Agenda and decisions

Venue: This will be held as an online virtual meeting

Contact: James Kinsella, Governance Manager  Tel: 020 8937 2063; Email:  james.kinsella@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Decision:

None.

2.

Declarations of Interest

Members are invited to declare at this stage of the meeting, the nature and existence of any relevant disclosable pecuniary or personal interests in the items on this agenda and to specify the item(s) to which they relate.

Decision:

None.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 93 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 17th August 2020 as a correct record.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 17 August 2020 as an accurate record.

4.

Matters Arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Decision:

None.

5.

Petitions (if any)

To discuss any petitions from members of the public, in accordance with Standing Order 66.

Decision:

None.

6.

Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any)

There are no reference reports from either of the Council’s Scrutiny

Committees for consideration at this meeting.

Decision:

None.

7.

Poverty Commission Final Report and Recommendations pdf icon PDF 87 KB

This report sets out the final report and recommendations of the Brent Poverty Commission, and seeks agreement that the recommendations be accepted. It further asks that the implementation of the agreed recommendations be considered, taking account of the comments from the Community and Wellbeing, and Resources and Public Realm Scrutiny Committees.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet NOTED:

 

1.         The comments circulated to members in advance of the meeting from Councillor Ketan Sheth as Chair of the Joint Community & Wellbeing and Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny briefing, held to present the Poverty Commission report to scrutiny members in advance of its consideration by Cabinet.  Scrutiny members had welcomed the Commission’s report and highlighted a number of proposals, which had been detailed in Appendix 2 of the report.  These included (as highlighted in Councillor Sheth’s submission) proposals relating to public health, housing, financial exclusion and local welfare and the need to ensure clear metrics to monitor progress against implementation of the recommendations.

2.         The comments from Councillor Kennelly, who had requested to speak on the item.  In welcoming the Commission’s report and findings, Councillor Kennelly highlighted the need to ensure adequate challenge around inequalities in both public health and the environment, especially in relation to oral and mental health, air quality and regeneration of the boroughs high streets.  Whilst recognising the work undertaken to date, he highlighted a need to ensure the report was subject to full scrutiny in order to enable all stakeholders to engage in the process with a clear set of measureable objectives and targets to be set and presented to Full Council for consideration.

 

Having noted the comments received and report from the Commission, Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)     accept all the recommendations within the Commission’s report and the steps outlined within the report for their implementation.

 

(2)     agree publication of a Council response to the Commission’s report and development of a delivery plan for implementation of the recommendations.

8.

Brent Black Community Action Plan – Implementation pdf icon PDF 139 KB

This report presents additional information on the work streams previously identified in the Brent Black Community Action Plan, and requests that the delivery of the actions be reviewed and prioritised, taking into account the timeframe and resource implications of each.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Having considered the work streams presented for consideration and prioritisation in relation to the Brent Black Community Action Plan, Cabinet RESOLVED having taken into account the timescales and resourcing implications identified to:

 

(1)      agree that actions with a delivery date within six months were prioritised for initial action and implementation.

 

(2)      agree that actions with delivery dates beyond six months be considered as part of the Council’s annual budget setting process, with the Action Plan to be reviewed accordingly.

9.

Borough Plan - Review of year one pdf icon PDF 74 KB

This report seeks approval for the review of the first year of the 2019-2023 borough plan. The review is undertaken annually in order to reflect changing priorities.  

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the first year review document for the Council’s Borough Plan 2019-2023.

10.

Treasury Management 2019/20 Outturn Report pdf icon PDF 123 KB

This report provides an update on Treasury Management activity and confirms that the Council has complied with its Prudential Indicators for 2019/20, and seeks approval for its progression to Full Council.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Note the 2019/20 Treasury Management outturn report and approve its referral to Full Council, in compliance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code).

 

(2)      Note that for 2019/20 the Council had complied with its Prudential Indicators, which were approved by Full Council on 25 February 2019 as part of the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Capital Strategy Statement.

11.

Procurement of 6 supported living services for Mental Health & Dual Diagnosis Learning Difficulties and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD) pdf icon PDF 152 KB

This report seeks approval to invite tenders for the provision of six supported living services for the following client groups: Mental Health, Learning Disabilities, Dual Diagnosis and Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). The procurement forms a part of the New Accommodation for Independent Living (NAIL) programme, which is part of the Adult Social Care strategy to support people to live independently.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      approve inviting tenders for six Supported Living services, as detailed below, by way of open competition within the following Lot structure based on specialist needs:

·                Lot 1 PMLD services John Wilson House, 167 Willesden Road and 124 Harrowdene Road

·                Lot 2 Mental Health service, 12 St Gabriel’s Road 

·                Lot 3 Dual Diagnosis service, 155 Walm Lane

·                Lot 4 LD services 2-4 Cranhurst Road and 3 Salmon Street

 

(2)       approve inviting the tenders referred to in (1) above on the basis of the pre-tender considerations set out in paragraph 6.2 of the report.

 

(3)       approve officers evaluating the tenders referred to in (1) above based on the evaluation criteria set out in paragraph 6.2(vi) of the report.

 

(4)       delegate award to the Strategic Director in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Adult Social Care

12.

Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan pdf icon PDF 117 KB

This report seeks approval for the affordable workspace strategy and action plan. The plan aligns with the Inclusive Growth Strategy adopted in 2019 to curate a strategic vision for workspace in the borough to develop and support SME businesses.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)      note the Affordable Workspace Strategy & Action Plan.

 

(2)      approve the Affordable Workspace Strategy and Action Plan, prior to publication on the Council’s website, dissemination of the same to key partners and stakeholders, and implementation.

13.

Proposals for a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) Governance Strategy pdf icon PDF 162 KB

This report seeks approval of a suggested approach and arrangements for introducing a Governance Strategy for Strategic CIL spending.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to agree the suggested approach and arrangements for introducing a Governance Strategy for Strategic CIL, as set out in section 3 of the report.

14.

Highways Carriageway Scheme Programme 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 174 KB

This report seeks approval of the proposed Highways Carriageway Scheme Programme 2020-21. Recommendations are included for how Brent’s base £3.5m capital budget should be allocated through prioritised programmes of major road resurfacing, preventative maintenance, carriageway injection patching, improvements to highway structures, improvements to the public realm, and renewal of road markings.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the proposed Highways Carriageway Scheme Programme 2020-21, as detailed within Appendix B of the report.

15.

Proposed New Article 4 Directions To Replace The Existing Directions For Brent’s Residential Conservation Areas pdf icon PDF 116 KB

This report seeks approval to proceed with proposals for new Article 4 Directions for residential conservation areas.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Note the regulatory requirements for the cancellation of existing Article 4 Directions and the making of new Article 4 Directions, as prescribed by The Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015.

 

(2)      Note the making of new Article 4 Directions, as outlined within the report on a non-immediate basis to withdraw permitted development rights in the conservation areas listed within section 1.3 and as detailed within Appendix 1 of the report.

 

(3)      Delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment in association with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning to carry out the necessary publicity, notification, consultation and subsequent decision on whether to cancel and confirm the new Article 4 Directions, as prescribed by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, in that respect.

16.

Exclusion of Press and Public

No items have been identified in advance of the meeting that will require exclusion of the press or public.

Decision:

There were no items that required the exclusion of the press or public.

17.

Any other urgent business

Notice of items to be raised under this heading must be given in writing to the Head of Executive and Member Services or his representative before the meeting in accordance with Standing Order 60.

Decision:

None.