Decisions

Use the below search options at the bottom of the page to find information regarding recent decisions that have been taken by the council’s decision making bodies.

Alternatively you can visit the officer decisions page for information on officer delegated decisions that have been taken by council officers.

Decisions published

22/12/2021 - Award of Contracts for Hard Facilities Management Services – Fixed Electrical Inspection and Testing and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT) – East and West ref: 1463    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director Strategic Resources

Decision published: 20/01/2022

Effective from: 22/12/2021

Decision:

To award contracts for Hard Facilities Management Services – Fixed Electrical Inspection and Testing and Portable Appliance Testing (PAT), following the completion of a procurement exercise to John Cullerton and Sons Limited for both the East and West contracts.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


14/01/2022 - Undertake a procurement to deliver the Sustainable Warmth Programme ref: 1461    Recommendations Approved

To recommend that the Authority seeks a supplier for the delivery of the sustainable warmth programme following a successful bid process.

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Health and Adult Services

Decision published: 19/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

The decision record has been amended to provide further clarification since it was first published.

It has been agreed to undertake a procurement to deliver the sustainable warmth programme following a successful bid for funding.

For clarity, procurement will be exploring the option of up to two, end-to-end providers, to deliver the programme on our behalf.

The procurement will be undertaken using a framework and the provider or providers will complete all activities including marketing, taking enquiries from households, checking eligibility and carrying out the work in individual properties.

Lead officer: Carly Walker


13/01/2022 - LB390-2021 Locality Budgets – Wilkinson / Swale ref: 1437    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson to award £500 of her Locality Budgets funding to purchase a Vehicle Activated Sign for Ainderby Steeple to reduce the speeding within the village with Ainderby Steeple Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB389-2021 Locality Budgets – Wilkinson / Swale ref: 1436    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Annabel Wilkinson to award £2,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to purchase a Vehicle Activated Sign for Kirkby Fleetham with Fencotes Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB388-2021 Locality Budgets – Trotter / Pannal and Lower Wharfedale ref: 1435    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Cliff Trotter to award £750 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the replacement fencing on A661 Harrogate Road into Spofforth with Spofforth with Stockeld Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB387-2021 Locality Budgets – Trotter / Pannal andLower Wharfedale ref: 1434    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Cliff Trotter to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the refurbishment of the old telephone kiosk in Pannal with Pannal and Burn Bridge Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB386-2021 Locality Budgets – Thompson / Richmondshire North ref: 1433    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Angus Thompson to award £2,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase a matrix board for Barton village with Barton Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB385-2021 Locality Budgets – Swiers / Hertford and Cayton ref: 1432    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Roberta Swiers to award £1,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the entertainment at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee four day event with Cayton Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB384-2021 Locality Budgets – Sowray / Easingwold ref: 1431    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Peter Sowray to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to upgrade the emergency lighting circuit and distribution board at Easingwold Community Library.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB383-2021 Locality Budgets – Scott / Harrogate Bilton & Nidd Gorge ref: 1430    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Matt Scott to award £300 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the rent for the well-being sessions at Bilton Community Centre with Dancing for Well-Being Community Interest Company.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB382-2021 Locality Budgets – Randerson / Eastfield and Osgodby ref: 1429    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Tony Randerson to award £3,095 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase a memorial stone for Eastfield Town with Eastfield Town Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB381-2021 Locality Budgets – Quinn / Mid Craven ref: 1428    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Gillian Quinn to award £1,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the provision of Sunday and Bank Holiday bus service in Malhamdale with Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB380-2021 Locality Budgets – Quinn / Mid Craven ref: 1427    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Gillian Quinn to award £1,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the aggregate and gravel plus labour for the pathway repair and renovation in Malham Plantation with Malham Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB379-2021 Locality Budgets – Pearson / Mid Selby ref: 1426    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Chris Pearson to award £3,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the aerial survey and equipment for 'Finding Hambleton's Hidden History' project with Hambleton History Research & Archive Association.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB378-2021 Locality Budgets – Peacock / Upper Dales ref: 1425    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Yvonne Peacock to award £500 of her Locality Budgets funding to carry out improvement works including steps to the gate, making good wall tops and stone coplings and wooden fencing at The Edwardian Rock Garden with Aysgarth & District Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB377-2021 Locality Budgets – Peacock / Upper Dales ref: 1424    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Yvonne Peacock to award £500 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase and installation of a new sign for Buttertubs with Muker Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB376-2021 Locality Budgets – Paraskos/ Ainsty ref: 1423    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Andy Paraskos to award £700 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase equipment to create a sensory area at Tockwith Primary School.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB375-2021 Locality Budgets – Moorhouse / Great Ayton ref: 1422    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Heather Moorhouse to award £1,401 of her Locality Budgets funding to purchase new laptops for pupils in Roseberry Academy.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB374-2021 Locality Budgets – Martin / Ripon South ref: 1421    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Stuart Martin to award £1,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the venue hire fees, performers and costumes for the Ripon Theatre Festival events.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB372-2021 Locality Budgets – Les / Catterick Bridge ref: 1419    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Carl Les to award £1,400 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the Jubilee Green fencing and pruning works with Scorton Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB371-2021 Locality Budgets – Les / Catterick Bridge ref: 1418    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Carl Les to award £1,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase bench seating and planters to enhance the local area with Brough with St Giles Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB370-2021 Locality Budgets – Ireton / North Craven ref: 1417    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor David Ireton to award £995 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the catering and advertising for the tea party to celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee with Clapham cum Newby Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB369-2021 Locality Budgets – Harrison / Lower Nidderdale and Bishop Monkton ref: 1416    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Michael Harrison to award £1,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to provide a financial contribution to the Killinghall Jubilee Celebrations with Killinghall Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB368-2021 Locality Budgets – Goodrick / Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton ref: 1415    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Caroline Goodrick to award £2,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase of materials for the Community Meeting Shelter in the Millennium Garden with Ampleforth Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB367-2021 Locality Budgets – Goodrick / Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton ref: 1414    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Caroline Goodrick to award £300 of her Locality Budgets funding to carry out training to the local community in the use of the defibrillator with Barton le Willows Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB366-2021 Locality Budgets – Goodrick / Hovingham and Sheriff Hutton ref: 1413    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Caroline Goodrick to award £600 of her Locality Budgets funding to provide a contribution to the culvert cleaning in Fryton village with Slingsby Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB365-2021 Locality Budgets – Goode / Knaresborough ref: 1412    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor David Goode to award £510 of his Locality Budgets funding to the purchase and installation of bird and bat boxes for the Friends of Jacob Smith Park.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB362-2021 Locality Budgets – Dadd / Thirsk ref: 1411    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Gareth Dadd to award £460 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the material for the 'Slow Down' signs designed by local children with Broadacres.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB363-2021 Locality Budgets – Chambers / Ripon North ref: 1410    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Mike Chambers to award £700 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the premise expenses for the Ripon Men's Shed activities.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB362-2021 Locality Budgets – Bastiman / Scalby and the Coast ref: 1409    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Derek Bastiman to award £870 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase headsets and create playlists of music for those affected by Dementia with Newby and Scalby Library.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB361-2021 Locality Budgets – Bastiman / Scalby and the Coast ref: 1408    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Derek Bastiman to award £2,156 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the alterations to the kerbing and the footway at High Street/ West Lane, Cloughton, Scarborough with NYCC Highways.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB360-2021 Locality Budgets – Barrett / South Craven ref: 1407    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Philip Barrett to award £950 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the labour and material costs of repairing the safety surface under the swings in the park with Glusburn and Cross Hills Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB359-2021 Locality Budgets – Arnold / Kirkbymoorside ref: 1406    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Val Arnold to award £700 of her Locality Budgets funding to the purchase of a new mess tent for Kirbymoorside Scout Group.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB358-2021 Locality Budgets – Arnold / Kirkbymoorside ref: 1405    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Val Arnold to award £1,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to the purchase of a replacement door and window for Pockley Village Hall.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB373-2021 Locality Budgets – Les / Catterick Bridge ref: 1420    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Carl Les to award £1,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase a new boiler for Booth Memorial Institute.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


13/01/2022 - LB391-2021 Locality Budgets – Windass / Boroughbridge ref: 1438    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 14/01/2022

Effective from: 22/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Robert Windass to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase replacement Early Years outdoor learning area equipment for Boroughbridge Primary School.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


12/01/2022 - Home to School Transport Appeal ref: 1404    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 12/01/2022

Decision:

This matter contained exempt information of the description contained in Paragraph 1 of Part 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972, as amended by the Local Government (Access to Information) (Variation) Order 2006

The Chief Executive Officer considered one appeal against the Authority’s decision not to provide alternative discretionary home to school transport. The appeal was NOT UPHELD. The reason is set out below in this decision record.

By whom: Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under emergency delegated powers and after consultation with the Members of the Appeals Committee (Home to School Transport)

PLEASE NOTE that as a non-executive function, these decisions are not open to call in.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


11/01/2022 - HCV/NYCC Funding for Care Workers ref: 1403    Recommendations Approved

Determination of deployment of grant funding from Government

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to:
i. Approve the allocation and issue of grants as detailed in this report, and
ii. Delegate any decisions associated with this approval to the Corporate Director Health and Adult Services, in consultation with the Corporate Director - Strategic Resources

Lead officer: Richard Webb


11/01/2022 - Adult Social Care Governance and Prioritisation ref: 1402    Recommendations Approved

Review and determination of Adult Social Care governance and prioritisation in light of continuing Covid19 pandemic and rising rates of Omicron variant

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to:
(i) Approve, invoke and implement the proposed Adult Social Care Ethical Decision Making Framework.
(ii) Delegate to the Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services (as the Council’s statutory director of adult social services) the power to invoke and implement the measures as set out in this report including taking all decisions necessary to implement the Ethical Decision Making Framework and any other decisions the Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services may deem necessary regarding Adult Social Care Services delivery in light of the continuing Covid-19 pandemic. The Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services may where appropriate consult with the Executive Member for Adult Social Care and Health Integration, Chief Executive Officer, Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services).
(iii) Instruct the Corporate Director for Health and Adult Services to present a monthly report to the Executive Member and to Management Board on the appropriate decisions so they can be reviewed.
(iv) Approve that a review of the framework be undertaken in April 2022

Lead officer: Richard Webb


11/01/2022 - Healthy Child Programme - Emotional Health and Wellbeing ref: 1401    Recommendations Approved

To inform Executive of the Emotional Health and wellbeing Section 75 consultation feedback and to request formal approval to move to a Partnership agreement

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to
i) Approve the Draft Section 75 Agreement;
ii) Delegate to the Assistant Chief Executive (Legal and Democratic Services) approval of any necessary amendments to the Agreement, to enable it to be completed.

Lead officer: Victoria Ononeze, Michael Rudd


11/01/2022 - Admission Arrangements 2023/2024 ref: 1400    Recommendations Approved

To seek views from Members on the response to the proposed admission arrangements for Community and Voluntary Controlled schools for the school year 2023/2024 and approval for recommendation to the County Council for determination.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to recommend the Admission Arrangements for approval to full Council at its meeting on 16 February 2022, to include:
• the proposed co-ordinated admission arrangements in Appendix 1
• the proposed admission policy for community and voluntary controlled schools in Appendix 2
• the proposed admission policy for nursery schools, schools with nursery classes and pre-reception classes, in Appendix 3
• the proposed published admission numbers (PAN’s) for community and voluntary controlled schools as shown in Appendices 4(Primary) and 5 (Secondary)

Lead officer: William Burchill


11/01/2022 - Special School Budgets ref: 1399    Recommendations Approved

To approve final details of the Special Schools Budgets 2022-23 including:
- The level at which the minimum funding guarantee (MFG) protection is set for special schools.
- Banded values for Element 3 top up funding

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to approve that the Council applies:
i. A Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) of +2% in the calculation of special school budgets for the 2022/23 financial year.
ii. An assumed inflationary increase of +2% to the Banded Funding allocations (top up / element 3 allocations) received by mainstream and special schools and academies for the 2022/23 financial year.
iii. An assumed inflationary increase of +2% to the Banded Funding allocations (top up / element 3 allocations) received by alternative provision settings for the 2022/23 financial year
iv. An assumed inflationary increase of +2% to the factor elements within the Special school contextual funding.

Lead officer: Howard Emmett


11/01/2022 - Schools Budgets ref: 1398    Recommendations Approved

To approve final details of the Schools Block/DSG budgets for 2022/23 for submission to the Department for Education including Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG)

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to approve that the Council:
i. Applies a Minimum Funding Guarantee (MFG) of +2.0% in the calculation of school budgets for the 2022/23 financial year.
ii. Uses age weighted pupil units (AWPU) as the methodology for the allocation to school budgets of any surplus funding available within the Schools Block DSG after the calculation of the school funding formula using National Funding Formula (NFF) values.
iii. Includes an exceptional circumstance lump sum of £50,000 for very small sparse secondary schools (which would otherwise be unable to attract sufficient funding to remain viable) in the 2022/23 North Yorkshire school funding formula. The estimated £100k additional funding requirement to be funded from the DSG Schools Block Reserve.
iv. Continues to push for a fairer and more equitable funding settlement for schools in North Yorkshire, and continue to lobby for a fairer settlement of High Needs resources.

Lead officer: Howard Emmett


11/01/2022 - Approval of a new 20mph speed limit policy ref: 1397    Recommendations Approved

Approval sought for a new 20mph speed limit policy following TEE Overview

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 13/01/2022

Effective from: 21/01/2022

Decision:

The Chief Executive Officer considered the report which set out how the recommendations of the Transport, Economy and Environment Overview and Scrutiny Committee (TEE O&S) review of the existing 20mph speed limit policy had been achieved.

Having taken account of the submissions from members of the public, the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to approve the revised 20mph Speed Limit and Zone Policy as set out at Appendix 1 of the report.

Lead officer: David Kirkpatrick


11/01/2022 - Lowering the age range of Goathland Community Primary School to 3-11 ref: 1396    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to publish statutory notices to lower the school age range of Goathland Community Primary School from 25th April 2022

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 12/01/2022

Effective from: 19/01/2022

Decision:

Having taken account of the comments made by Executive Members, and all the relevant information provided at the informal meeting of Executive Members on 11 January 2022, the Chief Executive Officer agreed to use his emergency delegated powers to approve:
i. The publication of proposals and statutory notices on 1 October to lower the school age range of Goathland Community Primary School from 25 April 2022;
ii. the scheduling of a final decision on the proposals for the Executive on 22 March 2022.

Lead officer: Matt George


13/12/2021 - Award of Contract - Carbon Negative Energy Systems Delivery ref: 1386    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer - York & North Yorkshire Local Enterprise Partnership

Decision published: 10/01/2022

Effective from: 13/12/2021

Decision:

To award a contract to Reed Talent Solutions Limited (Consultancy+) to produce a suite of three Local Area Energy Plans to provide a long-term strategic approach to decarbonise North Yorkshire’s energy system. The 7 month contract (December 2021-June 2022, £330,000) has been awarded, via YPO940 Managing Consultancy and Professional Services Framework.

Contact for copy of report: katie.privett@ynylep.com


Lead officer: Tricia Richards


07/01/2022 - Land at Ryedale School, Gale Lane, Nawton, Helmsley on behalf of Ryedale Federation (Ryedale District Council) ref: 1385    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 07/01/2022

Effective from: 07/01/2022

Decision:

The Chief Executive Officer has taken all relevant information into account in exercising his emergency delegated powers in this matter including considering the views of the Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee meeting held on 16th November 2021 and agreed the following:

That the application be APPROVED for the reasons stated below and in accordance with the conditions outlined in the report subject to the following amendments which were proposed by the Committee members and are considered to meet the tests in the National Planning Policy Framework::

• Condition 4 being amended to insert the referencing of lighting being controlled and switched off via time control or time clocks; and
• Condition 5 being amended to provide for the approved lighting levels to be assessed and demonstrated that they are in strict accordance with the approved assessment prior to being brought into use and to be maintained in accordance with the assessment thereafter.

By whom: Richard Flinton, Chief Executive Officer, under emergency delegated powers and after consultation with the Planning and Regulatory Functions Committee

PLEASE NOTE that as a non-executive function, this decision is not open to call in.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB357-2021 Locality Budgets – Swiers / Hertford and Cayton ref: 1384    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Roberta Swiers to award £490 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase of a Queen’s Platinum Jubilee Beacon with Cayton Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB356-2021 Locality Budgets – Sowray / Easingwold ref: 1383    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Peter Sowray to award £1,577 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the introduction of the Hub Club to help people with dementia with Easingwold and District Community Care (EDCCA).

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB355-2021 Locality Budgets – Patmore / Stillington ref: 1382    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Caroline Patmore to award £5,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to the replacement of the footway outside Oulston Hall to connect with the existing footpath with NYCC Highways.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB354-2021 Locality Budgets – Mulligan / Airedale ref: 1381    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Patrick Mulligan to award £3,130 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase 2 x VAS sign for Cowling village with NYCC Traffic Engineering.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB353-2021 Locality Budgets – Lumley / Pateley Bridge ref: 1380    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Stanley Lumley to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase and installation of a Jubilee Memorial Bench in Blubberhouses with Washburn Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB352-2021 Locality Budgets – Harrison / Lower Nidderdale and Bishop Monkton ref: 1379    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Michael Harrison to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to provide three Summer Sunday & Bank Holiday bus services into and around the Nidderdale area with Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB351-2021 Locality Budgets – Clark / Harrogate Harlow ref: 1378    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Jim Clark to award £2,500 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase and install a new bench, tree planting and a plaque for Harlow Friendship Club.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


05/01/2022 - LB350-2021 Locality Budgets – Chambers / Ripon North ref: 1377    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 06/01/2022

Effective from: 14/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Mike Chambers to award £1,500 of his Locality Budgets funding to the provision and distribution of food parcels at the foodbank with Ripon Community House.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


29/12/2021 - LB349-2021 Locality Budgets – Solloway / Skipton West ref: 1376    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Andy Solloway to award £1,200 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the publicity, timetables and leaflets promoting the Dalesbus Sunday services with Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


29/12/2021 - LB348-2021 Locality Budgets – Solloway / Skipton West ref: 1375    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Andy Solloway to award £4,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the “Nurturing Growth” project to local people in Skipton and South Craven with Skipton Step Into Action.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


29/12/2021 - LB347-2021 Locality Budgets – Mackenzie / Harrogate Saltersgate ref: 1374    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Don Mackenzie to award £550 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase of a new PC and print accessories with Essential Needs.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


29/12/2021 - LB346-2021 Locality Budgets – Heseltine / Skipton East ref: 1373    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Robert Heseltine to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase a new Mountfield Ride on Mower for the village with Draughton Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


29/12/2021 - LB345-2021 Locality Budgets – Goode / Knaresborough ref: 1372    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor David Goode to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase replacement chairs for community use stored at Knaresborough House with Knaresborough Men’s Forum.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


29/12/2021 - LB344-2021 Locality Budgets – Dickinson / Northallerton ref: 1371    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 05/01/2022

Effective from: 13/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Caroline Dickinson to award £4,800 of her Locality Budgets funding to provide a handrail on Tannery Lane, Northallerton with NYCC Highways.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


04/01/2022 - Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation – Draft Strategy ref: 1370    Recommendations Approved

To enable the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation Strategy to be approved by the Leader ahead of publication on 5th January 2022. The Leader was delegated authority to make this decision by the Executive at their meeting on 7th December 2021.

Decision Maker: Leader

Decision published: 04/01/2022

Effective from: 04/01/2022

Decision:

At the meeting of the informal Executive on 7 December 2021, the Executive delegated the approval of the Domestic Abuse Safe Accommodation – Draft Strategy to the Leader (a decision that was made by the Chief Executive Officer in consultation with the Executive).

The decision to approve the Strategy was made by the Leader, at a meeting with Neil Irving
Assistant Director Policy Partnerships & Communities, on 4 January 2022, ahead of being published on 5 January 2022.

Lead officer: Neil Irving


22/12/2021 - Modern Governor ref: 1369    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision published: 23/12/2021

Effective from: 22/12/2021

Decision:

To award the contract to Herts of Learning for a period of 24 months, to ensure the School Improvement Service can increase the knowledge, competence and effectiveness of governing bodies. The total contract value is £73,000.

Lead officer: Marion Sadler


22/12/2021 - Pobble Moderation Tools ref: 1368    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Children and Young People's Services

Decision published: 23/12/2021

Effective from: 22/12/2021

Decision:

To award the contract to Pobble for a period of 24 months, to ensure the School Improvement Service can effectively carry out moderation of primary schools.

The total contract value including previous spend is c.£83K.

Lead officer: Marion Sadler


17/12/2021 - Highways Capital Programme 2021-2022 ref: 1367    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision published: 22/12/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2021

Decision:

Approval for 27 new schemes (as identified in Appendix 1) to the value of £1.1M to be added to the Highways Capital Forward Programme for Structural Highway Maintenance identified since the last HCP report dated 20 August 2021.

An update was provided on 37 schemes (as identified in Appendix 2) to be moved from the 2021/22 delivery programme into future years to the value of £4.2M and the delivery of the 2021/22 capital programme and current assumptions regarding funding for 2022/23.

[As it is the implementation of an earlier key decision on 20 August 2021 and, as a non-key decision by an officer, is NOT open to call in]

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


17/12/2021 - Opposed Public Bridleways Nos 10.1928 and 10.110/43, Scot Pit Lane, Brompton and Northallerton Modification Order 2021 ref: 1366    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision published: 22/12/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2021

Decision:

Approval that Authority to adopt a neutral stance in relation to confirmation of the Order within its submission of the opposed Modification Order to the Secretary of State.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


17/12/2021 - Opposed Public Bridleway No 20 Brook House Farm, Middleton Tyas Diversion Order 2021 ref: 1365    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision published: 22/12/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2021

Decision:

Approval that the Authority refer the opposed Diversion Order to the Secretary of State for resolution and to support the confirmation of the Order in its submission to the Secretary of State (SoS).

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


17/12/2021 - Covert Activity Policy ref: 1364    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision published: 21/12/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2021

Decision:

The use made of covert techniques was noted and the proposed revisions to the policy approved.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


17/12/2021 - Trading Standards Tasking Filter and Matrix ref: 1363    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision published: 21/12/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2021

Decision:

The continued use of the Trading Standards Tasking Filter and Matrix was approved, with a further report to be presented in December 2022.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


17/12/2021 - Review of Parking on High Street, Northallerton (North of Friarage Street) ( ref: 1362    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Corporate Director of Business and Environmental Services

Decision published: 21/12/2021

Effective from: 17/12/2021

Decision:

The existing Pay and Display parking operation on High Street, Northallerton remains unchanged.

The County Council continues its development of a smart parking system with the aim of introduction to Northallerton, which will be the subject of a further report in due course.

Lead officer: Tricia Richards


17/12/2021 - LB343-2021 Locality Budgets – Trotter / Pannal and Lower Wharfedale ref: 1361    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Cliff Trotter to award £1,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the Commemoration gift for the children at the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee event in June 2022 with Spofforth with Stockeld Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB342-2021 Locality Budgets – Quinn / Mid Craven ref: 1360    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Gillian Quinn to award £1,000 of her Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase of a new seat and gardening tools for the Raikes Road Burial Ground project with the Friends of Raikes Road Burial Ground.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB341-2021 Locality Budgets – Peacock / Upper Dales ref: 1359    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Yvonne Peacock to award £1,500 of her Locality Budgets funding to preserve the closed St Michael and All Angels Parish Church by turning it into a hostel with Hudswell Hostel @ St Michaels.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB340-2021 Locality Budgets – Paraskos / Ainsty ref: 1358    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Andy Paraskos to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase and install curb side white gates on Hages Road with Follifoot Parish Council.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB339-2021 Locality Budgets – Ireton / North Craven ref: 1357    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor David Ireton to award £2,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the purchase of materials for the children's playground improvements and storage unit with Austwick Jubilee Recreation Committee.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB338-2021 Locality Budgets - Heseltine/Skipton East ref: 1356    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Robert Heseltine to award £2,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to provide a Saturday Dalesbus 59 service linking Skipton with Bolton Bridge & Harrogate with Dales and Bowland Community Interest Company.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


16/12/2021 - Appointment of External Auditors ref: 1352    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive Officer

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 16/12/2021

Decision:

Having considered the report “Appointment of External Auditors”, which was considered at the informal meeting of Audit Committee Members on 13 December 2021, and the views of the Members and External Members of the Audit Committee, the Chief Executive Officer agreed that the Audit Committee Members recommend that the Council accepts the Public Sector Audit Appointments’ invitation to opt into the sector-led option for the appointment of external auditors to principal local government and police bodies for five financial years from 1 April 2023.

By whom: Richard Flinton (Chief Executive Officer), under his emergency delegated powers and after consultation with Members and External Members of the Audit Committee.

PLEASE NOTE that as this is a non-executive decision, it is not open to call in.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB337-2021 Locality Budgets – Clark / Harrogate Harlow ref: 1355    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Jim Clark to award £500 of his Locality Budgets funding to purchase beekeeping equipment for Harrogate High School.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB336-2021 Locality Budgets – Clark / Harrogate Harlow ref: 1354    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Jim Clark to award £1,000 of his Locality Budgets funding to providing food and clothing for children and carers with Rumblin' Tums.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson


17/12/2021 - LB335-2021 Locality Budgets – Broadbent / Northstead ref: 1353    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Executive Member for Stronger Communities

Decision published: 17/12/2021

Effective from: 05/01/2022

Decision:

To accept the recommendation by County Councillor Eric Broadbent to award £1,038 of his Locality Budgets funding to fund the refurbishment of the bar and cafe area at Scarborough Indoor Bowls Centre.

Lead officer: Julie Robinson