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Decisions published

14/01/2021 - BLACKPOOL LOCAL PLAN UPDATED LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME - 2020 ref: 1745    Recommendations Approved

To consider the updated Local Development Scheme (LDS) which outlines the remaining production timetable for The Blackpool Local Plan Part 2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies document and the timetable for the commencement of the review of the Blackpool Local Plan Part 1: Core Strategy.  This document replaces the 2014 Local Development Scheme.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Business, Enterprise and Job Creation

Decision published: 14/01/2021

Effective from: 20/01/2021

Decision:

To approve the Local Development Scheme 2020 attached at Appendix 'A' and publish it on the Council's website.

 


11/01/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 1744    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2020/2021. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillor Taylor of Claremont Ward has requested:

£250 as funding to The Magic Club in Claremont Ward to purchase Christmas Selection Boxes for children in Claremont Ward. Submitted as a solo application, due to Councillor Lynn Williams having an interest in the matter as she holds the position of Chairman of the Club.

 

Councillors Taylor and L Williams of Claremont Ward have requested:

£1,405 as funding to the Street Scene Team as part of a “Waste Amnesty” within Claremont Ward to provide the Rover Van, skip hire and cleansing services.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism

Decision published: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 16/01/2021

Decision:

To authorise the requests, as submitted.


11/01/2021 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE WEEK ENDING 10 JANUARY 2021 ref: 1743    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: 11/01/2021

Effective from: 11/01/2021

Decision:

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


07/01/2021 - APPOINTMENT OF OFFICERS TO ENFORCE: THE HEALTH PROTECTION (CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS) (ALL TIERS) (ENGLAND) REGULATIONS 2020.HE HEALTH PROTECTION (CORONAVIRUS RESTRICTIONS) (ALL TIERS AND REGULATIONS OF UNDERTAKINGS) (ENGLAND) (AMENDMENT) R ref: 1742    Recommendations Approved

To consider the appointment of officers to enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (All Tiers) Regulations 2020, the No 2 and No 3 Amendment (England) Regulations 2020 and 2021.

 

Decision Maker: Head of Legal Services

Decision published: 07/01/2021

Effective from: 07/01/2021

Decision:

The officers listed at 5.5 above namely  Tim Coglan,

Lee Petrak, Dave Verity, Oliver Watts, Karl Bischoff, Jennifer Clayton

Nicola Helm, Carolyn Bland, Lindsay Milner, Sarah Longden and Dominic Blackburn

be appointed by Blackpool Borough Council to enforce the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (All Tiers) Regulations 2020 as amended by the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (All Tiers and Restrictions of Undertakings) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2020 and the Health Protection (Coronavirus Restrictions) (No 3) and (All Tiers) (England) (Amendment) Regulations 2021 on behalf of Blackpool Borough Council.

 


05/01/2021 - LICENSING DECISIONS FOR THE TWO WEEKS ENDING 3 JANUARY 2021 ref: 1741    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: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2021

Decision:

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

 


05/01/2021 - REPAIR WORKS TO THE TOWER BALLROOM CEILING ref: 1740    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to the outcome of the recent tender to appoint a contractor to undertake repair works to the Tower Ballroom Ceiling.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Culture and Tourism

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 09/01/2021

Decision:

The Cabinet Member agreed the recommendation as outlined above namely:

 

To approve the appointment of Hayles and Howe Limited to undertake the repair works to the Tower Ballroom Ceiling.

 


05/01/2021 - SUNDRY DEBT, COUNCIL TAX, HOUSING BENEFIT OVERPAYMENTS AND BUSINESS RATES WRITE OFFS ref: 1739    Recommendations Approved

This report lists applications to write off outstanding balances of Sundry Debts, Housing Benefit Overpayments and Business Rates where there is no prospect of recovery or recovery of the debt is inappropriate.

 

The Corporate Write Off Policy states that all Sundry Debt, and Housing Benefit Overpayments over £5,000 and Business Rates over £10,000 must be authorised by Executive.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 09/01/2021

Decision:

To write off the Sundry Debts for Social Care totalling £11,867.11 outlined in paragraph 6.1.

 

To write off the Housing Benefit overpayment debts totaling £28,967.13 outlined in paragraph 6.2.

 

To write off the Business Rates debt totaling £557,418.95 outlined in paragraph 6.3 and Appendix A.

 


05/01/2021 - WARD FUNDING ref: 1738    Recommendations Approved

The Council's delegated budgets scheme allocates budgets of £15,000 to each Ward covered for the financial year 2020/2021. The funding for this scheme can be spent on supplementing funding public services, for the benefit of the local community.

 

Councillors Clapham and Wilshaw of Bispham Ward have requested £20,000 as funding to Westcliff School for the purchase and installation of astroturf grounds for the school.

 

Councillors Cross and Farrell of Ingthorpe Ward have requested £480 as funding to Glasdon Group Limited for the purchase and installation of wall mounted Christmas Trees for Bispham Village.

 

Councillors Jackson and Owen of Victoria Ward have requested £4,410 as funding to the Alley Gates Team for the purchase and installation of alley gates at Lunedale Avenue.

 

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 05/01/2021

Effective from: 09/01/2021

Decision:

To authorise the requests, as submitted.

Lead officer: Lorraine Hurst