Decisions

Decisions

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Decisions published

14/10/2021 - Acquisition of 2 properties/sites from Oxfordshire County Council for the purposes of developing 65 affordable housing units. ref: 2218    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Contract exchange, and this in turn enables the submission of planning applications for both schemes. Receipt of satisfactory planning would then commit the County to transfer the sites to the City Council on receipt of completion monies from the City Council.  

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 14/10/2021

Effective from: 19/10/2021

Decision:

To enter into an exchange of contracts to acquire 2 properties: Northfield Hostel and Land at Lanham Way.  This requires a 5 % deposit payment for each site to be paid by Oxford City Council to Oxfordshire County Council (to be placed in a holding account with the purchaser’s lawyers). Completion of the contracts is subject to the receipt of satisfactory planning permission for each site. The deposit is returnable in the event completion does not occur. Assuming completion occurs the remainder of the purchase prices becomes payable. Contract purchase prices are £1,489,000 (Northfield Hostel) and £935,000 (Lanham Way).

 

Lead officer: Dave Scholes


08/03/2021 - Appointment of a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to provide the evidence base for the West End Spatial Framework ref: 2217    Recommendations Approved

The funding allowed the City Council to appoint some master planning consultants to develop a spatial framework, public realm strategy, design code and viability costings that will provide the evidence base to support a Supplementary Planning Document (SPD).

Decision Maker: Executive Director (Development)

Decision published: 12/10/2021

Effective from: 08/03/2021

Decision:

To appointment a multi-disciplinary team of consultants to provide the evidence base for the West End Spatial Framework, which would be used by the City Council to produce a Supplementary Planning Document. The amount secured for the project was £150,000 which comes from a combination of Planning Policy and CIL with the remaining £50,000 from the Regeneration Team. This was set out in the report to Cabinet. 


24/09/2021 - Reusing infrastructure from "Broad Meadow", temporary Broad Street scheme ref: 2216    Recommendations Approved

Reuse by local charities, schools and non-profit organisations will ensure ongoing public benefit from Broad Meadow. Expressions of interest have been assessed against several criteria (minimising waste, retaining as much accessibility as possible, capacity to receive, secure and maintain items) and third party organisations have committed to a code of conduct and a disclaimer - all to maximise the social and environmental impact of the scheme and achieve value for money for the Council.

Decision Maker: Head of Regeneration and Economy

Decision published: 06/10/2021

Effective from: 24/09/2021

Decision:

To donate elements of “Broad Meadow” to six local charities and organisations at the end of the temporary Broad Street scheme, which is anticipated to be 11th October 2021. (More information and public consultation on Broad Meadow at https://consultation.oxford.gov.uk/regeneration-economy/broad-street-summer-2021.) An appropriate process has been undertaken to ensure all the organisations are legitimate charities and community organisations and to ensure that they will use the donated infrastructure appropriately for ongoing public benefit.

The items which are being donated are: moveable furniture, planters, plants, wooden planks, trees lawn turf and wildflower turf. Items which are being retained by the Council are: tree planters and soil, 8 small planters, 2 large planters for use as vehicle protection.

The organisations which are receiving infrastructure are: Oxford Urban Wildlife Group, St Ebbe’s Primary School, Blackbird Leys Adventure Playground, Cowley Children’s Allotment, Marston Community Gardening, St Mary Magdalen Church.

The cumulative value of donated assets is estimated to be £6,500.

The Head of Financial Services (Section 151 Officer) has confirmed that the disposal process is appropriate.


29/01/2021 - Award of contract to Makespace to deliver operator services for the Meanwhile in Oxfordshire project ref: 2215    Recommendations Approved

To deliver the Meanwhile in Oxfordshire…Project in 2021/22.

Decision Maker: Executive Director (Development)

Decision published: 05/10/2021

Effective from: 08/10/2021

Decision:

After an OJEU compliant procurement process, the decision was taken to appoint Makespace to deliver Operator services for the Meanwhile in Oxfordshire Project for a total contract value of £1,692,488 (value exempt)

Oxford City Council has been allocated £1.875m to deliver a county-wide scheme to tackle the predicted significant increase in vacant units in Oxford (the city and its other neighbourhood centres) and Oxfordshire’s market towns.

The ‘Meanwhile in Oxfordshire…’ project is to be funded through the “Getting Building Fund” as part of a County-wide £8.4m programme, managed by OxLEP to accelerate the UK’s economic revival through the delivery of capital projects by early 2022.

 

Lead officer: Steve Weitzel


29/09/2021 - Purchase of the extended and refurbished property at 51 Weirs Lane, Oxford ref: 2214    Recommendations Approved

To authorise the transfer by purchase by Oxford City Council of the extended and refurbished 4 bedroom property delivered through the OCHDL Extensions programme. Contributing to the Council’s overall Affordable Housing provision.

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 29/09/2021

Decision:

To authorise the purchase by way of transfer the completed property at 51 Weirs Lane, resulting from the Oxford City Housing Development Ltd Extensions Programme.

Authority was granted for the HRA to purchase the property for £246,000 in total.


30/09/2021 - Entering into a funding agreement to provide grant for the provision of affordable housing under the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal to Catalyst Housing with respect to Littlemore Park. ref: 2213    Recommendations Approved

Agreement to provide grant funding to support this development.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 01/10/2021

Effective from: 05/10/2021

Decision:

To enter into a funding agreement to provide grant for the provision of affordable housing under the Oxfordshire Housing and Growth Deal to Catalyst Housing Ltd with respect to Littlemore Park.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Dave Scholes


07/10/2021 - Appointment of Stephen Gabriel to the boards of Oxford Direct Services Limited (ODSL) and Oxford Direct Services Trading Limited (ODSTL) ref: 2212    For Determination

To seek approval for a change in the Council’s appointments to the Board of Directors for both ODSL and ODSTL

Decision Maker: Leader - Inclusive Growth, Economic Recovery, and Partnerships

Decision published: 29/09/2021

Effective from: 13/10/2021

Decision:

Appointment of Stephen Gabriel to the boards of Oxford Direct Services Limited (ODSL) and Oxford Direct Services Trading Limited (ODSTL)

Lead officer: Susan Sale