Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Wednesday, 16th January, 2019 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Debra Marlow tel: 01708 433091  e-mail:

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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.


There were no disclosures of interest.


Minutes pdf icon PDF 165 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 13th November, 2018 and 12th December, 2018, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

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The minutes of the meeting of Cabinet held on 13 November 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


Business Rates - Discretionary Revaluation Support Scheme pdf icon PDF 412 KB


Cabinet approved the continuation of the Governments Discretionary Revaluation Support for the remaining two years of the relief as set out in the report, and previously agreed by Cabinet in August 2017.


Councillor Roger Ramsey, Cabinet Member for Finance and Property, introduced the report.


The report set out the Council’s proposals for administering the remaining two years of the Governments Revaluation Support Scheme (RSS) for the financial years 2019/2020, and 2020/2021 and the principles of the scheme for the remaining period up  ...  view the full minutes text for item 29.


Homebuilding Capacity Fund - Application for Grant from the Greater London Authority (GLA) pdf icon PDF 219 KB


Cabinet approved the submission of a bid of £940,000 as set out in the report to the GLA for the Homebuilding Capacity Fund


Councillor Damian White, Leader of the Council, introduced the report.


The report sought approval to enable the Council to submit a bid to obtain grant funding under the Greater London Authority (GLA) Homebuilding Capacity Fund. The scheme is to develop capacity, skills and expertise to develop new affordable housing. The  ...  view the full minutes text for item 30.


Adopt London East pdf icon PDF 370 KB

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1.    Approved the business case at appendix A to this report to proceed with an East London Regional Adoption Agency led by the London Borough of Havering to commence by July 2019 agree the budget commitment set out in the body of the report;


2.    Delegated authority for the implementation of the project to the Director for Children Services including but not limited to entering into partnering agreements, agreeing the final terms of any Inter-authority risk and partnership sharing agreement and agreeing and arranging TUPE of staff between the authorities.


Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families, introduced the report.


The purpose of the report is to propose a model for the future delivery of East London’s Regional Adoption Agency.


It is proposed that the East London Regional Adoption Agency (RAA) is created through combining the adoption  ...  view the full minutes text for item 31.