Decisions

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Decisions published

17/09/2020 - Direction to prohibit the holding of We Are 500 events ref: 5762    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Public Health

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 17/09/2020

Lead officer: Elaine Greenway


09/09/2020 - PETITIONS ref: 5753    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Received from Councillors Wallace and Williamson.


09/09/2020 - ANNUAL REPORTS OF COMMITTEES AND MEMBER CHAMPIONS ref: 5760    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

All reports received.


09/09/2020 - DELEGATION OF POWERS TO LONDON COUNCILS CREATE A DOCKLESS BIKES BYELAW ref: 5759    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Procedural motion that this item be withdrawn from the agenda AGREED without division.

 


09/09/2020 - EXEMPTIONS TO THE CALL-IN PROCESS ref: 5758    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Procedural motion that this item be withdrawn from the agenda AGREED without division.


09/09/2020 - DATES OF COUNCIL MEETINGS 2020/2021 ref: 5757    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Report AGREED without division.


09/09/2020 - APPOINTMENT OF A MONITORING OFFICER ref: 5756    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Report AGREED without division.


09/09/2020 - PROTOCOL ON THE OPERATION OF FULL COUNCIL DURING THE COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS ref: 5749    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Noted by Council, without division.


09/09/2020 - MINUTES ref: 5751    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Subject to clarifications regarding the identity of the Chairman of the meeting and the receipt of a petition by the Mayor, minutes AGREED as a correct record.   


09/09/2020 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 5752    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

There were no disclosures of interest.


09/09/2020 - MOTIONS FOR DEBATE ref: 5755    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

A.   CONSTITUTION REVIEW

 

Composite amendment on behalf of all Groups AGREED to be submitted without division; procedural motion that composite amendment be dealt with on a vote only basis AGREED by 34 votes to 16 with one abstention; composite amendment on behalf of all Groups AGREED by 47 votes to 0 with seven abstentions.

 

B.   SCHOOL PERORMANCE

 

Following debate a amendment on behalf of the Conservative Group AGREED by 34 votes to 14 with three abstentions.  

 

 


09/09/2020 - MEMBERS' QUESTIONS ref: 5754    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

14 supplementary questions asked and answers given.


09/09/2020 - APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE ref: 5750    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Council

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Council

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

Received from Councillors Tony Durdin, Tele Lawal and Ron Ower.


16/09/2020 - Exclusion of the Press and Public ref: 5745    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Decision:

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


16/09/2020 - Purchase of Affordable Housing Units at St. Georges Hospital Site ref: 5747    For Determination

·       Approval of the purchase of 36 Affordable Homes from Bellway at a cost of circa £9.3 million.

·       Approval for appointing MLH to act in the client capacity to represent the Housing directorate at a cost of circa £92k.

·       Approval for additional budget relevant specialist support service including legal and Employers agent service of circa £90k.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

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.

 

Lead officer: Garry Knights


16/09/2020 - Public Realm Transformation - Procurement Update and Amended Strategy ref: 5746    For Determination

Cabinet will be asked to:

 

• Note the delay to the Public Realm services procurement

• Approve the amended strategy for the transformation and future delivery of Public Realm services to meet Council covid-19 recovery priorities

• Approve to extend the Waste and Recycling contract

• Note the amended procurement strategy

• Note the project risks

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

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.

 


16/09/2020 - Disposal of land at Hall Lane Pitch & Putt Course, Upminster following its Appropriation for Planning Purposes. ref: 5744    For Determination

Appropriation for planning purposes and disposal of the land at Hall Lane Pitch and Putt Course, Upminster.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

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.


16/09/2020 - Bridge Close Regeneration Delivery Arrangements ref: 5748    For Determination

Cabinet will be asked to approve the Bridge Close Regeneration regeneration delivery arrangements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

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.

 


 

 

Lead officer: Nick Gyring-Neilsen


16/09/2020 - Homeless Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy 2020-2025 ref: 5743    For Determination

Cabinet will be asked to approve the Homeless Prevention and Rough Sleeper Strategy for implementation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Decision:

Cabinet:

 

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

 

Lead officer: Darren Alexander


16/09/2020 - Corporate Parenting Strategy ref: 5742    For Determination

Cabinet will be asked to approve the Havering Corporate Parenting Strategy 2020-2023.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 16/09/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

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.

 

 


17/09/2020 - Window Replacement and Ancillary Works at Dryden and Kipling Towers ref: 5740    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

The Director will be asked to award the contract for the window replacement and ancillary works at Kipling and Dryden Towers, housing blocks in Havering.

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

Lead officer: Ade Oshinmi


17/09/2020 - 19 Malan Square Rainham, RM13 7JA - Housing Scheme for the buy back of ex council properties ref: 5741    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 17/09/2020

Effective from: 17/09/2020

Lead officer: Jane Bhatti


16/09/2020 - 51 Sheffield Drive Harold Hill RM3 9YB - Housing scheme for the buy back of ex-Council properties ref: 5739    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Denise Baka


16/09/2020 - 28 Angel Way Romford RM1 1JH - Housing scheme for the buy back of ex Council properties ref: 5738    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Ian Nolan


16/09/2020 - 80 Bevan Way Hornchurch RM12 6EJ - Housing scheme for the buy back of ex-council properties ref: 5737    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Ian Nolan


16/09/2020 - 48 Uphavering House Parkhill Close Hornchurch RM12 4YX - housing scheme for the buy back of ex council properties ref: 5736    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Ian Nolan


16/09/2020 - 37 Overstrand House Sunrise Avenue Hornchurch RM12 4YN- Housing scheme for the buy back of ex-council properties ref: 5735    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 16/09/2020

Effective from: 16/09/2020

Lead officer: Ian Nolan


27/08/2020 - P0808.20 - 35 RISEBRIDGE ROAD - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOW AND CONSTRUCTION OF REPLACEMENT 5 BEDROOM DWELLING WITH INTEGRAL GARAGE ref: 5734    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/08/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 27/08/2020

Decision:

Members noted that the application had been called-in by Councillor Osman Dervish.

 

The committee was addressed by an objector with a response by the applicant.

 

Councillor Osman Dervish addressed the committee.

 

The committee considered the report and RESOLVED to DEFER consideration of the report to allow officers to receive technical reports in regard to daylight and sunlight impact on the adjoining properties in Heath Drive.

 

 


27/08/2020 - P0762.20 - 3 CEDAR AVENUE, UPMINSTER - RETENTION OF OUTBUILDING ref: 5733    Item Deferred

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/08/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 27/08/2020

Decision:

Consideration of the report was DEFERRED at the request of officers to allow any further representations received to be considered as part of the report.

 


27/08/2020 - P1488.19 - 50 ELM ROAD, ROMFORD - ERECTION OF A NEW DWELLING ON LAND TO THE REAR OF 50 ELM ROAD ref: 5732    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/08/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 27/08/2020

Decision:

Members noted that the application had been called-in by Councillor Jason Frost.

 

Councillor Jason Frost addressed the committee.

 

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION subject to the conditions as set out in the report.


27/08/2020 - MINUTES ref: 5728    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/08/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 27/08/2020

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 30 July 2020 were agreed as a correct record and signed by the Chairman.


27/08/2020 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 5727    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 27/08/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 27/08/2020

Decision:

There were no disclosures of interest.


14/09/2020 - Local Covid-19 Test Site: Cherry Tree Lane Car Park ref: 5730    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 14/09/2020

Effective from: 14/09/2020

Lead officer: Elaine Greenway


03/09/2020 - Pan Mortality Management- Future Arrangements ref: 5729    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 03/09/2020

Effective from: 03/09/2020

Lead officer: Jane West