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Decisions published

19/10/2020 - Grant Acceptance: Growth Deal 3 - Bus Accessibility Project (Complementary Measures) ref: 4072    Recommendations Approved

Oldham Council has secured additional funding as below:
•Growth Deal 3 – Bus Accessibility Project (Complementary Measures) £43,692
The purpose of this report is to confirm the value of the grant available to Oldham, subject to complying with the grant terms and conditions, and to notify the Officer of the intention to bring this additional resource into the transport capital programme to deliver the schemes by the end of the 2020/21 financial year.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 22/10/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
Growth Deal 3 – Bus Accessibility Project
Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM) secured funding through Growth Deal 3 for a ‘Bus Passenger Access Enhancements Project’ which will upgrade 505 existing bus stops across Greater Manchester with the aim of improving the passenger experience and delivering improved journey times for buses, whilst ensuring facilities are compliant with accessibility standards. The chosen delivery method for this work in Oldham is for our own Highways Operations service to deliver these works on behalf of TfGM. This funding has already been brought into the transport capital programme.
In addition, as part of each local authority’s overall funding allocation there is an amount for ‘complementary measures’ to support the Bus Accessibility programme. These need to be delivered this financial year. For Oldham the value of the works is up to £43,692. The works to be delivered in Oldham are as follows:
•New Pedestrian Refuge - Middleton Road, immediately to the west of Burnley Street;
•New Pedestrian Refuge - Middleton Road immediately to the east of Melbourne Street;
•Providing full Street Lighting upgrade for an existing non-illuminated pedestrian refuge on Oldham Road, Grasscroft.

Lead officer: Eleanor Sykes


15/10/2020 - Transport Capital Programme 2020/21: Budget Update Report 2 ref: 4071    Recommendations Approved

This report details budget changes within the agreed 2020/21 transport capital programme that are required so the programme continues to reflect current priorities, budgets match expenditure and that take-up of available grant funding is maximised.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Finance and Green (Deputy Leader - Councillor Abdul Jabbar)

Decision published: 21/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
This report is the second in a series of reports that will be produced in 2020/21 as part of the ongoing monitoring of the transport capital programme. The report sets out the current position in respect of the value of the 2020/21 transport capital programme and proposes budget changes within the programme. There is additional funding being brought into the transport capital programme of £4.362m as outlined in Appendix A which will be spread across financial years 2020/21 and 2021/22.
Between Budget Update Report 1 for 2020/21 and this report, there has been several budgetary changes, including reprofiling and realignments as outlined in Appendix B.

Lead officer: Eleanor Sykes


16/10/2020 - Asset Management Appointment ref: 4069    Recommendations Approved

A decision is required to approve the financial and contractual commitments associated with the appointment.

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

Decision published: 21/10/2020

Effective from: 29/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the financial and contractual commitments associated with the appointed are approved.

Lead officer: Emma Barton


16/10/2020 - Property Management Appointment ref: 4070    Recommendations Approved

A decision is required to approve the financial and contractual commitments associated with the appointment of a property management team.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 21/10/2020

Effective from: 16/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the financial and contractual commitments associated with the appointment of a property management team are approved.

Lead officer: Emma Barton


09/10/2020 - Test and Trace Support Payments ref: 4065    Recommendations Approved

Following the introduction of a new legal obligation to self-isolate if someone tests positive for COVID-19 or is identified as a contact by NHS Test and Trace, the Government has also introduced a new Test and Trace Support lump sum payment of £500 to support those on low incomes if they cannot work during their self-isolation period and will suffer a loss of income as a result. This payment is being administered by Local Authorities.
The Government is also providing Local Authorities with a discretionary fund to support those who also require financial support because they must self-isolate but do not meet the full criteria for the main Test and Trace Support payment.
The purpose of the report is to inform Members about the Government’s Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme which is effective from 28 September and to seek approval for the proposed policy for the Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment scheme which must be in place by 12 October 2020. The policy replicates an agreed approach across Greater Manchester Local Authorities to ensure consistency for residents across the region.
The Government has provided the Council with funding to deliver the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme of £129,000 and funding of £77,403 to deliver discretionary support to those who are ineligible for the main scheme. The scheme supports those on low incomes to ensure they self-isolate when they test positive or are identified as a contact, and to encourage more people to get tested.
This report sets out the proposal for how the council should award the Discretionary grants of £500 to help to reduce the transmission of COVID-19, reduce hardship and avoid further societal and economic restrictions, including local lockdowns.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member - Covid 19 Response (Statutory Deputy Leader - Cllr Arooj Shah)

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 27/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the proposed Discretionary Test and Trace Support Payment Policy is approved as set out in the main body of this report at paragraphs 1.15 -1.19. This will support people on a low income who are not eligible for the Test and Trace Support Payment scheme and will target the limited support available to help those in most need to self- isolate. It also complies with the mandatory criteria set by the Government for the discretionary scheme. This approach also ensures that the policy is consistent with the approach taken by Local Authorities across Greater Manchester.

Lead officer: Caroline Lee


08/10/2020 - Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Supplementary Information to support the GM Clean Air Plan – Evidence Notes 33 to 38, Economic Appraisal Reports and Delivery Plans ref: 4062    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to summarise the purpose and contents of ten additional supplementary technical reports that are required to be formally submitted to JAQU to accompany the OBC.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the documents outlined in the body of the report be approved for submission to the government's Joint Air Quality Unit.

Lead officer: Carol Brown


08/10/2020 - Greater Manchester’s Clean Air Plan – Tackling Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside – Consultation Materials ref: 4063    Recommendations Approved

In March 2018 the Secretary of State issued a Direction under the Environment Act 1995 requiring Oldham Council to produce a feasibility study to identify the option which will deliver compliance with the requirement to meet legal limits for nitrogen dioxide in the shortest possible time. Oldham Council complied with this Direction by the production of a feasibility study submitted to the Government's Joint Air Quality Unit (JAQU) in July 2018. Oldham Council is also required to address the exceedances that have been identified within its boundary during the Target Determination exercise. Oldham Council confirmed in its supplemental plan that the exceedance identified in Oldham was being addressed as part of the Greater Manchester plan. This has been acknowledged by Government.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the GM CAP consultation materials outlined in the report be approved.

Lead officer: Carol Brown


08/10/2020 - Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure for Taxi and Private Hires ref: 4064    Recommendations Approved

Electric Vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure is key driver of Greater Manchester (GM)’s ambitions for the environment. EV charging is a core enabler of GM’s ambition to be a carbon-neutral city region by 2038, and the proposals in the Greater Manchester Outline Business Case to tackle Nitrogen Dioxide Exceedances at the Roadside (GM Clean Air Plan) are underpinned by encouraging GM businesses to switch to low and zero emissions vehicles. As part of the public conversation last year on the GM Clean Air Plan (GM CAP) proposals, the availability of charging points was cited as a key barrier for businesses and individuals in switching to an EV.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 21/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That: the proposed site locations - attached at Appendix 1 - identified for dedicated taxi chargers ahead of engagement with the taxi trade be approved.

Lead officer: Carol Brown


08/10/2020 - Chadderton Neighbourhood Area and Forum applications ref: 4061    Recommendations Approved

To approve the decision to refuse to designate Chadderton neighbourhood area and to refuse designation of The Chadderton Partnership as a neighbourhood forum in accordance with the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (the Act) and the Neighbourhood Planning (General) Regulations 2012 (the Regulations); and to publish those decisions (the decision document and refusal statement).

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

Decision published: 09/10/2020

Effective from: 17/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
To approve the decision to refuse to designate Chadderton neighbourhood area and to refuse designation of The Chadderton Partnership as a neighbourhood forum in accordance with the Act and the Regulations; and to publish those decisions (the decision document and refusal statement).

Lead officer: Georgina Brownridge


05/10/2020 - Proposed Waiting Restrictions, Bus Stop Clearways and School Keep Clears (No Stopping) - North Chadderton Secondary School, Chadderton Hall Road, Chadderton ref: 4060    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to consider the proposal to implement measures on Chadderton Hall Road, Chadderton, comprising waiting restrictions, bus stop clearways and school keep clears, associated with the North Chadderton Secondary School.

Decision Maker: Deputy Chief Executive – Helen Lockwood

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 05/10/2020

Decision:

RESOLVED - That:
measures comprising of waiting restrictions, bus stop clearways and school keep clears (no stopping) be introduced on Chadderton Hall Road, Chadderton, in accordance with the schedules at the end of this report

Lead officer: Darryll Elwood