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15/10/2020 - Authority to Tender for provision of Children and Young People's Social Care Specialist Assessments (Recordable Officer Decision) ref: 5252    Recommendations Approved

To set out the commissioning and delivery approach for the Children & Young People’s Social Care Specialist Assessments Service and seek approval to invite tenders for the service.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Children and Young People

Decision published: 28/10/2020

Effective from: 15/10/2020

Decision:

(1)        To approve the invitation of tenders for a contract to provide a Social Care Specialist Assessments Service on the basis of the agreed pre-tender considerations.

 

(2)        To approve officers evaluating the tenders referred to in (1) above on the basis of the agreed evaluation criteria.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Brian Grady


19/10/2020 - Authority to tender for Carlton and Granville centres (South Kilburn)- contractor (Recordable Officer Decision) ref: 5248    Recommendations Approved

To request approval for inviting tenders in a mini-competition under the Notting Hill Genesis Framework Agreement for a contractor to undertake works at the Carlton and Granville Centres in South Kilburn on the basis of the pre-tender considerations and approval for Officers evaluating the tenders on the basis of the evaluation criteria.

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 22/10/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Decision:

That the Strategic Director Regeneration and Environment, in keeping with the delegation from Cabinet on 25 July 2016:

 

i)             Approves inviting tenders in a mini-competition under the Notting Hill Genesis Framework Agreement for a contractor on the basis of the pre-tender considerations.

 

ii)            Approves Officers evaluating the tenders on the basis of the evaluation criteria.

 

iii)           Notes the financial implications and that the scheme needs to acquire further capital funding via Capital Investment Panel and then Cabinet.

Wards affected: Kilburn;

Lead officer: Matthew Jacobs


19/10/2020 - Individual Cabinet Member Decision - Rechargeable Repairs Policy consultation ref: 5247    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval to undertaken a consultation with residents on the new Rechargeable Repairs Policy.

Decision Maker: Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform

Decision published: 20/10/2020

Effective from: 19/10/2020

Decision:

That the Lead Member for Housing & Welfare Reform approves the commencement of a formal resident consultation process on the Rechargeable Repairs Policy, as detailed within section 5 of the accompanying report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Hakeem Osinaike


09/09/2020 - Election of Vice Chair ref: 5194    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 09/09/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 09/09/2020

Decision:

That Councillor Maurice be elected as Vice Chair for this meeting.


14/10/2020 - 20/1464 13 The Avenue, London, NW6 7NR ref: 5241    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended.

Wards affected: Brondesbury Park;


14/10/2020 - 20/0685 79-83 ODDS, Kenton Road, Harrow, HA3 0AH ref: 5239    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended in the main report and an additional condition requiring details of the operation of the traffic light system for the access to the basement car park.

Wards affected: Northwick Park;


14/10/2020 - 18/4008 Tenterden Pavilion & Sports Ground, 289 Preston Road and Car Park rear of 291-297 Preston Road, Harrow, HA3 ref: 5238    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 19/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

Granted planning permission as recommended subject to minor corrections set out within the supplementary report and further planning conditions relating to the approval of landscaping and fencing details and an amendment to the Community Access Plan condition so that the condition stipulates a minimum of 20 hours of access per week for community hire.

Wards affected: Kenton;


12/10/2020 - Local Restrictions Support Grant 2020 and Test and Trace Support Payment (Emergency Key Decision) ref: 5237    Recommendations Approved

In September, the Government announced its intention to provide financial support to businesses in the event of a local lockdown.  On 28 September, the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS) published its guidance for local authorities.  This item sets out proposals relating to the implementation of the support.

 

In addition, approval is being sought to implementation of the discretionary self-isolation payments announced by the Government for those on low incomes who cannot work from home and have lost income, who are required to self-isolate as a result of either a test positive for COVID-19 or being identified by NHS Test and Trace as a close contact.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 15/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

That the Chief Executive, acting under her emergency delegated decision making powers, approves:

 

(1)        the implementation of the Localised Restrictions Support Grant for mandatory grants as set out in paragraphs 3.1 to 3.4 of the accompanying report.

 

(2)    the draft discretionary grant scheme in principle and delegate final approval to the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services who will finalise the policy in liaison with senior managers and in consultation with the Cabinet and chair of the relevant scrutiny committee.

 

(3)    the implementation of the discretionary self-isolation payments as set in paragraph 3.5 of the accompanying report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Cosgrove


14/10/2020 - 18/4904 96 High Road, London, NW10 2PP ref: 5240    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 14/10/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 14/10/2020

Effective from: 14/10/2020

Decision:

Refused planning permission for reasons including the following; over-development, excessive height, loss of privacy, impact on the living conditions of neighbouring occupiers, lack of family sized units and lack of amenity space

Wards affected: Willesden Green;


12/10/2020 - Any other urgent business ref: 5235    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

None.


12/10/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 5234    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

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


12/10/2020 - Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any) ref: 5226    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the Council advised that he had agreed to accept an additional request to speak at the meeting from Councillor Kennelly regarding the Healthy Neighbourhood proposals.

 

Cabinet noted the comments made by Councillor Kennelly who, whilst supportive of the environmental and public health aims supporting Healthy Neighbourhoods, highlighted concerns regarding local community engagement in the design and introduction of the trial schemes and requested further details in relation to:

·                The response from the Emergency Services to the consultation on the proposals;

·                The criteria under which the outcome of each trial would be assessed prior to any final decision being taken about their introduction on a permanent basis;

·                How the proposals had been risk assessed and account taken of comments submitted as part of the Active Travel interactive consultation;

·                The process for seeking to engage the local communities in the design and implementation of the trial schemes; and

·                The funding bids submitted in relation to the scheme.

 

It was agreed that details of the information being sought would be submitted to the Lead Member Regeneration, Property & Planning.  Cabinet also noted the comments made in response, highlighting the context in which the proposals had been introduced and consultation and engagement undertaken with local ward councillors, which had been developed to include regular feedback on each scheme.


12/10/2020 - Petitions (if any) ref: 5225    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

None.


12/10/2020 - Matters Arising (if any) ref: 5224    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

None.


12/10/2020 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5223    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 7 September 2020 as an accurate record.


12/10/2020 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5222    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

None.


12/10/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5221    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 12/10/2020

Decision:

The Leader of the Council advised that apologies for absence had been received from Councillor Mashari (Chair of the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee) who had been due to attend to speak in relation to Agenda Item 6a (References from Scrutiny Committee) and Item 9 (Procurement Strategy).


12/10/2020 - Q2 Financial Report 2020/21 ref: 5233    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note the overall financial position and actions being taken to manage the issues highlighted, as outlined within the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


12/10/2020 - ICT Work with the Local Government Association ref: 5231    Recommendations Approved

Approve the council entering into further arrangements to partner with the Local Government Association for a period of 3 years with an optional 2 year extension for the provision of ICT services.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)        Note the current arrangements for partnership working with the Local Government Association in relation to the provision of ICT services, as set out in sections 3.1 and 3.2 of the report.

 

(2)    Approve the Council entering into further arrangements to partner with the Local Government Association for a period of 3 years with an optional 2 year extension for the provision of ICT services, to include the hosting of its ICT services at the Brent Data Centres, and the ongoing provision of ICT support services and the implementation of new hardware where necessary.

 

(3)    Delegate authority to the Strategic Director of Customer and Digital Services in consultation with the Director of Finance and the Director of Legal, HR, Audit and Investigations to agree the full terms of the legal agreements required to deliver the partnering arrangements referred to in (2) above and thereafter to enter into such agreements.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Sally Chin


12/10/2020 - Shared Ownership Sales and Marketing Policy ref: 5236    Recommendations Approved

Shared Ownership Policy

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)        Note the contents of the report.

 

(2)        Approve the content of the draft Shared Ownership and Sales Marketing Policy.

 

(3)        Delegate Authority to the Strategic Director for Community Well Being in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reforms to make relevant changes to the Shared Ownership and Marketing Policy arising from any relevant changes to legislation or statutory guidance made by central Government.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Magness


12/10/2020 - Application for the re-naming of the eastern section of Meadow Garth to Pramukh Swami Road ref: 5229    Recommendations Approved

to decide whether to agree the making of order to implement the name change or not

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Having noted:

·                the comments made by a representative of the Shree Swaminarayan Temple and Councillor Hirani in support of the name change;

·                the comments made by a local resident objecting to the name change; and

·                the finely balanced nature of the decision to be made.

 

 Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      Confirm and approve the making of an order to change the name of the eastern part of Meadow Garth to Pramukh Swami Road.

 

(2)      Delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Regeneration & Environment to implement the proposed order.

 

(3)      Delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Regeneration & Environment to enter into a legal agreement to ensure that the applicant covered the reasonable costs that were incurred by the Council and occupiers affected as a result of the change to the street name at the eastern section of Meadow Garth, plus to the occupiers of the properties, an inconvenience fee.

Wards affected: Stonebridge;

Lead officer: Alice Lester


12/10/2020 - Public Space Protection Order Extension ref: 5228    Recommendations Approved

To extend or discontinue the PSPO for a further 3 years.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to extend the Borough wide street drinking Public Space Protection Order (PSPO) for a future three years, commencing from 20 October 2020 to 19 October 2023 on the grounds that it was necessary to prevent an increase in the frequency or seriousness of those activities.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Simon Egbor


12/10/2020 - Recommendations from Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee and Draft Executive Response - Public Realm and The Brent Economy ref: 5227    Recommendations Approved

To consider any recommendations referred from the Scrutiny Committees.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note the recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee at its meeting on the 14 July 2020 relating to the Public Realm in Brent and the Brent Economy and to approve the Executive Response provided on both set of recommendations, as detailed in Appendix 1 and 2 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Michael Carr


12/10/2020 - Procurement Strategy 2020-2023 ref: 5230    Recommendations Approved

to approve the Procurement Strategy for the period 2020- 2023

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Having noted the intention to incorporate the recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee when considering the strategy at their meeting on 1 October 2020, Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the Procurement Strategy 2020-2023 as set out in Appendix A of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Rajesh Shori


12/10/2020 - Authority to Tender for a Framework Agreement for Housing Refurbishment Works & a Framework Agreement for Technical Consultancy Services ref: 5232    Recommendations Approved

To approve authority to tender for a framework agreement for housing refurbishment works and a framework agreement for technical consultancy services and delegate authority to the Strategic Director Community Wellbeing to appoint contractors and consultants to the framework agreements.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 12/10/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 13/10/2020

Effective from: 20/10/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)      Approve inviting tenders for a framework agreement for Housing Refurbishment Works,on the basis of the pre - tender considerations set out in section 3.11 of the report.

 

(2)     Approve inviting tenders for a framework agreement for Technical Consultancy Services to support the asset management and refurbishment programmes,on the basis of the pre - tender considerations set out in section 4.8 of the report.

 

(3)     Approve Officers evaluating the tenders referred to in (1) and (2) above, on the basis of the evaluation criteria set out in section 3.11 of the report.

 

(4)     Delegate to the Strategic Director for Community Wellbeing, in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing Welfare Reforms, authority to appoint contractors and consultants to the framework agreements referred to in (1) and (2) above for a term of 4 years.

 

(5)     That in line with the Council Procurement Rules, specific contract awards would be as set out in paragraphs 5.6 – 5.10 of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Giuseppe Coia


06/10/2020 - Recommissioning the Advice, Infrastructure, Healthwatch and NHS independent Advocacy Contracts (Officer Key Decision) ref: 5220    For Determination

To request approval for the retender of the Brent Healthwatch contract.

 

Decision Maker: Assistant Chief Executive

Decision published: 07/10/2020

Effective from: 15/10/2020

Decision:

That the Assistant Chief Executive: 

 

     I.        approves inviting tenders for Brent Healthwatch services on the basis of the pre - tender considerations set out in paragraph 3.6 of the report.

 

    II.        approves Officers evaluating the tenders referred on the basis of the evaluation criteria set out in paragraph  3.6 (vi) of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Pascoe Sawyers, Julia.Mlambo