Decisions

This page contains a comprehensive record of all Leader's Urgent Decisions, Cabinet Decisions, and Officer Decisions. It also shows Cabinet Members' Decisions from December 2016 onwards. To search for earlier Cabinet Members' Decisions click on Search Committee Documents then filter by committee, choosing the 'Cabinet Members' Decisions' option.

Decisions published

06/01/2020 - Acquisition Of Freehold Interest - 145/155 King Street, W6 ref: 4065    Recommendations Approved

Acquisition of freehold interest of an operational property

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

1.    To note that appendices 1 and 2 of the report are not for publication on the basis that they contain information relating to the financial or business affairs of any person (including the authority holding that information) as set out in paragraph 3 of Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). 

 

2.    To delegate to the Strategic Director for the Economy, in consultation with the Borough Solicitor and Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services to agree the property legal agreements

 

3.    To acquire the freehold interest of 145-155 King Street, W6 on the terms set out in Appendix 2 of the report. 

 

4.    To approve a capital budget of up to £19.81 million in 2019/20, to be funded by borrowing, represented by an increase in the Council’s Capital Financing Requirement. 

 

Wards affected: Hammersmith Broadway;

Lead officer: David Burns, Nigel Brown


06/01/2020 - Forward Plan of Key Decisions ref: 4066    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

The Key Decision List was noted.


06/01/2020 - Corporate Revenue Monitor 2019/20 Month 6 - 30 September 2019 ref: 4064    Recommendations Approved

Forecast outturn position as at end of September. Request for virements

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

1.     That Directors and Cabinet members urgently identify and deliver actions that offset the forecast General Fund overspend of £9.4 million.

2.     To note the HRA forecast overspend.

3.     To approve the virement requests set out in Appendix 9 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emily Hill


06/01/2020 - Capital Programme Monitor & Budget Variations, 2019/20 (Second Quarter) ref: 4063    Recommendations Approved

This report provides a financial update on the Council’s Capital Programme and seeks approval for budget variations, as at the end of the second quarter

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

1.    To approve the proposed budget variations to the capital programme totalling £12.45m (summarised in Table 1 and detailed in Appendix 2).

 

2.    To approve a budget virement of £100,000 from the Corporate Planned Maintenance Programme to the Column Replacement programme reported within the Environment Department.

 

3.    To establish a disposals programme that will enable reserves to be maintained and reduce reliance on additional borrowing.

 

4.    To note the proposed change in the Minimum Revenue Payment (MRP) rate from 3.24% to 3.01% and that this will reduce the charge against revenue budgets by approximately £200,000 over the next 4 years.

 

5.    To note that the recent government decision to increase the PWLB rate (the rate at which local authorities can borrow from the government) by 1% will potentially increase the Council’s borrowing costs by £1.38m per year by 2022/23 and by £69m over a 50-year loan period.

 

6.    To note the potential risks regarding the Housing Capital Programme, as summarised in section 5 of the report.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Lord


06/01/2020 - Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21 ref: 4061    Recommendations Approved

Set out the Council Tax Support Scheme for 20/21 Financial Year

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

That the Council will, for another year, continue to support our most vulnerable residents by protecting our local scheme. Once again for the eighth year running, we are proposing providing the maximum 100% support to our residents where they are on low incomes. This is at a time when we continue to have reduced funding from Central Government and are observing that many other local authorities, including our neighbours, are asking their vulnerable residents to now contribute towards their council tax, at levels often up to 25% of their actual charge.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Kirsty Brooksmith


06/01/2020 - Council Tax Base and Collection Rate 2020-21 and Delegation of the Business Rate Estimate ref: 4062    Recommendations Approved


This report is a Statutory requirement and contains an estimate of the Council Tax Collection rate and calculates the Council Tax Base for 2020/21.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 06/01/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 07/01/2020

Effective from: 06/01/2020

Decision:

1.    That the estimated numbers of properties for each Valuation Band as set out in this report be approved.

2.    That an estimated Collection rate of 97.5% be approved.

3.    That the Council Tax Base of 80,495 Band “D” equivalent properties be approved.

 

4.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, to determine the business rates tax base for 2020/21.

 

5.    To approve the recommendations in the Council Tax Support Scheme 2020/21 report, prior to the recommendations in this report, as they are reflected as Band “D” equivalents in the Council’s Tax base calculations in section 8 below.

 

6.    To confirm that the London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham wishes to continue in a pan-London business rates pool in 2020/21.

 

7.    To delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Finance and Governance in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Finance and Commercial Services, to agree the recommendations in this report from 2021/22 in advance of budget setting.

 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Jamie Mullins


12/11/2019 - CONTROLLED PARKING ZONE K – Parking Consultation Results and Implementation of extended controls in the Richford Street Area ref: 4059    Recommendations Approved

In February 2019, a parking review and consultation was carried out in a sub section of Controlled Parking Zone (CPZ) K, located in the Hammersmith Broadway Ward as shown in Figure 1 below. The collection of streets is bound to the east by the railway line, to the north by Goldhawk Road, to the south by Trussley Road and to the west by Hammersmith Grove.

The proposals respond principally to two of the Council’s priorities to do things with residents, not to them, and to be ruthlessly financially efficient in how it delivers the services it provides.

Overall feedback from the February 2019 consultation indicated that the majority of respondents (63%) would like an extension to the days during which controls operate.

However, before any changes could be progressed it was necessary to undertake a full review of Zone K before determining the next steps

This report details the results of the follow up public consultation held in June 2019 and provides feedback on the current parking situation in the Zone K. It explains the views of residents and businesses who responded to the consultation on aspects of parking restrictions, including days in which the controls operate and hours of control and recommends a way forward. The consultation also provided the opportunity for respondents to vote for permit holder only parking.

Currently, parking bays in Zone K operate on a shared-use basis between the hours of 9am and 5pm, Monday to Friday. Non-permit holders are able to pay to park using pay-and-display machines or via RingGo.

The consultation received 380 responses from 2912 questionnaires distributed, representing a response rate of 13%. Overall feedback indicated that the majority of respondents (82%) were opposed to parking controls on weekends. 83% of respondents also wanted the current hours of control to remain unchanged.



Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for the Environment

Decision published: 03/01/2020

Effective from: 12/11/2019

Decision:

Implement parking controls from Monday - Sunday, 9am - 8pm in the Richford Street area shared parking bays.

 

That no changes to existing parking controls (other than in Richford Street area) in Controlled Parking Zone K shall be made.

 

Wards affected: Hammersmith Broadway;