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27/07/2020 - Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme - additional criteria expansion (Emergency Non-Key Decision) ref: 5145    Recommendations Approved

To seek approval for further expanding the eligibility criteria of the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme by exercising the emergency powers of the Chief Executive as set out in paragraph 9.3.2 of Part 3 of the Council’s Constitution.

Decision Maker: Chief Executive

Decision published: 27/07/2020

Effective from: 27/07/2020

Decision:

That the Chief Executive exercises her urgency powers to agree the changes to the Local Authority Discretionary Grant Scheme as outlined in sections 3.8 to 3.10 and Appendix 1 of the accompanying decision report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Ravinder Jassar


23/07/2020 - Variation to contract for architect (multidisciplinary design team) Hereford House and Exeter Court (South Kilburn) (Recordable Officer Decision) ref: 5144    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Regeneration and Environment

Decision published: 27/07/2020

Effective from: 23/07/2020

Decision:

To approve the variation of the contract with Karasuevic Carson Architects for the Hereford and Exeter scheme in South Kilburn to cover services under RIBA Plan of Works stages 2-3.

Wards affected: Kilburn;

Lead officer: Matthew Jacobs


24/06/2020 - 19/2408 111-115 Salusbury Road, London, NW6 6RG ref: 5084    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

PROPOSAL: Erection of a fourth and fifth storey over existing three-storey office building to create 8 self-contained flats (comprising 6 No. 2-bedroom and 2 No. 3-bedroom flats) with associated new street level entrance to the front and secondary entrance to the side, new lift and stairs along with glazed link bridge, amendments to car parking arrangements and provision for refuse and cycle stores to the rear.

 

RECOMMENDATION: That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee's decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, reasons for the decision) prior to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the Committee.

 

Mr Damian Manhertz (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report summarising the key aspects of the application as set out within the main report and answered Members’ questions.

 

Ms Tania Spooner (in remote attendance) objected to the application, raising several issues including the following:

·         The proposal will have an unacceptable impact on residential amenity in terms of loss of privacy, outlook and light, contrary to the Council’s Policy DPM1.

·         The development will have a noticeable impact on two flats within 105-109 Salusbury Road in terms of loss of daylight and sunlight, essentially rendering them dark and dismal.

·         The development does not meet the Council’s supplementary planning guidance which requires a minimum separation distance of 18m between habitable rooms and 9m for outdoor space and inappropriate development.

·         The Council’s decision to grant planning permission for this proposal in 2016 was clearly entirely irrational for the above reasons and should not be repeated simply for the sake of consistency.

 

Mr Will Kumar (agent, in remote attendance) informed the Committee that the application was for a renewal of planning permission granted in 2016 and addressed the concerns that objectors had raised.  Officers considered acceptable the daylight and sunlight report as it would have a minimal impact on neighbouring properties.

 

In discussing the application, Members clustered the issues raised including the following; changes to policies since the expiry of the extant consent; consultation; daylight and sunlight; impact on residential amenities and the nearby cemetery.  Members noted the following responses that the Team Manager submitted:

·         The design guidance had been updated but would not affect the recommendation for approval.

·         The consultation carried out complied with statutory requirement.

·         That while there would be a significant loss of day light to some adjoining flats, much of the impacts is associated with the over-hanging elements of the adjoining building and the impacts would be considerably lower when these elements were excluded from the analysis in line with BRE guidance.

 

With no further issues raised and having established that all members had followed the discussions, the Chair asked members to vote on the recommendation.  Members voted by majority decision to approve the application as recommended.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended.

(Voting was recorded as follows:  For 5; Against 1; Abstention 2).

Wards affected: Queens Park;


24/06/2020 - 19/4541 2A, Part of Former Westend Saab and Boyriven Textile, Bridgewater Road, Wembley, HA0 1AJ ref: 5083    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

PROPOSAL: Demolition of the existing buildings and structures, the erection of a ‘co-location’ scheme ranging in height from 4 to 19 storeys, incorporating industrial floorspace with residential units, together with associated landscaping, vehicular access arrangements, car and cycle parking, servicing and refuse and recycling facilities.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To GRANT planning permission subject to the application’s referral to the Mayor of London (stage 2 referral) and the prior completion of a legal agreement to secure the planning obligations set out within the Committee report.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to negotiate the legal agreement indicated above and to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, planning obligations or reasons for the decision) prior to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the Committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the Committee.

 

That, if by the “expiry date” of this application (subject to any amendments/extensions to the expiry date agreed by both parties) the legal agreement has not been completed, the Head of Planning is granted delegated

authority to refuse planning permission.

 

That the Committee confirms that adequate provision has been made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990.

 

Ms June Taylor (Principal Planning Officer) introduced the report highlighting the key aspects of the application as set out within the main report and answered Members’ questions. She referenced the supplementary report and informed the Committee that officers had provided Transport for London with further details on the proposed cycle parking provision, and confirmed they had no objection to this aspect of the scheme.  She added that the applicants had agreed in principle, to a financial contribution towards public transport and bus service improvements that would be secured through the s106 legal agreement.

 

Mr Jeffrey Ruffles (applicant) in remote attendance addressed the Committee and submitted the following;

·         The proposed residential units would all be for affordable housing, including 50% of units at a policy-compliant split (70% at London Affordable Rent and 30% shared ownership) and the remaining 50% for shared ownership. The proposal complied with Brent Policy DMP15.

·         The design was considered to be of high quality, and the overall height and massing were considered appropriate in terms of the emerging street scene with acceptable set back.

·         The proposal would provide a high standard of residential buildings with the all accommodation meeting or exceeding minimum space standards.

·         The level of parking proposed was considered appropriate given the level of public transport accessibility (PTAL 4), subject to a financial contribution of £60,000 towards implementation of a Controlled Parking Zone, car club membership and operation of a travel plan, all of which would be secured through a S106 legal agreement.

·         A comprehensive landscaping scheme was also proposed.

 

Councillor Anton Georgiou (ward member) in remote attendance raised several objections to the scheme including the following:

·         The proposal would be an over-development of the site not in keeping with the area and would thus change the character of the area.

·         Inadequate parking spaces which would result in congestion in the area.

·         Lack of infrastructure to support the development.

·         Inadequate residential amenity which would have implications for future occupiers within the current Covid-19 pandemic.

·         The CIL contribution would not necessarily be spent on improvements to the area.

 

Members discussed the application during which they questioned officers on several issues including the following; height of the building, transport assessment including servicing arrangements, infrastructure and affordable workspaces.  Officers’ responses as follows were noted:

·         The height of the proposed development was considered acceptable.

·         Transport assessment of the scheme concluded that the number of public transport trips associated with the scheme did not warrant the applicant to fund improvements to Alperton Underground Station.

·         That infrastructure had been thoroughly evaluated across the borough taking into account projected growth, and that infrastructural requirements were set out in the Infrastructure Delivery Plan and emerging Local Plan.  Significant elements of infrastructure had already been secured, including a new nursery a primary health facility at the Northfields development, public open spaces and multi- use community centres.  A significant amount of funding has also been secured through the Community Infrastructure Levy.

·         The scheme had been designed out of crime to provide natural surveillance and address incidence of anti-social behaviour and that the canals would be maintained.

·         Affordable workspaces would be available by commercial arrangements.

 

With no further issues raised and having established that all members had followed the discussions, the Chair asked members to vote on the recommendation.  Members voted by a majority decision to approve the application subject to the amendments set out within the supplementary report.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended.

(Voting on the recommendation was as follows: For 6, Against 1, Abstention 1).

Wards affected: Alperton;


24/06/2020 - 19/4351 62 Dunster Drive, London, NW9 8EL ref: 5085    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Planning Committee

Made at meeting: 24/06/2020 - Planning Committee

Decision published: 23/07/2020

Effective from: 24/06/2020

Decision:

PROPOSAL: Retrospective planning application for a two storey building and proposed conversion into a residential development comprising 2 self-contained flats, including the creation of a side entrance, rear amenity space, cycle storage, 2 car parking spaces and associated soft landscaping; removal of boundary fence.

 

RECOMMENDATION: To GRANT planning permission.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to issue the planning permission and impose conditions and informatives to secure the matters set out within the Committee reports.

 

That the Head of Planning be granted delegated authority to make changes to the wording of the Committee’s decision (such as to delete, vary or add conditions, informatives, planning obligations or reasons for the decision) prior to the decision being actioned, provided that the Head of Planning is satisfied that any such changes could not reasonably be regarded as deviating from the overall principle of the decision reached by the committee nor that such change(s) could reasonably have led to a different decision having been reached by the Committee.

 

That the Committee confirms that adequate provision has been made, by the imposition of conditions, for the preservation or planting of trees as required by Section 197 of the Town and ountry Planning Act 1990.

 

Ms Victoria McDonagh (Development Management Team Leader) introduced the report summarising the key aspects of the application as set out within the main report and answered Members’ questions.  Members heard that without planning permission, the applicant carried out alterations and partial demolition of a dwellinghouse and its conversion to 3 flats, resulting in an enforcement notice being served.  The Planning Inspector dismissed the applicant’s appeal and the enforcement notice was upheld with variation to the steps to comply with the enforcement notice.   Ms McDonagh highlighted that during the course of the enforcement appeal, the applicant had carried out amendments to the design and appearance of the property which was considered to be acceptable by the Inspector, with no resulting undue impact on the amenity of neighbouring occupiers.

 

Mr Ali Khalifa (applicant, in remote attendance) referenced the background to the enforcement notice and added that he had since taken specific measures to address the issues raised including height and internal layout to comply with relevant policies.  He continued that he would use the house for his family occupation rather than a house in multiple occupation (HMO) and that the immediate neighbours had not raised objections to the application.

 

Mr Gerry Ansell (Head of Planning) informed Members that officers had brought the application before the Committee because of its history rather than objections to it.  The Team Leader added that the scheme now accorded with guidance and policies.

 

With no further issues raised and having established that all members had followed the discussions, the Chair asked members to vote on the recommendation.  Members voted unanimously to approve the application subject to the amendments set out within the supplementary report.

 

DECISION: Granted planning permission as recommended.

(Voting on the recommendation was unanimous; For 8; Against 0)

Wards affected: Barnhill;


20/07/2020 - Heat Billing & Metering Methodology ref: 5119    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)        approve the option and implementation of credit billing for heating and hot water in residential communal system’s and incorporate a heat meter as set out in the report.

 

(2)        approve the in house management of the billing for heating and hot water residential properties at Gloucester & Durham as set out in the report,

 

(3)        approve the setting of tariffs in accordance with the guidance set out by the Heat Trust (in the absence of any current regulation on heat prices).

 

(4)        delegate authority to the Director of Finance, in consultation with the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing and the Deputy Leader of the Council and Lead Member for Resources, to agree a metering and billing policy in line with the recommended option set out in paragraphs 5.2 – 5.5 of the report and thereafter implement and operate the policy subject to such modifications as the Director of Finance considers necessary.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Poverty Commission ref: 5132    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet NOTED that this item had been deferred for consideration at the Cabinet meeting on 7 September 2020 in order to enable advance consideration of the emerging findings and recommendations by the Council’s scrutiny function.

Wards affected: (All Wards);


20/07/2020 - Any other urgent business ref: 5134    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

None.


20/07/2020 - Exclusion of Press and Public ref: 5133    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

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


20/07/2020 - Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any) ref: 5131    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

None


20/07/2020 - Petitions (if any) ref: 5130    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

None


20/07/2020 - Matters Arising (if any) ref: 5129    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

None


20/07/2020 - Minutes of the Previous Meeting ref: 5128    Recommendations Approved

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Monday 15 June 2020 as an accurate record.


20/07/2020 - Declarations of Interest ref: 5127    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

None


20/07/2020 - Apologies for Absence ref: 5126    Information Only

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 20/07/2020

Decision:

An apology for latness was received from Councillor Farah (Lead Member of Adult Social Care).


20/07/2020 - 6 monthly update and procurement reports on NCHP ref: 5121    Recommendations Approved

6 monthly update and procurement reports on NCHP

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)    Note, subject to the clarification provided regarding the reference to William Dunbar/William Saville Houses in section 5.6.2 of the report, the contents of the report and progress to date in delivering both the New Council Homes Programme (NCHP) and other programmes and projects in place to deliver a total of 5,000 new affordable homes in the borough by 2024.

 

 (2)   Note the steps being taken as set out principally in sections 6 and 7 of the report to add value to the programme, specifically in relation to stakeholder engagement and landscaping.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: John Magness


20/07/2020 - Estate Parking ref: 5120    Recommendations Approved

Estate Parking Report

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)      note the contents of the report and approve the proposal to introduce Off Street Controlled Parking through Traffic Management Orders on land owned by the Council within its Housing Revenue Account.

 

(2)      delegate authority to the Strategic Director for Community Wellbeing, in consultation with the Strategic Director for Regeneration and Environment, to carry out statutory consultation in relation to the proposed Traffic Management Orders, consider the consultation responses and thereafter, subject to any modifications as seen fit, to make and implement Traffic Management Orders on land owned by the Council within its Housing Revenue Account.

 

(3)     endorse Option Two as the preferred service delivery option, as set out in paragraphs 4.8.6 to 4.8.12 of the report.  This option involved implementing Off Street Controlled Parking through a Traffic Management Order and following implementation, varying the Council’s contract with SERCO to enable them manage the scheme.

 

(4)     note the proposed five pilot sites as set out in paragraph 3.8 of the report and approve the approach to further roll out, subject to an evaluation report, consultation with residents and approval of the capital investment required.

 

(5)     agree to charge residents £50 per annum per vehicle for their parking permits under Off Street Controlled Parking schemes on Council estates.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Emily-Rae Maxwell


20/07/2020 - Q4 Performance Report 2019/20 ref: 5125    Recommendations Approved

Note the information contained in this report.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)        note the performance information contained in the report along with the planned review and refresh of priorities within the Borough Plan.

 

(2)        note the current and future strategic risks associated with the information provided along with the remedial actions identified in relation to them.

 

(3)        Continue challenging progress with responsible officers as necessary.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Pascoe Sawyers


20/07/2020 - 2019/20 Financial Outturn Report ref: 5122    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the outturn of income and expenditure against the revenue and capital budgets for 2019/20.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to note the overall financial position, as detailed within the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Minesh Patel


20/07/2020 - COVID-19 Support Fund ref: 5116    Information Only

To agree the allocation of surplus funds from the Council Tax Covid-19 Hardship Fund

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

NOTED the comments from Councillor Kelcher highlighting the recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee when considering the proposals outlined in the report, at their meeting on 14 July 2020.  Having recognised the economic as well as health and social impact impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on local residents, the Committee had welcomed the proposed establishment of the new support funds and made the following recommendations in support:

·             That the Covid-19 Interest Free Loans eligibility criteria should be extended to include debt;

·             A member development session be arranged on the new support funds and their referral process;

·             That information already held be used to proactively offer advice and support for vulnerable local people;

·             A review of debt collection processes be undertaken in light of Covid-19 to ensure that the circumstances of vulnerable people adversely affected by the pandemic were fully taken into account.

 

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)    Note the proposals set out in sections 5 and 6 of this report to introduce two new support funds using the surplus money from the Council Tax: COVID-19 Hardship Fund 2020-21.

 

(2)    To approve the establishment of a grant facility to assist Brent residents financially impacted by Covid-19 as set out in section 5 of the report (“Covid-19 Support Fund Grant”).

 

(3)    To delegate to the Strategic Director for Customer Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform authority to agree eligibility criteria for the Covid-19 Support Fund Grant above and thereafter administer and award grants.

 

(4)    To approve the establishment of an interest free loan arrangement to assist Brent residents financially impacted by Covid-19 as set out in section 6 of the report (“Covid-19 Support Fund Loan”).

 

(5)    To approve payment to the Credit Union of such sums remaining in the Council Tax – COVID – 19 Hardship Fund 2020 – 21 and at such frequency as the Director of Finance considers appropriate from which Covid-19 Support Fund Loans will be made and delegates to the Director of Finance in consultation with the Director of Legal, HR, Audit and Investigations authority to finalise the terms of the investment.

 

(6)    To delegate to the Strategic Director for Customer Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform authority agreement of the final eligibility criteria based on the draft eligibility criteria in Appendix 2 for the Covid-19 Support Fund Loan and thereafter administer it in association with the Credit Union.

 

(7)    To delegate to the Strategic Director for Customer Services in consultation with the Cabinet Member for Housing and Welfare Reform authority to review and agree revised eligibility criteria for both the Covid-19 Support Fund Grant and the Covid-19 Support Fund Loan for the reasons detailed in paragraphs 5.16 and 6.19 of the report.

 

(8)    To support and approve the following recommendations made by the Resources & Public Realm Scrutiny Committee being taken forward as part of the development and implementation of the new support funds:

 

(a)    That the Covid-19 Interest Free Loans eligibility criteria be extended to include debt;

 

(b)    A member development session be arranged on the new support funds and their referral process;

 

(c)    The Strategic Director, Customer & Digital Services be requested to consider how best to proactively use data already available to offer advice and support for vulnerable local people; and

 

(d)    The Strategic Director, Customer & Digital Services be requested to undertake a review of debt collection processes in light of Covid-19 to ensure that the circumstances of vulnerable people adversely affected by the pandemic were fully taken into account.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Asha Vyas


20/07/2020 - Medium Term Financial Outlook ref: 5124    Recommendations Approved

This report sets out the medium term financial outlook for the Council and presents an early overview and assessment of the financial impact of COVID-19 on the medium term financial strategy.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)    note the contents of the report and the potential financial impact on the Councils Medium Term Financial Strategy.

 

(2)    agree the budget setting process for 2021/22, including the approach to consultation and scrutiny, as set out in section five of the report.

 

(3)    confirm the intention, as previously announced and subject to consultation and any other material changes to circumstances, to increase council tax by 3.99% in 2021/22.

 

(4)    note the Capital budgets and agree the proposed 2019/20 capital budget carry forwards and capital virements, as  set out in section six of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Minesh Patel


20/07/2020 - Quarter 1 Financial Report 2020/21 ref: 5123    Recommendations Approved

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

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

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

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Minesh Patel


20/07/2020 - Council Tax 13A Policy ref: 5117    Information Only

To consider and approve policy for use of section 13A in Council Tax

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to:

 

(1)        approve the proposed discretionary reduction Policy pursuant to section 13A(1)(c) of the Local Government Act 1992 as set out in Appendix A of the report.

 

(2)    note that the proposed Policy pursuant to section 13A(1)(c) of the Local Government Act 1992 linked to council support for vulnerable residents alongside other support mechanisms such as Discretionary Housing Payments (DHP) and Local Welfare Assistance (LWA).

 

(3)    delegate authority to the Strategic Director, Customer and Digital Services in consultation with the Director of Finance in respect of decisions on individual applications for reducing Council Tax payable pursuant to the proposed policy under section 13A(1)(c) of the Local Government Finance Act 1992. as set out in Appendix A of the report.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Peter Cosgrove


20/07/2020 - Parking Policy 2020 ref: 5118    Recommendations Approved

To approve a revision to the Parking Strategy 2015 (agreed by Cabinet on 16.11.2015), updating changes to the council’s parking policies and operational practices since 2015.

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Made at meeting: 20/07/2020 - Cabinet

Decision published: 21/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to

 

(1)    approve the Parking Policy 2020 attached as Appendix A to the report, superseding the Council’s 2015 Parking Strategy; and

 

(2)    note and confirm the policy revisions set out in paragraph 3.5 of the report that had been introduced since 2015, following Cabinet approval.

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Gavin F Moore


15/07/2020 - Award of Contract for the Procurement and Management of Temporary Accommodation for the Housing Association Leasing Scheme ref: 5115    Recommendations Approved

The report seeks approval to award the tender to contractors who have undergone an evaluation process conducted by officers from the Housing Needs Service. The report outlines the selection and evaluation criteria.

The proposed contract will commence in July 2020

Decision Maker: Strategic Director - Community Well-being

Decision published: 20/07/2020

Effective from: 28/07/2020

Decision:

i)             That the Strategic Director of Community Wellbeing, in consultation with the Lead Member for Housing and Welfare Reform, approves the award of the Contract for the Procurement and Management of Temporary Accommodation for the London Borough of Brent Housing Association Leasing Scheme (HALS) to Notting Hill Genesis for an initial acquisition and management period of three (3) years with an option to extend for up to a further two (2) years and a further management period of three (3) years following expiry of the acquisition and management term. 

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Lead officer: Saleema Nuraney