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Contact: Kayode Adewumi, Head of Governance and Scrutiny
To approve as an accurate record, and the Chair to sign the minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2019.
The minutes of the meeting held on 14 June 2019 were approved and signed by the Chair.
APOLOGIES FOR ABSENCE
There were no apologies for absence.
DECLARATIONS OF INTEREST
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.
There were no declarations of interest.
This report seeks approval of a long lease agreement in respect of a vacant commercial asset at 1 Shepherds Bush Green.
Nigel Brown noted that the report seeks approval for the Council to grant a long lease in respect of a vacant commercial asset, 1 Shepherds Bush Green, to Bloomsbury Leisure Group, who will undertake renovation works at their cost to create a new bar venue. The venue will provide a unique business offer in the heart of Shepherds Bush and will contribute to the evening time economy in this locality.
Officers explained that background and credit checks were undertaken on all the bidders. Following our agent’s assessment against the assessment criteria and withdrawals the long list was cut down to the 3 strongest bidders. Members asked for the short-listing process to be attached to minutes.
Action by Nigel Brown
The successful company would not be able to reassign the lease. The hours of operations have not been agreed as Shepherds Bush has its own special licensing hours. The cost of the lease would be made public through the Land registry.
1.1 That the Council enters into a long lease and associated property agreement with Bloomsbury Leisure Group in accordance with the heads of terms outlined in Appendix 4.
1.2 That delegate authority be given to the Strategic Director of The Economy in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services and the Assistant Director of Legal and Democratic Services, to complete the legal property documents.
FUTURE DATES OF MEETINGS
The following dates have been approved for the new municipal year:
Monday 25 November 2019
Monday 16 March 2020
LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACT 1972 - ACCESS TO INFORMATION
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.
The following meeting dates were noted for the new municipal year:
· Monday 25 November 2019
· Monday 16 March 2020