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Note: Sale of Keston Road site – budget to achieve vacant possession & Non-Key Haringey Council nominations to the Board of the Haringey Development Vehicle 

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113.

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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Minutes:

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.

 

114.

URGENT BUSINESS

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

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Minutes:

None.

115.

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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116.

Sale of Keston Road site - budget to achieve vacant possession pdf icon PDF 399 KB

This report seeks approval to:

i.          Increase the budget for the Winfield Road scheme (scheme number 450) by £687,000 to £982,000; and

ii.         Include a new scheme, The Relocation of the Goan Community Centre and the West Green Playgroup, within the approved capital programme with a budget of £542, 000.

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Minutes:

The Leader noted the report, which sought approval to increase the budget for the Winfield Road Scheme on the Keston Road site, and to include a new scheme, the Relocation of the Goan Community Centre and the West Green Playgroup, within the approved capital programme.

The Leader sought assurances around why the costs had increased significantly. In response, officers advised that it had been difficult to find a suitable building and that the increased costs were a result of a significant amount of work required to upgrade the Winfield building.

RESOLVED

  1. That the budget for the Winfield Road scheme (scheme number 450) be increased by £687,000 to £982,000.

 

  1. That a new scheme, The Relocation of the Goan Community Centre and the West Green Playgroup, be included within the approved capital programmewith a budget of £542,000

 

Reasons for decision

 

The key justification for this decision was to facilitate the completion of the Development Agreement with Pocket Living by no later than end of August 2017, in order not to delay completion of the land sale agreement.

 

At the time of the original cabinet decision the costs for relocation of the occupiers was not known. Work had now been completed to determine the refurbishment required to Winfield Road and the fit out specification of the new community centre which had determined the budget requirement.

 

Alternative options considered

 

The alternative option was not to include a budget to achieve vacant possession in the capital programme.  This would frustrate completion of the Development Agreement and delay completion of the sale to Pocket Living, putting the sale consideration at risk with the possible loss of a capital receipt for the Council as well as delaying the relocation of existing occupiers.

 

117.

Non-Key decision - Haringey Council nominations to the Board of the Haringey Development Vehicle pdf icon PDF 164 KB

This report sets out, for the Leader’s agreement, the nominees from Haringey Council to the HDV Board.

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Minutes:

The Leader noted the report, which sought agreement for the nomination of three HDV Board members from Haringey Council. The decision to appoint HDV Board Member was required following Cabinet’s decision to establish the HDV at Cabinet in July. Officers advised that this was a non-key decision.

Cllr Clive Carter enquired whether there were any qualifications required or criteria used to determine who was nominated to the HDV Board. In response, it was noted that there were no formal criteria or qualifications. The Leader advised that the Strategic Director of Regeneration, Planning and Development was appointed because of her extensive experience across regeneration and commercial areas. The AD for Transformation and Resources was appointed because of the need for someone who has accountability for the Council’s resources. Whilst the Cabinet member for Children & Families was appointed because of the importance given to social aspects of the HDV and the overlap with her portfolio.

In response to a question around how often the Board would meet, officers advised that at a minimum this would be quarterly but that additional meetings would be held as and when necessary.

RESOLVED

  1. The Leader agreed to nominate the following individuals as the Haringey Council members of the Haringey Development Vehicle Board:

 

·         The Cabinet Member for Children and Families: Cllr Elin Weston

·         Strategic Director of Regeneration, Planning and Development: Lyn Garner

·         Assistant Director for Transformation and Resources: Richard Grice

 

ii.         The Leader:

A)   Agreed to nominate the following individuals as a panel of potential substitutes to stand in for the officer members of the Haringey Development Vehicle Board (if required for reasons of absence):

·         Director of Regeneration: Helen Fisher

·         Assistant Director for Commissioning: Charlotte Pomery

 

B)   Noted that she was able to substitute the Cabinet Member for Children and Families for another member of Haringey’s Cabinet if the Cabinet Member for Children and Families was unavailable to attend (subject to there being a maximum of one Cabinet Member on the Haringey Development Vehicle Board at any one time).

 

Reasons for decision

 

As a consequence of the Cabinet decision to establish the HDV, the Council was required to make nominations to the HDV Board. 

 

In recommending nominations to the Board, the Council sought to avoid conflicts of interest and to balance the managerial capacity and expertise needed by the Council in both its role as a member of the HDV and to ensure it is fulfilling its statutory and regulatory functions as the local authority. It is for these reasons that the Head of Paid Service, S151 Officer and Monitoring Officer were not proposed to be nominees to the Board.

 

Alternative options considered

 

No alternative options were available.

 

 

 

 

118.

ITEMS OF URGENT BUSINESS

To consider any urgent business as admitted at item 2.

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N/A.