Decisions

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Decisions published

30/11/2021 - St Peters Playing Field - Grant of New Lease to Cheltenham Saracens AFC ref: 2634    For Determination

To approve the disposal of public open space.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 02/12/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The Saracens’ proposals for the improvement of the sports and community facilities at St Peters Recreation Ground be approved;

2.    Officers be authorised to advertise the proposed disposal of public open space at St Peters Recreation Ground and instructs the officers to report back to the Cabinet with any objections that may be received;

3.    The surrender and grant of a new lease to the Saracens for 25 years at £4,000 per annum as set out in Appendix 2 be approved, provided that no objections are received to the proposal to dispose of public open space.

Lead officer: Claire Pockett


30/11/2021 - Alternative fuels to reduce carbon emissions across the environmental services fleet ref: 2633    For Determination

To consider the recommendations

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 30/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 02/12/2021

Effective from: 10/12/2021

Decision:

RESOLVED THAT:

1.    The introduction of hydro treated vegetable oil (HVO) fuel be approved, procured from sustainable sources that is certified palm oil free, for use in the Cheltenham Borough Council fleet operated by Ubico, where appropriate to replace diesel as set out in the report, as soon as possible to reduce carbon emissions and improve air quality;

2.    The purchase and installation of a new fuel tank installed at the Swindon Road depot to facilitate the change to HVO be approved, at an estimated cost of £55,000, to be funded from the climate change capital budget;

3.    The increase in revenue costs associated with the move to HVO from diesel be recommended to be approved by Council as part of the budget setting process;

4.    The continued procurement of internal combustion engine vehicles and plant where no suitable alternative fuel vehicle or plant (electric or otherwise) is available on the market or within available resources with a view to such vehicles operating on HVO fuel where appropriate and as set out in the report (see list of vehicles required within this financial year 2.17) be approved;

5.    The council’s management of the capital replacement plan for both Ubico operated fleet and plant, and the Council’s own fleet, directly support our climate change ambitions of net zero by 2030 by moving to alternative fuels or away from internal combustion engines for all our fleet and plant as quickly as practicable where alternatives are available and within available resources.

Lead officer: Karen Watson


29/11/2021 - To accommodate in the range of 7 to 15 households across the borough from the British Forces Afghan Relocation and Assistance scheme during 2021/22 ref: 2632    Recommendations Approved

This is an update to the commitment made in the Cabinet Member decision dated the 19th August 2021 which refers to accommodating 7 households through the scheme. However following positive interest from the private sector in Cheltenham, Cheltenham Borough Council feels able to increase this offer to enable more families fleeing Afghanistan to settle within the borough.

 

Four households have been rehoused in Cheltenham using 2 bed flats from Cheltenham Borough Council’s housing stock and the remaining properties will be sourced from the private rented sector.

 

It should be noted that some flexibility will be required on exact numbers but it is anticipated that this will be a minimum of 7 households and a maximum of 15 households, depending on the ongoing interest from the private rented sector. At present, we anticipate approximately 10 households will be provided accommodation within the borough as part of this initiative.

 

This will contribute to the countywide commitment to rehouse 35 households across Gloucestershire.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member Housing

Decision published: 30/11/2021

Effective from: 08/12/2021

Lead officer: Caroline Sutcliffe


30/11/2021 - To award a contract to de-silt ditches and watercourse in Springbank to Amelio company for £14,000 ref: 2631    Recommendations Approved

To award a contract to de-silt ditches and watercourse in Springbank to Amelio company for £14,000 (this is an estimate based on £1,000 per day plus disposal costs at cost plus 15%).

Works allocated for completion of the works from Flood Management cost centre.

Decision Maker: Director of Planning-Tracey Crews

Decision published: 30/11/2021

Effective from: 30/11/2021

Lead officer: Tracey Birkenshaw