Agenda and decisions

Cabinet - Wednesday, 14th October, 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 255 KB

6.

Disposal of land at Hall Lane Pitch & Putt Course, Upminster following its appropriation for planning purposes - Determination of Call-in

This matter went to Cabinet in September for decision and was subsequently Called-in and will be the subject of consideration by the Overview and Scrutiny Board on Tuesday 13 October 2020.  Subject to the outcome of the Board meeting, this matter may be referred to Cabinet for further consideration and determination.

Decision:

This matter was removed from the Agenda given that at the meeting of the Overview and Scrutiny Board on Tuesday 13th October, 2020, the Call-in was not upheld.

7.

Private Sector Housing Enforcement Scheme Two. Expand Additional Licensing for Housing of Multiple Occupation and Introduce Selective Licensing Implementation and Enforcement pdf icon PDF 501 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

Considered the representations received in response to the consultation on the selective licensing and additional HMO licensing scheme (detailed in Appendix 3 of the report).

 

1) Agreed to introduce a selective licensing of private rented properties and to designate a selective licensing area of the district of the London Borough of Havering as delineated and shaded pink on the map at Annex A in Appendix 5 which covers 2 wards (Romford Town and Brooklands) in the Borough and to come into force from 25th January 2021 and be of five years duration.

 

2) Agreed to introduce an additional licensing of houses in multiple occupation (HMO’s) and to designate an additional licensing area of the district of the London Borough of Havering as delineated and shaded pink on the map at Annex A in Appendix 4 which covers Cranham, Emerson Park, Hacton, Hylands, St Andrews and Upminster wards in the Borough and to come into force from 25th January 2021 and be of five years duration.

3) Agreed that the selective licensing scheme shall be cited as the London Borough of Havering Designation for an Area for Selective Licensing No 1, 2020

 

4) Agreed that the additional HMO licensing scheme shall be cited as the London Borough of Havering Designation for an Area for Additional Licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation No 2, 2020.

 

5) Agreed that the scheme shall be publicised as required by regulation before enforcement starts and a comprehensive publicity campaign to begin as soon as the schemes are approved.

 

6) Delegated to the Director of Neighbourhoods in consultation with the Lead Cabinet Member for Public Protection and Safety, the authority to agree minor changes to the proposed implementation and delivery, including administration, fees and conditions where necessary and ensure that all statutory notifications are carried out in the prescribed manner for the licensing designation.

 

 

8.

Paid for parking charges and Havering Hero permit pdf icon PDF 698 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet APPROVED the following measures to be introduced permanently:

 

  • a 20% discount will be offered for customers using Council Car Parks where payment is made only via the cashless service  (the discount will not be applicable for payments made via pay and display machines);
  • one hours free on street parking for all customers, applicable whether payment is made via the cashless service or via pay and display machines (the free parking allocation excludes Council Car Parks and all off street parking provision);
  • Due to the continued threat posed by Covid-19 it is recommended that the Havering Hero’s permit (permitting parking in residential bays and Council Car Parks for 3 hours) is extended until the end of January 2021, under the existing terms and conditions (Appendix B)

·       That the Council’s Enforcement Agents do not clamp and or remove vehicles until such time as deemed reasonable and dependent on the status of the Covid-19 pandemic. This will be monitored and agreed between the service and Lead member going forward

 

 

9.

Parks Byelaws pdf icon PDF 293 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.    Agreed the draft New Byelaws for the Borough’s Pleasure Grounds, Public Walks, and Open Spaces as shown in Appendix 1 and amended Schedule of areas as shown in Appendix 2 for public consultation.

 

2.    Agreed that the existing Pleasure Ground Byelaws as shown in Appendix 3 and existing Schedule of Sites as shown in Appendix 4 are revoked once the final versions of the new Byelaws and Schedule of areas as set out in recommendation 1) above have been approved by Cabinet and subsequently full Council.

 

10.

Extension of the Romford Town Centre PSPO pdf icon PDF 410 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet APPROVED:

 

·       The proposed Extension of the Romford Town Centre Public Space Protection Order (PSPO). A copy of the PSPO is set out in Appendix 1 of the report and the Map is shown as Appendix 2.

 

The PSPO contains the following conditions; 

 

o   Persons must not be in possession of an open container of alcohol in a public place within the Alcohol Control Area (save on licensed premises or on a designated area where a pavement licence is in force);

 

o   Persons must not consume alcohol in a public place within the Alcohol Control Area (save on licensed premises (save on licensed premises or on a designated area where a pavement licence is in force);

 

 

·       the procurement, replacement and display of appropriate signage