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101.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note that this meeting may be filmed or recorded by the Council for live or subsequent broadcast via the Council’s internet site or by anyone attending the meeting using any communication method. Although we ask members of the public recording, filming or reporting on the meeting not to include the public seating areas, members of the public attending the meeting should be aware that we cannot guarantee that they will not be filmed or recorded by others attending the meeting. Members of the public participating in the meeting (e.g. making deputations, asking questions, making oral protests) should be aware that they are likely to be filmed, recorded or reported on. 

 

By entering the meeting room and using the public seating area, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

 

The chair of the meeting has the discretion to terminate or suspend filming or recording, if in his or her opinion continuation of the filming, recording or reporting would disrupt or prejudice the proceedings, infringe the rights of any individual or may lead to the breach of a legal obligation by the Council.

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The Leader referred to agenda item 1 as shown on the agenda  in respect of filming at this meeting, and Members noted this  information.

102.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

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There were no apologies for absence.

103.

Urgent Business

The Chair will consider the admission of any late items of Urgent Business. (Late items of Urgent Business will be considered under the agenda item where they appear. New items of Urgent Business will be dealt with under Item 23 below. New items of exempt business will be dealt with at Item 29 below).

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There are no new agenda items of business .There was an addendum to consider as part of item 13, Wards Corner CPO, and additional responses to the Adults consultation  to consider as part of item 8 , appendix 1.

 

104.

Declarations of Interest

A Member with a disclosable pecuniary interest or a prejudicial interest in a matter who attends a meeting of the authority at which the matter is considered:

 

(i) must disclose the interest at the start of the meeting or when the interest becomes apparent, and

(ii) may not participate in any discussion or vote on the matter and must withdraw from the meeting room.

 

A Member who discloses at a meeting a disclosable pecuniary interest which is not registered in the Register of Members’ Interests or the subject of a pending notification must notify the Monitoring Officer of the interest within 28 days of the disclosure.

 

Disclosable pecuniary interests, personal interests and prejudicial interests are defined at Paragraphs 5-7 and Appendix A of the Members’ Code of Conduct.

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There were no declarations of interest put forward.

105.

Notice of Intention to Conduct Business in Private, any Representations Received and the Response to any such Representations

On occasions part of the Cabinet meeting will be held in private and will not be open to the public if an item is being considered that is likely to lead to the disclosure of exempt or confidential information. In accordance with the Local Authorities (Executive Arrangements) (Meetings and Access to Information) (England) Regulations 2012 (the “Regulations”), members of the public can make representations about why that part of the meeting should be open to the public.

 

This agenda contains exempt items as set out at Item [25, 26, 27, 28, and 29] : Exclusion of the Press and Public.  No representations with regard to these have been received.

 

This is the formal 5 clear day notice under the Regulations to confirm that this Cabinet meeting will be partly held in private for the reasons set out in this Agenda.

 

 

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No representations were received.

106.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 173 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on the 20th October 2015 as a correct record.

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The minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on the 20th October 2015 were agreed as an accurate record of the meeting.

107.

Deputations/Petitions/Questions

To consider any requests received in accordance with Standing Orders.

 

 

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RECEIVED the following deputations in relation to item 8 of the agenda (Corporate Plan Priority 2, outcome of consultation and decisions on proposals relating to Adult services).

 

a.         Haringey Autism and Save Autism Services Haringey 

 

Martin Hewitt on behalf of Haringey Autism and Save Autism Services in Haringey:

 

Mr Hewitt stated that whilst the consultation on the closures of the services detailed in the report was comprehensive, it was not transparent about what new provisions would replace the closed Day Centres.  Mr Hewitt, the father of an autistic person, emphasised that the parents and users of the provisions would suffer as a result of the closures. Parents relied on the Roundways for a good standard of care and respite. He felt that the report was not clear in stating that the respite provision would be preserved. The National Autistic Society had conducted research to establish the importance of the provision at The Roundways and had made it clear that users did not want to see it closed.  Mr Hewitt contended that the envisaged staff reductions were the most fundamental cuts in London.  Mr Hewitt expressed that the Council would not be able to deliver the promises made in the consultation and would be open to legal challenge with cuts of this level.

 

In response to a question from the Leader about whether he was sceptical of outcomes to be delivered or had uncertainty of the unknown, Mr Hewitt said that he was making an empirical point and that the Council could not provide the promised outcomes with the level of cuts. Mr Hewitt felt the Council would not be able to comply with the Care Act or effectively monitor the quality of care which would have an impact on parents and users.

 

The Leader spoke on behalf of all Cabinet Members, who were all aware of the gravity of the decisions being taken forward and that these decisions were being considered in the interest of the community.

 

Councillor Morton was invited to respond to the deputation and also made clear that, at this stage of the meeting, Cabinet Members had not yet made up their minds on how they were going to vote for the recommendations. There had been a significant 3 month consultation in the summer to draw out the issues being raised in the deputation.

 

Councillor Morton reminded Cabinet of the principles that would underpin the re-provision of services including: providing dignity and respect, meeting Care Act responsibilities, supporting independence, personal choice. In the co-design of services, the Council would be using the findings of the equalities impact assessments and actions to mitigate the impacts of transition would be taken forward. The services provided at the Roundways would be provided at Ermine road and there would be individual assessments and support to enable service user, currently at The Roundways, to choose services that will benefit them.

 

Councillor Morton added that in recent years, fewer people had been placed in the Council’s directly provided services for complex needs and  ...  view the full minutes text for item 107.

108.

Corporate Plan Priority 2 - Outcome of Consultation and decision on proposals relating to adult services pdf icon PDF 519 KB

[Report of the Deputy Chief Executive.To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing]Consultation has been taking place, from 3rd July – 1st October, on proposals which affect Adult Social Care services. This report presents to Cabinet the feedback from consultation and other engagement with stakeholders and asks for decisions on the proposals.

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The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing introduced the report which set out proposals for, a number of current adult services to either change or close to enable best use of limited resources to create a more sustainable adult social care system in Haringey to deliver the best care possible for residents.

 

The changes would help to create an adult social care system in Haringey that does more to promote and support individual independence, dignity and choice. It will see some care shifted away from institutions, giving more people the opportunity to live healthily in their own homes and communities for longer.

 

The reduced budget of the Council was making the continuation of current Adult Services unsustainable. The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing further outlined factors for the changes to provision at Osborne Grove, Haynes and Ermine road Centres and closures to day care services at the Haven, Roundways, Grange, Linden Road, Birkbeck Road, and Always Centre. This concerned changes to demographics, rising demand for services and changes to Government funding formulas which will see less funding for adult social care given to Councils in London.

 

These new proposals had been developed keeping in mind the responsibilities of the Council under the Care Act, and their increased role and responsibility for the broader social care market. A set of principles and values had been developed that the Council will be clear on which the services built and commissioned would be held to, and monitored against through contract management

 

The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing reiterated that the Council were fully committed to safeguarding adults at risk, meeting statutory responsibilities and continuing to provide services that meet the assessed needs of adults. The Adult’s Service would be working with service users and their families and carers in the design of services going forward. There was continuing work into co –production and co design of Adult Services and the outcomes that would be focused on, this was set out from page 19 of the agenda pack.

 

Responses to the consultation had been fully set out in appendix 1 of the agenda pack along with actions to mitigate against the risks identified and summaries included of the financial position which would all be taken into account by the Cabinet.

 

The later budget monitoring report further exposed how continuing overspend by the Adult Services, in its current form, could not be sustained due to demographic change and increase in demand.

 

The Cabinet Member spoke of the depth of consultation undertaken  which had started late last year with consultation as part of the budget process , continuing with a further 3 month consultation between July and October before papers were brought forward to Cabinet.

 

Cabinet Members put forward the following questions which were responded to by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing.

 

·         Councillor Arthur continued to ask a question about the risks of alternative provision. In particular, the new provision for users of the Haynes and ensuring the right provider was chosen  ...  view the full minutes text for item 108.

109.

Approval of a New Commissioning Model for Children's Centres in Haringey. pdf icon PDF 559 KB

[Report of the Deputy Chief Executive. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Children and Families.]The report will ask Cabinet to consider options for the future commission of Haringey's Children's Centres. The paper will summarise the outcome of our statutory consultation exercise and make recommendations to Cabinet for the future delivery model for Children's Centres in the borough.

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The Cabinet Member for Children and Families introduced the report which included: detailed feedback from the consultation on the proposed commissioning model for Children’s Centres at Appendix I; the findings of the equalities impact assessment of the proposals at Appendix II, the actions to mitigate the impact on service users; analysis of the issues was contained in the sections of the main report; and the legal duties of the Council were contained in section 8.

The Cabinet Member for Children and Families reminded Cabinet of the context behind the proposed changes to the Children’s Centre services and closure of 9 Centres. The financial challenges the Council was facing over the next three years meant that the Council would have to make some difficult decisions about which services it offers and must ensure that it is utilising remaining resources to best effect.

Councillor Waters acknowledged that 87% of respondees did not want to see closures   and valued the stay and a play provision provided by the Centres. However, these changes would allow the Council to continue to support the community and help provide access to the most vulnerable.

As part of the plans Children’s Centres will deliver services from fewer physical premises, but will continue to offer comprehensive support as well as making services available to more people and ensuring standards were more consistent from place to place. The Council had listened to views about the proposed community access points and these would not be taken forward as their role and focus was not fully understood.  Instead there would be focus on making sure that the remaining Children’s Centres were providing a good comprehensive support with focus on safeguarding and universally accessible services. There will be more integration with health services with a health check provided to all 1 and 2 year olds in the borough. There will be integrated outreach using staff and partners to provide better services to children.

Councillor Waters advised that  there will  continue to be a strong emphasis on parental involvement and the majority of remaining Children’s Centres would be located in areas where need is the greatest. There were plans being developed to expand services to a wider age range of 0 – 19 year olds, or 0 -25 in the case of those children with additional needs.

These Centres will also be open more frequently and will provide additional support to groups including fathers and young parents.

These proposals would see Children’s Centres work more closely with parents, carers, health visitors and GPs, as well as many others in the community to ensure they are able to provide more support directly in the community. 

Councillor Waters advised that there would be a full timetable for development of the Children’s Centres and there was a tremendous amount of information to take forward from the consultation to support this work going forward.

In response to Councillor Morton’s question on the average journey times to the Children’s Centres from their location in the borough, it was noted  ...  view the full minutes text for item 109.

110.

Education Excellence Policy pdf icon PDF 351 KB

[Report of the Deputy Chief Executive. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Children and Families.] Cabinet approval will be sought on  this policy which aims to set down how we will fulfil a range of roles and responsibilities, compliant with legislation.  This forms part of the core relationship between the Council and schools, and with Academies and Free Schools.

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The Cabinet Member for Children and Families introduced the report which set out the policy for how the Council will work with all schools in the borough both in a statutory and non statutory setting. The policy further outlined how the Council will not only support schools to ensure their pupils reach their potential, but also how it will support Haringey’s family of schools to support each other.  Cllr Waters emphasised that championing excellence and supporting school improvement was key to delivering the borough’s ambitious aim to ensure all children and young people are able to access an outstanding education in Haringey, leading to employment and greater opportunities for young people.

 

With the changing educational landscape now including a diverse range of schools in the borough it was also a good time for a policy to set out the expectation and responsibilities of both the Council and Schools for safeguarding which this policy also did.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

To adopt the Education Excellence Policy which sets out the statutory role of the authority and lies at the core of the  relationship between the Council and schools, academies, academy sponsors, multi-academy trusts, free schools  the Council’s Diocesan partners, the Department for Education (DfE) and the Greater London Authority (GLA) on our improvement agenda.

 

To note:

 

·              the diverse and changing education landscape;

·              the legislation setting out the statutory role of local authorities;

·              the non-statutory and statutory interventions to support school improvement.

 

 

Alternative options considered

A school improvement strategy was considered.  Following guidance last year this was superseded by an Education Excellence Policy which was written to set down the shape of our relationship with schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, free schools, the DfE and the GLA. 

 

Recognition is given to new legislation being developed this year – the Education and Adoption Bill- which will bring about enforced academisation for schools judged by Ofsted as requiring improvement, those in special measures and also for schools considered by the Secretary of State as “coasting”.

 

 

Reasons for decision

In a diverse education landscape with changing roles and responsibilities for the Council it is important to recognise the role of ‘champion’ and define the relationship with schools, academies, multi-academy trusts, free schools.  Our role is now of influence, commissioning, brokering and acting as a constructive partner.

 

To achieve our vision and create a world class system the way forward is to develop partnership, collaborative models and effective networks where schools work together to spread best practice and help all schools become good or better schools. 

 

111.

Budget Monitoring - Update Report pdf icon PDF 194 KB

[Report of the Chief Operating Officer. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture.]Monitoring report on forecast spend  against the budget.

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The Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture introduced the report which provided an update on the Council’s budget position since the previous monitoring report considered at the October meeting. The overspend had increased from £14.3m to £14.8m due to increasing costs for temporary accommodation.

The report further set out the budget reduction strategy was being taken forward, use of reserves , together with the actions being undertaken to reduce the overspend and longer term savings plans. There would be £2.9m released from treasury management activities to tackle the overspend and a further £5m was earmarked to be drawn down to respond to the overspend. This action highlighted that reserves were not enough to support services to deal with changes in demographics and rising demand.

In response to Cllr Engert's question about the increase in the overspend and expected use of reserves until the end of the financial year, it was noted that the £6.9m overspend was a challenge but all officers were working hard to reduce the deficit to deter further use of the reserves.

There were specific star chamber meetings to analyse and compile actions for overspending areas. A meeting had been held with Adults and Children’s service and there would be activities going forward to get grip on overspending Children’s budget and a review of care packages which would have an impact of the spend currently.

The Leader remarked on the how this report illustrated the difficult financial context which the Council was working in, entailing difficult decisions to limit calls on reserves. Further reductions to local government finance were still expected with the government announcement this week of a 30% cut to the DCLG budget, of which a percentage would inevitably be passed on to local government. Cllr Arthur informed Cabinet that there was also a 6.2% cut to the Public Health grant which would see a £1.2m in year cut to the Council’s health budget.

The Cabinet Member for Economy, Sustainability, and Social inclusion highlighted the high level risk to reserves if the Council continued to spend at current levels.

RESOLVED

To note the updated budget management position and the proposed actions to address the 2015/16 position.

Alternative options considered

In addition to the approach set out in this paper there are a number of alternatives that could be taken. A passive approach could be adopted with the position being dealt with at the end of the financial year; in that event, and to the extent that there remained an overspend position; there would be a call on the Council’s reserves.

The option of requiring alternative or additional budget savings has also been considered however at this stage it has been discounted as the evidence suggests that the approved savings should continue to be delivered albeit that slippage is occurring. In addition there are no indications that any alternative savings have a greater chance of success; this is particularly true given the time that would be needed to develop, approve and implement them.

Further, more aggressive  ...  view the full minutes text for item 111.

112.

Haringey Development Vehicle pdf icon PDF 447 KB

Report of the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development. To be introduced by the Leader of the Council.] The report will seek  approval of  the business case for a Haringey Development Vehicle and procurement of a joint venture partner.

 

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The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration introduced the report which sought agreement to the establishment of a Development Vehicle for Haringey to deliver regeneration and achieve new housing, jobs and social and economic benefits for the borough. A business case was presented supporting this and approval was sought to commence a procurement process under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015 using the Competitive Dialogue procedure to procure an investment partner.

 

The Cabinet Member explained how important it was to take forward a social dividend scheme for Haringey residents and put forward the approval for developing a joint venture company to help the Council’s ambition for increasing jobs, and homes at a time when the Council did not have the financial resources to do this as a lone venture nor the wide range of skills and expertise needed for this future wide scale regeneration.

 

The report sought agreement to begin the procurement process for seeking a partner for the joint venture vehicle.

 

In response to Councillor Engert’s question, it was noted that new build projects under the joint venture vehicle would not have Right to Buy applied. However, given the current housing policy activities of the Government, an absolute assurance could not be provided that this policy would remain as is.

 

In response to Cllr Engert’s question about the inclusion of Wood Green Library site in the categories of assets to be included in the vehicle, it was noted that there was further consultation with residents in the next few weeks on the development of Wood Green.

 

The funding for the procurement of the partner would be met from the Urban Renewal reserves.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    To approve the Business Case attached as Appendix A1, and as referred to in the exempt report, for the establishment of the ‘Haringey Development Vehicle’.

 

2.    To agrees that Option 6 as set out in paragraphs 7.40-7.42 of this report (the Overarching Vehicle) is the most appropriate structure for Haringey.

 

 

3.    To the commencement of a Competitive Dialogue Procedure under the Public Contracts Regulations 2015, to procure an investment partner, with whom to set up a vehicle as set out in Option 6, subject to this matter being brought back to Cabinet for the selection of the preferred bidder and approval of the final documentation as set out in recommendation 5 below.

 

4.    To provide delegated Authority to the Director of Regeneration, Planning and Development, after consultation with the Leader of the Council, to agree all documentation required to support the procurement process.

 

 

5.    To provide delegated Authority to the Director of Regeneration, Planning and Development, after consultation with the Leader of the Council, to deselect bidders, in line with the evaluation criteria, throughout the procurement process and to return to Cabinet for approval of the preferred bidder following the conclusion of the procurement process.

 

6.    That the list of properties or sites set out in paragraph 7.54 be included in the procurement as Category 1 Land owned by  ...  view the full minutes text for item 112.

113.

Wards Corner Compulsory Purchase Order 2015[Seven Sisters Regeneration, Tottenham - Compulsory Purchase Order 2016 - "London Borough of Haringey (Wards Corner Regeneration Project) Compulsory Purchase Order 2016". pdf icon PDF 346 KB

[Report of the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration.]This report seeks approval for the Council to use its Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers to acquire the land required for the Wards Corner development, following on from the 14th July 2014 Cabinet Report which approved in principle the CPO.

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The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration introduced the report which sought approval from Cabinet for the Council to use its Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) powers to acquire the land required for the Wards Corner development.  The report further included the rationale and reasons for Cabinet authorising the CPO of this key regeneration site in Tottenham.

 

Cabinet had already agreed, in July 2014, to the principal of the CPO, subject to pre – conditions being met. The Cabinet Member reiterated that this was a critical development for Tottenham delivering housing and employment.

 

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration further drew Cabinet’s attention to an addendum to be considered with this report. This included an updated Statement of Reasons and corresponding updated recommendations, following the recent DCLG guidance on CPO’s produced in late October. This had been produced after the report was finalised and it was necessary to now consider the updated statement of reasons to ensure the Council were complying with the latest government guidance.

 

A deputation request from the Wards Corner Coalition had been received after the constitutional deadline and therefore not been accepted .They had put forward further written representations which were tabled for Cabinet member’s consideration. 

 

Councillor Strickland continued to respond to the issues raised in the deputation letter.

 

  • The Wards Corner Coalition contended that they had not been communicated with about the likelihood of a CPO decision going forward to Cabinet in November. In response to this, the Cabinet Member advised that there had been a previous indication of the CPO decision in the earlier report to Cabinet in July 2014 and this key decision had been notified on the 1st of October in the Council’s published Forward Plan.

 

  • The public benefit of the CPO, the case was made within the report and the Statement of Reasons and would be tested at a public enquiry, if necessary.

 

  • Lack of engagement with them about this process - Cllr Strickland explained that at this stage of the process the Council were not required to engage with the Collation. There would be stakeholder engagement as part of the CPO process.

 

  • The CPO process was a statutory process and people were free to oppose this through the set statutory process.Councillor Strickland outlined that  the EQIA at Appendix 5 of the report pack also identified the existing social and economic value of the site in relation to protected characteristics. It concluded that any negative equality impacts of the CPO will be mitigated by the measures outlined in the S106 Agreement, including further engagement with the affected stakeholders.

 

 

  • Representation of the Ward’s Corner Coalition community plan in the report, there was a clear reference to the plan and objective assessment made in section 8. This was clear that the Coalition’s community plan does not deliver the regeneration needed in this area.

 

  • Community value – ASV was not dismissed and dealt with in the draft Statement of Reasons.

 

114.

Tottenham Hale Regeneration, – BP Site Acquisition pdf icon PDF 608 KB

[Report of the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration.]This report will seek approval for the Council to purchase the land at the BP Petrol Station Site required for the Tottenham Hale Regeneration Housing Zone Scheme.

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The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration introduced the report which sought agreement to a key strategic site in Tottenham Hale located on Hale Road, Tottenham Hale and known as the BP Petrol Station site.

 

In response to Councillor Carter’s question, the acquisition would help deliver more housing in an area which was expected to be part of the Housing Zone in Tottenham Hale.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

To purchase the land known as the BP Petrol Station site, Tottenham and shown outlined in red on the plan located at Appendix B for planning purposes and for the sum as stated in the Exempt part of the report; and subject to the detailed Heads of Terms outlined in Appendix D in the Exempt part of the report.

 

Alternative options considered

Option 1 – Do Nothing/maintain the current situation

The implications of doing nothing would mean that the Council would miss the opportunity of purchasing the site and thus realising the ambitions of the District Centre Framework to take forward the development of the District Centre in a coordinated manner. This option results in significant risk that the site would not come forward for redevelopment. It is worth noting that this site did not come forward for redevelopment under the Council’s Transforming Tottenham Hale Supplementary Planning Document (2006). The failure to acquire this site would therefore reduce likelihood of the site coming forward and there are significant risks that the quality of the resulting development would not be in line with the Council’s ambitions to regenerate Tottenham Hale.

 

Option 2 – The Council purchases the site alongside other sites      

The Council could purchase the site, as part of a wider strategy to bring together small sites into a coherent package. This option would see greater Council influence over the process and would ensure that key sites come forward for development in a timely and coordinated fashion.

 

Option 2 has been identified as the option which best supports the regeneration of Tottenham Hale. 

 

Reasons for decision

This report asks Cabinet to approve the purchase of the identified site currently owned freehold by BP, at the agreed price (see exempt report). The purpose of obtaining this key site is to help realise the ambitions of the District Centre Framework and meet the Council’s ambitions for the regeneration of Tottenham Hale.

115.

Sale of the Olympia Trading Estate pdf icon PDF 248 KB

[Report of the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration. Cabinet to consider  selling the freehold of the land known as the Olympia Trading Estate.

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The Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration introduced the report which sought agreement to sell the freehold of land known as Olympia Trading Estate to St William Homes LLP.  This was key Heartlands regeneration site which would provide more homes and jobs to the borough.

 

In response to Cllr Carter’s question, the rental income for the site from the GLA would continue until there was an exchange of contracts which would likely take place in this calendar year.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. To sell the freehold of the land known as the Olympia Trading Estate and edged red on the plan in Appendix A to either St.William Homes LLP or the GLA for the estimated sum set out in the exempt part of this report.

 

  1. That the disposal be according to the draft Heads of Terms, set out in the exempt part of this report.

 

  1. That delegated authority be given to the Director of Regeneration Planning and Development in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Regeneration and Cabinet Member for Resources and Culture to agree the final terms (including the final sale price) for the disposal.

 

Alternative options considered

Members have already approved that the Council enter into an option to sell the freehold of the Olympia Trading Estate.

 

The alternative option is not to agree the sale of the freehold interest in the Olympia Trading Estate to St.William.  This would result in delaying the development of the Clarendon Square development and the implementation of the current planning consent for the site.

 

Reasons for decision

Cabinet has previously agreed to an option to sell the freehold of the Olympia Trading Estate to the GLA but it has now been agreed that the disposal be through a straight sale either to St William or the GLA as this will be more tax efficient.

 

The Olympia Trading Estate forms part of Clarendon Square a key regeneration area in Wood Green. The sale of the freehold of the estate to St.William will help enable the development and take it to the next stage.

 

The deal with the GLA and St.William will reflect current market conditions and reflect best consideration.

 

116.

Article 4 Direction for Changes of Use from B8 (Storage and Distribution) to C3 (Dwelling houses pdf icon PDF 418 KB

[Report of the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Planning.] Cabinet to consider bringing into effect an Article 4 Direction removing the right to convert B8 (Storage and Distribution) to C3 (Dwelling houses) where required to retain key employment sites in employment use, and ensure the achievement of managed growth delivering of both housing and jobs.

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The Cabinet Member for Planning introduced the report which set out the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction to withdraw the temporary permitted development right within the designated employment areas of the Borough, as shown on the plan at Appendix A.  The objective in making the Article 4 Direction was to ensure planning applications are considered on their planning merit on a case-by-case basis against the relevant policies of the Local Plan, which seek to retain these key employment sites in employment use, and ensure the achievement of managed growth delivering both new housing and jobs.

 

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    The making of and consultation (for a six-week period in accordance with the Council’s Statement of Community Involvement) on a non-immediate Article 4 Direction under the Town and Country (General Permitted Development Order) 2015, to come into effect 12 months after it comes into operation, withdrawing permitted development rights to convert buildings of less than 500sqm in Use Class B8 (Storage and Distribution) to Use Class C3 (Dwellinghouse) for the areas of the Borough outlined in bold on the plan at Appendix 1.

 

2.    To delegate authority to the Director for Planning, Regeneration and Development, in consultation with the Portfolio Holder for Planning, to formally confirm the non-immediate Article 4 Direction following (1. the expiry of the six week consultation period; 2. the expiry of a minimum statutory 28 day confirmation period), if having fully considered all representations made during the consultation period, they are of the opinion that the Article 4 Direction should be made.

 

Alternative options considered

The only alternative option is not to introduce an Article 4 Direction and to allow the new permitted development right to be exercised across the Borough (i.e. the ‘do nothing’ option).

 

While the do nothing option would include a requirement to monitor the up-take and impact of this change on employment locations, this option runs the risk of significantly undermining the strategic objectives of the Local Plan to strike a sustainable balance between the delivery of both housing and employment growth. In the longer-term it may also compromise the ability of the Council to retain its main employment areas in an employment designation, which is considered essential in achieving sustainable development and growth within an urban London borough like Haringey. For these reasons, the do nothing option can be dismissed.

 

An Article 4 Direction would enable the Council to safeguard the main strategic, homogenous and economically important employment areas within the Borough, ensuring these are not compromised by incremental residential development, the effect of which is likely to undermine business confidence and investment, and result in reverse sensitivities and pressure to respond by the new tenants of these homes to reallocate surrounding employment land and buildings to either residential or more residential compatible mixed uses. 

 

The Regulation allow the Council discretion as to when the Direction will come into force, which must be at least 28 days, but not longer than 2 years,  ...  view the full minutes text for item 116.

117.

Noel Park Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan pdf icon PDF 186 KB

Report of the Director of Planning, Regeneration and Development. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Planning.]The report seeks Cabinet's approval on the draft Noel Park Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, and for a six week public consultation.

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The Cabinet Member for Planning introduced the Noel Park Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan. It was produced following guidance published by Historic England and covered the historical context of the area and provided an assessment of the area’s character and special interest. It addressed planning policy and development management issues and provides design guidance. It also included a review of the boundaries of the conservation area and a recommendation that the boundaries of both the conservation area and Article 4 Direction were extended. It was proposed to take forward a six week consultation on the Appraisal and management plan to understand if there was residents’ support for the two recommendations. Separate processes to be followed to extend the conservation area boundary as well as the Article 4 direction. Cabinet will receive a further report about this in due course.

 

In response to Cllr Engert’s question on the enforcement action required, the Cabinet Member spoke about the how the appraisal will provide residents in the area with the tools for working together with the Council to improve their area.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

To approve the draft Noel Park Conservation Area Appraisal and Management Plan, attached at Appendix 1, for a six-week public consultation.

 

 

Alternative options considered

The draft Appraisal explores the possibility of leaving the boundaries of the conservation area and the area covered by the Article 4 Direction as they currently are. Given the fact that the area proposed to be included is contemporary with the Noel Park Estate and has the same architectural and historic significance, it was considered that it should be recommended to be a part of the conservation area and given the same protection as the rest of the area. In addition, given the cumulative impact of the loss of architectural detailing, it is imperative that a consistent control over such alterations is implemented across the whole of the conservation area. It is, therefore, recommended to extend the Article 4 direction (which removes permitted development rights to alterations to the front of the property only).

 

It should be noted that if the proposal for extension of the conservation area and the extension of Article 4 directions is taken forward, Cabinet approval would be sought to undertake the respective legal processes.

 

Reasons for decision

The Council has a statutory duty to ensure that conservation areas are

preserved or enhanced and publish policies for the implementation of the same. The various insensitive alterations within the area have resulted in the conservation area being included in Historic England’s ‘At Risk’ register. It is therefore important that the Council publishes this appraisal along with the management plan to ensure that the significance of the area is preserved or enhanced.

118.

Adoption of revised Gambling Policy - pdf icon PDF 229 KB

[Report of the Chief Operating Officer. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Environment] The Council has a statutory duty to consult and publish its gambling policy under S. 349 of the Gambling Act 2005 every three years. The existing policy was last approved on 31st January 2013.Cabinet will be asked to consider and endorse the policy which will then go onto full Council on the 23rd November for adoption.

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The Cabinet Member for Environment introduced the report which put forward an updated Gambling policy for adoption by full Council on the 23rd November. The Cabinet Member for Environment asked Members to note the implications for the next review in 2016, where it will be a requirement in future to create Local Area Profiles. These profiles will provide a good evidence base of gambling in the local area and help identify any future risks, which will inform the decision making process.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

  1. To note and agree the responses to the consultation as set out in paragraphs 6.9 -6.12 and at Appendix 2.

 

  1. That the draft Statement of Gambling Policy at Appendix 1 be recommended to Full Council for adoption.

 

  1. To take into account the EQiA set out at Appendix 3.

 

 

Alternative options considered

No alternatives were considered. It is a legislative requirement that the policy be reviewed at least every three years, and that a public consultation is carried out. Failure to review and adopt the Statement of Gambling Policy would result in the Council failing to comply with legislation.

 

Reasons for decision

The Council is obliged to review and adopt a statement every three years; the current policy will expire in January 2016. Therefore a new policy has to be adopted.

 

119.

Award of contract for the Alcohol Support Service pdf icon PDF 171 KB

[Report of the Assistant Director for Commissioning. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing.]The report seeks agreement to award Contracts for the alcohol support service following a tender process.

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The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing introduced the report which proposed single commissioning and service approach to the delivery of alcohol support services in the borough, with its important emphasis both on prevention and early intervention and on wrap around support. The Cabinet Member for Health and Wellbeing advised that the risk of homelessness for people with alcohol needs can be high without the appropriate support and the outreach and engagement interventions set out in this report will help to minimise wider harm from alcohol use and to support abstinence.

 

Following a vote of Cabinet Members  -

 

RESOLVED

 

To  award the contract to the successful tenderer, Haringey Advisory Group on Alcohol, in accordance with Contract Standing Order (CSO) 9.06.1(d), for  £969,691.00  for  an initial term of 2 years and 9 months with an option to extend for a further period(s) of up to two years for a further value of up to £706,342 over two full years.

 

Alternative options considered

Three alternative options were considered but were deemed unsuitable:

 

  1. To continue with existing arrangements: this was not deemed viable as a longer term holistic approach is needed to provide stability for the service offer and more closely align the service outcomes with the Council’s Corporate Plan, Building A Stronger Haringey Together.

 

  1. To recommission separately the different parts of the alcohol service: it was recognised that existing contracting arrangements and separate recommissioning would achieve neither the desired outcomes for users and their carers nor the savings set out in the Council’s Medium Term Financial Strategy which could be delivered through a whole service commission and competitive tender process. 

 

  1. To decommission the alcohol service: needs assessment and service user and stakeholder consultation evidence the need for this type of service provision in Haringey.  This, in conjunction with the Council’s duty in relation to wellbeing under the Care Act 2014, precluded decommissioning.

 

Reasons for decision

Although the existing alcohol support service in its current form was delivered as one service, it was funded through a number of separately agreed contracts across Housing and Adults Commissioning.

 

A review of the service provision identified cross cutting themes and outcomes across the two commissioning areas and the potential to improve outcomes for service users and deliver savings through joint commissioning and a competitive process. 

 

As a result of the procurement exercise, which has been carried out in accordance with the Council’s Contract Standing Orders and the Procurement Code of Practice, it is necessary to award the contract to the successful tenderer as outlined in paragraph 3.1 in accordance with CSO 9.06.1(d).

120.

Council tax Reduction Scheme (CTRS) for 2016/17 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Report of the Chief Operating Officer. To be introduced by the Cabinet member for Resources and Culture.]Cabinet to consider proposed Council Tax Reduction Scheme for 2015/16 before approval by Full Council on 23rd November 2015.

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121.

Minutes of Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 57 KB

To note the minutes of the following:

Cabinet Member signing 26th October 2015

Cabinet member signing 29th October 2015

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122.

Significant and Delegated Actions pdf icon PDF 206 KB

To note the significant and Delegated decisions taken by Directors during October.

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123.

New Items of Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 3 above.

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124.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Note from the Head of Democratic Services

 

Items 25,26, 27, 28, and 29  allow for the consideration of exempt information in relation to Items 12, 13, 14, 15 and 3 respectively.

 

RESOLVED:

 

That the press and public be excluded from the remainder of the meeting as the items below contain exempt information, as defined under paragraph 3, Part 1, schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972

 

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125.

Haringey Development Vehicle

As per item 12.

126.

Wards Corner Compulsory Purchase Order 2015[Seven Sisters Regeneration, Tottenham - Compulsory Purchase Order 2016 - "London Borough of Haringey (Wards Corner Regeneration Project) Compulsory Purchase Order 2016".

As per item 13

127.

Tottenham Hale Regeneration, - BP Site Acquisition

128.

Sale of the Olympia Trading Estate

129.

New Items of Exempt Urgent Business