Decisions

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Decisions published

22/03/2024 - Agreement for West Northamptonshire Council to act as the host authority for South-East Midlands Local Enterprise ref: 1189    Implemented

Decision Maker: Executive Director - Place and Economy

Decision published: 11/04/2024

Effective from: 22/03/2024

Decision:

The background for the decision is for West Northamptonshire Council (WNC) to take on the role of host authority for the functions of the South-East Midlands Local Enterprise Partnership (SEMLEP), from April 2024 on behalf of the six local authorities in the South-East Midlands. This follows the Government’s decision in August 2023 to integrate LEP functions within local democratic institutions.

 

The decision:

1.     Approves entering into an agreement with West Northamptonshire Council in principle, in relation to the delivery of the inherited

services, the funding, and the liabilities with the intention that there will no cost to this Council.

2.     Agrees that as part of the Central Area Growth Board (CAGB - proposed to become a Joint Committee) the Council will retain responsibility for the strategic direction of the former LEP responsibilities, including the growth hub, careers hub, strategic economic planning and any future specific government future programmes directed through the host authority, but that the Council will delegate to WNC responsibility for delivering these functions and programmes.

3.     Requires WNC to undertake a 6-month review of the LEP responsibilities.

4.     Provides for future budgets to be agreed annually by the CAGB (or a successor body).

5.     Ensures that, in the event of a lack of agreement between all six local authorities through the CAGB (or a successor body), there are clear requirements for the termination of the hosting arrangements which do not fetter the financial or other interests of the Council.

6.     Delegates authority to the Assistant Director for Highways & Waste, in consultation with the Executive Member for Growth & Regeneration and Executive Director for Finance, to finalise the joint agreement with the other local authorities, following resolution of discussions in relation to potential past liabilities of SEMLEP and review of due diligence work completed by WNC to date.

 


03/04/2024 - NC/23/000495/COU 74 - High Street, Gretton ref: 1188    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee (North)

Made at meeting: 03/04/2024 - Planning Committee (North)

Decision published: 04/04/2024

Effective from: 03/04/2024

Decision:

It was proposed by Councillor Carter and seconded by Councillor Watts that the application be approved subject to an amendment to condition 1 as follows:

 

1.     The temporary C3 (dwellinghouse) use of Buckworth Barn hereby permitted shall be discontinued on or before 31st December 2024.

 

 

(Members voted on the amendment to approve the application)

 

(Voting: For 9, Against 1)

 

The application was therefore

APPROVED

 


03/04/2024 - Applications for planning permission, listed building consent and appeal information* ref: 1187    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee (North)

Made at meeting: 03/04/2024 - Planning Committee (North)

Decision published: 04/04/2024

Effective from: 03/04/2024

Decision:

The Committee considered the following application for planning permission, which were set out in the Development Control Officers Report and supplemented verbally and in writing at the meeting.

 

The reports included details of applications and, where applicable, results of statutory consultations and representations which had been received from interested bodies and individuals, and the Committee reached the following decisions:-.

 


03/04/2024 - Minutes of the meeting held on 6th March 2024 ref: 1186    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee (North)

Made at meeting: 03/04/2024 - Planning Committee (North)

Decision published: 04/04/2024

Effective from: 03/04/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED                that the minutes of the meeting of the Planning Committee (North) held on 6th March 2024 be approved as a correct record.

 


20/03/2024 - Application NW/24/00001/FUL - 1-3 High Street, Wollaston ref: 1174    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee (South)

Made at meeting: 20/03/2024 - Planning Committee (South)

Decision published: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 20/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be GRANTED, subject to the conditions listed in the report.

 


20/03/2024 - Application NW/22/00903/FUL - Parcel 19C Stanton Cross, Wellingborough ref: 1175    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee (South)

Made at meeting: 20/03/2024 - Planning Committee (South)

Decision published: 28/03/2024

Effective from: 20/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED:

 

That planning permission be REFUSED due to the following reasons:

 

1.    Lack of on-site and off-site infrastructure and affordable housing having particular regard to viability.

2.    Unacceptable impact on neighbour residential amenity contrary to policy 8(e) and (i) of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and policy site 1(M) of the Plan for the Borough of Wellingborough.

3.    The proposed single access is insufficient for the size of the site and therefore contrary to policy 8(e) and (i) of the North Northamptonshire Joint Core Strategy and policy site 1(M) of the plan for the Borough of Wellingborough.


21/03/2024 - Report - Hackney Carriage De-Zoning ref: 1169    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Licensing and Appeals Committee

Made at meeting: 21/03/2024 - Licensing and Appeals Committee

Decision published: 27/03/2024

Effective from: 21/03/2024

Decision:

Following debate it was

RESOLVED                That the committee

A)    considered the report and consultation responses;

 

B)    Agreed to make a proposal to the Executive to replace the current four hackney carriage zones with one North Northamptonshire Council (NNC) zone;

 

C)    Agreed to make a proposal to the Executive to review the current Hackney Carriage Byelaws

 


26/03/2024 - Minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2024 ref: 1159    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 26/03/2024 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that:  the Employment committee agrees the minutes of the meeting held on 20 February 2024 as a true and accurate record of the meeting.

 


26/03/2024 - Members' Declarations of interest ref: 1158    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 26/03/2024 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

There were none.


26/03/2024 - Salary Increments 2024 ref: 1160    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 26/03/2024 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

RESOLVED that: the Employment Committeeapproves the payment of salary increments for the 2024/25 financial year (effective from 1 April 2024) to eligible employees (not currently at the top of their pay grade), whose protected TUPE terms and conditions of employment have no contractual entitlement to incremental progression.

 

Reasons for Recommendation:

a) to support a fair and transparent approach to pay and reward;

b) to enable the council to attract and retain its employees and recognise their

ongoing hard work and contribution in supporting the delivery of the

organisation’s priorities and services;

c) to support the council’s ambition to be an employer of choice.

 

Alternative Options Considered

 

The council could decide to award salary increments only to employees who are contractually entitled to them; however the impact on employee morale and the council’s ability to retain talent would likely be adversely impacted by this decision.


26/03/2024 - Apologies for absence ref: 1157    For Determination

Decision Maker: Employment Committee

Made at meeting: 26/03/2024 - Employment Committee

Decision published: 26/03/2024

Effective from: 26/03/2024

Decision:

There were none.