Decision details

Citywide wayleave for broadband

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Digital and Customer Services, Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration

Decision status: Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

Adoption of a citywide wayleave approach to broadband with implementation subject to technical approval on a site by site basis.

Decision:

1.         That in accordance with Paragraph 3 of schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 this report be exempt from publication in that it relates to information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding the information).

 

2.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Digital authorised the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing to enter into citywide wayleave agreements with operators who apply to install their broadband apparatus across the Council’s housing stock, investment portfolio and operational portfolio on the principles as set out in the report.

 

3.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Digital noted the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing’s proposal to the form of citywide wayleave for broadband infrastructure for the Council’s housing, investment portfolio and operational portfolios.

 

4.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Digital delegated to the Executive Director of Growth, Planning and Housing’s the signature of city wide wayleaves.

 

5.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Digital noted the proposal that site by site technical approvals will be issued by the operational team responsible for technical oversight of the broadband infrastructure programme.

 

6.         That the Cabinet Member for Housing Services, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration and the Cabinet Member for Customer Services and Digital noted thatthere is no effective method of bringing code rights to an end in respect of individual sites within the context of a citywide wayleave as the termination provisions of the Electronic Communications Code are not consistent with the notion of a citywide or master wayleave supplemented by individual site approvals.  

 

Reasons for Decision 

To agree a way forward on the development of wayleaves for broadband services across the Council’s stock.

Publication date: 21/08/2019

Date of decision: 21/08/2019