Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 13th March, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Debra Marlow tel: 01708 433091  e-mail:  debra.marlow@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

45.

Disclosures of Interest

Members are invited to disclose any interests in any of the items on the agenda at this point of the meeting. Members may still disclose an interest in an item at any time prior to the consideration of the matter.

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

46.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 473 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13th February, 2019, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 13th February, 2019 were agreed and signed by the Chair as an accurate record of the same.

47.

Quarter 3 Corporate Performance Report pdf icon PDF 251 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Noted the performance figures set out in the Appendices to the report and the corrective action that is being taken.

 

Minutes:

The Quarter 3 Corporate Performance Report (2018/19) was presented to Cabinet.  It was noted that for Quarter 3 a RAG status had been provided for 43 of the 46 Corporate Performance Indicators and 9 out of the 25 perception/engagement indicators.  Of those Corporate Performance related indicators so rated 28 (65%)  ...  view the full minutes text for item 47.

48.

Future of Chafford Sports Complex pdf icon PDF 329 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Considered the results of the consultation on the future of Chafford Sports Complex.

 

  1. Agreed that funding for the community use of Chafford Sports Complex should cease, with effect from   1 June 2019.

 

  1. Delegated authority to the Chief Operating Officer to end the current arrangement to give effect to the decision to cease funding for the community use of Chafford Sports Complex.

 

  1. Agreed that the cost of keeping Chafford Sports Complex open from 1 April 2019 until the end of the notice period is met from the Business Risk Reserve.  Based on a monthly cost of £19,357, if the notice period ran until late May 2019 the estimated cost is £38,714 

 

  1. Agreed that the mitigating actions identified in section 6 are progressed.

 

  1. Agreed to investigate the feasibility to secure a site and funding to develop a new self-financing sports centre in the south of the borough, with a report on this to be submitted to Cabinet in the Autumn and agree that funding of up to £50,000 be released from the Business Risk reserve if required.

 

 

Minutes:

The Chafford Sports Complex report was presented to Cabinet by Councillor Viddy Persaud, Cabinet Lead Member for Public Protection and Safety.

 

Chafford Sports Complex is owned by Harris Academy Rainham as part of the wider Harris Academy Federation. It is used by the Academy for school use. Community use provision  ...  view the full minutes text for item 48.

49.

Property Disposals pdf icon PDF 135 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a)                Agreed, in principle, that the land referred to below is no longer required to be held for the purposes for which the Council presently holds it and that it should be appropriated to planning purposes with a view to its subsequent disposal in due course:

 

·       Land at Gooshays Drive, Harold Hill

·       Hall Lane Pitch & Putt Course, Upminster

 

(b)                Authorised, for the purposes of (a) above and in accordance with section 122(2A) Local Government Act 1972 and section 233(4) Town and Country Planning Act 1990 that notices are placed in a local newspaper circulating in the area for two consecutive weeks expressing

 

      (i)     an intention to appropriate the land to planning purposes; and

 (ii)      an intention to dispose of the land following its appropriation.

 

(c)                Considered any objections to the intended appropriation and/or disposal before a decision to appropriate or dispose is made.

 

(d)                Agreed, in principle, following its appropriation for planning purposes, to the disposal of the land referred to above subject to (b) and (c) above.

 

Minutes:

The Property Disposals Report was presented to Cabinet by Councillor Roger Ramsey, the Cabinet Lead Member for Property and Finance. 

 

The report identifies two sites that do not appear to meet the Council’s approved criteria for property ownership and therefore need to be considered for disposal or self-development to meet  ...  view the full minutes text for item 49.

50.

Appropriation of the piece of land at New Zealand Way, Rainham RM13 8JT pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Based on the reasons set out in the report before them,  Agreed in principle :

                                       i.          subject to Recommendation 2 below that the land referred to below bounded by New Zealand Way, Queenstown Gardens and Gisborne Gardens, Rainham RM13 8JT, (shown in redline boundary on the plan attached as Appendix 1 to the Report) is no longer required to be held for the purposes for which the Council presently holds it and that it should be appropriated to planning purposes with a view to its subsequent development in due course;

                                     ii.          to appropriate the land at New Zealand Way for planning purposes under S122 (1) of the Local Government Act 1972;

 

and

 

  1. Authorised, for the purposes of carrying out Recommendation 1.ii above and in accordance with section 122(2A) Local Government Act 1972, that notices are placed in a local newspaper circulating in the area for two consecutive weeks expressing both an intention to appropriate the land to planning purposes and following the completion of the process, Authorise the Director of Regeneration Programme Delivery following consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration,

 

                                               i.          to consider any objections to the intended appropriation before it is made

                                              ii.          to consider also the outcome of the Equalities Impact Assessment before the intended appropriation is made.

 

  1. Given the above, delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration Programme Delivery, following consultation with Lead Member for Regeneration and Head of Legal and Democratic Services to:

 

                           i.          determine and implement the appropriation;

                          ii.          agree the timing of the implementation and all matters related to appropriation;

                        iii.          undertake all the appropriation processes in respect of the site; and

                        iv.          deal with all matters arising from the decision and to complete appropriation process.  This is to include completion of the statutory processes for the appropriation of the open space and the appropriation for planning purposes in respect of the site, in the event that there are no representations on the above issues.

 

Minutes:

The Report was presented to Cabinet by the Assistant Director of Development, Kevin Hazlewood. On 16 August 2018 the Council granted the Outline Planning Permission under application reference P1004.18 to develop 30 new affordable dwellings at New Zealand Way. The development would comprise 2 bedroom and 3 bedroom houses, with  ...  view the full minutes text for item 50.

51.

London Counter Fraud Hub pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.     Approved in principle Havering Council joining the London Counter Fraud Hub.

 

2.     Delegated authority to the Council’s Chief Financial Officer (s151) to enter into the contract following consultation with the Director of Law and Governance

 

 

Minutes:

The report was presented to Cabinet, highlighting the potential benefits of Havering Council joining the London Counter Fraud Hub.  The Hub is supplied by CIPFA, in partnership with BAE systems with Councils and third parties providing data to be analysed for fraud using advanced data analytics.  Councils and third parties  ...  view the full minutes text for item 51.

52.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

To consider whether the press and public should now be excluded from the remainder of the meeting on the grounds that it is likely that, in view of the nature of the business to be transacted or the nature of the proceedings, if members of the press and public were present during those items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 1 of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972; and, if it is decided to exclude the public on those grounds, the Committee to resolve accordingly on the motion of the Chairman.

 

Minutes:

The press and public were asked to leave for the consideration of the next matter which was held in closed session.

53.

Hainault Golf Course- Lease Surrender and Renewal pdf icon PDF 185 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(a)                Agreed in principle, subject to (c) below, to accept the surrender of the existing lease of Hainault Golf Course, Romford Road, Hainault, in consideration of a payment by the lessee of a surrender premium together with the payment of any rent arrears outstanding at the date of surrender.

 

(b)                Agreed in principle, to grant a new lease of Hainault Golf Course for a term of 25 years to Hainault Golf Club Limited, as outlined in the main Heads of Terms attached to and forming part of Exempt Appendix 1 to this report subject to (c) below.

 

(c)                Authorised, for the purposes of (a), and (b) above and in accordance with section 122(2A) Local Government Act 1972, that notices are placed in a local newspaper circulating in the area for two consecutive weeks expressing an intention to dispose of the land and following the completion of the process, Authorised the Director of Asset Management following consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property to consider any objections before the disposal is made.

 

(d)                Authorised the Director of Asset Management in consultation with the Director of Legal & Governance, to take all necessary action to complete a surrender and re-grant of a new lease substantially on the terms set out in the main Heads of Terms attached to and forming part of Exempt Appendix 1 to the Report subject to (a), (b) and (c) above.

 

Minutes:

The report was presented to Cabinet seeking authority to accept the surrender of the existing lease and simultaneous grant of a new lease on mutually agreeable terms.

The freehold of the course is jointly owned by the London Borough of Redbridge (LBR), London Borough of Havering (LBH) and Essex County  ...  view the full minutes text for item 53.