Agenda and minutes

Cabinet Member Signing
Monday, 7th November, 2016 12.30 pm

Venue: Civic Centre, High Road, Wood Green, N22 8LE. View directions

Contact: Felicity Foley 


No. Item



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 those present to agenda Item 1 as shown on the agenda in respect of filming at this meeting and asked that those present reviewed and noted the information contained therein.




The Leader will advise of any items they have decided to take as urgent business.

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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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No Declarations of Interest were received


Outside Broadcasting Facilities Lease pdf icon PDF 274 KB

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Leader agreement was sought for entering into a lease with Tottenham

Hotspur Football & Athletic Co. Limited for the provision of outside

broadcasting facilities during event periods on areas of the Northumberland

Park Community School site.


Approval was also sought to delegate any minor amendments required to the

lease to the Director for Regeneration, Planning and Development and to the

Assistant Director for Corporate Governance. 




I.        To agree that the Council enters into a 99 year lease with Tottenham Hotspur Football & Athletic Co. Limited (the lease to be entered into is attached as appendix 1of the report) for the provision of outside broadcasting facilities during event periods (a summary of the lease terms is set out in section six below) on the areas of the Northumberland Park Community School site labelled 1, 3, 4 and 5 on the plan attached at appendix 2 of this report, subject to:


a)    Approval by the Governing Body of Northumberland Park Community School;

b)    approval/licence to underlet to be obtained under the PFI lease;

c)    consent of Secretary of State under Education Act 2011 and Section 77 of the Schools Standards and Framework Act 1998.

II.        To delegate any minor amendments required to the lease to the Director for Regeneration, Planning and Development and the Assistant Director for Corporate Governance.


III.        To note that a  separate S115E Licence arrangement is being agreed between THFC and the council to allow the club to use land on the corner of Worcester Avenue and Park Lane as a Satellite Uplink Vehicle Area.


Reasons for decision


THFC have confirmed in a letter dated 18th October 2016 to the Council (attached at appendix 3 within the exempt part of this report) the dependency between the club being able to guarantee, long term outside broadcast facilities, and therefore media revenues, and their ability to raise funding required to complete their stadium redevelopment.


Failure to access these funds could delay or jeopardise the scheme. If this is the case it could have a significant impact on local businesses and residents. This could also impact on the Council’s comprehensive regeneration plans, which benefit from the catalytic effect of the stadium redevelopment.


Dialogue between the Council and THFC, and subsequent feasibility analysis (attached as appendix 4 is a report from Wilson Owens Owens setting out the due diligence process informing this conclusion), has identified that space for outside broadcast facilities could be incorporated within a redeveloped NPCS site should the NPCS site be the subject of redevelopment proposals (as part of plans to relocate and enhance the school and comprehensive estate regeneration proposals that could come forward within the Northumberland Park regeneration area). This work has also indicated that there are other potential site options available within the area within which the provision of outside broadcast facilities are technically possible, however, for the reasons set out in appendix 4 these have all been deemed to be less deliverable and more sub-optimal locations.


Alternative options considered


The Council could refuse to grant  ...  view the full minutes text for item 15.


New items of urgent business

To consider any items admitted at item 2 above.


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Item 7 is likely to be subject of a motion of exclude the press and public from the meeting as it contains exempt information as defined in Section 100a of the Local Government Act 1972; Para 3 – information relating to the business or financial affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information).

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


Outside Broadcasting Facilities Lease


Noted the information contained in the exempt Part B of the report.