Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 5th November, 2018 7.00 pm

Venue: Courtyard Room - Hammersmith Town Hall

Contact: Katia Richardson  Tel: 020 8753 2368

Items
No. Item

66.

Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 8 October 2018 pdf icon PDF 150 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 8 October 2018be confirmed and signed as an accurate record of the proceedings, and that the outstanding actions be noted.

 

67.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Andrew Jones.

68.

Declaration of Interests

If a Councillor has a disclosable pecuniary interest in a particular item, whether or not it is entered in the Authority’s register of interests, or any other significant interest which they consider should be declared in the public interest, they should declare the existence and, unless it is a sensitive interest as defined in the Member Code of Conduct, the nature of the interest at the commencement of the consideration of that item or as soon as it becomes apparent.

 

At meetings where members of the public are allowed to be in attendance and speak, any Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest or other significant interest may also make representations, give evidence or answer questions about the matter.  The Councillor must then withdraw immediately from the meeting before the matter is discussed and any vote taken.

 

Where Members of the public are not allowed to be in attendance and speak, then the Councillor with a disclosable pecuniary interest should withdraw from the meeting whilst the matter is under consideration. Councillors who have declared other significant interests should also withdraw from the meeting if they consider their continued participation in the matter would not be reasonable in the circumstances and may give rise to a perception of a conflict of interest.

 

Councillors are not obliged to withdraw from the meeting where a dispensation to that effect has been obtained from the Audit, Pensions and Standards Committee. 

Minutes:

There were no declarations of interest.

69.

Corporate Revenue Monitor 2018-19 Month 4 - July 2018 pdf icon PDF 312 KB

Minutes:

1.      To provide a clear steer on intentions with regards to opportunities and available actions to manage the general fund forecast in-year deficit.

 

2.    To note the HRA forecast underspend.

 

3.    To agree the virements detailed in appendix 10 and use of the fire safety reserve to fund £3.640m of costs that are forecast to be incurred on HRA fire Safety work in 2018/19.

70.

Better Solutions for Council Leaseholders in High-rises pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Lisa Homan stated that occasionally the Council had the opportunity to acquire properties previously sold under the Right to Buy scheme which could help increase the supply of affordable housing.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Growth and Place, in consultation with Strategic Director for Finance and Governance and the Cabinet Member for Housing to acquire properties previously sold under the Right to Buy, focusing on older high-rise blocks, to the total value of £4.9m, of which 30% will be funded from Right to Buy receipts.

 

2.    To approve the creation of a £4.9m budget in the Decent Neighbourhoods Programme Budget to use for acquiring properties previously sold under the Right to Buy, focusing on older high-rise blocks.

 

3.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Growth and Place to take steps to create processes to facilitate implementation of property acquisition and Equity Swap options.

 

4.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Growth and Place, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Housing to acquire properties previously sold under the Right to Buy through the Equity Swap option for resident leaseholders, within the budget envelope set out in 2.1 above, the final balance between Equity Swap options and cash purchases to be determined by the Strategic Director for Growth and Place, in consultation with Cabinet Member for Housing.

 

71.

Draft Transport Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) pdf icon PDF 120 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1.    To submit the draft Local Implementation Plan (LIP3) to Transport for London.

 

2.    To issue the draft LIP3 for consultation to the statutory consultees, i.e. the police, organisations representing disabled people, and other boroughs likely to be affected by the consultation,

 

3.    To issue the draft LIP3 for consultation to residents’ groups, business groups, environmental and transport interest groups, with an on-line consultation for the public.

 

4.    To note that the Cabinet Member for the Environment, following analysis of the results of the consultation, and comments from TfL, will submit a revised final version of LIP 3 to TfL.

 

72.

Designation Of Conservation Area Extensions And Conservation Area Boundary Amendments And Adoption Of Conservation Area Character Profiles pdf icon PDF 119 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Harcourt stated this report proposed boundary amendments to Conservation Areas, mostly led by local residents and local amenity groups.

 

RESOLVED:

 

1.1.       To approve the designation of an extension to the Brook Green Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 2 to include the following property:

·         No. 50F Brook Green.

 

1.2.       To approve the designation of an extension to the Crabtree Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 3 to include the following properties:

·         That part of Fulham Cemetery (spur to Munster Road gate), Fulham Palace Road not currently included in the Conservation Area; No. 381 Lillie Road; Lillie Road Fitness Centre, Lillie Road and Lillie Road Recreation Ground, Fulham Palace Road.

 

1.3.       To approve the designation of an extension to the Fulham Reach Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 4 to include the following properties:

·         Nos. 36-44 (even) Chancellors Road and that part of Thames Water Treatment Facility (yard), 46 Chancellors Road not currently in the Conservation Area.

 

1.4.       To approve the designation of an extension to the Hurlingham Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 5 to include the following properties:

·         Nos. 21-23 (odd) Broomhouse Road and that part of No. 25 Broomhouse Road (house and garden) not currently in the Conservation Area.

 

1.5.       To approve the designation of an extension to the Ingersoll/Arminger Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 6 to include the following properties:

·         Garden area to the rear of Nos. 2-48 (even) Arminger Road and east of No. 4 Ethelden Road; that part of Shepherds Bush Mosque (rear yard), Nos. 300-302 (even) Uxbridge Road not currently in the Conservation Area.

 

1.6.       To approve the designation of an extension to the King Street (East) Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 7 to include the following properties:

·         Nos. 1-3a Felgate Mews; Charter House, No. 3a Felgate Mews; that part of No. 130 King Street (rear yards) and that part of No. 162 King Street (rear yard) not currently in the Conservation Area; No. 172 King Street; Nos. 2-4 (even) Studland Street

and to approve the removal of the following properties from the King Street (East) Conservation Area:

·         No. 5 Albion Court, Albion Place and that part of Nos. 34-36 (even) Galena Road (rear courtyard) currently in the Conservation Area

and to rename the King Street (East) Conservation Area as:

·         Hammersmith Town Hall Conservation Area.

 

1.7.       To approve the designation of an extension to the St Mary’s Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 8 to include the following properties:

·         Nos. 683-689 (odd) Harrow Road; commercial building to rear of No. 683 Harrow Road.

 

1.8.       To approve the designation of an extension to the Studdridge Street Conservation Area as set out in the plan in Appendix 9 to include the following property:

·         That part of the rear garden of Aragon House Public House & No. 247 New King’s Road not currently in the Conservation Area.  ...  view the full minutes text for item 72.

73.

Business Case & Procurement Strategy - Approval To Procure Contractor For Drainage And Landscape Work At Shepherds Bush Green pdf icon PDF 148 KB

Minutes:

Councillor Harcourt stated that the poor drainage across the common meant that large areas were frequently not useable following periods of heavy rain. The aim of this paper was to address these drainage and landscape issues across the open area of the site.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That in accordance with the Council’s Contracts Standing Orders 8.12 and 10.2 Cabinet approves the Business Case & Procurement Strategy for the procurement of a contractor to complete the landscaping and drainage works at Shepherds Bush Green, as set out in Appendix 1, with an estimated value of £350,000.

74.

The Hammersmith And Fulham Plastic Free Policy Proposal pdf icon PDF 168 KB

Minutes:

1.    To approve the Hammersmith and Fulham Plastic-Free Policy Statement.

 

2.    To approve the Hammersmith and Fulham Plastic-Free campaign for residents and businesses, including the promotion of pledges.

 

75.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 203 KB

Minutes:

The Key Decision List was noted.

76.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The Cabinet is invited to resolve, under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, that the public and press be excluded from the meeting during the consideration of the following items of business, on the grounds that they contain the likely disclosure of exempt information, as defined in paragraph 3of Schedule 12A of the said Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

Minutes:

That under Section 100A (4) of the Local Government Act 1972, the public and press be excluded from the meeting during consideration of the remaining items of business on the grounds that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of a person (including the authority) as defined in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Act, and that the public interest in maintaining the exemption currently outweighs the public interest in disclosing the information.

 

The following is a public summary of the exempt information under S.100C (2) of the Local Government Act 1972.  Exempt minutes exist as a separate document.

 

77.

Exempt Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting Held on 8 October 2018 (E)

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 8 October 2018 be confirmed and signed as an accurate record of the proceedings, and that the outstanding actions be noted.

 

78.

Better Solutions for Council Leaseholders in High-rises: Exempt Aspects (E)

Minutes:

That the report be noted.