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

Note: The press and public are welcome to attend this as an online virtual meeting. The link to view proceedings can be accessed via the Live Streaming section on the Democracy page of the Council's website or through the link on the agenda frontsheet. 

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 121 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on 7th December 2020 as a correct record.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 7 December 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 items to be considered at this meeting.

Decision:

There were no references from Scrutiny submitted for consideration at the meeting.

7.

Treasury Management Mid-Year Report 2020-21 pdf icon PDF 170 KB

This report provides an update on treasury activities for the first half of the financial year 2020-21.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note the 2020-21 Mid-Year Treasury report and agree that it be forwarded on to Council, in compliance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code).

8.

Quarter 3 Financial Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 205 KB

This report sets out the current forecast of income and expenditure against the revenue budget for 2020/21 and other key financial data.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note the overall financial position as set out within the Q3 monitoring update and the actions being taken to manage the issues arising.

9.

Annual Complaint Report 2019/20 pdf icon PDF 198 KB

This report outlines the Council’s performance in addressing complaints for the period April 2019 to March 2020.  

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To note Brent’s performance in managing and resolving complaints.

 

(2)      To note the comments in the Council’s self-assessment against the Housing Ombudsman’s Code in Appendix D of the report.

10.

Emergency Accommodation for Homeless Households pdf icon PDF 126 KB

This report concerns the need to secure emergency temporary accommodation in Brent, to house homeless households (families and single homeless people) and requests approval to invite tenders in respect of securing this emergency temporary accommodation.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve inviting tenders for 200 self-contained rooms, (with bathroom, toilet and kitchen facilities) in Brent, to use as emergency temporary accommodation for homeless households on the basis of the pre - tender considerations set out in paragraph 3.16 of the report.

 

(2)     To approve officers evaluating the tenders referred to in (1) above on the basis of the evaluation criteria set out in paragraph 3.16 of the report.

 

(3)     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform to award the contract for the provision of 200 self-contained rooms, in Brent to use as emergency temporary accommodation for homeless households for a term of 18 Months (with a 12 month break clause).

11.

Six Month Update on Supply of New Affordable Homes pdf icon PDF 187 KB

This report provides a six month update on the progress made towards delivery of the Council’s target for building new affordable homes over the five year period 2019-2024.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To note the contents of the report and progress to date on delivering both the New Council Homes Programme (NCHP) and other programmes and projects in place to deliver 5,000 new affordable homes in the borough by 2024.

 

(2)     To note the proposals regarding the Church End development site scheduled to be brought forward as set out in paragraph 5.5 and 9.2-9.8 of the report.

 

(3)     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Community Wellbeing, in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, to agree pre-tender considerations, invite tenders, evaluate tenders and thereafter award development / construction contracts with developers / contractors in respect of the Church End site referred to in (2) above using the procurement approach set out within section 9.2 of the report.

 

(4)     For the reasons detailed in paragraph 14.17 of the report, to delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Community Wellbeing, in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, agree pre-tender considerations, invite tenders, evaluate tenders and thereafter to award development / construction contracts with developers / contractors in respect of any sites listed in Section 6 of the report, should these be classified as High Value Contracts.

 

(5)     To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration & Environment in consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning for the purposes of entering revised leases with the Brent Indian Community Centre and the West Indian Association, that would allow the Council to progress the next phase of both projects.

12.

Northwick Park, One Public Estate – CIL Allocation pdf icon PDF 110 KB

This report seeks approval to delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration and Environment to allocate Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) funding to enable the construction of a new spine road for the Northwick Park One Public Estate development. 

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Regeneration & Environment in consultation with the Lead Member for Environment, the Lead Member for Planning, Property and Regeneration and the Director of Finance to allocate £10m of Community Infrastructure Levy funding to allow the construction of the new One Public Estate Spine/Access road at Northwick Park.

13.

Authority to Tender for the Design & Build Contract at 1 Morland Gardens, Stonebridge pdf icon PDF 104 KB

This report seeks approval to invite tenders for a contract for the design and build of the 1 Morland Gardens development, following a satisfactory completion of the judicial review of the planning process.  

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve the inviting of tenders via a mini-competition under the Notting Hill Genesis Contractor Framework agreement for a contractor on the basis of the pre-tender considerations set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report.

 

(2)     To approve delegating authority to award the contract for the Morland Gardens Redevelopment Design and Build Contract following the successful outcome of the tender exercise to the Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Regeneration, Property and Planning and Schools, Employment and Skills.

 

(3)     That should the procurement exercise described in paragraph 3.5 of the report not elicit sufficient bids in order for officers to propose the awarding of the contract, to delegate authority to approve inviting tenders using an alternative procurement method and any resultant pre-tender considerations to the Strategic Director, Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Cabinet Members for Regeneration, Property and Planning and Schools, Employment and Skills.

14.

Brent Council’s School Admission Arrangements for Community Primary Schools 2022/23 pdf icon PDF 82 KB

This report seeks approval for the school admission arrangements for Brent Community Primary Schools for 2022/23.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve the proposed admission arrangements for Brent community schools, as detailed within Appendix 2 of the report.

 

(2)      To note the scheme of co-ordination for maintained schools in Brent for the 2022/2023 academic year, as detailed within Appendix 3 of the report.

 

(3)      To note the thanks expressed for the hard work, dedication and commitment of all school staff in responding to the pandemic overall and in terms of delivering the response to the current and previous lockdowns and restrictions.

15.

Establishing an Onside Youth Zone pdf icon PDF 146 KB

This report seeks approval to the capital contribution for the establishment of an Onside Youth Zone.

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED

 

(1)      To confirm agreement to the proposed financial solution to enable the establishment of an OYZ in the borough, as set out in section 5.4 of the report.

 

(2)     That on the basis of (1) above, Cabinet give permission for officers to progress with a YIF bid, via Onside Youth Zones, setting out the Local Authority’s agreement in principle to the establishment of an OYZ, subject to finding a suitable site in the borough.

16.

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: “Information relating to the financial or business affairs of any particular person (including the authority holding that information)"

 

 

Item 12, Appendix 2: North Park, One Public Estate CIL Allocation: HIF Funding

 

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.