Decisions

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Decisions published

17/07/2019 - Proposed traffic calming measures in Wood Lane, Elm Park- Outcome of the Public Consultation ref: 5300    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 17/07/2019

Effective from: 25/07/2019

Lead officer: Masood Karim


17/07/2019 - Purchase of 39-43 South Street Romford ref: 5299    Recommendations Approved

The Leader of the Council will be asked to agree the acquisition and finalisation of outstanding pre-conditions on property contract for 39-43 South Street, Romford

Decision Maker: Leader of the Council

Decision published: 17/07/2019

Effective from: 17/07/2019

Lead officer: Kevin Hazlewood


10/07/2019 - ANNUAL REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MEMBER CHAMPIONS ref: 5295    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

All reports received.


10/07/2019 - MEMBERS' QUESTIONS ref: 5296    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

15 questions asked and answers given.


10/07/2019 - CHANGES TO THE CONSTITUTION ref: 5294    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Two questions by Residents’ Group answered by Leader of the Council.

 

Report AGREED by 30 votes to 3.


10/07/2019 - VACANCY FOR POSITION OF CHAIRMAN OF THE APPOINTMENTS SUB-COMMITTEE ref: 5293    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Councillor Damian White appointed as Chairman of Appointments of Sub-Committee, without division.


10/07/2019 - APPOINTMENT OF A NEW MONITORING OFFICER ref: 5292    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Report AGREED without division.


10/07/2019 - HAVERING COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY - ADOPTION ref: 5290    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Report AGREED without division.


10/07/2019 - MOTIONS FOR DEBATE ref: 5297    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

A.   IMPACT OF PARKING CHARGES ON TOWN CENTRES

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 27 votes to 24 and AGREED as substantive motion by 27 votes to 21.

 

B.   CLIMATE CHANGE EMERGENCY IN HAVERING

 

Amendment by Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 40 votes to 3; motion by Upminster and Cranham Residents’ Association Group NOT CARRIED by 30 votes to 17.

 

C.   CCTV COVERAGE IN THESOUTH OF THE BOROUGH

 

Motion by Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 28 votes to 23.

 

D.   CLIMATE CHANGE IN HAVERING

 

Motion by Labour Group CARRIED by 48 votes to 3.

 

E.   SUPPORT TO POLICE WORK

 

Amendment by Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 28 votes to 20; amendment by Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 33 votes to 11; motion by Conservative Group CARRIED by 34 votes to 6.


10/07/2019 - PETITIONS ref: 5289    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Received from Councillors D Patel and Durant.


10/07/2019 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 5288    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Item 9 – Prejudicial interest declared by John Jones, Director of Legal and Governance as nominated for position of Monitoring Officer.


10/07/2019 - MINUTES ref: 5287    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

AGREED as a correct record, subject to confirmation from webcast that Mayor made reference to minute’s silence at last meeting covering Christchurch terror attacks.


10/07/2019 - APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE ref: 5286    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Received from Councillors Philippa Crowder, Nic Dodin and Matt Sutton.


10/07/2019 - REVIEW OF CALL-IN PROVISIONS ref: 5291    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 10/07/2019 - Council

Decision published: 16/07/2019

Effective from: 10/07/2019

Decision:

Three questions by Residents’ Group answered by Leader of the Council.

 

Amendment by Labour Group NOT CARRIED by 26 votes to 23; Administration deemed motion CARRIED by 28 votes to 23.


09/07/2019 - LOCAL DEVELOPMENT SCHEME 2019-2021 ref: 5283    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to:

 

·       Approve the adoption of the Local development Scheme which is to have effect from 1st July, 2019, and to

·       Delegate authority to the assistant Director of Planning following consultation with the Leader of the Council to make and approve any final changes to the wording and content of the Local development scheme and to publish the Local development Scheme on the Council’s website.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

  1. Approved the adoption of the Local Development Scheme (LDS) which is to have effect from 1st Sept 2019.

 

  1. Delegated authority to the Assistant Director Planning following consultation with the Leader of the Council to make and approve any final changes to the wording and content of the Local Development Scheme, and to publish the Local Development Scheme on the Councils website.

 

  1. Delegated authority to the Assistant Director of Planning following consultation with the Leader of the Council to approve any minor changes to the timelines of the production of documents in Local Development Scheme as required by the process during the period 2019-2021.

 

Lead officer: Suzanne Lansley


09/07/2019 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (LGA) CORPORATE PEER CHALLENGE 2019: APPROVAL OF ACTION PLAN ref: 5281    For Determination

Cabinet is asked to:

 

Agree the Councils action plan required to deliver the improvements identified through the statutory LGA Corporate Peer Challenge recommendations.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

 

Cabinet:

 

  • Agreed the Action Plan as set out in the report.
  • Noted that the Senior Leadership Team are collectively the “Lead Officers” for delivery
  • Agreed that Cabinet and the Overview and Scrutiny Board will review progress against the Action Plan on a six monthly basis.

 

Lead officer: Sandy Hamberger


09/07/2019 - QUARTER 4 CORPORATE PERFORMANCE REPORT ref: 5280    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

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

 

 

 


09/07/2019 - SITE SPECIFIC ALLOCATIONS DEVELOPMENT PLAN DOCUMENT ref: 5282    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to approve the preparation of a new draft Site Specific Allocations Development plan Document including the initial stage of public consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(1)  Approved the preparation of a new draft Site Specific Allocations DPD for Havering, which will support the Havering Local Plan and replace the Romford Area Action Plan 2008 and Site Specific Allocations 2008 within the Local Development Framework.

 

(2)  Delegated authority to the Assistant-Director of Planning, following consultation with the Lead Member for Planning to finalise and approve the documents to be released for initial community and stakeholder consultation.

 

(3)  Noted that a ‘Preferred Options’ document will be brought back to Cabinet following the initial community and stakeholder consultation.

 

 

Lead officer: Tim Solomon


09/07/2019 - HOUSING ESTATES IMPROVEMENT PROGRAMME ref: 5285    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to approve the proposals for expenditure of the £10M budget allocated for Estate Improvements; the proposed locations and broad scope of works

 

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1. Approved the proposals for the Estates Improvements Programme as set out in Appendix 3 to this report.

 

2. Authorised officers to commence the tendering process to procure suitable contractors, in accordance with the Council’s Contract Procedure Rules, to deliver the programme.

 

3. Authorised officers to carry out leaseholder consultation in accordance with Section 20 of the Landlord and Tenant Act 1985 as amended by S151 of the Commonhold and Leasehold Reform Act 2002.

 

4. Noted the preference of Members to cap service charges where possible to a maximum level of £250.

 

5. Delegated decisions on reductions, waivers or caps of service charges, on a scheme by scheme basis to the Director of Housing in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing.

 

6. Authorised that, in the event that the full programme of works is not delivered during financial year 2019/20, the remaining budget is carried forwards to 2020/21 in order to complete the approved works

 

7. Authorised the Director of Housing to be responsible for the implementation of the programme in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing.

 

Lead officer: Mark Howard


09/07/2019 - HAVERING COMMUNITY INFRASTRUCTURE LEVY - ADOPTION ref: 5284    Implemented

Cabinet to approve and recommend to Council that the Havering Community Infrastructure Levy be adopted

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 09/07/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 09/07/2019

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 Agreed to recommend to Council to:

 

  • Adopt the Havering Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Charging Schedule and the Regulation 123 list (set out in Appendices 2 and 3, respectively)

 

  • Agree that the CIL Charging Schedule will be implemented and effective from September 1 2019; and

 

  • Agree delegated powers to the Director of Neighbourhoods or the Assistant Director of Planning in consultation with the Leader of the Council for future changes to the Regulation 123 list following its review as appropriate

 

Lead officer: Martyn Thomas


11/07/2019 - TPC478 Sunflower Way Review- proposals to implement scheme ref: 5279    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Lead officer: John-Paul Micallef


11/07/2019 - Implementation of proposed traffic calming measures in North Ockendon Village, Upminster ref: 5278    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 11/07/2019

Effective from: 18/07/2019

Lead officer: Masood Karim


08/07/2019 - Royal Liberty Secondary School expansion- virement to increase funding allocation and approval to sign the revised S151 letter ref: 5277    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 08/07/2019

Effective from: 08/07/2019

Lead officer: Pooneeta Mahadeo


04/07/2019 - 2 Year Extension of the Voids Contract ref: 5276    Recommendations Approved

The Cabinet member for Housing will be asked to agree for the Housing Services Voids Contract to be extended for a further 2 year period.

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/07/2019

Lead officer: Ian Brady


04/07/2019 - Direct Award and Procurement Waiver of outsource contract for the validation of planning applications (PAVS) ref: 5275    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision published: 04/07/2019

Effective from: 11/07/2019

Lead officer: Gary Rice