Agenda and draft minutes

Virtual Meeting, Cabinet
Tuesday, 19th January, 2021 6.30 pm

Venue: MS Teams

Contact: Ayshe Simsek, Democratic Services & Scrutiny Manager 

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Items
No. Item

398.

FILMING AT MEETINGS

Please note that this meeting will be 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. 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, you are consenting to being filmed and to the possible use of those images and sound recordings.

Minutes:

The Leader referred to the notice of filming at meetings and the meeting noted this information.

399.

Apologies

To receive any apologies for absence.

Minutes:

There were no apologies for absence.

400.

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 20 below. New items of exempt business will be dealt with at Item 27 below).

Minutes:

There were no items of urgent business.

401.

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.

Minutes:

Councillor Bull declared an interest in respect of item 11 on the agenda – Housing Asset Management Strategy – as he was a Homes for Haringey leaseholder.

 

Councillor Chandwani declared an interest in respect of item 11 on the agenda – Housing Asset Management Strategy – as she was a Homes for Haringey leaseholder.

 

Both Councillor Bull and Councillor Chandwani indicated that they would not vote in respect of this item.

 

Councillor Ibrahim declared a personal interest in respect of items 14 and 22 on the agenda – Major Works: Noel Park (tenanted properties) as she had a relative who was a tenant of Farrant Avenue. Councillor Ibrahim advised that she leave the meeting for the consideration of this item.

402.

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 [21] : 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.

 

 

Minutes:

None.

403.

Minutes pdf icon PDF 648 KB

To confirm and sign the minutes of the meeting held on  8th of December  2020 as a correct record.

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the minutes of the Cabinet meeting held on 8 December 2020 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

404.

Matters Referred to Cabinet by the Overview and Scrutiny Committee

Minutes:

None.

405.

Deputations/Petitions/Questions

To consider any requests received in accordance with Standing Orders.

Minutes:

None received.

406.

Expansion of Free School Meals Eligibility pdf icon PDF 366 KB

[Report of the Director for Customers, Transformation and Resources. To be introduced by the Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Families]

 

This report seeks approval from Cabinet to initiate an expansion of eligibility for free school meals to defined groups of primary school pupils who are not currently eligible for free school meals from Summer Term 2021. 

 

 

Minutes:

The Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Children, Education and Families was pleased to introduce the report which sought approval to an expansion of eligibility for free school meals to defined groups of primary school pupils who were not currently eligible for free school meals from Summer Term 2021.

 

The Deputy Leader spoke about the underlying principle of creating fair access to food and how this new policy would help 800 children per day have a free school meal. The Deputy Leader emphasised that this provision was even more important at this time with the pandemic and families impacted by loss of employment and having to make unfair choices between paying bills and buying food.

 

The importance of healthy nutrition for supporting learning was highlighted as well as the importance of making an investment in children’s future, in the borough, whilst tackling poverty and inequality.

 

In response to a question from Cllr Ogiehor, it was noted that the composition of food parcels was created by the government and schools were asked to follow this guidance. The Council were very clear on having provision of free school meal vouchers to provide families with a choice of foods. Therefore, the type of issues expected recently with the oddly assembled parcels would not be encountered.

 

RESOLVED

 

To agree:

 

1.The implementation of an expanded Free School Meals (FSM) offer for the following priority groups of children:

(i)            Children aged 7-10 in families who live in temporary accommodation, Council housing, or social housing and claim Universal Credit or legacy benefits but who are not currently eligible for FSM.

(ii)          Children aged 7-10 in families who claim Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) to help cover housing costs while experiencing financial hardship who are not currently eligible for FSM.

(iii)         Children aged 7-10 in families with no recourse to public funds.

(iv)         Children whose parent(s) may temporarily find themselves in financial need.

 

  1. The expanded FSM provision for the period April 2021 to April 2023 in accordance with MTFS 2021/2026.
  2. The discretionary FSM fund for schools, as set out at para.6.15.
  3. That the above recommendations are subject to Full Council approval of the annual budget for 2021/2022 and MTFS 2021/2026.
  4. The period of the expanded FSM provision be subject to review and evaluation, the findings of which will be brought back to Cabinet for a further decision prior to budget setting in April 2023.

 

 

Reasons for decision

 

This proposal expands free school meal eligibility to approximately an additional 650 children between the ages of 7 and 10. These children live in families who are structurally disadvantaged as a result of high housing costs, low incomes, and gaps in the benefits system. They are:

·         Children aged 7-10 in families who live in temporary accommodation, Council housing, or social housing and claim Universal Credit or legacy benefits but who are not currently eligible for FSM.

·         Children aged 7-10 in families who claim Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) to help cover housing costs while experiencing financial hardship who are not currently eligible  ...  view the full minutes text for item 406.

407.

Update on the Council's Housing Delivery Programme pdf icon PDF 1 MB

[Report of the Assistant Director for  Housing. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal.]

 

An update on progress on the Council's commitment to deliver a new generation of Council homes and to ask Cabinet to add new sites to the delivery programme.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal introduced the report which sought approval for the addition of three new sites of Council-owned land to the housing delivery programme, and to the progress made to date on delivering new Council homes for Council rent.

 

The Cabinet Member advised Members that ,as of the start of 2021, construction was underway on 343 Council homes, and the Council were on course to have 1000 on site by 2022. The Housing Revenue Account business plan made provision for 3088 homes by 2030, with 1600 Council homes at Council rent by 2025.

 

In response to a question from Councillor Ogiehor, it was confirmed that the current forecast was that 220 homes would be completed and habitable by March 2022.

 

Officers responded to questions from the Cabinet:

-           From a standing start position, there were now 26 members of staff in the Housing Delivery Team, and the team would expand to meet the demand for delivering Council housing.

-           1000 completions would be reached by May/June 2024 and the latest by 2025 based on current forecasts.

-           On track to deliver 1600 completions by 2025

-           The starts on homes will be 1000 by March 2022 across 70 sites with a start in every ward.

-           There were a number of different factors which had impacted the delivery due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The main concern was the Health and Safety of all staff during the pandemic, so work had been carried out to ensure that works in the pipeline could still be delivered without putting anyone at risk.

-           Sustainable building programme to continue into the future.

-           Edith Road would be delivered as a zero-carbon scheme. Zero-carbon principles would be used across the board when designing schemes and whilst not every development would be zero-carbon, measures would be taken to mitigate any impact.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.  To agree to add three new sites of Council-owned land to the housing delivery programme in order that their feasibility and capacity for the delivery of new Council homes can be determined, as set out in paragraphs 6.39 to 6.47.

2.  To note the progress made to date on delivering new Council homes for Council rent, as set out in part 6.

3.  To notes the impact to date of the Covid-19 crisis on the housing delivery programme, as set out in paragraphs 6.8 to 6.15, and future risks to the programme associated both with the pandemic and the exit from the European Union, as set out in paragraphs 6.55 – 6.75.

 

Reasons for decision

 

The Borough Plan commits to delivering 1,000 Council homes at Council rents by 2022 as the first step in a new era of Council homebuilding.

 

Adding new sites to the programme ensures that the Council is building up a pipeline of new sites to deliver a long-term sustainable housing programme.

 

Alternative options considered.

 

Not to add new sites to the programme

This option was rejected because identifying new sites on which to continue  ...  view the full minutes text for item 407.

408.

Housing Asset Management Strategy pdf icon PDF 386 KB

[Report of the Director for Housing, Regeneration and Planning. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal]

 

A report setting out the strategy for the management of, and investment in, Council-owned housing stock over the next 5 years.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal introduced the report which sought approval to a 5-year housing asset management strategy. This document set out set out the Council’s plans for investing £360m in Council homes over the next 5 years. This investment would enable all Council tenant’s homes to meet Decent Home’s standards, ensure the safety of residents living in Council homes, complying with the required and emerging building safety requirements, as well as help deliver the Council’s carbon reduction targets through plans for energy efficiency in Council housing stock.

 

The Cabinet Member continued to outline the mechanisms being put in place to achieve the objectives of the strategy as well as increased customer focus as well and increased oversight and scrutiny of performance in delivery of the improvement works.

 

[ Cllrs Chandwani and Bull did not vote on this item as they had declared an interest at item 4.]

 

RESOLVED

 

To approve the updated Asset Management Strategy 2020 to 2025. (Attached at Appendix 1 of the report.)

 

Reasons for decision

 

The existing Asset Management Strategy for the Council’s housing stock was produced in 2018 and requires updating. This is to ensure that it reflects current Council priorities and is aligned to the 10-year Financial Plan approved by Cabinet in February 2020.

 

Alternative options considered.

 

The option of not updating the Asset Management Strategy was considered and rejected. This is because the current strategy is no longer able to set the strategic framework for making decisions regarding investment in the Council’s housing stock. The updated strategy will provide the necessary guidance for implementing plans to meet the Decent Homes Standard and ensure the health and safety of residents living in Council owned homes.

 

409.

Parks and Leisure DPS Renewal pdf icon PDF 288 KB

[Report of the Director of Environment and Neighbourhoods. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Climate Change, Equalities and Leisure.]

 

Cabinet approval for the Renewal of the existing Parks and Leisure Dynamic Purchasing System.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Climate Change and Sustainability introduced the report which sought approval to renew the Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) for Parks and Leisure for a period of seven years from 29 January 2021.

 

The DPS was an approved list of suppliers registered on a categorised computerised system through which suppliers were offered the opportunity to bid against other suppliers for the work on offer. In a normal year, 375 procurements were made, with 98% to SME’s. The renewal of the DPS would help to support the Council’s Community Wealth Building agenda.

 

Officers responded to questions from Councillor Ogiehor:

-           Of the £2.4m of expenditure across the Park and Leisure category in 2019/20, 98% was spent with SMEs (65% in London (26% North London) and a further 9% of which was in borough).

-           Currently, the Council were drawing up a list of potential suppliers in the borough with the aim of significantly increasing the amount of money that stays in the borough.

-           Businesses were able to join the DPS at any time, so local companies could be encouraged to join to bid for contracts at any point in the seven years. There was a process to complete in order for a supplier to become accredited and they would need to sign up to taking forward certain specifications for works and meet required terms and conditions.

-           It was a requirement of the new DPS that all suppliers pay the London Living Wage.

-           In terms of sustainability there was a need to produce certain processes and procedures and information to sign up to the terms of the sustainability code and further information on this could be supplied to Cllr Ogiehor outside of the meeting.

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    To approve, pursuant to CSO 9.04.1 (a Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) may be used to carry out procurements in accordance with Regulation 34 of the Public Contract Regulations) and CSO 9.07.1 e) (The award of any contract valued £500,000 (five hundred thousand pounds) or more is a 'key decision'), to renew the DPS for Parks and Leisure for a period of seven years from 29 January 2021.

 

2.    To award a DPS for the Parks and Leisure provision in the value of £20m over the seven-year term.

 

Reasons for decision

 

The Dynamic Purchasing System (DPS) is a supplier e-sourcing tool and a compliant route to market under the Public Contract Regulations, which enables suppliers to enrol, accredit and be approved to bid for Council contracts.

 

The Council’s overall spend for Parks and Leisure over the past financial year was in the region of £2.4m. Renewing these DPSs will not incur any additional license fees, as the Council already holds an enterprise license.

 

The DPS provides a compliant route to market for Parks and Leisure, which ensures transparency in the procurement process, equal treatment of suppliers and ensures that the requirements of both the Public Contract Regulations 2015 and the Council’s Contract Standing Orders (CSO) can be met.

 

The use of  ...  view the full minutes text for item 409.

410.

Contract extension on Children and Young People's Substance Misuse Services contract (CYPS) to allow for new contract to start 1st December 2021 pdf icon PDF 313 KB

[Report of the Director of Adults and Health. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health.]

 

Request to extend the existing contract by 8 months as a result of impact of Covid 19 to allow sufficient and reasonable timeframe to prepare ITT documentation and service provider submissions.

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health introduced the report which sought agreement under Contract Standing (CSO) 10.02.1 (b), for the extension and variation of the contract held by Humankind for the Children, Young People and Families Substance Misuse to enable an 8-month extension of the contract to 30th November 2021.

 

The Cabinet Member expressed that most young people in Haringey lived lives free of substance misuse. However, if a child or young person developed a problem it was important that they and their family had access to specialist young people and family focused support. 

 

It was noted that the current service, Insight Platform, played a central role in identifying substance misuse problems early. For those identified with a problem it provided a whole family service. Its universal level outreach service provided impressive outcomes for young people leaving the service.

 

The Cabinet noted the procedural procurement reasons for the proposal to extend the current service. The Cabinet Member emphasised the importance of the service remaining in place to create stability for vulnerable families and continuity for young people.

 

Following questions from Councillor Ogiehor and Cllr Hearn, the following information was provided:

 

  • The inspection of the provider in 2017 had been positive and it was likely that further visits had not been taken forward by the CQC as this was not a priority organisation for them to focus on.

 

  • The number of re- referrals were small and would likely be part of the recovery process for the young person. However, the numbers would be provided for inclusion in the minutes.

 

  • The provider had not been collating data on the sexual orientation and disability and this had been rectified with training provided by the Council. This would allow data returns on all protected characteristics to be provided to Public Health England as it was a mandatory requirement.

 

 

RESOLVED

 

To agree to the extension and variation of the contract with Humankind Charity for the provision of Children, Young People and Families Substance Misuse services – as allowed under Contract Standing Order 10.2.1 (b) for a period of up to 8 months from 1st April to 30th November 2021 at a maximum value of £190,000 The total cost over the life of the contract is therefore, £760,000.

 

Reasons for decision

 

In March 2020 Cabinet agreed extension and variation of the existing contract, to bring its end date in line with the completion of the Innovation Fund Project for Children of Alcohol Dependent Parents (CADP). The CADP for which the Council receives external grant funding, is due to end on the 31st of March 2021. CADP is logistically being delivered within the service we are seeking to extend.

 

It is proposed that Cabinet extend the current contract for 8 months to allow sufficient and reasonable timeframe to prepare documentation and service provider submissions.

 

Alternative options considered.

 

The Council is not mandated to provide this service. It could decide to no longer commission this service for its residents. However, there is high demand for this service  ...  view the full minutes text for item 410.

411.

Major works: Noel Park (tenanted properties) pdf icon PDF 792 KB

[Report of the Director for Housing, Regeneration and Planning. To be introduced by the Leader of the Council.]

 

To seek approval for the appointment of the successful contractor to undertake the installation of modular extension replacements and major works. These to be carried out to 117 dwellings in Farrant Avenue, Gladstone Avenue, Morley Avenue and Moselle Avenue.

Minutes:

(Councillor Ibrahim left the meeting for the consideration of this item).

 

The Leader introduced the report which sought approval for the award of a contract to Engie Regeneration Limited to carry out external major works on the Noel Park Estate.

 

The report set out the proposed works which would improve the housing conditions of the homes that had not yet benefitted from the Decent Homes programme on the Noel Park Estate and would include the replacement of the bathrooms, kitchens, windows, and roofs, and rewiring and safety works within the homes.

 

The work would be carried out in two phases. The recommendation in the report was to commence phase one of the works, which would involve renovations to the Council tenanted properties on the estate. Phase two would bring forward proposals to improve the condition of properties owned by leaseholders and in buildings containing both leaseholder owned and Council owned homes.

 

Officers responded to questions from Councillor Ogiehor:

-           The professional fees for a larger housing project, such as this, were standard for this type of work and covered areas such as legal fees, project management and onsite clerk of works. The AD for Housing offered to provide a breakdown of the costs relating to the professional fees in writing to Cllr Ogiehor.

-           There had been a lot of engagement with residents and it was made clear that this was now a good time to improve their homes. The level of responses did not impact on whether this was a good proposal to take forward.

 

-           There were changes in circumstances over the years with these proposals, including a significant change in the removal of asbestos with increased costs to ensure safety. Previous proposals had included turning kitchens into bathrooms and dining rooms into kitchens, but this was not taken forward as there would a significant reduction in living space.

-           The pilot project to remove 4 pods, completed in 2012, had not cost £25k per property as previously reported. When considering the detail of the overall costs, this had been £68k per property. Therefore, taking account build cost inflation over the years, the building costs for this project, and the overall cost per Pod were in line with expected costs for works concerning modular extensions.

-           New approach to the improvement works provided value for money and would update each property with new windows, roofs, and doors, as well as the modular extension.

 

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 419,

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    Pursuant to the Council’s Contract Standing Order (CSO) 9.07.1 (d), for Cabinet to approve the award of contract for Phase 1 of the works on the Noel Park Estate to Engie Regeneration Limited for the replacement of bathroom pod extensions including bathroom suites and associated works, construction of kitchen extensions, renewal of kitchens, roof replacement and repairs, window and door replacement, rewiring, boiler replacement and central heating installation works, fire protection works, brickwork and concrete repairs and external decoration to tenanted properties  ...  view the full minutes text for item 411.

412.

Extension of Housing Related Support Contracts-Single Homeless- Pathway of Short Term Supported Housing pdf icon PDF 755 KB

[Report of the Director for Adults and Health. To  be  introduced by the Cabinet Member for Adults and Health.]

 

The Housing Related Support contracts for the Single Homeless Pathway were awarded to St Mungo's and St Ignatius on 12/01/2015 and are due to end on 11/01/2021. The contracts were due to go out to tender in March 2020 but due to COVID19 organisations were unable to undertake a full tender process. Procurement have granted an extension of up to 14 months to allow for organisations to return to normal and be able to bid for services.  Therefore the report will be seeking to extend the contracts to 11/03/2022.

Minutes:

(Cllr Ibrahim returned to the meeting for this item)

The Cabinet Member for Adults and Health outlined the Council’s commitment to end street homelessness in the borough and ensuring vulnerable people have access to high quality supported accommodation to help rebuild their lives.

 

The Council currently commissioned and directly delivered a range of supported accommodation for single adults that provided person-centred and tailored support. The Cabinet Member recommended that these contracts should be extended, as set out in the report, to offer vulnerable residents’ continuity and security while a new service model was co-designed and put in place in 2021.

 

In response to a question from Cllr Ogiehor , it was noted that there was a range of support in place for people on the single homeless pathway. The contract extensions allowed the Council to continue to work with the current providers. The Council recognised that no one agency could meet the varied needs of users of there was whole system approach being taken forward and awareness that support continued, once the vulnerable adult was moved to accommodation.

 

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 420,

 

RESOLVED

 

To approve, in accordance with Contract Standing Order (CSO) 10.02.1(b), the variation and extension of the following single homeless contracts for a period of up to 14 months as outlined below:

(i)            St Mungo’s Community Housing Association Ltd for the Assessment an Engagement Service at a total additional cost of £508,908. The aggregated value of the contract over a period of 7 years and 2 months will be £3,764,269 including proposed extension.

(ii)          St Mungo’s Community Housing Association Ltd for the provision of a Specialist Substance Misuse and Offender Service and Complex Needs Service at a total additional cost of £789,974. The aggregated value of the contract over a period of 6 years and 11 months will be £5,863,768 including proposed extension.

(iii)         St Mungo’s Community Housing Association Ltd for the provision of Women’s Complex Needs Service and Northumberland Park Pilot Service at a total additional cost of £322,979. The aggregated value of the contract over a period of 4 years and 2 months will be £997,879.00 including proposed extension.

(iv)         St Ignatius Housing Association Ltd for the provision of a Move Through Service at a total additional cost of £145,470 and a reduction of units from 57 to 50. The aggregated value of the contract over a period of 7 years and 2 months will be £1,203,492 including proposed extension.

(v)          Variation of contacts to include provision for the Councils to claw back funding from providers who do not fulfil the staffing requirement of their contract.

 

 

Reasons for decision

 

It is in the Council’s overall interest to agree to the extension of the current contracts whilst a tender process is completed. The current contracts were awarded for a period of four years with option to extend for an additional two years until January 2021. An open tender process was planned early this year in order to and ensure new contracts would  ...  view the full minutes text for item 412.

413.

Approval of construction contract at Scales Road N17 pdf icon PDF 235 KB

 

[ Report of the Director for Housing, Regeneration and Planning.  To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal.]

 

This report seeks Cabinet’s approval, in light of engagement with local residents, to deliver four new Council homes for Council rent on Council land: three two-bedroom flats, including one that is fully accessible for wheelchair-users, and one three-bedroom flat. The recommended development has received positive feedback from the community and was given planning permission on 29 September 2020.

 

In order to facilitate this, Cabinet is being asked to approve use of the Council’s powers to appropriate the land for planning purposes and to override any easements.

 

Cabinet is asked in light of a formal procurement exercise to approve the appointment of a local contractor, NFC Homes Limited, to deliver these new Council homes by converting a vacant shop unit on the ground floor of an existing Council block and building a new block of two flats on adjoining land currently occupied by dilapidated pram sheds.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

The Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal introduced the report which sought approval for the delivery of four new Council homes for Council rent, on Council land. To facilitate this development, Cabinet was asked to approve the use of the Council’s powers to appropriate the land for planning purposes and to override any easements.

 

The approval of these four new homes, one of which would be fully accessible for wheelchair users, would result in a total of 359 new Council homes under construction across 15 sites in 11 wards by the end of February 2021.

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 421,

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    To approve the appointment of NFC Homes Limited to undertake the new build works to provide a total of four Council rented homes at Scales Road for a total contract sum of £841,813.00 and to approve the client contingency sum set out in the exempt part of the report.

2.    To approve the appropriation of the land at Scales Road (edged red in the plans attached at Appendix 1) from housing purposes to planning purposes under Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 as it is no longer required for the purpose which it is currently held, and for the purpose of carrying out development as set out in paragraphs 6.1 to 6.22 of this report.

3.    To approve the use of the Council’s powers under Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to override easements and other rights of neighbouring properties infringed upon by the Scales Road development, under planning permission Ref: HGY/2020/1809.

4.    To delegate to the Director of Housing, Regeneration and Planning, after consultation with the Director of Finance and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal, authority to make payments of compensation as a result of any infringement arising from the development and the recommendation 3.1.3, within the existing scheme of delegation.

5.    To approve the appropriation of the land at Scales Road (edged red in the plans attached at Appendix 1) from planning purposes back to housing purposes under Section 19 of the Housing Act 1985, after practical completion of the development on 31 March 2022.

 

Reasons for decision

 

On 9 July 2019 Cabinet included the land at Scales Road in the Council’s housing delivery programme. The development scheme has subsequently been granted planning consent and is ready to progress to construction. This report therefore marks the third, and final, Member decision to develop on this site.

 

Following a formal tender process, NFC Homes Limited has been identified to undertake these works.

 

The appropriation of the land at Scales Road (‘the Site’) for planning purposes is required as it will allow the Council to use the powers contained in Section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 (‘HPA’) to override easements and other rights of neighbouring properties. This will prevent injunctions that could delay or prevent the Council’s proposed development. Section 203 HPA converts the right to seek an injunction into a right  ...  view the full minutes text for item 413.

414.

Approval of construction contract at Tudor Close N6 pdf icon PDF 527 KB

[Report of the Director for Housing, Regeneration and Planning. To be introduced by the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal.]

 

This report seeks Cabinet’s approval to develop a new-build scheme in Highgate on Council land, at 1- 42 Tudor Close N6 5PR, to build a three-storey block of flats with six new homes at social housing rent. Appendix 1 redline boundary provides the footprint of land.   The accommodation schedule is 1x1bx2p, 2x2bx3p, 3x2bx4p, equates to six new habitable homes for twenty people. Appendix 2 (site plan) provides the proposed site layout, currently occupied by 38 car parking spaces within the cul-de-sac of the estate.

Minutes:

 The Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal was pleased to introduce the report which sought approval to develop a new-build scheme in Highgate on Council land, at 1- 42 Tudor Close N6 5PR, to build a three-storey block of flats with six new homes at social housing rent, one of which will be fully accessible for wheelchair users.

 

The Cabinet Member outlined that this required appropriation of the site from housing purposes to planning purposes under Section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972  and referred Cabinet to the  consultation carried under section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 and to the wider community engagement (as set out in paragraphs 6.5 to 6.25).

 

 

Further to considering the exempt information at item 422,

 

RESOLVED

 

1.    To consider the responses both to the consultation carried out on this proposed scheme in line with section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 and to the wider community engagement (as set out in paragraphs 6.5 to 6.25).

2.    To approve the appropriation of the site at Tudor Close (edged red on the plan attached at Appendix 1) from housing purposes to planning purposes under section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 as it is no longer required for the purpose which it is currently held, for the purpose of carrying out development as set out in part 6 of this report.

3.    To approve the use of the Council’s powers under section 203 of the Housing and Planning Act 2016 to override easements and other rights of neighbouring properties infringed upon by the Tudor Close development, under planning permission Ref: HGY/2020/1460.

4.    To delegate to the Director of Housing, Regeneration and Planning, after consultation with the Director of Finance and the Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal, authority to make payments of compensation as a result of any infringement arising from the development and the recommendation 3.1.3, within the existing scheme of delegation.

5.    To approve the appropriation of the site at Tudor Close (edged red on the plan attached at Appendix 1) from planning purposes back to housing purposes under Section 19 of the Housing Act 1985, after practical completion of the development on 24 November 2022.

6.    To approve the appointment of NFC Homes Limited to undertake the new build works to provide a total of six Council rented homes at Tudor Close for a total contract sum of £1,701,067.00 and to approve the client contingency sum set out in the exempt part of the report.

 

Reasons for decisions

 

Cabinet included the site at Tudor Close in the Council housing delivery programme on 13 November 2018 with the intention of directly delivering homes on the site. This scheme has subsequently been granted planning consent and is ready to progress to construction.

 

The use of powers at section 122 of the Local Government Act 1972 (LGA) allowing the Council to utilise the powers at section 203 Housing and Planning Act 2016 (HPA) on the site would also overcome potentially enforceable third-party  ...  view the full minutes text for item 414.

415.

Minutes of Other Bodies pdf icon PDF 315 KB

To note the minutes of the following:

 

Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee 20 October 2020

Urgent Decision 17 December 2020

Urgent Decision 21 December 2020

Cabinet Signing 21 December 2020

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

To note the minutes of the following:

 

Corporate Parenting Advisory Committee 20 October 2020

Urgent Decision 17 December 2020

Urgent Decision 21 December 2020

Cabinet Signing 21 December 2020

416.

Significant and Delegated Actions pdf icon PDF 332 KB

To note the Delegated and significant actions taken by directors between November and December 2020.

Additional documents:

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

To note the delegated and significant actions taken by directors between November and December 2020.

417.

New Items of Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 3 above.

Minutes:

There were no new items of urgent business.

418.

Exclusion of the Press and Public

Note from the Democratic Services and Scrutiny Manager

 

Items 22,23, 24,25,and 26 allow for consideration of exempt information in relation to items 14, 15, 16, 17 and 6.

 

TO RESOLVE

 

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 and 5, Part 1, schedule 12A of the Local Government Act:     

·         Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

·         Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings

Minutes:

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 and 5, Part 1, schedule 12A of the Local Government Act:     

 

·         Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

·         Information in respect of which a claim to legal professional privilege could be maintained in legal proceedings.

419.

Exempt - Noel Park Pods Replacements & Major Works Project

As per item 14.

Minutes:

As per item 411 and the exempt minutes.

420.

Extension of Housing Related Support Contracts-Single Homeless- Pathway of Short Term Supported Housing - Exempt

As per item 15.

Minutes:

As per item 412 and the exempt minutes.

421.

Exempt - Approval of a construction contract for new Council homes at Scales Road N17

As per item 16.

Minutes:

As per item 413 and the exempt minutes.

422.

Exempt - Approval of construction contract at Tudor Close N6

As per item 17.

Minutes:

As per item 414 and the exempt minutes.

423.

Exempt Minutes

To approve the exempt minutes of the meeting held on the 8th of December 2021

Minutes:

RESOLVED

 

That the exempt minutes of the meeting held on 8 December 2020 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting. 

424.

New Items of Exempt Urgent Business

To consider any items admitted at Item 3 above.

 

Minutes:

There were no new items of exempt urgent business.