Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday, 2nd December, 2019 7.00 pm

Venue: Main Hall (1st Floor) - 3 Shortlands, Hammersmith, W6 8DA. View directions

Contact: Katia Neale 

Items
No. Item

1.

Minutes of the Cabinet Meeting held on 4 November 2019 pdf icon PDF 237 KB

2.

Apologies for Absence

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. 

4.

Corporate Revenue Monitor 2019/20 Month 5 - 31 August 2019 pdf icon PDF 936 KB

Decision:

1.    That Directors and Cabinet members urgently identify and deliver actions that offset the forecast General Fund overspend of £9.2m.

 

2.    To note the HRA forecast overspend.

 

3.    To approve the virement set out in Appendix 9.

 

5.

Safer Cycle Pathway Route Along King Street & Hammersmith Road And A4 Cycle Highway pdf icon PDF 258 KB

Decision:

1     Approve the principle of a proposed Safer Cycle Pathway route along Hammersmith Road & King Street from Olympia to Goldhawk Road and the proposed Cycle Highway route along the A4 from British Grove to Warwick Road.

 

2     Delegate authority to the Chief Officer for Public Realm to progress to detailed design and carry out any remaining statutory consultation on the scheme proposals.

 

3     Delegate authority to the Chief Officer for Public Realm to incorporate into the final design, where possible, feedback from the Residents Commission made up of local residents, business and disabled groups.

 

4     Delegate authority to the Chief Officer to commit the capital expenditure for the highway improvements works. The main construction works are to be carried out by the Council’s Principal Highways Contractor, F.M Conway Limited, under the existing Term Contract and the scheme will be fully funded by Transport for London (TfL).

 

5     Authorise the Chief Officer for Public Realm to enter into a Section 278 agreement under the Highways Act 1980, with Transport for London for the highway works.

 

6     Authorise the Chief Officer for Public Realm to enter into a section 8 agreement under the Highways Act 1980, with neighbouring highway authorities for the highway works as required, with the Council as the highway authority, carrying out the works.

 

7     Note that the Cabinet Member for the Environment will be kept updated via regular briefing notes during the scheme development.

 

6.

Procurement Strategy to Develop a Dynamic Purchasing System (under the Light Touch Regime) with the West London Alliance for Looked After Children and Care Leaver Placements pdf icon PDF 335 KB

This report has one 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.

 

Decision:

Is it recommended that the Cabinet:

 

1.    Approves the procurement strategy found at Appendix 1 of this report which recommends the development of a Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle for semi-independent living arrangements for Looked After Children and Care Leavers for a period of eight (8) years on a 5+1+1+1 structure with a six (6) month break clause at any point during this term;

 

2.    Approves Hammersmith & Fulham Council becoming the lead borough, on behalf of the West London Alliance (“WLA”) and its core partner boroughs, for the development of the Dynamic Purchasing Vehicle, as detailed within this report.

7.

Town Hall Campus Civic Programme: Approval To Purchase Commercial Units And Joint Venture Update pdf icon PDF 443 KB

This report has one 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:

Decision:

That Cabinet approves

1.1.        Subject to receiving a satisfactory external valuation advice, that the Council enter into a conditional sale agreement, and any other legal agreements which are required, with the King Street Joint Venture for the purchase of:

·           6,011sqm NIA of B1 office space.

·           523sqm NIA for office start-up units.

·           649sqm NIA commercial uses in A1–A3 use class.

·           A new four-screen cinema totalling 1,283sqm NIA and 335sqm NIA restaurant.

1.2.       Delegated authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for the Economy, to finalise and complete negotiations with the Joint Venture company and enter into all necessary legal agreement/s in order to give effect to the decision in 2.1 above.

1.3.        Delegated authority to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Borough Solicitor and the Cabinet Member for the Economy, to agree onward pre-sales and lettings to appropriate occupiers for each of the buildings following external property advice on commercial terms and values.

 

That Cabinet recommends to Full Council

1.4.        To approve a capital budget of £64m for the purchase of the office space, start up units, commercial units, restaurant and cinema as set out in this report and the associated professional fees and Stamp Duty Land Tax (SDLT). The total budget will be funded by general fund borrowing, represented by an increase in the Council’s capital financing requirement, supplemented by capital receipts, or developer contributions when available, with final confirmation of funding delegated to the Strategic Director, Finance and Governance, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services.

 

1.5.        To approve an additional capital budget of £25m to purchase a 50% stake in the joint venture limited liability partnership with A2 Dominion at the point at which the new town hall extension is handed over to the Council, funded by general fund borrowing, represented by an increase in the Council’s capital financing requirement.

8.

Forward Plan of Key Decisions pdf icon PDF 472 KB

9.

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.