Agenda and decisions

Cabinet
Monday 16 July 2018 4.00 pm

Venue: Boardrooms 3-5 - Brent Civic Centre, Engineers Way, Wembley, HA9 0FJ. View directions

Contact: Thomas Cattermole, Head of Executive and Member Services  020 8937 5446 Email: thomas.cattermole@brent.gov.uk

Items
No. Item

1.

Membership and Apologies for Absence

To note the appointment of Councillor Tom Miller as Lead Member for Community Safety and receive any apologies for absence.

Decision:

Cabinet noted the appointment of Councillor Tom Miller as Lead Member for Community Safety.

 

Cabinet noted the appointment by the Leader of the Council of Councillor Tom Miller to replace Councillor Shama Tatler as a full Member of the Joint Boroughs IT Committee

 

Cabinet noted the appointment of Councillor Amer Agha as the Council’s representative on the South Kilburn Trust.

 

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 declared.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 69 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18 June 2018 as a correct record.

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 18 June 2018 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

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.

Deputations (if any)

To hear any deputations received from members of the public in accordance with Standing Order 67.

Decision:

In accordance with Standing Order 67 Cabinet received a deputation from Ms Joan Greening of the Kensal Green Residents Association about Bank Holiday Parking Restriction Changes in KR & KG Parking Zones.

7.

Performance Report, Q4 (January - March) 2017/18 pdf icon PDF 139 KB

The purpose of this report is to provide Cabinet with a corporate overview of performance information linked to the Brent 2020 and Borough Plan priorities, to support informed decision-making and to manage performance effectively.   

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

7.1       Cabinet noted the performance information within the report.

 

7.2      Cabinet considered the current and futures strategic risks associated with the  information provided and agreed remedial actions on strategic risks as appropriate.

 

7.3      Cabinet agreed to challenge progress with responsible officers as  appropriate.

 

8.

July Finance Review pdf icon PDF 249 KB

This report is for information.  It sets out the overall financial position facing the Council for the next four years and highlights the significant risks, issues and uncertainties.  It also sets out the proposed budget setting process for, at least, the years 2019/20 and 2020/21, in order to maximise the period of consultation with residents, businesses and other key stakeholders.

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

8.1      Cabinet agreed the budget setting process for 2019/20 – 2020/21 including the approach to consultation and scrutiny as set out in the report.

 

8.2      Cabinet noted the Government’s commitment to proceed with Fair Funding Review, a reset of the Business Rates Baseline and a move to 75% Business Rates Retention, all to be implemented by April 2020 and the likely consequences of this for Brent’s future funding.

 

8.3      Cabinet noted that the current funding assumptions savings of at least £30.3 million will be required in order to agree balanced budgets for 2019/20 and 2020/21

 

8.4      Cabinet noted the Capital budgets and agreed the proposed 2017/18 capital budget carry forwards and capital virements set out in the report.

 

8.5      Cabinet agreed to allocate £1m to begin the process of developing and consulting upon investment options in the borough’s more dilapidates physical infrastructure, financed by the Investment Strategy Reserve.

 

9.

2017/18 Financial Outturn and Statement of Accounts pdf icon PDF 145 KB

This report sets out the current forecasts of income and expenditure against the revenue and capital budgets for 2017/18

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

9.1  Cabinet noted the overall financial outturn as set up in the report and accompanying appendix.

10.

Quarter 1 Financial Forecast 2018/19 pdf icon PDF 228 KB

This report sets out the current forecasts of income and expenditure against the revenue budget for 2018/19 and other key financial data. 

 

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

10.1  Cabinet noted the overall financial position and the actions taken to manage the issues arising as set up in the report.

 

11.

Wembley Transport Improvements pdf icon PDF 153 KB

This report relates to the transport infrastructure improvement works identified within the adopted Wembley Area Action Plan (WAAP) that are required to ensure the ongoing success of, and investment in, the Wembley growth area.

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

 

11.1    Cabinet approved the funding required to implement the schemes set out in paragraph 1.2 of the report and approve the procurement via OJEU Restricted Procedure for a contractor(s) to deliver the works.

 

11.2    Cabinet approved delegated authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment in consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning to approve the pre tender considerations in accordance with Standing Order 89 and award and enter into agreement with contractors to carry out the required works.

 

12.

Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan - Consultation and Examination pdf icon PDF 123 KB

This report provides an overview of the process which Harlesden Neighbourhood Forum has followed in producing the draft Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan and a brief summary of its content. It sets out the next stages that the Plan will have to go through to become part of the development plan and seeks authority from Cabinet to undertake these.

 

Additional documents:

Decision:

RESOLVED:-

 

12.1    Cabinet agreed that:

a)    the draft Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan as set out in Appendix A of  the report is published for public consultation for 6 weeks

b)    the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment be authorised to appoint an independent examiner in consultation with the Old Oak and Park Royal Development Corporation (OPDC) and Neighbourhood Forum

c)    following public consultation, the draft Plan and representations received are submitted for independent examination

d)    that following receipt of the examiner’s report that the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Highways and Planning, be authorised to publish the Council’s decision notice, update the Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan, undertake a referendum and, subject to the outcome, that the Harlesden Neighbourhood Plan is made.

 

 

13.

Exclusion of Press and Public

The following items are not for publication as they relate to the following category of exempt information as specified under Part 1, Schedule 12A of the Local Government Act 1972, namely Paragraph 3: “Information relating to the financial or business affairs of a particular person (including the authority holding the information)”.

 

·         Agenda Item 10 ‘Wembley Transport Improvements’ – Appendix B

 

14.

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. Any decisions taken urgently under this heading must comply with the provisions outlined in paragraph’s 12 and 39 of the Council’s Access to Information Rules (part 2 of the Constitution).