Agenda and minutes

Cabinet
Monday, 2nd September, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Meeting Room 2 (2nd Floor) - 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA. View directions

Contact: Katia Neale 

Items
No. Item

32.

Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 1 July 2019 pdf icon PDF 452 KB

Minutes:

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

 

33.

Apologies for Absence

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillor Ben Coleman and Councillor Larry Culhane.

34.

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.

35.

Business Case & Procurement Strategy In Relation To The Award Of Contracts To Deliver Impact Project Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy And Case Progression Services pdf icon PDF 375 KB

Minutes:

To approve the Business Case & Procurement Strategy for the procurement of Impact Independent Domestic Violence Advocacy, and Case Progression services, as set out in Appendix 1 of the report.  

To approve a delegation of the decision to award the contracts to the Strategic Director of Environment, in consultation with the Deputy Leader.

 

36.

Corporate Revenue Monitor 2019/20 Month Two - 31 May 2019 pdf icon PDF 569 KB

Minutes:

1.    To require the Directors and Cabinet members to identify and deliver actions that offset the forecast General Fund overspend.

 

2.    To delegate to the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, the decision to agree the necessary budget virements required to align budgets to the new 2019/20 departmental structures.

 

3.    To note the HRA forecast overspend.

 

37.

The Highway Maintenance Work Programme 2019-20 pdf icon PDF 427 KB

Minutes:

1.1.     To approve the programme in Appendix B. which lists several locations for works to take place over the coming year.

 

1.2.        That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director of Environment in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment to make amendments to the Highway Maintenance and LIP programmes as agreed for operational and cost-effective reasons, in order to make the optimum use of resources and to better meet residents’ needs.

 

1.3.        To note that reports and updates on programme amendments (additions and removals) to the approved scheme list be made, as and when required, during the year to the Cabinet Member for the Environment.

 

1.4.        That authority be delegated to the Strategic Director of Environment in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment to award the contracts listed in the annual highway maintenance work programme for 2019-2020 as set out in appendix B.

 

38.

Projects For Annual Parks Capital Programme 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 524 KB

Minutes:

1.1.   To approve that the £500,000 s106 contributions are used to fund the full list of new parks projects identified in section 5 of this report.

 

1.2.   To approve the Business Case and Procurement Strategy set out at Appendix 1 in accordance with the Council’s Contract Standing Orders (`CSOs`) 8.12.

 

1.3.   To approve the procurement of individual projects in accordance with CSO 10.2 (table 10.2d) and 11.2, where the total value of the works does not exceed the £500,000.

 

1.4.   To delegate the decision to award the contracts in respect of each project to the Strategic Director of Environment in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Environment. 

 

 

39.

Waiver Of Council's Contract Standing Orders And Direct Award Of A Contract For The Provision Of Healthy Hearts Service pdf icon PDF 348 KB

Minutes:

1.    To approve a waiver under Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 3.1 in relation to the competition requirements of CSO 10.2 and CSO 11.2 (either to call off a framework or to advertise the contract and seek public quotations). The justification of the waiver is that the nature of the market for the services to be provided has been investigated and it is demonstrated to be such that a departure from these CSOs is justifiable and in the Council’s overall interest.  

 

2.    To approve the direct award of the contract for the delivery of a Healthy Hearts service to Thrive Tribe for six months from 1 October 2019 with an option to extend by two periods of up to three months each. The maximum contract cost over twelve months would be £472,029.

 

3.    To delegate the decision to extend the contract to the Director of Public Health in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Health and Adult Social Care.

 

40.

Hartopp and Lannoy Points pdf icon PDF 260 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Lisa Homan stated that this was the latest report regarding the demolition of the two housing blocks, Hartopp and Lannoy Points. Since Cabinet agreed to the demolition in April, there had been extensive negotiations with tenants and leaseholders. The recommendations on  this report would allow the Council to continue with the plans.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That Cabinet:

 

1.    Authorises the making of a CPO for the land edged red on Plan 1 (appendix 1) pursuant to section 17 of the Housing Act 1985, to enable the demolition of Hartopp Point, Lannoy Point and achievement of a future qualitative gain in housing stock within 10 years of the confirmation of the ‘Order’.

 

2.    Delegates authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic services take all necessary steps to make the CPO, pursue its confirmation by the Inspector, Secretary of State (or the Council) to implement the CPO (these steps are set out in section 4.14 of this report).

 

3.    Delegates authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services, to make General Vesting Declarations (GVDs) under the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 and/or to serve notices to treat and notices of entry (if required) following confirmation of the order.

 

4.    Delegates authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services, to issue and serve any warrants to obtain possession of property acquired by the Council following the execution of a GVD or service of a notice of entry relating to the order if it is considered appropriate to do so.

 

5.    Delegates authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services, to acquire third party interests in the land within the CPO either by agreement or compulsorily and up to the value of the revised budget approved as part of this report.

 

6.    Approves an increase in the property acquisition budget by £859,000 to ensure consistency in the offers made to acquire third party interests.  This will be funded by HRA borrowing and takes the total Property Acquisition budget to £10,676,391.

 

7.    Approves an additional budget of up to £250,000 to meet costs arising in preparing and presenting the Council’s case, in the event of a CPO public inquiry being required and should such inquiry take place.  This will be funded by HRA borrowing and takes the total CPO budget to £350,000.

 

8.    Approves an extension to Avison Young’s existing instruction in the event of an inquiry being required and that these costs will be met from the budget increase set out in 2.8. The value of the such extension is estimated at £60,000.

 

9.    Approves a budget of up to £250,000 to procure design services (including surveys, cost consultancy and project management) to develop feasibility stage redevelopment options for the Order land to deliver a qualitative improvement in the  ...  view the full minutes text for item 40.

41.

West King Street Development: Authority To Sign Unilateral Undertaking pdf icon PDF 243 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

Councillor Andrew Jones stated that the decision on this report was required to give the Council the authority to enter into a unilateral undertaking for the planning obligations for West King Street development. This would allow the planning permission to be issued and enable the overall programme to remain on target. 

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the Council in its capacity as landowner of the majority of the development site is authorised to sign the Unilateral Undertaking under Section 106 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 for the purposes of achieving planning permission.

 

42.

Business Case & Procurement Strategy Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) For Planned And Reactive Capital Works pdf icon PDF 463 KB

This report has an appendix which contains information exempt within the meaning of Schedule 12A to the Local Government Act 1972 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:

That the Cabinet:

 

1.    Approves the Procurement Strategy & Business Case set out in Appendix 1 for the procurement of a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for repair and maintenance requirements to schools and other buildings for use with work packages of up to £350,000.

 

2.    In relation to any works packages proposed, estimated to be in excess of £100,000, to be procured using the DPS, to waive pursuant to CSO 3 the requirements of Contract Standing Orders (CSO) 8 for prior approval of a procurement strategy, on the grounds that this is in the Council’s overall interests.

 

3.    In relation to any works package proposed to be procured using the DPS, to waive pursuant to CSO 3 the requirements of Contract Standing Order 10 in relation to the procurement process to be used, on the grounds that the circumstances of the proposed contract are covered by legislative exemptions.  

 

4.    Delegate the decision to appoint new contractors to the DPS, over its duration, to the Director of Children’s Servicesin consultation with the Cabinet Member for Children and Education.

 

5.    Note that it is not proposed that the DPS be available for use to procure works contracts in excess of £350,000 in value.

 

6.    Approves that the award of any contracts recommended following a competitive tender exercise under the DPS framework, is delegated to the appropriate Chief Officer for awards up to £25,000, in accordance with CSO 17.1.

 

7.    Note the decision to approve contracts in excess of £25,000, recommended following a competitive tender exercise under the DPS framework, is for appropriate Cabinet Member to make in accordance with:

·         CSO17.2 - where the value of the contract is in excess of £25,000 but below £100,000

·         CSO 17.3.1 - where the actual contract value exceeds £100,000 but is less than £5m.

 

43.

Avonmore, Brook Green And Addison Neighbourhood Plan Area pdf icon PDF 281 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

This report is recommending Cabinet to:

 

·         Refuse the Neighbourhood Area application.

 

44.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 529 KB

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Key Decision List was noted.

45.

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.