Decision details

South Kilburn update report

Decision Maker: Executive

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No

Purpose:

To approve the development of the Stuart Road site, to add site 11b as a potential LDA procurement site and to give authority to bring forward procurement of the decentralised energy centre.

Decision:

(i)         that the Executive note the progress made on the South Kilburn Regeneration project as set out in the report;

 

(ii)        that agreement be given to progress with Phase 2 of the regeneration proposals in line with the overall phasing strategy, including the redevelopment of Bronte and Fielding Houses, the Queens Park Station area (Zone 18) and 4-26 Stuart Road;

 

(iii)       that Officers be authorised to take preparatory steps with a view to procuring an EU compliant contract with a prospective energy suppliers to bring forward a decentralised energy solution for South Kilburn;

 

(iv)       that the appointment of  Alison Brooks Architects from the LDA Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design Framework Agreement to lead the design team through to full planning application (RIBA Stage C or D) for the Bronte and Fielding site be noted;

 

(v)        that the appointment of Maccreanor Lavington Architects from the LDA Architecture, Landscape and Urban Design Framework Agreement to lead the design team through to full planning application (RIBA Stage C or D) for the Queens Park Station Area (Zone 18) be noted;

 

(vi)       that agreement be given to set rent levels for the affordable units within Phase 1b sites, including Wells Court, Cambridge Court, Ely Court, Bond House and Hicks Bolton House once completed, at a rent equivalent to Homes and Community Agencies Target Rent Levels and to adopt this rent level for other affordable development in South Kilburn until borough wide rent levels are reviewed later in the year;

 

(vii)      that the Director of Regeneration and Major Projects' intention to undertake a mini-competition under the South Kilburn Developer Framework to identify a developer partner for the disposal of Phase 1b sites, including Wells Court, Cambridge Court, Ely Court, Bond House and Hicks Bolton House be noted;

 

(viii)     that the Director of Regeneration and Major Projects be authorised to seek the Secretary of State’s consent to the disposal and redevelopment of phase 2 sites including Cullen House, Site 11B and 4-26 Stuart Road on the estate for the purposes of ground 10A of Schedule 2 to the Housing Act 1985, to enable the Council to apply for a court order to obtain vacant possession of residential dwellings let under secure tenancies, Section 32 of the Housing Act 1985 to dispose of housing land, Section 19 of the Housing Act for appropriation of land for planning purposes and under the necessary Act (if applicable) to dispose of non housing land;

 

(ix)       that approval be given to the making of compulsory purchase orders (CPOs) to acquire (a) all interests and rights in the properties listed in Appendix 1 and comprising the land shown edged red on the plans in Appendix 1 (the CPO Land) and (b) any new rights in the CPO Land which may be required under section 13 of the Local Government (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1976, notably the Argo Business Centre, Post Office and 4-26 Stuart Road, Site 18 comprising the Queen’s Park Station Area and Site 11B comprising the Albert Road Daycare Centre (ARDC) and the British Legion;

 

(x)        that the Director of Regeneration and Major Projects be authorised to stop long term lettings on Cullen House and 4-26 Stuart Road and continue to prioritise all new development site lettings in South Kilburn to tenants within sites on the next phase of development;

 

(xi)       that the Director of Regeneration and Major Projects’ intention to undertake a mini-competition under the South Kilburn Developer Framework to identify a developer partner for the disposal of the 4-26 Stuart Road site and to secure any other affordable housing on the Argo and Post Office sites for that partner in pursuit of decant units for South Kilburn be noted;

 

(xii)      that Director of Regeneration and Major Projects’ intention to take steps to secure the Albert Road site (11B) for disposal on the open market be noted;

 

(xiii)     that approval be given to the submissions of the CPOs, once made, to the Secretary of State for confirmation whilst at the same time seeking to acquire the land by private negotiated treaty on such terms as may be agreed by the Director of Finance and Corporate Services;

 

(xiv)     that approval be given to the service of demolition notices and the suspension of tenants’ Rights to Buy in relation to secure tenancies at 4-26 Stuart Road and Cullen House, which are all on the South Kilburn estate, and authorise the Director of Regeneration and Major Projects to issue all and any notices required to be issued in connection with such demolition;

 

(xv)     that approval be given to the following:

 

1              Director of Regeneration and Major Projects to enter into agreements and make undertakings on behalf of the Council with the holders of interests in the CPO Land  or parties otherwise affected by the Scheme setting out the terms for the withdrawal of their objections to the confirmation of the CPOs and including the offering back of any part of the CPO Land not required by the Council after the completion of the development or the acquisition of rights over the CPO Land in place of freehold acquisition, where such agreements are appropriate;

 

2              Making of  one or more general vesting declarations or service of Notices to Treat and Notices of Entry (as appropriate) pursuant to the Compulsory Purchase (Vesting Declarations) Act 1981 and the Compulsory Purchase Act 1965 respectively should the CPOs be confirmed by the Secretary of State;

 

3              Service of all requisite notices on the holders of the CPO Land relating to the making and confirmation of the CPOs

 

4              Director of Regeneration and Major Projects to remove from the CPOs any plot (or interest therein) no longer required to be acquired compulsorily for the scheme to proceed and to amend the interests scheduled in the CPOs (if so advised) and to alter the nature of the proposed acquisition from an acquisition of existing property interests to an acquisition of new rights (if so advised);

 

5              Director of Regeneration and Major Projects within the defined boundary of the CPO Land, to acquire land and/or new rights by agreement either in advance of the confirmation of compulsory purchase powers, if so advised, or following the confirmation of compulsory powers by the Secretary of State;

 

6              Director of Regeneration and Major Projects, if so advised, to seek to acquire for the Council by agreement any interest in land wholly or partly within the limits of the CPO Land for which a blight notice has been validly served.

Wards Affected: Kilburn; Queens Park;

Other reasons / organisations consulted

Internal

Contact: Dave Carroll, Planning and Development Email: dave.carroll@brent.gov.uk Tel: 020 8937 5202.

Report author: Dave Carroll

Publication date: 20/07/2011

Date of decision: 18/07/2011

Decided at meeting: 18/07/2011 - Executive

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