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Decisions published

15/11/2019 - Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for land surrounding Wembley Stadium encompassing land in Tokyngton and Wembley Central Wards as well as adjoining Barnhill Ward ref: 4829    Recommendations Approved

To approve adoption of the Public Space Protection Order for a number of activities for the area surrounding Wembley Stadium.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 21/11/2019

Effective from: 29/11/2019

Decision:

(1)        To approve confirming the introduction and implementation of the proposed PSPO in the draft terms attached in Appendix E of the accompanying report one for a period of three years.

 

(2)        To note the proposed area and other relevant maps for the PSPO targeting a range of different anti-social behaviour (ASB) in Appendix A of the report, the evidence supporting the PSPO in Appendix B of the report, the consultation responses in Appendix C of the report and the equalities impact assessment in Appendix D of the report.

 

(3)        To approvethe date on which the PSPO will become effective and in force.

Wards affected: Barnhill; Tokyngton; Wembley Central;

Lead officer: Yogini Patel


15/11/2019 - Authority to Award Contract for the refurbishment of tennis courts at Gladstone Park (Recordable Officer Decision) ref: 4828    Recommendations Approved

This decision seeks authority to award a contract for the refurbishment of tennis courts at Gladstone Park.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision published: 15/11/2019

Effective from: 15/11/2019

Decision:

To approve the award of a contract for the refurbishment of 8 full-size and three junior tennis courts to ETC Sport Surfaces Limited, andthe installation of LED Floodlighting to Exclusive Leisure Limited.

 

Wards affected: Dollis Hill; Willesden Green;

Lead officer: Rashmi Agarwal


13/11/2019 - 290B Ealing Road, Wembley, HA0 4LL Ref. 19/1761) ref: 4825    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 13/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to a condition to ensure the proposed obscured glazing is maintained.

Wards affected: Wembley Central;


13/11/2019 - Keelers Service Centre, Harrow Road, Wembley, HA0 2LL (Ref. 18/3069) ref: 4824    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 13/11/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 13/11/2019

Effective from: 13/11/2019

Decision:

Minded to grant planning consent as recommended subject to the Secretary of State’s decision not to call in the application, and amended to Heads of Terms within the Section 106 Agreement to include:

·          3-year Car Club membership,

·         Mitigate the shortfall in external amenity space to include an off-site contribution of £10,000 towards improvements to Barham Park and may include enhanced accessibility to or within the park and other open space/play improvement.

Wards affected: Sudbury;


11/11/2019 - Matters Arising (if any) ref: 4822    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

None


11/11/2019 - Any other urgent business ref: 4818    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

None.


11/11/2019 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 4817    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

The press and public were not excluded for any items on the agenda.


11/11/2019 - Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any) ref: 4820    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

None


11/11/2019 - Petitions (if any) ref: 4808    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

None


11/11/2019 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 4807    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 14 October 2019 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.


11/11/2019 - Apologies for Absence ref: 4821    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

None


11/11/2019 - Inclusive Growth in Harlesden Town Centre ref: 4811    Recommendations Approved

Proposed capital investment in the town centre to deliver new workspace, cultural and community space, as well as associated public realm improvements.

 

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)       To approve the release of council capital investment to deliver inclusive growth in Harlesden. Details of the total sum and the breakdown of the capital investment are contained within Appendix 1.

 

(2)       To approve £0.5m of revenue to take forward capacity building in Harlesden Town Centre with the local business community and stakeholders, having noted that the council had bid for an additional £0.5m from the GLA Good Growth Fund to increase this capacity building fund.

 

(3)       To support the Methodist Church to bid for £0.5m of Neighbourhood Community Infrastructure Levy (NCIL), having noted that the council had also bid for £0.5m from the GLA Good Growth Fund to increase the project fund to £1m to deliver the full scope of the proposed project for this asset.

 

(4)       To note that without the sources of funding identified above the proposed works to the Methodist Church cannot take place.  If part of the total required funding is not secured, then work will need to be undertaken by the Church to select which works are prioritised.

Wards affected: Harlesden;

Lead officer: Matthew Dibben


11/11/2019 - Draft Budget 2020/21 – 2022/23 and medium term financial outlook ref: 4809    Recommendations Approved

The purpose of this report is to set out the Council’s budget proposals for 2020/21 and beyond. It therefore includes other key activities in relation to setting the 2020/21 budget, including dealing with any surplus on the Council’s collection fund and the updating of technical budget assumptions since they were last presented to Cabinet in July 2019. It also provides a general update on the overall financial position, including an assessment of the Government’s one-year spending review and other reforms to Local Government finances.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet:

 

(1)      Note the overall financial position.

 

(2)     Agrees to consult on the budget proposals as set out in Appendices A, B and C.

 

(3)     That Cabinet agrees to consult on council tax increases of 3.99% in 2020/21, subject to the legislative uncertainty set out in section four of this report.

 

(4)     Endorses the approach to the statutory process of consultation, scrutiny and equalities between November 2019 and January 2020, as set out in section seven of the report.

 

(5)     Endorses the changes to the technical budget assumptions underpinning the budget as set out in section four of this report.

 

(6)     Agrees the estimated Collection Fund balance relating to Council Tax and Business Rates for 2020/21 as nil (no surplus or deficit) as set out in section six of the report.

 

(7)     Notes the position with regard to the School funding reform proposals, as set out in section eight.

 

(8)     Agrees to consult on a rent increase of 2.7% for the 2020/21 Housing Revenue Account (HRA) budget, as set out in section nine and Appendix D of the report.

 

(9)     Notes the key assumptions in the HRA business plan, as set out in Appendix D of the report.

 

(10)   Notes the position with regard to the Capital programme, as set out in section ten of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Minesh Patel


11/11/2019 - Brent Local Implementation Plan (LIP) Submission for 2020/21 ref: 4812    Recommendations Approved

To note the provisional LIP allocation and approve the proposed 2021/19 programme of schemes

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)      To note the content of this report and Brent’s 2020/21 provisional allocation of £2,247,000.

 

(2)      To approve the proposed 2020/21 programme of LIP Corridors, Neighbourhoods and Supporting Measures schemes through application of the prioritisation matrix, as described in the report and, subject to TfL approval in December 2019, give approval to the Head of Highways & Infrastructure to deliver this programme of schemes and initiatives using the allocated budget and resources available.

 

(3)      To authorise the Head of Highways & Infrastructure to undertake any necessary statutory and non-statutory consultations in consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, and to consider any objections or representations regarding the proposed schemes.

 

(4)      To delegate authority to the Head of Highways & Infrastructure in consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning to make the decision on whether to deliver the proposed schemes following consideration of the objections and representations in the consultation process. If, in the opinion of the Head of Highways & Infrastructure significant objections are raised, he is authorised to refer such objections to Cabinet for further consideration and make a decision on whether to deliver the proposed schemes.

 

(5)      To note that the scheme allocations are provisional and that schemes may be subject to change during development and following the consultation process.

 

(6)      To authorise the Head of Highways & Infrastructure, in consultation with the Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, to vire scheme allocations where necessary (e.g. pending the outcome of detailed design and consultation) within the overall LIP budget, and in accordance with the Council’s financial regulations.

 

(7)      To authorise the Head of Highways and Infrastructure to deliver schemes that receive any additional in-year funding as approved by Transport for London, subject to the outcome of consultation, and to brief the Lead Member for Regeneration, Property and Planning, as appropriate.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sandor Fazekas


11/11/2019 - Complaints Annual Report 2018 - 2019 ref: 4810    Recommendations Approved

To note and agree the Complaints Annual Report 2018 – 2019.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED that Cabinet note Brent’sperformance in managing and resolving complaints.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Thomas Cattermole


11/11/2019 - Update on A404 Motorcycles in Bus Lanes Trial ref: 4813    Recommendations Approved

To proceed with the statutory consultation for another experimental order to allow motorcycles to use the bus lanes on the A404 and to implement, subject to the results of the consultation.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)      To authorise the Head of Highways and Infrastructure to undertake the statutory consultation on the proposal to make a permanent order to allow motorcycles to use the bus lanes on the A404 in the borough of Brent.

 

(2)      To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Lead Member for Environment, to consider any objections and representations to the proposal to allow motorcycles (including all power two wheelers) to use the bus lanes on the A404 in the borough of Brent, and to make the decision on whether to proceed with the proposed permanent traffic order and amend any traffic management orders, as appropriate.

 

(3)      To authorise the Head of Highways and Infrastructure to undertake the necessary consultation, including statutory consultation, on the proposal to allow motorcycles to use all bus lanes borough wide in Brent.

 

(4)      To delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, in consultation with the Lead Member for Environment:- (i) to consider any objections and representations to the proposal to allow motorcycles (including all power two wheelers)  to use all bus lanes borough wide and thereafter, (ii) to make the decision on whether to proceed with the proposed permanent traffic order to allow motorcycles to use all bus lanes borough wide in Brent and amend any traffic management orders, as appropriate.

Wards affected: Harlesden; Kensal Green; Queens Park; Stonebridge; Sudbury; Tokyngton; Wembley Central;

Lead officer: Tony Kennedy


11/11/2019 - Partnership Tasking Team (PTT) Underspend Options ref: 4814    Recommendations Approved

To approve to spend the funding allocated for the PTT on other options related to community safety and serious youth violence priorities

 

Decision deferred from October to November 2019 Cabinet meeting.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)      To note the position with regard to resourcing the PTT beyond 30 September 2019 as set out in paragraph 3.4 of the report.

 

(2)      To note the intention to terminate the grant funding agreement with the Police from 30 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter.

 

(3)     To agree the allocated 2019/2020 PTT revenue funding should cease from 30 September 2019, or as soon as possible thereafter via Met Police Service (MPS) agreement and reallocate the remaining 2019/2020 budget to provide services for community safety and serious youth violence concerns and interventions.

 

(4)     To agree the allocated PTT revenue funding from 2020/2021 should provide continued services for community safety and serious youth violence concerns and interventions.

 

(5)     To agree the spend options within section 4.0 of the report, noting the recommendation within 4.3 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Colin Wilderspin


11/11/2019 - Authority to Tender for Homecare Services in Brent ref: 4816    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to go out to tender for the procurement of a Homecare Framework for Older People, Adults, Young People and Children.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve inviting tenders for a framework and contracts for homecare services for adults and children and young people with disabilities on the basis of the pre-tender considerations set out in paragraph 9.7 to 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 9.7 to the report.

 

(3)      To approve the contractual period for homecare services as three years, with an option to extend for periods of up to a further two years.

 

(4)      To agree that funding is made available to pay homecare workers under the new homecare services arrangements at the London Living Wage from year 1 of the contract as set out in Section 6 of the report.

 

(5)      To delegate authority to award the framework and contracts for homecare services for adults to the Strategic Director, Community Wellbeing in consultation with the Lead Member for Adult Social Care and contracts for homecare services for children and young people with disabilities to the Strategic Director Children and Young People in consultation with the Lead Member for Children's Safeguarding, Early Help and Social Care.

 

(6)      To agree that reablement services are brought back in-house, and instruct officers to begin planning this transition.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Andrew Davies


11/11/2019 - School Place Planning Strategy 2019-23 Refresh ref: 4815    Recommendations Approved

To consider an update to the School Place Planning Strategy 2019 - 2023 that was approved by Cabinet in November 2018

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 19/11/2019

Decision:

RESOLVED

 

(1)      To approve the refresh of the School Place Planning Strategy 2019-2023 provided as Appendix 1.

 

(2)     To note that following a reduction in demand, the demand for Reception places is expected to gradually increase over the next five years. This demand will be met by current school place capacity.

 

(3)     To note that demand for secondary places is increasing with a need for an additional 10 forms of entry by 2023/24 to meet forecast demand and ensure there is sufficient capacity to manage in-year admissions and unanticipated demand. Planning is underway to provide additional capacity through a combination of new schools and school expansions.

 

(4)     To note that demand for places that meet the needs of children and young people with SEND aged 0-25 is expected to increase and the planned strategies for addressing this need.

 

(5)     To note the strategies for developing Early Years provision.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Grady


11/11/2019 - Declarations of Interest ref: 4819    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 11/11/2019 - Cabinet

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/11/2019

Decision:

None


11/09/2019 - 758-760 Harrow Road (ref. 19/0670) ref: 4806    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 11/09/2019 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 11/11/2019

Effective from: 11/09/2019

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended with an additional informative that officers continue to address the matters raised within the enforcement legal action.

Wards affected: Queens Park;