Decisions

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Decisions published

23/11/2021 - 3 Tolbut Court, Lennox Close Romford RM1 2DY - Authorisation to extend the lease in accordance with statutory provision ref: 6274    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Lead officer: Claire Grover


23/11/2021 - Beam Park Development Area - Parking Review ref: 6273    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Lead officer: Iain Hardy


23/11/2021 - Lowlands Gardens SCH795- Request to informally consult on a possible resident parking scheme ref: 6272    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Lead officer: Diane Bourne


23/11/2021 - St Helen's Court Parking and Housing Enforcement - Request to formally advertise Traffic Management Order for additional parking measures ref: 6271    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Lead officer: Omar Tingling


23/11/2021 - Council Tax Support for Havering Foster Carers residing outside of Havering ref: 6270    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families

Decision published: 23/11/2021

Effective from: 23/11/2021

Lead officer: Tara Geere


22/11/2021 - 198 Cherry Tree Lane Rainham RM13 8TS- Authorisation to extend the lease term in accordance with statutory provision ref: 6269    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 22/11/2021

Lead officer: Sharon Boyce


22/11/2021 - 90 Bader Way, Rainham RM13 7HY - Authorisation to extend the lease term in accordance with statutory provision and amend the property description ref: 6268    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 22/11/2021

Effective from: 22/11/2021

Lead officer: Sharon Boyce


17/11/2021 - POLLING DISTRICT AND POLLING PLACE REVIEW FOR HAROLD WOOD WARD ref: 6264    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Report agreed without division.


17/11/2021 - MOTIONS FOR DEBATE ref: 6267    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

A.   ROAD AND PAVEMENT RESURFACING

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 27 votes to 11 with 10 abstentions and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

B.   FIRST DO NO HARM

 

Motion by Independent Residents’ Group NOT CARRIED by 28 votes to 2 with 20 abstentions.

 

C.   HAVERING COUNCILLORS

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 39 votes to 10 with 1 abstention and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

D.   PAGES WOOD BRIDGE, HAROLD WOOD PARK

 

Procedural motion by Conservative Group to withdraw amendment to motion AGREED by 30 votes to 14 with 6 amendments; motion by North Havering Residents’ Association  Group AGREED by 41 votes to 0 with 9 abstentions.

 

E.   STRATEGIC AND PLANNING COMMITTEE SEAT ALLOCATION

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 39 votes to 4 with 7 abstentions and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

F.    FLOOD MITIGATION FOR THE TAUNTON ROAD AREA OF HAROLD HILL

 

Amendment by Conservative Group CARRIED by 38 votes to 7 with 5 abstentions and AGREED as substantive motion without division.

 

 


17/11/2021 - MEMBERS' QUESTIONS ref: 6265    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Due to time constraints, questions not dealt with at the meeting. Answers to be circulated to Members and included in minutes.

 


17/11/2021 - PETITIONS ref: 6260    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Received from Councillor Wise re repairs to Pages Wood Bridge, Harold Park and from Councillor Holt re a request for speed calming measures in Manor Road, Princes Road, Kings Road and Carlisle Road.


17/11/2021 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 6259    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

None.


17/11/2021 - MINUTES ref: 6258    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Lack of responses to supplementary questions to questions 11 and 15 noted and to be actioned by the Leader’s Office.

 

Noted that petition presented referred to Taunton Road not Torrington Road.

 

Minutes otherwise agreed as a correct record.


17/11/2021 - APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE ref: 6257    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Received from Councillors Osman Dervish, Nic Dodin, Gillian Ford and Matt Sutton.


17/11/2021 - APPLICATION FOR TWO TEMPORARY EVENTS NOTICE (TEN) THE RISING SUN 64-68 HIGH STREET HORNCHURCH RM12 4UW ref: 6256    For Determination

Decision Maker: Licensing Sub-Committee

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Licensing Sub-Committee

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

 

 

Licensing Act 2003

Notice of Decision

 

 

 

PREMISES

The Rising Sun

64-68 High Street

Hornchurch

RM12 4UW

Details of the application

 

Two temporary events notices (TENs) were submitted by Mr Charlie Faires under s.100 of the Licensing Act 2003.  TEN A was received by Havering’s Licensing Authority on 4th November 2021 and TEN B received on 7th November 2021.

 

TEN A is to permit a birthday party to occur from 19th-21st November 2021 from 19:00 to 01:30 each night. 

 

TEN B is to permit a birthday party to occur from 26th-28th November 2021 from 19:00 to 01:30 each night. 

 

Both TENs are to permit the on-supply of alcohol, the provision of regulated entertainment and the provision of late night refreshment during these periods.

Comments and observations on the application

 

The Rising Sun benefits from a premises licence authorising a range of licensable activities.  The TENs were submitted appropriately and provided to the relevant responsible authorities upon the day of submission.  In response Havering’s Environmental Health Officer submitted a representation against the TENs.

 

SUMMARY

 

The Licensing Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Secretary of State’s National Guidance created under Section 182 of the Licensing Act 2003 and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy. 

 

The Applicants were represented by a licensing agent who made submissions on their behalf.     

 

 

 

Decision:

 

The Sub-Committee considered an application for two Temporary Event Notices by The Rising Sun (Astra Lounge), situated at 64-68 High Street Hornchurch RM12 4UW. Representations had been received from:

 

-   The Council’s Environmental Health team, on the grounds of the prevention of public nuisance.

 

The Sub-Committee must promote the licensing objectives and must have regard to the Secretary of State’s National Guidance created under S182 of the Licensing Act and the Council’s own Statement of Licensing Policy and decide whether a counter notice should be issued under s105 of the Licensing Act 2005.

 

The Sub-Committee heard from Mike Richardson and George Pater, on behalf of the Council’s Environmental Health Team, who had nothing further material to add to their written representations apart from:

 

-           The visit to the premises on 22.10.2021 demonstrated loud music escaping from Astra Lounge. Their team have considered initiating prosecution as the premises is subject to an abatement notice.

 

-           Within the structure of the Astra lounge, there is a large gap of 50-60cm between the roof and the top of the wall, running around the entire structure which results in noise escaping from the lounge and on to residential area.

 

-           The lounge can be described as a marquee with a garage door. As a result, the structure is not set up to prevent sound escaping from the lounge.

 

-           A noise limiter condition doesn’t address their concerns given the structure of the lounge.

 

The Sub-Committee heard from the applicants and their agent who had nothing further material to add to their written representations apart from:

 

-           They appreciated the lounge needed a longer term sound proofing solution and an upgraded automatic noise limiting device.

 

-           Work to upgrade the lounge has already begun and it was anticipated that the works would conclude on Friday 19.11.2021 at around midday.

 

-           The applicant advised that they would not be taking bookings from people celebrating 18th or 21st birthdays but would be for much older age groups.

 

-           Having regular sound compliance checks outside the building and three SIA door staff, they would be able to manage noise levels from within the building and as customers leave.

 

-           The customers are only able to leave from the Astra Lounge building onto Appleton Way, a residential area

 

Having heard all representations, the Sub-Committee refused both Temporary Event Notices (TEN). Both TEN’s sought to host birthday parties with the provision of licensable activities.

 

The Sub-Committee heard from the Council’s Environmental Health Team who were the Sub-Committee’s main source of advice in relation to public nuisance. The officers gave a description of Astra lounge. The structure was described as being similar in structure to a marquee with a garage door, and a gap running below the roof and around the walls. The officers stated that the gap caused noise and light pollution to escape from the lounge and caused both light and noise pollution to local residents. The Sub-Committee were further told that a visit on 22 October 2021 by George Pater (Environment Officer) demonstrated to the officer that the lounge was unable to contain the level of music being played within it. The Sub-Committee found that the lounge was not fit for purpose due to its structure and accepted the officer’s representation that residents would suffer from noise pollution.

 

In addition, the Sub-Committee were aware that the premises is subject to an abatement which was served on the premises to address the noise pollution that emanated from the premises as a whole. The Council officers stated that although no prosecution followed the event on the 22 October 2021, they took the view that the noise pollution witnessed on that day would have resulted in the council initiating a prosecution.

 

The Sub-Committee found that although there was no prosecution, this information could not be neglected, as the incident demonstrated there was an ongoing issue of public nuisance in particular sound pollution from the premises.

 

Finally the Sub-Committee heard that following a meeting between the applicant and the council’s officer on 10 November 2021, no written communication was made by the applicant to the officers only verbally at the Town Hall prior to the hearing. Sub-Committee were conscience that the secretary of state’s s182 guidance encourages applicants to work with responsible authorities when representations are made and found it regrettable that no communication was made up until the morning of the hearing.

 

Turning to the applicant, the Sub-Committee were told by the applicant that they were following the advice of the officers and had already started works on the premises to make the structure more sound proof. The applicant did not contest the council’s officers’ views but did state that with having a noise limiting device and the 3 SIA doorman, they were confident that noise from the premises could be managed at an acceptable level.

The Sub-Committee were aware that all conditions in the current licence were offered by the applicant, and they considered if the conditions would promote the licensing objective of prevention of public nuisance, however the Sub-Committee found that such conditions could not prevent noise escaping from the premises and traveling to neighbouring residents.

 

Therefore, a counter notice was issued for both TEN applications on the grounds of prevention of public nuisance.

 

Right of Appeal

 

Any party who has made a relevant representation may appeal to the Magistrates’ Court within 21 days of notification of the decision.

 

On appeal, the Magistrates’ Court may:

1.         Dismiss the appeal; or

2.         Substitute the decision for another decision which could have been made by the Sub-Committee; or

3.         Remit the case to the Sub-Committee to dispose of it in accordance with the direction of the Court; and

4.         Make an order for costs as it sees fit.

 


19/11/2021 - Extension of Education System Contract ref: 6266    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Assistant Director for Education Services

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 19/11/2021

Lead officer: Darren Purdie


17/11/2021 - Minster Way- Experimental Traffic Scheme Update Report ref: 6255    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Environment

Decision published: 17/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Lead officer: Diane Bourne


16/11/2021 - Waiver request to allow Light Catering Equipment contract to be awarded based on 100% price criteria ref: 6254    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families

Decision published: 16/11/2021

Effective from: 16/11/2021

Lead officer: Michelle Tarten


17/11/2021 - LOCAL GOVERNMENT ASSOCIATION (LGA) INDEPENDENT RACE, EQUALITY, ACCESSIBILITY, DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION (READI) COMMISSIONED REVIEW MAY 2021: APPROVAL OF ACTION PLAN ref: 6262    For Determination

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Amendment by Independent Residents’ Group NOT AGREED by 44 votes to 0 with 6 abstentions; amendment by Labour Group NOT AGREED by 27 votes to 7 with 16 abstentions; deemed motion on behalf of Administration AGREED by 36 votes to 3 with 10 abstentions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

The action plan sets out a high level “what needs to be done”, and the timescales to achieve this.

 

Cabinet:

 

·       Agreed the high level action plan in Appendix B

·       Agreed the LGA’s READI report is published in its entirety

·       Will review progress against the action plan on a six monthly basis

·       Agreed this report goes to Full Council for their endorsement

·       Urged all Members to support the READI Programme

·       Will request the Overview and Scrutiny Board to consider progress against the action plan on a six month basis in line with the Scrutiny function

·       Agreed this review and subsequent programme, informs the borough-“Phase two”, Borough wide READI review planning.

 


17/11/2021 - HAVERING CLIMATE CHANGE ACTION PLAN ref: 6261    Item Called In

Cabinet will be asked to agree the revised actions to tackle climate change.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Amendment by Independent Residents’ Group NOT AGREED by 28 votes to 9 with 12 abstentions; deemed motion on behalf of Administration AGREED by 28 votes to 14 with 8 abstentions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.     Noted the work already being undertaken to address Climate Change both within the Council and the local community

 

2.     Approved the establishment of two permanent posts to support the ongoing work of the Climate Change Action Plan

 

3.     Committed to Havering Council being an organisation becoming carbon neutral by 2040 or sooner

 

4.     Agreed that Cabinet receive a report every six months setting out the progress of the implementation and the impact of the Havering Climate Change Action Plan 

 

5.     Approved the themed action plans set out in Appendix A

 

6.     Agreed that officers publish emissions data for both the Council as an organisation and for the borough on an annual basis

 

7.     Agreed that officers design a carbon zero route map for the Council as an organisation

 

8.     Agreed that officers develop a branding for the Climate Change Action Plan and incorporate this in a Communications Plan for the wider community

 

9.     Agreed to adopt the principles of the Amazon Climate Pledge. 

 

These are:

 

A.         Regular reporting - Measure and report greenhouse gas emissions on a regular basis

 

B.         Carbon elimination - Implement decarbonisation strategies in line with the Paris Agreement through real business changes and innovations, including efficiency improvements, renewable energy, materials reductions, and other carbon emission elimination strategies

 

C.        Credible offsets - Neutralise any remaining emissions with additional, quantifiable, real, permanent, and socially-beneficial offsets to achieve net-zero annual carbon emissions by 2040

 

10.   To recommend to Full Council that it endorses the content of the report and associated action plans.

Lead officer: Nick Kingham


17/11/2021 - ADOPTION OF THE HAVERING LOCAL PLAN ref: 6263    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Adoption of the Havering Local Plan and revocation of previous LDF documents.

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 17/11/2021 - Council

Decision published: 19/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Amendment by Independent Residents’ Group NOT AGREED by 39 votes to 5 with 6 abstentions; deemed motion on behalf of Administration AGREED by 39 votes to 5 with 6 abstentions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 17/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.    Noted the content of the Inspector’s Report into the soundness of the Havering Local Plan (refer to annex 1)

 

2.    Endorsed and make the following recommendations to full Council:

 

That full Council:

 

(i)             Agree to adopt the Local Plan 2016-2031 including:

 

a.    the main modifications to the Submission Local Plan that are set out in the appendix to the Inspector’s report (refer to annex 2)

 

b.    The minor modifications as set out in annex 3.

 

(ii)            Agree to revoke the Council’s current adopted Core Strategy and Development Control Policies Development Plan Document 2008 and the Romford Area Action Plan 2008 (excluding Site Specific Allocations) from the 29th December 2021 (following the statutory six week legal challenge period from Local Plan adoption).

 

3.    Authorised the Assistant Director of Planning to prepare and publish an Adoption Statement and Sustainability Appraisal Report in accordance with S26 of the Town and Country Planning (Local Planning) (England) Regulations 2012.

 

4.    Authorised the Assistant Director of Planning to make typographical amendments to the plan prior to its publication to improve cross-referencing (e.g. paragraph numbering, page re-numbering) and typographical errors.

 

5.    Authorised the Assistant Director of Planning to prepare and publish an updated Policies Map, reflecting the proposed changes previously consulted on.

 

6.    Revoked the following Supplementary Planning Documents:

 

                        i.         Sustainable Design and Construction 2009

                       ii.         Shopfront Design 2013

                      iii.         Residential Design 2010

                     iv.         Protection of Trees During Development 2009

                       v.         Protecting and Enhancing the Boroughs Biodiversity 2009

                     vi.         Landscaping 2011

                    vii.         Designing Safer Places 2010

 

7.    Approved the publication of an updated Local Development Scheme (as set out in Annex 4)

 

8.    Approved the publication of an updated Statement of Community Involvement (as set out in Annex 5).

 

9.    Agreed that an All member Briefing would be organised

 

Lead officer: Lauren Miller


10/11/2021 - Introduction of All day Visitor Permit/Voucher ref: 6252    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to introduce and all day Permit/Visitor Voucher.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 10/11/2021 - Cabinet

Decision published: 12/11/2021

Effective from: 10/11/2021

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

1.    Agreed to the introduction of a new all-day visitor permit, at the cost of £39 for 10 visits, for use in controlled parking zone ROST which covers the following roads in Romford Town Ward:

 

·       Cotleigh Road

·       Honiton Road

·       Stockland Road

·       St Andrews Road    – Upon completion of redevelopment

·       Queens Street         - Upon completion of redevelopment

·       Waterloo Gardens   - Upon completion of redevelopment

·       Albion Close            - Upon completion of redevelopment

 

Lead officer: Lorraine Delahunty