Decisions

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Decisions published

24/11/2022 - Selection of Mayor and Deputy Mayor 2023-24 ref: 2079    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Decision:

To recommend to Council on 6 December 2022:

 

That, subject to the outcome of the Borough Council elections in May 2023, the Deputy Mayor, Councillor Masuk Miah be nominated for the Mayoralty of the Borough for the 2023-24 municipal year.

Reason:

To make early preparations, subject to the outcome of the Borough Council elections in May 2023, for the selection of the Mayor and Deputy Mayor for the municipal year 2023-24.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

None.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:

None.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Reason for Recommendation:

 

Lead officer: John Armstrong


24/11/2022 - To consider any recommendations from the Overview and Scrutiny Committee ref: 2074    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

The intention of the report was to collate and track progress of all recommendations made by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee to the Executive throughout the year, and to log the Executive decisions on the submitted matters.

The Executive noted the report and that there had been no updates since the previous meeting.

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24/11/2022 - Leader's Announcements ref: 2080    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

The Leader made the following announcements:

A wonderful day was enjoyed last Sunday at the Festive Family Fun Day with its huge programme of free family fun, performances and activities. Thanks were given to everyone who joined to celebrate the start of the festive season. Everyone was directed to social media channels and the Visit Surrey web site for more festivities in Guildford up until 5 January.

Carers’ Information Fair at the Hive. There was a free event for Surrey’s unpaid family and friend carers this Saturday between 10am and 2pm at The Hive. The event was organised by Action for Carers in Surrey. The event would provide an opportunity for people to celebrate Carers’ Rights Week. Unpaid carers registered with Action for Carers could get a 50% discount code for the honey pot café at the hive

White Ribbon Campaign for Domestic Abuse. This year’s White Ribbon campaign starts on 25 November. The date is designated by the United Nations as the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. It would be followed by 16 days of activism, concluding on Human Rights Day on 10 December.

Guildford & Waverley Business Question Time was a free networking event for the local business community. The aim of the evening was to explore immediate concerns in terms of the cost-of-living crisis, energy security, climate change, recruitment, post-Brexit trade and other national and local challenges. The event would be held from 5:00pm on Monday 12 December 2022 at Charterhouse School in Godalming and chaired by local broadcaster, Peter Gordon. The question panel of key business leaders included Strategic Director of Place, Dawn Hudd and places could be reserved via Eventbright:
Guildford & Waverley Business Question Time Tickets, Mon 12 Dec 2022 at 17:00 | Eventbrite

Christmas Fair at the Hive on Saturday 10 December between 11am to 2pm would include Christmas stalls, Santa's grotto, chestnuts on the fire, and music from Get Plucky Ukulele Group and Rhythm of Voice Community Choir.

The annual Christmas Bereavement Service at the Crematorium would be held on Tuesday 6 December?at 6.30pm. There would be?carols,?readings?and a chance to light a candle in memory of loved one.

The government wanted the UK to be the best place for veterans to live in the world. The Veterans' Survey would gather views from the UK veteran community on how to shape future services. The Council was encouraging UK veterans and their families living in our borough to complete the online survey on the Office of National Statistics web site. 

The Council was considering building a trim trail in Shalford Park and would like people’s feedback on the style and location. The Shalford survey would run until 8 January 2023. Search Shalford Survey on the Council’s  website to complete the online survey

The Farmers Market would return on Tuesday 6 December on the High Street (every first Tuesday of the month)

Finally, Guildford Children’s Business Fair had taken place last Saturday. Young entrepreneurs aged 7-17, launched 40 businesses and sold to hundreds of customers. Strategic Director of Place, Dawn Hudd, joined as a judge, touring the stands, and awarding prizes for Best Product, Best Stand and Best Sales Pitch.

 


24/11/2022 - Minutes ref: 2073    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 October 2022 were confirmed as a correct record. The Chairman signed the minutes.


24/11/2022 - Local Code of Conduct - Disclosable Pecuniary Interest ref: 2072    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

There were no declarations of interest.


24/11/2022 - Apologies for Absence ref: 2071    Information Only

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 24/11/2022

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from the Deputy Leader, Councillor Joss Bigmore, and Councillor George Potter, Lead Councillor for Climate Change.


24/11/2022 - Supplementary Estimate for funds in respect of planning appeals relating to Member overturn decisions ref: 2076    Recommmend Forward to Council

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Decision:

1.    That the need for a supplementary estimate for the Development Management service of £535,000 to cover the payments required to defend three significant appeals relating to Member overturn decisions which were subsequently heard at either public inquiry or as a hearing, be noted.

 

2.    That full Council (6 December 2022) be recommended to note the report and to approve the supplementary estimate.

Reason(s):

To ensure robust defence of planning appeals resulting from Member overturn decisions.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

None.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:

None.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Daniel Ledger


24/11/2022 - Development Management Establishment Review ref: 2077    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Decision:

1.    That a supplementary budget for this financial year 2022-23 for the Development Management service of £465,400 and £15,800 for the Customer Case and Parking Service to provide additional resources and support to address the back log of planning applications and ensure the delivery of a robust service, be approved.

 

2.    That additional funding for the next financial year 2023-24 for the Development Management service of £387,700 and £100,420 for the Customer Case and Parking Service to provide additional resources and support, be approved.

Reason(s):

To ensure the return to a robust and customer focused Development Management function and to ensure that we can meet Key Performance Indicators and reduce the threat of Designation.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

None.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:

None.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dawn Hudd


24/11/2022 - Parish Council's Concurrent Functions Grant Aid Applications for Assistance 2023-24 ref: 2075    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Decision:

1.    That the grant budget for 2023-24 be set at £90,000, subject to final confirmation at budget council in February 2023.

2.    That future years’ budget from 2024-25 be reviewed in consultation with parish councils.

3.    That the parish council requests for grant aid for 2023-24, as set out in Appendix 3 to the report, be approved.

Reason(s):

1.    to assist parish councils with expenditure on concurrent function schemes in 2023-24.

2.    to enable parish councils to take account of financial assistance from Guildford Borough Council when calculating their precept requirements for 2023-24.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

None.

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:

None.

 

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michele Rogers


24/11/2022 - Guildford Joint Committee ref: 2078    Recommendations Approved

To determine whether the Council approves the changes to the Guildford Joint Committee Constitution agreed by SCC, or to withdraw from the Joint Committee

Decision Maker: Executive

Made at meeting: 24/11/2022 - Executive

Decision published: 25/11/2022

Effective from: 03/12/2022

Decision:

Decision:

1.  That the transfer of all the Borough Council’s executive and advisory functions from the Guildford Joint Committee’s remit, as set out in the Joint Committee Constitution, be approved with immediate effect, and that those functions revert back to being delegated to the Executive.

 

2.  That full Council, on 6 December 2022, be asked to approve the transfer of all the Borough Council’s non-executive functions relating to public rights of way from the Guildford Joint Committee’s remit, as set out in the Joint Committee Constitution, and that those functions be delegated back to the Lead Specialist – Legal.

Reason:

To enable the Council to consider its position in light of the withdrawal of all County Council functions from the Guildford Joint Committee.

Other options considered and rejected by the Executive:

Option 1: Subject to the agreement of both the Executive and full Council, the Council could decide not to withdraw GBC functions and to continue with the Joint Committee arrangement with SCC until the expiry of the six months’ notice given by SCC (not beyond 30 April 2023).

Details of any conflict of interest declared by the Leader or lead councillors and any dispensation granted:

None.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Armstrong


26/10/2022 - Grant Contracted-Out Lease of 28 Midleton Enterprise Park, Midleton Rd, Guildford GU2 8FT. ref: 2070    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Executive Head: Assets and Property

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

To approve the grant of lease of Units 28 Midleton Enterprise Park to IVR Electrical Limited Ltd, in line with the following terms and conditions:

Terms:
Term = 10 Years outside the Act
Tenants break – after 5 years
Rent = £32,100PA
Deposit = 6 months rent + VAT
Rent review after 5 years to open market rent

If you have any queries, then please contact Charles Wood who will be happy to provide further information.

Wards affected: Onslow;

Lead officer: Marieke van der Reijden


26/10/2022 - Lease Renewal of Protected Lease where Terms Changed since Serving of S25 Notice for Lease of Leys House, 86-88 Woodbridge Road, Guildford, Surrey GU1 4QD ref: 2069    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Executive Head: Assets and Property

Decision published: 23/11/2022

Effective from: 01/12/2022

Decision:

To grant a new lease of Leys House, 86-88 Woodbridge Meadows, Guildford GU1 4QD.

The tenant is The Secretary of State for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities

You will recall that in January 2022 we sought your approval to serve a section 25 notice to include the terms for the grant of a new lease. Since that time, negotiations have progressed, and the terms have now been agreed, subject to your approval:

A new lease to be granted broadly on the same terms as the current lease with the following changes:

A new lease inside the Act for 9 years subject to tenant only breaks at years 3 and 6 on 9 months advance Notice and open market rent reviews every 3 years.

The rent is to be increased from £408,000pa to £481,796.50 which in accordance with the Council’s General Disposal Consent powers, provides the ‘best consideration reasonably obtainable’ where the proposed term exceeds seven (7) years.

The new agreed term is 9 years.

The rent will be payable quarterly in advance and subject to open market rent review every 4 years.

If you have any queries, then please contact the officer (details below) who will be happy to provide further information.

Wards affected: Friary & St Nicolas;

Lead officer: Marieke van der Reijden


26/10/2022 - Right to Buy – 71 Tillingbourne Road Shalford Guildford Surrey GU4 8ES ref: 2068    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 29/11/2022

Decision:

The tenant of the property has confirmed that they wish to proceed with the purchase of the property in accordance with the right to buy legislation and at the purchase price set out in the offer notice dated 7 July 2022.

If you have any queries, then please contact Iehsana Bakth who will be happy to provide further information.


Wards affected: Shalford;

Lead officer: Matt Gough


26/10/2022 - Right to Buy – 39 Linkway Westborough Guildford Surrey GU2 8HN ref: 2067    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 21/11/2022

Effective from: 26/11/2022

Decision:

The tenant of the property has confirmed that they wish to proceed with the purchase of the property in accordance with the right to buy legislation and at the purchase price set out in the offer notice dated 5 July 2022.

If you have any queries, then please contact Iehsana Bakth who will be happy to provide further information.

Wards affected: Westborough;

Lead officer: Matt Gough


09/11/2022 - Deed of Variation of transfer of 61 Almond Close Guildford Surrey GU1 1NW ref: 2066    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 15/11/2022

Effective from: 09/11/2022

Decision:

The Council has received a request to grant retrospective consent under the terms of the transfer of 61 Almond Close for the construction of an extension at first floor level comprising bedroom lounge kitchen/dining room and bathroom to be used as a granny annexe at the Property as approved by the Local Planning Authority on the tenth day of January 1989 under reference number 88/P/01906. As the transfer restricts the use of the property to one dwelling, it will be necessary for the transfer to be varied to remedy the current breach.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ashley Lawes