Agenda and decisions

August Cabinet Meeting (Virtual), Cabinet - Wednesday, 5th August, 2020 7.30 pm

Venue: Council Chamber - Town Hall

Contact: Debra Marlow tel: 01708 433091  e-mail:

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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.


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


Apologies for absence

(if any) - receive


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.



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


Licensing Policy Consultation pdf icon PDF 385 KB

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Agreed for a full statutory consultation regarding the Havering Statement of Licensing Policy to be conducted pursuant to Section 5(3) of the Licensing Act 2003 as set out in the Cabinet report.


Noted that the consultation will be for a period of 12 weeks


Local Plan Consultation on Main Modifications and publication of temporary changes to the Statement of Community Involvement pdf icon PDF 559 KB

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Agreed to receive the Supplementary agenda adding annex 21 to the report submitted and:


(1) Noted and considered the proposed Main Modifications and changes to the supporting evidence base documents resulting from the Local Plan Examination including, specifically, the Proposed Main Modification for car parking.


(2) Agreed the Proposed Main Modifications and changes to supporting documents resulting from the Local Plan Examination (as set out in Annexes 2 – 16) being the subject of public consultation


(3) Agreed the proposed ‘minor’ changes following the Local Plan Examination and publish these for information (as set out in Annex 17)


(4) Agreed to publish a ‘composite’ Local Plan document (including Proposed Main Modifications and proposed ‘minor’ changes) for information (as set out in Annex 18)


(5) Agreed the recommended temporary amendments to the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement (as set out in Annex 19) which sets out how the Council will undertake public consultation when preparing Local Plans and for this to be published


(6) Agreed the Equalities Impact Assessment informing the amended Statement of Community Involvement (as set out in Annex 20)


(7) Delegated responsibility to the Director of Neighbourhoods in consultation with the Leader of the Council, for the Council’s formal response to the Local Plan Inspector following the consultation (including the agreement of any further changes to the Main Modifications and supporting documents considered necessary)


(8) Agreed to publish the outcomes of the public consultation


(9) Noted that the current Local Development Scheme document will be revised and updated following the adoption of the Local Plan




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.



It was agreed that the rest of the meeting would be held in private to enable consideration and discussion regarding exempt papers.


Remodelling of oneSource Services: New arrangements for the Finance function across Havering, Newham and Bexley pdf icon PDF 387 KB

Report for consideration.  Exempt Appendix 1.

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1.    Subject to 2 below and for the reasons set out in the report and its appendices, Cabinet, agreed the variation of the oneSource agreement between the Council and the London Boroughs of Newham and Bexley on the following terms:


a.    London Borough of Bexley’s full withdrawal from oneSource from 31st July 2020, waiving the requirement to give 15 months’ notice;


b.    London Borough of Newham’s withdrawal of its delegation to the oneSource Joint Committee of all Finance Services provided by oneSource except for the Finance services provided currently by the Transactional Team, Treasury and Pensions and the Oracle Systems Support Team (the latter initially for one year only);


c.    The financial compensation payable by the exiting boroughs to Havering as detailed in Table 1 of the oneSource report considered at oneSource Joint Committee on 26 June 2020 (Exempt Appendix 1);


d.    To vary the oneSource Agreement generally and the remodelling of oneSource services specifically to the extent that the affected services and the relevant delegations are executive functions of the Council;


e.    To the London Borough of Bexley’s withdrawal from the membership of the oneSource Joint committee with effect from 31 July 2020;


2.    Cabinet agreed that the decisions in 1 above are subject to the approval by Bexley and Newham of all of the terms of the agreement reached at the oneSource Joint Committee on 26 June 2020 and the formation of a contract between the three boroughs to give effect to the agreement.


3.    Cabinet delegated the implementation of the agreement reached at the oneSource Joint Committee on 26 June 2020 to the Executive Director of oneSource;


4.    Cabinet noted that the other Councils may continue to share some of the proposed withdrawn services for a transitional period beyond 31 July 2020 whilst permanent arrangements are put in place within the sovereign boroughs.



Havering and Wates Regeneration Covid-19 Options Paper pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Report for consideration.  Exempt Appendices 1 and 2.

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1.    Approved the recommendation option 4 set out in the Report to progress the development of Napier New Plymouth as a 100 per cent Council scheme, at a total development cost of £57.370 million, and delegates the final decision on the tenure of the additional 71 units to the Director of Regeneration in consultation with the Director of Housing.


2.      Noted that the Leader of the Council, after consultation with the s151 Officer will be responsible for the approval of the revised business case for Napier New Plymouth and related viability assessment.


3.      Authorised the Director of Regeneration to take all steps necessary to negotiate and enter into variations of any of the joint venture documentation and the planning permission and associated planning obligation to the extent required to enable the implementation of Option 4.