Decisions

See below for information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the Council’s decision making bodies.

You can also visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been made.

Decisions published

18/02/2021 - Building Control Charges ref: 969    For Determination

To agree to the setting of Building Control Charges from 1st April 2021 in line with 1.6% CPI inflationary increase.


Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 18/02/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 27/02/2021

Decision:

That the setting of the Building Control Charges from 1 April 2021, as set out in Appendix A to the report, be agreed.

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Roger Paine


18/02/2021 - Housing Revenue Account Budget 2021/22 ref: 965    Recommendations Approved

To consider the Housing Revenue Account Budget for the 2021/22 financial year

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 18/02/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Decision:

That Council be recommended to approve:

 

1)              the Housing Revenue Account budget for 2021/22 (Appendix A);

 

2)              that Council house dwelling rents be increased by up to 1.50% effective from April 2021 in line with the Welfare Reform and Work Act 2015;

 

3)              Garage rents to be increased by 1.16% effective from April 2021 in line with Council’s general fees and charges;

 

4)              Shared Equity Rents to be increased by 1.13% based on September RPI, effective from April 2021;

 

5)              Tenant Service Charges to be set based on cost recovery;

 

6)              the Housing Major Repairs (capital) programme for 2021/22 as set out in Appendix B;

 

7)              Sheltered room guest charges for 2021/22 remain unchanged at £9.50 per night per room.

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Mark Thompson


18/02/2021 - Medium Term Financial Plan 2021-2024 - Revenue Budget Submission 2021/22 ref: 968    For Determination

To provide the Executive with the key Revenue budget extract of the Medium Term Financial
Plan (MTFP) for 2021/24 including the proposed revenue budget submission for 2021/22

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 18/02/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Decision:

That:

 

1)              Council be recommended to approve the Summary of Budget Movements (SOBM) (as set out in Appendix A to the report);

 

2)              the report of the Community and Corporate Overview and Scrutiny Committee, relating to Scrutiny of the Budget Setting Process 2021-22 and the Medium Term Financial Plan 2021-2024 (as set out in Appendix B to the report), be noted.

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Mark Thompson


18/02/2021 - Treasury Management Strategy 2021-2024 ref: 967    Recommendations Approved

To agree the Treasury Management Strategy for 2021-24

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 18/02/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Decision:

That Council be recommended to:

 

1)              approve the Treasury Management Strategy as set out in Appendix A, including the following additional appendices;

 

·       Prudential Indicators (Appendix B)

·       Annual Investment Strategy 2021/22 (Appendix C)

·       Minimum Revenue Provision (MRP) policy (Appendix D)

 

2)              note that Audit Committee agreed the Treasury Management Strategy on 3 February 2021;

 

3)              note the cumulative financial impact on the Council of its borrowing activities equates to a net credit to the general fund for the taxpayer of £13.64 per band D equivalent at end of 2021/22 and noting this credit increases to £62.86 at the end of 2023/24.

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Mark Thompson


18/02/2021 - Capital Programme and Strategy 2021-2024 ref: 966    For Determination

To agree the Capital Programme and Strategy for 2021-24

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 18/02/2021 - Executive

Decision published: 18/02/2021

Effective from: 18/02/2021

Decision:

That Council be recommended to agree the following:

 

1)              the Capital Strategy for 2021 - 2024 - Appendix A;

 

2)              the three-year Capital Programme for 2021 - 2024 Appendix B;

 

3)              the draft vision for capital investment over the next five years - Appendix C;

 

4)              the use of developer contribution funding (s106 and CIL) for capital projects as set out in Appendix D. Approval is sought up to the project budget.

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Mark Thompson


16/02/2021 - West Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Proposed Submission November 2020 ref: 970    For Determination

To consider the council's response to the West Berkshire Minerals and Waste Local Plan Proposed Submission consultation.

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement - Wayne Smith

Made at meeting: 16/02/2021 - Executive - Individual Member Decisions

Decision published: 16/02/2021

Effective from: 24/02/2021

Decision:

The Executive Member for Planning and Enforcement agreed that Wokingham Borough Council:

 

1.     Submit the comments contained in the report as this Council’s response to West Berkshire District Council’s Minerals and Waste Local Plan Proposed Submission consultation (November 2020);

2.     Noted the withdrawal of the holding objection set out in the council’s response to the earlier consultation; and

3.     Delegated any further submissions to the examination in public process to the Director of Place and Growth, in consultation with the Lead Member for Planning and Enforcement.

 

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Ian Bellinger


18/12/2020 - Letting of Elms Field Unit 15 ref: 964    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive - Graham Ebers

Decision published: 10/02/2021

Effective from: 18/12/2020

Decision:

To let Unit 15 to The Vale Clinic Your Foot Health Matters Limited

Wards affected: Wescott;

Lead officer: Graham Ebers


02/12/2020 - Covid Winter Grant Scheme ref: 962    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director, Children's Services - Carol Cammiss

Decision published: 10/02/2021

Effective from: 02/12/2020

Decision:

Free School Meal (FSM) vouchers will be distributed to children and young people in receipt of benefit related FSM to the value of £15.00 per child per week to cover Christmas 2020/21 holidays. The vouchers will be distributed by the Edenred portal which will be operated by schools.

Care Leavers will be issued vouchers via the Edenred portal administered by the Local Authority.

The remainder of the grant will be distributed to families with and without children who will apply for support through the Citizens Advice (CAB) or front door. The CAB will assess the applicant and make a recommendation to Wokingham Borough Council (WBC) for support. The payment to the applicant will be processed by WBC. Food vouchers will be issued through the Edenred portal and fuel vouchers through the Post Office pay it now scheme.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carol Cammiss