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Decisions published

15/01/2020 - Former Park View Children's Nursery, Kings Road, Glodwick [St.Marys] ref: 3869    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to enter into a ground lease in respect to a Council owned piece of land at Kings Road, Glodwick.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council enter into an agreement with the nursery provider.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich


15/01/2020 - Proposed appointment of e3p to carry out site investigation work on retained land at former Breeze Hill School, fronting Roundthorn Road, Roundthorn [St.Marys] ref: 3868    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Council to appoint Environmental Engineering Partnership Limited (trading as 'e3p') to carry out some additional site investigation works on the Council's retained land to the rear of the former Breeze Hill School.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 16/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council appoint e3p via the Bloom framework.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich


19/12/2019 - Brownfield Land Register 2019 ref: 3838    Recommendations Approved

The Town and Country Planning (Brownfield Land Register) Regulations came into force in April 2017 and require each local planning authority to prepare and maintain a Brownfield Land Register. This set a deadline for local authorities to publish their first register by 31st December 2017 and to ensure this was updated at least annually. This is our third update to the Brownfield Land Register and this report seeks approval for this update.

The purpose of the register is to provide up-to-date and consistent information on previously developed land that the local authority considers to be appropriate for residential development. The register comprises of two parts: Part 1 includes all brownfield sites considered suitable for residential development and Part 2 is for sites which have been granted (planning) permission in principle.

This report explains the process of preparing the Brownfield Register and sets out the implications for Oldham. As was the case in 2017 and 2018, it is recommended that no sites are proposed for permission in principle. Therefore, the Brownfield Register which is being sought for approval only includes Part 1 sites.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision published: 15/01/2020

Effective from: 23/01/2020

Decision:

To seek approval for the publication of an update of Oldham’s 2019 Brownfield Land Register.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lauren Hargreaves


18/12/2019 - Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (2019) ref: 3867    Recommendations Approved

The SHLAA is a technical document identifying land that might have potential for housing at some stage in the future, as required by the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF). This states that a housing assessment should be used to establish realistic assumptions about the suitability, availability and the likely achievability (economic viability) of land to meet the identified housing need. This then determines whether a site could form part of the housing land supply and, if so, when it is expected to be developed.

As well as providing evidence for the housing land position, it will inform the review of the GMSF and Local Plan and provide data for the Brownfield Land Register. The base date of this SHLAA is the 1st April 2019 The last full SHLAA was carried out in 2018 and is reviewed annually, in line with monitoring of the wider Local Plan.

The SHLAA also discusses the latest housing requirements and whether we can demonstrate that there is enough land in the five year housing land supply to meet these requirements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Housing (Cllr Hannah Roberts)

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020

Decision:

Publish the SHLAA in full to provide evidence for the housing land supply position, GMSF and Local Plan review.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Lauren Hargreaves


09/01/2020 - Acorn Street, Lees - Traffic Management Scheme ref: 3866    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the implementation of a traffic management scheme along Acorn Street, Lees which was approved in principle by the Council’s Traffic Regulation Order Panel at their meeting in June 2017.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the Traffic Regulation Orders required to facilitate the scheme, which are detailed in the schedule at the end of this report, be approved

Lead officer: Sarah Robinson


06/01/2020 - Adoption of Highways - Development at Huddersfield Road, Delph, Oldham - Bakestones Avenue, Brooke View and Midgreave Close ref: 3864    Recommendations Approved

To obtain approval for the adoption of highways as Highway Authority and to identify the likely associated revenue costs to the Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from: 18/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the highways listed in Schedule 1 of this report be adopted as highways maintainable at public expense

Lead officer: Alison Dolan


02/01/2020 - Record of Individual Executive Decision - Serious Violence - Creation of Fixed Term Posts ref: 3865    For Determination

Through the GMCA, the Home Office has provided funding to the Oldham Community Safety Partnership to enable a robust strategic population health approach and response to be developed.
The creation of the post of Head of Violence Reduction has been determined by the Serious Violence Steering Group to be essential to this work. It is also essential to have the backfill arrangements in place (Community Safety Team Leader duties and Community Safety Officer) to ensure there is no interference to the wider community safety offer.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision published: 10/01/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the creation of two fixed term posts be approved as follows:
1. Head of Violence Reduction and
2. Community Safety Team Leader and
and the fixed term backfill arrangement for the post of Community Safety Officer.

Lead officer: Neil Consterdine


07/01/2020 - Award of Town Centre Grant ref: 3863    Recommendations Approved

To award a town centre building grant.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 07/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
The Council may award a town centre building grant to assist the refurbishment of a building to facilitate re-occupation by an Independent Business.

Lead officer: James Tolan


07/01/2020 - Ellen Street and Busk Road, Oldham - Prohibition of Waiting ref: 3861    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of lengths of prohibition of waiting restrictions on Ellen Street and Busk Road, Oldham, to combat obstructive parking.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the Prohibition of waiting restriction is introduced, in accordance with the schedule detailed in the proposal at the end of this report

Lead officer: Jeannette Whitney


07/01/2020 - King Street Bridge - Parapet Works and Painting ref: 3862    Recommendations Approved

Award of a tender to a contractor for parapet works at King Street Bridge

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

Approval for the tender award of the King Street Footbridge Parapet and Painting Refurbishment Scheme and the appointment of the Contractor for the works. Costs for the scheme were obtained by framework tender, the Council’s procurement process

Wards affected: Alexandra; Coldhurst;

Lead officer: Eleanor Sykes


23/12/2019 - A672 Oldham Road, Denshaw (Rest Area) RW Reconstruction Tender Award ref: 3860    Recommendations Approved

Work includes the replacement of a dilapidated retaining wall.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

to appoint Coating Service Limited, who submitted the most economically advantageous and methodologically sound tender, to commence retaining wall reconstruction works at the A672 Oldham Road, Denshaw

Wards affected: Saddleworth North;

Lead officer: Rezwan Khan


18/12/2019 - Thurston Clough Culvert, Delph ref: 3859    Recommendations Approved

Working involving the replacement of a dilapidated masonry culvert.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 08/01/2020

Effective from: 16/01/2020

Decision:

Approval is sought to appoint Rowan Ashworth Limited, who submitted the most economically advantageous and methodologically sound tender, to commence the reconstruction of the Thurston Clough Culvert and associated structures located at Thurston Clough Road in Delph

Wards affected: Saddleworth North;

Lead officer: Rezwan Khan


06/01/2020 - Appointment of Design and Cost Consultancy Services ref: 3858    Recommendations Approved

Re. Egyptian Room: To appoint BDP Limited to undertake RIBA Stage 3 Design Services; and MACE Group Limited for Cost Consultancy Services for RIBA Stages 3-7.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the Council appoints Mace and BDP to carry out the services and therefore ensure next phase of the project can be progressed.

Lead officer: James Tolan


06/01/2020 - Adoption of Highways - Development at Greenhurst Crescent, Oldham - Refurbishment/Extension of the existing highway to serve new properties Nos 15-37 Greenhurst Crescent ref: 3857    Recommendations Approved

To obtain approval for the adoption of highways as Highway Authority and to identify the likely associated revenue costs to the Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the highways listed in Schedule 1 of this report be adopted as highways maintainable at public expense

Lead officer: Alison Dolan


06/01/2020 - Adoption of Highways - Development at the former Larch Mill site, Bleasdale Street, Royton, Oldham - Larchfield Close ref: 3856    Recommendations Approved

To obtain approval for the adoption of highways as Highway Authority and to identify the likely associated revenue costs to the Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the highways listed in Schedule 1 of this report be adopted as highways maintainable at public expense

Lead officer: Alison Dolan


06/01/2020 - Adoption of Highways - Development at Alfred Street, Oldham (Alfred Street (Part), Alfred Court, Longford Close and Vernet Gardens ref: 3855    Recommendations Approved

To obtain approval for the adoption of highways as Highway Authority and to identify the likely associated revenue costs to the Council.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods Services (Councillor Ateeque Ur-Rehman)

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 15/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the highways listed in Schedule 1 of this report be adopted as highways maintainable at public expense

Lead officer: Alison Dolan


13/12/2019 - Weight Watchers contract extension for weight management support ref: 3854    Recommendations Approved

A deed of variation is sought to extend a contract period with an existing provider, Weight Watchers, to enable the balance of 140 pre-paid weight management vouchers to be used. This will enable for the continuation of the delivery of weight management support packages for eligible adults referred by Primary Care, Early Help and Fit for Oldham (Oldham Council’s employee health scheme). No additional financial investment is required and the contract value for the entire duration will not increase and therefore meets requirements of the Council Procurement rules set out within17.1(b).

Decision Maker: Strategic Director Communities and Reform – Rebekah Sutcliffe

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Local Authorities have a responsibility for prevention of overweight and obesity and as such in 2017 Oldham Council commissioned the ‘Oldham Weight Loss Voucher Scheme’ from two national weight loss organisations, Slimming World and Weight Watchers, to deliver to the eligible population - i.e. adults with a BMI up to 35kg/m2, resident in Oldham or employed by Oldham Council with no pre-existing eating disorder or untreated medical condition, and who have not self-funded to the weight loss organisation in the last 12 weeks. The contract involved the delivery of weight management support through prepaid (‘voucher’) group activities, printed materials and on-line support for a period of at least 12 weeks, with free further support for individuals meeting weight management targets.
On 15 April 2019 the contract was extended from original end date of 30 April 2019 to 31 October 2019 to enable a balance of 204 pre-paid vouchers to be used. However due to due to lower than expected uptake of the scheme, 140 vouchers were left as of 26 November 2019.
It is being proposed to extend the contract to 31st October 2020 to enable the existing balance to be exhausted. It is anticipated the uptake for the Weight Watchers service would increase as the vouchers for the Slimming World service have been used. This end date will also coincide with the commissioning of a new weight management offer as part of a wider health improvement service.

Lead officer: Katrina Stephens


06/01/2020 - Adoption of Highways - Development at Suthers Street, Oldham - Olivers Court, New Parsons Street and Castleton Street (Part) ref: 3853    Recommendations Approved

To obtain approval for the adoption of highways as Highway Authority and to identify the likely associated revenue costs to the Council.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the highways listed in Schedule 1 of this report be adopted as highways maintainable at public expense

Lead officer: Alison Dolan


06/01/2020 - Moston Road, Middleton - Prohibition of Waiting ref: 3850    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of Prohibition of Waiting restrictions on Moston Road, Middleton.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the existing that new Prohibition of Waiting restrictions are introduced, in accordance with the schedule detailed in the proposal at the end of this report.

Lead officer: Jeannette Whitney


06/01/2020 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Top Street Junction with Greenacres Road and Redgrave Street, Greenacres ref: 3851    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of waiting restrictions on Top Street at its junctions with Greenacres Road and Redgrave Street, Greenacres to alleviate obstructive parking taking place.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) restrictions be introduced on Top Street junction at its junction with Greenacres Road and Redgrave Street, Greenacres, in accordance with the schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Jeannette Whitney


06/01/2020 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting - Britannia Avenue, Shaw ref: 3849    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of waiting restrictions on Britannia Avenue, Shaw to alleviate obstructive parking taking place.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
no waiting at any time (double yellow lines) restrictions be introduced on Britannia Avenue, Shaw in accordance with the schedule at the end of this report

Lead officer: Jeannette Whitney


20/12/2019 - Award of a Business Improvement Grant in Lees district centre ref: 3848    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to award a Business Improvement Grant in Lees District Centre.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Economy & Enterprise (Leader - Councillor Sean Fielding)

Decision published: 06/01/2020

Effective from: 14/01/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - Approve a max award of £8,000 Business Improvement Grant to: Lees Bacaro Ltd (t/a Milan Bar) in respect of 13 Elliott Street, Lees

Lead officer: Liz Whitehead


23/12/2019 - Stadium Improvements to Vestacare Stadium, Whitebank Road, Limehurst Village [Hollinwood] ref: 3847    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Council to contribute towards a series of improvements at Vestacare Stadium which is Council owned and primarily occupied by AVRO Football Club and Oldham Rugby League Football Club (1997) Limited.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 02/01/2020

Effective from: 23/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council make a contribution to the improvement of the Vestacare Stadium site subject to the terms and conditions outlined in Appendix Two of the report.

Lead officer: Mark Prestwich