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Decisions published

02/12/2019 - Town Centre Vision: A Place that Thrives - Phase 1 ref: 3818    Recommendations Approved

To provide additional resource and external technical expertise with regards to progressing a key component of the Town Centre Vision.

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

Decision published: 05/12/2019

Effective from: 13/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve the options outlined in the report.

Lead officer: Roger Frith


02/12/2019 - High Needs Funding for Oldham College ref: 3817    Recommendations Approved

Decision Part 1: The reason for this decision is to secure agreement to re-calibrate the number of High Needs places commissioned at Oldham College, so it more accurately reflects the number of high needs students placed in the college. This commitment of funding is taken from the LAs DSG/High Needs Block and passed straight to providers from the ESFA. This role is part of the LA statutory duties.
Decision Part 2: Oldham college has seen a 40% increase in the number of high needs students from other local authorities accessing their programmes. Funding for these students is passed to the local authority on a lagged model which we in turn pass to the college. In order to support the financial position of the college, and in the spirit of partnership, the proposal is for this session to transfer the lagged funding (equivalent £228k) in advance to ensure that the college can ensure sufficient funds are in place for the place funding (E2). In addition to this sum the college will receive £90k lagged funding for students they taught last session. It is important to note this is funding which comes into the LA from government to ensure home LA’s/colleges are not disadvantaged financially by students from out of borough.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Childrens Services (Cllr Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 12/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Decision Part 1:
Option 1: Agree to placement numbers 143 (this accounts for students placed by Oldham and other authorities). This would be in place for the 2020/2021 academic year and reflects the 10% differential in actual numbers taken by the college.
Option 2: Do nothing, keep the allocation at 100. There is a risk that the college will refuse to accept students above this number on the basis that attendance is a significant pressure on college resources and exceeds the 10% guideline. This option could result in even more expensive cost as the students with EHC plans not placed at the college request a specialist (and expensive) provision elsewhere.
Decision Part 2:
Option 1: Transfer the equivalent £228k to the college (which is ultimately ESFA funding) to support the additional E2 costs incurred as a result of the 40% increase in out of borough students, as per the ESFA funding model. If, in the unlikely event of the out of borough students’ numbers changing through the course of the session, the LA could reduce the differential from the funding allocated in the following session to cover any reduction in passported funding, so there is no risk to the council resources.
Option 2: Maintain the funding on a lagged basis. This weakens the financial position of the college during a period of increased demand from high need students and does not reflect a spirit of partnership which both parties have fostered.

Lead officer: Donna Lewis


02/12/2019 - Creating a Better Place - Phase 1 ref: 3816    Recommendations Approved

This decision is needed to provide additional resource and technical expertise with regards to developing a key component of the refreshed Property Strategy "Creating a Better Place"

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

Decision published: 04/12/2019

Effective from: 12/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
It is recommended to provide additional technical expertise to the council teams on a temporary basis, to enhance the skills base and knowledge of internal staff, to facilitate the continuation of existing programmes of work, and to allow opportunities to best practice to be shared from other GM and regional authorities.

Lead officer: Roger Frith


28/11/2019 - Subject: Funding of Voluntary Sector Infrastructure ref: 3815    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to award grant funding to enable the provision of voluntary sector infrastructure support, including intensive and specialist organisational development, in Oldham for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 02/12/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - To increase the funding for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Grant whilst incorporating requirements for the provision of intensive and specialist organisational development support to the VCSFE Sector

Lead officer: Andrea Entwistle


13/11/2019 - Children and Early Years Digital Improvement Programme ref: 3814    Recommendations Approved

To invest £80000 to progress work to apply digital technology to improve the Children's and Early Years service.
OMBC Children and Early Years are under significant pressure. Increasing demand and net reductions in budgets are causing a perfect storm in operating conditions that are affecting the life chances of young people in the Borough.
This business case seeks funding to automate tasks are currently administratively intense to free up resources to undertake higher value activity in helping to address the growing demands.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 29/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
£80000 will be released from the ICT Business Systems capital fund and allocate resource from the service to work on creating digital processes.

Lead officer: Kay Shepherd


28/11/2019 - Subject: Funding of Voluntary Sector Infrastructure ref: 3813    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to award grant funding to enable the provision of voluntary sector infrastructure support, including intensive and specialist organisational development, in Oldham for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 29/11/2019

Effective from: 07/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - To increase the funding for the Voluntary Sector Infrastructure Grant whilst incorporating requirements for the provision of intensive and specialist organisational development support to the VCSFE Sector

Lead officer: Andrea Entwistle


28/11/2019 - Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order - Copster Hill Road ref: 3812    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to make a Public Spaces Protection Order pursuant to powers contained in Sections 59 to 65 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The proposed terms of the Order are the installation of gates on the highway, as detailed on the map in Schedule 1 and the imposition of restrictions upon other behaviours within the gated area, as detailed in Schedule 2.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the installation of alley gates in the alleyway that runs to the rear of 12-30 Copster Hill Road in a SW direction for 34m and is 4m wide. Then runs in an E direction for 12m and is 4m wide and then back in a SW direction behind 18-30 Copster Hill Road for 32m and is 4m wide.

Lead officer: Colin Cockcroft


28/11/2019 - Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order - Lincoln St, Monmouth St ref: 3810    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to make a Public Spaces Protection Order pursuant to powers contained in Sections 59 to 65 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The proposed terms of the Order are the installation of gates on the highway, as detailed on the map in Schedule 1 and the imposition of restrictions upon other behaviours within the gated area, as detailed in Schedule 2.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the alleygates are installed in the alleyway that runs to the rear of 4-12 Lincoln Street and to the side of 29 Monmouth Street in an NNW direction for 25m and is 3.1m wide.

Lead officer: Colin Cockcroft


28/11/2019 - Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order - Main Rd, Ashley St, Ashley Mews ref: 3811    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to make a Public Spaces Protection Order pursuant to powers contained in Sections 59 to 65 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The proposed terms of the Order are the installation of gates on the highway, as detailed on the map in Schedule 1 and the imposition of restrictions upon other behaviours within the gated area, as detailed in Schedule 2.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the installation of alleygates in the alleyway that runs to the rear of 48-60 Main Road, 1-6 Ashley Mews

Lead officer: Colin Cockcroft


28/11/2019 - Proposed Public Spaces Protection Order - Cheviot Ave, Oriel Ave, Windsor Rd ref: 3809    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval to make a Public Spaces Protection Order pursuant to powers contained in Sections 59 to 65 of the Anti-Social Behaviour, Crime and Policing Act 2014. The proposed terms of the Order are the installation of gates on the highway, as detailed on the map in Schedule 1 and the imposition of restrictions upon other behaviours within the gated area, as detailed in Schedule 2.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Social Justice and Communities (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the installation of gates to the alleyway that runs to the rear of 2-20 Cheviot Ave and the rear of 1-15 Oriel Ave in a SSW direction for 69m and is 3.6m wide. The alleyway that runs to the rear of 304

Lead officer: Colin Cockcroft


28/11/2019 - Oldham Mills Strategy ref: 3808    Recommendations Approved

To approve appointment of consultants ELG Heritage to undertake an Oldham Mills Strategy.

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

Decision published: 28/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve the appointment of ELG Heritage to prepare an Oldham Mills Strategy.

Lead officer: Georgina Brownridge


26/11/2019 - Proposed Local Safety Scheme - Derker Street, Arnold Street, London Road, Barry Street and Prince Charlie Street, Oldham ref: 3807    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of Road Safety Measures in the form of a Traffic Calming Scheme along Derker Street, Arnold Street, London Road, Barry Street and Prince Charlie Street in Oldham (St James Ward).

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
a Traffic Calming Scheme is introduced along sections of Derker Street, Arnold Street, London Road, Barry Street and Prince Charlie Street comprising of a series of vertical deflections (in the form of Speed Cushions, Road Hump and Speed Table) and improvements to the existing mini-roundabout including improvements for non-motorised users where appropriate.
Waiting restrictions are also proposed at the junctions of Derker Street / Yates Street and Stoneleigh Street / Prince Charlie Street to improve visibility for vehicles exiting from the side road junctions.

Lead officer: Jeannette Whitney


10/09/2019 - Growth Funding Allocation ref: 3805    Recommendations Approved

To secure additional funding for places for Blue Coat School, Oasis Academy and Oldham Academy North.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education and Skills (Cllr Shaid Mushtaq)

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: Additional funding for school places be approved.

Lead officer: Andy Collinge


20/11/2019 - Award of a Business Improvement Grant in Shaw district centre ref: 3806    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 26/11/2019

Effective from:

Decision:

RESOLVED - Approve a Business Improvement Grant award as follows:
•£2,924.99 to “Sports Physio (Shaw) Ltd in respect of 41b Market Street, Shaw

Lead officer: Liz Whitehead


23/10/2019 - Provision of Temporary Accommodation Pt.2 ref: 3804    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval for the Council to enter into a range of lease agreements with Private Landlords to support and enhance the provision of more Temporary Accommodation (‘TA’) properties as outlined in the Council’s recently adopted Housing Strategy.

Decision Maker: Director of Economy

Decision published: 25/11/2019

Effective from: 03/12/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
It is recommended that the Council:
• proceed to enter into up to 50 lease agreements with private landlords commencing with the initial cohort highlighted in Appendix one (and any pending properties not detailed within this report considered necessary to meet the Council’s
requirements), subject to the agreement of the clauses set out in the Council’s draft lease agreement (OMBC Draft Lease) in Appendix two.
• authorises the report author and/or his/their nominee in consultation with legal and finance officers, and the Director of Economy to negotiate terms to facilitate the recommendations
• authorise the Director of Legal Services or his nominated representatives to sign and/or affix the Common Seal of the Council to all contractual documentation and associated or ancillary documentation referred to above and/or required to give effect to the above authorisations, delegations and recommendations in this report.

Lead officer: Albert Margai


19/11/2019 - Report on Update of Sites of Biological Importance ref: 3802    Recommendations Approved

The reason for this decision is to adopt changes, which have occurred to designated Sites of Biological Importance (SBIs) within the borough and to note the SBI Review – 2017, Oldham District Synopsis’ report.

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

Decision published: 20/11/2019

Effective from: 28/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To adopt the changes to the SBIs listed in Table 1. The advantage of this option is that the changes to SBIs will be subject to the principles set out in National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) to avoid, mitigate and as a last resort compensate any harm. There are no disadvantages to this option. If development was proposed it would be expected to comply with NPPF and Local Plan policies.

Lead officer: Georgina Brownridge


29/04/2019 - Denton Lane Surfacing Works ref: 3801    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks delegated approval of:
•The cost of resurfacing Denton Lane
•The approval of the appointment of the contractor for the works.
The work forms part of the Highway Investment Programme

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 20/11/2019

Effective from: 29/04/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the delegated approval for these works is accepted and that the contract for the works is awarded to Kier Group plc

Lead officer: Matthew McGreal