Decisions

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Decisions published

08/02/2024 - Implementation of Section 106 - for Play and Public Open Spaces Part 30, February 2024 ref: 11794    Recommendations Approved

Following Planning Committee approval to allocate funding associated with a new housing development this scheme is to be implemented.

 

8th February 2024.

Decision Maker: Service Director - Climate Change & Environmental Strategy

Decision published: 19/02/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Decision:

Approval to proceed to draw down funding to progress this scheme.

 

Wards affected: Holme Valley North;

Lead officer: Emma Mills


08/02/2024 - Implementation of Section 106 - for Play and Public Open Spaces Part 29, February 2024 ref: 11793    Recommendations Approved

Following Planning Committee approval to allocate funding associated with new housing developments a range of schemes are to be implemented.

 

8th February 2024

Decision Maker: Service Director - Climate Change & Environmental Strategy

Decision published: 19/02/2024

Effective from: 08/02/2024

Decision:

Approval to proceed to draw down funding to progress these schemes.

 

Wards affected: Denby Dale; Holme Valley North; Mirfield;

Lead officer: Emma Mills


01/02/2024 - Instruct the enabling works for Phase 1 of Our Cultural Heart (OCH) ref: 11788    Recommendations Approved

The enabling works are necessary to prepare the site for the carrying out of the main contract works and achieve the Phase 1 completion date of Q4 2025. The enabling works were anticipated and included in the OCH Cabinet Report that was considered and approved by Cabinet on the 21st December 2023.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director for Growth and Regeneration

Decision published: 15/02/2024

Effective from: 01/02/2024

Decision:

To instruct the Phase 1 enabling works to ensure timely progress on Phase 1 of the development.

 

The enabling works form part of the £6.180m Pre-Construction Services Agreement(PCSA) budget. This budget covers the period up to starting the main construction works on site.

 

At the time of the Cabinet report the enabling works were budgeted at £1.105m. The scope of the works now includes additional items and the value that will be instructed is £1.281m. However, the original PCSA budget of £6.180m will be maintained with the difference of £176k being funded from reallocation of monies from within the PCSA budget.

 

The works will be carried out between the 11thMarch and the 10thJune 2024. The main construction works are then programmed to commence on the 10thJune subject to agreement on the contract sum, all as set out in the Cabinet report

Wards affected: Newsome;

Lead officer: David Glover


13/02/2024 - Our 2024/25 Council Plan ref: 11778    For Determination

The item is the March 2024 iteration of the Council Plan which will go to Cabinet and Council for sign-off in February and March 2024 (respectively). This new iteration replaces the July 2023 edition of the plan.

 

Key internal stakeholders have been engaged in the development process.

 

Partners have also been engaged in conversations regarding future revisions to population indicators, which will be included in the new iteration of the Council Plan.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 13/02/2024

Decision:

That the 2024/2025 Council Plan be approved and referred to the meeting of Council on 6 March 2024, with a recommendation that the Council Plan be adopted as part of the Policy Framework.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Stephen Bonnell


13/02/2024 - Membership of Cabinet ref: 11777    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 13/02/2024


13/02/2024 - Council Annual Budget Report 2024-25 and following years; incorporating Capital, Treasury Management, General Fund, Revenue and Housing Revenue Account ref: 11779    For Determination

To provide the necessary financial information to enable the Council’s Revenue Budget, Capital Programme & Housing Revenue Account to be set in accordance with agreed treasury management principles.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 13/02/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 13/02/2024

Decision:

That the Motion be submitted to the Meeting of Council on 6 March 2024 with a recommendation that;

 

(i)             General Fund Revenue

-       the draft Revenue Budget for 2024-2025, as attached at Appendix F, be approved

-       the forecast spending and funding plans for the 2024-2027 period, as set out at Appendix F, be noted

-       the forecast levels of statutory and other council reserves, as set out at Appendix H, be noted

-       the strategy for the use of balances and reserves (paragraph 2.15 refers) be approved

-       the Council’s participation in the Leeds City Region Business Rates Pool for 2024-2054 be noted and that authority be delegated to the Chief Executive and Service Director (Finance), in consultation with the Leader and Cabinet Member (Finance), to agree the governance arrangements for 2024-2025, to be approved by the Business Rates Joint Committee (paragraph 2.20 refers)

-       it be noted that discussions regarding the uplifts on the rates paid to external providers for demand-led activities are ongoing, and that authority be delegated to the Strategic Director (Adults and Health) to agree the final uplifts to rates for 2024-2025 (paragraph 2.4.3 refers)

-       approval be given to the Council’s flexible capital receipts policy for 2024-2025 (paragraph 2.8 and Appendix E refer)

-       approval be given to the Council Tax requirement for 2024-2025 (Appendix N refers)

-       the Council’s Statutory 151 Officer’s positive assurance statement as to the robustness of the forecasts and estimates and adequacy of financial reserves be noted (paragraph 2.21 refers)

-       authority be delegated to the Council’s statutory s151 Officer to amend how the finally approved precepts are recorded in the Council’s revenue budget in line with the final notifications received following decisions by the West Yorkshire Mayor Police and Crime Commissioner, the Fire and Rescue Authority and the Parish Councils, should these be received after 6 March 2023 (paragraph 3.1.3 refers)

 

(ii)            Treasury Management

-       the borrowing strategy be approved (paragraphs 2.16 to 2.29 refer)  

-       the investment strategy be approved (paragraphs 2.30 to 2.38 and Appendices A and B refer)

-       the policy for provision of repayment of debt (minimum revenue provision) be approved (paragraphs 2.39 to 2.41, Appendix C refer)

-       the treasury management indicators be approved (Appendix D refers)

-       the investment strategy (non treasury investments) be approved (Appendix F refers)

 

(iii)          Capital

-       the updated Capital Plan 2023-2032 be approved (Appendix Kiii refers)

-       the Capital Strategy (including prudential indicators) be approved (Appendix K refers)

 

(iv)          Housing Revenue Account

-       the draft Housing Revenue Account Budget for 2024-2025 be approved (Appendix L refers)

-       the strategy for the use of the Housing Revenue Account reserves be approved (Appendix L refers)

 

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Anderson, Sarah Hill


07/02/2024 - Motion submitted in accordance with Council Procedure Rule 14 as to recognise Care Experience as a Protective Characteristic ref: 11775    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Motion approved.


07/02/2024 - Response to Motion - A Permanent Ceasefire in Gaza ref: 11776    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

The response to the Motion was received and noted.


07/02/2024 - Key Discussion - Fifty Years of Kirklees ref: 11774    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Council held a key discussion on ‘Fifty Years of Kirklees’.


07/02/2024 - Written Questions to the Leader, Cabinet Members, Chairs of Committees and Nominated Spokespersons ref: 11773    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Received as printed.


07/02/2024 - West Yorkshire Combined Authority - Minutes ref: 11771    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Received and noted.


07/02/2024 - Dates of Council Meetings 2024/2025 (Reference from Corporate Governance and Audit Committee) ref: 11772    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

That the dates of Council for the 2024/2025 municipal year be agreed as set out in the report.


07/02/2024 - Public Question Time ref: 11770    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Council received the following public questions from David Heathcote;

 

1)    As the Council is required to keep a separate account of income and expenditure in respect of designated parking spaces including parking charges, would the cabinet member tell me what was the financial position of that separate account before the decision to increase car parking charges by £2.6m, including information on the projected position in 12 months’ time and specifically what will the increased fees and any surplus be spent on?

 

2)    Will funds or surpluses raised from car parks in Honley and Meltham be used for local projects in these areas?

 

A response was provided by the Cabinet Member for Culture and Greener Kirklees (Councillor Butt).


07/02/2024 - Deputations & Petitions (From Members of the Public) ref: 11769    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Council received a deputation on behalf of the Friends of Batley Library in regards to the future of the provision of services.

 

 


07/02/2024 - Petitions (From Members of the Council) ref: 11768    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Council received petitions from (i) Councillor Gregg opposing the proposed increase in car parking charges in Kirklees and (ii) Councillor Bolt opposing the introduction of car parking charges in Mirfield.


07/02/2024 - Declaration of Interests ref: 11767    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

No interests were declared.


07/02/2024 - Minutes of Previous Meeting ref: 11766    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Approved as a correct record.


07/02/2024 - Apologies for absence ref: 11765    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received on behalf of Councillors Ahmed, D Firth, Khan, Lowe, Mather, Reynolds and Stephen.


07/02/2024 - Announcements by the Mayor and Chief Executive ref: 11764    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Council

Decision published: 13/02/2024

Effective from: 07/02/2024

Decision:

The Mayor conveyed sympathy, on behalf of the Council, to HM King Charles upon his recent cancer diagnosis, and sent best wishes for a speedy recovery.

 

The Mayor advised of an event that would be held at Huddersfield Town Hall in recognition of the invaluable role that volunteers play within communities and invited Ward Councillors to advise the Civic Office of nominations for volunteers within their respective wards whom they felt should be recognised for their contributions.

 

The Mayor advised that he had been present at the 50th anniversary of the M62 coach bombing memorial service which had taken place on 4 February 2024, and thanked all those who had also attended.

 

 


04/02/2024 - Agenda Item No 8 ref: 11754    Recommendations Approved

PURPOSE

Decision Maker: zzTest Training Committee

Made at meeting: 04/02/2024 - zzTest Training Committee

Decision published: 06/02/2024

Effective from: 04/02/2024

Decision:

Decision Text


01/02/2024 - Planning Application: 2023/93291 ref: 11753    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield Area)

Made at meeting: 01/02/2024 - Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield Area)

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 01/02/2024

Decision:

Approved.


01/02/2024 - Minutes of previous meeting ref: 11752    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield Area)

Made at meeting: 01/02/2024 - Planning Sub-Committee (Huddersfield Area)

Decision published: 02/02/2024

Effective from: 01/02/2024

Decision:

Resolved –

That the Minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 30th November 2023 be approved as a correct record.

 


31/01/2024 - Proposed prohibition of waiting Blackmoorfoot Road, Bulay Road, Nelson Street and Springdale Avenue, Huddersfield ref: 11748    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

 

 

RESOLVED: that the objections to Traffic Regulation [No. 16] Order 2023, Proposed prohibition of waiting Blackmoorfoot Road, Bulay Road, Nelson Street and Springdale Avenue, Huddersfield be overruled, and that the proposals be implemented as advertised.

 

 


31/01/2024 - Member Question Time ref: 11747    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

No Member questions were asked.

 

 


31/01/2024 - Public Question Time ref: 11746    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

No public questions were submitted.

 


31/01/2024 - Deputations/Petitions ref: 11749    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

The Cabinet Committee received the following deputations:

 

  • Deputation from Mr Ajmal in relation to Item 8 (Traffic Regulation [No. 16] Order 2023, Proposed prohibition of waiting Blackmoorfoot Road, Bulay Road, Nelson Street and Springdale Avenue, Huddersfield)
  • Deputation from Mr Ahmed in relation to Item 8 (Traffic Regulation [No. 16] Order 2023, Proposed prohibition of waiting Blackmoorfoot Road, Bulay Road, Nelson Street and Springdale Avenue, Huddersfield)

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Highways responded to the content of the deputations at the consideration of the relevant agenda item. 

 


31/01/2024 - Admission of the Public ref: 11745    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

All agenda items were considered in public session.

 


31/01/2024 - Declaration of Interests ref: 11744    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

No interests were declared.


31/01/2024 - Minutes of Previous Meeting ref: 11743    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED: That the Minutes of the previous meetings (held on 29th March 2023 ,20th October 2023 and the 22 November 2023) be approved

as a correct record.

 


31/01/2024 - Membership of the Committee ref: 11742    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Made at meeting: 31/01/2024 - Cabinet Committee - Local Issues

Decision published: 01/02/2024

Effective from: 31/01/2024

Decision:

No apologies were received.

 


30/01/2024 - Application of the Grant of an Adult Gaming Premises Licence under the Gambling Act 2005 - Royal Amusements, 23 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DS ref: 11740    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Panel

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing Panel

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the grant of an Adult Gaming Premises Licence in respect of Royal Amusements, 23 Northgate, Dewsbury, WF13 1DS be granted with the following conditions:

 

·       Prominent signage and notices advertising that Under 18's not to be allowed on the premises.

·       A “think 25” proof of age scheme to be operated at the premises where any person who appears to be under 25 years of age, and who has not previously provided satisfactory proof to the contrary, is challenged at the point of entry.

·       Acceptable forms of identification to be recognised, such as a driving licence, passport or proof of age card with the PASS Hologram.

·       Appropriate staffing levels to be assessed by way of risk assessment and cognisance and advice to be taken from the Licensing Department.

·       Individuals who are deemed to be under the influence of alcohol not to be allowed to enter the premises.

·       The licensee to take reasonable steps to prevent nuisance directly outside the premises.

·       A digital CCTV system to be installed to Home Office Guidance standards and maintained in a good working condition to ensure continuous quality of image capture and retention:

(a) Cameras to be sited to observe the entrance doors from the inside.

(b) Cameras on the entrances must capture full frame shots of the heads and shoulders of all people entering the premises i.e. capable of identification.

(c) Cameras must be sited to cover all areas to which the public have access including any outside smoking area.

(d) Cameras must record whilst members of the public are frequenting the premises.

(e) CCTV system to be able to provide a linked recording of the date and time of any image.

(f) CCTV system to have a monitor to review images and recordings.

(g) A member of staff trained in operating CCTV to be at the venue during times open to the public.

(h) CCTV footage must be kept for 31 days.

(i) CCTV equipment must have a suitable export method, e.g. CD/DVD writer / USB.

(j) CCTV footage must be available within a reasonable time to Police on request.

·       An incident log to be kept at the premises, in a hardback durable format, handwritten at the time of the incident or as near to as is reasonable and made available on request to the Police, which will record the following:

(a) all crimes reported to the venue.

(b) all ejections of patrons.

(c) any complaints received.

(d) any incidents of disorder.

(e) any faults in the CCTV system.

(g) any visit by a relevant authority or emergency service.

·       The Licensee to join any local Betwatch or similar scheme.

·       The Licensee to work with the Licensing Department and Councillors to resolve any issues.

 


30/01/2024 - Licensing Act 2003 - Application for the Grant of a Premises Licence: Ravensthorpe Off Licence, 618 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3HL ref: 11735    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Panel

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing Panel

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That the grant of a premises licence in respect of Ravensthorpe Off Licence, 618 Huddersfield Road, Ravensthorpe, Dewsbury, WF13 3HL be approved with the following conditions:

 

·       That 3 CCTV cameras internally and 3 CCTV cameras externally be operational during licensing hours.

·       That training of the applicant and staff in dealing with difficult customers in relation to crime and antisocial behaviour be undertaken.

·       That the applicant works with the Licensing Departments and the Police to resolve any issues.

 


30/01/2024 - Public Question Time ref: 11738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Panel

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing Panel

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

No public questions were asked.


30/01/2024 - Deputations/Petitions ref: 11737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Panel

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing Panel

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

No deputations or petitions were received.


30/01/2024 - Admission of the Public ref: 11739    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Panel

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing Panel

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

All agenda items were considered in public session.


30/01/2024 - Declaration of Interests ref: 11736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing Panel

Made at meeting: 30/01/2024 - Licensing Panel

Decision published: 31/01/2024

Effective from: 30/01/2024

Decision:

No interests were declared.


29/01/2024 - Transport Appeal EB ref: 11734    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Appeals Panel

Made at meeting: 29/01/2024 - Appeals Panel

Decision published: 30/01/2024

Effective from: 29/01/2024


29/01/2024 - Exclusion of the Public ref: 11733    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Appeals Panel

Made at meeting: 29/01/2024 - Appeals Panel

Decision published: 30/01/2024

Effective from: 29/01/2024

Decision:

Determined.


29/01/2024 - Declaration of Interests ref: 11732    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Appeals Panel

Made at meeting: 29/01/2024 - Appeals Panel

Decision published: 30/01/2024

Effective from: 29/01/2024

Decision:

No interests were declared.