Decisions

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Decisions published

08/07/2024 - New Refugee Resettlement Framework Agreement – Tender evaluation and recommendation ref: 6905    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.      that the recommendation to award contained in Appendix 1 (part B) section of the report be accepted.

 

2.      that Cabinet agrees the council’s governance and call-in period to be completed as soon as possible (by 22/07/2024) and allow final contracts to be agreed.

Wards affected: ;

Lead officer: Liz Smale


08/07/2024 - Watford Borough Council Air Quality Action Plan 2024-2029. ref: 6902    Recommendations Approved

Air Quality Action Plan for Watford Borough Council as required by the Local Air Quality Management framework.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That the action plan attached as Appendix A top the report be approved.

 

Wards affected: ;

Lead officer: Nick Egerton


08/07/2024 - Relocation of New Hope service from 64 Rickmansworth Road ref: 6903    Recommendations Approved

Relocation of New Hope provision, to enable the sale of 64 Rickmansworth Road, capital receipt to then be used for additional affordable housing.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 08/07/2024

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.      that Cabinet recommends that Council provides a capital grant of £160,000 to Watford Community Housing. This grant to be used to secure an alternate property for New Hope to deliver services currently delivered from 64 Rickmansworth Road.

 

2.      that Cabinet recommends that Council allocates the remaining capital receipt from the sale of 64 Rickmansworth Road to secure additional housing units. The sum allocated to be no greater than the total capital receipt profit, less the £160,000 committed to Watford Community Housing.

 

Please note this recommendation from Cabinet is not eligible for call-in as the report is referred to Council on 16 July 2024 for a decision.

Wards affected: ;

Lead officer: Laura Marland


08/07/2024 - Approval of s.106 Expenditure to Deliver Social Rented Housing .106 ref: 6904    Recommmend Forward to Council

Budget approval for expenditure of Housing Section106 funds, for delivery of social rented homes.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 08/07/2024

Decision:

Resolved –

 

That Cabinet recommends that Council, as part of the Capital Programme, approves a contribution of £375,000 of the commuted sums to secure the delivery of five Social Rented homes on the site known as ‘Land to rear of 1-43 Sydney Road and 7-9 Sydney Road (Humphreys)’.

 

Please note this recommendation from Cabinet is not eligible for call-in as the report is referred to Council on 16 July 2024 for a decision.

 

Wards affected: ;

Lead officer: Laura Marland


08/07/2024 - Fortnightly recycling proposal and supporting policy ref: 6901    Item Called In

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 08/07/2024 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2024

Effective from: 17/07/2024

Decision:

Resolved –

 

1.      that the frequency of recycling collections be moved to fortnightly effective from October 2024. To effect low rise properties (houses and flat blocks of 5 or less) only.

 

2.      that the decision on the implementation of fortnightly recycling and any changes to the garden waste collection policy and terms and conditions be delegated to the Cabinet Member for Neighbourhood Services and the Mayor in consultation with the Associate Director for Environment and Communities.

 

3.      that blocks of 6 or more flats to continue to receive a weekly collection of dry recycling.

 

4.      that an Implementation Group, comprising the Mayor, Portfolio Holder, WBC Officers from the Service, Communications, and Veolia, be established to oversee the service change.

 

5.      that the service change to be supported by the Enterprise Programme Management Office (EPMO).

 

6.      that the change be accompanied by a new bin policy:

 

Watford Borough Council – Recycling Bin Policy

1.    Households of 4 or more permanent residents are entitled to an additional 240 litre recycling bin. Available on application.

2.    Households who currently have a 140 litre recycling bin are entitled to swap it for a 240 litre recycling bin. Available on application.

3.    All residents are allowed to put out additional side recycling if clearly marked or in a clear sack (presented next to their recycling bin on collection day).

4.    Extenuating circumstances of applicants who fall outside of the criteria in this policy will be considered at the council’s discretion.

 

          Excludes households with access to communal recycling facilities.

 

          Excludes blocks of flats with 6 or more properties.

Wards affected: ;

Lead officer: Laura Allan


10/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 47 Harwoods Road ref: 6907    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 1 vehicle lengths of the permit holder's bay outside 47 Harwoods Road will be suspended from 08.00 Thursday 25th July to 20.00 Wednesday 31st July 2024
To facilitate excavation works

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


10/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 62 to 66 Hardwoods Road ref: 6906    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 3 vehicle lengths of the permit holder's bay outside 62 to 66 Hardwoods Road will be suspended from 08.00 Thursday 25th July to 20.00 Wednesday 31st July 2024
To facilitate excavation works

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 10/07/2024

Effective from: 10/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


03/07/2024 - The Borough of Watford (Various Roads, Part A Watford) (Prohibition Of Waiting Restrictions) Order 2024 & The Borough Of Watford (Watford) (Controlled Parking Zones) (Consolidation) Order 2023 (Amendment) (No.6) Order 2024 ref: 6900    Recommendations Approved

To inform the Parking Lead Officer of the need to implement the proposal, which forms the subject of the above-named Traffic Regulation Orders (TROs).

 

To seek authorisation to publish “Notice of Proposals” and:

 

a)             …. where no objections are received or where objections are subsequently withdrawn “Make” the TROs and implement the proposal and:

 

b)            ….where objections are received and not subsequently withdrawn, report the details of the objections together with Officer’s recommendations so that further instructions can be obtained.

 

To seek authorisation to consult residents in the properties within the immediate vicinity of the proposal by means of a letter and plan drawing their attention to the published “Notice of Proposals” and explaining how they can obtain more details of the proposals and make representations should they wish. In addition to consult with statutory consultees, erect on street notices and advertise a Notice of Proposal in the Watford Observer.

 

Decision Maker: Parking Lead

Decision published: 09/07/2024

Effective from: 03/07/2024

Decision:

 

1. That a “Notice of Proposals” is published and for those proposals where no objections are received or where objections are subsequently withdrawn “Make” the TROs and implement the proposals and for those proposals where objections are received and not subsequently withdrawn, report the details of the objections together with Officer’s recommendations so that further instructions can be obtained.

 

2.  That residents within the immediate vicinity of the proposals be consulted by means of a letter and plan drawing their attention to the published “Notice of Proposals” and explaining how they can obtain more details of the proposals and make representations should they wish.

 

Wards affected: ; Central; Holywell; Meriden; Oxhey; Tudor; Woodside;


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 16 to 18 Clifton Road ref: 6898    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 2 vehicle lengths of the permit holders bays outside 16 to 18 Clifton Road will be suspended from 09.00 Monday 22nd July to 16.30 Wednesday 24th July 2023
To facilitate excavation works

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 15 to 19 Clifton Road ref: 6897    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 3 vehicle lengths of the permit holders bays outside 15 to 19 Clifton Road will be suspended from 09.00 Monday 22nd July to 16.30 Wednesday 24th July 2023
To facilitate excavation works

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 1 Franklin Road ref: 6892    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension the first 4 vehicle lengths of the permit holders bays at outside 1 Franklin Road will be suspended from 09.00 Wednesday 17th July to Friday 19th July 2024 .
To facilitate pedestrian walk way

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 33 Market Street ref: 6893    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 1 vehicle lengths of the shared use bays outside Jenny's 33 Market Street will be suspended from 08.00 Wednesday 17th July to 18.00 Friday 19th July 2024
To facilitate excavation works

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 63 to 71 Sutton Road ref: 6896    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 4 vehicle lengths of the permit holders bays outside 63 to 71 Sutton Road will be suspended from 09.30 Monday 22nd July to 16.30 Wednesday 24th July 2024
To facilitate pedestrian walk way

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 35 to 39 Market Street ref: 6894    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 3 vehicle lengths of the shared use bays outside 35 Oaklands Wine to 39 A Star Nails on Market Street will be suspended from 08.00 Wednesday 17th July to 18.00 Friday 19th July 2024
To facilitate excavation works

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 16 King Street ref: 6895    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 4 Vehicle lengths of the pay and display bays outside 16 King Street will be suspended from 08.00 Sunday 21st July to 17.00 Wednesday 24th July 2024.
To facilitate pedestrian walk way .

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 97 and 99 Longspring ref: 6891    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 2 Vehicle length's of the Free Parking For A Limited Period bays outside 97 and 99 Longspring will be suspended from 09.30 Wednesday 17th July to 16.00 Friday 19th July 2024
To facilitate pedestrian walk way

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


05/07/2024 - Parking suspension outside 97 and 99 Longspring ref: 6890    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 2 Vehicle length's of the Free Parking For A Limited Period bays outside 97 and 99 Longspring will be suspended from 09.30 Wednesday 17th July to 16.00 Friday 19th July 2024
To facilitate pedestrian walk way

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 05/07/2024

Effective from: 05/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray


02/07/2024 - Parking suspension 89 Kings Avenue ref: 6889    Recommendations Approved

Parking suspension 1 vehicle length of the permit holders' only bay outside 89 Kings Avenue will be suspended from use from 8am to 6pm on Monday 8th July 2024.

To facilitate placement of skip.

Decision Maker: Representations Officer

Decision published: 02/07/2024

Effective from: 02/07/2024

Decision:

Approved

Lead officer: Yvonne Murray