Decisions

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Decisions published

13/01/2021 - Section 106 Agreements relating to health provision ref: 2618    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 13/01/2021

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the current position of health related Section 106 contributions in South Northamptonshire, what S106 funding to deliver healthcare infrastructure could be spent on and the Clinical Commissioning Group’s working processes regarding S106 health related monies, asset management and service development be noted.

 

(2)      That the plan for future joint-working arrangements across council functions and health partners regarding investment and service delivery within the South Northamptonshire locality be endorsed.

 

(3)      That the adoption of the plan by the new West Northants authority to inform future working arrangements be supported.

 

(4)      That authority be delegated to the Assistant Director Wellbeing in consultation with the Chairman of Scrutiny Committee to make the following amendments to the Sections 106 Agreements relating to health provision report:

 

·       Paragraph 3.7 -  Old Stratford – to be re-worded and clarified.

 

·       Paragraph 4.1  - to include the text in italics:  As a result of the work the Scrutiny Working Group has completed, South Northamptonshire Council’s Scrutiny Committee would like to make the following recommendations to the new West Northamptonshire Council for continuing and developing joint working across local authority functions   and health partners:

·       Ensure WNC continues to support the Health & Planning Programme Manager or equivalent post as this role has been instrumental in developing relationships and improving practices/procedures between Development Management Teams and health partners and that impetus needs to be maintained.

·       Facilitate and enable engagement from health partners in planning policy activities and functions to complement the good working relationships that have been established with Development Management teams to respond to planning applications.  This should include clarification that the formula for calculating health contributions is up to date and evidence based on local need. 

·       Establish a robust process for monitoring S106 contributions (both monies & land) and ensure there are appropriate resources (both staff and ICT/software) to complete comprehensive monitoring of S106 financial contributions and/or land to be used for health purposes and other important community infrastructure.

·       Establish a robust governance procedure within the monitoring process to ensure that S106 funding related to health and other important communityinfrastructure is spent in the area intended and in a timely manner.

·       Ensure there is a strategic dialogue between WNC and health partners as well as good operational working arrangements.  This dialogue could include:

-        timely communication between the planning authority and health sector regarding future site allocations and the review of the West Northants Joint Core Strategy to provide the opportunity for strategic planning of health service delivery much earlier in the planning process and ensure that future health care provision is factored into site negotiation with developers

-        improved linkages between health service provision and the full suite of council functions (those traditionally provided by borough/district councils as well as county council functions e.g. sport & physical activity, community development, housing). 

-        The joint working across the health service and the new unitary council focuses on the potential for designing and delivering integrated solutions which maximise benefit to the local population, for example, the wider wellbeing agenda and the use of new health facilities by the local community (e.g. self-help groups) is considered in every application made by health to access and spend S106 contributions.

-        Sharing council knowledge of individual localities their distinctiveness and specific challenges and opportunities at a local level, for example, up to date council strategies for specific localities

-        Encouraging cross boundary working and mutual cooperation between Northants CCG and adjoining Clinical Commissioning Groups e.g. Bucks; Oxfordshire.

 

(5)      That the Section 106 Agreements relating to health provision report be referred to Cabinet BPM for consideration.

 


13/01/2021 - South Northamptonshire Council Business Strategy ref: 2616    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 13/01/2021

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the verbal update be noted.


13/01/2021 - Local Development order ref: 2615    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 13/01/2021

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That the verbal update be noted.


13/01/2021 - Review of Committee Work Plan ref: 2617    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Scrutiny Committee

Made at meeting: 13/01/2021 - Scrutiny Committee

Decision published: 15/01/2021

Effective from: 13/01/2021

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)      That subject to the following amendment the work programme be noted:

 

·       Add Silverstone Heritage update to the March meeting.


11/01/2021 - Right of Access - Northampton Road Short-Stay Car Park, Towcester ref: 2614    Recommendations Approved

Exempt report

 

Reason for Urgency: The item wasn’t included on the work programme as it hadn’t been anticipated previously but a decision is needed to ensure progress. The decision is non-key. Due to the report containing information financial information, it is restricted. Having regard to the nature and urgency of the matter, the Chairman of the Scrutiny Committee has agreed that the report can be considered in private.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 20/01/2021

Wards affected: Towcester Mill;

Lead officer: Andrew Hunkin


11/01/2021 - Referrals from the Community Funding Panel ref: 2613    For Determination

To take recommendations from the Council’s Community Funding Panel regarding applications in excess of  £25,000 which cannot be granted under delegated authority

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/01/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/01/2021

Effective from: 20/01/2021

Decision:

Resolved

 

(1)           That the update on the applications submitted to the Community Funding Panel on 14 December 2020 be noted.

 

(2)           That, having given due considerations, the recommendations of the Community Funding Panel meeting of 14 December 2020 to award £50,000, subject to conditions (as set out in the Annex to the Minutes as set out in the Minute Book) to Northampton Mens Own Rugby Football Club (NMORFC) for dressing room refurbishment be approved.

 

Lead officer: Jo Barrett


07/01/2021 - Land West of Whitfield Road, Radstone ref: 2612    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 07/01/2021

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

 

Wards affected: Astwell;


07/01/2021 - Land to the east of Tiffield Road and to the north west of the A43, Towcester ref: 2611    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 07/01/2021 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 08/01/2021

Effective from: 07/01/2021

Decision:

Approved, subject to various requirements to be set out in the Minutes.

 

Wards affected: Towcester Mill;