Agenda and decisions

March Cabinet, Cabinet - Wednesday, 17th March, 2021 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

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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.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 1 MB

To approve as a correct record the minutes of the meeting held on 17 February  and to authorise the Chairman to sign them.

8.

Adoption of the Statement of Licensing Policy 2021 - 2026 pdf icon PDF 347 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

 

Adopted the Statement of Licensing Policy 2021-2026.

 

 

 

5.

EXCLUSION OF THE PRESS AND PUBLIC

The reports included in agenda items 7 and 8 contain exempt documents.  Cabinet will consider whether the public and press should  be excluded from 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 that item 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 and press on those grounds, Discussion of public papers can be transacted in public. Cabinet to resolve accordingly on the motion of the Chairman in relation to discuss on exempt matters.

 

Decision:

Cabinet resolved to exclude the press and public at this point and the meeting continued in closed session.

6.

Havering & Wates Joint Venture Business Plan Update - 2021/22 pdf icon PDF 788 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.          Agreed to the inclusion of a budget of up to £102.3m equity for the 12 Sites and Chippenham Road scheme together with a budget of £58.7m for potential land acquisition/CPO costs within the proposed HRA capital programme, noting that the HRA capital programme recommended by Cabinet on 17 February 2021, and approved by Full Council on 3 March 2021 includes the necessary capital funding to progress the regeneration.

 

2.     Approved the Havering and Wates Regeneration Joint Venture Business Plan dated January 2021, as contained in exempt Appendix 3.

 

3.      Agreed to further forward funding for the remainder of phase 1 of the 12 Site Programme up to £9.7 million;for the development of Solar, Serena and Sunrise Courts (£1.6 million [to total £17.5m]) and the Waterloo and Queen Street Estate (£8.1 million [to total £22.7m]) and delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration to enter into the necessary forward funding agreements.

 

4.          Approved the removal of the Farnham and Hilldene estate from the 12 site regeneration programme, noting that the scheme would be subject to a future approval by Cabinet to be taken forward under a Council-led approach.

 

5.          Approved the budget of up to £0.6 million to fund the remediation works on the Solar Serena Sunrise Estate and delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Director of Legal and Governance to enter into contract with the Havering and Wates JVLLP to carry out the remediation works on the site, noting that the HRA capital programme recommended by Cabinet on 17 February 2021, and approved by Full Council on 3 March 2021 includes the necessary capital funding to progress the works.

 

6.          Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Director of Housing and Director of Legal and Governance to enter into a contract with the Havering and Wates JVLLP to provide a longstop arrangement, where the Council would acquire any open market units on the Solar Serena Sunrise estate, which remain unsold after 18 months from practical completion of the development for a value equivalent to 75.0 per cent of open market value for units earmarked for private sale and 61.6% per cent of open market value for units earmarked for shared ownership, noting that any acquisitions would be funded from the existing affordable housing HRA capital budget set aside for the scheme.

 

7.          Approved the budget of up to £7.0 million to fund the offer to purchase family homes (3 bed or larger) from prospective buyers on the Solar Serena Sunrise Estate, noting that the HRA capital programme recommended by Cabinet on 17 February 2021, and approved by Full Council on 3 March 2021 includes the necessary capital funding to fund the acquisitions.

 

8.          Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration to enter into variations of any of the existing joint venture documentation, which is required to implement any of the recommendations, contained in the report.

 

9.          Delegated authority to the Director of Regeneration to consider  ...  view the full decision text for item 6.

7.

To agree the delivery method for the Regeneration of the Hilldene, Farnham, Chippenham and Hostel site pdf icon PDF 946 KB

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Decision:

Cabinet:

 

(Please note the amended recommendation 4 from that shown in the report)

 

1.          Approved the strategy to deliver three sites under a single design vision, the considered sites include Farnham and Hilldene district town centre District Centre, Chippenham Rd and the Abercrombie Hostel sites and the former Library site (“the Combined Scheme”) as noted in Fig 1 where the red line boundary is edged at Appendix 1.

 

2.          Approved the Council-led funding and direct delivery of the regeneration of Farnham and Hilldene district town centre Farnham and Hilldene district town centre, as detailed in paragraphs 10.16 to 10.34 of the exempt Report.

 

3.          Approved the Council-led funding and direct delivery of the Family Welcome Centre and Medical Centre at the Abercrombie Hostel Site as detailed in paragraphs 10.01 to 10.38 of the Report.

 

4.          Approvedthe closure of the existing Abercrombie Hostel prior to the development of the Family Welcome Centre and the closure of the existing Will Perrin Hostel after the development of the new Family Welcome Centre. (Amended from recommendation 4 shown in the report as agreed by Cabinet)

 

5.          Noted the update on the projected costs to deliver the regeneration of Chippenham Road via the existing arrangements with the Havering and Wates Regeneration LLP as detailed in paragraphs 10.01 to 10.27.

 

6.          Noted a HRA capital budget of £45.139 million has been included within the proposed HWR 2021/22 budget to progress the Chippenham Road scheme.

 

7.          Agreed to endorse and recommend the budget of £192.817 million to progress the Council-led regeneration of the Farnham and Hilldene district town centre Farnham and Hilldene district town centre and the Abercrombie Hostel Site, noting thatthe HRA capital programme approved by Cabinet on 17 February 2021, and ratified by Full Council on 3 March 2021, includes the necessary capital funding to progress the regeneration.

 

8.          Agreed to endorse and recommend the inclusion of a budget of £4.602 million to progress the regeneration of a Medical Centre at the Abercrombie Hostel Site and £17.051 million for the development of a new commercial offering on the Farnham and Hilldene district town centre Farnham and Hilldene district town centre within the proposed General Fund Capital programme, noting thatthe General Fund capital programme approved by Cabinet on 17 February 2021, and ratified by Full Council on 3 March 2021 includes the necessary capital funding to progress the regeneration.

 

9.          Agreed to delegate to the Lead Member for Housing, after consultation with the Director of Housing and Director of Regeneration, the authority to approve the Farnham and Hilldene district town centre and Chippenham Road ballot (if required) including any ballot communication plan.

10.      Noted the continuation of the extensive stakeholder engagement and consultation programme identified within the body of this report.

 

11.      Noted officers are in the process of preparing an executive decision seeking approval to make application to the GLA for the provision of grant funding to support the delivery of affordable homes on the Farnham and Hilldene district town centre  ...  view the full decision text for item 7.