Agenda, decisions and minutes

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Items
No. Item

1.

Apologies for Absence

Decision:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Knight and Tatler along with Carolyn Downs (Chief Executive).

Minutes:

Apologies for absence were received from Councillors Knight and Tatler along with Carolyn Downs (Chief Executive).

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

Minutes:

None.

3.

Minutes of the Previous Meeting pdf icon PDF 274 KB

To approve the minutes of the previous meeting held on Tuesday 6 April 2021 as a correct record.

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous meeting held on 6 April 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

Minutes:

RESOLVED that the minutes of the previous Cabinet meeting held on Tuesday 6 April 2021 be approved as an accurate record of the meeting.

4.

Matters Arising (if any)

To consider any matters arising from the minutes of the previous meeting.

Decision:

None

Minutes:

None.

5.

Petitions (if any)

To discuss any petitions from members of the public, in accordance with Standing Order 66.

Decision:

None

Minutes:

None.

6.

Reference of item considered by Scrutiny Committees (if any)

To consider any reference reports from any of the Council’s two Scrutiny Committees.

Decision:

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

Minutes:

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

7.

Treasury Management Outturn Report 2020/21 pdf icon PDF 207 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

(1)      To note the 2020/21 Treasury Management outturn report and forward it on to Full Council for approval, in compliance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code).

 

(2)      To note that for 2020/21 the Council had complied with its Prudential Indicators which were approved by Full Council on 19 February 2020 as part of the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Capital Strategy Statement.

Minutes:

Councillor McLennan as Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources introduced a report updating members on Treasury Management activity.  In introducing the report Cabinet noted the confirmation provided that the Council had complied with its Prudential Indicators for 2020-21along with the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

 

Members attention was drawn to the summary of the Council’s borrowing and investment activity during 2020-21 along with impact of the reduction in the Public Works Loan Board (PWLB) borrowing rate, which the Council had sought to take advantage of as part of its borrowing strategy.   In addition members were advised that recovery of the Council’s investments with Icelandic banks had also been concluded during 2020-21.

 

Having noted that the report had also been subject to consideration by the Audit & Standards Advisory Committee on 11 May 2021, Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

(1)      To note the 2020/21 Treasury Management outturn report for referral on to Full Council for approval, in compliance with CIPFA’s Code of Practice on Treasury Management (the Code).

 

(2)      To note that for 2020/21 the Council had complied with its Prudential Indicators which had been approved by Full Council on 19 February 2020 as part of the Council’s Treasury Management Strategy Statement and Capital Strategy Statement.

8.

Neasden Stations Growth Area (NSGA) Masterplan pdf icon PDF 138 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED to approve the draft Neasden Stations Growth Area Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (NSGA Masterplan SPD) for publication and statutory consultation.

Minutes:

Councillor Butt (on behalf of Councillor Tatler, Lead Member for Regeneration, Property & Planning) introduced a report presenting the draft Neasden Stations Growth Area Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (NSGA Masterplan SPD) for approval in relation to publication and statutory consultation.

 

Members noted that the draft NSGA Masterplan SPD set out the vision and objectives designed to secure a transformational change of the area, the planning policy framework to which new development would be expected to comply along with a baseline spatial analysis of the current state and land use of the area in order to provide a foundation for any regeneration.

 

In recognising the work undertaken to develop the draft NSGA Masterplan SPD in partnership with the Greater London Authority and wider range of partners and other stakeholders (including the West London Alliance, Transport for London, local landowners and developers) Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

To approve the draft Neasden Stations Growth Area Masterplan Supplementary Planning Document (NSGA Masterplan SPD) attached as Appendix 1 to the report for publication and statutory consultation.

9.

Brent Technology Roadmap Capital Investment pdf icon PDF 553 KB

Additional documents:

Decision:

Cabinet RESOLVED:

 

(1)      To approve the business case for the Brent Technology Roadmap.

 

(2)      To agree that each subsequent scheme and, where appropriate each project, would be subject to regular status reports which would be submitted to the Strategic Director of Customer & Digital Services at the Customer and Digital Board and Capital Programme Board, in consultation with the Deputy Leader.

Minutes:

Councillor McLennan, Deputy Leader and Lead Member for Resources, introduced a report presenting a five year Capital Investment Programme for delivery of the Shared Technology Service Technology Roadmap within Brent for 2020-2025.

 

Members noted the key objectives supporting the investment business case which had been designed to ensure the Council’s IT systems and infrastructure remained reliable, resilient, secure and robust in order to enable the Council to continue operating efficiently and effectively.  Councillor McLennan highlighted the main categories covered within the Roadmap, which included datacentre and networking improvements, end user modernisation, cyber protection and service improvements with the total investment to be split between the three main authorities comprising the Shared Service and Brent’s contribution identified as £10.3m.

 

In support of the investment business case, Cabinet also noted the way in which the Roadmap had been aligned with the Council’s key strategic objectives and designed to positively impact on local residents and communities by supporting their access to local services.

 

Cabinet therefore RESOLVED:

 

(1)        To approve the business case for the Brent Technology Roadmap.

 

(2)        To agree that each subsequent scheme and, where appropriate each project, would be subject to regular status reports which would be submitted to the Strategic Director of Customer & Digital Services at the Customer and Digital Board and Capital Programme Board, in consultation with the Deputy Leader.

10.

Exclusion of Press and Public

No items have been identified in advance of the meeting that will require the exclusion of the press or public.

Decision:

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

Minutes:

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

11.

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.

Minutes:

None.