Decisions

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Forthcoming decisions

11/04/2024 - Waste Disposal Contract variation for Weaving Lane TransPennine Route Upgrade replacement Household Waste and Recycling Centre

Approval to

 

1.    Vary the existing waste disposal contract with Suez Recycling and Recovery Kirklees Ltd to accommodate the operation of an adjacent replacement Household Waste and Recycling Centre (HWRC) at Weaving Lane in Dewsbury. 

2.    Issue a supplemental lease to Suez, extending the boundary of the existing lease to incorporate the affected council-owned land for the new facility.

 

The new site is critical enabling work to allow the existing site to be fully occupied on a temporary basis by Network Rail Infrastructure Limited (NRIL) to undertake TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU) works.

 

The construction of the new HWRC will be at no cost to the Council and negotiations are ongoing with NRIL in an attempt to recover costs that will be incurred in negotiating and completing the documentation above.

 

Background papers

 

Background to current waste disposal contract:

 

Waste Disposal, Interim Contract Arrangements,

Cabinet Approval (September 2021):

https://democracy.kirklees.gov.uk/documents/s42976/2021.09.21 Interim Contract Arrangements -PUBLIC Cabinet Report FINAL V1.pdf

 

Background to the Council’s approach/support for TRU:

 

Network Rail – Trans-Pennine Route Upgrade Transport and Works Act Order submission: Council Response – Council Approval 14th July 2021

https://democracy.kirklees.gov.uk/mgConvert2PDF.aspx?ID=42311

 

Consultation

 

The replacement HWRC is being designed collaboratively with input from technical colleagues across the Council, partner bodies including the Environment Agency and Yorkshire Water, and Suez as the operator of the site. The replacement site will be provided on a like-for-like basis as the existing operation, so that Kirklees residents are not disadvantaged by a reduction in the facility’s functions or capacity. The requirement to vary the waste disposal contract to accommodate the new site is a necessary step in the process.

 

Engagement

 

The TRU is a NRIL project to which the Council has given its full support.  NRIL have undertaken wide ranging engagement with the public, the Council, landowners and other stakeholders affected by the works. Outcomes from this engagement were considered in the Secretary of State’s decision to issue the Transport and Works Act Order for the works to go ahead. The replacement HWRC is a specifically negotiated mitigation measure to negate the impact of the TRU works on the continued provision of the existing facility at this location.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration

Decision due date: Not before 10/05/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Carol Oakden

Notice of decision: 11/04/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


27/03/2024 - Reducing the contract value for Calderdale and Kirklees Careers

Consideration will be given to reduce the current contract value by £750k. Calderdale and Kirklees proposal is to design a different service delivery model for LA (Local Authority) statutory duties to reduce the proportion of young people who are not in education, employment and training (NEET). This is critical in supporting young people to access education and training. Therefore, tracking and understanding the characteristics and current activity of the young people in their area is crucial and is undertaken effectivelyby C + K careers.  Should the proposal be agreed, the contract expectations would need to be adjusted accordingly.

 

C + K Careers also provide other services to the Council, and these remain unaffected by this proposal.

 

Officers of the Council have undertaken engagement with the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of C + K Careers as well as colleagues in Calderdale Council.

The CEO has considered the implications with the C + K Careers Board. 

 

Local authority officers to continue to work together with C + K in exploring ways to sustain the expertise delivered by the company.

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Children's Services

Decision due date: 25/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jo-Anne Sanders

Notice of decision: 27/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


21/03/2024 - Howley Walk, Batley – approval to costs and the letting of a building contract

To consider the overall scheme budget for Howley Walk, Batley to be increased to £2,460,212 and a JCT (2016) D&B contract for the sum of £882,984.10 to be let to Ellison Construction Limited.

 

Officers have kept the Secretary of the Tenants & Residents Association informed of progress regarding completion of the building work and have responded to issues as they are raised.  Officers met with the Chair and Secretary of the Tenants & Residents Association in July 2023 to explain why the construction work had not yet been completed.  Following this meeting a letter was sent to members, residents in Howley Walk and those adjacent to the site to reassure them that the Council did not intend to abandon the development. A further email update was provided to the Chair and Secretary on 11 March.

 

Consultation was carried out with residents and members prior to the original scheme being approved in 2020.  No further consultation has been undertaken as proposals have not changed. 

Decision Maker: Portfolio Holder for Housing & Highways

Decision due date: 19/04/2024

Lead officer: Helen Martland

Notice of decision: 21/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/03/2024 - Asset Review Q4 2023-24

The report is the third in a series of reports, it sets out some recommendations considering the ongoing asset review across the Council’s estate, concerning the property implications of the decision taken at December’s Cabinet for the 2024/25 Leisure Centre Offer, formalising the current Temporary Accommodation pilot, and identifying further surplus assets to support the property disposals programme.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: Not before 11/04/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of decision: 06/03/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


07/02/2024 - Special Educational Needs and Disabilities Inclusion Funding (SENDIF) Policy

A proposed change to policy in line with national approach.

 

Background papers: Item 12 SENDIF - Final.pdf (kirklees.gov.uk) SENDIF Policy 2020

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 09/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Gledhill

Notice of decision: 07/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open


06/02/2024 - Special Guardianship Order (SGO) Policy

A proposed change to policy in line with national guidelines.

 

The report seeks cabinet approval to re-set our local policy framework to the support provided to Special Guardship Carers. The proposals align with the Special Guardianship Regulations 2005 which specify the conditions for providing Special Guardianship Support services including the provision of financial support. 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision due date: 09/07/2024

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Anna Gledhill

Notice of decision: 06/02/2024

Anticipated restriction: Open