Decisions

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Decisions published

07/12/2018 - Decision to directly award a 12 week contract to Allied Health Services Limited for the provision of homecare services ref: 5071    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Decision published: 07/12/2018

Effective from: 07/12/2018

Decision:

The Director has made a decision to directly award a 12 week contract to Allied Health Services Limited for the provision of homecare services.

Lead officer: John Green


29/11/2018 - Bridge Close, Romford - Purchase of Residential Properties on Waterloo Road and Oldchurch Road ref: 5061    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  • Agreed to the Council entering into direct negotiations with landowners to purchase up to 23 residential properties on Waterloo Road and Oldchurch Road, Romford through private treaty.

 

  • Agreed to delegate to the Director of Regeneration authority to take all necessary steps to enable and complete the acquisitions outlined in Resolution 1 above following consultation with the Director of Finance; that includes the authority to approve the terms to enable of the acquisition by private treaty, any financial arrangements for relocation of current land owners or tenants, completion of relevant agreements and appointments of relevant professionals.

 

  • Agreed following agreement on resolutions 1 and 2 above to agree to recommend to Council to include sufficient financial provision as set out in Appendix A, to enable the private treaty purchase of the 23 residential properties on Waterloo Road and Oldchurch Road, Romford.

 

  • Noted that the transfer of the properties acquired via this Cabinet decision may be transferred to the Bridge Close Regeneration LLP in accordance with the terms set out in the Land Acquisition Strategy, the Land Agreement and the Members Agreement. 

 


29/11/2018 - Update on the Council Tax Support Scheme 2019 and Council Tax Surcharge on Empty Homes ref: 5059    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

  • Considered the responses to the Council Tax Support Scheme and Long Term Empty Homes Premium consultation
  • Approved and recommend to Council the adoption of the proposed Council Tax Support Scheme as summarised in Appendix C of the report with effect from 1 April 2019.
  • Approved and recommend to Council an increase from 50% to 100% as a surcharge rate of Council Tax for the properties that have been empty for more than two years with effect from 1 April 2019

 


29/11/2018 - Update on the Council's Medium Term Financial Strategy 2019-2020 ref: 5058    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to:

·       Agree the updated MTFS and proposals for balancing the 2018/19 budgets.

·       Agree the schedule of savings proposals recommended for progression for implementation in 2019/20 and future years

·       Agree financial decisions required as set out in the report to balance the 2019/20 budget

 

There will also be a separate report to consider and approve changes to the Council Tax Support Scheme for 2019 that may generate an additional estimated income of £597,000 in Council Tax.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

·       Noted the updated national financial context for local government, in year financial performance and the projected budget gap over the period 2019/20 to 2022/23 as set out in sections 1 and 2 of the report and the period 6 (September 2018) and of year forecast position set out in section 3.

 

·       Noted the assumptions which underpin the forecast.

 

·       Approved savings proposals for 2019/20 of £8.702m as set out in section 4 and Appendices B (£0.770m), C (£3.156m) and D (£4.776m), having considered the consultation feedback set out in Appendices E and F.

 

·       Approved the launch of consultation on the measures included in the Improving Traffic Flows project as set out in Appendix D.

 

·       Approved thegrowth proposal for 2019/20 of £1 million to fund the revenue costs of the £10 million capital investment in the Highways Investment Programme for 2019/20, as set out in section 4, having considered the consultation feedback set out in Appendices E and F.

 

·       Approved the updated 5 year Capital Programme in Section 6 for recommendation onto full Council for agreement in January 2019.

 

·       Noted the timetable and process for developing, reporting and considering the 2019/20 budget and MTFS as set out in section 7.

 

 

Lead officer: Richard Tyler


29/11/2018 - Bretons Manor House, Barns and Parks ref: 5060    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to approve an application for funding in excess of £500k, to continue with the Bretons Development phase based on the detailed business plan to be presented to Cabinet in October 2018.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 29/11/2018 - Cabinet

Decision published: 06/12/2018

Effective from: 29/11/2018

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

·       Agreed that £350k be allocated from the Transformation Fund to fund the project management, master planning and other associated costs plus that funding to a cap of £100k be made available from the Business Risk Reserve to cover any necessary legal costs arising.

 

·       Delegated authority to the Chief Operating Officer, after consultation with the Leader and Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, to authorise the submission of related funding applications to external bodies to a limit of £5m.

 

Lead officer: Reedah El-Saie


03/12/2018 - Authorisation to submit a bid for One Public Estate (OPE) phase 7 funding ref: 5070    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 03/12/2018

Effective from: 03/12/2018

Lead officer: Ian Saxby


08/11/2018 - PE00414/18 - 22-44 NORTH STREET ROMFORD - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND ERECTION OF 2-TIERED BUILDINGS TO PROVIDE 95 RESIDENTIAL AND 3 COMMERCIAL UNITS ref: 5066    Information Only

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Strategic Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee received a developer presentation from Lexus Planning

 

·        The revised proposed scheme ranged in height from 6 to 12 storeys, and provided 95 residential units, and approximately 373 sq. m of commercial floor space

 

·        The revised  scheme proposed 62 private and 33 affordable residential units

 

·        The revised scheme would essentially be car-free, with the provision of 10 flexible use disabled spaces, which could also be utilised for a car club; vehicular access to the site was from The Mews to the east.

 

·        Amenity space for the development would be created through the provision of a communal garden at level 5 of the lower building to the south, as well as private terraces and balconies.

 

Members raised the following issues: 

 

·        Whether comparison to buildings nearby which were outside of the Conservation Area was disingenuous

·        What the justification was for the proposed height, why so high?

·        Density of scheme. Why so high and dense?

·        Consultation with the Church.  What consultation had been undertaken?  This should include the Civic Society

·        The principle of the car club was welcomed

·        The developer was invited to engage in the Romford Masterplan process

 


08/11/2018 - QUARTERLY PLANNING PERFORMANCE UPDATE REPORT ref: 5069    Information Only

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Strategic Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee considered the report and NOTED its contents.


08/11/2018 - P1701.17 - LAND AT RAINHAM BROADWAY - THE DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUILDINGS AND THE CONSTRUCTION OF 57 HOMES COMPRISING A MIX OF 22 HOUSES AND 35 APARTMENTS WITH ASSOCIATED ACCESS ROADS, PARKING, HARD SURFACING, LANDSCAPING, BOUNDARY TREATMENTS, REFUS ref: 5068    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Strategic Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

Councillor David Durant addressed the Committee.

 

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

 

Councillors Hawthorn, Whitney and Williamson voted against the resolution.


08/11/2018 - MINUTES ref: 5065    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Strategic Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting of the Committee held on 11 October 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


08/11/2018 - PE/00492/18, PE/00508/18 AND PE/00507/18 - JOINT VENTURE THE LONDON BOROUGH OF HAVERING AND WATES RESIDENTIAL ref: 5067    Information Only

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Strategic Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee received a developer presentation from Kate Ives of Wates Residential.

 

The 12 estates programme sought to develop the Council’s own land to deliver approximately 3,000 new homes over the next 10 years.  Wates were chosen as a development partner following a competition process which ran throughout 2017. Following the competition process the appointment of Wates as a development partner was approved by cabinet in January 2018.

 

Councillor David Durant addressed the Committee.

 

Members raised the following issues:

 

·        What green initiatives would be included in the scheme? Consider innovative recycling and refuse storage.

·        Whether there would be local marketing to Havering residents

·        Use of shared ownership within the tenure mix. 


08/11/2018 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 5064    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 08/11/2018 - Strategic Planning Committee

Decision published: 28/11/2018

Effective from: 08/11/2018

Decision:

There were no disclosures of interest.


27/11/2018 - Havering Local Plan - submission to the Secretary of State ref: 5063    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Neighbourhoods

Decision published: 27/11/2018

Effective from: 27/11/2018

Lead officer: Martyn Thomas


23/11/2018 - Changes to Local Government Association ref: 5062    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 26/11/2018

Effective from: 23/11/2018

Lead officer: Kathryn Robinson


22/11/2018 - P0862.18 - OCKENDON KENNELS, OCKENDON ROAD - PART DEMOLITION, EXTENSIONS AND ALTERATIONS TO THE EXISTING KENNELS AND OUTBUILDINGS TO FORM 14 DWELLINGS WITH ASSOCIATED PARKING, PRIVATE AMENITY SPACE AND BOUNDARY TREATMENT ref: 5055    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

In accordance with the public speaking arrangements the Committee was addressed by an objector with a response by the applicant’s agent.

 

The Committee was addressed by Councillor Ron Ower.

 

The Committee considered the report and on the Chairman’s casting vote RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the conditions as set out in the report.

 

Councillors Nunn, Tyler, McGeary and Durant voted against the resolution.


22/11/2018 - P0721.18 - LAND BETWEEN 8 & 9 BRETONS COTTAGES, RAINHAM - CONSTRUCTION OF FOUR RESIDENTIAL HOUSES WITH OFF-STREET PARKING AND PRIVATE AMENITY SPACE ref: 5054    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee considered the report and on a vote of 6 votes to 2 RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the conditions as set out in the report and with an additional condition attached that required the applicant to provide details prior to the commencement of development of the measures to be deployed during construction to prevent damage to the drain that runs cross the site.

 

Councillors Nunn and Durant voted against the resolution.


22/11/2018 - P0329.18 - 58 HEATH DRIVE - PART SINGLE, PART TWO STOREY REAR EXTENSION ref: 5053    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

In accordance with the public speaking arrangements the Committee was addressed by an objector without a response by the applicant.

 

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED on a vote of 7 to 1 to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION.

 

Councillor Durant voted against the resolution.


22/11/2018 - QUARTERLY PLANNING PERFORMANCE UPDATE REPORT ref: 5057    Information Only

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee considered the report and NOTED its contents.


22/11/2018 - STOPPING UP ORDER - LAND BOUNDED BY NEW ZEALAND WAY, QUEENSTOWN GARDENS AND GISBORNE GARDENS ref: 5056    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to:

 

to authorise the stopping up of the highway land in the vicinity of New Zealand Way shown zebra hatched on the Plan , in accordance with the procedure set out in section 252 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990, subject to: 

·        the lawful implementation of planning permission application reference P1004.18;

·        payment, by the applicant, of all costs associated with the stopping up;

·        any direction by the Mayor of London

 

on the following basis:

 

if no objections were received (or any received were withdrawn), or the Mayor of London decided a local inquiry was unnecessary, then the stopping up order would be confirmed by officers;

 

if objections were received from a local authority, statutory undertaker or gas transporter (and were not withdrawn), or other objections were received (and not withdrawn) and the Mayor of London decided that an inquiry was necessary, the Council should cause a local inquiry to be held.

 

Councillor Durant voted against the resolution.

 

 

 


22/11/2018 - MINUTES ref: 5052    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 25 October 2018 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


22/11/2018 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 5051    Information Only

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 22/11/2018 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 25/11/2018

Effective from: 22/11/2018

Decision:

There were no disclosures of interest.