Agenda, decisions and minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 10th October, 2018 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

1.

Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

2.

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:

9. Bid to the Greater London Authority for a funding programme under the 'Building Council Homes for Londoners' Programme..

Councillor Joshua Chapman, Non Pecuniary, Interest declared given employment with Transport for London (tfl).  Councillor Champman absented himself from the meeting and did not participate in the discussion on the matter.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 2.

3.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 176 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 25th July, 2018 and the Extraordinary Cabinet meeting on 8th August, 2018, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The minutes of the meetings held on 25 July, 2018 and 8August, 2018 were both agreed and signed by the Chair as a correct record.

4.

One Havering: Community Cohesion Strategy 2018 - 2022 pdf icon PDF 181 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Approved the One Havering: Community Cohesion Strategy (set out in Appendix A);

 

  1. Agreed to the establishment of the Community Engagement and Cohesion Forum and the proposed Terms of Reference (attached at Appendix E) with the addition that Councillor Viddy Persaud, Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, be added to the table of membership on page 62 of the agenda, and

 

  1. Agreed that monitoring of the Strategy will be undertaken by the Community Engagement and Cohesion Forum with advice from the Corporate Diversity Advisor.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minutes:

Vernal Scott, Corporate Diversity Adviser, was asked to outline the report to Cabinet which sought Cabinet’s approval of the “One Havering: Community Cohesion Strategy” and its adoption across services.

 

The document is Havering’s first Community Cohesion Strategy which, in line with the Equality Act, 2010, aims to foster good community  ...  view the full minutes text for item 4.

5.

Personal Budget policy with Guidance for Parents and Direct Payments Policy pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Approved the draft policies for further parent and stakeholder consultation.

 

  1. Delegated the decision in respect the final policy to the Director of Children’s Services following consultation with the Deputy Leader, and Cabinet Member for Education, Children and Families.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet lead Member for Education, Children and Families presented the report to Cabinet.

 

Under the SEND reforms in the Children and Families Act 2014 Education, Health and Care Plans (EHC Plan) replaced Statements of Special Educational Needs. Where a child or young person has been assessed as  ...  view the full minutes text for item 5.

6.

Corporate Performance Report Quarter 1 pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Reviewed the performance set out in Appendix 1 of the report and the corrective action that is being taken.

 

2.     Noted the content of the Demand Pressures Dashboard attached at Appendix 2 of the report.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Damien White presented the report to Cabinet for noting.

 

Members had the opportunity to consider and scrutinise the performance at each of the Overview and Scrutiny Committees for each service area in accordance with the priorities of the Council.

 

Detailed assessment was contained in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 6.

7.

Authority to Proceed to Procurement for the Provision of 35 Residential Placements for Looked after Children (LAC) across 8 Northeast London Authorities, pdf icon PDF 314 KB

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  1. Granted authority to proceed to the procurement of block residential provision.

 

2.     Agreed the decision to allocate funds for each of the following seven years is delegated to the Director of Children’s Services, following consultation with the Lead Member of Children’s Services and the Chief Operating Officer.

 

Minutes:

Councillor Robert Benham, Cabinet Lead Member for Education, Children and Families, presented the report to Cabinet detailing proposals to procure for the block provision of 35 residential placements for Looked After Children (LAC), across 8 North East London Authorities.

 

The Department of Education’s (DfE) Children’s Social Care Innovation Programme has  ...  view the full minutes text for item 7.

8.

Bid to the Greater London Authority for a funding programme under the 'Building Council Homes for Londoners' Programme. pdf icon PDF 227 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Agreed to accept the supplementary agenda and the documents therein which included the revised Cabinet report and;

 

1.     Approved the submission of the following bids to the GLA “Building Council Homes for Londoners” programme of : -

 

·       Up to £122.6 million Affordable Housing Grant in line with the draft bid set out at Appendix 1.

 

·       Up to £65.1 million HRA headroom in line with the draft bid set out at Appendix 2 of the report.

 

2.     Noted that if successful in the bid(s):

 

·       The Council will need to sign funding agreements with the GLA for which further Cabinet approval will be sought. A report seeking these approvals is likely to be submitted Spring/Summer 2019.

 

·       The Council will develop a housing delivery programme relating to the bid programme

 

·       In addition the Council will continue to explore other external funding opportunities to complement the above programmes.

 

3.     Delegated authority to Section 151 Officer, after consultation with the Director of Neighbourhoods to enter into the Right to Buy ring-fence agreement with the GLA.

 

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council, Councillor Damian White presented the report to Cabinet and Cabinet also agreed to accept the supplementary agenda outlining changes to the bid to accommodate a request from the GLA.

 

In May 2018, the Mayor of London published the ‘Building Council Homes for Londoners’ grant funding  ...  view the full minutes text for item 8.

9.

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.

 

10.

Rainham and Beam Park, Land Acquisition Strategy, making of CPO(s) pdf icon PDF 374 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.     Agreed to the Council making Compulsory Purchase Order(s) (CPO(s)) pursuant to the statutory powers contained in section 226(1)(a) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended), and section 13 of the Local Government (Misc. Provisions) Act 1976 and all other necessary action to acquire all property and other proprietary interests on the land, including where appropriate new rights, located within the outline on the CPO Red Line Plan at Appendix 1 of the report, for the purpose of securing the regeneration of the Rainham and Beam Park Housing Zone in accordance with the decision to adopt the Masterplan and Planning Framework taken on 10th February 2016.

2.      Agreed that the Director of Regeneration Programmes after consultation with the Leader of the Council and Deputy Director Legal and Governance be authorised to;

 

a. Make the CPO or multiple CPOs to enable the acquisition of land, interest and rights within the CPO Red Line Plan as attached to the report at Appendix 1;

 

b. Appoint surveyors, barristers and any other professionals required to promote the CPO(s) and to facilitate the vacant possession of interests located within the CPO Red Line Plan;

 

c. Settle the final form and content of the CPO(s) and associated documentation to include the draft;

 

·       CPO Red Line Plan; Appendix 1;

·       Draft Compulsory Purchase Order; Appendix 2;

·       Draft Schedule Freehold and Leasehold Interests Appendix 3;

·       Draft Statement of Reasons Appendix 4;

·       Draft Equalities Impact Assessment Appendix 5

·       Consultation Report Appendix 6

 

d. Take all necessary steps to secure the making, confirmation and implementation of the CPO(s) including publication and service of notices and presentation of the Councils case at Public Inquiry, or Court should such representation be necessary;

 

e. Take such actions so as to facilitate Notting Hill Genesis (on behalf of Rainham and Beam Park LLP) acquiring properties and proprietary interests within the CPO Red Line Plan by agreement, such actions to include; the relocation of businesses, residents and statutory undertakers apparatus or Communication Code Operators; and any other interests and setting out the terms for the withdrawal of objections to the CPO(s); and

 

f. Amend the number of properties and leasehold acquisitions with the CPO Red Line Plan at Appendix 3, should such amendment be required to deliver the overall Rainham and Beam Park Housing Zone strategy.

 

 

3.     Agreed that the Director of Regeneration Programmes after consultation with the Leader of the Council and Deputy Director Legal and Governance be authorised following the confirmation of the CPO(s) by the Secretary of State to secure vacant possession of all properties and proprietary interests located within the confirmed CPO Red Line land to include:

 

a. to take all necessary actions to secure the making and confirmation of a General Vesting Declaration (GVD) or multiple GVD’s under the Compulsory Purchase and (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 and /or to serve Notices to Treat and Entry (if required); and

b. to appropriate to planning / or housing purposes any parcel of land within the CPO Red Line Plan;  ...  view the full decision text for item 10.

Minutes:

Councillor Damian White, Leader of the Council introduced the report to Cabinet.  Neil Stubbings, Director of Regeneration Programmes presented the detail.

 

At the Cabinet of the 13th December 2017 the Council agreed to appoint Notting Hill Housing Trust (now known as Notting Hill Genesis – “NHG”) as the development partner  ...  view the full minutes text for item 10.