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Decisions published

07/11/2019 - INVESTMENT IN TOWN CENTRE- HOUNDSHILL SHOPPING CENTRE ref: 1500    Recommendations Approved

Pursuant to Executive Decision EX32/2019 of July 2019 to purchase the Houndshill Shopping Centre to consider:

·         the internal management of Houndshill Shopping Centre

·         procurement of an Asset Manager/equity partner, and,

·         development of the phase 2 extension of the Houndshill Shopping Centre

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communications and Regeneration

Decision published: 13/11/2019

Effective from: 07/11/2019

Decision:

1. To continue the arrangements agreed in decision EX32/2019 of 15 July 2019

for the Director of Communications and Regeneration to approve matters

relating to the leasing arrangements including new leases, lease renewals, rent

reviews and tenants incentives at the Houndshill Shopping Centre, after

discussions at the Management Board.

 

2.      To agree, after consultation with the Leader of the Council

and Section 151 officer, in principle to the funding of the phase 2 extension of up to £22.5m £22.5million potentially using Prudential Prudential Borrowing Powers, with a report to be submitted to a future Executive meeting once the outcome of the bid in 3 is known.

 

3.      To submit a Future High Street Fund fast track bid by 29 November 2019 for

additional funds to seek to offset the Council’s contribution to the phase 2

extension  with a further reportto be submitted to a future Executive once the

outcome of the bid is known.

 

4.      To authorise the Head of Legal Services to prepare legal documentation and

enter into appropriate documents as necessary to complete the transactions outlined

in decision 1 relating to Houndshill Shopping Centre and those

listed in this report on the phase 2 extension.

 

5.      To accept the novation of any contracts/reports for the accelerated development

of the phase 2 extension.

 

 


31/10/2019 - EXTENDED TEMPORARY CLOSURE OF 331 BISPHAM ROAD ref: 1499    Recommendations Approved

To extend the temporary closure of 331 Bispham Road, pending the Council’s review of residential service provision.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Children's Services

Decision published: 13/11/2019

Effective from: 31/10/2019

Decision:

To agree the continued temporary closure off 331 Bispham Road with effect from 31 October 2019 to 30 January 2020 or until the outcome of the review whichever is the soonest and continue with the redeployment of the existing staff group.

 


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

Decision:

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


06/11/2019 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 3 NOVEMBER 2019 ref: 1495    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: 06/11/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

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

 


05/11/2019 - OBJECTIONS TO THE BOROUGH OF BLACKPOOL (Banned right turn manoeuvre from Squires Gate Lane. into Sandgate and Right turn out of Sandgate onto Squires Gate Lane.) ORDER 2019 ref: 1497    Recommendations Approved

To consider representations on the impact of the banned right turn manoeuvre from Squires Gate Lane into Sandgate and Right turn out of Sandgate onto Squires GateLane.For road and traffic safety reasons the central reserve is proposed to be permanently closed to prevent vehicles exiting from the new egress at Morrison’s and immediately trying to cross the two lane carriageway to make either a right turn on to Sandgate or a ‘U’ turn on Squires Gate Lane.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment, Transport and Climate Change

Decision published: 05/11/2019

Effective from: 09/11/2019

Decision:

The Cabinet Member resolved as follows:

 

To proceed with the proposal as originally advertised.

 


04/11/2019 - CONSERVATION STATEMENT FOR THE QUEEN'S PROMENADE CABIN LIFT ref: 1494    Recommendations Approved

To request formal adoption of the Conservation Statement for the grade II listed Cabin Lift to enable fully informed consideration by decision makers should any development be proposed in the future which affects its significance or setting.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Communications and Regeneration

Decision published: 04/11/2019

Effective from: 04/11/2019

Decision:

To adopt the Conservation Statement for the grade II listed Cabin Lift as attached at Appendix A.

 


31/10/2019 - DAY CARE AT HIGHFIELD DAY CARE CENTRE ref: 1493    Recommendations Approved

To approve the appointment of the supplier named at 2.0 as the contractor for the provision of community day care services for adults at Highfield Day Care Centre, following completion of an Official Journal of the European Union (OJEU) tender exercise.

 

Decision Maker: Director of Adult Services

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 31/10/2019

Decision:

To approve the appointment of Independent Living (NW) Limited, (Blackpool), as the contractor for the provision of community day care services for adults at Highfield Day Care Centre for a 14 month term, from 1 December 2019 to 11 February 2021 with the option to extend the contract for a further 1 year + 1 year.

 


31/10/2019 - WARD GRANTS ref: 1492    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 Hutton and Burdess of Clifton Ward have requested:

(i) £1,000 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department, for 10 days work by the Community Payback Team, to undertake weed clearance from streets in Clifton ward.

 

Councillors R Scott and Wing of Greenlands Ward have requested:

(i) £100 as funding to the Illuminations Department, towards the Lightpool Festival Glo-Football Event.

(ii) £608.12 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department, for two new Council mixed waste receptacles in Greenlands ward.

 

Councillors Critchley and Brookes of Hawes Side Ward have requested:

(i) £100 as funding to the Illuminations Department, towards the Lightpool Festival Glo-Football Event.

(ii) £200 as funding to The Washington Group, towards the International Women’s Day Festival in March 2020 to benefit young women in Hawes Side Ward.

 

Councillor Hunter of Highfield Ward has requested:

(i) £1,620 as funding to Highfield Free Tennis, towards ongoing provision of Winter Tennis Lessons at Highfield Park.

(ii) £100 as funding to the Street Cleansing Department, for 1 days work by the Community Payback Team, to undertake weed clearance to the rear of Keasden Avenue.

(iii) £1,590 as funding to the Illuminations Department for the purchase and installation of a large lit Christmas Tree.

Submitted as solo applications, due to Councillor Mrs Henderson MBE unable to provide a signature due to her current illness.

 

Councillors Benson and Mitchell have requested £200 as funding to The Washington Group, towards the International Women’s Day Festival in March 2020 to benefit young women in Layton Ward.

 

Councillors D Coleman and Stansfield of Marton Ward have requested:

(i) £500 as funding to the Broadway Stars Morris Dancers, to pay for transport and accommodation to attend the end of season championships.

(ii) £100 as funding to the Illuminations Department, towards the Lightpool Festival Glo-Football Event.

 

 

Councillors Mrs Callow and Callow of Norbreck Ward have requested:

(i) £3,883.75 as funding to the Highways Department, towards gulley cleaning in Norbreck Ward.

(ii) £350 as funding to the Parks Department, towards the replacement of a diseased tree on the Highway.

(iii) £820 as funding to All Hallows Church, towards repairs to the Church Barn.

 

Councillors Hugo and Smith of Talbot Ward have requested:

(i) £1,590 as funding to the Illuminations Department for the purchase and installation of a large lit Christmas Tree.

(ii) £2,550 as funding to the Alley Gates Team, for the purchase and installation of an alley gate on St Albans Road.

(iii) £1,734 as funding to Visit Blackpool, towards to maintenance of banners along Charnley Road.

 

Councillors Collett and Matthews of Tyldesley Ward have requested £580 to Oxford Square Allotment Society, towards a respite area at Oxford Square Allotments.

 

Councillors Jackson and Owen of Victoria Ward have requested £100 as funding to the Illuminations Department, towards the Lightpool Festival Glo-Football Event.

 

Councillors D Scott and M Scott of Warbreck Ward have requested

£500 as funding to The Washington Group, towards the International Women’s Day Festival in March 2020 to benefit young women in Warbreck Ward.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 31/10/2019

Effective from: 06/11/2019

Decision:

The Leader of the Council agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst


28/10/2019 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 27 OCTOBER 2019 ref: 1491    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: 28/10/2019

Effective from: 28/10/2019

Decision:

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