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Decisions published

29/07/2022 - Submission of Levelling Up Fund Round 2 Applications ref: 4486    Recommendations Approved

Submission of Levelling Up Fund Round 2 Expressions
of Interest applications for the two parliamentary
constituencies of Oldham East and Saddleworth and,
Oldham West and Royton.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Housing (Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 09/08/2022

Effective from: 17/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Option 2: Submit 2 x Levelling Up Round 2 bids for
Oldham Green Innovation and Technology Network
and Oldham Creative Improvement District

Lead officer: Nawaz Khan


04/08/2022 - Mills Hill Primary School - Electrical Re-wire (Junior Building) ref: 4485    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for the acceptance of
the returned tender submission and increase in
budget provision in relation to the electrical
rewire at Mills Hill Primary School – Junior
Building. A project that has been approved by
the Council’s Capital Investment Programme
Board (CIPB).

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education and Skills (Councillor Mohon Ali)

Decision published: 05/08/2022

Effective from: 13/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:Option 1: Accept the results of the tendering and
moderation exercise and award the contract to
the successful contractor – Corlett Electrical,
providing a new safe installation that should last
in excess of 20 years and increase the budget
provision previously approved by CIPB.

Lead officer: Ian Foy


01/08/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting and Bus Stop Clearway – Delph New Road, Delph ref: 4482    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions and a bus stop clearway in the Delph New Road area of Delph.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Councillor Jean Stretton)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That prohibition of waiting restrictions and a bus stop clearway are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


26/07/2022 - A Bed Every Night Phase 5 Contract Award ref: 4478    Recommendations Approved

Oldham Council, as part of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA), is committed to continuing to deliver the A Bed Every Night (ABEN) initiative until 31st March 2025. Upon confirmation of funding to facilitate this a decision was taken by Oldham Council to continue contracting an external organisation to deliver the project.
Following a competitive tender process for the delivery of ABEN in Oldham, the successful tenderer was DePaul. This report therefore seeks authorisation to award the contract to DePaul.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Housing (Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Award the A Bed Every Night Phase 5 contract to DePaul

Lead officer: Fiona Carr


01/08/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Whinberry Way / Ripponden Road, Moorside ref: 4481    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions at the junction of Whinberry Way and Ripponden Road, Moorside.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Councillor Jean Stretton)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That prohibition of waiting restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


01/08/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Shaw Hall Bank Road and Round Meadow Close, Greenfield and allocation of Section 106 resources from DB 423 - (PA/342222) to the scheme ref: 4479    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to seek approval for the allocation of resources secured through Section 106 planning obligations to fund the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions along Shaw Hall Bank Road and Round Meadow Close, Greenfield.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 01/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - Approve the recommendations and implement the scheme as required by the planning permission and the S106 Obligation

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


01/08/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Moorhey Street and Adjoining Streets, Oldham ref: 4480    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider a number of complaints received from local residents/businesses requesting the introduction of waiting restrictions on Moorhey Street and the adjoining streets to alleviate obstructive parking taking place.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Councillor Jean Stretton)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:no waiting at any time restrictions be introduced on parts of Moorhey Street, Leicester Street, Gladstone Street, Swailes Street, Roundthorn Road and Gargrave Street, Oldham in accordance with the schedule at the end of the report.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


12/07/2022 - Proposed Prohibition of Waiting – Chew Valley Road / Rimmon Close, Greenfield ref: 4483    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the introduction of prohibition of waiting restrictions at Chew Valley Road and Rimmon Close, Greenfield.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Councillor Jean Stretton)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: prohibition of waiting restrictions are introduced in accordance with the plan and schedule at the end of this report.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


03/08/2022 - Proposed Disabled Persons Parking Places Order – Various Locations ref: 4484    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of the report is to seek approval to implement disabled persons parking places at various locations around the Borough.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Neighbourhoods (Councillor Jean Stretton)

Decision published: 04/08/2022

Effective from: 12/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the proposed disabled bays detailed in the Schedule at the end of the report be introduced.

Lead officer: Andy Cowell


05/07/2022 - 34. Delegated Officer Report - Laurel Avenue Embankment Stabilisation Works - Phase 1 ref: 4465    Recommendations Approved

This report seeks approval for Council intervention to procure scheme development of the remedial works needed to stabilise and prevent further erosion to the embankment (under Council Corporate Landlord ownership) adjacent to domestic property 33 Laurel Avenue in Chadderton.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 02/08/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Progress with option 1 - Proceed with Phase 1 - scheme development as detailed in this report and recommended by the council Risk

Lead officer: Jember Weekes


04/07/2022 - Provision of a Quality Improvement Programme for non-domestic childcare providers ref: 4475    Recommendations Approved

Permission is being sought to commission an external organisation to deliver a Quality Improvement Programme for non-domestic childcare providers (nurseries

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Education and Skills (Councillor Mohon Ali)

Decision published: 02/08/2022

Effective from: 10/08/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve Option 1 to award the 1 year contract with the option to extend for a further year to an external organisation.

Lead officer: Paula Healey


29/07/2022 - Final Delegated Decision KS1 Moderation ref: 4476    Recommendations Approved

Permission is being sought to utilise the 1 year extension period built into the Council’s contract with One Education Limited to deliver the local authority statutory duty around Key Stage 1 (KS1) statutory moderation at a cost of £16,650.00 and to complete any contractual documentation needed to formalise the extension.

Decision Maker: Director of Education, Skills & Early Years - Richard Lynch

Decision published: 02/08/2022

Effective from: 10/08/2022

Decision:

This report seeks approval

Lead officer: Paula Healey


29/07/2022 - Final Delegated Decision KS2 Moderation ref: 4477    Recommendations Approved

Permission is being sought to commission an external organisation to fulfil the specialist operational lead moderator role for delivery of the Local Authority statutory duties for key stage 2 (KS2) moderation. This will be done by publishing an Invitation to Tender (ITT) on the North West Portal “The Chest” for a 1 year contract with a financial envelope of £16,650.00, with an option to extend for 1 year.

Decision Maker: Director of Education, Skills & Early Years - Richard Lynch

Decision published: 02/08/2022

Effective from: 10/08/2022

Decision:

To seek approval

Lead officer: Paula Healey


25/07/2022 - Old Library Building: Restoration and Refurbishment Phase 2 ref: 4473    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022


25/07/2022 - Creating a Better Place Update: Spindles Redevelopment ref: 4472    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022


25/07/2022 - City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) - Transport Capital Programme 2022/23 ref: 4474    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022


25/07/2022 - Levelling Up Oldham: The Oldham Economic Review of Economic Transformation and Civic Pride ref: 4467    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Executive which sought approval of the recommendations of the Independent Oldham Economic Review Board through the Levelling Up Oldham: The Oldham Economic Review of Economic Transformation and Civic Pride. (March 2022).

It was reported that Alun Francis, the principal at Oldham College was asked to lead a Commission to help to plot a brighter future for the Borough; utilising the great leaders in Oldham and drawing on expertise from Greater Manchester, the wider region and nationally to turn the Government’s Levelling up mantra into a reality for Oldham’s communities.

The review began in September 2021, however the Government’s “Levelling Up” White Paper was delayed and not published until February 2022, which meant that it was not available until the final phase of the review was complete.

At the conclusion of the Commission, the documents were in the public domain, however, it was reported that Cabinet was requested to accept the findings as detailed within the appendices and full report and to embed the recommendations into the work of the refreshed Oldham Partnership.

 

Options/alternatives considered

Option 1 – To accept the recommendations in the report.

Option 2 – Not to accept the recommendations within the report

 

RESOLVED – That:

1.    The findings of the Commission be noted, and the recommendations set out in the review be endorsed, accepted, and approved.

2.    The recommendations were to feed into the work programme/agenda for the refreshed Oldham Partnership to continue with wider partnerships for the accountability of deploying relevant actions and delivering solutions to improve the lives of Oldham’s residents.


25/07/2022 - Old Library Building: Restoration and Refurbishment Phase 2 ref: 4469    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Consideration was given to a report of the Executive Director for Place and Economic Growth which sought approval to proceed to the next stage of the Old Library Building: Restoration and Refurbishment Phase 2.

The report provided details of the work already undertaken at the Old Library site including demotion and strip out, extensive programmes of surveys and investigations and the current position works undertaking the restoration and conservations works to the external fabric of the building.

During February 2021 a priority works schedule addressing the most significant conservation issues affecting the Old Library building capturing the most disruptive structural and fabric interventions requited to present the building for a future fit out was approved.

Approval was given to award the priority works contract to Tilbury Douglas Construction and work started on site in December 2021. During May 2022 approval was given to issue a works contract modification to enable additional works to be undertaken.

The feasibility option assessment set out the following parameters for the Old Library accommodation goals;

·         Public, community space and meeting rooms on the ground floor

·         Enhanced / available space for community groups to collaborate from across arts, culture and performance and who need more space to deliver their activities and services. 

·         Additional gallery space on the upper floor as there is connecting bridge to the existing Gallery

·         Civic space – Council Chamber, mayoral chamber, member rooms, committee meeting rooms and executive office space for officers / support staff.

The Strategic Business Case (SBC) had been developed to understand the value in utilising baseline future use assessments and this document set out the procurement and development strategy for the Old Library restoration and refurbishment phase 2.  The SBC documentation (appended to the part b paper) sets out:

·         What is the rational for the project, case for change and the business need

·         Indicative costs and phasing

·         Procurement and delivery strategy

·         Financial implications

·         Links to corporate strategy/asset management

The lead consultant will be responsible for the co-ordination of the design of the project and for the appointment, coordination, management, and programming of the activities of the Design Team. 

A procurement exercise has also been completed for the external project management team, cost consultant and principal designer.

 

Options/Alternatives considered

Option 1 – proceed to the next stage of project development

·         Note the completed Strategic Business Case (SBC) and agree to its approval as the basis of the delivery of the preferred facility mix for the Old Library restoration and refurbishment Phase 2.

·         Authorise formal agreement and award of the contract(s) in the configuration set out in this report for the next stage of project development.

Option 2 – Carry out further accommodation analysis:to undertake further future uses / accommodation analysis it would be necessary to carry out a further review of the Councils accommodation needs and strategic ambitions.

Objectives would need to be re-set and opportunities to drive programme, design and construction efficiencies would not be realized. Project development would-be put-on hold and the outturn cost for re-development of the Old Library would likely increase.

Future uses could span into private / third sector solutions and would result in different options being needed for civic / corporate services.  Programme, cost uncertainty, timescales and strategic objectives would be put at risk if this option was to be considered further.

Option 3 – do not progress phase 2 proposals at this time.  By undertaking the external fabric restoration works, the Council would have invested significantly into addressing the deterioration of the condition of the building and it will be possible, on completion of the phase 1 work, to secure the building pending consideration of other options.

As with other listed heritage buildings on Union Street, the local community do not want these buildings to stand empty, especially given the investment committed to-date in ensuring a long-term future.

Maintaining public access and bringing heritage buildings back into use are known priorities and this is a driving factor in consideration of the options available.

Option 4 - Dispose of the building following completion of the current phase 1 works:By undertaking the external fabric restoration works, the Council would have invested significantly into the development of a long-term future for the Old Library building.

However, it may not be possible to achieve any interest in the market with a specified and deliverable use without a commitment to invest the further resources (time and financial) needed to complete a fully occupiable building. It is anticipated that the Council would have to include a significant grant award (£millions) to any potential bidder as part of a disposal package. 

Concerns and risks were noted that any successful bidder, even with the Council grant award, could take ownership of the building without securing an acceptable end use or timeline for reinvestment. Creating a Better Place strategic objective would be put at risk.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 14 before making a decision.

 


25/07/2022 - Creating a Better Place Update: Spindles Redevelopment ref: 4468    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Consideration was given to a report of the Chief Executive which sought to provide an update on the current position of the Creating a Better Place project and sought approval of an amendment to the contract strategy which has further to the outcome of investigation works undertaken.

Following approval at Cabinet in February 2022, of the Full Business Case and a pre-construction services agreement with Wilmot Dixon Construction for the Spindles redevelopment, it was recommended that the redevelopment was contractually split into two separate project and contract workstreams;

Project/Contract Workstream 1:

·         Demolition of TJ Hughes

·         Construction of the new market and events space

·         Roof improvement works

 

Project/Contract Workstream 2

Redevelopment of internal spaces within the centre (Workspace and Archives).

There were two main benefits to this approach in relation to both the programme for delivery and reduced inflation cost risks caused by the current market conditions which could impact the scheme.

Funding for the Spindles project had already been approved through the Council’s Capital Programme and associated Creating a Better Place Strategic Framework. Town Deal funding had also been secured for two projects which fell within the Spindles remit: Tommyfield Market and a flexible office space.

Following feedback from staff, residents, market traders and business community from engagement exercises throughout the lockdown period, further extensive consultation was taken between October to December 2021.

All procurement exercises had ben undertaken in full compliance with the Public Procurement Law and the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules. The Procure Partnerships Construction Framework was selected for the main redevelopment works with the detail provided in the report Cabinet considered in February 2022.

Since the previous Cabinet report, the appointment of Wilmott Dixon Construction in March 2022 has allowed significant progress to be made on the project and the planning application for the redevelopment received planning approval on the 8th June 2022.

 

Options/alternatives considered

Options to be considered at Item 13 of the agenda.

 

RESOLVED – That the Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information at Item 13 of the agenda before making a decision.

 


25/07/2022 - City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) - Transport Capital Programme 2022/23 ref: 4471    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Consideration was given to a report of the Executive Director for Place and Economic Growth which sought formal acceptance of the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement and Integrated Transport Block allocations for 2022/23 and the programmes recommended for delivery.

Funding previously received for Core Highways Maintenance and Integrated Transport Block (ITB) had been ‘consolidated’ into the City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement (CRSTS) funding settlement with effect from 2022/23, for the next 5 financial years.

On 1st April 2022, GM was notified of its final CRSTS allocation of £1.07bn based upon the CRSTS Prospectus, which had been submitted to Government in September 2021 and the draft Programme Case submitted on 31st January 2022.

This allocation included an amount of £175m for core highways maintenance and £82m for ITB funding for the period 2022/23 to 2026/27.

In a report presented to the GM Wider Leadership Team on 13th April 2022 by TfGM/GMCA agreement was gained of the 2022/23 interim allocation of CRSTS funding for the following elements (in advance of final agreement of the full allocations across the CRSTS programme):

·         2022/23 Core Highways Maintenance funding (consolidated highways maintenance block, incentive fund, pothole and challenge funding);

·         2022/23 Integrated Transport Block (ITB) funding.

Core Highways Maintenance Funding

A core highway maintenance allocation of £35m (covering the first year of the £175m) will be made to local authorities based on an allocation process agreed with the GM Delivery Group, the GM Highways Group and the GM Treasurers.

Integrated Transport Block (ITB) Funding

ITB is capital funding granted to local authorities for expenditure on their local transport plans. Following the confirmation of the final CRSTS award by DfT the proposal for allocating ITB in 2022/23, that had been discussed and agreed in principle by the GM Delivery Group and GM Highways Group, was as follows:

·         There is no requirement for ITB to be used as part of the funding strategy for Bus Franchising in 2022/23, and therefore it can be released, in full, for funding local transport. However, the potential requirements for ITB to be applied as a funding mitigation for Bus Franchising will need to be reviewed on an annual basis.

·         For 2022/23, it is proposed that the allocation basis for ITB returns to the ‘historic’ 50:50 between the GM local authorities and public transport investment via GMCA. Therefore, the proposal is that £16.3m of ITB is released on a 50:50 basis between the GM local authorities and GMCA.

Following discussions with local authorities via the GM Delivery Group and the GM Treasurers, it was proposed that the allocations of ITB funding per local authority would follow the same as that used when ITB was last allocated to the GM local authorities in 2010/11.

Oldham’s total settlement for 2022/23 will be £3,774,000 (£707k ITB funding and £3.067m core maintenance funding).

This will be passported, via the Council’s Capital Strategy and Capital Programme 2022/23 - 2026/27 approved by full Council on the 2nd March 2022, for investment in and maintenance of Oldham’s transport network. This is in accordance with current Local Transport Plan expectations.

Core Highways Maintenance Funding

In an effort to maintain the progress made as part of our recently completed Highway Investment Programme (HIP) we plan on prioritising funds going forward in the same manner. Ensuring scheme selection is carried out in the same manner will allow us to continue to prioritise the correct intervention on the highway at the correct time.

Prioritising the programme using the most recent condition data from the range of condition surveys we carry out annually, and cross referencing those against out claims and enquiry data, has allowed us to not only target the worst roads across the borough, but also continue in our efforts to reduce highway claims and revenue repairs throughout Oldham.

With savings achieved in 2021/22 we already have a preventative maintenance programme of £750,000 approved. This has been tendered and is awaiting delivery in the summer of 2022 (shown at the bottom of Appendix 1 as previously approved). Appendix 1 details the highway schemes to be funded from CRSTS which will enable us to carry out a resurfacing programme alongside the preventative programme.

Integrated Transport Block (ITB) Funding

The ITB allocation for Oldham in 2022/23 is £707,000. A programme of works has been compiled by highways officers.

Appendix 2 set out a proposed programme of schemes which would fully utilise the expected ITB allocation and is recommended for delivery in 2022/23.

 

Options/Alternatives considered

Option 1 - Members agree - The proposed programme of schemes which would fully utilise the expected City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement highway maintenance and Integrated Transport Block (ITB) allocations available for 2022/23 as per the formal grant notification from GMCA.

Option 2 – Members don’t agree the proposed programme of schemes which would fully utilise the expected City Region Sustainable Transport Settlement highway maintenance and Integrated Transport Block (ITB) allocations available for 2022/23 as per the formal grant notification from GMCA.

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RESOLVED – That Cabinet would consider the commercially sensitive information contained at Item 15 of the agenda.


25/07/2022 - Atom Valley Mayoral Development Zone (MDZ) ref: 4470    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022


25/07/2022 - GM Clean Air Plan Update ref: 4466    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 25/07/2022 - Cabinet

Decision published: 29/07/2022

Effective from: 04/08/2022

Decision:

Consideration was given to a report of the Executive Director of Place and Economic Growth which set out the case for a new Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan and Greater Manchester’s annual mean standards for Nitrogen Dioxide in 2021.

Poor air quality was a significant public health issue, causing certain types of disease and in Greater Manchester and contributed to 1,200 deaths a year.

The Government had issued directions to local authorities in the UK, including those in Greater Manchester, to take action to address illegal exceedances of Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) in the shortest possible time and, initially in the case of Greater Manchester, by 2024 at the latest.

Greater Manchester authorities had kept the original GM Clean Air Plan, agreed in Summer 2021 under constant review; by tracking emerging evidence and listening to GM businesses and residents who said that it would cause them financial hardship. In late 2021 GM authorities commissioned an independent review of emerging global supply chain issues and the impact this could have on the cost and availability of vehicles, particularly vans.

The review illustrated that the previous agreed plan in summer 2021 would cause businesses and residents financial hardship and the Government agreed with Greater Manchester’s assessment that the plan was no longer likely to achieve compliance in 2024 due to the impact of the pandemic and the supply chain issues for compliant vehicles.

The Government revoked the direction requiring the implementation of a category C charging Clean Air Zone so as to achieve compliance with legal limits for NO2 in the shortest possible time and by 2024 at the latest and Greater Manchester was now required by 1st July 2022 to review existing measures, determine if any changes should be made and to submit that review to the Secretary of State.

A new plan must be deliverable and reduce NO2 concentrations to below legal limits in the shortest possible time and by 2026 at the latest, in a way that recognises the cost-of-living crisis and post pandemic economic conditions. This new plan aimed to be both fair to businesses and residents and should not cause financial hardship to people in Greater Manchester.

The new plan would use the £120 million of Clean Air funding that the Government has awarded to Greater Manchester to deliver an investment led approach to invest in vehicle upgrades, rather than imposing daily charges and in particular through the delivery of zero emission buses in the Bee Network (a London-style integrated transport network). The new plan would ensure that the reduction of harmful emissions is at the centre of GM's wider objectives.

The ten GM local authorities had taken a GM-wide approach to producing a Clean Air Plan because air pollution did not respect local authority boundaries, particularly across densely populated urban areas. This enabled a consistent and coordinated approach to maximise air quality benefits for all people living and working in Greater Manchester; whilst minimising the risk of unintended consequences, such as displacing existing, elevated NO2 concentrations to other locations within Greater Manchester. 

 

Options/alternatives considered

Option 1 – To approve the recommendations outlined in the report.

Option 2 – Not to approve the recommendations outlined in the report.

RESOLVED – That:

1.    The 'Case for a new Greater Manchester Clean Air Plan’ document attached as Appendix 1 and associated appendices A to E had been submitted to the Secretary of State as a draft document subject to any comments from the Council ahead of the next Air Quality Administration Committee be noted.

2.    Councillor Abdul Jabbar as the Council’s appointed representative on the Air Quality Administration Committee will represent Oldham Council comments;

3.    The initial screening undertaken to assess which protected characteristics were likely to be impacted by the new GM Clean Air Plan, and in scope for the Equalities Impact Assessment be noted.

4.    The updated Do Minimum position for 2023 and 2025 and the forecasted points of exceedance in GM in 2023 and 2025 be noted.

5.    The participatory policy development approach and the next steps for the GM CAP be noted.

6.    The new ‘ask’ from Government to remove out-of-area operation by private hire drivers/vehicles to support the new GM Clean Air Plan be noted.

7.    The feedback from early engagement activity with vehicle owner representative groups be noted.

8.    The NO2 monitoring results and the exceedances of the annual mean across sites set up for GM CAP purposes between 2018 and 2021 be noted.

 


25/05/2022 - Appointment to Outside Bodies 2022/23 ref: 4446    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 25/05/2022 - Council

Decision published: 26/07/2022

Effective from: 25/05/2022

Decision:

Councillor Chadderton MOVED and Councillor Sheldon SECONDED a report of the Director of Legal Services which detailed the appointments to Outside Bodies for the Municipal Year 2022/23.

 

RESOLVED that:

1.         The appointments to the Outside Bodies as listed in the Appendices as circulated for the 2022/23 Municipal Year be agreed.

2.         Any outstanding appointments be delegated to the Chief Executive in consultation with the Leader of the Council and the Leaders of the two main Opposition Groups.


27/07/2022 - Tender Approval - Royton Hall Primary School Classroom Extension ref: 4455    Recommendations Approved

The school have been advised to reduce their PAN back down to 45 from 60. This reduction however cannot come into place until September 2023 due to rules around admission policies. As the school already have 2 cohorts of 60 pupils and will have a further 3rd cohort of 60 PAN they have requested some reconfiguration works for a smaller room to be expanded to allow a full class to be taught in there and enable the smooth running of the school whilst the larger cohorts move through.
A competitive tender process for the works was undertaken via a mini competition under the Council’s Construction and Highways Works and Services Framework Agreement (2019) (CHWSF) – Lot 14.

Decision Maker: Executive Director for Place & Economic Growth - Emma Barton

Decision published: 15/07/2022

Effective from: 27/07/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
the Council seek to appoint E.Smith

Lead officer: Angela Stewart


29/07/2022 - Asbestos Removal – Former Saddleworth High School, High Street, Uppermill ref: 4460    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to appoint a contractor to remove asbestos containing materials from the existing buildings at the former Saddleworth High School in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and L143 Managing and working with asbestos.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Regeneration and Housing (Leader - Councillor Amanda Chadderton)

Decision published: 15/07/2022

Effective from: 23/07/2022

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the Council seek to appoint the contractor ranked the highest following the evaluation against the set criteria highlighted within the CHWSF Mini Competition tender document, to remove asbestos containing materials from the existing buildings at the former Saddleworth High School in line with the Control of Asbestos Regulations 2012 and L143 Managing and working with asbestos.

Lead officer: Andrew Hall