Decisions

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Decisions published

13/10/2020 - MINUTES ref: 5772    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Overview & Scrutiny Board

Made at meeting: 13/10/2020 - Overview & Scrutiny Board

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 13/10/2020

Decision:

It was clarified that, at the meeting of the Board held on 15 September, Councillor Darvill had given apologies and been substituted by Councillor McGeary.

 

The minutes of the meeting of the Board held on 21 July, 19 August and 15 September were otherwise agreed as a correct record.


19/10/2020 - Havering Recovery Plan-Phase 1 ref: 5791    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Lead officer: Mark Butler


14/10/2020 - Disposal of land at Hall Lane Pitch & Putt Course, Upminster following its appropriation for planning purposes - Determination of Call-in ref: 5784    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

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.


14/10/2020 - Extension of the Romford Town Centre PSPO ref: 5789    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

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

 


14/10/2020 - Paid for parking charges and Havering Hero permit ref: 5787    Recommendations Approved (subject to call-in)

Cabinet will be asked:

 

·         Make permanent the 20% discount which is offered for anyone using a

council car park only via the cashless service (pay and display

machines will not offer the 20% discount)

 

·         Make permanent the hours free parking for all customers, on street

only, via cashless and at on-street pay and display machines

 

·         To extend the Havering Hero’s permit until the end of January 2021,

under the existing terms and conditions.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

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

 

 


14/10/2020 - Parks Byelaws ref: 5788    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to agree the content of the amended byelaws and submit an application to the DCLG.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

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.

 

Lead officer: James Rose


14/10/2020 - Private Sector Housing Enforcement Scheme Two. Expand Additional Licensing for Housing of Multiple Occupation and Introduce Selective Licensing Implementation and Enforcement ref: 5785    Recommendations Approved

Cabinet will be asked to approve whether the service should implement and enforce further extension of landlord licensing across the Borough to have additional licensing Borough wide and Selective licensing in Brooklands and Romford Town.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

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.

 

 


15/10/2020 - Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Taxi Services ref: 5786    Recommendations Approved

Key decision to create a DPS for Taxi service provision and associated

delegations following a tender evaluation process, during the full contract

period (5 years). The contract value will be approximately up to £6 million.

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Education, Children & Families

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 22/10/2020

Lead officer: Amy Reed


13/10/2020 - Capita Open Housing Two Year Contract Extension ref: 5782    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Housing

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 13/10/2020

Lead officer: David Clifton


12/10/2020 - To waive the contract regulations to allow the cafe at South Essex Crematorium to re-open and to grant a lease for a one year term to a sole trader ref: 5781    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Bereavement and Registration

Decision published: 12/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Lead officer: Lee Macey


09/10/2020 - 12 month contract extension for the provision of Havering Integrated Advocacy Service ref: 5780    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Director of Adult Social Care and Health

Decision published: 09/10/2020

Effective from: 09/10/2020

Lead officer: Jonathan Cassidy


07/10/2020 - Havering Test and Trace Support Payment Scheme ref: 5779    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Chief Operating Officer

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 07/10/2020

Lead officer: Chris Henry


24/09/2020 - P0195.20 - 221A LONDON ROAD - CHANGE OF USE FROM A SINGLE FAMILY DWELLINGHOUSE (USE CLASS C3) TO A 3-PERSON HMO (USE CLASS C4) ref: 5778    Awaiting Implementation

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

Decision:

Members noted that the application had been called-in.

 

As there was no representative present to explain the call-in it was AGREED that the application be referred back to officers for their consideration under the delegated powers procedure.


24/09/2020 - P0808.20 - 35 RISEBRIDGE ROAD - DEMOLITION OF EXISTING BUNGALOW AND CONSTRUCTION OF REPLACEMENT 5 BEDROOM DWELLING WITH INTEGRAL GARAGE ref: 5777    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

Decision:

The  Committee noted that the application had been called in by Councillor Osman Dervish.

 

With its agreement the Committee was addressed by an objector with a response by the applicant.

 

The Committee considered the report and RESOLVED to GRANT PLANNING PERMISSION.

 

The vote for the resolution to grant planning permission was carried by 5 votes to 2.

 

Councillors White and Sutton voted against the resolution to grant planning permission.

 


24/09/2020 - MINUTES ref: 5776    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

Decision:

The minutes of the meeting held on 27 August 2020 were agreed as a correct record and would be signed by the Chairman at a later date.


24/09/2020 - DISCLOSURE OF INTERESTS ref: 5775    Information Only

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 24/09/2020

Decision:

There were no disclosures of interest.


05/10/2020 - Request for approval for the award of the Festive Lighting Contract 2020 ref: 5774    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Communications

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 05/10/2020

Lead officer: Nicola Bowen


05/10/2020 - Award of Christmas Tree Contract 2020 ref: 5773    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Head of Communications

Decision published: 05/10/2020

Effective from: 05/10/2020

Lead officer: Nicola Bowen