Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 3rd June, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Courtyard Room - Hammersmith Town Hall. View directions

Contact: Katia Neale  Tel: 020 8753 2368

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 1 April 2019 pdf icon PDF 112 KB

Minutes:

That the minutes of the meeting of the Cabinet held on 1 April 2019be confirmed and signed as an accurate record of the proceedings, and that the outstanding actions be noted.

 

2.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for Absence were received from Councillor Ben Coleman and Councillor Sue Macmillan.

3.

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.

4.

Approval for Contract with Capital Letters for procuring more accommodation- Reducing Temporary Accommodation Costs pdf icon PDF 154 KB

Minutes:

1.    That the Cabinet approves a waiver of the requirement to prepare a Procurement Strategy and of the usual tendering procedures set out in Contract Standing Orders 9 and 10, on the grounds that the circumstances of the proposed contract are covered by a legislative exemption, as set out in Contract Standing Order 3.

 

2.    That the Cabinet approves the Council entering into a contract with Capital Letters Limited until 31st March 2022 for the procurement of private rented accommodation to prevent homelessness, and temporary accommodation at a cost of between £1,500 and £2,000 per property sourced by the company (funded from the Temporary Accommodation earmarked reserve) plus the employment costs of two members of staff (funded from existing revenue budgets within The Economy Department).

 

5.

White City Estate Sustainable Urban Drainage & Streetscape Improvement Scheme On The Public Highway pdf icon PDF 124 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

To approve the implementation and cost of the White City Estate and Bloemfontein Road Sustainable Urban Drainage and Streetscape Improvements Scheme to the public highway. (£1,150,000 without S106/CIL Board funding approval and £2,650,000 with - See Clause 9.2 below).

 

6.

Counters Creek Sustainable Urban Drainage Schemes, Working With Thames Water pdf icon PDF 113 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

To approve the cost and implementation of seven new highway Sustainable Urban Drainage Systems (SuDS) schemes in the borough, working with Thames Water Utilities Limited (TWUL) as part of the Counters Creek Project (£3.6 million for construction, fully funded by TWUL).

 

7.

Carnwath Road / Thames Path Improvement Scheme pdf icon PDF 104 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1.    To approve the implementation and estimated cost of £416,000 of the improvement works on the Thames Path at Carnwath Road.

 

2.    To place the order through the Council’s current highway term contract with FM Conway Ltd.

 

8.

White City Estate - New Council Homes And Community Facilities pdf icon PDF 184 KB

This report has two appendices which contain information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act1972 and is not for publication. The appendices have therefore been circulated to Cabinet Members only.

 

Any discussions on the contents of an exempt appendix will require Cabinet to pass the proposed resolution identified at the end of the agenda to exclude members of the public and the press from the proceedings for that discussion.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

That Cabinet:

 

1.1.        Approve the strategic case for engaging with residents at White City and the approach to resident consultation.

 

1.2.        Approve the Procurement Strategy to appoint a design team and associated consultants for the development of proposals and consultation on White City Estate area as set out in the exempt Appendix 1, and delegate the decision as to which of the recommended frameworks to use to the Strategic Director for the Economy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy.

 

1.3.        Approve associated capital budget of up to £2,880,000 required for the initial business case, design, and survey costs.

 

1.4.        Approve the design and survey costs of up to £2,880,000 will be funded from £864,000 of retained right to buy receipts and £2,016,000 of internal or external borrowing by the Housing Revenue Account (HRA).

 

1.5.        Approve the initial allocation of £720,300 from the total £2,880,000 to fund consultants, design and survey costs to RIBA stage 1 (outline scheme plan) from £216,090 of retained right to buy receipts and £504,210 of internal or external borrowing by the HRA.

 

1.6.        Approve the transfer £720,300 from the HRA general reserve to the HRA Regeneration Reserve to meet any aborted capital costs should the project not proceed.

 

1.7.        Delegate the decision to commit expenditure to progress from RIBA stage 1 (outline scheme plan) to RIBA stage 3 (developed design) to the Strategic Director for The Economy, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Finance and Governance and the Cabinet Member for the Economy.

 

1.8.        Delegate the award of the contract for design services to the Strategic Director for The Economy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy.

 

1.9.        Delegate the award of the cost consultant to the Strategic Director for The Economy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy.

 

1.10.     Note the recommended approach to stakeholder and resident engagement in the design process.

 

1.11.     Recommend to re-allocate £1,550,000 of the previously approved budget on 4th March 2019 for existing Decent Neighbourhood schemes.

 

That Cabinet recommends to Full Council

 

1.12.     That the Council approve the budget set out in the exempt Appendix 2 to acquire the NHS PS property and that this additional budget will need to be funded from retained right to buy receipts and HRA borrowing. 

 

9.

Investing In New Affordable Homes - Funding Agreements With The GLA pdf icon PDF 164 KB

This report has an appendix which contains information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act1972 and is not for publication. The appendix has therefore been circulated to Cabinet Members only.

 

Any discussions on the contents of an exempt appendix will require Cabinet to pass the proposed resolution identified at the end of the agenda to exclude members of the public and the press from the proceedings for that discussion.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

1.    To approve entering into a funding agreement with the GLA for Building Council Homes for Londoners for funding of up to £15,308,000

 

2.    To delegate approval to enter into a funding agreement with the GLA for the Homebuilding Capacity Fund to the Strategic Director for Growth and Place, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy, for revenue funding of £230,000.

 

3.    To approve the entering into of a funding agreement with the GLA for Right to Buy Ring-fenced receipts for use for delivery of genuinely affordable homes.

 

 

10.

Alternative Ecological Mitigation Design Consultants Appointment pdf icon PDF 134 KB

This report has an appendix which contains information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act1972 and is not for publication. The appendix has therefore been circulated to Cabinet Members only.

 

Any discussions on the contents of an exempt appendix will require Cabinet to pass the proposed resolution identified at the end of the agenda to exclude members of the public and the press from the proceedings for that discussion.

 

Additional documents:

Minutes:

To award the contract for appointment of the design consultants of the Alternative Ecological Mitigation works to Land Use Consultants to the amount of £142,150.

 

11.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions published on 3 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

Minutes:

The Key Decision List was noted.

12.

Any other business

LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - ACCESS TO INFORMATION

 

Proposed resolution:

 

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 3 of 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:

None.