Decisions

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Decisions published

15/07/2021 - Consultation on the closure of the 6th Form at Carisbrooke College ref: 216    Recommendations Approved

Approval to consult on the closure of Carisbrooke College 6th Form. The 6th Form has not been in operation since September 2016. Students now attend Medina 6th Form is they wish.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

That the Cabinet approves the publication of a Public Notice for the alteration of the upper age range so as to remove the Sixth Form at Carisbrooke College with effect from 31st December 2021.

Lead officer: Martin Shefferd


15/07/2021 - Mobile Home Licensing Fees Policy ref: 214    Recommendations Approved

Implementation of a fees policy to enable the Licensing Department to recover the cost of the licensing Mobile Homes function.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

Option 1 – To adopt the proposed Mobile homes Licensing Fees Policy (at Appendix 1).

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Kevin Winchcombe


15/07/2021 - Members' Question Time ref: 221    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

 

 

Written questions had been received from Cllr Hendry (MQ 10/21) and Cllr Spink (MQ 11/21) in relation to Planning matters. Both would receive written responses.

 

There were no oral questions from any other Councillors.


15/07/2021 - Consideration of the Forward Plan ref: 222    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

There had been a few recent issues with the Forward Plan, however this had now been rectified and there would be more items added in the coming weeks.


15/07/2021 - Chairman's Announcements ref: 213    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

The Chairman reported that she had been working hard on a number of things and would report back in due course. Thanks were also expressed to the Cabinet and staff for their support especially during COVID.

 


15/07/2021 - Public Question Time - Maximum 15 Minutes for Written Questions and 15 Minutes for Oral Questions ref: 212    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

Written questions had been received from Mr M Ambrosini (PQ 33-21), Mr & Mrs A Dowden (PQ34-21) and Mr D Coughlin (PQ 36-21). The Leader confirmed that they would receive a written response. Dr J Lockwood attended and read out his written question (PQ35-21) and the Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Waste Management provided a response.

 

An oral question were received from Cathy Foulkes of Ryde, relating to the Ryde Interchange project. The Leader confirmed that a written response would be sent.

 

An oral question was received from Cameron Palin of East Cowes relating to the island’s biosphere status. The Cabinet Member for Environment, Heritage and Waste Management provided a response and confirmed that the Island Plan consultation document would reference the biosphere status.


15/07/2021 - Declarations of Interest ref: 211    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

Cllr Stephens declared an interest in Items 7 – 11 of the agenda, as his daughter was employed within the council’s Children’s Services Directorate.


15/07/2021 - Minutes ref: 210    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 15/07/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the minutes of the meeting held on 16 June 2021 be agreed.


15/07/2021 - Decision Paper for Specialist Provisions for Sept 21 and update on Public Consultations ref: 220    Recommendations Approved

To consider the proposal for two specialist resourced provsion to be established in September 2021 following statutory consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

Option C. To increase the number of resource provisions by two with one at Brading CE (Controlled) Primary and the second at Medina College as outlined in this report Both resource provisions agreed.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Kate Symes


15/07/2021 - Draft Island Planning Strategy Consultation ref: 224    Recommendations Approved

To agree the content of the revised version of the draft Island Planning Strategy for public consultation to run from 31 July until 30 September.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

Option 1 - to agree the revised draft Island Planning Strategy (as attached) for public consultation to run from 30 July until 1 October.

 

To delegate any final editorial and presentational changes to the Island Planning Strategy to the Cabinet Member for Planning and Housing and the Director of Regeneration, so long as they do not materially alter the intention of the version agreed by Cabinet.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Oliver Boulter


15/07/2021 - Quarterly Performance Report Q4 ref: 215    Recommendations Approved

To provide a summary of progress against Corporate Plan activities and measures for the period January to March 2021
To inform Cabinet of areas of particular success, issues requiring attention and remedial activity in place to deal with these.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

That Cabinet approves the Performance Report – Quarter ended 31 March 2021 and the priority report detail as set out in the Appendices.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Wendy Perera


15/07/2021 - Ryde Transport Interchange Project Delivery ref: 223    Recommendations Approved

This paper concerns the Ryde Transport Interchange Project which is being funded by the Department for Transport as a part of the Transforming Cities Fund in partnership with Portsmouth City Council and Hampshire County Council. The £10million grant for the Island will fund reinstatement of the tramway pier, refurbishment of the station/bus interchange and improved approaches with local transport partners providing a further c.£30million of complimentary contributions. The project is based on the Ryde Interchange scheme previously approved following consultation in 2008. The project is subject to tight timescales due to DfT and partner funding constraints and requires key decisions to be made prior to the next Cabinet meeting following the outcomes of an engagement and consultation process. Cabinet are asked to approve the schemes implementation and authorise the Director of Neighbourhoods to make delegated decisions informed by the findings of the consultation and engagement process to enable the finalisation of the detailed design and to place orders for works and services to enable delivery by the funder’s deadline of March 2023.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

OPTION 2: That the findings of the public consultation are reported to a future meeting of the cabinet to inform a final decision on the detailed design of those elements of the project to be implemented by the council. All other matters to be delegated to the Director of Neighbourhoods as above so as to advance the project prior to this decision.

Electoral Divisions affected: Ryde South East;

Lead officer: David Newton


15/07/2021 - Post 16 Transport Policy Statement ref: 217    Recommendations Approved

Determining the Post 16 Transport Policy Statement for School Year 2021/22

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

To approve the proposed 2021 Post-16 Transport Policy Statement as set out in Appendix 1.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Martin Goff


15/07/2021 - School Term Dates 2022-2023 ref: 218    Recommendations Approved

To determine the academic year/term dates for 2022/23

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

Option 1 – To approve the proposed calendar for term dates 2022/23 as in Appendix 3.

Electoral Divisions affected: (All Electoral Divisions);

Lead officer: Martin Goff


15/07/2021 - Contribution to Development of Southampton City of Culture Bid 2025 ref: 225    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

Option 5 - To support the Southampton 2025 expression of interest for the UK City of Culture bid by confirming the Isle of Wight as a regional partner and providing an initial £10,000 contribution for this purpose, from within the existing budgets available for strategic partnerships.

 

To instruct council staff to work with the bid team to identify the most appropriate programme of activities to take place, should the bid be successful, to support the Island's cultural regeneration and maximise the economic and cultural benefits for the Island.

 

Should the SO2025 bid be successful, delegate the decision regarding further council support of £50,000 to support Island implementation of the bid's proposed activity programme to the Cabinet member for Regeneration and Business Development. then the additional funding as a regional partner of £10,000 per annum for the five years up to and including 2026 be the first call on the council’s regeneration budget in each of those years.


15/07/2021 - Amendment to Academic Year 2021/22 to include extra Bank Holiday ref: 219    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 15/07/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 19/07/2021

Effective from: 27/07/2021

Decision:

To approve the proposed updated calendar for term dates 2021/2022 as set out in Appendix 2.


26/05/2021 - Appointments to Outside Bodies ref: 201    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 26/05/2021 - Full Council

Decision published: 09/07/2021

Effective from: 26/05/2021

Decision:

The Leader proposed the recommendations set out in the report which was seconded.

 

RESOLVED:

 

I.        THAT the following councillors be appointed to the offices of outside      bodies listed in Appendix 1 of this report.

II.       THAT the appointments made or to be made by the Leader of the           Cabinet as set out in Appendix 2 of this report be noted.

III.      THAT, the following nominations received for representatives on   outside organisations in Appendix 3 (attached to and forming part of   these minutes) having been considered, councillors  be put forward as         the nominated representatives for the relevant organisations (in so far         as those organisations are relevant to the exercise of council functions).


26/05/2021 - Review of Political Proportionality, Alternative Arrangements, Allocation of Seats Nominations and Appointments to Committee (including chairmen and Vice-Chairmen) ref: 198    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Full Council

Made at meeting: 26/05/2021 - Full Council

Decision published: 09/07/2021

Effective from: 26/05/2021

Decision:

A motion was proposed and seconded:

 

Recommendation:

40. The principle of reverse proportionality is to be applied to the allocation of seats on the Corporate Scrutiny Committee and the three Policy and Scrutiny Committees. The Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee should be a member of the main opposition group.

41. Those Councillors named as Chairs and Vice Chairs in Appendix 1 (below) to be appointed. The nominations for committee places received from the Alliance Group as set out in Appendix 2 be appointed and the nominations for committee places received from the Conservative Group as set out in Appendix 3 be appointed.

42. Those Committee spaces that are not allocated consequent upon the review of political proportionality are to be offered to ungrouped councillors.

43. Any remaining vacancies and offers to ungrouped councillors to be confirmed at the next Full Council Meeting.

Appendix 1

NOMINATIONS FOR COMMITTEE CHAIRS AND VICE CHAIRS

(i)             APPEALS COMMITTEE – Cllr Ian Dore

(ii)            APPOINTMENTS COMMITTEE – Cllr Lora Peacey-Wilcox (as Leader of the Council)

(iii)          AUDIT COMMITTEE – Cllr Andrew Garratt

(iv)          CORPORATE SCRUTINY COMMITTEE – a member of the main opposition group

(v)           HARBOUR COMMITTEE – Cllr Phil Jordan (as Cabinet Member for Infrastructure)

(vi)          INVESTIGATING & DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE – Cllr Chris Jarman

(vii)         LICENSING COMMITTEE – Cllr Daryll Pitcher

(viii)       PENSION FUND COMMITTEE – Cllr Chris Jarman

(ix)          PLANNING COMMITTEE – Chair - Cllr Michael Lilley, Vice Chair – Cllr Geoff Brodie

(x)           POLICY & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE FOR CHILDREN’S SERVICES – Cllr Richard Quigley

(xi)          POLICY & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE FOR HEALTH & SOCIAL CARE - Cllr John Nicholson

(xii)         POLICY & SCRUTINY COMMITTEE FOR NEIGHBOURHOODS & REGENERATION  Cllr Karen Lucioni

During the debate, Councillor Steve Hastings was nominated and seconded for the role of Chairman to the Corporate Scrutiny Committee, and it was agreed that this would be included at appendix 1.

 

Following a discussion the vote was taken and the result was as follows:

 

RESOLVED:

 

      I.         THAT those councillors named as Chairs and Vice Chairs in Appendix 1 to be appointed, plus Councillor Steve Hastings as Chair of the Corporate Scrutiny Committee. The nominations for committee places received from the Alliance Group as set out in Appendix 2 be appointed. The nominations for committee places received from the Conservative Group as set out in Appendix 3 be appointed.

    II.         THAT those committee spaces that are not allocated consequent upon the review of political proportionality are to be offered to ungrouped councillors.

 III.           THAT any remaining vacancies and offers to ungrouped councillors to be confirmed at the next Full Council Meeting