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Decisions published

12/03/2019 - April 2019 NJC cost of living pay award ref: 790    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Executive Board

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive Board

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019


12/03/2019 - Updating of HMO Licensing Policy and Fees ref: 788    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Executive Board

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive Board

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)      That  the revised charging mechanism for Houses in Multiple Occupation licensing fees (Appendix 1 to report HEP/18/19) be adopted and the updated HMO Licensing Policy (3rd edition) be approved.  

 

(ii)     That proposed charge of £100 for the recovery of costs incurred by immigration inspections be implemented from 1 April 2019.

 

(iii)    That a proposed charge of £35 per hour (or part hour) to owners/landlords/Letting Agents for providing on site advice for a prospective HMO be implemented from 1 April 2019.

 

(iv)    That the enforcement charge of £415.50 for service of hazard awareness notices be ceased from 1 April 2019.

 

(v)     That this matter be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43(1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)      To ensure compliance with the European Union Services Directive (ESD 2006/123/EC) by implementing the required administrative arrangements as soon as possible after Executive Board decision.

 

(ii)     To recover the full costs incurred by immigration inspections which are a non-statutory service.

 

(iii)    To recover the full costs incurred when an Officer visits a prospective HMO at the request of a landlord or Letting Agent to give pre-licence application advice.

 

(iv)    To enable Landlords and Letting Agents to use the £415.50 charge to pay for works to remove the hazards specified in the hazard awareness notice.    


12/03/2019 - Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan ref: 789    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Executive Board

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive Board

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That the draft Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area Character Assessment and Management Plan be approved.

 

Reason for decision

 

To provide guidance to those seeking to undertake works of development and change within the Wrexham Town Centre Conservation Area, ensuring the special character and appearance of the Conservation Area is preserved or enhanced. 

 

 


12/03/2019 - Wrexham Rights of Way Improvement Plan ref: 787    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Executive Board

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive Board

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 21/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED - That Council be recommended to approve the Wrexham County Borough Rights of Way Improvement Plan 2019.    

 

Reason for decision

 

There is a statutory requirement for Local Authorities under section 60(3) and (4) of the Countryside and Rights of Way Act to make a new assessment, review their Rights of Way Improvement Plan and make a decision on amendments, not more than 10 years after publishing the previous plan. It is a requirement of the legislation that the approval of the Rights of Way Improvement Plan is a decision of the Council (Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements)(Functions and Responsibilities)(Wales) Regulations 2007).

 


12/03/2019 - Proposal to consult on the increase in pupil capacity at Barker’s Lane CP – consultation feedback ref: 786    Recommendations Approved

Decision maker: Executive Board

Made at meeting: 12/03/2019 - Executive Board

Decision published: 13/03/2019

Effective from: 12/03/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED -

 

(i)        That Members note the consultation feedback contained in report HEd/05/19 and the post consultation document (as detailed in Appendix 2).

 

(ii)       That Officers be authorised to proceed to Statutory Notices (as detailed in Appendix 1) regarding the proposal to increase pupil capacity at Barker’s Lane CP. 

 

            To create an extension to the current building to accommodate a further 105 pupils (15 pupils per year group).  The first year of increase would be September 2020 for Nursery (15 places) and Reception (15 places) classes only.

 

            The annual admission number will increase by 15 places (from 30 to 45) for nursery and reception places from 2020 onwards and these classes will feed through the school until the maximum capacity of 315 (plus 45 nursery places) has been reached.

 

(iii)      That these matters be dealt with as an urgent item of business in accordance with Standing Order 43 (1) of the Council’s Standing Orders.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

(i)           There is continued demand for Town Centre places within Wrexham. Whilst we are meeting current demand within the County further growth is projected.

 

(ii)          For the current admission round 2018 – 2019 the Education Department as the Admitting Authority was unable to meet the local demand within the Town Centre, refusing pupils for whom Barker’s Lane CP was their preferred school.

 

(iii)         In order to meet Welsh Government aspirations to further reduce primary school class sizes, there is a requirement to physically provide more places, particularly in the Town Centre.

 

(iii)       An opportunity has arisen where we can meet the additional demand through utilising Welsh Government funding outside of the 21st Century Schools Programme.  This project would be 100% funded by Welsh Government.

 

(v)       We would like to conduct the full 28 day statutory objection period before the commencement of the Easter holiday period.  To enable this, we would be required to publish Statutory Notices on or before 15 March 2019, which would conclude by 12 April 2019.