Decisions

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Decisions published

18/05/2020 - Decision-making/virtual meetings ref: 618    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision published: 18/05/2020

Effective from: 18/05/2020

Decision:

In exercise of the chief executive’s (head of paid service) specific delegation 4.3 in the constitution of South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council published on 11 October 2019 “To take any action considered necessary in an emergency.” (in consultation with group leaders), I agree

1.    to adopt the Virtual Meeting Procedure Rules attached at appendix one to this decision, to apply from the date of this decision until 6 May 2021 or until the rules are adopted or amended by Council, whichever is the earlier;

2.    temporary changes to the delegations to the head of planning in the council’s constitution to allow alternative arrangements for the determination of applications that would ordinarily be determined by the council’s planning committee as set out in appendix two to this decision, to apply from the date of this decision until 6 May 2021 or until the revised scheme of delegation is adopted or amended by Council, whichever is the earlier;

3.    that site visits need not be made by the Planning Committee between now and 6 May 2021 or until the head of planning, in consultation with the chair of the Planning Committee, is satisfied that they can be conducted safely, whichever is the earlier;

4.    to authorise the head of legal and democratic to make the necessary changes to the constitution and to make any minor or consequential amendments to the constitution and the rules for consistency and to reflect the council’s style guide;

5.    to review the arrangements after six months.

Lead officer: Steven Corrigan


18/05/2020 - Business closures ref: 617    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief executive

Decision published: 18/05/2020

Effective from: 18/05/2020

Decision:

In exercise of the chief executive’s (head of paid service) specific delegation 4.3 in the constitution of South Oxfordshire District Council and Vale of White Horse District Council published on 11 October 2019 “To take any action considered necessary in an emergency.” (in consultation with group leaders), I authorise the council’s head of housing and environment to take such action as is necessary to enforce any requirement imposed by regulation 4 or regulation 5 of The Health Protection (Coronavirus, Restrictions) (England) Regulations 2020, including, but not limited to, issuing and serving prohibition notices and fixed penalty notices, taking legal proceedings for any offence, including for failure to comply, without reasonable excuse, with a prohibition notice and to authorise other officers to exercise any of these powers.

 

The scope of this authorisation shall also apply and extend to authorising such action as might be necessary in pursuance of any other provision (whether by statute, regulation or direction) by which the said 2020 Regulations may be replaced, amended or supplemented, and in respect of which the council may have a responsibility for enforcement.

 

This delegation shall remain in place from the date of this decision until 6 May 2021 or until the constitution is amended to include such a delegation, whichever is the earlier.

Lead officer: Margaret Reed