Agenda and decisions

September Virtual Meeting, Cabinet - Wednesday, 16th September, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Debra Marlow tel: 01708 433091  e-mail:  debra.marlow@onesource.co.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Announcements

On behalf of the Chairman, there will be an announcement about the arrangements in case of fire or other events that might require the meeting room or building’s evacuation.

2.

Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive

3.

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.

4.

Protocol on the Operation of Cabinet Meetings During The Covid-19 Pandemic Restrictions pdf icon PDF 254 KB

5.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 236 KB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 5 August 2020, and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

6.

Corporate Parenting Strategy pdf icon PDF 347 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.    APPROVED the Havering Corporate Parenting Strategy 2020-2023;

2.    AGREED for the Havering Corporate Parenting Panel to oversee implementation of the strategy; and

3.    NOTED that an annual update should be provided to the Children and Learning Overview and Scrutiny Sub-Committee.

 

 

7.

Homeless Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2020-2025 pdf icon PDF 303 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

AGREED the Prevention of Homelessness and Rough Sleeping Strategy 2020-2025.

 

8.

Disposal of land at Hall Lane Pitch & Putt Course, Upminster following its Appropriation for Planning Purposes. pdf icon PDF 339 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

That, having considered the responses received as a result of the public notices, and pursuant to the Cabinet decision of 13 March 2019, Cabinet approval is given to proceed with:

(a) The appropriation for planning purposes of the land at Hall Lane Pitch and Putt, Upminster.

 

(b) The disposal of the land at Hall Lane Pitch and Putt, pursuant to section 233 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990. A Plan of the site is attached as Appendix 1 of the report.

 

That the Head of Property Services - in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Property - will as a result of this decision deal with all matters arising including the appropriation for planning purposes and thereafter the completion of the disposal of the land.

9.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

The reports included in the agenda items 10 to 12 contain exempt aspects. Cabinet to consider whether the 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 public were present during those items there would be disclosure to them of exempt information within the meaning of paragraph 3 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.

 

Decision:

Cabinet excluded members of the press and public to enable full and frank discussion in relation to exempt matters.

10.

Public Realm Transformation - Procurement Update and Amended Strategy pdf icon PDF 376 KB

Appendix 1,2 and 4 to this report are exempt papers.

Additional documents:

Decision:

For the reasons stated in the report and its appendices, Cabinet:

 

AGREED to:

 

1.    Stop the integrated public realm services procurement;

2.    Extend the current waste and recycling contract with Serco for a period of two years commencing 1 August 2021; and

3.    Extend the tree maintenance contract with City Suburban for a period of six months commencing 1 April 2021.

 

11.

Purchase of Affordable Housing Units at St. Georges Hospital Site pdf icon PDF 590 KB

Appendices A and B to this report are exempt documents.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet AGREED:

 

1.    That the Council acquires the land and properties under a sale agreement (land) and separate building contract  for 36 affordable housing units (14 affordable rent and 22 Low cost home ownership) at St Georges Hospital, Suttons Lane, Hornchurch on the basis of the heads of terms provided in Exempt Appendix A of the report.

 

2.    That the Council Housing Revenue Account (HRA), supported by GLA grants,  funds the purchase of the homes based on the financial viability of the scheme as shown in Exempt Appendix B , be approved

 

 

3.    That the additional expenditure for the procurement of relevant specialist external services including legal advisors and Employers Agents as set out at Exempt Appendix B is approved

 

4.    That the Director of Housing acting in consultation with the Section 151 Officer, be authorised to enter into all necessary legal agreements, incorporating any associated minor adjustments to the heads of terms set out at Exempt Appendix A, to bring into effect the proposed arrangements in Recommendations 1 and  2  as soon as is practicable.

 

12.

Bridge Close Regeneration Delivery Arrangements pdf icon PDF 300 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet AGREED:

 

1.     Approval be given for the Council to acquire  FB BCR LLP’s  interests in BCR LLP, as set out in this report and summarised in the proposed terms at exempt Appendix E;

 

2.     Approval be given for the termination by BCR LLP of the Development Management Agreement between BCR LLP and First Base Limited, as set out in this report and summarised in the proposed terms at exempt Appendix F;

 

3.     Authority be given for the Director of Regeneration, acting in consultation with the Section 151 Officer and Monitoring Officer, to establish a new Nominee Company prior to the completion of the acquisition referred to in recommendation 1, in order to support the continuation of BCR LLP (such Nominee Company to be the second member in BCR LLP after the exit of FB BCR LLP);

 

4.     Approval be given for the Council to provide funding to enable the completion of the purchase of a commercial property on Bridge Close, Romford, as set out in this report, subject to the Council being provided with an A- or C-Loan Note in its favour, as appropriate and as provided for in the exempt agenda report;

 

5.     Authority be given for the Director of Regeneration, acting in consultation with the Monitoring Officer and Section 151 Officer, to finalise and enter into all necessary legal agreements, to bring into effect the proposed arrangements in Recommendations 1-4 inclusive.

 

6.     Authority be given for the Director of Regeneration, acting in consultation with the Director of Housing, the Monitoring Officer and the Section 151 Officer, to complete the review of the options for the long-term funding and delivery of the regeneration of Bridge Close, and to produce a further report for Cabinet consideration.