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

28/11/2019 - Carnival Pool Site, Wellington Rd, Wokingham ref: 817    For Determination

To consider appropriating the Carnival Pool site for development purposes

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

That:

 

1)        it be noted that the Council no longer needs to proceed with a compulsory purchase order ("CPO") in respect of land to the south of Wellington Road, Wokingham known as Carnival Pool shown indicatively edged red on the plan at Appendix 1 of the report ("the Site") pursuant to section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) (the "1990 Act") because all outstanding freehold interests in the Site have been acquired by agreement;

 

2)        it be authorised, to the extent that it is not already held for such purposes, that the land held by the Council and comprising the Site shown coloured red and blue on the plan at Appendix 2 of the report, be appropriated for planning purposes in accordance with section 122 of the local Government Act 1972 from the date this resolution is made, such land being no longer required for the purpose for which it was previously held.

Wards affected: Wescott;

Lead officer: Damon Emes


28/11/2019 - Fees and Charges ref: 814    For Determination

To consider the schedule of proposed fees and charges

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

That:

 

1)        the schedule of fees and charges, as set out in Appendix A to the report, be approved to be effective from the dates listed on the schedule;

 

2)        Wokingham’s discretionary fees and charges for the Public Protection Partnership be approved, and the statutory charges be noted, as set out in Appendix B, effective from 1 April 2020;

 

3)        the impact of the Public Protection Partnership unifying charges across the three partner authorities on a cost recovery basis, which will be covered in the Medium Term Financial Plan as a Special Item, be noted;

 

4)        a fee of £14.00 (incl) for the EU Settlement Scheme ID Document Scanning service for non-Borough residents be introduced from 1 December 2019.

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: James Sandford


28/11/2019 - Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood Plan ref: 815    For Determination

To consider the changes recommended by the Independent Examiner and to progress the plan to a public vote through a referendum

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

That:

 

1)         the report of the Independent Examination into the Arborfield and

Barkham Neighbourhood Plan be accepted and that the modifications recommended by the Independent Examiner be made to the plan prior to a local referendum being held; and

 

2)        it be agreed that the referendum version of the Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood Plan, as modified in accordance with the recommendations following Independent Examination, meets the basic conditions and complies with the provisions of Paragraph 8 (1) (a) (2) of Schedule 4B to the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (inserted by the Localism Act 2011).  A statement to that effect will be published on the Council’s website as well as the ‘Referendum Version’ of the Plan; and

 

3)        a local referendum be organised and conducted on 6 February 2020 in the Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood area. This will allow all eligible persons that are registered on the electoral roll within the two parishes, to vote on whether the Arborfield and Barkham Neighbourhood Plan should be used by Wokingham Borough Council to help it determine planning applications in the Neighbourhood Area.

Wards affected: Arborfield; Barkham;

Lead officer: James McCabe


28/11/2019 - Appointment of Independent Remuneration Panel Members ref: 819    For Determination

To appoint a new Independent Remuneration Panel

Decision Maker: Special Council Executive Committee

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Special Council Executive Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

(Councillor John Halsall declared a personal interest in this item)

 

The Committee considered a report in relation to the appointment of members to the Independent Remuneration Panel which was responsible for carrying out reviews of the Members’ Allowances Scheme and subsequently making recommendations to Council.

 

Councillor Ferris stated that he was pleased that an Independent Remuneration Panel was being appointed and hoped that for continuity purposes they would remain in situ longer than previous panels.  He also felt that reviewing Members’ allowances every two years was the correct timeframe and hoped the review would be undertaken in an impartial way. 

 

It was noted that all the Panel Members had stated that they did not have an affiliation with any political party.  Following a query by Councillor Ferris it was clarified that for continuity purposes the Council had previously agreed that membership should be staggered and two Panel Members should be appointed for 4 years and the remaining Panel Members for 3 years. 

 

RESOLVED that:

 

1)        David Harwood and Angela Slade be appointed to the Independent Remuneration Panel for a period of 4 years, commencing on 29 November 2019;

 

2)        Diana Anderson, Robert Nancarrow and Ian Newlove to be appointed to the Independent Remuneration Panel for a period of 3 years, commencing on 29 November 2019.

 

Wards affected: None Specific;

Lead officer: Callum Wernham


28/11/2019 - Gorrick Square Development ref: 816    Recommendations Approved

To approve a revised funding model to build a bespoke bungalow for three individual residents with learning/physical disabilities

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 28/11/2019 - Executive

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

That the revised funding model for the proposed revised development totalling £815,000, including confirming the allocation of up to £349,000 of Section 106 receipts and a long term loan to Loddon Homes of £231,000, be approved.

Wards affected: Wescott;

Lead officer: Nigel Bailey