Agenda, decisions and draft minutes

Cabinet
Wednesday, 13th November, 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

96.

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 disclosures of interest.

97.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 172 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 18th September 2019, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

Minutes:

The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on Wednesday 18th September 2019 were agreed and signed by the Chair as an accurate copy of the same.

98.

Approval to bring forward the North West Romford Development. pdf icon PDF 326 KB

Report and appendix attached.

 

Exempt report not available to press or public.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.         Endorsed the vision as set out in section 2 of this report to bring forward the North West Romford Development Proposal (NWRDP) as a residential led comprehensive development.

 

 

2.         Approved the Council entering into consultation with land owners, stakeholders and other third parties to identify the detail of the development area and design principles that will underpin the objectives upon which the scheme will be brought forward.

 

 

3.         Approved the Council entering into direct negotiations with land owners and holders of third party interests located within the area proposed for development, subject to future budget decisions being made by full Council through the Council’s Budget and Capital Programme process.

 

 

4.         Approved, subject to agreement of budget provisions via the Budget and Capital Programme process, the Director of Regeneration, after consultation with the Leader of the Council and Deputy Director Legal and Governance, being authorised:

 

a.      To enter into and complete private treaty arrangements to enable the acquisition of land, interest and rights within (or directly related to) the Red Line Plan area (as attached to this report at Appendix 1);

 

b.      To appoint surveyors, barristers and any other professionals required to promote land acquisition and to facilitate the vacant possession of interests located within the Red Line Plan;

 

c.      To settle the final form and content associated documentation required to bring forward the scheme to include indicative;

 

·           Red Line Plan;

·           Draft Schedule Freehold and Leasehold Interests;

·           Draft Statement of Reasons

·           Draft Equalities Impact Assessment

·           Consultation Report

·           Viability report

 

d.      To take such actions so as to facilitate the acquisition of properties and proprietary interests within the Red Line Plan by agreement, such actions to include the relocation of businesses, residents, and statutory undertakers apparatus or of Communication Code Operators, together with any other interests;

 

e.      To take all reasonable necessary steps to identify land which cannot be acquired by negotiation and appoint the relevant advisors in order to assess the use of CPO powers; and

 

f.       To negotiate and finalise suitable arrangement to finance and deliver the Council’s vision for the North West Romford Development Proposal (NWRDP) with the experienced developer who has approached the Council and expressed its intention to bring forward the development (based on the outline terms described in Appendix 2, but as may be further developed or revised, and subject to further necessary approvals prior to signing).

 

g.      To review, as proposals develop, other opportunities that may become apparent should adjoining owners identify redevelopment aspirations and bring further reports back to Cabinet to seek further approvals as required.

Minutes:

Cabinet noted the report which outlined the future plans for the planned progression of the North West Romford Development Proposal, in particular, the Angel Way site.

 

Members noted that this development would produce approximately 1,300 new homes with 35% being affordable housing. Members also noted that this development will being  ...  view the full minutes text for item 98.

99.

Making of the Compulsory Purchasing Order - NW Romford Regeneration pdf icon PDF 540 KB

Report and appendix attached.

 

Exempt report not available to press or public.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Approved in principle support for use of compulsory purchase powers and therefore to the Council preparing over the next six months for the 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 and adjacent to the land, including where appropriate new rights, located within the outline on the indicative CPO Red Line Plan at Appendix 1, for the purpose of securing the regeneration of the North West Romford Development Proposal in accordance with existing submitted and emerging planning policy.

 

 

2.    Approved that by no later than the period outlined in recommendation one a separate report be prepared to update Cabinet on either

 

a.     the ongoing preparations for making of a CPO(s) and further timescales involved; or

 

b.     recommendations for the making of a CPO in support of the delivery of the proposed development.

 

 

  1. Approved that the Director of Regeneration, after consultation with the Leader of the Council and Deputy Director Legal and Governance be authorised to take all steps necessary to enable a compulsory purchase order (or orders) to be made, including but not limited to;

 

a.     Appointing surveyors, barristers and any other professionals required to prepare for and subsequently promote the CPO(s) and to facilitate the vacant possession of interests which are located within the CPO Red Line Plan;

 

b.     Settling the final form and content of the proposed CPO(s) and associated documentation for approval, to include the;

 

·         CPO Red Line Plan;

·         Compulsory Purchase Order;

·         Schedule Freehold and Leasehold Interests

·         Statement of Reasons

·         Equalities Impact Assessment

·         Consultation Report

 

c.      Taking such actions as necessary to facilitate the North West Romford Development Proposal by acquiring properties and proprietary interests 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 potential or actual objections to the CPO(s); the entry onto the Land and other land for the purpose of carrying out surveys pursuant to section 15 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 ;

 

d.     Amend the number of properties and leasehold acquisitions with the CPO Red Line Plan at Appendix 1, should such amendment be required to deliver the overall North West Romford Development Proposal;

 

e.     Issue notices under section 16 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976 and/or section 5A of the Acquisition of Land Act 1981; and

 

f.       Consider alternatives to the use of compulsory purchase powers.

 

4.         Noted that before a compulsory purchase order is made a further detailed report will be drafted seeking authority for the making of an Order (or Orders) and that such a report will need to address a number of issues including:

a.      That the compulsory acquisition is necessary to facilitate the carrying out of development,  ...  view the full decision text for item 99.

Minutes:

Cabinet noted that the land that the Council is looking to acquire has been stalled for approximately 10 years but private treaties have so far been unsuccessful. Members noted that private partners would provide the upfront finances and the finances for any further Compulsory Purchase Orders.

 

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Approved in  ...  view the full minutes text for item 99.

100.

Beam Parkway - Award of Contract pdf icon PDF 391 KB

Report and appendix attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Approved the award of the Beam Parkway ECC to Jackson Civil Engineering Limited.

 

 

2.    Delegated to the Director of Regeneration Service Delivery, after consultation with the Leader, the authority to sign the contract.

Minutes:

The Leader of the Council removed himself from the meeting for this item for transparency.

 

The report presented to Cabinet sought to award a contract for the design and construction of the Beam Parkway Housing Project on the A1306. Members noted that although the agreement is at a fixed price,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 100.

101.

Decision to Award a Contract for the 0 to 19 Healthy Child Programme pdf icon PDF 439 KB

Report and appendices attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.         Approved of the award of a Healthy Child Programme (HCP) contract to North East London Foundation Trust (NELFT), for the reasons set out within the body of the report. The contract sum to be £23,797,000, for a period of  five (5) years plus up to a further two (2) year extension period following a Best Value Review (within the meaning of Part 1 of the Local Government Act 1999) of the HCP service contract,  with a start date of 1st April 2020.

 

 

2.         Approved investment of an additional:

 

·         £289k for year one of the contract

·         £578k for year two of the contract

·         £867k per annum for the remaining term of the contract

 

The full uplift will increase the annual value of the contract to £3.462m and thus fund the service at the minimum level necessary to deliver the HCP in full for children aged under 5. 

Minutes:

The report presented to Cabinet asked for approval for a 5 year contract, with a 2 year extension option, for the provision of the Healthy Child Programme for 0-19 year olds from 1st April 2020 to 31st March 2025.

 

Cabinet:

 

 

1.         Approved the award of a Healthy Child  ...  view the full minutes text for item 101.

102.

Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy pdf icon PDF 217 KB

Report and appendix attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Approved the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy and ask officers to commence the formal consultation process with members of the public, key stakeholders and partners.

 

 

2.    Noted that the outcome of the consultation will inform and shape the final Strategy and its future priorities before final approval is sought from Cabinet.

Minutes:

The report presented to Cabinet set out the draft Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy that the Council is planning to implement in the next 4 years. The Council hopes to reduce the use and cost of temporary accommodation and it hopes to reduce rough sleeping by half by 2021.

 

Cabinet:  ...  view the full minutes text for item 102.

103.

People Strategy pdf icon PDF 882 KB

Report and appendices attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Approved additional revenue budget of £544,400, to run the overarching People & Organisation Transformation Programme for two years, on the assumption of an ‘invest to save’ approach. Investment will provide the People Strategy and eight projects that are the building blocks to the success of the People Strategy: Values and Behaviours; Organisational Preparedness; Havering Together with Staff; Leadership; Apprenticeship Framework; Workforce Planning; Talent & Succession - and Reward & Recognition. 

 

 

2.    Approved an ongoing investment of £169,000 per annum to enable the creation of a new OneSource Talent Hub, which will draw on the Apprenticeship Levy to bring new talent into the council and upskill existing employees, noting that this is the maximum investment required.

 

 

3.    Approved £250,000 Revenue Budget to provide targeted assessment of the current resource; a comprehensive programme of leadership and senior management development, which will support sustained transformation and performance improvement across the Council. Where possible, activity will be provided all or in part by the Apprenticeship Levy, to reduce the overall cost of this activity.

Minutes:

The report presented to Cabinet set out the Council’s proposal for a Council wide strategy which promotes learning and support within the workforce to brand the London Borough of Havering as an ‘employer of choice’.

 

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Approved additional revenue budget of £544,400, to run the overarching People & Organisation Transformation  ...  view the full minutes text for item 103.

104.

Review of Pesticides Used in Havering pdf icon PDF 209 KB

Report and appendices attached.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Noted the contents of this report.

Minutes:

The report presented to Cabinet gave the results of the recent pesticide review undertaken by the Executive. The review explained that the weed killer Glyphosate conforms to the EU’s Sustainable Use of Pesticides Derivative and is safe to use in public spaces.

 

Cabinet:

 

 

1.    Noted the contents of this report.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 104.