Decisions

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Decisions published

19/05/2023 - Old Town Mill – External Repairs and Conservation Works ref: 3383    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Place

Decision published: 14/07/2023

Effective from: 19/05/2023

Decision:

Decision taken to award a contract for the external repairs and conservation works to Old Town Mill.

Wards affected: Castle;

Lead officer: Dawn Hudd


18/05/2023 - Right to buy - 121 Great Goodwin Drive Merrow Guildford Surrey GU1 2UB ref: 3348    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Housing Services

Decision published: 16/06/2023

Effective from: 23/06/2023

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 24 November 2022.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ashley Lawes


26/05/2023 - Right to Buy – 66 Poyle Road Tongham Farnham Surrey GU10 1DX ref: 3331    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Housing Services

Decision published: 08/06/2023

Effective from: 15/06/2023

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.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ashley Lawes


26/05/2023 - Purchase of land and buildings for the Housing Revenue Account – 37 The Mews, Walnut Tree Close, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 4UU ref: 3322    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 26/05/2023

Effective from: 26/05/2023

Decision:

To approve the purchase of:
37 The Mews
Walnut Tree Close
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 4UU

(ex GBC owned)

The property will form part of the HRA stock, and the purchase will be funded from the HRA.

Wards affected: Stoke;

Lead officer: Annie Righton


27/04/2023 - Purchase of land and buildings for the Housing Revenue Account –43 Long Dyke Avenue, Merrow, Guildford, Surrey, GU1 2UD ref: 3321    Recommendations Approved

To approve the purchase of:

43 Long Dyke
Merrow
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 2UD
(formerly owned by Guildford Borough Council).

The property will form part of the HRA stock and the purchase will be funded from the HRA.

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 25/05/2023

Effective from: 06/06/2023

Decision:

To approve the purchase of:

43 Long Dyke
Merrow
Guildford
Surrey
GU1 2UD

(formerly owned by Guildford Borough Council).

Wards affected: Merrow;

Lead officer: Siobhan Rumble


25/05/2023 - Grant of Tenancy at Will in respect of Education centre Rodboro Building, Bridge Street, Guildford GU1 4SB ref: 3320    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Assets and Property

Decision published: 25/05/2023

Effective from: 25/05/2023

Decision:

The current contracted out lease expired on 21st January 2023.

The tenant is ACM Commercial Limited

In order to protect the Council’s interests, the proposal is to grant a tenancy at will to cover the period following expiry whilst the terms of a new lease of the above premises are negotiated.

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

Wards affected: Castle;

Lead officer: Marieke van der Reijden


27/04/2023 - Grant of a Licence for access over part of Westborough Estate known as Foxburrows Open Space ref: 3319    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Assets and Property

Decision published: 24/05/2023

Effective from: 27/04/2023

Decision:


The Council has received a request to grant an access licence over land known as Foxburrows Open Space in line with the following terms and conditions:

The licence will be granted to the current owners of 19 Burrows Close, Guildford, GU2 8WB for the purposes of carrying out works to their property.

The Grantee has agreed to pay £60 per week plus the Council’s legal and surveyors fees.

The licence will be for 1 month with an option to extend for a further month.

The Grantee has the necessary consents.

The Council will reinstate the land following completion of the works and will recover the cost of the reinstatement from the grantee.

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

Wards affected: Westborough;

Lead officer: Marieke van der Reijden


16/05/2023 - Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 – application to extend the lease term of 26a Thornton Close Guildford GU2 9XE ref: 3318    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Housing Services

Decision published: 22/05/2023

Effective from: 16/05/2023

Decision:

The Council is the freehold owner of a block of flats at Thornton Close. Flat 26a was originally sold 9 May 1988 under the provisions of the Right to Buy for a term of 125 years at a ground rent of £10. The current lessee wishes to extend the term of the lease to make it more saleable on the open market. The lessee has exercised their statutory rights under Leasehold Reform Housing and Urban Development Act 1993 to require the grant of longer lease. Under the legislation, the Council as the competent landlord, is required to grant a new lease to the owner of the flat for an additional term of 90 years on top of the unexpired term of the lease, and on the same terms as the existing lease, save that the annual ground rent will be a peppercorn if demanded. The consideration for a new lease is governed by the legislation and determined by valuers. The lessee will be required to pay all of the Council’s legal and surveyors costs

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ashley Lawes


27/04/2023 - Send Hill Disused Sandpit – Stage 2 Contamination Survey ref: 3317    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Assets and Property

Decision published: 22/05/2023

Effective from: 27/04/2023

Decision:

Contract for stage 2 invasive contamination Survey of Send Hill Disused Sandpit.

See Executive Minute EX71 decision taken 05/01/2023

Wards affected: Send & Lovelace;

Lead officer: Marieke van der Reijden


16/05/2023 - Right to Buy – Flat 35 Bishops Court, Mount Pleasant, Guildford, GU2 4HY ref: 3316    Recommendations Approved

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 13 December 2022.

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

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 18/05/2023

Effective from: 26/05/2023

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 13 December 2022.

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

Wards affected: St Nicolas;

Lead officer: Iehsana Bakth


17/05/2023 - Business Support Contract ref: 3315    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Regeneration and Planning Policy

Decision published: 17/05/2023

Effective from: 17/05/2023

Decision:

Award of business support contract as part of Guildford's UK Shared Prosperity Fund.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Francesa Castelo


16/05/2023 - Agreement to the APGB (Aerial Photography for Great Britain) membership licence for aerial photography use ref: 3314    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT

Decision published: 16/05/2023

Effective from: 16/05/2023

Decision:

Agreement to the member licence for APGB (Aerial Photography for Great Britain).

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Beach


16/05/2023 - Agreement for GovWifi use (cross-government wifi access) ref: 3313    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT

Decision published: 16/05/2023

Effective from: 16/05/2023

Decision:

GovWifi is a cross-government service that provides wifi access in public sector buildings and is managed centrally by the Cabinet Office (https://www.wifi.service.gov.uk/).

The Council intends to use GovWifi to meet a requirement to extend its guest wifi provision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Beach


16/05/2023 - Procurement of Business World support and maintenance services ref: 3312    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Lead Specialist for ICT

Decision published: 16/05/2023

Effective from: 16/05/2023

Decision:

Continuation of support and maintenance for the current UNIT4 ERP system.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: James Beach


16/05/2023 - Ash Road Bridge - Confidentiality Agreement with VolkerFitzpatrick ref: 3311    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Regeneration and Planning Policy

Decision published: 16/05/2023

Effective from: 16/05/2023

Decision:

Entering into a confidentiality agreement with VolkerFitzpatrick regarding Homes England funding agreement.

Wards affected: Ash South; Ash Vale;

Lead officer: Abi Lewis


11/05/2023 - Ash Road Bridge Scheme - Section 278 Agreement Bond Indemnity ref: 3310    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Regeneration and Planning Policy

Decision published: 15/05/2023

Effective from: 11/05/2023

Decision:

To enter into an indemnity agreement with the Surety (HCC International Insurance Company plc (‘HCC’)).

Wards affected: Ash South; Ash Vale; Ash Wharf;

Lead officer: Abi Lewis


15/05/2023 - Salesforce consultancy extension ref: 3309    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director: Communications and Customer Services

Decision published: 15/05/2023

Effective from: 15/05/2023

Decision:

Extend the contract with Nimbus Point Consultancy for the ongoing PM/consultancy service to be in line with the extension to the existing support and development contract

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Nicola Haymes


15/05/2023 - Purchase of land and buildings for the Housing Revenue Account – 8 Cardamon Close, Guildford, GU2 9GZ ref: 3308    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 15/05/2023

Effective from: 15/05/2023

Decision:

To approve the purchase of:
8 Cardamon Close
Guildford
Surrey
GU2 9GZ

(formerly owned by Guildford Borough Council).

The property will form part of the HRA stock and the purchase will be funded from the HRA.

Wards affected: Stoughton South;

Lead officer: Annie Righton


19/05/2023 - Decision to access the Fusion 21 Procurement Framework to appoint Rand Associates toundetake condition surveys of the council's housing stock ref: 3300    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Joint Strategic Director - Community and Wellbeing

Decision published: 10/05/2023

Effective from: 19/05/2023

Decision:

Request decision to access the Fusion 21 Procurement Framework and to appoint Rand Associates by direct appointment from the Fusion 21 Procurement Framewor.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Annie Righton