legislations. Details of the licences, applied for and granted are outlined in the report.

Decision Maker: Head of Licensing Service

Decision published: 01/10/2019

Effective from: 01/10/2019


The Head of Licensing Service agreed to grant the licences as set out in the attached Appendices.

27/09/2019 - WARD GRANT ref: 1472    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2019/2020. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.


Councillors Blackburn and G Coleman of Brunswick Ward have requested £200 as funding to The Washington Group towards the International Women’s Day Festival in March 2020 to benefit young women in Brunswick Ward.

Decision Maker: Deputy Leader (Place and Tourism)

Decision published: 27/09/2019

Effective from: 03/10/2019


To authorise the request, as submitted.


Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst